Shibui Art. Fine Japanese and Chinese Works of Art Shibui Art, subtle...
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #106073 (stock #C-373)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
Sold from E. Schloss Collection, purchased at Christie's NYC- Exhibited in 2 museums in CA.
Braying Chinese Camel, pottery, sancai glaze, Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) some restorations. This was purchased from Christies in NYC, and was from the E. Schloss Collection. It was exhibited at the Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art @ La Mirada 08/21/94 and the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana CA, 10/06/96-03/16/97. This example of Chinese Funerary Art is superior to many examples in the finest museums. 22 inches in height x 18 inches in width.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #354915 (stock #J-298)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
Sold - disacenssioned from Strong Museum, Rochester, NY
A beautifully modeled, with great detail (complete with private male parts) BIZEN, Japanese Shishi, lion-dog mythological animal almost always found at the gates of Buddhist temples. There is some slight damage to the back of the neck, the tail and both eyebrows. (see photos)but these damages are easy to live with considering that this is pre 1868! Circa: 1800-1840's. The number 75.1883 is written on the right lower foot. It was disacenssioned from the M. Strong Museum in Rochester, NY...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #103872 (stock #J-20)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$399
Revised Price
This cast-iron hibachi base with kettle/circular handles and "kaki" or persimmon top lid (bronze) are the definition of "Shibui." Used to heat water for the tea ceremony, beautiful, yet totally functional. circa 1915.Height = 13" maximum diameter is 10.5"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #808510 (stock #CK-7)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
Sold to NYC
Carl Kempe Collection of Chinese Ceramics #715, a PAIR of white porcelain DISHES, saucer-shaped with rounded sides and bevelled foot-rim. Carved design of chrysanthemum flower. Bluish glaze copying "Ch'ing-pai" Copper rim, from Ching-te Chen kilns. Exhibited at the Kunst Industri Museet, Kobenhavn (Copenhagen) 1950 # 474 and paper label C-124. Yellow & red CK labels on both dishes. Circa: Ming Dynasty. Purchased at Sotheby's in Paris, France, Lot # 118...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #809045 (stock # CK - 11)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
Sold to NYC
Carl Kempe Chinese Ceramic Collection, # 691, an egg-shell porcelain DISH with pure white glaze, saucer shaped with shallow rounded sides on a low foot of wedge shaped section, the very slightly domed shaped base masterly decorated on the interior in "an hua" technique with a pair of mighty five-clawed dragons with scaly sinuous bodies (see picture # 5) racing around the sides chasing the flaming pearl of wisdom to surround the nianho (see picture #6) encircled at the centre of the bowl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #472562 (stock #J-261)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$180
Two piece Japanese porcelain, Blue & White Incense Burner or Censer, "Koro," with a boy drummer beating a drum on top with Buddhist symbols surrounding him; sitting on a tri-footed Elephant Base. Condition is good but there is a small kiln crack on the inside of one leg. Total height is 7 inches or 17.8 cms. Circa, 1900-1920.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #192402 (stock #J-1012)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$360
Japanese Red LACQUER TABLE, (8.75" x 8.75" x 14" in height)with gold highlighted removable legs; make this elegant table suitable for displaying your favorite vase with or without flowers. Can be used for tea ceremony, or in your special place in your home. Condition, the lacquer is in good shape, (no flaking or cracks) but there are some slight black spots on the top of the table, (see last enlargement) Circa: 1860-1890's.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #257977 (stock #TH-008)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$340
A well-cast Thai Buddha (head and torso) in the U-Thong Style with well defined features and ushina and protruding nipples. 5 inches in height + 1.25" for a teak base x 3 inches in width. Condition is good. Circa: late 19th-early 20th Century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #186360 (stock #J-275)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$460
from Japanese Buddhist Temple!
Japanese Bronze Buddhist Temple Lantern wired as an electrical lamp. Nice dark patina a result of true oxidation that has changed the molecular structure over time. early Meiji Era 1870-1890's. Height is 17.5 inches x 7.5 inch diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #166783 (stock #J-14)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$530
Japanese porcelain bowl with bird and iris center surrounded by a cloud border. The exterior in a bamboo and flower design. Because of this bowl's age (pre 1868) the blue is from cobalt and not an artifical dye. Condition is not perfect. The glaze is in good condition but there is a stapled repair to a hairline crack. Circa Late Edo era, 1800-1868. Diameter=10".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1029636 (stock #CH-10/E/12)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
Sold to China (PRC)
Chinese Longquan celadon DISH, well modeled with a soft pale blue-green glaze applied overall except the very thin foot rim which shows a buff colored biscuit color. There is a faint band around the outside of the dish near the rim. There is a small (size of a wooden match head) area inside the cavetto (see photo) where the glaze did not adhere. Otherwise in good condition. Circa: Southern Song Dynasty, 13th Century. Dimensions: Diameter is 5 1/16 inches or 12.2 cms.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Tabletop : Pre 1920 item #482448 (stock #P-034 +035)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
Sold to HI
Hand Made IRANIAN (Persia) COPPERWARE VASE TABLE LAMPS with no lampshades. Intricate designs on copper vases create unique table lamps with beautiful patina. EAch base (or vase) is 24 inches in height with a diameter of 7 inches. The total overall height of each lamp with shade is 35 inches or 89 cms. The lamp shades diameters are 15.5" x 16.25" in height. Circa: early 20th Century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #357463 (stock #J-91)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$595
for one . - 25.5 inches height; (darker, on left in photo is no longer available)
Japanese COPPER CANDLESTICKS with circular base and bobeche, height is 25.5 inches (64.8 cms.) Although not technically a pair because the patina is different (see photos) they have the same bold but subtle design. The design is "classical Edo era," from the 18th Century. Condition is good.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #963081 (stock #C-20095)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
SOLD - de-accessioned from an American Museum
Chinese porcelain MING Blue & White STEM CUP with scrolling Peony flowers & leaves beautifully painted in underglaze blue. The slightly flared bowl supported on a hollow stem with slightly splayed foot, the interior decorated with a floral medallion and two single underglaze blue lines, covered overall with an appealing "mutton-fat" white glaze, extending down the interior of the stem, leaving the conical-shaped foot rim unglazed and burnt to a mottled fawn color...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #996798 (stock #TH-10-8)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$1,900
Northern Thai blue & cream pottery octagonal VASE with lotus leaves on the upright portion of the vase and alternating geometric and vegetal patterns on the eight sides of the body. Concentric lines around the outside of the foot rim which is slightly splayed. Provenance: From the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, purchased from Christie's in NYC. Condition: a restored chip to the mouth (7 mm.) which has a chip (2 mm) to the restoration...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #717947 (stock #J-1/17)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
Sold
Japanese "coral-glazed" porcelain VASE with a DRAGON chasing the flaming pearl of knowledge! Dynamic dragon in real silver with yellow & green overglaze enamels. Well potted, with no chips, cracks or frits. Excellent condition. There is an unknown studio kiln mark on the bottom (see pix #6) in the same coral color. Height is 4 inches, (or 10.1 cms) with a diameter of 3.5 inches (9 cms.) at the shoulder. Circa: late Taisho, perhaps early Showa.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #196418 (stock #J-1052)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$190
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Three small Japanese SEALS, carved from stone. These seals came from a Buddhist Temple called "Kanzan-Ji" in Tokyo, Shimoya. The heights are 1.25" and 1 inch and 1/2." There is vermillion sealpaste over the impressions of the seals. Condition is excellent. Circa: 19th Century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #355723 (stock #J-1104)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$140
Classic design of pagoda roof, trees, clouds and mountains in the distance are all evoked in this Japanese porcelain Blue & White porcelain PLATE with a slightly scalloped edge. One hardly notices a hairline crack about 2.25" in length (see photos.) Circa 1890-1910. Diameter is 11.25 inches.