Chinese Republic period rectangular form traveling scholar's white brass "paktong" (baitong) ink box with rounded corners finely incised on the top lid with five vertical lines of calligraphy encircled by a band of archaic form characters all centered over a background of blossoming branches. The inscription addresses the appreciation of fine quality calligraphy...
This is a nice simple wabi-sabi two case piece that could be either an inro or a tonkotsu. We lean toward the idea that it is an inro because there is no inside cloth lining normally found on tonkotsu to keep the tobacco fresh. It is made of the peeled bark of cherry trees with the lovely reddish striated color associated with the bark. The inro measures 2 3/4" high by 2 5/8" wide and is 3/8" thick.
The suite is completed with a stag horn bone netsuke in the shape of a cicada...
strong well done pot no chips repairs or hidden factures
This is a tea bowl of Japanese OHI pottery ware, which was made about 50 years ago by famous Chozaemon Ohi (1901-1986).
It has a fantastic black glaze. The work and the box has the sign of the 9th. Chozaemon Ohi. His name is inherited from the Edo era.
The Ninth Chozaemon was the son of the Eigth Chozaemon who had been making tea utencils from age sixteen until his death at age eighty-six...
Chinese carved coral scene of two beautiful young shepherdesses with their sheep, one stands with her back against a tall pine tree and blows her whistle, the other feeds the little sheep from a cylindrical container, another sheep and a little lamb frolic nearby, beautifully carved with great detail, mid 20th century.
Size with stand: 7 1/2" high. Height of coral only: 6 3/4" high.
Takahashi Shotei (1871 - 1945)
Bridge at Futarasan Shrine in Nikko c1930's
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. There are no conditions to report. Excellent colors and state. Snow flakes are represented by both negative space and gofun. Gofun is a white pigment that is applied after printing. Image size 10-7/3" x 6-3/4" approximate.
Chinese pair of large display shelves, carved in the form of vases, each sits on small base, each chest has at least 11 display areas great for showing off your collections!, made of hardwood.
Size: 74 1/2" high x 35 1/4" wide x 13" deep.
Ohara Shoson (1877 - 1945)
Publisher: S Watanabe
Watnabe 'E' Seal for period 1931-1941. Pre-war edition. Condition, colors and state Very good. No defects on front. There is framing residue on the upper rear margin and pencil notations of the artist's name in the lower rear margin. Oban: 10.25" x 15.5" approximate sheet size. Image: 9-3/8" x 14-5/8" approximate. Ref: "Crows, Cranes and Camellias" Hotei p 162 #171.
Shoson (1877 - 1945) White Cockatoo Publisher: S. Watanabe c 1927 Excellent gauffrage, colors and state. Both front and back of the print are free of defects. Signed lower rights. Watanabo 'C' in lower right margin. Consistent for first edition. Image size: 9-1/4" x 14-1/4"
Chinese finely carved shoushan/tianhaung blank seal stone, depicting landscape and a swan in the water, 1 3/4 inches in height, no condition concerns. Provenance; From a NY collection.
Chinese finely carved jade pendant, depicting fruit and what seems to be a grass hopper, 2 3/8 inches in length, no condition concerns. Provenance; From a NY collection.
Chinese finely carved jade pendant, depicting a foo lion, 2 inches in height, no condition concerns. Provenance; From a NY collection.
Chinese finely carved celadon jade pendant, depicting monkey in a tree, 2 3/4 inches in height, no condition concerns. Provenance; From a NY collection.
A two case porcelain Arita blue and white Inro. This piece has a light blue-grey design on both sides of the inro. One side portrays a large branch of plum blossoms - the other side has a design of bamboo leaves. There is a medium brown wood ojime with diagonal lines carved into it. The wooden netsuke is in the shape of two joined bells and is a lighter color wood. The inro is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restorations...
Chinese carved jade pendant, 2 inches in height, no condition concerns. Provenance; From a NY collection.
Chinese carved jade pendant, depicting a boy sitting on what seems for be a flower and holding a flower. 2 3/4 inches in height, no condition concerns. Provenance; From a NY collection.
Finely crafted Chinese delicately carved jade pendant, depicting a turtle, 2 1/4 inches in length, no condition concerns. Provenance; From a NY collection.