Chinese Grey Jade pendant with Early or Tang style Dragon, nice smooth texture well carved with traces of black paint. Condition seems good may be a flea bite on the edge. Diameter is 2" weight 26 g
Ancient Hongshan Cicada Man Nephrite Jade pendant in green brown jade. The pendant hangs showing a cicada the other side is a mans face wearing a hat or head covering. The pendant with a large core drilled suspension hole. The body covered in Tremolite mineral growth. Collected in HK 1980-1995. Size H 2.75" w.75" weight 54 G
A Hongshan Jade double Bi disk with raised writing on each side Neolithic Period, the bi Hongshan Culture,
The disc shaped as two conjoined bi discs with polished edges and apertures drilled on both sides, the stone with russet and tremolite growth on each side. There are faint characters side one like an E the the other side is mostly worn away from extended use. Size H 3" w 2". Collected HK 1980-1995
5000 year old Hongshan Nephrite jade Mother Goddess Amulet Pendant. Rare piece depicting a seated pregnant woman goddess with her hands over her abdomen. Biconically off set drilled suspension holes. The surface is covered with tremolite mineral growth . Nice red colored stone 62g size h 2.5" w 1" d 1" .
Collected 1980-1995 in HK
Japanese Lacquered Hardwood large Scroll shape Display Stand, Ca. 1930's, 21" wide, 12 1.2" deep, 4 1/4" high, nicely curved from one piece of wood for Ikebana, Bonsai floral arrangement, or can be used for any type nice and high quality precious object for Display. Marking on the bottom underneath. It shows some stain and old age patina on top, otherwise in good condition, no damages.
Hardcover book “THE BAUR COLLECTION: NETSUKE” by Marie-Therese Coullery and Martin Newstead in perfect condition. This book is number 716 out of limited numbered edition of 1500. One of the world's most important collections of netsuke is richly illustrated in this definitive volume. Arranged by subject with general subject description followed by exact description and photo of each netsuke...
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Shinagawa (Rainy Season at Ryoshimachi)
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.25 x 10.25 inches.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. Round, black 6 mm seal at lower right, indicating a lifetime printing (1946-1957).
Signed and sealed by the artist.
Reference: Hotei #218.
Condition: Excellent. Top back margin corner has paper residue.
"Shinagawa was the 1st station on the Tokaido." - Hotei.
Temari style balls in gold and silver maki-e with mother of pearl decorate the black lacquered surface of this small Kobon Incense Tray enclosed in the original kiri-wood box bearing the yaki-in brand of Zohiko, the preeminent lacquer studio in Kyoto. It is 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm) and is in excellent condition. The Zohiko studio was founded in 1661, and is still in operation today.
Zōhiko is a leading Kyoto lacquerware establishment boasting an epic history...
LARGE DOLL HEAD MOLDS
Four pieces of the molds for Japanese doll heads made of 'toso' (type of wood composition), probably for Ichimatsu doll because of those large size. Showa period, 20th century. approx...
Date: possibly 1937 or 1877
Medium: Glass; inside-painted
Artist: Signed with name of Ting Erh-Chung (Ding Erzhong)
Dimensions: Height x Width x Depth; (6 cm x 4.1 cm x 1.9 cm)
Description: The front of the bottle shows a man in a blue robe with his sword drawn, and next to him a lady in a pinkish robe. They are walking on a path in front of a hill toward a group of three men who are situated between a pair of pines trees...
Period: (likely) Republic Period
Dimension: Height x Width; (40 cm x 29 cm)
Description: Wooden framed porcelain plaque decorated with enamels showing three birds on a branch looking down at colorful flowers. A poem and kao on the bottom left quadrant.
Condition: Good, one of the three birds has lost the surface lustre of its enamels.
Netsuke of two sumo wrestlers in a match, each attempting to throw the other. Superbly carved (see their incised fingernails), wonderfully captured body bulks and dynamic poses, perfectly etched textures of their hair and loincloths. Signed NANRYU in rectangular reserve on the bottom - for information about the artist see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 224. Excellent netsuke. Height 1 7/8 inches.
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Moon at Magome
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.5 x 10.25 inches.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Watanabe 6 mm seal lower right corner, indicating a lifetime edition made between 1946 and 1957.
Reference: Hotei #165.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Top back margin has paper residue. Top margin slightly wavy.
"The scene conveys the rustic 'poetic' charm of Magome, the area where Hasui lived." - Narazaki
This is an old blue-and-white porcelain dish .
Four (4) lotus pods 莲蓬 with moving seeds莲子活动. Patina 皮光 is excellent.
This piece of jewelry is a bronze brooch 别针.
Old silver ornament with compass 指南针 and implements, to hang from the belt.
This highly carved wooden object is a bottle in the shape of a fish.