A bronze seal belonging to a Han General. The impression represents the symbol for gold. Size: W. 2.4 x 2.4cm. H. 2.7cm.
Condition: Nice patina.
A Longquan celadon dish with deep form, decorated with moulded twin fish in the center, covered overall with a golden brown celadon tone and appears ice crackled to whole body. Song dynasty Longquan ware, discovered on Sulawesi area. Condition: one hairline and repaired one large chip to the mouth rim, further in good condition. Diameter: 22.8 cm and High: 6 cm.
A glazed plate in blue and red depicting two birds, a chrysanthemum, bamboo and mountain scene. Size: Diameter.27cm. Age: Late Ching. Condition: No repairs
A scholar withers away an afternoon reading in a small cottage lost in a forest of Soft green willow; a brilliant Taisho style scroll by Hirai Baisen (1889-1969). The color of the willows intimates early summer, the leaves fresh and new, a darker haze beyond forms mountains, separating the scene from the rest of time. A quintessential effort typifying the literati ideal of life in seclusion. The entire scene has been brushed as if to insinuate a light shower, rain on a sunny day...
Confidantes cherish a shared cup of tea silently floating in the lotus dotted waters of a pond; a subdued Taisho painting by innovative artist Hirai Baisen (1889-1969). Placing the craft high in our vision, the artist seeks to draw us toward the painting, emphasizing its intimate qualities. Below, only visible from very close, pink lotus flowers peer from behind the softly outlined leaves, the lack of delineation between flower and water evoking a sublime sense of serenity...
Stone depiction of a standing Jizo Bosatsu with hands in the gassho adoration mudra, early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Minor loss to upper tip of overarching mandorla; otherwise, excellent condition.
Height 25.7 cm, Width 13.4 cm, Depth 10.0 cm.
Sculpted in relief from a fine-grained granite showing significant softening to the lines and contours, this diminutive Jizo easily dates to the early-Edo Period. A charming little piece.
Stone depiction of a standing Jizo Bosatsu holding a long-stemmed lotus flower sculpted in shallow relief, clearly dated to the 11th year of the Horeki Era (1761), mid-Edo Period. Excellent condition, with a minor chip to the top of the overarching mandorla. Height 56.0 cm, Width of base 20.7 cm, Depth of base 16.1 cm.
A notably good Jizo stone with size, a splash of color, and decent age...
A white glaze dish, decorated with incised continuously flowers scroll inside and outside. The tone is like Chingpai ware and with slightly greenish. Ming dynasty 15th century Interregnum period ware. Condition is perfect, except some kiln sand adhere on the center. Diameter: 31.5 cm.
Stone depiction of Seishi Bosatsu, late-Edo Period ca. 1825. Minor loss to tip of overarching mandorla, small crack beneath the figure's right eye; otherwise, excellent condition. Height 70.5 cm, Width 27.5 cm, Depth 20.0 cm.
The text of a catalogue accompanying a high-profile 1997 U.S...
Japanese Imari porcelain Tea Caddy or ginger jar Meiji period circa 1900. Beautifully hand painted in traditional Imari design and colors. Measuring approx. 8 inches tall in excellent condition no chips or cracks or repairs. Measuring approx. 8 inches tall.
Stone depiction of a standing Seishi Bosatsu, Edo Period ca. 1750. Slight loss to the tip of the overarching mandorla; otherwise, excellent condition.
Height: 29.5 cm
Width: 14.0 cm
Depth: 11.2 cm.
Seishi Bosatsu accompanies Kannon Bosatsu and Amida Buddha in forming the Raigo Triad, the most commonly encountered triad in Japanese Buddhist sculpture, signifying Amida's descent on earth to gather up the souls of the departed and transport them to the Western Paradise...
Depiction of Tenjin-san, also known as Gakumon, in stone and traces of pigment. Edo Period ca. 1800. Excellent condition, with desirable minor loss and softening of the lines and contours.
Height 19.0 cm, Width 16.7 cm, Depth 13.2 cm.
Tenjin, which literally means "Heavenly God," refers to the spirit of courtier-scholar Sugawara Michizane (845-903). A victim of political intrigue, Michizane was sent into exile but continued to protest his innocence through poetry until his death...
A rare white glaze dish with foliated rim and decorated with ribs on the cavetto in milky white glaze. Ming dynasty 15th century Yongle-Xuande ware. Condition is perfect, no any chips, no cracks and free from restoration. Diameter: 19.5 cm
Stone depiction of a seated Amida Buddha in excellent condition, Muromachi Period (1392-1568).
Height 43 cm, Width 23 cm, Depth 10 cm.
A glance backward in time across the field of Japanese Buddhist stone sculpture tends to become a wide-eyed stare upon discovering a distinct stylistic shift somewhere around the beginning of the Edo Period (1603)...
Large-scale standing Jizo Bosatsu sculpted from a soft sedimentary stone, clearly dated to the seventh year of the Meiwa Era (1770), mid-Edo Period. Very good condition overall, with minor surface separation and cracking but very little actual stone loss.
Height 70.2 cm, Width 21.5 cm, Depth 15.2 cm.
A fine example of the classic standing Jizo Bosatsu with lotus flower. Such pieces very rarely surface in the local market.
Stone depiction of Jizo Bosatsu, clearly dated to the eighth year of the Kanbun Era (1668), early-Edo Period. Excellent condition.
Height 53 cm, Width 21.5 cm, Depth 10 cm.
Jizo Bosatsu is the ubiquitous hero of the Edo-Period stone saga. Jizo depictions sculpted in relief account for the vast bulk of the total sculptural production in stone beginning from the mid-Edo Period ca. 1750 and continuing into the modern era...
Pair of foxes in stone with traces of pigment, each fox and its accompanying rectangular dais sculpted from a single piece of stone, mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. One fox has lost an ear; the other's dais has suffered a fair bit of loss...
Stone depiction of a standing 11-Headed Kannon Bosatsu clearly dated to the 36th year of the Meiji Era (1903). Old minor surface loss.
Height: 40.4 cm
Width of base: 15.5 cm
Depth of base: 12.1 cm.
Kannon Bosatsu (Skt. bodhisattva) has 33 manifestations, among which is 11-Headed Kannon. Depictions of this deity in stone are extremely uncommon.