Makuzu Kozan/ Makuzu Kosai Studios
Size: Diameter 6.8cm Height 5.8cm
From an estate in Kyoto.
Makuzu Kozan, became known during the Meiji Period (1868-1912) internationally through the submission at the various expositions being held in Europe and in the United States. Through his success, the Makuzu family continued producing various wares.
Tanomura Chokugai (1904-1997)
Size: Length 194cm Width 70.3
Chokugai, the last of the noted member of the Tanomura lineage starting with Tanomura Chikuden in the 18th century, Chokunyu during the Meiji. Chokugai served as member of the Nanga Society in Kyoto and was one few leading members in the revival of the Nanga movement in Japan during the post-war era...
Size: Diameter 8.75" (22.3cm)
Round Chinese lacquered container decorated with a bird and flower scenery. Hard stones and mother of pearl are used to create the flora and fauna on the lid. Wear can be seen around the mouth of the container.
Taisho to Showa Periods
Size: Height 84cm Width 33cm
A simple but standard Japanese instrument known as a biwa. Unlike the Chinese pipa, the Japanese biwa is used to recite epic stories such as the Tales of the Heike and other battle stories. Today, often the five string instruments (Chikuzen and Satsuma Biwa) are used to recite these tales instead of the classical four stringed ones.
Size: Outer diameter 7cm Inner diameter 5.5cm
Dark green with a spinach color are two main hues of this Jade bangle. There are small inclusions on the interior section of the dark forest green side, but are rather difficult to see.
Jadeite: Republican Period, Ring Late 20th century
Size: Jadeite: Length 1.4cm Thickness 0.6cm
A fine Jadeite ring cut in the shape of a marquise cabochon shape. The ring contain diamond insets set in platinum. The back of the ring is covered over with a metal cover.
Sogo (active early to mid 19th century)
67cm x 198cm
The style is similar to works done by the noted artist, Gessen and other artists from the Shijo and Maruyama Schools. The artist is not known but a similar name was found in a woodblock print published in book around the same period. (refer to the Waseda University Library, Collection of Edo Period Books)
Size: Diameter 5cm
This bangle is not a bangle that one would presume to wear on the wrist, but the size is perfect as a pendant or be mounted on a wooden stand. Smaller bangles were popular during the Qing dynasty and many examples survive using various Jade colors and styles.
Qing Dynasty to Republican Period
Size: Length 9.5 cm Width 2cm
A finely made Chinese jade belt buckle. Though the photographs may not depict the piece well, the Jade is more of a whiter color than the odd green that is reflecting from the light. No damages or repairs are done to the piece.
Size: Height 29cm Width 28cm
A superb and interesting dehua sculpture of the eight immortals or the bashen. The expressions seen on the immortals and their acolytes are life like and their realism might be expressive of the Republican period. No significant damages are seen excluding a broken section around the tree branch. There are no noticeable repairs.
Sold; Thank you. Australia
Late Edo to Meiji Period
Size: Diameter 8.3cm Height 6.5cm
Each cup is slightly fluted and a scholar resting in a garden setting with chrysanthemums with his acolyte making tea is depicted on the exterior while the interior has a literati landscape view.
Each of the cups expressions are different and the cups are glazed in a celadon like green glaze where areas the glazes is thicker has resulted in a light green color...
Late Edo to Meiji Periods
Size: Painting: Length 28cm Width 16cm
Unlike the popular stigma and interest Japanese shunga or erotica themed paintings and prints, these works were used as educational tools. Just as seen in middle school sex educational classes and sessions, these prints were shown to women prior to their marriage...
Late Edo to Meiji Period
painting: Length 28cm Width 17cm
Most shunga or the noted Japanese erotica works are done using woodblock prints. However, the hand painted versions were used as educational tools for daughters who were to wed to their wealthy husbands vice versa. This work may have come from a hand scroll fragment.
Work is framed and matted.
Size: Length 73" Width 24"
The work is based on the Yuan Dynasty painter, Yan Hui's work of Haichen and Tieguai. (Housed at the Kyoto National Museum, Property of Choin-ji). Tieguai was known for the transmission of the Daoist teachings to one of the eight sages of the Daoist pantheon and countless legends exist of his magical works and deeds.
An interesting silver container retaining elements of Chinese and Western preferences in design and structure. The round lidded contain contains motifs engraved on the exterior. The bottom contains a signature like hallmark designating the maker of the work.
Size: Length 12.8cm Width 10.8cm Height 6cm
An interesting and unusual pair of Chinese export silver dishes formed in the shape of leaves. The interior side of the dish has engravings of flora and fauna. The dishes have three round feet. No hallmarks are found on the work.
Sold; Thank you. Shanghai. China
Size: Diameter 8cm Height 2.3cm
A pair of fluted Chinese export silver plates. Each plate is engraved with a motif of flowers and a faint hallmark can be seen on the bottom.
Height 12.7cm Diameter 9.5cm
Interesting in its structure and representative of the period when China was producing various wares in silver meant for export to Western nations. On the bottom there are three hallmarks representing the firm that produced the piece.