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Three Antique Kyoto Satsuma Cha Wan

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1920   item# 1172326 (stock# 468AOG)

Three Antique Kyoto Satsuma Cha Wan
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


Large Bowl: $475; Other 2: $395 & $365; All 3: $1095 

The Art and Orchid Gallery offers cha wan, or tea bowls, hand decorated by Japanese artists whose superb technical skills were combined with gracefulness of form and a fine mixture of compounded colors.[3A, 11B] Kyoto Satsuma was exported to the West between 1875 and 1920 to satisfy the high demand for this Japanese ceramic art work generated by the International Expositions of 1862, 1867, 1873 and 1876.[34C, 104D] Most Kyoto Satsuma ware was decorated with hand painted floral designs. These thr ...click for details


Antique Bone Japanese Netsuke, Pierced for Himo

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1920   item# 1172199 (stock# 467AOG)

Antique Bone Japanese Netsuke, Pierced for Himo
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$135 SOLD, Thank you. 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's hand carved bone netsuke, or toggle, shows its 19th Century age with worn surfaces, cracks and worn pierced holes. This netsuke is a standing figure of an old man, seemingly out of breath, carrying a sack and wearing an incised mugwort leaf cloak and a hat with combs or horns attached.[ILL A] One can see the trabeculae (photo) of the bone under the feet (where it was probably glued to a base as a cabinet ornament, or okimono, after its life as a netsuke.[Ref B] N ...click for details


Antique Ivory Japanese Netsuke, Pierced for Himo

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1920   item# 1172189 (stock# 466AOG)

Antique Ivory Japanese Netsuke, Pierced for Himo
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$165 SOLD, Thank you. 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's hand carved ivory toggle, or netsuke, is 19th Century Meiji with age cracks and wear. It appears to be a Buddhist priest with his book and candle. His long robes go from neck to floor and are incised and stained with floral patterns. His obi (belt) about his waist and folds in robe are also incised and stained.[120A] There are two pierced holes in the back, one has been enlarged by long use of a 'himo' (silk cord) tied from the netsuke toggle around the ...click for details


Carved Japanese Ivory 'In' (or Seal) of Karo Shi-shi

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1172076 (stock# 465AOG)

Carved Japanese Ivory 'In' (or Seal) of Karo Shi-shi
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$185 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's Japanese ivory seal, called an 'in', probably from the Meiji Period, depicts a Karo Shi-shi, or Chinese lion, standing on a platform, the bottom of which is a seal.[120A, 120B] It seems likely that the well known Japanese sagemono, the inro, was first used in the 7th Century as a seal case, as its name implies, and only later developed into a portable medicine case.[120A] Japanese seals are usually made of ivory or hard wood and bear the name of the per ...click for details


Inlaid Mosaic Hard Stone Plate

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Minerals: Hardstone: Pre 1980   item# 1171914 (stock# 464AOG)

Inlaid Mosaic Hard Stone Plate
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$49 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's 'commesso', the Italian word used to describe mosaics made of hard stone like marble, is a translucent light yellowish-green stone dish inlaid with four stone types [97A, 97B]; blue, pink, brown and violet polished stone slices in the shape of leaves and flowers. They are depicted on a simple black enameled stem. the commesso is probably Italian and made of types of marble. The tradition goes back to Roman Times; then, was revived in mid-16th Century Ital ...click for details


Set of Four Middle Eastern Signed Miniatures

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Miniatures: Pre 1930   item# 1171642 (stock# 463AOG)

Set of Four Middle Eastern Signed Miniatures
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$395 for Set of Four 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's figural limnings are hand painted with incredible precision of curved forms (see enlarged photos). The hair, facial contours, leaf veins and clothing details are best appreciated under magnification. The artist used soft pastel enamels like the famed Italian miniaturist, Rosalba Carriera, initiated in the 17-18th Centuries.[44A] Our set of four limnings are not portraits as was the custom for that period, but are fanciful painting from "Les Mille et Une Nuit ...click for details


Signed Japanese Studio Art Cha Wan

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1980   item# 1170756 (stock# 460AOG)

Signed Japanese Studio Art Cha Wan
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$155 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's cha wan, or tea bowl, was made in Japan by Izumi Takashi.[3AA, DEA] The artist's impressed mark is found just above the unglazed, stained foot rim extending into the glazed bowl. The piece is Studio Art, made of stoneware (hardness of 7 on Mohs scale) and hand over glazed enameled with gold trims and fill.[33B, 97C] Studio pottery, or Artist pottery, is rooted in the Western protest against industrialization, starting in the mid-19th Century. One can say it i ...click for details


Chinese Jar with Meritorious Brush Over Glaze Enamels

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Stoneware: Pre 1920   item# 1170426 (stock# 459AOG)

Chinese Jar with Meritorious Brush Over Glaze Enamels
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$345 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's coverless tea jar is decorated with exemplary over glaze polychrome mixed enamels on an opaque white glaze, white-gray stoneware. It has a hardness of 7 on Mohs scale but is not translucent. [33A, 97B] The Chinese, originally, (Sung Dynasty) were not concerned with translucency.[32C] This jar is covered with a glossy white glaze upon which very fine brush work in mixed enamels expresses the birds and flowers motif. In 12th Century pictorial Chinese art, this the ...click for details


Large Middle Eastern Antiquity Carved Pietre Tenere

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Religious Artifacts: Judaica: Pre 1920   item# 1170277 (stock# 458AOG)

Large Middle Eastern Antiquity Carved Pietre Tenere
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$495 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's antique carving appears to be Middle Eastern, possibly 5th-6th Century A.D. A similar looking antiquity was found in Hadda, Afghanistan and is now in Musee Guimet in Paris.[106A] Both images are of a bearded ascetic, such as one from the Jewish sect of Essenes.[181B] Our figure is carved out of translucent, fluorescent (yellow, see photo) alabaster, a pietre tenere of hardness of 2 or less.[95C, 97D, 96E] Alabaster is a compact variation of gypsum, a hydrated cal ...click for details


Antique Pair of Cast Bronze Buddhist Altar Vases

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1169637 (stock# 456AOG)

Antique Pair of Cast Bronze Buddhist Altar Vases
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$215 for Pair 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's pair of small bronze vases were made in Japan during the Meiji Period either for personal Buddhist altar use or for export. The Japanese do not make anything in pairs including vases for their personal use, except for Buddhist rituals.[3AA, 168B] During the Edo Period (1615-1868) metalwork crafters were employed by the Shogunate and the Feudal Lords. With the Meiji Restoration these crafters lost their patrons. Some metal crafters changed their profession, while ...click for details

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