Japanese Pair of Damascene Dragon Candlesticks Signed Kuma
Pair of Japanese damascene candlesticks, the body of each with dramatic imagery of serpentine dragons and fireballs. The foliate petal rims decorated with chrysanthemums and coiling vines, and the tripod feet with auspicious objects and flowers. Both candlesticks are signed "Kuma" in gilt pigment on the base.
19th Century Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 4 1/4" x 9" H
Antique Chinese Peking Glass Cup and Dish
Chinese monochrome purple peking glass cup and saucer. The glass has a deep purple tone. Both the cup and dish have flared rims and a round, recessed foot.
Dimensions: 3 1/8" x 2 1/2" H (cup)
4 3/4" x 1" H (dish)
Japanese Antique Small Kiri Tansu
Antique Japanese small tansu chest made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. The chest is configured with seven drawers of various sizes: 3 small drawers above 2 medium drawers above 2 large drawers. Black iron hardware includes 7 round lock plates, circular corner bracing and square drawer pulls.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 23 1/4" high x 27" wide x 13" deep.
Indian Damascene Dagger
A Sikh Perso-Indian mughal koftgari dagger, decorated with damascene silver handle and sheath with the head of a leopard. The blade is curved and inlaid with silver medallion filigree.
Dates from late Colonial Period 19th/20th century
Dimensions: 12 3/4" L x 2 1/2" W
Set of 3 Japanese Scroll Paintings, signed Sumiyoshi Hirosada
Antique Japanese Scroll Triptych, signed Sumiyoshi Hirosada (1793-1862) , 7th head of the Sumiyoshi line of painters.
Three paintings: One painting is of two men meeting on a mountain path, pines and blossoming plum trees dot the hillside and the rooftops of a fishing village can be seen emerging through the mist. Another scroll depicts a lady seated at her writing table by her pavilion window. Outside, the moon shines above pine covered hills. The third scroll shows a Tori gate and... Click for details
Chinese Peking Glass Brush Pot with Gold Flakes
Chinese peking glass brush pot or bitong, of a round cylindrical form and foot slightly recessed. The rich amber peking glass contains gold flakes within it.
Dimensions: 6" x 6 1/4" H
Antique Chinese Lapis Horse Carving on Stand
Chinese lapis lazuli hardstone carving of a recumbent horse fitted with saddle. The horse sits on a fitted wood stand.
Dimensions: 3 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" H (on stand)
Chinese Amber Peking Glass Bowl
Chinese monochrome peking glass bowl made of golden amber color glass. The rim flares slightly, the foot shallowly recessed and marked "China".
Dimensions: 4 5/8" x 2 1/4" H
Antique Chinese Hardstone Lidded Vase
Chinese hardstone lidded vase carved with scrolling dragon head handles and freely moving rings. The lid has a pointed finial with natural black pebble coloration. The foot of the container is slightly flared and recessed. The natural pink and grey tones of the stone give the appearance of heavenly clouds, which are traditional motifs associated with dragons.
Dimensions: 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 7" H
Antique Chinese Fish and Lotus Stone Carving with Base
Chinese agate two piece carving of a lotus leaf and a koi fish. All hand-carved from agate stone, the piece and its base have motifs of leaping fish, waves and lotuses.
2 1/4" x 1 3/8" x 3/4" H (fish carving) 1 1/2" x 1 1/8" x 3/4" H (base)