Maki Haku (1924-2000)
Size: To Come
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.
Dai Nippon Kozan Seal
Provenance: Pebble Beach, CA Estate
Size: Diameter 7" Height 10.5"
During the Meiji period, Japanese ceramics evolved to meet with the new foreign market centered with the Western powers during the end of the 19th century. Japanese artisans evolved their motifs and designs to meet the increasing demand.
Signed with the name of a possible reading of Ryozen (?)
Size: Length 4" Width 3.5" Height 4.5"
A small mouse eating a piece of rice or wheat (maybe a small nut) is crafted from mixed metals with a silver colored sheen. The realism and detail given to the mouse is amazing. The angle where the tail is and how the tail is formed is similar to that in nature.
Late 20th century
The pot, resembling hot pots often used in the Northern regions of China, is used to steam food. Yixing clay is famous for retaining heat longer, compared to other forms of clay found in China.
Sun Zhiyue (active Daoguang period c. 1823-1850)
Size: Length 58 cm Width 29.5cm
Often paintings were done by the patriarchal male centered system of Chinese society. However, there were instances that skilled women also did paintings. Many surviving examples come from the Qing period and is rarely documented...
Kato Shunji, the third(1944~)
Made during the Year of the Rabbit in 1987
Size: Diameter 12.8cm Height 7.5cm
Kato Shunji comes from a large family of potters from the Seto area of Aichi prefecture where notables such as Kato Shuntai produced amazing works to be used in the way of tea, or chanoyu.
This tea bowl depicts a rabbit made from snow almost...
Sold; Akashi, Japan
Daitokuji, Satou Soushu (Bokudo) (1935~)
Scroll: Width 65.3cm Length 122cm
Sato Bokudo has served as abbot of Fukuju-in, a temple part of the Daitokuji sub-sect of Rinzai Zen. Although Bokudo's profile is not as illustrious as the abbots or noted calligraphers within the sub temples and chapels of the Daitokuji complex, Bokudo was elected to receive the title of serving Daitokuji (Zenju)
The Koan, have some tea, originates from China...
Size: Length 21.6" Diameter2.15"
Originally, the shakuhachi was performed along with traditional Tang court music in China during the 8th century. The Chinese continue to use the original designs while in Japan, the instrument became detached from the traditional court music and developed its own art form...
Size: Length 21.6" Diameter (largest) 2.3"
Shakuhachi is often using the base or root area of a bamboo stalk and produces a mellow tone that has inspired generations of artists in Japan. By the 20th century, the tone inspired people outside of Japan to practice this art. Originally, the shakuhachi was performed along with traditional Tang court music in China during the 8th century...
This amazing kimono is hand painted with motifs of waves and pine trees set on top of islands. The trees and the islands are enhanced with gold thread sewn onto the silk fabric. The back contains a green bokashi silk fabric.
Condition: Overall the kimono has been kept in wonderful condition. The top backing of the kimono contains staining from being used.
Early 20th century
Kaya were often made from natural materials such as linen-like fabrics, hemp, cotton and were used during the summer months to keep mosquitos away from the home. Now, these nets are made from fine polyester to nylon, but before these natural materials were common. Additionally, this kaya is dyed and several patterns can be seen on the fabric
Size: Diameter 12cm Height 27cm
Piece contains an inscription stating that it was made by an artist named Duei Juntai.
Porcelain hat stands first appeared during the Jiaqing period, when officials and court nobles used the cylindrical object, pierced with holes, to air their hats. Over time these holes disappeared and the objects simply became pedestals to place hats upon...
Size: to come.
The center jadeite jade stone is in a cabochon cut with a slightly rounded back, as opposed to the traditional cabochon cut with an entirely flat back. The ring features an ornate setting with a halo of high-quality, pave diamonds, set into platinum or white gold (no hallmarks are apparent). The design of the diamond setting recalls the petals of a lotus flower, giving this ring a very Chinese flavor...
Size: Diameter 9.5 cm Height 14.5cm
Meiji period metalwork was influenced by the Japanese art featured in Western museum exhibitions and expositions during the 1870-1880 period. In an attempt to fully utilize the Western palate for Japanese art, the Imperial government created a mission to use the arts and crafts of Japan as a means to bolster the economy of Japan...
Size: Length 13.2cm Width 8.5cm Height 5.5cm
The Meiji period is marked by the opening of Japan to the West, and the subsequent craze for all things Japanese that took place in America and Europe shortly after the country's "opening". Unlike many of the noted firms around Japan that were producing metal objects, this one contains a mark on the bottom with a registered number and stamp of approval from the government for producing such objects...
Size: Diameter 5.3 cm Height 2.3 cm
This unmarked silver or metallic container is finely crafted with a design of cranes, chrysanthemums, and flowing water on each of the different panels of the box. As with many Meiji metalworks, this box was meant to appeal to a Western collector, using both Japanese and Western artistic conventions...
Zhu Mai (active early to mid 20th century)
Size: Length 42cm Height 58cm
Zhu Mai was a noted student of the artist, Zhang Da Qian. Unlike her master's dynamic works, Zhu Mai's is reserved and conservative, retaining techniques and styles that could found in Song landscape paintings.
In this work, Zhu Mai presents us with an atmospheric landscape pierced by sharp mountain peaks...
Age: Edo-Meiji Period, 19th century
Size: Length 7" Width 11.5" Height 9.5"
In historical Japan, merchant's tansus and portable boxes functioned much like the laptops and computers of the 21st century...