Chinese crackle glaze porcelain statue of a seated Quan Yi, the bodhisattva of compassion. She holds her hands clasped in prayer or meditation and wears long, white robes with a hood pulled over her head. She is seated upon a blue-green glazed pedestal with deep blue and red flecking. She comes with an elegantly carved and pierced hardwood stand, 19th century.
Size: (on stand) 8" height, 4" width (porcelain only) 6.5" height, 3.5" width
Pair of Chinese Enamel Vases with Scenes of Nature
Beautiful set of two (2) Chinese enamel vases with hexagonal shaped bodies, decorated with pink and blue flowers with twisting vines over a pastel yellow background. Each of the six sides has a large white panel with paintings of various scenes from nature, including: a pair of sparrows and a pair of cranes sitting upon tree branches, a wild horse and deer trotting along a riverbed, a flute playing figure in red and yellow clothing riding upon the back of an ox, a pair of cicadas buzzing about a... Click for details
Japanese Woodblock Print "Then Zen" by C. Karhu
Japanese print titled "Then Zen" by artist Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) depicting the Laughing Buddha Bodai within an ensō, a Zen Buddhist symbol representing enlightenment as well as the simplicity and elegance of Japanese aesthetics. Bodai sits cross-legged and balances a red sake bowl on his head. The words "nip, sip, dip", "swish", and "then zen" are stylistically written outside of the ensō. Red signature marks and large Japanese characters at written on the right side of the print.... Click for details
Chinese Antique Jumu Wood Stand with Small Drawer
Chinese square stand made of jumu (elm) wood, small hidden drawer on one side, carved with cloud motif, bottom with cracked ice motif, 19th century.
Size: 29" high x 16 3/4" wide x 16 3/4" deep.
Japanese Woodblock Print "Interior" by Ted Colyer
Woodblock print by artist Ted Colyer, born 1947 in Nova Scotia, Canada. He graduated Fine Arts at Mt. Allison University and studied in Japan to perfect his woodblock techniques, where he remained for 17 years before returning to Canada. He became a professional artist in 1975 while residing in Japan. This woodblock, titled "Interior" dates from his first year as a professional artist and depicts a room with a central fire pit and tea kettle hanging above it. The print is embossed to resemble... Click for details
Chinese Antique Granite Weight in the form of a Mouse
Chinese antique weight for tying down cloth, carved of granite in the form of a mouse, hole under belly for rope, wonderfully carved mouse with long curling tail, c. 1900.
Size: 4 1/2" high x 5" wide
Japanese Woodblock Print 'Adam and Eve' by Yo Iwashita
Interesting woodblock print by artist Yo Iwashita (born 1917) titled "Adam and Eve". His depiction of Adam and Eve is very geometric as both of their bodies are comprised of various shapes along the major bones and muscles. They each hold a large leaf over their groins, and the talking snake, Satan, lurks behind the Tree of Knowledge, his green scales showing through the tree's winding trunk. Tall flower vines sit on either side of Adam and Eve. It is signed and dated at the bottom in pencil,... Click for details
Antique Japanese Two-Section Keyaki Tansu
Antique two-section Nihon Matsu Japanese Tansu made from a beautiful red keyaki wood with a lovely shine and woodgrain. It has iron hardware and warabite handles, and each of its drawers has a round center lock with brass flowers and butterfly keyhole-covers. It has a corner lockbox with decorative iron plating and hinges. A key is included. Dates from the Meiji period (c1900).
Size: 47.75" height, 45.25" width, 17" depth
Antique Chinese Silver Opium Container with Princess
Antique Chinese opium container made from copper with silver, with a cloisonne lid, decorated with pink flowers on a deep blue background. Its front is engraved with a beautiful seated princess, and its back is engraved with Chinese characters reading " The best medicine of the West comes to the great East. Consume this opium and float like a celestial princess." Dated 1820-1850
Size: 2" height, 1.75" width
Large Chinese Carved Nephrite Jade Ceremonial Object
Large Chinese jade (nephrite) ceremonial piece, in the style of the Liangzhu period (3400-2250 BC), with carvings of faces. This nephrite piece is solid and has a pointed tip, and dpierced hole through its very top. The carvings around its edges look like eyes and may be related to the taotie (roughly "gluttonous ogre mask") motif, which were essentially symmetrical zoomorphic faces with no lower jaw, thought by scholars to be linked to religious ceremony and the afterlife. The nephrite has a... Click for details