Hand hammered very large zen buddhist temple bell, c. 1935. Signed with the characters `te-uchi` hand hammered by Zuiho, one of the premeir makers pre-war. Very large at 14" diammeter and 17" tall. Fabulous sound that keeps going.....
With cushion and striker. Ask for shipping quote.
Dan Mask. Côte d'Ivoire or Liberia, Early to mid-20th Century. Wooden mask representing a sacred personality, Gunyege, as worn by a community's champion foot racers in competitions. With its wide circular ocular apertures and holes for attaching fibers, this mask can be identified as Gunyege. This example simply but nicely, and thinly carved. Good patination. 11 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 3". 7 1/2 oz.
China Old gourd with pimples da ji;i
Chinese scroll painting of a butterfly resting atop a blooming lily, with calligraphy and signature chop of Xie Zhi Liu (1910-1997), a well-known member of the Shanghai School who would later befriend the famous artist Zhang Daqian and joined him for later studies. His artworks can be found in the China Art Museum in Shanghai and has an art gallery named after him in Changzhou. Zhi Liu was married to another famous painter named Chen Peiqiu...
"Re-creation" ('Utsushi') of old Korean pottery ware (Punch'ong ware) called 'Mishima' in Japan, made by Kato Koemon of Yamajugama-kiln in Mino region, Japan.
Tsutsu-chawan (cylindrical tea bowl) type. Taisho-Showa period, 20th century. Attached with a wooden box. approx...
This is an adorable Japanese Gosho Ningyo, doll made of porcelain from mid. 1900's. It measures that 13.5 " tall, 11" wide, 8.25" deep. wide, This plump baby figures with large heads, inflated round bodies and brilliant white skin will be great accent for your home . It comes in a glass case. There are slight chips, patina and small dents.
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.
This is an artistic Japanese bronze vase done by Murashido bronze techinique, signed on the bottom. It measures 9.75" high by 5.5" wide by 5.5" deep. It comes in an original wooden box.
Impressive statue of the Buddha of the future Maitreya.
Decorated with pieces of turquoise and red coral. In very good condition. 36 cm. high, 20 cm. wide and 17 cm. deep. Weight 4 kg. Tibet.
Beguiling statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, sitting on a lion. The statue is in good condition. It is 31 cm. high, 19 cm. wide and 10 cm. deep. The weight is 1.5 kg. Tibet.
Very nice Chinese porcelain famille rose vase featuring 2 phoenixes on a rock. In excellent condition, no cracks, no chips, no hairlines, and no repairs, it measures 11.5 inches high. Republic Period.
Japanese early Showa period vintage child's silk kimono decorated with cranes flying among pines, both symbols of longevity. White silk lining. Measures about 37” long (excluding collar) and about 32 1/2” across (sleeve tip to sleeve tip). Circa 1940. Very good overall condition with only a few tiny spots on one shoulder. It appears to have never been worn and has been kept stored safely away in an air-tight trunk. From the Tucson, Arizona estate of a World War II veteran.
This is an artistic Japanese bronze vase done by Murashido bronze techinique, signed on the bottom. It measures 11.75" high by 7.75" wide by 7.75" deep.
A fine Chinese Bronze Teapot beautifully ornamented with leaves/foliage. The cover has a lotus bud finial and the handle is crafted as a natural branch. A fine collector's piece.
A wonderful contemporary furniture piece in a Chinese altar table style, made by a highly regarded local craftsman. The underside has the RE Studio brand mark to show it is a special, original made piece. Skillfully made with mortis and tenon joinery. All natural finish hardwood.
60" L x 10" W x 36" H
A wonderful contemporary furniture piece in a Chinese altar table style, made by a highly regarded local craftsman. The underside has the RE Studio brand mark to show it is a special, original made piece. Made of black walnut with smooth natural finish, with special decorative elements such as lighter "ash" hardwood "keys", and "butterflies" on the inner leg to hold the natural fissures of the wood. Skillfully made with mortis and tenon joinery.
Size: 60" L x 10" W x 36" H
Ruby Red Overlay Glass Snuff Bottle - Aquatic Sea Life
This is a fine, flattened, Pear shaped snuff bottle, with a round elongated neck, and a raise oval footing, decorated with a ruby red overlay on a snowflake ground, in relief, depicting various aquatic plant and sea life. It comes with a light green glass stopper. This snuff bottle shows signs that it was actually used as such. It still has some sort of material inside. The bottle is in great preserved condition...
This is a finely carved and well-hollowed Hair crystal Snuff Bottle in the form of a Pear with a couple of Ram Masks on its sides. The bottle has a transparent grayish color with light -brown hair crystals that are criss-crossed to create a dramatic scene. The bottle rests on a raised oval footing. It comes with a metal work stopper with domed brown top...
This is a finely carved and molded Quartz Hair crystal Snuff Bottle in a rectangular form with a round neck, and and a raised oval footing. Two flying bats with spread wings decorate one side of the bottle. The transparency of the tea-colored crystal enables the observe to see parallel spiral lines left by the tool used to carve the well-done internal cavity of the bottle...
This is a finely carved and molded Rock Hair crystal Snuff Bottle in the form of a double gourd. A bat with spread wings under a hanging circular decoration is carved on both sides of the bottle. The transparency of the tea-colored crystal enables the thin brownish color criss-crossed hairs to be seen in a dramatic way. The bottle rests on a raised footing. It comes with a milk chocolate and black hardstone stopper...
This is an antique, elegant, black lacquered Burgaute snuff bottle of rectangular tapering towards the base hexagonal faceted shape, with flat footing and a round neck. Beautifully decorated with mother-of-pearl and gold inlays of flowers and geometrical forms. Spectacular detail...
Netsuke of a floating swan with its neck bent graciously and wings raised in the back. Beautiful carving with clean strong lines, perfectly captured essence of the creature, great sense of volume. Gold and black lacquer on the beak,, eyes inlaid with black glass. Some light reddish stains throughout the carving. Signed MASAMI left to right on the bottom - this female carver is the daughter of Shinzan Masanao and is listed in NETSUKE THE H.I.H. PRINCE TAKAMADO COLLECTION II, p. 233...
This eye-catching porcelain plate features a Red Guard (Hongweibing) broadcasting on the radio with a background of the Great Wall. A slogan that reads “Qian Qiu Gong Zui, Wo Men Ping Shuo” ( We [the people] will decide the merits and demerits [of history] ) is on the plate.
Like other work created by Wu, this plate was first drawn in brown then coloured with a second and/or third layer to create a 3D effect...
Superb carving work figuring a Raktsatsa (devil) masks, few old wounds, hard wood, old reddish color, from the first half of the 20th
H 25 cm
More information on request
An early 20th century cloisonne obidome with a vibrant color floral design that can be worn as a pendant. Size: H. 4cm. W. 4.5cm.
Condition: No repairs.
Nepalese Tanka painting, seated Buddha surrounded by 9 figures, colours and gold on cotton,
62x39 cm, unmounted. Undated, estimated to be first half of 20th century. Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.