Maki Haku (1924-2000)
Mixed media embossed
Size: 12" X 12"
Maki Haku received no formal training in the visual arts but was inspired by Onchi Koshiro. Maki Haku exhibited his works in the Print Biennale in 1957 and 1960.
Ref: Brannen, Noah, Elliott, William and Maki, Haku. Festive Wine: Ancient Japanese Poems from the Kinkafu. New York: Walker/Weatherhill, 1969.
Chinese Metal Junk Ship Objet
Republic Period or later
Size: Length 16cm Width 6.5cm Height 19cm
The ship is mounted on a carved wooden base in the form of rolling waves. The ship is equipped with small cannons, an anchor, and other elements often found on ships. A four character phrase is inscribed on one end of the boat.
Attributed to Hua Zhiyou
Size: Length 17.2cm Height 27cm
From a California estate collection.
Hua Zhiyou was active during the Daoguang era near the end of the Qing dynasty and often painted views of luohan engaged in various activities. This example shows on luohan riding a bull-like creature.
Chinese Agate Tripod Censer
Size: Diameter 12.5cm Height 18cm
Though the censer is small for its size, the work might have adorned the shelf of a studio or a collector of carved Chinese hard stones. The overall designs are often seen with stone carvings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Chinese Brass Tripod Censer
Size: Diameter 9.3cm Height: 7cm
The body having facets while the overall structure is a style seen in traditional Chinese censers. The bottom of the censer contain a Ming Xuande mark, where many notable censers (though those are made from Bronze) were made during the Ming dynasty. The work comes from a period much later than the period.
Chinese Jade Plaque Pendant
Size: Length 3.6cm Width 0.6cm Height: 5.6cm
An interesting rectangular Jade carving in the form of a typical Qing period style Jade pendant. On one side is a view similar to the scene of the Ode to the Orchid Pavillion and the other side a poetic inscription.
Geese Amongst Reeds
Attributed to Bian Shoumin (1684-1752)
Size: Painting: Length 22cm Width 28cm Frame:Length 43.8cm Width 43.5cm
The small album-size painting of geese done in the manner often done by the noted Qing artist, Bian Shoumin. Known as one of the eight eccentrics of Yangzhou, Bian Shoumin was known for his paintings of Geese and many examples survive. Interestingly, many of the styles and techniques seen by the artists of the eight eccentrics of Yangzhou later influenced... Click for details
Monochrome Literati Landscape
Attributed to Wang Jian (1598-1677)
Size: Length 24.5cm Height 29cm
Although the work is attributed to the famous Ming dynasty literati painter, Wang Jian, succeeding artists during the Qing dynasty continued the tradition in the form of the orthodox school of landscape painting. In Japan, works and examples from the Four Wangs paved the way for the literati tradition to develop in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Chinese Jade Plaque Pendant
Late 20th century
Size: Length 3.5cm Width 0.7cm Height 5.2cm
A Chinese poem is carved on one side of the pendant and the other side a landscape-like view with a few literati scholars sitting at a table near a pine tree. The piece is done in jade and is a recent work influenced from examples from the Qing Dynasty.
Chinese Satin Weave Embroidery Textile
Size: Length 189cm Width 74cm
From a Pebble Beach, CA estate.
An interesting Chinese satin weave embroidery depicting the Daoist deities of Xiwangmu and Fulushou. The two bats flying above the deities are holding auspicious symbols and the deities have auspicious symbolism embedded in the clothing they are wearing. Often these textiles were used for auspicious occasions in the past.