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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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1315954
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Chinese Celadon Vase

Zhong wang guo

circa 1920

Size:Height 23.5 cm

The odd inscription on the bottom is often found with porcelain works produced in China during the early part of the twentieth century. Some argue that the inscription on the bottom hints to the export trade China had with Japan during the Republican Period. Others argue that the work was meant for a market outside of China, possibly in the Western regions. Not much is known about this type of porcelain and sparse inform...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1837 VR item #1315656
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$375.00
Karatsu Ware Sake Cup

Edo Period

Size: Diameter 8cm Height 4cm

A rather rare surviving Karatsu ware sake cup done in an interesting technique. The cup is glazed to reveal the brick-like color of the fired clay along with some of the glaze dripping on the bottom. The rim is decorated with a black or iron colored line. It is rare to find late Edo period sake wares especially outside the common pieces such as Imari, Kutani, and Kyoto wares.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1315481
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Chinese Suzhou Pian Landscape #3

Republican Period

Size:67cm x 30.5cm

A standard Chinese landscape set in a rural mountain setting. The overall techniques and styles seen in this landscape are often seen in the Republic Period. Suzhou was one of the centers producing various works of art for the wealthy merchants and at times some were even exported to Japan (which many survive).

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1315479
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Chinese Suzhou Pian Landscape #2

Republican Period

Size:67cm x 30.5cm

A standard Chinese landscape set in a rural mountain setting. The overall techniques and styles seen in this landscape are often seen in the Republic Period. Suzhou was one of the centers producing various works of art for the wealthy merchants and at times some were even exported to Japan (which many survive).

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1315476
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Suzhou Pian Landscape Painting 蘇州片

Republican Period 民国時代

Size:67cm x 30.5cm

A standard Chinese landscape set in a rural mountain setting. The overall techniques and styles seen in this landscape are often seen in the Republic Period. Suzhou was one of the centers producing various works of art for the wealthy merchants and at times some were even exported to Japan (which many survive).

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1315006
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Sold; Thank you. Shanghai, China
Chinese Bronze Censer with Hardwood Lid

Early Qing Dynasty

Size: Height 10 CM

Simple in its design yet refined Chinese tripod censer with a hard wood lid. The censer has a dragon motif incised on the exterior of the body. No reign marks or denotations are found on the piece.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1314902
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Iron Sake Container (Choshi) with Lightning Motif

Onishi Gorozaemon (Edo Onishi lineage)

Edo Period (c. 1716-1735)

Size: Diameter 12cm Height 17cm

An interesting iron sake container thought to be made by the artist of the Onishi Gorozaemon family. The sake container contains a whirlpool motif referred to as a lightning motif. The lid is decorated in lacquer of motif of pampas grass and a crescent moon. The box contains an inscription authenticating the container around 1922 or so by th...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1314900
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Sold; Thank you. Shanghai, China
Iron Tetsubin with Silver Inlay

Ryubundo

Late 19th to early 20th century

Size: Diameter 18cm Height 22cm

A fine Japanese iron tea pot or tetsubin. The handle made of iron contains silver inlay of a plum branch motif. The lid is done in mottled copper or bronze. The underside of the lid contains the signature of the maker. The piece is in excellent condition for the age.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1970 item #1314868
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Sold; Thank you. Milan, Italy.
Chinese Landscape

c.1981

Size: Length 153cm height 52cm

Chinese landscape of a view of a mountain landscape with mists and clouds covering the steep valleys below. Interestingly the work is done by two artists and their signatures and seals are found on the right and left of the painting.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1314521
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$800.00
Painting of Sage Riding a Donkey-like animal

Attributed to Kano Sosen Akinobu (1765-1826)

Edo Period

Width 50.5cm Length 194.8cm

Width 19.8" Length 76.6"

A fine minimalistic painting of a view of a sage, possibly depicting Lao Tzu riding a donkey-like animal. Although donkey might not be the right species often found in China and used for transportation and transporting goods.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1314403
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$1,000.00
Pair of Sake Containers (Tokkuri)

Chin Jukan

Meiji to Taisho Periods

Size: Diameter 2.8" Height 5.9"

A fine pair of Satsuma ware sake bottles or tokkuri signed by the noted maker, Chin Jukan. The bottles are decorated with chrysanthemum flowers, a seasonal motif often referring to the month of September when sake is consumed with chrysanthemum petals. The signature of the artist is similar to works from the 12th to the 13th Chin Jukan.

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1314164
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Sold; Thank you. Shimizu, Shizuoka
Seto Ash Glaze Sake Cup (Guinomi) 灰釉ぐい呑 

Kato Shunto 加藤舜陶 (1916-2005)

Size: Diameter 2.8"(7.0 cm),Height 1.8"(4.6 cm)

Kato Sunto is considered to be one the three great contemporary masters of Seto ware. He has won numerous awards from the prestigious Nitten Exhibition and the Emperor Showa had preferred many of his pieces. This sake cup is wonderful where it expresses the basic origins of celadon and the long his...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1313926
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$300.00
Kakinomoto Hitomaro Composing a Poem

anonymous

Edo Period

Size: Width 48.7cm Length 147cm

A rather different expression of the noted poet Kakinomoto Hitomaro. Often he is depicted sitting with his arm rest observing a distant landscape or id depicting with his usual poem inscribed. Here Hitomaro is depicted as if he is on the verge of inscribing a poem.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1313779
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$500.00
Set of Three Earthenware Banko Tea Cups

Early 20th century (Taisho-Showa Periods)

Size: Diameter 5.9cm Height 3.6cm

An interesting and rather unusual set of three tea cups with a Chinese literati theme painted on the exterior. The painting evokes of Qing to Republican Chinese literati styles with peonies set along with other floral motifs and a vase. A four character phrase done in gold color reads (in Chinese): Yu tang fu qi, the phrase is an old auspicious expression, wishing abundance ...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1313040
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$100.00
Set of Four Ebony Tea Cup Saucers

Crafted by Masaharu

Size: Diameter 7.9cm Height 1.8cm

Set of four Japanese tea saucers, known as chataku in Japanese. Though it is unusual to find a set of four saucers, but it may be the availability of resources to find enough stock of ebony. In China, Ebony (known as heitan) is valued along with the other hardwoods such as zitan.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1312709
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Sold Thank You. Jacksonville Beach, FL
Set of Five Blue and White Tea Cups

真葛香山 工房 Makuzu Kozan Studios

Late Meiji to Taisho Periods

Size: Diameter 6.8cm Height 5.8cm

From an estate in Kyoto.

Makuzu Kozan, became known during the Meiji Period (1868-1912) internationally through the submission at the various expositions being held in Europe and in the United States. Through his success, the Makuzu family continued producing various wares.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1312645
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$700.00
Literati (Nanga) Landscape

Tanomura Chokugai (1904-1997)

Size: Length 194cm Width 70.3

20th century

Chokugai, the last of the noted member of the Tanomura lineage starting with Tanomura Chikuden in the 18th century, Chokunyu during the Meiji. Chokugai served as member of the Nanga Society in Kyoto and was one few leading members in the revival of the Nanga movement in Japan during the post-war era.

The inscription generally can be read:

At Shoushan beside the water, walking furth...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1312421
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Chinese Mother of Pearl and Hardstone Inlay Lacquered Container

Qing Dynasty

Size: Diameter 8.75" (22.3cm)

Round Chinese lacquered container decorated with a bird and flower scenery. Hard stones and mother of pearl are used to create the flora and fauna on the lid. Wear can be seen around the mouth of the container.