The later Chinese painting and calligraphy: 1800 - 1950 (three volumes), first edition. It was written by well known scholar Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (July 13, 1929 – August 3, 2014). He was a Manhattan--based American art dealer of Asian paintings and furniture from the Ming Dynasty. His art collection can be found in museums in the United States...
Kogo, container for storing incense during the tea ceremony, in the shape of the bud of a lotus flower.
The bottom half decorated on the outside with classic lotus sepals, as used to image a Buddhist lotus dais, in relief. The top half also decorated in low relief in a much more stylized manner...
A stunning POLYCHROME JAPANESE OBI depicting a Phoenix in flight, Crashing Waves and Peacock Feathers. Folded and suspended from a wooden dowel, also comes with Tassels. Very good condition. Size: 160" x 13" (400 cm. x 32 cm.). Can be used as an embroidered Wall Hanging Tapestry or as a Central Runner on a long Table.
A gorgeous JAPANESE OBI DEPICTING IMPERIAL 5-CLAWED DRAGONS AMONGST CLOUDS, THE PEARL, suspended from a dowel and comes with 2 Tassels.
Size: 152" x 12.5" (386 cm. x 32 cm.). Very good condition. Can be used as an embroidered Wall Hanging Tapestry or folded as a Central Runner on a long Table.
Pretty Italian Classical 800 silver keepsake box, ca 1940. Rectangular. Cover flat and hinged with tapering tab. Sides fluted and engraved with flowering and leafing branches. Cover top has heraldic cartouche (vacant) surrounded by leafing scrollwork on stippled ground. Partitioned interior. Marked "800" with stamp for Roberto & Armando Dabbene in Milan. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 2 3/4 x W 8 1/4 x D 4 3/8 in. Heavy weight: 22 troy ounces. #BW335
Japanese scroll with calligraphy around a bridge and blooming irises. With box and extensive writing. Ink and mineral colors on paper...
A finely detailed Chinese porcelain rooster in a rich blue turquoise glaze with his comb and wattle, as well as the rock form base, glazed in a deep aubergine. In excellent condition, it measures 10.25" high, 7" long.
Please note: Any brown or white spots in photos are reflections, especially in the 2nd photograph where it looks brown at the base of the rooster's comb. It is not brown, it is purple. The reflection is coming from a brown bench behind the photographer.
Attractive pendant of a duck in beautiful Neprhite Jade, Chinese, 19/20 th. cent.
Size: 55 mm. long.
Condition: Choice, microscopic chip.
Ex. Old Danish Private Collection.
Chinese tea bowl with very thinly engraved sgraffito decoration of a lady in her garden. Illegible seal mark in red. The hairstyle of the lady points to the Republic period, around 1930. Height: 2 1/4" / 6 cm. Condition: minor chip to the inside of the foot rim.
Unusual 19th century bronze netsuke of a seated monk. Nicely cast, beautiful patina, some wear. Characters on the bottom appera to read ROKUSHIN, possibly the name of the artist. Height 1.23 inches.
Late Meiji to early Taisho (1920s) Japanese Kutani porcelain obidome (sash ornament) with enamel decoration of various auspicious objects: coins, key, scroll, magical raincoat, Precious Gem and others. Obidome is worn on an obi cord that holds the obi sash together, it is the only type of jewelry worn by Japanese women on formal occasions, and could serve as netsuke as well. Nice design, excellent quality painting with gold and other enamels, bar on the back for an obi cord...
Ca 1920 A wonderful set liqueur cups with etched silver plate holders. The cups are also etched with various designs. Three holders have a daisy and bud motif, four feature holly leaves while the remaining four have bamboo. One glass insert has a rough rim, another has a crack ( see photos) and some of the holders have dark spots inside the plate. 1-1/4"(h) x 1-5/8"(w). Sold as is.
1920s good size chosen matsu (Korean pine wood) netsuke of himono (dried fish). Well captured essence of the object, carved in characteristic Hida school style with clever use of wood color and structure to add to the charm of the piece. Excellent sense of volume, beautiful patina. Length 4.9 inches.
1920s chosen matsu (Korean pine wood) netsuke of a rooster. Perfectly captured essence of the creature, carved in characteristic Hida school style with clever use of wood colors and structure to add to the charm of the piece. Excellent sense of volume, eyes are inlaid with black horn, beautiful patina. Length 1.76 inches.
Unusual late Taisho (1920s) netsuke of kagamibuta (mirror lid) type with wooden bowl, rotating himotoshi peg and cloisonné top decorated with numerous flowers. Very well made, beautiful enamel colors, in superb condition. Bowl diameter 1.72 inches.
1920s 2-toned chosen matsu (Korean pine wood) netsuke of himono (dried fish). Well captured essence of the object, carved in characteristic Hida school style with clever use of wood colors and structure to add to the charm of the piece. Excellent sense of volume, beautiful patina. Length 3.21 inches.
A beautiful Lantern,French, gilt bronze with a leaf design pattern measuring 24” x 12” (top width).
An unusual gold toothpick enclosed in a fancy chic case for you to attach to a chain and have at the ready anytime you need one. This interesting deco piece is the unusual pendant you need to have with the rest of your "necessaries" about the neck. It will display nicely with your gold pencil and other attachments. C1930. The chain is not included.