A pair of porcelain ginger jars decorated with carved and applied cranes and flowers. They were purchased and displayed together, but we will sell them separately. Measure about 5 inches in diameter and 5" high. Pair price $425. Each $250.
A stunning 19th century Japanese Imari charger with rich vibrant blues featuring crane scenes with alternating floral panels. Some age related wear to the gold gilt on the rim but considered to be in excellent antique condition, it measures 14 inches in diameter. Circa 1880.
This is a wonderful and rare pair of turn of the century, Japanese Cloisonne vases. The workmanship and enamels are of high quality artist. Due to the subject matter the artist is likely Kumeno. The vases stand 7 inches tall and they are heavy. Condition of both is excellent.
This is a fine 12 inch Japanese Cloisonne vase done with the very popular draping wisteria pattern. The enamel and wire silver wire work in the wisteria decorations are of a high standard. From the scroll work it appears to be an early Ando, Ito or Kinuken piece. The form is unusual and the piece is better than the images show. Condition is excellent.
This a beautiful rare pair Meiji era Japanese cloisonne vases. We believe they are from the Namikawa Sosuke workshop at a time just before he started signing his pieces. Though unsigned, to the trained eye it can clearly be seen that these vases share very similar distinct characteristics as some of the Sosuke's signed pieces. They share similar enamel work, the random pitting, a glossy finish, the extra weight and an artistic style similar to Sosuke's work...
Unusual 19th century marine netsuke carved as mother shishi (Buddhist lion) with 2 cubs on a base. Excellent quality detailed carving, characteristic superb marine sheen to the surface. Beautiful patina, some age lines, overall in great condition. Signed on the back MASAMITSU - the artist is listed on p. 714 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 7/16 inches.
18th century netsuke of a wild boar sleeping on a bed of leaves. Powerful early piece, excellent carving of the body bulk resting on a heap of millet stalks and branches with elongated leaves, old stable age lines. Very pleasant wear to the surface from more than 200 years of handling, beautiful yellow patina turning honey color on the bottom from wear against the silk of kimono, of characteristic 18th century triangular section...
Early 19th century netsuke of a buffalo on a base, its head turned back. Unusual and wonderful stylization of the creature - see its upturned snout and raised ears and horns. Beautifully carved, excellent staining, superb wear and patina, old age lines. Height 1 5/16 inches
18th century boxwood netsuke carved as a group of objects resting on a swirling cloud: a theatrical mask, a quiver with arrows, a fan and a eboshi hat. Objects probably refer to a particular Noh theater play. Excellent early carving, beautiful flow to the vapors of the cloud, large and deep himotoshi typical for the period. Superb wear and patina, very pleasant to hold. Length 1 3/4 inches.
19th staghorn sashi netsuke carved in a shape of a long bean pod with a leaf and a stem. Elegant carving in Japanese taste cleverly using the loop of the stem for hanging, beautiful rendition of beans visible inside the pod and flat back for better hanging. Excellent expert staining, beautiful wear and patina on the surface. Length 5 3/8 inches (136 mm).
19th century lacquer ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) of ball shape carved in medium relief with a phoenix, its luxurious 3-plumed tail wrapped around the perimeter of the ojime. Material for the piece is created by layering differently colored lacquer, so the sides of incisions show those differently colored layers. Wonderful work, red lacquer upper layer, beautiful design, metal liner to the central hole with terminals surrounded by carved floret...
19th century Japanese ceramic plate for use in tea ceremony with underglaze decoration of a full moon with blades of grass crossing its image in the foreground and chidori (plovers) in flight above it. Superbly elegant piece with understated beauty in Japanese taste. Mino ware from Gifu Prefecture, beautifully potted piece, wonderful crackled glaze, free uninhibited painting. The bottom bears boldly incised mark, probably kakihan (monogram) of the potter. Great patina, in perfect condition...
Persian bronze decorated bracelet, 1000 BC
MEASUREMENTS: 8,5 cm
CONDITION: perfect condition.
PROVENANCE: Purchased by the current owner in auction, 2008 at Christies, in London, before that Private German collection 1960-1970.
Persian luristan bronze dagger, 700-500 BC
MEASUREMENTS: 33,5 cm
CONDITION: perfect condition.
Persian luristan bronze axe head. 800 BC
MEASUREMENTS: 17,5 cm x5,5 cm
CONDITION: perfect condition
Alabaster is one of the most precious materials of Ancient Egypt, used for grave goods and the most rites of mummification.
This type of containers was used to contain the ointments of mummification. Its stylization and design make it one of the most stylized ointments preserved from Egyptian antiquity.
MEASUREMENTS: 10,2 cm
CONDITION: Good gondition.
An old jadeite buried in the ground , carving of a boy , bat and Fan
GREEK – ITALIAN DECORATED TERRACOTTA BOWL WITH TWO HANDLES, 400-300 BC; Apulian plate with red decoration.
MEASUREMENTS: 28 cm Diameter;
CONDITION: Very Good Condition;