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.
Woodcarving in the Balinese Art Deco style made of patinated tropical wood. A half-naked girl is standing on a double lotus base. Around her hip a Barong mask. The base with inscription "Siwa Bali". Condition: partial little wear to patina, the shawl at the back with tiny chips. Dimension: 56.5 cm.
A red clay pipe bowl in the shape of an Ottoman chibouk with metal mounting. Stamped number and round mark "S. Seiler", an Austrian factory trading till 1935. Condition: traces of usage, dish with two small chips, mounting little warped. Dimension: total length 8.5 cm.
A hexagonal bronze or brass disc of an Oriental silversmith producing traditional jewelry, used for molding pendants. Country of provenance might be Afghanistan. Similar q‚leb see page 187, ill. 1 in Janata, Alfred: "Schmuck in Afghanistan" ISBN 3-201-01150-9. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: labeled with color. Dimension: 6 cm x 6 cm x 0.1 cm.
A nice glass snuff bottle with inside painting of a white and a baby cat. Dated "jiwei" corresponding to 1979 and signed "Dong Xue". This artist from Hengshui is known for his neihua snuff bottles. The stopper is made of glass and jade, having no spoon. Condition: fine. Dimension: 7.9 cm high.
An oval Persian amulet, made from brown glass, inscribed on one side in Islamic script with a talismanic phrase or invocation to God. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: with few tiny rim frits. Dimension: 53 mm long x 31 mm wide x 1 mm thin.
Heavy mask depicting a buffalo's head, cast in copper bronze with brown patina. These masks are still used for ancestral cult dances in Karnataka, South India. This type is called Maisandaye or Maisandaaya. Cast hook. Condition: good. Dimension: 46.5 cm long, 29 cm wide, weight: over 5 kg. Without stand.