Four small figural silver betel boxes worked in repousse depicting a pelican, a frog, a rabbit and a bird. Base marked "T90%" and character mark. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: to 5.2 cm long x 4.2 cm high, total weight: 56 g.
Mae-kake (apron) made of indigo dyed cotton cloth with very fine sashiko (quilting). It has two layers of cloth which look machine-woven and the sashiko thread is white cotton. The belts are also cotton. The first half of the 20th century. 59cm x 57cm
Cotton furoshiki (wrapping cloth) with sashiko (quilting) for ornament as well as strength. Used but in excellent condition except for a mending patch. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 104cm x 107cm
Cotton woman's kimono with shibori (tie-dyeing) design which is asagao (morning glory) motif. In excellent condition. 20th century. It comes with the leftover 3 fragments of the same cloth. 130cm x 134cm
This is a miniature mask made in the shape and style of larger masks kept in the village. They were used extensively in several African tribes. This one comes from the Ivory Coast. Passport masks are used by the Dan people, a group of several hundred thousand people in the western part of the Côte d’Ivoire and into Liberia...
A very large four tiered lacquered food box with paintings of court scenes and dancing ladies.Made up of 11 pieces. Age:1910. Size: Hight 21 inches-53.5 cm. Condition: Very good.Some very minor chipping from age.
this is an elegant [air of cosmetics boxes
Age: Early 20th century
Origin: Solomoon Island
Description: Solomon island mask decorated with feather all around. The face has been carved with distinctive Polo nation design and an aligator head carved at the top.
Dimension: 12″ x 9″
Good, circa 1950s, vintage pillar rug with coiling dragon chasing a pearl. Excellent condition, no damage with crisp pattern. This type of rug was most commonly used in Gelugpa, Kumbum (Ta’er Si) Monastery in Qinghai province on the Tibetan Plateau. W: 98cm/38.5in and L: 228cm/89in.
Kogo, ceramic box for keeping incense in the shape of a reclining Shiba dog with a ruff. Brown stoneware with specklled yellow ash glaze on top. Bizenyaki. Signed with impressed seal. Japan, Showa era, 20th century.
H 1 ¾ x L 2 ¼ inches
Beautiful maroon lacquered wood andon or japanese lamp. Unusual for its height 35" tall and 10" wide, the simple but elegant design and stiff coated rice paper with a lovely striated design throws off a soft light. Getting rarer to find. Ask for shipping quote from California warehouse.
Elegant early Showa Period C.1930 set of fabulous Kutani plates. Chrysanthemum flowers with branches of plum blossoms and a yellow thrush singing. On the bottom swirling browns recreate and flowing stream. The rim has beautiful brown diaper pattern. Condition perfect. in a wood box. Diameter 9 1/2". Ask for shipping quote from Califonia warehouse.
A gorgeous Makie Wajima lacquer Toso set or a set of sake utencils used for New Year’s cuisine made by "Keizuka Lacquer Studio" an old prestigious Wajima lacquer studio.
Toso is a kind of sake with medical herbs which is a staple part of New Year’s cuisine in Japan. Toso is used to clean up the evil spirits of the previous year to celebrate happy new year. Three sizes of cup are used starting with the smallest, and passed round with each family member or guest taking a sip...
Kogo, ceramic box for keeping incense in the shape of a reclining shishi. Brown stoneware with yellow and light brown ash glaze on top. Bizenyaki. Signed with impressed seal Fuku. Japan, Taisho/Showa era, 20th century.
H 1 ½ x L 2-7/8 inches.
Few tiny flakes at the edges. All in all very good condition.
Seated Dainichi Nyorai Statue
mid to late 20th century
Size: Height 19" Diameter 10"
Note: Material is using composite resin.
The statue is based on existing works of similar statues made by the Kei school. Examples range from noted museums to established religious institutions that house various examples done by Unkei and Kaikei. This work might have been appropriating and giving an homage to the tradition and art.
Elegant Jadeite “Bi” shaped pendant with excellent apple green highlights in the stone. This is an old carving that has been repolished, it should be noted that Burmese jade is usually dyed to enhance the green color which after a few years will fade and sometimes turn a brown color. This piece is over 50 years old so this is the original color which will not change over the passage of time. Free shipping via Hong Kong registered airmail include in purchase price...
A Japanese suzuri-bako with black lacquer background and maki-e provide the backdrop for the resting bird on leaves. The interior holds in place a sumi inkstone and a metal suiteki. The calligrapher's box comes with a wood storage box. It is in good condition with a couple minimal indents/chips. There is some loss of lacquer on the lid's interior...