Beaded Block was produced by Imperial Glass Company from 1927 to about 1930. Pieces in this pattern are difficult to find and eagerly scooped up by collectors when they do surface. Offered here is the 6 1/2 inch 2 handled bowl in marigold iridescent. This shape is listed as the 'pickle dish'. Perfect condition, I have 4 available. Price is per bowl. See my other listings for more in this pattern.
Confirmed unsigned Chanel necklace circa 1960 or 1970; I recently saw this same necklace with a Chanel hang tag with just the name in block lettering (no
season numbers or copyright symbols), which dates it to 1970 or prior. I had previously listed this necklace as a probable Chanel. Designed in the Indian
moghul style which was one of Chanel's main influences, with red and green Gripoix poured glass beads simulating carved rubies and emeralds, and dark
goldtone beaded drops and term...
Old Japanese oil painting on canvas in the early postwar period, with the painter's sign of ‘Yoko Konishi’ and “Nude with her back turned / Summer, 1950” at the backside, attached with such simplified wooden frame arranged by the former owner in the later years, in aesthetically aged condition as is as seen. Frame: approx. 42.5 x 33.6cm (16.73 x 13.22in)
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Excavation of layered biscuit object of Japanese proto-pottery bowls called 'Yamajawan' (Yama-Chawan / lit. 'Mountain tea bowl') stuck to each other in the kiln-firing, ca. Kamakura-Muromachi period (1185-1573),
approx. H 21cm (8.26in), 15 x 14cm (5.90 x 5.51in)
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Fantastic kogo, box for keeping incense, in the shape of a slightly abstracted wish-granting tama or jewel. Brown stoneware with typical white inclusions, greenish brown ash glaze on top. Shigaraki or Iga stone ware. Japan, early to mid Edo period, 17th-18thcentury.
H 2 x L 2.25 x W 2 inches
Minimal traces of usage commensurate with age. All in all excellent condition
Comes with kiri-wood tomobako with inscription.
Anonymous old Japanese sketchbook with such skillfull and refined various botanical drawings on 37 pages (more drawings besides those 12 photo's), with the signed date of Taisho 12-14 (1923-25), approx. 25.3 x 18.7 x 2cm (9.96 x 7.36 x 0.78in). Expected some stains and rips (but at blank pages) due to age as is.
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Tiffin Glass Company made La Fleur in the 1930's. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
4 are available
Hanging scroll. Shoki holds Futen’s wind bag which balloons around him and protects him from a very light rain. While Shoki has his hands full trying to control the wind bag, his bulging eyes are rolled in defeat and annoyance towards the right, where a little demon who has a Chinese mortar on his head and holds the pestle in its hand jumps in front of him.
Ink and color on silk.
Signed and red artist’s seal.
Japan, Taisho or early Showa era, 1920s-1930s.
Image: H 43.25 x...
The Byōbu "wind wall" are Japanese screens made up of 4 to 6 panels (the latter being the most common). They serve as partitions or decor for dances in the ceremonial context. They are usually adorned with seasonal flora and fauna, painted in gouache on a gold leaf background.
The large gold "solids" highlight the quiet strength of decorative elements such as cypresses (Paine 1981) which seem to emerge from the mist invoking a symbolism. The convention of these "floating clouds" is even older ...
Late Edo period (around 1800)
Natural iron zunari type kabuto mounted in kaga style.
The zunari or hineno kaButo symbolizes a head.
This helmet has eyebrows made by the uchidachi technique (pushed back)
the shikoro in slats, the last of which is in lacquer imitating the wrinkled leather "é urushi tatakinuri typical of the school of kaga
Menpo of the ryubu type in natural iron, menpo of the noble man with his arrows
Do natural iron tatami mat
Aged Japanese Buddhist stone sculpture of the two elements as upper gem-shaped 'Kurin' ("Space") and lower reclining half-moon shaped 'Furin' ("Wind") which is the topmost of 'Gorinto' (Five-element pagoda / ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorint%C5%8D) used for memorial or funerary purposes seen commonly in temples and cemeteries. Early Edo period, 17th-18th century.
Very large type with such profound presence (*can't stand on by itself). approx. ...
Wooden nyoi (ruyi in Chinese) scepter, an implement used by Buddhist priests during a ceremony or during formal preaching. Carved naturalistically in the shape of a lotus bud on a long stem with a lotus leaf wrapped around the stem. Rose wood or sandal wood. Made in two pieces.
Japan, 19th century.
Length 13-1/8 inches
Tiny chip at leaf edge. Fine condition.
Patty Martori (American, b. 1956)
Installation of 324 tiles
Acrylic and enamel on wood
Each tile 7 x 7 x ¾ in. (17.8 x 17.8 x 1.9 cm.)
Each tile is numbered. Tile no. 1 is signed and dated: P.M. 1990.
A very similar work from 1989, consisting of 16 tiles of the same size, was sold at Van Ham Kunstauktionen in Cologne, Germany on June 18, 2015 for EUR 1200.
A small decorative dish or a wide bowl. Light colored ceramic with cream-colored glaze with fine crackle. On top of the glaze in moriage technique in many colors, white and gold is the images of a lohan with a feather fan, a sage and a boy in a Chinese garden setting with crane, peaches of immortality, hand scrolls, a vase with a fan and peach blossoms, small birds.
The outside decorated with bands of flowers, and scrolling lines, imitating art nouveau decorative bands.
Japanese wooden carving image of male deity with such a merciful face and 'shaku' (scepter) holding with the both hands, in aesthetically sooty condition due to the passing long years dated back to the Edo period (1603-1868), as a 'Minshubutsu' (lit. 'Folk Buddha') carved by an amateur as non-professional Buddhist sculptor. approx. H 24.5cm (9.64in).
Attached with a white ball as seen, since it doesn't stand on by itself. Some dusts from wormholes as ...
A rare pair Japanese plates showing a dragon among textile-weave patterns worked in dull colored enamels, the brass or copper rims and wires showing partially remnants of gilding. The reverse decorated with further floral motifs, the base with green contre-émail. The enamel showing concavities and pits. Condition: fine, only wear to gilding. Dimension: diameter: 24.9 cm, 4.2 cm high, weight: 1400 g.
Tiffin Glass Company made Melrose. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
Zelkova(keyaki) wood jizai, or pothook. This rather straight type is called Ebisu, after the shape of Ebisu’s hat. These hangers were suspended with a rope from a heavy roof beam, above the open hearth. From the hanger an adjustable hook was hung that held the kettle. Black lacquered zelkova wood.
Japan, 19th century.
H 12 ¾ x 10 ¾ x 8 ½ inches.
Excellent example of mingei.
Beautiful patina, some age cracks and slight traces of usage. Very good condition.