Cast iron (or maybe bronze?) with lacquer and gold
Height: 48.1 cm / 18.9 in
Weight: 19.6 lb / 8.9 kg
From the estate of Sir Cecil Nixon
A huge and tall figure of Ananda, partially gilded and covered with lacquer. One of the ten disciples of the Buddha, Ananda is typically portrayed as a handsome youth with closed eyes, tranquil features, and drooping ears...
Early 19th century
Jiaqing - Daoguang Period, Qing Dynasty
Length: 163.4 cm / 64.3 in, Width: 82 cm / 32.3 in
From the estate of Mrs. Joseph E. (Catherine Abbot) Johnson, of Lynchburg VA. This banner was brought back from a 1917 business trip to China by Mr...
Late Qing Dynasty - Republic period
Bone with ox horn
Seal measures 5 cm by 1.7cm by 1.7 cm
Carrying case measures 8.1 cm by 3 cm by 2 cm
From an Italian private collection
Condition: Staining to the seal, chips long the edge of the carrying case, otherwise excellent. [Please examine all photos carefully, as they are part of the condition report.]
This is Noragi used in the Tohoku district for the Meiji period. Kasuri and a stripe of the cotton are used for this. As for the cotton, the item of a good texture spun by hand is used. As for this, a cotton item of Edo period and the Meiji period is used.
This can enjoy both sides.
Size: 117cm x 124cm (46 "x 48.8")
This is a very well made bronze water dropper made in the shape of the traditional long tailed turtle. The tortoise holds a small round cup in its mouth that would have been used to drip the water onto the solid inkstone. A hole in the middle of the carapace is where the water would be poured into the body of the figure. The piece measures 4.9" long by 2.4" wide by 1.7" high at it highest - it weighs 6.7 ounces...
A carving of Mary and the baby Jesus in the form of Kannon with a child carved from a burl of raw wood, and bearing a Christian cross on the base. The Pointed robes are slightly elongated, accentuating the natural form of the wood. On back is glued an old paper label reading Kakure-Kirishitan (Hidden Christian), and was likely affixed there by some former owner. It is 6-1/2 inches (17 cm) tall and in fine condition...
Charming japanese cha (tea) tansu. Made of a beautiful soft wood, hinoke japanese cyprus. Displays a large tree on the two top sliding doors, and tree markings on the bottom pull out drawers. The middle of the tansu has two shelves and lots of space for display. On back of tansu are japanese markings.
Dimensions: Height:33.5"X 29"Long X 12" Wide
This is very rare Shibori Kimono produced in Akita Asamai area for Edo period.
This is dyed with a natural indigo plant carefully.
As for this, a pattern is Eba-gara. Three carps swim in the water like a brick.
In the Hanada-colored ground, three bold carps and waterweeds with the force are expressed in indigo dyeing Shibori.
This cotton is spun by hand...
A mottled bronze vase of globular form with an impactful moriage rendering of a lone lobster with inlaid shakudo eyes upon its surface. The sea creature is naturalistically detailed and spans the width of the exterior. On the interior of the vase, a removable otoshi serves as a vessel for flower arrangement. Double signatures: Tesshin koku on the side; Yoshimasa on the base. This patinated-bronze vase is in excellent condition.
Diameter: 9”, height: 6.5”
Meiji Period, Japan
A four-case gold-lacquered inro depicting the great Heian Period poet, Prince Narihira, and his courtier on horseback. On the reverse, a horseman and attendant race over mountains and streams to overtake them. Detailing in takamaki-e, togidashi and kirikane on polished kinji ground. Manju netsuke with scattered rice design on roiro ground. Signed on base in gold lacquer, Kajikawa Bunryusai saku...
A Chinese porcelain export dish with Armorial design done in famille rose and gold design. The plate measures about 1 1/4" high x 6 3/8" in diameter and dates to the Qianlong period, Circa 1750. The dish was displayed at the De Young Museum "Luxury for the West" exhibit, 18 July 1990 - 20 Jan 1991, catalog number 90.51.57. The Armorial design is Selby impaling Tuite (Howard - Page 376)...
A Chinese mounted kesi silk tapestry weaving depicting a deer in a stylized landscape featuring a peach tree (taozi), bats (bianfu),long life mushrooms (lingzhi) and auspicious clouds, all good luck symbols. Ground of weaving with gold thread. Late Ming, 17th cent. H. 30 cm, L. 38 cm. Condition: Fair with some, minor repairs and losses.
A sentoku presentation tsuba of rectangular form with rounded corners, its detailing in copper, gilt and silver. Under a tasseled curtain, in high relief, a kimono-clad macaque walks a tight rope, a persimmon branch over his shoulder. Below him, also in relief, a well-chased and chiseled macaque leaning against a priest’s staff, eats a persimmon. Gilt-inlaid persimmon branches and symbols are scattered over the surface of this fantastic scene...
A round iron tsuba with beaded rim in the Namban style. Two dragons overlaid in gold nunome zogan rest among reticulated tendrils, a gilt tama between them. The seppa area is finely carved with overlapping waves. ( For a similar piece see: “The Peabody Museum Collection of Japanese Sword Guards” by John D...
A Chinese Porcelain dish with blue and white decoration of birds and flowers. The plate measures 1 1/2" high x 9" in diameter and dates to the Kangxi Dynasty, 17th/18th Century. Condition: The condition is very good with a few very small chips or frits on the edge. Free shipping within the USA.
A large, deep and heavy thrown charger in porcelain decorated in familie rose palette with five cockerels in a stylized garden setting. Slightly uncommon motif. Ruyi pattern at the rim. D 34.5 cm. Qing, late Daoguang, c. 1850. Condition: Fair. Minor rim fritting. Buyer pay actual shipping costs.
Very decorative pair of Chinese porcelain vases, with underglassed blue and white prunnus decoration;
Height – 22 cm;
Condition – perfect;
I’m offering for sale a Chinese porcelain octagonal plate decorated with Famille Rose enamels on a yellow ground;
Condition – A fire line on reverse. Rubbed on the yellow;
Please study my photographs carefully;
Diameter - 18cm / 7';