A large cast iron tetsubin or water kettle with money (ryo) depiction of gold bars, gold coins, money bag & daikoku's lucky mallet. . This signed Nanbu kettle was filled with water for 24 hours - it did not leak. Some of the exterior's urushi coating is crackling - see photos. There is the expected rust on the interior and underside of lid.
Height Including Handle: 11 3/8"
Width Including Spout: 10 1/8"
Unpacked Weight: 7 pounds
Black lacquered Sutra box with 5 maki-e lacquer drawer fronts. The symbols are gold lacquered with mother-of-pearl inlay. This box which holds the sutra books is in beautiful condition with a flaw on one side where there is a chip to the lacquer. Dates from middle to later 20th century.
Dimensions: 10 1/4" x 12 3/8" x 10 3/8"
Chinese carved Amber curved Dragon shape Toggle, hanging tassel, 4" long with rope, and 1 1/2" long, 1" high, 3/4" thick, the condition is good.
Chinese Jade Kwan Yin Pendant
Size: Length 1.9cm Width 0.8cm Height 3.7cm
Late 20th century
Kwan yin (Guan yin) or avalokitesvara is venerated in East Asia to protect and bring prosperity to the individual (reference: Lotus Sutra, chapter 25).
This small pendant is mounted with 14K gold.
Beautiful antique jade or hard stone carved pendant , depicting a figure in the mass of fruiting and leafy garden.
2.75" long and 2" width.
A priest's or soothsayer's skull headdress adorned with skulls representing the five Dhyani Buddhas from Vajrayana Buddhist pantheon. Early to mid 20th century. Adorned with turquoise and coral, with chased silver flames. Overall very good condition.
A portable brush holder with ink pot in the shape of a bag. The bag when opened, has a well for black sumi and a well for red sumi. The bag is held shut by a rectangular piece with a slot that slides securely over the collar. It has two glass slides, ojime. This bronze/copper yatate is in overall good condition and dates Showa or earlier.
Length Brush Holder: 6 3/8”
Closed Ink Pot: 2 7/8” x 1 5/8” x 1 1/8”
A well rendered miniature Chinese lacquered hardwood horseshoe chair with a bat carving on the splat. The hardwood appears to be in the rosewood family. The chair is little larger than most miniature pieces, indicating that it may have been a scholar's item. Measures 8.5 inches by 5.5 across. Excellent condition.
The set Box and Tray Set: the size of Box-5” :Long x 4” Wide x 1 13/16” High. The size of Tray-6” Long x 5” Wide x 1/2” High. This is beautiful and exquisite Tabacco Box set with wonderful work of “Matsu Tsuru Makie” (pine, crane Makie). The box has fine workmanship of Gold taka makie as well as Crane design carved works. The cranes are made of some kind bone or ivory with white lacquer paint and gold works...
Additional photos #1 for Makie Box and Tray Set by Ema Chokan
Additional photos #2 for Makie Box and Tray Set by Ema Chokan
Beautiful woodblock print of Mt. Fuji hidden with pink clouds with just a snow covered peak, and in the foreground is the area known as Miya with crops and a farmer carrying a hoe over his shoulder. Artist Ken Kawai (1908-1995) Size: 9-1/4” x 14”
This beautiful ladies black silk evening bag with a gold couched Happiness symbol and gilt metal clasp inset with green jadeite , interior has two gold silk fabric pouches with a mirror with some loss. And long black silk loop handle. Mid 20th Century – Size: 1-1/2” high x 8-1/2” wide x 5-1/2” deep.
Stoneware sculptural vessel. A large lotus leaf folded into Hotei's treasure bag, a lotus stem functioning as a cord closing the bag. From a tear in the leaf a crab emerges, chasing another crab that is holding a golden piece. Brown thick stoneware, like Tokoname, with some touches of gold enamel. Signed at bottom (illegible). Japan, 20th century.
H 7 inches.
A decorative set consisting of three kinds of fruit; an apple, a pear and a cluster of grapes, made of polished spinach jade, light green jade, jade like stone and agate for the leaves. China, early Republican Period, c. 1920–1940. (3) Condition: some wear due to age and handling, a couple of leaves a bit loose