Beautiful Japanese solid Keyaki wood CANDLE STAND, with a wrought iron spike to hold the candle. Beautiful grain and aging of wood. Simple yet functional design. Circa: 1910-1920. Height is 28" and the diameter of the base is 8.25 inches.
Northern Thai pottery blue, white & brown JAR with a lotus handle on the lid. Provenance: Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Collection number on base of Jar is 72.3.362b and # on lid is 72.3.362A. Purchased at Christie's in NYC. Condition: there are nicks, pits, a firing crack to the rim, abrasions, losses and discoloration to the glaze. Circa: 16th C. Height is 3 3/8 inches x 3.5 inches.
Chinese CHIZOU white slip decorated stonewear EWER, SONG Dynasty with its trumpet neck, handle and spout covered with a white clay slip beneath a colorless glaze, the rim now bound with copper, the canted foot finished with a recessed base.
Cizhou wares were usually thrown on a wheel which was made from a large and heavy stone and marks on the wares indicate that they were thrown very quickly. After the vessel was formed it was dipped into a white kaolin-tyoe slip over which a colorless transp ...click for details
Stone BUDDHA in Bhumisparsa mudra (touching the earth and giving witness style) from BURMA. This roughly carved Buddha is covered in black lacquer. Sometimes these Buddhas were covered in Lime (white) to protect (and disquise)the Buddhas from the various invasions they faced throughout their history. Sometimes, these Buddhas are covered in lacquer more recently for customs purposes to make them less appealing than they really are. In any event, this is an interesting Buddha, but difficult to det ...click for details
Chinese silver and gold inlay bronze animal figure (Ram) standing foursquare with head raised, eyes bulging, ears alert and horns outstretched! Finely cast with a collar encircling the neck with scrolls decorating the sides and haunches, the long faceted tail also inlaid. All decorated with gold and silver inlay over the entire body in contrast to the pale brownish-green patina.
Purchased at Sotheby's in NYC, Lot # 225, pg. 187 from the J.T. TAI & Co. Sale on 22 March, 2011.
Japanese IMARI porcelain, rounded hexagonal VASE, with alternating patterns-two panels and the neck are of thick overglaze black enamel with white and orange & gold plum blossoms; the other 4 panels bear designs of "kiku" (chrysanthemum)and "botan"(peony) flowers and leaves and buds, all emanating from a single lower stem. The vase was broken in several places many years ago and has been skillfully restored. In tradional Japanese style, no attempt was made to hide the cr ...click for details
A small round open top HIRADO porcelain brush washer for the scholar's table. Molded in low relief shape of Hotei carrying his sack of goodies - underglaze blue highlights. Excellent condition, 1 5/8 " in height (4.2 cms) and 2.5" (6.4 cms.) in diameter. Excellent condition, no chips, cracks or restorations. Circa: 1890-1920.
Dark brown Japanese wooden lacquer circular CHAIRE or (tea container)with a simple (shibui) five line design on both the top and sides of the lid and repeated again twice on the lower portion of the chaire. Lacquer on the outside has a few minor losses (doesn't distract from the overall effect) and two small cracks on the inside.
Height is 4.5 inches or (11.5 cms.) and diameter is 4 inches or (10 cms.) Taisho era, 1910-1920. note: color of all photos appear lighter than actual object's ...click for details
Japanese earthenware WHISTLE (that works) from SETO in the form of a deity with bulging eyes, long beard and pot belly partially covered with a fan. This was apparently in use in the early 19th C. as an alarm while out walking at night or perhaps just for children to enjoy in the daytime! There are some losses at the back on the right side which are shown in the pictures. Well modeled, functional and unique! Dimensions are 2 3/8 of an inch (6 cms) x 1 5/8 " or 4.2 cms. 1800 - 1868, Edo.