Antique Turkmenistan Tekke Rug Hand Knotted 1880's
An antique Turkmenistan Tekke Rug hand knotted and made of 100% wool. Originating from Turkoman (old Russia), it is primarily in Burgundy colors and in its original good condition. It has a geometric pattern and it is well suited for all interior styles.
Dimensions 6'4" Wide by 10'1" Long.
Antique Japanese bronze Mythical Dragon w/ Reteculated Quartz
Swirling free standing bronze three dragon reaching upward supporting a reticulated quarry energy ball. Three caws on each of the four feet. The dragons has an arching twisted body with an open mouth. Original patiently with natural variation of bronze tones.
The Japanese see dragons as benefactors and protectors of mankind. Dragon tattoos symbolize bravery, wisdom, and strength. Overall in wonderful original condition.
Antique Japanese Nihon Matsu Kasane Lacquer Tansu Keyaki Meiji Era
An antique Japanese 2 section Nihon Matsu Kasane (stacking) Tansu made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Original natural Urushi lacquer finish. Hand forged iron hardware with lock plates that feature a quarter moon with a butterfly and Chrysanthemum knobs, Warabite handles with upper Pine tree and lower Plum Blossom Atari, and side handles on both sections. Constructed using Japanese straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails.
Antique Japanese 3 Section Biraki Isho Kimono Tansu Taisho Era
This is an antique Japanese 3 section Isho Kimono Tansu made of Kirinoki (Paulownia) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Each section interlocks by way of a dual carrying handle/locking bar connection. Constructed using Japanese straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails. The top section features a shelf for additional storage while the center section has three Kimono trays behind the front doors with two large drawers for additional storage in the bottom section. It was made with... Click for details
Chinese Qingbai Porcelain Ewer, Northern Song Dynasty
Antique Chinese Qingbai porcelain ewer. Delicately potted with very thinly walled construction. Dramatically lobed ovoid body. Trumpet neck with foliate rim. Curving strap handle incised lengthwise and with 5 raised round dots. Long curving and subtly tapered spout. The body and lower neck are incised with horizontal striping. While the foot remains unglazed, the rest of the ewer is covered with a transparent white, blue-green glaze exemplary of the Qingbai name.
Chinese Antique Jun Ware Bowl with Blue and Purple Glaze
Antique Chinese Jun ware bowl. Made of earthenware and glazed a light blue color with a purple splash that is dripping toward the center. The rim is a brown color where the glaze is thinest and the foot is left unglazed as was the tradition with Jun ware. The blue and purple colors are made with straw ash in the glaze. Looking closely, a subtle crackle, pitting and rivulets of mixing colors can be seen. Jun ware is from one of the Five Great Kilns of the Song Dynasty and produced over... Click for details
Japanese Antique Oribe Mizusashi (water container for tea ceremony)
Antique Japanese Oribe ware (Oribe-yaki) mizusashi (cold water container for replenishing the water in a tea kettle) for tea ceremony. This type of Oribe is called Ao-Oribe (green Oribe) as it prominently features a rich green copper-sulfate glaze. This is applied in generous dripping swaths of color over a white crackle glaze. It is further decorated with designs from nature using deft and quick brushwork in a black glaze. It's unglazed form is a reddish brown earthenware, still visible on... Click for details
Japanese Antique Iron Tetsubin (Tea Pot) with Dragon in Clouds
Antique Japanese tetsubin (kettle for heating water for tea) made of cast iron and decorated with a dragon in swirling clouds. The highly raised design depicts a dragon curling itself around the body of the pot. The clouds over hang in a ledge above the base. There is a large raised cartouche on the back underneath this ridge. The lid is made of bronze.
Age: Taisho Period (1912-1926)
Dimensions: 9 1/2" high including handle x 7 1/4" wide including spout
Chinese Pair of Porcelain Fu-dogs
Vintage pair of Chinese porcelain fu-dogs. Sculpted with a sense of whimsy and great detail, one fu-dog crouches with his elaborately swirling tail in the air, the other lays on her belly. Though their other name, shishi, suggests their lion-like qualities, this pair with their long flapping ears have a more dog-like appearance. Glazed with a lovely translucent blue crackle glaze with wide black glazed eyes. Minor losses.
The vintage Chinese blue and white bowl is decorated with two dragons and clouds, symmetrically opposite with the flaming pearl between the two dragons. The base of the bowl is a double circular ring which represents eternity.
The Kintsugi repairs to the bowl adds a dimension that brings it to life. The raised maki-e technique has been gilded in a gold lacquer finish with red underglaze.
Own its own, this bowl is a dramatic piece of art or it can be used functionally as a fruit... Click for details