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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1274351
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Inzai Netsuke of Smiling Beast

Edo-Meiji Period

Size: Height 5cm

This interesting smiling beast is standing on a base. This netsuke or small carving is rather interesting in many ways. The comical features of the beast is eye catching but the group that it is part of is another element of the interest.

For further information, please refer to Raymond Bushell. Netsuke: Familiar and Unfamiliar. Pg.99 Pl.54

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1274269
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Rabbit Among Grasses Tea Box (Chabako)

Edo Period

Size: Length 17.8 cm Width 11.45cm Height 11.45cm

Tea boxes were designed for tea connoisseurs to design and arrange their favorite objects and utensils to the season, literary allusions, and other themes. This tea box is decorated with rabbits done in mother of pearl with pewter for the gray rabbits, which is a technique often used in the Rinpa school starting with Hon'ami Koetsu in the 16th century...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1274174
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Rinpa School Writing Box (Suzuri bako)

Meiji Period

Size: Length 26cm Width 24 cm Height 4.5cm

This interesting lacquer writing box is decorated where the gate continues from the exterior of the lid through the exterior of the body of the box. The gate is done in pewter enhancing the visual effect with the lacquer and gold decoration. The interior is done with mother of pearl and pewter of a field of flowers. The set comes with an ink stone, water well, and a knife to cut paper.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1274171
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Jade Bangle

Early Qing Period

Size: Diameter 8.26cm Thickness 0.8cm

Ex-collection of a Pebble Beach, CA estate.

This Jade often referred to as moss in the snow Jade is a small bangle for a young daughter or a person with smaller hands. The smooth form and flat like touch are similar elements seen with works done from the Qing period. The Jade has several inclusions on the interior.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1274170
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Celadon Tripod Censer

Republic Period

Size: Diameter 30 cm Height 17cm

The style and design of the censer is evocative of Ming celadons where large dishes and censers were often produced. However, the engraved designs and the style rather comes from a latter period.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1274167
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Peach Seed Carving of Budai

Qing Period or Later

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The small carving of a Budai is thought to be using a material known as peach seed. Various interpretations are given to the material but the fine carving done on the bead is unrivaled. The bead is set with white Jade beads.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1274166
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Shikishi or Ryoshi Box with Okame Motif

Umezawa Ryushin (1874-1953)

Taisho-Showa Period

Size: Length 11" Width 12.25" Height 1.7"

Umezawa Ryushin is the son of the noted lacquer artist, Shibata Zeshin. Ryushin's lacquer ware works have been popular recently and renewed interests have appeared since he inherits the techniques of his father.

The rustic cedar box is used to store papers and letters...

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...