Mid 20th century Japanese studio pottery vase in excellent condition. Smooth spotted gray glaze contrasts with scored unglazed terra-cotta. Inside top is 3.25 inches across, outside top is 4.25 inches across, the columnar body is 5.25 inches in diameter, and the height is 13.5 inches.
Collection of six Japanese antique clay finger puppet masks, 19th century. Untouched original condition. Each mask is hand painted in finely expressive detail. They measure approximately 2.25-2.5 inches high and 2-2.25 inches wide.
Joichi Hoshi (1913-1979) wood cut print of a turquoise blue tree on a gold leaf ground, 1973. The gold leaf frame measures 17.5 x 17.75 inches and the print measures 9.5 x 9.75 inches. Excellent condition. Signed and numbered. Joichi Hoshi had worked as a teacher in Taiwan for 13 years. With the end of World War II the Japanese occupation of Taiwan ended (Taiwan had come to Japan at the end of the Sino-Japanese war of 1894/95). Joichi Hoshi returned to Japan in 1946 and began to study oil painting at Musashino College of Fine Arts. When he graduated he was nearly 50 years old. In the early 1970s the artist began to specialize in images of trees. This is what he is most famous for. Collections: Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, Japan. Also: • Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA. • National Museum of Far Eastern Art, Berlin, Germany. • Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA. • Haifa Museum, Israel. • Rockefeller Foundation, New York, USA
Antique 19th century Chinese brazier. Solid brass. Measures 8 inches high by 15 inches across and has a 10 by 4 inch opening. Excellent condition. Hand made of heavy gauge brass with cast legs attached by copper rivets. Weighs 11 pounds.
Vintage carved figure of a Balinese woman by master carver Fa Pankus, Bali, Indonesia, Akus Kota Gedang Djakarta, 1966. Measures 33 inches tall and hand carved from a single block of wood.