Tibetan thangka, or scroll painting, of a mandala, which is a spiritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism representing the universe. Mandalas are very architectural in design and are based upon the form of a stupa. Mandalas are meant to be meditated upon to reach enlightenment, and are generally shown as a large circle with four gates or arches to be entered mentally. Often the circle would have layers with elements such as fire or lotus flowers to be travelled through in order the reach the... Click for details
Tibetan Antique Mandala Thangka Painting
Beautiful Tibetan mandala thangka painting, buddhas and bodhisatvas appear around the central mandala form, stylized archways lead to a central square in which more buddhas are seated, the back ground is a pure land with a range of white mountains. 19th century.
Size of art: 21 1/2" high x 15 1/2" wide
Total size of thangka: 31" high x 22" wide
Tibetan Wheel of Life Thangka
Very interesting and unusual Tibetan Thangka (also known as a scroll painting) depicting the bhavacakra, or wheel of life, representing samsara (cyclic existence). Thangkas are often found on the walls of Buddhist temples and are meditated upon in order for monks to reach enlightenment. The bhavacakra has different layers, each with a different meaning: The first and center layer represents the three poisons of ignorance, attachment, and aversion. The second layer represents karma. The third... Click for details
Chinese Pair of Jadeite Carvings of Cranes
Gorgeous pair of gemstone quality jadeite carvings, each a mirror image to the other, of two cranes standing upon a greatly reticulated tree with creeping vines, thick roots and many outstretched branches with leaves. Exquisitely detailed and breathtaking from all angles, each carving comes with a beautiful wooden stand. 20th century
Size: 23" height (28.25" w/ stand), 18.5" length
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Antique Japanese Dragon Throne Chair
Beautifully carved throne chair with a gorgeous deep reddish lacquer, with carvings of dragons and billowing winds into its back, dragon heads serving as the arms and front legs with painted glass eyes. The back of the chair features a large spiral leaf, smoke-like carvings along the top and sides, and a small lower panel with fleur de lys carving and a cloud border. Meiji period (1867-1912)
Size: 52.5" height, 30" length
Tibetan Book Cover Painting of Five Bodhisatvas
Beautiful Tibetan painting depicting white Tara and four other bodhisatvas, originally this was a book cover for a sacred text, painted in mineral colors on canvas and mounted like a thangka. 18th century.
Total size: 15 1/4" high x 30" long. Size of painting only: 6 1/2" high x 26 1/4" long.
Japanese Antique 2-Section Kiri Kimono Tansu
Antique Japanese 2-section isho tansu (chest on chest for clothing), made entirely of kiri (paulownia) wood with nice iron hardware, top section has opening door with three interior slide out trays (originally for storing kimono), bottom section has two large drawers, Taisho Period (early 20th century).
Size: 44 1/2" high x 37" wide x16 1/2" deep.
Antique Japanese Mizuya
Japanese mizuya kitchen cabinet made from keyaki wood with a beautiful woodgrain. It has three sets of sliding panels, one pair of panels with textured glass panes and designs of leaves and flowers, seven drawers with iron warabite handles, and one small compartment with a removable panel, with interesting handle. Taisho period (1912-1925)
Size: 58.25" height, 35" length, 16.5" depth
Japanese Black Mizuya Cabinet
Beautiful Contemporary Japanese mizuya kitchen cabinet, finished in black with a lovely sheen. It has five drawers with kakute, or square-shaped handles, two solid sliding panels at its top, and four sliding panels with vertical shutter patterns and studding.
Size: 76" height, 40" length, 18" depth
Chinese Antique Bronze Ding Tripod with Jade Finial
Antique Chinese bronze Ding on three feet, wonderful form with sloping lines and dramatic spikes, Ming Period jade finial in the form of a seated dog, the bronze has a large Xuande mark on the bottom. 18th century.
Total size with stand: 16 1/2" high (15" high bronze only) x 8" wide diameter (9" wide including spikes)