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.
Size: Diameter 1.27cm Height 0.63cm
A finely carved tourmaline stone. The color is impeccable and one cannot resist the color and shine the stone has. The stone can be used for a ring, pendant, or other forms of accessories.
Size: Length 8.26cm Width 2.6cm
A finely crafted tourmaline and semi precious stone pendant crafted in the form of a butterfly. The central body, which is made from tourmaline was originally a pendant and was repurposed into a large brooch. It is interesting to see the transition and changes of preferences by the people who owned the piece.
Size: Length 4cm Width 3.2cm Height 5.08cm
A finely crafted Chinese green tourmaline snuff bottle carved in the form of a gourd or a melon. The snuff bottle retains its original bone scoop for the snuff and its cap as well.
Sold; Thank you. Jingan Dist. Shanghai China
Qing Dynasty-20th century
Size: Pearls: 3mm Coral Beads: Length 1.6cm Width 0.42cm Height 0.95cm
A finely crafted pearl necklace with imperial coral bead set between the beads. These coral beads were used in imperial regalia and other forms of costume.
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: Diameter 18.41cm Height 24.13cm
A rather unusual and interesting iron tea pot or tetsubin produced by Japan's noted firm, Ryubundo. The overall design very simple but retains modern patterns unlike the other traditional forms often seen with these tetsubins.The work comes from a Japanese family living in San Francisco.
Size: (Per panel) Length 73cm Height 133 cm (Overall): Length 150 cm Height 140cm
An interesting pair of paintings mounted onto a Japanese style screen. The set might have been a triptych or some form of set with a central group of deities set but had gone elsewhere. One of the attendants is holding a banner denoting the ranks of the attendants and generals present.
Signed Utagawa Hiroshige
Size: (Frame) 22"x 17.5" (Center): 13" x 8.5"
From a California Collection of Japanese Prints
An interesting print using perspectival, a rather new technique derived from Dutch copper plate print books brought to Japan during the 17th and 18th centuries. The print contains a poem describing the scene and its beauty.
Size: Height 20" Width 14" (Frame)
From a California Collection of Modern Japanese Prints
One of the few views depicting Japan during the early part of the Showa Period (c. 1926-1940). One can see the electric poles and other "modern" conveniences amidst a traditional scene with residences and a bridge.
Size: (Frame): Height 20" Width 14"
From a California Collection.
One of Hasui's traditional and usual preferences in depicting the various landscapes of Japan. The realism captured in the scenery, perspective, and expressions not only define the artist's technique, but also the styles used in woodblocks made during this period.
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.
Ando Hiroshige School, c. 19th century
A cat squatting and staring at a black mouse. The style seen in the cat is similar to block prints done by the famous master, Ando Hiroshige. The Hiroshima school continued for two generations using the same name and producing the famous landscape prints until the Meiji Period.
Size: Length 10.9cm Width 7.9cm Height 20.1cm
An interesting Kutani ware statue of the noted fortune and longevity deity, Jurojin. Often during the Meiji and onwards to the Showa periods, the seven fortune gods were produced from different materials to decorate the home. The auspicious symbolism associated with these deities were important to bring fortune within the home.
Calligraphy done by Wang Weihan
Late Qing Dynasty
Size: Length 183cm Width 51.6cm
A Chinese calligraphy done by the artist, Wang Weihan was from Jiangsu Province, Xinghua around the middle period of the Daoguang era. In 1876, he was known for his landscape and still life paintings and produced many works including views of Yangzhou...
Size: Diameter 8 cm Height 3.6cm
A porcelain tea pot decorated with a traditional Chinese landscape view. There are no marks on the bottom of the piece and the pot is missing its lid.
Song to Yuan Dynasties
Size: Diameter 16.5cm Height 6cm
From a Noted Singapore Collection
A smooth and cool celadon bowl with a motif of a lotus flower done in the form often preferred by Song and Yuan artists working with celadon wares. The olive green color often seen during the Yuan dynasty, were produced in large numbers to be exported to South East Asia and Japan.