Matted, framed with glass. Not examined out of frame. Please disregard glare. Frame measures 22" x 14". Possibly the work of Anna T. Swinburne.
A rare finely carved cylindrical bamboo incense box depicting Scholars amongst rocks and pine trees in a mountain landscape. This item was made in China in the late Qing period - the characters carved into the top read "Qing Guangxu Nian Zhi" which translates as "Made in the Guangxu reign Qing dynasty" (1875-1908). Condition - one 2cm age related crack at the top - otherwise excellent with no damages or losses and no repairs or restoration. 22.7cm (8.8inches) high.
The size of each Vase: 5 1/8 " High x 2 3/4" Dia.(widest). Top size 1 3/8" Dia Bottom: 1 3/4" Dia. Right side vase is 1/16” shorter than other. This is the very lovely pair of Chinese Porcelain Famille Rose Landscape Vase. Each vase has exquisite detail painting design of landscape. The form of vase is very rare. The both vase has marking of "Great Qing Xianfeng Year Made" (大清成豊年製)in blue underglaze. Xianfeng period was one of late Qing dynasty 1851-1861. The pair of vase came with...
Open Space In Jerusalem, by Eve Menes. 1995, Watercolor on paper, Framed 30 1/2" x 38". Eve Menes was born in Antwerp, Belgium, and at an early age, after the outbreak of World War II, moved with her family to Brazil and later to the United States. She grew up in New York and received her B.A. in Art and Education at a time of great ferment in the New York art scene. Menes studied Art at Pratt Institute with the Leaders of Neo-Realism, such as Philip Pearlstein, Richard Lindner and Gabriel Lader...
Two little wood carving Buddhist images fixed on the "waves" in tiers, and wooden zushi shrine arranged to be attched to enshrine them into in the later years. Showa period, 20th century, Japan. Zushi: H 26cm (10.23in), Upper Buddha: H 6.5cm (2.55in), Lower Buddha: H 5.5cm (2.16in). Incredibly accurate carving for such small size as seen. Right hand of upper Buddha is damaged, and some stains and hittings at zushi due to aging as is. Buddh...
KATAGAMI STENCILS OF KAMON CREST 95pc.
Old paper patterns (katagami) of various design of Japanese family crest (kamon) used for stencil dyeing on kimono textile, Taisho-Showa period, early 20th century, approx. 9.5 x 9.0cm (3.74 x 3.54in) and some little smaller ones.
Some expected damage as is as seen. (Two of them are very damaged.)
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COUPLE OF ORIGAMI-KOKESHI DOLLS
Quite unique 'kokeshi' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokeshi) hand-made of the packs of Japanese cigarettes ('Seven Stars' and 'LARK'), Showa period, 20th century, Japan, approx. H 17.2cm (6.77in).
Probably made by rural old lady for her grandchild or someone she loves as I guess... Hidden and pure mingei art pieces. (*All fixtures in the photos are not attached.)
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Jeannette Glass Company made Swirl from 1937-38.There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
CAT INCENSE BURNER
Pottery incense burner once used at 'okiya' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okiya) in Kyoto, Japan, Showa period, early-mid 20th century. approx. H 21 x W 13 x D 15cm (8.26 x 5.11 x 5.90in).
Calmly been turning blind eyes, and such a lovely kindly face beyond description. Smoke comes out from both ears. Quite a unique and significant make. The condition is as is as seen.
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LARGE SOBAN TRAY
Originally a dodecagonal top plate of large type of *'soban' individual wooden (pine) table once used around Kyongsang‐do in the southeast Korea, early 20th century, which was actually applied to a tray in the later years when its legs are damaged. approx. D 43 x H 3cm (16.92 x 1.18in). Some expected scratches and cracks due to aging, but a solid make as is. All fixtures in the photos are not attached.
(*soban - reference image from a book, -...
Traditional Korean wood chiseling wedding goose sent to a bride-to-be from a groom-to-be, mid-late 20th century, approx. 31 x 10.5 x H 18.5cm (12.20 x 4.13 x 7.28in).
Luxury quality with such profound dark color. Solid and heavy as it is. Removable neck part. Some expected flaws due to aging as is as seen.
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POCKET THOUSAND-ARMED KANNON
Small gilt wood carving 'Kaichu-butsu' (lit. 'Pocket-Buddha', as portable amulet) with homely and benign face enshrined in zushi (miniature shrine),
in good condition like dead stock, Meiji period (1868-1912), Japan, zushi: approx. H 8 x 5 x 3.5cm (3.14 x 1.96 x 1.37in). (*All fixtures in the photos are not attached.)
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Oil painting on canvas by Toyoko Okumura (1939- ), Japan. approx. 65.5 x 53.3 x 2.5cm (25.78 x 20.98 x 0.98in).
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'Keue-ningyo' (lit.'Furry doll') as scarce high‐class realistic animal doll of traditional Kyoto handicraft pasting the bundles of untwisted silk string on the paper-mache body to describe the lie of animal's hair
made during End of Edo to Meiji period, late 19th - early 20th century, Japan, approx. 15 x 5 x H 14cm (5.90 x 1.96 x 5.51in). Glass eyes. Some expected damage due to aging as is as seen. One leg is unstable.
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Unique type of local 'zushi' (small shrine) made of roof tile only seen around Sanin-Shikoku region, Showa period, early-mid 20th century, Japan, approx. H 23 x 18 x 18cm (9.05 x 7.08 x 7.08in).
Traditionally placed on house-yard and make inside empty to let the guardian god of its house dwells into. Rare square entrance, since usually round type. The condition is as is as seen.
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Fine Large Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Hu Jar & Cover
This pottery jar with cover was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is made from a fairly high-fired fine-grained grey pottery that has been elaborately "cold painted" in various coloured pigments, including blue, a colour rarely seen on Han pottery. The pattern comprises a geometric design around the neck and a swirling cloud pattern around the waist, between wide bands.
Height 33 cm (13 inches). This is a...
Rare Chinese Eastern Jin / Southern Dynasties Celadon Glazed Chicken Head Ewer
This stoneware ewer was made during the Eastern Jin Dynasty (AD 317 - 420) or possibly the Southern Dynasties period (AD 420 - 589). Its form, body and glaze characteristics suggest it was made at the workshops in Jiangxi province. It is "heavily-potted" with two sturdy loop handles on opposing sides of the shoulder, pouring spout in the form of a chicken's head, and a decorative chicken's tail. It is coated in a...
Chinese Early Qing / 18th Century Blue & White Porcelain Octagonal Dish - Deer Pattern
This very attractive blue and white porcelain dish, or platter, was made during the Early Qing period (1644 - 1795), more specifically during the 18th century. The decoration features a spotted deer in a garden landscape that includes rocks, pine tree, peony blossoms and a crane, all of which have meanings (pine: strength & longevity, rock: durability & steadfastness, deer: longevity, crane: longevity, peo...