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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1250106
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$2,800.00
Monochrome Literati Landscape

Zhu Mai (active early to mid 20th century)

Size: Length 42cm Height 58cm

Zhu Mai was a noted student of the artist, Zhang Da Qian. Unlike her master's dynamic works, Zhu Mai's is reserved and conservative, retaining techniques and styles that could found in Song landscape paintings.

In this work, Zhu Mai presents us with an atmospheric landscape pierced by sharp mountain peaks...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1250099
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$500.00
Kiri or Paulownia wood Merchant's Portable Tansu

Age: Edo-Meiji Period, 19th century

Size: Length 7" Width 11.5" Height 9.5"

In historical Japan, merchant's tansus and portable boxes functioned much like the laptops and computers of the 21st century...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1920 item #1247801
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$800.00
Beijing/ Peking Glass Beads in Jadeite Color

Late 19th to early to mid 20th century

Size: per bead 12mm (there is 99 or so beads in one strand)

Chinese glass technology existed since the Han dynasty. However, with the arrival of the Jesuits to China in the 16th century, glass technology expanded in translating objects that the Chinese cherished such as porcelains, jades, and other hard stones...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1246658
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$2000.00
Black Lacquered Pair of Stirrups (Abumi)

Edo Period

Size: Length 11.5" Width 5" Height 9.5"

These types of stirrups were often used by the nobility and higher ranking samurai and are different from the simpler thin stirrups often used by government officials and guards. At times, these stirrups can be decorated with gold makie.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1246657
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$3,300.00
Gold Lacquered Shokudai (Candle Stand)

Edo-Meiji Period

Height 31" Diameter 7.5"

This pair of gold lacquered candle stands in a fluted chrysanthemum style design. This pair of stands may have been used in a temple environment where these stands would be used on the side alcoves where scrolls of the masters, protectors, and other deities would be displayed.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1245371
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$760.00
Unmounted Pair of Chinese Calligraphy

Stone Rubbing of Calligraphy by Zhu Xi (1130-1200)

Zhu Xi was the noted neo-confucian who influenced the culture and politics of East Asia especially in China, Korea, and Japan. Zhu Xi's philosophy was highly recognized for the understanding of the self and how governance should be done. However, his faults were how a government can continue for long time was lacking and ended with a weakened state...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1245006
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$1,200.00
At time referred to as sage jubako or bento, no-bento, sage-ju, etc. These picnic sets represent the insatiable love for nature by the Japanese. During the spring and autumn seasons these set would be used by samurai and merchant families to view the cherry blossoms or the maple leaves. This set appears to be made possibly for a lady.

The set is decorated with shu-urushi (vermillion lacquer) decorated with motif of vines done in hira makie and nashiji...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1244070
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$175.00
A wonderful blue and white sometsuke Kyoto ware incense container (also known as kogo) with a horse set among Chinese inspired motifs. The incense container was made by the noted Kyoto artist Shoami who is famous for creating porcelain objects for tea both chanoyu and senchado.

Age: 20th century Size: Diameter 2.25" Height1.8"

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1980 item #1243652
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$3,800.00
Chinese Landscape Painting

Yang Chujun (1936~)

Size: Length 60" Width 47.5"

Yang Chujun is one of the few artists who utilize the traditional elements of Chinese landscape paintings and add modern techniques and elements. His works received wide praise outside of China and has been influential in the art world in Shanghai.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1243563
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Painting of Arhats (J: Rakkan C: Luohan)

Mano Gyotei (1874-1934)

Size: 75" wide and 73" tall

The fierce, humanistic, and zen-like qualities can be seen in these paintings of different arhats. Each arhat representing their understanding of enlightenment engages the viewer in a silent conversation with each arhat. Usually a set of 18 arhats are painted but here we have 6 panels of depicting 8 of the 18 arhats...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1242959
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$1,000.00
Nozarashi

Akamatsu Unrei (1892-1958)

Painted in 1915

Size: Length 78" Width 28"

Akamatsu Unrei is known for his traditional literati landscape paintings and other Nihonga subject matter. Not the eccentric subjects. The painting dates to the winter of 1915 around the time when Unrei was undergoing his training as a painter...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1242946
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$550.00
A wonderful Japanese ceramic tea container known as a tsurutsuki chaire. The container comes with a Kuwa wood lid. The lid is two pieces and works in a similar manner as an oimatsu tea container. The creative designs by the artists who create these tea containers provide a rich variety of objects to select and use in the tea room. The container comes with a box with an inscription by a tea master named Soukei.

Age: Late Showa Period Size: Diameter 3.9" Height 3.5"

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1242731
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$2,000.00
Painting of Rabbits Based on Her Imperial Majesty, Empress Kojun

Shunsho

Late Showa Period (1960-1970)

Size: Height 44.5" Width 17"

The original painting made by Empress Kojun in the 1960s was made to support the Japanese Red Cross and for a fundraiser at the time. Later, the image became popular and subsequent copies and renditions were made. This one example interprets the painting in the artist's eye and evoke the sense of cuteness in the rabbits shown along with themes of Rinpa.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1242730
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$7,000.00
Shunga Handscroll

Artist Unknown

Late Edo-Meiji

Size: Length 180"-190" Width 13.5"

Originally Shunga paintings were meant as teaching tools to the children of the ruling warrior and nobility class in continuing the blood lineage of the family. As Japan stabilized its society during the Edo period shunga took off onto a new genre of art. The expressions and creativity of the artist. Also recently the British Museum held an exhibition exploring this genre.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1242727
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$2,800.00
Embroidery of Lobster and Clams

Artist Unknown

Taisho Period (1912-1926)

Size: Length 30.75" Height 52.8"

Necessary Conservation work has been done on the scroll recently.

Images of seafood would evoke the Roman mosaics that survive in Pompeii but the Japanese too enjoyed art depicting the bounties of the land and sea. Lobsters were a symbol of abundance and wealth which were also used as decorations during the New Year...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1242634
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$1,600.00
Fan Painting of Rabbit Dolls

Shunpo

20th century

Size: Approx. Length 52" Width 28"

Motifs of Rabbits are popular in Japanese art where rabbits not only are related with the zodiac but also are an auspicious symbol of abundance and "jumping" onto the next level. The scroll is a fan painting of two rabbit dolls set on a bamboo base...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1242169
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$375.00
Bas-Relief Rubbing of the Facade of Churning the Sea of Milk

Contemporary

Length 55" Height 25.25"

Angkor Wat has been considered as the wonders of Asia in its art and architecture. The temple was built to represent the Hindu cosmos and different panels were created depicting the stories in Hinduism.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1950 item #1241938
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Small Opal Carving of Budai

20th century

Size: Length 1.3" Width 0.8" Height 1.45"

From the collection of a San Francisco Estate

Budai is widely known in East Asia as the deity for happiness and prosperity. However, not many are aware of the origins or the actual understanding of Budai in the context of East Asian culture...