DESCRIPTION: A nice little pair of ivory elephants, both with raised trunks and lumbering gate. Nice patina with age lines but no cracks. These date from the Republic Period, 1911 - 1949; good condition. DIMENSIONS: Largest 2 ¼” wide (5.5 cm) x 2 3/8 “ high (3 cm).
NOTE: Ancient East specializes in pre-1945 Asian art and antiques (generally corresponding to the end of WWII, the Republic of China period, and Japan's Showa Period)...
The Size of Tea Bowl:4 11/16” Dia x 2 1/2” High (120 mm x 63 mm). This is attractive Japanese Chawan with Ameyu ( candy glazing). It is made of earthen ware body. It came with Tomobako. The cover of Tomobako has Japanese written, “Ame-yu” (candy glazing), “Chawan”(tea bowl). Also came with Tomonuno, matching cloth with Tozan seal. The condition of Chawan Excellent, no chip, no crack and no hairline...
The Size of Tea Bowl:4 11/16” Dia x 2 1/2” High (120 mm x 63 mm). This is very lovely Japanese Karatsu Kohiki Chawan, Tea Bowl by well know artist in Karatsu, 4 th Touchi 1916-2012). Chawan was made with brown earthen ware of Karatsu body with grey glazing called Karatsu Kohiki. Chawan has unique shape of without foot rim area. The side is straightly down to the bottom of Chawan. It came with Tomobako...
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A single character, Jaku (Youth), is inscribed in a red cartouche in the center of this bowl signed the 96 year old man Gempo and enclosed in the original wooden box. It is 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Yamamoto Gempo (1866-1961) was born to a poor family in Wakayama at the end of the Edo period, he was left to die of exposure as a baby, but was found by a stranger and adopted into the childless Okamoto family...
This is a small horizontal suiseki stone from the Sado mountains of Niigata prefecture. We believe that this type of stone is properly known as a Domon-ishi - a tunnel stones, Such stones have holes that suggest pass-through tunnel- natural arch, with a tunnel passing completely through stone. The sueseki is in excellent condition and comes with a sturdy custom carved stand - a Daiza...
Nicely painted with good details and inscriptions, this snuff bottle measures 2 3/4" high and is in very good condition, though it lacks the stopper. On each side are several figures with inscriptions above the scenes. The bottom is footed, with evidence of hand carving and finishing. It appears to be early 20th century.
Two Maiko Woodblock Prints
Date: ca. 1960.
Size: Approximately 7.5 x 5.5 inches.
The woodblock prints are printed on thick card. One card opens. The other is a single sheet.
Condition: Very good. Lightly toned. The top margin of one has a tape mark.
I could not bear to separate these, as they look wonderful together.
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The Size of Rabbit Okimono: 6 7/16”High x 4 3/4” Long x 3 1/2” Wide. This is very adorable Japanese Porcelain White Rabbit Okimono by Shinkai Kanzan, the grandson of Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914). Rabbit with Hoju (treasure ball). Rabbit was made with little creamy ivory white, high quality porcelain body which Seifu Yohei III often used. Rabbit is holding up Hoju ball by both hand. The eyes and the expression of Rabbit is just wonderful...
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Garden of a Zen Temple (Zenji no Niwa), 1964
Size: Dai-oban, Approximately 16.75 x 11.00 inches.
Publisher: Self. Signed and sealed. Bears the Kasamatsu watermark.
Chinese natural Amber laughing man Toggle with dark red tassel, 9 1/2" long for whole length, 1 3/4" high and 1" wide, 3/4" deep for the Amber man Toggle only, wearing brocade robe with happy laughing face. The condition is good.
rare pair of mementos of the accession ceremony of the Showa Emperor 1928, one showing the Takamikura and the other a palace, both made of woven silk similar Jacard weavings, mounted in decorative paper frames with embossed Imperial Seal in gold leaf. They sight measure 5.25 x 6.5 inches in side frame opening, they are in good condition with some signs of damage to paper frames.
Vintage Mashiko-yaki Oozara (large plates) for serving or for diner plates. Diameter: 10.875" (25.5cm) x Height: 1.5" (3.75cm.) Five different hand-brush-drawn designs on seven plates featuring, flowers, fish, bamboo, and trees (see all enlargements.) The designs were quite modern interpretations of traditional designs when they were contemporary. They are very sturdy in form and design...
Cotton cloth with shibori (tie-dyeing) pattern which is hand-spun and natural indigo dyed. The motif is fundo, weight. In excellent condition. Late 19th to mid 20th century. L:186cm W:35cm
Se-ate, a pad for backpack made of rice straw and cotton slips recycled from old cloth. In excellent condition but the debris from rice straw come off. The first half of the 20th century. Length:82cm Width:30cm Thickness:2.5cm
Butterscotch round bead necklace .
18" long, weight 62 gram.