Kanako Tanabe or Canna Tanabe
Size: Length 180cm Height 92.5cm
A work done by the modern print artist, Canna Tanabe or Kanako Tanabe. The work is interpreted as a butterfly attracted to a peony in the form of a lady. Modern prints became popular both inside and outside of Japan creating a new generation of print makers using modern designs along with traditional techniques.
Size: Diameter 15cm Height 3cm
The stand may have been used as a stand for a Buddhist image or something related to a Buddhist altar. The stand is carved with a lotus base like motif.
c. 1970, late 20th century
Size: Height 36cm
A typical and traditional polychrome vase depicting a scene showing the ideal form of the filial daughter or woman. An inscription is part of the scenery and the bottom contains a popular Qianlong reign mark.
Taisho-Showa Period (1920-1930)
Size: Cup Diameter 7.5cm Height 6cm, Saucer Diameter 12.5cm Height 2cm,
Creamer Diameter 12cm Height 8cm
Sugar Holder Diameter 14cm Height 11cm
Coffee Pot Diameter 19.5cm Height 20cm
A rare and unusual Kutani Porcelain Demitasse Set...
Size: Length 21 cm Width 21cm Height 61cm
A finely crafted Chinese bird cage, fitted with a wooden rod for the birds to perch on. The dragon motif frame is where the entrance is for the birds and is done in a manner as if the door blends in with the cage.
Size: Diameter 17cm Height 34cm
An unusual porcelain lamp made of two parts: One is the shade which is close to an egg shell like thinness and the base which is done typical of candle holders from the preceding dynasties. Auspicious imagery and motifs decorate the surface of the piece.
19th-20th century or earlier
Size: Diameter 9cm Height 8cm
An unusual Southeast Asian iron object. the Birds shown on the top of this object is similar to the designs seen on iron weights that are from Myanmar and related areas. It is not known what the object was used for.
Size: Length 61cm Width 61cm Height 120 cm
From a California Estate.
Often referred as the official hat's chairs, these chairs appear like the older Song, Yuan, and Ming court official hats where the ends extend towards the end of the chairs. The arm rests of the pair are different one has a rounder edge while the other has an older Ming style design. The chairs have wood panel seats.
Size: Length 16.5cm Width 15cm Height 39cm
Scholar rocks often represent small universes or virtual recluse retreats. As if the landscape could be formed around a rock. This stone, often referred to as a taihu rock usually comes from the North in China. Yet, with dwindling supply, often most are embellished or even man-made.
size: Length 22cm Width 15cm Height 24cm
Small minute strips of bamboo are crafted to create this cricket cage. The door is made to blend into the strips of bamboo to create the cage. The bottom is done with lacquer and appears like a stand to display the crickets that would be housed inside.
19th century (Late Edo to Meiji Period)
Size: Length 16.5cm Width 27cm Height 20cm
Often these small tansu were held by the merchants who did business during their long ship voyages around the sea of Japan on boats and at times the water ways that passed through important places on the way to major cities such as Kyoto, Osaka, and Edo...
Size: Diameter 19cm
A beauty seated in a garden setting with literary materials set on her desk. The view is surrounded by a rich floral patterned frame along with a mustard color Chinese patterned border. The bottom contains a commonly found Qianlong mark, but the work is rather contains styles coming from the Republican period.
Showa Period (latter half of the 20th century)
Size: To come
From the estate of Ruth McCandless
Soen along with Senzaki Nyogen are known within zen circles as the lineage of transmitting zen to the West. Not only are the two important in the history of Buddhism in America, but are connected with the Japanese American experience and the changing culture in the United States.
Republic Period or later
Size: Length 12cm Height 18cm
Square Yixing vase with a still life on one side and a two line poem on the other. The form is evocative of earlier Qing dynasty forms found in porcelain wares and other similar works.
Sold; Thank you. Ipswich, UK
Size: Scroll: Height: 79" Width: 22 3/4" With Ends: 24 3/4" Painting: Height 44 1/2" Width: 16 1/2"
The scroll is authenticated by the great-great grandson of Shonen, Kubo Yoshio who is a noted contemporary Japanese painter. The scroll was authenticated in July of 2010.
This scroll is a rare and unique painting done in 1905 to honor of the victory of the Russo-Japanese war...
Tang Dynasty/ Five Dynasties Period or Later
Size: Height 45cm
A finely crafted Chinese ceramic vase decorated with dragons set in a frame like setting. The simplicity and details combined in the vase are well balanced on this vase. There are areas where the glazed layer has flaked or worn off due to the age of the piece.
Song or Later Dynasties
Height 22cm Diameter 16cm
A standard Cizhou vase done in the form often referred to meiping. The work is incised with flower motifs and other flora-inspired designs. There is a repair done on the mouth of the vase.
Tang Dynasty or Later
Size: Height 19cm Diameter 15cm
A rather interesting Chinese ceramic ewer with small flower patterns decorated throughout the body of the piece. Unlike the traditional non-patterned ewers often seen during the Song, the patterned versions are rather unusual.