A pair of late 19th. century Chinese Porcelain Rouleau Vases painted with four mirrored panels of warriors and mythical beasts in famille verte palette. There is some fritting to the rims as can be seen in the photographs but they are otherwise in good condition. They are 46 cms. tall.
Burl Rootwood Stand or objet
Size: Length (approx) 20" Width 10" Height 18"
A dramatic and individualistic burl rootwood objet. Root wood which are objects found in nature are polished and their natural formations are kept. Often these pieces are shaped into stands, decorative pieces, screens and other objects used in the home.
Set of three Lacquered Negoro and Black Lacquer Trays
Size: Length 13.75" Width 10.25"
From a San Francisco Estate
An interesting and stylized set of three Japanese lacquer trays. The trays are done in black and red negoro style lacquer. Each of the trays are fitted with metal display stands.
DESCRIPTION: A small, etched ivory seal with an engraved scene depicting a man fishing in a river. At the top is a four-line Chinese inscription in tiny characters. The top is pierced with two holes through which a silk cord is threaded and secured by a green jade bead. The seal itself leaves a positive (or red) impression when inked. Dating from the 19th C. Qing Dynasty, this seal is in perfect condition with slight staining around the base from use...
Japanese knotted burl rootwood vase
Size: length 10.3" Width 6" Height 8"
Knotted root wood or a burl retaining its natural formation. This genre of Japanese decorative arts is rather unknown and has been left in the limelight. Retaining the natural formation of the wood while polishing it and bringing forth a new "use" could be considered Japanese, with new and innovative designs being created constantly.
Nan Iron Tetsubin Pot
Size: Diameter 22cm Height 23cm
A simple and elegant tetsbuin or Japanese iron tea pot. Lines continue across the body possibly representative of water or some natural formation. The lid holder is done in a bamboo motif.
Kanzeon Bosatsu is an East Asian deity of mercy, which is a bodhisattva, an enlightenment being, associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. The name Kannon means "Observing the Sounds (or Cries) of the World." The one who constantly surveys the world listening for the sounds of suffering...
Chinese Gourd Shaped Porcelain Vase with Insects Motif
Size: Diameter 10cm Height 16cm
Although the vase contains a Kangxi Period mark, rather the vase comes from a period much later when works attributing to different periods of the Qing dynasty was popular and various editions were created. The vase contains motifs of different insects throughout the body done in red. The bottom has a celadon like color ring near the foot...
Iron Statue of a Seated Bodhisattva
Late Ming to QIng Dynasties
Size: Length 15cm Width 7.62cm Height 20.32cm
An interesting Chinese iron statue of a seated bodhisattva. The bodhisattva appears to be of Manjusri, the Bodhisattva of wisdom as the figure is seated on a snow lion like creature. Interestingly, the statue contains an inscription on the back reading, the monk Xingding a Yogacharan.
Cast Bronze Flower Vase
Signed Seiya (Possibly a later generation of Genryusai Seiya)
Size: Diameter 3.75" Height 16"
From a San Francisco American Collection.
The finely crafted metalwork on this vase evoking a vase covered with rice grass and chrysanthemums with a bird perched on the side evokes the aesthetics of the Meiji Period. Artists in Japan, competed to receive recognition with the booming expositions and museums of the 19th century and early 20th century...
A rare Chinese Longquan charger from Yuan dynasty, decorated with seven fish in center and wave pattern around the cavetto. This amazing large charger was recovered from river in Indonesia and is covered with lovely powder blue-green glaze. It was damaged and glued together but with no missing part.
Diameter 40.6cm; Height: 9cm
An early Qing Dynasty carved marine ivory or bone figure of a Meiren. The beauty holding a lotus in right hand over chest, robe with incised geometric repeating pattern and flower decoration on sleeves, hair and jewelry all nicely defined. A flat, defined back extending above and over the figure's head in ruyi like fashion. It may have been a small ruyi for the scholar's table or perhaps functioning as a belt buckle. Its purpose is not clear with the bottom section of the back now missing...
Ancient Chinese bead necklace from the neolithic period made from assorted beads made from stone and jade dating back thousands of years.
Size: 58cm end to end.
Late 19C Early 20C Chinese Export Mother of Pearl Silver Box
It is 3.8 inches (9.8 cm) tall by 2 inches (5.1 cm) wide. It is 39.5 gram.
It is in good condition with no repairs, or chips, except hairline cracks at the inside, missing accessories, and tarnished (as seen in the photos).
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Japanese keyaki and persimmon wood choba tansu, beautiful keyaki grain on front with a frame that is edged in persimmon wood, there is a compartment with sliding panels made of solid burl wood with a stepped shelf on the interior, the safe box has a key and two small interior drawers also with keyaki wood fronts, inside the safe box is a very hidden secret compartment (detail shows writing on hidden panel door). Meiji Period.
Size: 32 3/4" high x 32" wide x 14 1/4" deep.
Rare Japanese keyaki wood choba tansu with 15 exterior drawers (3 interior drawers) and a locking bar, keyaki (elm) wood front and frame with dramatic grain and lacquer finish, elaborate iron metal wood including moko shaped drawer pulls, locking bar has iron work with bamboo motif, the safe box has a key and the three small drawers on the inside are made all of kiri wood with handles to match the front exterior, Edo Period, Makuni area.
Size: 38" high x 34" wide x 14 3/4" deep.
16th century blue and white glazed Ko sometsuke porcelain dish, made in China for export to Japan for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony, decorated with blue underglaze bird and flowers. "Ko-sometsuke (‘old blue and white’) porcelain was produced specifically for the Japanese market during the final decades of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644)...
A breathtaking pair of copper-patinated bottle-form bronze and multi-metal vases. Inlaid and overlaid with birds of all kinds celebrating the arrival of spring, the flared, golden necks of the vases are worked with a T-fret design framing foliate cartouches with matching floral themes. Raised gold plaque and signature of Koku on both bases. This pair of stunning bronze vases are in excellent condition.
Meiji Period, Japan