Japanese Antique Satsuma Ware Group of 3 Wrestling Fu-dogs
Antique Japanese Satsuma pottery group of three fu-dogs wrestling. Each of the three seems to be attacking another in this playful scene. A medium sized fu-dog lays with it's back on the ground, fending off the largest of the group who, in turn, has a smaller fu-dog biting his ear. The overall modeling gives off a feeling of whimsical turmoil and one can almost hear the playful snarls as they bite at each other's ears and toes. Details like ringlets of fur are painted on with gold, red and... Click for details
Japanese Antique Wood Carved Panel of Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat)
Antique Japanese carved wood panel depicting the familiar figure of Maneki-neko. The beckoning cat with one paw raised, is a popular folklore symbol thought to bring good fortune, whether that is in the form of customers for a business (left paw raised) or, in this case, money or good fortune for the household (right paw raised). Beautifully crafted with attention to detail.
The most popular legend relating to Maneki-neko, is that of a cat belonging to a monk living in a small... Click for details
Japanese Antique Temple Carving with Pair of Dragons
Antique Japanese carved keyaki (zelkova, Japanese elm) wood panel from a temple or shine depicting two dragons. The dragons are intricately carved and have reverse painted glass eyes. They coil amidst swirling clouds.
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 49 1/2" long x 7 1/2" high x 1 3/4" thick
Japanese Antique Shodana with Rare Open Shelves and Bone Inlay
Antique Japanese 2-section shodana, display cabinet for heirlooms and works of art. It's rare, mostly open configuration gives a floating appearance to it's multi tiered shelves and compartments. It has intricate pierced carved details of phoenixes and curling flower vines. A rectangular compartment in the center portion has a hinged door that is decorated with blue lacquer and bone shibayama inlay of a bird in tall grasses stalking a bee. Two drawers on the lower portion of the cabinet are... Click for details
Chinese Antique Nephrite Jade Recumbent Camel
Unusually large Chinese nephrite jade recumbent camel curled up, well carved with lovely detail, mottled brownish green color. With hardwood stand on feet.
Size: 5.5"H 11"W 11.5"D. with stand 8.25"H
Age: 18th-19th century
Price on Request
Japanese Antique Standing Pendulum Clock
Unusual Japanese antique standing pendulum clock with reverse painted landscape scene on glass, with carved pair of dragons and wishing ball on rounded top frame casement. With double-ended winding key for chimes and movement.
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Size: 17.25"H 11"W 5"D
Pair of Antique Yixing Fu Dogs
Pair of charming Yixing ceramic fu dogs with black bulging eyes. Female dog guardian has two puppies and the male has a ball under his paw. Incense holes on each side of mouth. Each holding ribbon in mouth.
Age: Republic Period, circa 1930s
Chinese Antique Blue Cloisonne Censor
Beautiful blue colored Chinese cloisonné tripod censor decorated with motifs of lotus, clouds, scrolling vines, chrysanthemums, with a gilt bronze fu dog on the top cover, stylized cloud handles on sides, gold gilt over bronze.
Old collectors mark inside lid.
Age: 18/19th century.
Size: 9.75"H 9.25"D
Japanese Antique Temple Carving of a Fu Dog (Fu Lion)
Antique Japanese wooden temple carving of a fu dog (fu lion, or shishi). Carved of keyaki (zelkova elm) wood with wonderful details including characteristic swirling fur and wide, toothy jaws, this fu dog is a powerful Shinto temple guardian. Wide eyes are made of reverse-painted glass with irises of two different colors and with pupils of varying width, adding an intensity to his expression.
Japanese Antique Indigo Textile with Tea Ceremony Design
Antique Japanese textile decorated with a design of tea ceremony utensils. Small items such as a bamboo ladle for water (hishaku), a container of charcoal, cups, a tea whisk (chasen), a container for water (mizusashi), and other items surround a large central image of a portable iron tea kettle (kama) and brazier (furo). This design in done using a paste resist and indigo dye. A lovely blue color in four panels sewn together. 5 tabs at the top suggest it was used for a curtain similar to a... Click for details