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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1379082
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Japanese two section isho tansu (clothing chest) from the Sado Island area. Original dark reddish lacquer finish. With hand-forged iron hardware, decorative plating incised with motifs of cranes and turtles with many tails, both symbols of longevity. The lower unit holds a corner safe box with two small drawers concealed inside.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 41" L x 16" D x 41" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1387706
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Each mirror is carved with scrolling floral decoration and silver gilt on linden wood. The main body of the mirror is oxidized and cut. The surround is individually fitted on to outer frames. The mirror is also decorated with a top central crested mirror. *Note the other pair has a replaced mirror. From the Mondavi Estate.

19th century

Dimensions: 24" x 56"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1392824
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Japanese 2 panel byobu folding screen of fu dogs and peonies. The motifs are a representation of protection (fu dog) over wealth and prosperity (peonies). Pigments on paper with silver leaf. With two red seals.

Early 19th Century

Dimensions: 48" x 61 1/2" Height overall
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1312844
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Antique Vietnamese bowl with goldenrod celadon crackle glaze. The outer rim has two sets of incised parallel lines. The inside center has five textured points in a star formation with thick pooled black glaze. The bottom half of the bowl has textured vertical striations with rich glaze pooling around the foot. Dates from Tran Dynasty 13th/14th century. From a private California collection. Size: 4" height, 6.5" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1171069
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Pair of rare hanging apsaras, also known in Japanese as Kuyo Bosatsu or Hiten. The style of the face, the soft appearance of the hands, and the flowing robes are fine examples of the highest quality in Edo Period Buddhist sculpture. One apsara may have been holding an object to offer the Buddhas, while the other is carrying drumsticks and appears to be hitting the drum the apsara is carrying. The pair may have been part of a set long ago, but even so, it is rare to see this set. Age: Edo Period ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1261346
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Antique Chinese hardwood table, intricately carved all over with swirling lingzhi mushrooms, beautiful dark hardwood, very heavy and solid, Republic Period. Size: 33" high x 64 3/4" long x 25 3/4" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1326324
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Absolutely incredible Japanese antique bronze figure of a monkey sitting and inspecting a small wasp's nest. He is delicately modeled with great care given to his expression and details. The monkey figure wears a little coat with incised decoration of more monkeys playing with crabs, a scene which highlights the theme of the main figure which seems to be the inquisitive nature of monkeys. Early Meiji Period (1868-1912), signed by the artist "Shunben" Size: 12" high x 8" wide x 14" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1334490
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Antique Japanese matching Katana (long) and Wakazashi (short) swords, from the Shinto Period (1579-1763). Both swords have a beautiful dark brown patina on the tang with visible laminar construction on the blades. The blades have been fully polished and have paper work from the NBRHK in Japan. Each sword comes with a matching bag for protection. Wonderful details including side knives and menuki. The tsuba on the Wakizashi is shakudo. The Tsuba on the Katana is made of iron with beautiful mixed ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1373601
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The forked arrowhead (karimata) was named after its resemblance to the V-formation flight of wild geese. Such arrows of different sizes were highly prized on the battlefield and for hunting large game. The Japanese arrowheads, many resembling miniature spears, were made in hundreds of varied shapes of folded, tempered steel.
They were attached to the bamboo shafts by means of long, thin tangs (Nakago). The most common were narrow, roughly-filed, pointed arrowheads used to penetrate armor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1385073
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Chinese antique trunk. Rectangular form with beautifully woven dark and light color rattan. Iron and brass hardware with nice patina. The inside of the trunk is made of wood with black lacquer, old calligraphy paper, and patterned cotton on the underside of the lid. Ring hinges.

Early 19th century

13 3/4" high x 27 3/4" long x 10 3/4" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1240901
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Beautiful Chinese small antique porcelain vase, decorated all over with colorful and elaborate flowers and scrolling vines on a yellow ground, very finely detailed, tiny blue key fret motif around base, Daoguang mark (1821-1850) on base. Size: 6 3/8" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1298756
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Exquisite Antique Japanese pair of large garden lanterns. Each is made of cast iron in 10 sections. The roof of each has raised writing, the lantern portions are decorated with kiri blossoms. The pedestals are coiled around with dragons in low relief, the base of each has high relief fu-dogs. Very difficult to collect. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) All original iron Size of each: 62 1/2" high x 24" wide at widest part. (Each base is approx 20" wide)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1363899
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Chinese antique pair of large stone lions (ShiShi) in dramatic traditional poses. The male lion has it's paw on the embroidered ball - when placed outside a buiding, this represents protection of the material structure. The female lion has it's paw on a playful cub - when placed outside a building, this represents protection of the building's occupants.

19th century

36" high x 13" wide x 20" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1256173
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Beautiful Tibetan wooden plank door covered with a deep red painted cloth of two dark, fluffy-tailed yaks with open mouths, and overlay of simulated metal bands with gilt accent flowers. 19th century Size: 72.75" height, 35.25" width, 3" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1296313
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A rare and beautiful kiri (paulownia) wood tansu from the Matsumoto region of Japan. The tone and texture of the wood grain pairs nicely with the elaborate iron hardware. Its drawers pull open with sturdy iron "mokko" melon style handles with large incised backplates. Two drawers towards the bottom of the piece secure into place with a short locking bar. The drawer interiors are been lined with old rice paper. All original finish and hardware and in excellent condition. Edo Age c1850. Size: 4...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1351386
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The Japanese matchlock was introduced to the Japanese by the Portuguese during the Sengoku period. Originally called teppo, it was known as the name tanegashima where its origins was founded.
The tanegashima rifle where used by the samurai class and their foot solders (ashiguru) and within a few years of the introduction of the munition it completely altered Japanese warfare. This long rifle gun has an octagonal russet iron barrel with a flat sighting plain on top and a bore of 3/4”...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1313762
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A breathtaking Chinese gold landscape painting, signed by Guang San Yiu, a student to the renowned artist Zhang Da Qian (1899-1983). Splashes of navy blue and green pigment upon the gold background creates an incredibly pleasing color palette. Size: (total size) 61" length, 29" height (painting only) 49" length, 23" height
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1090512
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Tranquil scene of a deer on a precarious cliff. From the master shiden school, shou yuan'nan Gu Hei- Old mortar calligraphy translation "one hundred blessings" with a cartouche. Picture measures 62.5" high by 33.5" wide. Overall it measures 38 6/8" wide by 88" long. Ink and mineral colors on paper.