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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1028982 (stock #CH-10/E/4)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$1,250
Cowan's Fine & Decorative Art auction, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, June 25, 2016, Lot # 802
A transitional (1640-1680) Chinese porcelain BEAKER VASE with an inscribed dragon motif around the circumference of the vase with a Blanc de Chine white glaze. Condition is quite good although there is a 3/8 of an inch hairline crack in the rim (inside & out) and slight glaze chip on the rim as well. Otherwise in good condition. Circa: 17th Century. Height is 8 inches (20.7 cm) and width at rim is 4.75 inches (12 cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #103876 (stock #O-41)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
Sold to Barcelona
Baby Krishna holding the "butterball," He (the God) can be identified as the supreme "Brahman" that Sambandan (child Saint of the Shaivite Sect) sought. Solid cast bronze with holes in ears and traces of cinabar. from Southern India, near Mamallapuram. Late 19th C. 5.25" high x 5.5"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #192890 (stock #J-1015)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
Sold
Japanese SCROLL PAINTING on silk, of the classic rocky crags and cliffs surmounted with pine trees shaped by the coastal winds, with boats bobbing on a placid bay, a wooded rocky island,followed by the distant mountains which fade into infinity! Vibrant colors, wonderful perspective, expertly rendered! The painting is circa 1880's and it was "restored," (there were several small insect holes) in Tokyo Japan, and remounted with all new materials.Signed and Seal marked (see enlargement # 4) Dimens...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1232983 (stock #J-20127)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$95
A SET of 5 BLACK LACQUER(over wood) JAPANESE PLATES with a mother of pearl inlay floral design. Very shibui. Diameter is 8.25 inches or 21 cm. Condition is good but there are a few small losses of lacquer as to be expected for the age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #257180 (stock #C-009)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$110
A small (2.25" x 1.5") Chinese BROWN GLAZED crackled JAR, in perfect condition except for one very small rim chip. Circa: 18th Century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1082523 (stock #CH-11/T/06)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
Sold to China
Chinese stonewear celadon VASE from J. T. Tai & Co. Song Dynasty. Purchased from Sotheby's in New York, March 22, 2011, Lot # 285. Condition report available upon request. Height 5 3/8 inches or 13.6 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #359767 (stock #C-971)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$380
Japanese "ch'ui p'in-kuo lu" (powdered or sprayed apple-green glaze)porcelain DISH with a blue underglase DRAGON within a double circle. There are 4 characters on the back within a single pale blue circle. This beautiful dish is not in perfect condition. There are two hairline cracks, 2.5 and 2.8 cms in length which are clearly visable in picture #4. There is also one small "rim chip," which can be seen in the same picture #4 and is located in the shadow at 10:00 o'clock...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #103975 (stock #J-106)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$280
14" x 4.5" Very Good condition, with one hairline crack about 1" in length with a slight loss of glaze on outside rim. Also a circular crack inside bottom of bowl. Beautiful soft yellow glaze with 7 typical marks inside of bowl from organic material used as "saggars," during the firing process in kiln. This piece probably comes from the Seto area kilns. It's common everyday functional art, very Shibui, called, "Ishi-zara," or stone bowl by the Japanese...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #473556 (stock #P-006)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
Sold
Iranian (Persian) COPPER TEA Container with a removable top which serves as a measuring cup for the tea! There is also a hook and chain to attach to storage container to a wooden camel saddle. Beautiful patina and distinctive shape. Condition is good. Height is 11 inches or 28 cms. and the width is 6 inches or 15.2 cms. Circa 1900-1920.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #808363 (stock # CK-5)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
Sold to dealer in London
Carl Kempe Collection of Chinese Ceramics # 52, a Green-glazed EWER, Tang Dynasty, 9th Century, "Yo-chou-yao." Robustly-potted ovoid body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall narrow neck with flaring cup-shaped rim, set to one side with a strap handle and to the other with a short cylindrical spout and divided by a pair of loop handles at the shoulder, covered overall with an olive-green glaze falling neatly above the foot to reveal the reddish-brown body. Provenance: Collection of F...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #257784 (stock #B-017)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$860
Almost identical, but not quite, PAIR of Burmese Lacquerware TEA STORAGE JARS with lids. The design around the body is called, "Ku-nan-kan-byat," or(Yunnan semicircle design)"This pattern consists of a trefoil arched freize which may appear as a single line (or in this cases, a honeycomb) of interlocking forms...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #257996 (stock #C-12)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
SOLD (with COA)
Pair of baluster chaped Chinese porcelain Vases of a scholar and servant in a garden; with lids. There is a spurious Ming Dynasty, 6 character Reign mark in underglaze blue on the rim of each vase. The Nien Hao: Ta Ming Wan-Li-Nien-Chieh (1573-1619) but actually these are 18th/19th Century. Condition is good, but there are two hairlines on rin & shoulder of one vase. The other vase/lids are perfect. Dimensions are almost 5.5" (17cms.)in height x 3.33" (8.4cms.) in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #357522 (stock #J-1207)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$70
-71 inches in length
Japanese sumi ink drawing of a Buddhist KWANNON (female diety of mercy) with a lengthy inscription and 3 vermillion seals. There are some wrinkles and a watermark in the upper right part of the scroll (see picture #3), above the writing. Suggest framing the picture of the Kwannon itself (26 x 12") or the overall length (with inscription) is 52 x 12 inches. Circa: 1910-30.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #604106 (stock #C-325)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
Sold to Prince Kung (Cong) museum collection in Peking, See Lot 460 description & full page picture in "The Illustrated Catalogue of The Remarkable Collection of the Imperial Prince Kung of China," originally sold by Yamanaka & Co. in New York 1913.
A Chinese "pi-ch'i p'ing," or water-chestnut shaped, copper-red porcelain VASE from the Kangxi period (1662-1722) of compressed globular form set with a thick tall neck with a slightly flaring mouth, all supported on a low foot, covered in a thin copper red glaze draining at the mouth and around the middle of the body to a slight greenish tinge and pooling to a deep red at the shoulders and foot, all beneath a fine network of crackles in the glaze...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #358263 (stock #TH-002)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$95
From Sawankhalok, Thailand, two stonewear ceramics, in underglaze brushed iron decoration. One is a top of a jar,with a small knop handle on the domed lid, the other is a bottom section of ANOTHER, different JAR. Circa: 15-16th Century. The top has a diameter of 4.75 inches and there is a chip on the outside rim; the smaller piece has a diameter of 4 inches with some rim chips.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #649827 (stock #J-973)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$299
Revised Price
Japanese Arita porcelain BRUSH WASHER in a squat bee-hive form for the scholar's desk. The blue underglaze design depicts the ocean's edge with small houses and trees. It has a slightly raised circular foot and an everted rim. It has a 1 3/8" diameter at the rim, 3 3/8" = widest diameter, 2 3/4" at the foot and is 1 3/8" in height. Excellent condition, no chips, cracks or hairlines, but there is a kiln flaw (star crack) in the center of the base...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #808608 (stock #CK- 9)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
Sold to Europe
Carl Kempe Chinese Ceramics Collection # 586 PAIR of Fukien porcelain LIBATION CUPS, MING Dynasty (17th C.) with two incised poems (translated below) on each surface of each octagonal cup! Deep, octagonal oblong section with widening lip and four low feet and ivory-coloured glaze. Illegible seal-mark.17th Century, Ming Dynasty. Condition: excellent, one small firing crack on the inside of each cup which does not show through to the outside...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1910 item #193115 (stock #J-1019)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$490
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Japanese wooden, blacklacquer Butsudan containing a RARE STANDING BUDDHA in Vitarka mudra; with an mandorla of swirling clouds and shining light. The Buddha figure is in perfect condition, no breaks or repairs. The bronze engraved hinges and clasps are original and in perfect order. Beautiful faded golden patina. The black lacquer of the case is in an unrestored condition with no loss or chips. There is some fading to the sides and back of the case. Height is 9.5 inches.Circa: Meiji era.