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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1382682 (stock #1283)
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$230.00


GEGYO

Decorative wooden board installed to the gables of shrine (or temple) roof called 'gegyo' (lit. 'hanging fish') which stands for "sprinkling water" as a traditional Japanese architectual charm of fire prevention. Edo period, 19th century. approx...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1382681 (stock #09330)
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$350.00


KOREAN PAPERED BAMBOO BASKET

Korean bamboo-woven basket coated in wastepaper finished with the many layers of oil and persimmon tannin ('kakishibu'), late Joseon dynasty, late 19th century. With some pale-colored papers for repair dated back to the period of Japan's rule (1910-1945). In such aged condition as is with small holes and flaws. approx...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1382680 (stock #MOR6772)
A pair of powerful Shishi guardian carvings dating from the later Edo period, 18th-19th century, in the Ah-Un expression (Exhaling and inhaling). Ah-Un has many allusions, it is the beginning and end of the alphabet, summarizing all in between, and is said to be inhaling good fortune, and exhaling bad. Glass eyes inset into very human faces. They are 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) tall, 9-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches (24 x 14 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #1382677 (stock ##1857)
A bowl with conical form, decorated carved incised to the interior center with flower spray. The teardrops effect is appear and foot rim unglazed which very similar with Ding ware, but it's not, possibly from the area. Southern Song to Yuan dynasty found at Borneo. Condition is good except tiny firing chip and firing imperfection, otherwise no any crack, no any chip and free from any restoration. Diameter:
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1382675
Chinese Yuan to Ming dynasty high-shouldered short-necked porcelain vase covered overall in a gray glaze with a slightly blue-green tint that extends into and coats the interior. The unglazed mouth rim is flat and fairly wide. The vase tapers from the sharply angled shoulder to an unglazed concave base. A luting line is evident in the interior. Areas where the glaze did not cover have burnt orange. Circa 14th/15th century. Measures nearly 3 7/8” high x about 2 5/8" diameter...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1382674
19th century karako (Chinese boy) imitating Ebisu - one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune, that of fishing - by wearing a typical hat worn by the God and holding a rope of a toy fish on a wheeled platform. Very unusual subject, superbly carved - see his smiling face, brocade pattern on the sleeves and fish scales. Beautiful staining, wonderful wear and patina. Big toe of his right foot on the front of the netsuke is naturally worn from use...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1382673
Uncommon subject 19th century netsuke of seated Soshi leaning on a low table. Soshi was a Chinese philosopher who dreamt he was a butterfly, and could not in his dream decide whether he had become a butterfly, or whether it was the butterfly who had borrowed his form. Essentially the netsuke is a reminder of relativity of personal opinion. Amazing face of portrait quality, excellent detailing of his robe with “broken ice” and flowers pattern...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1382672
19th century kurumi (natural walnut shell) netsuke carved all over with at least 50 different theatrical masks. Comes with a smaller walnut ojime carved as an eggplant. Clever crisp carving, well captured facial expressions. Fantastic deep warm brown patina. Superb representative piece for a collection of various materials in netsuke. Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester - a tag is attached. Height 1 inch.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1382669
Late 19th century boxwood netsuke carved as a sculptor sitting next to the unfinished head of a nio - one of the Buddhist Guardian Kings. Very good carving - see the fierce expression of the nio, and rough angular texture of its forehead indicating the unfinished work by the sculptor. Beautiful deep brown to black staining patina, nice patina. Signed NORITOSHI on the bottom of the head. Height 7/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1382665
Large 11" high Chinese Jin Dynasty (1125-1234) thick bodied ribbed stoneware vase of globular form with narrow neck and flaring mouth with rolled rim. A dark brown to black glaze (referred to as "temmoku" by the Japanese) characteristic of Henan Province wares ends just above the unglazed base. The glaze is permeated with a fine pattern of pinhead sized white speckles. 11"H. 12th to 13th century. Very good, solid overall condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1382661
This piece is a Greek terracotta applique of a god, and dates to the late Hellenistic Period, circa 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D. This attractive piece is approximately 3.25 inches high, by 2.25 inches wide, and is a complete example that was mounted on the wall of a ceramic or a handle. The wall of the ceramic and/or handle is seen on the backside of the piece, and this piece was mold made, and then was subsequently applied to the vessel...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1800 item #1382656 (stock #1666)
A small finely carved yellow and translucent white soapstone (Shoushan?) figure group depicting the Daoist Immortal Liu Hai 劉海 and his companion the three legged toad. This item was probably made for the Scholar's table as a tactile handling object during the 17th or early 18th Century, possibly during the reign of the Kangxi emperor (1662 - 1722). Condition: the tip of the plantain leaf base is broken off but the figure group is fully intact...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1382655 (stock #1165)
An Arita porcelain deep dish painted in shades of underglaze blue with fishermen in a boat in a river landscape. This item was made in Japan, during the Edo period, in the second half of the 18th Century. Condition: there is a glaze imperfection (bottom left) below the boat; no damages and no repairs or restoration. 22 cm / 8.7 inches diameter
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1382654
Late 18th - early 19th century netsuke of a peasant wearing a straw raincoat and peacefully smoking a pipe on a raft made out of tied pine logs, his straw hat and a wooden bucket next to him. Superb carving to the last detail - see his great tranquil face, woven hat texture, raised knots on the logs, and water streams cleverly depicted on the bottom...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1382653
19th century netsuke representing two boys as street entertainers, in this case an acrobat with his feet up, and a drummer with a drum and a striker. Uncommon subject, excellent carving, dynamic postures, superb depiction of faces, hair and textile patterns, beautiful warm patina. Height 1 7/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1382652
19th century boxwood netsuke of a man tying up Kanninbukuro (the bag of patience). A person who suffers a wrong is supposed to hide his mortification in an invisible bag. Very well carved, wonderful face, delicately incised textile patterns. Beautiful wear and patina consistent with age. Inscribed KANNIN (patience) on the bag. Height 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1700 item #1382648 (stock #1164)
A small carved bamboo wood Boy on Buffalo. This rare object was made in China in the Ming dynasty, probably during the 16th or early 17th Century. Condition: part of the front left hoof is missing and there is an old crack to the Buffalo's left ear; no further losses and there have been no repairs or restoration. 7 cm / 2.75 inches long; 5.3 cm / 2.2 inches high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1382647 (stock #701ar)
E & M Perez
$250.00
Of heavy weight silver (approximately 3 troy ounces), this calling card case was crafted in India in the late 19th century. The surface of both sides is heavily decorated with repousse designs, borders, and texturing of the silver. Made for the Indian market, it features eight seated figures on each side, each in a rectangular octagonal cartouche, with foliate elements between the figures. The background of each figure is stippled, and the front of the case has a shield on the upper section. ...