Height 31" Diameter 7.5"
This pair of gold lacquered candle stands in a fluted chrysanthemum style design. This pair of stands may have been used in a temple environment where these stands would be used on the side alcoves where scrolls of the masters, protectors, and other deities would be displayed.
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...
Age: 20th century Size: Diameter 2.25" Height1.8"
Size: Diameter 7.75" Height 18"
Bottom: Ming Chenghua Mark
The black base glaze was developed during the Qing dynasty when porcelain became a medium to express objects of different periods and materials. The courts of Emperor Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong were fervent in producing porcelains emulating Song ceramics, jade, ornate cloisonné, etc...
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"
Late Showa Period (1960-1970)
Size: Height 44.5" Width 17"
The original painting made by Empress Kojun in the 1960s was made to support the Japanese Red Cross and for a fundraiser at the time. Later, the image became popular and subsequent copies and renditions were made. This one example interprets the painting in the artist's eye and evoke the sense of cuteness in the rabbits shown along with themes of Rinpa.
Size: Length 180"-190" Width 13.5"
Originally Shunga paintings were meant as teaching tools to the children of the ruling warrior and nobility class in continuing the blood lineage of the family. As Japan stabilized its society during the Edo period shunga took off onto a new genre of art. The expressions and creativity of the artist. Also recently the British Museum held an exhibition exploring this genre.
Taisho Period (1912-1926)
Size: Length 30.75" Height 52.8"
Necessary Conservation work has been done on the scroll recently.
Images of seafood would evoke the Roman mosaics that survive in Pompeii but the Japanese too enjoyed art depicting the bounties of the land and sea. Lobsters were a symbol of abundance and wealth which were also used as decorations during the New Year...
Size: Approx. Length 52" Width 28"
Motifs of Rabbits are popular in Japanese art where rabbits not only are related with the zodiac but also are an auspicious symbol of abundance and "jumping" onto the next level. The scroll is a fan painting of two rabbit dolls set on a bamboo base...
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...