A two drawer Japanese box done in a kinji or gold background with fine paintings of pine and flowers with a family crest set in the open areas of the piece. The box has metal fittings for the drawers and a handle to carry the chest. Often lacquer works with family crests were made for dowries for high ranking samurai families. Age: 19th century Size: length 10.75" width 10.75" height 10.25"
Chinese White Jade Beaded Necklace
Jade necklace comprised of white beads. It is fastened with a loop decorated with small forest green, grey, translucent, and blue/green jade beads, with one large green jade bead to hold the strands into place.
Size: approx. 25.5" end to end, 1/8" smallest bead width, 3/8" largest bead width
Antique Lacquered Hawk Motif Letter Box
A luxurious lacquered letter box, known as a fumibako. The hawk is done in the moriage technique to give the image depth and glass or crystal is set for the eyes. The hawk is perched on a pine tree with vines climbing up the tree. The bottom section of the box contains decorations of various flowers which is seen when the box is opened. Age: Meiji Period Size:length 4.25" width 16.75" height 3.25"
Pair of Hibachi with Motif of Ferns by Heian Zohiko
A pair of Japanese lacquered braziers or hibachis decorated with motif of ferns produced by the noted Kyoto Lacquer firm, Nishimura Zohiko. Interestingly, the pair of hibachis might be made from two generations of Nishimura Zohiko. The underside of the lid is inscribed: (transliteration: Shinobu kusa Makie, Roiro Urushi Okegata Hibachi) translation: Roiro Lacquer Hibachi decorated with motif of ferns. Come with box.
A pair of lacquered nesting trays decorated with motif of waves in the Rinpa style. The set is titled: (transliteration: Korin Shu Urushi-e, Kuro Ikkan Maru Iriko Bon) Red Lacquer Korin Style Motif, Nesting Circular Trays in the Ikkan Style. The trays were done by an artist named Housai who was possibly active around the mid to late 20th century, comes with box. Age: Showa Period Size: (small tray) diameter: 17.1" height 1.3" (large tray) diameter: 18" height: 1.3"
Stunning Japanese Kuwa Banana Leaf Tray by Shozan
A fine Unusual tray carved in the form of a banana leaf made from Kuwa wood. The banana leaf is stylistically carved with various folds and the slight tears often seen naturally with banana leaves. In the literati tradition, banana leaves were used by scholar recluses as paper to write calligraphy. Later, this motif was incorporated into other forms of art making the image one of the symbols of the literati aesthetics, signed Shozan with box. Age: mid 20th century Size: length 36" width 12"... Click for details
Chinese Carved Jade Bead Necklace
Necklace made of beautifully hand carved jadeite beads, gradually becoming larger the further from the nape of the neck they are strung, with smaller round jadeite beads alternating in between. Can be loosened or tightened using the string pulls at the top, which also have two small and one large carved jade bead at the ends. Apple green highlights can be seen.
Size: approx. 25" end to end, smallest beads 1/8" wide, largest beads 3/8" wide
Chinese Silk and Jade Necklace
Lovely Chinese silk and jade necklace decorated with two large jade beads and clustered beads of jade and agate, very feminine. Adjustable strands at the nape of the neck, with small jade hoops. 20th century
Size: approx. 27" end to end, large jade beads approx. 3/8" wide
Chinese Jadeite Bangle with Apple Green
Jade bangle bracelet with apple green highlights, from China with storage box, 20th century
Size: Diameter 3.5" outer, 2.25" inner, .5" thickness
Chinese Carved Jade Pendant of Fenghuang
Beautifully hand carved jade pendant of the mystical fenghuang, or phoenix, with a blooming lotus beside it. The fenghuang symbolizes the union of yin and yang, and each part of its body represents a different word: its head is for virtue, wings are duty, back is propriety, abdomen for credibility, and chest for mercy. Carving has a small hole drilled through the top for wearing on a necklace. 20th century
Size: 2.25" height, 1.75" height