ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLACK AND GILT LACQUERED WOOD ZUSHI
Wood Figure of Bishamon
Antique Japanese Lacquered Wood Zushi (Shrine), 19th c., the black lacquered shrine with two curved hinged doors opening to a gold lacquer interior draped at the top, containing a wood figure of a Tamonten (Bishamon) standing on a rocky ledge on a rectangular base; dressed in armor, a ferocious look on his face, holding a stupa or pagoda in his left hand, a halberd in the right. Nicely carved. The exterior fitted with gilt chased metal mounts. Condition: Very good as would be commensurate with age and use; a small place on the top of the shrine which bears signs that a sticker had been there at one time, some minor nicks to the lacquer present that in no way disturb the integrity of the piece. Please Note ** The Buddhist Altar Stand was used for photographic purposes only. It does 'not' come with the Shrine. A wonderful addition to your Collection.
Zushi Size: 8 3/4 in. x 3 1/4 in.
Statue: 5 in. x 2 1/2 in.
Item #: MT-J421598
PRICE: $ 450.00
FINE ANTIQUE JAPANESE HANGING SCROLL (KAKEJIKU)
Chuang Tzu and The Butterfly
Fine Antique Japanese Hangins Scroll - CHUANG TZU AND THE BUTTERFLY - Ink on paper, mounted on dark brown silk, wood lacquered roller ends. Chuang Tzu, a Chinese Taoist, had a dream he was a butterfly, and upon wakening, the butterfly became Chuang Tzu. Which is real? The butterfly dreaming he was a man, or the man dreaming he was a butterfly? Lots to think about! Condition: Very good as would be commensurate with age and use; some wrinkles present; edges on the top left, a little rough, several old repairs that can be seen in the reverse view and on the top right; none of which disturb the integrity of the piece. It presents beautifully. The photos speak for themselves. Unsigned