Antique Japanese getabako, or shoe storage tansu, with interesting lattice style doors panels with three shelves inside, and a hinged bottom panel with attractive bamboo patterns provides more storage. Original finish with charming signs of age. Reminiscent of a tea ceremony cabinet. Hinoki wood with Sugi sides. Meiji age (1868-1912)
Size: 39.5" H x 26" L x 14.5" D
Small Japanese kiri (paulownia) wood tansu with charming rose tone brass hardware. Simplistic design, natural finish hardwood.
Size: 16.75" H x 23.5" L x 11.25" D
Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) Satsuma earthenware compressed bombe form tripod koro (incense burner) or vessel with wide, inward curling cobalt mouth, decorated with two opposing figural panels, one featuring samurai and the second with women and children of the nobility engaged in leisure activities. The panels are set against a cobalt blue background with dense gilt geometric and floral motifs. 6 1/2” diameter, 4 1/4” high. Late 19th to early 20th century...
Antique Japanese large two section Mizuya, or kitchen tansu, with a Hinoki wood frame in honey tone finish and dark brown hardwood front panels. Has plenty of storage with decorative carved panels and lattices with mesh. Very heavy and sturdy, seated on hardwood stand.
Size: 83.5" entire Height (33.5", 38", 12" stand), 70" L, 21.75" D
Antique Japanese pair of painted doors fashioned into a 2-panel hinged screen. Each door is hand-painted with a beautiful dancer holding a fan. This style of art is known as "Bijin" literally "beautiful person".
Size: 73" H x 72" L (each door 36" L) x 1.25" D
Japanese 18th/19th century Edo age seated Dainichi-nyorei Buddha. Lacquered and gilded wood. Hands carved beautifully. (stand and screen are not included)
height 20.5" width 13" length 16.5"
A mask netsuke made of stag antler with inlaid horn eyes, depicting a comical Japanese character. Unsigned. Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland. Condition: few tiny rim chips. Dimension: 3.8 cm x 3.5 cm.
Nepalese Wooden mask from Middle Hill Nepal. Early to mid 20th century.
Size is 26x20 c.m.
Himanchal animist wooden mask with pigments remainings from Himanchal Pradesh. Early to mid 20th century.
Size 29x21 c.m.
Wooden mask from Arunanchal Pradesh. Early to mid 20th century. Size is 28x24 c.m.
Ogre Hiding Under Lotus Leaf Netsuke
Edo to Meiji Periods
From a lerge collection of netsuke in the San Franciso Bay Area.
Ogre Drinking Sake Netsuke
Edo to Meiji periods
Size: Height 1 1/8" Length 1 1/8" W 1 1/2"
From a San Francisco Bay Area Collection of Netsuke
Size: Height 1 1/2" Length 1 1/2"
From a large collection of netsuke in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ghost Scaring People Netsuke
Size: Height: 1 3/4" Length 2 3/4" Width 1 1/8"
From a collection of netsuke in the San Francisco Bay Area
Kappa Mother and Child
Signed Ryoshu, possibly from the lineage of Miyazawa Ryoshu
Diameter 3" Height 3"
From a large San Francisco estate of netsuke and other related objects.
Gorinto (five-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from a brick-hued granite. Muromachi Period ca. 1500. Very minor old loss.
Height: 40 cm
Width: 15.5 cm
Depth: 15.5 cm
The gorinto is a uniquely Japanese style of stupa comprising five geometric forms, which correspond (from bottom) to earth, water, fire, wind, and ethereal space...
Seated Jizo Bosatsu, the hands forming the gassho mudra of adoration, figurally sculpted from a brick-hued igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.
Height: 25 cm
Width: 20 cm
Depth: 15 cm
An unusual-shaped Kutani vase with panels of birds and landscapes on a background scrolling tendrils surrounded by a thickly applied blue-green glaze. All symbols (phoenixes, birds, chrysanthemums, etc.) are symbols of good luck, strength, and prosperity. The stamp on the bottom is a "Fuku" character which means wealth and good luck. Age: 1900 or earlier. Size: H. 16cm. W. 12cm. Condition: No repairs, chips, or breaks.