Chinese porcelain brush pot painted in a famille rose color scheme with beautiful scenery, signed "Zhang Zhitang" with red stamp on bottom. Very charming.
Size: 6" height, 5.5" diameter
Antique Chinese set of four (4) porcelain plaques in hardwood frames. Each plaque has a short poem and is signed by the artist Cheng Yi Ting (1895-1948). Two adorable small birds appear on each plaque surrounded by lotuses.
Size : 16.25" height, 9.25" width
A very rare and hard to find 19th century gilded Crown (Kanmuri) for use in the Japanese Noh Theater. A golden phoenix takes flight from the parapet atop in the center of the elaborate piece, surrounded by sun, moon, flaming jewels and colorful lotus from which are suspended extravagant chains of glass beads and gilded ornaments. Made of brass, paper, wood and thin wire, the entire is covered in gold with the sun, moon in enamel and burning jewel in glass...
Chinese Nyonya Ware plate with a foliated base painted with pomegranates, peaches and bats symbolizing fruitfulness, prosperity and happiness. Nyonya wares are over-glaze polychrome enamelled porcelains made in Jingdezhen in the Kiangsi province of China for the Straits Chinese, or Babas, whose female counterparts are called Nyonyas, hence the term Nonya ware. Nyonya wares were mainly reserved for festive occasions and special functions. Size: L. 20cm. W. 14.2cm. H. 4.3cm...
Antique Japanese two section mizuya (kitchen tansu) made with a kiri (paulownia) frame and hinoki (cypress) panels. The chest has plenty of functionality with two sets of sliding doors with slats, several drawers of varying size including two small ones behind a locking hinged door. Keys included.
Size: 57.5" height, 33" length, 15" depth
Antique Chinese desk made from beautiful lacquered rosewood. Two drawers are in front with melon shaped handles, with carved spiraling designs in the bottom corners. The feet are also carve with spirals. Late 19th century.
Size: 30" height, 32" length, 20" depth
Chinese 18th Century bronze censer. The base cast with a sixteen-character inscription incorporating an apocryphal Xuande date, reading Da Ming Xuande wunian Jiandu Gongbu guanchen Wu Bangzuo zao (Made by Wu Bangzuo, supervisor of the Ministry of Works, in the 5th year of Xuande of the Great Ming). 16,5 cm diameter.2050 gram weight. Censer has smooth dent (please see on the picture) No crack or repair. original patina.
Early 19th century netsuke of a standing Shoki the Demon Queller restraining 2 oni - holding one by its waist, and the other one climbing on his shoulder. Very strong piece with excellent faces, great detailing. Superb wear, fantastic feel of age to the piece. Well balanced, stands on its own on flat surface. Signed on the back (signature is nicely worn) MIURA YOSHINAGA SAKU (made by Miura Yoshinaga) - for information on this brilliant artist see p...
Early 19th century Kyoto school ivory netsuke of a dog wearing a cloth collar with its head turned back while resting the front of its body on a large ball. Strong piece, superb carving to the last detail, fantastic hairwork, large eyes inlaid with dark horn, himotoshi formed by its hind leg. Wonderful wear and patina consistent with age, great classic netsuke. Length 1 3/4 inches.
18th century netsuke carved as a resting goat - one of the 12 Zodiac animals, its knees bent, its head turned back and up. Wonderful strong early carving, excellent face, great rendition of animal’s fur. Beautiful wear and patina, eyes are inlaid with black horn, netsuke of characteristic 18th century triangular section. Wonderful sculpture. Height 1 1/ inches.
19th century wooden netsuke of a tinker seated next to a box of his tools and picking charcoals with chopsticks as he mends the side of a pot in front of him. Rare subject, very good carving of his face, robe and muscles of his arms, one himotoshi is lined with green stained staghorn. Beautiful sheen to the surface, wonderful warm brown patina. Signed YUZAN on inlaid plaque on the bottom - the artist is listed in NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p...
Early 19th century netsuke of a sitting boy holding a theater mask in his hands. Very nice early and clean carving, excellent face with a slight smile. Beautifully carved and incised textile patterns, wonderful wear consistent with age, beautiful patina with yellowing on the back. Height 1 1/2 inches.
This finely designed necklace is comprised of 20 Pre-Columbian Maya jade beads (Ca. 100 - 860 A.D.) along with a fine jade zoomorphic pendant (most likely an iguana) dating from the same time period mixed with old Navajo sterling silver elongated hollow beads to act as spacers and make the piece light and wearable. It has been professionally strung to a 15" wearable length with an overall length of 30". It is perfect for formal or casual wear and designed for adornment as well as practicality...
A very interesting chawan (tea bowl) dating from the latter part of the Edo period (1615-1868). It was made by the fifth heir of the Miwa kiln: Kanshichi Rikon ( - 1803).
The Miwa family has been one of the most prominent in Hagi pottery...
Four String Paulownia Biwa (Pipa)
Taisho to Showa Periods
Size: Height 84cm Width 33cm
A simple but standard Japanese instrument known as a biwa. Unlike the Chinese pipa, the Japanese biwa is used to recite epic stories such as the Tales of the Heike and other battle stories. Today, often the five string instruments (Chikuzen and Satsuma Biwa) are used to recite these tales instead of the classical four stringed ones.
A Chinese famille verte porcelain plaque, painted with a scene of " The Romance of the three Kingdoms"
Size :,Long 15" Wide 10"
A stunning Haisen-bowl of polished black lacquered ground with a red shunkei rim covered in blossoming vegetation, Shidare Sakura (weeping cherry blossoms), Botan (peony), kiku (Chrysanthemum) and hagi (Bush Clover). All rendered with superb craftsmanship and design in silver and gold powders. The bowl is 6 inches (15 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in an old kiri-box covered in protective kaki-shibu persimmon oil.
An exceedingly rare original Ainu Kimono of elm bark fiber with an indigo dyed collar stitched with pale designs. It has been a very long time since I have seen genuine Ainu items. It is 47 inches (120cm) from collar to hem, the same from sleeve to sleeve. There are a few wormholes as visible in the photos, but overall in surprisingly good, original condition. The fibers remain strong and supple.