A traveling wooden shrine “zushi” or "Nenjibutsu" with enclosing a finely curved wooden sculpture of shichimen Daimyojin (Heavenly Lady from Mount Shichimen). The wooden case is decorated with red lacquer and metalwork. Some loss of lacquerer and pigments are visible, otherwise it is in good condition.
H 2 7/8” x W 1 7/8” x D 1 3/8 (H 7.0cm x W 4.5cm x D 3.2cm)
Massive 19th Chinese porcelain charger with well painted four toe dragons encircling a flaming pearl and flying amidst clouds and flames. This scene is surrounded by a decorative diaper pattern and bamboo reserves. Bamboo "sprays" decorate the exterior walls. 14 7/8" diameter. Chip near rim.
A six sided Nyonya bowl with three "gold" fish and sea plants for good luck.
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 Nyonya ware. Nonya wares were mainly reserved for festive occasions and special functions. Size: 15cm. H. 5.6cm. Condition: No repairs or chips. Some wear on the inside of the bowl.
Chinese embroidered dragon panel on red satin with satin stitch, forbidden stitch and gold couching. Dragon has 5 claws and is surrounded with precious objects. The total dimensions of the cloth are: 15.25 inches (38.7 cm) tall by 10.25 inches (26 cm) wide.
Condition: Fine with a couple of loose threads. Piece appears to have been previously glued to a paper window mat with remnants of paste and paper along outer edges (see enlargements).
A rare and early Chinese porcelain tea caddy done in Imari colors, and with it's original lid. The jar measures 4 1/4" tall x 3 1/2" wide x 2 1/4" deep, and dates to the Chien Lung period, 18th Century. Condition: The condition is very good with some fretting on the upper edge and lid and wear to the applied gold highlights as would be expected. Free shipping within the USA.
Pre-columbian Archaic Colima Figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 B.C.-100 A.D. A rotund figure in a seated position with arms held towards his chest. He is wearing a necklace with pendant, armbands and head gear. A nice example!
Measurements: 7-1/2" in height x 4-1/2" in width.
A Chinese Canton enamel box to hold Seal Paste. The scene on the lid shows two boys playing. The box measures 1 3/4" high x 3" in diameter. On the bottom of the box is the Chien Lung Dynasty mark, but the box dates to the turn of the 19th Century. Condition: The Condition is excellent with some glaze imperfection. Free shipping within the USA.
Very unusual 19th century small ivory netsuke carved as a sitting man holding a mirror in one hand, and plucking the hair on his chin with tweezers held in the other. Fantastic carving of his face with perfectly captured expression of painful unpleasantness. Beautiful flow to his robe, extremely well made differently sized himotoshi. Superb quality ivory, wonderful patina with excellent sheen to the surface...
19th century wooden netsuke of two heads of reishi fungus (Fungus of Immortality) issuing from the same stem. Superbly carved elegant piece in Japanese taste, beautiful rhythm to the ridges of the fungus, wonderful wear and superb patina consistent with age, in excellent condition. Himotoshi is formed by the stem. Signed MASAYOSHI for Sato Masayoshi on the bottom - this excellent artist is listed on p. 742 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick...
Late Meiji (1890s - 1910s) staghorn netsuke of a decaying human scull. Excellent Buddhist subject, great facial expression (if you can call it that), darker porous areas as is usual with staghorn, which, in fact, makes it so attractive, overall in very good condition. Signed YUKISHIGE by himotoshi - the artist is listed on p. 1254 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 1/4 inches.
19th century ivory netsuke of a seated peasant woman taking a break from carrying a huge bag on her back and having a snack. Nicely carved, wonderful face, beautifully carved and etched textile patterns. Old smoothed loss to the front of her right foot (does not take away from the sculptural quality of the piece), beautiful patina consistent with age. Signed RYOMIN on the bottom - the artist is Ono Ryomin III listed on p...
A Song dynasty longquan celadon large bowl, rounded side with unglazed base, bowl decorated with rising lotus petal motif at exterior covered with good bluish green celadon glaze, high ping sound with finger tip.
Bowl is in good condition no chip no restoration.
Size: 21 cm diameter....
A Song dynasty longquan celadon bowl, rounded side with deep center and glazed base, bowl decorated with raising lotus petal motif at exterior, covered with good green glaze.
Bowl is in good condition no chip, no crack, no restoration, porcelain with high ping sound with finger tip.
Size: 11.5 cm diameter.
The tray measures 10.7 " inches square and is 1.3" high at the rim. The design is executed in makie and takamakie on a shiny black roiro ground. The design is an interesting scene of a woman leaning over a stream and filling a bucket in the stream. In the bucket there is a long stemmed stick that almost looks like an arrow sticking out of the bucket - perhaps it is a stirring stick. Behind her is a large pine tree. The horizontal limbs of the tree are done in silver colored lacquer...
A attractive album-size painting in colors, ink and gold on silk, depicting the immortal Gama Sennin (Chinese Liuhai) with the three-legged toad curled around his raised, left arm. Unsigned. Framed with passepartout under glass. Edo, 18th cent. Picture frame: H 27 cm, W 19 cm ( with frame: H. 42 cm x 32 cm)). Condition: Perfect.
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A Pair of Tall Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Qingbai Porcelain Dragon Jars
This pair of attractive and impressive porcelain jars was made during the 12th - 14th century. They are quite "heavily-potted" and made in two sections, upper and lower, that have been luted together. Around the band of "piecrust" decoration on each jar stand moulded and applied human figures, twelve on one jar and eleven on the other, clearly originally made with this number...
Chinese blue & white porcelain baluster vase, the cylindrical neck decorated with floral designs over shoulders painted with floral and trellis work forms and confronting five-clawed dragons, the dragons either side of a large poppy seed pod over further floral forms. The flared foot decorated with bamboo leaf sprays, the base with concentric circles in blue.
Height 12 cm.
In excellent condition. No chips or cracks.
Pair 19th Century Chinese blue & white porcelain vases, decorated in rich underglaze cobalt blue featuring scenes of high city walls with people conducting their daily pursuits - in boats and at the city walls. Stiff leaf border to the neck, ruyi head border to the shoulder, lappet border to the foot. Guangxu Period.
Height 14 cm.
In excellent condition. No chips or cracks.