Hanging scroll with erotic painting. Image of a man of the merchant class and a woman having intercourse, while being surrounded by a multitude of other women having their own fun. Ukiyo-e style.
Black ink, gold and bright color on silk.
Unsigned. After a four-page book illustration by Keisai Eisen (see photo 6, which is NOT offered for sale here).
Japan, Meiji period.
Height: 12 ¾”; width: 18 ¼”; total height mounting: 47 ¾” (32.4 x 46.3; 121.3 cm).
Hanging scroll. Painting of two noble men on horseback. The men and the horses are dressed up beautifully and are obviously competing with each other in one way or another. Probably a scene on a horse track, the men shortly before or after a race.
Ink and mineral colors on silk, in a gold brocade mounting with bone scroll ends.
Signed in lower right: Shogai. Two red seals: Tani-shi Hidemasa; Shogai no in.
Silk: H 49 x W 16.5 in.
Mounting: H 77 x W 21.5 in.
W at the ...
Set of three large identical keman, made of gilt bronze. Decorative hangings from a Buddhist temple.
Each keman is fan-shaped (or perhaps boar's eye-shaped) with a design of two pairs of double chrysanthemum family crests set between karakusa (winding weeds) in openwork. The knotted cord in the center is executed in gilt bronze repoussé (hollow underneath). The openwork design is very carefully executed, with engraved details and nanako ground.
The ‘saddles’ are decorated with ...
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 tells us that this nobori is likely to have been done ...
The Title: Two Mother's Children
Artist: Schim Schimmel(1954 - )
Medium: Original Serigraph on heavy arches paper
The size of Sheet: 39" x 25 1/8"
The size of Image: 33" x 18 1/4"
The year made: around 1992
Publisher: Collector's Edition, California, USA
Signature: Lower left, signed by Schimmel in pencil
Edition Number: 21/395 in pencil lower right
The condition: Excellent, never been framed
This is beautiful original serigraph by world renown...
Very rare huangyangmu (rosewood) pipe ornament of a man riding a guardian lion ; the only one with such a character I ever saw in that condition (see PP-D3S) ; promotion and protection symbol.
Almost perfect condition (tiny chip at the back of the base) and beautiful patina, beautiful carving with many details, carving all around the base. Big size : 5c
種字不動明王図 / SHUJI FUDO MYOO
Japanese esoteric Buddhist hanging scroll mounted with woodblock print of 'Fudo Myoo' (Acala as the God of Fire) expressed with 'Shuji' (Monosyllabic Sanskrit character that symbolizes its particular Buddhas),
Edo period, 19th century, approx. 108 x 29.5cm (42.51 x 11.61in), originally in such damaged condition as is, so that backed with extra paper as seen (so having curling).
selected by titco...
An original Tom Christopher New York painting acrylic on canvas titled "Between the Clock and the Messenger" measuring 48" by 48.5" signed on verso. This painting has been exhibited at Galerie Tamenaga in Paris France
with label on stretcher bar.
TOM CHRISTOPHER BIOGRAPHY
"Monet had his water lilies and Tom Christopher has Times Square." --The New Yorker
Tom Christopher is a classically trained draughtsman. He received a BFA from the Art Center College in Los Angeles, studying wi...
A Chinese classical antique landscape painting in scroll format, with water stains and grease and many natural wear and tear of time
Very Rare Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Swatow Porcelain Incised Celadon Dish (Ex. Lammers Collection)
This large and rare porcelain dish, of the type known as "Swatow" ware, was made during the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty at the Zhangzhou kilns in Fujian province where many such wares were made for export around South-east Asia. More specifically, this dish was very likely produced at one of the kilns in Pinghe County, possibly at Wuzhai village where very similar incised cel...
Two erotic shunga drawings in black ink and mineral colors on thin paper.
On the right hand painting a double-sided dildo, to pleasure two women at the same time. The left half is made of tortoise shell (yellow with black patches), the right half is probably indicating buffalo horn.
The left-hand painting shows how to use the dildo properly.
Japan, 19th century.
Each drawing 9.75 x 9.75 inches. Both drawing fully mounted onto a thicker sheet of paper.
Folk Art Portrait by American Artist, attributed to Sheldon Peck (1797-1868). This Portrait was purchased at a North Carolina auction from the Larew Collection. The 19th century oil on canvas portrait of a gentleman was said to be Thomas Johnston from Concord, NC (Sept. 1850). It was marked on the original canvas (relined) bought in Davie County. It is mounted in a mahogany veneer frame with yellow pine backing. Canvas 29" 24" and the Frame is 38" x 33". The portrait was restored in 1973 by Hen...
Many fine antiques were exported via Hong Kong in the beginning Chinese economic reform days. This fine sancai warrior statue was exported to Japan round '80 and stored by Japanese famous collector. It was excavated from the room of huge tomb as one of the twelve god guards It is seemed the warrior had a sword, it is seen monster animal's face on the both sleeves that is a influence from Persia. It is guaranteed as genuine piece by Noriki Shimazu the famous Japanese researcher for Asian antiques...
There is no visible image of God in Japanese Shinto religion. For this reason, people find the spirit of God in their surroundings, especially in nature. In the noh play “Takasago”, an old couple is seen together on the beach of Takasago (today’s Hyogo prefecture) sweeping pine needles under the trees. The old man Jo and old woman Uba are the spirits of the pine trees that were grown in Takasago and Sumiyoshi. The two trees are located far away but they are together with their spirits. ...
Signed American original oil painting on 100% Belgian linen depicting a luminous sky and serene yet moody section of a North Eastern Atlantic Cape coastline with a distant sailboat beyond the dark breakwaters at mid ground.
Title: Ann's Gift. This self taught artist juxtaposes the serene view of a waxing or waning luminous sky, displaying a myriad of colors masterfully blended in blue pink lavender yellow with hints of orange at the horizon, with the dark breakwater rocks at mid ground. N...
This collection incorporates some of the most significant biblical coins of the Holy Land from 103 BC to the 4th Century AD. Please find a detailed description of the coins and their significance below.
1) TWO WIDOW’S MITE PRUTAH OF ALEXANDER JANNAEUS
Reign of Alexander Jannaeus as King of Judea (103-76 BC)
Obverse: BASILEWS ALEXANDROU around inverted anchor.
Reverse: Eight-rayed star surrounded by diadem, Hebrew inscription "Yehonatan the king" between the rays.
Oni (ogres) in a kimono dancing in front of the Yama, the ruler of Hell. Yama is the son of Hindu god Sun. He is the presiding deity and also known as Dharma. In Japan Yama is known as Enma. Later adopted in Buddhism, Yama was understood by Buddhists as a god of the dead, supervising the various Buddhist "hells". A line of souls leads to his office where he decides whether a soul goes to Heaven or Hell. Oni are considered as a servant under the Enma there. Here, the scene depicted comically the ...
Incredible huge statement long lariat necklace by the Italian fashion house Moschino, with a heavy dark blue silk cord terminating in two very large tassels
made from Italian poured glass drops or beads in palest gray lavender, on engraved chains in dark goldtone metal, held in large caps of dark goldtone metal.
Marked MOSCHINO and MADE IN ITALY on the attached metal hang tag. Also with original paper label marked MOSCHINO BIJOUX. The Moschino label was
created in 1983 by the late Fr...