Chinese jade seal with a serpentine chimera coiled around the top. The chimera body is finely and continuously carved with the beast's horns are carved connected to its back and its tail curls around to connect with its front leg. Dates from the Ming dynasty.
Dimensions: 1 1/8" x 1 3/4" H
Antique Japanese Boxwood Okimono of Ashinagatenaga
Japanese okimono boxwood carving of Ashinaga and Tenaga. Old Japanese folklore tells that Tenaga (with his very long arms) would climb onto the back of Ashinaga (with his very long legs) and would work to catch fish together. Dates from Taisho Period c1920.
Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 8" H
Antique Japanese Bronze Tsuteke Sage on Turtle
Here is a fine example of a scholarly pursuit of finding the accoutrement for the use of calligraphy. A Japanese bronze tsuteke water dropper, in the form of an old sage or "Sennin" riding on the back of a turtle with its flowing hair-like tails. The turtle is lifting its head so that the angle would allow to pour water from its mouth. The hole is located on the back top of the turtle's shell, allowing for water to flow in. The general use is to submerge the water dropper in a bowl until the air... Click for details
Antique Chinese Crystal Lotus Container
Chinese clear quartz crystal container, hand-carved in the form of a blossoming lotus. The container has a tall bud finial lid carved with lotus pods. The crystal is carved smooth with natural inclusions.
Dates from the 19th century
Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" H
Antique Chinese Jade Carving of Fu Dogs
Chinese jade carving of an adult fu dog playing with its baby. Pale green in color with russet areas on its feet. The fu dog tails are carved away from the main body forming a pierced network.Has the pebbles skin on small section. Dates from the 18th/19thcentury
Dimensions: 3" x 2" x 1 1/2"
Japanese Set of Blue and White Cups
Japanese set of 7 blue and white porcelain condiment cups. Each cup is formed with dramatic four lobed foliate rim, eggshell thin body with cobalt blue under enamel scene of Mt. Fuji and flower medallions. The foot of each cup is recessed and incised with lines in a circular order. Dates from the 19th century.
Dimensions: 3" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/4" H
Japanese Antique Small Kiri Wood Tansu
Antique Japanese small tansu chest made of kiri (paulownia) wood. It has six drawers of various sizes and a compartment with a small shelf covered by two sliding panels. Hardware is made of iron and includes warabite shaped drawer pulls, round lock plates, corner bracing and side handles.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 18 1/2" high x 23 1/4" wide x 11 1/4" deep.
Japanese Antique Scroll Painting of a Chinese Beauty by Genki
Japanese painting of a Yang Guifei, the Tang Dynasty beauty. She stands and gazes at a blossoming branch of peony flowers, ornately patterned robes drape over her folded arms, painted in light ink and mineral colors on silk. By the artist Genki.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: Total size: 70" high x 26" wide (28 1/4) wide including ends). Size of artwork: 44" high x 19 1/4" wide.
Rare Antique Korean Nong Two Section Chest
Very Rare and unusual highly inlaid Korean two section chest. Decorated with nine serpentine dragons of mother of pearl and faux tortoiseshell in horn. The front Nong has a brass escutcheon in the form of a butterfly with cut out detialing in its wings. It has complete circle knob brass locks and key. The confronting 4 clawed dragons are tessellated in mother of pearl, twisted brass wires, and faux tortoiseshell in horn. The dragon's bodies continue on to decorating the sides and top of the... Click for details
Antique Korean Persimmon Wood Vanity Box
Korean vanity box made with persimmon wood panels. The box lid opens with brass hinges and brass front plating, incised with floral motifs. The interior of the box holds 4 compartments. Its sides conceal two small hidden drawers, opened by brass pulls, and the base of the piece has an interior low shelf.