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Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Few foreign potters are able to embrace the Japanese aesthetic as well as Jeff Shapiro. Here is a piece from his second solo exhibition in Tokyo dated 1991. This piece is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall, 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Shapiro was born in New York in 1949. He studied ceramics in Japan from 1973 to 1980, returning to America to build an Anagama kiln in New York in 1981. Works by him are held in numerous American Museums, including Museum of Ceramic Art,...
A small Chinese silver box with a hinged lid displaying a bird amongst flowers. This lovely box features open cut work in broken ice pattern on all sides. In very good condition, it measures 1.75 inches wide, 1.75" deep, and 1" high. Circa 1900.
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This is Sashiko kimono used in Kaga area Kanazawa for the Meiji period. As for this, cotton is dyed with a natural indigo plant. The cotton is spun by hand. This is a very good texture. The pattern of Sashiko is a leaf of Basho. There are no stain, damage. The state is complete. Size: 132cm x 122cm (51.9 "x 48")
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This is Tsutsugaki Noren used in the rich merchant's family of the Shonai, Yamagata district for Edo period. It is a characteristic of Edo period that a motif has dynamism. Good cotton spun by hand is used. The characteristic tortoise expresses Edo period well. This is dyed with a very good-quality indigo plant very densely. The movement of a crane and the tortoise. The movement of a wave and the cloud. The expression of the trees and plants. All these lines were created by good creativity. A fr...
A pilgrimage scroll with an original block print of the Shingon master Kukai (774–835) holding rosary and vajra. Attended by a pair of acolytes. Probably from Mt. Koya in Wakayama. Late Meiji, c. 1900. H 40 cm, W 28 cm (picture frame). Condition: Very good.
Hawkes, Asian Art
A fine carved and painted marble sculpture of the Hindu deity Ganesha, the elephant-headed god. He is holding his war axe in one hand, an elephant goad, ankusha, in another. A further holds a rosary and the last holds a sweetmeat. A hooded cobra supports his trunk and a large rat nibbles his foot. From northern India, mid 19th century.
Approximately 6.5/8 inches (17 cm) high, 3.7/8 inches (10cm) wide. For this genre the sculpture is in unusually good condition, most are found badly ...
Korean Art and Antiques
Beautifully Carved Indonesian Antique Inkline Carpenter's Tool for marking straight lines with ink. From the Irwin Hersey Collection of Indonesian Art. Irwin Hersey was the author of Indonesian Primitive Art. Catalog #ID288 from the Hersey Collection. 6 x 3.75 x 2.5 inches, 15.25 x 9.5 x 6.25 cm.
Wonderful kutsugata chawan of the late Momoyama Period.
Distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl made of light, coarse unrefined Mino clay.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical black oniita glaze inside and outside, with the exception of the bottom, the roughly cut foot ring and window, which is decorated with a geometric pattern in black under a transparent Shino type glaze.
Circumventing lines and dots are scratched into the black glaze be...
Antique Japanese wooden bucket with handle and iron rings around its body, use for taking measurements of rice. Within it is a large nokogiri saw with a wooden handle and a long, wooden blade cover, a thinner hand saw, and a small axe with engraved symbols and arrows pointing towards the blade. May be separated for individual purchase by request. Sizes and pricing: (bucket) 19.25" height, 13" width $150 (nokogiri saw) 30" length, 10" width $150 (small saw) 29.5" length, 4.5" width $...
A silver milk jug with coriander-leaf design and a cartouche in shield form, probably from Kutch. Unmarked, tested silver. Condition: small area with no design (photo no. 7), handle slightly bent. Dimension: 8.8 cm high, weight: 130 g.
Decorated in underglaze blue and underglaze red, depicting scenes of immortals and children in a garden. H. 28 cm. Republic period (1912-1949). Very good condition, no cracks or repairs, only some firing flaws on the mouth rim.
A black-glazed tea bowl was in a unique form.
Apparently caused by firing effects, the surface of the glaze was transformed to a mysterious image that was charming and different.
It was not sure if it was intentionally finished by an ingenious potter or just an accidental surprise.
But it was indeed a unique and sought-after piece for real connoisseur.
Date: Tang Dynasty, 10th Century.
Fitted cotton box is included.
1 of 2 matching Bamboo tubular shaped Ikebana, this beautiful flower arrangement piece is the smaller of the two. Characteristically carved with bamboo, and charmingly contrasted with black lacquer lining on inside. Top holder is dish like depth, and bottom holder is designed deeper to hold flowers. Circa 1930s-1940's. Dimensions: 25.5" High X 6" Diameter at base
Beautiful large Bamboo Ikebana, with two pots for separate flower arrangements. Appealing contrast lining of black lacquer, complimenting wonderfully the light shade of bamboo. Charming natural wear at the base of Ikebana, with circling rings. Circa 1930-1940. Dimensions: 31" High X 6" Diameter
Modern Hagi Chawan By Miwa Kyusetsu X (Kyuwa) (1885-1981)
The rough white Hagi clay with fairly big enclosures is expertly thrown into half cylinder shape (hanzutsu); The light feldspatic hagi glaze turning to yellow beige; inside the foot ring stamped Kyusetsu.
Many of Miwa's chawan have a split cross footring called a warekodai that was favored by busho chajin (warrior tea men); it traces its origins to Korean chawan. This chawan has a rare warekodai with only one spli...
Chinese low table made from gorgeous rosewood with a lovely gloss finish and brown/red hues, of a simple and elegant form. Size: 11.75" height, 39.5" width, 22.5" depth
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Chinese huanghuali low table with a detailed pair of dragons and billowing smoke clouds carved into the front and sides, and dragon heads carved into the feet. Has a shapely and elegant design, and beautiful grain patterns. Size: 14" height, 46.5" width, 34" depth
This katana (69.09 cm [27.2 inches] cutting edge) was purchased in May, 2014. Signed Kashu Ju Kanewaka Tsukuru/Zo. It was left in the care of a second party subsequently invited into the investment. I hold title as the principal and also retain correspondence introduced with the purchase as well as a Shinsa document (images of tang [nakago] attached - note the three mekugi-ana [retaining holes] though ubu [not shortened].) I am offering $500 for the safe return of the katana and another $500 for...