Japanese framed woodblock print by esteemed artist and forerunner to the sosaku-hanga movement Jun/Junichiro Sekino (1914-1988). The subject is a young woman sitting in a red chair, embracing a swan. The forms and colors he uses are pleasing to the eye in the way they compliment each other. Signature in bottom.
Size: (entire frame) 53.25" height, 27.25" width (artwork only) 24" height, 18.5" width
Tibetan Gilt Bronze Statue of Kubera on Beast
Tibetan bronze gilt statue of Kubera, known as the "Lord of Wealth and the North". He originates from Hindu mythology but is also recognized in Buddhism and Jainism. He holds a mongoose as a symbol of his victory over the Nagas, snakelike deities and guardians over treasures. He sits upon the back of a lionlike creature and has an arch of flames with gilt tips behind him. The jewels on his crown and around his neck are dotted with blue and red enamel.
Size: 13.5" height, 10" width, 6" depth
Stunning Large Japanese Pair of Antique Iron Lanterns
Exquisite Antique Japanese pair of large garden lanterns. Each is made of cast iron in 10 sections. The roof of each has raised writing, the lantern portions are decorated with kiri blossoms. The pedestals are coiled around with dragons in low relief, the base of each has high relief fu-dogs. Very difficult to collect.
Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
All original iron
Size of each: 62 1/2" high x 24" wide at widest part. (Each base is approx 20" wide)
Antique Japanese Ko - Tansu
Japanese antique one section tansu with gorgeous dark finish kiri front drawers, decorated with thick iron kakute (square) handles, round Iron lock plates, and incised corner hardware.
Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Original Finish, Beautiful Condition
Size: 33.25" height, 22.75" width, 17" depth
Pair of Japanese Gilt Wood Carved Nio
A pair of Japanese wooden carvings of the Nio, or wrathful guardians to the Buddha. While Buddhism beliefs are typically pacifist, the Nio justified physical force in order to defend against evil and are usually found on either side of a temple door. The Nio called Misshaku Kongo or Agyo keeps his mouth open to represent the first sound in the Sanskrit language "a", symbolizing birth and overt violence. The other Nio is called Nareen Kongo or Ungyo and has a closed mouth to represent the last... Click for details
Pair of Antique Chinese Yellow Porcelain Bowls with Dragons
Antique Chinese pair of yellow glaze bowls with incised flying dragons and clouds of smoke along its outer edges, and a single dragon within double rings on the inside center. Wonderful crackling in the glaze is most apparent near the rim and the foot of each bowl. The bottom of each bowl has a Xuande period mark, but most likely dates from the 19th century Ching Dynasty.
Size: 3.25" height, 6.5" diameter
Antique Chinese Pair of Blue and White Vases
Antique Chinese pair of blue and white vases with interesting cobalt underglaze panels of oceanside scene, separated by geometric designs. Each vase has a fluted rim, and recessed areas where the geometric patterns show. The bottoms have a cobalt blue double ring, 18th/19th century.
Size: 8.5" height, 4" width at rim
Japanese Scroll Painting of Peacocks Attributed to Tani Bunchō
A wonderful Japanese scroll painting showing one peahen strutting underneath the cascading tail feathers of a peacock, standing upon a small rock structure. Pink and red peonies bloom around the two majestic birds. Attributed to artist Tani Bunchō (1763-1841).
Size: (entire scroll) 88" height, 35.25" width (artwork only) 51.5" height, 28.5" width
Antique Chinese Pair of Huanghuali Chairs
A beautiful pair of antique Chinese huanghuali wood chairs, warm tone, rattan seats, lovely sloping carved underside panels. Heavy in weight, beautifully hand pick huanghuali wood grain. Stunning Pair.
Early 20th Century
Size: 46" height, 19.75" width, 17.25" depth
Antique Japanese Kiri Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese kiri (paulownia) choba tansu, or merchant's chest with a pair of sliding door panels and interior shelving. Six drawers of varying size all open with squared "kakute" handles and have round iron locks. A great piece with original finish.
Size: 32.5" height, 31.25" width, 16.25" depth