A fine crafted Tea Ceremony Tana for display of tea paraphernalia made of light kiri-wood lacquered in opaque red, with uprights of bark covered limbs and raw kiri panels painted with autumn foliage by Nishimura Goun. It is 25 x 14 x 12-1/2 inches (63.5 x 35 x 32 cm) and is in fine condition.
Nishimura Goun (1877-1938) was a prominent Pupil of Kishi Chikudo and Takeuchi Seiho...
This unusual ovoid shaped vase with a large detailed dragon in high-relief around the shoulder accented in a dark-red with a dark-red flaming pearl, with a underglaze painted dragon in the waves and clouds on a white ground. Republic Period – Size: 14-1/2 high
A lovely Japanese woodblock print by artist Saito Kiyoshi (1907-1997) titled "Tea House". Signature in corner with red artist's seal. Framed.
Size: (entire frame) 24" height, 29.5" width (artwork only) 14.5" height, 20" width
Japanese export writing desk with a lovely Keyaki (elm) top. Each leg is carved as a claw with a dragon's head towards the top. The underside panels are carved with chrysanthemums and dragons. Early 20th century.
Chinese black soapstone carving of a large fu dog playing with three pups. It is well-carved with an attractive fitted hardwood stand. The large fu dog has a loose ball inside its mouth that rolls around.
Size: 6" height, 9" width
The pear shape vase with four sides and a raised foliate design on each side and on a raised foot, and curved handles with openings. Republic Period (1912-1949) Size: 7-1/4” high
This tall vase is decorated a scholar seated at a table reading a book and another scholar seated next to him is reading a book with a female serving tea. The border around the neck and foot is with a draped chain and start motif. Age:19th C. - Size: ¨13-1/2” high
The small tea pot with loop handle and long narrow spout with a lid that is decorated with a scroll motif and circular finial, the bottom has three small circular feet. Age: 1930’s – 40’s – Size: 5” high
The female is with her pup and the male with a ball and both are seated on tall plinths with openwork. With raised swirled hair on their heads and spines. Pale green glaze with yellow accents. Size: Republic Period (1912-1949) Size: 9-1/2” high
Charming Chinese small traditional child garment from the 1930's ...Expensive (from a wealthy family) deep blue silk damask fabric, with hand embroidered decorative central medallion on the front. The top is trimmed out with wonderful detailed pink, white, and tan trim, I think this trim was actually manufactured in France and imported to China during the 30's...
A hannya Demon Mask in silver, gold and alloys with maple leaf and cane, the leaf veined with silver and covered in mother of pearl, all accented with red lacquer. It is 6-3/4 inches (17 cm) long signed on the back and enclosed in a hinged box from the Kyoto Shijo Otabi Machi Terauchi Kikinzoku-Ten. The Hannya is a devil, a spirit of a dead, or sometimes living, woman who is transformed by jealousy.
Japanese Butsudan (Buddhist Altar)
Size: Height 5ft. Width 2ft. (Height 152cm Width 31cm (approx.)
Finely crafted Japanese Buddhist altar known as a butsudan. Makie is done on the panels of the altar and the interior appears as if one is in the interior section of the temple altar. electrical components are found on the altar. * Note: The Buddhist image is a sample image of how it will look. Image is not included.
Elegant Chinese old Flambe glaze and underglazed-Blue vase.
H: 9.5 inches D: 6 inches
Nice old four paneled apron worn by married Tibetan women, made from mostly natural dyes and tightly woven twill handspun wool. Excellent condition and is circa 30 to 50 years old. H: 88cm/34.5in x W: 94cm/37in.
Nice old four paneled apron worn by married Tibetan women, made from mostly natural dyes and tightly woven twill handspun wool. Excellent condition and is circa 40 to 50 years old. 92cm/3ft x 92cm/3ft.
BLUE & WHITE FLASK WITH CINNABAR
By Korean potter, Ahn Dong-Oh as Korean Living National Treasure.
Stylish shape with impressive blue and white design in aesthetic blanks.
In fine condition with no damege, with just inborn hairline crack at spout.
Potter's mark at bottom, and his autograph with seal at attached original wooden box.
A thatched farmhouse settled in the foothills overlooks fishermen with their long pools doing tomo-tsuri fishing from low craft on this fine sumi-e painting dated an Autumn day in 1929. The screen has been completely remounted incorporating the original wooden frame with sturdy backing and is in fine condition. It is 154 x 148 cm (60.5 x 58.5 inches). Tomo-tsuri Ayu fishing is practiced throughout Japan, the ayu (sweetfish) a delicacy of early Autumn...
Rare men’s loin cloth from the Northern Chin, Haka group Burma. Mantle of Merit: Barbara Fraser has a good write up on these, and has a couple of pieces dating to late 19th to early 20th century, she also writes these were rarely used after 1950 so I can date this piece to be pre 1950. The two end panels are different colors of which the lighter blue colored is original while the darker piece is looks to be slightly newer. Made from hand spun cotton with silk patterns...