An original Japanese color woodblock print by the artist Keisai Eisen (1791-1848), in oban yoko-e size. Depicting two women walking in the snow along the Sumida river. Condition: very good impression, still good colors, centerfold, lower rim with few small wormholes, slightly soiled, laid down at upper corners in matt. Dimension: 23.8 cm x 37.8 cm.
An original Japanese color woodblock print by the artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). He produced around 1800 many surimono (prints made for special occasions) for kyoka poetry. Unsigned. Condition: good impression, faded, soiled and creased, laid down at upper corners. Dimension: 13.5 cm x 27.6 cm.
An original Japanese color woodblock print by the artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). He produced around 1800 many surimono (prints made for special occasions) for kyoka poetry. Signed "Hokusai ga". Condition: good impression, faded, soiled and creased, laid down at upper corners. Dimension: 12.9 cm x 27.2 cm.
An original Japanese color woodblock print in oban size by the artist Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806), from the series "Yoshiwara Niwaka", published around 1795 by Tsutaya Juzaburo. Depicting seven women preparing to carry a portable Shinto shrine ("mikoshi"). Condition: very good impression, colors good, little rubbed and soiled, two corners with few creases, laid down at upper corners in folder. Dimension: 32.8 cm x 22.8 cm.
A small midnight blue silk panel, maybe a former sleeve band, brocaded with gold threads in two different tones. Decorated with phoenixes, four-clawed dragons, an auspicious Chinese character, bats and waves. Bordered with silk and backed with cotton fabric. Condition: partial little wear and stained area. Dimension: total: 67.5 cm x 26.8 cm.
Circular porcelain plaque, dating to the late Qing period. The center painted in the Qianjiang Palette with temples and people in a mountainous river landscape. The border decorated in green, iron red and gold with birds. Condition: no repairs and cracks - little wear and impurities, rim frittings and flakes, base with few adhering kiln grit. Dimension: diameter: 29.8 cm, 1.3 cm thick.
Circular porcelain plaque made for the Straits Chinese market, once used as an insert for a piece of furniture. Beautifully enameled with phoenix and dragon on a yellow ground. Condition: rim with chipped areas due to former mounting. Dimension: diameter: 28.6 cm, 0.6 cm thick.
Chinese or Tibetan butterfly-shaped woolen under-saddle rug, made in two pieces in knotted pile. Backed and edged with pale cotton. Decorated with blossoms and flowers in relief cut. Condition: stained and discolored areas, few areas with little wear, backing and edging with few small holes. Dimension: 133 cm x 77 cm.
A wooden tablet with Arabic script written in white ink. These boards were and are still used in some Islamic countries for exercising writing and memorizing the Quranic verses. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: traces of usage. Dimension: 38 cm high x 14.8 cm wide x 0.8 cm deep.
A pair antique Japanese bronze hanging lamps decorated with lotus leaves and buds. Made in three parts, the bowl having an insert. The junction between the upper and lower part of the suspension part fixed with bolt and nut, the bowl inside with cast inscription. Condition: some traces of usage, bolt and nut maybe not original, insert a bit dented. Dimension: total height: 65 cm, 21 cm wide.