A Bizen type kogo in form of a primitively rendered reclining sage or monk. Signed on bottom. 20th century. Good condition. Length: 5 inches (12.7 cm)
Conceived by 20th century master ceramicist Kawai Kanjiro—here an abstract depiction of flowers is used to adorn an exquisite “henko” shaped vase. The glaze used is known as “tetsu-yu” for its use of iron compounds to achieve this distinctive look. Though many pieces by Kanjiro remain today, this exact combination of style, shape, and glazing is uncommon, making this a must-have work for serious collectors.
Like so many greats throughout history, Kanjiro (1890 - 1966) was ...
Early 20th Century Chinese Black Coral Carved Old Sage & Boy
It is 3.1 inches (8 cm) tall by 1.9 inches (4.8 cm) wide. It is 37.3 gram.
It has inclusion and trace of glue at the bottom (as seen in the photos).
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Indonesia, Bali, Singaraja, early 20th century
Imported silk, aniline dyes, tie-dye (pelangi) and stitch-resist (tritik)
A stunning silk pelangi wrapper tie-dyed in Singaraja in north Bali. Its luxurious length of 3 metres is divided along the diagonal in a bold format of different coloured triangles in plum, grape purple, soft pistachio green and mandarin orange. The colours are marked off by broad lines of stitch-resist (tritik) that produces an i...
Outstanding quality antique, 19th century, Islamic, Turkish Ottoman Empire, (Egypt), Cairo -Ware, Mamluk Revival, Silver and copper, inlaid brass, large hanging Mosque lamp,Qandeel.
A body of classical dome form and small conical finial surmounted by an elaborated openwork finial, the central wide band adorned with four large copper, inlaid and pierced, medallions containing a calligraphic Arabic inscription, profusely inlaid in thick silver and interrupted by four elaborated cartouches decora...
This necklace measures 24 1/2" long.
The breastplate measures 9" by 6".
The large beads measure 2 1/2" long and the smaller silver beads measure 1" long.
The heart shape breastplate is probably late 19th century or earlier 20th century.
The necklace and breastplate are silver but the purity is unknown.
There is carnelian and a gold wash on the breastplate /pendant.
The necklace part may have been restrung at one point.
This is an antique Turkman Asyk pendant.
Antique 18th – early 19th Century Chinese Qing Dynasty Carved Dragon Belt Hook mounted as a magnifying glass handle in a gilt copper mount with engraved flowers and leaf decoration attached to a circular polished magnifying lens. A well carved belt hook with a large dragon head hook with bulging eyes, curled horns and pierced mouth. The body of the belt hook is carved with fine openwork with a writhing chilong holding lingzhi in its mouth. The reverse with a raised button.
In the late 19th ...
This early 20th century carved jade brush rest is 8 ¾” long, 3” high and 1 ¼” thick. It depicts three playful PiXiu facing each other. PiXiu are Chinese mythical creatures who are considered to be very powerful protectors in the practice of Feng Shui. Not only can they protect an individual or a family, they will also draw wealth from all directions. The PiXiu resembles a winged lion and is the ninth offspring of the dragon. It has a pair of bulging eyes, a long, bushy tail and one ...
Antique oil painting on canvas of fireworks, likely of Bastille day from the Seine in Paris. The work depicts a dark evening nocturne offset by bright red and yellow fireworks with multiple figures in 18th century period attire in the foreground. Thickly applied paint is used throughout the painting to provide texture. The painting has been professionally relined, and is from the late 19th-early 20th century. Signed “Roybal,” bottom right, and presented in a black and gilt wood frame. Canvas...
Antique Japanese large and deeply carved ranma depicting three sages (from left to right): Le-tieguai (with the iron crutch) , Zheng si yuan (with the tiger) and Gama Sennin (with the frog). There is much of the original paint still intact. Wonderfully carved with great detail and expression. Most likely from a Shinto temple. Edo Period (18th century).
Size: 27" high x 87" long x 3" deep. (very heavy!)
This is a woman's shift ("kurta") from Swat Valley, Pakistan. It measures 125 cm from one sleeve extended to the other; the gusset measures 24 cm; the bust 57 cm. From top shoulder to bottom hem it measures 91 cm. The sleeve opening is 17 cm. The embroidery technique is pink and red floss silk on indigo-dyed and black cotton depicting geometric shapes typical of the embroidery of the Swat Valley. Condition of this textile is excellent. Estimated age: mid to late 20th century.
Assorted fruits in such a retro gift box as vintage Japanese Food samples (Food models or Fake foods) made of ceramic as very unusually, Showa period, 20th century. Box: approx. 32 x 27.5 x 10cm (12.59 x 10.82 x 3.93in). Some slight discoloration and tiny scratches due to aging at some fruits, and a gift box is well-damaged as seen.
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Traditional folk Korean patchwork hemp textile made from scrap fabrics called Pojagi (Bojagi), mid-late 20th century, approx. 100 x 100cm (39.37 x 39.37in),
embodies the lifestyle and the story of the people who take good care of their possessions. Stiff material and would be more beautiful to shine light through.
Some expected slight frays and discoloration due to aging, but in beautiful vintage condition as is as seen. (* Blue one in the last photo is n...
PAIR OF PAINTED WOODEN BIRD FIGURES FOR TEMPLE DECORATION
Once installed at the colorful part of temple roof in Korea, early 20th century, approx. 13 x 7 x 2cm (5.11 x 2.75 x 0.78in), 12 x 7 x 2cm (4.72 x 2.75 x 0.78in).
Reference links: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancheong / https://www.sharonhudson.com/art/fine_art/Korean_temple_decoration.html
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PAPIER-MACHE DOLLS BEFORE PAINTED
Scarce aged Japanese papier-mache Hina dolls before the process of painting, as the Minister of the Right and the Minister of the Left seated on the front row to guard the Emperor and Empress, Showa period, early-mid 20th century,
approx. H 20 x 15 x 8cm each (7.87 x 5.90 x 3.14in). In such aesthetically matured condition as is. Swords and arrows are removable and bases are fixed as the arrangement by its former owner in the l...
Delicate wood carving in a palm size, pre-war Showa period, early 20th century, Japan, approx. 130 x 73mm (5.11 x 2.87in), T 35mm (1.37in)
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Dowry cloth, pillow cover
Rajasthan, Jaisalmer, Sindh people, Mahar group, 20th century
Hand woven cotton, cotton and silk floss, mirrors, khaarek, interlacing and jat embroidery
A highly decorative squarish piece of lavish embroidery on handwoven red cotton, pieced from three pieces of cloth (see image 2 for the joins). Its design consists of a central square surrounded by 8 squares, all patterned with khaarek silk embroidery in differ...
A remarkable set of two paintings from the Japanese Muromachi period (1336-1573) mounted on a screen.
Each represents a demon, painted in vivid colors and sublime details.
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The support for the painting (screen itself) probably dates from the beginning of the 20th century. It presents tears in the back, but the paintings are not affected. They show traces of wear but are otherwise in good condition. Kindly refer to pictures for detail...