A collection of 19th Century Grand Tour Italian intaglios by Giovanni Liberotti in 3 Volumes (LIBEROTTI IMPRONTE, Musei I,II,III) mounted in faux books with leather bindings; carved plaster cameos (102 in total) by a master carver depicting various works of art in world-wide museums & private collections, including those of the Vatican. There are two (2) trays of intaglios in each book, each intaglio numbered and keyed to a hand written syllabus on the inside covers. Generally good condition, considering moderate usage and age. Intaglios are exquisitely executed, with sharp detail. Italy, c. 1830. Book dimensions: 10 1/8" H x 7" W x 2" D.
A spectacular vintage Liuligongfang art glass sculpture, featuring a Koi riding undulating waves, artist signed at base. Includes original presentation box. China, late 20th Century. Dimensions: 12" H x 6 1/2" W x 5" D. Excellent condition.
Early ship captains hand painted enamel on wood tea box circa 1820. This tea box or container is all original and in excellent condition. There is some minor wear, which is to be expected of a box from this period. It retains its three removable pewter tea containers, one with a slide, and two with covers and inserts. The top is painted with the owner's initials below an anchor, which means the owner was a ship captain. The box measures 9.5 inches wide, 5.5 inches deep, and 5.25 inches high. The design is very typical of the Japanese Edo period (1603 - 1867).
A Copeland Spode chinoiserie decorated Chinese "powder blue" porcelain valuables box, the hinged top and sides featuring extensive hand gilding of classic Cantonese pastoral imagery (temples, pagodas, fisherman, bridges, etc.) on a cobalt background with additional scroll and latticework decoration; original reeded bronze mountings, marked Copeland Spode, England (verso) & numbered "E 1885". England c. 1900. No chips, repairs or restoration. Dimensions: 6 1/4" W x 3 1/4" H x 4 1/8" D.
An unusual vintage hand painted Limoge hinged porcelain oval shape trinket box, the top featuring a finely painted, high relief serpent figure, opening to a painted vignette, banded by a stamp-decorated ormolu fitting with a rosette clasp. Marked "Limoge France." verso. Dimensions: 3.25" W x 2.25" D x 1.75" H. France, c. 1950.