A very rare Natural Sajigawa viewing stone in the shape of a thatched minka farmhouse. An excellent piece for Bonseki miniature gardens or to accompany a bonsai display. It is 11 x 6 x 9 cm (5 x 2-1/2 x 4 inches) and is of course in excellent condition. Saji stones come from the Saji river in Tottori prefecture.
Stones idealized the horizon. Bringing an undisturbed memory of distance into the confines of the often cramped and overstuffed rooms in the notoriously small Japanese study...
Hanging Scroll of Seasonal Flowers by Kong Xiaoyu (1899-1984)36 X 16¼ inches 91.4 X 41.3.5 cm Color on Paper Dated 1944 Inscribed and signed with two artist seals.
DESCRIPTION: A dark green jade amulet in the form of a cicada with two wings, bulbous eyes and ribbed body. The ancient Chinese regarded cicadas as symbols of longevity, rebirth and immortality. In ancient times similar carvings were placed on the tongue of deceased persons before burial to ensure resurrection. This one has holes for stringing and can be worn as a pendant or used as a toggle. Shang style, but not authenticated. DIMENSIONS: 2 1/2" long (6.4 cm) x 1 1/4" wide (3.2 cm).
Large and expertly carved agate statue of a phoenix on a perch with wood base in butterscotch and lavender hues. Excellent condition.
Beautifully rendered cloisonné figure of a seated maiden with kingfisher headdress. Good condition with stand.
An old figure exquisite carved from a fine branch of pink coral not treated or waxed but genuine as found in nature. beautiful variety and pleasing colour with great attention to details. It depicts a Shoulao symbolizing longevity. Back and towards the figure is richly detailed. Wood base. A fine art piece to display of good quality. It measures 91 mm. at the highest point. Shoulao is 72 mm. high, the branch is 78 mm. wide. it weighs 56 grams. Measures are given out of the wood base...
A Heavy Hmong Necklace displaying very detailed silversmith work. Finely incised design of dragons among clouds and waves. Shows good patina and wear of use.
Dimensions: Height--11 1/4 inches
Width--11 3/4 inches
Inside Circumference-- 23 inches
Weight: 33 OZ
Ref: The Jewelry of Southeast Asia--Anne Richter
Three very different stones set into hardwood bases, one a spire of black from Shikoku which rings like iron set in a rosewood stand. The second a low mountainscape from the Furuya-ishi region of Wakayama set into grain striped hardwood, featuring a streak of white (water) running through the center. The third is a snow covered spire also of Furuya-ishi, set into a wide red hard-wood base. The spire is 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall...
Three Japanese Suiseki Viewing Stones
Spirit, Scholar, furuya, ishi
Three very different stones set into hardwood bases, one a spire of black from Shikoku which rings like iron set in a rosewood stand. The second a low mountainscape from the Furuya-ishi region of Wakayama set into grain striped hardwood, featuring a streak of white (water) running through the center. The third is a snow covered spire also of Furuya-ishi, set into a wide red hard-wood base...
Japanese Woodblock Print, Mount Fuji by Moonlight, Kawai Bashi. Artist Hasui Kawase. Original dated 1947, we offer this Heisei Edition, printed by Watanabe from the original woodblocks, 2002. Pristine condition, never framed, 15.5"(39.5cm) x 10.5"(26.5cm).
Vintage Japanese Woodblock Print, "Ontake no le", House at Ontake in Tama, Tokyo, Shiro Kasamatsu 1896-1992. Dated 1954, signed "Shiro", artist's seal. Publisher Unsodo., Carver Nagashima, Printer Saji. Very good impression, excellent colors, excellent condition. Oban tate-e, 10.8"(27.5cms) x 15.7"(40cms).
Vintage Japanese Woodblock Print, "Nikko Kegon no Taki". The Kegon waterfall at Nikko. Dated 1952. Shiro Kasamatsu 1898-1992. Carver Nagashima, Printer Horii. Publisher Unsodo. Artist's seal. Signed "Shiro". Very good Impression, excellent colors, excellent condition. Oban tate-e, item 10.8"(27.5cms) x 15.9"(40.5cms).
Complete Set of Vintage Japanese Samurai Armor. This striking and very high quality set is traditionally constructed of iron plates, connected and wrapped with multi-colored silk cord and panels with silk brocade covering. Expressive iron "Mempo" (face piece) with silk moustache, helmet of iron and gilt bronze. Complete with wooden storage chest, 21"(53cms) tall x 16"(40cms) width x 16"(40cms) deep. 1950's. Very good condition, can actually be worn, or provides a beautiful display piece...
Fine An Unusual Shape Jade Snuff Bottle. The Jade appears to be Celadon yet when you shine a light through, it appears yellow.
Rare Tibetan Bronze Phurba 19th/18th Century
This hanging scroll of Yang Yuhuan, a Tang Dynasty Royal Consort, as attributed to Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), is both rare and skilfully executed. Its painting subject is based upon the of-quoted love story between Li Longji, the Tang Emperor Xuanzong, and his royal consort and soul-mate, Yang Yuhuan.
The painting portrays Yang, before ascending to Heave on her white horse, awaits to see her lover Emperor Xuanzong the last time. She looks beautiful but terribly sad...
Original woodblock print BLUE THICKET by Joichi Hoshi (1913-1979), unlimited edition, printed in 1974. Excellent crisp print in perfect condition, silver metallic highlights, listed as plate 318 in JOICHI HOSHI CATALOGUE OF ALL TREE WOODBLOCK PRINTS published by Kato Gallery in 1988. Red “tree” seal of the artist in lower right corner, signed by the artist in pencil (see detail). Image size 6 1/4x8 7/8 inches, paper size 8x10 1/4 inches. Superb image, all that Hoshi print shall be.