Chinese Song Style Cizhou Meping Vase
Size: Diameter 14cm Height 33 cm
Cizhou along with the celadons are wares not only representing the Song Dynasty but reflect the height of aesthetics in Chinese art. The monochrome contrasts and the designs are the key elements of the vase. No damages are found for the vase.
Chinese Bronze Censer
Size: Height 8.5 cm
An interesting yet simple bronze with techniques and designs often in earlier Ming dynasty works. The censer has a Ming dynasty reign mark, but rather some of the elements come from the early to mid Qing period.
Chinese Hardwood Brush Pot In The Form of a Tree Trunk
Size: Diameter 16cm Height 15cm
An interesting rather sculpture like Chinese hardwood brush pot in the form of a tree trunk. The artist has expressed the branches and other formations most trees have or when they are cut. The interior is carved out so that brushes can be placed inside.
Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer Brush Pot
Size: Diameter 12.5cm Height 14cm
This brush pot done in the technique known as cinnabar lacquer is depicting a view of the Forbidden City in Beijing. One can see the Tibetan style pagoda in the distance and other elements in the landscape when most of the view is stylized. No reign marks or maker's marks are found on the piece.
Chinese Cloisonne Lidded Jar
Size: Diameter 12.5cm Height 15cm
An interesting Chinese cloisonné jar decorated with scrolling vines and two bird and flower views. On one side of the jar an inscription is found with the title of the work and a date around 1989 but rather hard to discern if it is a 20th century work or of a latter period. Traditional motifs and designs found in Chinese art and architecture can be seen on this piece.
Lidded Round Cloisonné Container
Size: Diameter 10cm Height 12cm
A round Japanese cloisonné container decorated with regal motifs of dragons and phoenixes. Often works by the Ando studios and Namikawa Studios created works using the motifs often used by the Imperial Court and places or seats of government. The bottom has a Japanese crest of a twisted wisteria crest, possibly denoting the studio the objet was made at.
Kagami no Mae ( In Front of the Mirror)
Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950)
Size: Length 22" Width 17.5"
From a collection of Japanese prints in San Francisco, CA.
Yoshida Hiroshi's works reminds one of the arts during the end of the Taisho to Showa Periods. Then, Western techniques, aesthetics, and ideas were part of the mainstream in Japanese art and its interpretations reflected on works done on paper and or silk. Yoshida's works reflect the period prior to the years when the... Click for details
Chinese Stone or Wooden Panel Rubbing of a Lohan
Size: Length 22cm Width 19.5cm (Print size)
No signature, seal, or inscriptions are found on the scroll.
An interesting small print of a seated luohan with a set of prayer beads in contemplation. Often prints and rubbings are done in larger sizes, but smaller ones are rather unusual.
Tibetan or Nepali Agate Bead
19th-20th century or Earlier
Size: Length 3.3cm Width 1.3cm
From an American Collection of Tibetan Works of Art.
Often Dzi beads are thought to be the famous eye patterned or retaining geometric patterns, but traditionally some are in their natural form.
Tibetan Agate Dzi Bead
Size: Length 3.5cm Width 1.3cm
From an American collection of Tibetan Works of Art
This dzi bead has a motif of a square and a circle which to some represents the heavens, while others give different meanings to these geometric motifs.