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June Hastings
$150.00
An Akan gilt metal gold weight cast as a bird on round tapering base. The Akan gold weights are quite unique in the world for their forms. Their weights are so distinguished by their shape that they are now considered decorative art forms only few inches in size. Historically, they were used for measuring gold dust, which was circulating as currency in Ghana and Ivory Coast among the Akans from the 15th until the end of the 19th century. Measures 2.75 inches high and dates late 1800s.
June Hastings
$475.00
Rare silver mounted boar's tusk opium pipe from the Himalayas in the Tibetan area. The bowl is in the form of a dragon's head with dark blue glass eyes and has a cover fashioned as the dragon's nose with a chain attached. Marked 925. This is real treasure for the collector and is in excellent working condition. Following the outer curve it measures 7.5 inches. Dates circa 1900.
June Hastings
$185.00
A small cast iron Japanese tetsubin of slightly flared cylindrical form, decorated in relief to one side with maple leaves floating on a stream against a textured ground. The backside is plain save for the textured ground and the foundry mark for Kinshudo. The cover is flat with a pine cone finial and the handle can be moved to either side. In excellent condition, it measures 2.5 inches high excluding the handle, diameter about 3" at widest. Dates late 19th Century.
June Hastings
$345.00
A very lovely small Japanese teapot accented with decorative running splashes of gold against a dark brown almost black backdrop. The same color can be seen on the bottom 1/5 of the teapot just under the handle and continues to include the base bottom. The copper remaining exposed copper has a deep copper patina that comes only with age and usage. The handle features intricate basketry weaving. This was a treasured teapot and would make an excellent decorative specialist addition to your home....
June Hastings
$110.00
A small cast brass figurative weight of a man with a walking stick carrying a powder keg on his head. These weights were used by goldsmiths for weighing gold dust. This weight is of the Akan peoples of Ghana known as Ashani. Measures about 2.75 inches high. Dates early 20th century
June Hastings
$450.00
Rare Japanese silk jacket with a woven scene from an old Edo period tale about a trickster tanooki (also known as raccoon dog or tanuki) and a nobleman or samurai who is holding a pipe. In excellent condition, the black silk is satin silk, fine and smooth.
June Hastings
$400.00
A pair of brilliant yellow enameled porcelain 'Birthday' plates inscribed wan shou wu chiang in circular reserves. Underside bears six-character iron red Guangxu period (1875-1908) with "CHINA" export mark. In excellent condition, they measure a little over 8" (20.32 cm) diameter.
June Hastings
$375.00
A large 10 inch Chinese celadon porcelain plate beautifully painted in polychrome enamels featuring a bird, insects, butterflies, and flowers. The painting was well executed by an artist who had a good eye for design. In very good antique condition, there is one fine hairline measuring .75" or 1.9 cm. and 1 fleabite. Marked on the back, it dates Tongzhi Period (1862-74).
June Hastings
$125.00
Blue and white Chinese export Canton plate measuring 8.5 inches diameter. In excellent condition, no chips, no hairlines, no frits or flea bites, just normal firing flaws. Dates circa 1830.
June Hastings
$110.00
South Indian betel nut cutter with horse motif handle. Doesn't appear to have ever been used. Measures 7.5 inches long and dates pre 1950.
June Hastings
$320.00
Rare glass master salt cellar in the shape of a flower with a matching spoon in the shape of a shovel. It is in excellent condition. Besides being used for salt, it would be good for powdered sugar or any powdered substance that you would want to dispense. A terrific piece for the collector, it also make for an unusual and noticeable stand alone decorative item. Measures about 4.25" long, 1.75" high, 3.25 inches across.
June Hastings
$385.00
Early 19th C bronze Southeast Asian betel nut cutter in the anthropomorphic form of Garuda, a bird-like creature in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mythology. Garuda is believed to be a powerful ever watchful protector with the ability to swiftly go anywhere. The blade is slightly bent from years of use, otherwise in very good condition, this cutter measures 6" long, 5" high, and 1.75 inches across the wings.
June Hastings
$1,195.00
Rare matching set of sterling silver and blue guilloche enamel cufflinks, 6 stud buttons, and two hinged hat pins in their original box from Birks Jewelers of Canada. The hatpins are amazing, measuring 10.75 inches long. The enamel is an ice blue with slightly off white circular band with gold wiring on each side. The enamel head on the hatpin is mounted on a rotating silver back and the pin is made from steel. Rims and backs are sterling. Enameling on hat pin measures 7/8th of an inch or 2 cm d...
June Hastings
$115.00
Antique Southeast Asian iron betel nut cutter with decorative engraving. In working condition, it exhibits much rust and it is up to you to chose to oil it. Measures 6.5" long. 19th C Indonesian.
June Hastings
$995.00
Original Pablo Picasso (1881-1973),copper engraving titled "L'Anneau" from "Grace et Mouvement" signed in the plate (lower right) and numbered 75/100 in pencil (in the margin lower left). Picasso made a series of 14 drawings to accompany poems by Sappho. These were made into copper engravings in 1943 and this particular work is one from that set known as "Grace et Mouvement". This particular work is called "Anneau". It is said that Picasso numbered his prints after they were printed and began w...
June Hastings
$450.00
A Tibetan bronze flaying knife or chopper with a curved steel blade used in rituals by Buddhist Vajrayana priests. The flayer was a symbolic instrument and never used to really chop or flay people. Hence, the blade is dull. The blade has oxidized on both sides and there is some verdigris inside the top of the handle. Measures 6.75 inches x 7" high. Dates 1800's.
June Hastings
$1,495.00
An intricately painted 19th Century or earlier Tibetan thangka featuring a wrathful black diety. It is loaded with imagery that depicts several intense scenes from floating skeletons to animals and humans being trampled. This antique thangka was used and has been consecrated or blessed. In good condition, it measures 24 inches high x 21".
June Hastings
$1,850.00
Large 19th Century or earlier Chinese Tibetan thanka. Bordered with silk brocade, the thangka has a cloth backing In excellent antique condition, the thanka as pictured measures 31 inches across x 44" long. The actual thanka measures 20" across x 29" long.
 
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