All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1910 item #1253530 (stock #AC-022-ada)
A very appealing pair of apple green glaze Foo Lions, seated on rectangular columns. Probably intended for a Household Shrine, each figure has a hole in the column on the back of the lion for an incense stick. The lions each have the traditional ball in the mouth. On the inside of each piece there is a signature in ink. Perhaps the potter or that of the owner? There is modest damage to the ears and the loss of one tooth,as shown in the photos...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1036037 (stock #AC-051-PSM)
A good example of a hand made Chinese cloisonne jar. The classic enamel decoration is characteristic of the period found in the late 19th C thru the early 20th C. The pin holes in the enamel are also characteristic of this and earlier period, Close examination of the wire cells further reflect a hand made process. The interior counter enamel is light blue and has a rough finish further suggesting late 19th C construction. the lid is original to the jar...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1910 item #1002779 (stock #AC-312-pg)
A large lacquered wood mask in the form of a demon with bulging eyes and the kangi for King in a red circle on its forehead. Probably a festival or theater mask. A dramatic mask from the late Qing Dynasty. May have had a lower jaw? Shows wear from use and age but is in good overall condition. Much of the original lacquer remains. There is some minor loss in the interior but it does not effect the integrity of the mask. late 19th to early 20thC. H:15", W:12.5".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1036899 (stock #AC-571-AA)
With the distinctive brown and cream glaze of the Chizhou kilns this artistically crafted pottery pillow is in the form of a kneeling, noble boy In very good condition with no cracks or losses. The glaze shows wear on the nose, knees, stomach and elbows. Qing Dynasty, late 19th C. Size, 9"in height and 15.6" in length.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1253258 (stock #AJ-00-pj)
Collected in Japan in the 1970's and never used, this Kama is in mint condition. With an attractive textured metal body and lion heads holding metal rings at the shoulders. The lid is patinated brass or bronze with a melon like finial. A functional art object, ready for use in Tea Ceremony. Showa Period , mid 1970's. 9.6" in diameter and 8.6" in height.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #1020646 (stock #AJ-001-scm)
From the early 20th Century, a refined marine ivory carving of Diakoku, one of the seven Lucky Gods. Diakoku is the God of Wealth, Commerce and Trade as well as often considered the God of the Household where he is often found in the kitchen. Shown smiling and holding his golden mallet, one is drawn to the attention to detail not only in the features but also in the fall of the garments and their decoration...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1930 item #1199152 (stock #AJ-03-PG)
In excellent condition, an attractive Taisho Period c. 1925-1928, signed Satsuma and bearing the Shimazu family mon. The front depicts noble women with children while the reverse is painted with lush hanging flowers. The shoulders bear gold gilt dragon faces. A classic Satsuma vase. Height 5", diameter 2.75".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1252021 (stock #AJ-06-re)
An attractive Taisho Period, Kutani porcelain plate. In cinnabar and gilt with a peacock amidst a bough of blossoms. Bearing the two character Kutani mark on the obverse. In excellent condition. 8.25" in diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1930 item #1032734 (stock #AJ-08-sea)
An early 20th C ivory netsuke depicting Diakoku with his rice tray. Well carved with nice detail to face and garments. The ivory has a nice patina, with the honey yellow of age. Signed on the right foot with an inscription on the bottom of the tray. 1.25" x 1.25". Circa 1930
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #993681 (stock #AJ-081-ba)
Meiji Period, late 19th C. A large vase with medallions encircling the body depicting Dragons and Phoenix and additional medallions at the shoulder depicting butterflies and peonies. In very good condition with only minor wear and a few small pits. Very good overall condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1980 item #1067884 (stock #AJ-09-AA)
This large Demon face is very arresting. The carvers attention to detail in portraying the angry face with its open mouth and bulging eyes is an artistic accomplishment. A large, some what manju style netsuke in ivory with the carvers signature on the back. The scratch across the forehead does not detract from the attraction of the piece. 2.5"x 2". Mid 20th C.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1980 item #1067110 (stock #AJ-1-AA)
Depicting a creature from Japanese folk lore variously translated as demons, devils or trolls. They seem to be assigned responsibility for various events or actions for which there is no immediate, obvious explanation. Crafted in ivory with small horns, fangs and unkept hair, the carver has captured the essence of the Oni. This is further accented by the use of, inset hornbill and ebony eyes. The cord fastening device shown on the back is somewhat manju like. Signed. Size 1.75" x 1". 1970's.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1252117 (stock #AJ-131-mc)
From a 1930's Seattle collection, a striking Raku water jar, from an unknown workshop. In excellent condition 9.5: in height. 5.25 in diameter and with a 4" foot.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1261342 (stock #AJ-52-mb)
With an unusual buff body on which a molded porcelain scene of two monks or pilgrims are resting and taking a moment for tea, this teapot has all of the classic characteristics of Sumida Gawa pottery. The pot is signed with the familiar Inoue Ryosai cartouche. Both the bamboo handle and the lid are original to the piece. 6" in height, 5" in diameter. In excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1940 item #1260434 (stock #AJ-521-sg)
This is a very nice example of signed Sumida Gawa in the seldom encountered Tankard size. The applied elephant is in very good condition with no chips or damage. The handle has been well repaired. The foot rim shows slight wear and there is one slight rub on the body. Overall in very good condition. Size is 5.75" in height and 3.75" in diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1253013 (stock #AJ-57-ar)
Reflecting the Japanese reverence for nature during the Meiji Period, this bowl has a textured surface called Totai or Tree Bark. The shape of the bowl is the tree trunk in cross section. Perhaps intended an incense bowl? Standing on four short pillar legs, the bowl is 8.75" in diameter and 2.25" in height. In excellent condition with no cracks or damage.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1980 item #1066901 (stock #AJ-691-GS)
A finely carved Okimono depicting an angry mother monkey. Crouched with front paw raised in an attitude of protection, with young on her back and shoulders, the attention to detail is note worthy. Fruitwood with ebony inset eyes. Unsigned. Length 4.25" X Height 3.25". 1970's.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1252995 (stock #AJ-72-RE)
Painted in the classic brown and blue of the Oribe potters during the mid to late Edo Period, this attractive bowl makes an elegant statement. The bowl has softly rounded sides and corners and the rim finished with brown edging. The underglaze is crackled and darkens as it nears the rim. The foot is nicely finished. No damage or losses. 6 1/8" in diameter, 2.25" in height.