An unusual hira natsume decorated with motifs of a cicada, dragonfly, spider, snail, cricket, and frog. A few insects are closely associated with the various seasons. For example, the cicada and snail are summer insects, the dragonfly and cricket are autumn. In addition, the insects have allusions to zen and Japanese philosophies. Age: Taisho Period Size: diameter 3.25" height 2.25"
Antique Chinese Hardwood Side Table
An antique Chinese hardwood table decorated with auspicious motifs of peaches and a stylized character of happiness. Peaches are a symbol of fortune and longevity in East Asia. The motif is often seen in various works of art. Age: 19th-20th century. Size: length 15.5" width 15.5" height 18.5"
Japanese Lacquer Tea Caddy (Natsume) by Kyosai
A splendid tea container decorated with hydrangeas done in makie. The container is known as a hira natsume, where the wide structure is a signature element. Motif of hydrangeas are associated with the mid summer- monsoon season in Japan and often seen in summer tea gatherings. Age: Taisho Period Size: diameter 3" height 2.25"
Beautiful Chinese Stand - Scrolling Cloud
Beautiful vintage Chinese stand made out of hardwood with beautiful grain pattern. Elaborately carved detail with scrolling cloud patterns and ruyi symbol designs. Also designed with temple gate at the base.
Age: Republic Period. Size: 8.375" x 6.75"
Antique Chinese Dragon Boat Bronze Container
Beautiful Bronze Chinese antique dragon boat container from the 19th century, possibly used as paint brush holder. Dragon has striking expression.
Age: 18th/19th Century. Size: 5.75" Length x 2.625" Height.
Antique Chinese Child's silk Hat
Antique chinese silk had mede for a child. The hat is beautifully embroidered with peonies and chrysanthemums. There are tassles, light pink, on either side. The top of the hat has a bird with a tassle in its beak, a smaller bird sits below. Republic period.
Antique Chinese Ladies Shoes
Antique Chinese ladies shoes made of silk and embroidered with flowers and butterflies. These shoes were worn during the 19th century by someone who would have had their feet bound in the lily style. Qing Dynasty. 19th century.
Chinese Jade and Gold Bangle
Chinese white jade bangle with 14k gold fittings, chain and clasp. The clasp and hinge are beautifully decorated with a young bamboo branch. It measures 7mm wide, interior diameter 2.25" .
Chinese Jade and Gold Bangle
Chinese jade bangle with 14k yellow gold hinges, clasp and chain. The fittings are beautifully decorated with a delicate bamboo branch. The clasp release is topped with a small piece of green apple jade. 2"1/3" interior diameter. Bangle 17 mm wide. Circa 1950
Chinese Jade and Coral Bracelet
Vintage chinese jade stone mounted in 14k yellow gold with double strand of coral beads. circa 1950. The stone measures 50 mm wide. The bracelet measures 7"3/8" long.