An unique pair of lacquer paintings from Qing dynasty, featuring boys in martial art posture. These decorative panels were collected from demolished old house from Shanxi, China. The paintings are in nice original condition with some crackles and peelings at corners consistent with age.
A gilt-bronze figure of DIPAKARA.Qing dynasty.H:17cm.
Six rare ancient glass beads from the Pyu era, three round glass beads and three crescent glass shaped beads. Size: Round ones: Diameter 2.6cm,3.2cm,2.5cm. Crescent ones: L. 3.5cm,3.5cm,4.5cm.
This is an Early 19th Century, excellently hand-carved Japanese Netsuke depicting Tengu, the legendary winged creature that has both human and bird-like characteristics. He appears in its typical form emerging from an egg with its wings spread over it. Very creative used of the natural material colors in the design of the clouds. Very rich patina. Signed Toyomasa in the format he used when he used the go Shonshoan...
This is an Early 19th Century, beautifully carved Group of Gourds. Outstanding form, polish and patina. Silk-smooth tactile qualities. Natural himotoshi. Unsigned. Netsuke measures 1.40 inches ((3.6cm) in diameter.
This is a 19th Century, finely hand carved Japanese netsuke depicting a seldom seem version of a Fukura Suzuma or 'Tongue-cut Sparrow', with an elderly woman seated on the right wing of the bird, holding very tight to its neck, while carrying a pair of scissors on her right hand. Very nicely detailed with a rich patina. The bird's eyes inlaid in dark horn.Signed Kosho on the bird's bottom. Netsuke measures 1.65 inches (4.2cm) wide, and 1.10 inches (2.8cm) tall...
This is a Late 18th Century, most likely Osaka School, excellently carved netsuke of a resting stag, head turned back, eyes inlaid in black horn, with a dapple cloth, and good hair work. Unsigned. It measures 2.05 inches (5.2cm) wide, and 0.83 inches (2.1cm) tall.
A fine Chinese blue and white porcelain bowl, painted with Chinese Characters.
Size Diameter 12.5cm
good condition, no crack, no chip and no repair.
4 Indian folk paintings, Double sided, Each 18 x 18 cm, gouache on paper, inscriptions above each. Undated estimated to be mid 19th century or earlier. Mounted under Perspex.
4 Indian folk paintings, 2 Double sided, each 18 x 18 cm, gouache on paper, inscriptions above each. Undated estimated to be mid 19th century or earlier. Mounted under Perspex.
Indian folk painting, Double sided, 18 x 18 cm, gouache on paper, inscriptions above each. Undated estimated to be mid 19th century or earlier. Mounted under Perspex.
Dehua Statue of Kwan Yin
Republic Period or latter
Size: Length 10.8cm Width 8.9cm Height 23cm
Unlike the common designs and styles seen with Chinese dehua kwan yin statues, this statue does not have the common marks on the back denoting the famous maker during the Qing Dynasty. No marks are found on the back and inside the body of the statue is an old seal denoting that the piece was made in China.
Set of Writing and Letter Box With Motif of Chrysanthemums
Size: (Writing Box):Length 20cm Width 24.2cm Height 4.5cm (Letter Box): Length 11.43cm Width 25cm Height 8 cm
An interesting set of two lacquer boxes decorated with motifs of chrysanthemums. Unlike the traditional designs often seen in the previous Edo and Meiji periods, this set appears to have designs often seen in kimono designs from the Taisho and Showa periods...
Classical Japanese anthology card game of one hundred Japanese waka poem by one hundred poets based on the essential artistically and elegant spiritually aware of Japan.
The earlier getting back, the more detailed design, as those cards are all hand-painted with the quality papers and paints, which is considered to be from the late 16th century during the Momoyama - the Early Edo period...
BLACK- LACQUERED SMALL DRAWER
Small single drawer coated in elegant simple black lacquer, which is considered to be for silver coin as its usage, and coming from Aizu region , Tohoku based on the viewpoint of the refined particular work of its brass fittings.
Made by the multiple craftsmen of joinery, metalsmith, and lacquer worker as an excellent collaborative work. Attached with the key as its scarcity value as well...
Jingasa worn by a worrior. It is handwoven of Japanese paper yarn which is made from kozo tree fiber and coated with urushi, lacquer. This kind of paper textile is called "kami nagato" or "nagato" and it is durable and waterproof so that it was made into many kinds of folk crafts such as bowl, tabacco pipe case, lunch box, water bottle and so on in Edo period. This jingasa is in good condition except for a rift and the cords inside is much worn out...
An oil plate dating from the Meiji period covered in burnt orange crackled glaze with a silvered bottom like lusterware. Roughly 16 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and in fine condition. This is perfect for the small lantern used in the Tea Room.
A fine Tetsu-yu Chaire in rich red clay from the Niwa-yaki kinlns of Zeze in Otsu, first and last stop on the Old Tokaido from Kyoto. It has a zogei lid and comes wrapped in a silk bag, enclosed in a black lacquered wooden container. It is 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall, 2 inches (5 cm) diameter and in fine condition, the raw clay on the base worn to a beautiful sheen. Due to age the outer wrapping of silk on the bag containing the piece has partially disintegrated.