Japanese Edo Period Maeda Clan Jingasa (samurai Helmet)
Antique Japanese jingasa helmet, made of riveted iron panels in black lacquered, with the inside of the helmet is lacquered in red. On the front is a large ume (plum blossom) mon (family crest) belonging to the Maeda Family (ruler of the Kaga). Since the helmet is made all of iron it attests to the wealth and influence of the Maeda clan. It is more than likely that this particular helmet was worn in battle showing ware that is consistent of its age. Original lacquer and patina. ... Click for details
Japanese Wooden Carved Shop Sign
Japanese wooden shop sign. Well-carved with large lettering and small chop signatures in corners. Very heavy in weight. The entire sign has been hand carved down, exposing the kanji lettering. Natural design. Edo Period (circa 1800's)
Size: 18" H x 76" L x 1.5" D
Antique Japanese Genji Scroll by Totsugen Tanaka, Tosa School
Antique Japanese scroll painting of a beautiful court lady with very long, flowing hair rolling up her screen door. To her right is a painting of cranes flying over seaside mountains and trees. In good condition. Circa 1800s Edo age (1615-1868) signed Totsugen Tanaka of the Tosa School. From Bay Area Estate.
Size: (entire scroll) 63.5" H x 17" W (artwork only) 33.5" H x 9.75" W
18th Century Damascene Persian Armor Collection
A fine collection of Persian armor and weapons, which includes the "Khulah-kud" (helmet). With its original ziggurat fringe chainmail, engraved nose guard, and gilt pointed finial. Fashioned with decorative mounts for plumes or feathers. The helmet is damascened in gold with Koranic text and arabesque floral, and bird motif.
The large, round "Dhal" shield is ornately decorated with engraved floral motifs outlined in gold framed Arabic text adorning the outer edges. Four... Click for details
Antique Chinese Silver Articulated Fish with Signature
Antique fish sculpture, made from silver, with a fully articulated body, allowing wonderful lifelike movement. The forehead bears a symbol of two fish swimming closely in a yin yang formation. Its mouth is slightly open, almost smiling. Each of its scales has been embossed with intricate designs. A four character Chinese manufacturer's mark can be seen underneath the chin.
Size: 7.5" L x 2" W x3.25" H
Large Pair of Japanese Bronze Giboshi, Bridge Finials
Unusual large pair of antique giboshi (bridge finials). Made of bronze mixed with a substantial amount of copper. This can be seen in areas of where people's hands have rubbed back the finish. A lovely almost black patina with areas of green. Very heavy and solid. Unusual to have a matching pair this size. Mid Edo Period (circa 1800's).
Size: 16 1/2" high x 8" wide diameter.
Antique Chinese Porcelain Flambe Bowl
Antique Chinese porcelain bowl, with a gorgeous red and purple speckle flame underglaze, transparent glazed rim, short and bare foot, with cobalt early Kangxi mark within double rings. Early 19th Century.
Size: 8.75" W x 1.75" H
Antique Wooden Duyo Bowl
Antique hard-carved wooden duyo bowl, with two smaller pockets branching from the main dish. All solid hardwood and heavy. "Mickey Mouse Tray." From the Philippines. Early 19th Century.
Size: 19" L x 16.5" W x 4.5" H
Japanese Small Shigaraki Jar
Truly beautiful Japanese antique small earthenware jar from the Shigaraki kiln. Made from the red clay of Lake Biwa, this jar is covered with a thick mineral glaze which has dripped and pooled. It has a lip which has been dimpled for pouring and a wonderful indented area that has been blackened in the firing process. The ash glaze on the lip and on the inside is a lovely green color. An impression of the texture of the material the clay with formed on adds another layer of interest to this... Click for details
Antique Indian Wooden Bowl
Antique India natural hardwood bowl, used for mixing up flour dough for making flatbreads like pita. Very rustic and charming, heavy hardwood. Unusual shape almost like a turtle.
Size: 20" L x 17" D x 3" H