Antique Japanese Six-Panel Screen “Tales of Genji”
This Edo Period screen is depicting various figural scenes from the novel with interior settings within a courtyard, with meandering gray river and billowing gilt clouds, on a parcel gilt ground. Ink and color on paper with silk border and red lacquer frame Age: 18th Century – Size: 53-1/2” high x 109-1/2” wide
This exquisite screen is of a finely painted landscape depicting a village scene near a river, and vignettes with figures and pavilions and billowing gilt clouds throughout. There are small rectangular shapes with calligraphy interspersed throughout. Ink and color on paper with silk border and black lacquer frame. Age: Edo Period, Tosa School Late 18th/Early19th Century. Size: 47-3/4” high x 75-1/2” wide
I purchased this extraordinary Buffalo Style shell death mask/gorget on 3-31-94. It has a superb provenance, having been in three previous "Who's Who in Indian Relics" collections going back to the name of the original finder. It is the most elaborately decorated gorget I have seen. It has weeping eyes, speech marks, tattoos on forehead and chin and a hairline. It is 5 1/2" long. It was found in 1960 at the Tellico Site in Monroe County, Tennessee...
A superb Indian statue of a pair of Hindu deities with different attendants set near the deity. The couple might be the deities Shiva and Parvati with their child, Ganesha. The back of the mandorla like structure is engraved with a Devanagari-like script. Age: 19th-20th century Size: length 6" width 2.25" height 5.9"
Beautiful antique red-toned bamboo brush holder from China with intricate carvings of various scenes including cherry blossom trees, a man leading a horse, two beautiful maidens shyly conversing with a young gentleman, an older man admiring the scenery through his window, and kanji reading "carved in the year of the tiger by San Miao". Great attention to detail is shown in this piece.
Size: 5.5" wide, 7" tall
A finely casted Hindu statue of a deity possibly depicting the god, Vishnu. The folds of the robe, the lotus petals, and detailing of the objects can be seen throughout the statue. Age: 19th-20th century Size: length 1.75" width 1.75" height 4.68"
Colima Pottery Standing Musician, Protoclassic, Mexico, ca. 100 BCE - 250 CE. Stocky female deeply bent legs and playing drum with an antler. Face in trance like expression. Lips parted and eyes closed. Wearing a loincloth with flaps at back. Closely shorn coiffure with ears projecting at side. Painted overall in reddish brown, with spout at back of head. 12 1/2" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Sotheby's New York.
A small size antique bronze Hindu deity possibly depicting the deity, Bhodevi or Sridevi. The deity is holding a lotus bud like flower and is dressed in the traditional manner as many of the Hindu deities are seen. 19th-20th century. Size: length 1.75" width 1.5" height 5.5"
This Costa Rican jade axe god is a whopping 8 3/4" long. It is made from true jadeite that is nicely translucent. It is female which is extremely rare in this genre. It is finely and deeply carved. It is the best axe god I have ever had.
Nayarit Pottery Seated Female, Protoclassic, Mexico 100 BCE - 250 CE. Figure leaning forward supported on two legged stool. Rotund body decorated with curvilinear and striped resist tattoos. Right hand raised to mouth, deeply slit eyes and multiple ear ornaments. Painted overall in reddish brown and black. 13 3/8" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Property of the St. Louis University Art collection, gift of Mr. & Mrs. Sam J. Levin, St. Louis.
If you own the finest Columbia River gem point collection, this will be
your centerpiece. It is the only AUTHENTICATED PRECIOUS FIRE OPAL
POINT FROM THE COLUMBIA RIVER KNOWN TO EXIST. This opal point was found in 1955 at the foot of Hart Mountain, Crump Lake area, Oregon, by Bob Rock, in the presence of the late Carroll Howe which I confirmed with a telephone call to Carroll. Carroll wrote four books on northwest material...
Hasegawa Gyokuho was a Shiho painter born in Kyoto and a pupil of Matsumura Keibun.Technique: sumi on silk, mounting mint green silk with brown water patterns and ichimonji futai beige silk with golden flowers.Roller ends resin ,size 197cm-47.5cm or 77.2"-18.7". This scroll painting comes with the original storage box signed and sealed by the artist.At his best the work of Gyokuho is hardly to distinguis from his teacher...
Antique Chinese late Qing dynasty Guangxu period (1875-1908) enamelled porcelain pillow of waisted rectangular form. One side is decorated with finely hand painted, in enamel, scene depicting young girls in a garden.
The oposite side is painted with, young boys playing in a garden, scène. The two other sides are decorated with, hand painted in black, Chinese scripts signed on each side in red painted square and oval marks. A pierced double-coined motif on one side...
Zapotec Figural Urn, Monte Alban IIIA, ca. 300 - 600 CE. Seated cross-legged with hands on knees. Face of the aged Huehueteotl (the Aztec Old God, Lord of Fire and the Year) Deity with wrinkled cheeks, lips parted with two teeth showing. Piercing eyes and tall striated coiffure falling on shoulders. Wearing ear spools and thick cord necklace with symbolic pendant of a tasseled knot. Traces of reddish pigment. Cf. Boos, fig. 230, for the "companion" type. 11 1/4" high...
A set of 9 Chinese hardstone cups, with fitted box.
a small chip on one of the cup.
The heigh of each cup is 4 cm.
Beautiful antique Chinese white jade nephrite butterfly button.
4.5 cm x 2.5 cm
A 19th century silver charm necklace from China’s late Qing Dynasty has four auspicious symbols hanging on short chains from a crest-shaped pendant of Buddhist iconography. At the center of the crest are crossed rhinoceros horns, symbol of happiness and one of the Chinese eight treasures...