QAJAR SET OF SCALES LACQUERED JEWELLERS BOX Dated 1202 A.H. / 1787 A.D. 19th Century Qajar dynasty wood weighing scales box with polychrome-painted and lacquered decoration. Floral decoration enlivened with birds and epigraphic cartouches. Two small drawers on sides, one READ MORE
The handle was meant to come off. In the close-up photographs of the 6.5 cm diameter by 10 cm tall handle is made from the finest of Ottoman Gold Niello inlay. The majority is yellow gold, but there are green READ MORE
GOLD-DAMASCENED AND ENAMELLED MOROCCAN AFRICAN SWORD NIMCHA 19th Century The single-edged blades slightly curving upward, tapering and becoming double-edged toward the tip, one with double gutter, the other with slightly rounded ridge, the ox horn hilt of typical form, a READ MORE
A fine and rare of high quality Safavid dynasty, carved coco de mer beggar’s bowl or kashkul. Decorated with all over shallow well carved foliate detail, bearing a circular emblem with Islamic devotional script set above a further scripted border READ MORE
A rare enamel pocket of Leo Juvet Fleurier pocket watch for the Chinese market. Dial and watch cases numbered 104480 Case in silver with female portraits in enamel. Ø 46 mm. Contemporary case, possibly original Dimensions: O. 46 mm. (4.6 READ MORE
19th-century Chinese-Tibetan jade plaques silver ewer pot with lid. Fully engraving with exterior around the jade plaques, Inset of turquoise and coral, glass stone on the finial cover. Dimensions: H. 26 cm., 584 grams.
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An High quality of Chinese export silver tea service set with cups. The tea pot, milk pot and sugar pot decoration with dragons with 3 clawed flying on the sky with the sun in the middle. The cup is decoration READ MORE
In ancient times, Chinese scholars tended to study at old-style private schools, or be home schooled, where they would write calligraphy or work on paintings. In the winter, their hands and feet would go numb from the bitter cold. When READ MORE