Oceanica tribal art japanese pottery
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1296408
This one is a bit of a mystery. The mei reads Jugyoku, and it appears to be one of the later mei, but I can't find out much about the carver. There were two carvers who signed Jugyoku who are well known, and at least one and possibly three more who signed the same way all working from the mid to the late 19th century. Anyway, this is kind of a sweet carving ( perhaps a sweet oni is an oxymoron ). About 39mm by 34mm by 26mm, light wear and light patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1256531
Collected by Thomas Schultz Westrum in 1966 number G1013, ex. John Friede. 25 5/8" tall by 5 1/2" wide. Ancient eroded surface and losses still show good detail, could also be a large " mother " bullroarer. Remains of red pigment, old label and writing on back, encrusted patina. Losses to side. Most likely a pre-contact piece.