Antique chinese jade snuff bottle with a beautiful engraving of a water bird standing amid lotus. There are bats carved on each side. The opposite face of the bottle has an inscription derived from the noted Tang Dynasty poet, Cao Song. The poem is from the Quan Tang Si collection of Chinese poetry and the poetry is five character four line verse which ends midway. The poem in approximation reads: The color of the water still reflecting, the mist gradually letting light shine in. The weight of... Click for details
Antique Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle with Coral lid
Unusual motted jade snuff bottle with red coral and turquoise lid. The lid is carved with a dragon and topped with a small piece of turquoise. It measures 2" tall.
Antique Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle with Faux Handles
Antique jade chinese snuff bottle with carved zoomorphic handles. Measures 2" tall.
Antique Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle Elongated Melon
Beautiful jade snuff bottle in the shape of an elongated melon with dark green jade carved in the shape of leaves and lighter jade for the body. 3" long.
Rare Japanese Antique Textile Kimono
A set of kamishimo and hakama made from cotton used to dress a bunraku puppet. The fabric is utilizing a cherry blossom pattern with a wave motif. The cherry blossoms are done in a style known as katagami, where the pattern is printed using a paper cut out placed on top of the fabric and dye is coated over it. The wave patterns are done in a print format similar to a technique known as inkin, where a woodblock is used to stamp the pattern. The crests are cut out from a separate fabric and pasted... Click for details
Japanese Signed Noh Mask of Shojo
A magnificent and detailed noh mask known as Shojo, which is used specifically for the play that contains the same name as the mask. Shojo originated in China as a mythical beast and was imported to Japan as a sake loving creature. In Noh theater, the play is performed for festive and auspicious occassions where the character is dressed in a colorful noh costume and wearing a red wig. Depending on the school of Noh, a jar with a ladle at times are used for the performance. The mask contains a... Click for details
Luang Prabang Period Laos Bronze Rain Drum
Large antique bronze rain drum from Laos is a Herger type three drum. Reference material "The Karen Bronze drum of Burma" by Richard M. Cooler. It has two frogs (eight altogether) on top with a twelve pointed star with continuing concentric circle with stamp decoration. The side has two elephants and two snails representing water and fertility. A globular flared body rises with four attached handles of frog design. Circular concentric pattern continues throughout the body. The patina is a... Click for details
Japanese Antique Pair 6-Panel Screen with Bird Scenes
Antique Japanese beautiful pair of Kacho (bird and flower) 6-panel screen paintings, painted with scenes of pairs of different birds by a stream; depicted are herons, pheasants, mandarin ducks, and others; growing near river are cherry trees, peonies and pines; painted in mineral colors and gofun on paper with gold leaf mist, early 19th century (Edo Period)
Provenance: from the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art.
Beautiful Japanese Seated Gilt Amida Buddha on a Lotus Throne Stand with Gilt Mandorla, good condition with some losses, patina from incense smoke, height of buddha 17", size height 41", 21 1/2" width, 19" depth, Edo Period, circa 1800s.
Antique Seto Ware Umanome Horse eye Motif Dish
An appealing Seto ware Umanome (Horse eye) motif dish. This type of Seto ware was also referred to as ishizara, which can roughly be translated as stoneware. The first type of Seto stoneware appears in the Mino Taihei Monjo written around 1618. The wares were produced mainly for daily ware during the Edo period and became popular through the Mingei movement in the 20th century.