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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1837 VR item #1274044
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Lacquered Footed Tray with Floral Motifs

Late Edo Period c. 1830

Size: Length 23cm Width 18cm Height 3cm

This interesting small footed tray is decorated with a rich floral design. The tray may have been used for incense or other decorative purposes. The foot has some age with wear and use. Overall the tray has been kept in great condition with no damages, cracks, or peeling of the lacquer.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre AD 1000 item #1274043
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Sueki Vessel

Jomon Period

Size: Diameter 13.4cm Height 24.15cm

The Jomon period more or less represents not just the history of ceramic production in Japan, but also the archaeological developements that was sweeping through Meiji Japan.

This interesting vase has a odd irregular shape. The skill in producing this vase from its beginning to the firing evokes one of current potters in the Bizen region.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1800 item #1274041
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Celadon Tripod Censer

Qing Dynasty or Later

Size: Diameter 13cm Height 16cm

Celadon has been around in China for nearly two millenia...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1273558
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Lacquered Ink Stone Box with Inro Motif

Late 19th century

Size: Length 35cm Width 25 cm Height 8cm (Approx)

This ink stone box is extremely interesting and rare. The motif is raised to bring forth an effect as if an inro was placed inside the lacquer surface. The top contains an inro with an elephant set on the surface of the inro. The backside contains a book with an okame or a lady who brings forth fortune. The interior is done in nashiji lacquer in a cloud like format...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1273204
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Jian or Mianmao Tianmu Bowl

Republic Period or Earlier

Size: Diameter 12cm Height 7.3 cm

Tianmu bowls are often associated with Japan due to their heightened interests and tea culture that sparked a wave of these bowls to be exported to Japan.

It is thought that during the Song dynasty, the Chinese used these bowls similarly as the Japanese by consuming a blend of powdered tea with other fragrant materials. Later these bowls are enjoyed for their glaze and colors.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1837 VR item #1273203
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Lacquered Round Lidded Container

Late Edo Period

Diameter 17 cm Height 6 cm (approx).

This interesting lacquer box decorated with crest-like designs is done on a background of pear-skin gold lacquer. The interior is decorated with slight pear-skin lacquer with nandinia plants on the lid. It is not known what the box was used, one assumption was it may have contained a circular mirror.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1273202
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Pair of Folding Screens of the 36 Sagely Poets (Sanju Rokkasen)

Late Edo- Meiji Period

General Size: Length 450 cm Height 166 cm

This pair of folding screens contain small shikishi-like panels depicting the 36 sagely poets along with the selected poems each individual poet composed. Poetry has been, in some ways, central to the heart of Japanese culture. Though poetry individuals expressed their awe of the seasons, landscapes, and their romances...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1837 VR item #1273199
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Japanese Writing Box (Suzuri Bako) Set for a Lady

Edo Period

Length (approx) 25 cm Width 5.5 cm Height 6cm

This writing box, unlike most writing box is made in a compact form. The box was thought to have been made for a princess or a lady who may have used this to create poetry or other forms of literature. The box is double stacked where the top tier a roll of paper can be placed and inside a brush is found. The bottom tier is for the inkstick and ink stone...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1271555
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Carved Dragon Motif in Jade with Metal Mounting Brooch

Republic Period or later

Size: Length 4.2cm Width 2.2cm

This dragon pendant motif is thought to have originated from a traditional accessory used in the Qing court. Jade and other semi precious stones are used on the hats, robes, and accessories to represent which rank the scholar official or military general each belongs to. This may have been one in its past reused in the form of a pendant...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1270805
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Celadon Flower Motif Bowl

Ming Dynasty or Later

Size: Diameter 18.5cm Height 6 cm

Incised motifs in ceramics are often produced with the height of the production of Dingyao wares during the Sung dynasty. The simple yet decorative motifs became popular and the technique continued onwards into the Yuan, Ming and Qing Periods. This bowl has flowers embossed in the interior and glazed with an olive green celadon color.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1270329
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Sumi Ink Painting of Monkeys

Edo Period

Size: Height 185.5cm Width 44cm

Sumi ink paintings of monkeys somewhat appear in the late 15th to the 16th centuries with the popularity of Song style monochrome works of art. Sesson is one artist who did a famous work of monkeys trying to capture a crab. The swift brush strokes and lines provide the energy of the monkeys. Similarly with this work, we have a group of monkeys dangling from each other and appears to be grasping at something...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1269018
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Seto Ware Katakuchi

Edo Period or Later (18-19th century)

Size: Diameter: 5.5" (14cm) height 4.25"( 10.8 cm)

An interesting Seto ware object known as a katakuchi. Some translate katakuchi as a lipped bowl or cup where sake or food is served. Most were originally served sake and as the mingei, or Japan's arts and craft movement, spurred the use of these bowls.

The interesting thing about this katakuchi is the rough carved form on the body and the mouth...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1268649
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Porcelain Plate With Polychrome Details of Birds

Republic Period

Size: Diameter 28.5cm

Possibly based on a painting that is part of the collection of the Forbidden City, the work contains marks referring to Emperor Qianlong's study, the Sanxitang. Below the plate contains a Qianlong reign mark in the design often seen but the plate itself does not date to that period but centuries after when works from this era were revived.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1267921
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Jade Archer's Ring

Republic Period or Later

Size: Exterior diameter: 3cm Interior diameter 2cm, Height 2.3cm

Archer's rings were often used by the manchu court during their hunting expeditions. The courtiers and officials used these rings and would use different materials to express their preferences, wealth, and status. This ring is carved from a type of jade where the brown and greens are hidden within a white base, as if it were snow and moss.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1267920
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Jade Dragon Head Belt Buckle

Qing Dynasty

Size: Length8cm Width 1.6cm Height 2.2cm

This piece is using a traditional type of Jade that was often preferred since many archaic jades used this similar type. The dragon head is finely crafted with the mouth and teeth expressed in the finest details.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1267918
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Celadon Shallow Bowl With Reeds and Geese

Late Ming to Qing Dynasties

Size: Diameter 17.2 cm Height 6 cm

This bowl, though done in a pale celadon glaze contains a motif of geese and reeds. This motif not only has a seasonal representation, but infers to literati culture especially with the noted calligraphy sage, Wang Xizhi. The design is often associated or compared to with wares from the Yuan Dynasty and later periods...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1267512
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Porcelain Ginger Jar with Plum Blossom Motif

20th century

Size: Height 23 cm

A fine Chinese porcelain blue and white vase decorated with plum blossoms. The motif was often produced during the Early Qing period and its popularity increased after the end of the dynasty. The jar has a hardwood lid with a jade carving on the top. The jar comes with a stand.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #1267322
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Quartz Citron Snuff Bottle

19th-20th century

Size: Height 6cm

Snuff bottles became popular during the Qing dynasty, a period where a court that was always on the move interacted with West in many ways. This snuff bottle is crafted in the form of a Buddha hand citron, one of the few fruits favored by the Chinese.