Two large Bamboo baskets (Silk-worms eat a mold on mulberry leaves) from Japan. These baskets make fantastic wall lamps with a little shoji paper and an electrical socket! The effect is magical. Lamps can be hand made by Shibui Art, please inquire. The diameter is 33" and the depth is 2.25".
Circa pre 1960. Very Shibui.
Japanese porcelain VASE in the Kakiemon (style and colors) of peonies and a single butterfly. There is a two character mark in underglaze blue on the base which reads " Hide-Ho." Condition is excellent, no chips, cracks or restorations. Height is 9 7/8 inches or 25 cms. and width of base is 3 1/4 inches or 8.4 cms. Circa: 1960's.
An original watercolor looking North through the "North Gate of Dhamma-yan-gyi,"
(a Corbel Arch)towards the Ananda Temple in the background. All in Pagan,Burma, an ancient Buddhist City that was built between 850-1300 AD through contributions by Buddhists seeking "merit." Built in Pagan's MiddlePeriod, 1120-1170 AD. COndition is Good. Dimensions are 19.85" x 13.25".
Japanese SCROLL of Buddhist Art with a central Buddha flanked by Bosatsu, with two other figures kneeling in the foreground. This scroll was printed. There is some slight damage and creases to the scroll, although the print itself remains in good, frame-able condition. Dimensions of the scroll overall are 8.5 inches x 24.25 inches. The picture itself is 6 7/8" x 14 3/8". Circa: 1930's.
Original watercolor of the Buddhist Pagoda, "ANANDA" in the ancient city of Pagan(850-1300AD) BURMA. All of the religious monuments were built from charitable contributions, primarily of bricks and mortar and stucco. The artist's name is Tin Aung Htaik. Condition is good. Dimensions are 15" x 11."
A Pair of Japanese studio porcelain Sweet Fish or "Ayu" beautifully modeled covered with a pale "clair de lune" glaze. Each fish has a triangular potter's mark (see pix # 6) Kiriwood box with inscription in included. Each fish measures 5.75 inches or 17 cms. Circa pre 1980. Condition is perfect.
Original watercolor of the Buddhist ruins of PAGAN, Burma, a city that thrived on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River from 850-1300 AD.
A city whose thousands of structures were built by contributions from Buddhists "earning merit." The artist is
Tin Aung Htaik. The dimensions are 15" x 11."
Japanese reddish-orange lacquer TEA JAR and LID with black lacquer inside the wooden container. Condition is fair, with one slight rim flake on the edge of the lid and not visable when the jar is closed. Circa:1950-70. Height is 2 5/8 inches with a diameter of 2.5 inches at the top and 1.75 inches at the bottom.
Japanese replica of a Chinese Song dynasty "CONG" porcelain VASE with a potter's mark impressed into the base (see pix #6, @ 5 o'clock) Beautiful pale glaze which is of a soft sea-green celadon color. Perfect condition. Very suitable for cut flowers!
Height is 11 inches or 28 cms. width is 3 3/8" or 8.8 cms. Pre 1980.