Japanese woodblock print of a nude kneeling woman combing her hair, titled " Combing in the Bath" by Torii Kotondo (1900-1976). From his "12 Aspects of Women" series. Signed with red chop, and publisher's seals in left margin. With original storage folder.
Dimensions: 12" W x 19" H (entire print) 10 1/4" W x 16 1/4" H (artwork only)
Antique Japanese 2-Panel Silver Screen
Stunning Japanese 2 panel silver leaf screen with stylized ink calligraphy poem and signature.
Dates from 1950's
Dimensions: length 71" x height 29"
Antique Chinese Monochrome Porcelain Vase
Chinese small monochrome porcelain vase with a dark purple underglaze. The body of the vase is rounded with tapered foot, tall slender neck with small opening. The foot is bare of glaze.
Dimensions: 3" x 3" x 5 1/4" H
Pair of Chinese Soapstone Fu Dog Bookends
Pair of Exquisite Chinese soapstone carvings of fu dogs, one male and one female with her baby. The pedestals on which the fu dogs stand show motif panels of horses in various form and pose.
Provenance: From a private estate, originally purchased at Morcom's House of Beautiful Things - Oakland, which closed in the 1920s.
Dates from the 18th/19th century
Dimensions: 3" x 2" x 6 3/4" H
Antique Chinese Gilt Carved Qilin Panel
Chinese gilt temple carving of a Qilin breathing fire. Resembling a fu dog, the creature is a chimera mixed with a lion, a deer, a dragon, and sometimes other animals. The Qilin is said to appear with the arrival and the passing of a sage or high ruler.
Dimensions: 7 3/4" L x 1 3/4" D x 6" H
Pair of Chinese 17th Century Huanghuali Official's Hat Arm Chairs
Antique pair of Chinese official's hat arm chairs, made of huanghuali wood with intricately woven rattan seats. Carved cusped edged apron. Dramatic grain.
Provenance: From the collection of the Santa Barbara Museum.
Dimensions: 44" high x 18 7/8" wide x 17" deep. Seat: 20 1/2" high.
Price on Request
Antique Japanese Keyaki Hardwood Shelf
Japanese hardwood platform shelf for a tokonoma, a recessed art display area for a traditional tea ceremony room. Made with bold Keyaki (elm) hardwood with original dark lacquer finish. Original condition.
Dimensions: 54" L x 18" D x 9" H
Antique Japanese Half Section Mizuya
Japanese large half section Mizuya, or kitchen buffet tansu, constructed of Hinoki wood frame and Sugi wood panels. The large pair of sliding doors open to the spacious interior with two removable shelves straight across. The sides of the chest have horizontal bracing slats for reinforcement.
Dimensions: 69 1/4" x 19 1/2" x 35 1/2" H
Antique Chinese Porcelain Daoist Monk
Chinese porcelain figure of a seated Daoist monk. The monk's skin is left unglazed, his draping robes and seat with Sancai "three colors" of yellow, green, and dark purple underglazes. One of the figure's ears is pierced through for gas to escape during kiln firing.
Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 11" H
Price on Request
Antique Japanese Hirado Ware Porcelain Horse
A fine Japanese hirado porcelain okimono of a recumbent horse. The horse has a whimsical expression. Its eyes are left unglazed with blackened pupils, its unglazed teeth exposed in a wide grin, the corners of the mouth and nostrils pierced through. Touches of cobalt blue underglaze accent the hooves and snout of the horse. The base is impressed with maker's cartouche.