Chinese agate carving of a curled lotus leaf. The leaf is delicately and thinly carved and is edged in pierced flowers and vines. The agate stone has natural orange and russet tone areas throughout. Comes with original tripod wood stand.
Dimensions: 3" x 3" x 1/4" (carving only)
Japanese Studio Ware Vase signed Shofu Katei
Japanese green studio crackle ware vase with applied silver floral motifs. With tomobako. The foot is signed Shofu Katei (1870-1928). Small wear losses.
Shofu Katei was born in 1870 in Seto, Japan. He later moved to Kyoto where has was adopted into the prestigious Shofu family kiln to create Japanese ceramics. In 1908, he set up the Shofu Ceramics Company, Ltd. and was awarded a Green Ribbon in 1915.
Dimensions: 5" W x 7 1/2" H (Tomobako 6 1/2" x 9" H)
Chinese Large Elm Wood Cabinet
Chinese large jumu (elm) wood cabinet with natural light finish. The interior is outfitted with shelves for a TV and components. Doors on wooden dowels pocket in for a nice clean appearance. Sliding panels in the back interior allow for cords. Four interior drawers are perfect for storing CDs and DVDs. There are another two drawers on the lower exterior.
Dimensions: 69 3/4" high x 43" wide x 25 3/4" deep.
Chinese Antique Red Lacquer Cabinet
Antique Chinese low cabinet. The upper portion has two drawers over a compartment opened by two cabinet doors. The doors swing on wooden dowel hinges which seat into small decorative carved peony flowers. The interior of the cabinet has one shelf. The front is finished with a rich red lacquer while the sides and top are a dark, distressed reddish brown lacquer finish.
Dimensions: 33 1/4" high x 31 3/4" wide x 19 1/2" deep.
Chinese Antique Apothecary Chest with Display Shelf
Antique Chinese apothecary chest. Upper portion has an open display shelf with pierced carved dragons on the sides and a medallion on the back depicting a bird on a blossoming tree branch. The middle portion has 19 drawers, all the same size with the exception of one wider drawer toward the bottom. Each drawer is divided into three sections for storage of medicines and herbs. There is a hidden storage area accessed by openings beneath the bottom drawers. Made of jumu (elm) wood and... Click for details
Tibetan Dzi Bead
The mystical Dzi beads are implements of ancient Tibetan and other Asian cultures for several hundreds of thousands of years. Dzi beads are believed to hold magical properties bringing prosperity and protection to whomever wore these beads. They are also thought to hold medicinal properties, and so can be characterized by the "dig marks" left over the surface of the bead, where a small portion has been scraped away to be ingested. The Dzi bead has patterns of 9 white "heavenly eyes", considered... Click for details
Antique Korean Bedside Chest
A Korean hardwood bedside chest made with elm hardwood front doors, decorated by brass plate hinges, a central flower blossom medallion, and brass bat shaped handles. The interior of the chest holds six drawers with brass pulls and dramatic elm wood front panels.
Dates from 1950.
Dimensions: 25 1/2" x 15 1/2" x 26" H
Unusual Japanese Choba Tansu
An unusual vintage Japanese Choa tansu with Keyaki burl front hardwood panels. The chest is decorated with highly ornate floral motifs and filigree seen through the iron plating and hardware. Each drawer and compartment has a black lacquered interior. The tansu has side handles for transport. dates from Showa c1950
Dimensions: 21 1/2" x 13" x 31" H
Antique Japanese Ikebana Basket
Japanese ikebana (flower arrangement) basket, hand-woven of bamboo and Wisteria branches. Of a rounded body with a small slightly raised foot.
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 10 1/2" x 15" H
Antique Japanese Ikebana Basket
Unusual Japanese ikebana basket. This gourd form basket is constructed with hand-woven bamboo and Wisteria branch feet and exterior body.