Patrice gathers semi precious stones, antique glass and metals to design heirloom pieces such as this set. It has a striking combination of yellow jade with amathyst on brass and also Chinese turquoise and carnelian. The necklace is 17" end to end, the pendant is 2" by 1 1/2", clip earrings are 1" by 5/8".
A Chinese three piece tea and coffee set decorated with a raised dragon stretching right around the bulbous body of each item. This decoration is laid on the flat surface and forms a three dimensional sculptural effect. The handles are formed as sea dragons and the finials as heads of the creature. The craftsmanship is breathtakingly detailed and fine , the weight is a good gauage of 1800 grms (58oz.). It is stamped MH 90 and Chinese characters. Age: 19C. Please note that the heat separators of ...
Massive Japanese Arita porcelain punch bowl decorated in underglaze blue with four alternating dragon and phoenix panels surrounded by a dense background of floral and geometric forms set against a white ground. The center features a treasure ship among kiri (pawlonia) crests, flaming pearls, and patterned balls. The outer wall holds four floral sprays set between bands at the rim and foot. A double foot ring base dates the bowl to circa 1870 (early Meiji period). 20 1/4" diameter x 7 1/4" high...
Antique Chinese or Japanese square ding lidded bronze censer with mythical beast and chilong dragons. Beautiful casted details of Mythical beast standing in a playful manner atop the lid, two pairs of chilong dragons forming the 4 feet of the censer and sprawling across the body of the censer. There are two large handles. All is set or cast together with the square base, the bottom of censer is inscribed in Chinese. Bronze colour is beautiful and shows age.
This Hattie Carnegie is unsigned. It has her characteristic lucite (resin) coral body with clear rhinestones set in gold tone. It has a ridged segmented curler body, scales, horn and lower jaw open to expose the openwork metal. It is 2 7/8" x 1 3/4" . Excellent condition.
Unique folk handmade tabi cotton socks with full of 'sashiko' (ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sashiko) from Tohoku region in the northern Japan, Showa period, early-mid 20th century. approx. 25 x 10cm (9.84 x 3.93in) each.
In aesthetic vintage condition as is, with expected signs of use and stains due to aging as seen.
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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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Korean straw-woven sandals for women, early-mid 20th century, approx. 25.5 x 8cm (10.03 x 3.14in) each. Some frays and stains due to aging as is, but no fatal deformation.
(*Reference image is from the book, 'National Folk Museum of Korea')
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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...
Fine Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Kraak Porcelain Dish - Wanli
This very attractive "Kraak" porcelain dish was made at the Jingdezhen kilns during the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. The pattern, in underglaze blue of good colour, features in its centre a tasselled double-gourd vase and an artemesia leaf (one of the "eight treasures"). Surrounding this are ten roundels containing peaches and flower blossoms. The underside is more simply decorated with basic floral patter...
Chinese Song Dynasty Longquan "Golden Celadon" Bowl - Impressed Flower
This bowl was made during the latter part of the Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279), most likely at the celebrated Longquan kilns in Zhejiang province. It is "heavily-potted" and coated in quite a thick finely-crackled celadon glaze that has fired to a golden-yellow colour. Colour variations such as this can occur to celadon glazes according to the amount of iron oxide in the glaze and/or the conditions in the kiln during firin...
Uniquely-formed bag made of used washi paper coated with kakishibu (persimmon tannin), once used at an umbrella shop in Meiji-Taisho period, early 20th century, Japan, approx. 95 x 18.5cm (37.40 x 7.28in).
Some expected small holes due to aging. Aesthetic patina as is.
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