Two original Japanese woodblock prints by the artist Ogata Gekko (1859 - 1920). In horizontal oban size from the series "100 Views of Mount Fuji". Signed "Gekko" and red seal. The one with the chickens on a cart has an embossed Fuji. These prints were purchased 1920 by the former owner in Japan. One print with stamp "MADE IN JAPAN" on the reverse. Condition: very good color and impression, lightly toned and the margins are lightly soiled and with little creasing. Di ...click for details
An original Japanese woodblock print by the artist Tsukioka Kogyo (1869 - 1927). In shikishiban size depicting a white egret perching on a branch. Signed "Kogyo" and red seal. Published by Daikokuya, this print was purchased 1920 by the former owner in Japan. Reverse with stamp "MADE IN JAPAN". Condition: fine, excellent color and impression, one corner with minor crease. Dimension sheet: 23.5 cm x 25 cm.
An original Japanese woodblock print by the Shin Hanga artist Ohara Koson (1877 - 1945). In shikishiban size depicting a Japanese macaque crouching upon the branch of a willow tree. Signed and sealed "Koson". Published by Daikokuya, this print was purchased 1920 by the former owner in Japan. Reverse with stamp "MADE IN JAPAN". Cf.: Amy Reigle Newland et al: Crows, Cranes and Camellias: K41.23 (illustrated in color page 111). Condition: fine, excellent color and impression, up ...click for details
Antique bronze belt buckle coated with copper oxide encrustation in the shape of a Standing horse, dating to the three Kingdoms of Korea (57 AD to 668 AD). These belt buckles were worn as rank symbols. Condition: repaired, the hook is reattached, some splits - please look at pictures carefully, they make part of the condition report. Dimension: 9.7 cm x 6.7 cm.
Once invented in China, the tangram is a dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes which are put together to form shapes. This one was carved in Canton from bone and ivory. Condition: lid is little distorted, base has a crack - please look at pictures carefully they make part of the condition report. Dimension: 4.6 cm x 4.5 cm x 0.9 cm.
Antique intricately carved sandalwood card case. Condition: fine, only few tiny rim chips - please look at pictures carefully, they make part of the condition report. Dimension: 10.2 cm x 6.8 cm x 11.3 cm.
Large double-sided pierced copper ritual panel. One side with central sun disc element surrounded by eight gilded auspicious emblems and two apsara and one snow lion ornaments. The other side decorated identical, here missing sun disc but three additional flower and one apsara ornaments. Interesting ritual Ornament, maybe the top of a rice mandala or longevity vase. Condition: missing elements, distorted, cracks, verdigris. Please look at pictures carefully, they are part of the condition report ...click for details
Small Indian deity made in ganga-jumna technique (flesh areas and stand in copper but the jewellery and ball in lighter brass) depicting the dancing Krishna holding in one hand a butter ball. Figure and stand space is cast in one piece, the plinth is made separately. Condition: patina, traces of usage, plinth little bent and holey, maybe an addition. Dimension: 11.7 cm high.
An oval domed jade plaque of pale celadon color. Carved with design of a bat between peaches. Condition: stone with veining, rim with a small chip and few tiny frittings. Please look at pictures carefully, they are part of the condition report. Dimension: 9.8 cm long x 9.1 cm high.