Very interesting items today.
The first is a Six Dynasties bowl from China. It is made from a metal. The box is signed by someone named Fujiwara from Osaka. He or she is or was a well known Chinese antiques dealer. The bowl itself is interesting in that it has a spare and refined look. It was excavated so there is a lot of dirt encrustation.
The next piece is a lacquer lidded bowl from the Bakumatsu era by a guy named Sano Chokan. The link to his name is to the right Chokan I think. The next piece is by the same lacquer maker. It is a serving platform.
The bowl on the platform is a Song Dynasty period temmoku bowl. I have taken photos of it before. The box is written by the same dealer from Osaka as the Six Dynasties bowl.
The next is a Heian period Buddha. Besides being a great name for a band it is a an interesting statue. The right hand and shakujou 錫杖 are from about the year 1900. I have been asked for help in selling this. I have it for sale in a number of places right now, see here for one.
The next photos are of fabric from Thailand and India from around the turn of the century. There is one that is very expensive. It is called inkin. It is fabric that first has lacquer applied and them gold leaf over the lacquer.
The last picture is of Mr. Kawase when he was 67 years old. He will be 90 in a couple of days. I hope my memory is enough when I turn 90 that I can remember where I put the magazine that had an interview of me when I was 67.
In the picture he is holding a piece from his personal collection. It is a container that is on display in the Nara National Museum. It is from the Nara period and for holding rice I think.