Leather pouch with brass ornaments in front and back. Brass chain and knob, steel striker. These match strikers were important implements used in lighting fires in temples and in religious rituals. The chain indicates the wearer attached the pouch to their belts for easy access. Sign of wear but very good condition. 3" x 1 3/4" (w/o chain), chain measures 4". Circa 19th century.
Leather pouch with brass/bronze ornamentation in front with a Buddhist symbol. These match strikers were important implements for use in temples and religious rituals. The brass ring indicates this was carried on a strap to attach to the wearer's belt. In pretty good condition, a slight separation of the leather at the back where the ring is attached but no danger of unravelling. Measures 3 1/2" x 2", 19th century.
Carved marble figure of one of the most revered Hindu Deities. Ganesh is easily recognizable as the elephant headed God. His most popular attribute is as the remover of obstacles but he is also the God of wisdom and learning. This particular representation was probably a stele in a temple as red pigment envelops some parts of the body. You can only discern what he is holding. The image is imbued with a subtle but powerful spirit. 19th century, measures 4 1/2 " wide x 5 1/2 " tall x 1 1 ...click for details
Beautiful hand carved tray with blossoms and leaves in the technique known as kamakura-bori. The carved wood is decorated with layers of black and red lacquer, rubbed and polished to get the desired effect. Inscribed on back. Highly sought after since the beginning of the Meiji period. Wonderful condition and unusual for having enclosed sides. Measures 8 1/2"x11", early 20th century.
Elegant lacquer carving of flora in the technique known as kamakura-bori. The carved wood is decorated with layers of red and black lacquer, polished and rubbed for the desired effect. Inscribed and signed at the back. Very desirable and popular since the beginning of the Meiji period. Early 20th century, measures 7 1/2" diameter. A tiny, tiny blemish near the rim which is reflected in the price, otherwise in very good condition.
Keyaki wood kanban, reads "Soy Sauce" company, Nagoya. Beautifully cleaned and waxed, would make a wonderful table or great wall art. Meiji period, late 19th century, measures 3' x 6' and 2 1/2" thick.
Celluloid kushi (comb) and kogai (long hairpin) in original case. Comb and kogai are in very good condition, case shows expected wear; circa 1920. Kushi: 3.75" long x 2" wide; Kogai: 6.25" long x 5" wide (at ends).
Accountant's ledger book; paper bound at the top with cord. Bold kanji on the cover and accounts duly written in black ink. Each book records transactions of individual whose name is on the cover. Meiji period. Each measures 14" tall x 5 1/2" wide x 2" thick.
Hand loomed cotton sakiori with very pleasing jewel and neutral tones on a black warp. 'Saki' meaning 'to shred', and 'ori' meaning 'to weave', sakiori were often woven from worn fabric and kimonos cut into loom ready scraps with a warp of cotton or hemp. These textiles are wonderful examples of artful recycling. Taisho period, c. 1920-30. Measures 5.5 inches wide by 100 inches long.
Handcrafted silver necklace by the Hmong tribe of Northern Thailand. Elaborate design with dangling cylinder like bells, very traditional and speaks of the culture of the tribe. Late 19th-early 20th century. Shown effectively by a contemporary stand. Measures 17" high x 8 1/2" wide; with stand, 20" high.