Beautifully hand-carved Japanese Bugaku theatre mask, meant to be worn whilst performing the solo, rejoiceful Genjoraku dance. This dance references the practice of snake-eating for medicinal purposes in central Asia and would often be performed as celebration of the return of an emperor to the palace. The mask has movable eyes, jaw, and eyebrows, stringy hair, bulging veins on its forehead, and an upturned nose of a tengu demon. Its eyes are golden, a common feature on demons, and it also has t ...click for details
Absolutely beautiful and exquisite Chinese antique chair, made from precious Huanghuali with gorgeous woodgrain, with a tan woven seat, and carving of a dragon in the front. Some damage on seat, minor scuff marks on handles.
Measures approx: 40" tall, 27" wide
Gorgeous tall hardwood 20 Century Huanghuali Cabinet with pierced decoration. Excellant detail shown in the carvings on all three sides. Unusual feathering of the grain can be seen throughout the wood. Overall in perfect condition.
5 ft 7 1/8'' High X 34 1/2'' Wide X 15 3/4'' Deep
Three piece set of Chinese Huanghuali stacking stands. Vietnamese Huanghuali with burl wood inserts. Beautiful feathering huanghuali grain with multiple eyes seen in the wood on all three stands. In excellent condition.
Largest - 26'' High X 24'' Long X 14'' Deep
Medium - 23 1/2'' High X 20 1/4'' Long X 12 1/2'' Deep
Small - 21'' High X 16 1/2'' Long X 11 1/4'' Deep
Antique Japanese Noh mask of the O-beshimi fierce deity, or mythical tengu. "Beshimi" means "mouth clamped shut". This mask is hand-carved from kiri wood, and inside you can see the chisel marks left behind by the artist. There are visible traces of white gesso in the crevices of the face, which was used as a filler to cover the wood grain. Edo period, 19th century
Size: 9.5" tall, 7" wide
Chinese 20th Century Huanghuali alter table that has come from the Aixinjue Luo Collection. In wonderful condition with beautiful feathering grain throughout all of the surfaces. Great detail in all of the small carvings on the side panels and between the legs.
Chinese black lacquer stand dating back to the 19th Century. Elegant designs with symmetrical patterns called "fragrant Grass" used in unwavering detail showing precision and skill. Black lacquer with colored layers seen in Yuan dynasty. Overall in good condition with small blemishes due to age.
Dimensions: 10 1/2'' High X 28'' Long X 15'' Deep
Snuff bottle made of beautiful white Peking Glass. This bottle has carvings on both sides of a face, most likely a protective deity. The bottle stopper is carved green agate in the shape of a ram-like creature with a single curved horn, its entire body coiled around itself. The carvings on this bottle are very detailed and beautiful. 19th 20th century
Size: 2.25" tall, 1.5" wide
Set of two Chinese snuff bottles, made of deep blue and clear peking glass. Peking glass (Tao Liao Ping) is made by dipping a main single-colored glass into glass of different colors layer by layer. Each bottle has a stopper made of blue lapis. 19th/20th century
Size: approx 2.5" tall, 1.75" wide