Edo Period (circa 1750) Large Japanese Wood Sculpture of a Shrine Horse, a gift from an
upper-class family to a shrine. Images of Horses are highly prized in Japan. It is commissioned and presented to protect a newborn male child. Rising up on its back legs, set to gallop, it strikes an animated, exciting, and beautiful pose that sets it apart from the usual static poses that these horses have...
Early Meiji Period (circa 1880) Japanese Empress Hina Ningyô (Girls Day Doll) She really has quite a regal presence. She wears wears the
many layered Kimono of Royalty, featuring elaborate embroidery. She has a beautifully carved face,
covered with Gofun (Oyster Shell Lacquer). Her fantastic crown is something special. 11.5 inches (29 cm) high and 12 inches (30.5 cm) wide. From a widely renowned and published collection that has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum and Japan Society.
Early Meiji Period (circa 1880) Japanese Isho Ningyô of Sugawara no Michizane dressed in court attire. After his death, he was deified as Tenjin, the
God of Literature and Knowledge. He gives an impressive
appearance, elegant and commanding. His face bears an imperial expression. 28 inches, 71 cm. From a widely renowned and published collection that has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum and Japan Society.
Late Edo Period (1850-1868) Japanese Musha Ningyô (Boys Day Doll) wearing an Eboshi, a court hat and robes with
crests. He is seated in a court position and has a handsomely caved face. His silk fiber hairs are
tied in a top knot. This is a well executed example. 11 inches (28cm) tall. From a widely renowned and published collection that has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum and Japan Society.
Edo Period (circa 1820) Japanese Musha Ningyo of Ushiwaka- maru, a brave boy who grew up to be the
great warrior Minamoto Yoshitsune. This is a wonderful, rare early example with
ail of his original accessories. He is wearing sumptuous brocades and lacquered armor and has a wonderful bearing and just a great face. 13.25 inches, (33.5cm) tall. From a widely renowned and published collection that has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum and Japan Society.
Edo Period (circa 1800) Japanese Musha Ningyô (Boys Day Doll) in court attire. This early example is wearing a court hat and court
robes of sumptuous brocades. He is holding a fan and sword at his side. It is of very high quality and likely made for a Daimyo family. 11.5 inches, 29 cm tall.
From a widely renowned and published collection that has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum and Japan Society.
Late 19th Century Japanese Kazari-Uma (Battle Horse). This deluxe extraordinary example is
attributed to Marurei, one of the most important Ningyô artists. He now has
Japanese National Treasure status. This handsomely adorned military horse is
displayed on a Boys Day stand. The body hair is done by a technique called
Ke-Ue-Saiku "fine work of fur planting" in which silk hairs are pasted on.
It has ivory teeth, and has gorgeous silk and lacquer trappings...
Japanese Hai Hai Gosho Ningyô. This extremely rare form of Japanese Doll is one of the most
sought after of Gosho (Palace Doll). They were presented to royalty and upper
class at the birth of a baby, and placed in the baby's chamber to protect from bad spirits. This is a very large example of this type of Gosho. It is covered with many layers of Gofun (Oyster Shell Lacquer) over papier mache. The hair is made entirely of silk...
Large Meiji Period (circa 1900) Japanese Arita Porcelain Charger. Blue and white with gold accents,
featuring an elegant stylized landscape and using sticking glazes to create a
wonderful work of art. 16 inches, 41cm. From a widely renowned and published collection that has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum and Japan Society. Pristine Condition.
A Splendid Meiji Period Kyo Satsuma Vase with overglaze enamel decoration by the very well known potter, Taizan Yohei IX, and one of the Meiji Period's foremost painters, Kono Bairei. cf. Meiji Ceramics by Giesela Jahn, page 157, figure 81. Taizan was a renowned Kyoto potter who exhibited and won prizes at a number of international events, including the 1893 Chicago World Expo...
Unusual line marker used by either masons or carpenters from Yunnan, China along the Lao border. Carved in the shape of a mythical Qiling beast, the powder (which appears to be a mixture of graphite and coal dust) holder is made from a bamboo section. There is small piece broken off the hexagonal chrysanthemum spool but is in over all good condition for an antique, still functioning artisan’s tool circa 19th CE. L: 13cm/5in and W: 7cm/2.8in.
Pair of Important 18th Century Edo Period Cricket Cages of museum quality, made for upper
class or royalty. They are exceptional in every way. The Bamboo bars and
Mother of Pearl inlay are of the finest Japanese craftsmanship, as are the Wisteria
wood cases and red lacquered feet. Work like this is extremely rare and highly
treasured in Japan. This is a unique opportunity to own an extraordinary work of Japanese art. 9 inches (23cm) tall x 8.25 inches (21cm) wide x 5.75 inches (14.5cm) deep...
From Jerusalem, Roman yellowish glass perfume flask.
Dated from, 200 – 300 AD
Measurements: Height: 7 cm – Width: 5.5 cm
Condition: Intact as found, not repaired and not restored
Found in Jerusalem, Holy Land.
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From Jeruusalem, An exquisite and historically important gold ring with a Greek silver Drachm of King Alexander the great "Son of King Phillip II of Macedon". Dated from, 336 - 323 B.C. beautifully mounted in 18 karat hand made ring of white and yellow gold!
Weight: 14.4 grams.
Comments: Currency represents a specific time and place, whether products of the age we live in today or an artifact of a long forgotten empire...
Ming green glazed pottery cabinet.
Age: China, Ming Dynasty, circa A.D. 1368 - 1644
Measurement: Height 19 C.M. / Width 13.2 C.M. / Thickness 6.7 C.M.
Condition: Well-preserved old burial condition overall with some amount of soil adherings (some abrasions and wearings on the piece due to the long burial time underground). Please refer to the enlargement photos for more details.
Shipment: Worldwide shipping from Bangkok, Thailand at actual cost...
Chinese painted pottery court man wearing hats and long robes, with green glaze, red, black and white pigments remaining.
Age: China, Ming Dynasty, A.D. 1368 - 1644
Measurement: Height 25 - 25.2 C.M. / Width 9.7 - 10 C.M.
Condition: Well-preserved old burial condition overall with some amount of soil adherings (some abrasions and wearings on the pieces due to the long burial time underground). Please refer to the enlargement photos for more details...
Bamboo Vests were used as undershirts under silk garments...
The frog sits in a shallow puddle of oil while the burning wick protrudes from the
left. The squared off end to the right was
built into a wall, and the wall could have held several of these stone oil lamps. The
lamps would have been lit for devotional purposes or for ceremonial occasions.
It is almost impossible to date stone artifacts such as this, but we conservatively point to are least two hundred years of ago.
The lamp measures 6.5 inches from end to end and is four inches wid...