Beautiful Japanese keyaki wood zeni bako, or money box, the top of which has a handled door with three studded iron hinges and flower-shaped lockpin, and thin iron slot for depositing money, dropping into a small drawer with an iron lockplate. Two more drawers are in front with kan/ring pulls. Edo period (1615-1867)
Size: 9" height, 8.5" width, 12.75" depth
Beautiful antique Tibetan gilt bronze and copper repouse statue of the bodhisatva Avalokeieshvara, modeled with multiple heads protruding from the top of head, and countless arms in a circular nimbus edged with flames, holding prayer beads, a lotus, a conch shell and other attributes, beautifully modeled features, 19th century.
Size: 18 1/2" high x 14" wide x 5" deep.
Ming Dynasty, ca. 1600
This tea bowl sized dish is decorated in underglaze cobalt on two sides of the exterior with a rapidly-brushed floral design, and with a flower on the interior base. It is well-potted and raised on a low footring with a recessed base that is glazed and reveals chatter marks from the trimming. The footring was hastily cut, with an uneven, but glazed-over area to one side. The rim shows typical fritting and glaze loss, otherwise there are no cracks or restorations...
From late 19th century Burma, this three-part bowl combines exceptional design, color and tactile appeal. Lacquer-covered surfaces of tightly woven split bamboo invite touch; black lacquer shows through worn dark red lacquer to create a striking patina, and the parts fit together in an understated shape both handsome and versatile...
A powerful wood netsuke carved as a Noh mask, its facial features contorted and exaggerated for visibility and dramatic effect. This netsuke is in excellent condition. Unsigned.
19th Century, Japan
This charming footed small teapot has handle wrapped with bamboo and is etched all over with a floral design...no signature of any kind...
Beautiful Japanese single-section tansu from the Yamagata region, made from chestnut wood, or kuri, with a warm glow and black lacquer frame. It has light brown iron corner hardware, kakute handles on its six drawers, all but one with a large iron incised lockplate with flower lockpins, and a small locking door with a large pierced iron hinge and articulated iron front decoration.
SIze: 35.5" height, 41.5" width, 16.25" depth
Chinese woven cloth textile with black thread background, light blue clouds and waves along its outer edges, auspicious elements in red, black, and blue. The center features a large gold thread dragon with blue horns, clutching a sphere in its claws, with a gold thread shou symbol above its head, to symbolize longevity.
Size: 11" diameter
Yixing Tea Pot
Signed on the bottom with the name Yigong
Size: Diameter 10cm Height 5.5cm
Yixing, the famous clay made into the distinct tea pots that Chinese tea connoisseurs have enjoyed for nearly half a millennia. This tea pot is done in the standard style seen in Yixing tea pots.
Condition: The piece has no chips, cracks, or other damages.
An interesting moulded “ko sometsuke” dish in the form of an upturned Lily pad decorated with a central motif painted in reverse of a Butterfly surrounded by flowers and other flying insects sitting upon a Lotus pad from which radiates a series of fourteen panels containing various flowers, including a Lotus, Camelia, Chrysanthemum and Pomegranates. The dish dates to the early seventeenth century c.1620-40 Tianqi or Chongzhen...
Post section with "jewels" one side twists open to all for easy on and off...prefer to sell as pair...
An impressive and marvelously chiseled bronze and multi-metal vase depicting a powerful dragon cavorting among clouds, executed in relief with shakudo, copper and gilt. The vase is startling in imagery, size and form. Silver-inlaid seal, Sougo Shimada. This dramatic bronze with the iconic Japanese dragon is in excellent condition.
Height: 13.5”, width: 15”
Meiji Period, Japan
A shakudo, silver-lined covered box in octagonal form. On its lid, a marvelously modeled cockerel stands fast at the base of a heavily carved tree while his family forages for food nearby. The use of gold, shibuichi and red enamel, chiseled in minute detail and in high relief creates visual drama against its glossy shakudo ground. Includes wooden owner’s box. This stunning multi-metal box is in excellent condition.
Height: 3.5”, width: 3.5”, depth: 1.25”
Meiji Period, Japan
Temple or palace architectural element, of corner shape, representing Garuda, the Hindu celestial being, in relief, wearing wings and holding the Snake. Strongly eroded wood. Nepal, 15th to 16th century. Height: 12 1/4" (31 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. good condition. NOTE: this piece is rather heavy, so we recommend to consult us for shipping cost.
The bulbous body with two opposing lion masks and with everted mouth rim enamelled on the outside with lotus flowers on a blue background.
China, Qing Dynasty, 18th century
Diameter: 11.3 cm
Height: 6.5 cm
Standing on a high foot with flattened mouth rim the bowl is enamelled all over in red and green with a design of a duck in a lotus pond and different geometrical patterns.
China, Ming Dynasty, 16th. century
Diameter: 18.5 cm
Height: 6.7 cm
With two opposing handles in the shape of stylized dragons, the bowl has on either side a pair of medallions , cast in high relief with a swirling dragon chasing a flaming pearl and standing on a high-waisted foot.
China, 17th-18th century
Diameter: 17.8 cm
Height: 10 cm
Finely carved the bare-footed Immortal is standing with his head bent backwards while with his right hand he is bringing a gourd to his lips and holding a peach-like fruit in his left hand. A bag is hanging from his sash on his left side.
China, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century
Height: 23.5 cm