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Specialities are: Antique Japanese hanging scrolls and Vintage to Antique Japanese Tea Ceremony wares. We also provide various items found in Japan and offer them to clients here in the United States, Europe, and to the world. Please feel free to ask us a question. We also accept consignments in Japanese and Chinese antiques. Please email us to schedule an appointment.

We also can refer work for restoration of Japanese and Chinese scrolls and screens.

Local San Francisco Bay area residents: We can deliver your item to you at no extra charge. Email us for more inquiries!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1305421
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Beiho Style, Literati Landscape

Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924)

c. Late Edo-Meiji

Size: Scroll: Length 213 cm Width 49cm Painting: Length 136cm Width 29.5cm

Box inscription, from Fukaya Kingaku (active Meiji-Taisho Period)

From a Japanese Collection in Western Japan.

The technique of using the brush to create the lush greenery in the mountains is called meifang or beiho which is often seen in Chinese landscape painting techniques...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1305101
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$800.00
Portrait of Baisa-o (series of 100)

Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907)

Size: Scroll: Length 182cm Width 47cm Painting: 103.5cm Width 31cm

Done around 1862, celebrating the centennial memorial of the founder of the Sencha tradition, Baisa-o. Interestingly, Chokunyu describes on the painting of his reasons to create the set or series of 100 paintings and to whom this work was presented to. Chokunyu was thought to have created other series of paintings such as famous Mt...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1304902
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$50.00
Kashigata (Sweets mold), for Funerary or Mourning Occasions

Size: Length 18cm Width 1.8cm Height 9.5cm

c. 1913

Often large sweets molds are associated with weddings and funerals in regional areas of Japan. These large sweets were given as favors to guests who attended the events and are eaten at home.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1304900
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$50.00
Kashigata (Sweets Mold), For a Buddhist Festival

c. 1916

Size: Length 18cm Width 1.8cm Height 9.5cm

An interesting kashigata or sweets mold carved with the text, Senbutsu-e or an event when a temple is new constructed or restored. These would have been produced and given out as favors to donors and participants in the event.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1304896
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$50.00
Kashigata (Sweets Mold) for a Company or a firm.

c. 1909, 42nd Year of Meiji

Size: Length 18cm Width 1.8cm Height 9.5cm

The mold may have been for a small company or firm that either transported goods or in the transportation industry (i.e. rickshaws). Often families and small stores will have their own molds carved and different designs used to create the rakugan sweets.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1304895
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$100.00
Kashigata (sweets mold), sumahama design kamon (family crest)

Size: Length 15cm Width 1.8cm Height 12cm

c. 1906

The mold may have been made specifically for a certain family or shrine to use for specific events. Large sweets molds produce a confection called rakugan where rice flour and sugar are blended and the mold keeps it all together. These sweets are commonly found during specific holidays during the year or for family occasions...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1304891
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$50.00
Kashigata (Sweets Mold), Shaped of a Hoju (Wish Fulfiling Jewel)

Size: Length 12.2cm Width 2.7cm Height 7cm

Contains a dated inscription to 1934.

An interesting small sweets mold taking the form of a wish fulfilling jewel. The mold has bamboo rods for the bottom section to connect so that the sugary powder can take its form.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1304890
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$350.00
Kashigata (Sweets Mold), Magatama Shape

c. 1900-1930

Size: Length 13cm Width 3.5cm Height 23.5cm

The molds were used by Yamauchi Horo-ken.

This interesting sweets mold or kashigata is carved out in the form of a magatama, or a curved jewel treasured by the Japanese through the Shinto tradition. The mold may have been used to create sweets during an important shrine festival or part of the propaganda that was going on during this period in Japan's history

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1304663
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View of the Buddhist and Daoist Deities Used During Shuiliu

Qing Dynasty

Size: Length 127cm Width 71.12cm

Deities floating in mid air appearing as a celestial audience in one scene is a common depiction with many Chinese religious imagery regardless of the regionality or social class. Often these works were done in prints to be hung in the home for protection and painted versions used in ceremonial functions at temples and shrines...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1304257
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Sold Thank You. New York, NY
Luohan

Attributed to Hua Zhiyou

Qing Dynasty

Size: Length 17.2cm Height 27cm

From a California estate collection.

Hua Zhiyou was active during the Daoguang era near the end of the Qing dynasty and often painted views of luohan engaged in various activities. This example shows on luohan riding a bull-like creature.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1304189
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Sold; Thank You. London, UK
Chinese Agate Tripod Censer

19th-20th century

Size: Diameter 12.5cm Height 18cm

Though the censer is small for its size, the work might have adorned the shelf of a studio or a collector of carved Chinese hard stones. The overall designs are often seen with stone carvings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1304188
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Chinese Brass Tripod Censer

Republic Period

Size: Diameter 9.3cm Height: 7cm

The body having facets while the overall structure is a style seen in traditional Chinese censers. The bottom of the censer contain a Ming Xuande mark, where many notable censers (though those are made from Bronze) were made during the Ming dynasty. The work comes from a period much later than the period.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1303932
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Sold; Thank You. New York, NY
Geese Amongst Reeds

Attributed to Bian Shoumin (1684-1752)

Size: Painting: Length 22cm Width 28cm Frame:Length 43.8cm Width 43.5cm

The small album-size painting of geese done in the manner often done by the noted Qing artist, Bian Shoumin. Known as one of the eight eccentrics of Yangzhou, Bian Shoumin was known for his paintings of Geese and many examples survive...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1303931
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Monochrome Literati Landscape

Attributed to Wang Jian (1598-1677)

Size: Length 24.5cm Height 29cm

Although the work is attributed to the famous Ming dynasty literati painter, Wang Jian, succeeding artists during the Qing dynasty continued the tradition in the form of the orthodox school of landscape painting. In Japan, works and examples from the Four Wangs paved the way for the literati tradition to develop in the 18th and 19th centuries.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1303726
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$1500.00
Chinese Satin Weave Embroidery Textile

19th century

Size: Length 189cm Width 74cm

From a Pebble Beach, CA estate.

An interesting Chinese satin weave embroidery depicting the Daoist deities of Xiwangmu and Fulushou. The two bats flying above the deities are holding auspicious symbols and the deities have auspicious symbolism embedded in the clothing they are wearing. Often these textiles were used for auspicious occasions in the past.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1303714
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$1,000.00
Crackled Celadon and Dragon Motif Porcelain Vase

Sealed with Dai Nippon Kozan

Meiji Period

Size: Diameter 17.8cm Height 26.7cm

The combination of blue and white, crackled celadon, and a brown color to depict the dragon on a clear porcelain body is skillfully done but reflects a moment in Japanese history when Japan felt the beaux arts and the exhibitions were important in stimulating the economy of a "new" Japan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1303667
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$900.00
Kesi Textile Depicting Jigong

Qing Dynasty

Size: Length 77cm Width 45cm

The slit weave tapestry known in Chinese textiles is the technique used in this simple yet detailed portrait of the famous monk, Jigong known for his Buddhist wisdom and legends of the blessings he brought to the common masses.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1303666
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Pair of Polychrome Peach Motif Porcelain Vases

Late Qing Dynasty

An interesting pair of porcelain vases decorated with peaches set under a celadon color background. The bottom contains a Kangxi reign mark but the work comes from a period much later.