19th century ivory netsuke carved as a group of cha no yu, utensils for the tea ceremony, consisting of a kettle (kama), tea caddy (chaire), tea whisk (chasen), split rings to lift the kettle (kuan) and silk wrapper (fukusa). Unusual subject with elegant design, brilliantly carved, great detailing, great wear and patina. Length 1 5/8 inches.
19th century ivory netsuke of a tengu king killing a huge eagle with a sword. Tengu are mythological creatures half men, half birds, usually depicted as goblins, and are first-class fighters. Rather unusual topic for netsuke, good design, fantastic severe facial expression. Nicely incised and etched textile patterns on the robe. Wonderful wear and patina, red highlights. Height 1 5/8 inches.
19th century ivory netsuke of a dog sitting on a woven mat with its front paw on a reticulated ball with a loose ball inside it. Excellent carving with great face and superb depiction of hair and woven mat textures. Beautiful wear and patina. Signed ICHIRA (alternative readings are Itsura or Kazura) in oval reserve on the bottom. Height 1 1/2 inches.
Early 19th century ivory netsuke of 2 sitting Chinese boys: one is holding a drum, and the other one drumsticks. Excellent carving, great faces, wonderful detailing of their robes. Ivory of characteristic early triangular section, old age lines. Beautiful wear and patina turning honey color on the bottom where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono. Length 2 inches.
Offered for Sale is a fine bone and Ivory of an Inuit/Eskimo , harpoon in hand, pursuing a Seal. The piece measures 3.5" x 1.63" x .88". The Seal's eyes are inset with some other black material. (likely soapstone)Please feel free to email any questions.
Offered for sale is this fine Ivory of a Man carrying a Sack. The Netsuke measures 2.0" x 1.5" x 1.25". Please feel free to email any questions.
Though Daewongun (Prince Yi Ha Eung) is often cited as the greatest painter of orchids, most scholars now agree that it was Kim Eung Won aka Soho (1855-1921) who was painting many of the paintings for which Daewongun took credit and which Daewongun signed. Daewongun was, of course, a great painter of orchids, but most agree now that Kim Eung Won may deserve the title of greatest. His paintings sell for a fraction of the price of Daewongun's paintings, at least for now...
Chinese miniature tea set in European shape, comprising two cups and saucers, tea pot, creamer, sugar and tray. Decorated with figures and auspicious symbols in enamels, underglaze blue and gold. Condition: handle of the creamer restored (see Picture 12). Rims with few burst glaze bubbles. Dimension: tray: 14.8 cm x 14.5 cm, height of tea pot: 8 cm.
Chinese Export Famille Rose Porcelain oval shape Barber's Bowl, 12 1/2" wide, 9 1/2" deep, 2 3/8" high, 1790's, with overglaze Famille Rose color of Rose flowers on the wide rim, and larger size of bouquet of roses and other flowers with floating ribbon in the center inside the deep bowl. All the decorations are done on the heavy porcelain with orange peel like surface and highlighted with gold...
Chinese Export Famille Rose Porcelain Charger, 1780 - 1790's, 13 1/2" diameter, 1 1/4" high, with overglaze Famille Rose color of large Peony flowering branch in the center, bordered by seven(7) small flowering branches decorated on the wide rim area. There are some wears on the over glaze decoration and also in the highlighted gold decoration. No damages, no restorations.
The doodoo was an element of Chinese woman's costume which was worn covering the chest. This one has a money pocket ant is in pristine condition. With silk embroidered flower decoration on a satin weave cotton background fabric. The back is a simple piece of somspun indigo dyed fabric
Fantastic stone granite jizo or protective bodhisattva from Niigata in Northern Japan. In a buddhist gassho or prayer mode, this jizo is praying for the salvation and protection of all sentient beings. 42cm tall by 30cm wide. Free shipping from our california warehouse. Ask for shipping quote.
Very unusual rough textured usubata or bronze tea ceremony flower vase. The base is outstanding and rare. The legs are curled tea drops and the simple elegant lines reveal the asthetic of the Taisho era C.1920. First of its kind we have seen. There is a signature on the bottom but it is cursive and unfortunately we can`t read it. H:26cm x diameter:14cm. Ask for shipping quote.
Important late Meiji Period C.1900 Shigaraki tsubo or tea leaf jar. Shigaraki being of course one of the 7 great pottery centers of feudal Japan. The slip glaze on this Tsubo drips with texture and clumps of the glaze give this jar a remarkable art deco modernistic feel even though it was wood fired in a climbing kiln over 100 years ago. Sensational and one of the best we have seen in a while. H:31cm x diameter: 24cm. Ask for shipping quote.
Exceptional Pair of Antique Thai Gilded Wooden Temple doors depicting mythological and forest animals including Garudas and Nagas. 19th Century. Rare, good condition. Size: 240 cm. x 120 cm. Suitable for Interior Design. STRONG IMPACT!
Exceptional Pair of Antique Thai Gilded Temple Wooden Doors, 19th Century. Rare. Size: 240 cm. x 120 cm. Good condition. Suitable for Interior Design, STRONG IMPACT!
A Round Chinese Antique Wooden Table with original/genuine Marble Top. 19th Century, shows some wear due to age. Good condition. Size: 37 cm. diameter, height 30 cm. Top can be removed from base.
A QING DYNASTY Wooden Cabinet with nice carvings on both sides. Central door slides open for storage of objects. China, 19th Century. Good condition. Size: L. 38 cm. x D. 16.5 cm. x H. 34.5 cm.