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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 2000 item #634132 (stock #0089)
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Daniel Tretiak has written a book, The Life and Works of Haku Maki, the important Japanese printmaker of the second half of the 20th Century. Maki toiled alone most of the time between 1960 and 2000. His output was substantial, most of it was cool, crisp, elegant. An example is shown above. I wrote about it: "The print in the center is the kanji for Mr or or I; it swooshes across the print, as if written with a big brush." It is Poem 71-51, done in 1971. It had an edition of 151. I own the pri...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #666187 (stock #0290)
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This is a huge Chinese boxwood toggle. See all the beans. We have never seen one with so many rows of beans, all ready to be eaten. It is 8 cm long, 4 cm wide. More info following, all questions welcome!
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Contemporary item #689461 (stock #8888)
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This is a collage of Maki prints depicting the tokkuri (sake bottle). We have added images of most of the prints here. Enjoy. Be Sure to CLICK Above as directed, please.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #716561 (stock #1000)
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #719500 (stock #9494)
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This is Jiao xiang, a sedan chair box. Used by scholar-officials to carry their documents and writing implements from post to post. This is NOT of a great wood, but today it is still a rare piece of furniture/scholar's art in Beijing. Probably made of elm. This is complete, good condition. Serviceable and very good lines. This box had been a bit rickety for a long time, I have simply had it put back in order: no wood needed to be replaced, so none was. I cannot source the missing brass piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #752643 (stock #0850)
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This is a straight ruler, nice design with copper nails DB HM
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #756085 (stock #0854)
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This is a well-carved beautifully patinated toggle depicting an old female fairy, Magu, and her peach showing old age. The theme is Magu Baishou (a goddess). Her left hand is holding the peach at the top, under the peach is the opening for the cord. The right arm is at the front. The head is at the side. Length is 5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #756121 (stock #0865)
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This is a very large toggle: It is mainly the top and bottom of a lotus leaf stem and pod with its moving seeds all elaborately carved at the back. On the front, seated in th leaf: a small frog. Carved of boxwood.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #756223 (stock #0864)
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Here are two large lotus leaf toggles each with frogs and lotus leafs as key parts of the work. In the first 4 frames we see a fat frog nibbling on the vine of the lotus which has come through the leaf from the bottom where the vine itself begins and comes through the leaf. The frog is very large, fat. In the second toggle, the whole lotus "action" is on the underside: a large lotus pod with the seeds is seen, all seeds are in excellent condition and all move. The frog is a bit on the skimpy s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #760535 (stock #0867)
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This is a very good brushpot, not polished or waxed. It is carved from a piece of tree trunk (called tree root incorrectly) and has not been touched. No defects to note. H is 23 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #760879 (stock #0856)
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This is a large huanghuali. brushpot carved to resemble a segment of a tree trunk The carving is vigorous and robust. It is 17.5 cm tall, 20 cm wide at the widest point, 17 at the narrowest point. This pot may be as old as 200 years old. A new plug is in the bottom, which is full of "wrinkles" showing its age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #767852 (stock #0954)
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Here are two Ming dynasty (Song style) water-droppers (shui er in Chinese). The Great one shows the frog on his haunches with his front legs fully visible. The Very Good one is well formed and potted. I acquired it many years ago from C.Y. Tse a well=known Hong Kong dealer. The Great One was acquired in Beijing from a favorite dealer.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #768560 (stock #9898)
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This is an awesome soapstone Stone Mountain with two monkeys. This is a stunning desk ornament. It is one piece of soapstone: the stand is dark stained soapstone. The Mountain has faded into a greyish stone, rich with glistening patina. The two monkeys are carved rather roughly, but still look fine. Their eyes are filled with pearl dust, giving them a lustrous look. This is an early 19th Century piece. "When the tiger leaves his Mountain Lair, the Monkeys all scream they are ba-wang (hegemon...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #777682 (stock #0371a)
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This is a bamboo flute in excellent condition. It has many markings reminiscent of those for a ruler. The flute can still be played, but I have not tried it.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1910 item #786931 (stock #3502)
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #787214 (stock #3928)
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This s a photograph of the soapstone items already posted. These include a brushpot, a mountain statue and a small seal. MP HM
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #810115 (stock #9876)
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This is a very good wooden snuff bottle. It is the shape of a melon. The stopper has a coral 'head". The whole snuff bottle is very well done and in excellent condition. Probably over 100 years old
All Items : Artisan and Design : Prints : Pre 1990 item #812283 (stock #3580c)
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This is a rarely seen Maki print; it was done after he had stopped doing embossed kanji and after he began doing prints with Ceramics as a theme. Maki did few white prints. This one, subtitled "empty" was done in 1981 The familiar embossing is seen in this print: the "dots" look like beads of a necklace, the sequin "dresses up" the print.There is foxing front and back, but that is all very old and stable. L is 46 cm w is 32 cm