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Vintage Chinese Framed Metal Picture Of Heron

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Metals: Pre 1930   item# 1246030

Vintage Chinese Framed Metal Picture Of Heron
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Beautiful gold-toned picture of a heron forged out of bronze, surrounded by leaves, flowers, and branches, set upon a black painted background, and framed with black lacquered wood. Minor damage. Signed with Cartouche, Early 20th century. Size: 39.5" tall, 27.25" wide


Antique Chinese Blue And White Porcelain Vase With Lid

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: Chinese Export: Pre 1920   item# 1245908

Antique Chinese Blue And White Porcelain Vase With Lid
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Beautiful Chinese porcelain vase, scrolling vine and floral pattern with a double ring on the foot, cobalt blue, 19th century. Size: 6" tall, 4" wide


Pair of Japanese Bronze Niō Guardians

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Metals: Bronze: Pre 1980   item# 1243519

Pair of Japanese Bronze Niō Guardians
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Extremely detailed pair of bronze statues of guardians to the Buddha called Niō or Kongōrikishi. While Buddhism usually promotes pacifism, the Nio guardians are said to have justified the use of physical confrontation to fight back against evil. Nio are typically placed on either side of a temple door. One statue, named Misshaku Kongo or Agyo, has an open mouth to represent the first sound in the Sanskrit language "a", symbolizing birth and overt violence. The other statue is ...click for details


Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Lohan Vase

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Pre 1980   item# 1241806

Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Lohan Vase
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Porcelain Chinese famille rose vase depicting many disciples of Buddha huddled together atop a cliff, all in brightly-colored garb, with many details. A disciple in green holds a scroll of a sunset; One in purple, physically resembling Buddha, holds a cane or walking stick with a green knapsack tied together with pink ribbons; Another holds a cane with some sort of fruit or vegetable tied around it; One figure does not share the jolly attitude of his peers and is instead seen with a scowl on hi ...click for details


"Girl By Twilight" By Takahashi Shotei AKA Rakutei

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Pre 1960   item# 1241684

"Girl By Twilight" By Takahashi Shotei AKA Rakutei
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Woodblock print titled "Girl By Twilight" by Japanese artist Rakutei, also known as Takahashi Shotei circa 1951, published by Shima Art Co. A young woman stands under a tree in a deep purple, blue, and red kimono, gazing at a village that lies beyond a bridge. The silhouettes of several villagers can be seen illuminated from their windows. The young woman's bright and beautiful form are contrasted against the dark night. The print itself is signed and it set against a handmade fram ...click for details


Woodblock Print "Kasurazuka View" by Tsuchiya Koitsu

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Pre 1940   item# 1241669

Woodblock Print "Kasurazuka View" by Tsuchiya Koitsu
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A truly extraordinary print of the streets of Tokyo by Japanese Shin-Hanga artist Tsuchiya Koitsu circa August of 1939. Two women, both wearing beautiful blue kimonos, walk in the rain holding parasols. The streets are colored a purple/mauve as the rainwater reflects the light of lanterns from inside of a nearby shop, trees rise above buildings, and despite the depicted weather conditions, this is a very colorful scene. Print is signed and stamped in the bottom left corner. Size: 10.75" ...click for details


Japanese Woodblock Print Of Herons By Ohara Koson

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Pre 1950   item# 1241657

Japanese Woodblock Print Of Herons By Ohara Koson
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A beautiful and very detailed woodblock print by Japanese artist Ohara Koson (1877-1945) of two herons standing in water with leaves and branches in the background, slightly obscuring the view of a bright crescent moon amongst a beautiful night sky, fading from darker tone blues into icy tones. The herons' feathers are actually embossed into the woodblock and have many other detailed features, such as the scales and claws of their feet and the gleam in their eyes. The style of this print is ...click for details


Japanese Woodblock Print of Herons By Ohara Koson

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Pre 1950   item# 1241564

Japanese Woodblock Print of Herons By Ohara Koson
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Wonderfully detailed print of snowy herons huddled together in the water by Japanese artist Ohara Koson (1877-1945). This is a shin-hanga style of print, a revitalization of the traditional ukiyo-e style, which means "pictures of the floating world", popularized during the Edo period in Japan (17th-19th century). The background of the print fades beautifully from the icy grey and white toned sky into the gorgeous blues of the water. The herons are amazingly detailed with their feathers ...click for details


Woodblock Print "Kyoto Rakuhoken" - Kun Pu

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Pre 1960   item# 1241549

Woodblock Print "Kyoto Rakuhoken" - Kun Pu
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Colorful woodblock print of a rural house in Japan, with multicolored pinwheels spinning overhead, accompanied by fish wind socks called koinobori, which are traditionally flown to celebrate Kodomo no Hi or Children's Day (March 5th). By Kun Pu, circa 1960-1950, published by Uchida Art Co. Size: 17.5" tall, 11.75" wide


Japanese Woodblock Print Of Two Girls By Saito

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Pre 1960   item# 1241542

Japanese Woodblock Print Of Two Girls By Saito
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Woodblock print by Japanese artist Saito circa 1950-1960, published by Uchida Art Co. This print is of two young girls wearing very bright and beautiful kimonos in various shades of green, blue, yellow, pink, and red. One girl holds a fan while the other holds a small toy of a bird. A paper lantern hangs behind the head of the smaller girl. Both girls have precious, doll-like features. Size: 17.5" tall, 30cm wide

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