Fragment of a formal court robe (chaofu)-type weaving. Gold brocaded silk, late 18th to early 19th century.
Dim.: WxH 69x29cm. Mounted on green cotton on foamboard (75x35cm).The robe was cut and altered in Tibet to become part of an altar frontal or canopy. The resulting patchwork is typical for Tibet. It didn't matter that the jigsaw puzzle didn't fit anymore as long as the result was harmonious and pleasing to the eye...
11.2*11.2*2cm, Weight: 561g
Nice strand of Kushan/Bactrian of mixed carnelian) beads. I acquired these along with coins dating 1st- 4th CE from the same site in North West Pakistan, so these can be dated no later than 1500 years old, having said this I have seen similar things dating as far back as 2000 BCE so these are probably much older and were traded down over the centuries. Strung on wire cable with screw type clasp. L: 45cm/17.8in.
Neolithic nephrite jade “jue” shaped ornament, beveled on one side with contemporary 14k gold mounting, circa 3000- 1000 BCE. Spme calcification, staining and small chips as to be expected with an ancient artifact. D: 3.4cm/1.6in
early-mid 20th century, Japan
W: 27 cm (10.62in), H: 23 cm (9.05in), D: 19 cm (7.48in)
A sacred "cave" (iconic presence) as the altar (the place) of fire for the people..., as very rare primitive folk type of foot warmer (anka) originally used for 'kotatsu' by covering it with 'futon', made of wood mainly with clay arranged, randomly coated in old rag (boro) and used paper for...
An imperial navy-ground embroidered dragon surcoat.19th century. 112cm long.
This is a truly beautiful and unusual Imari dish. The inner surface depicts the inside of a pond in underglaze cobalt blue surrounded by a village in green and color enamels. The outside surface is in underglaze blue of a flower and vine design. There are lots of fine glaze cracks in glaze, these are typical and can be seen best in the last picture. Other than these glaze cracks it is in excellent condition...
An unusual shaped glass earring, flat on one side and a ridge around the other side. The glass is translucent with a light blue tint. Will make a beautiful pendant. It is most likely from Vietnam. Size: Outside diameter. 3.8cm. Condition.Very good.
Extraordinary Antique Chinese hand carved hardwood mother of pearl inlay table. Striking natural thick slab of marble inset as table top surface. Fine detail seen through out the hand carved and mother of pearl inlay. Very heavy, original finish.
Early 20th Century
Dimensions: 30" High, 39" Diameter
Kotatasu two-tiered table made of light colored Hinoke wood. In great condition. Stands uniquely tall, apart from the traditional low style of Japanese Kotatasu. Both tiers have criss cross wood design.
Circa early 1900
Dimensions: 20.5" X 20.5" Across, 27" High
An iron tea pot with solid silver handle, lid and rim. Late 19th to early 20th century in excellent condition. The piece is 12 cm (5 inches) diameter, 18 cm (7 inches) to the top of the handle.
An exquisitely carved pipe case of stag antler in the form of an elongated gourd with a brass leaf hinged to allow the end of the pipe to be inserted. It comes with a basketwork miniature box lined with antique cloth and featuring metal hardware. The gourd is 20 cm (8 inches) long, the box 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm (3 x 2 x 1-1/2 inches). Both are in fine condition. The gourd is signed.
A sweet looking gourd dangles by frayed silk chords from a Hirado Porcelain Netsuke in the shape of a ebullient sage leaning on his staff. The gourd is capped with a bone bung. The netsuke is 2 inches (5 cm) long, the gourd 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall. Both are in fine condition.
Antique Japanese kyodai, or mirror chest made of a warm tone burl wood that has a lovely shine and interesting patterns in the grain. It has six drawers with a black pigment interior, each drawer with a silver metal pull over a vertical hardwood panel.
Size: 51" height, 21.5" width, 10.25" depth
Made of dark wood, this 19th Century Antique
Bath Tub stands tall and unique. Chair like shape, the back of washer is carved smoothly with rounded edges. Has an attractive, symmetrical overall look.
Dimensions: 32" High, 20" Deep, 16" Wide
Excellent condition, mounted as a scroll (old mounting), 51" x 58" the futon cover, the scroll edges extend on the bottom to 54". Excellent deep color with some old spots and one apparent patch that were made prior to the piece's mounting. This rare and stunning textile was deaccessioned from the Brooklyn Museum which may have been in 1997 looking at a tag on the piece, but it is not known precisely...
Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of an alert kirin sitting on oval base with its head raised, flames licking the sides of his body. Great inquisitive face, wonderful depiction of its tail and bumpy spine, eyes are inlaid with bronze. Fantastic sheen from wear, superb patina, very pleasant to hold. For a kirin carved by the same hand see Sotheby’s Bushell sale catalog of March 21, 2000, lot 136. Height 1 9/16 inches.
19th century boxwood netsuke of Kanzan holding an open scroll, with Jittoku standing beside him holding a broom. According to a Chinese legend, Kanzan and Jittoku (Han Shan and Shi De in Chinese) lived in a kitchen of a Zen Buddhist monastery and talked nonsensical language, which some took as a sign of them being enlightened. Wonderful faces, great depiction of robe lines and hair, beautifully stained, excellent mellow patina...