Green-glazed Hill Jar

Green-glazed Hill Jar

Han Dynasty (206BC - 220AD)

China

H: 40.5cm

D: 27.3cm

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A magnificent moulded green-glazed hill jar and cover, supported on three seated fantastic beasts. Its cylindrical body is deeply moulded with a fabulous landscape with mythical animals, deer, a tiger, a horse, humanoid figures and monkeys. It is extremely rare to find a pottery hill jar of this large size.

Relic Cane From Lord Nelson’s Flagship “Foudroyant”

Relic Cane From Lord Nelson’s Flagship “Foudroyant”

Oak, Copper

Dated 1897

91.5cm

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A very good relic cane of Lord Nelson's flagship the Foudroyant. Made from oak and copper from the vessel wrecked in Blackpool in 1897. The copper collar shows a bust of Nelson and a shield with: "Copper from vessel after breaking up". Registration number written on the copper "REC N° S11490".

Whale Bone System Cane

Whale Bone System Cane

With Concealed Blade Manne
Ivory Handle With Later Gold Collar
Circa 1880

89cm

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A rare sword cane made with a whale bone shaft and topped with an ivory handle, engraved with "SM to JS" and holding a later gold collar. The cane reveals a long double-edged metal blade.

All Ivory Cane

All Ivory Cane

With Japanese Silver Handle
Circa 1890

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A very rare and fine one-piece all ivory cane, made entirely of one piece of elephant ivory. The silver handle shows embossed Japanese decorations. A must-have in any good cane collection.

Han Pottery Boat

Han Pottery Boat

Han Dynasty (206BC - 220AD)

China

38cm x 83cm

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An extremely rare Chinese pottery boat fit for riverine and maritime sea travel, with a steering rudder at the stern, roofed compartments with windows and doors, and a miniature sailor. Similar ship models can be seen at the Guangzhou City Museum and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. Thermoluminescence test available upon request.

Table Cabinet

Table Cabinet

Ebony, semi-precious hard stones
Enameled decorations
German School, XVIIth century
38cm x 30cm x 24cm

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This fine cabinet is a relative rarity as the jewel-like quality of the painted panels often resulted in the breaking up of similar examples in order to frame the door or drawer fronts as individual works of art.