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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1980 item #1246630
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Carved Turquoise Covered Container with Motif of Scholar Rock and Banana Leaves

20th century

Size: Length 4.75" Width 2.6" Height 2.75"

The work was produced by China's most notable carvers of fine semi-precious stones...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1980 item #1246623
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$4,300.00
Agate Carving of Buddha Hand Citron with Bats, Plum Blossom, and beetle

20th century

Length 2.2" Width 1.3" Height 1.2"

This contemporary agate carving was created by China's most famous artist who works with fine semi-precious stone carvings. His works are known in retaining the traditional and classical designs often seen in the imperial and noted collections of stone sculptures ranging from various periods...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1980 item #1246401
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Cigarette Ash Tray from Yixing Clay

Contemporary

Size: Length: 6.3" Height 1.6"

Yixing clay is famous for their teapots and other utensils for Chinese teas. In the post-modern era, the Chinese began to produce pieces for other uses such as vases, pots, and other modern uses such as this cigarette ash tray.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1245570
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$100.00
An antique Japanese bamboo root carved in the form of a stand to display fine objects. Bamboo root have often been valued for their interesting designs and motifs. Carvings raging from flower vases to figural carvings can be found utilizing this material. The stand can be enjoyed as is.

Age: 20th century

Artist: Yuzan

Size: Diameter 3.25" Height 1.26"

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1960 item #1245070
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$1,100.00
Jixiang pei can be translated as chicken heart pendants which were produced especially in Jade around the 25-220 AD era, which roughly lands around the Han dynasty. These carvings were placed in burial tombs along with other shapes such as bi discs and cong forms. The Chinese believed Jade was a substance that aided in immortality...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #1245064
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Tsaijie Badge or Pass was one of the important accessories members in the imperial court, eunuchs, and other officials used to gain access to the different areas in the palace. Depending on the materials, each pass represented the ranking of the individual and their status within the walls of the palace.

This badge or pass is carved from a block of lapis lazuli. One side is written in Han Chinese characters and the other in the official Manchu script which was used in the Qing court...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1244070
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$300.00
A wonderful blue and white sometsuke Kyoto ware incense container (also known as kogo) with a horse set among Chinese inspired motifs. The incense container was made by the noted Kyoto artist Shoami who is famous for creating porcelain objects for tea both chanoyu and senchado.

Age: 20th century Size: Diameter 2.25" Height1.8"

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1960 item #1244069
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$580.00
A rather cute and appealing carving of a small bird in the form of a small container. The Chinese created wonderful carvings of different figures, motifs, and animals from various natural materials. Such curiosities were often decorated in the small curio cabinets often seen in traditional Chinese interior settings.

Age: 20th century Size: Length 2.75" Width 1.25" Height 2.6"

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1980 item #1243652
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$3,800.00
Chinese Landscape Painting

Yang Chujun (1936~)

Size: Length 60" Width 47.5"

Yang Chujun is one of the few artists who utilize the traditional elements of Chinese landscape paintings and add modern techniques and elements. His works received wide praise outside of China and has been influential in the art world in Shanghai.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1242976
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Pair of Amethyst Carving of Sheep

20th century

Size: General: Length 1.4" Width 0.5" Height 0.9"

Carvings and images of sheep are not only associated with the zodiac but also with the connection with the Western regions of the continent. Sheep was also a livestock and important animal in the Chinese economy for centuries. The pair are carved from amethyst.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1242946
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$550.00
A wonderful Japanese ceramic tea container known as a tsurutsuki chaire. The container comes with a Kuwa wood lid. The lid is two pieces and works in a similar manner as an oimatsu tea container. The creative designs by the artists who create these tea containers provide a rich variety of objects to select and use in the tea room. The container comes with a box with an inscription by a tea master named Soukei.

Age: Late Showa Period Size: Diameter 3.9" Height 3.5"

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1242731
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$2,000.00
Painting of Rabbits Based on Her Imperial Majesty, Empress Kojun

Shunsho

Late Showa Period (1960-1970)

Size: Height 44.5" Width 17"

The original painting made by Empress Kojun in the 1960s was made to support the Japanese Red Cross and for a fundraiser at the time. Later, the image became popular and subsequent copies and renditions were made. This one example interprets the painting in the artist's eye and evoke the sense of cuteness in the rabbits shown along with themes of Rinpa.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1242727
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$2,800.00
Embroidery of Lobster and Clams

Artist Unknown

Taisho Period (1912-1926)

Size: Length 30.75" Height 52.8"

Necessary Conservation work has been done on the scroll recently.

Images of seafood would evoke the Roman mosaics that survive in Pompeii but the Japanese too enjoyed art depicting the bounties of the land and sea. Lobsters were a symbol of abundance and wealth which were also used as decorations during the New Year...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1242634
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$1,600.00
Fan Painting of Rabbit Dolls

Shunpo

20th century

Size: Approx. Length 52" Width 28"

Motifs of Rabbits are popular in Japanese art where rabbits not only are related with the zodiac but also are an auspicious symbol of abundance and "jumping" onto the next level. The scroll is a fan painting of two rabbit dolls set on a bamboo base...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1242169
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$375.00
Bas-Relief Rubbing of the Facade of Churning the Sea of Milk

Contemporary

Length 55" Height 25.25"

Angkor Wat has been considered as the wonders of Asia in its art and architecture. The temple was built to represent the Hindu cosmos and different panels were created depicting the stories in Hinduism.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1950 item #1241962
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Chinese Chickenblood Stone Seal

Fujiwara Gyokuun (active 1950s)

Size: Length 1.5" Width 0.5" Height 1.75"

Chickenblood stone has been cherished by literati connoisseurs throughout East Asia. During the later part of the 19th onwards the 20th century Japanese scholars and intellectuals were educated in Chinese classics and with the flood of Chinese artworks coming into Japan many Japanese took on hobbies the Chinese scholars preferred...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1241949
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$650.00
Chinese Polychrome Tea Pot of Baiya and Guqin

Artist: Gengfan huafang

Contemporary (post 1970s)

Size: Length 7" Width 4" Height 4.5"

Baiya or Boya is famous in the history of Guqin where a legend exist where Boya cuts the string of the guqin after playing a song in lament of the death of his friend. He was famous in composing the song, gaoshan liushui.

Tea and Guqin have been inseparable where the two represented the soul of literati culture in the Chinese tradition...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1950 item #1241938
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Small Opal Carving of Budai

20th century

Size: Length 1.3" Width 0.8" Height 1.45"

From the collection of a San Francisco Estate

Budai is widely known in East Asia as the deity for happiness and prosperity. However, not many are aware of the origins or the actual understanding of Budai in the context of East Asian culture...