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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1800 item #1261354 (stock #278)
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A Tibetan bronze model of Mahakala on a supine elephant-headed figure, 18th century. Although not gilded, the figure has a nice dark original patina. It rests on a lotus base, now unsealed. Measurements are 17cm high X 12 cm long X 5.5cm deep, or 6.75" X 4.75" X 2.25". No damage, slight areas of rubbing to patina from handling. Images appear with more of a reddish tinge than actual brownish patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1260640 (stock #262)
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$750.00
This well carved nephrite jade pebble has a low relief boy holding a double lotus stem. The stem curves back over his shoulder and arm to end in a large lotus leaf, bud and a seedpod on his back. The stone is of grayish-white translucent tone, with the seedpod having an area of opaque white. It dates to the 19th century. Measurements are 2cm thick X 6cm X 5.5cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1251846 (stock #1145)
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$950.00
Attractively decorated with women in gardens and a phoenix and peacock, this Canton enamel vase is not marked but dates to the 19th century. It measures 9.3cm high X 5cm X 3.3cm, or 3.75 inches X 2 inches X 1.25 inches. There is very slight wear to the enamel and a small crack, visible in one image.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1251702 (stock #3029)
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$1,650.00
This Imari charger measures 58.2cm diameter, or 22.75 inches. It dates to the Meiji period, about 1880. Its complex decoration includes eagles on pines and a central maple growing from behind a draped cloth screen or fence. The base has small firing spur marks to support it during firing. It probably was made for export to Europe or the United States. There is very minor wear to the enamels but no chips or cracks. Due to its large size, shipping will be charged to the buyer.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1250827 (stock #3027)
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$2,650.00
Decorated in underglaze blue design of a kylin, cranes and horses, this deep plate or shallow bowl dates to about 1550-1580. It measures 6.2cm high X 29.8cm diameter, or 2.5 inches X 11.5 inches. There are three chips to the foot rim's interior edge.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1250824 (stock #3026)
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$950.00
Based on a chrysanthemum flower pattern, this Yixing teapot bears blue, white and pink enamel designs of fur gods, clouds and floral sprays along with a brief inscription. It dates to the late 19th century and measures 14.5cm high X 21cm wide, or 5.5 inches X 8.3 inches. It has not been cleaned on the exterior, so extensive areas of dark material remain. The knob on the lid's top probably was made separately. There is a chip to the lid's rim and enamel wear overall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1246839 (stock #511)
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$1,200.00
A pair of satin stitch and couched metal thread embroidered rank badges, apparently never mounted on a robe, circa 1880. Each depicts a tiger-cat on a rock over waves, with shrimp, fish, emblems, bats and endless knots. According to John Vollmer this animal signifies and sixth and seventh military rank in the Ch'ing government system. They measure 28cm high X 55cm long, or 11" X 21.5"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1245232 (stock #1001)
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$150.00
These pottery cups designs were based on bronze or lacquer models now termed ear cups. To achieve the green effect they were molded and then lead glazed. They date to the Han dynasty, approximately 100 B.C. to 100 A.D. Measurements are 4.5cm high X 12.7cm wide X 10.9cm deep. Each has white calcium adhesions and slight amounts of iridescence, all from burial. There are small areas of glaze gapping but no cracks or chips...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1245230 (stock #1000)
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$150.00
These pottery cups designs were based on bronze or lacquer models now termed ear cups. To achieve the green effect they were molded and then lead glazed. They date to the Han dynasty, approximately 100 B.C. to 100 A.D. Measurements are 4.5cm high X 12.7cm wide X 10.9cm deep. Each has white calcium adhesions and slight amounts of iridescence, all from burial. There are small areas of glaze gapping but no cracks or chips...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1245229 (stock #1493)
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$145.00
With a design based on late Ming dynasty porcelain, this set dates to about 1750-1780. The barbed rim on each has a gold wash, now a bit worn. Each has an apocryphal Hsuan-Te mark and is 18.3cm diameter, or 7 1/4". No chips or cracks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1245225 (stock #2510)
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$145.00
A 20.3cm (8") Japanese Seto stoneware plate decorated in iron-brown with horse eye spirals around the cavetto. The rim has a thick wash of iron-brown dripping in places onto the interior. It dates to the mid 19th century. Condition: small rim chip, three firing spur marks, long hairline crack and a short hairline crack from rim, darkened from use.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1245205 (stock #231)
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$1,500.00
Each 19th century export painting depicts a woman seated at a table and with a bamboo spray extending in from one side; one with a pipe and the second with a fan. Both have apparently original rosewood frames. One work is inscribed on the back "Brought from China in 1936 without duty, except for the frames. They said were not 125 years old as the pictures are. Helen Baker". Each measures 57.8cm high X 43cm wide...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1238388 (stock #3012)
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$1,500.00
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1238386 (stock #3012)
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$1,500.00
A pair of Chinese porcelain globular jars, each decorated with 100 boys at play in famille-rose enamels, c.1880. Each measures 20.5 cm high X 21 cm diameter or 8" X 8 1/4" and has a Kangxi mark on its base. Each has a fitted wood stand and a matching lid. One lid has repaired breaks and both stands have reglued areas.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1225776 (stock #1075)
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$2,500.00
This nicely decorated Chinese porcelain sleeve vase is part of the Hatcher cargo sold in Amsterdam many years ago. It dates to about 1650 and is undamaged. The surface is slightly matte due to immersion and there are some faint brown marks on the interior of the vase's throat. It measures 21.1cm high. It is part of an old Pacific Northwest collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1218809 (stock #1129)
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$2,500.00
A well patinated Chinese bronze vase imitating a bronze age Hu, dating to about 1800. It measures 42.1cm high X 30cm X 23cm or 16 1/2" X 12" X 9" and has a very dark brown patina with applied areas of green and red to imitate burial patina. The low relief design with birds, dragons and monster masks is not accurate for such designs on ancient bronzes, so there is some chance it was not made to deceive but as an antiquarian object...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1210785 (stock #778)
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$1,800.00
By an obscure Nagasaki school artist named Koso, this Japanese work is in ink and colors on silk. It is mounted as a hanging scroll, depicting two very unusual looking deer beneath a pine and with fungus growing from rocks. This artist's studio name was Shaku (seki) ...tei. He very probably was active in the late 18th century. Measurements are 186cm L X 42cm W overall including roller knobs, or 96cm L X 31cm W image only. The condition for both mounting and painting is good. Fitted box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1208888 (stock #1124)
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This well cast Chinese bronze tripod censer with body shaped as six conjoined cyma curves dates to about 1700. Two curved handles rise from the flat rim and short neck. The unmarked censer measures 8.5cm high X 12.7cm wide, or 3.3 inches X 4.75 inches. It has a nice patina now, but probably once was polished about 50-100 years ago. There is no damage other than a small nick to the rim's interior about 2mm wide. Metal color is somewhat darker than seen in the images.