Height approximately 17.2 cm. A soft chip at the tip spout. In good condition.
china wooden penjing bowl
'Nambu-Koema' from around Shichinohe as Nambu area of Aomori prefecture in northern Japan (Tohoku region),
defined as the primitive form of 'Ema' (lit.‘Horse picture'/ Wooden wishing plaques with painting of horse dedicated to Shinto shrines).
'Enkyo ?, Sep.17' (Enkyo=1744-1747 in Edo period), 'Mirumachi in Shichinohe' (as the dedicator's address), and 'Dedication' at the front surface, and 'Fulfilment' (as the dedicator's wish) at the backs...
GREEN-GLAZED LARGE INCENSE BURNER
Considered as a work of Kenzan The 2nd by analyzing the handwriting of signature at the bottom, though no attached wood box (tomobako) unfortunately.
Simple and sophisticated Kyoto ware (Kyoyaki) incense burner of Edo period. Repair at the edge. approx...
Chinese Qing dynasty blue and white figure. 19,5 cm high. Figure has been broken on the legs. Please see on the pictures.
Chinese Tang dynasty Changsha ware small jar. 7,5 cm diameter. 5 cm high. Good condition.
Chinese Qing dynasty oxblood vase. 24,7 cm high. Good condition except chipped at foot rim from kiln.
A very heavy and huge bronze bangle with very interesting zig-zag pattern. It is my understanding that these were placed on woman's ankles to keep them from roaming or it is part of a huge statue. Weight is 2.5 kilos or 5 pounds. Age: 12th century.
Size: diameter: 15cm.
Condition: Very nice greenish patina.
Superb colors all derived from natural dyes.
The piled areas are knotted with long glossy shaggy handspun wool. Beautiful workmanship and quality.
Provenance: This horse cover (along with others) was brought to Sydney Australia in 1972 by the Abu Dhabi Polo Club who was participating in a polo tournament there. They were brought as gifts to the players of the Australia team hosting the tournament...
A lovely poem in brisk thin strokes decorates this crackle-glazed vase by Otagaki Rengetsu enclosed in a rare signed wooden box. The poem reads:
Ooigawa kishi no (On the banks of the O-i River)
igui ni musebu nari (stakes dusted in snow)
yama no arashi no sue no shiranami (White-water follows the mountain storm)
The vase is 21 cm (8-1/2 inches) tall, 9 cm diameter and in fine condition.
Much has been written about the life and work of poet/artist Otagaki Rengetsu...
Hanging from the belt on a leather strap, this is commonly known as a milking hook. They are also used to carry small containers of yak butter and the Gharra Neti the carved wooden device used to hold the butter churn stable while in use.
This was an essential item of ornamentation for any Tibetan woman properly dressed for a festival.
Surrounding the hook surface is a heavy etched silver band...
A fine Chinese scroll painting of birds on flowers. Color on silk. Signed and seal of the artist. I was told the artist is a famous economic person in the late Qing. Very nice work. Painting size is 18.75"x43". It's in Japanese mounting. Some repairs and few missing areas near the bottom. From a famous American collector who specialized in snuff bottle.
Beautiful antique carved whithe jade pendant necklace, glass beads.
the size of the white jade pendant is 2 inches width and 1 inch high.
Late 18th to early 19th century netsuke of a recumbent cow with a boy climbing on top of it while holding a rat by its tail. The netsuke is a reference to a Zodiac pairing of animals with an unusual addition of a human. Finely carved, its hooves bent beneath its body, wearing a halter with a length of rope lying across its back, eyes of the cow inlaid with black horn, rat’s eyes are brown horn...
Early 19th century Kyoto school netsuke of a seated shishi (Buddhist lion) hugging a large ball. Strong early piece, wonderful ferocious face, powerful oversized paws with beautifully defined claws, eyes are inlaid with brown horn, loose ball in its mouth. Excellent hairwork (see its mane and bushy tail), old age lines, deep differently sized himotoshi, beautiful wear and patina consistent with age, pleasantly fat, great sculpture. Height 1 5/8 inches.
19th century netsuke of three karako (Chinese boys) by a large bird cage. Standing boys have a fan and a horn in their hands, the seated one just pulled a bird from the cage through a woven door. Excellent quality carving, wonderful faces, superb detailing of robe patterns (all are different) and weave of the cage, monster shaped feet of the cage. Hair knots of 2 boys and buttons on the coat of one are inlaid with black horn...
19th century sagemono set consisting of tobakoire (tobacco box, or inro with just one compartment), bodhi tree pit ojime and kurumi (natural walnut shell) netsuke. Netsuke is very cleverly made out of one piece naturally representing a turtle with its head sticking out of the carapace. The material of tobakoire is natural burl with superb play of wood colors from light brown to black and textures wonderfully resembling swirling clouds...
19th century staghorn netsuke of a crouching frog, its feet tucked under its body. Wonderful depiction of its soft body, eyes are inlaid with dark horn. Unusual dark green staining, beautiful wear and patina. Signed NOBUMASA on the bottom - the artist is listed in NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 835. Length 1 5/8 inches.