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Statue of a Taoist deity ("fashi"), in formal attire, sitting on a throne, holding his commandment baton in his right hand and a bowl containing the lustral water in his left. Wood, coated with traces of polychrome painting. Votive box at the back, lid missing. China, early 19th century, maybe earlier. Height: 20.7 cm. Abrasion due to age otherwise very good condition.
Chinese : Antiquities : Early Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1461545
A heavily potted porcelain jar, made in two horizontal parts, with an underglaze blue floral decoration. South Chinese work from the 16th/17th century. H. 21 cm, D. 19 cm. Condition: very good, no damage or repairs, the glaze is a bit dull and has craquelé because this jar was excavated and spent 4 centuries under the soil. Provenance: in my private collection since I found this jar in Beijing in the late 90’s.
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FRP狐面 / FRP FOX MASK
Fox mask made of FRP (Fiber-glass reinforced plastic), Showa period, 20th century, Japan, approx. 23.5 x 14 x D 5.5cm (9.25 x 5.51 x 2.16in). Expected aged deterioration as is.
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Karatsu pottery is one of most desired pottery type in Japan based in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture since 15th century.
It is made from high in iron clay often decorated with an iron-based underglaze, giving an earthy and natural feeling to the fired items.
No cracks. No chips.
Supplied with wooden box with the label "Ko Karatsu"
Southeast Asian : Carvings : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1461534
An antique Papau New Guinea Yipwon figure of the Alamblak people. Anthropomorphic opposing hook style hardwood carving. A large one such as this was collectively owned by clans and worshipped to bring victory to battles and success during hunting. The Yipwon is the patron spirit of warfare and hunting. Custom metal fabricated stand supports the figure.
Provenance Handley Collection
Age: 19th Century
Dimensions: 12" Wide by 76 1/2" High by 12" Deep
An antique Japanese 2 section Gifu Choba Tansu (merchant chest) made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Hinoki (Cypress) woods. All original hand forged iron hardware including the Hikute handles and the full moon lock plates.
An antique Japanese 3 section Isho Tansu (Kimono storage chest) made entirely of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. Original hand cast bronze hardware including the Warabite style handles. Top section has two sliding doors behind which lies a half split level shelf with three side by side drawers below. The center section features 3 drawers and the bottom section has 2 larger drawers for spacious clothes storage. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails.
Age: Taisho P...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1461524 (stock #241)
Belt buckle in iron inlaid with flowers and iges in bronze or brass. Central Asia or Caucasus 18th century or earlier. 95x80mm
Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1461523
An antique Japanese Ikebana basket in a cylindrical form woven in a herringbone pattern. 6 vertical bamboo supports with flared feet connected with a lucky turtle weave at the base and a woven coin half the way up the side. The turtle would represent longevity and the coins would symbolize prosperity. With a star crossed base and two ring handles.
Age: Early Showa Period (1930's)
Dimensions: 9" Diameter by 18" High
Chinese : Antiquities : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1461522 (stock #240)
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Jade water bucket in form of amusing toad.Inlaid with yellow metal. It is impossible to check if it is gold because it would be necessary to tear off encrustations to test ,however the object has not been cleaned for several years and only gold can remain shiny, bronze or brass would have oxide. The metal wires in some places are split in half lengthwise, which is probably due to a certain technique? The work is very neat, underneath there are traces of tools which should help a specialist. The ...
Japanese : Tea Articles : Accessories : Pre 1910 item #1461521
An antique Japanese Ikebana bamboo basket in a cylindrical form mimicking a Gourd. It was woven in a vertical stitch pattern juxtapose a visually lesser diagonal weave. The artist used the thin and medium bamboo strips to contrast and undulate texture and movement within the basket. The base forms a hexagonal circle with a six point star pattern at the bottom.
Age: Meiji Era (1900-1910)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
sold, with thanks!
Gold streaks the thickly potted blue sides of this large vase by important artist Morino (Hiroaki) Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The patterns drape over the rim, and rise from the base like seaweed dancing in the current below a wavy line at the shoulder, the blue glaze filled with floating paler bubbles. The vessel is 12 x 22.5 x 26 cm (10-1/2 inches) and in excellent condition.
Morino Taimei was born in Kyoto in 1934, and was first accepted into the Nitten National E...
Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Contemporary item #1461506 (stock #CO-240)
A GENUINE SANDBLASTED PLATINUM RING SET WITH 5 GENUINE BRILLIANT DIAMONDS @ 0.05 ct.TOTAL WEIGHT. RING SIZE: 5 3/4
Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Contemporary item #1461505 (stock #CO-268)
A fine 18K. GOLD RING (750) SET WITH 3 GRADUATING, GENUINE BRILLIANT DIAMONDS @ 0.14 ct.TOTAL WEIGHT.
An antique Japanese bronze Koi (carp) fountain. Depicting a carp breaching the water surface as it attempts to swim up a waterfall. The casting symbolizes true perseverance and tenacity in achieving ones personal goals. Fine details show on the fins, the scales, the barbels and sun-like designs just above the gills.
Age: Taisho Period (1920's)
Dimensions: 11" Wide by 15 1/4" High by 7" Deep
An antique Japanese Kotansu (personal storage chest) made of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware including the Kakute style handles which mimics the angular square lock plates of the drawers. The six drawers of varying sizes allows for functional organizing and spacious storage. Side handles allow one to carry the tansu from room to room.
Age: Early Meiji Period (1870-1880)
Dimensions: 26" Wide by 22 1/2" High by 13" Deep
An antique Chinese architectural Corbel featuring playful squirrels, butterflies and grape vines. Carved from one sold block of heavy Red Pine wood. Custom fabricated iron stand accentuates the beauty of this beautiful art sculpture.
Age: 19th Century
Dimensions: 12" Wide by 29 1/2" High by 8" Deep
An antique Japanese Nagoya Mizuya Tansu (kitchen chest) made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Made in 2 sections, the upper portion has two sets of sliding doors with spacious storage while the bottom section has 9 drawers, a pair of sliding doors and a pair of hinged doors that provided storage and organizing of daily Japanese culinary tools, gadgets and utensils. Constructed using double mitered through mortise and tenon Japanese joinery.
Age: Meiji/Taisho (1910-1920)<...