Antique Tibetan skull mask made with a tin repousse, with red pigment lining its large, menacing smile, within cracks at the top of the head, and lining the eye sockets. The backside has been lined in burgundy cloth. These masks would have been worn during special dance performances along with colorful costume.
Size: 8" height, 7.25" width
Antique Chinese small carving of a maiden and her attendant, the maiden is holding a flower basket in one hand and between the two they hold a blossoming peony branch, delicately carved of morganite with a lovely faint pink hue, they stand on a small rectangular base of iris agate, 19th century.
Size: 2 3/4" high
Very fine Chinese antique belt hook carved in the shape of a knot with a butterfly on either end, made of beautiful mottled jade ranging from white to grey to bright blue/green, a silver fitting on the back was added later to convert this clothing hook to a pin or broach. 19th century.
Size: 4" long x 2" wide
Beautiful Chinese antique belt hook, carved of very pale white jade with a tinge of orange at the base, delicately carved in the form of a chimera with arching head and neck as the hook, 19th century.
Size: 3 5/8" long
Antique Japanese 4 piece wood carving of Fudō Myō-ō, the center deity of the Myō-ō in Buddhist mythology. The Myō-ō are wrathful incarnations of the Five Buddhas of Wisdom. This Fudo has been wonderfully and carefully carved with a large wall of purifying flames behind him. He has large, vengeful glass eyes and wields his sword called Kurikara in his right hand, and a rope in his left with which to bind and subdue demons. Edo period (1615-1867)
Size: 27.5&qu ...click for details
A fantastic Japanese bronze of the Treasure Ship, or Takarabune, carrying the Seven Lucky Gods of Fortune named Hotei, Jurojin, Fukurokuju, Bishamonten, Benzaiten, Daikokuten, and Ebisu. The Seven Lucky Gods are said to board their ship on New Year's to bring those who believe in them happiness and prosperity. The ship has the head of a phoenix. Along with the Lucky Gods, the ship carries many auspicious treasures specially attributed to each god. Its sail is emblazoned with a bodhisattva fl ...click for details
Japanese Antique Three-Section Keyaki Isho Tansu with beautiful original finish and hardware. With lift lid compartment with fan handle, sliding door compartment on top. Meiji Period, (1868-1912) Used for storing clothing.
Size: 35.5" wide x 16.5" deep x 59" high
Antique Japanese two-section Kansai area mizuya. Made with a hinoki (cypress) wood frame and keyaki (zelkova) panels. Beautiful, glowing finish. Would make a great first mizuya at a special price. Meiji age (1868-1912)
Size: 66.5" height, 71.5" length, 18.75" depth