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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1920 item #1281272
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A superb cameo glass vase made by renown French artist Emile Gallé (1846-1904), one of the masters of art nouveau.

The vase is decorated with Clematites (Clematis) rendered in a striking contrast of colors...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1280616
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This exceptional artifact, a sculpted head of Buddha comes from the ancient kingdom of Gandhara (current Eastern Afghanistan~Northern Pakistan), which lasted from the first millennium BC to the 11th century AD...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1280595
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,160.00
Remarkable Ki-irabo (yellow irabo) chawan (tea bowls) are few and far between, but this particular bowl, dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912) is one such example.

The bowl was made at the Fujina kiln, which was located in the province of Izumo (current Shimane prefecture), in the town of Matsue...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1280594
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$760.00
A very fine blue and white porcelain bowl dating from the Ming period (1368-1644). The light vessel is decorated with the repeated motif of a dragon chasing the flaming pearl of wisdom, painted in underglaze cobalt blue.

The bowl is in very good condition, except for a minute crack on the mouth rim (see picture 7) and a few innocent dents in the foot rim...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1280593
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$950.00
An attractive plate dating from the Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The thick body ware, decorated with overglaze red and green with motifs of birds and foliage, is a good example of potteries made in Zhangzhou (Swatow), China, towards the end of that era. Most of those wares were mass-produced to be exported to Southeast Asia and Japan.

As can be seen on the pictures, the enamel decoration has worn off in some spots...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1280592
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A beautiful ko-sometsuke blue and white porcelain bowl, with extensive flowery decorations, dating from the last part of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

Ko-sometsuke (old sometsuke) ware usually designates ancient Chinese underglaze cobalt blue porcelain...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1280591
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$490.00
A hichikiri is a traditional Japanese flute, a double reed, melodic instrument, usually made of bamboo and mainly used during Shinto ceremonies and folk music.

This particular flute dates from the Edo period (1615-1868). It is skillfully crafted; carved in minute details and decorated with bending black lacquered threads. Some of the threads are a little loose and present some innocent chips, signs of their age...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1280590
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A shinobue is a traditional Japanese high pitch transverse flute usually made of bamboo and used in Japanese folk songs, Shinto music and Kabuki and Noh theaters. Shinobue flutes have 7 finger holes.

This particular flute, which dates from the Edo period (1615-1868) is a beautifully crafted instrument, a remarkable example of the genre, made of a single piece of wood, decorated with flowery motifs painted in gold lacquer...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1280589
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$290.00
A very refined antique Japanese fan dating from the end of the Meiji period (1868-1912) to the Taisho period (1912-1926). The thick paper leaf is inlayed in gold on one side and silver on the other...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1492 item #1280588
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$3,400.00
A splendid wakizashi (short sword) signed Kanemoto. The Kanemoto school of swordmakers, whose forefather is “ Noshu-seki-Kanemoto ” (Kanemoto of Seki from the Mino province), is well known for the sharpness of its swords...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1278943
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A truly magnificent and rare tsutsu (cylindrical) mukozuke, a cup to serve dishes during the Japanese tea ceremony...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1278939
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$750.00
A very fine set composed of a kiseru (pipe), a tabako-ire (pouch for tobacco) and a kiseruzutsu (pipe case) signed Ichijo and dating from the late part of the Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji period.

The pipe is rather small but can be and has been used. The metallic "suikuchi" (mouthpiece) and "gankubi" (shank) are aesthetically pleasing, with rich contrasts of gold and black colors...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1278938
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$860.00
An attractive Southeast Asian bowl dating from the 19th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1837 VR item #1278937
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$400.00
A splendid ko-seto (old seto) dish, with a wonderful greenish glaze: an attractive characteristic of this ware, echoing the tones of Joseon ceramics. Though it seems to have been a humble utilitarian vessel, time has given it the noble air of tea room potteries through its sobriety and wabi-sabi appearance...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1278936
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$390.00
A splendid kiseru (pipe) of very small size, which seems to have been used. It is made in a most refined way; the metallic "suikuchi" (mouthpiece) and "gankubi" (shank) skilfully carved with the motif of a single flower, separated by the bamboo stem. The kiseru dates from the end of the Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji period.

A great example of the mastery of Japanese metal craftsmen of the 19th century.

The kiseru is in very good condition...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1276149
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A rare and very attractive reticulated plate dating from the 19th century. The contrast between the navy blue glaze and the Turkish blue glaze creates a sublime sight enhanced by the intricate carved and hand painted floral motifs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1275592
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$7,800.00
An exquisite two-fold screen dating from the middle to late Edo period (1615-1868). Although it bears no signature, it was surely made by a talented artist.

The painting represents a young boy sleeping under a tree, by a brook, at the feet of a wise man and a tiger both also resting. The scene seems to depict a dream, although it is not clear who is dreaming about whom.

The rich palette of colors used gives the work a serene and warm aura and invite, absorbs even, the onlooker int...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1920 item #1274028
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A wonderful glasswork made by renown French multi-talented artist Emile Gallé (1846-1904), one of the masters of art nouveau.

This lamp, a true Art Nouveau gem, is decorated using carving and etching techniques developed by Gallé himself. It features motifs of plum flowers in bloom designed in sublime details.

The lamp shade, also beautifully made, rests on a very rare cubic foot. Most Gallé lamps of this kind have round feet.

Both foot and shade are signed "Gallé". The ...