KAWAI Gyokudo (1873-1957), Japan 川合玉堂 ) was the pseudonym of a Japanese painter in the nihonga school, active from Meiji through Shōwa period Japan. His real name was Kawai Yoshisaburō. Gyokudō is noted for his polychrome and occasionally monochrome works depicting the mountains and rivers of Japan in the four seasons, with humans and animals shown as part of the natural landscape.
CARVED STONE LION. Five Dynasties Period (907-960), China. Carved from sandstone or similar stone depicting a seated animal on base posed with brocade ball beneath right paw. SIZE: 28" h. PROVENANCE: From a private New York State collection.
Linen, silk, velvet, cotton, metallic thread, sequences and glass. Commonly depicting traditional themes such as jataka, ramayana, animals or the eastern zodiac. Nation: Myamar. Burma. 47” tall 40” long