Sold; Thank you, Osaka, Japan
Late Edo Period to Meiji Period
Size: Length 21.2cm Width 21.2cm Height 2cm
An interesting Japanese lacquered tray used to display tea containers and incense burners is done in the motif of th famous deity of fortune, Daikoku with his mouse doing a performance often done with monkeys. The pun intended is interesting where the mouse is replaced with the monkey and the man who controls the animal is Daikoku...
Size: Height 48cm
An interesting pair of Chinese dolls dressed in Peking Opera costumes. Often these dolls are made from a paper mache like material. Many of the surviving examples are found in regional American China towns or museums and a majority are found in Daoist temples in China.
Size: Length 62cm Width 41cm Height 2cm
In recent years tea connoisseurs and enthusiasts both in China and the West use these burlwood tea stand/ trays to display their collection of yixing ceramics, porcelain cups, and other accessories. The natural contours and colors expressed by the panel evokes the return to nature or its yearning.
Size: Height 11.4cm
An interesting porcelain vase shaped in a form often seen in European stone urns or similarly shaped objects. The back of the vase contains an inscription expressing new year's greetings.
Size: To Come
An interesting Chinese silver necklace, where the pendant is made in the form of a lock often seen in Chinese metalwork from the Qing Dynasty. The different beads are done in coral.
Size: Diameter: 5.6cm Height: 10.2cm
A tea container or chaire done in the technique known as Oribe ware. There are small bud-like shaped patterns on one side of the container which is often referred to as "hanging dried persimmons". The container comes with a silk pouch container. The name of the fabric of the container is "Iyo Sudare".
Hongxian Period (c.1912-1920)
Size: Height 5cm Diameter 3cm
A polychrome porcelain pair of vases decorated with images of a man and a lady set inside a garden-like scene. It may be depicting a scene from an opera play or the referring to the famous novel, The Dream of the Red Chamber.
One vase has a hairline crack.
Size: Length 31cm Width 7cm
Folding fans are an important symbol and accessory for most of East Asia...
Size: (Pouch) Length 8.8cm Width 8cm
A traditional Chinese silk pouch often seen hanging from the belts or sashes of the Chinese nobility and such accessories have been depicted and examples survive as early as the Tang Dynasty. The pouch is embroidered with auspicious motifs and floral imagery.
Attributed to Jiangxiang Nushi (active Kangxi Period, 17th century)
Size: Length 29cm Width 20cm
The group of five paintings set to the theme of bird and flowers is attributed to the noted Qing artist, Jiangxiang. Records show that she was active during the Kangxi Period but not much is known of who she was.
Sold; Thank you. Shanghai, China
Size: length 3.7 cm width 1.3cm
From an American collection of Tibetan Works of Art
An interesting two eyed Tibetan dzi bead with sharp lines designs between the two "eyes". The bead has circular wear marks throughout the surface.
Sold; Thank you. Shanghai, China
20th century or earlier
Size: Length 3.6cm Width 1cm
From a Palo Alto Collection of Tibetan Works of Art.
A small dzi bead with two "eyes" set on opposite sides of the bead. Often these beads are made from agate and sometimes one can see the natural colorations of the agate in areas where the motifs are not covering the body. There are slight marks of wear often seen in older dzi beads.
Sold; Thank you. Shanghai, CN.
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.
Sold; Marseilles, France
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.
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.
Sold Thank You; New York, NY
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.
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.