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A Japanese Meiji period bronze elephant sculpture on original burl-wood base. Old repair to the tail; some paint chips to bronze trunk; unsigned.
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A woodblock by printmaker Paul Jacoulet (French, 1896-1960,) produced 1949 in Japan, titled "Une Histoire Tres Drole. Mongols"
A pair of Japanese Meiji Period Cloissone Enamel vases. The pieces are formerly of the collection of Mettie C. Jones of California and are reputed to have been purchased at Twentieth Century Fox Studio auctions in 1935, and later MGM Studio auctions. Each is decorated in brightly colored enamels with butterfly and floral motif on a gloss black background.
A Japanese carved and gilt wood Buddha figure Amida Nyorai (Buddha Amitabha), 15th C. Sengoku Cypress wood with traces of pigment and lacquer gold leaf. Standing on a lotus and a gold lacquer Zishi . This important masterpiece is exquisitely caved. From the draping of the robes and the beautiful face and head. This important museum quality is a very rare find. This statue of Amida (Sanskrit Amitabha Buddha), the Buddha of the Western Paradise, performs the gesture of teaching (vitarka mudra) with both hands. In East Asia, these gestures signify Amida's welcoming descent from heaven(raigo) to greet the soul of a faithful devotee at death. Images of his descent to earth illustrate the nineteenth of forty-eight vows made by Amida in a previous life, in which he promises to appear at the moment of death to all beings who devoutly desire rebirth in his paradise. Painted and sculpted versions of this theme first became popularized in Japan during the 12th century and were placed near the deathbed of a devotee so that he or she could see it. The statue has age appropriate wear. There are small chips to the robe's surface and the figure is missing its pinky and index finger.
A pair of framed elaborate Japanese paintings of an emperor and empress by Nakayama Sanji from the Mid Meiji Period (c. 1890). Each figure is richly adorned in colorful, flowing robes. Shown at Chicago World's Fair in 1893.
An antique late Momoyama period paper and wood Japanese painted screen in two panels, from the late 16th century.
An antique Japanese Meiji Period screen portraying a Portuguese Caravel ship on two panels.
Early 20th Century six panel Japanese screen, during the late Meiji to early Showa period, comes set within a black lacquer frame, with paintings of various foliage, flowers and bamboo surrounding a blue lake, beautifully detailed with swirling patterns.
Produced in Japan within the early 20th Century period, circa late Meiji to the early Showa period, this elegant six panel screen, which comes set within a black lacquer frame
A pair of Japanese carved wooden temple figures in the form of lions seated in traditional pose. The pieces have had some conservation and restoration to stabilize them.
Edo Pariod Japanese two-panel screen depicting cranes on a willow branch.
Japanese Meiji period screen, late 19th - early 20th century, six panels painted with cherry blossoms, against gold-leaf.
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