Japanese fireman's coat from the Edo period, c. 1850. Cotton indigo dyed with sashiko stitching and freehand paste resist decoration (tsutsugaki). Design of a geisha standing in front of a red spider sitting atop its web. Flowers decorate the front and back. It measures 47" wide by 38" long.
Antique Natural Burl Japanese Hibachi
Japanese Burl Hibachi, possibly used for japanese tea ceremonies. The natural burl wood has the appearance of 13 turtles climbing and resting on the sides. Measures 13" wide 10" tall. Meiji period circa 1900
Antique Indian Durga Sculpture
Stone sculpture of the female deity Durga slaying a spirit emerging from the water buffalo Manisha. Carved in high relief, with temnants of tuna pigment, from the Rajasthan area. 17th-18th century.
Size: 27" tall, 14" wide, 6" deep.
Antique Indian Marble Statue of a Jain Buddha
Indian statue of a jain buddha seated in meditation with hands and feet crossed carved out of white marble. The base has a weathered donatory inscription with a horned bull or possibly a rhino in the middle. If a rhinocerous, the statue would be of Mahavira in the 11th reincarnation. Traces of red pigment. The nose was broken during the muslim invasions of India sometime between the 13th and 16th centuries. From the Mt. Abu region, 15th-16th century. It measures 13"deep, 26" wide 30" tall.
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Antique Nepalese Bronze Bowls
Nepalese bronze pedestaled bowls from 18th-19th century. One bowl has a lotus blossom on the bottom of the bowl. The second bowl is decorated with a band of blooming flowers along the base. Deaccessioned from the Handley Private Collection. Measures 4" 5/8" tall, 4.25" at widest.
Antique Japanese Bizen Pottery Vase
Bizen ware hexogonal vase with engravings of orchids on the side of the vase. The patina and color of the vase is very similar to those seen from the late Edo and early Meiji period. Interestingly, during this period elaborate decorations and moulding were created which was popular during this time. However, the vase does not contain the elaborate decorations and resembles more of tokoname wares emulating the Chinese yixing potteries. Age: Late Edo or early Meiji Period. Size: Height: 7.25"... Click for details
Antique Korean Goryeo Ceramic Bowl
Korean ceramic bowl from the Goryeo dynasty, 12-14th century. The interior of the bowl is decorated with ducks and willow trees encircling the well which is embellished with blossoms. The exterior is decorated with a band of scrolling waves, flanking floral roundels. Old restoration. It measures 7.75" wide.
Antique Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle with Water Bird
Antique chinese jade snuff bottle with a beautiful engraving of a water bird standing amid lotus. There are bats carved on each side. The opposite face of the bottle has an inscription derived from the noted Tang Dynasty poet, Cao Song. The poem is from the Quan Tang Si collection of Chinese poetry and the poetry is five character four line verse which ends midway. The poem in approximation reads: The color of the water still reflecting, the mist gradually letting light shine in. The weight of... Click for details
Antique Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle with Coral lid
Unusual motted jade snuff bottle with red coral and turquoise lid. The lid is carved with a dragon and topped with a small piece of turquoise. It measures 2" tall.
Antique Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle with Faux Handles
Antique jade chinese snuff bottle with carved zoomorphic handles. Measures 2" tall.