Chinese Republic period porcelain plaque decorated in famille rose enamels with the eight immortals standing outdoors under a pine tree with bats flying overhead. Produced by the Jiangxi Porcelain Company at Pearl Mountain and dated 1924. Nice quality wood frame. Porcelain measures 15 1/8" x 9 7/8" (with frame: 16 3/8" x 11 1/4"). Very good overall condition. There are tiny brown scattered spots in the glaze from the original production...
Takahashi Shotei (1871-1945)
Date: Pre-1936 (ca. 1927).
Size: Mitsugiri-ban. Approximately 15.0 x 6.75 inches.
Artist's seal lower left.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Reference: M-39 in Shotei catalog.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Lovely mid 20th century (1950-1960) woman’s sarong with “patola” floral pattern. All very finely woven with handspun cotton and natural dyes, excellent condition and unopened. L: 1.65m/5ft 5in and W: 1.44m and 4ft 8in.
Talk about creepy! A Lifesize modeled-ceramic human skull dated on the base Autumn of Showa 7 (1932) adjacent an impressed seal reading Ranzan. It is hyper realistic, entirely in raw clay but for two white teeth. In typical Japanese fashion, even the underside, invisible when set down, is entirely detailed. It looks as if there were originally two more teeth in front, which have been broken off at the root...
Bats Descend from the heavens on the outside of this bowl by Kosai. The bold characters Fuku Ji Ten Rai (Pin Yin: fú zì tiān lái), “Action Brings Unexpected Luck”, are emblazoned within and it is dated 1932. Although it is signed I have not been able to crack the signature of the painter which appears to read Ungen or Shitsugen, The bowl is 7-1/2 inches (18.5 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) deep and in fine condition, enclosed in a period kiri-wood box.
An iconic square bottle by one of the most important Japanese artists, Kawai Kanjiro, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The fawn spotted white glaze is decorated with Gosu floral patterns in blue and red with a rich iron red at the mouth, the raw clay revealed at the base. It is 12 x 12 x 18 cm tall (roughly 5 x 5 x 7 inches) and in excellent condition dating likely from the height of his career, 1940s-50s...
A pitcher and eight beakers, the glaze a light grey, the insides purple blue. Vallauris, from Les Argonautes, the studio started up in 1953 by Isabelle Ferlay and Frederique Bourguet. Incised and impressed marks. Height of pitcher "13 ½ / 34.5 cm and of beakers c "4 ¾ / 12 cm. Condition: pitcher with a small glaze flake to the spout (cf. pic).
Beautifully carved, this soapstone figure really captures the essence of the stately Polar Bear.
He stands 3 3/4" high, 8 1/4" wide, and is 4 3/4" deep, and weighs roughly 4 pounds and 4 ounces.
The soapstone is a mottled brown/green, with spots of black, rust, and tan, and has black inlaid eyes.
The simplified form is just elegant and lovely, and clearly demonstrates the talent of the carver.
In good condition, a few scrapes to the surface, and some colored spots that may or may not be orig...
Large and heavy carved soapstone eagle, with original label, numbers, and initials.
Is 8 1/2" high, 7 1/2" wide, and 4 1/4" deep and weighs just a bit under 10 pounds.
Very stylized form, with hooked beak, incised eyes and long sharp talons, he sits on a rock or stump...
Tibetan hand made Silver Bangle Bracelet, mid 1900's, 2 5/8" wide, 1" high, 1 1/2" wide opening, with raised Tibetan Script on top of the Filigree design.
A Skull and grave-marker alongside an epitaph spring from a natural formation in the wood of this carved wooden slab signed Sekiun made to hold a cup for use with Sencha Tea. The accompanying poem reads Iseki Beni-Kao Bishonen. It is an excerpt from the poem by Liu Xiyi (651-679) lamenting impermanence, while at the same time celebrating the eternal rebirth in the seasons...
A very elegant amber gold Chinese Peking glass vase.
The 8 sided, octagonal vase, has a long neck and recessed base.
Tongzhi mark at the bottom (1872 - 1875)
In a very good condition, without any hairlines or damage.
Date: late Qing.
Dimensions: 5,4" x 3,0" (13,7 x 7,5 cm).
Provenance: Dutch private collection.
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'Ranma' (Wooden transom window) with such refined openwork. Japan or China, 20th century. In fine condition (probably unused). approx...
WOODEN MOLD FOR BASEBALL CAP
Quite a rare vintage Japanese artisan's tool. Showa period, early 20th century. Simple and unique form with aesthetic texture. approx...
akuaba asante ghana ,this is a very special model
i cannot resist to buy them when they have something different in their structure and aesthetic.nice arm shape funny way of putting the breast under the arms whatever the variations you can see on differen kuabas curiously it always works and gives a good easthetic result small size doll
it has a beautiful curved nose in profile and a nice way the neck is attached to the head
ex coll iris driessle germany by descent from her grand father...
Turkish Tribal Wool Runner, mid 1900's, 8'6" long, 2'4" wide, hand made wool and cotton web. The condition is very good.