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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1214958
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Chinese Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - A.D. 220) bronze lidded censor, round form, on three legs, incised characters on both front and back sides, handles on either side, beautiful patina, sits on beautifully carved hardwood stand made later during the 19th century. Total size: 6 3/4" high x 8 1/4" wide including handles. Bronze alone is 6 1/4" high
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #1234253
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Large russeted jade natural formed boulder with interesting variegated coloration on modern wooden base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1246599
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Beautiful Japanese antique lacquer suzuribako (calligraphy box for writing), decorated with gold maki-e lacquer scene of pine tree saplings and roses growing near a stream, the shore is made of up of a dense gold nishiji and some leaves and petals of the rose are inlaid with mother of pearl, the interior of the box is entirely covered in a dense gold nishiji with flowers on the inside of the lid, the box has two small interior trays and it's original ink stone and copper gourd-shaped water d...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1251733
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Beautiful Chinese spirit/scholar's rock with a dark hardwood stand. Scholar's stones, or gōngshí, are called as such for scholars' appreciation of the stone's unusual shapes, textures, asymmetry, glossiness, color patterns, and even the sound it makes when struck. It is a gorgeous and contemplative viewing piece. Size: 17.25" height, 16.5" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1272938
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Antique Chinese scroll altar table, made from elm wood with a beautiful deep red lacquer. Has a simple and elegant design, curved edges with spiral feet, attractive woodgrain. Size: 32.75" height, 53.5" length, 13.75" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1296359
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Antique Japanese single section tansu from the Sendai region made from kuri (chestnut) wood with a red lacquer finish. Its drawers are adorned with large iron lock plates with elaborate floral motifs. The mokko (melon) shaped handles are mounted on flower shaped plating. The lockbox conceals two drawers within, and comes included with a key. The backside of this tansu is inscribed with old kanji that appears to be denoting which area of the house it was meant to be placed in, and also states it ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1315214
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Chinese jadeite belt hook carved with a chimera climbing on the body of a dragon with arching head, pale green tones in the head of the dragon turning into bright, luminescent apple green tones down the back of the chimera to the other end. Size: 5" length, 1" thick
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1317063
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Antique Japanese unusual Butsudan (Shrine), made from solid Keyaki Hardwood. Interesting lattice style sliding carved doors with glass, gorgeous burl Keyaki panels, four drawers, and a unique pull-out shelf that stores away unnoticed. Great original condition and finish. Late Meiji period (1868-1912). Size: 68" H, 35" W, 22" D
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1318122
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An unusual Japanese Kyogen theater mask of a dog. Kyogen is a major form of classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14th century. One of the oldest major theatre art still regularly performed today. Overall in good condition with original finish. Mounted on steel plates and armature wire presentation.

Edo Period Circa 18th century.

Dimensions:6" wide 8" tall 4.5" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1325480
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Antique Japanese ikebana basket with a large, rounded body like a vase, woven with very large strips of bamboo over smaller strips tightly woven. The handle is made with natural burly wisteria branches. Many baskets where not signed due to the individual "style" each basket had. One could view a basket and know who the artist was. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912). Size: 23" H x 12" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1327613
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Antique Japanese small lock bar tansu with beautiful Keyaki wood front in original red lacquer finish, adorned with decorative iron plating. Bottom drawer has incised lock plate with the image of a crane and pine trees with a safe box beside it. Meiji period (1868-1912) Size: 24.5" H, 24.5" W, 12" D
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1328197
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Antique Chinese hardwood low table with fantastic natural woodgrain in original reddish brown finish, its edge panels carved with scrolling vines surrounding an auspicious symbol, sitting on curved legs. Provenance: Property from Christian de Guigne IV Estate, Hillsborough, CA. Size: 31.5" L x 31.5" W x 13.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1331702
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Truly beautiful Japanese antique small earthenware jar from the Shigaraki kiln. Made from the red clay of Lake Biwa, this jar is covered with a thick mineral glaze which has dripped and pooled. It has a lip which has been dimpled for pouring and a wonderful indented area that has been blackened in the firing process. The ash glaze on the lip and on the inside is a lovely green color. An impression of the texture of the material the clay with formed on adds another layer of interest to this...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1337156
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Beautiful Chinese hardwood seal treasure box, possible Zitan or Wumu wood,with all over carved design of complex geometric motifs and dragons. Four drawers are hidden on each side with dividers inside for storing and organizing seals. Its stand is intricately carved with spirals and flowers. Dates from the 20th century. Size: 9.75" L x 9.75" W x 6" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1338137
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Antique Japanese theater robe, hand-embroidered with intricate motifs of ocean waves and flames. The central image is of a large embroidered dragon with glass eyes, swimming in the ocean waves, with Mount Fuji across the shoulders. The interior is lined in solid light orange fabric with floral print towards the bottom. Mid Meiji period (1868 - 1912)

Size: 50" L x 74" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1343011
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Chinese Neolithic jade carving of a bird, carved of the Hongshan culture (4700-2900 BC), with orange areas in contrast to the overall green tone. The back of the bird's head is carved with a small hole to be worn as a pendant.

Size: 1.75" x 1.75" x .75"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1343334
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Antique Chinese scroll painting of a monkey climbing on a persimmon branch, with calligraphy poem and red chop. The image paired with the poem is a charming rebus, as the word "hou" means both "monkey" and "a high ranking official" or a Duke. Dated 1915, attributed to Gao Qifeng (1889-1933).

Provenance: From a private estate in Berkeley, CA. Size: (entire scroll) 67" H x 33" W (painting only) 42" H x 25" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1344523
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Antique Chinese landscape scroll painting, with calligraphy and red chop of Huang Daozhou (1585-1646). Indication of repairs evident on backside. 19th century

Size: (entire scroll) 88" H x 43" W (painting only) 64" H x 34" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1344529
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Antique Chinese landscape scroll painting, signed "Wang Shigu" with seal and calligraphy, attributed to Wang Hui (1632-1717). 19th century

Size: (entire scroll) 100" H x 45" W (painting only) 65" H x 34" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1347132
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Antique Korean bandaji, or blanket chest, with a drop-down front covered in highly ornate white brass plating and hardware, incised with auspicious characters, lucky bat shaped handles, and interior lined with old paper, with two small drawers in the upper section. Key is included.

Yi Dynasty (circa 19th Century)

Size: 35.5" L x 17" W x 36.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1348558
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Antique Chinese hardwood clothing cabinet, made with Jumu (elm) wood, with two large front hinged doors locked with center brass locking pin and double-fish pulls, its interior with two shelves and pair of small drawers.

19th century

Size: 37" L x 18.5" W x 67" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1351317
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Unusual original Japanese flint lighter netsuke. Constructed of iron and brass, this piece would have been used to create a steady fame in less then perfect conditions. The striker would create contact friction and create a spark igniting the fuel source. Firearms at this time required a flame in order to ignite the fuse. Original russet patina with all parts still intact.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Size: 2" L x 1" W x 1.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1352061
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Japanese mingei hinoki water wheel. Complete 11 spokes with paddles used as a functional water wheel. Iron piston protrudes from the central hub for rotational function.

19th Century

Size: 47 1/2" x 6"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1354740
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Antique Korean scholar's low table. Its top pair of panels are book matched of persimmon wood, with a boxwood frame. The inner compartment still shows traces of ink; The opposite compartment would hold brushes. The drawer has a wonderful persimmon cover that continues to the order of the low table. The low writing implement table has an inverted key fret leg and internal low shelf of boxwood.

18th century Chosun Dynasty

Size: 15.5” x 10.5” x 11.25”
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1355975
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Antique Chinese pair of tall hardwood stands, carved to look like they are comprised of stalks of bamboo. The tops show their natural woodgrain beautifully through the dark finish. The underside panels and connecting unit between its legs are designed like reticulated bamboo.

Size: 12.25" L x 12.25" W x 34" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1356471
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Antique Korean elm wood (Keyaki in Japanese) cabinet, with gorgeous natural burl front panels. Four small drawers are along the top of this chest , with three sets of doubles doors below, decorated by brass hardware incised with auspicious symbols. The cabinet's interior is lined in old newspaper, and four of its doors are painted on the inside with charming figures, clouds, and lucky bats. 19th century.

Size: 41.5" L x 21.5" W x 66" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1357444
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Antique Japanese two section Kannon Biraki tansu, made with Kiri (paulownia) wood, original red lacquer finish. The top section houses two large drawers behind a pair of double hinged doors. Decorations of iron hardware include a charming heart shaped lock within a single iron ring and strips of iron across the front of each door, with chrysanthemum shaped studs. The lower section also holds two drawers with iron locks, as well as a safe compartment in its bottom corner. Inside its safe are thre...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1365113
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Antique Japanese sword tansu, made with Kiri (paulownia) hardwood, all original finish. The piece holds two large drawers and two small corner drawers, accented with heavy iron handles, lock plates, and corner hardware. The sides of the piece feature long iron fittings for carrying.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 45.5" L x 15.5" D x 16" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1367080
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Chinese hardwood altar table. With jade "coins" wrapped into the wood apron, carved to resemble rope. Standing on four tall and narrow legs.

Dimensions: 48" x 16" x 33.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1367134
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Chinese snuff bottle, made with lapis lazuli, of a flattened flask shape, with carved Kirin front, and stopper made with yellow peking glass and agate.

Republic Period

Dimensions: 1.25" x 2.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1373144
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A diminutive carved wooden Shishi, used as architectural elements placed under the eaves of Shinto and Buddhist temples to ward off evil spirits. Carved Hinoki wood with glass reverse-painted eyes. Mounted on custom steel metal display stand.

19th Century Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 8.5" x 7.5" x 4.25". Mounted on a step metal base 5 x 7".

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1373598
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The three-sided style of the phurba comes from an ancient tool used to pin down sacrifices. The phurba has 3 segments to represent its power to transform negative energies. These energies are known as the "three poisons" and are attachment, ignorance, and aversion. The 3 sides of the phurba also represent the 3 spirit worlds and the phurba itself unites those worlds. The handle of the phurba represents "wisdom" while the blade represents "methods".

The phurba symbolizes stability and...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1376033
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An original Tibetan trunk, all hand-painted in red pigment with yellow pigment motifs of flowering vines and central mandala wheel. The sides of the chest are carved with foliate edge apron just below the iron locking clasp. The trunk's lid lifts away to access the roomy interior.

18th/19th Century Tibet

Dimensions: 52" x 20 1/2" x 25 1/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1376244
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Chinese Zitan hardwood brush pot hand carved from solid heavy Zitan wood. Dramatic foliate edges and interior are nicely detailed. The zitan shows "gold threading" with the grain of the dark hardwood.

Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 6 1/4" H
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1378320
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A large Japanse woodblock print, by famed artist Tadashi Nakayama. The depiction is the shadow of a bronze Giboshi (architectural post) against a large Buddhist temple door, with silver leaf accent hardware. Signed, dated in pencil, number 24/50.

Dated 1961

Dimensions: 33"L x 26" H (overall) 31" L 24" H (image only)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1384093
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Pair of Exquisite Chinese soapstone carvings of fu dogs, one male and one female with her baby. The pedestals on which the fu dogs stand show motif panels of horses in various form and pose.

Provenance: From a private estate, originally purchased at Morcom's House of Beautiful Things - Oakland, which closed in the 1920s.

Dates from the 18th/19th century Dimensions: 3" x 2" x 6 3/4" H