A simple and rustic painting of a group of bamboo done in sumi on silk by the abbot of Sentsuji, Butsugai. The inscription on the top is providing a metaphorical allusion of enduring suffering with the flexible nature of the bamboo. Age: Showa Period Size: Length 85" Width 22"
Antique Imari Bowl
A beautiful antique Japanese Imari ware bowl. The bowl is decorated with motifs of phoenixes, plum flowers, scrolling vines, peony like patterns, and other geometric patterns. The bowl contains a pomegranate symbol on the bottom. Age: Taisho-Showa Period Size: Diameter 10.25" Height 4.2"
Kutani Ware Hexagonal Gourd Shaped Vase
A hexagonal faceted gourd shaped vase decorated in a style not often found in traditional Kutani ware, but more so in traditional Japanese kinrande style porcelains. The vase is decorated in auspicious motifs. The top area of the gourd contains stylized characters of the word, "eternal longevity".Age: Showa Period Size: Diameter 7" Height 11.5"
Japanese Haori Coat in Black and Red
Japanese haori coat, red and white designs on black, interior has beautiful tie dyed silk and ties. Showa Period
Size: 29" high x 48 1/2" wide
Antique Gourd Shaped Usubata with Morning Glory
An antique Japanese bronze usubata in the shape of a large gourd with a morning glory vine wrapped around the gourd. The realistic expression seen in the details of the leaves of the vase is distinctive of Japanese art. Age: Meiji-Taisho Period c1910 Size: Diameter 12.5" Height 12.5"
Kutani ware Sculpture of Hotei
Fantastic antique Japanese Kutani ware sculpture of one of the fortune deities known as Hotei. The figure is carrying a child who is trying to clean the ears of Hotei. Hotei is interestingly dressed with motifs of dragons and scrolling clouds, inspired by Chinese brocades. The different symbols used on the figure are associated with the auspicious character of the deity. Age: Taisho Period c1912 Size: Length 5" Width 4" Height 10.5"
Korean Joseon Period Buncheong Celadon Vase
A refined Korean Buncheong celadon vase. Buncheong refers to the technique of incising a repeating pattern on the clay surface and white clay is filled in creating a strong contrast of greys and celadon colors with the white lines. The vase is decorated with cranes, an auspicious motif in East Asian culture. Age: Koryo Dynasty 13th century Size: Diameter 6" Height 10.5"
Chinese Square Brush Pot with Inscription
An interesting square porcelain brush pot with a long inscription of the Chu Shi Biao composed by the 3rd century strategist, Zhuge Liang. The inscription makes the argument that the state of Shu Han must fight against Cao Wei. The calligrapher at the end signs and dates the piece: The 23rd Year of Kangxi, (inscribed by) Wen Fang. Size: Length 6.25" Width 6.2" Height 8"
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Japanese Silk Kimono with Flowers and Stream
Japanese silk kimono decorated with a beautiful scene of flowers including irises, peonies, and chrysanthemums with a little stream in color with gold details all on a very light cream color ground, Taisho Period.
Size: 58" high x 51" wide.
Japanese Antique Screen Painting of a Horse Race
Beautiful Japanese 4-panel byobu (folding screen painting), depicting a scene of noble men racing horses, the horses (one brown bay and one gray dappled) are painted with wonderful detail and character, the rider in front looks behind him as his horse rears up, in the background rolling green hills are spotted with moss, just behind the riders is a wooden balcony with sudari (bamboo window coverings) blowing in the wind, the beach and surrounding mist is all made of gold leaf, the... Click for details