This is 3 SERPENTINE JADE FOO LION with INITIAL SEALS circa 1960- 1985 from a Maryland, U.S.A. Estate. The sizes are as follows: 2 Longer pieces are 2 3/4"; the shorter is 2 1/2; each is 5/8" in width.
Papers found included with the SEALS from BEIJING
Mount Fuji is depicted on this nice covered imari bowl. The markings appear to be Nippon and perhaps a signature.
Width is 5", depth is 2.75". Condition is excellent with some included frit and pinholes on the interior from the firing.
A man and a woman in traditional clothing adorn this unusual Japanese plate. The glaze has a soft, slightly greenish color and the painting is exceptionally well done.
Diameter is 6", condition is very good with some rubbing to the soft gold of her obi the only demerit. Unsigned and unmarked.
Mashiko ware vase with long neck coated in black glaze, and overglaze painting of camelia flowers on body, ca. 1960's. H.48cm(19") x Dia.23cm(9"). A fine example of vintage Mashiko ware that might have graced the tokonoma of a local Mashiko family home, this vase conveys an elegant shape while retaining its simple rustic background. Mashiko wares became popular through the work of National Living Treasure Hamada Shoji, who settled in this agricultural pottery town in the 1920's...
Cute Japanese kimekomi hina dolls, three servants ningyo (dolls). 3 3/4 inches in height. There is one faint hairline crack going across the top of one doll (shown in the photo #6).
Cute Japanese hina ningyo, ladies-in-waiting, Jyokan doll. The dolls are 3 3/4 inches in height.
The three sitting dolls are 3 1/4 inches and the two standing dolls are 4 inches in height.
This This Moroccan Jambiya (Koumiya) features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing, Measuring 15" long and weighing a little under a pound, the handle and sheath are encased with with embossed silver metal. The blade appears to be carbon steel, and isn't particularly sharp. There are a pair of rings for attaching it to a belt. I suspect this may be a Moroccan ceremonial or display piece from the 1960's.
This Eastern dagger features a graceful curving line, with intricate embossing featuring a king and the Star of David, on the handle and sheath It Measures 9" (23cm) long and weighs a half pound (.23kg). The blade is smooth brass, and isn't particularly sharp. There are a pair of rings for attaching it to a belt. It also would grace a desk nicely as a paper knife. This would be an excellent dagger to incorporate into a costume for fantasy, SCA or Renaissance Faires
This is a Beautifully Hand Carved IVORY HEN NETSUKE from a Virginia, USA Estate. The size is 2 3/8" X 1 3/8". Signed on the bottom (see jpg). EXCELLENT Condition ca. 1950
The low, rich sound of this Burmese temple gong is pleasant and gentle, yet impossible to ignore. We found the hand hammered bronze gong while traveling in Burma many years ago. We later had the stand, constructed of aged, reclaimed elm wood, custom made in China using traditional joinery methods. Thick, heavy bronze, blackened in the Burmese style, is responsible for the haunting sound of the gong. The striker, also made in Burma, has a hand sewn fabric cover...
Japanese early 20th century woodblock print of a BIJIN by ATARO. Fine color and impression. The print measures 8 1/2" wide by 13" tall.
While traveling in Burma (Myanmar) many years ago, we were enchanted by the particularly sonorous sounds of Burmese bronze gongs. Our resulting small shipment of various sizes of these gongs remained in storage until we had stands made for them in China. The stands are constructed with traditional Chinese tenon joinery of aged, reclaimed elm wood...
Japanese Mid 20th Century print of "White Heron in the Rain" by IDE GAKUSUI (1899-1982). Signed and stamped by artist in lower right hand corner. Also, title and date in lower right hand border. Printed in Showa 25, or 1950. The feathers of the heron are embossed. Fine color and impression. This is the first printing of this famous print. A posthumous edition was printed in HEISEI period. The paper measures 10 1/4" wide by 15 3/8" tall. The print measures 9" wide by 14 3/8" tall.
Japanese 20th century roof tile. The tile has a rabbit flying over the ocean, nicely carved into the top. The rabbit and waves are done in nice detail. The piece measures 11 1/4" wide, 10" tall and 6 1/4" deep.
Japanese 20th Century black and white woodblock print. Beautiful print of fishing baskets hanging above the deck, with relection from water below. There is the artist's stamp in the lower left hand corner and there is also a stamp in the back lower left hand corner. The print has been laid down on a thin board. The print measures 12 1/4" wide by 16 3/4" tall.
Japanese silver and mixed metal box with woven wood sides, design of heron, Showa Period (mid 20th century), size: 4 1/8" long x 5 3/4" wide x 2 1/4" high.
Vintage Japanese jewelry box, metal with silver stippled surface, lid is decorated with peaches which stand out in high relief, wooden interior, small dents, minor wear to finish, Showa Period (early to mid 20th century), size: 7 1/2" long x4 1/4" wide x 1 1/8" high.