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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1401988
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Japanese iron tsuba, or hand guard for a samurai's sword, with openwork motifs of peonies and scrolling leaves, with silver and gilt inlay pollen, detailed on the reverse, with signature.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 2 3/4" x 3"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1403481
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Chinese blue and white porcelain planter, decorated with cobalt blue underglaze designs of scrolling vines and flowers and three round medallions depicting waterside scenes, rock formations in the background and fishermen, huts, and pine trees in the foreground. The inner and outer rim are decorated with a band of floral scrolls and flowers. The foot tapers slightly and is decorated with a band of various auspicious objects.

Dates from the 19th century Dimensions: 9 3/4" w x...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1405824
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Antique Japanese ranma (architectural transom carving for over a door). Made all of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood, this carving is a rare beauty in it's detail. A cross section view of a gnarled plum branch in bloom along side a stand of bamboo. The straight leaves of the bamboo contrasts sharply with the curving tendrils and round blossoms of the plum tree. Carved in a 3 dimensional style so that the view is different on each side.

Taisho Period (early 20th century)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1366716
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Japanese 2-section isho tansu (clothing chest of drawers), from the Kyoto area. The chest is made with Sugi (cypress) wood in the original glossy red lacquer finish a lacquering process know asiro-urushi (色漆), literally "color lacquer"and has 11 drawers with charming heart-shaped keyholes and black iron warabite pulls. The top section houses a large open compartment behind two Keyaki (elm) sliding panels in a dark finish, with black lacquer frames.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1163997
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Antique Japanese bronze usubata, Meiji period. The usubata are used for floral arrangements, like a vase. This usubata is striking with a dragon supporting the vessel with one of its arms as its back arches. It measures 9" tall 12" wide at base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1197416
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Antique Japanese ranma with wonderful large scale hawk sitting in pine tree, beautifully carved on both sides, carved of keyaki (elm) wood, Meiji Period. Size: 59 1/2" x 16 1/4" high x 2" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1251229
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Korean kitchen chest decorated with beautiful brass hardware. It has two sets of hinged doors with brass handles decorated with flora designs, and four drawers, each with a small bat shaped handle. The Korean word for 'bat' is a homophone for the Chinese word for 'good fortune', so bats are considered a good luck charm. Size: 50.25" height, 39.25" width, 18.75" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1282742
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Antique Japanese cha tansu (tea storage chest) with a lovely red/brown lacquered burl front with a gorgeous shine, and a warm honey-tone lacquered top and interior. It has many sliding door panels with plenty of storage space and shelving within, and five exterior drawers with interesting V-shaped handles.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Size: 47.75" height, 33" width, 13.75" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1337769
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Beautiful simple Korean bandaji (blanket storage chest). Made of solid kayak (Elm) wood with dramatic natural wood grain. Gorgeous original iron hardware with large lock and hinges with cut out motifs. Hinged in the front for storage access. Early 20th century. Size: 28 1/2" high x 32" wide x 19 1/4" deep.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1381390
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Antique Chinese low cabinet. The upper portion has two drawers over a compartment opened by two cabinet doors. The doors swing on wooden dowel hinges which seat into small decorative carved peony flowers. The interior of the cabinet has one shelf. The front is finished with a rich red lacquer while the sides and top are a dark, distressed reddish brown lacquer finish.

19th century

Dimensions: 33 1/4" high x 31 3/4" wide x 19 1/2" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1383939
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Japanese two section clothing tansu, constructed with natural finish Kiri (paulownia) wood. Original condition. The four drawers with classic design of round iron hand-forged locks and pair of warabite drawer pulls, iron corner hardware and side handles.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 36 3/4" L x 16 1/2" D x 40 1/2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1256168
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Korean two-unit stacked chest (ichung nong) with beautiful persimmon wood front panels, and a fruitwood frame. brass hardware, four rectangular top drawers with brass bat-shaped handles, and a set of hinged drawers on each unit with a large brass butterfly lock in the center and brass butterfly hinges. The Korean word for 'bat' is a homophone for the Chinese word for 'good fortune', so bats are considered a good luck charm, and butterflies represent happiness. The inside of the chest is lined wi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1264529
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Japanese three-section kimono tansu made from kiri wood, its mid and bottom section has five long drawers with round metal lockplates that slide open to reveal a keyhole, and two warabite handles adorned with flora. The topmost section of the tansu has two smaller drawers with a single handle each, topped with two sliding panel doors, opening to a shelved interior and two more small drawers with adorable twin fish handle pulls. Size: 61.5" height, 45.5" width, 16" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1400790
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Japanese 3 section kimono tansu, made with Kiri (paulownia) wood in its original, natural finish. The top unit has three medium size drawers underneath two sliding panels. The left upper compartment with single shelf and the right upper compartment with the two smallest drawers below a shelf space. The two lower sections are comprised of 3 drawers each.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Dimensions: 45 3/4" L x 16" D x 61" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1249103
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Chinese hardwood stand with a beautiful sheen, with carved oriental designs on its front and sides. Size: 31" height, 25.25" length
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1301373
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A charming and Unusual Japanese silk short coat meant to be worn as an over kimono. Many vivid, colorful silk panels have been patched together to create an interesting pattern. Designs of peonies, chrysanthemums, geometric patterns, cranes, butterflies, and many more are seen among the various silk panels. Meiji period textile (1868 - 1912) assembled in the Taisho Period. Size: 41" height, 48" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1251876
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Beautiful Korean screen with six rice paper panels depicting people amidst gorgeous scenes of nature. Each panel is mostly monochromatic with conservative usage of color in muted shades of yellow, pink, blue, and purple. There are large blooming flowers with a sparrow flying overheard in every panel. Size: (entire screen) 61" height, 106" width, (artwork only) 27.75" height, 12" length
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1252312
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Necklace stranded with round, Chinese jadeite beads in gorgeous shades of light and dark green, with a 14K yellow gold clasp.20th century. Size: 18" end to end, 3/8" bead width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1321864
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Japanese Taisho Period ikebana basket (for flower arranging). Made all of lovely split bamboo with a semi open weave. The handle is made of three pieces of bamboo and knotted together. Wrapped detailed where the handle meets the body of the basket. Signed Kokosai. Size: 19" high x 9" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1339266
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Very charming Chinese birdcage, styled after a temple, with two small fu dogs guarding the front entrance, dragons on the roof, bells hanging off of the edges, hook on top to be hung from the ceiling. Made from bronze metal and dates from the early 20th century

Size: 9.5" L x 9.5" W x 15.5" H
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1369095
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"Snow and Thatched Roof" framed etching and aquatint print by Tanaka Ryohei. Scene of heavy snowfall against a thatched rooftop blanketed by trees. Signed in pencil and numbered 113/120. Dated 1993.

Framed: 28.5" high x 26.75" wide

Size of artwork: 15.5" high x 15" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1371488
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Tall circular woven bamboo yumi arrow case. The bamboo has a sooted chestnut patina. It is held together with a long silk tassel and attached to the circular fitted cover. The yumi is stenciled with the family crest of Chiba. Included are 4 arrows. Mounted for a custom fabricated Bronze museum stand.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 3.5" x 37" L (40" H on stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1371654
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Antique Japanese chobako (small merchant's box) made with Sugi wood (cedar). Original condition. With squared iron handles on flared backplates. Two drawers are fitted with round iron locks.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 25" L x 15" D x 10.25" H
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1394754
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Japanese bronze fu-dog and ball. The playful fu-dog stands with mouth open in a dynamic pose with back feet on the ground and front paws on the ball. The ball is made of open work bronze with a design of peonies and scrolling vines.

Taisho Period C. 20th Century

Dimensions: 13 1/2" high x 16" long x 8" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1406088
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An antique Japanese Choba (merchant) Tansu, constructed of hinoki (cypress) natural finish wood. With hand-forged iron hardware and plates. The Choba has iron handles, lock plates, a pair of sliding doors and three drawers in the middle, a pair of sliding doors with slats at the bottom, and a corner bottom safe box with three drawers inside and a small secret drawer.

Date: Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)

Dimensions: 35" high x 15" deep x 33.5" wide
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1407744
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An antique Chinese seal chop of soapstone with an image of Hotei. Chinese seals are used with red ink or cinnabar paste (zhusha). A seal in an East is a general name for printing stamps and impressions which are used in lieu of signatures in personal documents, office paperwork, contracts, art, or any item requiring acknowledgement or authorship. The process started in China and soon spread across East Asia.

Date: Early 20th Century

Dimensions: 2" tall X 1" square
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1287319
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Japanese woodblock print by shin-hanga artist Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) titled "Rainy Yasuniwa, Nagano Prefecture", Hotei #480. Titled and signed, with 6mm cartouche in bottom right corner. Framed. Size: (entire frame) 15" height, 20.25" width (artwork only) 10" height, 14" width
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1317377
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Antique Chinese fine famille rose porcelain vase with landscape of mountains and lake. The vase is an elegant shape with defined calligraphy. This style of decoration was popular in the 1930s. The base bears the studio name: Yitao Zhai, similar in style to the Society of Eight Friends. Produced by Zhang Zhitang (1893-1971). It measures 14" tall x 6.5" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1337234
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Antique Chinese coffer chest, all original condition with dark red finish, attractive hand-carved panels with fleur de lys and lotus motifs, two hinged front doors with charming dragon's head locking pin, spacious interior with shelf. 19th century Size: 41.5" L x 32" W x 33.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1338789
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Antique Korean chest with original hardwood finish. Made with elm hardwood and adorned extensively with White brass hardware. Matched with a Korean fish lock and key. Side handles for easy handling. Interior lined in original paper. Early to Mid 19th century

Size: 35.5" L x 16.5" D x 25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1341715
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Japanese framed woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) of an Oban Tate-E size and format (common sizing / vertically printed), from the series Gujusan Tsugi Meisho Zue. Signature and seal in bottom left with calligraphy seals. Bright coloration in blue tones.

Size: (entire frame) 16.75" L x 20.75" H (artwork only) 9.5" L x 15" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1341721
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Japanese framed woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) of an Oban Tate-E size and format (common sizing / vertically printed), from the series Gujusan Tsugi Meisho Zue. Signature and seal in bottom left with calligraphy seals. Imagery of far off boats heading into shore.

Size: (entire frame) 16.75" L x 20.75" H (artwork only) 9.5" L x 15" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1357050
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Chinese wood carving of Quan Yin, the compassionate female bodhisattva. With pigments of red, black, and gilt lacquer. She stands posed with her arms crossed, holding a scroll close to her chest.

Republic period circa 1920

Size: 9" x 7" x 26" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1920 item #1357667
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A small, charming Korean single section cabinet. Three drawers with persimmon panels line the top of the cabinet, with a set of double doors below, on decorative iron hinges incised with sand dollars, and a central filigree edged lock. Within are two small drawers and a large open compartment. The very bottom of the piece has a front drop down lid with roomy open storage inside. The edges of the piece feature iron braces with floral motif studs.

19th century

Size: 25" L ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1910 item #1363276
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Antique pair of Japanese shokudai (candle stands), made of bronze. Beautiful simple design with faceted stem and small chrysanthemum shaped detail where stick meets base. Each stand has a little hook and circular candle guard.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 17 1/4" high x 8" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1363644
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An unusual Japanese ikebana (flower arrangement) basket. Hand-woven with sections of bamboo, and interesting wisteria branch accents on the front and backside. The sides are woven with "Gypsy ear" ring handles. The basket is formed with a large, rounded body, a short foot, and a wide open mouth. Full of character and charm.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 12" x 10" H