Large shrine, zushi, made on special order for a temple. Inside, right in front of the back wall is a silk covered panel. Towards the bottom of the panel, on a gold background, are painted Fugen Bosatsu on his companion the elepahant, and Monju Bosatsu, sitting on the back of his companion the tiger. Above them, set in the center of a red painted circle is a circular crystal reliquary, sitting on a gilt bronze lotus dais, surrounded by gilt bronze flames, forming the wish granting jewel hojugata...
Standing Sho-Kannon Bosatsu, the left hand holding a long-stemmed lotus bud and the right forming the segan-in mudra symbolizing the fulfillment of the historical Buddha's vow to strive for the salvation of all sentient beings, figurally sculpted from a gray-brown igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1725. Very minor old loss, with slight traces of polychrome. Light lichen accumulation.
Height: 57 cm
Width of base: 18 cm
Depth of base: 14 cm
Packaged weight: 17 kg.
Pair 18th Century Italian Rococo Gold frame girandole Mirrors, Ca. 1750-1780, 26" high, 16" wide, 7" deep, original mercury glass and original one(1) bronze candle arm for each mirror. Some of the small gilding flake off from the white gesso ground, reinforcement for the top floral crown from the backside. Nicely aged 18th Century Girandole Mirrors
English Chippendale Mahogany Looking Glass, Mirror, 18th C> 25" high, 15" wide, 1 1/2" deep, very nice flame Mahogany grain and old wooden back board. One(1) ear or tip has been replaced later date.
Antique 18th Century Polish Saxon Swiss Guards Sword of Augustus the Strong King Of Poland
Very Rare Authentic Antique, 18th century, circa 1730 A.D. Polish – Saxon Gala sword of the Hundred Life Swiss Guards of Augustus II the Strong, king of Poland, and electors of Saxony. An extremely rare antique, as only 120 of these swords were made and very few survived to the present date, they are primarily in museums. A slightly curved sturdy blade, cut on each face with full-length, slender fulle...
English William and Mary Walnut Marquetry inlaid Chest, ca. mid 1700's, 37" high, 38" wide, 21 1/2" deep, with 5 drawers, one(1) long drawer above three(3) graduated size drawers supported on four(4) inlaid Bracket feet, inlaid Marquetry design of Crown above the each key holes adorned by fine line of scrolling vines, William and Mary style brass tear drop handles and brass back plates, all drawer front is inlaid with yew and olive wood enclosed within scrolling repeated pattern of borders, all ...
Well crafted Chinese famille rose mandarin enameled porcelain bowl ca.1770's. Size, diameter: Diameter of bow is about 8 inches or 19.5 x height: 8.5 cm. Decorated with maidens, court figures and birds. Condition Report; Hardly visible hairline to the interior of the bowl, slight rubbing on paintings. Provenance: Private collector, Portugal. Wood base excluded.
Antique, 18th century, Mughal Indo Persian - Sind Matchlock gun Jezail. Details; damascus steel barrel showing strongly banded pattern, muzzle fixed to mounting bayonet, curved wood full stock with simple iron plates on each side.
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 141cm (55 ½ inches).
REFERENCES: “Firearms Of The Islamic World in the Tareq Rajab Museum, Kuwait” by Robert Elgood.
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Important antique Satsuma vase made by the master artist ONISHI SUIGETSU CIRCA 1780 in perfect condition
no damages and no repairs.
Depicting the seven GODS of fortune, reaches and happiness.
The master artist ONISHI SUIGETSU worked in the late 18th century in Japan. He was a pupil of MOCHIZUKI GYOKUSEN MAKOTO.He was a painter of figures,birds and flowers.He was a teacher to MATSUMURA GOSHUN.
Size approximately: 7 inches, 18 centimeters- tall,
Circumference-20 inches, 51 centimeters.
A set of Japanese Samurai armor.
Age: Japan, Edo Period, 17th - 18th Century
Measurement: Height 141 C.M. / Width 52 C.M. / Thickness 40 C.M.
Condition: Nice condition overall. Please refer to the enlargement photos for more details.
Shipment: Worldwide shipping from Bangkok, Thailand at actual cost. Please e-mail us for the shipping fee.
Very rare cast bronze sculpture of the Chinese monk Xuanzang with a pile of Buddhist scriptures rolled up and stacked in the pack on his back and a lotus leaf over his head from which dangles an incense burner, as he returns to China from India.
In his hands he was holding a scroll and a fly whisk that are now missing. Figure stands on an irregularly shaped base. Japan, mid Edo period, 18th century.
Height incl. base ca. 5.25 inches (13.3 cm).
Hands slightly damaged.
A rare 18th/19th Century carved agate snuff bottle with, possibly later, silver and rose quartz stopper. On the stopper is inscribed the Shanghai silversmiths "Wen Yuan" who are recorded as having traded from the Jiaqing (1796-1820) reign through until the Republic period (1912- 1949). Condition - excellent - there is a shallow chip on top, next to the mouth (please view enlargement 11) no further damages and no restoration. 5cm (2inches) high; 4.8cm (1.9 inches) wide.
Ohara Koson (Shoson)
Cranes on Seashore
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.25 x 10.25 inches.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. Watanabe sausage seal (C seal) at right margin, indicating a first edition printed between 1929-1942.
Shoson signature and seal.
Made in Japan stamped on verso.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Reference: S4.1 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Condition: Excellent. Never di...
Large number of Jizo Bosatsu seals woodblock-printed on Japanese washi paper as *'Inbutsu’ (lit.‘Stamp-Buddha’/ *Reference: http://www.aisf.or.jp/~jaanus/deta/i/inbutsu.htm). Taisho-Showa period, early 20th century, Japan.
Small one is pasted together on the right corner, and its total is 7 pages.
Large piece: approx. 31 x 24cm (12.20 x 9.44in), Small booklet: approx. 17 x 13cm (6.69 x 5.11in)
selected by Jint...
Ohara Shoson (Koson) (1877~1945)
Rabbits under bush clover and full moon.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. Bears the Watanabe C (sausage) seal, which was in use between 1929-1942 and is consistent with a first/early edition.
Size: Oban. Approximately 15 x 10 inches.
"Made in Japan" stamped on verso.
Reference: S41.7 in Crows, Cranes & Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Edo Period Celadon Hirado Horse
A "rare" Hirado celadon (seiji) recumbent horse, extraordinary modelling, and a virtuosic example of the flawless green-glazed porcelain produced in the eighteenth century in northwestern Kyushu, Japan. Typically, the glaze was applied over a layer of white slip (liquid clay). This enhances the celadon color and exaggerates the sinuous curves in the horse's tail, legs, etc., that make the animal so intensely expressive. The gilt maki-e ...
Seated in meditation with open and compassionate heart, this bodhisattva is on a spiritual journey, postponing his own salvation in order to remain on earth to help others achieve enlightenment. In contrast to some images of the Japanese Bodhisattva (Bosatsu), often depicted as austere and inward looking, here, Kimura depicts the Bodhisattva as playful, carefree, and decidedly ornate. The inverted image of white contrast dye on black silk also makes for a striking composition.
This is a SAKE BOTTLE OF JAPANESE BIZEN WARE. It was made around 40 years ago.
Very good condition (please see photos). Diameter: 2.9". Height: 5.5". Weight with box: 17.50 oz (500 grs).
Bizen Pottery is one of the six famous ancient medieval pottery styles in Japan. It is also known as "Imbe Pottery" based on the name of the area. The brownish surface produced by the combination of clay and fire. During the firing process, the straw burns away, leaving a 'flash' of sodium vapor on the surfa...
a superb set of armour ,exhibited in chateau des ducs in Nantes ,for "1000 ans d art Samourai " and published in the catalogue Namban do gusoku armor
Edo period (late 17th to early 18th em)
Kabuto (helmet) koboshi type with 52 blades
Signed Joshu Ju Saotome Iyenari
Saotome workshop active since the very beginning of the Edo period (around 1600)
Nice example of the production of this blacksmith
Great quality of construction and finish.
Menpo (1/2 mask) ryubu type