Pair of Chinese dark red hardwood chairs, their backs composed of panels bearing beautiful and delicate carvings of twisting dragons with vine like bodies, topped with a headrest carved into the image of a grinning face. The interior of the arms has panels carved with phoenixes, with dragons on the exterior. All around the bottom of the seat are panels carved with lucky bats and swirling clouds.
Size: (each) 37.25" height, 22" width, 19" depth
A rare and unique offering of a Ming dynasty (1368-1644) wall section from Nanning in Guangxi Province. Molded in deep relief it shows a typical scholar from the Ming dynasty wearing the literati hanfu, the traditional black straight-lined robe. His hair style is the traditional wavy cloud that rests in a neat pile on the pate of the head...
Unusual 19th Century Japanese Imari fluted edged dish with an asymmetrical design featuring a basket of fruit and 3 butterflies. In excellent condition, it measures about 10 inches in diameter. Dates late 1800, Meiji Era.
This is Kasuri cloth of the Meiji period. The motif is a morning glory. As for this, cotton is spun by hand.
This slightly has light and shade of the indigo plant to the warp. As for this, an indigo plant slightly dyes a white part here and there.
This expresses the sense that is Folky by it.
Size 144cm x 95cm (56.9 "x 37.4")
A nice Qing dynasty-Kangxi period 1662-1722 Batavian shipwreck blue and white teapot. It is decorated with floral motives, has a rounded shape with a grooved surface, glazed and no mark. It is in good condition except there is a firing crack on the handle and top rim of the teapot, and no restoration. Height: 10.3 cm and length (from handle to funnel): 14 cm.
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This is Noragi used in Iwate for the Meiji period. A farmer wore this.
This is dyed in Tokiwa-Kongata. It is Katagami of the Sendai district. This is soaked and is dyed.
As for this, a state is complete. This does not have a stain and damage.
Size 73cm x 126cm (28.7 "x 49.6")
This is shirushi-Hanten which a firefighter wore. A member of Nu-gumi wore this. The letter of the collar is written as Nu-gumi.
The inside is good blue-colored cotton of the natural indigo plant. It is the good cotton that both sides were spun by hand.
The small hole such as the image is it in three places and thin stain two places. The others are complete. Size 107cm x 120cm (42.1 "x 47.2")
Chinese porcelain plate with beautifully hand painted landscape scene in grisaille enamel. Script and seal at upper left. Iron red seal on underside. 9.5" diameter. No chips, cracks or repairs.
This snuff bottle was designed and molded into a flat oval shape with a slim neck and round belly. On both of the flat surfaces there are low relief carved designs of birds sitting on flower or leaf branches. On the two sides are carved designs of butterflies. The stopper is some sort of bone material with a pointed finial. It is a dark yellow in color - we cannot tell from the grain exactly what the material is - -the spoon is missing...
Dragon and Cloud Motif Vase
Late Qing Dynasty to Republic
Diameter 6cm Height 13.9cm
Techniques such as the vase shown originate with the the tomb potteries seen during the Tang dynasty. Polychrome glazes with clays not using much of the famed kaolin clay which is associated with porcelain evokes the archaic or the past in which the Chinese literati often took preference among all other contemporary arts...
Jade Archer's Ring
Republic Period or Later
Size: Exterior diameter: 3cm Interior diameter 2cm, Height 2.3cm
Archer's rings were often used by the manchu court during their hunting expeditions. The courtiers and officials used these rings and would use different materials to express their preferences, wealth, and status. This ring is carved from a type of jade where the brown and greens are hidden within a white base, as if it were snow and moss.
Jade Dragon Head Belt Buckle
Size: Length8cm Width 1.6cm Height 2.2cm
This piece is using a traditional type of Jade that was often preferred since many archaic jades used this similar type. The dragon head is finely crafted with the mouth and teeth expressed in the finest details.
Celadon Shallow Bowl With Reeds and Geese
Late Ming to Qing Dynasties
Size: Diameter 17.2 cm Height 6 cm
This bowl, though done in a pale celadon glaze contains a motif of geese and reeds. This motif not only has a seasonal representation, but infers to literati culture especially with the noted calligraphy sage, Wang Xizhi. The design is often associated or compared to with wares from the Yuan Dynasty and later periods...
One set of 5 pieces of Chinese export silver tea set. Designed with bamboo trees and wind swept leaves. Tray marks "Hung Chong Co" plus 2 Chinese marks. Teapot and sugar and creamer mark "Silver", "HC" and 1 Chinese character. Tray dimension: 1" high and 13.5" dia. Teapot is 6" high, 9 3/4" wide and 3 3/4" deep. Cup holder with lid is 4" high and 6.25" wide. Sugar cup is 4" high, 5.25" wide. Bowl is 4" dia. and 2" high. Total weight of the set: A little more than 4.5lbs (74 oz...
Charming Antique Japanese small Kuri Wood Tansu. Pleasing light grain with iron locks and handles, including side handles. Complete with five drawers, easily slidable.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 2FT Long X 2FT Tall, 12.5" Deep
An Exceptional antique Japanese Ikebana basket. Amazing craftsmanship seen in all of the small details. Gorgeous design with natural flowing lines. Two wisteria branches connected by butterfly knots, cho-musubi, vase shaped body with rope like split bamboo spiralling over vertical splints.
Visual stimulating from all angles, this Ikebana is truly a work of art.
Great Original Condition with radiant finish.
Dimensions: 21" High X 15" Wide
Antique Japanese Ikebana flower basket. Lovely layers of different stitching gives the basket a very pleasant presence. Sturdy yet finely woven handle provides great balance of height and stature.
Great Original condition.
Dimensions: 23" High X 91/2" x 91/2"
Antique Japanese Moon Ikebana (flower basket). Beautiful weaving seen throughout creating a Japanese Inspired moon shape basket. Perfection Condition
Dimensions: 15" High X 18" Wide X 91/2" Deep