Chinese hardwood dining table, made of beautiful hardwood burl and inlaid in lighter and darker woods, comes with six chairs including two arm chairs, all chairs and table feet are carved with face, the back rest of each chair is carved with the shou symbol for longevity. Made in Hong Kong in 1967.
Size of table: 30" high x 72" long x 47 3/4" deep.
Beautiful decorative vintage pair of fu dog and flower glass vases. White background is styled in cloud like waves, with red overly. Fu dogs on each vase, are standing on a cloud, neck arched up looking at the sun, and a floating buddhist sutra box. A peony and lotus flower, grace both vases in red, and swirly clouds hang up above. Bottom of vases are encircled with red clouds. Chinese markings are on white part of vase, as well as a mark on the red covered bottoms...
Pair of Chinese porcelain vases with long, slender necks and shapely bodies, with a mottled glaze in shades of oxblood (red), green, and white. Crackle glaze on bottom, with cobalt blue double ring mark.
Size: 10.5" height, 5" width
With an unusual buff body on which a molded porcelain scene of two monks or pilgrims are resting and taking a moment for tea, this teapot has all of the classic characteristics of Sumida Gawa pottery. The pot is signed with the familiar Inoue Ryosai cartouche. Both the bamboo handle and the lid are original to the piece. 6" in height, 5" in diameter. In excellent condition.
Set of vintage beautifully guard shaped vases. Mottled oxblood, white, and green specked glaze. Both have blue double ring marks on bottoms.
Republic period (1912-1949)
Dimensions: 8.5"High X 4.5" Diameter
Vintage Chinese peking glass brush pot, with a white glass base and bright apple green glass overlay. The white base is carved with fan-shapes or arches. The green overlaid glass has been carved away into auspicious motifs including a small chimera/beast, breathing flames onto an overhead flying lucky bat, various potted plants and viewing stones, and a thick ring around the pot's upper and bottom ends. Qianlong mark carved into bottom, dated 20th century
Size: 6.25" height, 6" width
Suwa Sozan II (1890 to 1977)(Scroll down for more information.)
Sozan Torako was born in Kanazawa in 1890. In 1892 she was adopted by her uncle, Suwa Sozan (Sozan I). Sozan I died in 1922 and Sozan Torako assumed the title, Sozan II...
Book THE GO COLLECTION OF NETSUKE by Hirokazu Arakawa illustrating the entire collection of Baron Go Seinosuke. Rare book (first and the only edition), published in 1983 by Kodansha International for Tokyo National Museum. Hardcover, gray cloth, slip case, 260 pages, 361 netsuke described and photographed in color with b/w signature photo...
Book MASTERPIECES OF NETSUKE ART: One Thousand Favorites of Leading Collectors by Bernard Hurtig. Rare book, published in 1975 by Weatherhill for the International netsuke Collectors Society. Hardcover, brocade cloth, slip case, 245 pages, 1000 netsuke photographed in color. Outstanding reference book, and an interesting experiment illustrating favorite pieces of 20 leading collectors with essays by each person providing an insight into their collecting world. 12 x9 1/4 inches.
Book NETSUKE: A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY BASED ON THE M. T. HINDSON COLLECTION by Neal Davey. Revised edition with 296 new illustrations including 182 in color, Philip Wilson Publishers, London, 1982. Hardcover, dust jacket, 566 pages, 12”x8.25”. Absolutely essential reference book with thorough descriptions and black and white photos of 1322 netsuke with some 300 actual signatures, about 200 color photographs...
Sotheby’s sale catalog THE CARLO MONZINO COLLECTION OF NETSUKE, INRO AND LACQUER that took place in London on June 21, 1995. The spine is in normal condition - white seen on the top left side on Enlargement 1 is reflection from photography lights. Hard covers, 500 lots illustrated in color and black and white, prices realized included. One of the most interesting collections that went on the market in the past 30 years, superb reference book.
Sale catalog An Exhibition of the Robert S. Huthart Collection of Non-Iwami Netsuke by Barry Davies Oriental Art, London, 1998. 220 important pieces illustrated in color with color photos of each signature. Hardcover, no dust jacket, 13x 9 inches, 304 pages, includes index of artists and bibliography. Excellent reference book.
Sale catalog An Exhibition of Netsuke through Three Centuries by Barry Davies Oriental Art, London, 1996. 205 important pieces illustrated in color with color photos of each signature. Hardcover, dust jacket, 13x 9 inches, 176 pages, includes index of artists and bibliography. An excellent catalog of netsuke from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries from three private collections. Containing superb examples, many from such renowned provenances as the Brockhaus and Behrens collections...
Book THE RAYMOND AND FRANCES BUSHELL COLLECTION OF NETSUKE: A LEGACY AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART. Softcover, 552 pages, Art Media Resources Ltd, 2003, 11”x10”. Extraordinary reference book: 827 netsuke and 20 inro are photographed, described and discussed individually by a bright team of netsuke experts including Neil Davey and Virginia Atchley...
THE INRO HANDBOOK: STUDIES OF NETSUKE, INRO, AND LACQUER by Raymond Bushell. Published in 1979 by Weatherhill, printed in Japan. Hardcover, gray cloth, dust jacket, 263 pages, 136 color plates with b/w details, 386 photos of signatures, 38 color photos of different lacquer techniques. Excellent reference work with detailed discussion of different types of inro materials, and to that day the only book in English that provides explanation of numerous lacquer techniques...
Sotheby’s sale catalog NETSUKE AND OTHER JAPANESE WORKS OF ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE MARCEL LORBER that took place in LONDON on June 12, 1986. Soft covers, color and black and white photos, 213 lots, prices realized included, wear to covers. Excellent reference book.
Sale catalog SELECTED NETSUKE & INRO by Barry Davies Oriental Art, London, 1999. 132 pieces illustrated in color, softcover, 12.5x 8.5 inches, 72 pages. Was produced for 1999 Netsuke Convention in Chicago, includes index of artists. Very good reference book.
Christie’ s sale catalog THE I.A. AND CECILE MANN VICTOR COLLECTION OF NETSUKE that took place in New York on April 20, 1989. Hard covers, 201 lots illustrated (some color, some black and white), prices realized included, marked with pen with realized prices as well.