Antique Japanese large kura door, slatted on top, bottom has large keyaki (elm) wood burl panel, large iron lock in the shape of turtle rising up out of the water with mon (family crest), Meiji Period. Size: 81 3/4" high x 67" wide x 2 1/4" deep.
Antique Japanese isho tansu (clothing chest), 4 drawers, wonderful fan shaped lock plates with the shallower top drawer having a smaller version of the fan lock, all iron hardware, keyaki (elm) wood on drawer fronts with nice translucent lacquer finish and dramatic grain, Meiji Period. Size: 34 1/4" high x 34 1/4" wide x 19" deep.
Splendid and majestic Japanese landscape painting showing a pavillion with a large scholar's rock and pine tree. Scroll contains a signature attributing to Sesshu Toyo but may have been added later. Age: Momoyama Period. Size: Scroll: Height: 74.25" Width: 18.3" (with roller ends): 20.5"
Large Chinese jade boulder, carved with scene of mountain pavilion with figures and pine trees, beautiful green color with orange rind. VIntage c1960. Size of jade: 7 1/2" high 9 1/4" long x 2 3/4" thick. On wooden stand: 9" high x 10" wide x 4" deep.
A magnificent and detailed noh mask known as Shojo, which is used specifically for the play that contains the same name as the mask. Shojo originated in China as a mythical beast and was imported to Japan as a sake loving creature. In Noh theater, the play is performed for festive and auspicious occassions where the character is dressed in a colorful noh costume and wearing a red wig. Depending on the school of Noh, a jar with a ladle at times are used for the performance. The mask contains a si...
Chinese landscape painting with two literati figures riding a boat and enjoying the scenery. The work is titled: Guan Lushan, or View Mt. Lu. The inscription reads: Painted around late spring of 1918 following the style of Wen Hengshan. Signed: Longcheng Jushi, Huang Shanshou. Seal also reads the artist's name. (Wen Hengshan was a noted painter during the Ming dynasty). Age:Early 20th century. Size: Height: 10.5" Width: 21.75"
Antique Chinese large armoire cabinet, made all of jumu (elm) wood with beautiful dramatic grain, large round brass lock plate, interior has two shelves the lower of which has two small drawers, false bottom on interior for more storage, 19th century. Size: 78 3/4" high x 43 1/2" wide x 21 1/2" deep.
Japanese pair of Satsuma vases, beautifully decorated all over with scenes of in raised gold and colorful over glaze, motif is portraying the 18 arhats surrounding a kwan yin like form bodhisattva and Chinese sages. The vases portray characteristics seen in Yokohama Satsuma wares which were produced during the latter part of the Meiji Period. Age: Meiji Period, each vase is signed on bottom: Satsuma attributed to Hattori. Size: 9" high
A pair of hirobuta or trays used to place kimonos in, made from Cherry bark and paulownia. The style of using cherry bark to produce various objects is a distinct style seen in the Akita- Kaunodate region, where they are famous for the art. One piece contains a motif of deer and autumn grasses, while the other is a woman preparing silk fabric while staring at the moon. The motifs are done in cherry bark and mother of pearl.
Dimensions: (Deer motif tray): 3.25"...
Dimensions: (Deer motif tray): 3.25"...
A bronze brazier, also known as a hibachi. The workmanship of the brazier is intricate with one side showing a motif of Chinese stye lions mingling among peonies and the other, geese flying over reeds in a marsh. The sides are demon or beast like shaped heads with an insert to put rings to decorate the piece. Age: Meiji Period Size: Diameter 8" Height 13.25"
Antique Chinese pale cream glaze monochrome eight sided porcelain vase. The glaze suffused with a matrix of fine contrasting dark and fine lighter crackles, inside and out, including the base. Period: 18th century, Qing Dynasty. Size: Height 6.25"
Antique chinese jade tiger in the archaic style. Intricately carved with exquisite detail on the musculature, head, tails, and paws. The tiger is snarling and twisting upwards. Circa 1900. It measures 4" tall 3" wide.
Antique Chinese celadon stoneware bowl with green glaze. The bowl has subtle textures, the center has a faint lotus flower encircled by an incised line, the body has radiating lines from the center, the rim of the bowl is slightly recessed. It measures 14" in diameter, 5" tall. The base has an unglazed ring where it was fired in the kiln and the unglazed ceramic can be seen.
A large antique Chinese altar table made from Jumu wood. The front of the altar table contains intricate geometrical patterns, images of birds, flowers, and scrolling vine carvings. Interestingly, the top of the table contains repairs where the restorer created patterns of fish and pineapples to fill in holes on the surface of the table. Age: 19th century. Size: length 121" width 17" height 33.75"
Antique Chinese jade pebble carved into a pat flying over a bamboo tree with clouds in the background. It is beautifully carved. The back bears a seal. It measures 1.75" wide by 1" tall.
Antique Chinese toggle carved from a jade pebble. It is shaped as lily pads. It measures 2" wide by 1.5" tall.
A four drawer lacquered gyosho tansu. The tansu has metal work advertising the medicine the peddling merchant was selling. The medicine, soge-nuki kusuri (written on the box) aids in removing splinters. The medicine was made by Shiota Nadaya Juzaemon who was based near Takabashi, Shinbashi in Osaka city. Age: Late Edo to Meiji Period Size: Length 13.25" Width 17.75" Height 30"
Chinese low cabinet made entirely out of beautiful light color hardwood, possible Huali, the two doors are carved with a raised floral design in the center surrounded by a raised key fret motif, hardware is made of brass, the interior has one shelf, very solid, early/mid 20th century. Size: 32" high x 40" wide x 18" deep.