Japanese Woodblock Print "Last Supper" by Watanabe
Japanese print entitled "Last Supper" by Sadao Watanbe. Sadao Watanabe (1913-1996) was part of the Mingi (folk art) movement in Japan which involved the use of natural materials. Watanabe's early boyhood job as a textile dyer has influence his work greatly. He used organic mineral pigments with a soybean milk binder (katazome) on hand crumpled paper (momigami). Watanabe's upbringing as a Christian is the main influence of his subject matter. This print depicts the scene of the Last Supper from... Click for details
Chinese Ming Religious Wooden Carving
Antique wooden carving of a Chinese Lohan, which in the Buddhist religion is a state of enlightenment right before becoming a Bodhisattva. He is shown making religious hand gestures called mudra, and wears a painted red robe. His back has a small hollowed compartment into which prayers would be placed. Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Size: 26" height, 8.5" width
Japanese 4-panel Screen Painting of Flowers
Lovely Japanese 4-panel byobu (folding screen painting), painted with a beautiful scene of chrysanthemum flowers in a garden, some use of raised gofun on flowers, painted in mineral colors and ink on a gold leaf ground, signed by the artist. Showa Period (mid 20th century).
Size: 35" high x 72" wide
Antique Chinese Porcelain Blue and White Dish
Beautiful porcelain blue and white plate, made with ground cobalt for the deep blue underglaze, featuring a ferocious dragon surrounded by swirling patterns and blooming lotuses on the plate's face, and striped Chinese lions (or foo dogs) around the bottom outer parameter, "Jiajing" mark to base.
Size: 1.5" height, 8.75" diameter
Korean Antique Personal Chest
Antique Korean beautiful personal chest, 3 sets of cabinet doors open to 3 small compartments, 6 small drawers, 2 open display areas, beautiful elm wood burl on cabinet doors, beautiful brass hardware, late 19th century.
Size: 21" high x 36 3/4" wide x11" deep.
Antique Chinese Porcelain Blue and White Bowl
Antique porcelain bowl in traditional blue and white style, in which ground cobalt is used for the blue underglaze. Around the sides and inside the bowl are flying dragons with sharp claws and cloud designs. Mark on bottom reading "Da Qing Qianlong Nian Zhi", or "Great Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, Made".Dates from the early 20th century.
Size: 3.25" height, 6.75" diameter
Japanese Antique Carved Burl Leaf Tray
Antique Japanese tray carved in the form of a leaf out of burl wood, beautifully modeled with twisting branches, a smaller leaf and seed pods, the beauty of the burl is highlighted in this naturalistic carving, Meiji Period.
Size: 19 1/4" wide x 19" wide
Chinese Jade Carved Cabbage
Whimsical jadeite carving of a Chinese cabbage, with very detailed leaves slightly peeled back, a bumpy texture and veining on the back of each leaf, and a small critter crawling along the top of the cabbage. Very realistic and beautifully carved. 20th century
Size: 5.25" height, 10" length
Antique Chinese Scroll of Squirrels
Large scroll painting of a large tree sporting many twisting branches, with bright blooming flowers and leaves, and several playful squirrels climbing about or having a meal. Beautiful coloring and very detailed. Extremely fine brushstrokes are used to create the squirrels' fur. Signed and stamped by artist Huang Chu Xiang.
Size: (full scroll) 31.25" height, 62" length (art only) 26.5" height, 53" length
Chinese Scroll Painting of Butterflies and Flowers
Beautiful scroll painting of a pair of butterflies with black, white and pink wings, fluttering above a tree branch with hot pink leaves and berries. The color contrast is absolutely stunning. Signed and stamped by "Qi Dei Shi".
Size: (full scroll) 81" height, 21" width (art only) 42.5" height, 13.5" width