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: Diameter 4.13cm Thickness: 1cm
Tourmaline pendant carved with motif of scrolling clouds and other motifs. The pendant has a mounting on the top done by Gump's with a stamp by the company and 18K mark.
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.
Size: Length 3.2cm Width 2.2cm Height 4.13cm
An interesting agate carving of an attendant or acolyte holding a flower. The artist has carved the piece utilizing the characteristics of the stone.
Size: (Matted Section) 25.4cm x 40.64" (Entire Matt): 61cm x 76.2cm
An interesting section of a davits figure seated on a Chinese foo dog or lion. An attendant or acolyte stands next to him with a banner describing the name of the figure. Often these works came with sets of other figures lined up as if they were in a procession.
Size: Diameter 1.27cm Height 0.63cm
A finely carved tourmaline stone. The color is impeccable and one cannot resist the color and shine the stone has. The stone can be used for a ring, pendant, or other forms of accessories.
Size: Length 8.26cm Width 2.6cm
A finely crafted tourmaline and semi precious stone pendant crafted in the form of a butterfly. The central body, which is made from tourmaline was originally a pendant and was repurposed into a large brooch. It is interesting to see the transition and changes of preferences by the people who owned the piece.
Size: Length 4cm Width 3.2cm Height 5.08cm
A finely crafted Chinese green tourmaline snuff bottle carved in the form of a gourd or a melon. The snuff bottle retains its original bone scoop for the snuff and its cap as well.
Sold; Thank you. Jingan Dist. Shanghai China
Qing Dynasty-20th century
Size: Pearls: 3mm Coral Beads: Length 1.6cm Width 0.42cm Height 0.95cm
A finely crafted pearl necklace with imperial coral bead set between the beads. These coral beads were used in imperial regalia and other forms of costume.
Size:(Pendant): Length 0.95cm Width 1.9cm Thickness 0.31cm
Bee Pin: Diameter 1.6cm
Earrings: Diameter 1.6cm Width 0.6cm
An interesting set of three translucent jade accessories. The pin contains a mark denoting that it was made in Hong Kong and is using 14K gold. The pin also has a pearl inset. The rest do not have any marks.
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
An interesting print using perspectival, a rather new technique derived from Dutch copper plate print books brought to Japan during the 17th and 18th centuries. The print contains a poem describing the scene and its beauty.
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.