Japanese color woodblock on tissue-thin paper. print titled "The Bath"- 1905 in pencil, signed Helen Hyde (1868-1919). Print #127. In the top right margin signed "copyright 1905 by Helen Hyde". With artist's HH monogram at lower left. Depicted: A heartwarming scene of a mother in green kimono robes holding her infant child over a tub of water.
Dimensions: 11 1/4" x 19 1/2"
Antique Japanese Sado Island Tansu w/ Seven Lucky Gods Motifs
Antique Japanese tansu from the Sado Island area, with extensive hand-forged iron hardware plating incised with dedicative Seven Lucky Gods motifs.
The 2 section Isho tansu has an all Kiri wood exterior with Sugi sides and top exterior. The chest is composed of 7 drawers in an unusual configuration, with 2 keys. The safe box holds 3 internal drawers its door, above which are two unusual small drawers for seals, coins, and other keepsakes.
Japanese 2 section Mizuya (kitchen tansu) made with Hinoki (cypress) and Sugi (cedar) wood, with hardwood burl panels. The top section holds two compartments behind sliding burl front panels. Below are two more panels with mesh and horizontal carved panels with four red lacquer front drawers below. The bottom section contains the largest storage area with a removable shelf, enclosed behind two large sliding panels with slats.
Dimensions: 46 1/2" x 17 1/2" x 63 1/2" H overall
Pair of Chinese Antique Porcelain Vases with Dragons
Antique Chinese pair of porcelain vases with flared foliate rims and pear shaped bodies. Glazed with a turquoise color ground incised with a flower motif, the front and back of each vase is decorated with two highly raised dragons and swirling clouds in a yellow glazed medallion reserve. Each vase has dragon handles and the ground is decorated with applied objects of scholarly pursuits. Bases impressed with a Quinlong mark but these vases are 19th century.
Dimensions: 8 3/4" high
Japanese Framed Kappazuri Print by Yoshitoshi Mori
Japanese kappazuri (stencil) print by the artist Yoshitoshi Mori depicting a scene with many figures, a group of samurai warriors on horseback and other figures wheeling provisions on a cart. The scene is printed in black with blue and light cream color details. Signed and dated 1972 in pencil. Number 17 of 50 in the series. Framed and with non-glare glass.
Dimensions: 24" high x 28 3/4" wide (with frame). 18" high x 23" wide (artwork).
Chinese Antique Copper-red Underglazed Dragon Vase
Chinese antique yuhuchunping, pear shaped porcelain vase with a short foot and slender neck flaring at the rim. Decorated with a copper-red underglaze scene of a four-clawed dragon amid swirling clouds. The inside of the rim is decorated with a classic scroll motif. The area just above the foot of the vase is encircle with a band of trefoils.
Possibly Yuan or Ming Dynasty
Dimensions: 13 3/4" high
Chinese Pair of Enamel Porcelain Vases
Chinese pair of porcelain canton style vases of a squared body. Each vase decorated in mirrored enamel scenes of chrysanthemums, peonies, birds, and other nature motifs. The base of each vase marked "China".
Dimensions: 3 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Chinese Bamboo Carving of Immortal Shoulao
Chinese bamboo caving of Shoulao, the deity of longevity. He is sometimes referred to as the Old Man of the South Pole. His attributes include his large forehead, representing wisdom, and his long beard to show longevity. Shou Lao also holds a long staff and a peach branch to also symbolize a long and prosperous life. Shoulao is carved with a small boy riding a deer, who holds a magic box from which a bat flies out (an auspicious motif) and a crane.
Dimensions: 7" x 6" x 16 3/4"
Chinese Framed Silk Rank Badge
Chinese framed rank badge, decorated with a phoenix, applied all over with gilt wrapped thread in scrolling motifs. The phoenix stands on a rock with lingzhi mushrooms, floral scrolls, leaping carp, the rising sun, a flying bat, and bordered by auspicious characters and lucky bats.
Dimensions: 10 1/2" x 11", 17" x 14" entire frame
Japanese Antique Kongokai Mandala Thangka Painting
Antique Japanese Buddhist Diamond Realm Mandala thangka painting (Kongokai Mandara). In Vajrayana Buddhism, the Diamond Realm (vajradhatu kongokai) is a metaphysical space inhabited by the Five Wisdom Buddhas. The Diamond Realm Mandala is based on an esoteric Buddhist sutra called Vajrasekhara Sutra. Shuji Mandala of the Two Worlds, Vajradhatu Mandala does not directly express the forms of the buddhas but expresses them in Sanskrit character (Siddham) called Shuji seed letter. This mandala... Click for details