An archaistic style large heavy baluster form Hu shaped vase with elephant form handles. A taotie mask to the neck and further pendant Taotie masks of shield form, cicada, arranged around the shoulder of the vase. The foot of the base decorated with further Taotie style motifs.
The design is partially cast but with some cold working notably to the neck and the foot of the vase. The vase has an attractive mottled patination. The interior of the vase is quite roughly cast...
DESCRIPTION: A lovely graduated set of Japanese Kutani porcelain bowls, each delicately hand painted with three overlapping rectangular cartouches which reveal landscape, garden and interior scenes, highlighted with raised gilt decoration. Each bowl is signed on the base, Kutani Sei. The mark and style of this set dates it to the end of Meiji period (1868-1912), from around 1910-20. All bowls are in excellent condition, no chips or restorations.
DIMENSIONS: All three bowls nest neatly...
A fine pair of Fukugawa vases dating to the late Meji period of wasted baluster handled form standing on tripod bases. A traditional Japanese form, vases with similar tripod bases date from the late 17th century.
The vases are decorated with a dark underglaze blue ground with gilt dots inset with auspicious dragons and clouds painted with enamels in doucai style, whilst the feet are decorated with stylised rocks emerging from waves, a representation of the Isles of the Immortals...
A pair of rare and attractive yixing cups. On the outside engraved with a landscape and poetic impression in oracle bone characters (jiaguwen). Inside glazed with a crackled glaze. Impressed maker’s mark in bottom. Qing, mid-19th cent. H 3.5 cm, D 9 cm. Condition: One is in excellent condition, the other with a hairline crack to one side. Both with wear from use.
Finely engraved small bronze altar of Vishnu with his consorts Shridevi and Bhudevi, cast in five parts. The three gods standing under an arch with a kirthi-mukha at the apex, the base of each figure slotting into the frame. Karnataka / Maharashtra 19th century. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: fine. Dimension: 20.8 cm high x 17 cm long x 6.5 cm deep, weight: 1980 g.
Huge and heavy Thai bronze Ayutthaya Buddha, dating back to the 18th/19th century.
The Ayutthaya Buddha is sitting in the Earth Touching, Calling the Earth to Witness, or The victory over (Subduing) Mara position.
He sits with folded legs (right on top of the left). The Ayutthaya Buddha is seated on an interesting representation of a boat.
The boat is decorated with flowing designs...
japanese Yurei outgoing of a mokugyo,traditional buddhist temple drum.
Ivory end roll.perfect condition,signed
painting :H:22.5"(57cm) W:4.25"(11cm)
This splendid Maki-e suzuribako or ink box is decorated with gorgeous dragon and iris. The lid of the box is depicted with auspicious dragon motif, while the inside is decorated with iris in gold Maki-e, which is very brilliant. In side of the box, there is a very unique ink stone in gourd form and a small water container.
Condition: This gorgeous ink box is in excellent condition, as it has never been used, with no damages, no cracks and no restorations...
A fine pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain teacups, painted with Chinese characters.
Size: Diameter 6.3 cm High 4.3cm
Good condition with metal mounted
《Guangxu period 1875-1908)
This is a very attractive satsuma plate from Kinkozan. The painting, enamel, and gold work are exquisite. There is also a lot more fine gold work on the piece than what shows up in the images. The plate is in excellent condition and measures 8 inches across.It is signed on the underside with an impressed mark encased in gold trim.
This is Katazome kimono of The Taisho era. This is the item that Nannban genre picture of MomoyamA era was designed. This has several places of stains. This does not have damage. the state is good. Size 129cm x 130.5cm (50.7 "x 51.3")
Antique Chinese glazed ceramic vase from the Song Dynasty (960–1279), with red-brown scattered accents and of a gull-shape.
Size: 4.5" height, 3" width
A nice scalloped Liao plate, boldly incised with blossoms and leaves, under a cream and bright leaf green and amber glaze. Comes with a certificate from the Chinese Government Auction House.
Size: Diameter. 13.5cm.
Condition: A broken piece at the rim that was glued back on probably at the site. It is almost invisible on the front of the plate. This can easily be made invisible by a professional repairer. See photos.
Satsuma hibi-yaki tea bowl from the late Edo, early Meiji Period with its antique wood box.
The bowl has a narrow meshed net of fine cracks and a tasteful gold lacquer. Great work.
Size: 7,6 cm height x 12 cm diameter.
A beautiful late 19th C bronze Islamic Mughal Indian cosmetic container featuring a wonderful warm patina. Divided into 6 yoni shaped compartments with a peacock finial securing them, the peacock finial lifts out and one or more of the compartment can then be opened. In excellent condition, it measures 4 inches in diameter when closed.
DESCRIPTION: From our Southeast Asia Collection, a late 19th C. Burmese black lacquer offering vessel with tall stem leading to a wide flared rim. This base is topped with a bulbous lid with flared rim and multiple carved turnings in the spire, echoing the shape of Buddhist stupas. The base and interiors of the bowl and lid are finished with a nicely contrasting red lacquer...
Antique Japanese netsuke rabbit is carved from boxwood.
1 3/4" x 1 1/8" x H 1 1/8" ( 4.5 x 3 x H 3 cm ) 18 grams
It is in good condition.
Very fine painting in ink and colors on paper and gold leaf. It describes numerous figures on boats going to the temple and others playing at the foot of a Torii. The painting is in very good condition according to the age. Origin : Japan. Period : 18th century. Tosa school
Dimensions : 274 x (h)121cm. (107,5"x47,5").