Size: Diameter 16cm Height 15cm
An interesting rather sculpture like Chinese hardwood brush pot in the form of a tree trunk. The artist has expressed the branches and other formations most trees have or when they are cut. The interior is carved out so that brushes can be placed inside.
Size:(Pendant): Length 0.95cm Width 1.9cm Thickness 0.31cm
Bee Pin: Diameter 1.6cm
Earrings: Diameter 1.6cm Width 0.6cm
An interesting set of three translucent jade accessories. The pin contains a mark denoting that it was made in Hong Kong and is using 14K gold. The pin also has a pearl inset. The rest do not have any marks.
Sangendo of Morioka
Size: Diameter 8" Height 8.5"
Note: From a Japanese family in the San Francisco Bay Area. Also, the piece appears to be not been used. Has original cardboard box and labels
The kettle is decorated with views of Uji in Kyoto and other water themed landscapes on the body. It is amazing that the kettle has not been used and is in pristine condition.
Size: (Per Panel): Height 55" Width 23"
Often these marble panels are referred to as dream stone or Dali marble panels. The stones selected for these panels evoke monochrome landscape paintings or abstract scenes often favored by the literati class. The set comes from a Los Angeles Estate who had done work in Hollywood.
Shonzui porcelain were thought to have come from Chinese Ming and Qing blue and white porcelain bowls, water containers, and other tea equipment exported to Japan. Often the Chinese would refer to these porcelain wares as "commoner" pieces since some came from the common kilns in the Fujian and Guanzhou regions. Yet, not much is known about these wares. Today these Chinese wares are re-created in studios in Japan.
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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.
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 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.
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.
Size: Diameter 13.7cm Height 12.8cm
A hexagonal yixing tea leaf container engraved with the calligraphy of different styles. On the bottom is a seal of the maker, Zhongguo Yixing.
Size: Length 17.3cm Width 9.5cm
Wrist rests were used as paper weights and also to let wrist rest for smaller calligraphies and writing. Scholars often used a wide range of accessories made from bamboo which evoke the heart and soul of the literati studio.
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.
Size: Diameter 6.3cm Height 5.6cm
A fine porcelain cup decorated with the various sages from the Daoist pantheon. The cup contains a mark on the bottom. Often cups of this size were made in sets of five or more and the culture of tea spread throughout East Asia during the 18th to the early 20th century...