Sangendo of Morioka
Size: Diameter 8" Height 8.5"
Note: From a Japanese family in the San Francisco Bay Area. Also, the piece appears to be not been used. Has original cardboard box and labels
The kettle is decorated with views of Uji in Kyoto and other water themed landscapes on the body. It is amazing that the kettle has not been used and is in pristine condition.
Size: Diameter 18.41cm Height 24.13cm
A rather unusual and interesting iron tea pot or tetsubin produced by Japan's noted firm, Ryubundo. The overall design very simple but retains modern patterns unlike the other traditional forms often seen with these tetsubins.The work comes from a Japanese family living in San Francisco.
Size: (Per panel) Length 73cm Height 133 cm (Overall): Length 150 cm Height 140cm
An interesting pair of paintings mounted onto a Japanese style screen. The set might have been a triptych or some form of set with a central group of deities set but had gone elsewhere. One of the attendants is holding a banner denoting the ranks of the attendants and generals present.
Signed Utagawa Hiroshige
Size: (Frame) 22"x 17.5" (Center): 13" x 8.5"
From a California Collection of Japanese Prints
Size: Height 20" Width 14" (Frame)
From a California Collection of Modern Japanese Prints
One of the few views depicting Japan during the early part of the Showa Period (c. 1926-1940). One can see the electric poles and other "modern" conveniences amidst a traditional scene with residences and a bridge.
Size: (Frame): Height 20" Width 14"
From a California Collection.
Size: (Per Panel): Height 55" Width 23"
Often these marble panels are referred to as dream stone or Dali marble panels. The stones selected for these panels evoke monochrome landscape paintings or abstract scenes often favored by the literati class. The set comes from a Los Angeles Estate who had done work in Hollywood.
Shonzui porcelain were thought to have come from Chinese Ming and Qing blue and white porcelain bowls, water containers, and other tea equipment exported to Japan. Often the Chinese would refer to these porcelain wares as "commoner" pieces since some came from the common kilns in the Fujian and Guanzhou regions. Yet, not much is known about these wares. Today these Chinese wares are re-created in studios in Japan.
Sold; Thank you. Beijing, CN
Size: (Painting): Length 139cm Width 68cm
Condition: The scroll is missing the main roller and there are small cracks on the bottom section of the painting.
The work is rather interesting, possibly fragmentary, and that it is part of a set that was sent to Japan during the late 19th century when China was undergoing political change and much of the works were flowing into the Japanese antiques market.
Ando Hiroshige School, c. 19th century
A cat squatting and staring at a black mouse. The style seen in the cat is similar to block prints done by the famous master, Ando Hiroshige. The Hiroshima school continued for two generations using the same name and producing the famous landscape prints until the Meiji Period.
Size: Length 10.9cm Width 7.9cm Height 20.1cm
An interesting Kutani ware statue of the noted fortune and longevity deity, Jurojin. Often during the Meiji and onwards to the Showa periods, the seven fortune gods were produced from different materials to decorate the home. The auspicious symbolism associated with these deities were important to bring fortune within the home.
Calligraphy done by Wang Weihan
Late Qing Dynasty
Size: Length 183cm Width 51.6cm
A Chinese calligraphy done by the artist, Wang Weihan was from Jiangsu Province, Xinghua around the middle period of the Daoguang era. In 1876, he was known for his landscape and still life paintings and produced many works including views of Yangzhou...
Size: Diameter 8 cm Height 3.6cm
A porcelain tea pot decorated with a traditional Chinese landscape view. There are no marks on the bottom of the piece and the pot is missing its lid.
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.