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Literati Landscape Painting by Yamashita Butsugai
Literati Landscape Painting by Yamashita Butsugai
$600   item #1246282

Literati Landscape

By: Yamashita Butsugai (active 20th century)

Size: Length: 17" Height 14" (approx)

Although no records or materials are found who Yamashita Butsugai was, but he may have been active during the early part of the 20th century, when the traditional Chinese literati movements became popular in Japan. The Bunjinga and Nanga circles were established in the Edo period,continued to be popular during the Meiji ( see: Sato Doshin's work on Meiji period art).

Antique Chinese Beijing Enamel Silver Tourmaline Ring
Antique Chinese Beijing Enamel Silver Tourmaline Ring
$1,200   item #1246282

Beijing Enameled Silver and Tourmaline Frog Ring

Size: Diameter 1.9 cm

Age: 1940-1950 Late Republic Period

A Chinese cloissionne enameled silver ring with a frog carved from tourmaline inserted in the middle. This design was often made in Beijing during the 1940-1950 period.

Antique Tibetan Agate Bead
Antique Tibetan Agate Bead
$2,800   item #1245945

Antique Tibetan Agate Dzi Bead

Age: 15th-16th century or earlier

Size: Length 1" Width 0.5"

Tibetan Dzi beads are agate beads where man-made designs are fired onto the beads. Originally these agate beads came from India to Tibet during the 8th century or earlier. The beads were exchanged as money at times and the Tibetans began a rich variety of legends for the beads. Sometimes the beads were used to create powerful medicines or for blessings of the Buddha.

Antique Tibetan Agate Bead
Antique Tibetan Agate Bead
$2,800   item #1245944

Tibetan Agate Dzi Bead

15th-16th century or earlier

Size: Length 1" Width 0.5"

Tibetan Dzi beads are agate beads where man-made designs are fired onto the beads. Originally these agate beads came from India to Tibet during the 8th century or earlier. The beads were exchanged as money at times and the Tibetans began a rich variety of legends for the beads. Sometimes the beads were used to create powerful medicines or for blessings of the Buddha.

Antique Tibetan Tiger Tooth Dzi Bead
Antique Tibetan Tiger Tooth Dzi Bead
$3,500   item #1245942

Antique Tiger Tooth Dzi Bead

Age: 15th-16th century or earlier

Size: 0.75" Width 0.25"

Tibetan Dzi beads are agate beads where man-made designs are fired onto the beads. Originally these agate beads came from India to Tibet during the 8th century or earlier. The beads were exchanged as money at times and the Tibetans began a rich variety of legends for the beads. Sometimes the beads were used to create powerful medicines or for blessings of the Buddha.

This tiger tooth dzi bead has circular marks noted by the Chinese as dragon scales.

Antique Tibetan Two Stripe Dzi Bead
Antique Tibetan Two Stripe Dzi Bead
$3,000   item #1245941

Tibetan Dzi Bead

Age: 15th-16th century or earlier

Size: Length 1.5" Diameter: 0.25"

Tibetan Dzi beads are agate beads where man-made designs are fired onto the beads. Originally these agate beads came from India to Tibet during the 8th century or earlier. The beads were exchanged as money at times and the Tibetans began a rich variety of legends for the beads. Sometimes the beads were used to create powerful medicines or for blessings of the Buddha.

This two stripe dzi bead has a chip possibly from such blessings or production of medicine. Additionally, the beads are drilled from one side and on the other, which was the ancient technique.

Vintage Bamboo Root Carving Stand
Vintage Bamboo Root Carving Stand
$100   item #1245570

An antique Japanese bamboo root carved in the form of a stand to display fine objects. Bamboo root have often been valued for their interesting designs and motifs. Carvings raging from flower vases to figural carvings can be found utilizing this material. The stand can be enjoyed as is.

Age: 20th century

Artist: Yuzan

Size: Diameter 3.25" Height 1.26"

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