Eclectic trio of Sino/Tibetan wood phurbus, from the Songpan region, Sichuan China. This area is a stronghold of the indigenous Tibetan Bon religion so these may be artifacts from them. These date circa pre World War 2 to early 20th century and although the pigment is flaking off the carvings are in good condition except for some minor damage to the head in the first phurbu). Lengths are noted in enlargements.
A large bowl made for the use of the Imperial family likely by the porcelain artist Denjuro wrapped in a padded silk bag and enclosed in a custom made wooden box. Inside is a large 16 petal chrysanthemum, outside cranes fly among tall bamboo and roaring waves with a triad of Chrysanthemum crests. The bowl is 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) diameter and in fine condition. These items would have been used by the Emperor on visits outside the palace, and left as commemorations as gifts for the host...
A nice group of Ming miniature glazed tomb items for taking into the next world. During the Shang Dynasty all the actual pieces were used and have been replaced with pottery figures from the original size to this size.
Sizes: See photos. Condition: Very good.
An anonymous pine forest on gold screen dating from the later Meiji in a pale silk border with black lacquered wooden frame. It is 68-1/2 x 143-1/2 inches (174 x 364 cm). Overall a very nice presentation in fine condition, there is some loss of pigment, fading and surface abrasions attesting to age. Due to size and variation of international transport the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Antique Japanese chop case made of boxwood and carved with a beautiful lady, the inside of the box is still coated with powdered orange-red seal ink, at the base of the box is a semi circular bead made of amber, the top of the box is closed with a bead of bone and a smaller one of coral, the toggle is the shell of a cone snail, the sea creature hunts with a venomous barb, Meiji Period.
Size of the box: 3" high.
A beautifully carved grey-green hard stone vase with carved panels of chrysanthemums on its front and backside. The handles have been carved elaborately with creeping vine motifs, while two carved hard stone rings hang from each one. The lid has been carved with the same vine motif and large finial. The vase comes with a beautiful hardwood stand, with silver inlay geometric patterns.
Size: (w/ stand) 9.75" height (w/o stand) 8.5" height, 5.5" width
Chinese Ceramic Urn or Censer
Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771 BC) or Later
Size: Diameter 21.5 Height 20.5 (including Stand)
An interesting Chinese ceramic tripod urn or censer with a lid. The overall piece is done in a dark olive color glaze which appeared during this period in Chinese history, which may have come from the ash in the kilns or places they were fired. The urn comes with a fitted wooden stand.
Antique Chinese Censer with Hardwood Lid
Size: Diameter 10.5cm Height 10cm
A simple bronze censer crafted in the classical Chinese form of the ding which most censers base their designs from.
Antique Japanese large bronze suiban, or shallow dish for the display of viewing stones and small plants. The legs have been wonderfully casted to resemble gnarled vines, or perhaps a Buddha's hand citron fruit. One side of the suiban displays a raised dragon flying through incised winds. The other side shows two lounging tigers. The entire of the suiban has a beautiful, natural patina due to antiquity.
Size: 6.5" height, 19.5" length, 13" width
Antique Korean small porcelain water dropper, square form with feet in corners, glazed in blue and white with scene of boats and rocky shores, 19th century.
Size: 1 3/8" high x 2 1/2" wide.
Chinese small shallow porcelain bowl, glazed with a delicate pale blue celadon, incised with a floral motif on the inside bottom, the outside is glazed as well with the rim remaining bare, Song Dynasty.
Size: 4 3/4" wide diameter x 7/8" high
A small Chinese porcelain cup with Qingbai style light blue-green crackle glaze and very thin form. The rim is ebbed like flower petals and the interior has been incised to look like the inside of a flower.
Size: 2.25" height, 3" width
There are a variety of motifs on this koro, including an assortment of insects and multiple social scenes. The finial is finely sculpted to for a chrysanthemum flower. The condition is excellent with the exception of some visible gilt wear. It measures 4.25" x 4.75" and dates about 1900.
This is a late Meiji/early Taisho Period Satsuma fish form plate, inspired by the same form which was seen much earlier in Imari. It is beautifully decorated with a lively enameled milfluer design. The mark of Koshida is on the reverse side. It dates about 1915 - 1920 and measures 9.25" x 6". The condition is excellent.
An unusual chinese porcelain chocolate pot with pistol grip handle in the Meissen style. It is painted in rouge de fer with what appears to be a european scene.
Dating from c.1800, it stands 8 inches (20.3cms) high.
There is a chip to the lid, nibbles to the tip of the spout and a very fine glaze hairline along the luting line of the handle.
This late 19th century pair of Japanese Imari trays have a rich iron red ground that nicely contrast the more subtle under glaze blue borders. They measure 11.75" x 9.5" and are in excellent condition, save a few original kiln bubbles in the glaze.
A rare chinese squirrel & vine pattern vase painted in underglaze blue and later decorated in Europe. The "clobbering" follows the original pattern rather than obliterating it.
Dating from the Kangxi period (1662-1722), it stands 9 3/4inches (24.7cms) high.
There are two small chips to the rim and fritting to the foot rim.
A rectangular Makie lacquer box with a flush-fitting lid, decorated with beautiful pine tree beach against the background of distant Mt. Fuji. Inside of the box and the lid finished in Nashiji.
This lovely Makie box had once been in the collection of Carnegie Museum of Art of Pittsburgh...