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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!
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Butterfly

c. 1960

Kanako Tanabe or Canna Tanabe

Size: Length 180cm Height 92.5cm

A work done by the modern print artist, Canna Tanabe or Kanako Tanabe. The work is interpreted as a butterfly attracted to a peony in the form of a lady. Modern prints became popular both inside and outside of Japan creating a new generation of print makers using modern designs along with traditional techniques.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1970 item #1307750
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Chinese Polychrome Porcelain Vases

c. 1970, late 20th century

Size: Height 36cm

A typical and traditional polychrome vase depicting a scene showing the ideal form of the filial daughter or woman. An inscription is part of the scenery and the bottom contains a popular Qianlong reign mark.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1950 item #1307652
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Taihu Style Scholar Rock

20th century

Size: Length 16.5cm Width 15cm Height 39cm

Scholar rocks often represent small universes or virtual recluse retreats. As if the landscape could be formed around a rock. This stone, often referred to as a taihu rock usually comes from the North in China. Yet, with dwindling supply, often most are embellished or even man-made.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1307178
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Zen Calligraphy, existence

Showa Period (latter half of the 20th century)

Nakagawa Soen

Size: To come

From the estate of Ruth McCandless

Soen along with Senzaki Nyogen are known within zen circles as the lineage of transmitting zen to the West. Not only are the two important in the history of Buddhism in America, but are connected with the Japanese American experience and the changing culture in the United States.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1306380
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$300.00
Vintage Kyoto Ware Mizusashi

Artist Unknown

Showa Period (Late 20th century)

Size: Diameter 14cm Height 13.33cm

An interesting patterned Kyoto ceramic mizusashi. The lines resemble cattail branches or kushi-like forms. No signature or seal is found on the work.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1304942
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Chinese Jade Kwan Yin Pendant

Size: Length 1.9cm Width 0.8cm Height 3.7cm

Late 20th century

Kwan yin (Guan yin) or avalokitesvara is venerated in East Asia to protect and bring prosperity to the individual (reference: Lotus Sutra, chapter 25).

This small pendant is mounted with 14K gold.

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$575.00
Poem 69-54

Maki Haku (1924-2000)

Mixed media embossed

#179/202

Size: 12" X 12"

Maki Haku received no formal training in the visual arts but was inspired by Onchi Koshiro. Maki Haku exhibited his works in the Print Biennale in 1957 and 1960.

Ref: Brannen, Noah, Elliott, William and Maki, Haku. Festive Wine: Ancient Japanese Poems from the Kinkafu. New York: Walker/Weatherhill, 1969.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1304258
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Chinese Metal Junk Ship Objet

Republic Period or later

Size: Length 16cm Width 6.5cm Height 19cm

The ship is mounted on a carved wooden base in the form of rolling waves. The ship is equipped with small cannons, an anchor, and other elements often found on ships. A four character phrase is inscribed on one end of the boat.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1980 item #1303933
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$950.00
Chinese Jade Plaque Pendant

Post-1980

Size: Length 3.6cm Width 0.6cm Height: 5.6cm

An interesting rectangular Jade carving in the form of a typical Qing period style Jade pendant. On one side is a view similar to the scene of the Ode to the Orchid Pavillion and the other side a poetic inscription.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1303731
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$900.00
Chinese Jade Plaque Pendant

Late 20th century

Size: Length 3.5cm Width 0.7cm Height 5.2cm

A Chinese poem is carved on one side of the pendant and the other side a landscape-like view with a few literati scholars sitting at a table near a pine tree. The piece is done in jade and is a recent work influenced from examples from the Qing Dynasty.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1303719
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$275.00
Tea Bowl (Chawan) with Plum Motif

Seikanji Kiln

Late 20th century

Size: Diameter 12cm Height 8.4cm

The Seikanji kiln is part of the long history of ceramic arts in Kyoto...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1303717
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$300.00
Shonzui (Wu Xiangrei) Porcelain Tea Bowl

Heian Hoppo

20th century

Size: Diameter 12cm Height 7.5cm

Shonzui is the term used to describe the blue and white ceramic (or some refer to craze ware) that was made in China around the coasts of Fujian and Canton during the late Ming Dynasty. Japanese records show of orders made for objects used in tea such as water containers, food dishes, and other utensils...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1303677
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$1500.00
Chinese Embroidery Textile of Xiwangmu and Fulushou

20th century

Textile size: Length 190cm Width 77cm

From a Pebble Beach, CA Estate.

A common Chinese embroidery of two Daoist deities, Xiwangmu and Fulushou together with animals associated with auspicious symbolism or are messengers of the deities. Often these textiles were used for celebratory occasions.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1303612
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Sold Thank You; New York, NY
Porcelain Figure of Farmer Holding Wheat

1950-1970

Size: Length 7cm Width 7cm Height 19cm

During the 1960s up to the 1980s the Chinese were producing propaganda using different mediums to express the new policies and visions the party had for the country...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1303047
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$600.00
Jian Tian mu or Tenmoku Bowl

Oketani Teiichi

Late 20th century

size: Diameter 13cm Height 8cm

Comes with a storage box, signed and sealed by the artist.

The Jian and other known wares that are under the category of Tian mu or Tenmoku are bowls made in China during the Song period and exported to Japan around the late 13-14th centuries. Japanese tea connoisseurs favored the colors and expressions from the glazes used and were traded for gold and other equal materials.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1980 item #1302465
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Sold Thank You; Boston, MA
Yunnan Puerh Tea Block 雲南 普洱茶傳 1978年

c. 1978

Size: Length 30cm Width 18cm

A block of Chinese pu-erh tea dating from 1978 produced by the Puerh Chajuan firm. The block contains the name of the place th tea was made and the year. The block comes with a paper sleeve with information about the block.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1302174
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Plum Blossoms and a Myrna

By Baidi, Wife of Sun Guoxiong

c.1980 or later

Size: Frame: 83 cm x 48 cm Painting: 54 cm x 33 cm

The artist is the wife of Sun Guoxiong who is the grandson of the father of the Republican Government of China, Sun Yat Sen. The painting is showing chrysanthemums in full bloom with two sparrows flying on the side.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1302167
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Watercolor of Orchids and Insects

By Baidi, Wife of Sun Guoxiong

c.1980 or later

Size: Frame: 67 cm x 41.5cm Painting: 41cm x 21.3 cm

The artist is the wife of Sun Guoxiong who is the grandson of the father of the Republican Government of China, Sun Yat Sen. The work depicts a view of orchids with insects.