Two framed gouache paintings on pith paper, made in Canton for the export in the 19th century. Showing vases with flowers. Mounted in gold lacquered wooden frames. Condition: one with left upper corner with tiny losses and the other one with two small stains. Please look at the photos carefully, they make part of the condition report. Dimension: image approx.: 17.4 cm x 12.8 cm, frame: 31 cm x 25 cm.
A mask of a grimacing old man, carved of light wood, maybe hinoki, with gesso and polychrome pigments, inset with gray horse mane hair. The inside with brown lacquer and residue of two old paper labels. Condition: pigment and hair losses, old color mends. Dimension: 18 cm high x 14 cm wide.
Heart-shaped purse embroidered on both sides in counted stitch with bats in gold thread among clouds. Burgundy colored drawstring and tassels with silver and gold threads, paper lining. Condition: fabric of the aperture somewhat brittle. Dimension: 9.5 cm x 8.5 cm x c. 1.5 cm.
An Anglo Indian shisham wood frame with cabriolet legs and mehrab shaped aperture. Profusely inlaid with foliate scroll work and raised chevron borders of alternating bone and ebony. Condition: some parts of chevron border missing, one leg with loss, fronton with two chips, without glass and trestle. Dimension: total height: c. 73.5 cm x 35 cm, aperture:
c. 35 cm x 25 cm.
Wood sculpture most probably depicting Tenjin, the Shinto kami of scholarship, deification of the scholar, Poet and politician Sugawara no Michizane who lived in the Heian period. Shown seated with particular facial expression, fixed on a wooden base. Signed at the back. Condition: few traces of age. Dimension total: 25.5 cm high x 25.8 cm wide x 17.7 cm deep, weight: 1565 g.
Small brass pot, the neck with pierced decoration of Arabesques, the body embossed with Arabic calligraphy. Condition: some traces of usage, tiny hole (see photo no. 3). Dimension: diameter: c. 12.5 cm, 8 cm high.
The god of immortality Shoulao carved from quartz or agate in two pieces. He is holding a peach and standing on a rock with a differently colored lingzhi. Condition: robe hems with few tiny chips. Dimension: 13.3 cm high, weight: 322 g.
A Persian dagger with a straight steel blade. Steel hilt and scabbard "en suite" with some gilt highlights, with chiseled decoration of Persian noble's faces, birds and plants. The hilt is fixed with scented wood. Condition: some traces of usage. Dimension: total: 47.5 cm, blade: 32.5 cm.
A bronze figure depicting a rakan with particular facial expression, holding a staff. Mounted on a black lacquered wooden stand. Unsigned. Condition: stand with lacquer loss, back with two small holes. Dimension: figure: 22 cm high, total height: 26.3 cm.
Circular wooden box with fitted interior. The cover inlaid in mother-of-pearl with ducks swimming in a lotus pond and auspicious symbols. The exterior walls with flowers and Chinese characters. Condition: separating age cracks, few inlays lost, cover with an old rim loss, interior warped. Dimension: diameter 24.3 cm, 11.2 cm high.