This a Kyoto School Netsuke, carved in the 19h century, that depicts a standing Boy, who is carrying a large bag over his shoulder, and is happily eating a piece of Cake. Signed Shoji, on the edge of the boy's robe, in the back. Wonderful mellow patina. Charming and interesting, but seldom seen depiction of Daily life in Japan.
Netsuke measures 0.98 inches (2.5cm) wide, and, 2.05 inches (5.2cm) tall...
Some weeks ago we had sold a quite similar, much smaller dish ( Stock # 621 ) with a similar shape and with a very similar decoration. Well potted dish with incised decoration and glazed with a nice, glossy, pale, creamy blue Qingbai glaze. The base of the dish full covered with glaze like we do know this from Ding ware dishes. The rim of the dish unglazed. Southern Song Dynasty ( 1127 - 1279 ). Diameter : 14,6 cm. H : 3,3 cm...
An antique Chinese silver lock pendant from the 19th century Qing dynasty. Fine hand made work on both side complete with hand made chain. The four Chinese word "Chang Ming Fu Gui" means long life, wealth and high social status. These are hopes of the old time Chinese to their children. A perfect gift for a Child. Provenance: from a Michigan collecion. This lock pendant is in good antique condition.
This a Kyoto School Netsuke, carved in Late 18th century, that depicts a seated and laughing Hotei. His robe falling open to reveal a large belly. The robe with incised leave branches. Hotei's hand and feet unsually large.
Large, faithful time-period chimney himotoshi. Wonderful two-tone patina.
Netsuke measures 1.55 inches (3.9cm) wide, and 1.45 inches (3.7cm) tall. It has some age hairlines, common to netsuke this old, but, it is solid, and otherwise, in excellent condition.
This is a marvelously sculpted Imari porcelain quatrefoil vase on pedestal base, its rim of unusual undulating style. The exterior is rendered in the characteristic palette of Imari porcelain- rich overglaze iron red, underglaze cobalt blue and gilt detailing. A bold iron -red roundel on lush scrollwork depicts two ikebana baskets. In addition, pierced designs along the body hint at the fanciful interior. An ornamented rim surrounds an image of clam shells and serpentine stream below...
A bold wagumi-style ikebana basket of baluster form, its body and handle composed of loosely-woven, half sections of bamboo and bamboo reed. Characteristic of the wagumi-style, the bamboo strands are color treated, the original texture intact. Hence, this basket exhibits a great sculptural quality. Overall, excellent condition with no repairs. Height: 22” Meiji Period, Japan
An exquisite Imari porcelain bowl with slightly flared rim and double- ring base. Encircling the exterior is a diamond-patterned band and fan-shaped cartouches with groves of kiku and butterflies alternating with stylized gilt phoenix. A similar band of alternating phoenix and fan-cartouches decorates the inner walls of the bowl, its hexagonal center a rondel with two shishi on a bed of stylized chrysanthemums...
This is a boxwood okimono formed as a toad. The small sculpture exhibits extensive carving with careful attention to the toad's musculature and inlaid-horn eyes. The signature of the master, Masanao, is carved on the base. This okimono is in excellent condition with no cracks or restoration. Length: 3.5" Meiji Period, Japan
19th Century, Boxwood Netsuke finely hand-carved and engraved boxwood netsuke depicting a squatting Karako (Chinese Boy), wearing the customary Chinese garb, holding a Hyotokko mask with both hands. Signed Yoshiharu on the bottom of the netsuke.
Nice compact form; great expression and form details; nice mellow patina. Netsuke measures 1.35 inches (3.4cm) wide, and 1.48 inches (3.8cm) tall. It is in excellent condition, as you may be able to see in the posted photos.
19th Century, Boxwood Netsuke finely hand-carved boxwood netsuke depicting a seated Hotei, the god of Contentment and Happiness, smiling and holding a Fan on his right hand. Signed Shogyoku on the bottom of the netsuke.
Nice compact form; wonderful symmetry and patina. Netsuke measures 1.60 inches (4.,0cm) in diameter, and 1.15 inches (2.9cm) tall. It is in excellent condition, as you may be able to see in the posted photos.
A Chinese export silver tankard with a slight tapering body, dragon handle and repousse decoration, showing battle scenes with fighters on horseback, all against a background of buildings and woodland. Vacant cartouche. stamped Leeching on the base. This silversmith had branches in Shanghai, Canton and Hong Kong. Age: C. 1870. size: 4 1/2 inches (11.5 cm) high. weight: 7.8 oz. ( 243 gm.)
A Master Piece Famille-Rose Flower-Rock Bowl, Republic
Age: Yongzheng mark, but Republic
well-potted with with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, the exterior elaborately painted with floral and rock on one side...
Height: 12cm (4.9 in)
Width: 8.5cm (3.4 in)
Japanese Satsuma lidded pot; features a continuous panel of women and children walking in a rural scene; butterflies depicted on the lid; signed Ryozan on the base; excellent condition
Height: 4.0cm (1.6 in)
Width: 2.1cm (0.8 in)
Quality antler netsuke of a peasant holding a wine gourd; tiny teeth in mouth; good condition
Height: 5.1cm (2.0 in)
Width: 3.2cm (1.2 in)
Depth: 2.3cm (0.9 in)
Wooden netsuke of a young girl holding a bird; old lacquer and polychrome is worn
Height: 20cm (8.0 in)
Width: 29cm (11.6 in)
Depth: 6.5cm (2.6 in)
Chinese hardstone table screen with a group of painted horses; signed; some paint flaking on the frame; good condition
A fine Chinese blue and white porcelain YENYEN vase, painted with mountain scene.
Size High 45cm
CONDITION: one chip to outside rim, metal mounted
Early 19th century
A Very Rare/Fine Set of 3 Lady’s Korean Silk Ornamental Pendant with Jades -19th C.: Korea, Joseon dynasty, 19th century.
A set of 3 colored, purple, red and golden yellow, silk tassel pendants with a pot for a symbol of wealth with fine one solid apple green jade carved with “Shou” character--longevity-with a floral head carving for the top, and natural red coral (산호), and a geometric diamond patterns of knots with character, “Shoe” on the top of the tassels...