This weeks sale was led by a substantial collection of oriental and Japanese works of art.

A collection which must have been amassed over a life time was a joy to curate and catalogue.

Several of the top selling items could have been used in religious rituals or gatherings and could have held a special place in social history.


Lot 10

An impressive bronze Japanese temple censer or incense burner having incised decoration of fantasy landscape with twin dragon handles on four carp base with samurai figure atop, possibly relating to the mythology of Sakata Kaido-maru (kintaro) 65cm tall Meiji period

Sold: £4,050

Lot 63

An antique detailed and carved wooden figure or totem of Indian god Kalinga Narthanam, dimentions 27cm x 16cm x 4cm

Sold: £760

Lot 119

A set of three Chinese silk panels showing phoenix over ocean and night sky, central panel of similar imagery with elaborate detail of bats in night sky

Sold: £660

Lot 82

Four box wood carved Japanese figures including immortal and mythical figures

Sold: £480