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A Very Striking Burmese Shwei-Zawa Writing Box

Catalogue: New Century: Lacquer: Contemporary   item# 936879

A Very Striking Burmese Shwei-Zawa Writing Box
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$ 125 

From our Southeast Asia Collection, a very striking contemporary Burmese writing box done in the "shwei-zawa" technique, with gold leaf floral designs known as "chupan" set against a shiny black lacquer ground, all done to very striking and dramatic effect. For those unfamiliar with this ancient Southeast Asian craft that began with the Thai in the seventeenth century, and is still practiced today mainly by the Burmese, Sylvia Fraser -Lu gives a simplified but useful explanat ...click for details


A Fine Indian Silver Filigree Peacock, Rajasthan India

Catalogue: New Century: Metalwork: Pre 1990   item# 936876

A Fine Indian Silver Filigree Peacock, Rajasthan India
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$ 650 

From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a fine and intricately constructed silver filigree peacock adorned with turquoise stones in the tail feathers. Though modest in size, its stature should not belie the amount of work needed to create this wonderful little object, as filigree work is very intricate and time consuming. Sourced directly from Jaipur, the so-called "Pink City" and one of several marvelous cities in Rajasthan India with a rich culture of handicrafts production. ...click for details


A Good Late 19th / Early 20th Century Tibetan Ewer

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Brass: Pre 1920   item# 936866

A Good Late 19th / Early 20th Century Tibetan Ewer
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$ 495 

A very good late 19th - early 20th century Tibetan ewer, crafted of thin, hand-worked sheets of what is probably some type of brass/bronze amalgam that has acquired a rich chocolate patina over time, with deep repousse and chasing techniques forming the decorative bands along the shoulder, neck, and lid of vessel, a well-formed makara shaped spout and handle, all atop a splayed footed base. Overall a very nice example with legitimate age, good presence, and very decorative. ...click for details


A Tibetan Ewer with Repousse Work and Makara Handles

Catalogue: New Century: Metalwork: Pre 2000   item# 936861

A Tibetan Ewer with Repousse Work and Makara Handles
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$ 375 

A contemporary but very attractive Tibetan ewer, crafted of thin, hand-worked sheets of white metal that appear to be some type of nickel/aluminum amalgam, decorated with deep repousse and chasing techniques forming the decorative bands along the shoulder, neck, lid, and upper base of vessel, with well-formed makara shaped spout and handle, all atop a splayed footed base. This is a contemporary piece exactly 15 years old, but a very attractive ethnic handicraft. ...click for details


A Good Japanese Fuyode Dish, Late 17th Century

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1700   item# 936847

A Good Japanese Fuyode Dish, Late 17th Century
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$ 950 

From our Japanese Collection, a good Fuyode Ko-Imari Arita blue and white porcelain dish, the term "Fuyode" referring to late 17th century Japanese porcelain painted in the style of Chinese Ming Dynasty porcelain. This is one of the earliest examples of Japanese Arita ware. This dish is painted in underglaze blue with a central panel of flowering peony, and with panels of the “Three Friends of Winter" design (pine, bamboo, and prunus) in the border. The reverse is sparsely painte ...click for details


A Good Japanese Kutani Jar, Meiji Period 1868-1912

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1920   item# 936839

A Good Japanese Kutani Jar, Meiji Period 1868-1912
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$ 595 

From our Japanese Collection, a good kutani baluster-shaped jar and cover, Meiji Period (1868-1912), executed in traditional kutani palette of iron-red, green, yellow, and gilt highlights, depicting a continuous scene of figures gathered around the circumference of the piece. A small but charming example of genuine 19th century kutani.

Size and condition: 7 1/4 inches tall, 5 inches at the shoulder. Some very minor ...click for details


A Large and Early Pair of Japanese Cloisonne Vases

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Enamel: Cloisonne: Pre 1900   item# 936832

A Large and Early Pair of Japanese Cloisonne Vases
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$ 1,250 

From our Japanese Collection, a very good, large, and older pair of Japanese cloisonne vases, late Edo to early Meiji Period, probably 1850-1875, executed with floral motifs including wisteria, peony, and chrysanthemum, along with small birds and butterflies, all set against a turquoise blue ground upon a lobed, melon-shaped form.

This is an attractive and quite sizable pair of early cloisonne that illustrates the ...click for details


A Large Pair of Japanese Bamboo Carvings, late Meiji

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1920   item# 936822

A Large Pair of Japanese Bamboo Carvings, late Meiji
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$ 950 

From our Japanese Collection, a large and attractive pair of bamboo carvings, late Meiji - Taisho Period, depicting a continuous battle scene of fighting samurai, with some on horseback and some on foot, all well-carved and with a good patina. This pair makes a strong decorative statement. There are several age splits to the base of each piece, ranging from a half inch to an inch long, but none threaten the structural integrity. There is one larger split, however, to the top of one piece about 2 ...click for details


Very Fine Rose Medallion Vases, 19th Century

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1910   item# 936592

Very Fine Rose Medallion Vases, 19th Century
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From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a very fine and large pair of Rose Medallion vases, mid-late 19th century, most likely late Daoguang to Tongzhi Period circa 1845-1874, certainly no later than Guangxu Period (1875-1908), executed in the typical palette of pinks, blues, greens, yellows, whites, and gilt, depicting four well-painted panels of figures alternating top to bottom with four other well-painted panels of birds, butterflies, and foliage, separated by a band of foliage with four car ...click for details


A Fine Kangxi (1662-1722) Blanc de Chine Dignitary

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1800   item# 936591

A Fine Kangxi (1662-1722) Blanc de Chine Dignitary
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From our Chinese Monochrome Collection, a fine blanc de chine (dehua) porcelain figure of a seated dignitary, Kangxi Period (1662-1722), seated on a low plinth and crisply modeled with an elaborate dragon badge to chest, a ruyi scepter in his left hand, and a pensive downward gaze. Holes under the ears and around the mouth were originally for placement of animal hair to form the beard. In virtually perfect condition, there are two small firing cracks, but these are original to the manufacture an ...click for details

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