Oval Chinese photo frame, made in ivory carved with dragons. Has glass in the frame. Measures 13.3 cm by 11.2 cm (5.1/4 inches by 4.3/8 inches). Very good condition. Probably early 20th century. Freight would be by Air Courier, not Post, unless you choose Post at your own risk.
Ivory cigarette holder, carved with dragon coiled around the stem. Dragon has tiny black eyes. Cigarette holder measures 13 cm long and 1.2 cm diameter (5 inches by 1/2 inch). Very good condition, has been used.
Very attractive large vintage paper mache tray. Marked on back: Made in Japan, Alcohol Proof, with symbols, (looks like the artists name and the date mark), however, I do not read Japanese. It is in 'good vintage' condition, minimal wear. It is almost 19 inches wide one way x 15.75 wide the other way. Very pretty display item! (age est: 1922-early 1940's).
Japanese temple plaque, gold leaf lacquered, rear side is black lacquer. Has a strip of paper attached firmly to the face on one side with written characters. Probably for prayer or remembrance. It measures 23.5 cm high and 8.5 cm wide (8.7/8 inch by 3.3/8 inch). Very good condition.
Japanese temple plaque, probably remembrance or prayer plaque. It it lacquered wood with gold lettering and trim. Measures 23.5 cm high and 9 cm wide (8.7/8 inches by 3.1/2 inches). Very good vintage condition.
Nicely detailed carving in ivory of a man holding a cricket cage in one hand, and a fan or paddle in the other. Appears to be Japanese, inked detail to face, clothes and hair. Made in several parts, his right arm is a little further out from his body, leaving a seam between his shoulder and arm - this can easily be rectified. Otherwise, absolutely no damage at all. He measures 13.2 cm high (5.1/4 inches). Signed underneath. Postage is priced for International Courier - cheaper post can be arranged at your own risk.
Japanese temple plaque, probably remembrance or prayer plaque. It it lacquered wood with gold lettering and trim. Measures 23.5 cm high and 8.5 cm wide (8.7/8 inches by 3.3/8 inches). Very good vintage condition.
Oriental-unmarked-probably China- resin (man made composition) and polychromed- depicting a stately lady in full dress- fine condition, no faults-10 tall including 1 wood stand-stand is 2 1/2 diameter-Ca. 1980
Old Chinese snuff bottle, round, with dipper lid at top of the sphere. Not sure if this is made from bamboo (feels like bamboo) but being round a hollowed out nut or nutshell is more likely. It isn't coquilla or tagua nut though. Could be corozo, but quite thin and light. Different scenes on each side, and signed on one side. Measures 55 mm diameter (2.1/8 inches). Excellent condition.
Japan- lacquer wood box with raised gold painted decoration and some ivory inlay- fine condition for its age-very minute minor nicks if you hunt for them- size is 12in.; by 9 1/2in.; by 3 1/4 in.;- the top nests in ridged edge- Ca. 1935
Japan-Unmarked- appears to be lacquered Teak as it is weighty (2 lbs)- very slight surface scratches which should come out with remover polish- 4 legs as shown- can also make a nice base for an art object- 14 1/2 by 9 1/4 and 7?8 thick plus 1/2 legs-Ca. 1970
Painting on rice paper-newly framed in bamboo effect frame-fine condition, no flaws to painting or frame-221/2 by 45 frame size-16 by 36 painting size- Ca.1935 on painting NOTE RE SHIPPING-- this item will be packed and shipped at buyer's expense- please do not pay for it until re-invoiced- this item until we re-invoice with actual UPS cost or email me for estimate-; please provide zip code- C
This is a printed scroll on a canvas type material- made in the Peoples Republic of China-Taiwan-it is rolled in an original cardboard box with the label as shown in photo-titled 100 Stallion by Lang Shuh-ling (1688-1766)-it is in mint condition and suitable for framing-11 3/8 wide including border and 81 in length(not including border) -colors are more vibrant than photos show-
China-unmarked-fine quality with damage-hat shows repair(slight discoloration where repaired) and back of cape shows repair-still an unusual piece of porcelain- wood base-figure is 5 7/8 tall,3 3/4 wide,2 3/4 deep-wood base 5/8 tall-Ca. 1890.
Chinese Bronze Lion Head Censer Bowl Xuandu Marks Quing Dynasty Era
A heavy, thick bronze censer/incense bowl with well detailed lion head at each side, base marked with characters indicating Ming Dynasty, Xuandu Period but we think this was made in 19th century, Quing Dynasty. Large clear images provided to assist you in deciding. No returns if this is actually Ming Dynasty. Please note; Attempts to make offers substantially below the posted price will not receive a reply as low offers just waste everyone's time.
Two Chinese sages, made in red amber. Good detailing as to staffs, beads, clothing and beards. One carries a dragon-topped long staff, and the other looks like a snake staff. They each measure about 15.25 cm high (6 inches). One minor fault to the rear of the dragon staff, otherwise excellent. Beautiful with a light source behind them. They glow then.
Tiered Sushi Box, Flower Cart Shape With Red Floral
Tiered Sushi Box, Flower Cart Shape with Red Floral. Just the cutest serving piece ever, this whimsical three tiered sushi box has a pagoda lid and decorative wheels. Made of molded plastic with a red and gold design on all four sides of the servers and on the wheels, it has a solid black base and a black lid accented with gold paint. The cart is about 7 high when assembled, and the base is 8.5 long and 4.75 wide. The serving bowls are 3.5 square.The cart and all its components are in very good condition with a few very minor scratches that only show up on extremely close inspection. Don't do sushi? Use it for olives and pickles instead, or even as a jewelry box! And see our oriental style Lazy Susan that will coordinate brilliantly with it. Our list price includes insured shipping to the continental USA.
China-unmarked-reverse hand paintings on glass in word frame 4 panel mini screen-fine condition,no cracks,chips or repairs-each panel is 10 by 4 , 1/2 thick-hinges are in fine condition,all tight-Ca.1965
Unmarked- China- oil on rice paper,wood framed and wood backed- fine condition,only slight fault is slight scratching on wood which scratch remover polish should fix --overall size, 9 1/2 by 34 -Ca. 1950
Unmarked- China- two oil on rice paper,wood framed and wood backed- fine condition,only slight fault is slight scratching on wood which scratch remover polish should fix and slight on matting-- only other fault is the matting color is different on each,one is a lighter brown than the other will sell as a pair -overall size, 9 1/2 by 34 Ca. 1960 NOTE- if third one needed see #9096a
China-- probably teak as weighs over 17 lbs- fine condition,fine condition,please note the top was made in two pieces due to its size and there is a slight separation and bottom of top is reinforced with two metal joiners for stability as shown in last two photos-- 14 tall,18 outside diameter, 12 1/4 inside diameter-Ca. 1955
Pair of old Oriental clay dolls- unmarked , probably Chinese-fine condition, only fault is something missing from ladies right hand that she was holding ?- material clothing shows little wear-he is 10 3/4 tall, she is 9 3/4 tall-wood bases are 3 square-Ca.1935
Oriental,unmarked, probably Japan- hand carved wood of a fisherman pulling in his net--one of the finest detailed carvings i have come across in many years- please note the facial features, the net, the feet,the hat,etc- this was carved from one piece of wood- fine condition, couple of wood splits which is characteristic of its age- one showing in third photo on side of his face, other in last photo on bottom of base, and other on base and partly up the net (shows in 2nd photo)- these do not impair the quality of the carving- no other faults,no chips ,breaks nor repairs-10 long, 10 1/2 tall, 4 wide- Ca. 1900
Scenic Bowl with Sailboat at Sunset, Japan. A lovely scene depicting a sailboat and a large tree at sunset make this bowl a real conversation piece. The deep orange sky at the horizon fades to yellow and is reflected in the water below. This bowl is about 7.5 n diameter and in very good condition with some utensil marks and light fading, but there are no chips, nicks or cracks. The rim and pierced handles are trimmed in gold and this bowl makes an awesome display piece. Our list price includes priority insured shipping to the continental USA.
Japanese Meiji Carved Ivory Handle W/hawk & Chicks In Nest Holes
A finely carved ivory handle depicting a mother hawk perched on top looking down at her three chicks peeking out of the nest holes in the trunk of the tree. The carver added coloring to the birds and trunk to provide for a more realistic effect. The mother has a tiny abalone inlaid eye, other is missing. This is ready to be mounted as a cane, parasol or magnifying glass handle.
Miniature green jade bird in flight, handcarved, 1 in. long, 5/8 in. high. No cracks, just a minor edge chip at the top of 1 wing. Exact age uncertain, 20th century. Very cute piece for any jade or bird collection!
A reverse painted Chinese snuff bottle. Age unknown. It seems to be old glass, reverse painted with a snarling tiger on both sides. The stopper and spoon are missing. Otherwise in good condition. 3 tall.
Two Chinese green jade carved dragons with two embroidered flowers mounted and framed in pierced English brass frame. 10 diameter framed. Each dragon measures 2-5/8 length by 1-1/2 height. Late 19th/early 20th century. Appears to be in excellent condition. There is glue on the dragons holding the glass, which can be removed if buyer chooses to remove jade from the frame.
This is a great vintage ivory carving. Pre-ban estate item. Possibly mammoth ivory. Happy Dancing Buddha. Nice sized piece, about 2 3/4 high and almost 3 high. Really great details. No damage. Signed by the artist. Due to laws, we cannot sell /ship to California.
Great pre-ban ivory nestuke carving. Signed by the artist. Cute basket with puppies. Great condition. About 2 1/4 long and and 1 1/4 at highest. Very nicely done. Please note: due to ivory laws we cannot sell/ship to California, sorry.
Vintage Asian (at the time, Oriental)ceramic man and woman figurines/statues in matching elaborate Oriental clothing. Hanpainted in ivory burgundy, yellow and with gold trim. They both have jet blak hair. Circa 1950's. Measure: 7 tall x 4 across at bottom. NO MARKS, HALLMARKS OR SIGNATURE In their overall loveliness, this couple has started to show crazing and some of the cold paint has rubbed off. Otherwise, they are an elegant lovely couple. NO CHIPS, CRACKS, NICKS, REPAIRS, ETC...IN VERY GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. WE COMBINE SHIPPING TO SAVE YOU !!! WE SHIP WORLDWIDE. FAST SHIPPING. QUESTIONS? E-MAIL US, WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
About 20 years old, but has never been used. Beautiful workmanship. Three tiers of box, with one removable division. Black with red interiors. Decoration in golds and red with grey. Base material may well be plastic, but the decoration and lacquer work is beautiful. Possibly for sushi or sashimi, or maybe just a lovely trinket box. Box measures 14 cm high and 13.75 cm square (5.1/2 inches by about 5.1/2 inches square) Each tier is 4.5 cm (1.3/4 inches) high. Excellent condition, never used. Please ask for a postage quote before ordering, as otherwise the system will not process the order.
Antique Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Lobed Bowl Tongzhi Mark
This is a beautiful Chinese porcelain bowl with Tonghzi mark circa 1862-1874. Beautiful enamels with ducks, cranes and lots of great foliage. Great condition with no chips, no cracks. Size: about 8 1/4 at widest and 3 1/2 high. Great lobed shape.
cobalt blue border w/gilt decoration surrounds a ground decorated with many tiny flowers and a distant Mt Fuji along with seated and flying birds, the silver colored mounting has a tiny satsuma mon stamp. perfect condition
Modern (about 20 years old) lacquered lidded pot - lacquered bamboo base and top, slatted sides. Sides may possibly be plastic, but I think the base and top are genuine. Beautiful workmanship, even if synthetic. Measures 12.5 cm high and 15 cm diameter (5 inches by 6 inches). Has never been used, excellent condition.
Modern box, in storage for 20 years. Japanese, with two tiers and a hand-decorated lid with central shell inlay. Item measures 10 cm high and 23 cm diameter (4 inches by 9 inches). This is possibly a plastic base, but has been decorated with much skill. Excellent condition, never used.
Modern Japanese lacquered pot with lid - decoration of leaves to the lid. About 8 cm high by 11 cm diameter (3.1/8 inches by 4.1/4 inches). Excellent as new condition. About 15 years old. Inside, still has leaflet (written in Japanese).
Large vintage Japanese cloisonne champleve vase. Incised mark: 'Made in Japan' on bottom. Age est: 1930's. Very attractive old vase. It stands 14.25 inches tall x 5 across top rim. It is super heavy, not sure if it is brass or bronze. There is some wear on it, some surface pitting, but the overall condition is good display. This vase looks much older than the mark would indicate, but the mark may have been added later in time. Really nice piece for a traditional or oriental style room. 11/12scs
A very finely woven tapestry with trees, water, two deer and houses. Unknown name of this technique of weaving, but impressive to see first hand. Currently attached to a backing by former owner to allow display, backing can be removed to reduce weight and bulk for easier shipping, would have to be sent freight in current condition. Can be boxed when removed and sent through the mail.
A vintage MahJong set in a wood case. I believe the wood is rosewood. The case stands 6.5 in. tall and measures 9.5 in. by 6.5 in. It has 5 drawers plus the front cover that slides down to enclose it all. Brass handles and corners. Brass tabs on the drawers. One tab is broken off. Instructions are included for both MahJong and Sparrow. I believe the tiles are of ivory[bone]. A local jeweler has confirmed that the tiles are ivory and the base of the tiles is of bamboo. Vintage would be from the 1920's. I believe. Please view images carefully.
Extremely fine decoration on this Meji era vase with a cobalt blue background and cream colored panels with scenes of people in bright colored clothes, all of which is profusely decorated in gold. impressed mark and painted Kinkozan signature under base. virtually no wear and no defects.
Beautiful silk fan - bamboo pole to hold and double silk reversible top - one side is an exquisite painting of tiger lillies, and the other is a young Chinese girl with a low table, a blossom tree above and a crescent moon in the sky. Beautifully painted. Fan measures 37.5 cm high and 21 cm wide (14.3/4 inches by 8.1/4 inches). Condition is very good - a few minor stains to the floral side, and one small tear at the bottom left. Otherwise excellent.
Rare Antique Chinese Embroidered Silk Wedding Apron Skirt
THIS ELABORATELY EMBROIDERED ANTIQUE CHINESE PAIRED APRON WEDDING SKIRT IS NOTHING SHORT OF A WORK OF ART. I KNOW THAT PHRASE IS USED A LOT, BUT IN THIS CASE IT IS WELL DESERVED. THIS PIECE OF CIRCA 1900 - 1910'S HANDMADE NEEDLEWORK IS OVERWHELMING IN ITS COMPLEXITY AND BEAUTY. I BOUGHT THIS SKIRT AT A MAJOR AUCTION HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY THIRTY YEARS AGO AND HAVE KEPT IT CAREFULLY STORED IN MY PRIVATE COLLECTION. I HAVE SEEN SEVERAL OF THESE KINDS OF SKIRTS, BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING QUITE LIKE ITS COLOR SCHEME, A RAINBOW OF PASTEL PLEATS RANGING FROM CREAMY IVORY TO AQUA TO PINK TO SKY BLUE. NOT ONLY HAS THE FABRIC BEEN PRECISELY PLEATED BUT THEN IT HAS BEEN DELICATELY STITCHED INTO PLACE FORMING A BEAUTIFUL EFFECT SHOWN IN ONE OF THE CLOSE-UP PHOTOS. ADDITIONAL EMBROIDERED NEEDLEWORK HAS BEEN DONE ON TOP OF THE STITCHED PLEATS IN COLORFUL SILK THREADS TO COMPLEMENT THE FABRIC. IT POSITIVELY SHIMMERS! THE TWO MAIN PANELS, WHICH WOULD FALL IN FRONT AND BACK IF WORN, ARE OF SOFT TOMATO RED. THEY HAVE BEEN OVERLAID WITH METALLIC GOLD THREADS AND FEATURE A GROUPING OF MAGNIFICENT PHOENIX AND OTHER BIRDS. THIS ELEGANT GARMENT WAS MADE IN TWO SEPARATE PARTS WHICH FASTEN TOGETHER UNDER THE CENTER PANEL. THE OVERLAPPING STYLE ALLOWS FOR EASY ADJUSTMENT TO THE WEARER'S WAIST SIZE. IT IS NOT LINED. THIS EXTRAVAGANTLY ORNATE SKIRT IS IN AMAZING AND EXCELLENT CONDITION. IT HAS BEEN CAREFULLY STORED AND SHOWS ONLY A COUPLE OF VERY SMALL DARK SPOTS, BARELY NOTICEABLE. IN FACT I HAD NEVER NOTICED THEM UNTIL I MADE A VERY DETAILED INSPECTION FOR THIS DESCRIPTION. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS RARE PIECE OF ASIAN ART. IT IS A TEXTILE MASTERPIECE WHICH COULD BE WORN FOR THE MOST SPECIAL OCCASION OR DISPLAYED WITH PRIDE IN THE FINEST HOME OR MUSEUM.
A vintage covered pot. I believe it may be pewter with an amber and turquoise stone on the lid. The embossed decoration is well done, possibly a chrysanthemum?. Bottom stamped with oriental marks. Stands 3 in. tall and is 2.75 in. diameter at the shoulder. Not sure if this is from old China or Japan.
Sake Bottle With Wax Relief Drip Glaze And Two Cups
Sake Bottle with Wax Relief Drip Glaze and Two Cups. With a high gloss midnight black glaze, this sake bottle has a Japanese character on the front of it, which is burnt out of the glaze by a process called wax relief. The character is outlined in brown glaze, which was also used to create a drip effect on the mouth of the bottle and the lips of the cups. On the cups where the two glazes come together, the resulting color, quite surprisingly, is green. The bottle is 4.5 tall and 4.75 across with a dimple in the back to make it easier to handle. The cups are 1-5/8 tall with the drip glaze inside and out. The sake bottle, with its potbelly shape is refreshingly different from the usual taller, thinner bottles. Marked with a foil label from MCI Japan, all of these pieces are in excellent condition and ready to grace your bar or add an oriental touch to your china cabinet.
Japanese Carved Bone Tooth Style Pendant With Buddha.
Unusual Japanese carved bone Buddha pendant. The lower part of the pendant is like a tooth or dagger, and the top finial is a carved buddha in the lotus position. There is a copper or possibly antimony band separating top from bottom, which has embossed peonies. The buddha has a halo attached, and this forms the bale for the pendant. Item measures 84 mm long and 16 mm wide (3.1/4 inches by 5/8 inch). Excellent condition. Probably Meijii period.
Sake Set, Bottle And 9 Cups, Handcrafted, Multicolor
Sake Set, Bottle and 9 Cups, Handcrafted, Multicolor. A sake set with nine multicolor square cups and a square bottle to match. In shades of aqua, dusky blue, cobalt and charcoal, the irregular bands of color are different on each cup. The cups, at about 1.5 high and 2 across, are each slightly different in shape and coloration so we have tried to give close ups of all of them. The bottle is 5.75 tall and about 3 diagonally across the spout. Marked LIZ F, this set is in excellent condition. Our list price includes insured shipping to the continental USA.
Enameled Tea Mugs With Lids, Rosy Red Chinese Motif
Enameled Tea Mugs with Lids, Rosy Red Chinese Motif. This pair of Oriental style tea or coffee mugs have a rose red background with yellow scrolls all over. They also have medallions containing Chinese characters with large yellow and white flowers in between. These cups are china with an enameled finish and the pattern is known as Red Wan. They are almost 4 tall not including the lid and are 3.5 across, giving you an extra large serving of coffee or tea. The lids have a steam vent and an oval knob with an embossed flower. Stamped in red MADE IN CHINA with Chinese characters above. The cups and lids are in very good condition with a few small specks of enamel missing - nothing that's noticeable except upon very close examination. A lovely way to start or end the day! Sold as a pair only. Our list price includes insured shipping to the continental USA.
Oriental Lazy Susan with Sushi Box, Black and Red. This lazy susan has four curved outer compartments and a triple tiered center that sit on a 15 diameter rotating base. The outer compartments have a bright red center and black rims with gold floral decorations. The tiered server at the center has a gold tone finial and is 6 square. The tiers have black interiors and stack to create a fan design which is repeated on the lid. It is in very good with only very minor signs of use. Each of the center boxes is 1.5 deep and all of the components sit within a rotating base. This lazy susan is made of heavy duty plastic that looks like enameled wood, and is perfect for sushi or any other delicacy you prefer. Our list price includes insured shipping to the continental USA.
FIGURAL CERAMIC HAND PAINTED ORIENTAL WOMAN'S HEAD MUG/CUP. MADE IN JAPAN Measures 4-1/2 tall and 3 across the opening. NO CHIPS, CRACKS, STAINS, ETC... YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. WE COMBINE SHIPPING TO SAVE YOU $$$ WE SHIP WORLDWIDE. FAST SHIPPING
This lovely ivory carved lady with bridge cards was the first place trophy for the 1964 Individual Championship South Pacific Bridge Club - Guam. The hand holding the cards has been repaired (see picture 7) and there is a crack on the face, I am not sure if it has been repaired and is hardly noticed. (Priced accordingly)
Geisha Hogaita Paddle Battledore--Paddle is made of wood with 3-D Geisha girl made of paper face and hair, cloth clothes and adornments--Back of wood paddle is painting of bamboo, stems and blossoms--Handle is covered with black velvet--Measures 20 1/2 inches long x 7 3/4 inches wide--Good condition
Japanese "kiss Me" Nodders Or Bobble Heads Of Papier Mache
Japanese Kiss Me Nodders or Bobble Heads of Papier Mache that are marked on the bottom Japan Patent Pending . They are each 4.75 tall. The lips have a magnet inside so that they lock lips when they get close enough. The condition is excellent with the exception of some dust from being on a shelf for aeons.
perfect condition porcelain cup with milifleur , ''thousand flowers'', decoration and a miniature calligraphy poem, ''senji mon'', written inside in over 200 characters. Large gold and red signature on base characters for ''Kutani'' and remaining uninterpreted characters may be for Tamura Kinsei but we are presently unsure.
very finely carved ivory handle and finial on this late 19th century parasol with intact embroidered covering. Handle depicts Japanese men and women engaged in some sort of celebration including many paper lanterns including one shaped like an octopus holding a fan. A carved lantern is shown on the end of the handle and the finial is decorated showing a bearded figure of Tengu with his long nose attached to a ball of string. The outer cover is complete with no tears or missing lace. all the ivory tips are present. light brown spots are present on the cover and one tear is on the silk underlining, a 2'' check is at the area where the handle attaches but it is quite solid. The handle is signed by the artist but is currently untranslated.[see image]
ARTIST SIGNED JAPANESE KOI CARP HAND PAINTED BOWL. It i hand formed and it is signed on the left side as well as the bottom. Delicately hand painted Koi featured on white porcelain. The porcelain has like a rice paper texture on the inside of the bowl. The rim is trimmed with silver. The bowl is 8 across and stands 1.5 . The colors remind me of Imari but I don't know enough about the subject to say with any certainty.
Moriage Laughing Hotei Figure Statue Japanese Buddha Artist Signed
ANTIQUE SATSUMA MORIAGE FIGURE STATUE JAPANESE BUDDHA Fantastic Japanese Kutani Laughing Hotei Japan Gorgeous Antique Japanese hand painted Kutani Hotei or Laughing Buddha. Hotei is one of the Japanese Seven Gods of Good Fortune, or Shichifukujin. He is the god of contentment and happiness and will sure to bring you much happiness displayed in your home! He stands 8 inches high and is 5 inches wide and 6 deep. He is made of heavy pottery or plaster and is marked on the bottom. There is an incredible attention to detail on the Buddha. It makes one happy to to look at him. It signed on the bottom.
This is a set of 4 Oriental design, framed pictures. Brass hangers, I believe the pictures are crafted of glass. Framed in black plastic and under plastic or acrylic. Measure nearly 7.5 in. diameter. Priced for the set of 4. Damage free.