Patched indigo died cotton textile by 'tsutsugaki' technique (resist dyeing), designed with fine white and red 'sashiko' (running stitch). Meiji-Taisho period, Japan.
Fabulous composition, and aesthetic. In fine antique condition, with some expected frayed edge as seen. approx...
A nicely carved natural amber pendant with one bat and leaf design. The bat represent longevity and happiness. The bat and happiness sound is in the Chinese language is similar - both pronounced Fu.It floats. Size: L. 2.3cm.
Condition: No repairs, cracks or chips.
A fine image of a lobster is boldly written in fine detail on the surface of this large vessel by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan II, the body of the vase ranging from pure white to a deepening blue simulating the depths. It is 10 inches (25 cm) diameter, 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) tall and in excellent condition. It comes in a custom made wooden box. ...
Size: O-tanzaku. Approximately 14.5 x 7.5 inches.
Date: ca. 1910-20s.
Bears Koson signature and seal.
Reference: K4.5 and plate 106 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Condition: Excellent. Pencil number on back.
Provenance: The Bedford, NY estate of Eleanor Jay and Arthur Iselin. Eleanor Jay was a descendant of United States founding father, John Jay...
.this huge frog dates from the early Qing it is full of warts all well carved the face is cute but the size is strong and imposing it is 25 cm long and 16 cm wide it is very light was used as a desk object this is a rare size and style awesome
A Nandina (Jap.Nanten) grows up in brilliant red hues over a dark garden stone on thie black panels of this unique painting by Ono Tosaburo. Heavy pigment on paper mounted as a two panel screen with light cloth border and hardwood frame. This was exhibited at the 12th Nitten in 1956, and is visible in the catalog for that year. It is 85 x 74 inches (188 x 216 cm) open...
A cast bronze sculptured tanuki, with his drumstick ready to strike the mokugyo. This tanuki, or raccoon dog, is a traditional part of Japan's folklore. He is in overall good condition and has some loss of patina from the bottom of his feet and tail.
Height: 12 3/4"
Width: 6 1/2"
Depth: 6 1/2"
Weight: 9 pounds 14 ounces
Tetsubin, Iron Tea Kettle
Size: Diameter 7.3" Height 8.7"
The tetsubin has not been used, hence no rust, stains, damages, or other wear. Comes with the original tomobako.
Mino is the traditional pottery of Gifu Prefecture in Japan which is today the home of the famous Suigetsu kiln founded by the great potter and ‘living national treasure’ Toyozo Arakawa (1894-1985). This fine Mino ware was produced at the Suigetsu kiln...
Impressive Set of Chinese Natural Green Hetian Jade Seals w Zitan Wood Box. Dimensions as follows: 115 x 85 x 85 (mm) or 4.53 x 3.35 x 3.35 inches for the larger seal and 81 x 81 x 58 (mm) or 3.19 x 3.19 x 2.28 inches for each smaller seal with total weight of 9.02 lbs/ or 4092 grams, no condition issues. Introduction; Chinese Hetian Nephrite Jade Hetian jade, a nephrite jade, is regarded as the only true jade in ancient China until Burmese jadeite becomes popular in late Qing Dynasty...
Finely carved statue of a smiling fisherman, holding a cane on which three fish are tied up in his right hand and two fish on a rope in his left hand. The fisherman is standing on a rock on which a basket containing a fish is put on the left side of the fisherman. Bi-colored steatite. China, early 20th century. Height: 29,5 cm. Very good condition. Provenance: old French collection.
Beautiful signed Shizan bronze Ikebana flower vase with carps swimming in detailed relief. Wonderful flow and excellent bronze craftsmanship. In original signed paulownia wood box. H:33cm x diameter:25cm. Ask for shipping quote.
Unusual iron bell hut used to call participants for the tea ceremony. Bell has very good sound. H:46cm x W:38cm x depth:33cm. Ask for shipping quote.
Flowers blossom on the shark skin patterned surface of this lacquer box expressing mid-century Japanese design of the1950s, a very unique time in Japanese art just now beginning to be explored in the west. Although it dates from the 1950s, it appears to have never been used, and is in pristine condition, 10 x 7 x 2 inches (25 x 19 x 5 cm) enclosed in a custom wooden box.