Japanese plaster and paper mache mask of a Boddhisattva (Bosatsu in Japanese), a Buddhist monk who has reached a high level of enlightenment. The mask has long earlobes, typical of a holy being in Buddhism, green lacquered hair pulled into two buns, and golden lacquer skin with traces of black lacquer. Early 20th century.
Size: 8.5" height, 5" width
Antique Japanese Wooden Okina Noh Mask
Antique Japanese carved wooden mask of an okina, or old man, used in the theatrical art form of Noh. Every Noh mask represents a specific character, and when the shite (performer) puts on their mask, the term for putting on clothing (kaburu) is not used. Rather, it is called kakeru or tsukeru (to hang/to attach), as this symbolizes the transformation into the character. The mask shows traces of the facial hair it once had, which has been lost due to age. Inside the mask, chisel marks are... Click for details
Large Japanese Silver and Gold Lacquer Gigaku Mask
Large Japanese Gigaku demon mask, covered with silver, gold, and bronze lacquer. The colors gold is associated with the underworld, especially when apparent in a demon's eyes. This mask sports long fangs, a stubby ridged nose, and furrowed brow. The inside of the mask has rice paper with kanji signature of the sculpting artist. Tiasho age c1920.
Size: 17.25" height, 13" width
Large Japanese Red and Black Lacquer Gigaku Mask
Large Japanese Gigaku demon mask, covered with red, gold, and black lacquer. The colors gold and red are associated with the underworld, especially when apparent in a demon's eyes. This mask sports long fangs, a stubby ridged nose, and furrowed brow. The inside of the mask has rice paper with kanji signature of the sculpting artist. Dates from the Tiasho age c1920.
Size: 17.25" height, 13" width
Antique Japanese Isho Tansu With Key
Japanese clothing tansu from the Nagoya region, with its original finish and beautiful woodgrain with a kiri wood front and lacquered sugi frame. Its features include six drawers with iron hirute handles, iron locks with brass flowers, lockbox with kan/ring-shaped pull, and iron handles on either side. Key included.
Size: 40" height, 45" width, 16" depth
Japanese Iron Sculpture of Bishamonten by Seiun
Wonderful Japanese figure of the Buddhist deity Bishamonten (Hindu name: Vaisravana), made out of iron. Bishamonten is cheif of the Four Heavenly Kings and is the guardian of the northern direction (in Japan he is one of the Seven Lucky Gods), he holds a small pagoda in one hand symbolizing the divine treasure house, whose contents he both guards and gives away. Signed by the artist: Seiun. circa mid 1930's.
Size: 25" high x 12" wide x 9" deep.
Japanese Woodblock Print 'Old Drift' by Rikio Takahashi
Woodblock print by Japanese sōsaku hanga (creative print) artist Rikio Takahashi (1917-1999) titled 'Old Drift'. Takahashi had a very unique style of abstract art. He often avoided primary colors and gravitated towards warm browns, cool blues and greens, typical of the gardens of Kyoto. He used irregular, abstract shapes and overlapping of colors to create beautiful and interesting effects. The print is set in a light wooden frame behind glass.
Size: 24" height, 19" width (woodblock... Click for details
Japanese Antique Doll in Basket
Adorable Japanese antique porcelain baby doll head, swaddled in silk and nestled in a basket, most likely intended for use as a pin cushion, Taisho Period.
Size: 4" high x 4 1/2" wide
Chinese Pair of Hardwood Chairs
Pair of two Chinese hardwood chairs with burl wood inserts, simple and elegantly designed. The chair backs have a carved wooden panel with an interestingly beautiful woodgrain. Early 20th century
Size: 34/5" height, 21.75" width, 18" depth
Japanese Ceramic Gosho Ningyo Doll
Charming small Japanese standing gosho ningyo boy doll, made all of a low-fire ceramic and painted in beautiful detail, Showa Period.
Size: 5 1/2" high