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).
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, 18–19th cent. H. 27 cm. Condition: Fair. Good colors. Some losses due to the age and handling.
A NEGORO lacquer flower vase made in the shape of archaic bronze with 2 lateral handle. Negoro lacquer is created by applying red on black lacquer and than rubbing it off in a way to create a special effect. Not signed. It comes with a box. H. 24,5 cm. Edo Period. Condition: Very good.
A large, well-preserved “sutra-board” (book-cover) of carved wood with remains of colors. The central, recessed panel w. the talismanic character of the Kalacakra Tantra sorrounded by the Eight Good-luck Symbols in lozenges inside a border of small swasticas. The outer bands have mantras carved in ornamental Phagspa script in raised relief. The left end of the board w. carvings according to tradition. Tibet 15–16th cent. H 24 cm, L 69 cm. Condition: Excellent to very good. General wear due to ...click for details
A collection of 35 Buddhist and Bön ritual cards (tsagli) painted w. colors on coarse or heavy paper from several different sets, of which the most interesting and rare depicts female demons belonging to the Bön religion (15 pcs). Many w. identifying labels in " Ume " script, some w. prayers as well. Tibet, 18–20th cent. (around half of the pcs. are late 19th to beginning of 20th cent.). H 11/13 cm, W 8/10 cm Condition: Of mixed quality but generally quite worn. Two pcs. are fragmented ...click for details
A very finely carved teaspoon of root-wood for tea ceremony. The piece has an interesting surface and a wonderful patina. Japan, late Meiji to Taisho (1900–1920). L 12 cm, W 3.4 cm. Condition: Perfect.