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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1404680
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17th Century Momoyama period Japanese six panel byobu painted screen of the Tale of Genji. This remarkable screen is in great form painted with rimpa polychrome mineral paint on gold gilt gofun paper amidst swirling clouds. The composition is complex and it allows the viewers to have a bird's eye view of the scene and events. The exaggerated foliages and scale of the courtly figures are dynamically composed with tranquility and balance. Overall the screen reads very well in its story line themes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1403221
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Antique Tibetan Buddhist double mandala thangka, with the two central deities being Brahma and his wife Saraswati.

Brahma is a leading god and heavenly king in Buddhism. Lord Brahma rules over the heavenly realm of rebirth called the Brahmaloka– the most sought after realm for afterlife and reincarnation within the Buddhist belief system. He is depicted as having 4 faces and is seated in the center of the top mandala in a lotus position with his arms folded in front, thumbs touchin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1403133
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$1,500.00
Tibetan thangka painting depicting a wonderful seascape with the Shakyamuni Buddha seated in meditation upon a lotus throne in the clouds near the top of the painting. Two robed figures stand on a large open flower leaf holding offerings to the Buddha. Below them is a floating pink structure with banners topped by Wishing Ball finials. A large man is seated in the center, surrounded by his attendants, and he extends a peach out in reverence to the Buddha. There are various other figures arrange...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1402723
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$6,500.00
Rare Tibetan hand-painted lacquer altar cabinet. Original finish with patina. The front three panels depict three faces. The left face has red skin and green hair with eyes opened wide. The middle face is upside down with eyes coming out of its skull, representing the kapala or skull cup used in sacred Tibetan Buddhist ceremonies. The face on the right is called citipati, representing both the eternal dance of death as well as perfect awareness. Two of the panels are hinged and open to the sp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1402255
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Japanese Buddhist scroll painting of Eight Armed Kannon , the bodhisattva of compassion, seated in a lotus position. In her other seven arms she holds a staff, a trident, a bow and arrows, a Dharma wheel, and other attributes with symbolic meaning.

Standing figures are arranged below the seated Kannon, each holding various offerings for the bodhisattva such as rice, sake, dumplings, silk fabrics, and other material objects. Among the figures is the immortal Lucky God Daikoku, wiel...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1400879
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$4,750.00
Antique Japanese album with 12 pages of paintings depicting one large scene of rural life. A woman with a child carries lunch to workers in rice paddies. A man and ox plow a field of grain. Two men chat as they peddle an irrigation apparatus while a child looks on. At a mill, men sift and grind grain. Many other charming vignettes, including a man with a monkey. Painted in mineral pigments and sumi ink on paper with gold leaf and square flecks. Bound in silk with dragons. Signed by the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1400013
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Antique Tibetan Buddhist tsakli miniature painting, considered to be an important visual aid for monks in training when conferring empowerments. This tsakli painting depicts an alternate form of the fierce deity Mahakala, in which his skin is red and he embraces his consort in a yabyum sutra. Around Red Mahakala's waist is a tiger's pelt and elephant skin is draped over his shoulders. In the four corners of the painting are four dancing Dakinis, female deities of meditation and the bardo, or in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1399918
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Antique Tibetan Buddhist tsakli miniature painting, considered to be an important visual aid for monks in training when conferring empowerments. This tsakli painting depicts four of the Dharmapalas and their consorts. The Dharmapalas are fierce deity protectors who will wage war without mercy against demons and enemies of Buddhism. Some of the more commonly known Dharmapalas are Mahakala, Yama, Yamantaka, and Kubera. Each fierce deity embraces their consort in a Yabyum pose, and each holds a dif...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1399916
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Antique Tibetan Buddhist tsakli miniature painting, considered to be an important visual aid for monks in training when conferring empowerments. This tsakli painting depicts a group of dancing wrathful Dakinis. The Dakinis are female deities of meditation and the bardo, or intermediate state after death and before rebirth. There are sixteen different colored Dakinis altogether, clothed in human and animal skins, and feasting on corpses. Eight Dakinis have the heads of various animals; A vultu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1800 item #1399905
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Antique Tibetan Buddhist tsakli miniature painting, considered to be an important visual aid for monks in training when conferring empowerments. This tsakli painting depicts the fierce deity Mahakala, wearing a tiger's pelt and elephant skin, with decapitated heads strung around his waist. In his hands he holds a kapala skull cup containing the elixir of life and a kartika or ritual flaying knife. He also holds close to his body a khatvanga or ritual staff with three human heads at the upper end...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1398548
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$6,000.00
Antique Japanese 6-panel screen painting depicting a scene of grasses growing in misty water. They bend gently as the full moon hangs low in the sky. Delicate yellow blossoms lean over in the mist. Signed Shiokawa Bunren. Painted in light mineral colors on paper.

Taisho Period (early 20th century)

Dimensions: 68 1/4" high x 147" wide
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1398490
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$2,500.00
Japanese 4-panel screen painting depicting a scene of ducks swimming along the edge of a pond or stream. Tall grasses and rocks rise from the water. Painted in mineral colors on gold ground.

Showa Period (circa late 1940's)

Dimensions: 34 1/4" high x 60" long
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1398489
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$2,500.00
Antique Japanese 2-panel screen painting of a scene with a songbird on a gnarled, moss-covered rock. A stream runs around the rock. Blue and white irises grow on it's banks. Painted in mineral colors on gold leaf.

Dimensions: 43 3/4" high x 36" wide Meiji Period c1900
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1396358
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$2,500.00
Antique Japanese scroll painting of a hawk standing on the branch of an oak tree. The hawk is detailed with great attention to every feather. Painted in sumi ink and light colors on paper. Signed Shunkei with seal, possibly Mori Shunkei (1775-1841).

Edo Period (Late 18th - Early 19th century)

Dimensions: Total 79" high x 27 1/4" wide (29 1/4" wide including ends) Art: 51 1/2" high x 21 1/2" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1396356
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$900.00
Japanese antique scroll painting of the Lucky God, Ebisu. He sits on a rocky shoreline with his fishing pole in his right hand. Tucked under his left arm is a giant fish.
Ebisu is the Japanese god of fishermen and luck. He is one of the Seven Gods of Fortune (七福神), and the only one of the seven to originate purely from Japan without any Hindu influence.
The weak child overcame many hardships, grew legs (and, presumably, the rest of his skeletal structure) at the age ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1396037
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A long Buddhist religious painting, the top corners with remnants of the fixtures once used for hanging from the ceiling so both paintings are visible. One side of the cloth is painted with hanging human and animal skulls and skins intertwined. Skeletal faces of the Citipati hang amongst the human heads, their skeletal form serving as a reminder of the impermanence of life and eternal change. Below the hanging heads and skins are lingzhi clouds carrying the bodhisattvas with their heavenly at...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1395476
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$950.00
Antique Japanese scroll painting, with an arrangement representing a bounty of good fortune. Fish top a bushel of rice and are tied with roped straw in an auspicious presentation meant to bring in a bounty of fortune. Adding to it, three of the Lucky Gods make an appearance in miniature, treating the decoration as if it were a boat or their ship of good luck. Sumi ink on silk. Dates from 18th century.

Dimensions: Total size: 44" high x 22 1/4" wide (24 1/2" wide including ends)....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395461
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Antique Japanese scroll painting of a monkey seated near a blossoming peony. Painted with great expression and much attention to the details of the face, hands and feet of the monkey. Every hair is carefully brushed. Painted in light mineral colors and ink on silk. Bone ends. Signed Mori Sosen (1747-1821) with seal.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: Total size: 44" high x 18 3/4" wide (20 1/2" wide including ends. Size of art: 12 3/4" high x 14 1/2" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395309
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Large Japanese religious scroll painting of the bodhisattva of compassion, Quanyin. She holds a willow branch and a container holding the elixir of life. Mineral pigments on paper with gold thread silk border.

Edo period circa 1850s

Dimensions: 105 1/2" x 32" overall
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1395265
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Antique Japanese Buddhist Womb of the World Mandala Scroll Painting. Dated early 18th century with temple in Kyoto. Central figure of Buddha immediately surrounded by eight immortal attendants. Rows of attendants repeating on surface of painting. Painted in mineral colors and gold ink on silk. Mounted as a scroll with a light blue silk border and copper ends.

Dimensions: 58 ½” x 84” overall, 50” x 54” painting only
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1394647
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$2,500.00
Antique Japanese small table top screen painting. A scene depicting a Spring landscape of green rolling hills and trees. A red sun (also a symbol of Japan) hides behind a finger of haze. On the left side of the screen, butterflies flit over a lizard who is hungrily eyeing a bee. Painted in light mineral colors on silk.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 15 1/2" high x 38 3/4" long
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1394362
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$950.00
Antique Japanese hand scroll painting of Legends of Mount Shigi based on a painting called Shigisan-engi. The long narrative scroll depicts miracles revolving around a monk named Myoren who lived on Mount Shigi. According to the legends, Myoren was drawn to Mount Shigi by a Buddha statue. He built a shrine there and, that winter, he survived on rice provided to him by his roving rice bowl. This rice bowl would go down to the storehouse of a rich farmer every day, fill it's self up and re...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1391087
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Antique Japanese Buddhist Diamond Realm Mandala thangka painting (Kongokai Mandara). In Vajrayana Buddhism, the Diamond Realm (vajradhatu kongokai) is a metaphysical space inhabited by the Five Wisdom Buddhas. The Diamond Realm Mandala is based on an esoteric Buddhist sutra called Vajrasekhara Sutra. Shuji Mandala of the Two Worlds, Vajradhatu Mandala does not directly express the forms of the buddhas but expresses them in Sanskrit character (Siddham) called Shuji seed letter. This mandala ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1389359
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Chinese hardwood painting table. The whole body, except for the top, is carved in relief with lingzhi fungus. The waist, the apron, and the connecting joints are also decorated. The legs are cabriole with block carved hoof feet.

Dimensions: 68" x 28 1/2" x 34" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1387332
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The whole body, except for the top, is carved in relief with lingzhi fungus. The waist, the apron, and the connecting joints are also decorated. The legs are slight cabriole leg with block carved hoof feet.

Republic Period

65" x 33" x 25 1/2"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385146
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A pair of mounted panels painted with battle scenes from the Tales of Heike. One panel appears to take place during the battle at Dan no Ura. This painting of samurai contains the signature crest of the Heiki clan (the butterfly). The other panel is a portrait of the famous monk warrior, Benke, on horseback in the Shichi-henge form (where he carries many weapons).

The paintings are fragments of a hand fan, or uchiwa, and the surrounding paper are decorated with gold and silver le...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1383559
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Antique Tibetan trunk with lid, hand-painted in pigments of red, green, orange, yellow, and gold. The front of the chest with a dragon medallion, surrounded by blooming flowers, smoke, scrolling motifs and auspicious symbols. The lid is secured shut by a front clasp and metal rings attaching it to the body of the trunk.

Dates from 18th century Dimensions: 39 3/4" L x 16 1/2" D x 22" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1382923
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Antique mandala thangka painting depicting a central image of Padmasambhava surrounded by various scenes of heavenly beings and fierce deities. The backside of the thangka with 3 character sanskrit inscription.

Padmasambhava is said to have lead the first Nyingma traditionalist teachings in Tibet, the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He sits on a lotus throne, holding a vajra in his right hand and, in the other, a kapala (skull cup) filled with the elixir of ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1382358
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$2,000.00
Antique Japanese Scroll Triptych, signed Sumiyoshi Hirosada (1793-1862) , 7th head of the Sumiyoshi line of painters. Three paintings: One painting is of two men meeting on a mountain path, pines and blossoming plum trees dot the hillside and the rooftops of a fishing village can be seen emerging through the mist. Another scroll depicts a lady seated at her writing table by her pavilion window. Outside, the moon shines above pine covered hills. The third scroll shows a Tori gate and s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1381013
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Antique Japanese scrol painting of a landscape with boat. The water is very still and the moon is high over a mountain in the distance. A flock of geese swoops down from the sky on the right. On the far left, an outcropping of rocks partially obscures some rural houses. A willow tree drapes itself outward over the water. With signed tomobako. Signed Tan'yu and with the seal of his given name Moninobu. Certified by Eitoku, his grandfather. Kano Tan'yu (1602-1674) was one of the foremost...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1381012
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$4,400.00
Chinese fan painting of a beautiful maiden, admiring rows of chrysanthemum flowers with a bamboo grove background. With bamboo and black lacquer handle and frame. The front scene is painted on silk with gold fleck on silk backing.

19th Century

Dimensions: 15 3/4" x 10 1/2" (end to end) 9 3/4" x 9 3/4" (painting only)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1380904
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$1,500.00
Japanese painting of a Yang Guifei, the Tang Dynasty beauty. She stands and gazes at a blossoming branch of peony flowers, ornately patterned robes drape over her folded arms, painted in light ink and mineral colors on silk. By the artist Genki.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: Total size: 70" high x 26" wide (28 1/4) wide including ends). Size of artwork: 44" high x 19 1/4" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1800 item #1379088
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$5,500.00
Rare antique Tibetan painted chest with a trapezoid form, with lift away lid, and leather straps. The front of the chest is hand-painted in pigments of red, green, yellow, depicting a mythical creature with conch shell and flowers.

Mid to Late 18th Century

Dimensions: 54" L (widest point) 40" L (narrowest point), 17 1/2" D x 26" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1376033
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An original Tibetan trunk, all hand-painted in red pigment with yellow pigment motifs of flowering vines and central mandala wheel. The sides of the chest are carved with foliate edge apron just below the iron locking clasp. The trunk's lid lifts away to access the roomy interior.

18th/19th Century Tibet

Dimensions: 52" x 20 1/2" x 25 1/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1920 item #1368703
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$6,000.00
Antique Korean painting on silk of peonies in tones of pink and bright red, blooming from an upwards reaching branch with leaves. Calligraphy with signature of Wou Dang Chang Ryu, a highly important and heroic figure in Korean art. With minor wear.

19th century

Dimensions: 26" x 57" H (entire panel) 22.25" x 43.5" H (painting only)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1920 item #1368399
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$6,000.00
Antique Korean painting on silk of peonies in tones of pink and bright red, blooming from an upwards reaching branch with leaves. Calligraphy with signature of Wou Dang Chang Ryu, a highly important and heroic figure in Korean art.

19th century

Dimensions: 26" x 57" H (entire panel) 22.25" x 43.5" H (painting only)