All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1120894 (stock #3423)
This is a rare Meiji period Japanese tree bark cloisonné jar. It is cloisonné design over ceramic body which was made to look like tree bark. It is 7” tall and 5 ½” at its widest part. It has a flower, bird and butterfly design over its brown body. It is in great condition, a little color rubbed off of the rim and base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1106816 (stock #3411)
This early 20th century Chinese jade (nephrite) carving of three goats is 3” high, 4 ¼” long and 1 ¾” in depth. It depicts three long horned goats climbing on a mountain surrounded by pine trees. This is a very popular image called “San Yang Kai Tai”. The I-Ching (Book of Changes) goes to great lengths to describe “Yin” and “Yang”. “Yin” is represented by the moon (female or negative); it is the opposite of “Yang” (male or positive) which is represented by the sun...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1186208 (stock #3518)
These very well painted “egg shell” quality Kutani dishes are 19th century products. They are 8 ¼” in diameter. They have ribbed rims decorated with orange, gold, pink and brown patterns and drawings. Both dishes depict geishas and their servants enjoying themselves on an outing under cherry trees. There are six orange red hand painted marks “Kaga Kuni, Oda Sei” on the backs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #26286 (stock #1025)
Han Dynasty (200 B.C.~220 A.D.) green glazed burial candle holders. The entire body of each piece shows an iridescent sheen. Each one has small air hole for firing. They are very pleasant and in good condition. H: 5 inches, W: 4 ¼ inches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1092932 (stock #2221)
This early 19th century painted pressed horn netsuke is 2” high, 1 1/5” wide and ¾” thick. It depicts a big headed smiling man. He is wearing a kimono and sandals and is carrying a mask of Otafuku on his back. It is in excellent condition.
This early 20th century Chinese wood carving of Budai or laughing Buddha mounted as a table lamp is 33 3/4” high, 10” wide and 8 ½” in depth. The wood carving is 18 ½” high, 7” wide and 6” in depth (from the base). The laughing Buddha is raising both arms holding a large lotus leaf which has another small bone carved sitting Buddha attached to the top. The laughing Buddha is not carrying his “cloth sack” on his shoulder; instead, he is stepping on the sack...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1093673 (stock #1110)
This late 19th century reverse glass painting is 13” x 19 ½” (20 ½” x 26 ¾” including frame). It depicts two birds surrounded by a rock garden, peony and plum blossoms. The translation of the calligraphy is: “Seeking refuge to escape the tyranny of the times; seeing those beautiful blossoms, it seems spring has begun the new year.” One of the signature seals on the top reads “Shao Xi;” this is the name of the artist. The frame is a newer replacement...
This carved ox horn statue of a fairy is an early 20th century product. It depicts a fairy with one hand holding a flower branch while her other hand is holding a bamboo basket with more flowers inside. It is 10 ¼” high (11 ¼” high with base), 3” wide from the bottom and 2 ¼” in depth. Aside from small chips on the bottom rim, it is in great condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #28691 (stock #1033)
Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368~1615) 3- color glazed altar table. The top is not glazed and the rest of the body shows an iridescent sheen. It is 6 ½ inches tall, 9 ¾ inches long and 6 inches wide. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #26283 (stock #1023)
Han Dynasty (200 B.C.~220 A.D.) dark green glazed bowl with cloud and crane design. Small chips on the rim. Outside there are three stacking marks from firing. Iridescent parts appear inside the bowl. It is in good condition. H: 3 ¼ inches, Diam: 6 ¾ inches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1910 item #1171807 (stock #3473)
This very well carved ivory okimono of a Chinese merchant is a late Meiji period product. It is 5” high, 2” wide and 1 ½” thick at the thickest part. It depicts a Chinese merchant with his hands in his sleeves, resting them in front of him. The artist did a great job on his facial expression and dress which includes a typical Chinese old fashioned two piece robe and hat. His goatee and long pigtail make this merchant more interesting and realistic...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1910 item #1173486 (stock #3494)
This pair of carved ivory seals is an early 20th century product. They are 1 7/16” high and 1” square. They are carved as a pair of reclining lions (or Foo dogs) holding globes. Seals such as these are called “phrase seals.” Usually seals are for names, dates, collections or phrases; phrase seals are the most interesting...
This is a very well carved early 20th century ivory fan. The front is carved as grapes and leaves; the back and ribs are plain. The loop which holds the fan ribs together also is made of ivory. It is 7 ¾ inches long and 13 ½ inches wide (open). The silk ribbon is a replacement. It is in great condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1142134 (stock #3441)
This very nicely cast metal young soldier standing on a white marble base is a late 19th or early 20th century product. It is 18 ¾” high, 8” wide and 5” thick (measure from the base). It depicts the young soldier holding an animal horn in his right hand and is wearing a pack on his back. It is in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1125560 (stock #1118)
This carved walrus tusk bridge of elephants is an early 20th century product. It depicts five elephants in graduating sizes walking toward a large tree and rock. It is 11” long and 4 ½” high (with wood base, it is 5 ¾” high). Aside from repairs to two wood legs on the base, it is in great condition
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #26285 (stock #1024)
Meiji period Japanese bronze vase. Silver bamboo inlaid design. Signed by ¡°Nobuyoshi¡±. Maker¡¯s stamp is on the bottom. It is in good condition. H: 5 inches, W: 2 inches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1162130 (stock #3457)
This very nice carved bamboo arm rest is an early 20th century product. It is 11 1/8” long, 2 ¾” wide and a quarter of an inch thick. It depicts two elders and one young servant sitting under bamboo and pine trees which are beneath a cloud covered mountain. There are five characters and a seal carved on the top...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1186783 (stock #3522)
This Japanese ceremonial Tenmoku style chawan (tea bowl) is a late Meiji period product. It is 5 ½” in diameter at the top, the foot is 1 ½” in diameter and 2” high. It has a very dark brown with white textured spots on the exterior. The base is not glazed and there is a swirl mark in the center. The interior of the chawan is richly colored black, dark brown, light brown and grayish blue. It is in excellent condition.