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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1183886
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A fascinating portrait of the noted ukiyoe artist, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. The work was painted by his disciple, Yamanaka Kodo (1869-1945) in 1934 and was originally part of the collection of Kobori Sakae, who collected various old books and donated his collection to the Waseda University. Above the portait are two poems done by two noted poets. One is done by Inoue Kozo (active 1920-1930) who was known for his research in Sharaku and the other was written by Omagari Kuson (1882-1943) who was famou...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1184295
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A dramatic pair of Japanese okimono fighting cockerels, using the shokado method: mixture of bronze, gold and silver. The birds have naturalistic plumage and the fierce intensity of their fight is captured.

The artist has used this same technique in crafting a superior samurai sword onto this beautiful sculpture. The intertwined gestural pose of each bird gives the viewer the sense realism and drama of a cockerel fight.

The bottom of one bird has a gold cartouche si...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1185261
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A fascinating letter composed by the noted Chinese artist, Xu Beihong (1895-1953). The letter is addressed to a Mr. Fu Wen and discusses about an exhibition and several works of art that Xu Beihong was expressing his congratulations to the person he was writing to. Letter signed by Xu Beihong. Age; 20th century. Size: Length 15.25" Height 12.25"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1186753
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Radiant antique Chinese document box, made of huanghuali hard wood with gorgeous grain, hinged top lid opens to shallow compartment with removable tray, two doors open to reveal 4 small drawers, beautiful details throughout. The outside is adorned with thick bronze fixtures and side handles. 19th century. Size: 14" high x 13.5" wide x 10.25" deep.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1980 item #1188292
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A pair of Japanese Hina dolls decorated with traditional Japanese gold or kinran and non-gold or donsu brocades. The dolls are used in March for Hina Matsuri (also known in a different name as Momo no Sekku). The dolls were created by Ando Keiho, a living treasure, is known for specializing in Hina Dolls. Keiho is based in Kyoto where the tradition of the Hina Dolls originated. Age: 20th century. Size: (Obina, Male Doll) Height 16.5" Width 12" Length 14.5" (Mebina, Female Doll) Height 13.5" Widt...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1190803
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A beautiful red zitan incense table with burlwood inset top; carved signature of and accompanied by the original inscribed wooden tomabako; Zitan.

Age: 18th Century Qing Dynasty
China Provenance: acquired in Tokyo, Japan.

Size: 26.75" Height x 15" Width.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1800 item #1191178
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Splendid Chinese marble Moghul bowl with variety of gems inset in gold. The gems vary between beautiful and radiant ruby, emerald and sapphire. Decorated all over with a peony motif. Beautifully carved design of a chrysanthemum on bottom and a peony carved on the inside bottom. Condition report: 1 loss gem. Age: Qing Dynasty (1735 - 1796). Size: 7.25" diameter x 3" height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1196396
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Pair of Japanese byobu screen paintings, each with two folding panels, painted with views from a bamboo grove, painted in mineral colors and ink on a pale silvery ground, the subtle beauty of a flowering morning glory vine peeks through the bamboo leaves in the upper right corner of one of the paintings, new bamboo shoots rise up, put together the two paintings give the distinct feeling of actually being in a beautiful bamboo grove. Taisho Period, signed Shumpo. Size of each painting: 6...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1201679
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Superbly and detailed antique agate carving in the form of a gourd with leaves, smaller gourds, and a bat. In East Asia the gourd is considered an auspicious plant and in China the bat is synonymous to the word fortune in Chinese. Hence, the motif is often seen in various works of art. Age: Republic Period. Size: height 3.5" width 4" length 7"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1837 VR item #1201859
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Chinese jade lidded vase containing motifs of plum, bamboo, cranes, and bats. All the elements are auspicious motifs used in East Asian art invoking fortune and longevity. Age: Qing Dynasty Size: height 7" width 1.25" length 3.25"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1201894
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Chinese jade carving in the form of a tripod censer. The lid and handles contain superb intricate carvings of scrolled leaf like patterns with flower buds set in between the scrolled leaves. Age: 19th century Size: height 7.5" width 2.5" length 4.25"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1203788
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An antique Chinese Beijing or Peking Glass belt hook. The belt hook contains motifs of Chinese lions and a mystical beast standing on top of the hook. The unique aspect of this piece is where the glass color is emulating white jade. Age: 18th century. Size: height 1.25" width 1.1" length 5.5"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #1206327
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Beautiful Japanese small cloisonne jewelry box with three drawers, the entire box is decorated with intricate cloisonne scenes of birds and flowers; the front with the three little drawers has a peacock standing on a rock with peonies and blossoming plum tree, the right side has peonies and blossoming cherry branch, the left side has a maple tree with a bird in flight, on the back is a lovely scene of a pair of pheasants on a rock with a profusion of cherry, peony and yellow iris blossoms;...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1206509
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Beautiful antique Chinese porcelain pair of roosters with polychrome glaze. Very nice incised detail. Created in a naturalistic style. Each rooster stands on one foot with the other raised close to its body atop a brown glazed tree trunk. Age: Qing Dynasty (18th century - 19th century) Size: 15.5" height x 9.5" length.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1206773
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Chinese hand scroll portraying a hunting scene attributed to, Jin Tingbiao (~1767). Four hunters with four horses are gathered in this scene either preparing a hunting party or finishing one. Views of hunting, known as shoulie wenwutu were first seen from the Yuan dynasty and succeeding dynasties continued to paint various renditions. Comes in a beautifully carved box. Size: length 55.5" width 11.5"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1211356
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Antique Japanese karuma tansu (wheeled storage chest), the front is keyaki (zelkova) wood with sliding panels with horizontal slats, interior has a full width shelf and two small drawers on the right side, the bottom portion has three drawers and a locking bar (with key); one full width drawer and two smaller drawers side by side, beautiful original lacquer finish, heavy hand forged iron hardware.

Edo Period, circa early 1800s

Size: 46 1/2" high x 47 1/2" wide x ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1211453
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Chinese hardwood Stand in great condition with a beautiful finish. Solid hardwood with simple yet elegant lines. Dimensions: 1 1/4'' High X 8'' Long X 5 /3/4'' Wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1214448
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Antique Chinese hardwood table carved with incredible handcarved flowering plum blossoms details on branches that crawl up the table legs. The table top is inlaid with a piece of stunning white grey marble.

Dimensions 38.5" wide by 38.5" deep 34.5" tall.

Late 19th Century
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1214451
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Chinese antique hardwood cabinet with interior shelving. The cabinet doors are carved with pine trees and bamboo. The lower egister is carved with a rectilinear design. The bottom has a fan, a bat, and a lychee branch.

Early 20th Century

It measures 70" tall 35" wide 16" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1214953
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Antique Chinese bronze bowl with handles in the form of lion heads with rings in their mouths, incised with designs of dragons, horizontal relief characters just below the rim read Da Ming Xuande Nian zhi which translates as "made during the Xuande era of the Ming Dynasty". But most likely this bronze is 19th century. The bowl sits on a bronze stand with lotus petal motif. Total size: 6 1/2" high x 7" wide including handles (alone, the bowl is 4 1/4" high and the stand is 2 1/2" high).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1216832
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A finely carved Chinese agate in the form of a popular motif often seen in Tibet which is the windhorse. The use of Tibetan motifs in Chinese arts began during the Ming dynasty with patronage of the Tibetan high lamas and continued onwards into the Qing Dynasty. The windhorse is carrying a pecha or sutra text, a signature motif often found on windhorses. The stylized ribbons and the waves are done in the Chinese style. Age: 20th century Size: length 4.3" width 2.5" height 3.75"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1900 item #1216950
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Pair of Chinese hardwood panels decorated with a view of various scholar and table objects arranged with flowers and auspicious motifs in jade, nephrite, carnelian, and other precious hardstones. The back of the panels are carved with the character, longevity in various forms of seal script. The panels may have hung in the zhong tang or central hall of a large residence in the past. Age: 19th century Size: length 37" height 68.25" width 2"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1218265
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Antique Chinese Huanghuali two shelf stand. The shelves are tiered, the wood is beautiful huanghuali wood. Dates from the early 20th century. It measures, lower shelf: 17" X 13.5" x 27" upper shelf 13.5"x 13.5"x 37" overall: 29" wide 13.5" deep 37" tall.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1218389
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Chinese porcelain dish with garden scene. Three figures sit around a table eating fruit while a fourth figure stands, gazing at something. The party is seated under hanging lamps. The border of the bowl is intricately decorated with chrysanthemums, peonies, and other flowers. The back of the dish has a red stamp and three bands of flowers. It measures 13" diameter. Republic period mid 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1837 VR item #1218848
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An antique Chinese jade bowl decorated with motifs of flora, dragons, and on the exterior is depicting a battle scene with mounted horses and foot soldiers. The bottom of the bowl contains a inset with the mark Qianlong nian xing. Age: 18th-19th century Size: diameter: 6.5" height: 2.2"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1219576
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Chinese pair of moon viewing chairs, made of huang-huali hardwood with dramatic grain. Carved in faux bamboo. Each chair handcrafted for a comfortable reclining position and matched with a slide out foot rest. The joints show sign of shrinkage and patina of its age and condition.

Republic Period

Size of each: 34" high x 23" wide x 39" deep. Extends to 52 1/2" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1220702
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A refined and elegant statue of Amida Buddha along with Samantabhadra and Avalokitesvara also known as either the Amida Triad or the Three Sages of the Pureland. The triad became popular during the Kamakura Period around the 12th- 13th centuries and a rich visual culture surrounding the triad emerged. Age: Edo Period Size: length: 21.5" width: 13" height" 37.5"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1223504
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Beautiful Japanese 4-panel byobu (folding screen painting), depicting a scene of noble men racing horses. The horses (one brown bay and one gray dappled) are painted with wonderful detail and character, the rider in front looks behind him as his horse rears up. In the background rolling green hills are spotted with moss, just behind the riders is a wooden balcony with sudari (bamboo window coverings) blowing in the wind. The beach and surrounding mist is all made of gold leaf. The byoby ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1223902
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An interesting square porcelain brush pot with a long inscription of the Chu Shi Biao composed by the 3rd century strategist, Zhuge Liang. The inscription makes the argument that the state of Shu Han must fight against Cao Wei. The calligrapher at the end signs and dates the piece: The 23rd Year of Kangxi, (inscribed by) Wen Fang. Size: Length 6.25" Width 6.2" Height 8"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1226896
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Beautiful carved white jade figure depicting one of the 18 Lohan (arhats), sitting with arm resting on one knee, leaning against one shoulder is a gnarled staff with peaches and a bat on top, wonderfully detailed carving especially to the man's face and an earring that is carved to hang free, Republic Period. Size: 6" high
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1960 item #1231667
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Tall Chinese hardwood cabinet in two sections, elaborately carved all over with scenes of eight dragons in light color wood on dark hardwood ground carved with swirling clouds, rocks and waves. The sides of the cabinet are also made of dark hardwood and carved with scrolling key fret motif. Brass hardware is incised with matching key fret and chimera designs. c. 1950. Total size: 86 " high x 35 1/4" wide x 15 3/4" deep (bottom section is 66 1/2" high. top section is 19 1/2" high)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1235873
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A wonderful and detailed antique Chinese box with a detailed Jade carving with motifs of melons and the character of happiness set in the middle. These motifs are auspicious motifs often seen in Chinese art. Provanance: Laurence Friedman Collection, 18th/19th century Size: Length 2.6"Width 2.25" Height 1.2"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1980 item #1239294
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Beautiful Chinese brush washer carved in the form of two peaches , carved from a piece of lovely pale agate with yellow striations, intricate details of curling leaves and tiny bats inside the large peach and on the outside of the small peach, the bottom is carved with more little bats, the brush washer sits on a wooden stand carved in the shape of entwined lotus leaves. Mid 20th century. Size of agate: 5 1/4" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1240187
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Ivory satin robe, decorated with butterflies and flowers in various shades of pink, blue, and yellows, black satin detailing with cranes and butterflies, edged in deep blue. Gorgeous deep blue sleeves depict a dragon and phoenix coming into confrontation.
Chinese dragons represent masculinity and darkness while the phoenix (or feng-huang) represents femininity and light. The sleeves have an interior lining of bright green satin.

Size: 54.5" height, 72.5" across sle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1241555
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Chinese 20th Century Huanghuali altar table that has come from the Aixinjue Luo Collection. In wonderful condition with beautiful feathering grain throughout all of the surfaces. Great detail in all of the small carvings on the side panels and between the legs. Size: 35" H x 56.5" L x 13.5" D
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1243294
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Exquisite Chinese Huanghuali alter tables. Gorgeous grain with "eyes" seen in the hardwood. Finely carved all throughout with round Jade wrapped in the wood apron. Overall perfect condition with a wonderful color to the wood.

circa Early 20th Century

Dimensions: 33" High X 43 1/4" Long X 14 1/4" Deep