Inkwell. China. Kangxi period (1662-1722), c.1690-1700. Height 50 mm (1.97 inch), diameter of rim 70 mm (2.76 inch), diameter ink hole 22 mm (0.87 inch), diameter quill hole 7 mm (0.28 inch), diameter of footring 70 mm (2.76 inch). Condition: A restored chip to the rim.
Chinese Jade Carved Brush Wash w/ Base,
Age:16th Century, Ming Dynasty
16th C. Chinese Jade Carved Brush Wash w/ Wood Base. Dimension: 3"L x 2 1/8"W (7.9cm x 5.5cm) (without base)
Yogi is one kind of futon in the shape of kimono. The stuffed cotton and the lining were removed. It is made of hand-spun cotton and has beautiful dark green color dyed with natural indigo and vegetable yellow. It has nice thick texture. The pattern is called "Genji-kō" which is the motif from the traditional game played by the noble people, taking a guess on the combination of the incense. In good condition except for a few rips and small holes. The latter half of the 19th century...
Edo period, early-mid 19th century
approx. 11.7-12.3cm in diameter, 6.8-7.0cm in height (4.60-4.84in, 2.67-2.75in)
Sophisticated and unusual type of Shigaraki ware as a chawan.
Thin make, gohon-type mold with natural distortion, by wabi inspiration from early Korean influence.
Designed with random and abstract embossing pattern, like a primitive cave painting on Japanese (Shigaraki) clay.
Signed but unidentified...
Katabira which is an unlined summer kimono made of asa (hemp) or choma (ramie). This one is a woman's summer kimono made of hemp whose warps and wefts are hand-plied. It has beautiful hand-painting whose motif is the scenery of the early spring garden such as uguisu (bush warbler), ume tree with blossom, fence made of bamboo and grass and so on. The cloth used inside of the collar and the hem is silk. It also has subtle gold thread embroidery...
A Early Qing Shunzhi(顺治) BLUE AND WHITE GU-FORM VASE
Age: Shunzhi(1643-1661), 17th century
The bulbous central section is painted with San Guo(三果) that was very typical at the time of Shunzhi Reign, Qing Dynasty, between narrow bands of key-fret, palm tree and chiling designs. The flaring upper and lower sections are painted with alternating plantain leaves motifs.
Height: 23.5 inches (60cm)
Condition: Good with normal wear...
Pre-columbian Nayarit Ixtlan Del Rio Figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C.-250 A.D. In a standing position and wearing a pointed, conical headdress, earrings, linear pattern shirt and face paint.
Measurements: 11-7/16" in height.
Large Chinese hardwood Brush Pot - Bihai
Of natural shape with nice dark brown color from usage.
Dimension: 8 1/2"H x 10"L x 8"W, or 22cm X 26cm
Early antique cloth doll with painted face. She has on a black calico dress, black stockings, leather shoes, and a combination slip top with Pantaloon bottom and constructed very similar to the dress. She has mitten hands and shoes on her fee but. in my experience the shoe buttons pop off when I try to take old shoes off so I don't know what her feet look like. She is stuffed with cotton medium firm. She is not jointed but sits well...
Unusual 19th century Chinese soapstone carving of a mother monkey tenderly feeding her infant. Hand carved and in excellent condition, the sculpture measures about 5 1/8" long x 4" high x 2" deep. The 20th century wooden stand is not original to the carving but is included.
Black lacquer with silver wire and mother-of-pearl inlay. Hexagonal form. Approximately 2-3/4 inches long x 1-15/16 inches wide x 1-3/8 inches tall. Estate piece - age unknown. Excellent condition.
A winged pendant from Costa Rica, ca. 300 BC – 500 AD. This finely polished example is 4-7/8” wide and is carved from green jadeite. Intact, good mineral deposits.
Cf. “Jade in Ancient Costa Rica”, page 90.
A rare example of an American Elizabethan Revival Side Chair, circa 1850, nearly identical to one in the Museum of the City of New York, see "Centuries and Styles of the American Chair", by Robert Bishop, pg. 347. American furniture design in the 19th century included numerous revival styles. This chair is carved of walnut and has a later finish and upholstery both of which are in excellent condition...
A stylized leaf design obidome with berries in vivid colors. Age: 1910's
Size: L. 5cm. W. 3cm. Condition: Perfect.
A Japanese sword "menuki" of 3 sparrows that was converted into an obidome during the Taisho period. The bronze color of the metal gives a naturalistic brown coloration to the birds--their beaks, eyes and feet are highlighted in gold. The fitted back is in 9 karat gold. Age: Menuki 18th century.