A pair of Satsuma vases decorated with two scenes one is a scene of a group of samurai strolling around the streets of Edo and another view is a group of court nobles walking in a garden like setting. The scenes are surrounded by geometric patterns and a dragon set in a medallion form. The bottom of one vase contains the character for the number 3. Age: Taisho Period. Size: Length 3.75" Width 3.75" Height 9.5" (both vases)
Antique middle eastern rug made of wool with design of mounted warriors, warriors and other animals. Blue and red colors on a light background, first half of 20th century. It measures 81" by 46".
A traditional oribe ware handled dish decorated with geometric patterns and the signature green glaze that oribe wares are known for. The green glaze used for oribe is thought be difficult to produce and only the most skilled potters can produce the green color by knowing the temperature and timing when fired. The dish was produced by the Gensui kiln in Seto city Aichi prefecture. The studio specializes in producing oribe wares. Age: Showa Period. Size: height 10" diameter 14.5"
Beautiful and unusual Jomon Era vessel from the Shiizuka Kaizuka archaelogical site in present day Ibaraki prefecture. The Jomon Period (14,000 B.C.~ 300 B.C.) is considered to be the most intriguing period in Japanese Art history. The odd geometric and abstract shapes in vessels or figurine forms are often found various archaeological sites throughout Japan. Age: Jomon Era Size: height 9.75" diameter 7.25"
Beautiful and sublime Southeast Asian vase from the Angkor Period (c. 800-1200 A.D.) The vase appears to be done in a dark brown to a black-ish color glaze with molded or carved fluting on the top and bottom of the vase. Age: 800-1300 A.D. Size: height 14" diameter 7.75"
A small yet lively Chinese jade carving of a mythical beast known as pixiu, a mythical beast that is similar to a winged lion. The pixiu is an important creature that attracts zaiqi or the energy of wealth and retains it while keeping evil spirits at bay, according to traditional fengshui. Age: 19th century. Size: height 1" width 2.8" length 3"
Japanese vase with a scenes of seven sparrows flying among crysenthemums in beautiful hues of purple, orange, green, blues and yellows. Vase contains a signature on the bottom with the name, Kinkosan. Some old repairs. Age: Meiji period. Size: Height: 12" Diameter: 8"
Beautiful antique Japanese Edo Period Imari Large Octagonal Bowl Decorated with scenes of rural sea side huts. Inside there is a large kirin in swirling clouds. Wonderful patterns of chrysanthemums, blue underglaze with orange, green and gold details. Seal in blue on the bottom of bowl. Age: Late Edo Period (1803 - 1817). Size: 12" diameter x 4.375" height.
Beautiful carved jade toggle of miniature chimera on top of gourd surrounded by vines. The jade stone shows natural orange striations and is shaped like a pebble with intricate carved details. Age: Qing Dynasty (18th/19th Century). It measures 2.75" by 1.25" by .6".
Southease Asian teak wood carving of serving bowl of indigenous form with a strong square handle. Age mid 20th century. Size: 25" length x 22" diameter x 5" height
A small Peking glass vase done on a white base with polychrome color enamel decorated on the surface. The vase is invoking fencai porcelains and the motifs and patterns used on the vase are often seen in porcelains. The vase contains two views of literati scholar like figures, one contemplating and another reading a book. Age: Qian Long mark but most likely 19th century. Size: Diameter 3.75" Height 7.5"
Antique Chinese wood brush washer in a hexagonal shape. Each face is beautifully inlaid with a floral arrangement: a pine branch, a flowering apricot or peach branch, a magnolia branch, a pair of narcissus flowers, a vase with lotus and a second vase with magnolia. It measures 7" tall, 6" wide at base. 20th century.
Simple yet elegant sobriquet seal utilizing a Chinese stone similar to chicken blood stone. The seal contains an inscription which translates as: The seal was carved on an auspicious day in December of 1958 (for) Fujiwara Gyokuun. The carved bottom of the seal contains a three character text reading: Kingensen, or The well where gold can be found. Size: height 1.75" width 0.5" length 1.25"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1970 item #1206659
A splendid Japanese woodblock print portraying the view of the noted Sino-Japanese temple, Obakusan Manpukuji in Uji, South of Kyoto city. The woodblock was done by Saito Kiyoshi (1907-1997) known for producing prints of Buddhist subjects and views of the traditional buildings of Kyoto. Age: Late Showa, c. 1968. Size: length: 29.25" width 1.25" height 23.25"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1970 item #1207809
A view of a gate of a Japanese home found in the outskirts of Kyoto such as Ohara. The print contains an inscription of the title of the work, the date of the print, and the number. The woodblock was made by Saito Kiyoshi (1907-1997) who was known in producing prints of Buddhist subjects and views of traditional architecture in Kyoto. Age: 1968. Size: height 24.5" length 28.75"
Beautiful Cantonese export painting. Painted with mineral pigments on silk. Popular during the 19th century. A portrayed scene of an amorous pursuit during a boat banquet. Beautiful tones of blue, green and red. Incredible detail all around. Painting is displayed in a wooden frame. Age: 19th Century. Size with frame: 11.5"H x 14.875"L
Beautiful Cantonese export painting. Painted with mineral pigment on silk. Popular during the 19th century. In this frame a banquet scene is portrayed. Beautiful flower arrangements surround the gathering. There is incredible detail on the faces and details are realistically painted in tones of green, blue, browns and reds. Paintings are displayed in a wooden frame. Age: 19th century. Size with frame: 11.5"H x 15"L
Beautiful antique Chinese embroidered in silk a pair of Mandarin ducks surrounded by beautiful peonies, lotus flowers and other floral elements. Embroidered in beautiful tones of blue, green and gold. Displayed in wooden frame. Age: Size with frame: 18.125"H x 14.625"L
A splendid tea container decorated with hydrangeas done in makie. The container is known as a hira natsume, where the wide structure is a signature element. Motif of hydrangeas are associated with the mid summer- monsoon season in Japan and often seen in summer tea gatherings. Age: Taisho Period Size: diameter 3" height 2.25"
Woodblock print done by the artist Okiie Hashimoto. Charming image of a young woman sitting among a field of lily flowers. Done in muted colors, beautiful condition. Dimensions: 27'' Wide X 21 3/4'' High, framed
A Chinese hardwood cabinet with two shelves set inside the cabinet. The design of the cabinet is done in the preferences of Ming dynasty style wood working. Fine molding and paneling has been done to the cabinet. Age: 20th century Size:height 37.75" width 18" length 25.75
An antique Japanese vase decorated with children known as karako playing with various toys. The vase contains decorations of Chinese motifs and slight influences of European designs such as the lion heads on the side of the vase. Age: Meiji Period Size: diameter: 3.25" height 7.5"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1960 item #1226905
Woodblock print by Paul Jacoulet entitled "Le Chant des Fileuses, Mongolie" ("The Song of the Spinners, Mongolia"), depicting a group of three young Mongolian women spinning sheep's wool into thread while they sing, fine details like the thread are done in silver ink, title and publisher's name in lower right, signature in pencil on lower left, 1958. Total size of paper: 17" high x 13" wide/ Size of image: 15 1/2" high x 11 1/2" wide
A splendid and refined Satsuma rectangular incense censer. Each painted panel is minutely painted with traditional motifs with images of a phoenix and Shi Shi Lion in raised detail. The bottom of the container contains a signature which reads, Dai Nippon Tokyo, Matsuura Yuzan Zo. Lovely condition Age: Meiji Period Size: length 3.5" width 2.75" height 2.15"
A Chinese jade inkstone carved with motifs of pine trees. The carving done on the base matches with the jade inkstone evocative of the preferences of the Chinese literati culture. Age: 19th-20th century
Chinese Celadon plate with Even coloring and glazing overall. Ming Dynasty 16th century. Dimensions: 11 3/4'' Wide X 2" Tall
Gorgeous silken Chinese rank badge with a navy blue background, golden stitching along its base, borders and accenting throughout, image of a silvery green pheasant standing on a rock, a fish jumping out at it from the water, and many designs of flowers, and clouds in various vivid shades of blue. Rank badges were to be worn on the front of a robe to show ranking and status of the elite in imperial China during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Pheasants would show the status...
Antique porcelain vase, with a front water spout, with a light brown body and paintings of beautiful and vibrant flowers in light pink, magenta, blue, and yellow. 18th century Size: 6.5" tall, 5" wide from spout tip
Beautiful transparent crystal snuff bottle with carvings of a playful fawn and bird perching on a cherry blossom branch. Early 20th century. Size: 2.25" tall, 1.5" wide
Antique chinese bronze vase with a wide oval-shaped body and short, small neck. On either side is a small raised design, dating from the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD). Size: 10.25" height, 11.75" width
Antique Chinese cabinet with a large open section, with carvings of swirling vines and flowers decorating the inner edges, two small carved creatures (possibly guardian lions/fu dogs) sitting front and center. Below are two drawers with metal handles, the drawer faces carved with flowers with outstretched leaves and stems, forming a semi-arch. The bottom has two removable doors with mirror-image carvings of two budding flowers with tall stems and metal door pulls. Size: 63.5" height, 31.5" le...
Antique wooden carving of a Chinese Lohan, which in the Buddhist religion is a state of enlightenment right before becoming a Bodhisattva. The Lohan is shown pulling open his robe to reveal a small child strapped around the front of his chest. There are traces of red lacquer on the carving's face, and his back has a small compartment for holding prayers. Ming dynasty ( 1368-1644) Size: 24" height, 10" width
Antique wooden carving of a Chinese Lohan, which in the Buddhist religion is a state of enlightenment right before becoming a Bodhisattva. This Lohan stands with his robes open and his arms crossed, a hole drilled through his hands to hold something, perhaps a staff or a candle. His back features a small compartment in which prayers are to be placed. Ming Dynasty ( 1368-1644) Size: 24.75" height, 10" width
Antique wooden carving of a Chinese Lohan, which in the Buddhist religion is a state of enlightenment right before becoming a Bodhisattva. He is shown sporting a potbelly, grinning as he holds his robe open with one hand and tugs on his belt tie with the other. His back features a small compartment for the placement of prayers. Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Size: 23.5" height, 8" width
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1251354
Woodblock print by Japanese sōsaku hanga (creative print) artist Rikio Takahashi (1917-1999) titled 'Old Drift'. Takahashi had a very unique style of abstract art. He often avoided primary colors and gravitated towards warm browns, cool blues and greens, typical of the gardens of Kyoto. He used irregular, abstract shapes and overlapping of colors to create beautiful and interesting effects. The print is set in a light wooden frame behind glass. Size: 24" height, 19" width (woodblock prin...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1960 item #1252601
Japanese original print of two women and a young child by the artist Yoshitoshi Mori (1898-1992). He studied at the Kawabata School of Fine Arts. He was a member of the mingie folk crafts movement working in textile stencil dyeing. In the 1950's Yoshitoshi Mori started print making using a technique called kappazuri stencil. He became a key member of the sosaku hanga movement. His works depict scenes from Kabuki theatre and folk traditions. This print is signed twice in graphite and dated ...