Antique Japanese noh theatre mask of the character Ko-Omote, a youthful girl. Very unusual that this mask is made of ceramic instead of carved from wood. Beautifully painted with red lips and blackened teeth, joyful eyes and dark hair with four loose strands, very important defining characteristics to tell each mask apart. The backside is signed in-between her eyes and has been affixed with parts for displaying the mask. Edo Period (circa 1800's)
Size: 8" H x 5" W x 2.5" D
Antique Japanese Hirado Ware Puppy
Antique Japanese Hirado ware porcelain puppy dog wearing a ribbon around its neck. Carefully hand sculpted in a realistic manner. It has an amusing expression on its face full of detailed character. Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Size: 4" H x 5" L x 3.5" W
Antique Japanese Lacquer Maju
Antique Japanese red lacquer water dropper of an oval form. With a highly intricate carving of a male noh mask in its center, surrounded by a background of small geometric patterns. Early 19th Century
Size: 3" H x 2.5" W x .75" D
Chinese Long Low Hardwood Table with Drawers
Chinese antique long low table made all of hardwood. One side has three drawers carved with swirling clouds and chimera. Republic Period.
Size: 16" high x 54" long x 20" deep.
Dramatic 16th Century Thai Ayutthaya Buddha Statue Fragment
Antique Thai sandstone statue fragment of the Ayutthaya style Buddha's torso. One arm remains attached to the body while the full statue sits in the lotus meditation pose. The torso is affixed to a custom iron stand. 16-17th century. Very dramatic and unusual piece.
Size: 14.5" H x 14" W (on stand) 20.5" H
Ming Dynasty Chinese Buddha's Attendant Stone Head
Antique Chinese stone statue fragment of the head of one of the attendants to Buddha. One hand rests over the right ear while the other ear is left uncovered. The eyes are closed in meditation. Brings fourth a calming enlightened feeling. Sits on custom black iron stand. Ming Dynasty (1368–1644).
Size: (entire stand) 11.5" H x 6.5" W (head only) 9" H
Rare Antique Japanese Keyaki Burl Choba Tansu
Rare and unusual Antique Japanese Keyaki (elm) burl chose tansu. The pair of sliding doors has elegantly hand carved paneling with multiple storage shelving within. Bold pierced iron hardware decorating each drawer corner with kakute (square) handles and locks. Stunning original deep red finish complimenting the natural burl woodgrain. Excellent hardware and unusual design. Edo Period (circa 1840's).
Size: 36" H x 35" L x 15"D
Antique Japanese Shikoku Pilgrim's Coat
Antique Japanese Buddhist Pilgrim's coat. Buddhist monks associated with the teachings of Kukai (or Kobo Daishi) would embark on a pilgrimage to visit the 88 temples on the island of Shikoku. Upon arriving to each temple, the monk would bathe before giving offerings and reciting prayers as well as receive a stamp distinctive to each temple. Normally a monk would carry around a special stamp book however it is not unusual to stamp the monk's coat as seen here. There are many unique stamps on this... Click for details
Antique Japanese Izumi Fabric with Cranes
Antique Japanese izumi fabric with hand dyed indigo. Hand woven cotton fabric with katazome repeating designs of cranes and floral patterns. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Size: 72" L x 65" W
Antique Japanese Embroidered Indigo Sled Vest
Antique Japanese hand embroidered Sakiori vest. Made from hand-woven and dyed indigo cotton with Sashiko patchwork. Each sakiori vest is 100% individual and handmade. Making them one of a kind pieces. Originally used by an individual that would have pulled a snow sled. The fabric is placed in such a way to protect to person from the rope being slung across ones chest. Beautiful use of original fabric combining for a true work of art. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
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