mid to late 20th century
Size: Height 19" Diameter 10"
Note: Material is using composite resin.
The statue is based on existing works of similar statues made by the Kei school. Examples range from noted museums to established religious institutions that house various examples done by Unkei and Kaikei. This work might have been appropriating and giving an homage to the tradition and art.
Diameter 10cm Height 18cm
Chinese porcelain vase decorated with various floral motifs. The bottom of the vase contains a Kangxi reign mark, but the vase was produced during the mid to late 20th century.
Condition: Overall the vase appears to not have any cracks, chips, or any damages.
Republic Period or Later
Size: Length 14cm Width 9.5cm Height 24.5cm
An interesting carving using a wood known in Chinese as huangyangmu. The use of the wood grains in line with the entire carving is wonderful.
20th century to late 20th century
Size: Diameter 17cm Height 3.3cm
A pair of yellow porcelain dishes with dragon motifs embossed on the exterior part of the body. The dishes contain a Qing dynasty reign mark but in reality the dishes come from a much latter period than stated.
Size: Diameter 21cm Height 9cm
The bottom has a Ming Dynasty Chenghua Reign Inscription
Often blue and whites are associated with the Yuan and Ming dynasties. The simple shape of the bowl contains a view of a lake or pond with lotuses and various water birds set within the scene.
Size: Diameter 9.25" Height 1.75"
A traditional motif of monkeys doing a manzai done on a porcelain body. The Fukuagawa kiln is noted for producing pieces for the Imperial Household since the Meiji period. This plate was made for the year of the monkey in 2004, possibly emulating the traditions seen in Europe like the Royal Copenhagen and their yearly productions.
Size: Diameter 27cm Height 10.7cm
The Fukagawa Kiln is famous as purveyors of the Japanese imperial household for nearly a century. Often porcelain wares are requested and made for the Imperial household and many examples are found bearing the mark of the Emperor. This example is a standard porcelain ware done in blue and white and red, a technique first discovered by porcelain artists in China during the Ming dynasty...
Size: Length 1.75" Width 2.10" Height 0.4"
The gourd, a favorite motif in East Asia, decorates this jade carving. The carving contains other auspicious motifs and is done so that it can be made into a toggle or other decorative settings.
Size: Diameter 5.71cm
An interesting white jade bangle pendant with an inset in the middle of flower like motifs. The inset has several small semi precious stones set along with the metallic frame.
Republic Period or Latter
Diameter 13.5cm Height 21cm
The vase is similar to an example found in the Palace Museum collection in Beijing dating from the Southern Song Period titled as: Nan Song Guanyao, Xianwen ping...
Size: Length 3.8cm Width 1.6cm Height 5 cm
A finely crafted white jade carving inspired by the Shang and Yin dynasty bronzes. During the latter dynasties, the use of motifs and designs from Shang and Yin dynasty bronzes were not only the romantic appropriation of designs but also that the nation was also continuing a long standing traditional culturally as well.
Republic Period or later
Size: Diameter 10.2cm Height 7.62cm
An interesting blend of blue and white with a monochrome brown tea dust like glaze. Unlike the common imperial attributed marks, this one has the maker's name. The exterior of the bowl has slight discoloration through use and exposure to sun and natural elements.
late 20th century
Size: Length: 9cm Width: 5cm Height 16cm
A finely carved jade carving of the bodhisattva Kwan yin. The bodhisattva is holding a bunch of the famous fungus, lingzhi representing the auspiciousness in the symbol and the aura of good fortune added to the symbolism in the icon.
Size: (Earring) Width 1.2cm Length 5cm (Jade) Width 0.5cm Length 1cm
California, San Francisco Estate
A wonderful set of earrings with Jade pieces inset with 14K White gold. The jade is surrounded by smaller gemstones...
Republic Period or Later
Size:Diameter 11cm Height 10.5cm
An interesting brush bot carved in the form of an old growth pine tree. The evergreen is growing near the root of the tree and a few cranes gather around it. These motifs are essential in Daoist or Chinese thought and in turn became the preferred motif of the scholar.
Size: Diameter 14cm Height 24cm
A rather unusual vase formed from yixing-like clay decorated with motif of various dragons familiar and archaic. The vase appears to have a dark brown slip or coating when it was fired, by examining the chipped areas reveal a lighter colored clay body.
Rondelle Beads: 13x 7.5mm
Turquoise became an important semiprecious stone in Mongolia and the nomadic regions of Asia. Often Tibetan accessories and religious decorations contain turquoise. Later, the Qing court used turquoise in the court necklaces and a few surviving examples are found.
Attributed to Tsao Wanfen
Size:Diameter 15cm Height 10cm
The monk's hat tea is inspired by the hats that Buddhist monks and a few Daoist priests wear during certain rituals. The design was used in the tea pot somewhere around the mid Qing dynasty and often hexagonal and octagonal forms are seen. This work contains the seal of the artist, Cao Wanfen.