Cast iron tetsubin tea kettle from China with Kangxi mark 17th cent 995 $
Another Tea kettle from our tetsubin collection: a cast iron Tea kettle tetsubin from China, marked 'Kangxi, 40th year (1700) and the name of a maker 'Kichinichi zo'.
It has some traces of age and some rust inside. Great item with sophisticated atmosphere.
Size: 21cm height, 20cm length, 2870g weight.
Cast Iron Tetsubin Tea Kettle by famous Ryobundo 1200 $
Antique Japanese cast iron tetusbin (鉄瓶) tea kettle by famous Ryobundo dating back to the Meiji period.
It has a great atmosphere with aestetic ume tsubomi (plum tree) design. Good condition with some expected rust. Signed Ryobundo on the outside.
Size: 23 cm height x 21,5 cm width. Weight 2400 g
18'' tall Chinese 1850 hand carved wooden statue of great Confucius 750 $
Large and well hand carved Chinese wooden statue of Confucius from the Qing Period, around 1850.
It is made of one piece of wood and has a fine red laquer and rests of gilt color. Very nice display item!
Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought era only to be suppressed in favor of the Legalists during the Qin Dynasty. Following the victory of Han over Chu after the collapse of Qin, Confucius's thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known as Confucianism. Confucius is traditionally credited with having authored or edited many of the Chinese classic texts including all of the Five Classics, but modern scholars are cautious of attributing specific assertions to Confucius himself. Aphorisms concerning his teachings were compiled in the Analects, but only many years after his death. Confucius's principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty, ancestor worship, respect of elders by their children and of husbands by their wives. He also recommended family as a basis for ideal government. He espoused the well-known principle 'Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself', the Silver Rule.
Good antique condition with some areas of wear and dust. The statue has no repairs.
Size: 18'' tall.
Japanese Meiji Period Natural Seashell Incense Case Kogo 350 $
We like to present you a 100 year old antique Japanese case (kogo) kai-awase made of real natural seashell.
The inside is coated with gold lacquer and perfectly decorated with hand painted pine trees.
Size: Width 3.3"(8.4cm) x Depth 2.7"(6.8cm) x Height 1.6"(4.0cm)
Japanese Real Early Edo Period Inro with Netsuke, Maki-e and Nashiji 1200 $
Late 18th to early 19th century Japanese lacquer 5-compartment inro with a stunning design of a dragon!
It has a fantastic lacquer work called Maki-E. The inside is covered with precious Nashiji Gold Dust. This techique was only used for luxury items for the most famous Samurai fighter.
The material of the Netsuke the string fastener (ojime) is Kotsu, a delicate work.
Very good condition with only little damages due to the high age. Please look at the photos.
A breathtaking proof of Japanese art and culture.
Size: 3,7'' height x 2'' width x 1'' lenght.