Small Indian bronze figure of a standing female deity, most likely the protective Jain Mother Goddess, Ambika. Although it is difficult to tell for sure, the popularity of the Yakshi goddess in Jainism makes it probable.
The goddess stands in a very traditional straight pose associated with Jain statues. She holds various attributes in her four arms. Standing on either side are two smaller figures. Significant traces of a pink pigmentation and signs of wear from handling through the... Click for details
Indian Jain Bronze Figure of Seated Vishnu and Lakshmi
Indian Jain bronze figure of Vishnu with Lakshmi seated on his knee. Six other figures are present including 2 attendants on the bottom. The figure on the bottom is their friend and vehicle, Garuda. Incised with writing on the base and back.
Dimensions: 5 5/8" high x 3 1/4" wide x 2 1/2" deep.
Antique Japanese Pair of Baku Corbels
Pair of Architectural corbels of mythological elephant baku’s are commonly placed under the eaves of Japanese Buddhist temple and Shinto Shrines to wore off evil spirits. The baku devour dreams and nightmares and protector against evil. The baku cannot be summoned without caution, however as ancient legions say that if the baku is not satisfied after consuming the nightmares, he may devour ones hopes and dreams. The open mouth is to scare off demons and the closed mouth baku shelters and keeps... Click for details
Pair of Antique Japanese Buddhist Attendants
Japanese pair of Buddhist attendant figures. Each figure is carved of wood and painted with mineral pigments. Fine details are painted in gold gilt. They are draped in Chinese robes with long flowing sleeves, each wearing an ornate metal headdress. One attendant holds an offering, the other, a flower scepter made of wire with glass and wooden beads. Their inlaid eyes are made of glass.
Edo Period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 10 1/2" - 11" high x 4 7/8" wide x 3 3/4" deep
Antique Tibetan Lacquered Burl Wood Container
A Tibetan round burl root wood container. The top surface of the lid is flattened with low relief carved rings. Inside the container has been lacquered in black, the edges of the container with traces of red pigment.
Dimensions: 4" x 2 1/2" H
Ming Dynasty Taoist Figure in Bronze
Chinese bronze figure, wearing a headdress and cast upright on a four legged pedestal. Traces of gold gilt essentiate his bearded continence, his gilt hands hold a "hu" in front of his chest, his hemmed robe is incised with cloud patterns. The richly patinated bronze displays remnants of pigment and file marks. The underside interior is hollow with a pitted surface, residual of the casting process.
Figures of the Eight Immortals are popular decorative motifs because it is... Click for details
Ming Dynasty Bronze Figure of Ananda
Chinese heavily cast figure of Ananda standing on a lotus pedestal with gilt hands held in anjali mudra before his chest. His head and face are gilded with shaven head and pendulous ears framing a meditative expression and narrowed eyes. His long robes are incised at the hem with lotus blossoms. The upper portion of his body is in a kasaya with a finely chased lotus border. The patina shows it's sign of age.
Japanese lithograph print by Toko Shinoda (born 1913) entitled "Arrived Wind". Signed in pencil. Undated. Edition number 27 of 35.
Frame: 33" high x 27" wide
Inside archival mat: 23 1/2" high x 17 1/2" wide
"Snow" print by Toko Shinoda
Japanese lithograph print and sumi ink brush strokes by Toko Shinoda (born 1913) entitled "Snow". From her series of prints also entitled "Snow". Undated. Print number 4 of 45.
Frame: 28 1/2" high x 22 1/2" wide
Inside archival mat: 13 1/2" high x 9 1/2" wide
Japanese Antique Single Section Mizuya (Kitchen Tansu)
Japanese antique single section mizuya (kitchen tansu for storage). Made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood with original deep brown lacquer finish.
The right hand side of the chest has a compartment covered by a pair of sliding panels with keyaki wood details, open work carving and wire for ventilation. The largest compartment is covered with sliding panels with keyaki details and vertical slats. The inside of each of these compartments has one shelf. A series of 8 small drawers occupy... Click for details