Southeast Asian Bronze Buddha with Deer and Wheel of Dharma
Interesting Bronze Buddha seated on lotus throne with wheel of dharma and two male stag deer in attendance below him. The two male deer are Nigrodha and Sakha, part of a specially poignant Jataka Tale helpful with the teaching of the first sermon at the Deer Park in Sarnath. Helpful with the teaching of the eightfold path to escape and end suffering.
Age: First Quarter 20th Century
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Japanese Antique Rare Catfish Jizai Kagi, Edo Period
Antique Japanese jizai-kagi in the form of a catfish. In a Japanese home, water in a kettle or pot is heated over an irori (sunken hearth). The jizai hook hangs from a strong ceiling beam. From this, a long device is suspended with a hook on the end that can be adjusted up or down by moving the jizai-kagi. This unusual jizai-kagi is carved of kayaki (zelkova elm) wood and has patination from hearth smoke. A portion of it's original iron chain is still attached.
Rare Japanese Antique Whale Jizai Kagi, Edo Period
Antique Japanese jizai-kagi in the form of a whale. In a Japanese home, water in a kettle or pot is heated over an irori (sunken hearth). The jizai hook hangs from a strong ceiling beam. From this, a long device is suspended with a hook on the end that can be adjusted up or down by moving the jizai-kagi. Often these are carved in the form of a fish. This unusual jizai-kagi is carved of kayaki (zelkova elm) wood with traces of black lacquer and patina from hearth smoke. A portion of it's... Click for details
Japanese Antique Shigaraki-ware Kame
Antique Japanese stoneware kame (wide mouthed bowl) from Shigaraki kiln.
Made using the local sandy clay from the bed of Lake Biwa, Shigaraki ware is identified by the embedded granules of feldspar. Mineral and ash glaze is dribbled and spattered over the surface leaving long, uneven drips. Depending on how the vessel is positioned during the firing process, if it falls over or if it is leaning on another piece, fragments of nearby pottery can stick, adding a story about it's journey... Click for details
Antique Chinese Crystal Floral Arrangement
Lovely floral arrangement with clear rock crystal and carnelian flowers and leaves. In a low shaped marble bowl.
Age: Republic Period
Size: 10"H x 5"D
Antique Japanese Choba Tansu Keyaki & Hinoki Meiji Era & Secret Spaces
An antique Japanese Choba Tansu (merchant chest) made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Hinoki (Cypress) woods. Original wiped lacquer technique finish and hand made iron hardware. The lock knobs feature a Plum Blossom design and the design of the handles is a straight Gumbai. Sliding side by side doors open to a spacious area where once merchant books and records were stored.
A rare feature of this chest are the hidden compartments under the four bottom side by side drawers. Under the center... Click for details
Wonderful Antique Chinese Daoist Lotus Dish
Wonderful rare antique Chinese Daoist Lotus Dish with molded petals. The lotus flower is a favorite of Taoist artists, who paint it to remind us of the miracle of beauty, light and life, and to communicate an understanding of the Tao and of our place in the world.Typical WanLi color palate with red, green, yellow, blue and black. Signed mark of Wanli. Wear of glaze typical of aged condition.
Date: 18th century or earlier
Size: 7.5"D x 2"H
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Monumental Japanese Bronze Temple Bell Bonsho
An incredible monumental Japanese solid cast bronze Peace Bell custom iron stand with clapper. Inscription with dated, location and donor of bell. Bell is in excellent original condition with no repairs or damage. The sound is absolutely stunning lasts for a very long time 世話人
Sponsors (or Caretakers)
context seems likely to refer to 衛門, as part of the name Oigo Jiemon, a famous... Click for details
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Antique Korean Clothing Chest (Nong) Genko Wood Late 19th Century
A 2 Section antique Korean Nong (clothing chest) made of Genko Wood. Nickel hard mounts with center door medallion and stylized butterfly hinges. Side handles and a desk style bottom section.
Age: Yi Dynasty (late 19th Century)
Dimensions: 38 1/2" Wide x 36 1/2" High by 18 3/4" Deep
Antique Japanese Bronze Temple Bell
Antique Japanese Bronze Temple Bell (Bonsho). Inscribed on body with name of location, temple and date. The first 4 lines (from the right side of the 2nd photo) say:
門々不同八万四 Mon-mon fudо̄ hachi-man-shi
為滅無明果業因 I metsu mumyо̄ ka gо̄in
利剱即是弥陀号 Riken soku ze Mida gо̄
一聲称念罪皆除 Isshо̄ shо̄nen zai kai jo
I found a translation in the Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics (1914):
The 84,000 doors*, each different... Click for details