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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1297988
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Tibetan or Nepali Two Eyed Dzi Bead

20th century or earlier

Size: Length 3.6cm Width 1cm

From a Palo Alto Collection of Tibetan Works of Art.

A small dzi bead with two "eyes" set on opposite sides of the bead. Often these beads are made from agate and sometimes one can see the natural colorations of the agate in areas where the motifs are not covering the body...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1297976
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Tibetan or Nepali Dzi Bead

20th century or earlier

Size: Length 3.8cm Width 1.2cm

From a Palo Alto Collection of Tibetan Works of Art

An interesting three eyed dzi bead with various lines surrounding the "eyes" of the bead. There are circular like marks or impressions on the surface of the bead, thought to come from the wear on the bead with use over time...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1800 item #1297250
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Chinese Bronze Censer

Qing Dynasty

Size: Height 8.5 cm

An interesting yet simple bronze with techniques and designs often in earlier Ming dynasty works. The censer has a Ming dynasty reign mark, but rather some of the elements come from the early to mid Qing period...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1970 item #1297188
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Chinese Hardwood Brush Pot In The Form of a Tree Trunk

20th century

Size: Diameter 16cm Height 15cm

An interesting rather sculpture like Chinese hardwood brush pot in the form of a tree trunk. The artist has expressed the branches and other formations most trees have or when they are cut. The interior is carved out so that brushes can be placed inside...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1297185
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Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer Brush Pot

20th century

Size: Diameter 12.5cm Height 14cm

This brush pot done in the technique known as cinnabar lacquer is depicting a view of the Forbidden City in Beijing. One can see the Tibetan style pagoda in the distance and other elements in the landscape when most of the view is stylized...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1297181
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Lidded Round Cloisonné Container

Meiji Period

Size: Diameter 10cm Height 12cm

A round Japanese cloisonné container decorated with regal motifs of dragons and phoenixes. Often works by the Ando studios and Namikawa Studios created works using the motifs often used by the Imperial Court and places or seats of government. The bottom has a Japanese crest of a twisted wisteria crest, possibly denoting the studio the objet was made at...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1296996
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Kagami no Mae ( In Front of the Mirror)

Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950)

c. 1927

Size: Length 22" Width 17.5"

From a collection of Japanese prints in San Francisco, CA.

Yoshida Hiroshi's works reminds one of the arts during the end of the Taisho to Showa Periods. Then, Western techniques, aesthetics, and ideas were part of the mainstream in Japanese art and its interpretations reflected on works done on paper and or silk...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1296995
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Chinese Stone or Wooden Panel Rubbing of a Lohan

Qing Dynasty

Size: Length 22cm Width 19.5cm (Print size)

No signature, seal, or inscriptions are found on the scroll.

An interesting small print of a seated luohan with a set of prayer beads in contemplation...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1296466
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Tibetan or Nepali Agate Bead

19th-20th century or Earlier

Size: Length 3.3cm Width 1.3cm

From an American Collection of Tibetan Works of Art.

Often Dzi beads are thought to be the famous eye patterned or retaining geometric patterns, but traditionally some are in their natural form....

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1296465
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Tibetan Agate Dzi Bead

19th-20th century

Size: Length 3.5cm Width 1.3cm

From an American collection of Tibetan Works of Art

This dzi bead has a motif of a square and a circle which to some represents the heavens, while others give different meanings to these geometric motifs...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1296463
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Tibetan or Nepali Two Eye Dzi Bead

19th-20th century

Length 3cm Width 1.3cm

From an American collection of Tibetan works of art.

An unusual Tbetan dzi bead with two eyes...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1296461
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Tibetan Thangka of the Ten Thousand Buddhas

18th-19th century

Size: Length 90cm Width 70cm

From an American collection of Tibetan Works of Art.

The image, though faint is depicting the Shakyamuni Buddha set amidst a group of Buddhas, often the view is referred to as the ten thousand buddhas, which is commonly referring to repentance and prostration prayers...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1296457
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Huangyang mu Sculpture of Lohan

19th century

Size: Length 7.5cm Width 7.5cm Height 22cm

The image is either the Shakyamuni Buddha, after his long and arduous meditation is coming down the mountain re-examining his practice or an actual luohan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1296455
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Tibetan Agate Dzi Bead

Tibet, c. 18th-19th century

size: Length 7.5cm Diameter 1.5cm

Condition: The Dzi bead has chipped edges and the bead may have split in its past and has been put back together. The work comes from an American collection who has a vast collection of dzi beads.

It is interesting to contemplate the rich material and visual culture of the dzi beads. Legends talk of how the beads fell from heaven to the fossils of insects that lived in the region centuries ago...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1295983
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Chinese Tourmaline Pendant with Gold mount done by Gump's of San Francisco

20th century

Size: Diameter 4.13cm Thickness: 1cm

Tourmaline pendant carved with motif of scrolling clouds and other motifs...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1295982
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Agate Snuff Bottle

Qing Dynasty

Size: Length 1.625cm Width 2.9cm Height 7.62cm

A finely crafted Chinese agate snuff bottle. One side has a view of a heron swimming with Lotuses blossoming and the other is a monkey like figure swinging from a pine tree...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1295979
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Chinese Agate Carving

Qing-Republic Period

Size: Length 3.2cm Width 2.2cm Height 4.13cm

An interesting agate carving of an attendant or acolyte holding a flower. The artist has carved the piece utilizing the characteristics of the stone....

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1295974
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Chinese Daoist Figure

Qing Dynasty

Size: (Matted Section) 25.4cm x 40.64" (Entire Matt): 61cm x 76.2cm

An interesting section of a davits figure seated on a Chinese foo dog or lion. An attendant or acolyte stands next to him with a banner describing the name of the figure. Often these works came with sets of other figures lined up as if they were in a procession....