A fine Qing dynasty Buddhist Table Shrine.
Age: 19th century, Qing dynasty
Dimensions: 24-1/2" (tall) x 16-1/8" (wide) x 12" (deep).
Condition: Very Fine condition. No injuries or problems
This Buddhist shrine is finely and elaborately carved in native Chinese wood. This shrine has 3 drawers and exhibits painted and natural wood elements. The shrine is all original with no problems.
A very nice pair of HAN DYN. 'PROTO-CELADON' GLAZED STONEWARE JARS, C. 206BC-AD220.
These stout and squat stoneware jars are museum deacquitioned and I was fortunate enough to acquire them. The body is of a predominately grayish beige. The lids are glazed with a watery and translucent green glaze with fine spider-web crackle. This glaze I refer to as "proto-celadon" and is among the earliest known such glazes in the world. The jars have their original lids as excavated...
HARDWOOD CARVING OF DSCHANG GO, 2ND OF THE 8-IMMORTALS.
Dimensions: approx. 14-1/2" tall
A wonderful hardwood carving of Dschang Go. The carving depicts a weathered bearded old man singing joyously while beating on a drum. The hardwood is deeply carved and appears yellowish but I am uncertain of the species of native hardwood. There is a light and weathered finish over the wood...
LIANGZHU HETIAN WHITE JADE PLAQUE, ca.3400-2250BCE.
Dimensions: approx. 5" wide x 7/16" thick
Condition: Very Good, Chicken-bone white. No injuries or repair.
This wonderful Liangzhu specimen is carved from rare Hetian white jade. The specimen is stout and weighty. There is a carved taotie spirit mask in high relief with spiraling circles and other geometric patterns carved on the obverse (convex) side. The back side is flat...
Ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock print. Original woodblock print by the ukiyo-e master Suzuki Harunobu (b.1725-1770). Conservatively we attribute this to be AFTER-HARUNOBU, 19th century.
Dimensions: approx. 11" tall x 7.5" wide.
Condition Consensus: Very Good condition with minor wormage.
This wonderful print depicts in simple colors in black outline two young woman. One is holding a letter and the other standing next to her. Haronobu's signature is on the door screen behind the girls...
A very fine Toyokuni III woodblock print.
The print depicts 2 kabuki characters, (possibly from the famous Tales of Genji), in rich detail and color. The registration is very fine and the colors are vibrant. The bleed-through is very strong.
Condition Consensus: Very Fine with no injuries or repairs.
A very fine Toyokuni III woodblock print. Censor and date seals date this print to 5th month, 1857 (year of the snake). The print size is oban. The print depicts 2 kabuki characters, (possibly from the famous Tales of Genji), in rich detail and color. The registration is very fine and the colors are vibrant. The bleed-through is very strong.
Condition Consensus: Very Fine with no injuries or repairs.
Zhou Dynasty-Warring States Period White Jade Huang
Dimensions: approx. 11.25 cm, (4-3/8") wide, 5cm tall (2") tall, .25cm (3/16") thick
Condition Consensus: Very Fine Condition. Museum Quality. No injuries or repair.
Rare! This white jade huang is carved from a translucent milky or fatty jade with white to orange-brown calcification. It is decorated with carved geometric cloud patterns possibly representing earth and heaven elements...
J.M. NATTIER ETCHING "PORTRAIT DE JEUNE FEMME", 19TH C.
Dimensions: 8.5" wide, 11.25" tall (within matting)
Another wonderful hand-colored etching, this time, a portrait of a young girl/ woman by J.M. Nattier. The depiction is of an elegant young woman facing forward. The etching is apparently designed after the original oil painting by French painter Nattier (b. March 17, 1685 – November 7, 1766). The etching bears the copyright O.B.N.A...
GEORGE ROMNEY ETCHING "(DUCHESS) ELIZABETH SUTHERLAND", 19TH C.
Dimensions: 8.5" wide, 11.25" tall (image inside matting)
A wonderful hand-colored etching of former Duchess of Sutherland, Scotland. Elizabeth Sutherland was the 19th Countess of Sutherland, and lived from 24 May 1765 to 29 January 1839. The etching depicts the duchess slightly facing left. The etching is apparently designed after the original oil painting by George Romney (1734-1802). The etching bears the copyright O.B.N.A...
Blanc-de-chine Pu-Tai/Laughing Buddha, Dehua Yao(kiln), Fujian province.
Age: 18th century.
Dimensions: 4.25" tall, 5" wide, 4.25" deep
A wonderful blanc-de-chine seated Pu-Tai, also known as the Laughing Buddha. The glaze is glossy, rich creamy-white.The bottom is unglazed and revealing a slightly concave, grayish-white, fine clay.
Condition Consensus: Very Fine Condition. Museum quality! No injury or repair.
Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty Blackglazed Pillow, Hongwu Mark, ca.16th-18th c.
Age: 16th-18th century
Rare! Western Jin dynasty lion vessel/candle holder.
Dimension: approx. 4.5" tall, 6.5" long
Spectaciar! This is one specimen to behold! The stoneware lion vessel was made in the Yue kilns Northern Zhejiang province. This lion vessel is ornately carved/molded and very expressive and tactile. The beast sits on all fours, alert and bearing its teeth with curled tail which coils into a handle and terminates at the opening/chimney. This opeing/chimney in the back has many histor...
A fine and rare blue and white dragon vase we conservatively attribute to the Yuan-Early Ming dynasty , ca.13th-15th centuries
. Though it is very possible that this vase is all Yuan (1279-1368)
Dimensions: aprox. 8" tall
This stout vase is well potted with wide flaring mouth that sharply tapers to a slender neck, waisted shoulder,ample belly and a narrow and tall, thick foot rim. The vase is decorated with a pair of snake-like flying dragons chasing the eternal flaming pearl ...
Japanese carved, inlaid and lacquered hardwood panel depicting Kintaro "Golden Boy", c.1800.Possibly Ritsuo school. Dimensions: (inside frame) 17.75" wide x 10.75" tall. This is a fabulous depiction of the legendary "Golden Boy", Kintaro. Kintaro, who was fathered by a red dragon, mothered by the mountain sorceress. He was born with extraordinary strength, virtue and bravery. He later became a honorary retainer to Yorimitsu Minamoto, the greatest samurai in Japan history. A fit pairing. This fin...
Tang dynasty Sancai, Earth-Spirit, Tomb Guardian, c.618-906AD. Dimensions: approx. 13.25" tall. This rare figure was made of buff and fine earthenware and glazed in the renown Sancai (three color) glaze in shades of olive green, okra, and cream. This glaze covers the body of the guardian and most of the base, stopping short and above the reddish foot rim. The glaze is in remarkable condition, very high quality with bright hues and well intact.It exhibits a fine crackle with evident mineral growt...
Tang dynasty glazed and painted earthenware EARTH SPIRIT, TOMB GUARDIAN, c.618-906AD. Dimensions: approx. 10.5" (26.7cm). This earthenware figure depicts a seated Chimara earth guardian known as an earth spirit. The figure is postured in an alert and protective manner. This figure is high-fired in a buff and fine clay. The clay appears to have been thinly glazed in a translucent greenish glaze and secondly cold-painted in red and black pigments. A good and substantial amount of the over-glaze pi...
A fine and rare GeYao incense pot, c.14th-17th century, Ming dynasty. Dimensions: approx. 4.5" tall (11.43cm), 4.75" (12.07cm) dia. This incense pot is well potted, weighing about 1-lb and 14-ounces. has a fine crackle in shades of dark gray and silver. The crackle also exhibits a misty and whitish baojiang in the upper half of the pot. The crackle pattern type is XiE Zhua Wen, translating as: hundreds of crackles of the same size. Ge Yao ware is among the 5 famous wares of the Song dynasty (c.9...