Rare Antique Japanese Negoro red lacquer tiered stand. Five arched cabriole legs below the hand carved apron, the feet ending at a floral step base. Overall condition is very good and consistent with age.
Edo Period (circa mid 1800's)
Dimensions: 12" w x 14 3/4" h
Antique Tibetan Buddhist Repousse Copper Mask
Tibetan repousse copper polychrome mask of a horned animal deity resembling a goat or yak, wearing a crown of three skulls on its head. With gold gilt, red, and green pigments. The tongue sticks out from its mouth and curls similar to Kali. With remnants of an old wax seal.
Dimensions: 15" w x 7" d x 17 1/4" h
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Antique Chinese Squared Porcelain Planter w/ Base
Chinese porcelain planter in a squared form tapering slightly towards the base, incised with imagery of birds perching, grapes and coiling vines, blooming flowers against a yellow enamel ground. The upper and lower part of the planter with bands of archaic scrolls in cobalt blue. The rim has red floral scrolling motifs. The base is marked "China" in red. With dense carved wooden stand of an inverted lotus form.
Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 6" x 6" h (10 1/4" x 7 1/2" x 8 1/4" h on base)
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Antique Sino-Tibetan Cloisonne Kapala Skull Cup
Antique Sino-Tibetan cloisonne enamel bronze container in the form of a kapala or skull cup. The lid has a four prong vajra finial, and is decorated with intricate enamel design of floral scrolls, lotuses, waves, and four points around the vajra finial. The container's interior is done in red enamel, and the base is done in white enamel with a red cranial fissure line to emulate a skull. With carved wooden base.
Rare Japanese Yonazawa Keyaki (zelkova) burl front tansu with original golden honey lacquer finish. The round lock plates on each drawer feature the emblem of the Taira clan, whose mon is the swallowtail butterfly or ageha.
The Taira were one of the four important clans that dominated Japanese politics during the Heian period (794–1185) – the others were the Fujiwara clan, the Tachibana clan and the Minamoto clan.
Beautiful Chinese Peking Glass octagonal faceted turquoise vase from a San Francisco Collection.
Dates 19th/early 20th century
Dimensions: 7.75" X 4"
Peking glass originated in 18th century China during the rule of the Qing Dynasty. While China had long been a major producer of glassware, the introduction of European technologies to Asia in the 17th century caused a shift in the styles of Chinese glass makers. The principle couriers of these technologies were... Click for details
Rare Chinese Dingyao Porcelain Molded Floral Bowl
Rare Chinese eggshell thin Dingyao porcelain bowl, the interior molded with relief details of scrolling chrysanthemums and leaves. The sides of the bowl flare widely from the small and shallow foot and the rim left unglazed.
Provenance: historic Noble family in North Berkeley, whose grandparents were missionaries in Korea in the 19th century.
Dimensions: 7" W x 2 1/2" H
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17th Century Silver Inlaid Brass Jain Shrine
Ancient Indian Jain religious shrine, the central Jina surrounded by multiple celestial nymphs with two elephants at the top on either side of the canopy. This brass with inlaid silver sculpture has ancient Devanagari script over the entire back. The Jinas eyes and central chest are silver inlaid. Rubbed and some losses.
Dated 1661 (17th Century)
Dimensions: 5.5"X 3.75" X 2.25"
Antique Chinese Shufu Ware Ceramic Bowl
Shufu is a rare Chinese white porcelain that was made during the Yuan dynasty (1206-1368) in Hutian village just outside the city of Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Thought to be the first known porcelain ordered by imperial officials. The body of the ware is covered with a soft, white, bluish opaque glaze similar to qingbai, but contained less calcium oxide resulting in slight translucency rather than transparency. The bases are unglazed and the paste is of the typical early natural porcelain... Click for details
19th Century Sino Tibetan Seated Buddha
Bronze Buddha from Sino Tibetan tradition. Wonderful details on the robe with inscription on back. Buddha sits on a wooden stand. Provenance: From the William Ashby Estate.
Dates Early to Mid 19th century
Dimensions: 5"(without stand) X 3.25" X 2.25" (6" with Stand)