A painting of plums over an abstract yellow ground by Mizuno Shinso dating from the late 1950s enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Performed with pigment on paper, it is bordered in fine silk. The scroll is 66 x 140 cm (26 x 55 inches) and is in overall fine condition. The art of the 1950s has been left largely unexplored, and it is this unique era of change which we seek to introduce with this current exhibition...
Korean wrapping cloth, chogappo which is made of silk crepe fragments which are from 19th century, however it looks patch-worked later. All hand sewn. "Pojagi" is a general name for wrapping cloth and "chogappo" is one kind of pojagi which is made with patch-work with silk as well as asa ( reference source: "Korean Embroidery and Wrapping Cloths from the Choson Dynasty" published by Japan Art & Culture Association in 1995 ) 119cm x 117cm
Beautiful ornamental balls with hand-wound silk threads. All are in excellent condition. 20th century. Diameter of the largest:15cm The smallest:7cm
Charles W Bartlett (1860 - 1940) India c 1919 Silk Merchants. 14-9/16" x 10". Very good to excellent condition. Signed with monogram in key block ll. Copyright stamp ll. There is some minor framing reside on the back of the print.
Beautiful Chinese vintage pottery statue of wise man - god of Longivety ridding on a flying crane.
14inch Width , 10.5 inches high. 4.5 inche depth ( 36cm, 27 cm, 11.5 cm)
Perfect condition, not chip or repair.
A hardworking squirrel clutches a walnut as he tucks away another winter meal perched atop a stone from which grow mushrooms. It is beautifully carved from hardwood, signed on the base Tengeki (?), likely dating from the immediate pre-war or post-war period. It is 19 x 9 x 21-1/2 inches (48 x 23 x 55 cm) and is in overall very good condition. A small chip or crack has formed in the tip of the tail, visible from the top only (see close-up photo).
This is a wonderful vintage Japanese cloisonne vase done in the plique a jour style. What sets this piece apart from other vintage plique a jour pieces is the many different colors and the fine shading. The vase stands 5 1/4 inches tall and 5 1/14 inches wide. Condition is outstanding or like new. It also comes with the wooden storage/shipping box.
Japanese bronze vase by Nishi Daiyu ( b 1923 Fukuoka Prefecture ).
He has be accepted at the Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (Nitten) and received a number of awards.
He became professor of Tokyo University of the Arts in 1978.
Artist signature "Daiyu" on the base.
Measurements : H 4 5/8" (11.6 cm) x 4 5/8" (11.6 cm)
Weight about : 1350 grams.
It is in good condition.
Comes with original signed and stamped wooden box.
Fierce Kayan Orang Ulu mask worn in rice harvesting "gawai" festivals.
Circa 40 years old, from Sarawak. I bought this piece in Kuching, Sarawak in 2003. The mask would be held by the teeth on a piece of rattan on the inside. H: 27cm/10.5in and W: 15.8cm/6.2in.
An unusual set of hawk prints by Tokuriki Tomikichiro enclosed in the original signed and dated wooden box. The screen measures 39-1/2 x 61 inches (1m x 155 cm) Some wear to corners of the screen has been touched up with paint, otherwise it is in fine condition. More given to a colorful palet in portraiture and scenery, this set of hawks is very unusual for the artist. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately for this item...
A fine set of Thai sandalwood teapot, three tea cups and a tray.
Dimensions: tray diam 6"1/2,
Tea pot high 4"7/8 to cover, diam 4"3/8 across body
cup diam 1"6/8 , high 1"1/2
The Chunum Temple, Mt. Chiri, Korea
(Chôsen Chiizan Sen'in-ji) - Views of Korea
Date: 1935. A first edition bearing the Watanabe E seal (used between 1932-1942) in the lower right margin. Original Watanabe tag on verso.
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.25 x 10.25 inches.
Condition: Lightly toned. Some scuffing visible in side light. Spot in corner margin.
Blue and White Daoist Sage Motif Cup
Size: Diameter 6.3cm Height 5.6cm
A fine porcelain cup decorated with the various sages from the Daoist pantheon. The cup contains a mark on the bottom. Often cups of this size were made in sets of five or more and the culture of tea spread throughout East Asia during the 18th to the early 20th century...
The size of framed : 16 1/2" Wide x 23" Long.
Imaze area size: 13 1/2" Wide x 18 1/2".
Artist* Mori Yoshitoshi(1898-1992).
Title of print: Snadogasa 1978.
The year of pinted: 1978, Y. Mori 78 on lower right on printing.
Signature : on lower right with pencil signed, Yoshitoshi Mori, then red seal of Yoshitoshi.
The condition of print: Excellent.
This is very rare Kappazuri(stencil) work by Mori Yoshitoshi in 1978...
This is the 39th page with a quantity of singly priced collectibles and artifacts (MAB 350, 352 thru 354) from the MAB estate collection. It includes three long-stemmed pipes believed to all be from the Ghana area of Africa, along with one hand-carved wood neck rest with the image of a woman embedded in one side, but no info on provenance, although it almost certainly is of African origin also...
This is the 38th page with a quantity of singly priced items (MAB 325, 338, 339, 343 to 345, 348, 351 and 356 to 358) from the MAB estate collection, in this case a variety of metallic relics. It includes the following African pieces: two impressive old weapons; a group of perfect coppery gold-looking beads; the bronze frame for a divination plate; several heavy bracelet-like items; and a U-shaped decorated copper piece...