Set of 10 different types of 'Kirigami' (Art of Japanese papercutting) made by a paper pattern artisan (for kimono fine pattern), including carriage, double-crane, 'oiran' (high-class prostitute), deer, general, etc. Total 29 pieces.
Taisho-Showa period, early 20th century, Japan. approx...
A fine copper-red-glazed bowl. The deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently everted rim, covered overall in a deep red colored glaze fading to white at the rim. The base and the inside white. The base with a six-character Kangxi imperial mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle.
Size: Approximately 4-3/8" diameter by 2" high
Condition: No breaks and/or cracks
A Dehua Blanc de Chine figure of Guanyin
The bodhisattva is modelled seated resting her hands on a rock cliff hidden inside her long flowing robes with one foot exposed. Around her neck she wears a jewelled necklace and a serene expression on her face. The colour an ivory tone.
Age: 19th Century or earlier
Size: Approximately 8" high by 5-1/2" wide by 4" depth
Markings: No Markings
Condition: No noticeable cracks or restoration
Thinly potted with the interior with three fish swimming among waves.
The bowl covered all over in a warm olive-green glaze. The back of the bowl left bare.
Size: approximately 5-3/8" diameter by 2"
Condition: No breaks or restorations
Note: This bowl along with the other 4 Youzhou bowls were purchased from the same collector many years ago
Thinly potted with a center fish, bordered by three ducks swimming among a water setting all with delicately combed details.
The bowl covered all over in a warm olive-green glaze...
Thinly potted with a double branch stem bearing graceful leaves that frame two large side peony blossoms.
The bowl covered all over in a warm olive-green glaze. The exterior carved with a band of simplified lines that ends below the rim and above the foot ring, resting on a short base.
Size: approximately 6-1/2" diameter by 2-1/5"
Condition: No breaks or restorations...
Thinly potted with a branching stem bearing graceful leaves that frame a large peony blossom on the central stem, all with delicately combed details below a line border,.
The bowl covered all over in a warm olive-green glaze. The back of the bowl left bare with a single line upper border, resting on a short base.
Size: approximately 7" diameter by 2-1/8"
Condition: No breaks or restorations...
Thinly potted with the interior moulded with five young boys playing with two dogs within trees and vines. Each boy with well defined features, all in separate poses.
The bowl covered all over in a warm olive-green glaze. The back of the bowl left bare with a single line upper border...
Old (1930's) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Plaque with Monk
It is 10 inches (25.4 cm) long by 7.05 inches (18 cm) wide. It is 1.4 Lb.
It has dark spots, chips at the edges, and surface wears and scratches (as seen in the photos).
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China multi-face monkey toggle xx
Indonesia Java, Banyumas, mid 20th century
Commercial cotton and dyes, hand-drawn batik (tulis)
A dramatic ceremonial square that contrasts the cherry red square diamond (tengahan) reserved in the center with a surrounding hand-drawn design of diagonal bands alternating between rows of parang klitik (small broken knife), and an organic flow of leaves and butterflies. Overlaying the diagonal bands are ground plants with large red flowers...
An antique hookah stand with Damascene silver and gold inlay. Geometric shapes surrounding six floral panels. Some losses. Would make a great candle stand.
Dates: 17th-!8th century
Provenance Xanadu Estate purchased from London Spinks Auction 1985
Dimensions: 8" X 7.5" diameter
An antique pair of Chinese vases with lingzhi mushroom outcrops on a craggy rock platform. The lingzhi mushroom is a symbol of longevity and health. The platform could display an object. These wares originated out of kilns in the Shiwanzhen sub-district within the city of Foshan, going as far back as the Neolithic period. Each vase is pigmented with custard yellow and aubergine.
Date: 18-19th C
Dimensions: 11" tall X 9" X 6" deep
Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Vermillion Ink Paste Box. a simple round form in two halves of roughly the same size, the base with a double foot rim unglazed in between and a four character maker’s mark on center in cobalt blue under glaze, the top of the base decorated in a scalloped band with small dots underneath, the top of a flattened dome shape decorated on top in various shades of cobalt blue of a mountainous landscape scene with figures, structures and foliage...
A woodblock print by the artist Karhu. The print is labeled "Wealth & Happiness". The full narrative is "Wealth & Happiness come to Those Who Don't Deserve Them". Clifton Karhu became one of the most successful contemporary Western artists working in Japanese woodblock style. Karhu lived permanently in Kyoto, Japan, where he was the head of the Kyoto branch of the renowned Japan Print Society. Print is signed and numbered 52/100
Dimensions: 26" X 8.25"
A woodblock print by the artist Karhu. The print is labeled "Fish of Fortune". The full narrative is "Don't Let Go of the Fish of Fortune". Clifton Karhu became one of the most successful contemporary Western artists working in Japanese woodblock style. Karhu lived permanently in Kyoto, Japan, where he was the head of the Kyoto branch of the renowned Japan Print Society. Print is signed and numbered 41/100
Dimensions: 26" X 8.25"
An very pretty, oblong Iga vase for tokonoma presentation with compressed body and a long, trumpet-shaped neck. Two small ears on the side. Partly covered (upper part) with a running, olive-green glaze. Signed. Artist unidentified (see photo). Ca. 1980. H 23.5 cm. Condition: Perfect.
Zen triangular 'hanakago' (bamboo flower basket) for simple and minimal flower arrangement with infinite perspectives and dimensions. Early-mid 20th century, Japan.
No craftsman's sign, but very refined and aesthetic make as a rare unique find. Generally recommended with simple single flower, but personally more like recommended for the use of flower arrangement with no flower, for the arrangement for nothingness. Enjoy.