Size: (Per panel) Length 73cm Height 133 cm (Overall): Length 150 cm Height 140cm
An interesting pair of paintings mounted onto a Japanese style screen. The set might have been a triptych or some form of set with a central group of deities set but had gone elsewhere. One of the attendants is holding a banner denoting the ranks of the attendants and generals present.
Signed Utagawa Hiroshige
Size: (Frame) 22"x 17.5" (Center): 13" x 8.5"
From a California Collection of Japanese Prints
Size: Height 20" Width 14" (Frame)
From a California Collection of Modern Japanese Prints
One of the few views depicting Japan during the early part of the Showa Period (c. 1926-1940). One can see the electric poles and other "modern" conveniences amidst a traditional scene with residences and a bridge.
Size: (Frame): Height 20" Width 14"
From a California Collection.
Mid to Late Qing Dynasty
Size: Length 139cm Width 35cm
From a California, San Francisco Bay Area Estate
The form of the armor, the style, and structure of the image is evocative of Chinese devotional paintings from the Qing Dynasty...
Size: (Painting): Length 139cm Width 68cm
Condition: The scroll is missing the main roller and there are small cracks on the bottom section of the painting.
The work is rather interesting, possibly fragmentary, and that it is part of a set that was sent to Japan during the late 19th century when China was undergoing political change and much of the works were flowing into the Japanese antiques market.
Ando Hiroshige School, c. 19th century
A cat squatting and staring at a black mouse. The style seen in the cat is similar to block prints done by the famous master, Ando Hiroshige. The Hiroshima school continued for two generations using the same name and producing the famous landscape prints until the Meiji Period.
Republic Period (dated, 1920)
Size: Diameter 10.5cm Height 15.5cm
An interesting brush pot with fishes painted on the body of the piece. Interestingly, the work contains the date, the eighth year of the Republic which correlates to around 1920. The bottom contain a seal with the maker's mark.
Late Qing to Republic Periods
Size: Diameter 13cm Height 19.5cm
The simple yellow color along with the dark brown on the lip is an interesting combination for this ceramic piece. The bottom contains a Ming dynasty reign mark, but instead comes from a period much later.
CONDITION: There is a small chip on the bottom of the foot area of the vase. Other than that, no damages, cracks, or other defects are found.
Size: Diameter 12cm Height 23.2cm
A porcelain gu shape vase decorated with various flora and fauna. The bottom of the vase contains a Hongxian mark but possibly comes from a period much later around the mid to late Republic period.
CONDITION: No damages, cracks, repair work appears to be done on the vase.
Size: Length 10.9cm Width 7.9cm Height 20.1cm
An interesting Kutani ware statue of the noted fortune and longevity deity, Jurojin. Often during the Meiji and onwards to the Showa periods, the seven fortune gods were produced from different materials to decorate the home. The auspicious symbolism associated with these deities were important to bring fortune within the home.
Late Qing Dynasty
size: Length 11.5cm Width 8cm Height 24.5
An interesting Chinese ceramic vase done in the oxblood style glaze where the red is done using a mixture of metal based combinations. No reign marks or signatures are found on the piece.
Calligraphy done by Wang Weihan
Late Qing Dynasty
Size: Length 183cm Width 51.6cm
A Chinese calligraphy done by the artist, Wang Weihan was from Jiangsu Province, Xinghua around the middle period of the Daoguang era. In 1876, he was known for his landscape and still life paintings and produced many works including views of Yangzhou...
Size: Diameter 8 cm Height 3.6cm
A porcelain tea pot decorated with a traditional Chinese landscape view. There are no marks on the bottom of the piece and the pot is missing its lid.
Size: Diameter 15cm Height 7.5cm
A stylized and decorated porcelain bowl with motifs of various flowers set in geometric patterns. The bowl contains a Yongzheng reign mark on the bottom.
Size: Diameter 16.5cm Height 7.5cm
A standard porcelain bowl decorated with water grass and goldfishes. The rather cute and humorous expressions seen on the fish is interesting. The bowl has a reign mark on the bottom.
Diameter 19cm Height 7.5cm
Contains a Qianlong Reign Mark
The yellow color with a scrolling vine motif set with four medallions, each medallion contains a flower associated with the different seasons.
Late Qing to Republic Period
Size: Diameter 19.5cm Height 2.5cm
The plate done in the simple monochrome maroon to vermillion color often known as oxblood glaze. The plate contains a reign mark from the Qing Dynasty but dates from a latter period.