Ancient Han dynasty Chinese earthenware jar with impressed decoration. Han Dynasty, Giao Chie period, 1st to 3rd century. Height 13 inches, width 16.5 inches. To see a similar example please see: Arts of Asia, Volume 41, Number 4 (August 2011), page 95, (13). This jar was previously sold by J. J. Lally & Co., New York, inventory 2601. James Lally has been an active participant in the Chinese art market for more than 50 years. He was a director of Chinese works of art at Sotheby’s in New York and Hong Kong from 1970, and in 1983 he was named president of Sotheby’s in North America. In 1986 he founded J. J. Lally & Co. and mounted an exhibition which was sold out in the first week. Link to one of his lectures in 2011.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CijiYxZh1qQj
Japanese silkwork American eagle and flag embroidery, circa 1900. Adapted as a personal memorial to B. O. Duvall's 1923 cruise aboard the S. S. West Jessup to Japan, China and the Philippine Islands. Mounted with two photographs and an embroidered cartouche of the ship. The embroidery measures 17.5" x 19.5"; the frame measures 21.5" x 22.5".
Goyo Silveira Mexican pottery jar. Old professional repair to top rim edge, scratches on base. Signed on the bottom. Measures 13" wide x 14" wide; the neck opening is 4" across.
Stoneware 19th century 2 gallon jug stamped J. S. Taft & Co. Keene N.H. Cobalt blue flower design. One fine age line in handle. James Scholly Taft and his uncle, James Burnap, who sold pottery under this stamp from 1871-1874. Height is 14.5".
18th century English brass candlestick. Height is 6" and diameter is 4.5".