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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1362769
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A very fine celadon cup dating from the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). The cup is veiled in a sublime green crackled glaze and presents incised markings. It is in excellent condition and will be shipped in a fitted wooden box.

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Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 cm (6.3 x 3.2 in), weight 321g (108 oz)

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1363334
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A superb box made of pure silver (純銀, in Japanese). The box is signed Mitsuharu (光春).

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Dimensions: 13.6 x 10.1 x 4.6 cm (5.4 x 4 x 1.8 in); weight 969g (2.13 lbs)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1363483
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A sublime set of two screens (屏風: byobu) depicting the famous Itsukushima shrine and dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The Itsukushima shrine, located near Hiroshima, is probably one of the most known Japanese sites in world. The shrine’s current design dates back from the 16th century. Its main torii (gate) is a spectacular sight when partially submerged during high tides. Itsukushima is also called Miyajima.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1363508
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A sublime bronze statue of Kwan Yin (or Guanyin, Kannon, in Japanese), the Goddess of Mercy, dating from the end of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) to the beginning of the Qing dynasty (1644-1912).

The male depiction of the deity of Mercy is made in remarkable details from the garment, to the adornments and crown

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Dimensions: 14.7 x 9.3 cm (5.9...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1363548
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An exquisite bottle from the Korean Buncheong pottery tradition, dating from the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), probably 15th century.

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The flask will be shipped in a fitted wooden box.
Dimensions: 9.8 x 13 cm (3.9 x 5.2 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1363713
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A sublime small tsuba (hand guard for Japanese katana) decorated with a grasshopper (きりぎりす: kirigirisu) rendered with inlaid silver in exquisite details; certainly the work of a master craftsman.

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Dimensions: 6.4 x 5.8 cm (2.5 x 2.3 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1363803
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A very well made kozuka (handle for the knife that fits into a katana scabbard), dating from the Edo period and signed Goro Mitsumi, with kao. The kozuka is decorated with a finely incised “shochikubai” motif, where the plum tree, the pine tree and the bamboo are viewed as favorable symbols, in the Japanese culture.
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The kozuka is in excellent condition and will be shipped in a fitted wooden box.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1363846
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A fine kozuka (handle for the knife that fits into a katana scabbard) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868). It was made by Soda Hidefusa (1785 - 1847).

The kozuka is decorated with two incised shishi (lions), biting each other (playing?), rendered in sublime details. The kozuka is in very good condition and signed, with kao.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1800 item #1363876
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A sublime mizusashi (water jar for the tea ceremony), dating from the first part of the Edo period (1615-1868), from the Chosen Karatsu pottery tradition. The glaze delicately veiling the vessel is reminiscent of the moss that covers tsukubai (washbasin) at the entrance of tea rooms and temples.,

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The mizusashi is in very good condition and comes in an antique wooden box. It also comes with a set of two lids, that can be used independently ...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1930 item #1363907
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Set of Two Pâte de Verre Works by Almaric Walter, Nancy・Christ・Mary A wonderful set of two pâte de verre works by Almeric Walter (1870-1959), one of the most acclaimed Art Nouveau/Déco designers, who worked at the Cristalleries Daum, in Nancy, before establishing his own business with another famous glasswork designer, Henry Berger. They were contemporaries of Argy-Rousseau (1885-1953).

This set is made of two plaques representing Jesus Christ (title: Christ à la couronne d’...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1363953
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A sublime tanto (short sword) with a remarkable carving work signed Sukemune, and dating from the Momoyama period (1568-1600)

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Dimensions: whole blade 39.2 cm (15.7 in), nakago 9.2 cm (3.7 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1920 item #1284229
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$18,000.00
A fantastic piece of Art Nouveau and one of the most sought after works by Daum Nancy, the famous studio, maker of high quality pâte de verre (glass paste) works since 1878.

This particular vase is one of the largest models of the genre, measuring 35.5 cm. It is decorated with a winter scenery rendered in fine details and a sublime contrast of colors; a motif that was used on glassworks of many different sizes and shapes.

The vase is in excellent condition and signed Daum Nancy.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1355448
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This is rare signed tanto (short blade) made by Sadatsuna, son of Naotsuna, Juttetsu (one of 10 famous disciples) of the legendary swordsmith Masamune (ca.1264–1343).

The blade dates from the late Nanbokucho period (1336-1392). It is signed Sekishu-ju Dewa Sadatsuna (Sadatsuna of Dewa, Seki province).

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The tanto comes with a certificate from the NBTHK (rank: Tokubetsu Kicho Token). It will b...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1349822
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$7,800.00
A remarkable blue and white jar decorated with two dragons. The jar dates from the Korean Joseon period (Richo, in Japanese; 1392-1897), probably 18th century.

The jar shows traces of old repairs made during the Japanese Edo period (1615-1868). They were made by literally stapling the broken or cracked pieces together.
In spite of these regrettable yet captivating flaws, the jar has kept its vibrant and noble aura.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1361530
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$6,300.00
A very interesting bronze incense burner (koro) dating from the Chinese Qing dynasty (1644-1912). It is made in the figure of the mythical three legged frog, Jin chan (or Chan Chu; Gamma Sennin, in Japanese) being ridden by Liu Haichan, the Immortal.

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The koro is in very good condition. The wooden stand is not included.
Dimensions: 16 x 17 (h) x 11 cm (6.4 x 6.8 x 4.4 in)

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1361684
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$5,850.00
A fabulous platter by legendary Japanese artist Munakata Shiko (棟方志功 1903-1975).

This particular work shares the vitality of Munakata more known woodblock print works while asserting its aesthetic link to the Mingei movement, at the same level than masterpieces by Kawai Kanjiro and Hamada Shoji.

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The platter is in excellent condition. It is signed “Aomori no ko Munakata” (Munakata, child of Aomori) inside the foot rim and bear...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1348632
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$5,800.00
A superb blue and white porcelain vase dating from the Korean Joseon period (Richo, in Japanese; 1392-1897), 17th-18th century.

The vase is remarkably well preserved, with a few innocent glaze skips; kindly refer to pictures for details.
Dimensions: 14 x 23.5 cm (5.6 x 9.4 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1349830
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$5,800.00
A remarkable statuette of Akubi Daruma (yawning Daruma) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912). It is made of copper, with amazing details. According to the legend, Indian Zen master Daruma (Bodhidharma) spent 9 years meditating facing a wall in a cave. Here, he is represented yawning, as awakening from his long contemplation. An often depicted humorous pose by the patriarch of Zen Buddhism, in Japanese folklore.

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