An antique bronze incense burner / censor in the shape of lotus flower. It has a beautiful shape and bronze patina. It is in good condition.
D 4 1/4” x H 2 7/8” (D 10.5cm x H 7.0cm)
An antique Japanese Bijinga painting depicted a high-ranked courtesan strolls elegantly through the streets spreading her left sleeve in display. Her red kimono has an all-over tie-dyed pattern. Such portraits of beautiful women shown alone against a plain background came to be known as 'Kambun beauties' after the Kambun era (1661-73) in which they became popular. The courtesans depicted were mainly from the Shimabara pleasure quarter of Kyoto. (Ref. British Museum)...
A Japanese bronze temple bell. The top of the bell is decorated with two conjoined dragon's heads, and thirty-six nipples in all in rows on the side. The various lines are curved in relief. It is in good condition with beautiful bronze patina.
Size: H 16 5/8” x D 9 3/4” (H42cm x D24.5cm)
Samurai Helmet depicted respectfully displayed on the stand. Painted on silk with ink and kindei, which is gold pigments. The kabuto was an important part of the equipment of the samurai, and played a symbolic role as well, which may explain the Japanese expressions, sayings and codes related to them.
The Signature reads Tosanomori Mitsuzane (The load of Tosa) and sealed...
A quality pair of mandarin duck bronze screen weight. Each bird weighs 1.49kg. Good craftsmanship of 20th Century. They are in very good condition.
L 4” x W 3 1/4” x H 2 3/4” (L10.0cm x W8.0cm x H6.7cm)
Marishi-ten, a bodhisattva associated with light and the sun, depicted atop a wild boar dressed in armor. Circa mid-late Edo period, late 18th- early 19th century. He has three heads, fierce expressions, with a third eye in each forehead. Marishi-ten has six arms, which hold a sword, fan, and bow and arrow, as well as a long spear. The deity’s left foot rests on a chakra wheel on the back of the boar...
Kano school painitng of wild horses resting by water enjoying the spring scene. Painted with ink and light pigments on paper. Decorated with gold speckles.
The painting is in reasonable condition with some marks, foxes and creases present due to its great age. There are some marks on the mounting. This painting is specially priced for celebrating Chinese new year (year of horse).
Painting: 22 1/4” x 57 1/8” (56.5cm x 145.0cm)
Scroll: 28” x 77 1/4” (71.0cm x 196.0cm)
A traveling wooden shrine “zushi” or "Nenjibutsu" with enclosing a finely curved wooden sculpture of shichimen Daimyojin (Heavenly Lady from Mount Shichimen). The wooden case is decorated with red lacquer and metalwork. Some loss of lacquerer and pigments are visible, otherwise it is in good condition.
H 2 7/8” x W 1 7/8” x D 1 3/8 (H 7.0cm x W 4.5cm x D 3.2cm)
The sun and Waves. Tosa school painting attributed to Tosa Mitsusada. The light of the sun is emerging on the gold ground and strikes the waves. It is unique expression that the composition of the waves surrounds across the painting while the sun is depicted on the horizon.
Painted with ink, pigments and gold leaf on paper. The signature reads Tosanomori (the load of Tosa) Mitsusada. Mitsusada Fujiwara (1738-1806) also known as Mitsusada Tosa was born as the second son of Tosa Mitsuyoshi...
Shino tea bowl with abstract gourd and ivy design by the representative modern Shino master Yano Keisen (1870-1965).
Suitable for Autumn tea ceremony, finely painted ivy gives a beautiful sentiments and the gourds adds warmness onto this Shino bowl.
Fine condition with no chip, no cracks, expected kiln-cracks(kamakizu) are presented as a character of Shino-ware.
Size: D 423⁄32” x H 261⁄64” (D 12.0cm x H 7.5cm)
A Chinese painting depicting a teacup and a teapot under a plum tree. Painted with light ink on paper. The painter Hu Teimei (1848-1899), he was born in Anhui prefecture as a son of a painter Yin Hu(胡寅). He is specialized in literature painting such as bird and flower, landscape painting.
This painting is painted at Okayama castle in 1884, Okayama castle used to be called Ujo/ 鳥城 / bird castle due to the colour of the outside wall (black)...
A tiger sits tensed on a pine tree. The fearsome advance of the beast is suggested by the powerfully hunched shoulders, the placing of its feet, which all emphasize the animal's size and strength. Painted with ink on silk. The signature reads Ganryo and sealed.
Kishi Ganryo (1798-1852) was a Kyoto based painter active during late Edo period, 19th century. He was trained under Kishi Ganku, who was a noted Japanese painter of the late Edo period and founder of the Kishi school of painting...