The samurai Kusunoki Masasige and his war bow, signed and seal by Fukuda Chokujo (1861-1947). Born in Otsu,Shiga prefecture. His real name was Masakata,and was a pupil of Morikawa Sobun.Technique ink and color on silk,mounting deep gold silk with light green flowers. Ichimonji beige silk with golden decorations.Size: 192cm-56cm or 75.7 inch-22 inch,roller ends resin.Date around 1900. Overall in reasonable condition.
This is patched Futon cover used in Iwate of the Meiji era.
This hemp is spun by hand. And tatters are very impressive when this Tsutsugaki Futon cover rubs. The futon cover of hemp Tsutsugaki is rare. You can enjoy both sides.
Size: 164cm x 124cm (64.5 "x 48.8")
This is a horse cover used in Iwate for the Meiji period. This was attached to the neck of the horse. The hemp is spun by hand and is thick. A family crest is expressed in Tsutsugaki. Two circles such as the eyeball are family crests. This family crest expresses a moon and a star. This has a stain, but there is no damage.
Size: 67cm x 117cm (26.3 "x46")
A fine Chinese silver scroll weight from the late Qing. It's shaped like a screen. Front side decorated with flower vase and a scholar book. Back side marks 2 character "silver" in Chinese. 1.75"x5.75". Weights over 1/2 pound or little more than 8 oz.
One lovely Chinese cloisonné teapot. Marked on the bottom. 5" high and 6.5" wide. No damage. Late Qing.
One set of 8 Chinese famille rose cups in a box. Each has same design of 2 figures. Unmarked. Each one 1.75" dia. and 1" high. One cup has a blemish on top rim, not a chip. The rest is in good condition. Circa late 19th C.
An attractive set of five guinomi (sake cups) made during the Edo period (1615-1868) in Imari porcelain and decorated with what seems to be figures of a Chinese scholar.
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Each guinomi is in very good condition.
Dimensions: each cup is about 5.1 x 5.4 cm (2.04 x 2.2 in); weight 65g (2.28 oz)
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A nice Ming dynasty 17th century Zhangzhou ware blue and white bowl, decorated with an egret at interior center, outside is plain white. Condition is very good, just found a tiny flake chip to the base, further in perfect condition. Diameter: 11.6cm.
Beautiful antique trio of door knobs and plates. Each made of heavy ornate Brass, Knobs move in tandem, or rod could be remove for flush mounting on 6 doors. w/o drilling! Found in Belgium, marked Italy. Measures 11 1/2" long x 1 5/8", with a handle knob that is 4 1/2' long. What a statement they would make for your Chateau!!!
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Antique Japanese bronze vase with a squared form, a raised horizontal line running along its very middle with the image of a taotie motif (jawless face/ogre). It has long, slender side handles curling at the bottom and forming into a face at its very top and its neck and base are fluted outwards. Meiji period (1868-1912)
Size: 11" height, 5" width
A mischievous Shojo sprite pads forward with a long dipping scoop over his shoulder, a huge pot behind (likely filled with rice wine as the Shojo is very fond of drink). Opposite a long inscription fills the open area. The pottery vessel is deeply carved into the bamboo with the Shojo in relief before it. The piece is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) tall, roughly -3/4 inches (7 cm) diameter at the base and dated 1901...
Chinese carved stand made from huanghuali wood, with carved and pierced bottom edges in a simple, flowing design, with circular central carving in the front and back center, and legs carved to appear as clawed feet. Has a beautiful, shining grain with eye-catching contrast.
Size: 3.25" height, 8" length, 5" width
CHOICE SMALL COLLECTION OF 5 POTTERY HEADS, PRE-COLUMBIAN SOUTH AMERICA (Mexico), C. 0-600 AD.
These heads are selected for beauty and expression.
A well balance potted Qingbai vase. Of unusual shape, pear-shaped body, with a gently flaring neck flanked by small moulded handles, supported on a tall foot, with a moulded flattened section emanating from the middle of the foot, the body applied on one side with a raised decoration of a flower spray, covered overall in a greenish white glaze. Song dynasty 12th-13th century in perfect condition. Height: 14.6cm.
A fine little lot of three silver rings, dating to the 8th.-12th. century AD.
One ring with a small hemispheric bezel with a duck engraved is likely Islamic and belongs to the very early period. The other two either Islamic or Byzantine with dome-shaped bezels.
Condition: Nice and intact.
Ex. German Private Collection, sold at Hirsh.
A lustrous studio porcelain bowl of globular form with the maker’s intriguing graduated delicate- taupe glaze. On the main area, an amusing salamander clings to its side. The long, coiled body supported by short legs. This whimsical piece by the renowned Imperial Court ceramicist, Makuzu Kozan, is in excellent condition. A small firing flaw on the salamander’s body. Underglaze blue signature cartouche on base.
Height: 4”, width” 4”
Meiji Period, Japan
Pre-columbian Maya Jaina Whistle Figure the Island of Jaina, Campeche, Mexico, ca. 600-900 A.D. A figural whistle depicting a noble or priest wearing ear discs, headdress and holding a ring shaped implement.
Measurements: 5-7/8" in height
Pre-columbian Maya Jaina Figure the Island of Jaina, Campeche, Mexico, ca. 600-900 A.D. Hollow molded pottery, figural rattle depicting a standing male priest wearing a beaded necklace, bracelets, ear discs, long robe and headdress. Nice root marks.
Measurements: 7" in height