This elegant table screen is made of old rosewood with a wonderful green stone set in the frame. The stone is carved, then filled with gold wash. Late Qing. This would have graced a scholar's or artist's desk...
Cotton child's's kimono with geometric shibori pattern. The shibori was done in Asamai in Akita prefecture in Tohoku district. Used but in excellent condition. The first half of the 20th century. 70cm x 72cm
Baby's cotton under kimono made of hand-spun cotton with shibori and dyed with benibana (safflower) and indigo. The sleeves are made of benibana dyed hand-spun cotton and silk crepe and have plain silk lining. The collar cloth is silk with small pattern shibori (kanoko-shibori). In excellent condition except for some light stains in the lower white cotton fronts inside. Late 19th to mid 20th century. Dry cleaning only. 73.5cm x 46cm
Large, Powerful Tengu Mask by the Renowned Artisan Hashimoto Yoshinobu of the Miharu Choshi mingei studio. One of the most fantastic examples of a Tengu that you will ever see. Mid 20th Century. Papier mache on mountain-grown willow wood. 18h x 18d x 8w inches, 46h x 46d x 20w cm. Height with beard: 36 inches, 91.5 cm.
A set of five dishes by Kanjiro Kawai dating circa 1931 enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nagashi Kaki Sara. Each piece is roughly 6 inches (15 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kanjiro was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada Shoji, set a pattern of study for modern potters...
A stained wood netsuke carved as a recumbent goat, its regal head turned skyward. This classic pose is expertly rendered with deeply striated layers of the creature’s fur and undercut horns. In Japanese art, the sheep and the goat are often interchangeable. Most notably, the goat/sheep is associated with legendary characters such as the Taoist Sennin. This lovely animal carving is in excellent condition.
Late Edo Period, Japan
Monkey in a Tree
Size: O-tanzaku. Approximately 14.5 x 7.5 inches.
Date: ca. 1910s.
Reference: K41.21 on pages 57 and 200 of Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
"Made in Japan" stamped on verso.
Condition: Excellent. Uncirculated.
Provenance: The Robert O. Muller estate.
This is one of the last suiseki from our collection that will be posted on our site - only two more left. It is a Suiseki from the Ishite River located in the Ehime Prefecture Matsuyama City. This type of stone is classified as a Yagata-ishi - a stone which is reminiscent of a solitary house atop a hill at the side of cliff in the countryside. It comes complete with a custom carved wooden stand - the daiza. The set is in excellent condition...
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese zitan vase carved in bamboo form and decorated with smaller sprigs of bamboo extending to the front, all carved from a single piece of wood. Most likely used for burning stick incense, it is in excellent condition and dates from the first half of the 20th C. (latter Qing to Republic Period). DIMENSIONS: 6 3/4" high (17.2 cm) x 2 7/8" wide (7.3 cm) at the base.
A fine Raku bowl decorated with plum pine and bamboo (Shochikubai, the three friends of winter) by Matsumoto Ichiyo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter, 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall and in fine condition...
Mid 20th Century, collected in 1970's, this figure comes from the Lower Sepik River area where it meets the Bismark Sea. Murik Lakes is a combination of fresh and salt water lakes, in the Lower Sepik River Region of Papua New Guinea.
This female amulet figure of a woman and child, it finely carved from dark wood, she is holding a baby, possibly just given birth, it could be the placenta between her legs...
DESCRIPTION: A colorful hand woven rug with red borders and hexagonal designs on a light blue ground. This flat weave rug is reversible and is in excellent condition (bright colors, thick pile, no stains or losses). After purchase, all of our textiles are professionally cleaned and stored until sold. Sourced in Chile while on a buying trip, this rug would make an attractive area rug or wall hanging. DIMENSIONS: 37.5" long (95.2 cm) x 25.25" wide (64 cm).
Chinese Celadon Crackled Glaze
Republic Period or Latter
Diameter 13.5cm Height 21cm
The vase is similar to an example found in the Palace Museum collection in Beijing dating from the Southern Song Period titled as: Nan Song Guanyao, Xianwen ping...
The Size of White Porcelain Vase: 12 7/16” High x 6 15/16” Dia Top, 5 “ Dia Bottom, 3 1/2” Center Dia. (315 mm High, 176 mm Top, 125 mm bottom, 72 mm center)This is very classy and impressive looking Japanese White Porcelain Vase by Ito Tozan 3 rd (1900-1790). The vase was made with fine quality white porcelain. The vase weighs only 3 pound (1.6 kg) total. It is finely potted by Rokuro (turning lathe) whirled. The curving and the shape of vase is very sophisticated...
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Four pieces of cotton katazome (stencil-dyeing) cloth with asanoha (hemp leaf) pattern on both sides. Asanoha pattern is thought to be auspicious as it is endless. Probably they are from kimono which is hand-spun cotton. Generally in good condition but the long one has a hole and one of the selvedges is sewn. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 32cm x 80cm Four pieces:33.5cm x 60cm
"Kyahan" or "habaki" (shin guard) handmade of bast fiber or grass, however it is not clear what kind of fibers it is made. The dark brown fiber is from a palm tree. It was worn in the field or in the mountain for protecting shins from injury or bite by the poisonous snake. The cords and the rims are made of hand-spun and indigo dyed cotton. In excellent condition. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 34cm x 25cm