Zhongnanhai 1962 pair of vases with Mao Zedong poem
A pair of slender porcelain vases decorated with bamboo and rocks in black and grey/blueish enamel glazes. On the backside a ‘hidden’ portrait of Mao Zedong and one of his poems. Stamped ZHONG NAN HAI mark with date. Peoples Republic of China, dated 1962. From the mark and dating, we can deduct that this pair of vases were commissioned to one of Jingdezhen factory for use by Central Government for presentation gifts. H 38...
The size of Tokkuri: 8” High x 3 1/8” Dia, The size of Cup: 3 1/8” Dia x 2 3/8” High. This is very fine quality Porcelain Large Tokkuri and large Sake cup set of 5 pcs, One Tokkuri and 4 cups. The porcelain are done in extremely fine grade white porcelain. The thickness of cup is only 1 mm thickness at the top of cup which you can see thru the light as my photo showing. The design on Tokkuri and Sake cup has “Korin(Ogata Korin) Hamon” (the wave design of Korin)...
Additional Photos for Tokkuri Set by M. Tozan 2nd
An old necklace from Nepal consisting of 65 rudraksha beads with a great patina from usage.
The beads are in fact the seeds of the Eleocarpus Ganitrus and are considered very sacred in Hindu culture.
For Nepalese shamans they are a very important part of their outfit, protecting them from evil spirits.
100cm around, 65 beads, old strung
Akaso kasuri futonji which is handwoven of cotton for warps and asa (hemp) for wefts. It has double kasuri pattern and the brown color is vegetable brown. Probably produced in Nara prefecture, or Omi region in Shiga prefecture. Sewn by machine. In good condition but has some light stains. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 102cm x 144cm
Chinese carved coral scene of two beautiful young shepherdesses with their sheep, one stands with her back against a tall pine tree and blows her whistle, the other feeds the little sheep from a cylindrical container, another sheep and a little lamb frolic nearby, beautifully carved with great detail, mid 20th century.
Size with stand: 7 1/2" high. Height of coral only: 6 3/4" high.
A pair of foot lantern made of wood, bamboo and paper. The paper is replaced with new one. The handle is made of bamboo and the bobeche is made of copper. In excellent condition. With an original carton box. 20th century. The bottom: 18cm x 18cm H: 44cm
Jade Dragon Head Belt Buckle
Size: Length 3.5" Width 0.8" Height 1"
Belt buckles appeared since the Song dynasty. Surviving examples can be found from the Yuan dynasty to how these buckles were used. By the late Qing dynasty this ruyi shaped, dragon headed buckle was romanticized along with the archaic designs that were popular with the scholar officials of the Qing dynasty.
This buckle is made from the traditional often popular green jade...
Andon (lantern) made of iron and paper. It has hand-carved rabbits and waves design and has an iron candle stand inside. In good condition. 20th century. H:70cm W&D:29cm x 29cm
Beautiful carved jadeite double happiness 雙 喜 panel and gilt silver same design bracelet.
Measurement: 8 " x 1"
total weight: 27G
a beautiful agate frog toggle
Sacred Mountain Fuji, 1936
Size: Koban. Approximately 7.5 x 5.25 inches.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. "Made in Japan" stamped on verso.
Bears the Hasui oval seal with title and date.
Provenance: The Robert O. Muller estate.
Lovely hand hammered copper flower vase from the famed Gyokusen-do foundry. This particular vase has an elegant gold sandwiched between stiking orange. The art deco form and rich feeling makes this a very pleasing piece. Signed on the bottom with the Gyokusen-do hanko. 7" tall and 6" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
A large porcelain vase by Miyanaga Tozan decorated with a garden scene of young pine growing up around a large stone brushed by Yamamoto Shunkyo and enclosed in a double wooden box signed by both artists. It comes with the pictured rosewood stand in a separate section in the box. The vase is 12 inches (31cm) tall 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in excellent condition...
Japanese burlwood display stand to showcase any prized artwork - okimono, bonsai, iron tetsubin, etc. It is in overall very good condition with a small aged stressed crack in the rim. See last photo.
Width: 11 1/2"
Height: 1 1/4"
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A sophisticated soft yellow Kiji Celadon vase by important early 20th century female potter Suwa Sozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and in fine condition. The vessel dates from the late Taisho to early Showa period (1922-1940), when Sencha and the ideas of Chinese Scholarly life reigned in Japan.
Suwa Sozan II (Torako (1890-1977)) was the niece and adopted daughter of Teishitsu Gigei-in Suwa Sozan I (1852-1922)...
An early 20th C. Chinese large white porcelain Buddha in excellent condition. Marked. H:10.5" W:11"