amazing 3 metal masks made from blaster and detonator,one from "Dupont"
Rare two paneled bed child’s cover from the Daizu (aka Shan and Tai) ethnic minority of Southern Yunnan, China. To date this is only the third I have seen in this style. An unusual piece with fine embroidery, a hemp or bast fiber foundation and all hand spun threads. I would date this semi antique mid 20 century with mostly natural dyes. The only silk threads used in this piece appear to be the yellow...
A traditional design cotton carpet made by Tatsumura Textile company in Kyoto. The textile pattern of the rug is called Taishi kanto, or chromatic cloth with splashed pattern textile, which was named after Shotoku Taishi or Prince Shotoku of 6th century.
Founded in 1906, the company has been known for its high quality, traditional and artistic textile. Since then their textile has been highly recognized both domestically and internationally...
The size of Lacquer Vase: 10 3/4” High x 4” Widest in center, 3” Top and Bottom. The Lacquer vase has three panels in triangle shape with Copper Otoshi (water vase) inside. The vase was made by 1 st Toba Konin (1885-1958). This is most unique Lacquer ware finishing which was created/completed in Taisho 13th, 1924 by Shizuoka lacquer artist, Toba Konin. His lacquer finish was designated as Intangible Cultural Asset of Shizuoka-prefecture in Japan...
Exquisite breast panel with beaded selvedge and very intricate single faced weft supplementary pattern, from the Khami ethnic group, Mrauk-U, Arrakan State Burma. This one is perfect condition and dates to 1950 to 1970. Note last enlargement for image of a very striking looking Khami woman wearing a similar piece. L: 66cm26in and W: 34cm/13.4in
Fabulous majolica footed center bowl or compote with a vibrant palette of royal blue, green, yellow, burgundy red, and lavender pink. The condition is very good, just a small tip repair on one of the green leaf points. Measures 13" high, 18" long, and 15.5" across. Dates 1930's
This is a really nice 4 5/8 inch high Fisherman's Mug made by Pennsbury Pottery. This Mug is signed Pennsbury Pottery on the bottom. There are two fishermen on one side each holding a fish and a large fish on the opposite side. This Mug is in very good condition with no chips, cracks or scratches. The painted decoration is all very good. We guarantee all items to be as described. THANK YOU.
Feminine figures are engraved in a neo-classical Art-Deco style into the body of this large crystal vase by Kagami Kozo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 14 inches (cm) tall and in fine condition. The figures are similar to thos engraved in his 1951 submission to the Nitten National Exhibition...
An early work dating from the mid fifities by Ishikawa Tadashi performed with light pigments on silk and mounted in a fine patterned brocade border. This piece is very similar in flavor to his 1954 submission to the Nitten National Exhibition, “House with breakwater” and his 1956 Kyo-Ten submission “Waterway in Winter” and we can frimly date it from this era...
Yoshimoto Gesso (1881-1936)
Date: Early 20th century
Publisher: Likely Hasegawa. Catalogue #1447
Size: Image is approximately 9.75 x 5.0 inches.
Tipped at top edge to 11.5 x 6.5 card.
Condition: Very good. Light bends, especially to card.
Jade Lingzhi Fungus Carving
Size: Length 5.2 Width 3.5 Height 1.3 cm
An interesting and well arranged carving of a lingzhi fungus. The form is often carved or arranged in the form of a scepter and in Chinese medicine, the fungus is thought to have potent medical effects.
Two large sculptural stoneware vases attributed to Lisa Larson for Gustavsberg, Sweden. Lisa Larson worked as a sculptor for Gustavsberg from 1954-80. Both vases unsigned with original label. Excellent condition. Height: 14 inches (35 cm) and 11.5 inches (29 cm)
An unusual mid-century Ikebana Suiban basin for flower display with sculpted sides lacquered black and red, a pale eggshell color within. It is 51 x 33 x 11 cm (20 x 13 x 4 inches) and in overall fine condition. The outside lacquer is roughly polished, leaving a sense of cloudiness, while the red appears to be a wiped on whith bright shine over the lovered sculpting...
A set of orthodox, refined, yet artistic tea articles made by 9th generation Oohi Chozaemon during early Showa period. This set of Oohi ceramic ware tea articles, consists of a tea box, a tea cup, natsume (a tea caddy), chashaku (a tea spoon), chataku (a tea whisk), a tea whisk stand with Makie, and a tea cloth container.
Oochi earthen ware was developed in Kanazawa city in Ishikawa prefecture about 350 years ago, when the city was the richest domain outside the Shoguanate itself...
The cylindrical, metal covered eyes (spent shotgun shells) add a flash of surreal magic to this, otherwise, realistically rendered face mask from the southern Dan areas of Ivory Coast. Such anthropomorphic masks are known as 'bagle' and show a line of carved antelope horn tips along the hairline area, tubular-shaped eyes, and vertical-ridge on the forehead. Its role in Dan masquerades is primarily for entertainment, albeit as an aggressive and somewhat temperamental character...
Rare Pair of Olympic Hero Sohn Kee Chung Trading Cards. Published in 1936 in Germany after the Berlin Olympics. Sohn won the gold medal in the marathon. Korea was under Japanese rule, and Sohn was forced to compete for the Japanese team and use a Japanese name, Son Kitei, but he signed his name in Korean and asserted Korea's independence in interviews. There is a Sohn Kee Chung Memorial Park in Seoul. He is one of Korea's most revered national heroes. 4 x 2.75 inches (10 x 7 cm) each.
A tall Oval form decorated with fallen leaves by Katsuo Seiryudo enclosed in the original wooden box dating circa 1957. It is 32 cm tall, roughly 25 cm diameter and in fine condition, stamped on the base Seiryudo. 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...
This is a really nice brown transfer ware Clarice Cliff Tonquin 7 3/4 Inch diameter X 1 1/4 inch high Low or Flat Soup Bowl made by Royal Staffordshire. The Bowl is signed TONQUIN - Royal Staffordshire Dinnerware by Clarice Cliff - MADE IN ENGLAND. The bowl is in very good with no chips, cracks or scratches. There is light crazing and a couple light surface scratches on the surface of the bowl. Not bad at all. We guarantee items to be as described. THANK YOU.