Jade Dragon Cup
Size: Height 14cm
From a Noted Pebble Beach, CA Estate
Carved with a pixiu like mythical beast climbing on the side of this Jade cup. The surface contains carvings of scrolling clouds and lingzhi fungus, all important symbols in Chinese culture. The work retains elements found in Ming dynasty Jade carvings.
Chinese White and Blue porcelain bowl, with mark DA QING QIAN LONG NIAN ZHI on the bottom. There are three crack lines (see the pictures). 2 1/2 by 6 by 3 5/8 inches.
Three Chinese underglaze-Blue and copper-Red porcelain snuff bottles, Qing Dynasty, 19th century. 3, 3 1/4, 2 1/4 inches high.
Early 19th c Japanese enamel decorated small altar vases. Size H 4.5" 4 1/4" one has a rim chip
Chinese Turquoise carved snuff bottle with the image of flower and birds in Late Qing Dynasty or Republic of China, in good condition. 4 by 3 by 1 1/2 inches.
Beautiful 19th c Japanese ikebana bowl with a high rounded rim glazed in a cream body and a cherry tree starting on the outside of the bowl and matching to the tree on the inside of the bowl bottom , really well painted . Marked on the bottom size h 2.5" w 9" no damage
Antique Japanese champleve enamel bronze vase in Chinese archaistic style with taotie mask handles and inset jade and other stones. In good condition and a nice weight to the vase . Size H 11" w 10 "
17th-18thc hand carved hard wood capital or column top from a half column. Beautiful design with acanthus type leafs and flowers with traces of colors . The capital is very very aged on the back the front is stable and solid the back not so much . 5 pieces are available but the price is for each. Size w 14" d 10 " h 13"
This is a excellently carved Japanese Netsuke depicting a group of 10 rats gathered on top of turtle. Outstanding symmetry and detailed piece; very life-like. Signed on an oval reserve, Akihisa, a carver that worked in the 19th century in Japan.
Netsuke measures 1.65 inches (4.2cm) wide, and 0.96 inches (2.4cm) tall.
A group of five Pre-Columbian heads from Teotihuacan, Mexico, ca. 200 - 750 AD. They range from 1-1/4” to 1-3/4” in height and include various types, including Early Tlamimilolpa, Xolalpan and Metepec examples. All have good mineral deposits and are individually mounted. The set makes a great display.
Cf. Berrin "Teotihuacan", pages 74 and 226.
An unusual and charming votive image of carved wood depicting Guanyin seated in her grotto on Putuo Island with the secondary figures, the Dragon Maiden and Sudhana attending her on either side. Above a small grotto with the seated image of a Buddha and flanking it on both sides are the four popular companions from the Journey to the West (Xiyou ji), the monk Xuanzang, Sandy, Pigsy and Monkey. In the water below a pair of nagas and a large fish...
BUDDHIST STONE HORSE
Very rare type of Sekibutsu (lit. Stone Buddha) as an image of running horse, considered to be related with Bato (Horse-Head) Kannon Bosatsu or The Year of the Horse of Eto (Chinese astrological calendar).
Unusually vibrant and lively for such stone animal icon. In fine antiques condition, with thin layer of lichen accumulation as seen. approx...
IKKAN NURI MAGE WAPPA
Folk craft container made of bentwood ('mage-wappa') coated with black-lacquered papier mache (as traditional lacquer technique called 'ikkan-nuri'), with such use-wear, oldness, calmness, and refinedness as is.
A rare Kinkazan Yaki tea bowl by Fukuda Kyokusui decorated with two verses which appear to be signed Koraku and Kako. The bowl is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition. Fukuda Kyokusui (1856-1928) established his kiln in Gifu in the 1890s, and began the revival of the Gifu Castle pottery tradition. A similar piece is held in the Gifu Prefectural Historical Museum.
A fluted Satsuma plate with foliate rim, beautifully painted with a dancing scene, maybe from a fairy tale, in polychrome enamels and gold. Condition: fine, only rim with some wear to the gilding. Dimension: diameter: 28.6 cm, 4.5 cm high, weight: 1100 g. Same style and decoration technique like item # 1302704.
Japanese bronze box with a very fine decoration of guilded and silvered flowers in a vase and fruits in a basket. A very little shock on the side of the cover as visible. Signed : Inoue.
Origin : Japan. Period : Meiji 19th century. Diameter : 13.5cm x height 7.5cm (5.3"x2.9")
Well-seasoned blackness and slightly distorted straight lines. Adaptable and also decorative by itself. approx...
An early and extremely rare box with metal weaving, probably Kangxi period.
Material: wood with brass weaving and lacquer.
The wooden frame is finished inside with a brown-black lacquer over a layer of clay. The woven panels are kept in place by brass strips along the edges. Along these strips there are bands of red lacquer with traces of gold. The woven panels show three different patterns which is remarkable. The top of the lid shows a lozenge pattern...