Magenta silk thread is worked in mostly horizontal rows with geometric patterns superimposed in random coloring on this child's waistcoat from the early 20th century. It features metallic couching on the top and bottom edges, with blue beads in the front to ward off the evil eye. Satin stitch combines with Holbein and back stitch to accentuate the lozenge designs that cover the entire surface of each panel...
Group of four altar pieces: One larger altar table, wood, red, ochre and black lacquer, and gilded at the front and top. Two smaller altar tables, wood, red, ochre and black lacquer and gilded at front ant top. One small empty shrine, black lacquered wood and gilding. Japan, later Showa period. The shrine and one of the smaller stands earlier 20th century.
Larger table 14 ¾ in. long x 5 in. high x 4 ¾ in. deep; smaller tables each ca. 11 in. long x 4 ¾ in. high x 3 ½ in. deep; shrine ca...
Japanese mid-Showa period (circa 1945-1960) brilliant yellow cloisonne vase decorated with a Chinese style landscape featuring traditional buildings set in a scene of rocky mountains, greenery, and running water. Chrome rims. 7"H x 3 5/8" diameter at the shoulder. An impressed "Made in Japan Cloisonne" mark is on the bottom rim. Excellent condition. Please note that the white spot on the images is from the camera flash.
Two gilt bronze hangings, probably called yoraku, used as Buddhist altar decorations. They are made of a cap in the shape of a lotus leaf. From seven points rows of pierced diamond shaped and triangular metal ornaments are hanging, with glass beads between them, each with two or three bell shaped drops. One string in the middle with at the bottom a larger bell-shaped pendant. Japan, Showa period, probably later 20th century.
Total length of each: ca...
Two gilt bronze hangings, probably called yoraku, used as Buddhist altar decorations. They are made of a cap in the shape of a lotus leaf. From sevenpoints rows of pierced diamond shaped and triangular metal ornaments are hanging, with glass beads between them, each with two or three bell shaped drops. One string in the middle with at the bottom a larger bell-shaped pendant. Japan, Showa period, probably 1950 or a little earlier.
Total length of each: ca...
Modern Japanese woodblock print of the back of a nude by Akiyama Iwao a student of Munakata Shiko. The print measures 18" x 12", is studio mounted, and is a limited addition print, number 16 of 200. The print is signed by the artist and is dated 1981 Condition: The condition is excellent. Free shipping within the USA.
This saye gosha (or segusha) shows the dynamic use of line and vivid color for which Uzbek Lakai embroidery is famous. Saye gosha are V-shaped hangings used to decorate piles of quilts while in storage during the day in the yurt. The Lakai are an Uzbek tribe who currently live around Kunduz in northern Afghanistan. Originally more widespread, they were also once found in what is now Uzbekistan and Tajikistan...
A very small Chinese export silk painting mounted on paper scroll with silk border. Colors are still vibrant and the painting is in good condition with the exception of a small split (see last photo). The scroll is beginning to to show its age and I would recommend remounting. Painting measures: 6 inches x 4.5 inches. Scroll: 13.5 inches x 6.5 inches.
This is a small boro with mending patches. The ground check cloth as well as mending patches are all made of hand-spun and natural indigo-dyed cotton. It has rather old and rare fragments for mending patches such as katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) and shirakage shibori ( white shadow ). The latter half of the 19th century to early 20th century . 62.5cm x 78cm
Offered for sale is this pair of vivid red lacquered wood bowls with lids. Cranes in flight with pine trees are set against a side view landscape. Both bowls are in very good condition. Date from Taisho to early Showa period.
Height: 4 3/4" With Lid
Bowl Diameter: 8 7/8" Height:3 1/8"
Lid Diamter: 9 3/4" Height: 2"
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The Mid 20th century Chinese zitan wood carving is finely carved, and it is depicting the legendary Taoists “The Eight Immortals” each with their attributes, in the center a few are playing the game go, while the female goddess He Xian Gu is seated on the left side with a deer. On the backside is a minor repair and a bird is missing its head. It is 23” wide x 5” deep.
A very fine Japaness silver teapot( 1940-1960),Condition:Excellent.It measures about H:12".Please visit DBT Asian Antiques Website
A 1940s Kashmir wood turned box featuring a wonderful warm gold and green lacquered mottled design over black. It measures 5.75 inches across and 4.5 high including finial.
Width: 12.1 cm (4.8 in)
Height: 5.3 cm (2.1 in)
This Chinese bowl dates to the early part of the 20th century. It features a bat and phoenix perched amongst rocks and peonies. The petals of the flowers show lightly inscribed veins. There is enamelled peach and foliage to the interior. An iron-red mark is stamped on the base. This bowl is in very good condition, only two glaze pops on the worn gilt rim. There are no chips, cracks or restoration.
this very nice water coupe shui er graced the studio of a scholar or artist of the Republican period.