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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 1837 VR item #1296995
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Chinese Stone or Wooden Panel Rubbing of a Lohan

Qing Dynasty

Size: Length 22cm Width 19.5cm (Print size)

No signature, seal, or inscriptions are found on the scroll.

An interesting small print of a seated luohan with a set of prayer beads in contemplation. Often prints and rubbings are done in larger sizes, but smaller ones are rather unusual.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1296461
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Tibetan Thangka of the Ten Thousand Buddhas

18th-19th century

Size: Length 90cm Width 70cm

From an American collection of Tibetan Works of Art.

The image, though faint is depicting the Shakyamuni Buddha set amidst a group of Buddhas, often the view is referred to as the ten thousand buddhas, which is commonly referring to repentance and prostration prayers. No blessing marks are found.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1296457
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Huangyang mu Sculpture of Lohan

19th century

Size: Length 7.5cm Width 7.5cm Height 22cm

The image is either the Shakyamuni Buddha, after his long and arduous meditation is coming down the mountain re-examining his practice or an actual luohan. The work finely crafted and there is a crack on the back side of the statue.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1295983
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Chinese Tourmaline Pendant with Gold mount done by Gump's of San Francisco

20th century

Size: Diameter 4.13cm Thickness: 1cm

Tourmaline pendant carved with motif of scrolling clouds and other motifs. The pendant has a mounting on the top done by Gump's with a stamp by the company and 18K mark.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1295982
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Agate Snuff Bottle

Qing Dynasty

Size: Length 1.625cm Width 2.9cm Height 7.62cm

A finely crafted Chinese agate snuff bottle. One side has a view of a heron swimming with Lotuses blossoming and the other is a monkey like figure swinging from a pine tree. The cap and the scoop is in fine condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1295979
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Chinese Agate Carving

Qing-Republic Period

Size: Length 3.2cm Width 2.2cm Height 4.13cm

An interesting agate carving of an attendant or acolyte holding a flower. The artist has carved the piece utilizing the characteristics of the stone.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1295974
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Chinese Daoist Figure

Qing Dynasty

Size: (Matted Section) 25.4cm x 40.64" (Entire Matt): 61cm x 76.2cm

An interesting section of a davits figure seated on a Chinese foo dog or lion. An attendant or acolyte stands next to him with a banner describing the name of the figure. Often these works came with sets of other figures lined up as if they were in a procession.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1295518
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Chinese Tourmaline Stone 碧玺

20th century

Size: Diameter 1.27cm Height 0.63cm

A finely carved tourmaline stone. The color is impeccable and one cannot resist the color and shine the stone has. The stone can be used for a ring, pendant, or other forms of accessories.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1295517
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Peking or Beijing Style Jewelry Butterfly Pendant

20th century

Size: Length 8.26cm Width 2.6cm

A finely crafted tourmaline and semi precious stone pendant crafted in the form of a butterfly. The central body, which is made from tourmaline was originally a pendant and was repurposed into a large brooch. It is interesting to see the transition and changes of preferences by the people who owned the piece.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1295515
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Green Tourmaline Snuff Bottle

19th-20th century

Size: Length 4cm Width 3.2cm Height 5.08cm

A finely crafted Chinese green tourmaline snuff bottle carved in the form of a gourd or a melon. The snuff bottle retains its original bone scoop for the snuff and its cap as well.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1295514
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Pearl and Coral Necklace

Qing Dynasty-20th century

Size: Pearls: 3mm Coral Beads: Length 1.6cm Width 0.42cm Height 0.95cm

A finely crafted pearl necklace with imperial coral bead set between the beads. These coral beads were used in imperial regalia and other forms of costume.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1295510
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Set of Three Jade Accessories

20th century

Size:(Pendant): Length 0.95cm Width 1.9cm Thickness 0.31cm

Bee Pin: Diameter 1.6cm

Earrings: Diameter 1.6cm Width 0.6cm

An interesting set of three translucent jade accessories. The pin contains a mark denoting that it was made in Hong Kong and is using 14K gold. The pin also has a pearl inset. The rest do not have any marks.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1295338
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Nanbu Tetsubin (Iron Tea Kettle)

Sangendo of Morioka

1950-1960

Size: Diameter 8" Height 8.5"

Note: From a Japanese family in the San Francisco Bay Area. Also, the piece appears to be not been used. Has original cardboard box and labels

The kettle is decorated with views of Uji in Kyoto and other water themed landscapes on the body. It is amazing that the kettle has not been used and is in pristine condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1295331
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Geometric Patterned Rare Tetsubin

Ryubundo 龍文堂

c. 1920

Size: Diameter 18.41cm Height 24.13cm

A rather unusual and interesting iron tea pot or tetsubin produced by Japan's noted firm, Ryubundo. The overall design very simple but retains modern patterns unlike the other traditional forms often seen with these tetsubins.The work comes from a Japanese family living in San Francisco.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1295008
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Two Panel Screen of Daoist Attendants and Guardians

Qing Dynasty

Size: (Per panel) Length 73cm Height 133 cm (Overall): Length 150 cm Height 140cm

An interesting pair of paintings mounted onto a Japanese style screen. The set might have been a triptych or some form of set with a central group of deities set but had gone elsewhere. One of the attendants is holding a banner denoting the ranks of the attendants and generals present.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1294898
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View of Kasumigaseki

Signed Utagawa Hiroshige

c. 1854

Size: (Frame) 22"x 17.5" (Center): 13" x 8.5"

From a California Collection of Japanese Prints

An interesting print using perspectival, a rather new technique derived from Dutch copper plate print books brought to Japan during the 17th and 18th centuries. The print contains a poem describing the scene and its beauty.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1294897
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Bridge In The Rain

Kawase Hasui

c. 1931

Size: Height 20" Width 14" (Frame)

From a California Collection of Modern Japanese Prints

One of the few views depicting Japan during the early part of the Showa Period (c. 1926-1940). One can see the electric poles and other "modern" conveniences amidst a traditional scene with residences and a bridge.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1294896
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Zentsuji in the Rain

Kawase Hasui

c.1936

Size: (Frame): Height 20" Width 14"

From a California Collection.