Early Northern Chinese earthenware jar in brown glaze with pressed cord textured surface. Made sometime between the 11th and 16th centuries. This form of workaday pottery remained relatively unchanged throughout this time span, and is difficult to precisely date. It measures 15 inches high and 12 inches wide at center. Very good condition with only one small rim chip.
Vintage pair of American Indian hollow bronze bookends with weighted bases circa 1900. Indian scouts with bows and arrows posed against teepees. Excellent casting and detail. Each bookend measures 8 inches high, 5.5 inches deep and 8 inches wide.
Auguste Moreau bronze cherub sculpture titled Amour Sifflant circa 1900. Measures 27 inches tall, excellent condition. Bio from Ask Art and mirgallery.com: Auguste Moreau (1834-1917) was born in Paris, the youngest son of sculptor and painter Jean-Baptiste Moreau. He studied with his father and also under Aimé Millet, Augustin Drumont and Jean Thomas. Each of the three Moreau brothers - Hippolyte, Marthurin and Auguste - have become renowned for the quality and the beauty of their figurative sculpture. In 1861, Auguste made his debut at the Salon where he would exhibit regularly until 1913. His subjects were primarily young maidens or allegorical and genre scenes incorporating cupids and young children. His style was realistic and graceful, revealing his relation to the other members of the Moreau family. His compositions encapsulate a feeling of innocence while incorporating an air of mischievous game.
A dramatic pair of Grand Tour style blue lapis obelisks of Brazilian sodalite w/calcite veining, the classic tapered form mounted on squared, stepped pedestals. Dimensions: 15.5" H x 3.5" square at the base. Mid 20th century.
Pair of spectacular Chinese cloisonne (enamel on brass) pricket candle holders having two inverted drip pans connected by a turned baluster shape column, on a circular stepped plinth. Perfect condition, no restorations. Qing Dynasty, circa 1800. Dimensions (overall): 15" high x 5" across base.