Antique Chinese Pair of Raspberry Porcelain Vases with Hongxian Mark
Chinese pair of monochrome porcelain vases with a speckled raspberry glaze. They are of an elegant, elongated tapering form, the bases of each vase marked with Hongxian red seal. In the year 1916, Yuan Shikai attempted to reinstate monarchy by naming himself the Emperor of China after the Qing Dynasty was overthrown in 1911. Due to extreme backlash, his reign lasted for less than 100 days, ending on March 1916.
Dimensions: 3 1/4" w x 8 3/4" h
Antique Japanese Hannya Noh Mask
The Hannya (般若) mask in Noh theater represents a jealous female demon. She possesses two sharp bull-like horns, metallic gold eyes, and a leering mouth with jagged teeth. The mask is all hand-carved with open eyes, nostrils, and mouth so the Noh performer can see, breathe, and speak. There are also two pierced holes at the temples to be secured against the head with cord. The Hannya is lacquered in a ruddy flesh tone, with black hair and blackened teeth, red and gilt lacquer eyes, red lips,... Click for details
Indonesian Framed Ikat Sarong Woman's Skirt from Lembata Island
A framed Indonesian sarong, a long cloth worn as a wrap skirt, finely hand-woven with bands of geometric figures and repeating patterns. Made of warp ikat, with natural dyes of blue, rust, and brown. From the eastern outlier of Lembata Island.
Antique framed Balinese kampuh songket, a men's ceremonial wrapper cloth, handmade with supplementary weft silk, cotton, gold and silver thread. The red ground cloth with gold and silver thread motifs of pairs of robed standing figures wielding staffs with butterflies, and fierce heads above with gaping mouths, full of sharp teeth and long tongues. The edges are bordered in zig zag patterns, geometric scrolls, and woven script in gold and silver thread.
A mounted hand-woven Malaysian Songket head cloth from the Palembang region of South Sumatra. Weft ikat, supplementary weft weave, silk and gold thread with natural dye. The red ground of the cloth with resist dye floral medallions and gold thread rosettes, bordered with geometric zig zag patterns These Songkets were traditionally hung from a wedding bed to announce the wealth of the family, and were also worn during religious ceremonies. The weaver must be highly skilled to create the Songket... Click for details
Indonesian Framed Ikat Sarong Woman's Skirt
A framed Indonesian sarong, a long cloth worn as a wrap skirt, hand-woven with bands of intricate scrolls and medallion repeats. Made of warp ikat, with natural dyes of blues and browns. Originating from Flores Island.
Early 20th century
Dimensions: 60" x 51"
Unusual Indonesian Framed Tapis Women's Gold Ceremonial Skirt
A stunning framed Indonesian tapis, known as a woman's ceremonial skirt. Hand-woven with striped and chevron pattern detail seen expanding of each consecutive row. Warp ikat, supplementary weft weave and embroidery with fine hand spun silk thread, along with gold thread and mica chip composition.
Late 19th / Early 20th century
Dimensions: 40" x 47 1/2"
Charming Antique Japanese Bronze Censer of Hotei
Japanese bronze incenser in the form of Hotei, one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Fortune. Hotei is clothed with open robes, holding a gunbai fan, seated on top of his large sack. Hotei's name literally means "Cloth Sack", for he can be attributed by the large cloth sack he carries with him during his travels. He is also known as the Laughing Buddha due to his carefree happy nature despite being a wanderer with few material possessions.
Indonesian Framed Tapis Women's Ceremonial Skirt with Mica
A framed Indonesian tapis, a woman's ceremonial skirt hand-woven with striped and scrolling motifs. Warp ikat, supplementary weft weave, and embroidery with silk thread, gold thread, and mica chip composition.
Late 19th / Early 20th century
Dimensions: 48" x 47 1/2"
Chinese Carving of a Candle Holder Attendant
Chinese Carving candle holder attendant, mounted on a gilt bronze French ormolu base. The heavenly attendant has original polychrome pigments of red, green, brown and beige and holds a long staff connected to the brass candleholder.