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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 : 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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #1312256
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$700.00
Four String Paulownia Biwa (Pipa)

Taisho to Showa Periods

Size: Height 84cm Width 33cm

A simple but standard Japanese instrument known as a biwa. Unlike the Chinese pipa, the Japanese biwa is used to recite epic stories such as the Tales of the Heike and other battle stories. Today, often the five string instruments (Chikuzen and Satsuma Biwa) are used to recite these tales instead of the classical four stringed ones.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1311901
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Portrait of Shide

Hueizhi

c. 1970

Size:Length 90cm Width 33.3cm

The portrait is based on the famous pair done by Yan Hui in the Yuan Dynasty (Tokyo National Museum Collection). Unfortunately, there is only Shide and not the other half, Hanshan. A chan poem is inscribed on the top by the artist.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1311684
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$800.00
Lu Dongbin and the Quanzhen Transmission

Edo Period

Sogo (active early to mid 19th century)

67cm x 198cm

The style is similar to works done by the noted artist, Gessen and other artists from the Shijo and Maruyama Schools. The artist is not known but a similar name was found in a woodblock print published inside a book around the same period. (refer to the Waseda University Library, Collection of Edo Period Books)

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1311473
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Sold; Thank you. Anchorage, Alaska
Japanese Butsudan (Buddhist Altar)

20th century

Size: Height 5ft. Width 2ft. (Height 152cm Width 31cm (approx.)

Finely crafted Japanese Buddhist altar known as a butsudan. Makie is done on the panels of the altar and the interior appears as if one is in the interior section of the temple altar. electrical components are found on the altar. * Note: The Buddhist image is a sample image of how it will look. Image is not included.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1311246
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Handpainted (nikuhitsu) Ukiyoe Shunga

Late Edo to Meiji Periods

Size: Painting: Length 28cm Width 16cm

Unlike the popular stigma and interest Japanese shunga or erotica themed paintings and prints, these works were used as educational tools. Just as seen in middle school sex educational classes and sessions, these prints were shown to women prior to their marriage. Though many of the imagery is very dramatic and in positions that could be imaginative, one can only speculate what viewers at...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1311244
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Handpainted (nikuhitsu) Ukiyoe Shunga

Anonymous

Late Edo to Meiji Period

painting: Length 28cm Width 17cm

Most shunga or the noted Japanese erotica works are done using woodblock prints. However, the hand painted versions were used as educational tools for daughters who were to wed to their wealthy husbands vice versa. This work may have come from a hand scroll fragment.

Work is framed and matted.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1310935
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$500.00
Portrait of Li Tieguai

Edo Period

Size: Length 73" Width 24"

The work is based on the Yuan Dynasty painter, Yan Hui's work of Haichen and Tieguai. (Housed at the Kyoto National Museum, Property of Choin-ji). Tieguai was known for the transmission of the Daoist teachings to one of the eight sages of the Daoist pantheon and countless legends exist of his magical works and deeds.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1310551
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Chinese Export Silver Round Lidded Container

Republican Period

Height 10cm

An interesting silver container retaining elements of Chinese and Western preferences in design and structure. The round lidded contain contains motifs engraved on the exterior. The bottom contains a signature like hallmark designating the maker of the work.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1910 item #1310521
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Chinese Silver Lidded Container

Republican Period

Size: Height 10cm Diameter 9.5cm

An interesting lidded container engraved with auspicious motifs. The lidded container contains a plate to place inside.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1310402
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Sold; Thank you. Beijing, China
Chinese Oxblood Porcelain Plate

Qing Dynasty (mid to late period)

Size: Diameter 21cm

A fine Chinese porcelain plate containing a Qianlong reign mark. The work possibly comes from the period, when many of the monochrome versions were being produced as new glaze technology expanded the possibilities with porcelain.

There is small hairline crack on the bottom side lip of the plate.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1310401
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Sold; Thank you, Beijing, China
Chinese Oxblood Glaze Plate

Qing Dynasty, Guangxu Reign Mark (c. 1871-1908)

Diameter 20.7cm

A finely crafted and simple Guangxu imperial porcelain plate. The rich red monochrome color is one of the few techniques that is difficult to produce. The reign mark is found on the bottom of the plate.

The plate a microscopic level repair work on the edge of the lip of the plate.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1310317
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$800.00
Chinese Hard Stone Seal

Qing to Republican Periods

Size: Height 5.4cm

A common Chinese hard stone seal with a foo dog carved on the top. Unlike those in the latter periods, the dog on this seal carved very well.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1310120
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$1200.00
Age: 19th century.

Size: Height 13.2 cm Diameter of mouth: 9.3 cm Diameter of base: 9.6 cm

Oniwayaki is a generic term used to describe ceramic works made by a samurai lord. The lord would establish a kiln within the castle or palace precincts and as his hobby would produce various tea utensils. Sometimes, these pieces of ceramic or pottery would be given to close friends, retainers, and people closely associated with the Lord.

This piece, according to the box description, was ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1310119
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Sold; Thank you Shanghai, China
Tea Dust Glaze Porcelain Bowl

Qing Dynasty

A finely crafted Chinese porcelain bowl done in a tea dust glaze style. The bottom has a Kangxi Reign mark.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1309895
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$220.00
Mingei Ware Katakuchi Bowl

Showa Period (20th c.)

Size: Diameter 18cm Height 9.7cm

A common ware piece possibly used to serve food or sake. Katakuchi is a term often used in reference to bowls that contain a spout on the side and were used to serve various liquid based items.The grey nezumi shino like glaze color is appealing.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1309143
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Japanese Lacquer with Landscape Motif Kobako

Taisho-Showa Period

Size: Length 6.2cm Width 8.5cm Height 4.5cm

Done with a gold base and lacquer is used to depict the landscape on the upper section of the lid. Small boxes often held wooden chips used for incense or other small objects. There are dents on two areas of the exterior of the box and wear on the feet of the box.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1308646
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$300.00
Portrait of Lady Nakatsukasa

Author Unknown

Meiji to Showa Period

Size: Length 52.5cm Height 39cm

Woodblock Print: Length 21.5cm Height 36cm

The work often is from the selection of the 36 poets, sanju rokkasen, where panels are painted often used for screens, sliding door panels or other interior decoration uses. However, this one is rather different from the usual sets.

The work depicts the lady Nakatsukasa uses the following poem:

Uguisu no/ koe nakariseba/ yuki kienu/ yamaza...