This page may not be a
permanent part of my website, so don't procrastinate!
Email me with your choices, and I will get them totaled up
and ready to go for you.
Jewelry On Sale
No sizing on any ring
appearing on the sale page.
Some of the rings are 'pinky size,' and can be sized
by any competent smith/jeweler. Most of those
are from my personal collection.
Other offerings are from categories that I will no
longer be carrying for the foreseeable future so are
being discounted to get them out of my inventory.
Occasionally there will also be an item with a flaw;
probably my fault rather than anyone else's and any
flaw will of course be disclosed.
Amethyst Fantasy Laser Cut Designer Solitaire.
Here is a sure winner, mounted in this bypass setting
for you. It is a fantasy cut; a Fat Marquise,
with a laser cut underside and a table cutting of
large curved facets. This is a Brazilian
Amethyst, chosen for the somewhat lighter color than
the African Amethyst that I am so partial to.
The lighter tone displays the laser cuttings more
prominently, and I didn't want you to miss anything
on this one! The stone measures 16mm end to
end, or point to point, and is 12mm ad the widest
point of the curved body. The weight is
5.76cts. This one is on sale because of a flaw
in the stone caused by the accidental
over-tightening of a prong. If you know where
to look, you can see it, but otherwise it just
appears as one more reflection in the numerous
facets. Size 5 1/2, it was $200.00 and is now
Black Boulder Doublet Opal Solitaire.
Red and green flashes predominate in this
magnificent black opal; suitable for either men or
women. The hand constructed mounting is clean
and elegant, and allows the opal to speak for
itself. The opal measures 13mm x 9mm, and is
bezel mounted for optimum protection. It is
one of a kind, as you may expect, and it is size 6
Black Opal Doublet Solitaire Ring.
Nothing really matches the fire of the black opal
doublet. This one measures 14mm x 7.5mm, and
has all of the colorful fire you expect from one of
these beauties. A freeform oval cut, with a
hand constructed mounting made especially for this
stone, it is suitable for either a man or a woman,
size 7, it is $125.00.
Triangular Freeform Black Opal Doublet Ring.
The camera didn't pick up a single bit of the red
fire in this Aussie opal doublet, but it is very much
present in person! The red is
mostly confined to the short side point on this one,
with the rest of the stone busily flashing blues and
greens at you. A larger cut suitable for a
man, this one is 10mm x 23mm and VERY
impressive! The mounting was made especially
for this stone, and the ring is size 8 3/4, $160.00.
Single Strand Saltwater Pearls With White Mabe Pearl
This is an un-spaced, or un-knotted strand measuring 15" long
without the clasp, which is a White Mabe Pearl 8mm
in diameter. Each of the Saltwater Pearls
measures 5mm x 6-7mm in the Elliptical shape.
Nice luster in a white Pearl that will go with
everything! Sale Price $70.00.
Natural & Lab Garnet Pendant.
Smaller garnet is natural, measuring 5mm x 7mm oval
cut, larger garnet is a lab garnet, measuring 14mm x
18mm. Sale price $18.00.
Ruby & Zoisite Pendant.
Triangular fan shape, ruby zoisite cabochon measures
25mm x 27mm. Sale price $18.00.
Round Amber Slider Pendant.
Large slider bail for Omega chain, small round amber
with good inclusions measures 8.5mm.
Round cut amethyst studs in sterling surrounds. Sterling posts and
backs. Sale price $15.00.
Shikishi On Sale
Most Shikishi are the same size, which is
approximately 10 3/4" x 9 1/2". Note will be
made of any that are not in that measurement. They are hand painted in a variety of techniques and
mediums, and are almost all on a stiff cardboard
like paperboard with gold edging. Also
offered are the Kirikomi, which
are the same size as standard shikishi, but will
have items shaped from fabric or other items that
are skillfully attached to the board. Some are
photographed using a back screen scroll made for the
purpose of holding the interchangeable paintings,
and of course the back screen scroll is not included
with your purchase but are offered separately.
Shikishi, Daisies in Golden Circle.
The metallic finish of this one shows up so much
better in person. The flowers are well
detailed, and the whole is nicely balanced.
Shikishi, Yellow Mum.
A single bloom expresses many possibilities in this
painting. The deep green leaves shade to a
lighter green, and on close observation, the stem is
carefully tied to the stake with pieces of white
fabric; an unusually detailed addition. Some
very faint noruki is present.
Pair of Shikishi in Wrapper.
These two pieces came to me together in this
wrapper, so that is how I will present them to you.
They display well together, and the simplicity of
the almost-metallic gold circle with kanji is a nice
balance to the pink lily. Unlike the pink lily
picture, there is virtually no noruki on the picture
of the golden sphere.
SOLD Pair of Shikishi; Kanji & Ornament of Deer.
The kanji, as usual, is completely beyond my
comprehension, but it is somehow calming to look at,
so that is all to the good. The other shikishi
is beautiful too, in a completely different way.
The gold sphere is the backdrop for what can only be
a hanging ornament of a pair of deer, even though
the deer are blue. Very clever set, in great
Kirokomi, Japanese Hand Drum.
This is especially nice, with the tasseled cord tied
in a good luck knot. The drum itself is
fashioned of woven kimono fabric layered for
dimension. There are five little brown ovals,
but your guess is as good as mine in respects to
what they may represent.
Kirikomi, Dancing With Fan.
The background for this one is pale gold with a
satiny glow. The fan is painted paperboard,
while the rest of the figure is fabric padded for
depth. The garment worn by the figure is woven
pattern kimono fabric. Excellent condition.
Kirikomi, Fruit On Tree Branch.
Here we have persimmons on a small branch. The red fabric is
padded and then painted with the black details.
One of the more amazing aspects of this one is the
fact that the branches are not Sumi paint, which
they appear to be at first, but rather they are also
padded fabric carefully painted with black details
on grey. There is some slight creasing at the
upper left corner, but nothing distracting.
Kirikomi, Gosho Baby on Black.
I think this may be my personal favorite of this
current group; the Gosho Baby carrying a sprig of
flowers over his shoulder. The sprig of
flowers is from a silk arrangement, and the hair is
carefully tied and then lacquered, so I can't tell
for certain whether it is hair or something else
that was used for it. The detail painting is
especially good, and includes fingers, fingernails,
toes, and details for his left knee and ankle too.
The black matte background sets this one apart a
Shikishi, Fish & River Pebbles.
The noruki present very little distraction on this
piece; they almost appear to be an original part of
the painting. Here, the two sleek fish idle in
the current of a river, searching the pebbles for a
missed bit of lunch. This one is actually
extremely well done in a very subtle way.
Shikishi, Sumi & Water Color Dolls.
Represented here are the dolls that bring luck to
children on their special days. Sumi painting
is my favorite medium for these works, and also for
scrolls; it combines minimalism with the ability to
say an awful lot in black and white.
Shikishi, Fall Landscape in Water Colors.
Fall is in the air with this landscape. It
appears to be early afternoon, and all is at peace
in this painting, as will be any room it hangs in.
The noruki do not distract the eye, and are a
natural part of the aging process of this sort of
Shikishi, Pink & Blue Flowers.
Kanji in what is most likely a poem balances the
pink and blue flowers on this very nice condition
shikishi. There is no noruki, only some very
faint and small moisture marks along the bottom edge
of the painting, and a small dent in the surface of
Vintage Japanese Shikishi, Set of Four.
Here we have a set of four shikishi. When they are presented to me as
groups, I like to keep them AS groups, in case there is some significance to
them being together. Here we have the turnip and mouse, the goldfish and
the moore, the orchid, and the grapes and whatever that other fruit is!
The simplistic designs are soothing to the eye, and the combination of color and
simple ink & brush gives them just enough life to convey what they will in form
and meaning. Ready for framing or just as they are.
Vintage Japanese Shikishi Pair, Hydrangea &
Here we have a set of two florals on dark cream mat board. The
hydrangea is elegant and the morning glory is beautiful for it's simplistic
representation. SALE $15.00
Vintage Japanese Shikishi Pair, Lily & Poem.
Here we have a poem and a lily. The lily is on light blue mat while the
poem is on the traditional off white mat. The poem is brush and ink, while
the lily is watercolor. SALE $15.00
Vintage Japanese Shikishi, Sunflower.
Here we have another original work; this time a sunflower. I am given
to understand that this painting won a prize in an exhibition in 1982 in Kyouga
Japan. A beautiful, soothing painting.
Vintage Japanese Shikishi, Hand Drum & Rising
These two shikishi are sand pictures. One of the rising sun, which is
much smaller than is usual, and the other is the hand drum, which is the normal
size. Very nice condition, the colors are strong and vibrant, and this
pair would be wonderful in your home.