Two piece Japanese porcelain, Blue & White Incense Burner or Censer, "Koro," with a boy drummer beating a drum on top with Buddhist symbols surrounding him; sitting on a tri-footed Elephant Base. Condition is good but there is a small kiln crack on the inside of one leg. Total height is 7 inches or 17.8 cms. Circa, 1900-1920.
Chinese celadon, STEM CUP, MING Dynasty with provenance. The long tapering stem with raised bands along its length with a wide bowl cup and a foliated flaring rim covered with a thick crackled dark olive green glaze. Height is 5 inches (12.7 cms) and width is 4.5 inches (11.5 cns.) There is an orange number applied inside the stem (see picture) "C 278" from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Condition report available upon request.
4 Burmese POTTERY SHARDS from the ancient city of Pagan on the Irrewaddy River, an ancient Buddhist Kingdom built entirely from donations (not slave labor,) 3 pieces from pots with incised designs (see photos) and one handle to a pot. The length of the handle is 4 inches. The largest of the pottery shards is 3 x 1.75 inches. Condition is good. There are three other lots of SHARDS from Pagan, look for B-001, B-002 and B-003 on ShibuiArt.com. There are also original watercolors of Pagan available ...click for details
Japanese porcelain underglaze Blue & White HIRADO Tsuiteki (water dropper) in a rare and unusual "donut shape," with a dragon in the clouds (ether) chasing the flaming (elusive) pearl of knowledge! A fine addition to anyone's Tsuiteki collection! Condition: one very slight "kiln flaw," in the tip of spout (not a crack and not a chip) Overall excellent condition. Dimensions: 3 5/8" from tip to tip, the circular part is 2 1/2" in diameter and the height is 1 1 ...click for details
SOLD- Lot #213 from Christie's NYC auction 9/20/2005, disaccessioned from the St. Louis Art Museum
Chinese "soft paste," porcelain JUNYAO Tripod Censer, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)of globular form supported on three low legs and with a pair of upright rectangular handles cutout in the center to accommodate a pair of projecting loop handles, covered with a crackle-suffused glaze of milky pale blue tone pooling to a darker color below the handles and thinning on the edges to show the reddish ware beneath. Purchased from Christies in New York, Lot # 213, 09/20/2005 and was the property of ...click for details
Japanese DAIKOKU-sama kawara (smoked clay, wood burning kiln) ridge end ROOF TILE. Daikoku is the folk god who makes all things possible with his magic hammer and his sack over his shoulder (usually standing on two large rice bags) represents wealth. This tile from the southwest corner of Shikoku Island were first made by the Chinese 2,500 years ago and introduced into Japan in the 7th century for the Buddhist temple roofs in Nara & Kyoto. The kawara tiles are waterproof, fire resistant, res ...click for details
Sold - disacenssioned from Strong Museum, Rochester, NY
A beautifully modeled, with great detail (complete with private male parts) BIZEN, Japanese Shishi, lion-dog mythological animal almost always found at the gates of Buddhist temples. There is some slight damage to the back of the neck, the tail and both eyebrows. (see photos)but these damages are easy to live with considering that this is pre 1868! Circa: 1800-1840's. The number 75.1883 is written on the right lower foot. It was disacenssioned from the M. Strong Museum in Rochester, NY. Heig ...click for details
Large Chinese pottery Chizou VASE with archaic handles and lobed body with a soft cream thick glaze overall. Very well modeled with distinctive handles which were based upon earlier metallic shapes in Shang and Zhou dynasties.
Height is 13 1/8 inches or (33 cm) and width of rim is 5.5 inches or (14 cm) There is some damage (glaze chip to base and 2 small glaze losses on body) as shown in photos but vase is in generally good overall condition.
Circa: 16-17th Century.
Two pages from a book published in Japan in 1908 were skillfully joined and hinged in Tokyo,Japan. The print depicts a rather dark skinned Sumo wrestler tangled up with his opponent whose face is obscured. Off to the side is a Kabuki-like actor with a mask
(an archer) who is prodding the wrestlers.
Very animated. The artist's name is "Kimustu." Condition is good, no foxing. Dimensions are 10.25" x 7.5" Circa: 1908. Matting and framing are available for a gift.
Chinese Tang Dynasty pottery OIL LAMP (dish) with a brown glaze applied inside the cavetto and slightly over the outside rim. There are several small rim chips and several spots on the inside rim which have been restored. Deaccensioned from the Ulricehamn Museum in Sweden, #1143, from The Tectus Collection. Dimensions: diameter 5 inches (12.5 cms.) and height is 1.5 inches or 4.2 cms.