Antique Japanese fune bako (ship safe chest) in original red lacquer finish. With heavy black iron fittings, a top handle for carrying. The front hinged door plated in iron, incised with Kiri leaf and peony designs, the side lock incised with mushrooms. The interior holds five drawers of varying size with pull handles. Included with a copy of antique certification from Oct. 17 1973.
Late Meiji period (1868-1912)
Size: 13" W x 16.5" D x 15" H
Japanese Framed Print signed Ay-O
Japanese framed print signed by artist known as Ay-O 靉嘔(1931-present). His full name is Takao Iijim, a prominent member of the Fluxus artist movement since its beginning.
Fluxus is described "the most radical and experimental art movement of the sixties".
Ay-O represented Japan at the Venice Biennale in 1966 and at the São Paulo Biennale in 1971. He also built the famed "Tactile Rainbow" at the Osaka World's Fair in 1970. In 1971, true to his Demokato... Click for details
Antique Japanese Two Section Gifu Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese two-section gifu choba tansu (accountant's chest) made with Hinoki (cypress) and Sugi (cedar) wood. The top section has two sliding doors with slats, and an open compartment inside with two drawers. The bottom section has an open storage compartment behind another pair of sliding doors, with five drawers and a lock safe.
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Size: 33" L x 14.25" W x 55" H
Japanese Framed Abstract Print by Tsuyoshi Yayanagi
Japanese framed print by artist Tsuyoshi (Go) Yayanagi (born 1933), numbered 13/50, titled "Journal Des Animaux Prefers (S)" and signed in pencil.
Size: 19.75" L x 25.6" H (entire frame)
Japanese Framed Print by Hiroyuki Tajima
Japanese framed abstract woodblock print by sosaku-hanga artist Tajima Hirohuki 田嶋 宏行 (1911-1984), titled "Ancient Writing B", number 23/100 of the series, and signed in pencil.
A printmaker of the sōsaku-hanga school. He was born in Tokyo and graduated from Nihon University in 1932. In 1943, he graduated from the Western-style painting division of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. He created his first print in 1946, and joined the Bijutsu Bunka... Click for details
Antique Korean Pair of Stone Guardian Statues
A fantastic pair of Chosun Dynasty Korean "grand father" guardian statues from Jeju Island. Made of local volcanic stone, dating back to the 19th century. These figures were traditionally placed in pairs and, according to legend, anyone who rubbed their noses would be blessed with fertility and the birth of a son.
Early 19th Century
Size: 11" L x 8" W x 26"H
Antique Chinese Pair of Stone Temple Door Supports
Antique Chinese pair of stone temple door supports with carvings of fu dogs, seated on tanggu (ceremonial drums) on large pedestals. Intricately carved detail with emblems of dragons and auspicious characters on the front of each pedestal. The smaller female fu dog on the left is carved with her mouth closed, while the larger male on the right has an open mouth. This is a typical depiction to represent the sacred mantra "om". Extremely heavy, solid stone.