Japanese tetsubin or tea pot, typically constructed from iron with a large handle to be hung over a fire pit. The tea pot has a bronze lid with a flower shaped finial. Its body is covered in small protruding studs, incised rings around its widest point, and its foot has old patina.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 9" x 8" x 9 1/2" H
Korean antique ceramic bowl, eggshell thin body with tall sides, slightly tapered to the short foot. With celadon green enamel glaze. The exterior sides are incised with stylized floral motifs while the interior is incised with a ring just below the rim and wave patterns.
Dimensions: 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" H
Pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain cups, with small carved wood tripod stands. Each cup has a calligraphy inscription with two chops, imagery of flying cranes and a house below a pine tree. Each cup is signed with two character mark on the foot.
Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" H (each)
This piece is a Colima obsidian blade that dates circa 100 B.C.-250 A.D., and is approximately 8.2 inches long. This piece was skillfully chipped into the scarce shape that is seen today, and was formed into a weapon that has a combination blade and handle. This form is rare to scarce relative to Colima blades of this type, as they are usually designed into a "double-pointed" blade with no handle...
Ensemble of four circa Warring States/Han crossbow arrows with bronze heads and copper shaft. Good condition and still very sharp! Scale for the tips in last enlargement, total L: 27cm/10.6in.
Good Tang Dynasty terra cotta soldier-no repair with life like face, made from reddish clay and covered in white pigment. H: 20cm/7.9in.
An incredible Kawabari gomaido Gusoku exhibited at the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of History and published in the catalog “Kaga Hyakumankoku e no Michi”. It features a 12 plate so-fukurin helmet in black lacquer with wakidate of horns covered in fur. The neck is protected by a 5 plate hineno Shikoro covered in shibokawa leather with prominent fukigaeshi emblazoned with a mitsudomoe crest (repeated on the leather of the Do, Gyoyo and Gessan)...
Edo period cloth swatches completely cover the two panels of this attractive antique screen assembled originally in Meiji 25 (1892) from a collection of ancient textiles. The screen is 56 inches x 5 feet tall (142 x 152.5 cm) and is in excellent condition, recently re-backed and retains the original shunkei-nuri auburn lacquered frame...
Ancient beautiful well designed Pyu gold bead from the 5th century.These beads were made from natural occuring gold. When tested it is 22 karat gold with traces of silver and copper.
Weight:4,84 grams Size: See last photo
Chinese jade carving known as a cong, an implement dating back to Neolithic China, once used for unknown but culturally important reasons. The cong is often seen with squared outer edges carved of a taotie or beast's mask, which the inside is smoothed round with a central groove. The stone's coloring is light green with mottled brown.
Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Japanese bronze vase by Nakoshi Masaharu ( 1831 - 1911 ), the artist mark "Masaharu" on the base.
Comes with Tomobako (original wooden box).
The reverse side of the tomobako says "Chinese style lobed vase, Made in the summer of Meiji 43 (1910), Japanese master craftsman of Kama, Nakoshi Masaharu".
Measurements about : 8" (20.3 cm) x 5 1/8" (13 cm) x H 7" (17.8 cm)
Weight about : 1.3 kilograms.
It is in good condition.
Japanese Shino ware ceramic chawan or tea ceremony bowl. Shino ware is easily identified by thick white glazes, red scorch marks, and a texture of small holes. One side of the bowl has dark brown underglaze design of flowers while the opposite side has flecks and lines, along the dramatic ribbed edges of the body. The foot of the bowl is formed flattened and is left bare without any glaze.
Dimensions: 6" x 5" x 3" H
Japanese ceramic oribe enamel chawan, or tea ceremony bowl. The bowl is squared with thick "dripping" oribe green/blue glaze down around its mouth. The foot is flat and recessed.
Dimensions: 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3 3/4" H
19th century boxwood netsuke of two frogs on a folded lotus leaf with a stem of water lily with a flower. Frogs give an impression of 2 sumo wrestlers about to engage in a match. Superbly carved, perfectly captured postures of the amphibians, wonderful representation of shapes and textures. Excellent finish, beautiful wear and patina. Signed IKKO on the bottom - this remarkable artist is discussed on p. 512 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick...
19th century netsuke of a standing ascetic leaning on a crutch, wearing a tattered robe and a leaf skirt and looking to his left. The person is “iron crutch” Li Tieguai - one of Eight Taoist Immortals - who is usually depicted as a lame beggar with an iron crutch, and carrying a double gourd from which he can conjure up magical beings. Excellent carving of his kind face with a slight smile, large horn inlaid pupils, bumpy head, emaciated limbs, beautiful flow to the lines of his torn robe...
19th century netsuke of two boys in conversation - one standing with a drum striker in his hands, the other seated on a drum and holding a harukoma (hobby horse) with one hand. Very well carved, perfectly captured moment, wonderful faces, excellent patina and beautiful wear consistent with age. Length 1 9/16 inches.
Unusual 19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved in a shape of mokugye - a Buddhist gong - its handle turning into a mythical beast baku holding a Precious Gem. Baku is a mythical beast with elephant’s trunk who feeds on bad dreams of humans and thus is a benevolent creature...
Late Meiji period boxwood netsuke of Ebisu - one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune, that of fishing - seated on rockery and holding a large sea brim under his arm. Nice modeling, good face with a wide smile, wonderful warm patina, in great condition. Height 1 1/2 inches.