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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1277164
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Antique Japanese small 6-panel screen painting for table top, painted with a scene of stream and flowers, painted in mineral colors on silver leaf, the silver has oxidized a beautiful dark color, Edo Period, 18th century. Size: 18" high x 50 1/2" long
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1278283
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Finely carved exquisite large nephrite plaques. Both carved nephrites have carved scenes of flowers and birds perched on and next to a stone cliff. Backside of each are blooming flower designs. Gorgeous dark green jade is of exceptional quality, as well as the intricate carving in the detail. Both plaques come with carved detailed hard wood stands of traditional chinese design dragon like creatures. Originally came from a wealthy private collection/estate in Beverly Hills, CA. These have no...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1282775
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Antique Chinese desk made from sought-after huanghuali wood, with a gorgeous, shining finish and two locking front drawers. Its back and side panels feature elegant, spiraling carvings. Circa 1900. Size: 19" height, 36" width, 12" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1283811
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Chinese large yixing ware basket, with a small shell and two small yixing crabs clutching its sides. Engraved signature on bottom by a rare female artist. Small losses. Size: 9.5" height, 10.5" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1284900
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Antique Chinese dark hardwood imperial throne (possibly zitan) with elaborate carvings of dragons, its backrest comprised of three carved panels of dragons with pierced smoke motif, carved smoke headrest, pierced panels with dragons in each armrest, detailed carving along the seat's underside, claw-shaped feet emerging from beast's mouths. Size: 40.5" height, 28" width, 25" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1289011
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Large framed Chinese woven silk shou character (symbolizing longevity) tapestry made entirely of blooming peonies in gradient tones of purple and pink on branches with clusters of leaves, over a light brown woven background. Set in large gilt frame. Size: (entire frame) 74" height 44" width (picture only) 62" height, 32" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1289032
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Antique Chinese framed scroll depicting the bodhisattva of compassion, Quan Yin. She is dressed in long, flowing robes with metal rings, and a crown of the Amitābha Buddha. She holds in her left hand a small jar filled with pure water, and in her right the branch of a willow tree. She stands barefoot on the head of a dragon, with a white parrot carrying long beads in its mouth flying overhead. Her two young acolytes, a girl named Longnü and a boy named Shancai, stand at her sides. The imag...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1290737
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Rare Japanese keyaki wood choba tansu with 15 exterior drawers (3 interior drawers) and a locking bar, keyaki (elm) wood front and frame with dramatic grain and lacquer finish, elaborate iron metal wood including moko shaped drawer pulls, locking bar has iron work with bamboo motif, the safe box has a key and the three small drawers on the inside are made all of kiri wood with handles to match the front exterior, Edo Period, Makuni area. Size: 38" high x 34" wide x 14 3/4" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1291591
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Japanese antique doll of a Noh theatre actor in the costume of Ko-Omote the beautiful young woman, dressed in a summer robe with gold flower basket on back, elaborate headress, removable mask reveals the face of the actor, Taisho Period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1300700
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Pair of Chinese antique hardwood panels intricately carved to look like 3 dimensional display cases complete with small glass cabinet doors. Each shelf is decorated with a scholarly arrangement including vases with orchids, lotus and bamboo; containers with fruit, fans and painting implements - all ornately carved with the most exquisite detail. Fine materials include jades of many colors, rare hardwoods, mother of pearl, jasper and other semi precious stones. There is even a miniature cloi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1300843
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Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made with solid keyaki wood on entire front and top with beautiful patina and dramatic grain. The top drawer and locking bar have elaborate iron hardware including locks with one key. The locking bar has ironwork in the form of a stock of bamboo and locks three drawers. The bottom portion of the chest has sliding panels with vertical slats and the lower right of the chest has a safe box with two small interior drawer also made of keyaki wood. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1302180
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A rare and wonderful Chinese porcelain bowl with beautiful glaze designs of cranes flying over crashing waters, each carrying a different object of auspicious nature, such as a lotus, a scroll, a fan, a sword, a gourd bottle, and a basket of fruit. Brightly multicolored clouds fill empty space between each bird. The inside of the bowl has a single crane flying over identical wave motifs with smoke clouds with minor wear. Excellent condition. Bears the seal of Jiaqing (1796-1820). Size: 3.5" ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1306873
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Beautifully carved antique Chinese stone seated buddha, wonderful attention to drapery folds and compassionate expression, in the style of the Wei Dynasty. (Wei Dynasty (魏朝) can refer to two different dynasties in Chinese history: Cao Wei (220-265) was a Han Chinese dynasty that existed during the Three Kingdoms Period). Size: 40" high x 22" wide x 13" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1307227
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Beautiful pair of Chinese 17th/18th century display cabinets, made with a combination of dramatic hardwoods. Two upper shelves are bordered by decorative carved panels. Two drawers sit above a hinged pair of doors with roomy storage inside.

Size: 71.5" height, 30.75" width, 17.5" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1309445
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Antique Japanese Nabeshima ware bowl, with cobalt blue design of waves and an array of scholar objects in mint green, lilac, yellow, and red glaze. Edges are decorated with "comb" design along foot. Underside has interesting signature mark of a budding flower. 19th century. Size: 6" diameter, 1.5" height
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1309729
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Antique Japanese large oribe bowl with cream crackle glaze, short basket style handles with bright blue-green glaze dripping down the sides of the bowl, designs of wavy lines and dots along the rim, bold floral patterns on the interior, swirling pattern on the foot. A truly beautiful piece. 19th century. All original condition. Size: 7.25" height, 15.5" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1310734
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Hard to find, 19th Japanese articulated spiny lobster. Loss case method of solid copper. Each piece is meticulously cast and fitted with all 10 legs and long antenna. Fully articulated and movable, the lobster if fully splayed for viewing on a complex mounted stand.

For a similar example, see Meiji No Takara, Metalwork II, number 112.
Original eyes with no missing pieces. High quality custom iron stand is included.

Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1312218
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A pair of large antique ancestor portraits, painted in mineral colors and ink with gold ink details on paper. A noble pair, a wealthy husband and wife, ornately dressed and sitting on carved chairs. As is traditional in this type of portrait the faces are rendered with much attention to each persons natural features and executed with many tiny brush strokes. The natural effect contrasts with the the elaborately rich robes which are executed in a much flatter manner, the patterns of dragons...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1314016
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This is a very high grade Chinese antique hardwood table, possible white zitan, with exceptional carved panels of a reticulated design, corners carved in a spiraling pattern, rounded feet carved with spirals, beautiful natural wood grain. A one of a kind, true quality antique piece for the refined taste. Consigned from a major collection, item imperial and extremely important piece. Size: 33.5" height, 36.5" length, 18.5" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1314784
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An impressive and hard to come by pair of Japanese architectural lanterns that once flanked a Japanese Buddhist temple. Cast in bronze with eight separate sections;The verdigris bronze octagonal roof-form top with its jeweled flame finial; Eight auspicious Buddhist symbols; Each roof panel has the Tokugawa family crest (aoi mon); And edged with eight open mouth dragon head terminals.

The underside of the roof has its eight delineated rafters; And craved in relief swirling cloud format...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1317078
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A stunning Chinese black lacquer 6-panel coromandel screen. Beautiful hard stone inlay depicting scenes of many auspicious objects and flowers in vases. Hand carved with images of dragons and lotuses symbolizing potent auspicious powers and the perfection of beauty of the heart and mind. The lacquer is in exceptional original condition.

Early 20th Century Style hinges (pin and eye hinge)

Size: 72" H x 96" L
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1318805
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A wonderful large Japanese wood carved statue of an anthropomorphic tanuki. He holds a large mokugyo or temple bell with carved dragons in one hand and a lacquered drumstick in the other. Beautifully preserved, hand-carved antique piece. Mid Edo age (circa 1750's) Stunning original condition, very charming piece. Size: 36" H, 16" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1319485
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Chinese antique white hardstone (possibly jade) bi shaped plaque, carved with 9 chimera in high relief and set into an ornately carved dark hardwood stand. All carving beautifully rendered, nice white stone. Republic Period (early 20th century). Total size: 20" high x 16" wide x 6" deep. Size of bi disk: 7 3/4" wide diameter
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1319893
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A superb Japanese antique satsuma vase with eggshell white crackle underglaze, incredibly detailed artwork of a pheasant perched upon a gnarling branch with berries, wonderful intricate gilt banner design along the top, narrow neck with gilt rim, gilt ring along the foot, signature on bottom - Ryozan of the Yasuda Company.

19th century Meiji Period

Size: 8.25" H, 5" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1320187
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Archaic Chinese large white jade with orange and brown areas, carved with geometric designs in the form of a large bird and a small dragon. Size: 8.25" L, 4" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1321965
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Beautiful Japanese altar tansu with gilt lacquer floral motifs along many front drawers, each with a mokko style handle. Two sliding doors line the top with gold ocean scenery. Two hinged doors with gilt inlay court figures bear the signature seal of the artist. Behind the two doors are three nishiji lacquer drawers with wonderful gilt fish and octopus surrounded with shells. The interior of each door is also in nishiji lacquer with gilt lacquer boats. The top of the chest depicts arrangements o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1920 item #1322217
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18th Century Antique Indian pair of sandstone architectural fragment statues of mythical beasts called Yali, who have mixed body parts of an elephant, a lion, a horse, and other such animals. They would often stand guard and protect Hindu temple entrances. One of these statues stand atop a bird, while the other stands atop a human figure. Very heavy pair in original condition, some remnants of red pigment around the mouths, interesting detail throughout. Early 18th century. Size: 29" H x 20" ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1322294
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Extremely unusual and hard to find Japanese Vault tansu from the Matsumoto Castle in Japan. Very heavy as it is thick solid 100% Keyaki hardwood. The vault sits atop its own original thick keyaki stand. Each door has three iron locks, top, bottom and center. Two black iron handles are located in the center to aid in opening each door. The original working key is included. There are twelve open faced shelves inside, and four small locking drawers inside. Absolutely Beautiful and in all origi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1322401
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Exquisite Japanese 6-panel byobu screen painting of grand mountain landscape with high peaks and distant waterfalls. In the foreground, men water their horses before ascending the narrow mountain trail. There is a beautiful sense of whimsy conveyed in the group of horse and men as they wade in the mountain stream in the shade of weeping willows. Far in the distance, the mountain range disappears in the mist. Painted in sumi ink on paper. Signed and with a large chop seal. Size: 69" hig...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1322515
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The cylindrical ovoid flower basket with overall honey combed field cushioned with horse hair. Laths composed of interlaced triangles such that each point two lath cross has four neighboring points, forming the pattern of a tri-hexagonal weave. The weaved process gives the kagome a tessellated symmetry. The mouth neck is open weave that undulate and twist onto bamboo arrow shaft that is formed and finished tightly with an insect stitching. The generous loop handle is made with bamboo arrow f...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1326079
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Stunning Chinese antique carved marble head of Buddha. Massive in size and weight, this beautifully carved fragment is sure to make an impression. Detailed with soft features and down cast eyes. This Buddha conveys classical Chinese features, a rounded face and chin, full lips and graceful eyes nearly closed. The high detail on the snail-shell hair curls attest to its providence. Custom built Black Iron stand. Would look stunning indoor or outdoor with amazing presence. 18th century. Size...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1326707
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Chinese Tang Dynasty small round box made of silver and gold. Repouse designs of floret surrounded by tiny flowers. The design on the top side of the box is smaller and more intricate while the bottom of the box has a similar floret but simpler. The rim of both top and bottom is delineated by a raised ring and is encircled by scrolling vines and tiny flowers. Size: 2 1/4" wide x 1 1/4" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1326798
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Rare Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant chest) from the Takayama region. Beautiful solid Keyaki (elm) wood with kayaki burl front sliding panels. Unusual design of drawers and locking bar. Excellent Original translucent lacquer finish. Late Edo Period (circa 1800's). Size: 32" H x 31.5" L x 15" D
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1920 item #1328541
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Antique Chinese large porcelain architectural tile with old glue residue along its edges. Depicted are nine gold imperial dragons and fireballs over a background of enamel rolling sea waves, bordered top and bottom with gold scroll designs on red. 18th/19th century. Rare piece in stunning original condition. Size: 48"L x 23" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1328631
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Antique Japanese izumi fabric with hand dyed indigo. Hand woven cotton fabric with katazome repeating designs of cranes and floral patterns. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Size: 72" L x 65" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1330184
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Antique Japanese pair of wooden temple guardian fu dogs, wonderfully carved with charming expression. Gilt accented eyes and reddened mouths, one with a horn on its head. Edo period 17th / 18th Century. Original condition with hand-carved details. Size: 14" H x 7" W x 13" D