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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1262922
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Chinese Huangyang-mu Wood Root or Lingbi Stone Style Stand

19th-20th century

Size: Height 12.5 cm

An interesting lingbi stone or root wood style stand using huangyang wood or boxwood as it is often referred to. The stand contains a crack from exposure to the changing environment of California. From a noted Japanese estate.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1262918
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Chinese Lacquer and Mother of Pearl Dish

Qing Dynasty or Later

Size: Length 12 Width 12 Height 2.3 cm

An interesting square dish done in black Chinese lacquer and mother of pearl depicting a literati landscape. A signature can be seen on the bottom of the dish.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1930 item #1262336
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$450.00
Turtle Shell Patterned Bamboo Incense Container

20th century

Size: 29cm Long 5cm Wide

This incense stick container is using a type of bamboo where humans have used science to create the interesting turtle shell pattern on the bamboo. Lacquer or colored pigment is used to alternate the colors of the bamboo and bone is used to create the end piece to hold the sticks of incense together. An interesting tool for scholars and people who enjoy tea.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1262046
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Chinese Bronze Censer Done in the Ming Style

Name of Guyuan Jingsi is found on the bottom

19th-20th century

Size: To Come

This four legged censer is distinctive of designs found in Ming Dynasty bronze censers produced around the 15th onwards to the 16th centuries. Ming artisans often produced these minimalistic style censers and were exported to other countries from Japan out to the Islamic regions.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1261802
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Beauty Painting

Artist unknown

Mid to Late Qing Dynasty

Size: Painting Length 98cm Width 35cm Entire work: Length 130cm Width 53cm

Beauty paintings have been ignored in the scholarship of Chinese painting. Only fairly recently Western scholars have taken interest in the subject matter, reflecting the sociological, economical, and historical significance these paintings serve in China and how it may have influenced in regions such as Japan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1258635
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Boxwood or Yangmu Ruyi Scepter

19th-20th century

Size: Length 33.5cm Width 7cm Height 6cm

The lingzhi fungus motif formed as a scepter and the rustic design of the ends is an accessories often found in Chinese literati culture. The ruyi scepter represents the Daoist idea of immortality and longevity. Also the scepter represents ideas of seclusion and reclusiveness, ideals of the literati scholar...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1257347
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Japanese (possibly Chinese) White Ware Dog Figure with Chinese hardwood stand

19th-20th century

Size: Length 6.5" Width 3.25" Height 4" (with stand 5.8")

This comical dog figure is fine crafted especially the detail seen in the fur, the whiskers, and other aspects are exceptional. No seal or signature is found on the piece. A fitted stand comes with the figure.

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 piece is close to the tianhuang stone, but it is not tianhuang. The 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 : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1256564
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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)

Size: To Come

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 : 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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1980 item #1254882
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$800.00
Yixing Clay Steaming Pot

Signed Qinfang

Late 20th century

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The pot, resembling hot pots often used in the Northern regions of China, is used to steam food. Yixing clay is famous for retaining heat longer, compared to other forms of clay found in China.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1254878
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Fan Painting of Peonies

Sun Zhiyue (active Daoguang period c. 1823-1850)

Size: Length 58 cm Width 29.5cm

Often paintings were done by the patriarchal male centered system of Chinese society. However, there were instances that skilled women also did paintings. Many surviving examples come from the Qing period and is rarely documented...