Antique Chinese Turquoise Snuff Bottle with Cat and Bird
Chinese snuff bottle carved from turquoise mottled with natural dark brown veining. The front is carved in relief with a cat staring intently upwards at a nearby flying insect, surrounded by flora. The reverse is carved in relief with a bird perched on a flowering tree branch. The turquoise lidded stopper carved with lingzhi mushroom motif.
Dimensions: 2" W x 1" D x 2 7/8" H
Antique Chinese Turquiose Snuff Bottle of a Toad
Chinese antique snuff bottle, carved entirely from turquoise in the form of a small adorable toad. The lower body of the toad appears more green and transitions to the classic turquoise blue in the upper body and face. the stone is mottled with natural dark brown oxide veining. The small toad is carved with a smiling, open mouth with a carved turquoise stopper.
Dimensions: 2" L x 1 1/4" W x 3/4" H
Japanese Edo Set of 10 Sobachoko Blue and White Cups
Japanese set of 10 blue and white sobachoko or soba cups. With cobalt blue underglaze floral motifs and ocean landscapes, double ring below the inner rim, and a floral medallion in the center of the well with single ring. The foot is slightly recessed and left unglazed except for the center.
17th/18th century Edo period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 3" W x 2 1/4" H
Korean Large 8 Panel Screen with Peonies
Tall Korean 8-panel screen with hand painted peony flowers and scholar rocks. Each panel is boldly filled with exuberant flowers covering the whole space. Alternating colors of the flowers and rocks from panel to panel.
Dimensions: 72 3/4" high x 152" wide
Japanese 6-panel Screen Painting of Moonlit Grasses
Antique Japanese 6-panel screen painting depicting a scene of grasses growing in misty water. They bend gently as the full moon hangs low in the sky. Delicate yellow blossoms lean over in the mist. Signed Shiokawa Bunren. Painted in light mineral colors on paper.
Taisho Period (early 20th century)
Dimensions: 68 1/4" high x 147" wide
Japanese 4-panel Screen Painting with Ducks and Grasses
Japanese 4-panel screen painting depicting a scene of ducks swimming along the edge of a pond or stream. Tall grasses and rocks rise from the water. Painted in mineral colors on gold ground.
Showa Period (circa late 1940's)
Dimensions: 34 1/4" high x 60" long
Japanese Antique 2-panel Screen Painting of Bird and Irises
Antique Japanese 2-panel screen painting of a scene with a songbird on a gnarled, moss-covered rock. A stream runs around the rock. Blue and white irises grow on it's banks. Painted in mineral colors on gold leaf.
Dimensions: 43 3/4" high x 36" wide
Meiji Period c1900
Antique Korean Elm Hardwood Personal Chest
A small Korean personal chest with dramatic Elm hardwood front panels. The top set of doors opens to an inner compartment with carved hardwood border, and six small drawers. The middle doors and lower drop-down lid open to a large compartment lined in Korean paper. The upper and lower set of doors are book-matched so the natural woodgrain appears to mirror itself. The piece is fully detailed with brass hardware and plates.
Dimensions: 26 1/2" L x 13 3/4" D x 39 1/2" H
Antique Chinese Qingbai Dish with Motif of Fish
Chinese porcelain dish with Qingbai light blue-green crackle glaze and very thin form. The well of the dish with incised motif of three swimming fish on wave ground, and low relief geometric scrolls and arrows along the inner edges, the rim left bare from glaze. The outer body slightly lobed and the foot is shallowly recessed and very wide and flat.
Provenance: From a private Beverly Hills estate
Dates from Song dynasty (960-1279)
Dimensions: 4 1/2" W x 1" H
Antique Chinese Qingbai Foliate Porcelain Dish
A small Chinese porcelain dish with Qingbai light blue-green crackle glaze and very thin form. The foliate edges of the dish are made to look like the petals of a flower, and the interior and exterior body are incised and slightly lobed for each petal. The foot is slightly recessed and left bare from glaze. From a Beverley Hills Estate