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Chinese round porcelain container with a famille rose enamel design of an elderly man in a purple robe lounging by two vases as lucky bats fly overhead. The bottom half of the container is also decorated with red lucky bats. Bottom mark "JiaQing Nian Zhi". Size: 2" H x 5" W
Pale silk embroidered in Peking knot and satin stitch, some areas couched with gold wrapped thread. The bird maybe a rooster, denoting the 3rd civil official rank, is depicted here in the naive Vietnamese style. Rank insignia from Annam are very rare but closely linked to the Chinese system. Condition: faded, ground fabric stained, few loose and missing threads. Dimension: 28.2 cm x 22.5 cm.
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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The creator of this lovely Hagi chawan, Hirose Tanga (b. 1939) is the master-potter of Tenpozan kiln in the city of Hagi. When I acquired this piece I thought it reminded me of bowls produced by Yoshida Shuen (apprenticed under NLT Miwa Kyusetsu). As it turns out, Yoshida worked alongside Hirose in establishing Tenpozan and in training young potters in the art of “oni” Hagi which utilizes a rough textured clay and a milky translucent glaze (like the bowl shown here). Bowls made using this te...
Antique Chinese agate pendant hand carved into a leaf with lightly serrated edges. A small insect is carved into a small area of orange agate with delicately carved legs. Early 19th century. Mounted on a sterling silver chain. Size: 1.25" L, pendant hangs 8"
Original silk screen print of sunflowers by the Japanese artist, Yukio Katsuda. The use of very thick ink was part of Katsuda's technique lending the finished image a pointalist effect. Born in Japan in 1941, Katsuda has worked and exhibited extensively in both Japan and in the United States. This print is signed Y. Katsuda in pencil and dated '81. It is numbered 35 of 100 in this series. Katsuda also gave each of his print series a number. This series number is 139, also written in penci...
Sold to UK - April 2016 售至英国 - 2016年4月
A finely painted water colour , with gold leaf overlay, depicting a scene from the 11th Century classic "The Tale of Genji" written by noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu. This item was made in Japan in the 19th Century during either the late Edo or the Meiji period (1868-1911). Condition: there are small marks on the paper and some losses to the gold leaf which predate the framing of this picture during the 1920s or 1930s. Frame: 32.5cm (12.75 inches) wide; 29cm (11.4 inches) high. ...
A unique bronze censor in Haitang (quatrefoil) shape from the 17th century China with beautiful patina. It has two mythical beast handles on both sides. The plain body shows typical Chinese scholar taste. Xuande Mark at the bottom. Height x Width: 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (5.7 x 13.3 cm). Good condition. Provenance: from the Yang, Bingzhen collection. Yang is the famous bronze censer collector from Taiwan in 1970s. He is the author of the famous book about censer "Jin Yu Qing Yan" ("Gold, Jade and Blue...
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A large organic Kurinuki Mizusashi in deep rich lavender glaze with ash charring by Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10 x 9-1/2 x 8 inches (25 x 24 x 20 cm) and in fine condition, dating circa 1995. Kaneta Masanao (born 1953) likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagi’s most well known names, he has been displayed both nationally and internationally innumerable times including the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten National Traditional Crafts Exhibition, Nihon Tog...
An etching entitled "Tamba House" by the artist Brian Williams depicting a beautiful old traditional Japanese house in a rural mountain setting. Set against a backdrop of pine forests and mountains in Japan, the house is immersed in a deep snow. Signed in pencil and dated '87. This is an original print #43 of 100. Unframed. Brian Williams was born the first son of American missionary parents in Peru in 1950. At age 16 he moved to California to finish high school and college. In 1975 he ...
Antique Chinese Ming style altar table with original black finish, scrolling ends, carved spiral panels, double parallel bars connecting each leg to its mate. Early 20th Century ming Style. Size: 67” L x 14” D x 36” H
Antique Japanese scroll painting of the wrathful guardian deity Fudo Myo-O standing along the edge of a cliff. His two fangs poke out of his mouth pointing in opposite directions. The sword he wields is named Kurikara, the demon slayer. The rope he holds in his opposite hand is used to bind demons. A ring of purifying flames burns around his backside. Artist chop in corner. 18th Century Size: (Entire scroll) 67.5" H x 20.5" W (painting only) 37.5" H x 15.5" W
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Medallion with a relief design on both sides, a galloping horse on the obverse and mythical symbols on the reverse. Tin alloy, soil incrustations. Siam, Ayuthaya period15th to 18th century. Diameter: 6 cm. Good condition.
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Large medallion with a relief design on both sides, a galloping horse on the obverse and a scorpio surrounded by symbols on the reverse. Tin alloy, soil incrustations. Siam, Ayuthaya period15th to 18th century. Diameter: 6,7 cm. Good condition.
Small mask of the Kyogen Theater, with a strong expression. Lacquered wood. Eyes made of glass painted inside. Japan, 19th century. Height: 16,5 cm. Several small chips, otherwise very good condition.
Chinese : Pre 1700 item #1329424
Antique Chinese scroll painting of a small bird perching on a bamboo rod, one of its legs tucked into its body. Vines with blooming white flowers spiral along the crossing rods of bamboo. Yuan/Ming periods 14th to 15th century. Beautifully mounted and preserved with Japanese mountings and tomobako. Size: (entire scroll) 46" H x 20.5" W (painting only) 9.6" H x 13.5" W Size: (entire scroll) 46" H x 20.5" W (painting only) 9.6" H x 13.5" W
Antique Stones Japan
Six Jizo Bosatsu figures standing in a row, each with hands forming the gassho adoration mudra, sculpted in relief from tuff, an igneous stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Minor old loss and desirable softening of the lines and contours overall. Excellent lichen accumulation.
Height: 41 cm
According to Buddhist belief, Jizo Bosatsu was entrusted by the historical Buddha with saving all sentient being...
Antique Stones Japan
Seated Amida Buddha, the hands placed centrally on the lap in the Amida jo-in concentration mudra, sculpted in shallow relief from a light-brown igneous stone showing rust-brown patination above the line of soil insertion. Late-Muromachi/Momoyama Period ca. 1550. Very minor old loss.
Height: 33 cm
Sculpted with a tapered base for insertion directly into the ground, this stone requires a wall or other form of lateral support if dis...
japanes antique textile saiyuu2
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This is fire fighter Muneate which a local rich merchant used for Edo period. This is made with cotton spun by hand. As for this, polychromatic Tsutsugaki is impressive. This has some stains on a part of the white. As for this, lining is hemp. It has some damage. Size 55cm x 28cm (21.6 "x 11")