A very rare and interesting, Buddhist bronze ewer (kundika) in classical form w. rounded, oblong body, a short sprout and a long neck. Lid for the opening. There are three circling bands, two on the body and one on the neck. The sprout set with a raised lotus pattern. The piece is of relatively heavy casting and with remains of leaf gilding on black surface. A superb piece and a serious collector’s item. According to its transmitted history the ewer comes from the Buddhist temple, the Chishaku-i ...click for details
A small altar-box for traveling (zozu) in red lacquer with an exquisitely, carved figure of Shaka (Indra), the lord of the gods. The image is made of fragrant sandalwood, decorated with. staffing in gold. Signed: Chusei. Meiji, 19th cent. H 16 cm (box), H 10 cm (image). Condition: Fine with a few minor losses.
Large and very impressive old Bizen image of Bodhidharma (Daruma), the legendary founder of Zen Buddhism. Powerfully sculpted with strong, full features and hollow body. Beautiful patinated surface. Edo, around 1800. H. 32 cm, W. 29 cm, D. 22cm. Condition: Perfect.
A very unusual and rare Bizen-ware Nyoi-Scepter ( Chinese : Ruyi = As you Wish ), in the shape of a stylized “Lingzhi” mushroom. The Nyoi scepter is a symbol of the authority, to be used by Zen Masters or Abbots during lectures or religious ceremonies. It comes with an unsigned lacquered wood box. L. 40 cm. Edo Period. Condition: very good.
A dynamic image of Bodhidharma (Daruma), the founder of Zen Buddhism, seated in meditation. The image is carved in one piece of wood. Signed Komyo (Mitsuaki) saku. Japan, Meiji, ca. 1880/1900. H 19.8 cm. CONDITION: Very good.