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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 : 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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1295518
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Chinese Tourmaline Stone 碧玺

20th century

Size: Diameter 1.27cm Height 0.63cm

A finely carved tourmaline stone. The color is impeccable and one cannot resist the color and shine the stone has. The stone can be used for a ring, pendant, or other forms of accessories.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1295517
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Peking or Beijing Style Jewelry Butterfly Pendant

20th century

Size: Length 8.26cm Width 2.6cm

A finely crafted tourmaline and semi precious stone pendant crafted in the form of a butterfly. The central body, which is made from tourmaline was originally a pendant and was repurposed into a large brooch. It is interesting to see the transition and changes of preferences by the people who owned the piece.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1295515
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Green Tourmaline Snuff Bottle

19th-20th century

Size: Length 4cm Width 3.2cm Height 5.08cm

A finely crafted Chinese green tourmaline snuff bottle carved in the form of a gourd or a melon. The snuff bottle retains its original bone scoop for the snuff and its cap as well.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1295514
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Sold; Thank you. Jingan Dist. Shanghai China
Pearl and Coral Necklace

Qing Dynasty-20th century

Size: Pearls: 3mm Coral Beads: Length 1.6cm Width 0.42cm Height 0.95cm

A finely crafted pearl necklace with imperial coral bead set between the beads. These coral beads were used in imperial regalia and other forms of costume.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1295510
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Set of Three Jade Accessories

20th century

Size:(Pendant): Length 0.95cm Width 1.9cm Thickness 0.31cm

Bee Pin: Diameter 1.6cm

Earrings: Diameter 1.6cm Width 0.6cm

An interesting set of three translucent jade accessories. The pin contains a mark denoting that it was made in Hong Kong and is using 14K gold. The pin also has a pearl inset. The rest do not have any marks.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1295338
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Nanbu Tetsubin (Iron Tea Kettle)

Sangendo of Morioka

1950-1960

Size: Diameter 8" Height 8.5"

Note: From a Japanese family in the San Francisco Bay Area. Also, the piece appears to be not been used. Has original cardboard box and labels

The kettle is decorated with views of Uji in Kyoto and other water themed landscapes on the body. It is amazing that the kettle has not been used and is in pristine condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1295331
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Geometric Patterned Rare Tetsubin

Ryubundo 龍文堂

c. 1920

Size: Diameter 18.41cm Height 24.13cm

A rather unusual and interesting iron tea pot or tetsubin produced by Japan's noted firm, Ryubundo. The overall design very simple but retains modern patterns unlike the other traditional forms often seen with these tetsubins.The work comes from a Japanese family living in San Francisco.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1295008
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Two Panel Screen of Daoist Attendants and Guardians

Qing Dynasty

Size: (Per panel) Length 73cm Height 133 cm (Overall): Length 150 cm Height 140cm

An interesting pair of paintings mounted onto a Japanese style screen. The set might have been a triptych or some form of set with a central group of deities set but had gone elsewhere. One of the attendants is holding a banner denoting the ranks of the attendants and generals present.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1294898
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View of Kasumigaseki

Signed Utagawa Hiroshige

c. 1854

Size: (Frame) 22"x 17.5" (Center): 13" x 8.5"

From a California Collection of Japanese Prints

An interesting print using perspectival, a rather new technique derived from Dutch copper plate print books brought to Japan during the 17th and 18th centuries. The print contains a poem describing the scene and its beauty.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1294897
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Bridge In The Rain

Kawase Hasui

c. 1931

Size: Height 20" Width 14" (Frame)

From a California Collection of Modern Japanese Prints

One of the few views depicting Japan during the early part of the Showa Period (c. 1926-1940). One can see the electric poles and other "modern" conveniences amidst a traditional scene with residences and a bridge.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1294896
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Zentsuji in the Rain

Kawase Hasui

c.1936

Size: (Frame): Height 20" Width 14"

From a California Collection.

One of Hasui's traditional and usual preferences in depicting the various landscapes of Japan. The realism captured in the scenery, perspective, and expressions not only define the artist's technique, but also the styles used in woodblocks made during this period.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1294894
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Set of Four Chinese Dream Stone Panels

20th century

Size: (Per Panel): Height 55" Width 23"

Often these marble panels are referred to as dream stone or Dali marble panels. The stones selected for these panels evoke monochrome landscape paintings or abstract scenes often favored by the literati class. The set comes from a Los Angeles Estate who had done work in Hollywood.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1293546
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Cat Staring at Mouse

Ando Hiroshige School, c. 19th century

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A cat squatting and staring at a black mouse. The style seen in the cat is similar to block prints done by the famous master, Ando Hiroshige. The Hiroshima school continued for two generations using the same name and producing the famous landscape prints until the Meiji Period.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1293309
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Kutani Ware Statue of Jurojin

Meiji-Taisho Period

Size: Length 10.9cm Width 7.9cm Height 20.1cm

An interesting Kutani ware statue of the noted fortune and longevity deity, Jurojin. Often during the Meiji and onwards to the Showa periods, the seven fortune gods were produced from different materials to decorate the home. The auspicious symbolism associated with these deities were important to bring fortune within the home.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1293141
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Calligraphy with Paper Weave

Calligraphy done by Wang Weihan

Late Qing Dynasty

Size: Length 183cm Width 51.6cm

A Chinese calligraphy done by the artist, Wang Weihan was from Jiangsu Province, Xinghua around the middle period of the Daoguang era. In 1876, he was known for his landscape and still life paintings and produced many works including views of Yangzhou...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1293083
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Porcelain Tea Pot with Landscape

Size: Diameter 8 cm Height 3.6cm

A porcelain tea pot decorated with a traditional Chinese landscape view. There are no marks on the bottom of the piece and the pot is missing its lid.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1492 item #1292467
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Celadon Lotus Motif Bowl 青磁蓮華紋碗

Song to Yuan Dynasties

Size: Diameter 16.5cm Height 6cm

From a Noted Singapore Collection

A smooth and cool celadon bowl with a motif of a lotus flower done in the form often preferred by Song and Yuan artists working with celadon wares. The olive green color often seen during the Yuan dynasty, were produced in large numbers to be exported to South East Asia and Japan.