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.
Republic Period or latter
Size: Length 10.8cm Width 8.9cm Height 23cm
Unlike the common designs and styles seen with Chinese dehua kwan yin statues, this statue does not have the common marks on the back denoting the famous maker during the Qing Dynasty. No marks are found on the back and inside the body of the statue is an old seal denoting that the piece was made in China.
Size: (Writing Box):Length 20cm Width 24.2cm Height 4.5cm (Letter Box): Length 11.43cm Width 25cm Height 8 cm
An interesting set of two lacquer boxes decorated with motifs of chrysanthemums. Unlike the traditional designs often seen in the previous Edo and Meiji periods, this set appears to have designs often seen in kimono designs from the Taisho and Showa periods...
Republic Period or later
Size: Diameter 10.2cm Height 7.62cm
An interesting blend of blue and white with a monochrome brown tea dust like glaze. Unlike the common imperial attributed marks, this one has the maker's name. The exterior of the bowl has slight discoloration through use and exposure to sun and natural elements.
Size: Length (approx) 20" Width 10" Height 18"
A dramatic and individualistic burl rootwood objet. Root wood which are objects found in nature are polished and their natural formations are kept. Often these pieces are shaped into stands, decorative pieces, screens and other objects used in the home.
Size: Diameter 22cm Height 23cm
A simple and elegant tetsbuin or Japanese iron tea pot. Lines continue across the body possibly representative of water or some natural formation. The lid holder is done in a bamboo motif.
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Late Ming to QIng Dynasties
Size: Length 15cm Width 7.62cm Height 20.32cm
An interesting Chinese iron statue of a seated bodhisattva. The bodhisattva appears to be of Manjusri, the Bodhisattva of wisdom as the figure is seated on a snow lion like creature. Interestingly, the statue contains an inscription on the back reading, the monk Xingding a Yogacharan.
Signed Seiya (Possibly a later generation of Genryusai Seiya)
Size: Diameter 3.75" Height 16"
From a San Francisco American Collection.
The finely crafted metalwork on this vase evoking a vase covered with rice grass and chrysanthemums with a bird perched on the side evokes the aesthetics of the Meiji Period. Artists in Japan, competed to receive recognition with the booming expositions and museums of the 19th century and early 20th century...
Late Qing Dynasty (c. post 1850)
Size: Diameter 14.5cm
A Chinese porcelain bowl decorated with mythical animals that are emblems of the imperial court in China. The dragon has four claws, significant with the upper nobility in China's imperial social structure. The phoenix represents the virtue represented in those of high rank and within the court. The bottom contains a symbol often found in late Qing porcelain objects.
Size: Height 14.22cm Width 13.2cm
From a Japanese collection
Echizen is one of the six oldest kilns in Japan. Although not as famous as the Seto, Bizen, Shiga, or Iga wares Echizen has been sought after for its simple lines and forms. Most of the Echizen wares appear to be made between the Momoyama and Edo periods, with a few exceptions.
Piece contains chips around the mouth area.
Signed Keisei or Touou
Size: Length 193.3cm Width 65.3cm
The Chinese landscape during the Edo period depended on which school of painting you were trained. The Kano school continued the tradition inherited from sensibilities of Sung China repackaged during the Muromachi and Momoyama and heavily preferred by the ruling warriors who decorated this style inside their homes and palaces...
From the Kathmandu Valley
An interesting Tibetan Buddhist altar cloth using kesi silk fabric. The fabric appears to have a dragon flying above the sea. The claws shows that the dragon has four claws which corresponds to the Manchu court nobility and those associated. Possibly this was originally a robe or something close to it and was offered to a high ranking lama. The cloth is patched together with other Qing period fabrics...
Size: Diameter 13cm Height 6.1cm
A conical shaped ceramic bowl glazed with a grey-brown color, often seen in Karatsu wares. The Japanese gave Karatsu a special status due to the cultural developments since the mid 17th century where connoisseurs valued raku then Hagi and Karatsu as the top three wares for tea along with the imported Chinese and Korean wares.
Size: Diameter 21.5cm Height 16.5cm
From a California Collection.
An interesting yixing tea pot decorated with scenes from a Chinese Beijing Opera Play. It might be in reference to a scene. The bottom of the pot is sealed with the studio or artist name.
Size: Diameter 16.5cm Height 3cm
From a California Collection
A rather interesting pair of Chinese export ware porcelain decorated with floral patterns. There are a few hairline cracks on the bottom of the plate (note detail photos).
Republic Period or latter.
Size: Diameter 9.7cm Height 4.2cm
An interesting handled cup made from yixing clay. The exterior of the cup contains motif of plum blossoms crafted in a style as if the turned branch is growing from the cup itself. The inner section of the cup is glazed with a white color slip. No signature or seal is found.
Size: Diameter 14cm Height 24cm
A rather unusual vase formed from yixing-like clay decorated with motif of various dragons familiar and archaic. The vase appears to have a dark brown slip or coating when it was fired, by examining the chipped areas reveal a lighter colored clay body.
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Rondelle Beads: 13x 7.5mm
Turquoise became an important semiprecious stone in Mongolia and the nomadic regions of Asia. Often Tibetan accessories and religious decorations contain turquoise. Later, the Qing court used turquoise in the court necklaces and a few surviving examples are found.