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.

Celestial Globe by J. & W. Cary

Celestial Globe by J. & W. Cary

England

C. 1822

Sphere: 12in. (30.48cm)

H: 18.5in. (46.99cm)

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Cary's New Celestial Globe on which are correctly laid down upwards of 3500 Stars Selected from the most accurate observations and calculated for the Year 1800. With the extent of each Constellation precisely defined by McGilpin of the Royal Society.

Terrestrial Globe by G. & J. Cary

Terrestrial Globe by G. & J. Cary

England

1836

Sphere: 12in. (30.48cm)

H: 18.5in. (46.99cm)

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Cary’s New Terrestrial Globe Delineated From the best Authorities extant. Exhibiting the late Discoveries towards the North Pole, and every improvement in Geography to the present time. London: Made and Sold by G. & J. Cary, 86 St. James’s Street, Jany. 1, 1836.

Cadran Annuel de Cabinet

Cadran Annuel de Cabinet

Perpetual calendar 1710-1736

Original colour & gold

Printed paper on cardboard

Le Bouteux, Paris, 1710

48cm x 29cm

The presentation copy of this perpetual calendar was made for King Louis XIV and kept in his personal cabinet. This copy is dedicated to Louis-Nicolas Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Baron de Breteuil et de Preuilly, the Introducer of Ambassadors and foreign Princes to the King.

Ceremonial Staff (Wari Hau)

Ceremonial Staff (Wari Hau)

Wood, chambered-nautilus shell

Solomon Islands

42,5cm x 4cm

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This Wari Hau features delicately carved sections with mother-of-pearl shell inlays around its faceted shaft and pointed head. Wari Hau batons were worn by men who had "paid the price of blood" during ceremonies, hanging on their back. 

Ivory Diptych Sundial

Ivory Diptych Sundial

Signed "Charles Bloud"
Dieppe, France c.1670
8.1cm x 9.3cm

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An unusually large Charles Bloud sundial featuring elaborate engraved floral decorations. This rare compendium comprises a circular equinoctial dial, a lunar volvelle with a latitude scale along its side, a horizontal dial with an elliptical scale for the magnetic azimuth dial and a compass and finally a perpetual calendar.

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.

Sioux Headdress

Sioux Headdress

Eagle feathers (32), horsehair, fur, pearls

Great Plains, North America

Collected circa 1890

90cm x 75cm

 

Prov: Galerie Jacques Dutko, Paris

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This beautiful war bonnet was once worn by a Native American Indian from the Sioux Lakota tribe, mostly for ceremonial occasions. Each feather represented a brave deed performed in battle and many times, the first feather earned by a warrior was given to him for being seen as an adult member of the tribe.

 

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.

Perpetual Calendar

Perpetual Calendar

Unsigned, undated
Germany, XVIIIth century
Silver, brass
3.8cm

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A circular pocket perpetual calendar, finely engraved Calendarium Perpetuum, with days of the week, zodiac signs, saints' days, sunrise and sunset. Similar instruments can be found at the British Museum in London and at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.

Kapkap

Kapkap

Fossil tridacna, carved shell

New Ireland,

Papua New Guinea

16cm

 

Prov.: Gabriella Roy, Sydney

Galerie Bovis, Paris

A superb example of these ceremonial ornaments, worn by men on the chest or the forehead. The anthropomorphic figures on the shell make it an extremely scarce and a collector's item. Kapkap from new Ireland are considered as the most beautiful ones.

Rare Valdivia Idol

Rare Valdivia Idol

Stone, some traces of surface

streaks left by a lithic tool

Valdivia Culture

Ecuador (3500-1800 BC)

21,5cm x 12,5cm x 10cm

 

Provenance: Guillot-Munoz collection

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This rare idol is sculpted on all six sides revealing the emblematic figure of a shaman with owl attibutes. On both front and rear, the wings are represented folded up and eyes wide open as a sign of foresight and vigilance, and on the sides, his limbs are geometrized with balance.

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.