A charming and attractive figure group of dark-patinated bronze depicting the two Zen Buddhist recluses Kanzan and Jittoku (Chinese: Hanshan and Shide). The latter is holding a broom, while the former holds a scroll in accordance with the established tradition of depicting this theme. Mingei-style. Japan, Edo, ca. 1800. H 18, 5cm. Condition: Excellent.
A superb and unique seal made of black soapstone (shoushanshi) depicting a spirited dragon clinging to a rock that rises from the waves. Signed on one side with artistís name. Japan, Edo, 18th cent. H 5,8 cm. Condition: Perfect (natural wear due to handling).
A rare and highly attractive scholarís model of the mountain Kozuyama in stoneware. Shiny black glaze w. spots of brownish iron. Incised name in the bottom: Hakuseki yasohachi shi. Original box w. collectorís labels. Japan, Edo, 19th cent. H 9.5 cm, L 22 cm, W 16.5 cm. Condition: One chip to side (see photo), otherwise fine.