A common kitchen tool for pounding condiments, usually used by the people of the mountain provinces in Northern Luzon. Contemporary metal stand. Frequent handling has resulted in a smooth patina. Signs of wear, good condition. Philippines, circa 1928. 7 1/2" x 1 3/4"
Loosely woven basket with raised bottom, a household basket used to hold and drain stacked food bowls after they were washed. The uneven shape is due to it being hand made and constant use, does add to its charm. Good condition. Japanese, Taisho, c. 1920. 20 1/2" X 10"
Made of split bamboo, raised bottom, used to hold and drain stacked
food bowls after they were washed. A household basket rather than an
agricultural one. Good condition. Japanese, Showa period, c. 1960. 22" x 8 1/2"
Japanese palace doll offering another symbol of luck, hope and prayers for good fortune. Gosho-ningyos were dolls depiction children, usually young boys with corpulent bodies, naked or scantily clad, always with a look of pure innocence and trust. These were not play things for children, but more often given as gifts to celebrate auspicious moments. Painted clay with silk thread hair, standing on a kiri wood stand. No chips or missing parts, excellent condition. Mid 20th Century. 4" high x ...click for details
Japanese palace doll, sitting holding a decorated inu-hariko. Dressed in an embroidered red silk bib tied in the back with the same red silk scarf around his neck; wearing a gold eboshi-style court cap. Gosho-ningyo are favorite symbols for adults to view the world through their eyes, depicting innocence. Some repairs in various parts, right knee, left hand and some portion of the back; not too noticeable. Papier-mache. Mid 20th Century. 5" high x 3 1/2" wide
Korean tray with circular lines on both the top and rounded pedestal base. Beautiful patina, some negligible nicks around the rim, all in all, in very good condition. The top has an uneven surface which adds to the charm and integrity of this piece. 19th century. 16" diameter x 4" high