This is really an exquisite piece of Japanese Satsuma. It is signed by Seikozan who was one of the finest satsuma artists. The pot is not overly large being 6 inches tall and 6 1/2 across including the spout/handle. The Condition is fabulous. This is a great piece of Satsuma especially at this price.
A fluted Satsuma plate with foliate rim, beautifully painted with Okame riding on a crane accompanied by Ebisu and a Girl, in polychrome enamels and gold. Maybe decorated after a woodblock print by Kawanabe Kyosai. Condition: fine, only rim with some wear to the gilding and footrim with a small firing defect. Dimension: Diameter 28.6 cm, 4.8 cm high, weight: 1100 g.
Nice pair of brown patina bronze vases decorated with gold and silver inlaid decorations of Mount Fuji and cherry trees. With a very slight shock.
Origin : Japan. Period : Meiji 19th century. Height : 15,5cm (6").
DESCRIPTION: Before the availability of electricity and modern irons, this simple but useful implement was produced to iron clothes. The long wood handle is attached to a large cast iron bowl designed to hold hot coals. The bowl has been cast with designs on its outer surface and is shaped with one side flared to protect the worker’s hand. After the bowl absorbed sufficient heat from the coals, it was pressed onto the garment using the flat bottom surface to smooth out wrinkles...
A fine silk embroidery depicting a crane standing on a rock among stems of peonies. Framed under glass. Qing, second half of the 19th cent. H. 42 cm x W. 33 cm. Condition: good.
A very fine Vietnamese hardwood box inlaid with mother of pearl and mounted with gilt bronze. It is in very good condition with no losses to the inlay and it measures 23 by 15 cms. and is 7 cms. high.
Wooden devil mask ('Kimen') of guardian deity as a charm against evil for residence or shrine by attaching to the pillar, as the one of embodiment of Japanized invocation.
Carved from heavy solid wood and painted as its refined finishing, as a very rare type for its unusual massiveness with such solidity.
Aesthetic antique condition as is, with lack of horn and some worm-eaten as seen. approx...
Elegant shape and well potted of black glaze oil lamp with high foot, globular body like ewer form, a mouse climbing to the shoulder and white splashed near the short spout. Song Dynasty Sichuan provincial wares. Height: 15.6cm.
It is one of quite nice pillow from tang dynasty.It is in wonderful condition and with TL test certificate.If you like it,please email me for more details.
A wood Bian with carving inscriptions was in very good scholar taste.
" Zun Yo Xuon Tan" means eloquent talking will be amid the seats.
With simple words, it showed the enthusiastic inviting of a family host.
This kind of Bian was most likely having been put in a scholar chamber.
It is really hard to find a real scholar Bian like this. Most of them we found were for business using.
Date: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century...
A Silver Dragon Turtle carrying a baby on it's back, 19th Century, China. From the estate of a collector. L. 9 cm.
An unusual Qing dynasty blue and white porcelain ink box with two compartments with key fret design around the lid. Size:L.10.3cm. W. 7.2cm. H. 4.2cm. Condition: No repairs. Normal wear around the edges.
Ensemble of vintage and antique carved carnelians. The small rings are circa 30 or 40 years old, the peaches and leaves are pre World War 2 and the small monkeys are late Qing- Early Republic. A couple of the rings have cracks/inclusions while one peach and leaf are broken where the hole would have gone. Total 19 pieces- see enlargements for metric scale. Ideal for jewelry makers and bead designers. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
Wide-mouthed Jar with white splashes, the black glaze with fine crack due to the age. Song dynasty. Perfect condition.
Rare pair of antique Chinese male and female ancestor paintings-each is marked with a calligraphy banner on face of paintings as well as in ink on reverse top-both show wear but are undamaged except for minor detachment from the top wood spindle on male figure-67 inches long and 25 inches wide-both same size-early 19thc-the real thing-exceptionally well drawn
Japanese mirror-polished black lacquer tray ornamented in engrave with a design of a dragon and a tiger.
Signed the artist name "Koryu" with an incised signature. We have no information about the artist.
Measurements : 16 1/2" (42 cm) x 9" (23 cm) x H 1 1/8" (2.7 cm)
It is in good condition with minor scratches on the base.
Pipe case (kiseruzutsu) in stag antler with attached tobacco pouch made of leather and ojime in agate. The clasp of the pouch is made of silver and copper in the form of a nyoi and a koro. The pipe (kiseru) head and mouth piece made of silver partly decorated with shakudo, flowers and petals in relief. The central stem made of bamboo. Unsigned. Japan, first half of 19th cent. L 22.5 cm (pipe case). L. 21 pipe. Condition: Very good with some wear.
An elegant bronze vase, depicted with elaborately inlaid iris flower motifs in iro-e takazogan, or various colored metal inlay by Miyabe Atsuyoshi of Ikkodo in Kyoto. He is one of the highly skilled quality metal work artist during Meiji period. It is hard to find such a detailed, delicate, and high quality metal work that we can feel the energy or the spirit of the craftsman today...