Antique Chinese jadeite plaque with pierced carving of the double happiness symbol, with two butterflies on top and bottom with long, angelic wings cascading the sides. From the collection of Mrs. Ellen Sutton in Incline Village, NV.
Size: 3.5" height, 1.75" width, .25" thickness
Antique Chinese carved jadeite plaque of the double happiness symbol with a butterfly at its top. Very fine carve work. From the collection of Mrs. Ellen Sutton in Incline Village, NV.
Size: 3" height, 1.75" width, .25" thick
Japanese cast iron tetsubin (kettle for heating water for tea), beautifully made with unusually high relief design of branches and a bird, matching lid with blossoming flowers, handle is inlaid with mixed metal of silver and gold in an orchid motif.
Size: 9 1/2" high including handle x 6 1/2" wide including spout.
Japanese keyaki and persimmon wood choba tansu, beautiful keyaki grain on front with a frame that is edged in persimmon wood, there is a compartment with sliding panels made of solid burl wood with a stepped shelf on the interior, the safe box has a key and two small interior drawers also with keyaki wood fronts, inside the safe box is a very hidden secret compartment (detail shows writing on hidden panel door). Meiji Period.
Size: 32 3/4" high x 32" wide x 14 1/4" deep.
Rare Japanese keyaki wood choba tansu with 15 exterior drawers (3 interior drawers) and a locking bar, keyaki (elm) wood front and frame with dramatic grain and lacquer finish, elaborate iron metal wood including moko shaped drawer pulls, locking bar has iron work with bamboo motif, the safe box has a key and the three small drawers on the inside are made all of kiri wood with handles to match the front exterior, Edo Period, Makuni area.
Size: 38" high x 34" wide x 14 3/4" ...click for details
16th century blue and white glazed Ko sometsuke porcelain dish, made in China for export to Japan for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony, decorated with blue underglaze bird and flowers. "Ko-sometsuke (‘old blue and white’) porcelain was produced specifically for the Japanese market during the final decades of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The lack of Chinese imperial patronage during this period prompted the potters at the Jingdezhen kilns, Jiangxi province, to seek out new markets for the ...click for details
Antique Japanese pair of yakimono (term for Japanese pottery) masks of two of the Seven Lucky Gods named Daikoku and Ebisu. Daikoku, usually depicted holding a wooden mallet, is the god of wealth and good fortune, while Ebisu is the god of fishermen and is depicted holding a fishing rod. The two are often paired together in Japanese art. Each mask is mounted on a metal stand. Engraved signature of artist. Taisho period (1912-1925)
Size: approx. 6" height, 5" wide (8" w/ stand)
Antique Chinese blanc de chine porcelain Budai, also known as the "Laughing Buddha". He sits with one leg folded underneath himself, holding prayer beads in his right hand. He has a beautiful, delicate form, with pierced ears, nostrils, and mouth. 19th century.
Size: 3.25" height, 2.5" width
Antique Japanese Kyo-yaki, low-fired raku ceramic kogo ( an incense container used in tea ceremonies) in the form of an adorable fat bunny with shallow eyes and long ears with pink enamel and a creamy tan crackle glaze all over its body. Chop impressed on bottom is illegible.
Size: 2.25" height, 2.25" width
Antique Japanese ikat egasuri futon cover, made with navy blue and grey woven fabric. It is decorated with the image of flowers within geometric patterns over a navy background. Shown folded in a "haba" style. ( ikat is a woven pattern not printed). Taisho period (1912-1925)
Total size: 50" x 75"