A large silk painting of a scene from the history of Japan by Kai Seihyo (1882-1974), one of Japan's noted painters specializing in historical subjects. Kai Seihyo was trained at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts. It was later in Seihyo's life where the artist began producing unique historical subjects and received high acclaim where Seihyo was known for his paintings of samurai and horses. Age: 1948-1960, late Showa Era. Size: Length: 47" Width: 28.5"
Japanese Gilt Bronze Samurai Warrior Holding Bell Bowl
Antique Japanese Bronze Warrior with upraised arm holding a Buddhist Bell Bowl and holding spear in other arm. Gold leaf on raised design. Very fine detail, good condition with small wear to gilt. On hardwood stand, bell taper inside bowl. Bronze figure is 17.5" High, with bowl 24" High, 30" High overall.
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Japanese Antique Wooden Plaque with Mixed Metal Monkeys
Antique Japanese keyaki (elm) wood plaque inlaid with a mixed metal scene of two monkeys, A large monkey dressed in a happi coat sits on a branch of a blossoming peony plant, in one hand he holds a lotus blossom on a long stem at the top of which another tiny monkey hangs on like a flag; both monkeys are beautifully detailed down to their silver hair and whimsical expressions; the peony plant also is beautifully rendered with mottled leaves and golden blossoms; two cartouche signature also... Click for details
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Chinese Antique Export Ware Porcelain Dish
Antique Chinese small porcelain dish, stencil with painted design of figures in a rural pavilion setting, made for export to Europe, late 18th century.
Size: 5 3/4" wide diameter x 1 1/4" high
Antique Vietnamese Blue and White Pottery Bowl
Vietnamese pottery bowl with blue and white glaze, decorated with flower motif, from the Hoi An Hoard, a ship wrecked junk from the mid 15th century discovered by fishermen and excavated by the Vietnamese government around 1994. Age 15th century.
Size: 5 3/4" wide x 2 3/4" high
Chinese Ming Dynasty Small Celadon Plate
Chinese antique very beautiful small celadon glazed ceramic plate, impressed with double fish motif in center, underside with lotus motif, glaze has lovely crackles, drips and pits, a gorgeous small piece, Ming Dynasty.
Size: 4 5/8" wide diameter x 1 1/4" high
Antique Japanese Panel Tosa Style Portait of Benke
A wonderful Japanese mounted panel piece depicting a scene from noted legends of Yoshitsune or the Tales of Heike. The image is a portrait of the famous monk warrior, Benke in the Shichi-henge form (form in the style where Benke carries many weapons). The piece is shaped from a hand fan or uchiwa and mounted on a panel with kirigane or cut gold and silver leaf sprinkled on the paper. The painting is similar to works done by the Tosa School, especially during the time of Tosa Mitsuoki... Click for details
Antique Japanese Panel Tosa Style Tales of Heike
An interesting mounted panel of an uchiwa (hand fan) fragment depicting a scene from the Tales of Heike possibly from the section the battle at Dan no Ura. The painting contains the signature crest of the Heike clan ( the butterfly). The surrounding paper is utilizing gold and silver leaf kirigane (cut-gold and silver leaf) to create the pattern. The painting contains elements that are similar with works done during the time of Tosa Mitsuoki (1617-1691). Age: Edo Period (1600-1868) Size: Height:... Click for details
Japanese Large Okimono Silver Rooster
A masterful rendering of an unusually large rooster posturing in full stance. The metals used are copper, silver, and gold. The major body of the cockerel is called shibuichi which is composed of silver and copper mixture. The feathers are beautifully sculpted and chased in details. The movement of the feathers pronounce the figurative composition. Its tail feather is patinated and infused into the silver.
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Chinese Tang Dynasty Tomb Pottery Figure of Fat Lady
Beautiful Chinese tomb pottery figure of a portly court lady, wonderful slip painted details especially on face, lovely expression, hair in elaborate knot, T'ang Dynasty, Oxford T.L. test (thermal luminescence)-C105p25
Size: 16 1/2" high x 5 1/2" wide