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An iron-staple repaired vase by Dohachi, Edo period

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1232699

An iron-staple repaired vase by Dohachi, Edo period
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415.990.3524


$600.00 

Early 19th century, late Edo period. A Kiyomizu ware flower vase by Takahashi Dohachi (II) with elaborate blue and white decoration depicting a phoenix in flight, signed on the underside, and extensively repaired with iron clamps or staples. FORM: The vase is a modified HU without handles, the form derived from ancient Chinese bronzes and used extensively in both Chinese and Japanese ceramics. DECORATION: is divided into three horizontal registers, the main body depicting a prominent phoen ...click for details


A small Cizhou ware baluster vase, foliate rim

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1910   item# 1215991

A small Cizhou ware baluster vase, foliate rim
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415.990.3524


$360.00 

Ching dynasty or earlier. A small Cizhou style baluster form vase with a conical foot, bulbous center, narrow neck and foliate mouth, the exterior covered with a soft-colored yellow slip decorated with a contrasting dark brown pigment, the whole covered with a transparent glaze. The spontaneous but confident and lively painted decoration typical of Cizhou wares is here organized into three registers corresponding to the vase form and separated only by narrow horizontal painted bands. The hig ...click for details


An Oribe hand-shaped vase suitable for tea ceremony

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1940   item# 1147750

An Oribe hand-shaped vase suitable for tea ceremony
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415.990.3524


$120.00 

A fine Oribe hand-shaped vase of well-balanced, asymmetrical form with a blue-green glaze descending from the mouth and spilling over the shoulder. The exposed horizontal ribs of the body are intersected with impressed finger-shaped channels. A soft café au lait-colored glaze embellished with a delicate craquelare is the ground for a fluid and rhythmic dark brown painted decoration of orchids juxtaposed with random geometric motifs. A tiny potter’s mark appearing on the outside edge of the un ...click for details


A Seto Ware Vase in the Art Nouveau Style: Shunji Kato

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1980   item# 1109714

A Seto Ware Vase in the Art Nouveau Style: Shunji Kato
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415.990.3524


$300.00 

Seto ware is classified as ‘Nihon Rokkoyo’or ‘Chuse Rokkoyo’—one of medieval Japan’s six traditionally recognized ceramic types, and it is the pottery associated with Aichi Prefecture. The elegant vase offered here represents a highly unusual marriage of the traditional Seto ware glaze and clay to an Art Nouveau form, an original work by the 2nd Shunji Kato (1892-1979). A native of Seto City, Shunji assumed his master’s name in 1926 and later produced wares for the Matsuo-ryu school of tea. I ...click for details


Chinese Bats on a Blue & White, Bucket-Shaped Vase

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Stoneware: Pre 1700   item# 1066600

Chinese Bats on a Blue & White, Bucket-Shaped Vase
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415.990.3524


Sold. Fukuyama,Hiroshima, Japan. 

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A Large Octagonal Celadon Hu-Form Celadon Vase

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1920   item# 1056600

A Large Octagonal Celadon Hu-Form Celadon Vase
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Sold. Frisco, Texas 

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Winter Prunus Vase: A Large GU Form Chinese Celadon

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1900   item# 1054752

Winter Prunus Vase:  A Large GU Form Chinese Celadon
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415.990.3524


$580.00 

Ching Dynasty (circa 1850-1890). This tall, unmarked, bold celadon vase, with its wide flaring trumpet-shaped mouth and inverted base, was intended for the display of long branches of winter prunus as indicated by the traditional flowering motif on both sides of its upper section. Its shape derives from an ancient classical Chinese bronze known as a GU, originally a ritualistic wine beaker, but a form which was adapted during the Song Dynasty and widely popular in both China and Japan as a flo ...click for details


Korean White Ware Bottle-Vase, Choson Dynasty

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Ceramics: Pre 1920   item# 1039663

Korean White Ware Bottle-Vase, Choson Dynasty
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415.990.3524


$430.00 

White wares from the earlier Koryo Dynasty are rare, and most examples found in Korea were imported from China. However, by the late Choson Dynasty both decorated and plain white wares were produced and highly sought after for ritual as well as domestic use. The aesthetic of plain, undecorated white porcelain appealed largely to the Korean elite enamored of Confucian and Buddhist ideas which promoted austerity, simplicity and purity. Whatever the Chinese intellectual or ideological influence ...click for details


A Small Yuan Dynasty Bronze Vase with Loop Handles

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1492   item# 1017505

A Small Yuan Dynasty Bronze Vase with Loop Handles
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Sold. Ridgefield, WA 

This item has been sold. Thank you. (A.D. 13/14th Century).


Antique Naive Funerary Sculpture

Catalogue: Antiques: Pre 1900   item# 1009925

Antique Naive Funerary Sculpture
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Sold. Noordwijk, Netherlands 

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A Japanese Gold Splashed Bronze GU Form Vase

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 974989

A Japanese Gold Splashed Bronze GU Form Vase
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$2100.00 

A Japanese Gold Splashed Bronze GU Form Vase. Taisho Period (circa 1910-20). Inspired by the distant rather than recent past, this strikingly modernist Japanese bronze embodies a rejection of European-influenced and over-decorated bronzes of the previous Meiji period. The base bears a three-character studio mark, written in stylized archaistic Chinese characters much in vogue with the literati class of China and Japan during the Early Republic and Taisho periods. The ancient Chinese bronze w ...click for details


An Elegant & Eccentric Gu Form Bronze Dragon Vase

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1920   item# 972691

An Elegant & Eccentric Gu Form Bronze Dragon Vase
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SOLD. Fengdu Xian, China 

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Japanese Modernism: Wood-fired ceramic vases

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1960   item# 952540

Japanese Modernism:  Wood-fired ceramic vases
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$300.00 

A pair of Japanese avant-garde, circa 1955-60, bag-shaped, infinity knot vases. Bulging outward from a rounded base, the narrow sides determined by the figure-eight mouth-rim which has been pinched at center with a short ceramic strap around which a black rope segment has been braided. Each vase is pierced on one side with an oval-shaped hole towards the upper center. Wood-fired and resembling Bizen ware, although the red-orange and burnt black, spotted glaze, with its rough texture, varies fr ...click for details


A Miniature Bronze after a Kangxi Porcelain Vase

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1800   item# 940131

A Miniature Bronze after a Kangxi Porcelain Vase
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$800.00 

18th Century, Ching Dynasty. A miniature bronze fashioned after a porcelain vase, the form and relief decoration mimicking the prized blue and white wares of the Kangxi period. An elegantly conceived, charming and beautifully proportioned miniature vase on a high footrim, the curved, elephant trunk-shaped handles complimenting the stylized ruyi-cloud motif on the slender neck. The body is surrounded by a band of scrolling foliage in relief containing two large peony-like flowers on the broad ...click for details


A Ming Baluster Celadon Vase with Kintsugi Repair

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1700   item# 931574

A Ming Baluster Celadon Vase with Kintsugi Repair
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$960.00 

CHINESE MING DYNASTY CELADON BALUSTER ALTAR OR TEMPLE VASE WITH A JAPANESE GOLD LAQUER REPAIR. Dating to the first half of the 16th Century, of segmented, baluster construction with restrained, incised decoration and applied handles on a high, pedestal –like foot and stepped base with a gently flared neck and trumpet-like mouthrim with elegant Japanese gold lacquer repair known as “kintsugi” (metal repair of gold or silver lacquer) or, more specifically, “kinnaoshi” (which designates gold lacque ...click for details

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