Unusually large sculpture of Daruma, made of a large stone grown into a tree’s root section. This phenomenon is referred to as ishikui (eating stone), ishidake (holding stone) or ishikami (stone gods).
Height: 25.5 inches; width at widest point: ca. 15 inches. Japan, 19th century.
Patina somewhat rubbed at top of the head and shoulders, due to handling, few nicks and chips, all in all very good condition.
Pieces like these are fairly rare and the height is usually around 12 inches. The stone is swallowed up by the tree, while it is growing. It is a phenomenon highly appreciated in bonsai, in which case the tree is manipulated into surrounding the stone. In large, this is a more natural occurrence, growing to look like a person wrapped in a garment, such as Kan’on and, less frequent, Daruma.
Painting of the six-tusked elephant, the companion of the bodhisattva Samantabhadra, being washed and scrubbed by two attendants underneath a tree. Samantabhadra is standing toward the left with two more attendants. Ink and colors on paper. Several seals in all margins, inscription on the upper right. Unidentified artist. China, Qing dynasty, 18th century
Painted area: 55 ¼ x 30 3/8 inches.
Several restored spots and cracks (backed with thin strips of paper), no mounting but the painting is laid down on thin Chinese or Japanese paper.
Small early painting mounted on an album sheet. Three bridled horses galloping from right to left, one with a saddle. Black ink with a tinge of red pigment (on the saddle) on paper. On the left inscribed: dated 1st month of the 1st year of Zhenghe (1111) copy of a painting of three horses by Li Lung Mien and seal. Several more seals at upper middle and at right margin. In the style of and by follower slightly later. China, Song / Yuan dynasty.
Painting 10 1/8 x 13 1/8 inches (25.7 x 33.3 cm).
Wormholes, vertical crease and filled in areas in lower right and upper left corners, backed. Framed.
Small bronze figure of a guardian or Lokapala. China, Tang dynasty.
H 3.4 inches (8.5 cm).
Very good condition.
Small ovoid vase with short neck with loops at side. Rich brown glaze over a gray-beige colored stoneware body, leaving the lower 1/3 part free. Either it is Chinese and Yuan period, or Sawankhalok and about 16th century.
H 4.5 inches (11.2 cm).
Very good condition.
Hanging scroll in ink and some color on browned silk of a barefooted traveler on a country road drinking from a wine kettle. Next to him a basket full of red spotty fruits between leaves. The man is warmly dressed in fur, a sword strapped to his back, a gourd dangling from his sash. His cane on the ground. Signed in the upper left Yangzhi and two seals. One extra seal next to the signature. Yangzhi was active around 1700. China, Qing dynasty.
Painted area: ca. 46.1 x 23.5 inches (117 x 59.5 cm). Total length: 86 inches (218.5 cm).
Good condition, few stains.
Yangzhi worked around 1700 as one of the last painters of large religious wall paintings. He is known for portraits of daoists, buddhists, hermits, gods and ghosts.
Bowl of conical shape. Cream colored stoneware, turning red where glaze did not stick. Cream colored glaze with patches of greenish gray, where the glaze is a little thicker. In these spots the glaze shows a fine crackle. Inside incised with a single circle. Six spur marks. China, Song dynasty.
Height 2 1/8 in. (5.7 cm), diameter 7 in. (17.6 cm).
Two repaired chips, some surface scratches and frittings in the glaze. Basically very good and stable condition.
Hanging scroll with the image of Buddha standing on a dragon fish, holding a iron bowl in his hands. Next to him a garuda deity folding his hands, while holding long ceremonial sword across his arms. The Buddha and the fish in the water, bird deity standing on low swirling clouds. Around the shoulders a red mantle with manji motive in silver with traces of gold. Also gold and silver on details of the sword. Brilliant colors on paper. China, 18th century. Possibly Korean. Mounted above the painting is a inscription, describing the subject and dating the piece to a cyclic year. Ivory scroll ends. China, possibly Korea, 18th century.
Painted area: 15 x 11 2/8 in. (38.6 x 29.1 cm). Colophone: 9 13/16 x 11 3/8 in. (25.2 x 29.3 cm). Total length of mounting: 78 3/8 in. (200.5 cm)
Missing areas along edges and in the painted area, backed. Over all good very condition.
Small album of green carton with 6 albumen photos and 7 black and white vintage photographs, two of which with inscription in German in ink on the back. Photos of Hong Kong, mainly Victoria's Peak and the mansions built on it. Three photos of a festivity with British dignitaries and two pictures of the coast at Panary, Malaysia. Inscription: Zur freundlichen Erinnerung an den Peak + einige seiner Bewohner. M von der Heyde. Hongkong, Oktober 1906 (In fond memory of the Peak and some of its inhabitants. M. von der Heyde. Hong Kong, October 1906); Peak. Hongkong. Oktober. 1906. The cover of the album inscribed in white: China 1903-06.
11 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (28.1 x 20.6 cm).
Albumen photos slightly creased, basically good condition, vintage photos with creased corners due to the slits in the album pages, otherwise also good condition. Album: one braid, for the lower hinge, missing, thus loosening the album. The pages in very good condition.
Small phosphatic glazed earthenware jar with double handles. Reddish brown clay covered with dull black glaze with some white Jun-type glaze splashes. China, 19th century or earlier.
Height 5 ¾ inches (14.9 cm).
Black glaze dull, showing water streaks, one chip on back of one of the loop handles, some dirt residue. Otherwise good condition.
Portrait of a man standing, dressed in a long and wide garment. The head covered with a dark cloth. On the left inscription, seal and date. On lower right red seal of Ren Xiong (Jen Hsiung). Black ink and colors on paper. Framed.
Inner mat dimensions: 8 ¼ x 11 ½ in. (21 x 29.7 cm); frame: 24 x 16 ½ in. (61.6 x 42.5 cm).
Good to very good condition.
Ren Xiong (1820-1864). He was one of the ‘Four Ren’. He is the father of Ren Yu (see stock # 10310).
Standing slender lady, dressed in long-sleeved garment, her hair kept in a wide roll in the neck. She holds her hands in her sleeves. Earthenware with red, dark gray and white pigments. Several old cracks and restored breaks, surface somewhat weathered, still elegant piece. Height 17 7/8 inches (46.8 cm). China, Han dynasty.