A small altar-box for traveling (zozu) in red lacquer with an exquisitely, carved figure of Shaka (Indra), the lord of the gods. The image is made of fragrant sandalwood, decorated with. staffing in gold. Signed: Chusei. Meiji, 19th cent. H 16 cm (box), H 10 cm (image). Condition: Fine with a few minor losses.
A three level stupa of classical style made of carved wood. It can be taken apart and inside are inserted old “darani” prayer rolls. Tibet, 19th cent. H 20 cm, 11 diam. 11,5 cm. Condition: top part missing otherwise fine.
Large and very impressive old Bizen image of Bodhidharma (Daruma), the legendary founder of Zen Buddhism. Powerfully sculpted with strong, full features and hollow body. Beautiful patinated surface. Edo, around 1800. H. 32 cm, W. 29 cm, D. 22cm. Condition: Perfect.
A Sino-Tibetan bronze figure of a Lama. It is of the type called "non-gilt bronze school". He wears the characteristic Pandita hat and holds a bowl in the left hand. The right hand is raised in the gesture of teaching. Remains of cold gilding on the face. Qing, 19th century, ca. 1825. H 13 cm. Condition: Minor losses to bottom rim. Not sealed.
A very charming and cute (kawai) figurine of a sleeping cat of the popular Kutani model. The cat has a large red bow around its neck, and the fur has been partly indicated in gold. The interesting feature of this piece is its small size, which is seldom seen. Red lacquered small box. Late Meiji to early Taisho. L. 6.5 cm. Condition: Perfect.
A highly interesting and impressive painting of a waterfall in minimalist rendering. Ink and faint colors on silk. Signed: Bunho (fl. Meiji), from Satsuma and a disciple of the Kyoto painter Bumpo. Old, unsigned kiri-box. Printed documentation accompanies the painting. Meiji, dated 1900. H. 114 cm, W. 36 cm. Full length 176 cm. Condition: Very good, but with some wear due to age and handling.
A dynamic Japanese, bronze lion (shishi) standing with raised tail and the front legs on a large, openwork ball. Very good expression and casting. 19th cent., late Edo -early Meiji. L 26 cm, H 22 cm. Condition: good.
A charming bronze figure of a turtle (Minogame / longevity symbol) with the characteristic ‘hairy tail.’ Signed: Kosei saku. Early 20th cent. Unsigned kiri-box. Meiji-Taisho. L 21.5 cm. Condition: Very good.
A charming box of Canton enamel decorated w. peonies on the lid and flowers on a blue scroll ground on the sides. Qing, 19th cent. L 9.5 cm, W 6.5 cm, H 4.7 cm. Condition: Fair. One loss to enamel at end of lid (see picture No. 8)