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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1356805
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A stunning Japanese two-section choba tansu (merchant's chest), made from solid Keyaki (elm) wood, originating from the Mikuni region. The upper section holds a roomy, shelved interior with two bold Keyaki grain sliding door panels. The bottom section holds a long top drawer, with elongated lock plate typical to Mikuni tansu. Below are two small drawers with iron Warabite handles, with old labels in Japanese on the fronts, and a smaller set of sliding Keyaki panel doors. The very bottom of the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1920 item #1357178
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Antique Korean porcelain bottle of an octagonal faceted form, with long neck fluting slightly at the rim, covered in a translucent crackle white celadon glaze. The foot is deeply recessed with buff edges.

18th/19th century Chosun Dynasty

For a similar piece, see reference :
Bonhams New York Catalogue "The Korean Aesthetic: The Collection of Robert W. Moore, Wednesday March 15, 2017" pg. 22, est. value $15,000-20,000

Size: 6.5" W x 11.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1360467
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Antique Chinese pair of Large Shiwan ware goddess statues. These wares originated out of kilns in the Shiwanzhen subdistrict within the city of Foshan, going as far back as the Neolithic period. Each goddess mirrors the form of the other, holding a large vase above their heads, on a cloud pedestal with a small deer at their sides as a symbol of longevity. Each statue is pigmented with deep navy blue, robin's egg blue, beige, and white underglazes with some areas left bare.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1360826
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Important Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) sutra container from a San Francisco dealer who has been in business for over 40 years. This sutra container came to us as part of a group which belonged to the Avery Brundage Collection. There is a remnant of an old Brundage collector’s seal on the outside rim of the container as seen in the photographs.

This cylindrical design sutra would have had, at one point, a gilt copper roof, as evidenced by the beveled lip inside the rim on which the ro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1361485
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Antique Chinese scroll painting, with Daoist monks, monkeys, and deer underneath a gnarled peach tree. A young Daoist monk holding a bamboo staff outstretches his arms as a helpful monkey drops peaches to him, while an immortal man rests calmly against a tree branch, observing two small deer. The imagery of the deer, the monkeys, and the peaches are representative of prosperity and longevity. Signed with two red chops.

Dimensions: 31" L x 74.5" H (entire scroll) 22" L x 45.75" H (artw...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1361515
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Antique Chinese mahjong table, made of mixed hardwoods, with four marble inlay chairs. Each side of the table holds a secret drawer hidden within.

19th century

Dimensions: 34.5" x 34.25" x 29.25" H (table) 19.5" L x 16" D x 37.25" H (chairs)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1362323
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A very large pair of hardwood transom / temple architectural elements, elaborately carved with charming motifs of squirrels eating from grape vines. The carvings are deeply recessed with raised outside edges of a scrolling form. Realistic grape vines and leaves continue along the underside of each transom. Very heavy. (pictured with a tansu for scale. not included)

Early 19th Century

Dimensions : 75" L x 7" D x 19" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1363900
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A very large and dramatic Chinese blanc de chine statue of the Goddess of Compassion, Quan Yin. She has incredible realistic detail and form, with long draping robes. A willow sprig peeks out from under her headdress. In her hands, she holds a vial filled with the nectar of life, which she pours into the oceans of the world.

This listing is for the Quan Yin only. The Chinese Porcelain Rooster Pair is listed for sale # 1206509.

18th/19th Century

Dimensions: 14"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1365780
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A large Chinese gongshi, or scholar rock, highly appreciated as a contemplative viewing piece by literati. The piece is formed by natural elmwood root that has been lacquered, entangling a lingbi stone, originating from the Anhui province of China. Inset within a wooden base.

19th Century

Dimensions: 16" x 20.5" x 35" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1367049
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Of dual construction technique lost wax casting and repousee work in order to achieve a realistic interpretation of the materials; Particularly the folds of fabric and the separate molding of the figure. The seated, embracing figures have a sense of spatial relation between the two, creating a tension in the composition and resulting in a naturalism of the posture. The upper body, head, hands, and feet are cast. The skirt and folds of fabric in dress is done in repousee. The crown jewels are tur...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1369049
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A rare and unusual Japanese cho bako ("cho" meaning small and "bako" meaning box). Made of Keyaki (elm) hardwood with its original lacquer finish. The upper region of the piece holds a pair of narrow sliding door panels, with a center locking pin to hold them securely shut, and vertical slats of branches. The middle region of the chest holds a large drawer, its corner hardware in motifs of raised seed pods, and its largest central lock plate a raised motif of flowers and leaves; The kakute (squa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1370868
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Archaic bronze lidded ritual food vessel on three legs (Ding). The body is round in form and divided into banded areas of detailed interlocking cloud and thunder motif. The band closest to the rim curves inward before flanging out again. There are two animal headed looped handles cast on either side. The three feet are squat and curved with cast details like those on the handles. The lid is similarly divided into banded areas to match the body. There are four rings and a central handle tha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1700 item #1371304
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Chinese antique huanghuali altar table with flanged top. Cloud form apron with cusp edges and round legs. Heavy solid wood top with dramatic grain and patina. Used for wine.

17th century

Dimensions: 35" high (37 1/4" high including flanges) x 47" wide x 15" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1800 item #1373967
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One prominent Buddhist story tells of Avalokiteshvara vowing never to rest until he had freed all sentient beings from Samsara. Despite strenuous effort, he realizes that still many unhappy beings were yet to be saved. After struggling to comprehend the needs of so many, his head splits into 11 pieces. Amitabha, seeing his plight, gives him 11 heads with which to hear the cries of the suffering. Upon hearing these cries and comprehending them, Avalokiteshvara attempts to reach out to all those...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1374170
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Japanese two panel byobu screen painting of a fierce rooster watching butterflies floating overhead. Pigment on silk, with black lacquered frame. Attributed to Goun.

Taisho Period (1912-1925)

Dimensions: 56" x 64"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1837 VR item #1374334
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Rare Japanese gyosho kannon bako. Constructed of Kiri wood with original red lacquer finish. The piece is fitted with hand-forged iron plates and mounts. The front of the chest holds 3 small drawers in its lower section, with a pair of large doors above. The interior of the chest has a large open compartment with a long drawer long the top. The sides are fitted with iron rings and handles with a long cord so the piece may be carried on a merchant's back.

Edo Period (1603-1868) circa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1377043
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Museum grade very large Japanese Ginbari enamel vase. Ginbari is a technique using a foil design made with an embossing plate. The vase has a robin's egg blue enamel ground comprised of small flowers, with Wisteria branches bearing pastel green and purple flowers, small birds perched and flying through the tree branches. The elongated vase has a slightly tapered form with short, fluted foot and neck. The edges of the lip and the top of the foot are decorated in red and blue enamel of wire spiral...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1900 item #1377598
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During the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897), ceramics were considered to represent the highest quality of achievement from royal, city, and provincial kilns, the last of which were export-driven wares. Joseon enjoyed a long period of growth and production, which is still preserved today.

Wares evolved along Chinese lines in terms of color, shape, and technique. Celadon, white porcelain, and storage pottery were similar, but with certain variation in glazes, incision designs, and weight. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1377863
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Chinese carving of immortals on a boat, made entirely of Zitan hardwood. The boat appears to be made of an ancient, gnarled tree sprouting flowers, with its canopy of leaves covering the passengers underneath. The 3 male immortal figures sit huddled closely around a lingzhi mushroom, which holds medicinal properties and is a symbol of longevity. One female immortal peers into the waters at the side of the boat with bottles of medicine at her side. The other female immortal figure has taken to t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1377969
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18th century Japanese Akoda Nari armor with swallow tail meadate of gilt brass. Complete with a 3-hon plate kote, sode, nara mempo, suneate, and the Iyo haidate is unusual in form and construction. The kiritsuke Iyozane dou with bear hair trims, gold lamellar, dark brown lacquer, and blue silk cords. The armor is mounted on a hitsu box with painted platform and steel stand for the suneate.

Late 18th century Edo Period

Dimensions: 23" x 20" x 62" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1377975
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A rare example of a Hachigane with Karuta Tatami armor. The munition armor has a double arrow crest and its helmet is decorated with kagona hair. Complete with 5 hon plate kote, manchira under armor, haidate, and suneate mounted on a metal stand. Comes with a hitsu box and wooden lacquer platform base.

The Boshin War, sometimes known as the Japanese Revolution, was a civil war in Japan fought from 1868-1869 between forces of the ruling Tokugawa Shogunate and those seeking to return p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1378494
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Chinese blue and white porcelain vase, of a round elongated form with slightly flared neck and foot. The body is slightly ribbed with highly detailed cobalt blue underglaze fu dogs. The foot signed in cartouche flanked by pair of dragons and smoke.

Dimensions: 7" x 14" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1378544
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Antique Chinese pair of hand-carved boxwood scholar's scroll weights. With mirrored imagery of a fisherman in a boat catching a fish, landscape scenes with pine trees and groves of bamboo.

Dimensions: 9" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1380073
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Antique Chinese guan pi xiang (document box), made of huanghuali hardwood and finely cut brass plate mounts and hinges. The top opens and is held in place by a small chain. The doors open to reveal 7 drawers of different sizes. Each drawer has been fitted with jewelry tray inserts covered in white raw silk.

19th century

Dimensions (when closed): 16" high x 16" wide x 10 1/2" deep
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1380411
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Antique Chinese table carving made predominantly of zitan wood. Deeply carved with detailed dragons and clouds on one side, phoenixes on carved lattice on the back. Dramatic hexagonal shape on intricately carved stand. Some losses.

Dimensions: 43" high x 37 1/2" wide x 10" deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1380414
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Antique Chinese ruyi scepter made of hardwood and three carved sections of white jade. The upper section is carved with a scene of two boys and an elephant. The middle section of jade is carved with two boys holding a large vase with flowers. The bottom piece of jade is carved with three recumbent goats, one of which holds in his mouth a curved and swirling ruyi mushroom. The scepter sits on a custom silk covered base which then sits on a carved rectangular hardwood stand. Fitted with a c...
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 : 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 : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1383950
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Chinese pair of horseshoe back arm chairs, made of huanghuali wood. The back splat is carved with a chimera and the front apron is carved with a scrolling vine motif. Dramatic grain patterning and rattan seats.

19th century

Dimensions: 39 1/2" high x 27" wide x 25" deep. Seat is 20" high.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1940 item #1383951
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A symbol of humility and modesty, a bed made for the scholar's hermitage aesthetics. Carved huanghuali wood in a naturalistic root form, constructed and joined together creating the enveloping roots and branches. The seat platform is of block wood fitted to mimic woven mats. These types of furniture are reminiscent of the Song dynasty. Scholars retreated into the mountains and relinquished materialism. The aesthetic is based on nature and moves away from lavish and precious gold, bronze, and sil...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1384005
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Chinese antique luohan day bed, made of zitan hardwood with rattan seat. Arms and back carved in key fret motif. Wide arching legs.

19th c. Qing Dynasty

Dimensions: 30 3/4" high x 82" wide x 39" deep. Seat: 17 1/2" high x 76 1/4" wide x 35" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1384013
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Chinese porcelain figure of a seated Daoist monk. The monk's skin is left unglazed, his draping robes and seat with Sancai "three colors" of yellow, green, and dark purple underglazes. One of the figure's ears is pierced through for gas to escape during kiln firing.

18th/19th century

Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 11" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1384062
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Antique pair of Chinese official's hat arm chairs, made of huanghuali wood with intricately woven rattan seats. Carved cusped edged apron. Dramatic grain.

Provenance: From the collection of the Santa Barbara Museum.

17th century

Dimensions: 44" high x 18 7/8" wide x 17" deep. Seat: 20 1/2" high.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #1384283
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Chinese pair of huanghuali wood official's hat chairs. Simply and smoothly carved with a cusped edge on the front legs. Rattan seats. Provenance: from the collection of the Santa Barbara Museum, California. (Note regarding the Museum label: little was known about Chinese hardwoods at the time this label was made. Thus the wood is mislabeled "cherry wood").

17th Century

Dimensions: 39 1/4" high x 19 1/4" wide x 17" deep. Seat: 19 1/4" high x 18 1/2" wide x 15 1/2" deep...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1384326
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Chinese antique rectangular foot stand made of huanghuali wood. Classic lines and simple elegance. Underside with characters in ink.

17th/18th Century

Dimensions: 6 1/4" high x 25 1/2" long x 13" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1384330
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Chinese rare Sancai glazed pottery figure of a standing horse. The saddle pad is glazed with four colors including a rare blue. The saddle itself is covered with a vermillion slip and naturalistically modeled with sweeping folds of fabric. Most exquisite is the graceful arching of the horses neck, the slight turn of the perfectly proportioned head, and one whimsically turned back ear. With TL test papers.

Tang Dynasty 618-907

Dimensions: 21 1/2" high x 19" long
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #1384379
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Japanese antique large censor depicting the fisherman Urashima Taro from the fairy tale, Otogi Banashi. In the story, the fisherman discovers some children on the beach toying with a turtle. Urashima Taro buys the turtle from them and sets him free. The turtle grows in size and carries Urashima Taro down beneath the sea to the Dragon Palace (Ryugu-jo) where he is met and thanked by the Princess Otohime. After a few days, Urashima Taro decides to return to the world above the sea. The pri...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1385065
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Antique Chinese guan pi xiang (document box), made of huanghuali. Top opens to a tray-shaped storage area. The doors are made with dramatic huanghauli wood burl panels and open to reveal 5 drawers (4 small drawers and 1 larger one).

Republic Period

Dimensions: 18 1/2" high x 19 3/4" wide x 15 1/2" deep.
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 : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1385148
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Japanese Kura samurai saddle in red lacquer, with black and gilt lacquer. The maewa (front arched plate) and shizuwa (rear arched plate) are adorned with a copper inlay flying crane. The red lacquer area surrounding the crane is hand-carved with scrolling vines of flowers and shippo pattern in gilt lacquer. The maewa and shizuwa are connected by two igi (contoured side bands). The igi rest on either side of the horse's spine and serve as the under frame for the leather seat (basen or kura tsubo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1385176
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Japanese Kura samurai saddle detailed in high relief lacquer. The maewa (front arched plate) and shizuwa (rear arched plate) display a lacquer relief carp climbing a waterfall motif. The maewa and shizuwa are connected by two igi (contoured side bands). The igi rest on either side of the horse's spine and serve as the under frame for the leather seat (basen or kura tsubo) and are slotted for stirrup straps (chikara-gawa or gekiso) to pass through. Mounted on custom stand. Signed Kitagawa, cal...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385196
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Japanese five section lacquer inro in the hiramaki-e technique. The low relief gilt lacquer adds depth throughout the landscape composition of pine forest, distant ocean, mountainous terrain, and the famous Uji bridge. The black ground lacquer also shows the use of nashiji gold flecks creating mist and cloud formation. The interior of the compartments are covered with the nashiji gold flecks, resembling a pear skin effect. The ojime bead is of sliver and gold in the form of a laughing face of Ho...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1386420
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Japanese studio ware ceramic figure of the immortal, Gama Sennin. Based on the Chinese 10th century alchemist, Liu Hai, Gama Sennin is often depicted in relation to the lucky 3-legged money-toad. Gama Sennin can assume the form of a toad and can change his skin to appear young again. In this depiction of the much loved immortal, he sits on a rocky outcropping and hold in one hand a peach, in the other a small toad. Whimsically perched on his head is a large load with a spotted belly.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1386453
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Chinese round table of natural gnarled, twisted hardwood roots, and a transparent russet lacquer. The table is constructed in two parts- The trunk-like pedestal base and the rooted edge, round top. This type of natural root furniture goes back to the 12th century aesthetic. Here is an example of the round center table produced during the Republic period, bearing the colonial form true to the Victorian Era.

Republic Period

Dimensions: 30" high x 42" wide diameter
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1386502
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Japanese mingei water wheel of hinoki wood. Constructed with iron nails, joinery, complete with 17 spokes and paddles with kanji characters. The central hub has an iron piston protruding for rotational function. The wheel comes with a contemporary custom steel mount which allows it to spin smoothly and silently.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 64 1/2" wide diameter x 9 1/8" deep (paddle)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1386882
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Chinese heavily cast figure of Ananda standing on a lotus pedestal with gilt hands held in anjali mudra before his chest. His head and face are gilded with shaven head and pendulous ears framing a meditative expression and narrowed eyes. His long robes are incised at the hem with lotus blossoms. The upper portion of his body is in a kasaya with a finely chased lotus border. The patina shows it's sign of age.

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Dimensions: 13" high x 5 1/2" wide x 5"...
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 : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1387343
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The set is entirely carved in high relief of lingzhi fungus intertwined and layered, creating an imaginative form of a deer, frog, and other figures. The throne-like chair with a waist, five panel slats and stiles, and slight carved cabriole legs all finely carved and connected. The tea table is waist high with a mitered corner and a smooth surface. The cabriole legs are supported with an additional stretcher for strength.

Republic Period

Dimensions: 19 3/4" x 20" x 3...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1387533
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The everted flanges are joined to the end of the top and rail, and the spandrel is of two scrolling dragons carved in low relief. The legs of the table rest on horizontal feet. Between the legs are a carved pendant of double motifs of ruyi scepters and pair of scrolling dragons.

Republic Period

Dimensions: 80" L x 17 1/2" D x 35 1/2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1387635
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An elaborate and intricate Burmese shrine or altar. The shrine proper is encased in clear glass and sets upon a large enclosed cabinet, most likely for storing devotional items. High relief, gilt dry lacquer has been molded in scrolling floral and foliated patterns. Glass "gems" have been further inset into the design for even more opulent style. A pair of emerald green glass panels have been inset on either side of the mirrored central door. The cornice features an armorial crest of a crown and...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1387709
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Japanese ink painting, mounted on silk border and red lacquered frame. The painting depicts a Chinese style landscape painting of mountainous terrain, very reminiscent to the classical Song painting. In the foreground are five men washing each of their horse in the river bank and continuing their journey home. It's a very idyllic and romantic depiction of quiet life in the country.

Meiji Period

Dimensions: 68 1/2" x 193"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1387794
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Chinese wood carved plaque, created by two grandsons in memoriam of their deceased grandmother for what would have been her 70th birthday. The four large characters are "Peng Hu Chang Chun", which translates to "The flagons of the immortal beings in Penglai never get old". Legend tells that the coastal area of Penglai in the Shandong province of China is inhabited by immortal beings of kindness. The left side calligraphy is signed by the scholar grandsons Huajio Cheng and Junwen Cheng, bowing in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1388083
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Large standing gilded wooden Buddha. Dressed in full robes and with his down turned hands at this sides demonstrating the Calling in the Rain mudra, a gesture to bring the rain to nourish the rice fields. Tall pointed ushnisha and extended earlobes frame a face with down cast inlaid eyes and compassionate expression. From Luang Prabang, Laos. On custom metal stand.

early 18th century

81" high (93" high with stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1388085
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Japanese Amida Buddha statue, gold gilt over wood with inlaid crystal third eye. Seated on a lotus throne atop a hexagonal base, carved with smoke and flowers. The left hand mudra showing Varada: a gesture for granting and fulfilling all wishing as well as bestowing mercy and charity. The raised right hand is cradling a golden ball representing enlightenment and everlasting knowledge.
Overall condition is very good, consistent with age.

Early 19th century Edo period
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1800 item #1388121
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Tall standing Buddha carved of wood and worn from the elements. He stands in Mahakaruna Mudra, with his right arm extending from his hip and his left hand covering his heart in the gesture that symbolizes great compassion. His face is kind with a slight smile and he radiates a peaceful acceptance. Traces of black pigment. With custom iron stand.

16th/17th century

Dimensions: 59" high (71" high including base)
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 : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1389514
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Japanese antique finely detailed and articulated patinated copper rhinoceros beetle. During the peaceful time of the Meiji Period, samurai armor smiths turned their attention and skill toward making these exquisite creatures. The individually crafted movable parts of this rhinoceros beetle spotlights the skill needed to create the articulation required in a suit of samurai armor. Wings open slightly to reveal another pair of wings underneath. Even apart from it's realism, the beetle's char...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1389869
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A rare antique Japanese karuma tansu (wheeled chest) originally used for storage. Made out of keyaki (elm) wood with hand forged iron hardware in very good original condition. Large sliding panels open to reveal an open shelf on the right side with a hidden storage area under the shelf. The left hand side has an open shelf with 4 drawers tucked underneath. Symmetrical uniform wooden horizontal bracing on the sides and back of tansu. Gorgeous original finish and patina. Unusual to find one ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1390221
Zentner Collection
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An original 18th century Japanese Namban armor with momonari type kabuto. The wisteria meadate and other occurrences of variations of the Fuji mon belongs to the Fujiwara Clans. The meadate matches that of the family crest seen on the armor. The black lacquered dou is textured with crushed oyster shell in fine detail. The armor is presented the original hitsu (armor box) with gold beautiful gold calligraphy on the sides. The suneate are mounted on custom museum mounts for proper display. T...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1390631
Zentner Collection
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A published hirado ware porcelain figure of a kirin (in Chinese, qilin). The mythical creature is part lion with the body of a dragon and the hooves of a deer. It represents good fortune, protection, prosperity, longevity and fertility. The recumbent hirado figure is executed with master attention to detail and form.

Published in HIRADO: Prince of Porcelains, By Louis Lawrence.

Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)

Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 3 1/2"