All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1257617 (stock #593)
Figuratively sculpted sandstone depiction of a seated Kukai (774-835, known posthumously as Kobo Daishi), the right hand holding a sankosho (three-pronged vajra) and the left a juju (Buddhist rosary), two of Kobo Daishi's defining attributes. Late-Edo Period ca. 1825. Excellent condition...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #193841 (stock #MO149)
A Moche II shell bottle from Peru, ca. 100 - 200 AD. This beautifully formed and incised shell is 5" high, painted in cream over the orange clay. The delicate spout is painted with tan pigment and is nicely burnished. Bivalves, such as this scallop shell, are rare in Moche art and may have had male-female symbolism, which would have added to the fertility connotations of their association with water. Intact, with only minor losses of the cream pigment. A lovely example.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #1338293 (stock #Lot1107)
A very rare Jianyang temmoko bowl was in unique firing effects.

Perfect condition.

Width: 12.3cm.

Date: Song Dynasty, 12th Century.

A custom-made cotton box is included.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #880998 (stock #ZTC263)
This small oil lamp has a floral motif cloisonne base and glass globe. An artifact of the Qing dynasty, this style lamp was often referred to as an opium lamp, presummably because of their use in the opium dens of that period.

At 3.5 inches high, it is in good condition with no dents and no losses.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1837 VR item #716332 (stock #lot384)
Description: A bronze paper weight was joyfully in a subject that most welcomed by Chinese people. "Si Xi" Four Joys- Fu (wellbeing), Lu (prosperity), So (longevity), Si (joys) were symbolized by four laughing boys. Intriguingly designed by traditional craftsman, only two boys instead of four were in the combination. A kind of delusion would add some fun for the literati in their boring study room. Actually the puzzler can be a fine stationery which was in the practical use...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #687557 (stock #2705)
A fine b/w bowl with well balance potted, decorated at the exterior with three Phoenix on flight among continuously chrysanthemum scrolls, interior center with a 'Vajra' design within double circle. Ming dynasty 15th century Interregnum period ware. Condition is very good, with no any chips, no cracks and free from restoration, just found minor crackle glaze to the body and base. Diameter approx 13.5 cm.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1910 item #109414 (stock #350853)
Original Japanese woodblock print by Yamamoto Shoun (1870-1965), titled "Moon of the Mosquito Net", 1907, from the Modern Beauties Series, published by Matsuki Heikichi. This print has very fresh colors, with black lacquer highlights in her hair. The only condition problem to note is pink transfer stains on arm. It measures approximately 10 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches, plus margins.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1338950
Japanese antique black formal winter silk kimono hand dyed and finely painted along the bottom with a powerful predator hawk or falcon on rockery preparing to attack a much smaller chidori (plover) flying above churning water. The scene is set against a landscape of pine branches on a pale celadon background. Symbols of military strength, Japanese artists historically painted raptors for the wealthy nobility and samurai warriors who ruled Japan...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1068668 (stock #SK 322)
Beautiful purse embroidered on both sides in counted stitch with bats in gold thread among blue clouds. Yellow colored drawstring,tassels and silk lining. Condition: fine. Little patina, yellow silk faded, the blue silk lining with stained area, one end of drawstring is loose. Dimension: 10.8 cm x 6.3 cm x 2 cm, weight: 42 g.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1440127 (stock #MOR6841)
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A 16th to 17th century (Momoyama to early Edo period) candle-stick of vine or root set onto a hollow carved base and covered in black and red lacquer with a metal stud and drip pan. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in overall fine condition, with wear typical of centuries of use.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #420652 (stock #2828)
An extraordinary large blue & white dish, central decoration with "Qilin" surrounded by "Ba Ji Xiang" or assorted treasures, on the cavetto with cloud collar design and key fret border around the rim, underside with Four Lion Foo Dog playing with brocaded balls and assorted treasures, absolutely very little this design had been published, base unglazed firing to pale orange color. Ming dynasty 15th century YONGLE-XUANDE period. Condition: damaged and with small triangle missing pieces...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #550979 (stock #WD-007)
A lacquered Buddha figure holding a bowl seated on a high lotus pedestal. This meditating Buddha has a very gentle and calming face. The open area in the back is missing its former relics.

Period: Ming - 17th Century

Size: Height: 30.2 cm

Condition: The lacquer is worn due to its age but the patina is beautiful. There are traces of gilding on the lacquer.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1127110
A well crafted Montagnard hardwood crossbow with subtle attention to detailing and with oxbone release mechanism...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #274610 (stock #MA250)
An excellent Mayan Tiquisate type molded figure from Esquintla, Guatemala, 7-3/4" tall, ca. 600 - 800 AD. This is the Old Fire God, an important deity in Mayan mythology. As always, he is presented with the wrinkled face and is adorned with large ear spools, a necklace and headdress. The old chip to the base does not detract.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #744937 (stock #AB-058)
An Assortment of 16 various stone beads including some jade ones dating from around 2,000 to 1,500 BC. Sizes: See last photo. Condition: Normal wear.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1930 item #547978 (stock #151846)
Original Japanese woodblock print by Kazue Yamagishi (1883 - c. 1966), titled "Lake Towada", c.1929. Yamagishi's watermark is located at the lower left. Yamagishi is known for his skill as a woodblock carver, but was also quite skilled as an artist.

The image measures 11 x 14 1/4 inches, plus full margins. It is in very good condition, with only some faint spots at the top corners and left margin to note...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #319608 (stock #tiger355)
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19th Century Chinese Bamboo Carved 8 Immortal Boy with Flute

The boy is 12.5 inches tall by 3.25 inches wide.

He is in good condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs, except missing tassel (as seen in the photos).

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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1492 item #1223745 (stock #609)
An Antique Pre Columbian Mayan sub culture pottery bowl c. A.D. 800-1000 Macaracas style central America. A round shaped bowl with lobed rim painted with images of birds on a museum stand. Measuring approx. 6 inches in diameter.