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...
Late 19th to early to mid 20th century
Size: per bead 12mm (there is 99 or so beads in one strand)
Chinese glass technology existed since the Han dynasty. However, with the arrival of the Jesuits to China in the 16th century, glass technology expanded in translating objects that the Chinese cherished such as porcelains, jades, and other hard stones...
Stone Rubbing of Calligraphy by Zhu Xi (1130-1200)
Zhu Xi was the noted neo-confucian who influenced the culture and politics of East Asia especially in China, Korea, and Japan. Zhu Xi's philosophy was highly recognized for the understanding of the self and how governance should be done. However, his faults were how a government can continue for long time was lacking and ended with a weakened state...
The set is decorated with shu-urushi (vermillion lacquer) decorated with motif of vines done in hira makie and nashiji...
Yang Chujun (1936~)
Size: Length 60" Width 47.5"
Yang Chujun is one of the few artists who utilize the traditional elements of Chinese landscape paintings and add modern techniques and elements. His works received wide praise outside of China and has been influential in the art world in Shanghai.
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Mano Gyotei (1874-1934)
Size: 75" wide and 73" tall
The fierce, humanistic, and zen-like qualities can be seen in these paintings of different arhats. Each arhat representing their understanding of enlightenment engages the viewer in a silent conversation with each arhat. Usually a set of 18 arhats are painted but here we have 6 panels of depicting 8 of the 18 arhats...
Akamatsu Unrei (1892-1958)
Painted in 1915
Size: Length 78" Width 28"
Akamatsu Unrei is known for his traditional literati landscape paintings and other Nihonga subject matter. Not the eccentric subjects. The painting dates to the winter of 1915 around the time when Unrei was undergoing his training as a painter...
Age: Late Showa Period Size: Diameter 3.9" Height 3.5"
Length 55" Height 25.25"
Angkor Wat has been considered as the wonders of Asia in its art and architecture. The temple was built to represent the Hindu cosmos and different panels were created depicting the stories in Hinduism.
Size: Length 1.3" Width 0.8" Height 1.45"
From the collection of a San Francisco Estate
Budai is widely known in East Asia as the deity for happiness and prosperity. However, not many are aware of the origins or the actual understanding of Budai in the context of East Asian culture...
Republic Period (Mingguo Era 1912-1930)
Size: Diameter 7.75" Height 3"
Chinese Porcelains is one object that has been coveted, exported, translated, and developed over the span of a millennia. This bowl depicts a pair of phoenixes among peonies and rocks, a popular motif seen in Imperial porcelains...
Late Showa Period
Size: To Come
The warabi or bracken is a plant native to Japan and often consumed during the spring season. In Japanese lacquer, this motif was often used by noted lacquer artists such as Hara Yoyusai and Hon'ami Koetsu in their works.
Late Showa (1950-1970)
Size: Diameter 9.75" Height 1.75"
Hakkodo was originally a Buddhist sculpture studio based in Kamakura producing Buddhist statues in the Kei school (manner similar to Unkei and Kaikei) The studio existed in a region where for nearly 700 years generations of sculptors produced life-like images of the Buddha, Bodhisattvas and various deities...
Edo or Meiji Period
Size: Diameter 13" Height 12.5"
The style of the stark contrast of dark blue to navy with a white over glaze like pattern is often seen in Chosen Karatsu or Tako Karatsu. However, the detail work on the chrysanthemum is rather often seen in Seto ware.
Size: length 17" width 2.25" height 25.25"
The sign board is from a business who exchanged the currency used during the Edo period. Clients would bring coins or other precious metals which would be converted to the value given during the different periods in the Edo period (such as during the Tenpo era the value of one gold coin was different if it was during the Ansei era)...
Period: Showa Period
Size: Diameter 10.25" Height 4.25"
The procedures for setting the charcoal for the hearth or the brazier is an important part of the way of tea. The finest baskets are used since the charcoal used is a specific type of wood and style only used in tea and not many in Japan produce this type of charcoal...
Size:Diameter 6.5" Height 3"
Typically the kensui or the waste water receptacle is either shaped in the form of a jar or a large bowl. These types are based on forms found in the early history of the tea ceremony in Japan. Later, artists and masters developed different shapes to impress visitors and to add flavor to the gatherings held. This Tanba ware kensui is done in the form of a raised folded shaped container...