Japanese silk wedding gown with beautiful embroideries of flowers, cranes and the imperial gosho-carts. This is an older and top quality gown that is probably dated early to mid Showa period, 1930-1950; it belongs somewhere between antique gowns and newer gowns. The quality is different from later Showa period when most of the gowns were made for rental...
An elegant Chinese opaque pink glass snuff bottle of circular form. Original spoon with green jade stopper.
Age: Qing Dynasty (19th Century)
Size: 2-1/2" high by 1" depth by 1-2/4" wide
Condition: Good condition
Chinese Porcelain Sang de boeuf, Iron Red puppy dog with Celadon glaze, Ca. 1930's, 3 1/4" high, 4" wide x 1 3/4" deep, with curled tail and bell in front of the neck. Underglaze Ox blood and celadon glaze and bottom is unglazed. The condition is good, no damages.
Japanese 20th century bronze vase. Made by well known Japanese bronze artist, HASUDA SHUGORO (b. 1915 - ). Born in Kanazawa, Japan and graduate of prestigious Tokyo Arts College in 1938. HASUDA SHUGORO has been the recipient of numerous important awards in Japan for his work. In 1991 he was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit. Comes with TOMOBAKO, original artist signed box. The vase has the stamp of the artist on the bottom. The vase measures 9"H by 8 1/4"W by 8 1/4"D.
An Exquisite Green Jade/Pearl Bead Necklace Length: 46 1/2 inches (118.1 cm)
Condition Report: Good Condition
Provenance: Property of a NY Collector
Dimensions: Weight: 63 grams Length: 46 1/2 inches (118.1 cm)
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Springtime Evening, Ote Gate (Otemon no Haru no Yugure)
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.5 x 10.5 inches.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Edition: First state. Watanabe red 6mm seal lower right corner. Used 1946-1957.
Reference: Hotei #573.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent. Removed from original folder.
a tabwa or rungu lungu doll,Congo kinshasa lake tangannyika,southern shore
The rungu are a tabwa subgroup living at the border of the Congo and the Zambia .following François mottas who curated the udo hortsmann dolls exhibition in lausanne museum ,the fcial scrifictions denote this provenance as well as the little lines on the torso.the arched of the headress,the insertion of the ear at the base of the headress are similar to the fipa or the bemba from zambia (south est of lake tanganyika ,...
Old Showa retro-modern style original drawings of an actor and an actress of 'Jidaigeki' (Japanese historical play) for the Edo period, probably used by the travelling performers or the film staff for touring.
Early Showa period, 20th century, Japan. Some paint scratches as is. approx...
A family of rabbits lie peacefully, their fluffy bodies illuminated by the full Autumn-moon rising over the horizon, pigment on silk with cloth border featuring bone rollers enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated Spring 1927. The scroll is 26 inches by 7 feet (66.5 x 214 cm) and is in overall excellent condition, with minor marks typical of age and handling.
Hotta Shuso (1894-1954) lived and worked in the scenic lakeside town of Suwa in Nagano prefecture...
China old brushpot tieli wood with great condition
A Chinese round shaped soupstone seal with micro-carvings of Guanyin, sutra, and poems. This seal is a name seal of Huang Jianlun. Condition: stone vein cracks; one chip at the lower edge. Diameter: 11/16"; height: 3-1/2".
Mughal style dagger having a carved hardstone handle in the form of a bird and damascus blade. Small size possibly for a child or lady Measures 6 3/4" (17.2cm) length.
Sensational Yanase Asao signed plate from the Onta Yaki Kilns in Oita Prefecture in Kyushu. C.1975. Yanase Asao is 70 years old now and will most likely be designated a National Living Treasure. Onta pottery is famous for the subtle clays and white and green glazes. Bernard Leach, the famous potter studied Onta Yaki in Oita and it had a profound influence on his work. Plate is signed on the back next to a 'kama kizu' a small kiln scar when the plate was fired.
This is an authentic Japanese Ranma, transom with beautiful geometrical design made of Hioki (cypress ) wood. This can be displayed from any angles. It measures that 14.75 " tall, 68 " wide, 1.13 " deep.
a very unusual fante doll ,with typical fante coiffure .nice proeminent mouth, in profile view .
really something i never saw before.
with an id card showing it went out of ghana in 1970
old french collection32cm without stand
Japanese framed woodblock print by Nakayama Tadashi (1927-2014) of a stylized abstract horse with butterfly wings against a deep red ground. Signed in pencil, number 62/85.
Dimensions: 20" H x 11 1/4" W (overall) 12 3/4" H x 5" W (image only)
Netsuke of three goats standing in a circle touching with their rumps, heads turned. Excellent carving, wonderfully caught mood of the scene, superb depiction of their coats, eyes inlaid with light horn, delicate carving of their limbs with hooves, beautiful patina. Signed YUKIMASA on bottom - for a good discussion of this excellent artist (born in 1914) see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 233. Length 1 1/2 inches.
Height: 5.6 cm (2.2 in)
Width: 3.7 cm (1.3 in)
Depth: 2.1 cm (0.8 in)
Well-carved Chinese rose agate snuff bottle; carved peaches, crane and florals; good condition
Japanese woven suiban. This low, shallow container is used for ikebana flower arranging. Rectangular in form, this suiban is raised on low feet. A grain or leaf-like design is woven into all sides and the corners have intricate knot work. An oval shaped metal container sits perfectly inside for holding water.
Dimensions: 4 1/2" high x 19 1/2" long x 12" wide
Antique Chinese red coral glass over white glass snuff bottle with carved scene depicting a flying phoenix on one side and a standing phoenix on the other .
Zaimoku Island, Matsushima
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.5 x 10.5 inches.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. Bears the 6 mm seal, indicating a lifetime print produced 1946-1957.
Condition: Excellent. Light crease in water at lower left.
A king-sized cotton duvet cover from Nepal, measuring 111 x 74½" inches (43.7 x 29.3 cm) in purple, red and green. The viúvavajra ("crossed vajra") and chevron motifs are depicted in wool thread in chain stitch. Condition: Excellent. The vajra (meaning diamond or thunderbolt) is believed to represent firmness of spirit and spiritual power and is displayed in the national emblem of Bhutan.
Boxwood netsuke carved as a theatrical mask of YASE-OTOKO - an emaciated man representing ghosts and spirits undergoing the torments of hell. Superb quality carving on beautiful even material, excellent finish, beautiful patina, in absolutely perfect condition. Signed HOZAN SAKU KORE (Hozan made this) on the back bar for Fujita Hozan - this first-rate artist of Hojitsu lineage is listed on p. 218 of Contemporary Netsuke by Miriam Kinsey. Height 1 1/2 inches.
This is a Hand Carved HARDSTONE BUDDHA from a Maryland Estate.
Ca. last quarter of the 20th Century.
Exact measurements posted shortly
Lovely pieces of folk art with traces of use and a nice patina. Dimensions: 26 x 13 x 15 cm.
Japanese sosaku hanga woodblock print depicting a young girl and two flower stalks by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965). The artist's red seal is at the lower left portion of the image amd the black circular seal is on the back. Circa 1950s. Printed posthumously. Paper size: 16 5/8"V x 11 1/8"H (image: 14 7/8"V x 8 3/4"H). Excellent overall condition with full margins. There is some minor wrinkling of the margins.
This is an excellent and intricately carved very charming netsuke, made by our own Pennsylvania native, David Carlin. He describes it as a "Clown seated on a ball with his left hand holding his forehead and the right arm resting in the clown’s lap. The eyes are inlaid in amber and the clown has a star in his right cheek matching the stars on the sleeves and bottom hem of his sweater...
Chinese Cultural Revolution Serpentine Carved Boy
It is 5.1 inches (13 cm) tall with stand, 4 inches (10.2 cm) without stand by 5.9 inches (15 cm) wide. It is 1 lb.
It has inclusions and surface wears. The statue is glued to stand. The stand has chips (as seen in the photos).
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Japanese woodblock print by Yoshida Hiroshi, oban yoke-e, dated Showa 10 (1935), signed in pencil ¡°Hiroshi Yoshida,¡± very good color, impression and condition (void of jizuri seal).
SHOKI THE PLAGUE-QUELLER
Tile statue of 'Shoki' ('Zhong Kui' as traditional Chinese deity said to prevent plagues and ward off evil beings) displayed on the house roof as the talisman seen in the western part of Japan including Kyoto.
Early Showa period, 20th century.
Made by tile craftsman with same material of its roof tile, as differently unique and pure folk taste of Shoki, if compared to the one by 'Busshi' (specialist sculptor of Buddhist statues)...
Cranes symbolize fidelity. They are known for not leaving their spouse’s side after their partner’s death. When pine needles fall, they fall as a pair and the color is evergreen. A pair of cranes under an old pine tree signifies the union of a couple. It is a perfect wedding fukusa (gift cover). The design is beautifully drawn here in Sumi-e black ink style on Shioze silk. Circa, Taisho to early Showa period, 1930-1940. Dimensions: 25 5/8" x 29"
A pair of beautiful natural coral earrings in excellent condition. D:2cm $265
Additional photos #1 for Seifu Yohei IV 10 cs Chawan Set with Tomobako, Tomonuno.
Early 20th Century Chinese Silver Sterling Dragon Censer
It is 12.75 inches (32.5cm) tall by 7.5 inches (19 cm) wide. It is 760gram.
It is in good condition with no repairs, chips, cracks except tarnish and minor dents (as seen in the photos).
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Height: 5cm (2 in)
Width: 3.4 cm (1.4 in)
Japanese carved okimono of an owl; carved from Tagua nut; inlaid eyes; signed; good condition
China late qing glass brushwasher shiny
This embroidered panel is a ceremonial food cover made by the Lakai, an Uzbek tribe living in small villages near the northern Afghanistan city of Kunduz. The Lakai came to Afghanistan in the 16th century but they were once also found in what is now Uzbekistan and southern Tajikistan. This textile is composed of stylized star and solar shapes embroidered in silk thread in fine angled blanket stitch and chain stitch on a red plain-woven cotton...
Beautifully pierced carved lapis lazuli 14k yellow gold pendant , with squirrel and leaves design.
Dimension: 2 inches tall x 1 1/2 inches width.
Incredibly carved Chinese hard-stone seals, with ram finial. The height of the item is 2.75 inches, in great condition.
Early 20C Chinese Famille Rose Wucai Vase with Flying Fu Dog Beast
It is 17.6 inches (44.7cm) tall by 8 inches (7.3 cm) wide. It weighs 7.1 lb.
It is in good condition with no repairs except hairline cracks at the sides and base. There are also chips at the base (as seen in the photos).
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Frank Brangwyn and Yoshijiro Urushibara
Venice, Golden Morning
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.25. x 10.25 inches.
Edition: First and only.
Yoshijiro produced this woodblock print from a watercolor by Brangwyn as part of their famous collaboration.
Signed in pencil by both Brangwyn and Urushibara. Initialed by Brangwyn within image.
Reference: UB27 in Chapman and Horner.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
吳昌碩(1844-1927) 墨荷圖 水墨紙本立軸。款識：荷花荷葉墨汁涂。安吉吴俊卿。鈐印二方。 Hanging Scroll of Ink-Splashed Lotus / Wu Changshuo (1844-1927) 50 3/4 X 13 1/4 inches 129 X 33 cm Ink on Paper Inscribed & signed with two artist seals.
Condition: Hand-Painted, Good Condition
Provenance: Property of a Canadian collection
Dimensions: 50 3/4 X 13 1/4 inches 129 X 33 cm
Artist Name: Wu Changshuo (1844-1927)
Medium: Ink on Paper
Netsuke of a seated man yawning widely and stretching, his hands on the back of his head as he takes a break from reading a book, his reading glasses on top of an open book in his lap. Excellent clean carving with perfectly captured mood, fantastic face, great depiction of his hands and feet with fine incised finger and toe nails, beautiful flow to the lines of his clothes, finely executed jacket texture, wonderful finish and patina. Signed YOSHIYUKI on the botom followed by kakihan (carved mono...
Christie’s sale catalog FINE NETSUKE, INRO AND PIPECASES that took place in London on May 16, 1990. 130 lots, color and black and white photos, prices realized included.
Chinese carved Ivory Ram's Head clasp, consisting of Ram's Head and oval ring, 2 long 7/8" wide, 3/8" deep-Ram's Head, and 7/8" x 5/8" wide, 1/8" thick-oval ring, made in "Hong Kong" label, imported to US prior to 1980. The oval ring goes over the Ram's Head to close the necklace, connect with string to other side of Ram's head, there are two(2) holes to connect together and string the oval ring next to beads of your choice. The condition is good.
A decorative Sub-Saharan African knife - possibly from the Sudan - with crocodile styled red leather sheath incorporating real crocodile head. This item was made during the early to mid 20th Century circa 1920-1950. Condition - very good - no damages. 85cm (33.5cm)in length; blade 43cm (16.8 inches) long
A winter scene featuring a bush warbler in a snow covered heavenly bamboo. Showa period, mid 20th century. Nandina or heavenly bamboo is widely grown in gardens as an ornamental plant. They continually changes color throughout the year. Although the common name heavenly bamboo, it is actually not a bamboo at all. All parts of the plant are poisonous and could potentially be fatal if ingested. Birds are not affected by these toxins and will disperse the seeds through their droppings. The berries ...
This is a 2 section kimono chest called Kasane Tansu from Tochigi region. It was constructed entirely out of Paulownia wood and the iron fittings were all hand made. It measures that 41.5 " tall, 37.5 " wide, 16.5 " deep.
Originally used for the storage of kimono in Japan, this chest would make a great clothes dresser or an elegant storage unit in any home decor.
Rare and beautiful Vintage metal snuff bottles covered in opaque or translucent enamels in the shape of butterfly.
An export silver belt buckle in two circular sections depicting coins of the Guangxu era. No mark, silver tested. Dimension: diameter: 5.8 cm, total length 11.5 cm, weight: 76 g. Condition: good, some traces of usage.
These geta (shoes) were worn by a girl or young Japanese woman. Build up from several layers of materials, the felted soles have slits to allow access for the changing of thongs should they become soiled or worn. Small pieces of leather nailed are the heels. The upper fabric liner is made from two pieces of contrasting fabric sewn together and show a small amount of dirt and an almost imperceivable foot imprint about the toe area. Presumably this pair would have been reserved for inside hous...
A beautiful old Chinese carved yellow jade pendant in excellent condition. H:4.5cm W:3.5cm
This is a traditional and authentic 2 section stacking Japanese chest called Kimono Biraki Tansu. It measures that 68 "tall, 38" wide, 17.75 " deep. The hinged doors on the center section hides 6 Kimono/Obi trays that slide out. It was entirely constructed in thick Paulownia wood (Japanese Kirinoki).
Originally used to store Japanese Kimono, it would work well in today's home as a clothes dresser for daily use.
Kokeshi, wooden folk toy of NE Japan. Height: 7.5". This is an example of kokeshi made in Fukushima Prefecture, other than its better known cousin of the "Tsuchiyu" tradition. This was made in 1968 at Takayu Onsen (Takayu Hot Spring) by the artisan, Shinogi Toshio, when he was 37 years old. Shinogi-san was born on September 3rd, Showa 6 (1931). For a brief story on "dentou" (traditional) kokeshi, please see our weblog, which can be accessed through our Trocadero homepage.
taller one is in exceoolent condition shorter one has a crack Never made into seals