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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1257033
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Metal Table Object of Coral and Waves

Ming Dynasty or Later

Size: Length 5.5" (14cm) Width 3.25" (8.25cm)Height 7.5" (19.05cm)

A coral like form is set in the center of this interesting table object. rollin waves and other objects are set around the coral-like tree. Coral is often associated with the Dragon king who resides in the ocean and is thought to have a boundless amount of treasure...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1257032
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Guilded Daoist Image

Ming Dynasty or Later

Size: Length 3.25" (9.525 cm) Width 2.5" (6.35 cm) Height 6.75" (17.145cm)

The style in the facial structure and the appearance of the image is similar to Ming dynasty statues constructed during the 15th century onwards. It is not known what the deity might be or which sage the image is associated.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1257030
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Small Dehua Budai Statue

20th century or earlier

Size: Length 2" (5.08cm) Width 1.5" (3.81cm) Height 2.5" (6.35cm)

This small finely crafted Budai statue is done in the noted Chinese ceramic style known as Dehua. No signature or seals are found of this image, but smaller dehua images are known for their minute and detailed craftsmanship.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1257027
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Antique Soapstone Carving

18th century

Size:Length 1.25" Width 0.5" Height 1.15"

Tianhung, the Chinese soapstone that literati scholars have loved for centuries. This small tianhuang carving is done in the form of a landscape. The natural formations are supposed to be the mountain seen in a landscape and surrounding it are trees and clouds carved into the surface, as if they were growing on the rock.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1257011
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Chinese Celadon Censer with hardwood lid

Qing Period to Republic

Size: Diameter 10.5cm Height 13.5cm

Production of celadon censers increased during the Ming dynasty. The increase was in part influenced by the romantic love of Song Dynasty celadons and also the increased demand by the Japanese market during the Muromachi Period.

This censer is formed in the shape of a ding caldron similar to offering vessels used during the Shang dynasty...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1256564
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$1200.00
Iron Kettle (Tetsubin)

20th century

Size: Diameter 17cm Height 19.5cm

A simply crafted Japanese iron kettle. Unlike the traditional arare or the spiked like design often seen on tetsubin, this work has a fine striped motif on the body as if the work looks like coil work from clay. No seal or mark is found on this work.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1970 item #1256089
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Literati Landscape in Spring

Yuequanjian Hueichi

Circa 1968 (Year of the Metal Monkey)

Size: Scroll: Length 144cm Width 81.5cm Painting: Length 109cm Width 63.5cm

Unlike most traditional Chinese landscapes, this work is exceptional. The details seen in the figures and the buildings could rival the noted masterpieces found in the Palace Museums of Beijing and Taipei. Interestingly, the work is signed that the painting was done in Taiwan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1256085
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Full body Portrait of a Courtesan

Signed Shoyu

Meiji Period

Size: Scroll: Length 193cm Width 49cm Painting: Length 102cm Width 32.5cm

The simple portrait of a courtesan, dressed in a kimono with a vine pattern on the bottom area. Vine patterns became popular with lacquer and kimono designs since the 16th century and often artist used the motif contrasting it with bold colors and designs...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1256073
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Burlwood Basket

20th century

Size:Length 60cm Width 39cm Height 32cm

Burl wood, an interesting wood where most tends to be the roots of trees or gnarled wood from old growth forests. Modernism in the 20th century took up these interesting natural formations and created interesting furniture and objects. This basket is one example from the result of the modernist's aesthetic.

The basket comes from the estate of a Menlo Park home.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1980 item #1256070
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Literati Landscape in Spring

Yuequanjian Hueichi

Size: Scroll: Length 144cm Width 81.5cm Painting: Length 109cm Width 63.5cm

Unlike most traditional Chinese landscapes, this work is exceptional. The details seen in the figures and the buildings could rival the noted masterpieces found in the Palace Museums of Beijing and Taipei. Nothing much is known about the artist, but undoubtedly, this artist was classically trained and was able to execute magnificent works.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1255764
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Poem 69-52

Maki Haku (1924-2000)

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Maki Haku received no formal training in the visual arts but was inspired by Onchi Koshiro. Maki Haku exhibited his works in the Print Biennale in 1957 and 1960.

Ref: Brannen, Noah, Elliott, William and Maki, Haku. Festive Wine: Ancient Japanese Poems from the Kinkafu. New York: Walker/Weatherhill, 1969.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1970 item #1255763
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Autumn in Aizu

Saito Kiyoshi (1907-1977)

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Saito Kiyoshi might be one of the famous modern Japanese print artists of the 20th century. Kiyoshi produces stylistically views of different historical and cultural sites throughout Japan making the facades of buildings appear like works from modern to post-modern style paintings. His famous work is the facade of the main building at the Katsura Villa which has been numerous reproduced in cloth, paper, and other media.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1255762
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Poem 69-64: Mushin (No Mind)

Maki Haku (1924-2000)

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Maki Haku received no formal training in the visual arts but was inspired by Onchi Koshiro. Maki Haku exhibited his works in the Print Biennale in 1957 and 1960.

Ref: Brannen, Noah, Elliott, William and Maki, Haku. Festive Wine: Ancient Japanese Poems from the Kinkafu. New York: Walker/Weatherhill, 1969.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1255412
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Crackle Celadon, Blue and White, and Brown Pigment Porcelain Vase with Dragon Motifs

Dai Nippon Kozan Seal

Meiji Period

Provenance: Pebble Beach, CA Estate

Size: Diameter 7" Height 10.5"

During the Meiji period, Japanese ceramics evolved to meet with the new foreign market centered with the Western powers during the end of the 19th century. Japanese artisans evolved their motifs and designs to meet the increasing demand.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1255410
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Jade Cup with Literati Motif

20th century

Size: Diameter 14.5cm Height 5.4cm

A minimalistic formed Chinese Jade cup, in the form of ritual vessels often seen during the Bronze age and later with Jade burial objects. The front of the cup contains a scholar resting underneath the shade of the pine tree, the most ideal state of being for any literati scholar. The back contains a seven character couplet verse, which in general reads:

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1255226
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Silver metal Mouse Okimono

Meiji Period

Signed with the name of a possible reading of Ryozen (?)

Size: Length 4" Width 3.5" Height 4.5"

A small mouse eating a piece of rice or wheat (maybe a small nut) is crafted from mixed metals with a silver colored sheen. The realism and detail given to the mouse is amazing. The angle where the tail is and how the tail is formed is similar to that in nature.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1255085
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Chinese Porcelain Reference Two Volumes ( Li dai min tzi zu fu)

Recent publication

Kaifa Publishing Co. Hong Kong

The original book was created during the Republic Period or Later and the Kaifa Publication recreated the book by using modern technology in reprinting this edition.

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$300.00
Black Japanese sword display Case

Size: Interior 33" Height 8" Width 4.5"

Does not have a glass cover like shadow boxes.

The shadow box is made with a red velvet like fabric inside. The two plastic claws clasp the sword in place. The box can fit a small to mid size sword.