Dark purple kimono with overall jacquard woven pattern of chrysanthemums in dark brown, silver, and gold
Artist Unknown, Japan
Silk crepe repp with interwoven brown and silver- and gold-colored synthetic metallic threads in the design of chrysanthemum blossoms. Lining is plain weave silk for upper half; purple for lower half and inner cuffs.
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silk crepe with interwoven brown and silver- and gold- coated threads
Mirror with animal motifs and eight-character inscription
Artist Unknown, China
bronze mirrorr with two columns of auspicious inscriptions for career promotion and healthy offsprings in eight characters separated by the central knob, which is, in turn, surrounded by stylized mystical animal motif on both side.
Domed boss surrounded by raised band and dots, field of two phoenixes among flowers and vines, raised border with floral motif and five-lobed edges on both sides.
Artist Unknown, Korea
This mirror features designs of two birds, coupled with floral motifs, positioned symmetrically on the left and right sides. Eight-foiled barbed bronze mirror is general. This type is a modified form of that.
This is a 21cm tall bronze sculpture of a nude female figure seated on a stump-like form with her legs extending out in front of her and crossed at the ankles. She leans the weight of her body on her left arm, as her left hand grasps the edge of the stump. Her right arm is bent and raised, with the back of her hand resting against the left side of her head. She is gazing downward and her arm seems to be shielding her face. Her hair is pulled back and gathered in a knot. The patina is dark brown and the metal surface has a uneven appearance.
Gilt bronze Buddha with glass inlay in bhumisparsa mudra (the gesture of touching the earth with his right hand, palm inward), signaling his victory over Mara. He has elongated earlobes, wears a crown and tight-fitting intricate robes, and is seated on a pedesal.
This bronze statue depicts a female figure kneeling and bending forward with her arms outstretched. She grasps a long piece of cloth which is stretched on the ground in front of her. She looks directly at the cloth with an intent expression. The woman is wearing a long skirt which covers her legs and feet and swirls around her on the ground. Her blouse has flowing sleeves that end at the elbows, leaving her forearms bare. Her hair is pulled back and gatherred into a knot. The bronze has a dark green patina and the surface of the statue is smooth and polished.
This bronze light fixture consists of a central circular celestial motif from which extend twelve arms in a radial pattern. Six of these arms, embellished with maltese crosses, end in omega-shaped terminals. These decorated arms alternate with six unadorned arms that terminate in rings designed to hold glass oil lamps. The entire disk is suspended from three bronze chains joined to a large hook.
Bronze oval cup with a rounded base supported on three slender legs of triangular cross section; each leg tapers to a point. The vessel has one loop handle attached to the side, a long pouring spout with a U-shaped channel on one side balanced by a pointed tail on the other, and a pair of capped finials rise from the rim. The piece has a rich green patina and minimal surface decoration.