Watercolor drawing on aquarelle paper of a Shinto shrine entrance and a stone lantern in a forest. Signed at bottom right H. Kato. Stamped number and original price in yen on verso. Japan, 1920s.
H 20.25 x W 13.5 inches
Slightly yellowed due to newspaper backing inside frame, otherwise fine condition
This vase is made in China Republic era , dated as 1920 and the noble ladies painted by Artist Li Wen Tai
Netsuke of a Buddhist nun seated in front of a gong, a striker in one hand and a rosary in the other, a boy attendant next to her about to pour tea from a kettle into a cup. There is a feature unusual for high quality netsuke - the nun is actually a fox and has a revolving face, with one side showing a fox with vicious expression, and the other a tranquil female one...
Netsuke of a man seated by a hot sand brazier with a kettle on it, putting a book aside and stretching his arms. Excellent detailed carving - his his wonderful face, tobacco pouch with pipe case by his side, a ladle for stirring the sand, brazier, book and kettle textures. Beautifully stained and finished. Signed GYOKUSHO on the bottom - for a brief discussion of the artist see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 216. Height 1 3/4 inches.
Netsuke of standing Jurojin holding a turtle on his hand. Jurojin is one of 7 Gods of Good Fortune, that of longevity, and the turtle - one of his usual companions - is also associated with longevity. The netsuke is essentially a wish for long life. Very nicely carved, great level of detail and perfectly captured facial expression, expert staining. Signed SEIGYOKU on the back - for a discussion of the artist see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 226. Height 1 7/8 inches.
Wonderful and very unusual almost art deco bronze garden light with light inside. The undulating legs and pagoda like features make this lamp very unusual. Glass on all sides and bottom. 31cm tall x 30cm wide. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote.
Beautiful Chinese carnelian bangle, carved of deep reddish orange carnelian of lovely translucency. Size: 3" wide diameter / 2 1/4" wide inside.
A fine silver image depicting Daikoku-ten, the popular God of wealth, of agriculture & farmers, of rice and kitchen.
The God is rendered in naturalistic style with fine details. Made by the renowned sculptor Takamura Koun (1852 –1934). Artist mark and pure silver mark. Fully inscribed storage box/ tomobako with “Daikoku-ten and silver image“ on the outside and “original sculpture by Takamura Koun” on the inside lid of the tomobako. H. 13 cm. Showa. Condition: perfect.
Length: 4.1cm (1.7 in)
Height: 3.2cm (1.4 in)
Depth: 2.9cm (1.2 in)
Japanese netsuke of a resting horse; natural material; double inlaid horn eyes; Rantei mark on the base
Length: 10.2cm (4.1 in)
Depth: 6.8cm (2.7 in)
Height: 3.5cm (1.6 in)
Rectangular Zitan box; very fine construction with invisible joints; sliding lid; ivory panel marked with calligraphy; signatures on the base; excellent condition
Japanese shin hanga woodblock print by Shoda Koho (1871-1946) titled "A Bridge in the Rainy Season." This image was originally printed by Hasegawa circa 1910-1920. This lifetime impression was published after the name change from Hasegawa to Nishinomaya Yosaku and dates circa 1936-early 1940s. The Nishinomaya publisher’s seal is in the lower right margin. The artist’s black ink signature and red seal are at the lower left corner of the image...
Well carved helmet mask of the Bamileke People, Grassland of Cameroon around 1950, former collection of Dr. Heinz Werner Schmitt, Munich/Germany.
Size: 42 cm height. Good condition with great patina and some scrapes and scratches. Great.
The Bamileke are among the artistic elite of the Cameroon Grasslands area. They are ruled by kings, and many of their masks are for royal festivities. Masks like this one belonged to the regulatory society, (Kwifoyn)...
very nice each on 8 cm x 12 cm
A beautiful early 20th C. Chinese famille rose porcelain Buddha with five playful kids in excellent condition. Marked. H:25cm $1350
A rarely encountered occupation era original Japanese shin hanga woodblock print titled "Tanigumi Temple, Mino" by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) dated in the lower left margin Showa 22 (1947). The artist's black ink signature and red seal are at the lower left corner of the image. The 6mm circular seal of the publisher Watanabe (used 1946-1957) is at the lower right corner. Paper size: 15"V x 10 1/4"H (image size: slightly over 14 1/4"H x 9 1/2"V). Very good overall condition...