This nine eyed dzi bead is circa 250 years old and is in very good condition. Size 5 cm.
This is an eye bead from silk road, it is in badly corroded condition after under burial for more than 1 thousand years...it is a very nice piece, please feel free to enquire! Thanks
This is an eye bead from china warring states period, mostly pheonician, it is in badly corroded condition after under burial for more than 2 thousand years...it is a very nice piece, please feel free to enquire! Thanks
This elaborate beaded breastplate would have been worn for festivals by a wealthy Tibetan woman. The main section has 3 ornate silver and turquoise ornaments surrounded by a raised beaded coil which is bordered with cowrie shells. The neckline rolled and padded.
It is 13 inches across at the widest point and can be tied around the neck using the attached fabric ties. As is obvious in the pictures, there are a couple areas of lose on the turquoise ornaments.
Signed studio original hand hammered brass bold kinetic protective eye pendant necklace with spiral dangles and an added bold turquoise dangle, was made in a USA studio in the in the Mid Century Modernist or Arts and Crafts tradition by this self directed metalart maker and signed Mimi Dee - Handmade.
The multi cultural ethnographic evil eye protection motif, used in jewelry by the ancient Romans, Asian Dzi, Victorian, Latin American countries and continuously through out the middle east was h...
Signed Studio Piece
Signed studio original hand hammered brass bold kinetic pendant necklace sculpture that frames a tree with nine branches of sterling silver, brass and copper with two antique faceted red amber beads.
Looks equally well in a shadow box on your wall, window hanging art piece or around your neck. It was wrought in a USA studio in the in the Mid Century Modernist or Arts and Crafts tradition by this self directed metalart maker and signed Mimi Dee - Handmade.
Japanese Buddhist assembled wood sculpture of Kannon-Bosatsu (Avalokitesvara), the God of Compassion, standing male figure with abundant cloak drapery including the pendant wrapped sleeves, standing on a lotus base on a rocky outcropping, the left hand holds a lotus and the right hand upraised with webbed fingers in the vitarka mudra (the seal of reasoning), all lacquered and gilded, the inset eyes of painted crystal and the addition of an elaborate gilt metal crown and necklace with glass and w...
Framed Chinese 18th century imperial blue ground gold dragon kesi fragment. This twisted gold dragon is surrounded by five color lingzhi shaped clouds. Dragon robes for the emperor contain nine dragons on them and this fragment pretty much sure is the front badge because of the empty space at the upper left corner where is to reserve for the edge to do extra work and decoration to sew buttons to the side of the robe. The teeth, hair and fins are drawn by ink, while the eyes are not and this will...
Old sake bottle of strong conical shape with a short neck and everted rim.
Underneath the beautifully grayish glaze a cobalt bue and black sketch-like drawing of sprigs of bamboo. Bottom glazed brown, as is typical for this ware. Mingei.
Ofuke (or Ofukei) ware, made near Nagoya, Japan, Edo period, circa 1800
Ofukei has a historical relation to Seto ware.
Kintsugi or gold-lacquer repair of lip, otherwise excellent condition
avery beautiful lime container dongson civilization around 6th century, cylindrical in shape, the lid is molded with a stylized head, A Y of circular eyes, a long nose. The heart-shaped face has a small mouth,. The back is of the head is trimmed with locks of hair in straight parallel lines. A zig zag pattern adorns the top of the cylinder under the cover as well as the bottom. Very beautiful stylization of the face which correspond totally to our modern esthetic . Deep green patina. provenance...
Tall flower vase of dented cylindrical form with two rudimentary lions head masks on the flanks. Thick brown Bizen stoneware with large irregular splashes of ash glaze.
Signed on the bottom with the typical sign for Fujiwara Ken.
Excellent example of the beautiful work by the famous Bizen potter Fujiwara Ken
Japan, Showa era.
H 10.25 inch.
Comes with original fitted wooden tomobako, inscribed on cover Bizen Yohen hanaire, and signed Ken with red seal Ken
Old Japanese oil painting on canvas in the early postwar period, with the painter's sign of ‘Yoko Konishi’ and “Nude with her back turned / Summer, 1950” at the backside, attached with such simplified wooden frame arranged by the former owner in the later years, in aesthetically aged condition as is as seen. Frame: approx. 42.5 x 33.6cm (16.73 x 13.22in)
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Excavation of layered biscuit object of Japanese proto-pottery bowls called 'Yamajawan' (Yama-Chawan / lit. 'Mountain tea bowl') stuck to each other in the kiln-firing, ca. Kamakura-Muromachi period (1185-1573),
approx. H 21cm (8.26in), 15 x 14cm (5.90 x 5.51in)
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Anonymous old Japanese sketchbook with such skillfull and refined various botanical drawings on 37 pages (more drawings besides those 12 photo's), with the signed date of Taisho 12-14 (1923-25), approx. 25.3 x 18.7 x 2cm (9.96 x 7.36 x 0.78in). Expected some stains and rips (but at blank pages) due to age as is.
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Tiffin Glass Company made La Fleur in the 1930's. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
4 are available
Hanging scroll. Shoki holds Futen’s wind bag which balloons around him and protects him from a very light rain. While Shoki has his hands full trying to control the wind bag, his bulging eyes are rolled in defeat and annoyance towards the right, where a little demon who has a Chinese mortar on his head and holds the pestle in its hand jumps in front of him.
Ink and color on silk.
Signed and red artist’s seal.
Japan, Taisho or early Showa era, 1920s-1930s.
Image: H 43.25 x...
The Byōbu "wind wall" are Japanese screens made up of 4 to 6 panels (the latter being the most common). They serve as partitions or decor for dances in the ceremonial context. They are usually adorned with seasonal flora and fauna, painted in gouache on a gold leaf background.
The large gold "solids" highlight the quiet strength of decorative elements such as cypresses (Paine 1981) which seem to emerge from the mist invoking a symbolism. The convention of these "floating clouds" is even older ...
Late Edo period (around 1800)
Natural iron zunari type kabuto mounted in kaga style.
The zunari or hineno kaButo symbolizes a head.
This helmet has eyebrows made by the uchidachi technique (pushed back)
the shikoro in slats, the last of which is in lacquer imitating the wrinkled leather "é urushi tatakinuri typical of the school of kaga
Menpo of the ryubu type in natural iron, menpo of the noble man with his arrows
Do natural iron tatami mat