Pou dula nggeo no dula penis (tubeskirt with “black” and “cross” motifs)
Indonesia, Rote island, 1920s
Handspun cotton, natural dyes, warp ikat
An early tubeskirt (pou) woven on the small island of Rote in handspun cotton with a complex series of fine floral-geometric ikat motifs inspired by the Indian patola trade cloths. The skirt is atypical, in being shorter and wider than usual, without the conventional striped center portion. It ...
East Flores, Ili Mandiri, Bama, Lamaholot people, 1920 – 1940
Handspun cotton, natural morinda and indigo dyes, warp ikat
Woven in handspun cotton with fine 3-colour ikat bands on a mangosteen red ground, this kewatek méan (woman’s red cloth) is the most prestigious type of the ceremonial cloths made for marriage gift exchanges. It is fully covered in ikat bands executed on an overdyed dark purplish ground, the widest bearing a detailed lozenge motif within ...
Borneo, Sarawak, 1920 - 1940
Commercial cotton, warp ikat, alternating warp-faced float weave, natural dyes
A large Iban woman’s skirt, woven in deep brown, brick-red and ecru ikat. The design is exceptionally detailed, consisting of elaborate rhomb motifs, interspaced by sets of coils whose organic form contrasts with the geometric rhombs. Fine feathery dark lines filling up the intervening spaces are an unusual feature which create a soft delicate effect not general...
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 ...
Stunningly unique antique Gothic Revival white painted cast iron garden chair by Taggart. Featuring solid construction, this chair makes for a terrific accent piece in your garden or patio.
- Measurements: 19ʺ Wide × 15.5ʺ deep × 39ʺ high
- Seat height is 16.5"
- Very good condition
- Dates early 20th C
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Indonesia Java, Banyumas, mid 20th century
Commercial cotton and dyes, hand-drawn batik (tulis)
A dramatic ceremonial square that contrasts the cherry red square diamond (tengahan) reserved in the center with a surrounding hand-drawn design of diagonal bands alternating between rows of parang klitik (small broken knife), and an organic flow of leaves and butterflies. Overlaying the diagonal bands are ground plants with large red flowers. The geometr...
Indonesia, Bali, Tenganan Pageringsingan, Bali Aga people, mid 20th century
Handspun cotton, natural dyes, warp and weft ikat
Description: A fine example of the renowned double ikat (geringsing) sacred textiles woven in the village of Tenganan Pageringsingan in east Bali. The piece is woven in loose tabby from handspun cotton yarns dyed in botanical indigo and morinda to produce the characteristic muted colors of rust red, eggshell, and black-violet. The design ...
A Chinese statue of a maiden holding a lotus flower and a fan, carved from celadon jade, fixed on a matching wooden base. Condition: fine, only lotus flower with few tiny rim frits. Dimension with wood stand: c. 22.3 cm high.
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...
Lovely and sacred anonymous wood carving bear okimono sculpture that applies its original natural shape to its proportions with modest but skillful arrangement and tasteful imagination, - relates deeply with the dedication based on Japanese physiolatry as 'Yorishiro' (Object representative of a divine spirit), late 19th - early 20th century, approx. 13 x 8.5 x H 6.7cm (5.11 x 3.34 x 2.63in)
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A wonderful pair of Chinese export porcelain dogs with a rich turquoise glaze. In excellent condition, they measure 6.5 inches high. Dates early 20th century.
KASHIGATA, SLICE OF SEA BREAM
Auspicious 'kashigata' (wooden mold for making traditional Japanese confectionery called 'rakugan' (rice-flour cake)) with very rare motif of "a slice of sea bream"
which is originally one of the traditional Japanese dish eaten on celebrative occasions. Showa period, early 20th century. approx. 19 x 9cm (7.48 x 3.54in), T 3cm (1.18in). Attached with the paper clay samples as its trial works.
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EBISU AND DAIKOKU
Pair of traditional Japanese wood carving statues of the Gods of Wealth, called Ebisu and Daikoku as the two-top of Shichifukujin (Seven gods of good fortune). Showa period, early 20th century. approx. H 7cm (2.75in)
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KAWA NO MICHI
Beautiful hand-drawn river path map of Narusegawa river (Akita prefecture, Japan), with the names of local places and map symbol (#) standing for rice field, composed of joined eight pieces of washi paper together as a long one.
Meiji-Taisho period, early 20th century. Expected damage due to age as is as seen. approx. 186 x 33cm (73.22 x 12.99in)
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Antique Japanese bronze incense burner in the charming cast form of a goose, standing on both webbed feet, broad body serving as the incense burning receptacle with long outstretched neck and head raised high with beak open in mid-call, the detailed wings serve as the cover with one aperture of an upturned feather serving as the lid finial. Genuine patina from use, neck is not hollow, otherwise fine condition. 10-3/4 in. high x 3-1/4 in. wide x 6-3/4 in. long. 2 lbs. (892g.)
Early 20th century.
Size: O-tanzaku. Approximately 14.5 x 7.5 inches.
Date: Early 20th century.
Reference: K14.14 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Signed and sealed by the artist.
"Made in Japan" stamped on back.
Embossing on face, tail, and body.
Chinese late Qing dynasty well carved standing lavender agate meiren dressed in a long flowing robe with elaborate sash, one hand holds a fruited branch and the second holds a bowl raised and supported against her head. Her hair is upswept in a bun and her facial features are serenely rendered. A russet inclusion is on the raised hand. Late 19th to early 20th century. 6 1/2” high (7 7/8” high including the stand). The figure is in very good overall condition. It is attached to the stand....
Korean ceramic bottle vase, squat globular form with tall narrow neck and cup shaped mouth rim, short foot glazed overall in a crackled translucent glaze with kiln grit adhering to the foot decorated in under glaze cobalt blue of a sparse blossom and vine design.
8-1/4 in. high.
1 lb. 10 oz.
Early 20th century.