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similar to Polychrome wooden figure of a horse in zushi, votive shrine, Japan

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1443903 (stock #10593)
Highly unusual Buddhist shrine with the image of a horse looking back. The horse has a ‘brocade’ cover over his back and is standing behind a mesh wire fence, the way they would be kept in temple compounds.

Polychromed wood with some gold details. The roof of the shrine is a separate piece and can be detached, which allows for taking apart the zushi.

Japan, Meiji period, 19th century.
Height of zushi ca. 7.8 inches (19.5 cm).

Frontal golden curtain dislodged due to war...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1448153 (stock #10379)
Very small portable shrine, zushi. The figure of Amida Nyorai is standing on a lotus base with intricately carved curled lotus petals. His slender body covered in a finely, gold ornamented garment, his left hand pointing down in mudra, his now missing right hand would be held up in mudra, as well.

Soft wood stained dark brown, with gold painted decoration and some red.
The insides of the doors decorated in reddish brown with meandering flowers over gold foil on black lacquer.


All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1425241 (stock #11003)
A Buddhist shrine, made for a temple, containing the 8-armed, weapon-bearing goddess Benten; her head adorned with a gilt bronze crown in the shape of a Shinto gate, decorated with birds, sun and moon, and beads. On the top of her head sits the snake-bodied water deity Ugajin. Behind her head a circular mandorla with three flaming jewels. Benten sits on a double lotus throne, placed on top of a rock formation.
The figure and the lotus dais are made in wood with gilding over red lacquer, wi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1452086 (stock #10398)
Zushi, Buddhist shrine, containing a highly complex deity. On an eight-tiered lotus throne sits beautifully carved and decorated Dainichi Nyorai, his hands folded in his lap in meditation mudra. On his head he wears a cap in the shape of a lion head. He sits in front of a disc-shaped mandorla.

From the ceiling of the zushi hangs a drapery, decorated with of two phoenixes in fine gold on a lapis blue ground.

Wood with mineral colors, gofun, and fine decorations in gold. The crown of t...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1425308 (stock #11004)
Large zushi, made on order for a temple, containing a seated group of En no Gyoja, the father of Shugendo, with his two attendants Zenki and Goki inside a cave. En no Gyoja is sitting with a staff in his right hand, and a hand scroll in his left. The two attendants are crouched before him. The green attendant (Goki) holds a ewer and a stick to ring a bell or mokugyo; the red disciple (Goki) holds an axe.
Wood with polychrome and gold color over gesso, eyes reverse-painted glass or crystal...
All Items : Antiques : Pre AD 1000 item #1102995 (stock #s.10.11)
Biblical Artifacts
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c. 1st-2nd Century A.D.

This freestanding figure of a horse is well cast and anatomically accurate. The head of the animal is tilted slightly to the right and the mane and tail are both well defined. Shown in motion, the two right legs are placed a step in front of the two left legs with the front right leg lifted. Found in the Holy Land. In very good and original condition with natural patina.

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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1910 item #638869 (stock #132551)
Wonderful figural statue clock depicting a boy relaxing on his horse by a tree. Made of mixed metals (spelter, tin) and polychromed porcelain giving this a bronze-like finish. Reins intact. Piece dates to the turn of the century and is in very good condition. Measures over 16 inches tall. Marked Czechoslovakia. Working condition. Gorgeous piece with such expression. **** Orders can be taken over the phone at 704-564-1952 or email address wellingtonandco@bellsouth.net. If you prefer to pay throu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1920 item #1393756 (stock #2922/2256)
Nirvana Oriental Antiques
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A Chinese silver goblet embossed with a continuous scene of figures and horses set against a background of pavilions, mountains, pagoda and trees. It is raised on three entwined bamboo branches. This is a high quality object of vertu, the figures have human faces with features- look for a laughing old man with animated face. The details are fresh and sharp, the composition very elegant . size: 21 cm high. age: Qing period. condition; very good, no breaks , no restoration, high points good. There...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1453222
Vintage Japanese Showa period ink and color on silk scrolled painting of an autumn landscape with mountains in the background and tiny horses and figures in the foreground by Kawashima Baikan (1902-1977). Black ink signature and red artist’s seal at the lower right. Signed tomobako wood presentation box. Mid-20th century. Painting: 17 5/5” x 20 1/8” (scroll: 54 1/2” x 26”). Very good overall condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1217564 (stock #0036)
Momoyama Gallery

It is hard to find real antique wooden Buddha Figures, and we are happy to offer you one rare piece of chinese art.

This is a highlight of our exhibition.

This large Buddha is approx. 250 years old and is carved of one piece of old DARK wood. It came from a well known antique dealer in Bejing, China. The spoils of time, the cracks, the leavings of colour and the signs of age give a valuabel proof of its authenticity.

It is placed and fixed on a thick piece of woo...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1086626 (stock #0-ka007)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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Probably a representation of Hahai-i Wu-uti, the "Kachina Mother", who appears as a principal actor in the "Water Serpent Ceremony", and at other dances, such as the "Niman Kachina Dance", of unusually large scale, standing on diminutive legs with arms bent and held to the front in typical dancing posture, wearing traditional black dress, woven sash with crisscrosses, and white manta draped over the right shoulder and at the front, her sculpted head with flattened facial plane, perpendicular nos...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1455891 (stock #12316)
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Rare find of spontaneous Jizo-shaped stone called 'sugata-ishi' (lit. 'figure-stone') as a type of art of Japanese 'suiseki' which had been enshrined for long years as a household deity (Jizo) at an old house in Miyagi, Tohoku region, Japan. Attached with such a wooden base arranged in the later years. Total with base: approx. H 22cm (8.66in)

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1009800
Two Nio temple protectors. Woodcarving. in good condition. Around 1950 - Japan. Height: 65cm. Colors: black with gold. Agyo (mouth open) and Ungyo (mouth closed) are representing the beginning and the end, life and death.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1900 item #1438873
galerie Cecile Kerner
Antandroy, figure or antanosy or mahafali (?) made of very hard and heavy rosewood: dalbergia madagascariensis slight sway in the position. beautiful patina Bertrand goy says in trying to attribute another madagascar statue :"Although the Malagasy origin of this statue is undeniable - as confirmed by the analysis of the wood it is carved from, Dalbergia Madagascariensis[ii], which is endemic to the main island - establishing its provenance more precisely can only be speculative. It is difficult,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1004378 (stock #1653)
Magnificent Luristan Bronze Sword, ca. 900 - 800 BCE. Found in the Holy Land, beautiful patina due to age, intact and in excellent condition. Bronze is 14 1/2" long x 1 1/2" wide. On custom stand dimensions are 9 1/4" high x 14 1/2" wide x 2" deep. Typical categories of canonical Luristan bronze artifacts in­clude cast animal finials, standards with masters of animals, horse cheekpieces, and harness attachments in the form of naturalistic or fantastic creatures, figured and disc pins, whetstone...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1990 item #1448678 (stock #1610)
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Gilt wooden open-work sculpture installed for decorating Butsudan (Japanese Buddhist altar), Showa period, 20th century, Japan, approx. 93.5 x 12.5cm (36.81 x 4.92in). Repaired part but unstable. (Please refer to the marked photo)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1455698 (stock #12315)
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Wooden molds for making the legs of Ichimatsu doll (ref: https://www.japanese-wiki-corpus.org/culture/Ichimatsu%20ningyo%20(Ichimatsu%20dolls).html), Edo-Meiji period, 19th century, Japan, approx. H 25cm (9.84in). In such well-used condition through the long years as is. Stand on its own. *The last photo is the reference image of similar type of such leg molds dedicated to the shrine.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1450238 (stock #10509)
Antique hanging scroll. A dragon dressed in kimono and apron stands on hind legs, and holds up high a jewel, as if offering to an invisible celestial divine creature. Above them is a swirl.

Signed: Shoto …utsutsu. Seal: Moroku sensei.

Black ink and mineral color on paper.

Japan, Taisho era, 1910s, perhaps 1920s.

Painted area: ca. 52 x 13.5 in. (132 x 34.5 cm).
Total length ca. 77 inches (195 cm).

Few light stains and tiny spots, some foxing in mounting...