Republic Period or latter
Size: Length 10.8cm Width 8.9cm Height 23cm
Unlike the common designs and styles seen with Chinese dehua kwan yin statues, this statue does not have the common marks on the back denoting the famous maker during the Qing Dynasty. No marks are found on the back and inside the body of the statue is an old seal denoting that the piece was made in China.
Size: (Writing Box):Length 20cm Width 24.2cm Height 4.5cm (Letter Box): Length 11.43cm Width 25cm Height 8 cm
An interesting set of two lacquer boxes decorated with motifs of chrysanthemums. Unlike the traditional designs often seen in the previous Edo and Meiji periods, this set appears to have designs often seen in kimono designs from the Taisho and Showa periods...
Republic Period or later
Size: Diameter 23cm Height 41.2cm
A standard pair of Chinese cloisonné vases formed in the shape of a gu vase. The gu vase comes from the archaic past, often seen in the Shang and Yin ritual objects. Scholars and connoisseurs favored these traditional designs and used them in decorative arrangements.
The rim of the vases are a bit "beaten" up and have some inconsistencies.
Size: Length (approx) 20" Width 10" Height 18"
A dramatic and individualistic burl rootwood objet. Root wood which are objects found in nature are polished and their natural formations are kept. Often these pieces are shaped into stands, decorative pieces, screens and other objects used in the home.
Size: length 10.3" Width 6" Height 8"
Knotted root wood or a burl retaining its natural formation. This genre of Japanese decorative arts is rather unknown and has been left in the limelight. Retaining the natural formation of the wood while polishing it and bringing forth a new "use" could be considered Japanese, with new and innovative designs being created constantly.
Size: Diameter 22cm Height 23cm
A simple and elegant tetsbuin or Japanese iron tea pot. Lines continue across the body possibly representative of water or some natural formation. The lid holder is done in a bamboo motif.
Size: Diameter 10cm Height 16cm
Although the vase contains a Kangxi Period mark, rather the vase comes from a period much later when works attributing to different periods of the Qing dynasty was popular and various editions were created. The vase contains motifs of different insects throughout the body done in red. The bottom has a celadon like color ring near the foot...
Sold; Thank you. Guangzhou, China
Late Ming to QIng Dynasties
Size: Length 15cm Width 7.62cm Height 20.32cm
An interesting Chinese iron statue of a seated bodhisattva. The bodhisattva appears to be of Manjusri, the Bodhisattva of wisdom as the figure is seated on a snow lion like creature. Interestingly, the statue contains an inscription on the back reading, the monk Xingding a Yogacharan.
Signed Seiya (Possibly a later generation of Genryusai Seiya)
Size: Diameter 3.75" Height 16"
From a San Francisco American Collection.
The finely crafted metalwork on this vase evoking a vase covered with rice grass and chrysanthemums with a bird perched on the side evokes the aesthetics of the Meiji Period. Artists in Japan, competed to receive recognition with the booming expositions and museums of the 19th century and early 20th century...
Ranging from the 19th to the 20th centuries
Sizes: Small Water Coup: Diameter 5.3cm Height 2cm, Leaf shaped pendant: Length 8cm Width 4.3cm Thickness 0.2cm, Peach Motif Small Pendant or Ink Stone: Length 4.5cm Width 7.2cm Height 0.5cm, Ink Rest: Length 7.3cm Width 3.5cm Height 0.5cm
The group comes from an American collection acquired from an established auction house in the U.S. These are the few offerings from the collection.
Size: Length 4.2cm Width 5.4cm
A wonderfully pierced carved jade pendant. The technique became often seen during the Sung Dynasty and later generations of Jade carvers tried to surpass or meet the aesthetic quality Sung carvers did with their pieces. The pendant contains two figures set in rich floral backgrounds.
Late 19th to the early 20th century
Size: Width 5cm Length 11.2cm Thickness: 2cm
An interesting Chinese Peking style hair pin using jade, brass, enamels, and other materials to create a dragon flying in the sky. The pin contains a embossed signature or name.
Size: Length 15.5cm Width 7cm Height 7.5cm
From a Japanese estate and later into an American collection.
The brush rest comes with a Japanese cedar wooden storage box. During the late Qing up to the early years of the Republic period, many Chinese objects were exported to Japan. Meiji Japan saw the interest and romantic expression of Chinese culture continuing this tradition since the preceding Edo period.
Age:Late 19th to 20th centuries
Size: length 8cm Width 4.5cm Height 12cm
From a California Estate
An interesting yet standard statue of Yamantaka, the wrathful form of the bodhisattva Manjusri. The active and lively element of the bull trampling over yama, the king of death is evocative of the teachings in Buddhism where enlightenment triumphs over all worldly and natural phenomena, including death.
Size: Length 125cm Width 30.5cm Thickness:3.9cm
A finely and realistic looking carved cedar wood transom. The plum tree, with its aged appearance looks as if it was about to jump out from the ranma. The liveliness of the tree along with the surround flora shows the skill and craft of artisans from Meiji period onwards.
Late Qing to Republic Periods
Size: Length 11.1cm Width 10cm Height 4cm (without stand) 2cm
This small brush washer, is rather a decorative piece for the scholar's studio. Brush washers are important for the desk while doing paintings and calligraphy, part of the repertoire of the ideal scholar. The jade is carved in the form of a fruit surrounded by foliage. The washer comes with a wooden stand.
Size: Length 4cm Width 1.5cm Height 5cm
A finely crafted jade pendant with motif of gourds hanging from its vine. The fine detail and craftsmanship on the piece is amazing and one cannot help but to stare at the openwork and try to see through the gourds.
Size: Diameter 11.2cm Height 4cm
A fine and simply crafted agate wine cup. The patterns seen in the agate is wonderful and if passed through sunlight, one can enjoy the beauty even further.