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...
Size: Length 11.5" Width 5" Height 9.5"
These types of stirrups were often used by the nobility and higher ranking samurai and are different from the simpler thin stirrups often used by government officials and guards. At times, these stirrups can be decorated with gold makie.
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"
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...