Porcelain laughing Buddha with 5 children clinging to him. My uncle had been all over the world, but mostly Japan, and Okinawa.He collected oriental treasures all his 87 yrs. I have surfed the web and haven't seen another exactly like it.
I do not have access to camera. No pics right now.
I searched and found the same set on stock # 003Wfl56.
There is a leather binder with J.L. Stoddard's Portfolio of Photographs. Werner Company published the set. The set of 16 was published weekly for 16 weeks starting December 11, 1893. The pictures and text are undisturbed. The paper covering of sets 1, 2, 3 and some of 4 is ripped at the binding where staples held together. The entire set of pages are unharmed however. This seems to be an interesting piece of history especially since the entire set is there and the printing is unharmed.
If you need a photo, please let me know and I can try to get one to you.
From my understanding, my great-grandfather was interested in history and it makes sense that he would have owned and purchased this.
wooden box covered in material, silk? The front has a glass door that slides up and 8 different poses of jade horses lay on a white satin. The satin back is indented to nestle each piece. There are no markings anywhere on box or horses.
Service of 4+ dinner plates, 4+ desert plates, 4 bowls, 4 cups and saucers.
Circa 1855 Jaques (of London) Anderssen "Drop-Jawed" knight style,
Staunton Pattern (library size), felted but unweighted chess set. Jaques of London on rim of king; red crown design on king's rook and knight.