Japanese Meiji Period Lacquer and Inlaid Stand with Dragon and Tiger
Antique Japanese lacquer stand with intricate mother-of-pearl inlay and painted details. The top depicts a dragon floating in swirling clouds. Each cloud is a fine dusting of different colors of shell inlay. The base is decorated with a tiger near a rocky waterfall. The stand has two arching legs which end in shoulders and apron with reserves depicting kirin, a phoenix and chimera. Every space is inlaid with pattern work all on a black lacquer ground.
Japanese ink painting, mounted on silk border and red lacquered frame. The painting depicts a Chinese style landscape painting of mountainous terrain, very reminiscent to the classical Song painting. In the foreground are five men washing each of their horse in the river bank and continuing their journey home. It's a very idyllic and romantic depiction of quiet life in the country.
Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Dimensions: 68 1/2" x 193"
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Pair of Italian Baroque Silver Gilt Pier Mirrors
Each mirror is carved with scrolling floral decoration and silver gilt on linden wood. The main body of the mirror is oxidized and cut. The surround is individually fitted on to outer frames. The mirror is also decorated with a top central crested mirror. *Note the other pair has a replaced mirror. From the Mondavi Estate.
Dimensions: 24" x 56"
Philippines Tree Trunk Pedestal Stand
Vitex parviflora is a species of plant in the Verbenaceae family, known as smallflower chastetree, or Molave tree. It is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The Molave has a natural golden tone that is indicative of the tree.
Dimensions: 17" x 14" x 36" H
Chinese Han Dynasty Gilt Bronze Belt Hook
Chinese Han Dynasty belt hook. Made of gilt bronze with chimera motif in stippling technique. Arching form with the "hook" portion in the form of a chimera head.
Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - A.D. 220)
Dimensions: 5 3/8" long x 1 1/4" wide
Chinese Gongshi Scholar Rock
Chinese scholar rock of an over hanging ying stone, mounted on a carved Suzhou rosewood stand with five cabriole legs and an undulating stretcher. The base is decorated in high relief of lingzhi fungus and swirling clouds. Gongshi, also known as scholar's rocks, are naturally occurring or shaped rocks, which are traditionally appreciated by scholars. Gongshi rocks can be any color and contrasting colors are not uncommon. The size of the stone can be quite varied from hundreds of pounds to less... Click for details
Japanese Antique Samurai Kabuto Hornet Meadate
Antique Japanese meadate in the form of a hornet, hand forged iron with gilt brass plate. Mounted on a stand.
Edo Period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: Total including stand 7" high (meadate only 4 1/2" high)
Japanese Antique Root and Antler Low Table
Japanese low table with keyaki (elm) root burl top and deer antlers for the legs.
Dimensions: 17 1/4" high x 32 1/2" long x 25" wide
Large Burmese Teak Buddha Shrine Hpaya Khan Cabinet
An elaborate and intricate Burmese shrine or altar. The shrine proper is encased in clear glass and sets upon a large enclosed cabinet, most likely for storing devotional items. High relief, gilt dry lacquer has been molded in scrolling floral and foliated patterns. Glass "gems" have been further inset into the design for even more opulent style. A pair of emerald green glass panels have been inset on either side of the mirrored central door. The cornice features an armorial crest of a crown and... Click for details
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Japanese Antler Shaped Meadate from a Samurai Kabuto (Helmet)
Japanese copper 10-pronged antler shaped meadate from a kabuto (samurai helmet). On custom stand.
Dimensions: 9" total height (6 1/4" high meadate only)