A Beautiful unusual Japanese display cha dana tansu, with 3 sets of sliding Keyaki burl front panels with copper handle pulls, 11 drawers with iron warabite handles, and an open compartment with shelves for the display of tea ceremony articles. This piece features a secret compartment hidden underneath one of the top panels.
Meiji period (1868-1912) 19th century.
Size: 69.25" L x 14.5" D x 36" H
Antique Chinese Scroll Painting of Crane and Pine
Antique Chinese scroll painting of a crane and pine tree, with calligraphy "dedicated to Zhonghua, Summer of (1930 or 1870)" , signed Chen Xi with two red chops.
Size: 22" x 60" H (entire scroll), 18.75" x 51" H (artwork only)
Large Chinese Silk Embroidery Scroll
A large Chinese scroll with hand-embroidered Double Happiness character, comprised of chrysanthemums and leaves. Vibrant shades of pink, purple, green, orange and white silk within the Double Happiness symbol contrast beautifully against the red silk ground.
Size: (entire scroll) 45" W x 100" H (artwork only) 35" W x 65.5" H
Antique Chinese Scroll Painting of Fish and Calligraphy
Antique Chinese scroll, with stylized calligraphy, signed with two red chops, over a painting of fish leaping from a cluster of seaweed, signed also with two additional red chops. A very whimsical representation of the fish.
Female artist Yu"Yingzi signed both the calligraphy poem and painting, dated winter Hong Kong 1925.
Size: 15.5" L x 75" H (entire scroll) 12" L x 25.5" H (artwork only)
Antique Chinese Bronze Tripod Censer
Antique Chinese bronze tripod censer, with lions' heads for handles and beautiful hand-scribed calligraphy on its front over a textured ground. The four characters on the bronze read "to keep and appreciate forever". The signature is dated the ninth year of Guangxu (1884). Some family members dedicated this to their deceased ancestor's 70th birthday. The first two characters are the name of an island in a fairy tale, inhabited by immortals. The last two characters mean "love spring". It also has... Click for details
Antique Korean Scroll of Swimming Koi
Antique Korean scroll painting of three koi swimming around a large pearl. With calligraphy and two red chops.
Early to mid 19th Century
Size: 18.75" W x 63.5" H (entire scroll) 12" W x 33" H (artwork only)
Antique Japanese Scroll Painting of Flowers and Sudare
Antique Japanese scroll painting attributed to Kano Seisei (1795-1846). The image is an arrangement of red and white flowers with kiri leaves in its center, hanging from a sudare (bamboo screen) with long tassels. Signed with red chop.
Size: (entire scroll) 8.75" W x 62.5" H (artwork only) 6" W x 39" H
Japanese Noh Theater Mask w/ Tomobako
Japanese noh theater mask of a woman, carved with pierced eyes, mouth, and nostrils for the wearer, as well as two pierced holes at the temples to be secured against one's head. Lacquered in flesh tone, black hair and blackened teeth and eyes, red lips, and black lacquer interior. With kiri (paulownia) tomobako, inscribed with the name "Zouonna".
Size: 5.5" L x 3" D x 8" H
Japanese Antique Oribe Mizusashi (Water Container for Tea Ceremony)
Antique Japanese Oribe mizusashi (water container) for use during the Tea Ceremony. Coil form body, glazed with thick deep green glaze with hints of a lovely deep red in areas. Custom fitted with a simple black lacquer lid.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions:5 3/4" high x 5" wide diameter.
Japanese Noh Theater Mask w/ Tomobako
Japanese noh theater mask of a young woman, carved with pierced eyes, mouth, and nostrils for the wearer, as well as two pierced holes at the temples to be secured against one's head. Lacquered in flesh tone, black hair and blackened teeth and eyes, red lips, and black lacquer interior. With kiri (paulownia) tomobako, inscribed with the name "Juuroku".