Hand carved cedar wood panel, in traditional style with black and red paint, 14 1/2" by 5 1/2" by 1 1/2" deep, signed at lower right corner by contemporary British Columbia Wet'suwet'en carver JAMES MADAM and dated 2008. The work is meant to hang on the wall as is (reverse hook). Madam is a talented carver schooled in the long tradition of Northwest Coast carving. He was born in Moricetown, in inland British Columbia...
Own the art that inspired Picasso and so many other 20th century artists........the sculpture originating in Africa. This is a later 20th century hand-made piece. Note the painted eyebrow area, the drilled rows of holes, and the interesting surface and color. I don't know the area of the continent from which this came but I suppose a specialist collector could tell immediately. It's a very interesting and decorative piece for the home. Size is approximately 12" by 6 1/2" by 3".
An early pair of Sioux native American buffalo hide Men's moccasins adorned with panels of red, yellow, green, black and white glass beads arranged in a geometric zig-zag design. Size: 11.5 in. length. Circa 1870.
A carved and polychrome painted Pacific Northwest Coast native American mask, signed by the carver, L. White. Dated 1983. Size: 6.5 on. x 6.5 in.
A raised frame constructed jack fruit wood box with 5 sectioned compartments within the open tray upper portion, used in the ritual of chewing the Betel Leaf and Areca Nut combined with slacked lime and spices. The exterior surface is inlaid with triangular nacre pieces on the four sides and diamond shaped nacre in a linear fashion on the top surface...
Made using old dzi bead and agarwood bead
Carved and painted ceremonial mask from Africa, 14 1/2" by 5 1/4" by 3" deep, likely mid to late 20th century, with subtle coloring and the primitive look that inspired Picasso and other famous artists early in the century. Some wear on the nose from handling adds to the appeal of this decorative piece.
JAPANESE MODERN YELLOW AND BLUE IKEBANA VASES
Pair of 80s avant-garde ceramic vases for contemporary ikebana flower arrangement. In very fine vintage condition with slight sign of use.
Yellow: approx. 26.5 x 5.5cm (10.43 x 2.16in), H 23cm (9.05in)
JAPANESE MODERN YELLOW RHOMBUS IKEBANA VASE
80s avant-garde pale yellow-glazed ceramic vase for contemporary ikebana flower arrangement. In very fine vintage condition with slight sign of use. approx...
JAPANESE MODERN GOLD AND SILVER IKEBANA VASES
Pair of avant-garde gold/silver-plated ceramic vases for contemporary ikebana flower arrangement. 1980-90s. In very fine condition with very slight sign of use.
Gold: approx. 28.5 x 4cm (11.22 x 1.57in), H 15cm (5.90in)
JAPANESE MODERN BLACK IKEBANA VASES
Pair of avant-garde black-glazed ceramic vases for contemporary ikebana flower arrangement. 1980-90s. In fine vintage condition with slight sign of use.
Wide mouth: approx. 23 x 7cm (9.05 x 2.75in), H 19cm (7.48in)
Narrow mouth: approx...
This bracelet is made using an old dzi bead and with new agarwood , round agate bead and small metal beads , it has the ancient feel and look !
Interesting painted bark piece from the Pacific islands, probably Tonga, Fiji Samoa, or other island in Oceania, 18 3/4" by 26 1/2" (21 1/2" by 32" framed). The bark appears to have been laid on a thin board. This 20th century work was likely brought back to the US in the 1960's by a tourist, as decorative ethnographic art. Note the old San Francisco pre-zip code framer's label. This item would make for a fine addition to your tropical or "Hawaiiana" style interior.
Chinese Hardwood heavy Rectangle shape Display Stand, 7" x 5"(top area), 7 5/8" x 5 1/2"(bottom widest area), made in China, one(1) bracket foot glued together but very strong solid.
Boxwood netsuke of a water buffalo resting on a huge cart wheel. Superb quality carving, perfectly captured essence of the creature, extraordinary detailing of the beastâ€™s face with tether and rope. Beautiful unstained even grained boxwood, eyes are inlaid with dark horn, in perfect condition. Signed MASAYUME on the bottom - netsuke by this rare artist are listed in 1997 â€śContemporary Netsukeâ€ť by Kinsey, #80, and in International Netsuke Society Journal, Volume 24, issue #3, p...
Chinese Inner Rim Hardwood Rectangle shape Display Stand with 4 Bracket Feet, 1980, "Made in Hong Kong" sticker on the Bottom, 5 3/8" x 4 1/4" wide, corner is sort of round cut out, object must be little smaller than inner measure in order to fit inside the rim. The maximum outside measurement is 6 3/8" x 5 1/4" wide, 1 3/8" high, little nick on the side, but in good condition overall.
Exclusively traditional handmade local straw samurai doll with such characteristic big penis and testicles that exorcizes evil spirits to keep safety of the family and state of perfect health over the year, which is used for the traditional local event at Shirakio area in Iwate prefecture, Japan called Shirakino ningyo okuri (Shirakino doll parade). approx...
18 Â˝â€ť length, split cane of fine basket weave for which the Ifugao are noted. The throat with a band of thin hide and plant fiber suspension cord. Excellent with minor evidence of wear only.
Figural form illustrating a proverb. A tubular element with a tiny human head each end is folded on itself and bound in the middle with a band accented with a tiny silver inlay. A variation on a common theme with these emphasizing that while we all have individual wants and needs, we have a common element in our humanism (sometimes characterized as a common stomach). Unusually complex and intricate for these. From the Sir Cecil Armitage Collection.
A nicely painted work on canvas, 22" by 18 1/2" in trim black frame, the subject a seated Buddha in a complex background, signed at lower right corner in Thai. The contemporary painting is entirely in shades of brown, with gold mixed skillfully in. Condition is excellent.
This is a heavy-for-its size (about six pounds) sculpture in a heavy, dark wood like mahogany (ironwood?), measuring about 10" high by about 5" on a side. In addition to the dark heavy wood, there are carved teeth of bone, and carefully applied white paint detail in the eyes. Carved into the base are the words "Ngambela Mataa". I have googled the term and it seems to be applied to a figure who was in Zambia in the late 19th century to as late as 1928, when there was some murder there...
Retro Japanese City Pop style ceramic confectionery bowl with double two-tone handle, Showa period, 80s-90s. In very fine condition. approx...
Chinese carved Wood round cover or top for Tea Caddy or Tea Jar, 2" diameter and 3/4" high for outside, 1 5/8" diameter and 5/8" high for inside measure, your tea caddy must be smaller than top. The condition is good.
Chinese carved Wood round Cover for Tea Caddy or Tea Jar Top, 2" diameter, 7/8" high for outside measurement, 1 5/8" diameter and 3/4" high for inside measurement, your Tea Caddy must be smaller than top measurement, the condition is good. Few more tops for this size are available, please inquire. The condition is good.
Two(2) carved Wood round Cover for Tea Caddy or Tea Jar, 1 3/4" diameter, 5/8" high for outside measure, 1 3/8" diameter and 3/8" high for inside measurement, your tea caddy must be smaller than top. The condition is good.
Chinese carved Wood Round Cover, top for Tea jar or Tea caddy, 2 1/4" diameter and 3/4" high for outside measurement, 1 3/4" diameter and 1/2" high high for inside measurement, your tea caddy must be smaller than top size.
Handwoven contemporary Tibetan palace rug (cicim). Cotton and wool, excellent condition. 200x140 cm (78x55 inches).
Tibetan runner. All cotton, handwoven, in excellent condition. 352x72cm (139x28 inches).
Large Tibetan Runner, excellent condition, cotton and goat's wool. Very interesting, minimalist Tibetan weaving. 400x120cm (157x47 inches).
Tibetan palace rug with star motif. All cotton, hand woven in excellent condition. 232x156cm (91x61 inches)
Tibetan Palace Rug, handwoven and all cotton, in excellent condition. 292x205cm (115x 81 inches).
C 1974 Navajo Silver Lion Capped large Lion Claw pendant on Chain. The claw removed by a veterinarian at Lion Country Safari, the lion was anesthetized for the declawing and that was done for the protection of the other roaming animals.The claw removed by my father had the claws mounted by a Navajo silversmith friend...
Vintage Kilim Pillow, Iran. A fine vegetable dyed wool weft and cotton warp in shades of brown, blue, coral, green, light blue, black, gray and white. Crafted from a larger vintage textile with an abstract geometric pattern of hooks and diamonds. The gray canvas back has a zipper and stuffed as a pillow.
Measuring: 22.5 in. x 15 in. x 5 in. (57 x 38 x 13cm)
3 lbs. 10 oz. (1625g.)
Textile circa 1950, the pillow circa 1980
Provenance: R. H. Dinihanian, Palm Springs, CA...
KOZA POTTERY VASE
Okinawan Koza ware (Kozayaki) vase with fish and flower design, Showa period, 20th century, Japan.
Characteristically lively and dynamic painting as traditional Okinawan mingei's, but at the same time, somehow with such calm and humble presence with saudade, like tropical wabi.
approx. H 31cm (12.20in), 13.5 x 13.5cm (5.31 x 5.31in)
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Rustic and cozy straw-woven small pot with string reinforcement. Showa period, 20th century, Japan. approx. H 11cm (4.33in), 12 x 10cm (4.72 x 3.93in)
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Bulgarian Sarkoy kilim. Wool and cotton, in excellent condition. 200x100cm (78x39 inches). Bears the motifs of the tree of life and the evil eye.