Republic Period Chinese Jade Carved Mother and Child
Vintage Chinese jade carved miniature of a mother and child. The mother is squatting down as the child climbs on it's mother's leg and a stone. The child throws one arm with a small sack over the mother's shoulder, the other hand is held between the mother's two hands. It measures 2.5" by 2" by .5". Republic period, circa 1950.
Republic Period Chinese Jade Carved Monkeys
Republic period, circa 1950, Chinese carved jaded miniature of a monkey with it's young child. The mother monkey sits crouched with one hand resting on her knee, her other hand reaches up towards her young. The yonug monkey is climbing on it's mother's shoulders and rests it's head on her head. It measures 2.5" long1.3" wide .5" deep.
Chinese Amber Smiling Buddha
Beautiful Chinese antique carved amber smiling Buddha, with great detail, on a wood base. Against the light, the amber is revealed as ruby red. Age: Republic Period.
Size: 3.25" height x 2.75" length x 1.75" depth.
Japanese Hitoe Kimono
Vintage summer hitoe kimono made of a silk and hemp(asa) weave. It has a beautiful print pattern of orange blossoms and paulowni blossoms in blue/green, yellow, and silver. It would have been worn over the juban, the under robe, which would have been white to bring out the colors of the robe. It measures 61" long 51" wide. Showa period, 1950-1970.
Japanese Esoteric Protector Deity Gozanze Myoo
A large standing esoteric protector deity known as Gozanze Myoo. The piece has darkened from the smoke of the goma offerings done for the image. The statue is posed doing the Gozanze mudra, which is the mudra of subjugation. Gozanze Myoo's name literally means the vanquisher of the three realms, where this myoo destroys foolishness and anger. Age: Edo Period (c1800). Size: height 38.5" width 12.25" length 18.5"
Japanese Studio Ware Vase
A round studio ware vase done on a black base glaze with white covering areas of the vase with a bit swirled with black. The vase contains a signature that appears to read: Kotaro. Age: Late 20th century. Size: height 6.5" diameter 7"
Otagaki Rengetsu Set of Five Tea Cups & Box
A set of five ceramic tea cups with box used to serve sencha produced by Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875). The cups are in the form of lotus leaves and the exterior of the cups contain an inscription by Rengetsu, which generally translates: The willows, not in its disarrayed form, the branches not touching, yet branching out into the world. Age: Late 19th century. Size: diameter 2.3" height 1.5"
James Lovera Volcano Glazed Bowl
Beautiful squash bowl, thinly potted of black clay and with mud glaze volcanic glaze, Signed Lovera; James Lovera (American, b. 1920) modernist potter. Age: c. 1985. James Lovera exhibited at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento in 2006: "Craters of Fire: Ceramics by James Lovera".
Size: 10.75" length x 9.5" width x 4.25" Height
Japanese Blue and White Hirado Porcelain Hand Warmer
Beautiful antique Japanese blue and white Hirado ware hand warmer, basket form with images of plum branches, chrysanthemums. Applied detail where handle meets rim. Stands on four feet. Age: Late Meiji.
Size: 10" height x 7.5" length
James Lovera Green Volcanic Glaze Ceramic Bowl
Large crater bowl, thinly potted of black clay and with green glaze pitted with craters for volcanic effect, Signed Lovera; Jamese Lovera (American, b. 1920) modernist potter. James Lovera exhibited at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento in 2006: "Craters of Fire: Ceramics by James Lovera".