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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1384111 (stock #08028)
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$650.00


WABI AND SABI

Two pieces of naturally deformed 'susudake-kakehanaire' (hanging smoked bamboo vase) of quite unique abstract Japanese flower utensils treasured and handed down through the generations among predecessors (connoisseurs) as 'denseihin' for ikebana flower arrangement. 19th - early 20th century. Not attached with inner cylinders for water ('otoshi'). In aesthetically matured condition as is, with some aged damages as seen.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1384110 (stock #1240)
Fine 19th Century Korean Inkstone Box constructed entirely of Luxurious Zelkova Wood with a gorgeous grain. A rare find. Below the inkstone compartment there is a larger compartment for holding what was called the scholar's four friends: brush, ink, paper, and inkstone. The inkstone box was a Korean scholar's most treasured item. This is a beautiful and fine example. Its simple, quiet beauty was perfect for the scholar's Confucian aesthetic, and will look great with any kind of decor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1384108 (stock #1288)
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$400.00


HEAD OF DRUNK

Quite a unique and impressive wooden head of doll similar to 'Shojo' in Noh play (as a man who is a heavy drinker and dances on waves), made for 'Bunraku' or 'Joruri' or sort of local puppet show as probably, with the sculptor's's sign of 'Choun' as a 'Busshi' (sculptor of Buddhist images) of Chusonji temple in Iwate prefecture, Japan, around Edo period, 19th century. Very refined carving and hollowed-out make as its light weight...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1920 item #1384105 (stock #2018AF01)
Dimensions: 13,2m x 23,9cm x 14,3cm (Hight x Width x Depth)
Material: Roulette Impressed Earthenware Pottery
Orgin: West-Central Africa (prob. Nigeria, Igbo)
Estimated Dating: 19th/20th Century


Superbly crafted large Water Pouring Vessel...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1384096
Chinese small monochrome porcelain vase with a dark purple underglaze. The body of the vase is rounded with tapered foot, tall slender neck with small opening. The foot is bare of glaze.

Dimensions: 3" x 3" x 5 1/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384095 (stock #1171)
A rare early (female) Buddhist Guardian Lion painted with unevenly distributed crackular overglaze turquoise enamel. This item was made in China in the 17th Century during the late Ming / early Qing period. Condition: very good - there are many small underglaze firing cracks; there is glaze loss to both eyes and there is 'kiln grit'(of a type commonly associated with "Kraak" export porcelain) to the base. No chips or external cracks and no repairs or restoration...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1384093
Pair of Chinese soapstone carvings of fu dogs, one male and one female with her baby. The pedestals on which the fu dogs stand show motif panels of horses in various form and pose.

Dimensions: 3" x 2" x 6 3/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Mixed Media : Pre 1900 item #1384091
Cherub Antiques Gallery
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Handsome, crocodile-wrapped, sterling silver whisky flask. Sterling silver drinking cup removes for convenience and is gilded within. Bayonet-design, hinge-top cap. Hallmarks: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1893. 3 1/4" W., 5 3/4" H.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1384085
The Ivory Tower, Inc.
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The cover of this is heavily decorated with a springtime scene of birds and flowers. The outer walls with sparse enameled mums and wire vines. The interior with impressed of Mt. Fuji, a temple and lakeside. It measures 3.6" x 3.25" x 1.75" and dates about 1900 - 1910. Condition is very good.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1384084
The Ivory Tower, Inc.
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This vase has a beautiful and unusual royal ruby ground, elegantly decorated with chrysanthemums. The shape is more aesthetically appealing person than in the images, which seem to distort the form somewhat. It is in excellent overall condition with only a couple of tiny surface marks and a touch of oxidation around the rims. It measures 12.5" x 4.5" and dates to the early Taisho Period, about 1920.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1384082 (stock #1191)
Chinese yuan dynasty cup. 6,7 cm diameter. with single hairline.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1384081 (stock #1190)
Two sample yuan blue and white bowl. dimeter around 16 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1384071 (stock #LG0218)
Longquan Gallery
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A magnificent Longquan washer dish , dated to Southern Song Dynasty. This elegant Song piece has the best blue-green jade-like celadon glaze I have ever seen. An original firing crack is found at dish center, otherwise it is in beautiful condition. Diameter:14cm Height:5cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1384067 (stock #4289)
Good strand of antique Indo Pacific glass beads from Thailand. L: 69cm/27in- see last enlargement for scale. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1384066 (stock #4288)
Han Dynasty lead green glazed “out house toilet”. I imagine even in the afterlife you’ll still need one of these. This was part of a larger barnyard ensemble which would have consisted of a walled compound with a pig or two. In excellent condition, no damage other than where it was broken off the compound wall which you can’t see since it’s on the bottom anyway...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1384064
Chinese gilt temple carving of a Qilin breathing fire. Resembling a fu dog, the creature is a chimera mixed with a lion, a deer, a dragon, and sometimes other animals. The Qilin is said to appear with the arrival and the passing of a sage or high ruler.

Dimensions: 7 3/4" L x 1 3/4" D x 6" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1384063
The Ivory Tower, Inc.
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This footed tray is beautifully decorated using the ginbari foil cloisonne technique. The color combination contrasts very nicely. The condition is excellent with only some minor original surface pitting. It measures 7 1/3" x 4 7/8" x 5/8". It dates early 20th century, about 1910.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1384062
The Zentner Collection
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Antique pair of Chinese official's hat arm chairs, made of huanghuali wood with intricately woven rattan seats. Carved cusped edged apron. Dramatic grain.

Provenance: From the collection of the Santa Barbara Museum.

17th century

Dimensions: 44" high x 18 7/8" wide x 17" deep. Seat: 20 1/2" high.