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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #965394
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From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a very rare and seldom seen Peranakan Chai Hup or ceremonial vegetable box, 19th century, used for food offerings to Tiangong, the God of Heaven, during traditional Baba Weddings.

The terms "Peranakan" or "Baba Nyonya" or "Straits Chinese" are often used interchangeably to describe the descendants of Ming Dynasty Chinese immigrants who settled along the Malay Peninsula, which encompasses parts of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. But the ethnograp...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Kashmir : Pre 1900 item #967079
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From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, an exceptional Kashmiri kashkul or beggar's bowl, 19th century, modeled after the boat-shaped beggar's bowls used by Persian Sufi mystics. This fantastic vessel is composed of a metallic body, most likely copper alloy, that has been lacquered and then exquisitely painted with floral motifs in rich but subtle shades of blue, red, yellow, taupe, black, and with gilt highlights. It sits upon a slightly splayed foot and terminates in two dragon-head finials...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 2000 item #981005
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From our Fine Arts and Americana Collection, an early Tomasz Rut original oil on canvas masterpiece titled "Musica Stellarum," widely regarded as one of his top paintings of all time.

We were fortunate to meet Tomasz in the early 1990's when he was nary as famous as he is now, and were doubly fortunate to subsequently acquire two of his early original works, both of which are now considered to be two of the best he has ever created. Off the art market and sequestered away from public ...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 2000 item #982661
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From our Fine Arts and Americana Collection, an early Tomasz Rut original oil on canvas masterpiece titled "Celesta," widely regarded as one of his top paintings of all time.

We were fortunate to meet Tomasz in the early 1990's when he was nary as famous as he is now, and were doubly fortunate to subsequently acquire two of his early original works, both of which are now considered to be two of the best he has ever created. Literally taken off Tomasz's studio wall shortly after he fini...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #985911
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From our Japanese Collection, a very fine satsuma vase, Meiji Period (1868-1912), most likely circa 1900 -1910, marvelously potted in an unusual but very elegant flared trumpet shape exhibiting definite Art Nouveau Period influences, and yet decorated in what would be considered restrained Japanese taste with simple and classic floral motifs. Signed Kizan with a Satsuma Kiln mark.

For collectors with a genuine appreciation for art history, this piece is a wonderful example of the blend of...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 2000 item #1000677
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From our Southeast Asia Collection, this is the second offering from our four-part series of Burmese Hyper-Realism Masterpieces executed in charcoal. From a technical perspective, these are some of the most extraordinarily realistic renditions in charcoal that we have ever seen, from any culture and from any time period. The artistic talent reflected in the creation of these works is really nothing short of amazing, especially when considering the inherent limitations of working in charcoal comp...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 2000 item #1002798
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From our Southeast Asia Collection, this is the fourth and last offering from our four-part series of Burmese Hyper-Realism Masterpieces executed in charcoal. From a technical perspective, these are some of the most extraordinarily realistic renditions in charcoal that we have ever seen, from any culture and from any time period. The artistic talent reflected in the creation of these works is really nothing short of amazing, especially when considering the inherent limitations of working in char...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1014478
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From our Japanese Collection, a fine and large eight-sided imari charger, Meiji Period 1868-1912, depicting a flower basket beautifully executed in traditional palette of iron red, orange, blue, and gilt on a white porcelain body, and as a lovely extra on this particular piece, the addition of Kakiemon-style greenish turquoise enamel highlights in the corners and tastefully interspersed throughout the design. Floral and cloud motifs appear on the reverse, along with 6 spur marks from the kiln s...
All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Contemporary item #1014829
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From our Southeast Asia Collection, a lacquerware masterpiece from the famed U Aung Myint workshop in Myinkaba Village, Pagan Burma (Myanmar), from which the British Museum has commissioned pieces for display in London. See Isaacs and Burton, Visions from the Golden Land, Burma and the Art of Lacquer page 222-223. We had the honor, privilege, and education of watching artisans in this famous lacquer workshop creating modern masterpieces in the yun style, an extremely labor intensive craft where ...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 2000 item #1026524
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From our Fine Arts and Americana Collection, "The Cello Player," from Misha Frid's "Music Series." # 4 of 195. Signature and foundry mark on base.

Born in 1938 in Moscow, at the age of six, Misha began his artistic studies at a prestigious art school for gifted young artists. He graduated with honors from Moscow State Art College and The University of Fine Arts. The works he created in the Soviet Union were ultimately declared a National Treasure, and as such, by law these pieces could n...

All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 2000 item #1026699
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From our Fine Arts and Americana Collection, "The Harp Player," from Misha Frid's "Music Series." # 126 of 195. Signature and foundry mark on base.

Born in 1938 in Moscow, at the age of six, Misha began his artistic studies at a prestigious art school for gifted young artists. He graduated with honors from Moscow State Art College and The University of Fine Arts. The works he created in the Soviet Union were ultimately declared a National Treasure, and as such, by law these pieces could ...

All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 2000 item #1026941
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From our Fine Arts and Americana Collection, "Earth and Sky," by Misha Frid, AP #9 (Artist's Proof) of 25. Signature and foundry mark on base.

Born in 1938 in Moscow, at the age of six, Misha began his artistic studies at a prestigious art school for gifted young artists. He graduated with honors from Moscow State Art College and The University of Fine Arts. The works he created in the Soviet Union were ultimately declared a National Treasure, and as such, by law these pieces could not be...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1027904
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Free with any purchase from our Chinese Blue and White or Polychrome Sections
An excellent pictorial reference book covering the Koger Collection which features Chinese wares spanning the Neolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty. There are about 155 color photos with editorial by John Ayers. The photos here are really quite excellent. In our candid opinion, it's not enough of a reason to purchase an antique merely for the sake of a free book, but any client already seriously contemplating a purchase can enjoy this as a free extra.

Many collectors, especially b...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1027906
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Free with any purchase from our Early Chinese section
An excellent pictorial reference book specializing in Neolithic Period / Early Chinese wares with good informative text by Regina Krahl and other contributors. Truly a must-have reference book for anybody interested in Neolithic / Early Chinese pieces. There are about 65 color photos all of which are really quite excellent. In our candid opinion, it's not enough of a reason to purchase an antique merely for the sake of a free book, but any client already seriously contemplating a purchase can ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1027907
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Free with any purchase from our Early Chinese section
An excellent pictorial reference book focusing on tomb items from China's Golden Age with heavy concentration on Tang and Han Dynasty items, but Eastern Zhou, Warring States, Spring and Autumn, and Qin Dynasty Periods are covered as well. There are over 120 color photos, most pieces are bronzes and/or gilded bronzes, but there are also some jade and early pottery pieces represented as well. The text is also very informative. In our candid opinion, it's not enough of a reason to purchase an anti...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1027909
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Free with any purchase from our Japanese section
A very good pictorial reference book focusing specifically on Imari and Kakiemon wares featuring about 95 color photos and some good overview text. In our candid opinion, it's not enough of a reason to purchase an antique merely for the sake of a free book, but any client already seriously contemplating a purchase can enjoy this as a free extra.

Many collectors, especially beginners, do not make enough effort to acquire good reference books, and are tempted to spend on pieces before the...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1027912
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Free with any purchase from our Japanese section
An excellent pictorial reference book with an interesting specialty focusing exclusively on figures: The book covers figures from virtually all the Japanese ceramic disciplines including Imari, Kutani, Sastuma, Hirado, Banko, and Sumida, with a very nice and useful final section on Japanese marks. There are over 200 color photos all of which are quite excellent. In our candid opinion, it's not enough of a reason to purchase an antique merely for the sake of a free book, but any client already s...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1028707
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Free with any Rose Medallion purchase or other Chinese Export pieces
A very good reference book that covers various Chinese export wares, but which is especially useful for Chinese Rose Medallion collectors. While the book is somewhat lacking in that most of the photos are black and white and not in color, the book is still very important as an encyclopedic guide to all the myriad of shapes and forms within the Rose Medallion genre. From standard vases and bowls to the more obscure shapes like marmites, sponge dishes, and bulb trays, this book has virtually ever...