Japanese stag-horn pipe case, kiseruzutsu, is carved in relief of a man under the pine tree.
Measurements : 8 1/8" (20.5 cm) long.
It is in good condition.
A small, but exceedingly fine ink stick in original fitted, lacquer box entitled: ‘Ink with Written Scripture (Sutra).’ The front side of the stick features an image of a seated Buddha in gold, silver and blue color. The back with the entire text of the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra in miniature characters. Side of ink stick with maker’s details: ‘Prepared for a journey through the empty valley (Cheng xu gu qianzhi).’ The writing was done by the scholar Tie Bao (fl. late Qianlong period)...
A finely carved overlay amber glass snuff bottle. The outer white and deep brown layers have been carved into a series of butterflies. It is in good condition and is 6.5 cms. high.
A good late 19th. century famille verte porcelain snuff bottle decorated with dragons on a scraffiato white ground. It is in good condition and is 8 cms. high.
A very fine 19th. white jade belt buckle of traditional form. It is in good condition and is 11.5 cms. long.
A beautiful late 19th. century, Meiji period, Shibayama Koro in the form of a persimon encrusted with mother of pearl flowers and leaves. It is standing on a silver plate and gilt metal base, the leaves of which have small splashes of green enamel. The interior of the lid is gold laquered and has a mother of pearl tablet signature whilst the interior of the body is silver lined. The whole is in very good condition and stands 14 cms. high.
A sword stand of wood covered in Nashiji Lacquer emblazoned with Mitsuba-Aoi Hollyhock crests of the Edo Shogun. It is 25-1/2 inches (64 cm) tall, the base is 9 x 10 inches (23 x 25 cm)
An antique miniature tetsubin (water kettle) of cast iron decorated with phoenix, flowers and cloud pattern. Highbuckled handle. Signed lid: Ryubun. Edo–Meiji, 19th cent. H 12 cm, D 8 cm. Condition: Very fine (minimum rust in bottom).
A Good Japanese Woodblock Shunga (Erotic) Print Attrib. Shuncho. Late 18th. c. Edo Period
12 1/2 ins. x 8 3/4 ins. (31.7 x 22.3 cms) This beautiful design, although unsigned as usual with shunga, is probably the work of Katsukawa Shuncho, a fine artist who worked about 1780-95. His work can be found in the world's major museums. The subtle colour is unfaded and the impression very good...
Interesting small porcelain bowl with wavy rim, decorated with Buddhist lions in multicolored enamels on a golden ground. Base with iron red Jiaqing seal mark. Maybe made for the export to Thailand, please refer for a very similar design to "Khrangthuai Bencharong Lae Lai Nam Thong" a book in Thai about Chinese export porcelain for Thailand. Condition: rim with two chips (see picture 5) and a tiny rim chip (picture 1). Dimension: diameter: 10.7 cm, 5.9 cm high.
Rare leather cover for a samurai armor storage box l
Material : gilded and lacquered leather
Condition : fine condition with expectted abrasions and losses . It will fit most if the classical boxes .
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Fine set of original samurai armor with unique elephant hide dou .
Condition : good original condition with only minor abrasions and losses due to the age of the item
This assembled armor set features a very unique Dou , made from elephant hide . An evidence of active trading between japan and other asian countries during Edo period .
Age: mid. Edo period , circa 1680-1760
Fine set of mid edo period armor .
Material : dry lacquer , leather , iron
Condition: good original condition with minor losses and abrasions . Crest on the dou is made of gilded leather . All parts, but kabuto , belong to the same set .
Most likely this armor was made for an elderly person , condiering extensive use of light weight material in armor construction...
A rare ancient agate bead made for wearing as a pendent or necklace. These beads date back to over 2,000 years. They have some kind of tiger influence in their shape and stripes..
Size: 4.2cm X 2cm. Condition: No breaks.
The unlikely friend Kanzan and Jitoku are seen enjoying an outing fishing on the sides of this bowl by Eiraku Zengoro XIV (Tokuzen/Myozen) and Okamoto Shuseki enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition.
The box bears the stamps used by the two 14th generation heads of the Eiraku family, Tokuzen (1853-1909) and his wife Myozen (1852-1927)...
A mathcing set of two very large pottery court ladies, Chinese Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD.
One of the nicest sets of court ladies that we have ever handled. Both figures exceptionally detailed with fine quality glacing and pigment and wonderful mottled details of robes and hairdresses. Also note the facial details!
Height: 32 cm. for the largest - the other only very slightly smaller. Very massive and heavy.
A rare set of large pottery figures, depicting two matching attendant, dating to Ming Dynasty 1368-1644 AD.
The figures holds a pair heart-shaped fan in torquise and green glaze.
The figures are clad in a black robes and dark blue tunic with torquise and red belts , wearing high black hats. Beautiful facial details and finely preserved pigment!
Size: c. 28-29 cm. - very large and massive...
A set of exceptional pottery figures of matching court-ladies, Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD.
Three ladies serving as court attendants, with fine robes, high heardresses and finely moulded and painted facial details! A fantastic set, very decorative!
Size: c. 22 cm. tall.