Keyaki Root Burl Bonsai Stand Mid Century Showa Period
A Keyaki (Zelkova) root burl bonsai stand with twisty gnarly roots supporting a flat surface. Beautiful original patina.
Age: Mid Century (1950-1960's)
Dimensions: 14 1/2" Wide by 13" High by 12 3/4" Deep
Antique Maneki Neko Mikawa Japanese Beckoning Cat Large Meiji/Taisho
An antique Japanese Mikawa Maneki Neko also known as a beckoning cat made of clay and natural pigments. Beautiful aged patina and natural wear over its 100 years of providing luck and happiness. With its raised left paw, it is beckoning customers, friends, family, guests and good luck for its owner. Often displayed in a prominent place in a store or restaurant, they are a lucky mascot known to attract clients and patrons into the business establishment.
Pair of Antique Japanese Temple Bronze Lanterns Meiji period
An antique pair of bronze Japanese temple lanterns each comprised of three sections with hinged door for access to the interior. Original beautiful patina and one which would command a presence in any garden setting.
Modern Chinese Lacquer Cubism Stand and Stool
A vintage modern Chinese lacquer on wood Cubism stand or stool. Elegant simple design with open center for display or visual openness. Highlights of red lacquer along the edges adding depth and refinement to this sculptural furniture piece. It would also make a beautiful coffee table base with glass added to the top (not included).
Dimensions: 17 3/4" by 23 1/2" by 13 3/4".
Japanese Antique Bronze Rare Gourd Suiteki Water Dropper
Antique Japanese rare bronze suiteki water dropper in the form of a fruit or gourd on a vine. The opening in the center of the flower is where the water enters when submerged. The other end of the vine is the dropper. For use by an artist or scholar to make ink when used with ink cake and stone.
Age: Edo Period (1603-1867)
Dimensions: 4 1/8" high L x 3 1/2" wide x 1 1/4" thick
Chinese Antique Bamboo Brush Pot Carved with Scholars
Antique Chinese carved bamboo small bitong brush pot with scenes of scholars in a bamboo grove, figures in a boat and in a mountain pavilion tucked into rocky outcroppings.
Age: 19th century
Dimensions: 4 7/8" high x 2 1/2" wide
Japanese Antique Bronze Temple Bell Buddhist Bonsho
An antique Japanese bronze temple bell known as a Bonsho with a carrying handle depicting diverging dragon heads called Ryuzu. The upper protrusions called chi chi or nye improves the resonance of sound. There are two opposing striking panels called Tsuki-za upon which the bell should be struck for the best and longest sound. Large bells such as this one are found in Buddhist temples throughout Japan and they are used to summon the monks to prayer.
Chinese Antique Spinach Jade Quatrefoil Lobed Bowl
Antique Chinese small bowl carved of deep spinach green jade. Lobed in form and with four small feet. It stands on a carved hardwood base. Beautiful mottled translucent jade.
Age: possibly Qianlong Period (1723-1795)
Dimensions: 5" long x 3 5/8" wide x 7/8" high (1 1/2" high on stand)
Antique Japanese Bronze Crow Okimono on Momiji (Maple) Kadai (Stand)
An antique Japanese bronze cast crow standing on a Momiji (Maple) wood Kadai (flat natural wood stand). Having just landed, it appears to be getting familiar with its surroundings. One can almost imagine its caw to stake out its territory. Fine feathers and claws show the detail that went into the casting of this piece.
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 10" Long by 8 3/8" High by 8" Wide
Antique Japanese Kansai Merchant Display Tansu Hinoki Meiji period
An antique Japanese Kansai merchant display store tansu made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Constructed using through mortise and tenon Japanese joinery with horizontal side ribs for strength and support. Most likely used for the display of large tall items, a customized shelf could be added for an additional charge.
Age: Meiji Period (1890-1910)
Dimensions: 74 1/2" Wide by 33 1/8" High by 18 1/8" Deep