Beautiful vintage hand painted paper mache box made by the Ali Brothers, Hassan Abad, Srinagar 190003, Kashmir, India, 4th quarter 20th century. Measures 6.5 inches long, 4 inches wide and 2 inches high. Excellent condition, painted with pink, blue and yellow over a gold and black ground. Papier mache or paper mache is derived from French meaning 'chewed paper'. Paper Mache is a composite material consisting of paper pulp reinforced with some adhesive which hardens upon drying and then is painted upon. Paper Mache was introduced in Kashmir by the Persian Mystic Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, popularly known as Shah-i-Hamdan in Kashmir. It is believed that during his visit to Kashmir, the Shah was accompanied by a host of craftsmen who were favored by the local court of the Sultan of Kashmir, Zain-ul-Abidin. After time the art and craft that was ancestral to these artisans from Persia and Central Asia started to flourish in the vale of Kashmir.
Chinese hand carved picture frame with beveled glass circa 1880. Very finely pierced carved. The frame measures 8.5 x 12 inches and takes a 6.5 x 10 inches photo. Excellent condition.
Catalogue of Japanese Paintings and Prints in the Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Gale Collection by J. Hillier. First edition in two volumes in the original slip case. Published by Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc., Rutand, Vermont, Tokyo, Japan and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Measures 9.5 x 13 x 2.5. Very good clean condition.
Antique Indian set of 3 open twist hand carved wooden candlesticks with brass inlay. The candlesticks measure 6.5, 10, and 12.25 inches tall with 3, 3.5, and 3.75 inches bases. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
Antique Chinese rosewood jewelry box with carved jade panels, circa 1900. Very good condition, all original. The brass mountings and lock are engraved; both handle and handle plate are in the form of bats. The multi-drawer interior provides well organized jewelry storage. Measures 12 inches high, 8 inches wide and 6 inches deep. Beautifully made by hand.