Japanese woodblock print by Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997) entitled Jizo-in Kinugasayama and dated 1968. A beautiful scene of the gate to Jizo-in Temple in Kyoto as seen through the stand of tall bamboo that grows on either side. No. 14 of 100.
Size in frame: 25 1/4" high x 19 1/4" wide. Size of print: 20 1/2" high x 15" wide.
Japanese woodblock print of a scene of four schoolboys in class, by Junichiro Sekino (1914-1988). Printed as number 3 of 100. Dated 1959.
Size in frame: 33" high x 20" wide
Size of print: 26" high x 12 1/2" wide
Chinese ceramic bowl with a black crackle and oil-spot or "tenmoku" glazing, which is achieved from the heating and cooling of a mixture of feldspar, limestone, and iron oxide, Song style, 20th century.
Size: 2.25" tall, 6.25" wide,
Beautiful gold-toned picture of a heron forged out of bronze, surrounded by leaves, flowers, and branches, set upon a black painted background, and framed with black lacquered wood. Minor damage. Signed with Cartouche, Early 20th century.
Size: 39.5" tall, 27.25" wide
Small bronze incensor of the Japanese god Daikoku "magic money mallet", or Uchide no kozuchi. He is associated with wealth and prosperity and is commonly portrayed seated upon bales of rice surrounded by mice, which symbolize plentiful food. The mouse seated upon the mallet is actually a removable lid. Taisho period (1912-1925)
Size: 4.5" tall, 6.5" long
Beautiful Chinese porcelain vase, done in traditional blue and white fashion in which ground blue cobalt and water are mixed to create these gorgeous deep blue painted flowers and scrolling designs. Has a removable lid and a "CHINA" mark on bottom in regulation with the U.S. Stamp Act of 1894. 19th century
Size: 6" tall, 4" wide
Porcelain statue of the Laughing Buddha/Budai, whose name means "cloth sack" and is depicted holding the cloth sack he is believed to have lived in. He wears pink and light yellow robes with flower patterns, has a lotus flower creeping down his left breast, is holding prayer beads, and has five happy children climbing on him. 20th century
Size: 9" tall, 8" wide
Glazed porcelain statue of the Smiling Buddha or Budai in colorful light blue and yellow robes with flower patterns. Five small children are climbing on his hefty form, which is a common depiction for Budai. He also holds a strand of prayer beads in his left hand. 20th century
Size: 7.75" tall, 5.5" wide
Korean mask for use in dance performances widely known as talchum or Yangju Pyolsandae Nori. Though these dances vary by region, they all share common themes such as exorcism, ritualistic dance, satire, and parodies of wealthy upperclassmen and would often be performed on the day of Buddha's birth and other seasonal festivals. The mask, called Somu (young shaman), is hand-carved wood with visible chisel marks on the inside, along with Korean and Japanese kanji signatures, with a black cotton ...click for details