Chinese Jade Hongshan Culture Pig Dragon (Zhulong)
Chinese Neolithic Hongshan Culture small jade carving of a pig dragon (zhulong) used as a burial object. The dragon is curled in an "embryonic" position. The bottom portion is carved in the form of an insect with large protruding eyes. The dragon portion of the jade is mottled green while the bottom portion is orange in color being closer to the outer rind of the jade stone.
Hongshan Culture 4700-2900 BC
Size: 1 7/8" wide
Japanese Antique 2-Section Gifu Choba Tansu
Japanese antique 2-section choba tansu from the Gifu area. This merchant's chest is made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood and has extensive horizontal wooden slats on the sides for support. The top portion of the chest has sliding panels with horizontal slats which match the sides and one full-width drawer. The larger bottom section also has sliders with horizontal slats and 5 drawers of various sizes. There is small safe box (with key) on the lower right hand side which opens to 2 small... Click for details
Japanese Keyaki Wood Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese choba tansu, merchant's storage chest. This front of this tansu is made all of keyaki (elm) wood with original translucent lacquer finish and dramatic grain. The top portion has 2 sliding panels. The middle portion of the chest has a pair of large sliding panels which open to a compartment with one shelf. The right hand side and bottom portion of the chest are made up of 7 drawers of various sizes and a compartment with a drop in door panel.
Antique Japanese two section futon tansu. The upper section has double sliding burl wood panel doors which house a roomy storage interior. The bottom section is comprised of six burl front drawers with decorative cloud design locks.
Antique Japanese 2-Section Kiri Tansu
Antique Japanese 2-section Kiri (paulownia) wood isho tansu, or clothes chest. Classic design with warabite style iron handles and semi-circle locks. The bottom section features a safe box with two small drawers locked away within. Working key is included.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Size: 37" L x 16.5" W x 41" H
Antique Thai Chofa Temple Roof Adornment
Unusual Thai architectural sculpture known as a chofa. These beast-like ornaments embellish temple and palace rooftops as a symbol of power and protection. Natural patina and remnants of red and gilt lacquer show antiquity. A photo is shown to demonstrate how a chofa would look while still in place on a temple roof. The temple shown is in Chiang Mai, the largest and most culturally rich city in Thailand.
Chinese jade bowl, carved with a scrolling vine motif and auspicious symbols. The foot of the bowl is bordered by a lotus pattern. Finely carved of very thin jade of a beautiful mottled green.
Size: 7" wide diameter
Japanese Framed Woodblock Print by Joichi Hoshi
Japanese framed woodblock print by Joichi Hoshi (1913-1979), (1913-1979) "Moon and Tree", signed in pencil, circa 1978.
Size: 10" L x 12.5" H (entire frame) 5.25" L x 8" H (print only)
Antique Japanese Signed Tiger Okimono
A Japanese okimono of a tiger, fully carved out of Keyaki (elm) wood with fantastic detailing. The tiger sits hunched over with fixated eyes, fangs out, and tail wrapped tightly against its body. Signature on bottom reads : Chizan December, Meiji 18th year.
Size: 5.5" L x 6" W x 5.5" H
Antique Japanese Ranma (transom)
Antique Japanese hardwood ranma (transom) with a black lacquer frame, carved with scenic imagery of large temple lanterns, pine trees, stylized bridge, and an island village.