WOMAN MASK X FOX MASK
Set of such a mysterious plaster woman mask and a paper-mache fox mask. Showa period and Taisho period, 20th century, Japan.
Particularly the make and quality of this fox mask is much more refind than the other similar paper-mache festival mask seen often in the market.
Expected damage due to age as is. Some dust come out from fox mask's wormholes.
Woman: approx. 21 x 13.5 x 6.5cm (8.26 x 5.31 x 2.55in), Fox: approx. 18 x 13 x 6cm (7.08 ...
A crafty set of three vintage shirt studs with 14 karat yellow gold fox heads accented by ruby eyes. Finely crafted and looking for a shirt to embellish. Measuring 1/2 in x 3/8 in. 4.4 dwt.
Oval portrait of a young Indian woman, painted on paper in watercolor with white highlights. With velvet covered passe-partout and mounted behind glass in a later European frame. Signed "S.B. Rawoot" and dated 1/7/16 in red. Dimension: painting: c. 27.5 cm x 18.5 cm, frame 41.6 cm x 34.7 cm. Condition: slightly faded, frame with few traces of usage.
Commission, thank you! This is an original acrylic landscape painting of an early 12th century church in Byblos set against a luminous yellow sky and possibly an equally old olive tree with a sweeping curved branch as these ancient olive trees display unusual branches. Signed Mimi Dee; painted by an American self learned painter and commissioned by local business woman as a memory of her wedding day.
Title: Dalia's Dream - ID# 12171510-02
18" X 24" X 1 3/4" gallery wrapped and painted...
A textile panel made of different dyed silk stripes, exquisitely embroidered with motifs from Zoroastrian myths such as fishes or botehs. The backing is a coarse blue dyed cotton, framed by a black ribbon. These embroidery panels originally would have formed the knee to ankle section of one trouser leg, of a shalvar (pantaloon) from a Zoroastrian woman's wedding costume. Condition: one stripe with small fabric losses (see photo 6), few tears, an old mend, little faded. Dimension: c. 49.4 cm x 13...
A fine 17th century Dutch landscape by Solomon Van Ruisdael oil on oak panel 19 x 25.5 inches signed lower right. The scene is from a area near old Haarlem where he often painted pictured is a ferryboat in the distance and an angler and woman by a cottage in the foreground. An exquisite old master painting. Biography, (1600/03-1670) Salomon van Ruysdael was called De Goyer until he and his brother Isaack changed their name to Ruysdael, after the castle near their father's birthplace, Blaricum. ...
Japanese Meiji period woodblock print by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) depicting the torture of a politically dissident woman titled “Muraoka, Head Lady-in-waiting of the Konoe Clan Bound with Rope” from the series “Personalities of Recent Times” published by Yamato Shimbunsha in 1887. Known image size: 12 15/16" x 8 13/16." Purchased at and framed by Robyn Buntin Gallery, Honolulu in a very high end frame. Visibly in very good overall condition with embossed highlights evident. Not...
Antique Chinese Cameo Agate Snuff Bottle, rounded square from with raised foot rim and round neck, concave mouth rim, narrow mouth, well hollowed depicting a horse, bee and a monkey (all symbolic of a wish for a promotion) in relief on the front side using the caramel skin in reserve on the translucent grey/white striated body, mock mask and ring handles carved on the sides. Completed by a carnelian stopper with brass fitting, vinyl collar and well carved wood spoon. Label on base “Wellers Go...
Pulguk Temple, Kyongju
Series: Eight Views of Korea
Size: Dai-oban. Approximately 16.75 x 11.75 inches.
Hasui signature and seal lower left.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. E-seal at right margin - used 1932-42.
Reference: Hotei No. 432.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Slight creasing at top margin and top right. One foxing spot on back in sky.
An interesting gunpowder horn dating to the 19th / early 20th century. The slightly curved body is made from water buffalo horn, carved with different motifs as tendrils, fisch scales and Singa masks. The suspension area and the closing mechanism with Singa head, the wide end with a wooden stopper. The gunpowder was stored in the Batak house in large gourds, the chief carried his own personal supply in such containers like this one, which he wore suspended from a chain around his neck. Condition...
A very RARE and highly appealing Black Memorabilia Advertising Diecut!
Marked "Copyright 1924", in the lower left hand corner, this extremely hard-to-find advertising piece measures 10.5 inches wide x 13.5 inches high. Colorful and visually interesting, the heavy cardboard diecut depicts an engaging Uncle Wabash serenely strumming his banjo on his front porch! Guess the message to the consumer was, "Eat one of Uncle Wabash's cupcakes to experience your own little slice of heaven and serenity!...
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 ...
Signed Studio Piece
Signed studio original hand hammered brass bold kinetic pendant necklace sculpture that frames a tree with nine branches of sterling silver, brass and copper with two antique faceted red amber beads.
Looks equally well in a shadow box on your wall, window hanging art piece or around your neck. It was wrought in a USA studio in the in the Mid Century Modernist or Arts and Crafts tradition by this self directed metalart maker and signed Mimi Dee - Handmade.
A rare original printing with dust cover of the art book ANGELICA KAUFFMANN, R.A. HER LIFE AND HER WORKS by Lady Victoria Manners and Dr. G.C. Williamson, published by John Lane The Bodley Head Limited London. This 11-1/4 x 9-1/2" book has 272 pages and it was issued in 1924 in a limited edition of only 1000 copies. It has numerous print plates in colour and black and white and it retains the original Kraft style paper outer wrap/dust jacket with a printed spine. Condition: DUST JACKET - spl...
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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