Face mask of oval shape, with typical cubistic features. Wood, dark-brown patina, remnants of kaolin around the eyes. Africa, R.D. Congo (ex. Zaire), Lwalwa Peoples. Height: 11 5/8" (29,7 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Old accident locally restored on top of coiffe, otherwise very good condition.
The body and lid of this incense burner has open work in the hexagonal shape of a honeycomb. This white porcelain koro has a shishi finial and dragon heads for handles. It was made in the San Gyoku-Sen kiln and comes with its original wood box. The box is dated 1976. It is in good condition.
Width Including Handles: 7 3/4"
Wood Box: 6 3/8" x 6 3/8" x 8 1/4"
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A stone of dark olive sediment with fossilized inclusions of sea life and minerals, sculpted to accent them in the form of a tree viewed on a winter night. It rests in a finely carved base of rosewood. 16 inches (41 cm) tall, 3 x 5 inches (13 x 7 cm). It is in fine condition.
The size of Bowl : 6 7/8" Dia x 3 7/8" High (175 mm x 97 mm). Beutiful Japanese Hakuji (white ) Porcelain Bowl with Sometsuke (blue and white) design of Botan(peony) and Reishi (Chinese mushroom) design. The both are good luck symbols. The bowl is made with high quality white porcelain. The Botan design was painted by Yasushi. The procelain bowl itself was made by Seifu Yohei IV (1871-1951) who was the son of Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914). Seifu III was Teishitsu Gigeiin Member in Meiji...
Seated Luohan Done in Shoushan
Size: Length 6.8 Width 4.3 Height 7.3cm
Detailed and refined would be the two words to use this fine carving of a seated luohan...
Unusual solid one piece figural carving of a woman milking a cow with a goat standing by.
All Carved Ivory one piece. Base is different possible horn.
No damage or repairs noted.
About 1.5 pounds weight.
Very nice circa 1930's or before carved polychrome bone female band. Each one has a different instrument.
Each figurine musician has her fitted place in a box.
Two of the figurines have small parts missing from their instruments.
It is very hard to see.
Over all condition of the carvings are very good.
The original box is not in perfect condition. Better inside than out.
It does however have some jade rings as clasp.
Fine Asian carved ivory figurine.
My guess is Chinese.
Seven pounds heavy.
One finger is missing and one string which was attached to the body.
The string is not noticeable.
This statue is attached to a wooden base.
I have considered the condition with the finger and reduced my price.
This is a magnificent old ivory carving.
Beautiful copy of an Asuka period figure of Jikokuten, one of the four shi-tenno, as housed in Horyuji temple in Nara. He is the keeper of the kingdom, the guardian of the world. Usually, he holds a sword in his right hand and rests his left hand on his hip. Here he is imaged with a kind of halberd in one hand, while the other hand has lost its attribute. Plain wood. Japan, late 19th or 20th century.
H 21 ½ inches.
Hands broken at wrists and glued back. Glue traces underneath feet...
Ivory netsuke representing a theatrical mask of Hyottoko - a perplexed peasant - carved by Ryoshu (born in 1912) - one of the best Japanese netsuke carvers of the 20th century (see p. 886 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick). Wonderful expressive face, black and red ink highlights, beautiful finish to the surface. Signed RYOSHU on the back. Height 1 inch.
An old Japanese tea kettle hook hanger (jizai-kage) of the Daikoku type and an antique, fan-shaped pot hanger adjuster (yokogi) with iron hook. Condition: hook with a crack (see photo no. 6), adjuster with some traces of usage. Dimension: hook: c. 19 cm high x 19.5 cm wide x 18 cm deep. Adjuster: c. 35.5 cm long x 8 cm wide.
rought Daoist style natural rock very old bat q
used in buddhist temple use sei q
Haku Maki (1924 - 2000) Collection 3 woodblock print chawan Edition 1/203 7-1/2 x 7-1/2" Excellent condition and state. The chawan is set boldly against a black background that enhances its ivory tones and reddish orange highlights.
The Ainu people of Hokkaido, Japan, are well know for their tradition of carving wood bears. In this well carved sculpture, a hungry cub looks to its mother for a dinner of salmon. Carved from one piece of wood, the sculpture is in over all good condition. There is a stress crack in the lower eye rim and a gouge of wood which was probably present before the piece was carved. Please see photo...
Lovely standing lacquered temple lamp. Base is chrysanthemum motif with copper metal fittings. The lamp has been repapered with reinforced rice paper making it very strong and preventing wrinkling. A lighting element has been added. Throws off a soft elegant light. Early Showa Period C.1930. H:42" x 11" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
1970's Sake print 77-1 edition 92/260. Deep gauffrage that makes the allusion that the image is three dimensional. Please note the specks of foxing on the backside of the print. These as a result of the printing process. Otherwise, the condition is excellent and has never been framed.