Antique Chinese cloisonne pair of dramatic vases with wide-mouth openings, decorated in drop-out cartouches featuring classic floral arrangements atop vernacular furniture, against a black background; the bases exhibiting abstract multi-color leaf designs. China, circa 1870. Dimensions: 8.75" H x 4.25" in diameter.
Classic 19th century Chinese Famille Noire (mirror black) porcelain bulbous form vase with a long flared neck, mounted on a carved mahogany base; now electrified as a table lamp. China, circa 1850. Dimensions of vase: 15" H x 9" diameter, overall 9" diam. x 33" H (adjustable). No repairs or restoration.
19th century Tibetan tangka, or devotional, painting on canvas of Green Tara, Goddess of longevity, protection from fear; custom mounted in a complementary green painted frame, behind glass, showing the entire banner. Tibet, circa 1850. Dimensions: 38.5" H x 29 and 3/8" W.
A 19th Century Tibetan Thanka painting on canvas of Blue Vajrapani, riding a horse, representing the power of Buddhas; custom mounted in a complementry green painted frame, behind glass, showing the entire banner. Tibet, c. 1850. Dimensions: 38 1/2" H x 30 1/2" W
Chinese Modern coffee table in the style of the flamboyant NY and Hollywood designer James Mont. Excellent condition, made by Kittinger circa 1960. Long and low-slung form in black lacquer with inset marble top and brass fretwork. The marble has black, gray and taupe striations. Excellent condition. The table measures 59.5 inches wide and 14.25 inches high and 21.5 inches deep. This iconic style is often called Hollywood Regency or Regency Moderne; it is characterized by the bold use of color and contrast often with metallic and glass accents meant to signify both opulence and comfort. It is named for the early movie-making industry of southern California as typified by the glamorous homes of the actors and actresses of Hollywood's "Golden Era" of the 1920s through the 1950s. James Mont designed many fabulous pieces of furniture for movie stars such as John Barrymore and Paulette Godard, as well as other wealthy, celebrated, and sometimes notorious people. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com