Brand new Japanese box for storing netsuke with 8 compartments. Quite a few boxes are available - please inquire. Meant as an optical display box, works perfectly for storing and display of netsuke. The cover can be smartly moved back and under the bottom for display. White satin cloth on the inside. Black cloth covering all the outside surfaces of the box, magnetic lock on the front flap of the cover. The sides and middle divider are very sturdy, the boxes can be stacked without damaging netsuk ...click for details
Wooden Japanese good size okimono of a walking turtle with its head out of its shell. Excellent clever carving capturing the essence of the creature, made out of Japanese Yakushima cedar with its beautiful layered texture, wonderful depiction of its carapace. Eyes are inlaid with glass. Length 7 1/8 inches.
Chinese fan painting in ink and colors on paper depicting a landscape in scholarly taste with a wide view from a valley on scholarís huts among pines and towering mountains in the background. Elegant composition, extraordinary brushwork in pine and mountain depiction, beautiful use of slight color, in excellent condition. Inscribed with a short poem, signed and sealed ZHANG SHI YUAN by the artist Zhang Shi Yuan (1898 - 1959). Mounted on paper with silk top: paper size 14.5x25.75 inches, painting ...click for details
Chinese fan painting in ink and colors on paper depicting a landscape in scholarly taste with with scholarís huts and trees in the foreground and craggy hills with surfaces resembling swirling waves. Elegant composition, perfectly captured mood of the scene, wonderful depiction of rock and tree textures, beautiful use of color, in excellent condition. Inscribed with a short poem, signed and sealed ZHANG SHI YUAN by the artist Zhang Shi Yuan (1898 - 1959). Mounted on paper with silk top: paper si ...click for details
Japanese ivory okimono of a standing actor in a role of a shojo with a fan in his hand. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. Superb quality carving with excellent face and minute detailing - see the fingernails, hair texture and textile patterns. Beautiful warm patina, details highlighted by paint and golden lacquer, in excellent condition. Signed SEIGETSU on inlaid cinnabar plaque on the bottom - the artist is listed in CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Mir ...click for details
Ivory netsuke in a shape of a chestnut carved by Ryoshu - one of the best Japanese netsuke carvers of the 20th century (see p. 886 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick). Superb piece in Japanese taste, perfectly rendered shapes, textures and colors of the nut, the most realistically carved piece that I have ever had. Very pleasant to the touch, wonderful patina. Extraordinary netsuke. Height 1 inch.
Ivory netsuke of a Buddhist nun seated in front of a gong, a striker in one hand and a rosary in the other, a boy attendant next to her about to pour tea from a kettle into a cup. There is a feature unusual for high quality netsuke - the nun is actually a fox and has a revolving face, with one side showing a fox with vicious expression, and the other a tranquil female one. Foxes in Japanese folklore are generally regarded as unfriendly creatures capable of turning into women and playing cruel tr ...click for details
Sotheby's sale catalog THE BETTY JAHSS COLLECTION OF NETSUKE Part II (FINAL), that took place in London on November 14, 1991. Hardcover, 147 lots illustrated, index of artists, prices realized included. Excellent reference book.