Size:Length 90cm Width 33.3cm
The portrait is based on the famous pair done by Yan Hui in the Yuan Dynasty (Tokyo National Museum Collection). Unfortunately, there is only Shide and not the other half, Hanshan. A chan poem is inscribed on the top by the artist.
Late 20th century
Size: Diameter 28cm Height 30cm
From a California Estate
A traditional landscape done in blue and white is seen around the exterior of the porcelain vase. The expressions seen in the landscape is often found in Korean works of art ranging from the 18th up to the 20th centuries. Influences from China are evident but the interpretations are Korean.
Size: Height 5ft. Width 2ft. (Height 152cm Width 31cm (approx.)
Finely crafted Japanese Buddhist altar known as a butsudan. Makie is done on the panels of the altar and the interior appears as if one is in the interior section of the temple altar. electrical components are found on the altar. * Note: The Buddhist image is a sample image of how it will look. Image is not included.
Sold; Thank you; Hong Kong
Length 3.5cm Height 7cm
Pair of green and white mottled Jade carvings with various flora carved on each panel. The selection of the plants used in these pieces retain symbolism of auspiciousness and happiness.
Showa Period (20th c.)
Size: Diameter 18cm Height 9.7cm
A common ware piece possibly used to serve food or sake. Katakuchi is a term often used in reference to bowls that contain a spout on the side and were used to serve various liquid based items.The grey nezumi shino like glaze color is appealing.
Meiji to Showa Period
Size: Length 52.5cm Height 39cm
Woodblock Print: Length 21.5cm Height 36cm
The work often is from the selection of the 36 poets, sanju rokkasen, where panels are painted often used for screens, sliding door panels or other interior decoration uses...
Saito Kiyoshi (1907-1997)
Length 56cm Height 45cm
Print size: Length 39cm Height 27cm
Saito Kiyoshi is famous for his various landscapes depicting the countryside of Japan especially with the various views of Aizu and other regions. This print is interesting where Saito uses bright colors, unlike his common selections of black, grey, brown, and hints of orange, yellow, and red. The print is signed and sealed on the bottom left of the print.
Kanako Tanabe or Canna Tanabe
Size: Length 180cm Height 92.5cm
A work done by the modern print artist, Canna Tanabe or Kanako Tanabe. The work is interpreted as a butterfly attracted to a peony in the form of a lady. Modern prints became popular both inside and outside of Japan creating a new generation of print makers using modern designs along with traditional techniques.
c. 1970, late 20th century
Size: Height 36cm
A typical and traditional polychrome vase depicting a scene showing the ideal form of the filial daughter or woman. An inscription is part of the scenery and the bottom contains a popular Qianlong reign mark.
Size: Length 16.5cm Width 15cm Height 39cm
Scholar rocks often represent small universes or virtual recluse retreats. As if the landscape could be formed around a rock. This stone, often referred to as a taihu rock usually comes from the North in China. Yet, with dwindling supply, often most are embellished or even man-made.
Showa Period (latter half of the 20th century)
Size: To come
From the estate of Ruth McCandless
Soen along with Senzaki Nyogen are known within zen circles as the lineage of transmitting zen to the West. Not only are the two important in the history of Buddhism in America, but are connected with the Japanese American experience and the changing culture in the United States.
Showa Period (Late 20th century)
Size: Diameter 14cm Height 13.33cm
An interesting patterned Kyoto ceramic mizusashi. The lines resemble cattail branches or kushi-like forms. No signature or seal is found on the work.
Size: Length 1.9cm Width 0.8cm Height 3.7cm
Late 20th century
Kwan yin (Guan yin) or avalokitesvara is venerated in East Asia to protect and bring prosperity to the individual (reference: Lotus Sutra, chapter 25).
This small pendant is mounted with 14K gold.
Maki Haku (1924-2000)
Mixed media embossed
Size: 12" X 12"
Maki Haku received no formal training in the visual arts but was inspired by Onchi Koshiro. Maki Haku exhibited his works in the Print Biennale in 1957 and 1960.
Ref: Brannen, Noah, Elliott, William and Maki, Haku. Festive Wine: Ancient Japanese Poems from the Kinkafu. New York: Walker/Weatherhill, 1969.
Sold; Thank You. New York, NY
Republic Period or later
Size: Length 16cm Width 6.5cm Height 19cm
The ship is mounted on a carved wooden base in the form of rolling waves. The ship is equipped with small cannons, an anchor, and other elements often found on ships. A four character phrase is inscribed on one end of the boat.
Size: Length 3.6cm Width 0.6cm Height: 5.6cm
An interesting rectangular Jade carving in the form of a typical Qing period style Jade pendant. On one side is a view similar to the scene of the Ode to the Orchid Pavillion and the other side a poetic inscription.
Late 20th century
Size: Length 3.5cm Width 0.7cm Height 5.2cm
A Chinese poem is carved on one side of the pendant and the other side a landscape-like view with a few literati scholars sitting at a table near a pine tree. The piece is done in jade and is a recent work influenced from examples from the Qing Dynasty.
Late 20th century
Size: Diameter 12cm Height 8.4cm
The Seikanji kiln is part of the long history of ceramic arts in Kyoto...