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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1380329
An old well carved white jade lion dog , a small piece , in good condition , probably Qing era
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1910 item #1380325
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1380324 (stock #A-2017)
A heavy, old, dark patina bronze censer with 4 claw dragons circling around the pearl of wisdom that has been marked on the base with the Xuande emperors reign mark.

A heavy, round, bronze censer with a rounded lip that has a cast decoration of four claw dragons circling around the pearl of wisdom. The dragons ride above sea waves. Between the designs is a stippling pattern. There is a shallow foot with a recessed base...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1380323 (stock #A-2016)
A highly decorated, rich looking traveling utensil carrier from China for those nights when you want to eat out.

A tube with three compartments, paktong fittings at the top, bottom and a clamp in the middle. These fittings hold together outer skins of bone and a spotted bamboo. A pair of chopsticks, and a metal bladed knife with a bone handle decorated with scrimshaw are stored inside the handle. You can see the dark black specks in the bone on all pieces...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre 1492 item #1380322 (stock #A-1994)
The limestone fragment is a large antefix of Rishi, a great yogi and poet of hymns from the Vedas. The Rishi is framed by by a triangular flame-edged niche. The back has many tool marks.

Post-Vedic tradition of Hinduism regards the rishis as ""seers"", ""great sadhus"" or ""sages"" who after intense meditation (tapas) realized the supreme truth and eternal knowledge, which they composed into hymns...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Enamel : Cloisonne : Pre 1900 item #1380321 (stock #A-1964)
The four piece stacking cloisonné container set with lid has with turquoise background and floral scrolling.

The three brass or bronze containers are decorated with peony scrolls done in pink, red, turquoise, blue, green, yellow and white glass enamels. The containers have a very richly decorated top, as well. The designs of each container lines up perfectly. The interiors are coated with a turquoise ground. The base is also coated in turquoise...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1380320 (stock #A-1957)
A very white, well carved, hand polished carving of a dog that has a hole by the paws for hanging on a cord.

A dense heavy stone that has been carved into the shape of a dog at rest. The stone has small brown inclusions and is translucent when held to a light. The artist used one inclusion to accent the tip of the tail. The carving is very deep with sharp line quality. The underside is finished as well and even the individual toes of the paws are defined...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1380319 (stock #A-1956)
An amazing tour de force of the Japanese metal workers art, with gold and silver inlay of wisteria vines. The workmanship is so incredibly tiny and exacting.

An ovoid cast iron sword guard that is heavy and smooth with gold decoration applied in a design of wisteria vines and with applied silver wisteria blossoms. The black iron metal is a good foil for the bright gold wisteria vines...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1380318 (stock #A-1953)
A heavy, well used antique censer that was brought out of China 70 years ago. The fact that it was repaired shows how precious the censer was for a past owner.

A heavy round bronze vessel with loop handles on each side and three round pointed peg feet that has seen much use. The interior is blackened and has a rectangular repair patch. The bronze was over cleaned at some point but has started to regain its patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1380317 (stock #A-1940)
A beautiful example of the Chinese metal arts that shines bright and colorful as if it had been made today.

A millefleur motif cloisonné snuff bottle with sterling silver base and mouth that has a matching top. The top has a gilded silver spoon. I believe the top is original to the bottle as it fits exactly. The workmanship is very fine. The details are so minute. You can see stamens and color gradations in the flowers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1380316 (stock #A-1912)
Heavy silver snuff bottle with fine and intricate detailing of four-claw dragons on each side.

An ovoid body cast from silver that has a screw-in matching top with spoon. The workmanship on the design is expert and very fine. There is tiny bead work on the lid, neck, and around the dragons. The dragons and cloud design is deep and well rounded. There are foo lion handles on the shoulder with good detailing on the facial features including the teeth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1380315 (stock #JD-101)
JJ Oriental
$475.00
Two pieces of two colored jadeite carved as butterfly wings set in 14 karat gold. Size: W. 4.8cm. H. 3.2cm. Condition: Perfect
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1380314 (stock #A-1929)
A round very white jade snuff dish with an etched design of people in a boat with clouds over head.

A round translucent white nephrite jade snuff dish with a shallow foot ring that has had an etched design of three people in a boat with clouds over head and wave lines around the boat...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1380313 (stock #12911)
GALLERY TSUMUGI
$180.00
Kaji-zukin (fireman's hood) made of indigo dyed cotton with "Ishi-datami (pavement) motif. It has hand-stitched sashiko. In excellent condition but it has light worn part. The second half of the 19th century. 39cm x 52cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1380312 (stock #2106-14C34)
The dochu cape comes from the influence of the Portuguese and was worn by the Samurai. The inner layer is cotton indigo kasuri and indigo shima is the cape's outer layer. Between the two layers of indigo cloth, is a layer that sounds like crinkly brown paper, perhaps a water proof type of oilcloth. It is in overall good condition, but please note that there is some staining and the original ties are missing and closures are now held together with old white ties. Dates Meiji or earlier.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380309 (stock #J030)
The Kura
$500.00
An album leaf mounted as a scroll featuring a small figure in a broad ink landscape. Ink on silk in a cloth border with ivory rollers. It is 21 x 44 inches (53.5 x 112 cm) enclosed in a period wood box. There is a crease in the center where it was once folded in the album. The rollers will be changed if shipping overseas.
Yamamoto Shunkyo (1871-1933) Shunkyo was born in Otsu, Shiga prefecture in 1871, and came to study traditional Shijo painting in Kyoto under Kono Bairei, Nomura Bunk...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380308 (stock #J005)
The Kura
$850.00
The scene is summer, and the sudare-reed-curtain billows slightly with a breeze as a girl plays a game of jacks in this image by important artist Nishiyama Suisho enclosed in an antique wooden box. Light color on silk with in a brocade border with ivory capped bone rollers. The scroll is 20-1/2 x 75 inches (52 x 190.5 cm) and in overall fine condition, with some minor wrinkles and handling marks.
Suisho (1879-1958) was a student of Takeuchi Seiho (whose influence is apparent here, later...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #1380307 (stock ##1842)
A Ming blue and white bowl, decorated with Tibetan characters to interior and exterior. Ming 16th-17th century. Good condition excepted small repaired to rim, no crack. Diameter: 14,6 cm and Height: 6,9 cm.