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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1293083
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Porcelain Tea Pot with Landscape

Size: Diameter 8 cm Height 3.6cm

A porcelain tea pot decorated with a traditional Chinese landscape view. There are no marks on the bottom of the piece and the pot is missing its lid.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1292839
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Cizhou Ware Black and White Jar

Yuan to Mid Qing Dynasties

Size: Diameter 17cm Height 21cm

An interesting Chinese ceramic jar often associated with the kilns of Cizhou, Jian, and Jizhou. These types were mostly produced during the Yuan Dynasty and later potters continued to the produce these wares. At times, these pieces were exported to Japan.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1292596
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Bronze Small Usubata

c. Late Edo to Meiji Period

Signed Togyokusai

Size: Diameter 7" Height 5"

An interesting three legged bronze usubata or flower arrangement vessel. The feet are heads of elephants and the body is decorated with flying cranes. The bottom of the vessel contains the name, Togyokusai.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1292474
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Fukagawa Studio of Monkeys Doing Manzai

C. 2004

Size: Diameter 9.25" Height 1.75"

A traditional motif of monkeys doing a manzai done on a porcelain body. The Fukuagawa kiln is noted for producing pieces for the Imperial Household since the Meiji period. This plate was made for the year of the monkey in 2004, possibly emulating the traditions seen in Europe like the Royal Copenhagen and their yearly productions.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1292473
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Celadon Porcelain Pillow

19th century

Size: Length 25cm Width 13cm Height 18cm (approx.)

An interesting and unusual porcelain pillow done in the celadon glaze. Pillows made from porcelain were commonly produced during the Qing dynasty. It is rather hard to think of a hard surface to be used as a pillow, but not many consider the context they were used. Soft cushions were placed on top of the piece and it was recommended that certain postures were good for sleep.

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1292470
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Tea Bowl

Chuck Hindes

Early 2000s

Size: Diameter 5" Height 3.5"

Chuck Hindes was a professor of art at the University of Iowa for some time. His works became famous through the article found in Orientations Magazine published in March of 1982. This work is inspired from Momoyama Period ceramic arts and the designs found from the period.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1492 item #1292467
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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 : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1292340
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Flower Vase

Chuck Hindes

C. 1990s-2000s

Size: Diameter 7.25" Height 9.25"

Chuck Hindes was a professor of art at the University of Iowa for some time. His works became famous through the article found in Orientations Magazine published in March of 1982. This work is inspired from Momoyama Period ceramic arts and the designs found from the period.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1970 item #1292339
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Motif of Rising Sun and Waves

Fukagawa Kiln

20th century

Size: Diameter 27cm Height 10.7cm

The Fukagawa Kiln is famous as purveyors of the Japanese imperial household for nearly a century. Often porcelain wares are requested and made for the Imperial household and many examples are found bearing the mark of the Emperor. This example is a standard porcelain ware done in blue and white and red, a technique first discovered by porcelain artists in China during the Ming dynasty...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1292338
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Polychrome Imari Bowl of Fishes and Various Motifs

Edo Period

Size: Diameter: 26cm Height 14cm

Imari, the famous Japanese porcelain that was exported to Europe during the 17th and 18th century through the trade that was done by the Dutch East India Company. From Maria Theresa of Austria to the Prussians in Dresden, Japanese porcelain was highly sought after by European nobility in the 17th and 18th centuries...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1292224
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Wucai Porcelain Water Ewer with Wanli Mark

Age:18th-19th century

Size: Diameter 26cm Height 18cm

Many of the porcelains inspired by original Ming dynasty designs and motifs were being made in China and Japan during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Japanese were interested in the shapes and designs found in blue and white and five color or wucai porcelain wares. The kilns in Imari were creating works through what was available and at times adding the Ming dynasty reign marks.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1970 item #1291911
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Jade Carving of Gourds and Coins

20th century

Size: Length 1.75" Width 2.10" Height 0.4"

The gourd, a favorite motif in East Asia, decorates this jade carving. The carving contains other auspicious motifs and is done so that it can be made into a toggle or other decorative settings.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1291910
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Japanese Leaf Motif Makie Pipe Case

Meiji-Taisho Period

Size: Length 1.25" Width 8.5" Height 0.75"

The body of the pipe case is done in a wove rattan or bamboo like material and is lacquered. On the larger section of the pipe case a leaf, curved and insect chewed, done in makie decorates the body of the case. The autumn like motifs provide an aesthetic often preferred by the Japanese.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1291739
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Jade Sword Sheath made into a Pendant

19th to 20th centuries

Size: (just the sword sheath) Length 7cm Width 1.8cm Height 1.5cm

The pendant appears to be a sword sheath. The pendant is strung along with other jade pieces to form a necklace.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1291515
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White Jade Bangle Pendant

20th century

Size: Diameter 5.71cm

An interesting white jade bangle pendant with an inset in the middle of flower like motifs. The inset has several small semi precious stones set along with the metallic frame.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1291513
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Japanese Lacquer Makie in the Form of the Uchide no Kozuchi (Lucky Mallet) Paper Weight

Meiji Period

Size:Length 6" Width 3.5" Height 3.1"

From a Japanese collection

An interesting Japanese lacquer paper weight made into the form of the famous lucky mallet. Often the mallet appears in children's stories and the fortune deity, Daikoku. The lacquer is done where the body is using the motif of wood grain and other decorations for the piece. The weight comes with a fitted wooden box.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1837 VR item #1291462
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Kin Nuri-e Kashiki (Gold Nuri-e Sweets Container)

Edo-Meiji Period

Size: Diameter 11.43cm Height 6.35cm

A finely crafted Japanese lacquered sweets container. The geometric designs are done in a technique called nuri-e where lacquer is used to decorate the geometric designs found all over the the body the container.

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.