A beautiful and delicate white porcelain composition with low-relief molded seashell design lining the inside. The overall condition of the bowl and several oxidation marks on the bottom suggest considerable age—at least several hundred years. The box lid bears the character “定” which can be translated as “truth” or “certainty.” The origin of this piece is unknown, though the previous owner regarded it as Chinese (Northern Song)...
Really important Ko-Karatsu (kogaratsu - oldest Karatsu ware made during the 16th century) Madara tea bowl with a yobitsugi repair of highest quality.
The bowl is a so called Madara Karatsu tea bowl (provenance is the legendary Hobashira-kiln) due to its typical cookie-like sandy clay and wonderful blue-purplish flecks.
But its true highlight is the perfect traditional yobitsugi restoration with a pure silver gintsugi (kintsugi)...
Longquan celadon song dynasty.only small chip at the rim and chip at the foot rim.please see the pic for detail.
A rare small longquan celadon conical bowl song dynasty.nice sample from conical bowl.only chips and crepes on the rim.please see the pic for detail.
Longquan celadon dish song dynasty.condition : only some cracks.please see the picture for detail.
Longquan celadon song dynasty.very good condition.no chip or crack.width:21cm.please see the picture fot detail.more photos available in few days.
Antique Japanese Yumi set of six Hawk feather and arrow reed. These were used to shoot long distances before and after the introduction of firearms. Mounted on a custom stand for a stunning presentation.
Meiji Period 19th Century
Size: 36.5" L each (on display 16.5" W x 4" D x 37.75" H)
Longquan celadon washer,song dynasty.good condition,no chip or crack.just glaze crackled and different tone color in some area.please see the pic for detail.
Unusual original Japanese flint lighter netsuke. Constructed of iron and brass, this piece would have been used to create a steady fame in less then perfect conditions. The striker would create contact friction and create a spark igniting the fuel source. Firearms at this time required a flame in order to ignite the fuse. Original russet patina with all parts still intact.
Edo period (1603-1868)
Size: 2" L x 1" W x 1.5" H
Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Glazed Pottery Censer with Boar Handles
This very unusual pottery censer was made during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Its most outstanding features are the two large handles in the form of boars. Almost all of its outer surface is decorated with moulded designs: a wave pattern around the outer rim, lotus leaves and blossoms to the body, animalistic feet...
Fine Large Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Hu Jar (AD 25 - 220)
This large pottery jar was made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220). It is an exceptional example of its type with its very wide body and large and detailed "taotie" mask handles. It is "heavily-potted" and made from a relatively high-fired reddish-brown pottery. In addition to the taotie mask handles decoration is provided by deeply incised bands and ridges surrounding the waist, shoulder and mouth...
Antique Japanese isho tansu (clothing chest) from the Sendai area, made with all Keyaki (elm) wood front with dramatic grain and translucent lacquer finish, elaborate thick iron hardware including moko shaped drawer pulls and ornate raised scrolling vine lock plates with floral mon, large drawer on top, three shorter drawers, two small drawers and a safebox on its right side, which also has ornate iron lotus mon and opens with a ring pull...
Nice strand of Kushan/Bactrian of mixed stone (mostly carnelian) beads. I acquired these along with coins dating from 1st- 4th CE from the same site in North West Pakistan, so these can be dated no later than 1500 years old. L: 65cm/25.5in (note scale in last enlargement). Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
Nice strand of Bronze Age, circa 2000 to 3000 year old, faceted and totally tubular agate beads. These were excavated from Sukhothai Province in north central Thailand, please see enlargements for scale and condition. Total length 70cm/28.2in. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
A water-worn bowl of natural wood lacquered inside with black and gilded, leaving black lacquer on the rim, to create a startling contrast between the mirror like black, shining gold and ancient weathered wood. It is enclosed in a period wooden box titled Jidai Kihachi Sunabachi (antique Wooden Sunabachi Bowl). It measures 34.5 x 30 x 11 cm (14 x 12 x 4 inches). There are two hairline cracks in the gold (see photos).
A celadon incense burner in the shape of a kabuto samurai helmet on an armor box by the first generation Suwa Sozan wrapped in the original stamped cloth and enclosed in a wooden box. It is 9.5 x 10.5 x 15 cm (4 x 4 x 5-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition, with much residue inside from years of incense smoke. The box has been broken and re-glued.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875...
The maker of this fierce face mask has emphasized its appearance by exaggerating the angularity of the cheeks and jaw line. A yodome extends from the upper edge to the line of the jaw. The exterior is coated with a dark brown lacquer, while the interior is lacquered in red. Beneath the very prominent chin is both a turn strap holder post and a central vent hole for perspiration to escape out. The ears are pierced plum blossom design...
The mask is of dark brown russet lacquer finish and the interior is smoothed lacquered red. The high jaw his two protrusion hooks for strapping the cords, underneath the chin is a vent hole. The mask is fitted with yodare kare of three row of false scale lace and blue silk.
19th Century Edo Period
Size: 6.75" L x 3" W x 8.5" H (12.5" H on stand)