A very nice, larger Longquan ware " Golden Celadon " jarlet. Very nice moulded floral decoration, covered with an excellent Celadon glaze. Yuan Dynasty ( 1279 - 1368 ). Longquan ware, Zhejiang. Diameter : 8,4 cm. H : 7,4 cm. Condition : Perfect.
Description: Culture: Chiribaya Origin: Chile / Peru / Atacama Desert Age: Ca. 400 - 1000 A.D. A thin walled high fired bowl. Size: 7 1/4” in diameter by 2 3/4”“ in height. Description: An obscure small cultural group related to The Tihuanaco of Bolivia. They are believed to be a satellite community living near The Pacific Ocean where their major source of subsistence came from fishing and limited agriculture...
A highly unusual Tessen war fan of hand forged iron outer flanges sandwiching bamboo bones dyed black supporting a fan painted with the image of a severed head lying in the grass, forehead still pinched in the final strain of battle. The metal flanges were originally lacquered black, but have since lost much of the protective coating. It is 12-1/4 inches (31.5cm) long and in overall fine condition.
A lacquered and iron bound round lidded box called a kubi-oke made to carry the head of a man taken in battle or that of a man after committing ritual suicide for offering to the lord. It is 13 inches (33 cm) diameter, 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) tall with large handles from which it could be carried on a pole. There is mouse damage on one part of the bottom, but has not eaten through to the inside.
Chinese carved jade holy toad with three legs.
Measurements: 2 1/8" x 1 1/2" x H 1 1/8" (5.5 x 3.8 x H 3 cm)
Weight (about) : 52 grams.
It is in good condition.
A repousse copper sheet handwarmer of lobed shape with pierced cover, decorated with butterflies and flowers. Only one overhead carrying handle. Condition: one handle lost, one rivet replaced, cover with some dents and bumps. Dimension: body: diameter: c. 17 cm, c. 12 cm high.
Chinese heavy Elmwood Merchant's Bench or Vendor's Bench, Ca...
This is Shibori kimono used for the Taisho era period. As for this, an unexpected change is very beautiful. And it is impressive. This is silk dyed in indigo plant Shibori. This has a thin stain to lining and a collar, but the state is good. Size 133cmx 124cm (52.6 "x 48.8")
This is Basho cloth of the Meiji period. The red thread that this was incorporated is very impressive. This is spun by hand. This does not have a stain and damage.
Size 39.5cmx 35cm (15.5 "x 13.7")
This is Shirusi-Hanten of a fire fighter used for the Meiji period. As for this, cotton is thick.
This has a few dirts, but does not stand out. And I do not have damage.
This has good state.
Size 95cm x 122cm (37.4 "x 48")
Late Yuan to early Ming clay and straw seated image of a Buddha, from Northern China (said to be from near Luoyang, Henan). This is typical construction for “cave” Buddhas from this arid region. There are traces of original gold lacquer over stucco. He is seated on a lotus. H 22cm/8.6in and bottom W: 12cm/5.6in- no structural damage although the surface has natural weathering. Stand included.
Lovely small bitong and beehive shaped water pot in Ge type crackle ware glaze circa late Qing Dynasty. Both are in excellent condition with no damage (there is one small tear on the bottom of the brush pot caused by the potter when paring the foot rim down).
Brush Pot ~ H: 12.6cm/5in and D: 5.5cm/2.2in, Water Pot ~ H: 5cm/2in.
An Edo period iron tsuba with stylized wave motif. Carved and chiseled details on the waves enhancing the inference to water. The symmetric depiction likely a ka-mon (heraldic device). A nearly identical tsuba can be found in the Boston Museum of Fine Art, accession number 11.11500, with the minor exceptions of a more rounded seppa-dai in the present tsuba with gilt, kinko band probably intended to fit the tsuba with a particular koshirae...
This Indigo and white Carpenter's Square quilt is a terrific version of a very three dimensional pattern. While there are actually only four of the carpenter's square blocks, their overlapping placement makes it appear as though there are more. The quilting in a pattern of squares on point furthers the overall theme.The edges of the carpenter's squares seem to meld into the five borders.
Measurements are 76" square; circa 1880. Excellent condition.
Two sets of Dai-sho black lacquered leather handle covers which would have protected the hilt of the sword in the rain emblazoned with family crests. 8 and 11 inches (20-28 cm) long respectively and in fine condition.
An unusual bone handle dagger decorated with a turquoise stone and silver a copper fittings. The sheath is made of silver with a woven silver chain attached to the knife. There is piece of "stingray skin" wrapped around the middle. There is one turquoise stone decorating the sheath with two red (resin) stones that originally were red coral.The blade is made of steel. Age: late 19th Century to early 20th. Size: 17.5cm. Condition: No repairs.
A flag made of two widths (ni-haba) of cross-stitched white silk emblazoned with the mitsudomo-e crest made to be hung from the sashimono on back of a suit of armor for identification on the battlefield. The cloth is still supple and strong. It is 25-1/2 x 41 inches (65 x 104 cm). There is some minor insect damage.
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) with a red lacquer frame, Keyaki (elm) front panels of a golden honey original finish. Highly functional design with many drawers of various sizes, including an unusual long shallow one below a set of sliding door panels with a shelved interior. Meiji period (1868-1912)
Size: 34" L x 14.5" W x 36.5" H