It is a pattern of a rabbit flying in the very impressive wave.It was made in indigo dyeing tsutsugaki in the Edo era(1800-1867).The material is thick hemp.Iis made of hand-spun and natural indigo dyed hemp.It has a few thin stains and damage.They are not disturbing, and as a whole it is in very good condition.
size:171cm x 91cm (67.3" x 35.8")
Beautiful and rare large Mongolian style snuff bottle inlay with coral and turquoise..
Dimension: 4.5 inches Tall x 2 inches width x 1.5 inches depth ( 11 cm x 5 cm x 4 cm)
Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu in characteristic seated pose of royal ease, sculpted in relief from a gray-hued igneous stone. Clearly dated to the third year of the Bunkyu Era (1863), late-Edo Period. Minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.
Height: 48 cm
Width: 27.5 cm
Depth: 16.5 cm.
Japanese antique boro Indigo dye Stripes Patched sashiko Stitch futon cover meiji(1868-1910).It is beautiful boro repaired in indigo dyeing cotton and sashiko stitch for repair by hand.It can enjoy both sides.It is natural indigo dyed cotton.
size:162cm x178cm(63.7" x 70.0")
Embroidered Antique Fukusa, Koi and Waves on Blue Silk
Antique, Japanese, textile, cloth
Glass-eyed carp thrash among churning waves of silver and gold thread on this large Fukusa backed with patterned blue rinzu satin. The corners are bound with light blue silk chord tassels. It is 25-1/2 x 27-1/2 inches (65 x 70 cm) and is in overall fine condition, with some waear to the soft silk threads on the left fish. On back faded stains and stress on the satin is visible.
Hairy fresh water crabs scuttle this way and that about a bundle of lotus on this large hand painted silk Fukusa by Shige Shunto. Above and to the left it is signed Shunto, and in the lower right is stamped Chikushun. It is 22-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches (57 x 62 cm) and is in overall fine condition. It came from the same house as several of the other Fukusa we are listing, and bears the crest of the Ii clan on the back in white on black and features gold couched thread tassels on the corners...
ANTIQUE Ottoman Turkish Metal Thread EMBROIDERY Mihrab Prayer Arch Mosque
An IMPORTANT TEXTILE over 4lbs. Large
This is a 19th century piece or earlier, hand embroidered with metal gold and silver thread, it weighs over 4 lbs. This antique Ottoman textile has a prayer arch, Mihrab, it was used as a door curtain, and now can be used as a tapestry. This sacred piece has Arabic calligraphy, on the bottom, and along the border. It also depicts a Turkish Mosque on the bottom...
A rare burnished red earthenware foot rasp, in the form of a stylized crouching crocodile, probably made in Asyut (circa 1850-1920), for use in the Egyptian public bath house. There is a very similar example in the Pitt Rivers Museum (University of Oxford: http://web.prm.ox.ac.uk/bodyarts/index.php/temporary-body-arts/toiletries/50-footcare.html ...
Exquisite inlaid rosewood Anglo Indian table with a scene of a couple under a tree with a palace in the distance. Elephant head legs. Some minor restoration to inlay. Measuring 35" L x 33" W x 19" H
A superior pair of Satsuma vases with slightly tapered bodies and unusual necklines. Sumptuously patterned textiles float above both vases showing joyful villagers clad in jewel-toned garments taking tea and feeding pigeons under maple and sakura trees. Children play with pigeons and a golden shishi. This pair of unusually-shaped vases is in excellent condition with no damage and no restoration. Elaborate Ryozan gilt signature and Yasuda Company mark on bases...
This is a Koto Period tanto in full koshirae with soft metal fittings and glossy black-lacquered saya, its handle wrapped in slate- blue silk cords. The small, mokko-shaped shakudo tsuba is overlaid with gilt spays of grass and plum blossoms. In similar fashion, the fuchi kashira are also overlaid with gold to create images of huts by a meandering stream and grove of kiku; iron menuki sculpted as foliage with gilt details...
A Mongolian Gilt Bronze Buddha seated in dhyanasana with hands in bhumisparsa mudra (Zanabazar School). Period: circa 18th Century. Height: 13.5cm.
A Sino-Tibetan Gilt Bronze Seated Akshobhya Buddha seated in double-lotus base with 6 Chinese characters inscribed on the back translated to mean "Made In The Reign Of Great Ming Emperor Yongle". Height: 22.6cm. Base plate intact and unopened.
Superb and well hollowed-out blue striped agate snuff bottle. The stopper is made of bronze, with a beautifully shaped coral top. The spoon is made of bronze. China, 19th Century. Height (without stopper): 2 1/8" (5,4 cm). Tiny chips on rim of neck and base, otherwise very good condition.
Chinese flambé porcelain bottle-shaped vase. Qing dynasty, 18th century.
Height : 50 cm
A rare carved ivory figure of a man, wearing a (beaded?) belt with traditional leather apron, made in Sub-Saharan (possibly southern) Africa for sale to European traders or colonists during the late 19th or early 20th Century...
A large Fukusa silk cloth hand painted in ink with turtles by Suzuki Hyakunen and a verse by Ema Tenko. Gold tassels decorate the corners and it is backed with verdant green bearing the crest of the Ii clan. It is 28-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches (72.5 x 65 cm) and is in overall fine condition.
Ema Tenko (1825-1901) was a Physician and scholar-artist/calligrapher born the sixth son of Confucian scholar...
A beautiful Thai wood carving in flower shape
was well preserved.
It was kept with the original pigment.
A very good decorative piece indeed.
Date: 19th Century.
Height with stand: 53cm