Tibetan thangka painting depicting a wonderful seascape with the Shakyamuni Buddha seated in meditation upon a lotus throne in the clouds near the top of the painting. Two robed figures stand on a large open flower leaf holding offerings to the Buddha. Below them is a floating pink structure with banners topped by Wishing Ball finials. A large man is seated in the center, surrounded by his attendants, and he extends a peach out in reverence to the Buddha. There are various other figures... Click for details
Important Japanese Muromachi Bronze Ritual Brazier
Japanese bronze ritual brazier from the Muromachi period. This ancient bronze form of a low brazier has 3 protruding, rounded feet with a flat, scalloped lip. Its incised decoration forms a continuous cloud pattern or a ruyi design derived from ancient Chinese motifs. The brazier has a complex verdigris patina and the craftsmanship is seamless. This is an excellent example of Japanese bronze produced during the Muromachi Period.
Chinese 18th Century Square Woven and Lacquered Box
Antique Chinese square faceted box made of black lacquered wood with inset rattan panels. The top of the box is decorated with a rural scene of court figures in a garden painted in gold lacquer on a black lacquer ground. The box stands on small feet and cut-out details on the bottom portion of the box are lacquered red. A beautiful overall crackle of the lacquer speaks of the box's age.
Dimensions: 9 1/2" high x 14" wide x 14" deep.
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Antique Chinese Hardstone Carving of Lady
Chinese hard stone carving of a standing woman with flowing robes. In her hands she is holding a raised cup and a lantern on the end of a ruyi scepter.
With wood stand.
Dimensions: 2 1/2" w x 7 1/2" h
Japanese Pair of Blue and White Fish Plates
Japanese pair of round fish plates. The raised details of the fish is painted in blue glaze. Along the edges, an impressed pattern makes up the fish's dorsal and pectoral fins. On the bottom, the maker's mark is a tiny blue floret.
Taisho Period (early 20th century)
Dimensions: 10 3/4" wide (mouth to tail)
Japanese Women Vanity Tansu
Japanese women's small tansu with hardwood drawers, and charming burl front panels. The gilt copper hardware conveys floral motifs of Kiri leaves, flower petals, and fruit. The chest is configured with eight drawers of varied size and a pair of small sliding door panels opening to a roomy compartment. Each drawer has a plush black material lining.
Taisho Period - circa 1920's
Dimensions: 21 1/4" l x 11 3/4" d x 11 3/8" h
Japanese Edo Period Iron Fish Jizai
Japanese hand-forged iron jizai, used for suspending a tea kettle over a fire pit within the home. Made with a charming iron fish with incised details of scales, face, and separately attached fins.
Edo period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 8" w x 48" - 53" long
Chinese Yellow Ground Grisaille Decorated Jar
A stunning Chinese porcelain Dayazhai-type jar grisaille painted with yellow ground. The monochromatic imagery of black and grey peonies against a yellow enamel ground scrolls around the body under a band of ruyi heads below a band of key-fret. With descriptive tag on the base "From the Hall of Embodied Harmony". There is also a Museum Porcelain Exhibition tag. The tag has some losses but shows that the Exhibition was in the 1960's - item #238. It appears to be ...ingham, AR... Click for details
Antique Chinese Carved Jade Vase with Lid
Antique Chinese vase with lid, made of green jadeite, with 8 faceted sides. Carved with scrolling floral motifs and filigree, with open carved filigree handles. The lid has a large finial over carved drapery. The base is carved with a lotus form over the tall, deeply recessed foot.
Dimensions: 4" w x 3 1/2" d x 11 3/4" h
Japanese Zushi Travelling Shrine
Unusual Japanese Buddhist Zushi with dark, lacquered wood exterior and gilt interior. Enshrined in this portable altar is the statue of Buddha seated on a lotus. His two attendants are sitting on a dragon and fox. The double doors and roof top are decorated with scrolling gilt metal work.
Buddhist traveling altars and shrines create a sacred space of spiritual magnetism and are the product of dedicated craftsmanship. Traveling monks were required to have their own prayer tables and... Click for details