Antique Japanese iron medallion with the image of a shrine to Buddha within a forested area. The figures have been nicely sculpted and are accented by natural patina.
Size: 4" diameter
Chinese Porcelain Lotus Pod Censer
Antique Chinese porcelain censer in the form of a lotus pod with wonderfully sculpted, red-accented petals. The lid is gilt and the handles are two lotus buds with curled leaves. The large base cascades downwards in beautiful deep blue, and has the image of a waterfowl and a lotus bud on its front and back.
Size: 5.25" height, 6.75" width
Japanese Boxwood Chop Case with Lady and Cone Shell
Antique Japanese chop case made of boxwood and carved with a beautiful lady. The Inside of the box is still coated with powdered orange-red seal ink, at the base of the box is a semi circular bead made of amber, the top of the box is closed with a bead of bone and a smaller one of coral, the toggle is the shell of a cone snail, the sea creature hunts with a venomous barb.
Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Size of the box: 3" High
Chinese Carved Hardstone Lidded Vase with Stand
A beautifully carved grey-green hard stone vase with carved panels of chrysanthemums on its front and backside. The handles have been carved elaborately with creeping vine motifs, while two carved hard stone rings hang from each one. The lid has been carved with the same vine motif and large finial. The vase comes with a beautiful hardwood stand, with silver inlay geometric patterns.
Late 19th Century - Early 20th Century
Size: (w/ stand) 9.75" height (w/o stand) 8.5" height, 5.5" width
Antique Japanese Bronze Suiban with Tigers and Dragon
Antique Japanese large bronze suiban, or shallow dish for the display of viewing stones and small plants. The legs have been wonderfully casted to resemble gnarled vines, or perhaps a Buddha's hand citron fruit. One side of the suiban displays a raised dragon flying through incised winds. The other side shows two lounging tigers. The entirety of the suiban has a beautiful, natural patina due to antiquity.
Late Edo Period - Early Meiji Period (circa 19th Century)
Size: 6.5" height, 19.5"... Click for details
Chinese Song Dynasty Small Celadon Bowl
Chinese small shallow porcelain bowl, glazed with a delicate pale blue celadon, incised with a floral motif on the inside bottom, the outside is glazed as well with the rim remaining bare,
Song Dynasty (960 - 1279)
Size: 4 3/4" wide diameter x 7/8" high
Chinese Qingbai Floral Cup
A small Chinese porcelain cup with Qingbai light blue-green crackle glaze and very thin form. The rim is ebbed like flower petals and the interior has been incised to look like the inside of a flower.
Song Dynasty (960 - 1279)
Size: 2.25" height, 3" width
Antique Chinese Celadon Vase
Antique Chinese celadon ware vase or jar with a round, stout body, short neck with two hollow handles, raised lotus petal motif along the bottom. Slightly raised lotuses and sunflowers decorate around the upper body. Longquan celadons were an important part of China's export economy for over five-hundred years (960 - 1644).
Size: 4" height, 4.5" width
Antique Chinese Carved Agate Woman and Child
Antique Chinese agate carving of a mother bathing a small child. The beautiful whitish stone has translucent areas with ribboning throughout. May have been intended as a brush washer.
Early 20th Century
Size: 1.75" height, 3" length
Antique Chinese Jun Ware Small Cup and Dish
Antique Chinese Jun Ware cup with flower form dish to act as a holder. The thick, opalescent sky blue glaze has white speckling and several splashes of rosy purple with wonderful crackling.
The Jun glaze is a complex blue glaze which was developed in Henan province during the the Northern Song and Jin dynasties, occasionally with red streaks. Jun wares have their name after Jun zhou from where it originated. The old kiln site is located in the present Yuzhou City (Yu county) of the Henan... Click for details