Japanese tenmoku ware ceramic vessel with ribbed handle, short front spout, and wide open top. The thick oil slick glaze stops just short above the foot left in buff.
Tenmoku glaze is made with feldspar, limestone, and iron oxide. The more quickly a piece is cooled, the blacker the glaze will be.
Tenmokus are known for their variability. During their heating and cooling, several factors influence the formation of iron crystals within the glaze. A long firing process and a clay body which is... Click for details
Antique Chinese Monochrome Peking Glass Bowl
Chinese large monochrome peking glass bowl in a pale green color similar to jadeite. The rim flares out slightly from the flattened circular body, and stands on a short foot with recessed middle. With carved wood base.
Peking glass originated in 18th century China during the rule of the Qing Dynasty. While China had long been a major producer of glassware, the introduction of European technologies to Asia in the 17th century caused a shift in the styles of Chinese glass makers.... Click for details
Antique Japanese Lacquer Suzuribako
Japanese lacquer suzuribako or calligraphy writing box. The box is wood with lacquer, gold gilt sprinkled lacquer, and inlaid shell on the lid, adorned with scrolling leaves, floral medallions and motifs of sparrows. The box interior is red lacquer with gold lacquer patterns. The inside box contains an attached inkstone, a brush, and a small brass water dropper. Underneath is a shallow compartment for the storage of calligraphy papers.
Antique Indian bronze figure of the Goddess Durga. The goddess represents the Self within and she is the divine mother of all creation.
She stands atop the body of the slain buffalo demon Mahishasura, pulling at his hair. Durga holds various weapons given to her by male Hindu deities such as a javelin, discus, and dagger. These weapons symbolize self-discipline, selfless service to others, self-examination, prayer, devotion, remembering her mantras, cheerfulness and meditation. The faces are... Click for details
Antique Indian Bronze Figure of Durga
Antique Indian bronze figure of the Goddess Durga, wearing a tall crown, her face burnished from reverent touch over many years. She stands on the severed head and body of the slain buffalo demon Mahishasura. Durga is shown traditionally holding weapons of various male gods in Hindu mythology, such as a javelin, discus, and dagger. These weapons symbolize self-discipline, selfless service to others, self-examination, prayer, devotion, remembering her mantras, cheerfulness and meditation. Durga... Click for details
Antique Chinese Porcelain Vessel with Dragons
Antique Chinese porcelain serving vessel with green and blue enamel dragons accented by gold and red fireballs and floral motifs on the outer and inner rim. The handle has a braided form with gold enamel design. The foot is slightly recessed and outlined in green enamel.
Dimensions: 7 1/4" x 4" x 3"
Antique Japanese 24 Armed Kannon Seated Bodhisattva
A large figure of 24 armed seated Kannon, gold gilt over wood carving of the bodhisattva of compassion, seated in meditation atop a lotus pedestal, two of her arms clasped in prayer, the other pair of front hands with palms pointed upwards and thumbs touching, in a meditation mudra.
Kannon Boudhisattva, known as Kannon Bousatsu Lord of Compassion, Goddess of Mercy.
Kannon worship began in India around the 1st or 2nd century AD and then spread to Southeast Asia, including Japan, China,... Click for details
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Chinese Multi Strand Coral and Bone Necklace
Chinese multi stand coral beaded necklace. The small beads are a wonderful red coral color and are secured with bone beads at the top of the stands.
Dimensions: 11 1/2" long when worn(23" long end to end)
Japanese Martian Original 12 Pc. Silverware Set
Japanese vintage original 12 pc. silverware set with five spoons, five two prong forks, and a butterknife and scalloped spoon. Each piece in the set is stamped on the handle with Martian mark, trademark of Sato Shoji, Japan. Four of the pieces show natural patina from being exposed to oxygen. Included with original storage box marked Espoir on the lid.
Dimensions: 5" L x 1" W per piece, storage box 7 1/4" x 6" x 3 1/2" H
Large Chinese Silk Embroidery with Deer and Birds
A large Chinese hand-embroidery with silk and gold thread and decorative beads. The upper panel of the tapestry depicts two birds perched on gold and silk thread branches and forbidden stitch detail flowers, with calligraphy inscription above and below the image, bordered by medallions of embroidered flowers and birds, with hanging tassels beneath.
The lower panel depicts a hawk perched over a grazing male and female deer bordered by medallions of flowers and various birds on an orange... Click for details