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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #85464 (stock #TR0132)
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This classic old Japanese champleve enamel vase stands about 7 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter. It dates to the Meiji period.

It is in excellent condition except for a slight irregularity on the base: it is slightly out of round at one point.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #114567 (stock #TR0194)
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This bronze figure of a seated Lama holding a vajra and ornately covered skull bowl dates from 19th century Tibet or Nepal.

It measures 13 inches tall by 9 inches wide by 8 inches in depth.

It is in excellent condition with intricately engraved decoration all over his flowing robes.

It still has it's original sealed bottom (many bottoms have been lost to over zealous treasure seekers looking for hidden articles of value).

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 2000 item #116880 (stock #scr1004)
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This original contemporary Chinese ink and watercolor painting measures 20 by 38 inches (painting only) and 24 by 73 inches, including the silk brocaded scroll it is mounted on.

It has the seal and signature of the artist lower left. It also has one collector's seal.

The subject is an old monk in contemplation.

It is in excellent condition.

Additional information about Contemporary Chinese scroll paintings is available in our Newsletter by clicking on Newsletter on our Home page.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #122420 (stock #TR0208)
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This Pair of Chinese Cloisonne Pricket Candlestands measure 12 inches tall and about 5 1/2 inches in diameter at their widest point.

They date from the Ming to possibly the early Ching Dynasty.

They are both in excellent condition with the normal glaze irregularities expected in this time period.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1900 item #807787
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This large bronze figure of Tara on a double lotus base is seated in lalitasana with one hand raised in vitarka mudra. She is also holding lotus stalks in each hand that flank her shoulders.

It measures 15 inches tall by about 12 inches wide by 9 inches in depth (at it's widest point).

It is in excellent condition with no damage or losses. It has a very pleasing and generally even patina covering it overall.

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #167503 (stock #TR0250)
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This 19th century figure consists of gilded bronze and copper overlay with added details in the form of flowing robes attached with pins at the arms.

All details appear to be original. It is quite naive and charming in design. It still has most of it's original painted colors (on the head and on the back of the robes).

It stands about 11 inches high and 4 inches square at the base.

It is in excellent condition with a few missing flourishes on the arms and earlobes.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1960 item #174004 (stock #TR0252)
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This museum quality seated bronze figure of the Hindu goddess Parvati measures 10 1/2 inches tall by 6 3/4 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches in depth. Although much earlier in style, this bronze most likely dates to the middle 20th century. It is extremely well detailed, with finely chiseled details to the bronze and dozens and dozens of inlays of finely chiseled silver: too many to count. It also has a number of pieces of inlaid copper, which accent the many silver inlays. This is an very attractive, high quality bronze. It is also extremely well cast with amazing attention to details (see enlargements).
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #594873
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This antique cloisonne figure in the form of a mythical bird with a censor on it's back measures 11 inches tall by 4 inches wide by 7 inches in depth (head to tail).

It dates from the middle 19th century to the early 20th Century in China.

It is covered all over with multicolored archaic plant and animal symbols, outlined in gold.

It is in outstanding condition.

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1960 item #683992
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This original oil painting on stretched canvas measures 16 by 20 inches (oil painting only) and 20 by 24 inches in the carved wooden frame it sits in.

It is signed Frederick Rash in the lower right corner.

It is in outstanding condition with no damage, repairs or restoration.

Frederick Rash was a California mid 20th Century artist who was active in the Laguna Beach area. His work was exhibited at the 46th Annual California Art Club Exhibition on March 27, 1955. He is also known for working in both oils and watercolor.

This biography from the Archives of AskART: Frederick M. Rash was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 30, 1919. Rash studied with Robert Wood, Millard Sheets, Rex Brandt, and Dong Kingman. He was active with the California Art Club in 1955. For many years he had a studio in Laguna Beach and at one time lived in New York. He died in Lake Mary, Florida on October 29, 1998. Working in oil and watercolor, he painted landscapes, still lifes, seascapes and portraits. Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"

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All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1920 item #181819 (stock #TR0304)
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This original OIL PAINTING on artist's canvas panel board measures 17 by 19 inches, including the period carved and gilded frame(14 x 16 oil only).

It is unsigned and dates circa 1900-1920.

Both the oil painting and the original period frame are in outstanding condition. In addition, the oil painting has both subtle details and wonderful colors. This early 20th Century oil can be described as "Craftsman School" in style.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #514873
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18-19th Century Jade Carving of Two Dogs: Mother and Pup (Ching Dynasty)

Softly polished white nephrite jade with overall amber/ beige highlights and touches of brown accenting the tail. There are remnants of oxidation in the crevices.

This antique carved jade is in outstanding condition. It is an excellent example of 18th-19th century jade carving.

Subject is a reclining dog with paws set together next to a smaller puppy with the ears of both dogs touching.

The carving measures 3 x 1 X 1 inches (77mm x 26mm x 26 mm)

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1960 item #684922
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This sterling silver belt buckle measures 2 by 2 1/2 inches.

It is set with an outstanding single cabachon (42mm x 50mm) turquoise in matrix with colors ranging from blue green to to pale through deep turquoise. (We don't know the name of the specific mine this came from, but it is gorgeous). It has a combination of turquoise and matrix that gives it the appearance of a spiderweb pattern.

It is marked .925 sterling on the reverse.

We estimate it as circa 1950-1960.

It is in excellent condition, period.

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1900 item #581680
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This antique oil painting on stretched canvas and stretcher bars measures 18 by 22 inches (image only). It is unframed.

This original oil painting is in AS FOUND condition, which means it needs restoration. It has patches, inpainting, and losses of canvas where it attaches to the stretcher bars.

It is signed S A Weiss in the lower left corner.

Samuel A Weiss (1874-1918) was born in Warsaw, Poland. He came to the US in 1886. He studied at the National Academy of Design.

He is listed in numerous artist biographical references, including, Who Was Who in American Art, Davenports Art Reference, Annual Exhibition Record of the National Academy of Design (1901-1950) and more.

Samuel A. Weiss was also an exhibitor at the Panama Pacific Exhibition,

He is listed on askart.com with recent auction listings to $4000.00.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1166326
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These two original Chinese bronze figures date from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) along with the gilt bronze screens behind them.

The bronze Buddha measures 7 3/4 inches tall by 5 3/4 inches wide by 3 3/4 inches in depth. (19.5 cm x 14.5 cm x 10.0 cm). The Buddha has a large percentage of it's original gilding remaining as do both of the gilt bronze backs. The Buddha also has a Wan symbol on his chest.

The bronze Guanyin or Avalokitesvara measures 8.25 inches tall by 5 inches wide by 3.5 inches in depth. (21 cm x 12.5 cm x 8.5 cm).

We are offering both of the bronzes and both of the finely detailed gilt bronze backs as a group (4 pieces -2 figures and 2 screen backs -all at one price.)

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A comparable seated bronze Buddha of the same size (8.25 inches) sold at auction recently at Christies London, South Kensington on May 18th 2012 for $81, 349.00

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-gilt-bronze-figure-of-a-seated-5564312-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=5564312&sid=9fa10335-1106-4707-9a6c-05e1583ac92b

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All of these bronzes are original, of the period (Ming Dynasty) and guaranteed as such.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #84613 (stock #TR0123)
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This antique bronze figure of the Monkey God Hanuman measures 5 x 4 x 1 1/2 inches (13 x 10 x 3 cm)and is in excellent condition.

This ancient bronze figure originated in Northern India, Tibet or Nepal. It dates to about the 17th or 18th century, although it may actually be much earlier, based on similarities with small Pala period bronze figures.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #285844
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This small (9cm tall, 9cm diameter) Chinese cloisonne inkwell has gilded bronze lion mounts and carved bronze tripod elongated lion feet.

It is in excellent condition throughout.

It still has it's ceramic ink liner (see enlargement photo) and it is in perfect condition.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1960 item #178124 (stock #TR0301)
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This original Japanese woodblock print measures 14 1/4 by 19 inches in original frame with unopened sealed back with square seal on front. Additional information on reverse in pencil (copied from front when framed?): Shiro Kasamatsu, number 36 of 40 (printing).

Shiro Kasamatsu 1898-1991

Born in the Asakusa section of Tokyo to a middle class family, Shiro Kasamatsu started his art studies at a young age. In 1911 he became a student of Kaburagi Kiyokata. Shiro studied Japanese style painting (Nihonga) but unlike his teacher, he concentrated on landscapes. Kiyokata chose his artist's name "Shiro", which used the character shi from one of Kiyokata's own pseudonyms and was conveniently an alternate spelling of Kasamatsu's given name.

Shiro's paintings were shown at several prestigious exhibitions including the government sponsored Bunten, where they caught the eye of Watanabe Shozaburo, a Tokyo publisher. In 1919, Watanabe approached Shiro about designing woodblock prints. He designed several landscape prints over the next few years, but the blocks for these were lost in the 1923 Kanto earthquake and consequently they are quite rare.

Shiro resumed his work with Watanabe in the 1930's. His designs were mainly of landscapes, but included bijin-ga, interiors, and Noh masks.

Shiro was intrigued by the independence of Sosaku Hanga printmakers who carved and printed their own designs. After World War II, He worked for a short time with Unsodo, a publisher in Kyoto, designing landscape and animal prints.

By the late 1950's, Shiro began carving and printing his own designs in limited, numbered editions. He signed these prints himself in English. Some of his Watanabe-published prints also bear English signatures; however, these signatures were applied by Watanabe's employees, not by the artist himself.

Although Shiro's self-made prints lack the refined carving of his shin hanga designs, they have a simplicity and expressiveness that is very appealing. Shiro continued to create prints for several decades, but never promoted them through exhibitions or gallery affiliations. As a result, his self-carved prints were more a labor of love than a commercial success.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #148245 (stock #TR0237)
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This ORIGINAL CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF THREE MONKEYS measures about 2 inches (5 cm) tall by 2 inches in diameter.

It is an extraordinarily detailed carving which can only be truly appreciated with a magnifying glass. My poor photos only begin to show the extent of it's quality.

It IS UNSIGNED and dates to the late 19th or early 20th century.

The subject is the "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" motif that was popular back then.

This antique Japanese okimono is in outstanding condition, except for one missing fingertip, on one of the sixty fully carved and articulated fingers or toes that this museum quality carving has.