Beautiful pair of Chinese rectangular stands made of camel bone. This pair are carved all over with different types of scrolling vines. The top of one is carved with a dragon and phoenix with a ball of fire between them floating in clouds. The other stand top is carved with a pair of dragons with a ball of fire between them floating in clouds over waves. Age: Republic Period, early 20th century. Size: 36.5" Height x 13.5" Length x 10.5" Width.
Antique Japanese Fune Bako (Ship Safe Box)
Antique Japanese fune tansu (ship safe box), made of kiri (paulownia) wood inside and out. It is fitted with wrought iron hardware. The inside has five drawers one of which has a secret compartment. Edo period, circa 1850. It measures 16" wide x 19" deep x 18" tall.
Silk Scroll of Chinese Quanyin
Beautiful scroll depicting Chinese Quanyin in an array of pigments. Ink and mineral colors on silk scroll. Paper label "Shanghai" on scroll end, earlier image can be found in Yuan or Ming Dynasty. Age: Circa 19th century, remounted.
Size of painting: 47" high x 26" wide. Total size of scroll: 83" high x 32" wide
Antique Chinese Scroll of Divinities
Antique Chinese hanging scroll of household gods. All male household divinities are depicted, the eldest in the bottom left and the youngest in the bottom right. The central figure in pink holds a vase with a blossoming peony that the upper right figure, holding a scroll, touches. The two upper figures are dressed in ornate robes that look to be embroidered with dragons and clouds. It measures 36" wide 89" long. Pigments painted on silk. There is an inscription on the outside of the... Click for details
Thangka of Dancing Bull - 18th Century
Beautiful Tibetan Thangka depicting a dancing bull surrounded by faces standing on top of Vajrabhairava and female consort in a sexual embrace. A variety of deities on top and bottom of scroll. Painted with mineral pigments on paper. Age: 18th Century.
Size: 38" high x 16 3/8" wide.
Antique Chinese Scroll of Rain by Chiang Yuan Lin
Chinese antique hanging scroll from the 18th century by Chiang Yuan Lin. It is a beautiful scene of wind and rain and two men in a boat. Painted in ink on paper. Calligraphy in the upper left with three seals, and a fourth seal in the bottom right corner. It measures 35" wide by 80" long.
Antique Japanese Scroll Courtesan under Cherry Blossoms
Antique Japanese hanging silk scroll from the 19th century, Meiji 1868-1912. There is a beautiful scene of a courtesan and pair of Kamuro order, attendants, walking under a blossoming cherry blossom tree. The screen is signed by Koryusai with seal. It measures 18.25" wide by 24.5" long.
Antique Chinese Scroll of Monk Crossing a Bridge
Antique Chinese scroll from the late 19th. The scene, of a monk crossing a bridge in a forest of pine, is symbolic of the acceptance of the inevitability of change. This theme is from the I Ching book, also known as the Classic of Changes, one of the oldest texts in chinese history. It is a beautiful and serene scene painted in ink. There is an inscription with two seals in the upper right corner and a third seal on the left side. When the scroll is rolled up, there is an inscription on the... Click for details
Antique Hardwood Wheel from Indonesia
Beautiful utilitarian sculpture of an antique hardwood wheel from Thailand on elongated metal stand. This sculpture is with strong minimalist elements and very aesthetically pleasing. The wheel is extremely dense and hard wood; it measures 35" in diameter with a 6" opening in the center for an axle. Age: c.1900. This piece is 58.5" in height.
Antique Japanese Isho Tansu
Antique Japanese kuri (chestnut wood) tansu with auspicious and fortuitous symbols from the Nagata ward. It is beautifully decorated with fans in the center of the drawers. The locks are functioning and have keys. There is a safe locked compartment which has a lock that is decorated with Daikako's hammer. Daikako is a Japanese deity of wealth, farmers, food and good fortune. He is depicted as a cheery and rotund deuity wearing a peasant's hat standing atop bales of rice carrying a sac of... Click for details