Republic Period (Mingguo Era 1912-1930)
Size: Diameter 7.75" Height 3"
Chinese Porcelains is one object that has been coveted, exported, translated, and developed over the span of a millennia. This bowl depicts a pair of phoenixes among peonies and rocks, a popular motif seen in Imperial porcelains...
Republic Period (1912-1930)
Size: Diameter: 7.4" Height 1.3"
Fencai techniques were developed during the early part of the Qing period. It began with the Wucai porcelains often seen during preceding Ming Dynasty. By the Kangxi era, different works using multiple colors began to appear and were thought to be influences from the West through glass making techniques.
The plate depicts a phoenix set among peonies and scholar rocks...
Size" Length 4.6" Width 2.75" Height 3"
The yixing tea pot shown contains an interesting inscription that the tea pot was presented by the Wuyang Taihu Restaurant. Possibly the pot was given to customers who supported the restaurant in many ways and these pots were made. The work contains a seal reading Chiao Jinghuei, possibly the maker of the pot.
Late Qing-Republic Period
Size: Length 2.25" Width 0.75" Height 0.8"
Carvings of beauties are often seen during the Qing dynasties and onwards. The expression of beauty seen in women is a classic tradition starting with Yang Guei Fei in the Tang dynasty. The soapstone carving is finely carved in a manner where the beauty is sleeping wrapped with a blanket around
Edo or Meiji Period
Size: Diameter 13" Height 12.5"
The style of the stark contrast of dark blue to navy with a white over glaze like pattern is often seen in Chosen Karatsu or Tako Karatsu. However, the detail work on the chrysanthemum is rather often seen in Seto ware.
Size: length 17" width 2.25" height 25.25"
The sign board is from a business who exchanged the currency used during the Edo period. Clients would bring coins or other precious metals which would be converted to the value given during the different periods in the Edo period (such as during the Tenpo era the value of one gold coin was different if it was during the Ansei era)...
Age: Taisho-Showa Period
Size: length 6.75" width 8.75" height 2.1"
Cinnabar lacquer originates in China during the Ming dynasty with carved guri lacquer objects imported to Japan. Often these objects were used in the tea ceremony (i.e. incense containers, tenmoku chawan stands, etc.)...
Age: Taisho-Showa Period
Size: Length 29.5" Width 25.5" Height 1.5"
Burlwood stands and trays were one object the Japanese preferred. The natural and rough curvatures seen in the aged wood and the grain appealed to the Japanese and were often used to displayed prized bonsai, suiseki, bonseki artworks...
Age: Meiji-Taisho Period
Size: Diameter 5.5" Height 15"
Gourds have been used constantly in the way of tea, being used as flower containers, bowls to hold charcoal and other creative objects. Often these gourds would have lacquered inscriptions to the owner of the object, the maker, or a signature of a master...
Size: Diameter 11" Height 10.5"
The katawaguruma motif originates in the 11th century in the Heian period where a cosmetic box or a tebako with the motif first appears...
Attributed to Tanomura Chikuden 1777-1835
Size: Scroll: 112 cm x 55.5 cm
Chikuden is one of the few artists within the Edo period where generations of painters have studied, emulated, and even copied many of his works. The refined touch, fine lines, and delicate balance were one of the few elements that appealed many to his literati paintings...
Size: Diameter 5" Height 3"
Round yixing teapots are valued for not just the color and texture of the clay used, but with minor details such as the absorption of the tea and how the lid fits with the body. Artists strive to produce pots that contain all the refined elements required in a tea pot and only in yixing and zhisha pots can this standard be found...