A stone of rich green is joined to a stone of dark black by an arc of red representing the Stone Bridge of Mt. Tiantai in China enclosed in two wooden boxes, one annotated by Zen Priest Shibayama Zenkei. The green stone (largest) is 11 x 4 x 7 inches (33 x 10 x 18 cm) and all three are in excellent condition.
Shibayama Zenkei (1894—1974), a former Abbot of Nanzenji and was a Rinzai master well-known for his commentary on theMumonkan...
Ensemble of 3 Lanna Thai Buddhist reading implements (analogous to a Yad Torah Pointer). Used to mark pages and point out words while reciting a sutra from a Buddhist text, i.e. individual pages sandwiched between two small wooden planks. The one with most vivid gold looks to have been relacquered- circa 50 to 90 years old and comes with a custom metal display stand. L24.5cm/Total H: (with stand) 29cm/11.5in/9.8in...
Beautifully lined black lacquer writer's box with Mother-Of-Pearl Inlay. It is in overall good condition - two corners have some scratches and nicks to the lacquer - please view last photo.
Measurements: 12" x 5 5/8" x 3 3/8"
Unpacked Weight: 1 pound 7 ounces
Artist: Not read.
Believed to be Kosho-ji Pagoda at Yagoto, Nagoya.
Size: Oban. Approximately 15 x 10 inches.
Date: ca. 1950s
Condition: Very good. Two drying pinholes at upper corners. A couple of spots.
Netsuke of an oni seated in a wooden bath tub and drying its back with a towel. Very nice carving, hairy limbs, good patina, in perfect condition. Signed MEIGYOKUSAI in oval reserve on the bottom - the carver is one of the best 20th century netsukeshi, and is well discussed in CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 224. Height 1 1/4 inches.
Chinese guilt bronze buddha, 20th century. A buddha with his hands in mudra, the gesture for meditation. The buddha is seated on a lotus blossom blooming out of another lotus blossom, atop a hexagonal base. It measures 14" tall, 5" wide at base.
Antique Chinese fine famille rose porcelain vase with landscape of mountains and lake. The vase is an elegant shape with defined calligraphy. A descriptive inscription is above the lake. This style of decoration was popular in the 1930s. The base bears a manufacturer's seal of the studio, Yitao Zhai. It measures 14" tall x 6" wide, the mouth is 4" widest, 3.25" interior.
A fine carivng of a caparison jade horse with incised and raised motifs. The horse is said to have come to the United States from China for the New York World Fair in 1939. Comes with its own rosewood fitted stand.
Weighs more than 40 pounds.
Japanese celadon porcelain koro (incense burner) by Kato Keizan (1886-1963 active in Kyoto).
Signed "Keizan" on the bottom.
Measurements : W 4 3/4" (12.2 cm) x H 5 7/8" (15 cm)
Comes with Tomobako, original signed and stamped wooden box.
There is a small chip as shown in the last photo.
A rare mask showing a natural patina of oxidized wood . Very hard wood showing obvious signs of great age suggesting an elderly face, from early 20th century . H 38cm X 18 cm
Few more important information on local origin
A minimal mask carved in very hard wood, note that eyes , noose and mouth are concentrated in the middle of the mask, leaving empty the rest of the mask, carved trisul and colors power offering. From early 20th H 29cm
Few more information on local origin on request
An odd sculptural form by avante-garde Hayashi Hideyuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1976. It is 9 x 7-1/2 x 12-1/2 (23 x 18.5 x 32 cm) and is in fine condition. This piece was exhibited Tottori Prefectural Museum (label enclosed). This piece or one identical is published on page 15 of Toh (vol 41). The Art Gallery of NSW also holds a piece by this artist with the same title...
Kurobe River, 1926. From the series Twelve Scenes in the Japan Alps.
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.75 x 10.75 inches.
Self-published by Yoshida. Bears the jizuri seal.
Condition: Please note that there is color loss in the blue at the bottom of the print. This is the result of water damage. There is also some very faint foxing. Strong color in the rest of the print.
You may find this rare print offered elsewhere at $3,000...