A Hirado porcelain okimono of a female shishi clambering upon the rocky edges of a precipice. Detailed in white, under- glaze blue and brown glazes, the imagery refers to the shishi mother’s resolute act of throwing her young, one-by-one, off a cliff in order to test their survival capabilities. This fully sculpted piece is in excellent condition with no damage.
Height: 8.5”, width: 5.25”
19th Century, Japan
An amusing stained boxwood netsuke of a mythical water sprite (kappa) in a predicament—his curiosity has trapped his foot inside a clam shell! The dominant imagery in this netsuke carving is steeped in erotic undertones—the clam shell often symbolic of female anatomy in Japanese art. The netsuke carver paid great attention to the differing textures of the tortoise-like kappa and the smooth even surface of the clam shell. This fine netsuke is in excellent condition...
This is a very fine quality Japanese Cloisonne vase. It features a pair of Mandarin ducks. The enameling is beautiful. The vase is not signed but it reminds us of several Hayashi Tanigoro pieces we have had. The vase is stout and quite heavy.It measures 9 1/2 inches tall. The vase looks perfect but has several short lines at the top shoulder that are barely visible. See last image.
Wang Xizhi at His Study
Signature reads Hokkai
Size: Length 181 cm Width 41cm
Wang Xizhi, the sage of calligraphy and wearing his signature hat is sitting at his study while staring at geese floating on a lake or pond. This view is based on a famous poem that Wang Xizhi wrote how he yearns to be the geese flying in the distance. Other portraits show the poet carrying a geese, where painters tried to grasp at the heart of Wang Xizhi's poems and express them visually.
A fine blue & white vase, freely painted with a dragon chasing the flaming pearl. Choson dynasty, 19th century. 30 cms high.
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This is an Edo period wooden netsuke of a Shishi that was once totally covered with red lacquer or paint. The shishi has its paws on a mokugyo - See Footnote. The face of the netsuke is angry as if it is protecting the mokugyo. The netsuke has superb patina where the old lacquer and red paint has worn through. It measures 1 3/8” high by 1 5/8” long by 7/8” wide...
TITLE: A Huaco with fine lines
CULTURE: Moche, Peru.
PERIOD: 100 BC- 800 AD
SIZE: Height 26.2 cm
PRICE: 4,000 €
PROVENANCE: From a private Belgian collection; acquired before 1970.
CONDITION: The piece is well preserved. There are a few faults in the pictorial decoration...
Title: Attic funerary stele. Culture: Greek. Period: First half of 4th century B.C. Material: Marble, most probably from Mount Pentelicus. Size: Height 107 cm; width 82 cm Price: Available on consultation. Provenance: A private German collection. State of conservation: Fragmented as the lower half of the stele is missing. Its surface has suffered considerable erosion. Further information: The marble shows some elements of mica, indicating that the marble is certainly pentelic...
Roman Marble male torso of a Youth. 1st-2nd century AD. 79,5 centimeters H. From a private German collection. Incomplete male sculpture, with only the torso remaining, the right leg to the knee and part of the left arm. The statue is of a naked youth, with his weight resting on his left leg while his right one is slightly flexed with a puntello on the side of the thigh which once connected the figure with a tree trunk or other object...
TITLE: Sarcophagus with human mummy CULTURE: Ancient Egypt PERIOD: 791-538 B.C. Dated by Carboon 14. MATERIAL: Stuccoed and polychrome wood. Human remains. SIZE: Sarcophagus: Length 177 cm. Mummy: Length 137 cm., width 27 cm. PRICE: On consultation PROVENANCE: Private collection, Switzerland 1960. STATE OF CONSERVATION: Sarcophagus in good condition, with the end part of the feet missing. The mummy is in its original state. Provided of carboon 14 analyse for both the mummy and the sarcophagus...
TITLE: Isis Aphrodite CULTURE: Roman PERIOD: Circa 1st – 2nd century A.D. Possibly Syria or Egypt. MATERIAL: Bronze SIZE: Height 23 cm. PRICE: 23.000 euros PROVENANCE: Private French collection. Acquired in Belgium. STATE OF CONSERVATION: Both arms and both legs missing, central leaf decoration of the crown missing too...
Chinese Qing Dynasty Blue and White snuff bottle depicting a hunting scene including men on horse-back, shooting bows & arrows and carrying felled prey. No apparent cracks or chips. Height 2.75 inches, width 1.25 inches.
Chinese Qing Dynasty Blue and White snuff bottle depicting various court yard scenes. Small chip on inner side of base rim and a very faint hairline length wise and extremely difficult to see. Height 3+ inches, width 1+inch
Chinese Qing Dynasty Blue and Red under-glaze snuff bottle depicting important meeting of officials in a court setting. No apparent chips or cracks. No stopper or lid. Height 3 inches, width 1.25 inches.
An Antique Aka Red Coral Necklace with diamonds, 14K Gold
Age: 19th century
An Aka Red Coral Necklace: very rare and finely polished, comprised of numerous beads of coral with even and brilliant red tone,with diamonds decorated.
Diam: 12.5mm/biggest beads,
An expressive boxwood mask netsuke of the celebrated, delightfully controversial Okame. The renowned netsuke-shi Shumin carved Okame’s famously cheerful face with delicate incisions for the hair, modeling of the cheeks, perky nose and warm smile. Shumin I signature incised on reverse side. This lovely netsuke is in excellent condition. (The netsuke artist Shumin I was from the Kansei region and a pupil of Shuzan or Shugetsu II.)
Late 18th/19th Century, Japan
This ultra-rare pre-Columbian shell carving is 2 1/4" and has two suspension holes. It has the characteristics of being from the Nayarit culture c.200 BC- 200 AD. The figure appears to be holding a mace weapon similar to the Spiro Mounds type. It also has a weeping eye motif which connects it to the shell gorgets of the Southeast pictured below on my weeping eye mask. Archeologists have long suspected a link between the two cultures. I know of Nayarit copper bells that have been found in Anasazi...
A large red embroidered Chinese silk hanging of six vertical panels in white polychrome and gilt-wrapped threads with flower baskets, flower pots, chess, rabbit, framed with orange color embroidered embroidered border.
condition: fading, soiling and lose threads.
70 inches x 59 inches.