A translucent nephrite jade "bi" of a very light cream color (off-white). Both the front and reverse are beautifully carved with the same design of a variety of "curl" designs.
Period: (17th- 18th Century)
Size: Outer Diameter = 2-1/4"
Condition: Perfect. Color in photo has a blue tone but it is actually white.
A Japanese Sumi-e Sketch Book in the Style of Asai Chu & Takehisa Yumeji . Taisho Period
9 1/4 x 6 1/2 ins. (23.5 x 16.5 cms) This remarkable sketch book consists of 55 folded sheets making 110 pages of hundreds of sumi drawings (NOT prints). There is no shading at all, all is in black line and solid black infill. The style is very much that of Asai Chu (1856-1907) and Yumeji (1884-1934). There is no indication as to the artist, the few kanji refer to the subjects of the drawings...
A bamboo brush pen was well preserved.
It was nicely carved with beautiful scenery when characteristic elements of Chinese literati life like - scrolling cloud, plum trees and scholars were included.
Nice and warm patina was yielded.
Date: Qing Dynasty, 19th century.
This antique pair of Hand made leather are the old traditional shoes which were worn in Turkey. They were called Charoog...spelling may vary. The soles are concave and curl to a point in the front. The heels are very narrow. They are an interesting ethnographic item of a time long past. They measure 9 inches long
Depicting a boy on a Qilin. Very well executed. This fertility symbol was worn by ladies, hanging from the band of their skirt. Weight 70 gr. Dimensions: 7,5 x 8 cm (excl. bells. Ca. 2nd half 19th century to early 20th century.
An antique oke-bound wooden bucket has been lacquered mirror smooth black inside with a natural bark handle added to create a superb sumi-tori charcoal basket for use in the Japanese tea ceremony. The original cask-like body is worn at the rim to an incredible degree, and yet remains structurally sound. It may have indeed been a lacquer-workers bucket, or perhaps used by a paper-hanger, decades of being bumped by the brush naturally wearing down the edges...
What a pleasure it would be to drink from this haunting 17th century (Momoyama to early Edo) Karatsu Guinomi Sake cup with gold lacquer repairs. It is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) dimeter, 1-3/4 inches (4.5 cm) tall. There are 2 tiny gold repairs gleaming softly on the rim like a yellow moon peering through clouds on a dark night. .
The bowl is 5 inches (13 cm) diameter2-1/2 inches (6 cm) tall and in fine condition. Oku yama no, Hana no Shirayuki, Nagare-kite, Haru no sue kumu, Kawazura no Sato (From Deep in the mountains, fallen petals white as snow, Flow past the village, like the last vestige of Spring).
Much has been written about the life and work of poet/artist Otagaki Rengetsu...
Large Chinese Qing dynasty blue and white porcelain deep dish decorated at the center with a four-clawed dragon among clouds chasing a flaming pearl. The clouds and the long scaled body of the dragon continue “over the wall” to the reverse...
A necklace of 26 large Tibetan turquoise beads ranging in color from delicate greenish-blue hues to a vibrant turquoise blue separated by silver rings. Each bead has its own attractive matrix and nice patina from years of wearing. The necklace was bought together with the two glass dZi beads and two red coral beads in Lhasa, Tibet. It was restrung again recently to give it strength.
Period: 19th Century...
Chinese late Qing dynasty red silk temple hanging or altar frontispiece densely embroidered in metallic-couched and polychrome silk threads with the “Three Star Gods” and other symbols of good fortune, longevity, and happiness. A horizontal panel across the top is embroidered in gold with four padded characters. Reading from right to left, these read “fu (happiness), lu (wealth), shou (longevity), and xi (blessings).” Each character corresponds with one of the figures below...
Chinese Qing dynasty Qianlong period famille rose biscuit-enameled porcelain figure depicting Guandi (God of War), who is also known as Guanyu and Guangong, with long beard seated on a plinth dressed in a belted scale-pattern armored robe decorated with dragons among clouds, a flaming pearl, and foaming waves. In his right hand, he holds a historical book titled “Commentary of Zuo.” His head, beard, and hands are without enameled decoration. The recessed base and flat foot are unglazed...
Seated Jizo Bosatsu, the right hand holding a shakujo (crozier) and the left a hoju (sacred jewel), figuratively sculpted from a large-grained sedimentary stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800...
Frog sculpted from a fine-grained igneous stone. Late-Edo Period ca. 1850. Minor old loss. Traces of polychrome.
Height: 17.5 cm
Length: 26 cm
Width: 18.5 cm
A classic leaper, suitable for all outdoor habitats
A Junyao tripod censer was in decent form.
It was well glazed in moon-white tint when subtle green glaze was reflected within.
Some crackles were yielded in the glaze due to enduring time.
Some incursions were happened too.
Date: Jin dynasty, 1115-1234.
Height: 10.4cm, Width: 10.5cm.
A COTTON BOX IS INCLUDED.
A white translucent jade cicada. A simple carving on one side and plain on the other side. The cicada is the symbol of happiness and eternal youth. Age: Han Dynasty -206 BC - 220 AD. Size: L. 6.7cm. W. 3.3cm. Condition: No chips or repairs.