All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1462170 (stock #12378)


81枚の紋型紙 / KATAGAMI STENCILS OF KAMON CREST 81pc.

Old paper patterns (katagami) of various design of Japanese family crest (kamon) used for stencil dyeing on kimono textile, Meiji period (1868-1912), Japan, approx. 9.5 x 9.0cm (3.74 x 3.54in) and some little smaller ones...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1461856 (stock #08324)


抽象地図 / ABSTRACT MAP

Such a rhythmic unconsciousness of completed or uncompleted Edo period's hand drawing map capturing mountain area in somewhere in Japan, approx. 41 x 38cm (16.14 x 14.96in). Washi Japanese paper, in creased condition as is. The last photo was shotten up through the natural light...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1950 item #1461784 (stock #08321)


青図 / BLUEPRINTS

4 pieces set of 1940s Japanese industrial brueprints used at Sano steel mill. approx. 78 x 55cm (30.70 x 21.65in), 78 x 55cm (30.70 x 21.65in), 75 x 52.5cm (29.52 x 20.66in), 79 x 48.5cm (31.10 x 19.09in). Uniquely misprinted, creased, and deteriorated wabi-sabi condition as is...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #1461783 (stock #12374)


オブジェ / OBJECT

Originally a sort of tool with the spring compression mechanism for pushing round stuff (tablet? or confectionery like soda pop flavored sweets?) out. Tin and wood. Showa period, 20th century, Japan. approx. 45.5 x 18 x 7cm (17.91 x 7.08 x 2.75in). Very nice for wall ornament...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1980 item #1461539 (stock #15072)


陶製の餅型 / RICE CAKE MOLDS

Set of five ceramic molds with flower patterns for making rice cake, late 20th century, Korea, approx. D 6.5-6.8cm x H 4.8-5.0cm (2.55-2.67 x 1.88-1.96in). Heavy weight...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Geological item #1461484 (stock #12371)


黒石 / BLACK STONE

Appreciation natural stone with such a spontaneous “pool" (as an erosion by the shellfish's body fluid) and a aesthetic single line, categorized into 'Tamari-ishi' as a type of art of Japanese 'Suiseki', from the river in Ashoro district in Hokkaido prefecture as 'Ashorogawa-seki'. approx. 15 x 8 x 5cm (5.90 x 3.14 x 1.96in)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1461273 (stock #WN361)
A Pwo Karen woven unmarried woman's attire with embroidered diamond-shaped pattern . Condition: partially little stained. Dimension: c. 132 x 59 cm. Please refer to "Peoples of the Golden Triangle: Six Tribes in Thailand" by Paul and Elaine Lewis, pages 74 - 75. Provenance: Private Swiss Collection.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1930 item #1461199 (stock #12369)


石の狐 / STONE FOX

Votive stone carving fox as the messenger of Inari god, from a shrine in Aomori area, Japan, Taisho period, early 20th century, approx. H 23 x 10.5 x 7.5cm (9.05 x 4.13 x 2.95in)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1920 item #1461100 (stock #WN362)
A Sgaw Karen woman's tunic embroidered with geometric pattern in yellow, red and white yarn, accentuated with Job's tears seeds. Condition: missing seeds, clean. Dimension: c. 72 x 63 cm. Please refer to "Peoples of the Golden Triangle: Six Tribes in Thailand" by Paul and Elaine Lewis, pages 76 - 81. Provenance: Private Swiss Collection.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1460960 (stock #08319)


山茶碗/ MOUNTAIN-CHAWAN

Supernatural mixture distortion as integrated 14-layered Japanese proto-pottery bowls (so-called ‘Yamajawan’ (Yama-Chawan / lit. ‘Mountain tea bowl’)) stuck to each other in the kiln-firing, circa Kamakura-Muromachi period (1185-1573), approx...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1460959 (stock #12367)


祈り猿神 / PRAYING MONKEY GODS

Two votive wood carving seated monkey gods with such lovely faces, Taisho-Showa period, early 20th century, Japan, Large: approx. H 15.5cm (6.10in), Small: approx. H 11cm (4.33in)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1910 item #1460851 (stock #WN359)
A set of Mandarin squares, comprising a front and a back, dating around 1900. Insignia for a court official's wife, with appliqued silver pheasant bird, denoting the fifth rank. Gold and silver metallic threads couched on violetta silk, lined with blue silk. Condition: traces of age, little faded, back badge with short tear (please see photo # 10), lining little stained. Dimension: 25.5 cm x 28.2 cm.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #1460776 (stock #12365)


張子馬 / PAPIER-MACHE HORSE

Unfinished and unpainted handmade papier-mache horse, Showa period, 20th century, Japan, approx. H 36.5cm (14.37in), L 30cm (11.81in)


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1930 item #1460497 (stock #15068)


魚型錠前 / FISH-SHAPED BRASS LOCK

Early 20th century, Korea, approx. 18 x 10 x 2.2cm (7.08 x 3.93 x 0.86in). Originally used for furniture. Here is "Instruction how to handle Korean Locks" (ref. https://www.asien-zuhause.ch/Frames_English/Korean_locks2_English.htm). Massive weight, so enjoy as an ornament or paperweight as well. Some expected stains and scratches due to aging as is...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1460380 (stock #1724)


刺子足袋 / SASHIKO TABI

Two pairs of unique and rare Japanese tabi handspun cotton socks with full of 'sashiko' (ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sashiko) from Tohoku region, Taisho - Early Showa period, early 20th century, approx. Length 22cm (8.66in) each, in aesthetic vintage condition as is, with expected signs of use and stains due to aging as seen.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1460188 (stock #12359)


ねずみの絵巻 / PICTURE SCROLL OF MICE

Probably a kind of 'otogizoshi' (illustrated short stories (anime) of Japanese medieval era / ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otogi-z%C5%8Dshi) as a part of story with such personified mice. Meiji period (1868-1912), Japan. approx. 23.5 x 153cm (9.25 x 60.23in). Original size might have been a little longer. Repaired at the backside. Some folds, wrinkles, and wormholes as is.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1960 item #1460030 (stock #15064)


BOJAGI, WHITE

Traditional folk Korean patchwork hemp textile made from various scrap fabrics called Bojagi (Pojagi), mid 20th century, approx. 114 x 112cm (44.88 x 44.09in), embodies the lifestyle and the story of the people who take good care of their possessions at that time. Such bracing white color. Large size. Stiff hemp. Some expected slight frays, discoloring, and small holes due to aging, but in beautiful vintage condition as is as seen.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1459942 (stock #WN358)
A Chinese silk brocade fabric showing a pattern repeat of lotus flowers. Lampas weaving with aniline dyed and gold wrapped silk threads. Condition: a hole (see photo no. 8), partial thin areas and some wear. Dimension: 67 cm wide (whole length) x 165 cm long.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #1459569 (stock #12354)


LYING DOWN TANUKI

Shigaraki pottery ware okimono of lying down raccoon dog with such big balls, Showa period, 20th century, Japan, approx. 20 x 11 x H 8cm (7.87 x 4.33 x 3.14in). Some expected aged deterioration as is. Tiger is not attached.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #1459409 (stock #12351)


LOVELY PAIR OF FOXES

Simple and kawaii stone carving foxes, Showa period, 20th century, Japan, approx. H 15.5 x 8 x 5.5cm (6.10 x 3.14 x 2.16in). Some expected aged deterioration as seen. Tiger is not attached.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1960 item #1459209 (stock #15062)


POJAGI

Traditional folk Korean patchwork hemp textile made from various scrap fabrics (white x beige) called Pojagi (Bojagi), mid 20th century, approx. 114 x 112cm (44.88 x 44.09in), embodies the lifestyle and the story of the people who take good care of their possessions at that time. Large size with unique geometric pattern. Stiff and thick hemp with solid weight. Some expected slight frays, discoloring, and small holes due to aging, but in beautiful vint...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1459085 (stock #12348)


OBINA

Emperor doll of Japanese Hina dolls in such skelton condition removed all its original kimono costume off since so damaged, categorized into 'Kokin-bina’ (Traditional hina dolls with new designs in the late Edo period), Edo-Meiji period, 19th century, approx. H 31cm (12.20in)


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1458999 (stock #08312)


SHAKA

Wooden seated image of Shaka (Buddha) carved by a certain ordinary people with one's prayer and free creativity, so-called ‘Minshubutsu’ (lit. “Folk Buddha”), Edo period, 18-19th century, Japan, approx. H 16.5 x W 9.7 x D 8cm (6.49 x 3.81 x 3.14in), in such sooted and aesthetically blackened condition, with some aged deterioration as is.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #1458931 (stock #12346)


OTSU-E SCROLL

Characteristically humorous Japanese folk painting of 'Otsu-e' (ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otsu-e), with the popular motif of 'Raiko-no-taikotsuri' (God of thunder trying to catch a drum, means 'Homer sometimes nods.'), Showa period, 20th century, approx. 92 x 27cm (36.22 x 10.62in). Aged deterioration as is.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1458793 (stock #08311)


TAKENOKO

Anonymous vintage Japanese painting of a single takenoko (bamboo shoot) on silk, attached with an original wooden frame (though deteriorated and damaged), Showa period, 20th century, Frame: approx. 58.5 x 45 x 3.2cm (23.03 x 17.71 x 1.25in). Painter's red seal but unidentified. Well expresses its distinctive strong vital force and upward straightness in the wabi composition. Glass was removed when shooting the photos.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1458761 (stock #12344)


TALISMAN OF JAPANESE WOLF

Sacred and unique Edo period's 'gofu' paper talisman with wood-printed Japanese wolf as 'Ooguchi-no-Magami'* of Mt. Mitakesan in Kai Province which is the protection from thief, evil spirit, fire, etc. as stamped. This frame is just briefly and casually attched by me for shooting its photos, just in case. The condition is as is with such deterioration as seen. Talisman: approx. 31.5 x 10.5cm (12.40 x 4.13in) / Frame: approx. 37.8 x 28...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Contemporary item #1458760 (stock #15060)


HANJI PAPER BLANKET

Contemporary abstraction of 'Hanji' (Traditional Korean handmade paper) from the studio of Park Sung-man who is the one of leading Hanji artisans with more than 50 years experience in the field. Such tasteful details unique to hand-made paper. Fluffy but very powerful. approx. 141 x 126cm (55.51 x 49.60in).


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #1458716 (stock #12343)


FRP FOX MASKS

Three-piece set of funny and lovely fox masks made of FRP (Fiber-glass reinforced plastic), Showa period, 20th century, Japan, approx. L 23-25cm (9.05-9.84in). Solid, heavy, and with some aged deterioration as is.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1458556 (stock #08308)


STATUE OF STANDING DOG

Lovely vintage sculpture carved from a single wood with no joint, with unidentified carved seal, found in Japan, 20th century, approx. H 28cm (11.02in)


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1458377 (stock #12339)


CONTINUOUS UDON

Old exchange tickets with hand-written words of Japanese 'Udon' (187pc.) and 'Soba' (30pc.) noodles, once used at dining hall (or staffroom cafeteria) in Kansai region, Showa period, 20th century, approx. 6 x 4.5cm (2.36 x 1.77in) each. Aged deterioration including some bends and stains.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1970 item #1458299 (stock #12338)


GOLDEN HUSBAND AWARD

Bronze human-formed trophy with a frying pan and a broom (removable) for the winner of "Golden Husband" (Best Husband) championship award of the Japanese TV program (MBS), Showa 37 (1962), Total with wooden stand: approx. H 39.5cm (15.55in). Some aged deterioration as is.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1960 item #1458157 (stock #12337)


MAKEUP SAMPLES

28-print set of Kabuki actor's makeup samples for private study, Showa 20s (1945-54), Japan, approx. 25.7 x 18.1cm (10.11 x 7.12in) each. Paraffin paper is attached with each print. Some rips, bends, and stains due to aging as is.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1458040 (stock #12335)


MAD CALLIGRAPHY

Two old handmade notebooks (one with black-outed calligraphy and illustrated one), each with the sign of Katsujiro Takahashi (or Shojiro Takahashi) as the possessor himself and its date as late Edo period, 19th century, Japan, Illustrated: approx. 16.7 x 12.5cm (6.57 x 4.92in). Aged deterioration as is, with wormholes, rips, and stains.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1457889 (stock #08302)


ART DECO SATSUMA TINWARE VASE

Unique Japanese Art Deco vase of Satsuma Tinware ('Satsuma Suzuki') with more than 365-year history as the representative traditional handicrafts of Kagoshima Prefecture, Early Showa period, 1920-30s, approx. H 26cm (10.23in). Carved seal composed of multiple kanji letters at the bottom, but unidentified clearly. Attached with wooden box (with no string). Some expected aged deterioration due to use as seen, also with dent at the roundne...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1457885 (stock #12333)


BEACHCOMBING MOUNTAIN-CHAWAN

Supernatural mixture object of an integrated 12-layered Japanese proto-pottery bowls (so-called 'Yamajawan' (Yama-Chawan / lit. 'Mountain tea bowl')) stuck to each other in the kiln-firing as an excavation raised from the sea, circa Muromachi period (1336-1573), approx. H 18cm (7.08in)


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Geological item #1457784 (stock #08301)


BLACK STONE

Kamuy kotan stone from the canyon called ‘Kamuy-kotan’ (‘Whereabouts of God’ in the Ainu language) in the western part of Asahikawa city in Hokkaido, Japan. Supernatural black creation as the God (‘Kamuy’=’Kami’) itself with no processing by human hands, except attached with a footed wood stand as an Art of Japanese ‘Suiseki’ (specifically called 'Chusho-seki' (Abstract stone)). Also attached with an old antimony two-storied pagoda (s...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1457670 (stock #08300)


CUTLER'S TOOLBOX

Old Japanese folk wooden drawer-type toolbox with such lovely hand-painted sickles and kitchen knife, used by a craftsman like cutler (or blade sharpener or blacksmith), 19th century, approx. 30 x 20 x 15cm (11.81 x 7.87 x 5.90in). Used condition due to aging as is, but no fatal damage and still practical condition with still fine original iron handles. Quite a rare find.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Geological item #1457614 (stock #12331)


PHALLUS STONE

Unique natural stone sculpture with a phallic shape that applies the original form carved by the forces of nature (mainly flow of river) to its main body with the minimum human processing (trimming and arranging with base). Height with base: approx. 18cm (7.08in). Glue mark at adhesion surface with base. Rice cake is not attached.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1457553 (stock #WN354)
A small Nabeshima plate or bowl decorated with three stylized chrysanthemun medaillons among radial motifs. The back showing the "shippo" pattern with ribbons and foot ring with comb pattern in underglaze blue. Condition: fine, minimal wear, no restorations, hairlines or chips. Dimension: diameter: c. 15.5 cm, 3.5 cm high.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1970 item #1457546 (stock #08298)


SALMON

Realistic wood carving salmon, early-mid 20th century, Hokkaido, Japan, approx. L 48.5cm (19.09in). Repair at tail fin and lack of hanging rope as wall ornament.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1457544 (stock #12330)


YATSUGATAKE KILLET

Anonymous vintage Japanese oil painting on canvas, with the sign of "Yatsugatake Killet" (Gap in Yatsugatake mountain ridge on the border between Nagano and Yamanashi Prefecture) and unidentified painter's name, Showa period, 20th century, F8, approx. 45.5 x 38cm (17.91 x 14.96in). Less number of colors and calm and solemn. Aged deterioration as is as seen.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1457517 (stock #08297)


BIRD

Anonymous makuri unmounted painting on washi paper found from an old kura warehouse in Aizu region, Japan, approx. 57 x 47.5cm (22.44 x 18.70). Sign of a single Japanese letter as 'Sen' (or 'Chi') at lower left that would suggests its painter's name. Reversibly enjoyable. Aged deterioration as is as seen.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1457412 (stock #12329)


JIZO BOSATSU

Unique wooden 'Jizo Bosatsu' (Jizo Bodhisattva) statue with a cross-like mark at backside, as a 'Minshubutsu' (lit. "Folk Buddha") carved so freely by a certain ordinary people (as non-professional Buddhist sculptor), Edo period (1603-1868), Japan, approx. H 34 x W 12 x D 10cm (13.38 x 4.72 x 3.93in), in such worm‐eaten condition (with some wood dust).


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1457334 (stock #08296)


BIG NOH MASK

Unusually big and really unique Japanese vintage wood carving noh mask representing a woman called 'Onnamen', with various facial expressions from various angles, Showa period, 20th century, approx. L 50.5 x 30.5 x 18cm (19.88 x 12.00 x 7.08in). Hangable on the wall if passes a string through side-holes. Some paint-peelings due to aging as seen. (probably will peels off little more)


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1910 item #1457214 (stock #1722)


SEMAMORI-CHO

As an old sample book of various 59 stitched designs of 'Semamori' (Amulet stitch against evil spirit for children sewn on the back of kimono as the one of Japanese folk customs since Edo period). Meiji 34 (1901), Kyoto, Japan. approx. 21 x 8cm (8.26 x 3.14in). Some expected stains due to aging as is as seen.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1456917 (stock #08294)


INARI FOXES

A pair of refined dedicatory stone carving foxes as the messengers of Inari god, with such lovely faces in aesthetic proportions, deified as ‘a-un’ (inspiration and expiration, or alpha and omega) relationship, Showa period, 20th century, Japan, approx. H 26.5cm (10.43in), in good condition though some expected aged deterioration as is. Free shipping.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1940 item #1456397 (stock #15050)


FISHMONGER'S SHOP SIGN

Wood carving codfish displayed in a fish shop in Korea, early 20th century. approx. 50 x 8 x 3cm (19.68 x 3.14 x 1.18in). Uniquely realistic expression. Some expected flaws due to use and aging, but in generally good condition as is. (*Other objects are not attached.)


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #1456222 (stock #12319)


TWO LITTLE BONITOS

Wood carving katsuo (bonito) with the sculptor's sign (as 'Masamitsu'), Showa period, 20th century, Japan, approx. 23.5 x 6 x 3cm (9.25 x 2.36 x 1.18in). *White rectangle plate is not attached.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #1456185 (stock #MB625)
Rare Vietnamese 14th Century Celadon Glazed Moulded Stoneware Bowl

This rare stoneware bowl was made during the 14th century. It has a foliated rim and the whole of the inner surface is decorated with a moulded pattern comprising two bands of multiple parallel lines radiating out from the centre of the bowl in the form of thin flower petals. The pale yellowish-green glaze is finely-crackled. To the glaze on the inner surface are "spur marks" left by kiln spacers.

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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #1456183 (stock #MB630)
Chinese Sui / Early Tang Dynasty Glazed Pottery Figure

This pottery figure was made during either the Sui Dynasty (AD 581 - 618) or the early part of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). The figure stands alert, wearing a long flowing robe with hands clasped across its chest.

It is "heavily-potted" and made from a relatively highly-fired creamy-white pottery. It is coated in a finely-crackled straw-yellow glaze that in places has acquired a silvery iridescence due to long burial in damp con...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1456166 (stock #08288)


MAN AND WOMAN

Anonymous vintage Japanese oil painting of a naked woman putting her arm around a naked man's shoulder, Showa period, 20th century, approx. 41 x 32cm (16.14 x 12.59in). Some paint-peelings due to aging. Attached with a white wooden frame, approx. 59 x 50cm (23.22 x 19.68in).


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1456122 (stock #WN345)
A small statue of a dancer in traditional costume, finely cast and cold-worked in bronze and fixed on the original wooden stand. Such small bronze figurines were souvenirs and gifts from British Burma of the 1920s/30s. Condition: fine, only wood stand with some chips and traces of usage. Dimension: total height: c. 16 cm, base: 12.3 cm x 8.8 cm, figure: 12.5 cm high x 9.5 cm wide, weight: 1200 g.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1455483
Small figure in urushi lacquer. Unusual model of a doll wearing large dress with details of flowers in mother-of-pearl and gold leaf. It suggests the gosho ningyo, which may have served as a model. Techniques of lacquer : golden background kinji, gold lacquer, silver lacquer, kanagai, kirikane, maki-e , nashiji. Unsigned. Japan Edo (1603-1868) 18th century. Height : 5,4 cm.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1454824
Small Kagamibuta, the walrus tooth bowl, the shibuichi plate decorated with an eagle. Restoration on the bowl. Edo Japan (1603 - 1868). Late 19th century. Diameter : 3 cm
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1454554
Japanese Edo period thickly potted Seto stoneware circular form dish with raised edge designed to hold lantern oil. The cream-colored crackle glaze dish is decorated in copper brown in the fukizumi (blown ink) style with a central fish laid over a jar. These dishes were fired in stacks and six spur marks are barely visible in the interior. A Japanese label remains attached to the back. Early to mid-19th century. 8 3/8” diameter x 1 1/8” high. Good overall condition with some typical small ...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #1454018 (stock #MB621)
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Dish - Fish Pattern

This porcelain dish was made in the 16th century during the "Middle Ming" period. It is quite "heavily-potted". The decoration features a freely-drawn fish among aquatic plants. The underside is decorated with a chrysanthemum scroll.

The fish is a symbol of wealth and abundance; the chrysanthemum represents friendship.

Diameter 18 cm (7 inches). Condition is very good. There is minor surface wear and kiln grit embedded w...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1452574 (stock #08279)


SIGNBOARD FOR GREENGROCER

Old wood carving kanban (shop sign) for 'Yaoya' (Japanese greengrocer) with unique but traditional design of such crossing Japanese white radishes, 19th - early 20th century, approx. 67.5 x 35 x 2.5cm (26.57 x 13.77 x 0.98in). 'Yaoya' is literally written as "Eight hundred store" with three kanji letters, and each letter of "Eight" (pic#4), "Hundred" (pic#5), and "Store" (pic#6) is carved.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1970 item #1452366 (stock #05380)


OCTOPUS TRAP POT FROM SEA

Used earthenware octopus trap pot sticking with such oyster shells from Seto Inland Sea, Showa period, 1960s, Okayama, Japan, approx. H 23 x 14 x 13cm (9.05 x 5.51 x 5.11in)


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #1452036 (stock #MB593)
Chinese Southern Song Dynasty Qingbai Porcelain Bowl

This porcelain bowl was made during the Southern Song Dynasty (AD 1127 - 1279). It is coated in a pale greenish qingbai glaze that is stained reddish brown in places, the colour of the burial soil. The rim remains unglazed as such bowls were fired upside-down in stacks. It is in good condition with no restoration or repair. There is minor "nibbling" to one part of the rim edge and a very short and insignificant hairline at the rim. Diamete...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #1451842 (stock #MB523)
Rare Vietnamese 13th / 14th Century Lotus Petal Bowl

This attractively-shaped bowl was made during the 13th - 14th Century. Very similar in form and style of Chinese celadons of this period, this example is Vietnamese. The outer wall has a carved or moulded lotus petal pattern with the tips of the petals finished with incised decoration. The bowl is coated in quite a thick crackled olive-green glaze. The unglazed edge of the small foot reveals the pale grey porcelaneous body with a brown was...