Standing Fudo-Myo (Skt. Acalanatha) with characteristic attributes of sword and rope held in the right and left hands, respectively, sculpted in relief against a flame-motif mandorla from sandstone. Early-Meiji Era ca. 1875. Excellent condition, with only extremely minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.
Height: 45 cm
Width: 27 cm
Depth: 20 cm
Packaged weight: 23 kg.
On the back of this Fudo-Myo is incised the name of an Edo-Period yakuza, Omaeda Eigoro (1793~1874), famous in par...
Six-armed Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu in characteristic seated pose of royal ease, defining attributes held in four hands, sculpted in relief from tuff, an igneous stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Meiji Era ca. 1900. Very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation and traces of polychrome.
Height: 37 cm
Width: 25 cm
Depth: 20 cm
Packaged weight: 22 kg.
Japanese stone depictions of Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu typically have just two arms, so this six-armed example is something of...
An open-mouthed ("ah") tobikomi shi-shi (lit. diving Chinese lion) sculpted from a gray-blue igneous stone. Late-Edo Period/early-Meiji Era ca. 1875. With the exception of old loss to the shi-shi's right eyebrow, excellent condition.
Height, including base: 46 cm
Width of base: 25 cm
Depth of base: 42 cm
Packaged weight: 49 kg.
Sculpted in the rarely seen "diving" pose with understated stylistic flair, this playful guardian beast was originally paired with a similarly styled close-m...
This is a rare and large, top quality Satsuma Jar or vase by Yabu Meizan. We are not sure because the top is both gilded and glazed on the inside edge. The beautiful Meiji era lid is not original to the piece. The gold detail and landscape painting are beautiful. It is stoutly potted and measures 9 inches tall by 8 1/2 inches wide. This piece is not signed but at one time it was signed by Yabu Meizan. The original signature has been covered up by an excellent restoration to a drill hole. The pri...
Seated Koyasu Kannon Bosatsu, the right hand holding a long-stemmed lotus bud and the left arm supporting an infant child, sculpted in relief from a light-brown sedimentary stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Minor old loss.
Height: 57 cm
Width: 31 cm
Depth: 20.5 cm
Packaged weight: 42 kg
An uncommon depiction of Koyasu Kannon Bosatsu, deaccessioned from a municipal art museum located in the Tohoku region north of Tokyo. Highly collectible.
Very artistic Japanese bronze vase with drip design reminiscent of an overflowing jar. Beautiful patina. It is paired with an wooden Art Deco Chinese stand of the same period. Unsigned. In excellent condition, the vase measures 6" high, 4.5" diameter. On stand 7.25". Dates Meiji Era 1868 - 1912.
A LARGE JAPANESE KO KUTANI LARGE PLATE, CHARGER FULLY
MARKED ON THE BASEIN GOOD CONDITION.
A LARGE AND HEAVY CHARGER, DEPICTING CRANES AND ANIMALS ON THE FRONT SIDE AND FLOWERS AROUND THE BACK SIDE AS WELL THE CHARACTER "FUKU"(GOOD FORTUNE)WITHIN A SQUARE AND ARTIST SIGNATURE NEXT TO IT.
MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 17 INCHES 43 CENTIMETERS-WIDE.
3 INCHES, 8 CENTIMETERS-HIGH.FROM THE MEIJI ERA.
This is a great Japanese cloisonne vase. It is not signed but it was created by one of the master artists from the Meiji Era. Years ago this vase was acquired from the Avo Krikorian Collection. It stands 6 1/4 inches tall. Condition is excellent.
Japanese Cedar, Cyprus wood two(2) section Tansu, Ca. Meiji period 1890's, 42" high, 35 1/2" wide, 16 1/2" deep, 2 graduated size long drawers above 2 long drawers in lower section, total 4 long drawers. Old red lacquer on black iron back plates are still visible. Small hole on the lower left side of bottom frame. The condition is original as found condition.
Makuzu Kozan I (1842 - 1916) (Scroll down for more information.)
Miyagawa Kozan, born Miyagawa Toranosuke in Kyoto, took over the family business in 1860 at the age of 18. In 1870 he opened a shop in Yokohama and started creating Satsuma-style wares with high-relief modeled figures. However, when there was not a demand for that type of ware, he began to create Chinese-style porcelain. This earned him greater fame and success, and in 1896 he was elected to the Teishits...
My pictures do not do justice to the elaborate, three-dimensional silver work under the translucent, dark, cherry red enamel. There are moths hidden among the flowers and leaves, and there is a depth to the design that you must admire in person to appreciate. As the sunlight skips over the delicate, gleaming petals of the most pronounced flowers, the rest of the intricately wrought design falls in varying degrees into the shadows.
Height: 12 inches
Width: 3.75 inches
Japanese antique nobori banner, hand painted on cotton, a tiger in bamboo grove. The style of the painting is derived from ancient Korean paintings of tigers. It is a style that became popular in Japan from the 16th century and you will see many screens and scrolls of tigers painted in this manner. The popularity of these paintings in this style continued throughout the Edo period(1608-1868) and into the Meiji era. The quality of the artwork tell us that this nobori is likely to have been done b...
Unique impressionistic youga style painting of the Minami-za kabuki theater of Kyoto. A crowd of people strolling in front of the theater. This is a moment in time where a typical Japanese street scene is mixing with Western elements, such as Western dress (or partial western dress) and electricity poles. The painting itself is a mixture of Japanese material (silk, mineral colors, gold wash) and western, impressionistic painting technique. Signed and dated in the upper left corner: Showa 2 (1927...
Zushi in the shape of a Shinto shrine housing a carving of a curled up snake, it’s tongue stuck out. Glass pane behind the double doors, so that the snake is sort of enshrined. Left door inscribed with dedication by the donor. Inside, behind the snake, inscription in black ink, referring to Fudo Myoo, one of the guardians fighting ignorance, and the Deva Marishiten, representing light and sun.
Sugi-wood (cryptomeria) shrine, snake in light wood carving. Japan, Meiji or Taisho era (1910s...
EARLY HORIZON STONE SKULL EFFIGY Ca. 300 B.C. - 100 A.D. Dimensions are 8.5 inches in height and slightly less than 10 inches wide. Exact culture non determined but believed to have been discovered in southern Peru. To present owner by descent pre 1970. This remarkable example having surface erosion and patina consistent with the authenticated age is a superb addition to any collection. The skull has been age dated by virtue of Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) and the laboratory report s...
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.
An Edwardian era 10k yellow gold yellow topaz stone ring c1910-20. This size 7-1/2 ring features two oval faceted natural golden yellow colour genuine topaz stones, and the gold has a faint rose gold colour. This ring measures 9/16" at its widest, and it is stamped 10K. It weighs 3.6 grams, and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs. All
items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all it...
Ca 1960 A fabulous wide sterling cuff by Francisco Rebajes featuring a smooth gray banded agate stone encased in twisted wire. Marked Rebajes Sterling in one corner where there is a very slight/minor curl. There is also some light spotting and minor wear appropriate for its age. Please disregard the line showing up to the right of the stone. Width is 2-1/4"~ inner diameter 2-1/8". The stone measures 2" x 1-1/8".