Mid to Late Qing Dynasty
Size: Length 139cm Width 35cm
From a California, San Francisco Bay Area Estate
The form of the armor, the style, and structure of the image is evocative of Chinese devotional paintings from the Qing Dynasty. Japanese scholars and researchers have noted that there were studios producing works for the mission of exporting paintings to Japan with the fascination and interest in all things Chinese spurred by the Obaku monks during the 17th century and... Click for details
Two of the Guardian Kings (Tianwang)
Size: (Painting): Length 139cm Width 68cm
Condition: The scroll is missing the main roller and there are small cracks on the bottom section of the painting.
The work is rather interesting, possibly fragmentary, and that it is part of a set that was sent to Japan during the late 19th century when China was undergoing political change and much of the works were flowing into the Japanese antiques market.
Seated Dainichi Nyorai Statue
mid to late 20th century
Size: Height 19" Diameter 10"
Note: Material is using composite resin.
The statue is based on existing works of similar statues made by the Kei school. Examples range from noted museums to established religious institutions that house various examples done by Unkei and Kaikei. This work might have been appropriating and giving an homage to the tradition and art.
Chinese Polychrome Porcelain Vase
Diameter 10cm Height 18cm
Chinese porcelain vase decorated with various floral motifs. The bottom of the vase contains a Kangxi reign mark, but the vase was produced during the mid to late 20th century.
Condition: Overall the vase appears to not have any cracks, chips, or any damages.
Cat Staring at Mouse
Ando Hiroshige School, c. 19th century
A cat squatting and staring at a black mouse. The style seen in the cat is similar to block prints done by the famous master, Ando Hiroshige. The Hiroshima school continued for two generations using the same name and producing the famous landscape prints until the Meiji Period.
Chinese Ceramic Brush Pot with Motif of Fishes
Republic Period (dated, 1920)
Size: Diameter 10.5cm Height 15.5cm
An interesting brush pot with fishes painted on the body of the piece. Interestingly, the work contains the date, the eighth year of the Republic which correlates to around 1920. The bottom contain a seal with the maker's mark.
Yellow Ceramic Meiping Style Vase
Late Qing to Republic Periods
Size: Diameter 13cm Height 19.5cm
The simple yellow color along with the dark brown on the lip is an interesting combination for this ceramic piece. The bottom contains a Ming dynasty reign mark, but instead comes from a period much later.
CONDITION: There is a small chip on the bottom of the foot area of the vase. Other than that, no damages, cracks, or other defects are found.
Gu Style Porcelain Vase
Size: Diameter 12cm Height 23.2cm
A porcelain gu shape vase decorated with various flora and fauna. The bottom of the vase contains a Hongxian mark but possibly comes from a period much later around the mid to late Republic period.
CONDITION: No damages, cracks, repair work appears to be done on the vase.
Huangyang Wood Carving of Lotuses and Fishes
Republic Period or Later
Size: Length 14cm Width 9.5cm Height 24.5cm
An interesting carving using a wood known in Chinese as huangyangmu. The use of the wood grains in line with the entire carving is wonderful.
Kutani Ware Statue of Jurojin
Size: Length 10.9cm Width 7.9cm Height 20.1cm
An interesting Kutani ware statue of the noted fortune and longevity deity, Jurojin. Often during the Meiji and onwards to the Showa periods, the seven fortune gods were produced from different materials to decorate the home. The auspicious symbolism associated with these deities were important to bring fortune within the home.