Japanese erotic (shunga) "pillow book", mounted with eleven color woodblock prints in chuban size. Depicting scenes of amorous lovers, designed by an artist of the Utagawa School in early Meiji period. The accordion bound volume with figured silk covers and title slip, the plates lavishly printed with gaufrage, shomen-zuri and silver pigments. Condition: please look at the photos carefully being part of the condition report. The prints are more or less stained. Along the fold: one is t ...click for details
Conical pipe bowl raising from a round dish. Made in one piece from red Tophane clay. Stamped decoration. Marked in Persian writing. Condition: was never in use, bowl rim with a small chip, dish with tiny frits. Dimension: c. 9 cm long.
An original Japanese woodblock print by the Shin Hanga artist Ohara Koson (1877 - 1945). An oban depicting two woman with an umbrella cross a bridge over the Sumidagawa river. Signed and sealed "Shoson". The first edition was issued in 1927. Here with circular, red Watanabe Shozaburo "6mm seal" (1946-1957 printing). Cf.: Amy Reigle Newland et al: Crows, Cranes and Camellias: S 44.3 (illustrated in color). With bokashi shading, some gaufrage and over-splashed "gofun" ...click for details
A chintz cotton ikat-dyed chapan without lining. Partially bordered with woven band. Inside with stamp. Condition: some traces of usage, few stains and short slits. Dimension: sleeve to sleeve: 187 cm, total length: 111 cm.
Ivory silk ground embroidered with two young ladies among lattice work in silk and gold threads. Condition: good, a thin area, a small hole and few small stains outside the embroidered area. Dimension: c. 98 cm x 15.5 cm. Worldwide shipping by trackable Swisspost included.
Padded damask robe for a Manchu woman with front overlap closing to the right, fastened with five bronze buttons and having slit sides. The figured red silk with scattered scheme of dragon roundels. The facings, edgings and sleeve bands embroidered with butterflies, flowers and bamboo. Blue silk lining. Condition: some reeking because stored for decades in the cellar. Partial soiling, staining and fading, some wear to cuffs and hem, neck trimming undone. Please look at the photos carefully, bein ...click for details
A bokce cover composed of two different silver or gold thread brocaded silk textiles. Metallic thread laced edging with sequins and the four corners with tassels. Cotton lining. From a Swiss gentleman's study collection, mainly comprising Persian textiles. Condition: few thin areas, some stains, discoloration and wear. Dimension: c. 80 cm x 82 cm without edging.