republican ebony and bone cover carrying bag by casa de du
Noragi (work wear) made of indigo dyed cotton cloth. The outside is cotton stripes and the cotton stripes inside is recycled from a kimono with family crests. Late 19th to former half of the 20th century. 120cm x 121cm
Boro zokin made of many indigo dyed cotton fragments, which are recycled from pants. It has beautiful stitches. Some parts have three and other parts have more layers of cloth. 20th century. 30cm x 54cm
Boro zokin made of many indigo dyed cotton fragments, which are recycled from pants. It has beautiful stitches. Some parts have three and other parts have more layers of cloth. 20th century. 30cm x 51cm
Early-Mid 20th century, Japan
H: 24 cm (9.44in)
W: 20 x 20 cm (7.87in)
As an actual work tool of 'urushi' lacquer craftsman in Japan,
well-used pyramidal wood-paneled work stand, covered with "Pollock-like" full of black and red urushi.
Art of unconsciousness, as "the beauty of use" of Mingei...
Three(3) Chinese Export Rose Medallion pattern Porcelain Saucers, 4 1/2" diameter, 1" high, circa 1840-1870, made during two(2) different period, two(2) on the right hand side are early around 1840-1850, one(1) on the left is later period around 1870's. There are old hairlines on each saucers about 1/2" to 1" long, start from the rims, only shows from underneath the white glazed area, could not find any glaze hairline from the top surface...
A Chinese celadon jade censer, carved on the body with an all round pattern of basketwork and a pierced foot. Two beautifully carved flowers sit on a bed of foliage at the extremities of the shoulders, mobile rings adorn the handles and a swivel handle is decorated with plant motif.The same pierced design is repeated on the cover. The censer is well hollowed and the body fairly thin. The stone colour is very close to the images , with slight variations of lighter patches...
Showa period, Japan
W: 11 x 11 cm (4.33in)
H: 22 cm (8.66in)
Japanese Art Deco style as Western influenced shape and design
coexistent with the traditional scene of three flying cranes expressed by exquisite hand-chasing.
Massive and elegant...
Iban pua with Bujang Belang Pinggan (Dayak mythical hero pattern- see last enlargement for reference). Please note this piece is very badly faded on one side. This is made with natural dyes and hand spun cotton threads in the center with commercial red, white and blue threads on the side bands. Circa 1940-1960, L: 164cm/64.5in (not including fringe) and W: 84cm/33in. The two panels are and hand stitched together- no holes or tears...
Exquisitely carved pair red suanzhi wood panels with archaic scrolling dragon motif and key fret border. These probably date to the 1950s (possibly a little older or newer) - they just don’t do this kind of finely detailed work anymore. There is one old crack in the wood noted in enlargements and chips around the edges. Most likely from an old piece of furniture, L: 28cm/11in and W: 14cm/5.5in.
Ivory netsuke of a resting Manchurian crane with elegantly bent neck, its wings forming an arch above its back. Extremely well carved, perfectly captured essence of the creature, superb detailing of its wings and webbed feet. Eyes are double inlaid with lighter and darker horn, perfect delineation of different feather textures and leathery texture of its legs. Excellent patina, in perfect condition...
Ivory netsuke of a a tongue-cut sparrow with head turned to its left. Excellent delicate bird of classic design, wonderfully depicted body bulk and open wings, its tail upright, eyes inlaid with black horn.. Beautiful carving with clean strong lines, perfectly captured essence of the creature, great sense of volume, beautiful even ivory. Signed SHINZAN on the bottom - for information on this artist carving netsuke and okimono see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 237...
Bas-Relief Rubbing of the Facade of Churning the Sea of Milk
Length 55" Height 25.25"
Angkor Wat has been considered as the wonders of Asia in its art and architecture. The temple was built to represent the Hindu cosmos and different panels were created depicting the stories in Hinduism.
Chinese watercolour painting, ink and colour on silk, signed Pu Jin; inscribed and signed by two artist seals; 134 cm x 69 cm
Antique Chinese wood carved figure of Buddha, with rotund belly and jovial expression; H: 15 cm, 214 grams