Antique Korean painting on silk of peonies in tones of pink and bright red, blooming from an upwards reaching branch with leaves. Calligraphy with signature of Wou Dang Chang Ryu, a highly important and heroic figure in Korean art.
Dimensions: 26" x 57" H (entire panel) 22.25" x 43.5" H (painting only)
Japanese Six Panel Byobu Screen of Swimming Fish
Japanese six panel byobu (folding screen painting). Hand-painted with imagery of realistic swimming fish and flowers with gold flecks. Signed in stylized calligraphy with 2 red chops.
Late Meiji/Early Taisho Period
Dimensions: 109" L x 53.75" H
Chinese Bronze Figure of Donkey and Rider
Chinese bronze 3 piece figure of a donkey and rider. The old man rider holds a scepter in his hands. His hat may be removed and incense placed inside his head, so the smoke would billow out from the front. On hardwood display stand with scroll legs.
Early 20th Century
Dimensions: 10" L x 5" D x 13" H (14.5" H w/ stand)
Ko-sometsuke Blue and White Porcelain Plate with Boats
Porcelain plate made in China for the 17th century Japanese market. Blue and white design of 2 boats in a misty bay with land outcroppings and a mountain pavilion. The underside of the plate is decorated with three thin blue rings and two flowers. The edges of the plate and the many small irregularities in the firing are especially prized in this type of ware.
"Ko-sometsuke ('old blue and white') porcelain was produced specifically for the Japanese market during the final decades of... Click for details
Ko-sometsuke Blue and White Porcelain Plate with Bird in Tree
Porcelain plate made in China for the 17th century Japanese market. Blue and white design of a bird in a pine tree draped in moss. Encircled with a thin ring of blue. The edges of the plate and the many small irregularities in the firing are especially prized in this type of ware.
"Ko-sometsuke ('old blue and white') porcelain was produced specifically for the Japanese market during the final decades of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The lack of Chinese imperial patronage during this period... Click for details
Antique Tibetan Lacquer Cabinet with Flowers
Antique Tibetan lacquer cabinet, hand-painted in motifs of flowers and foliage surrounding a central auspicious object on each front panel. Its 4 front doors are removable and swing open on rounded pegs. The top surface is slightly flared and has a panel carved with geometric designs below, similar to those seen in each painting.
Early 20th century
Dimensions: 46" L x 19" D x 37.5" H
Antique Japanese Red Lacquer Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant chest of drawers) from the Kyoto region. The chest has an open shelved compartment, with a money slot on the bottom shelf that drops into the drawer below. With black iron warabite style handles on each drawer, 3 of which also have squared lock plates with chrysanthemum studs.
Edo Period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 28" L x 16.75" D x 24.5" H
Japanese 9-Drawer Tansu with Fan Locks
Antique Japanese tansu from the Nigata area of Japan. Most likely used by a merchant for storage. The 9 drawers are in three rows with the shallowest drawers along the top and gradually getting deeper toward the bottom of the chest. The hardware is all of iron and includes elegant hirute shaped drawer pulls, fan shaped lock plates and corner bracing. The wood is paulownia (kiri) wood.
Edo Period (early 1800's)
Dimensions: 19 1/2" high x 31" wide x 19" deep.
Rare Japanese Kakiemon Porcelain Jar w/ Dragon and Phoenix
Rare Japanese kakiemon ware porcelain jar. Of a tapered melon shape, with circular floral enso motifs of bamboo, blossoming cherry branches, hydrangea, kiri leaves. The Imperial dragon and phoenix paired to represent the emperor and empress. With overglaze green, red, and blue on white bisque ground. The domed lid topped with karakusa (octopus vine) and kiri leaf pattern.
Dimensions : 7.5" W x 10" H
Antique Japanese 6-Drawer Ko Tansu
Antique Japanese small personal tansu, or ko tansu, made with Hinoki (cedar) wood. The chest holds six drawers, each with round locks and kakute (squared) handles. The sides of the tansu also have iron handles for carrying. One side has a special 6 character chop branded into the wood.