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Fine fuchi-kashira. Signed: Masayuki Hamano.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1800   item# 1096868 (stock# 574)

Fine fuchi-kashira. Signed: Masayuki Hamano.
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$ 1,850 

A fine set of fuchi-kashira of iron. The kashira decorated with an image of Fudo Myoo, the fuchi with rocks and plants in taka bori, usuniku bori zogan iroe. Signed: Masayuki Hamano. Midle-Edo period, ca. 1750. Fitted box. Good condition. (2).


Fine, carved ivory lidded vase. Signed HoKo

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1900   item# 1096676 (stock# 573)

Fine, carved ivory  lidded vase. Signed HoKo
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$ 1,650 

An fine ivory lidded vase decorated with a fantasy African scene. Carved on relief: on one side a proud male lion looking in the distance; on the other side, two lionesses (or tigers) attacking an hippopotamus; palm trees in the background. On the lid a crouching lioness. Signed by maker: Hoko. H. 17 cm, D. 10 cm. Meiji, late 19th cent. Condition: perfect.


Ancestor worship, spirit tablet, dated Guangxu 1891

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Lacquer: Pre 1900   item# 1096464 (stock# 572)

Ancestor worship, spirit tablet,  dated Guangxu 1891
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$ 1,000. 

A very well carved and inscribed wooden tablet made for use in the family house, on the ancestor´s altar for worship the deceased husband . This ”spirit tablet” has the name of the man, Chun Fa from Lin Prefecture , and the name of the donor, the respectful wife Niang, born Song. In the inside it says that Chun Fa was born in the cyclical year of XianFeng, eleventh month, ninth day =1850, lived to the of forty two years and died in the cyclical year of Guangxu 1891. Wood painted in red and g ...click for details


Iron Vairocana, the Cosmic Buddha. Ming, Jiajing period

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1700   item# 1091975 (stock# 568)

Iron Vairocana, the Cosmic Buddha. Ming, Jiajing period
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$ 3,650 

Image of Vairocana, the Cosmic Buddha, (Pilushana Fo or Dari Fo in Chinese), in brown patinated, cast iron. The Buddha’s hands are held in the gesture of abhiseka or initiation. With dedication: “The Monk Aijue.” Dated images of this type are known from the Jiajing period (1522-1566) of the Ming dynasty. Ming, 16th cent. H 35 cm. Corrosion, a few holes from imperfect casting ( typical of this kind of images ) and wear due to age.


Qing Tongzhi mark porcelain fruit bowl

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1900   item# 1090982 (stock# 565)

Qing Tongzhi mark porcelain fruit bowl
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$ 450 

A lobed and heavy porcelain, fruit bowl, decorated with flowers and crickets among garden rocks in familie-rouge palette. Inside covered with a bluish-green glaze. Tongzhi mark in the bottom and from the period (1862–74). Qing, 19th cent. H 8 cm, D 18 cm. Condition: Very good, minor wear to gold on rim and inside well.


An antique agate toggle

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1090662 (stock# 563)

 An antique agate toggle
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$ 200 

A very fine and attractive toggle (similar to a Japanese manju) made of finely worked agate in ovoid form. Flat on both sides. Inside with ‘shadow’ of yellowish color. China, Qing ca. 1800. D 4.5 cm, H 1.8 cm. Condition: Excellent. Fine smooth wear all-over.


A 19th cent wood Daoist Guardian God (Hu Shen)

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1900   item# 1090497 (stock# 559)

A 19th cent wood Daoist Guardian God (Hu Shen)
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$ 600 

A powerful carving of a single piece wood depicting a Daoist guardian god in military garb with one harm raised in threatening posture. China, second half of 19th cent. H 35.5 cm. Condition: Drying crack in the right side and missing lid for interior ‘power.’ Otherwise in a surprisingly good state, i.e. no worming, breaks or replacements.


A fine, inscribed ivory scholar’s writing brush.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1910   item# 1090085 (stock# 558)

A fine, inscribed ivory scholar’s writing brush.
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$ 1.000 

A rare and nicely-preserved scholar’s writing brush with ivory handle and cap. Inscribed with artist’s signature and dated 1903 (or perhaps 1843). Massive cap. Total length with cap: 25 cm, brush length 19 cm. only cap length: 9,7 cm. Condition: Very good all-over. The brush handle is slightly bent. Note, cap with a thin hairline crack (see photo no. 6).


Huanghuali wood small brush pot ( Bitong )

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1800   item# 1088162 (stock# 553)

Huanghuali wood small brush pot ( Bitong )
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$ 1,950 

A nice, small brush pot (bitong) of huanghuali wood with characteristic pluck in the bottom. Very good ‘ghosts’ in the grain together with a dark, honey-color. Slightly tapering form. China, Qing, 17–18th cent. H 10 cm, D 8.5 cm. Condition: Fair. One hairline and a large chip on rim.


Fine late Edo lacquer tray

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900   item# 1088017 (stock# 552)

Fine late Edo lacquer tray
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$ 1,180  

A fine, lobed lacquer tray, decorated with stylized landscape in takamaki-e, ashide in silver and shibuichi on nashiji ground. Original inscribed kiri tomobako. Late Edo period, c. 1850. 20 cm by 18,5 cm. Condition: very good with just very minor wear.

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