Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the hands forming the gassho adoration mudra, semi-figurally sculpted from a gray-brown volcanic stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Very minor old loss.
Height: 30 cm
Width: 12 cm
Depth: 13 cm
The present miniature portrait of a Chinese lady in a blue robe ( Gouache, c. 1850 ) is striking for the manner in which a typical Chinese beauty has been represented. While few female subjects in the Chinese painting repertoire of the Qing dynasty can be found, the present piece belongs to a small group of paintings , all painted in the style of Giuseppe Castiglione: A Jesuit Painter at the Court of the Chinese Emperors...
The sun rising behind pine boughs, a celebratory ink and pigment on paper painting by Fukuda Kodojin in a silk border with ivory capped bone rollers enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 45 x 152 cm (18 x 60 inches) and in overall fine condition, with minor marks from handling.
Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944) was an eccentric self taught artist, his status as a poet, calligrapher and literati artist has reached legendary status...
Charming Ming Dynasty bowl with a pattern of a water buffalos in three different poses, there is hairline crack and gold leaf and lacquer repaired chip. D: 11.5cm/4.5in and H: 4.5cm/1.8in.
Late Qing Dynasty, most likely Guangxu Period porcelain vase with wonderful mountain and garden scene and two scholars playing weiqi. The mouth rim is cracked and is noted in close-ups. 23cm/9in height and 15cm/5.9 diameter.
Early antique Beta Tribe tropical hardwood dance mask-ca 19thc-was used in ceremonies --mask surface shows age and wear-mask is heavy from dense wood--11 inches high 7 inches wide- 6 inches deep--remarkable mask-has Dark Vader aspect
A pair of shoes with leather sole for a Manchurian lady. The black velvet with design of flowers, butterfly and pumpkin in silk embroidery. Cotton lining. Condition: clean, velvet and silk rims partially worn. Dimension: 23.3 cm long.
Very unusual zen buddhist temple gong part of the Bon`ongu buddist bells and gongs used for temple services. Called an Unban gong and cloud shaped. Hand made of bronze C.1880 and with phoenix birds on both side of the top ears in detailed relief. Good sound. Ask for shipping quote.
Rare and very art deco wood tea shop kanban sign from Uji in south Kyoto, famed for its tea fields and tea production in the 1700`s and 1800`s until the present. Great impact at 87cm tall and 53cm wide. Beautifully carved Kanji Japanese characters reading at the top: Uji; Usu Cha; and Kazu Cha En, the tea company in Uji. Very good condition. Zelkova wood, Taisho Period, C.1920. Ask for shipping quote.
An ancient carnelian necklace found in Southeast Asia. Many of these carnelian beads were traded around 3000 years ago in mainland Southeast Asia. Many of these carnelian beads could be from India. This necklace was found intact and restrung. Wearable. Size: L. 66 cm. end to end.
This is a fantastic blue glazed faience pectoral scarab.
The scarab has a really remarkable appearance and is
very heavy. I have never seen such a nice comparable
pectoral scarab. The scarab was bought in the 60s from
the “Völkerkundemuseum“ in Stuttgart (Germany)
Date: Egypt, Late Period, 26th - 30th Dynasty, circa 664-332 B.C.
Size: ca. 3,9 cm; c...
Large 17thc carved wood and gilt santo of a seated Mary Magdeline-wear to surface with accumulation of dirt-one finger damaged and smalll part from jacket missing--carving of jacket is extraordinary in detail-Piece is Spanish or Spanish Cplonial==Its impressive size makes strong decorative statement-powerful sculpture--34 inches high-24 inches wide-17 inches deep
!9th Century Chinese Elmwood heavy small square shape table, 11" high, 12 1/2" square on top, with round straight leg. There is narrow piece of wood wedged between original Elmwood top and the uneven finish is original, it is solid table, no damages.
Ensemble of three Nepali butter churning stick holders from Nepali hill minorities. Nice worn patina, circa 60 to 90 years old, the one on the right appears to be older. No kitchen should be without these! The large one has a crack at the end, see last enlargement for scale.
Good pair of Tang Dynasty gray clay bricks depicting “Atlas” type figures seated on lotus flowers. I was in Taxila once and saw similar figures which to my mind illustrate the Greco/Roman influence in Tang art. The lotus shows indicates an obvious Buddhist connection. Both pieces are painted with “stucco” in good condition with no damage. W: 14.5cm/5.8in and H: 17.7cm/7in each.
A wood Sweets container repurposed from an Edo period mokugyo prayer drum enclosed in a period wooden box, the inscription within dated Bunka 8 (1812) and titled Mokugyo Kashi Ire. The bulbous drum end has been cut off, filled and lacquered black inside forming a bowl, the top then fitted onto it with a lip. It is 14 x 12 x 15 cm (5-1/2 x 5 x 6 inches) and in fine condition.
An elegant Kakiemon porcelain koro with archaic handles and cushion-shaped body balanced upon four shapely legs. Upon its domed cover, the finial is formed as a kirin. Carved T-fret and floral brocading decorate the body, while images of floral sprays and kiku in woven baskets add vibrant color to the pale porcelain ground...
An elegant pair of Imari porcelain vases in double-gourd form, their bodies, pleated. (The gourd is a frequent and honored subject in Japanese art and design, often with magical and auspicious references.) This fine pair of vases is beautifully-rendered with cartouches of sakura-laden fences in iron red and under-the-glaze blue enamels. In the background, maple and paulownia leaf in iron red signify the presence of autumn. Both vases are in excellent condition with no restoration and no problems...