Monk's Hat Yixing Tea Pot
Signed Tsao Wanfen
Size:Diameter 15cm Height 10cm
The monk's hat tea is inspired by the hats that Buddhist monks and a few Daoist priests wear during certain rituals. The design was used in the tea pot somewhere around the mid Qing dynasty and often hexagonal and octagonal forms are seen. This work contains the seal of the artist, Cao Wanfen.
Vintage Chinese Yixing Tea Container
Size: Diameter 13.7cm Height 12.8cm
A hexagonal yixing tea leaf container engraved with the calligraphy of different styles. On the bottom is a seal of the maker, Zhongguo Yixing.
Chinese Bamboo Skin Carving Wrist Rest
Size: Length 17.3cm Width 9.5cm
Wrist rests were used as paper weights and also to let wrist rest for smaller calligraphies and writing. Scholars often used a wide range of accessories made from bamboo which evoke the heart and soul of the literati studio.
A superb rendition of a chestnut made as a hanging vase by Kato Sakusuke enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the mid 20th century, putting it under the 3rd or 4th generation.
Chinese Yixing Small Pot
Size: Diameter 7.5cm Height 5cm
It could be assumed that the small pot might have been used for a small water pot placed in a bird cage. The Chinese loved their singing birds so much that small accessories using porcelain and other fine materials were used to give their birds a special presence in their studio or home.
Chinese Yixing Tea Pot
Size" Length 4.6" Width 2.75" Height 3"
The yixing tea pot shown contains an interesting inscription that the tea pot was presented by the Wuyang Taihu Restaurant. Possibly the pot was given to customers who supported the restaurant in many ways and these pots were made. The work contains a seal reading Chiao Jinghuei, possibly the maker of the pot.
Rare Japanese limited edition sosaku hanga woodblock print with hand-applied color by Ono Tadashige (1909-1990) depicting an industrial urban scene signed in red "T. Ono" at the lower right. Attached to a sheet of handmade paper inscribed in black ink in kanji verso with the artist's signature, the title "Kawa" (River), the date (1957/1958), and the edition number (2/2). The number "586C" is in pencil on the front at the lower left. Full sheet 5 7/8"V x 8 7/8"H (image: 4 7/8"V x 8 1/2"H)...
Ohara Koson (Shoson)
Peafowl on flowering cherry
Size: Approximately 7.75 x 3.75 inches.
Early twentieth century.
Bears the Koson seal.
Publisher: Matsumoto Print Works, Nagoya
Illustrated as AK.19 on page 215 of "Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson." (Reigle Newland)
A lovely early piece with subtle coloring.
Japanese woodblock print by Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950) entitled “Kameido Bridge,” from the series Twelve Scenes of Tokyo. Originally published in 1927, this genuine woodblock print is a later impression posthumously printed from Yoshida’s original blocks. These later editions are identical to the earlier editions except for the publisher’s seal...
This is a superb tea cup of Japanese Mashiko ware made by Tatsuzo Shimaoka, made about 30 years ago. Mashikoware is the pottery of Tochigi Prefecture in Japan and is in the style called Mingei. Tatsuzō Shimaoka (島岡 達三 Shimaoka Tatsuzō?, 27 October 1919 – 11 December 2007) was a Japanese mingei potter who studied under Shōji Hamada and later became the second Living National Treasure of Mashiko, Japan...
Japanese Agano-ware pottery Mizusashi (water jug). Agano-ware, which has 400 years of history, are made in northern Kyushu, Japan.
Measurements : H 6 7/8" (17.4 cm) x W 6 1/4" (15.8 cm)
Weight about : 1.4 kilograms
It is in good condition and contained in wooden box.
A fantastic anonymous image of a crab walking spider-like, claws up and minutely detailed, his back removable to reveal a basin for burning incense. It is roughly 13 x 7-1/2 x 4 inches (33 x 19 x 10 cm) and in fine condition. It comes in a later kiri-wood box titled Crab Koro, Heikei-gani (Crab inense Burner, Heikei Crab)...
This intricately crafted little architectural model contains an amazingly detailed miniature Japanese tea house surrounded by a twig fence adjoined at the corner by a bamboo garden gate. Early to mid-20th century. The house has movable sliding shoji screen doors and windows and a large removable overhanging hipped roof. Next to the house is a separate little outhouse, complete with miniature fixtures...
a fine tea ceremony scroll painting. Signature&seal, but unknown painter.Technique ink and pigment on silk, mounting textile. Size: 75 inch-11 inch or 190cm - 28cm.Roller ends bone.Ichimonji and futai beige silk with golden birds.
Rare item. A pair of heel covers made of hand-spun cotton. It has sashiko (quilting) with cotton thread. They are from Aomori prefecture in Tohoku district located in the northernmost of Honshu. It has wear and holes. Late 19th to mid 20th century.
Hanten made of 4 to 5 layers of hand-spun and natural indigo dyed cotton cloth which are recycled from old kimono or futonji. It is from Aomori prefecture in Tohoku which is located in the northernmost of the Honshu. In old days, cotton was cultivated only in warmer districts in Japan so that it was precious in Tohoku and other Japan Sea side districts. They kept even small pieces of cotton and used them for mending or made up one noragi and so on. The quilting threads are hemp...
Ivory netsuke of a piebald puppy being surprised by a ladybird climbing up its hind leg. Beautifully caught mood of the scene, superb sense of volume, extremely well carved out of a beautiful flawless piece of ivory. Fantastic quality depiction of the face, mouth with curling tongue and sharp baby teeth, chunky paws. Incredible quality horn double inlaid eyes of the puppy - it looks alive, spots of the insect are inlaid with reddish brown horn...
Vintage Chinese cloisonné enamel lidded jar on a wood stand decorated around the circumference with three floral sprays set against a brown-black background covered in circular form cloisons. A ruyi head band extends around the mouth. The base, interior, and interior lid are covered in blue counter-enamel. Mid-20th century. 4 1/4" high (5 1/4" on the stand). Wood stand included. Very good overall condition with no chips, cracks, or enamel losses...