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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1266582
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$4,900.00
Set of Three Furong Shoushan Seals

Qing Dynasty or Later

Box: 12.5cm x 7cm x 4cm Large seals: 2.8 cm x 2.2 cm x 2.2 cm Smaller seal: 7.2 cm x 1 cm x 2.2 cm

The set of seals carved with the usual dragon or mythical beast figures. The seals contain an inscription that they were made for a noted calligrapher by the name of Zhang Boying (1871-1949). Zhang was an important figure of 20th century Chinese painting and was thought to have been the master for Qi Baishi...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1264939
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Porcelain Lotus Flower Bowl with lotus motif

Qing to Republic Period or later

Size: Diameter 13.8cm Height 6.7cm

The technique of using cobalt blue along with red began with the development of the blue and white technology during the Ming dynasty...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1263008
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Dehua Censer with Heads of Elephants

Republic Period

Size: Diameter 13 cm Height 20.5 cm

This odd and interesting censer retains two different expressions. The top or the main body of the censer is done in the traditional style often seen with ceramic and bronze censers dating from the Yuan Dynasty and onwards. The feet, a modern expression is using the heads and trunk of the elephant, which is never seen in traditional Chinese censers...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1930 item #1262336
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Turtle Shell Patterned Bamboo Incense Container

20th century

Size: 29cm Long 5cm Wide

This incense stick container is using a type of bamboo where humans have used science to create the interesting turtle shell pattern on the bamboo. Lacquer or colored pigment is used to alternate the colors of the bamboo and bone is used to create the end piece to hold the sticks of incense together. An interesting tool for scholars and people who enjoy tea.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1258078
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Yixing Tea Pot

Qing Dynasty

Signed on the bottom with the name Yigong

Size: Diameter 10cm Height 5.5cm

Yixing, the famous clay made into the distinct tea pots that Chinese tea connoisseurs have enjoyed for nearly half a millennia. This tea pot is done in the standard style seen in Yixing tea pots.

Condition: The piece has no chips, cracks, or other damages.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1257347
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Japanese (possibly Chinese) White Ware Dog Figure with Chinese hardwood stand

19th-20th century

Size: Length 6.5" Width 3.25" Height 4" (with stand 5.8")

This comical dog figure is fine crafted especially the detail seen in the fur, the whiskers, and other aspects are exceptional. No seal or signature is found on the piece. A fitted stand comes with the figure.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1256564
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Iron Kettle (Tetsubin)

20th century

Size: Diameter 17cm Height 19.5cm

A simply crafted Japanese iron kettle. Unlike the traditional arare or the spiked like design often seen on tetsubin, this work has a fine striped motif on the body as if the work looks like coil work from clay. No seal or mark is found on this work.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1970 item #1256089
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Literati Landscape in Spring

Yuequanjian Hueichi

Circa 1968 (Year of the Metal Monkey)

Size: Scroll: Length 144cm Width 81.5cm Painting: Length 109cm Width 63.5cm

Unlike most traditional Chinese landscapes, this work is exceptional. The details seen in the figures and the buildings could rival the noted masterpieces found in the Palace Museums of Beijing and Taipei. Interestingly, the work is signed that the painting was done in Taiwan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1256085
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Full body Portrait of a Courtesan

Signed Shoyu

Meiji Period

Size: Scroll: Length 193cm Width 49cm Painting: Length 102cm Width 32.5cm

The simple portrait of a courtesan, dressed in a kimono with a vine pattern on the bottom area. Vine patterns became popular with lacquer and kimono designs since the 16th century and often artist used the motif contrasting it with bold colors and designs...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1256073
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Burlwood Basket

20th century

Size:Length 60cm Width 39cm Height 32cm

Burl wood, an interesting wood where most tends to be the roots of trees or gnarled wood from old growth forests. Modernism in the 20th century took up these interesting natural formations and created interesting furniture and objects. This basket is one example from the result of the modernist's aesthetic.

The basket comes from the estate of a Menlo Park home.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1980 item #1256070
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Literati Landscape in Spring

Yuequanjian Hueichi

Size: Scroll: Length 144cm Width 81.5cm Painting: Length 109cm Width 63.5cm

Unlike most traditional Chinese landscapes, this work is exceptional. The details seen in the figures and the buildings could rival the noted masterpieces found in the Palace Museums of Beijing and Taipei. Nothing much is known about the artist, but undoubtedly, this artist was classically trained and was able to execute magnificent works.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1255764
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Poem 69-52

Maki Haku (1924-2000)

Size: To Come

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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1255412
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Crackle Celadon, Blue and White, and Brown Pigment Porcelain Vase with Dragon Motifs

Dai Nippon Kozan Seal

Meiji Period

Provenance: Pebble Beach, CA Estate

Size: Diameter 7" Height 10.5"

During the Meiji period, Japanese ceramics evolved to meet with the new foreign market centered with the Western powers during the end of the 19th century. Japanese artisans evolved their motifs and designs to meet the increasing demand.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1255226
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Silver metal Mouse Okimono

Meiji Period

Signed with the name of a possible reading of Ryozen (?)

Size: Length 4" Width 3.5" Height 4.5"

A small mouse eating a piece of rice or wheat (maybe a small nut) is crafted from mixed metals with a silver colored sheen. The realism and detail given to the mouse is amazing. The angle where the tail is and how the tail is formed is similar to that in nature.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1980 item #1254882
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$800.00
Yixing Clay Steaming Pot

Signed Qinfang

Late 20th century

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The pot, resembling hot pots often used in the Northern regions of China, is used to steam food. Yixing clay is famous for retaining heat longer, compared to other forms of clay found in China.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1254878
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Fan Painting of Peonies

Sun Zhiyue (active Daoguang period c. 1823-1850)

Size: Length 58 cm Width 29.5cm

Often paintings were done by the patriarchal male centered system of Chinese society. However, there were instances that skilled women also did paintings. Many surviving examples come from the Qing period and is rarely documented...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1254708
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$575.00
Rabbit Motif Tea Bowl

Mino Ware

Kato Shunji, the third(1944~)

Made during the Year of the Rabbit in 1987

Size: Diameter 12.8cm Height 7.5cm

Kato Shunji comes from a large family of potters from the Seto area of Aichi prefecture where notables such as Kato Shuntai produced amazing works to be used in the way of tea, or chanoyu.

This tea bowl depicts a rabbit made from snow almost...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1253360
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$2,000.00
Rimpa Style Matsushima Motif Kimono

1960-1970

This amazing kimono is hand painted with motifs of waves and pine trees set on top of islands. The trees and the islands are enhanced with gold thread sewn onto the silk fabric. The back contains a green bokashi silk fabric.

Condition: Overall the kimono has been kept in wonderful condition. The top backing of the kimono contains staining from being used.