Lilian May Miller (1895 - 1943) Woodblock print "Nanzenji" 1934. Ref: "Between Two Worlds - The Life and Art of Lilian Miller", by Kendall Brown publisher: Pacific Asia Museum, p78 #92. Excellent colors and condition. There are no issues to report save for residual linen tape on top margin of the back of print. The artist's name and title of the print are written near the bottom of the back side as well. Image is 15.28 x 4.72" approximate.
Offered for sale is this cast iron tetsubin with bronze lid. The tetsubin was filled with water for 24 hours - it did not leak. It is in overall good condition, The interior has a coating to protect against rust. Signed Masa Mitsu. Dates from later Showa period.
Height: 9 1/4" Including Handle
Width: 7 1/2" Including Spout
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Japanese Kiri wood and lacquered floral decorated Hibachi with copper lining, 9 1/4" high, 10 1/4" diameter-outside, and 5" high, 8 1/4" diameter-inside newly polished copper liner, with 3" wide Lacquer band on the lower area. Low relief lacquer decoration of Peony flowers and Plum floral branches on one(1) side and Lotus and some plants in the pond decoration on the other side. The condition is good, one small area about 1" long shows imperfection in the natural Kiri wood originally.
Lilian May Miller (1895 - 1943) Drum Tower, Nikko, Japan American print maker in the Japanese Shin-Hanga style. Ref: "Between Two Worlds - The Life and Art of Lilian Miller" Kendall Brown, 1998 p 77 #89. Excellent condition and colors. No defects noted.
A beautiful antique natural red salmon coral necklace not tinted or treated in any way. This is a genuine antique Italian coral necklace, it dates 1920 ca. Sought after Sciacca quality which is a rather red salmonish colour hue. Hand carved beads as pictured alternated with 12kt solid gold roundels getting bigger in the middle. Smaller bead is 6 mm. in diameter- bigger bead is 14 mm. x 8.8 mm. total length is 47 cm. - it weighs 30.8 grams. Clasp is an antique gilded silver...
Here is a very long genuine Ivory tribal skull necklace. Pre 1940 our estimate age. It comprises a multitude of skulls all hand crafted one by one slight difference in size and figures which is normal if hand made. 64 skulls hand knotted on an old silk tread. This is an amazing necklace. Very good condition. Length is 97 cm. - average bead is approx 16.7 mm. x 10.7 mm. in diameter. very good condition it comes as found.
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This is a stunning white green jade Chinese necklace. A rare and most appreciated variety of jade not tinted or impregnated jade, hand carved beads. A rare find! hardly you find this type of jade, the new costs a fortune!
The necklace is older than the clasp, closure was added during the 50's and is gilt metal. The necklace comprises 60 in number round beads hand carved ranging in size from 8.0 mm. to 8.5 mm...
Chinese Natural Turquoise stone Tassel, 7" long total length, 3/4" wide and 5/8" high for center oval shape carved Turquoise with Chinese Character inscribed on both side attached with round Turquoise beads on the top and the bottom, wrapped around with Chinese style Macreme cord. The Turquoise stone is old and in good condition with natural infusions.
From a collection of asian pottery, including both Japanese and Chinese, these five miniatures include two baskets, a sake cup, a water dropper and small vase. The white glazed sake cup has a deeper colored terracota clay body and an incised mark, measuring just under 2 1/4" at the widest point and 1 3/4" high. The round Oribe style basket is also of dark earthenware. Three of the other forms have a light ink stamp "Japan" on the base, though is worn on some...
Japanese large brown Lacquer on wood Candlestick, used in the temple for many years, as is condition, 28" high, 12" diameter-base diameter, 4" diameter-top, metal dish was placed to catch the dripping wax and brass hook for utensil on the column. Lots of brown lacquer were lost, and as is condition.
An Imari double gourd sake pourer - ribbed - decorated in classic simplicity with small flowers at both ends of the gourd. Unquestionably it was hand made - not machine made. The bottle leans slightly off center and the top rim is not completely straight across. Even the red lines at top and bottom are drawn quite casually.
The piece is 5" tall, top diameter is 3/4", top section is 1 3/4" diameter, bottom section is 2 1/2" diameter...
The finely carved wood figures of Buddhist bodhisattvas, one is seated on an elephant and the other a lion. 6-1/2 high
Charles W Bartlett (1860 - 1940) 1920 Japanese Woodblock print published by S. Watanabe. There are three know variations. This is the early morning. Ref: R Miles "A Printmaker in Paradise" p 114 #23 14-11/16 x 10-1/2" approximate. Signed in lower left.
Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950) 1937 Jizuri seal, pencil and brush signature. Never framed. Condition, colors and impression are excellent.
Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950) 1935 Jizuri seal (self made) with pencil and brush signature. Tape residue in upper rear margins from previous framing. Colors are subtle. Condition is good to very good.
Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950) Daiden Gate 1937 Jizuri (self made) seal and pencil and brush signature. Excellent conditions and rich colors. No issues to report. Appears never to have been framed.