Elegant Jadeite “Bi” shaped pendant with excellent apple green highlights in the stone. This is an old carving that has been repolished, it should be noted that Burmese jade is usually dyed to enhance the green color which after a few years will fade and sometimes turn a brown color. This piece is over 50 years old so this is the original color which will not change over the passage of time. Free shipping via Hong Kong registered airmail include in purchase price...
A Japanese suzuri-bako with black lacquer background and maki-e provide the backdrop for the resting bird on leaves. The interior holds in place a sumi inkstone and a metal suiteki. The calligrapher's box comes with a wood storage box. It is in good condition with a couple minimal indents/chips. There is some loss of lacquer on the lid's interior...
We have long been an admirer of the work of Tatsuzō Shimaoka (島岡 達三) 27 October 1919 – 11 December 2007). We have had several examples of works by Shimaoka - three of which are currently on our site. This pair of large plates by the master is a particularly unusual example of his work. First because of the size - each plate measures 12 1/4" diameter at the top - 6 1/2" diameter at the base of the low foot - and 2 1/2" deep...
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Kozu, Osaka, 1924 (Taisho 13, the year after the Great Kanto Earthquake).
From Souvenirs of Travels, Third Series.
A first edition bearing the red Tabi Miyage Daisanshu seal and no publisher's seal.
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.50 x 10.25 inches.
Condition: Stunning color. Toning at margins and verso. Uneven top margin...
Gorgeous Chinese jade plaque set within a zitan wood stand, carved with an abundance of dragons and spiral/wave motifs. The backside of the jade is smooth with three gilt painted dragons.
Size: 16" height, 26" width, 8" depth
Super old encrusted thick black patine, very hard wood, early XXth, H23cm,
More information on request
An an old fine bouddhist mask collored with mineral pigment, collected from a well identified place
More information on request, H 29 cm
an old mask with a minimal design, hard wood , note local repairs H27cm, L13cm, more information on request
Eleven-Headed Kannon Bodhisattva stands on a pedestal, with holding a golden lotus. Gold paint on silk. Sealed. He/she is an esoteric form of the Bodhisattva, saves beings from the realm of bellicose demons called Ashura.
Some light marks and insignificant foxing present on the painting, and some light marks crease, and foxing are present on the mounting itself due to its great age, otherwise the piece is in very good condition...
Cotton shibori man's kimono with beautiful design. The lower square shibori with a fish design means "fish market" and the shibori kanji letter in the soulder also means fish so that it may be ordered as a uniform for the workers there for the festival or events. It looks hand-spun cotton and dyed with natural indigo. The first half of the 20th century. In excellent condition. 129cm x 138cm
Wooden black urushi small desk whose both ends of the top board are elegantly and slightly curved. It is said that originally it is for protecting an ink brush from falling. In excellent condition except for unnoticeable scratches and a few chips on the top board. 20th century. 32.5cm x 54.5cm x 16.5cm
Silver wire braids about gold jewels inlaid into this fine olive patinated open incense burner by Hongo Kakuho. 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and in fine condition, signed on the base.
Hongo Kakuho (1916-1995) is held in Takaoka City Museum
A very unusual purple crystalline glazed vase by Seifu Yohei V enclosed in the orignla signed wooden box. It is loosely based on the Chinese Gu form, but has been very Japanified, coming close to the Japanese Usubata form. It is 9 inches (23 cm) tall, 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition...
Chinese Polychrome Porcelain Vase
Diameter 10cm Height 18cm
Chinese porcelain vase decorated with various floral motifs. The bottom of the vase contains a Kangxi reign mark, but the vase was produced during the mid to late 20th century.
Condition: Overall the vase appears to not have any cracks, chips, or any damages.
Size: 9.5 x 7.0 inches.
Publisher: T. Hasegawa, from the famous "Night Scenes" series. Hasegawa catalogue No. 1250.
On original cardstock with black paper applied to verso.
Condition: Excellent. Very faint scuff line.
This example is curious, since it bears a seal reading "Arai". This is likely a collector's seal, though Yoshimune Arai was another Hasegawa artist.
An aquamarine enamel box with a floral design on all four sides. The red and blue flowers are accented by yellow leaves. The interior is green enamel and the piece has a brass frame. No marks. 1-1/4" x 4-1/2"