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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 : Scholar Art : Pre 1492 item #1292467
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$1200.00
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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1291064
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Dehua Statue of Kwan Yin

Republic Period or latter

Size: Length 10.8cm Width 8.9cm Height 23cm

Unlike the common designs and styles seen with Chinese dehua kwan yin statues, this statue does not have the common marks on the back denoting the famous maker during the Qing Dynasty. No marks are found on the back and inside the body of the statue is an old seal denoting that the piece was made in China.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1291062
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Set of Writing and Letter Box With Motif of Chrysanthemums

Taisho Period

Size: (Writing Box):Length 20cm Width 24.2cm Height 4.5cm (Letter Box): Length 11.43cm Width 25cm Height 8 cm

An interesting set of two lacquer boxes decorated with motifs of chrysanthemums. Unlike the traditional designs often seen in the previous Edo and Meiji periods, this set appears to have designs often seen in kimono designs from the Taisho and Showa periods...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1290780
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Chinese Porcelain Brown and Blue and White Bowl

Signed Yuanyi

Republic Period or later

Size: Diameter 10.2cm Height 7.62cm

An interesting blend of blue and white with a monochrome brown tea dust like glaze. Unlike the common imperial attributed marks, this one has the maker's name. The exterior of the bowl has slight discoloration through use and exposure to sun and natural elements.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1290779
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Burl Rootwood Stand or objet

19th-20th century

Size: Length (approx) 20" Width 10" Height 18"

A dramatic and individualistic burl rootwood objet. Root wood which are objects found in nature are polished and their natural formations are kept. Often these pieces are shaped into stands, decorative pieces, screens and other objects used in the home.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1290775
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Nan Iron Tetsubin Pot

Signed

20th century

Size: Diameter 22cm Height 23cm

A simple and elegant tetsbuin or Japanese iron tea pot. Lines continue across the body possibly representative of water or some natural formation. The lid holder is done in a bamboo motif.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1290772
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Iron Statue of a Seated Bodhisattva

Late Ming to QIng Dynasties

Size: Length 15cm Width 7.62cm Height 20.32cm

An interesting Chinese iron statue of a seated bodhisattva. The bodhisattva appears to be of Manjusri, the Bodhisattva of wisdom as the figure is seated on a snow lion like creature. Interestingly, the statue contains an inscription on the back reading, the monk Xingding a Yogacharan.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1290771
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Cast Bronze Flower Vase

Meiji Period

Signed Seiya (Possibly a later generation of Genryusai Seiya)

Size: Diameter 3.75" Height 16"

From a San Francisco American Collection.

The finely crafted metalwork on this vase evoking a vase covered with rice grass and chrysanthemums with a bird perched on the side evokes the aesthetics of the Meiji Period. Artists in Japan, competed to receive recognition with the booming expositions and museums of the 19th century and early 20th century...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1289112
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Blue and White Porcelain Bowl With Dragon and Phoenix Motif

Late Qing Dynasty (c. post 1850)

Size: Diameter 14.5cm

A Chinese porcelain bowl decorated with mythical animals that are emblems of the imperial court in China. The dragon has four claws, significant with the upper nobility in China's imperial social structure. The phoenix represents the virtue represented in those of high rank and within the court. The bottom contains a symbol often found in late Qing porcelain objects.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1289092
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Echizen Ware Jar

Momoyama-Edo Period

Size: Height 14.22cm Width 13.2cm

From a Japanese collection

Echizen is one of the six oldest kilns in Japan. Although not as famous as the Seto, Bizen, Shiga, or Iga wares Echizen has been sought after for its simple lines and forms. Most of the Echizen wares appear to be made between the Momoyama and Edo periods, with a few exceptions.

Piece contains chips around the mouth area.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1285019
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$350.00
Monochrome Landscape

Edo Period

Signed Keisei or Touou

Size: Length 193.3cm Width 65.3cm

The Chinese landscape during the Edo period depended on which school of painting you were trained. The Kano school continued the tradition inherited from sensibilities of Sung China repackaged during the Muromachi and Momoyama and heavily preferred by the ruling warriors who decorated this style inside their homes and palaces...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1284927
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$1200.00
Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Altar Cloth

From the Kathmandu Valley

19th-20th century

An interesting Tibetan Buddhist altar cloth using kesi silk fabric. The fabric appears to have a dragon flying above the sea. The claws shows that the dragon has four claws which corresponds to the Manchu court nobility and those associated. Possibly this was originally a robe or something close to it and was offered to a high ranking lama. The cloth is patched together with other Qing period fabrics...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1837 VR item #1284814
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Karatsu ware Tea Bowl (Chawan)

Edo Period

Size: Diameter 13cm Height 6.1cm

A conical shaped ceramic bowl glazed with a grey-brown color, often seen in Karatsu wares. The Japanese gave Karatsu a special status due to the cultural developments since the mid 17th century where connoisseurs valued raku then Hagi and Karatsu as the top three wares for tea along with the imported Chinese and Korean wares.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1284225
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Qing to Republic Period

Size: Diameter 21.5cm Height 16.5cm

From a California Collection.

An interesting yixing tea pot decorated with scenes from a Chinese Beijing Opera Play. It might be in reference to a scene. The bottom of the pot is sealed with the studio or artist name.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1284215
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Chinese Export Ware Blue and White Plates

Qing Dynasty

Size: Diameter 16.5cm Height 3cm

From a California Collection

A rather interesting pair of Chinese export ware porcelain decorated with floral patterns. There are a few hairline cracks on the bottom of the plate (note detail photos).

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1283967
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$50.00
Chinese Yixing Inner white Glaze cup

Republic Period or latter.

Size: Diameter 9.7cm Height 4.2cm

An interesting handled cup made from yixing clay. The exterior of the cup contains motif of plum blossoms crafted in a style as if the turned branch is growing from the cup itself. The inner section of the cup is glazed with a white color slip. No signature or seal is found.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1930 item #1283705
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Yixing-like Clay Moulded Vase

20th century

Size: Diameter 14cm Height 24cm

A rather unusual vase formed from yixing-like clay decorated with motif of various dragons familiar and archaic. The vase appears to have a dark brown slip or coating when it was fired, by examining the chipped areas reveal a lighter colored clay body.

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Sino-Tibetan Turquoise Bead Necklace

20th century

Rondelle Beads: 13x 7.5mm

Turquoise became an important semiprecious stone in Mongolia and the nomadic regions of Asia. Often Tibetan accessories and religious decorations contain turquoise. Later, the Qing court used turquoise in the court necklaces and a few surviving examples are found.