All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1249565 (stock #39B14)
Rare Yuan dynasty red lacquerware oval tray, Chinese, 14th century, carved with two three-toed dragons encircled by a border of crashing waves. Size: 8 3/8 inches x 6 3/4 inches x 1 inch deep. Condition: two spots where the lacquer is missing on the top of the rim, some old filler on the foot ring on the under side, some cracking to the lacquer and a few tiny spots of loss to the incised lacquer in the background...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #799364 (stock #ktv)
A rare and fine Kangxi period but Jiajing marked underglaze three colour vase. It was finely painted with the four auspicious mythical beasts or silingshou, which are the dragons, phoenixes, tigers and lions in underglaze blue and red in reserve on a powder blue ground. The rocks were carved into the porcelain and enamelled in celadon. All underglaze colours are bright and brilliant. The base bears the six character Jiajing mark in double circles in underglaze blue. It is in pristine conditions...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #852661 (stock #FURN-001)
An extremely rare pair of original 18th century elm wood lacquered folding chairs. All the parts are original including the original lacquer. Only replacements were the hardware in the folding joints as the originals had rusted out. The back panel has an open- work floral design with a cloud design on the upper and lower panels. The soft mat seat seems to be original. The chairs fold in a unique backward motion. Size: H. 104cm. Width between the arm rests. 58.5cm. Seat depth. 38.5cm. Condition...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #853964 (stock #WD-022)
A rare, large and beautifully carved scholar's item made of huanghuali and carved with flower vases and a censer as the center piece, with the original hardware.The outer frame could be huanghuali or huali. It is unusual to find these wall decorations in huanghuali. Size: L. 86cm. W. 35cm Age: Late Ming, early Ching piece. Condition: No repairs. For serious inquires, I will send photos of the back of the piece.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1403786 (stock #910152)
Dimentions: 36in x 19in. Jochi Hoshi (1913-1979) was born in Niigata prefecture. Graduated from Tainan Normal School in Taiwan; worked as a teacher in Taiwan for 13 years. Returned to Japan after World War II and enrolled in the oil painting department of Musashino College of Fine Arts; graduated in 1956 at age 43. Mokuhan self-taught. First exhibited with Nihon Hanga Kyokai in 1948; member from 1952. Also exhibited with Kokugakai and Graphic Arts Club...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1151536 (stock #21116455)
Original Japanese woodblock print by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858), titled "Rough Sea at Naruto in Awa Province" from 1855. This design is the 55th plate from the series "Views of the Sixty-Nine Odd Provinces”.

The image measures approximately 13 1/2 x 9 inches. The colors are in an excellent state of preservation, as the print comes from an original Edo period album and was never framed...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #1432085 (stock #M8950)
LARGE Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Camel with TL Test (75cm)

This exceptionally large and impressive pottery model of a camel was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is made from a buff-coloured pottery that has been "cold painted" in various different coloured pigments...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1437935 (stock #TCR8060)
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A large basin in striking cobalt designs by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan enclosed in an unsigned wooden box. The central figure is a soaring phoenix spiral n elaborate plumage surrounded by clam shaped scallops in which leaping carp vie for the prize. About the rim 3 dragons battle for the flaming pearl. Outside serpentine vines intertwine about voluptuous flowers over phoenix. All together a sumptuous and royal aura. It is roughly 32 cm (12-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #1154551
A fine and rare transitional period blue and white mallet vase in perfect conditions. Painted with antiques pattern with dragon and wan character border. This type of vases are rare and sought after. Date: transitional period, 17th century; Height: 27cm or 10.6inches; Conditions: perfect.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1448744 (stock #MOR8150)
The Kura
Golden cranes soar among clouds etched into the surface of this solid silver Japanese hanging incense burner (Tsuri Koro) dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. Inside is an ash-cup suspended in a triple-hinged gimble which keeps the ash pot upright no matter the angle of the ball itself. On the side is impressed the official Kokuin which reads Jungin (pure silver). The cranes have a soft golden sheen and are likely gilded or damascened with gold. It hangs from three silk chords ti...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1930 item #1437940 (stock #TCR8061)
The Kura
Verdant foliage of the Imperial Paulownia (Kiri) tree in crisp cobalt rises majestically on this tall vase by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seika Kiri no Zu Kabin (Blue and White Vase with Paulownia Design). It is 30 cm (12 inches) tall and in excellent condition, signed on the base.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation hea...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1436554 (stock #ANR8040B)
The Kura
A comic scene in ink on paper of boys herding oxen by Nagasawa Rosetsu spreads across these two low screens. The central characters, one in the lead the second astride one of the behemoths crossing a bridge is distracted by a butterfly floating by above while the beast in front steps on its own rope, pulling his head back to the viewer with a quizzical expression. Other oxen and boys populate the background. All is performed in very soft gray tones with abbreviated detail as if viewed through...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1930 item #1342545 (stock #122)
Pear shaped body of ovoid section, supported on a flared foot covered in a deep imperial egg-yolk yellow glaze thinning midway down on the inside to where the balance is unglazed. The narrow sides of the neck flanked by a pair of dragon-head handles. The recessed base is glazed in the same deep yellow. The glaze stops short of the base. Unmarked.

Size: 13" high by 8-3/4" wide by 6" depth

Condition: Very good condition, no breaks, cracks.

Note: This is quite a...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1357079 (stock #757)
Square tachigata-style lantern sculpted in six parts from a high-quality granite. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Excellent condition, with only very minor old loss. Heavy lichen accumulation especially on the two upper parts, i.e., the kasa (roof) and ornamental hoju (sacred jewel) configuration.

Height: 144 cm
Total packaged weight: approx. 290 kg.

A notably handsome square lantern with rounded column featuring a distinctively styled upper ornament comprising a sacred jewel partially protrudin...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1837 VR item #605392 (stock #WD-023)
A beautiful and rare blackwood vanity chest. This is an unique piece and very large and quite heavy. It has all the original brass fittings and many drawers. There are many copies of this piece and this is the only original one I have come by in all the years I have been collecting. Age: Early 19th century. Size: L. 35cm. W. 25.8cm. H. 21cm. Condition: All original.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre AD 1000 item #1344500 (stock #788)
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An exquisite Olmec culture pre Columbian Mexico Jade hard stone mask. Measuring 8" x 6" x 3". A beautifully carved image with bold facial features. In ancient condition with centuries of deterioration of the stone matrix from being buried in an acidic soil, leaving the harder Jade intact authenticating the age. From a Stanford collection.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : African : Pre 1950 item #1433400
Anthropomorphic figure ‘Lagana’. H. 51 cm. First half 20th century. Old repairs to the arms and the left leg. Van Rijn: ao-0156590-004. Provenance: Private collection Antibes, France, Private collection Belgium. Exhibited: Paris, France, ‘Parcours des Mondes’, Joshua Dimondstein, 2019.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1930 item #1359362 (stock #243)
A Chinese porcelain copper-red glazed bottle vase. The inside as well as the base glazed white. The copper red glaze thinning to just below the top rim where it was covered in gilt. The controlled glaze stops just short of the base. The base with a six character underglaze-blue Qianlong seal mark (1736-95).

Size: Approximately 10-3/4" high by 5.5" diameter

Condition: Very good condition, no breaks or cracks. The gilt around the top rim has worn off, leaving traces.