Artist: Not read.
Believed to be Kosho-ji Pagoda at Yagoto, Nagoya.
Size: Oban. Approximately 15 x 10 inches.
Date: ca. 1950s
Condition: Very good. Two drying pinholes at upper corners. A couple of spots.
Netsuke of an oni seated in a wooden bath tub and drying its back with a towel. Very nice carving, hairy limbs, good patina, in perfect condition. Signed MEIGYOKUSAI in oval reserve on the bottom - the carver is one of the best 20th century netsukeshi, and is well discussed in CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 224. Height 1 1/4 inches.
Chinese guilt bronze buddha, 20th century. A buddha with his hands in mudra, the gesture for meditation. The buddha is seated on a lotus blossom blooming out of another lotus blossom, atop a hexagonal base. It measures 14" tall, 5" wide at base.
Antique Chinese fine famille rose porcelain vase with landscape of mountains and lake. The vase is an elegant shape with defined calligraphy. A descriptive inscription is above the lake. This style of decoration was popular in the 1930s. The base bears a manufacturer's seal of the studio, Yitao Zhai. It measures 14" tall x 6" wide, the mouth is 4" widest, 3.25" interior.
A fine carivng of a caparison jade horse with incised and raised motifs. The horse is said to have come to the United States from China for the New York World Fair in 1939. Comes with its own rosewood fitted stand.
Weighs more than 40 pounds.
Japanese celadon porcelain koro (incense burner) by Kato Keizan (1886-1963 active in Kyoto).
Signed "Keizan" on the bottom.
Measurements : W 4 3/4" (12.2 cm) x H 5 7/8" (15 cm)
Comes with Tomobako, original signed and stamped wooden box.
There is a small chip as shown in the last photo.
A rare mask showing a natural patina of oxidized wood . Very hard wood showing obvious signs of great age suggesting an elderly face, from early 20th century . H 38cm X 18 cm
Few more important information on local origin
An odd sculptural form by avante-garde Hayashi Hideyuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1976. It is 9 x 7-1/2 x 12-1/2 (23 x 18.5 x 32 cm) and is in fine condition. This piece was exhibited Tottori Prefectural Museum (label enclosed). This piece or one identical is published on page 15 of Toh (vol 41). The Art Gallery of NSW also holds a piece by this artist with the same title...
Kurobe River, 1926. From the series Twelve Scenes in the Japan Alps.
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.75 x 10.75 inches.
Self-published by Yoshida. Bears the jizuri seal.
Condition: Please note that there is color loss in the blue at the bottom of the print. This is the result of water damage. There is also some very faint foxing. Strong color in the rest of the print.
You may find this rare print offered elsewhere at $3,000...
A superb and rare early 20th century Chinese porcelain vase, finely potted in Rhomboid form, the idea of this form may comes from the rectangular "cong", decorated at two sides with the patterns of scholars’ life in enamel-Fa Lang Cai, instead of normal famille rose, to imitate the Imperial Ateliers; at another two sides with poems. Museum Quality! MARK: iron-red six-character mark "Qianlong". DATE: early 20th century –Republic period. SIZE: 29cm high, 18cm wide...
A handformed copper vase with whirlpool of silver hammered on signed on the bottom signed Somei (Muneaki) and dating from the 1950s. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and in fine overall condition.
Complete set of “machete”, scabbard and small “piru” carving knives from the nomadic Penan/Punan people of Sarawak. I bought this from a villager at a Penan “reservation” Batu Bungan outside of Gunung Mulu Park. Although the side scabbard is made of vinyl stitched on with monofilament fishing line the technique for making the blades are completely traditional...
Netsuke of a standing tanuki (badger) being wrapped in a huge lotus leaf imitating a Buddhist priest robe, and wearing a smaller leaf as a hat. In Japanese folklore tanuki is a notorious trickster, who can transform into a priest, a pretty girl, an old woman or a peasant: often he drums with his paws on his large belly (tanuki no hara tsuzumi), imitating the sounding of gongs in temples and inns, and leading tired travelers astray in the darkness...
Chinese Ming Style Brown Glazed Foo Dog Candle Stick, well used with oil debris. The piece has a slight chip to the lip size H 8.75" by 6". From Chait Auction House in BH CA