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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 of monastery. 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...
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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Antique 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. Taisho Period. Si...
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
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1331128
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Antique Japanese nagamochi karuma storage trunk. Made of kiri (paulownia) wood and solid Keyaki hardwood wheels with iron hardware and mounts. A large high relief embossed iron locking plate in the form of a phoenix created a lock and latch system on the front of the trunk. The phoenix bird represents justice and Sun obedience. Untouched and original condition, the wood is treated with a dry lacquer finish.

The Trunk also shows the family crest composed of iron mounts on the sid...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1331248
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Japanese 18th/19th century Edo age seated Dainichi-nyorei Buddha. Lacquered and gilded wood. Hands carved beautifully. (stand and screen are not included) height 20.5" width 13" length 16.5"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1920 item #1331786
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A fine collection of Persian armor and weapons, which includes the "Khulah-kud" (helmet). With its original ziggurat fringe chainmail, engraved nose guard, and gilt pointed finial. Fashioned with decorative mounts for plumes or feathers. The helmet is damascened in gold with Koranic text and arabesque floral, and bird motif.

The large, round "Dhal" shield is ornately decorated with engraved floral motifs outlined in gold framed Arabic text adorning the outer edges. Four protru...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1332602
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Rare Japanese fune tansu (merchant's ship chest) made with Keyaki (elm) wood in original medium brown finish. The upper portion has a large front drawer with kakute (squared) iron handles and decorative iron plating, lined in attractive silver rice paper. The bottom portion is very unusual because the right door opens on a hinge while the left door slides on a track revealing four small drawers also lined in silver rice paper. The front of each door is covered extensively in iron decorative plat...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1334233
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Antique Japanese large scroll painting on silk of a buck and a doe. With incredible detailing such as the thousands of individual hairs on each deer, piercing eyes, long strands of grass with intermingled berry shrubs and blossoming flowers. Creating a tranquil nature scene. Signed "Toko" Tsuchinoto (boar) Aki. Taisho period circa 1920's. Autumn, Year 36 of 60 year cycle. Comes with original tomobako. Size: (entire scroll) 92"H x 33.25" W (artwork only) 56" H x 27.5" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1910 item #1334801
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Set of two Japanese samurai warrior dolls on horseback. Possibly representing the very well known Toyotomi Hideyoshi or Yoshitsune Minamoto and Benki. One samurai rides a white horse caught in mid stride while his rider leans forward in pursuit. The other warrior is on a black horse that is standing still analyzing his next move. Both warriors have intense expressions and are decorated in full armor with bows and arrows. Very highly detailed with all original parts.

Edo Period (ea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1336706
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A beautiful Chinese Pao Tao Peking rug, hand-woven in deep navy, medium blue, light blue, and cream colors. It depicts mirrored images of a deer and crane, a popular Buddhist motif also called the Six Harmonies, representing everything on earth under heaven, bordered by geometric scrolling patterns. 19th century. Size: 46" x 23"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1336834
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Antique Chinese Peking Pao Tao rug. Square in form wide fretwork border. Peony flowers around a geometric central medallion. All in shades of blue and white. 19th century. Size: 59 1/2" long x 59 1/2" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1337800
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Antique Japanese pair of hardwood hibachi lamps, adorned with beautiful motifs of grape leaves in gilt makie lacquer and inlay. Bold natural keyaki hardwood woodgrain. Meiji age (1868-1912)

Size: 13" W x 28" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1338263
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Antique Chinese scroll painting of a dramatic waterfall. The water crashes over tiers of craggy rock formations. On one rock two scholarly figures stand and contemplate the scene. Painted in black ink and light colors on paper. Margins on either side of the painting are full of calligraphy. Signed Fu Bao Shi (1904-1965)

Size of scroll: 75 1/2" high x 19 1/4" wide (23" wide with ends).

Size of art: 52" high x 8 1/2" wide (14" wide with calligraphy).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1338329
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Charming Chinese Ming Dynasty painting of a pair of cats sitting under a branch of blossoming peonies. The larger of the two cats, a calico, has his eyes fixed on a butterfly. The other cat, a wild eyed tabby, crouches with a large spider in his mouth. Wonderfully painted with great detail and whimsy. Mineral colors and ink on silk with silk mounting (was once a scroll). There is a chop in the lower left hand corner. Provenance: from the collection of James Soong. Total size including...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1338765
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Chinese scroll painting of a butterfly resting atop a blooming lily, with calligraphy and signature chop of Xie Zhi Liu (1910-1997), a well-known member of the Shanghai School who would later befriend the famous artist Zhang Daqian and joined him for later studies. His artworks can be found in the China Art Museum in Shanghai and has an art gallery named after him in Changzhou. Zhi Liu was married to another famous painter named Chen Peiqiu. (born 1922)

Size: 62" L x 16" W (entire scr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1492 item #1339218
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Dramatic Indian stone carving fragment of the torso of Vamana,, the fifth avatar/incarnation of Vishnu. It has realistic hand-carved features with draped jewelry and fabric. Displayed on a custom made iron stand. Dates from the 12th century.

Size: 18.5" H x 8" L x 8" W (entire stand) 9" L x 5" W x 16" H (statue only)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1339698
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An incredible Chinese Cizhou ware vase of a meiping form, the elongated oval body decorated in carved floral patterns in a cream crackle glaze, the short trumpet spout flanked by four cascading handles, the foot remains bare without glaze and slightly recessed. Northern Song Dynasty (11-13th century)

Size: 8" L x 15.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Monochrome : Blue : Pre 1920 item #1339919
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Antique Chinese monochrome deep blue vase, the body of a melon form with a foliate rim, decorated with ornate gilt motifs of guardian lions / fu dogs playing with hassled "xiu qiu" balls, floral designs and scholar's objects. The foot is marked "Qianlong" (1766-1795).

Size: 9" L x 13.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1342295
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An absolutely stunning Japanese silk embroidery of a hound with a freshly caught pheasant in its mouth. Incredible hand-embroidered detailing and realism, with artist's embroidered chop in the bottom left corner, Hayashi Youma. Late Meiji period (1868-1912) c. 1905

Provenance: From the London dealer, Kevin Page. Reference of similar work: "Splendors of Imperial Japan, Arts of the Meiji Period from the Khalili Collection", p. 395 (shown in photos)

Size: (entire frame) 33....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1342773
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A very fine Japanese framed embroidery from the renowned Sozayemon Nishimura Silks and Embroideries, depiction of a row of cherry trees along the edge of a large lake with boats. Absolutely stunning condition and incredible hand-embroidered details with tasteful framing. Late 19th/early 20th century.

Size: (entire frame) 35" L x 1.5" D x 28" H (artwork only) 26" L x 19" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1342899
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A very unusual Korean chest with a complex network of geometric designs on its front, top, and sides, brass hardware incised with floral motifs, two front doors with large brass lock and working key, opening to a beautiful interior of persimmon laminate front drawers. The middle drawer opens with a special secret latch underneath it.

Size: 32.5" L x 13.25" W x 19.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1343407
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Archaic Chinese jade carving of a bird with a fish on its head. This old jade has a white calcification covering the entire surface which is known as "chicken bone". This white calcification is due to the jade being burned in very ancient rituals revolving around life and death. Beautiful, fine detailing. From the Shang Dynasty (1750 BC - 1027 BC) Anyang site

The Shang dynasty (Chinese: 商朝; pinyin: Shāng cháo) or Yin dynasty (Chinese: 殷代; pinyin: Y&#...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1344463
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Rare and beautiful pair of antique imperial Chinese lacquer storage trunks. Made of wood and lacquered with highly detailed gold patterns of flowers and dragons on a black lacquer ground. The top of each trunk is lacquered with scenes of pavilions and figures among pine tress. Areas of woven bamboo work are framed with red lacquered carved wood. Each trunk is attached to a built on elegant lacquered wood stand. Provenance: from the imperial household of Emperor Puyi.

17th Century
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1345077
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Chinese carved jadeite bangle, wonderfully hand-carved with auspicious imagery such as a lingzhi mushroom, a bat, a chimera, and various flora.

Size: 3.25" across ( 2.25" inner )
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1346484
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The elephant has a Buddhistic caparisoned dress with pearl harness, tassels, and scrolling patterned blanket. On its back is a removable bulbous vase form with flared neck (tianquiping) Incised with arctic motif. The elephants almond shaped eyes, diminutive tusk, pinched ears, with trunk swayed inward. The bronze is lost wax cast method. It has verdigris patina with a dry russet color.

The Ming dynasty was the ruling dynasty of China—then known as the Empire of the Great Min...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1351903
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Antique Japanese carved Keyaki hardwood Raijin, God of lightning, thunder, and Storm. A protector deity for the Shinto religion. The surface of the grain is raised with the original red rimpa paint still intact. Typically these sculptures would be very fierce with demonic features. Which in this case, is contrary which makes it more benevolent, compassionate, and sympathetic in its appeal. The condition of the piece is consistent of its age. Minor repairs on base with large iron staple. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1351906
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The sacred standing buddha is a Abhaya mudra posture of buddha. Its missing right hand still evokes its meaning which imparting fearlessness and reassurance. The fragmented crowned head and ursna has deteriorated as a symbol of its meaning illusion over ignorance. The buddhas eyes are complete and inlaid with mother of pearl and stone. The full body is sculpted in a soft manner representing its flow of energy and showing its lifelike qualities. The overall bronze figure still shows traces o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1355120
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Antique Japanese pair of shakudo bronze vases, with very fine inlay of mixed metal, gold, and silver, design of small birds flying through branches which bear autumn leaves and gold vines with flowers and splashes of red. Finely chased and rendered in low relief creating a natural continuous scene of birds and flowers theme.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 6" diameter x 12 3/4" height
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1357510
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Antique Japanese cotton woven futon cover, dyed with a paste resist technique called Tsutsugaki on an indigo ground with the mythical creature Baku, devourer of dreams and nightmares and protector against evil. The Baku should not be summoned without caution, however, as ancient legends say that if he is not satisfied after consuming one's nightmares, he may instead devour their hopes and dreams.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Size: 64.5" x 53"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1920 item #1360652
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Antique Korean single section bedside chest, with "book matching" front panels of hardwood burl. Four drawers line the top of the chest with brass handles in motifs of lucky bats. The front of the chest features a pair of doors with incised brass plating.

Dimensions: 36.5" L x 17.5" D x 24.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1362459
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Unusual Japanese 2-panel calligraphy screen with highly stylized brushstrokes, bordered with silver leaf and silk. The left character reads "Gi" (or Righteousness); On the right reads "Dao" (the path or way). The inscriptions appear to mean "Righteousness must always be pursued".

Signature of a monk or a priest in his late 70s named Kakuan, appearing to date Spring 1851 with a description of the studio in which the painting was made. It is also written that Kakuan was overcome by gr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1366776
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Chinese Huanghuali altar table, its front and side aprons carved with dragons and fireballs. The side panels between the table's legs are carved with reticulated motifs of scrolls and dragons. The table's surface woodgrain shows many distinct "ghost eyes" associated with Huanghuali wood.

Dimensions: 64.5" L x 19" D x 34.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367048
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Mounted on a black lacquered platform with wooden wheels. The horse is carved from Keyaki wood, which is covered in lacquered brown leather. The eyes are reverse painted glass. It has ears of leather, with real horse hair tail and mane. The horse is outfitted with iron bits and silk harness. The kura saddle is lacquered in red, with a leather cushion seat and silk straps. Cords are attached to the abumi stirrups and aori mats. The bagu tassel fringes and cords tuck under the tail. The horse stan...