19th century bronze ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in ball shape with relief decoration of Zen Buddhism Patriarch Daruma enveloped in his monastic robe with the cape billowing in the wind. Superb quality work, extraordinary detailing - see his facial hair and elegant lines of the cape, wonderful patina. Signed SOGETSU on the back - this metal artist is listed in NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 1022...
19th century metal ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) of and Kanzan with an open scroll in his hands. According to a legend, Kanzan and his companion Jittoku lived in a kitchen of a Chinese Zen Buddhist monastery and talked nonsensical language, which some took as a sign of them being enlightened. Excellent detailing, great depiction of robe lines, gilding, wonderful wear and patina. The material appears to be tarnished silver (I am not sure, did not test it)...
19th century metal ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a shape of a high-shouldered jar with cloth covering the top. Very nice work with excellent depiction of soft folds of the textile. Signed with 2 characters on the inlaid plaque, beautiful wear and patina. Height 3/4 inches.
19th century seed form bronze ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) with applied decoration of a blooming magnolia branch with leaves and buds. Excellent detailing, silvered and gilded highlights, beautiful patina. Height 13/16 inches.
19th century Japanese cloisonne ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in ball shape with flower and various brocade patterns design. Excellent early work with typical original pitting and beautiful matte surface giving very pleasant feel of age. Height 5/8 inches, diameter 11/16 inches.
Early 19th century Japanese cloisonne ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in slightly flattened ball shape with flower and various brocade patterns design. Excellent early work with typical original pitting and beautiful matte surface giving very pleasant feel of age. Height 9/16 inches, diameter 11/16 inches.
Japanese Imari Porcelain Serving Bowl with Cover, Ca. Meiji period, 1868-1912, 5 3/4" high, 9 3/4" diameter-widest measurement, with typical Imari overglaze decoration of egret, Foo Dog playing with balls inside the shaped enclosures on top of underglaze blue decoration with highlighted in gold, small sand kiln dots inside the bowl, no damages.
Japanese Imari Porcelain covered Serving Bowl, Ca. Meiji Period, from 1868-1912, 5 3/4" high, 9 3/4" diameter-widest measurement, with typical overglaze decoration of red double fish, flying Phoenix Bird on top of various shape and design of underglaze blue decoration and highlighted with gold. Underglaze blue mark on the bottom, there are small few oxidized kiln dots inside the bowl, no damages.
Patinated bronze incense burner standing on three feet. The pierced cover with a qilin holding a ball, the handles and the feet with mythical beast masks. Condition: one handle a little loose, lid slightly distorted. Dimension: total height: 20.8 cm high, weight: 1470 g.
Group of five Egyptian terracotta heads comprising: Grotesque head of a man showing a dramatic gaze (red pigment); head of a bald child; Roman period grotesque head; larger head of Isis-Aphrodite with straight curls; head of a child with pointed cap.
Egypt, Hellenistic to Roman Period, 2nd century BC to 3rd century AD.
H. 2.8 cm (1.1 in) to H. 5.4 cm (2.1 in).
Rare Etruscan cup standing on a tiny flattened base. The fairly shallow rounded bowl with suspension holes below the flat outturned rim.
Decorated with red bands and lines in applied red turning to dark brown in places.
Four groups of short strokes on the rim.
Etruscan, first half 7th century BC
D. 11.6 cm (4.5 in)
H. 3.8 cm (1.5 in)
Reconstituted from three fragments. Few chips out of the rim...
A sublime six-fold screen (屏風: byobu) depicting the famous Itsukushima shrine and dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).
The Itsukushima shrine, located near Hiroshima, is probably one of the most known Japanese sites in world. The shrine’s current design dates back from the 16th century. Its main torii (gate) is a spectacular sight when partially submerged during high tides...
A carved ancient CHINESE JADE PENDANT Strung with various JADE BEADS. The Jade Pendant has detailed caving and Chinese
Calligraphy/Characters. Collector's Piece!
An exquisite two-fold screen (屏風: byobu) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868) made in the Rinpa school style.
The Rinpa school, also known as the Koetsu school, was created at the beginning of the Edo period by two genius artists of that era: Hon’ami Koetsu and Tawaraya Sotatsu...
Antique bronze Binkake Hibachi is a tool to boil a kettle.
Measurements about : 14" (35.5 cm) x 11 5/8" (29.5 cm) x H 6 5/8" (16.8 cm)
Weight about : 3 kilograms.
It is in good condition with some minor scratches on the surface.
An exceptionally and very rare beautiful and unusual stem bowl with a thick black glaze and decorative bands painted in an iron rust color. There is one boldly etched (scraffiato) large flower with leaves. The background of the flower is in an iron rust glaze accentuating the floral spray...
Chinese porcelain vase decorated in polychrome floral all over with a rolled top rim against a white ground. Glazed on the inside. The base contains a six character Jiaqing mark in under-glaze blue.
This is a very nice vase and quite heavy.
Very good condition, no breaks or chips
Approximate size is 44 cm high by 20 cm diameter at the widest part.
Large Chinese baluster vase done in tones of under-glaze blue. The scene on this vase goes all round it and is done between multiple layers of borders. The main scene is all plants and trees.
The inside is thinly glazed. The base rim is unglazed, as well as the base. From the pictures it looks rough, but it is quite smooth.
The condition of this vase is very good. There are some places on the top rim where the glaze has skipped over...