Antique vase with a long, elegant neck, white base with allover design of flying dragons with a green glaze. The vase mouth is lined with gold, and the vase bottom has rolling ocean waves in a green glaze, with raised white dotting. Mark on bottom that reads "Da Qing Jiaqing Nian Zhi - "Great Qing Jiaqing period (1796-1820) made" 19th century
Size: 10.25" height, 5.5" width
Chinese Painting of Small Birds and Flowering Vines
Chinese painting using a calming combination of colors in soft black and grey, pink, and light blue. Two small birds resembling chickadees gaze upwards at pink morning glories with large, black leaves and dangling vines. A tiny red ladybug crawls along one of the flower stems. Signed by the artist.
Size: 33" height, 16" width
Antique Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottle
Chinese porcelain snuff bottle with blue cobalt underglaze designs of a flying dragon and a serpent in rolling waves below, gazing at each other. There are clouds and red/green glaze flames. It has a red agate topper, and its bottom has an illegible red marking. 19th century
Size: 3.5" height, 1" width
Antique Chinese Carved Jade Snuff Bottle
Chinese jade snuff bottle that has been expertly carved into a gourd, with vines and large leaves coiled around. A butterfly has been carved near the base, a symbol for longevity, beauty, and elegance. The bottle is specially carved with a small hole near the opening so that it may be hung from a necklace or belt. It has a lovely green jade stopper. 19th century
Size: 3" length, 1.25" width
Japanese Single Section Isho Tansu with Keyaki Drawers
Japanese antique single section isho tansu (storage chest for clothing), made with all keyaki (elm) wood on drawer fronts, the sides and top are sugi (cryptomeria) wood and lacquered a deep reddish brown, nice iron hardware with warabite shaped drawer pulls, seven drawers of various sizes, Meiji Period.
Size: 33 1/4" high x 35 1/2" wide x 17 1/2" deep.
Antique Japanese Color Print of Kukai and Attendants
Antique Japanese print depicting the founder of the Shingon or "True Word" school of Buddhism, Kūkai (774-835). He was a famous calligrapher and engineer who invented the kana, syllabic Japanese scripts used in the Japanese writing system. He sits holding prayer beads upon an elaborate lotus throne with lovely gold filligree and a small blue beast sitting below. Kukai has two female attendants at his sides riding upon billowing, heavenly winds, one with her hands clasped in prayer, and one... Click for details
Chinese Green Jadeite 18K Gold Ring
Green jadeite ring with areas of beautiful deep green, set in an 18K yellow gold ring with incised lines that come to a triangular point. The inside of the band is inscribed with Chinese markings that have been partially worn away from use. 20th century
Size: 2.25" length of entire ring, jadeite stone approx. .75" height, .5" width
Antique Japanese Woodblock Print by Toyokuni III
Beautiful, original woodblock print by ukiyo-e woodblock artist Utagawa Kunisada, also known as Toyokuni III (1786–1864). It is #22 in a series called Sono sugata Yukari no usushi-e, or "Stories of Reincarnated Beings". In the center of the print there is a young child, hunched forward as he eagerly listens to stories from an adult woman in a pink kimono with blue and grey sleeves, with a sheathed sword across her lap. A bowl of treats and a black lamp with flowers sits between them. Two young... Click for details
Antique Japanese Painting of Hotei/Budai
Antique painting of Hotei/Budai/The Laughing Buddha, standing with a walking stick, and four seated people. They are all observing the sky as what appears to be another Buddha or deity floats on a heavenly cloud, who wears a beautiful robe with gold detailing. Set behind glass and framed, 17th/18th century.
Size: (entire frame) 19" height, 16.25" width (painting only) 9.5" height, 7.75" width
Antique Japanese Painting of Hotei/Budai
Beautiful antique painting of Hotei (also known as Budi or the Laughing Buddha), possibly depicted in his Dharmalaya body. He is shown sitting comfortably on a wooden bridge as men and women in gold straw hats walk by. Hotei is one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japanese culture and is revered for his happiness and the luck that he brings. Set in glass and framed, 17th/18th century.
Size: (entire frame) 19" height, 16.5" width (painting only) 9.5" height, 7.5" width