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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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1319511
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$800.00
Hagi Ware Vase

Sakata Deika Studios (13th Sakata Deika)

Size: Diameter 9.5" Height 10.25"

A standard Hagi ware vase produced by the studios of the 13th Sakata Deika (1915-2010). The vase has a white slip covering the mouth area and pink spots are found around the bottom half of the vase. This expression of different reactions from the firing is one of the appeals in Hagi Ware.

From a San Francisco Estate.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1319040
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Sold; Thank you. Kyoto, Japan
Set of Four Dragon Patterned Kutani Porcelain Lidded Bowls

Taisho to Showa Period

Size: Diameter 11.5cm Height 8.5cm

Art nouveaux like design with an unusual stylized dragon decorating the exterior of the lid and bowl. Fine red lines are used to create the scrolling cloud patterns and other motifs. The bottom is signed Kutani. All bowls are in perfect condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1318696
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$500.00
Chinese Fencai Flower Pattern Porcelain Vase

Republican Period

Size: Diameter 11cm Height 25.5cm

With the increased production of porcelain during the end of the Qing Dynasty to the Republic (or Republican) period, most vase shaped objects were exported or antique examples were sent abroad. Often objects were convert to suit the utilitarian choices of a Western home. This vase, possibly made in Jingdezhen contains a hole for a electrical pole to be installed made into a small lamp.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1318694
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$500.00
Chinese Porcelain Yellow Vase

Qing Dynasty or Later

Size: Diameter 11cm Height 25.5cm

With exports of Chinese works of art in the 20th century and the flow of the Chinese antiques to places such as Japan and China, many of the works were converted into other uses. This vase originally may have been a set and was converted into a lamp, hence the hole seen on the bottom. The unfortunate part is the loss of the seal, which could help to determine a general age or other aspects about the piec...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1318527
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Statue of the Virgin Mary (Maria)

Republic Period

Size: Length 3.25" Width 3" Height 8"

From a San Francisco Estate

Huangyangmu or Boxwood is often used to create various carvings of auspicious deities in the Daoist pantheon or other figures in Buddhist traditions or historical. However, it is unusual to find a figure using a Western subject. The statue depicting the Virgin Mary or Mother Mary, is set at a time when Christian missionaries were arriving in China (not referring to the ea...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1318524
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Soapstone Carving of Morning Glories or a Related Flower

Late 20th century

A rather interesting Chinese soapstone carving of a fluted flower with other smaller flowers surrounding the piece. The artist has used the colorations of the stone to express every detail of the work.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1318442
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Kinji Lacquer Mirror Stand

Late Edo to Meiji Period

Size: Length (overall) 17.5cm Height 37cm

A rather unusual Japanese mirror stand done in gold lacquer. The areas where often plates of brass would cover the feet or certain areas of the mirror is done in black charcoal mixed with lacquer to evoke the feel of an old mirror stand. Possibly the stand was used for smaller mirrors or that it had decorative purposes.

From a venerable San Francisco Japanese art gallery founded in the 1870s....

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1318441
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Japanese Lacquered Small Chest (Tana)

Meiji Period

Length 29.5cm Width 17.5cm

Height 26cm

The small size of this chest either may have been used as part of a Hina Doll decoration set or that the chest was used to hold valuable pieces of incense. The chest is decorated with cranes and pines and interestingly the hollyhock leaves or aoi, the leaves of the Tokugawa clan. One of the hassles has fallen off but can be put back on the chest. The handles of the drawers are done in sterling sil...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1318440
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Sterling Silver Dragon and Waves Buffet Pan

Konoike

Meiji Period

Stand: Diameter 27cm Height 19cm, Pan: Diameter 37cm Height 18cm

A prime example of Japanese craft artisan techniques in an object used in a western setting. The silver object was made by a firm named Konoike, which was known during the Meiji for producing metal pieces.

Condition: One foot of the stand is broken and the other is missing. There are dents and wear on the section where water is placed under the pan to keep ...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1318439
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$3800.00
Japanese Lacquer Frame Plaque Done in Makie: Okina and Folding Fan

Keigetsu

Late 20th century

Size: Length 61.5cm Width 46cm Thickness: 5cm

The mask depicting an old man and the folding fan are elements used in a performance known as Sambaso and often performed by Kyogen and Noh actors. The mask appears in other plays like Takasago and other related subjects.

The panel is thought to be made by the noted 20th century artist, Kikuchi Keigetsu (1979-1955). Keigetsu worked was known to w...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Pre 1990 item #1318173
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$800.00
Tokkuri

Mori Tozan

c. 1990s

Size: Diameter 10.2cm height 13cm

Mori Tozan has risen above the ranks to become an influential Bizen ceramic artist. He has received numerous awards and his work constantly evolves in design and technique. This tokkuri is one of his mid period works.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1318171
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$850.00
Oribe Ware Dish With Gold Repairs (Kintsugi)

Late Edo to Meiji Period

Size: Diameter 7" or 17.8cm Height 4.25" or 10.8cm

From a Los Angeles Estate.

A standard tribe ware handled dish used to served grilled food or sweets during a tea gathering. The dish has numerous gold repairs on the handle, attesting the care the object was given and the attention.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1317654
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$500.00
Chinese Text Expressing the Heart of Christianity

Li Wei

Late 20th century

Size: Length 146cm Width 48cm

An interesting calligraphy text expressing the heart of Christianity. Overall the text discusses about brotherhood or a community and overcoming all hurdles and challenges.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1317653
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$450.00
Watercolor Of Buildings Next To The Riverside

Late 20th century

Size: Length 68.5cm Height 54cm

A view of a facade of a traditional Chinese building set to the waterfront. The artist is thought to be from Shanghai and had exposure to the new techniques and styles of western watercolor along with the new developments in Chinese painting occurring in the late nineteenth to early twentieth century.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1317651
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$400.00
View of Suzhou

Zhou Xinghua (1941-)

Dated 1984

Size: Length 49cm Width 44cm

Born in Yixing city, Zhou Xinghua became a noted print maker and associated with artistic circles in the Suzhou region. He managed the Suzhou engravers study group as well.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1317406
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$1,900.00
Literati Landscape

Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907)

Box Inscription by Tajika Chikuson(1864-1922) in 1918

Width 59.9cm Length 205.5cm or Width 23.5" Length 80.9"

Work painted in 1903

Inscription generally reads:In the distant and isolated valley, amidst the unwavering mountains, evoking a line or two for a poem, time simply passes with the clouds and the sound of the waterfall.

Chokunyu, a great master of the literati tradition during the Meiji period ranks along with many of his con...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1317234
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Sold; Thank you. Kyoto, Japan.
Tachizuru Chawan

Morioka Kasho

Late 20th century

Size: Diameter 9.7cm Height 9.5cm

The standing crane motif is based on an example where Kobori Enshu and Tokugawa Iemitsu produced a tea bowl celebrating Hosokawa Sansai's birthday. Interestingly, the bowl was fired in a kiln in Pusan and is a hybrid of Japanese aesthetics and Korean ceramic techniques. Since the work was produced by the shogun and his tea master, the term Gohonte was then used.

The tea bowl was made by the noted Kiy...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1317230
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$180.00
Kutani Ware Porcelain Plate of Dogwood Flowers and Birds

Meiji Period

Size: Diameter 22cm Height 5cm

A typical Japanese porcelain plate depicting a pair of birds perched on a dogwood branch with flowers blooming. The arts and crafts of Japan are heavily shaped by the new governmental policies implemented to show that Japan could produce fine works of art that could meet the taste of the western world.