Northern Chinese Qing (Ch'ing) dynasty middle to late 18th century carved wood figure in lost lacquer red and gold techniques. Purchased from Cushman Sears, a well known Old Saybrook, CT, Asian art specialist, in 1964 for $25 (!). Valued at $250 in 1966 and appraised in 1992 by Harmer Rooke, NY, for $800-$1750. Elaborate carved guardian figure with fearsome face, crown-armor with glaring eyes, and scrolled sleeves at elbows. One hand grips the sword hilt and the other hand is outstretched. Figure is 8" high and base is 1.75" high (total 9.75" high). This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Pair of small antique cloisonne covered jars on tiny feet circa 1875. A true matched pair in excellent condition. No dents or repairs. Each jar measures 2.5 inches high to the lid knob. Beautiful and well executed all over designs of flowers and butterflies.
Early Korean or Japanese stoneware jar. Measures 8" H x 8.5" W at shoulder and 7.5" W at base; lip opening is 4.75" W. Dark brown slip glaze with incised sgraffito designs at shoulder. No chips or cracks.
An Asian provincial beaded glass ceremonial tiara or diadem, the wire frame strung with multi-shaped, multi-colored grass beads in various artistic configurations; mostly intact, with some missing beads. Probably Chinese. Dimensions" 9" H x 9" W x 2" D.
A Chinese Canton enamel round-shaped tray with rimmed edge decorated in the famille rose palette, featuring a center medallion depicting three Immortals with peonies and a bat. China, circa 1850. Dimensions: 7" diameter x .25" H.