Two brushes for the scholarís table made of hongmu: one with a short, heavy handle, one with a long, thin handle. China, Qing, early to mid-19th cent. L cm 16,5 cm (short), L 31 cm (long). Condition: The one with long handle excellent, the short brush with considerable wear to hairs due to age and use.
A superb and unique seal made of black soapstone (shoushanshi) depicting a spirited dragon clinging to a rock that rises from the waves. Signed on one side with artistís name. Japan, Edo, 18th cent. H 5,8 cm. Condition: Perfect (natural wear due to handling).
A very attractive stand of natural, gnarled root wood with a deep honey color and good details. Finely grained wood (cypress?) with dark recesses. China, Qing, probably early 19th century. H 13 cm, W 15 cm. Condition: very good and fine patina.
A small and very delicate bamboo incense container (kogo) for tea ceremony. Decorated on the lid with oysters, snails and coral in high relief gold. Inside with black lacquer. Fitted pouch of purple, crepe silk. Comes with a small kiri box (not original). Japan, Meiji, 19th century. D. 3,5 cm. Condition: Perfect (pouch with 2 minor holes due to age).
An unusual and rare type of wood, probably a hard part of plantain or palm tree; it has the same bamboo kind of grain, but it is lighter than bamboo. It is carved in the shape of a branch with large leaves and fruits. Remain of old colour and lacquer. Good patina. 19th cent. L. 20 cm; H. 10 cm; W. 10 cm.
A interesting shunga hand-scroll with 4 scenes in bright colors on silk by a high-class painter. The motives depict persons, a gentleman with western style suit and high hat, a sumo wrestler, a soldier and a factory worker, engaged in various, intimate situations. The painting is from the Meiji period, ca. 1890. Total length: 160 cm. Scenes: H. 16 cm x 25 cm. Scroll ends in glas. CONDITION: The paintings very good and unsoiled. The scroll itself with many creases due to age.
A rare and highly attractive miniature rock in fantastic shape made of iron on which are three small crabs, 1 bigger and 2 smaller, of painted bronze. Unsigned. Early Taisho period, ca. 1915. H 5 cm, L 13,5 cm. Condition: good, but with some wear to the crabs.
An attractive and decorative middle size chest made of yak leather decorated with a pair of stylized flowers surrounded by ornamental borders in gold and colors. Fitted top, bottom and sides with heavy brass furnishings including lock and handles on the side. Backside undecorated. Tibet, late 18th to early 19th cent. H 20,5 cm, W 14,5 cm, L 29 cm. Condition: Good to fair with obvious traces of handling due to age.
A rare and very unusual ritual vase (bumpa) of painted clay with stylized chrysanthemum flowers for use in Tantric offerings. Tibet, 18Ė19th cent. H. 27 cm. Condition: Fair. Good colors. Some losses due to the age and handling.