Oceanica tribal art japanese pottery
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1296409
Oceanica
$5,460.00
This fine netsuke is probably my favorite in my little group. Once again, while it has great provenance, the carving is just superb, the movement of the snake as it glides in and out of the gourd is fantastic. About 39mm by 37mm by 21mm, light wear and patina. Mei ukibori Tadakuni, published Meinertzhagen page 838, lot 41 Sotheby's 01/22/77, ex. Winkworth. Circa 1830-40. Also see Lazarnick p 1059. I do have more images, please email me if you want to see more or have any questions.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1296408
Oceanica
$700.00
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 : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1296406
Oceanica
$1,590.00
Very nice large netsuke that may be school of Kanman ( Iwami ), see Lazarnick p582 k144 for similar work. Unsigned, about 47mm by 31mm by 29mm. Made of sea pine with a pink coral bead as the jewel and mother of pearl inlaid into the dragon's eyes. Light wear nice patina. Much nicer than my awful pictures show...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1296358
Oceanica
$680.00
About 47mm by 37mm by 18mm. Very good condition with moderate wear and nice patina, old chip to one side -- quite worn, so netsuke was used after chipped. Eyes inlaid with horn. Mei is shown in Lazarnick page 707, and Meinertzhagen on page 420 ( #3 ) and noted as a pupil of Masanao. There is an old collection #50 on bottom, possibly Bushell ( see the listing I have for the Oni later ). Had a tough time trying to get a pict of the mei.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1283781
Oceanica
$928.00
This is a truly beautiful piece, depicting Kannon the Buddhist Bodhisatva of mercy and compassion under a waterfall. Beautifully carved with takabori technique, shakudo with gold and silver highlights. It is incredibly detailed and deeply cut...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1283777
Oceanica
$219.00
I purchased this pair of menuki from Aoi Art in Japan several years ago, please see the images for the Aoi appraisal. They are about 1 3/8" by about 5/8" and are shakudo with gold highlights. Depicting pine trees. Excellent antique condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1256531
Oceanica
$643.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1256529
Oceanica
$1,597.00
This is a fine and very old bull roarer collected by Thomas Shultz Westrum in Buri Village ( Gope Ethnic District ) on April 4th, 1966. Number " 343, 4.4.66, g1163, p46". 13 3/4" tall, fine patina and surface, excellent deep carving, late 19th early 20th century. Old labels and writing on back.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1205254
Oceanica
$1,438.00
This is a rare bird! I believe it is a figural stopper, and dates to the early 20th century, or possibly earlier. These stoppers were used in the top of ceremonial turmeric and lime containers. This one depicts a frigate bird ( it can also be interpreted as a man with the typical munge dukna ceremonial head dress ). I have never seen one of these that is this detailed in terms of the pattern on the back of the frigate bird's head...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1205249
Oceanica
$174.00
Once in a while and object comes along that stumps me completely. This is one of those. I am pretty sure that it is upper Sepik river, that is is mid-2oth century ( say about 1950 or so ), about 7 1/8" long with a nice brown patina and some wear. Now what was it for? It was sold to me as a canoe paddle terminal, which it could be, but it is rather delicate, and the " base " has the same patina as the rest of the piece. I suspect it was used as a charm or amulet or decoration of some kind...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1202268
Oceanica
$296.00
In the form of a royal gong, this pendant would have been displayed at funerals. This piece is beautifully and finely carved with a nice worn patina indicating decades of use. See African Art Western Eyes by Susan Vogel 1997 pg 194 for reference. The surfaces are curved and concave or convex, a very difficult technique. 5 3/4" by 2 1/2". From Taylor A. Dale and an old Belgian collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1189032
Oceanica
$714.00
This is a very fine example of kodogu. Beautifully and finely rendered sweet fish swimming in a stream. Shibuichi or possibly copper with gold highlights. Near mint condition. There is a 3 kanji inscription on the back that seems to refer to evening calm. It is signed Seizui possibly for Hamano Seizui 1695 to 1769, the period and the school look correct to me. Any further information would be welcome. 17.5 x 1.1 x .3 cm. Much nicer than the pictures with excellent detail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #841388
Oceanica
$168.00
I purchased this from Wyndham Street Ltd. a local Asian and English antique store here in Omaha a few years ago, paid $250. The trunk is in good shape and about 21" long by about 10" by 10". Dimensions are approximate, has hand made iron latch and hinges. The age was determined by the shop, not me.