We offer this fine antique Japanese Meiji Satsuma Kyoto lidded teapot decorated with a dragon curled between eleven Immortals and dating around 1880. This well decorated earthenware teapot stands on a narrow rounded unglazed foot with a recessed base and is of rounded shape with the dragon tail forming the handle and the neck and head forming the pouring spout. The teapot has a further smaller dragon forming the finial to the cover. The body of the teapot has a textured stipple finish and is ...
A heavy Burmese alabaster buddha sitting in Mara Vijaya (calling the earth to witness) posture on a base, with meditative facial expression, emphasized by the half-closed eyes which look downwards.
Age: Burma, Shan Period, 18th. century Nice condition overall (some expected degradation due to its age).
Size: 25cm x 19cm x 10cm, weight 3,3kg.Shipping included
Outstanding 18th. Century heavy casting of Buddha, both hands grasping flowers, eyes in serene expression, with incised robes extending towards a double-lotus base. It would appear that this piece may have at one point in time had a mandorla mounted to the backside.
Measures 6.5 in. (16 cm) in height.Shipping included
Outstanding original gilded bronze statue of Thai Prince Phra Aphai Mani. It has great signs of time and was made in the 19th. century - 11,5 kg.
This is not a reproduction but an authentic item from the mid 19th.cent.
Rare and almost impossible to find in collections.
Size: 45 x 30 x 19 cm
A comparatively large sized Japanese Amitabha AMIDA-NYORAI from the Mid Edo Period - about 200 years old.
It is made of premium wood and has been carved by a master craftsman. The golden colour is still vivid and shiny and looks absolutely amazing. Buddha Statues of this quality are very rare.
It is in very good condition with no repairs and no serious damage.
Size: Width 4.9 in : Length 3.7 in : Height 15.7 in : Weight 530 g
No words can describe these two incredible vases by Koyama Kiyoko, signed on the base and enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden boxes. Kiyoko, born 1936 started as a painter who drew designs on pottery. Today, she is considered one of the leading Shigaraki potters both nationally and internationally. Kiyoko was the subject of the feature film Days of Fire (Hibi), and is the pioneering female wood firing artist in Japan,the potter’s dramatic life and the trajectory of her artist...
A Benin mask of a human face, dating back to the 19th. century. Strongly cast, and modelled in high relief, the face encircled by a beard composed of numerous fine details, the face with full protruding lips, a wide nose and prominent expressive eyes.
Impressing headdress with 7 horns. Fine varied aged patina.
Size: 35 cm height - weight 3,3 kg. Stand not included.
The Benin Empire, which occupied ...
Antique big porcelain bowl of Kutani ware made by greatest Eiraku Kutani at the end of the Meiji Era, around 1910.
All overglaze images and patterns are tastefully hand-painted in great colours.
The signature of the potter is written on the bottom.
We sell it with its original signed woodbox. Very good condition, no chips, no cracks.
Size: 10 cm height x 20,4 cm diameter.
A 13th.century ko seto Kamakura vase in elegantly-shaped meiping form, with a gradual outward curve on the shoulder, with short-knopped neck, incised beneath the greenish-yellow / olive glaze.
The box was added by our gallery 20 years ago. It was made by a tomobako artist, and there is written 'ko seto kamakura vase' if my memory does not fool me. The vase is decorated with kanji letters.
Marked on the bottom ( maybe a kiln mark ).
It is in good condition. Onl...
$1500 Already sold
Antique seated bronze Buddha in Maravijaya and Virasana, made in the late 16th or early 17th century in Chiang Mai Northern Thailand.
It shows a rare high quality bronze, very heavy, solid and shiny with rests of gilt.
The statue is our property since 1938 and was exhibited in our private home since that time.
Predominantly hollow inside and nevertheless 6,5 kg heavy.
Size: 43 cm height x 31 cm width.Shipping included
Real old Kihara-Karatsu Chawan from the well known Kiwara kiln in Sasebo. This type of tea bowl is called hanjiki, a transitional folk half porcelain bowl between Karatsu and Shoki-Imari ware.
Very nice cobalt decoration with mysterious charakters, crackle glaze and an antique gold restoration called kintsugi (gintsugi).
The Kihara-Karatsu Chawan comes with a high quality shifuku.
Size: 2,9'' height, 4,6'' width.Shipping included
Wan shaped tea bowl made of light, refined and soft Mino clay, which contains a little iron oxide. The fastly but expertly thrown body inside and outside, with the exception of the bottom (including the finely thrown foot ring) is covered with a transparent ash glaze, which turned to yellow due to the iron oxide in the clay.
In two areas at the rim are highlights in green copper oxide in the tradition of the Mino Ki-Seto. The chawan shows a lot of fantastic tea stain, indicating a ...
The only Blanc de Chine Figure of our collection is presented to offer now.
A Chinese Dehua White Porcelain Lotus Flower Shakyamuni Buddha Statue, 12 inches tall, dating from 1850. Since 65 years it is in our private collection of Religious Art.
It is in excellent condition, only minimal wears of age. On the back is the sign of the Dehua Craftsman. The statue is rich in details and the all over glaze is amazing.
The Buddha is heavy for a porcelain figure, about 3...
Large and well hand carved Chinese wooden statue of Confucius from the Qing Period, around 1850.
It is made of one piece of wood and has a fine red laquer and rests of gilt color. Very nice display item!
Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His ...
Here is magnificent example of the beauty of Raku ware, a pottery tradition born more than 400 years ago in the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, from the collaboration between great tea master Sen Rikyu (1522-1591) and a potter named Chojiro ( - 1592), the forebear of the great Raku family of potters.
Sublime half cylinder shaped (Hanzutsu) tea bowl with a rounded brim, in the typical hand built style of the Raku family. The body is fully covered with a white engobe before the red...
A very rare yab-yum bronze from the end of the 19th. century ( Qing Dynasty 1644 - 1912 ), acquired for the van Norten collection in the early 30's of the last century in Sichuan showing the male deity in sexual union with his female consort. Yab-yum means Tibetan literally 'father - mother'.
The statue presents a great amount of detailed wealth. It is a 3,1 kg heavy bronze with a size of 31 cm x 25 x 18.
The symbolism of union and sexual polarity is a central teaching in ...
Up for sale is our oldest Japanese Tokkuri (Sake bottle). It dates from the Momoyama Period with an age of 400 years and has a very tasteful glaze with vivid colours. Close to the bottom there is a kiln mark (refer to picture no. 6)
The Tokkuri can be used with a little flower as a wabi arrangement. It is in good condition with a crack on the top of the tokkuri, which enforces the wabi look.
A Tokkuri with this age is absolutely rare.
Size: 18 cm
$1800 Already Sold
Only one of a kind! Distorted half cylinder shaped (near kutsugata) tea bowl made of light, coarse unrefined Mino clay. It dates from the Momoyama Period.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical feldspatic shino glaze inside and outside, with the exception of the bottom' the roughly cut foot ring. A very minor iron oxide content of the clay has changed the white shino glaze to light pink (beni). This is absolutely rare. (Beni-shino is a variation of E-Shino and should not...