Beautiful Japanese antique futon cover, made in 4 panels of indigo dyed cotton, paste resist design of a phoenix and leaves, beautiful colors, Meiji Period.
Size: 62" high x 47" wide
Chinese Carved Ruyi Scepter
Chinese scepter carved of a single piece of fragrant hardwood possibly Cheng Wiang wood. Carved in the form of an intricate ruyi fungus, wonderful attention to detail, very naturalistic in appearance. Dimensions: 14 1/2'' Long x 3 3/8'' Wide
Pair of Chinese Antique Cloisonne Peacock Censors
Chinese antique pair of cloisonne censors in the form of peacocks, beautiful wire work and detailed cloisonne, feathers are made of filigree with enamel and small turquoise cabochon details, each on a carved wooden base, c. 1910.
Size including tail: 20 1/2" high x 15 1/2" wide (not including the tail, the bird is 11" high)
Antique Imari Covered Basin
An antique Japanese imari ware covered basin. The basin is decorated with traditional auspicious Japanese motifs such as pine, bamboo, plum, and cranes. Along with the auspicious motifs are designs often seen with imari wares such as scrolling vines and chrysanthemum-like patterns. Often, these patterns are known as kinrande, where the motifs are emulating gold brocades. Age: Meiji Period Size: Diameter 11.5" Height 7"
Kutani Mille Fleur Vase by N. Kingyoku with Tomobako
A round vase decorated with various flowers, emulating the Chinese style of porcelain known as mille fleur. The work was produced by the contemporary kutani artist, Nakata Kingyoku. The Nakata family is known for the raised painted technique. Includes its own tomobako, signed by the artist. Age: Showa Period Size: Diameter 9" Height 8.5"
Antique Meiji Period Imari Footed Bowl
An antique Japanese blue and white sometsuke haisen or a footed bowl used to clean dishes used to consume sake. The image inside is portraying the old sprites of Takasago, an image often used to wish a couple a happy marriage. The bowl contains motif of pine needles, broom, rake, and fallen leaves. Age: Meiji Period Size: Diameter 7.75" Height 5.5"
Antique Japanese Wooden Fish Gyoban
A Japanese wooden fish or gyoban simply carved, but retaining an aesthetic preferable to mingei enthusiasts. The gyoban would be used in a temple setting to announce the hours for lunch or other important ceremonies during the day. The gyoban is attached with an iron chain to hang the piece from the ceiling. Age: Late Meiji to Taisho Size: When Hanging: 50" The Fish: Length 24" Height 8.5"
Landscape in the Rain by Nomura Bunkyo
A simple landscape in the rain by the noted Shijo school painter, Nomura Bunkyo (1854-1911). The subtle and soft colors and brush strokes are the signature styles of the Shijo school. Bunkyo was known for his still life and landscape works. Age: Meiji Period Size: Height 78.75" Width 23"
Literati Landscape Okada Hanko
A simple yet refined literati landscape attributing to the noted Nanga artist, Okada Hanko (1782-1846). The landscape is done in the style known as the mei (Japanese Bei) method where the artist will use the shape of the tip of the brush and repeat the impression on paper to create the mountains of the landscape. Age: Late Edo Size: Length 77" Width 16.25"
Sumi Painting of Bamboo by Sentsuji Butsugai
A simple and rustic painting of a group of bamboo done in sumi on silk by the abbot of Sentsuji, Butsugai. The inscription on the top is providing a metaphorical allusion of enduring suffering with the flexible nature of the bamboo. Age: Showa Period Size: Length 85" Width 22"