Amusing okimono in ivory and shibayama style of children playing near an elephant. Origin : Japan. Period : Meiji. Height : 6.8cm x diameter : 6cm (H2.7"xD2.3"). Signed
Seated Jizo Bosatsu, a hoju (sacred jewel) held in both hands placed centrally on the lap, sculpted from a granite-like igneous stone. Late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Minor old loss.
Height: 31.5 cm
Width: 23 cm
Depth: 15 cm
A set of 5 softly glazed green tea bowls enclosed in the original signed wooden box by signed on the base Kachutei Dohachi Seidecorated in reverse with the five plant themes of the literati ideal: Chrysanthemum, Iris, Bamboo, Plum and Pine, each with a unique poem. The tea cups are 2 inches (5 cm) tall, 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) diameter and in fine condition, but for one hairline crack about 1 inch long from the rim of the orchid cup...
A hibachi made from woodblock blocks celebrating images from the 5th Naikoku Sangyo Hakurankai Domestic Industrial Exposition. Imagine the spectacle, it is 1903, the Paris World Exposition has recently finished, and in Shitenoji of Osaka is opened the Naikoku Sangyo Hakurankai. Westerners stroll the Japanese boulevards along side rick-shaws and elaborately coifured women in Kimono. 4.3 million would walk through the ticket booth...
The rare Gold Buddha is know as Bhumisparsa, the mudra of witness (earth touching). The hand with the palm turned inward and all the fingers extended downward touching the singhasana (pedestal supported by a lion)
The gesture of touching the earth or calling the earth to witness commemorating Buddha's victory over temptation by the demon Mara.
Age: 14/15th Century. Southeast Asia.
Condition: No repairs.
Well hollowed bottle carved from shadow agate with a raised base. Has a nicely carved wooden spoon with a jadeite (I think) stopper.
Age: Republic period
Height: 6.5cm Width: 3cm
Provenance: Acquired in Beijing in 1972 by a German collector.
Antique Japanese framed woodblock print by artist Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900). Print is numbered 18 in the series "Genji 54 Scenes". Artist's signature and seal in corner, titled, with publisher's name and address. Meiji period circa 1884.
Size: (entire frame) 21" height, 16.5" width (print only) 14" height, 9" width
Japanese early 20th century earthenware vase by SUIGETSU. The vase has 2 crabs done in high relief on the side. This type of ceramics was originated by artist Yoshikawa Tsunekata during the Meiji Period. The vase comes with TOMOBAKO, or original artist signed wooden storage box. The vase measures 6 1/4" tall by 8" in diameter.
Antique Chinese set of four hardwood nesting tables with burl tops in a gorgeous deep red lacquer finish.
Size : 22" height, 22" width, 22" depth
19th century netsuke of a crouching puppy with its head turned to the right and wearing an unusually wide cloth collar. Superbly carved, great face, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Beautiful light staining, wonderful patina consistent with age. Signed RANTEI in oval reserve on the bottom for Hogen Rantei. Hogen is an honorary title conferred for excellence in painting and sculpture. Rantei is an excellent carver - for discussion see p...
19th century netsuke of a biwa fruit with branches and leaves, and a tiny bronze ant on the branch. Superb quiet carving with beautiful patina, great rendition of branch texture and veining on the leaves, crisply made insect. Clever design, himotoshi (cord opening) formed by a branch. Signed GODO on the fruit - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 459, number 361), and a similar model without an ant is illustrated as part of Hindson collection. Length 1 7/8 inches.
Early 19th century netsuke of a seated shishi with the upper part of its body resting on a cloth ball decorated with blooming peonies. Superbly carved, excellent face, wonderful bushy mane and tail. Beautiful wear and patina consistent with age, deep differently sized himotoshi. Length 1 7/16 inches.
19th century netsuke representing a Kyogen theater mask of demon Buaku. Wonderful crisp detailing, superb stippling, beautiful warm patina, black and red highlights. Signed HOJO followed by kakihan (carved monogram of the artist) on the bar on the back - judging by the carving style and first character of the signature the carver was a student of Hojitsu. Height 1 3/8 inches.
Showing the Swiss Henri Moser Charlottenfels (1844-1923), renowned for his collection, donated in 1914 to the Historical Museum in Bern. He spent his youth on the chateau Charlottenfels near Schaffhausen and left, at the age of 23, the first time for Central Asia. He collected on his many trips to Central Asia, Persia and Turkey - high class Oriental weapons and Islamic applied arts. This vintage cabinet photo shows him in Central Asian costume, before 1886...
Antique Japanese iron chain for hanging flower vase.
Measurements about : 89 3/4" (228 cm) long.
Weight about : 710 grams.
It is in good condition.
Buddhist figures seated on oval lotus supports, each possibly depicting Amitayus.
1.5 inches tall.
Lu Dongbin and the Quanzhen Trasmission
Sogo (active early to mid 19th century)
67cm x 198cm
The style is similar to works done by the noted Maruyama School, Gessen and other artists from the Shijo School. The artist is not known but a similar name was found in a woodblock print published in book around the same period. (refer to the Waseda University Library, Collection of Edo Period Books)
Jade pendant nicely carved with ruyi flower heads. The stone is white with sparse russet inclusions. There is a small hole for hanging. Approximately 1-3/8 inches long and 7/8 inches wide. Dates to the Qing Dynasty. Excellent condition.