Silk horse mask from the Xianbei ruled dynasty which ruled northern China from 386 to 534 A.D.
Made in the 16th century, for the warrior monks of the Hozo-in temple in Nara.
In black and gold urushi lacquer, with fine mother-of-pearl inlays with aquatic landscapes on both sides.
A nice example with unusually fine lacquerwork and a monogram in the lid.
With scenes of pine trees and three drawers.
Forged iron, swiveled stirrups with an entirely beaded frame and openwork platforms.
Resist-dyed cotton in white and indigo, with three fans mon.
Mounted on a custom hardwood stand
A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.