Japanese antique 4 section butsudan (Buddhist shrine for household use). The exterior is lacquered all black with double cabinet doors to the shrine area. The interior of the butsudan is lacquered gold and black and has ornate carved details of phoenixes and a dragon just below the shrine roof area. Details of birds and waves are carved in the area below. The interior shrine compartment has a slide out tray as well as a small compartment with gold lacquer sliding panels. The bottom two... Click for details
Chinese Pair of Six Sided Huanghuali Chairs
Pair of Chinese armchairs made all of beautiful honey colored hardwood, most likely huanghuali, each seat with six sides, very elegant lines with dowels for back and arms, mid 20th century.
Size of each: 32 1/2" high x 27" wide x 20 1/2" deep.
Antique Chinese Fan Painting of Landscape
A Chinese literati themed landscape fan painting with a signature reading the name of Li Ching-yi. The soft pastel colors and brush strokes of the landscape evoke the preferences of the literati scholar tradition. Age: Qing Dynasty 18th/19th century.
Size: Length: 19.75" Width: 12.6"
Chinese Fan Painting of Literati
A refined Chinese fan painting of a literati scholar enjoying the breeze within the pine grove from the window. The writing expresses the view of the fan painting where the scholar is listening to the wind among the bamboo groves in the evening, signed "Ke Mou"?. Title "Listening to the Scholartree".
Age: Qing Dynasty 18th/19th century.
Size: Length 22" Width 10.2"
Chinese Circular Album Piece Xu Zhiping
A circular shaped album leaf painting done on silk of a peony. The work contains an inscription, signature and seal of an artist named Xu Zhiping. The work and style appear similar to examples seen in China during the mid to late Qing Dynasty. Age: 19th century Size: Length 23.5" Width 14.2"
Pair of Stone Magnolia Plants with Cloissonne Pot
A pair of Chinese semi precious stone crafted into a small magnolia tree. The tree is planted in a Chinese cloisonne pot. The container's body has a lovely blue background with abstracted lotus design, old gilt on edges. The entire tree is crafted as if an actual plant is planted in the pots.The cloisonne appears to be late 19th century. The semiprecious stones are of a later vintage. Age: Republic Period
Size: Length 17.5" Width 7" Height 14"
Chinese Antique Fan Painting attr. Yun Shouping
Chinese antique fan painting of a figure poling a boat through great rocky outcroppings, painted in ink on mica coated paper. A poem reads as follows: Passing through the gates of the old cave near the shores of the steep cliff, whoever moves through these crevices will find the seeds and roots of the clouds. Knowing that the clouds are suspended, the wind and rain are like fair ink, the misty mountain dyed and scattered have the appearance of mottled jade." attributed to Yun Shouping. ... Click for details
Japanese Large Arita Ware Porcelain Vase with Landscape
Large Japanese porcelain baluster vase, decorated all over with beautiful scenes of mountains and waterfalls, pavilions peek through trees and boat sail on water. The shoulders of the vase are painted with mountain peeks in green and blue and swirling purple mist. Mark on bottom states that this is Arita ware from the Egami Studio. Taisho Period c1920. Size: 18" high x 11 1/2" wide
Japanese Fan Painting of a Bird
Charming Japanese fan painting depicting a small bird on a branch, painted in ink and light color on paper, attributed to Kawabata Gyokusho (1842-1913), Meiji period circa 1900.
Size: 17" long x 6" wide.
Japanese Iron Teapot (Tetsubin) by Okuni Jurou
A splendid and unusually large tetsubin decorated with geometric patterns with peonies and butterflies set within a frame. This piece is a collaboration of two major artists. The body has a seal by the kama-shi or tea kettle maker, Okuni Jurou, and the lid is signed by Kinryudo. Okuni Jurou, along with his father Okuni Toubei were famous for their skill and artistry during the Meiji and Taisho Periods. Condition is original and excellent.
Size: Diameter 9.5" Height 14"