A standing guardian deva, most likely one of the four Heavenly Kings (Shitenno) who symbolically guard Buddhism in the four cardinal directions, sculpted in ichiboku-zukuri from a single piece of wood, probably kaya (Japanese nutmeg). Late-Heian~Kamakura Period ca. 1200.
Height, including stand: 57 cm
Height of figure only: 51 cm
Stand: 22 cm square
An outstanding piece with remarkable presence and significant age. Highly collectible.
Wooden torso fragment of a standing Amida Buddha sculpted using early yosegi-zukuri joined-block wood construction. Late-Heian Period ca. 1100.
Height of torso only: 78 cm
Width: 29 cm
Depth: 23 cm
A thoroughly satisfying combination of elegant line and voluminous heft. Exceptional.
Overall height, including stand: 92.5 cm
Height of figure only: 78.5 cm
Width of stand: 23 cm
Depth of stand: 20.5 cm
Packaged weight: 10 kg.
Wanli period, late Ming Dynasty, ca. late 1600s
This bowl is painted overall with a floral design in orange, green, and yellow enamels with black enamel outlines. The interior rim is decorated with a similar motif, and a single flower is painted on the interior base. The foot is encircled with double lines in underglaze cobalt blue and an underglaze cobalt blue design is painted on the base. The bowl has typical rim-fritting, and there is a small chip to the interior of the foot that has b...
Jizo Bosatsu seated atop a semi-cuboid base, the hands holding a sacred jewel (Jp. hoju), sculpted figurally from a high-quality granite. Late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Excellent condition, with overall dried lichen accumulation of a sort and coloration, i.e., blossom-like patches in pink and pastel-green hues, frequently found on granite pieces.
Height: 36.5 cm
Width: 22.5 cm
Depth: 14.5 cm
Packaged weight: 19 kg
Jiaqing Period, ca. late 1700s
Each vase is decorated overall with various flowers on a medium-blue enamel ground within a continuous geometric fretwork pattern of gilt wires. Both the rim and base is gilded, now having some wear showing on each vase. The square area on the base is left from an old sticker removed in the past. Both vases have a melon form label body with a flaring mouth rim that is partially gilded inside. The interiors are not enameled and the old bronze has taken on a gr...
Japanese two(2) section Tansu, chest on chest, Ca. Meiji period, late 1800's, 41" high, 41" wide, 17" deep, Black Iron round Back Plate with floral Mon design, beautiful shaped heavy black iron handles. Two(2) small drawers behind black iron mounted small blind door on lower right side. Two(2) small drawers are "as is", one(1) missing small round ring and damaged wooden area in front.
Fudo-Myo (Skt. Acala Vidyaraja) standing upon a rock-form plinth, the left hand holding a rope (symbolizing the catching and binding-up of distracting demons) and the right hand positioned to hold a demon-slaying sword, now lost. Yosegi-zukuri joined-block wood construction, the eyes of inset crystal, finished in mineral-pigment polychrome and gilt, with decorative necklace in gilt-copper and colored glass, and arm, wrist, and ankle bracelets in gilt-copper. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Minor old wo...
A very rare and interesting, Buddhist bronze ewer (kundika) in classical form w. rounded, oblong body, a short sprout and a long neck. Lid for the opening. There are three circling bands, two on the body and one on the neck. The sprout set with a raised lotus pattern. The piece is of relatively heavy casting and with remains of leaf gilding on black surface. A superb piece and a serious collector’s item. According to its transmitted history the ewer comes from the Buddhist temple, the Chishaku...
Japanese black lacquered on woven Bamboo Trunk, with red lacquered wooden frame on the bottom, Ca. 1920's, 14 1/2" high, 27 1/4" x 15 1/4" wide, two(2) black iron lock compartment on the side and large handles in front and back and corners are wrapped around with black iron. Wooden stretchers on the bottom to support for strength, blue rice paper lining inside the top and the bottom. Some black lacquer loses on the surface and corners are worn.
Japanese Black Lacquered on woven Bamboo and hinged top Trunk with wooden frame for strength and Black Iron hardware, Ca. Meiji, 1880's, 22" high, 31" wide, 16" deep, Red lacquered leaf shape mon decoration with Kanji Characters, original woven rope handle in the back, and original Rice Paper lining inside. Some black lacquer finish pieces are off from the woven Bamboo surface.
Chawan in Raku style, made in dry lacquer technique (kanshitsu) simulating ceramic. The lacquer is applied in such a way that you see small crevices and patches of red and brownish black lacquer in the same way we see it in Raku ware. Japan, Meiji era.
H ca. 3 ½ inches, dia. Ca. 4 ½ inches.
Comes with brocade pouch and plain wooden box.
Shingi (lit. "heart wood") wooden core of a seated Bosatsu (Skt. Bodhisattva) sculpted in either clay or dry lacquer (Jp. mokushin kanshitsu). Nara Period ca. 750. Minor old loss and insect damage.
Height, including bi-level wooden stand: 69.5 cm
Height of shingi only: 65 cm
Width of stand: 30.5 cm
Depth of stand: 24 cm.
Kongara-Doji, one of two child attendants (the other is Seitaka-Doji) typically accompanying Fudo-Myo, standing upon a rectangular stand in unfinished wood. Yosegi-zukuri joined-block wooden construction, inset-crystal eyes, and mineral-pigment polychrome finish. Momoyama Period ca. 1550. Old cracking, flaking, peeling, and other loss to the polychrome finish, old repairs, and loss of the long-stemmed lotus bud originally held in both hands.
Height, including wooden stand: 52 cm
Height of f...
Shomen Kongo (Blue-Faced Vajrapani) with six arms, three eyes, snake-form arm and ankle bracelets, and a monkey head atop the head, standing upon a jaki (demon) and rock form dais. Yosegi-zukuri joined-block wooden construction, finished in natural-pigment polychrome and gilt. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Loss of all attributes originally held in the hands, old loss to the polychrome finish, and old repairs.
Height, including dais: 78.5 cm
Height of Shomen Kongo figure only: 68.5 cm
Seated Amida Buddha, the hands placed centrally on the lap in the Amida jo-in meditation mudra. Yosegi-zukuri joined-block wooden construction, the eyes of inset crystal, finished in lacquer and gilt. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Very good condition overall, with only minor old wood loss and inter-block cracking as well as desirable rubbing and patination to the lacquer-and-gilt finish.
Height, including lotus-form dais: 32 cm
Height of figure only: 21 cm
Width: 17.5 cm
Depth: 14.5 cm
The size of Vase : 14" High x 8 7/8" Dia, 4 5/16" Top Dia
35.5 cm x 22.5 cm, 11 cm top dia.
This very fine Japanese Porcelain Vase done with
Yomon (relief works, raised works) with pale yellow green glaze,
in design of Ho-O bird intricately done in Yomon(relief) works.
It is made same era of Seifu Yohei 4th. The vase
is very similar to Seifu. The vase is made from Taisho to Showa.
It came with Kiriwood Tomobako as well as wooden stand.
Inside cover has Ja...
The size of Screen: 277cm Wide x 138 cm High (109 " x 54 3/8")
The both side Left/Right Panel size: 47.2 cm x 138 cm (18 1/2" x 54 3/8")
4 panels in between size: 45.5 cm x 138 cm (17 7/8" x 54 3/8")
Each Fan design size: 55 cm (21 5/8") wide.
This is wonderful 6 panels Japanese Byobu screen from 1750's middle 18th Century with 21 Ougi (fans) design with gold leaf background. This type of painting properly called, "Senmenga" with fan design Byobu called "Senmen Byobu". Th...