piva wood

Shihi with tamaWooden netsuke  Signed: Masanao19th centuryHeight: 3.8 cm Netsuke representing a shishi in a squat  position with its forepaws on a open-worked tama, Buddhist sacred treasure that represents the concept of emptiness, in which there is another mobile sphere.Netsuke for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: net-1049  

YutōA large turned and assembled wood negoro ewer for hot waterMomoyama period, 16th centuryHeight: 36.8 cm Literature:“Negoro: Efflorescence of Medieval Japanese Lacquerware”, Miho Museum, 2013, cat. 259 Negoro lacquer wares were produced in Negoro-ji, the head temple of the Shinai Shingon sect of Buddhism. During medieval times, Negoro utensils were used in shrines and temples related to Negoro-ji for everyday use and for ritual purposes. The cinnabar red layers of lacquer on these wares are intended to gradually wear away with use, revealing the black undercoat. A...

 Stag antler netsuke representing a Mongol archer 18 Th. century6.6 cm Stag antler netsuke representing the massive figure of a standing Mongolian archer, wearing a full armor under a long-sleeved robe. The archer is shown with his arms stretched along the body while holding a bow in the left hand and an arrow in the right one.  The figure is probably a dattanjin, a stranger inhabitant of Dattan and Orankai, the Chinese area where Mongolian and Tartars used to live. Though it was a so common subject, the similitude with the real looks of dattanjin might be...

Copyright © 2016 - giuseppe piva - VAT:  05104180962