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...
A superb and rare early 20th century Chinese porcelain vase, finely potted in Rhomboid form, the idea of this form may comes from the rectangular "cong", decorated at two sides with the patterns of scholars’ life in enamel-Fa Lang Cai, instead of normal famille rose, to imitate the Imperial Ateliers; at another two sides with poems. Museum Quality! MARK: iron-red six-character mark "Qianlong". DATE: early 20th century –Republic period. SIZE: 29cm high, 18cm wide...
A handformed copper vase with whirlpool of silver hammered on signed on the bottom signed Somei (Muneaki) and dating from the 1950s. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and in fine overall condition.
Complete set of “machete”, scabbard and small “piru” carving knives from the nomadic Penan/Punan people of Sarawak. I bought this from a villager at a Penan “reservation” Batu Bungan outside of Gunung Mulu Park. Although the side scabbard is made of vinyl stitched on with monofilament fishing line the technique for making the blades are completely traditional...
Netsuke of a standing tanuki (badger) being wrapped in a huge lotus leaf imitating a Buddhist priest robe, and wearing a smaller leaf as a hat. In Japanese folklore tanuki is a notorious trickster, who can transform into a priest, a pretty girl, an old woman or a peasant: often he drums with his paws on his large belly (tanuki no hara tsuzumi), imitating the sounding of gongs in temples and inns, and leading tired travelers astray in the darkness...
Chinese Ming Style Brown Glazed Foo Dog Candle Stick, well used with oil debris. The piece has a slight chip to the lip size H 8.75" by 6". From Chait Auction House in BH CA
Chinese Imperial Egg Yolk Yellow and Aubergine Molded Vase with Dragon the base having a Qianlong mark. Size 9.5" by 6"
The two are of children, one is a young girl on a swing and the other one if of a small boy, while the other three are of dolls, two are gosho –ningyo dolls. Size: 10-3/4" x 9-1/2"
The square prints with bold calligraphy script with red seal marks with gilt edges, and overlaid pink cherry blossoms. Size: 10-3/4” x 9 -1/2
Size: Approximately 6.0 x 4.0 inches.
Tipped at top edge to original cardstock.
Condition: Small bend at lower left corner. Light creasing.