A very amusing antique Japanese scroll with Bon Odori (dancing skeletons) planting rice.
Meiji period, circa 1880. Signature and seal unread. 65 1/2 inches by 17 1/2 inches. In very nice condition, commensurate with age, with some minor water stains on the bottom roller. Boxed.
A most delightful and charming depiction of Gama Sennin with his dancing toad. Hand painted on paper. Signed and sealed by Bunei.
Taisho period, circa 1920. Height 50.3 inches: Width 25.7inches. Very good condition.
Pair of antique Japanese scrolls of two young Samurai. Hand painted on paper. Signed and sealed Hidekata. Measurements : 38cm by 196cm 14.9 inches by 77.1 inches. Very good condition. Late Meiji or early Taisho period.
Arsenale Editrice, Venice, True First Edition. Original cloth with dust jacket, profusely illustrated in colour, Venetian 20th century glass through the work of the Baroviers, a dynasty of glassmakers. Excellent resource for collectors and dealers. Book includes historical photographs, labels used from 1878, extensive bibliography and list of exhibitions. Published to accompany an exhibition held in Venice 12th March - 18th April 1993.
In very good condition, minor toning to dust jacket due to ...click for details
A very charming studio pottery master Kogo, large incense container for tea ceremony, in the form of a rabbit. Masterfully glazed in Temmoku style with blue, green, red, and white overglaze accents. It measures approximately 5 inches long by 2 1/2 wide by 3 1/2 inches high. In perfect condition. Circa 1900. More photos are available by request.
Report on the Excavation of Two Southern Tang Mausoleums. Published in 1957 in Beijing. The two mausoleums are: Mausoleum of Li Pein, founder and first ruler of the Southern Tang state; and Mausoleum of his son Li Ying at Kao-shan Mountain, Kiangsu Province.
This extremely rare book ( most were burned during the Cultural Revolution ) consists of 103 pages of text, all in Chinese, and 144 pages of photographs and illustrations, including 2 foldout maps and tw ...click for details
A very unusual and expertly carved Anglo Indian rosewood extending book rack. Both ends are carved in minute detail with cranes among grapevines. The extending platform sits on four typical Georgian feet, the edges embellished with leaves. A super piece in great condition, although two of the feet appear to have old repairs. Circa 1840. Measurements: 18 inches long, measured from foot to foot, 30 inches fully extended. 6 1/2 inches deep, again measured from foot to foot, and 9 inched tall. By fa ...click for details
A most interesting Japanese hanging scroll painting of a mythological beast called Haku.
The Haku are horse-like, have a single sharp horn, and thick tiger-like paws with claws instead of hooves. Their skin shines silver when hit by light. They can fly long distances faster than boats can travel them. They are omnivorous, and their voices are several pitches higher than that of horses.
This painting dates from the late 19th to early 20th century, late Meiji or early Taisho period. Very nicely ...click for details
A large and well carved Tibetan Shaman's ritual powder horn. Carved in the shape of a Makara with Sanskrit characters, a Stupa, a scorpion and zodiac turtle carved on the body. Yak horn, with an iron ring and wooden stopper Mid to late 19th century. Collected in 1972. 8 inches long, and 2 inches at the widest point.
Masterfully carved with expressive eyes and smile, this mask appears to be signed by the carver on the back and is in excellent condition with only a bit of wear and some discoloration to the white lacquer due to age. The mask measures 8 1/2 inches from forehead to chin and is almost 5 1/2 inches wide. More photos are available by request. Late 19th early 20th century.