Size: Diameter 14cm Height 33 cm
Cizhou along with the celadons are wares not only representing the Song Dynasty but reflect the height of aesthetics in Chinese art. The monochrome contrasts and the designs are the key elements of the vase. No damages are found for the vase.
Size: Height 8.5 cm
An interesting yet simple bronze with techniques and designs often in earlier Ming dynasty works. The censer has a Ming dynasty reign mark, but rather some of the elements come from the early to mid Qing period.
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: Diameter 12.5cm Height 14cm
This brush pot done in the technique known as cinnabar lacquer is depicting a view of the Forbidden City in Beijing. One can see the Tibetan style pagoda in the distance and other elements in the landscape when most of the view is stylized. No reign marks or maker's marks are found on the piece.
Size: Diameter 12.5cm Height 15cm
An interesting Chinese cloisonné jar decorated with scrolling vines and two bird and flower views. On one side of the jar an inscription is found with the title of the work and a date around 1989 but rather hard to discern if it is a 20th century work or of a latter period. Traditional motifs and designs found in Chinese art and architecture can be seen on this piece.
Size: Diameter 10cm Height 12cm
A round Japanese cloisonné container decorated with regal motifs of dragons and phoenixes. Often works by the Ando studios and Namikawa Studios created works using the motifs often used by the Imperial Court and places or seats of government. The bottom has a Japanese crest of a twisted wisteria crest, possibly denoting the studio the objet was made at.
Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950)
Size: Length 22" Width 17.5"
From a collection of Japanese prints in San Francisco, CA.
Yoshida Hiroshi's works reminds one of the arts during the end of the Taisho to Showa Periods. Then, Western techniques, aesthetics, and ideas were part of the mainstream in Japanese art and its interpretations reflected on works done on paper and or silk...
Size: Length 22cm Width 19.5cm (Print size)
No signature, seal, or inscriptions are found on the scroll.
An interesting small print of a seated luohan with a set of prayer beads in contemplation. Often prints and rubbings are done in larger sizes, but smaller ones are rather unusual.
19th-20th century or Earlier
Size: Length 3.3cm Width 1.3cm
From an American Collection of Tibetan Works of Art.
Often Dzi beads are thought to be the famous eye patterned or retaining geometric patterns, but traditionally some are in their natural form.
Size: Length 3.5cm Width 1.3cm
From an American collection of Tibetan Works of Art
This dzi bead has a motif of a square and a circle which to some represents the heavens, while others give different meanings to these geometric motifs.
Length 3cm Width 1.3cm
From an American collection of Tibetan works of art.
An unusual Tbetan dzi bead with two eyes. Often one is reminded of the rich legend or lore associated with the Dzi beads and that many have began to treasure their spiritual powers.
Size: Length 90cm Width 70cm
From an American collection of Tibetan Works of Art.
The image, though faint is depicting the Shakyamuni Buddha set amidst a group of Buddhas, often the view is referred to as the ten thousand buddhas, which is commonly referring to repentance and prostration prayers. No blessing marks are found.
Size: Length 7.5cm Width 7.5cm Height 22cm
The image is either the Shakyamuni Buddha, after his long and arduous meditation is coming down the mountain re-examining his practice or an actual luohan. The work finely crafted and there is a crack on the back side of the statue.
Tibet, c. 18th-19th century
size: Length 7.5cm Diameter 1.5cm
Condition: The Dzi bead has chipped edges and the bead may have split in its past and has been put back together. The work comes from an American collection who has a vast collection of dzi beads.
It is interesting to contemplate the rich material and visual culture of the dzi beads. Legends talk of how the beads fell from heaven to the fossils of insects that lived in the region centuries ago...
Size: Diameter 4.13cm Thickness: 1cm
Tourmaline pendant carved with motif of scrolling clouds and other motifs. The pendant has a mounting on the top done by Gump's with a stamp by the company and 18K mark.
Size: Length 1.625cm Width 2.9cm Height 7.62cm
A finely crafted Chinese agate snuff bottle. One side has a view of a heron swimming with Lotuses blossoming and the other is a monkey like figure swinging from a pine tree. The cap and the scoop is in fine condition.
Size: Length 3.2cm Width 2.2cm Height 4.13cm
An interesting agate carving of an attendant or acolyte holding a flower. The artist has carved the piece utilizing the characteristics of the stone.
Size: (Matted Section) 25.4cm x 40.64" (Entire Matt): 61cm x 76.2cm
An interesting section of a davits figure seated on a Chinese foo dog or lion. An attendant or acolyte stands next to him with a banner describing the name of the figure. Often these works came with sets of other figures lined up as if they were in a procession.