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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1328549
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Beautiful Chinese antique display shelf made of Solid Jichi-mu wood (very heavy). The chest has three large display shelves, and two small drawers just under the top display area. The drawers are carved with scrolling mist and chimera and outfitted with brass pulls. Very nicely detailed. Each display area is enclosed on three sides with a low carved lattice work. Late 19th - early 20th Century Size: 69 1/2" high x 35" wide x 16 1/2" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1339338
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Antique Japanese scroll signed Rengetsu (1791-1875), with beautiful calligraphy poem, and small painted flying crane, painted in sumie, beneath. Grass writing calligraphy poem reads: Tsuki no , aki no tomoshi, saki no toki matsu hodo, shiru toki wa, hatsukari no shiru Along with The Autumn moon, Instead of waiting for its coming, The first geese Know already

Size: (entire scroll) 70" L x 12.5" W (artwork only) 38" L x 9.25" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1343232
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Gorgeous Huanghuali hardwood Chinese altar table, with dramatic woodgrain featuring natural "eyes" in the burl patterns. The lower apron is handcarved with scrolling vines, its two legs are wide with carved lingzhi mushrooms.

20th Century

Size: 56"L x 16.5"W x 32.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1385516
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Japanese Buddhist scroll depicting the Legendary Sixteen Arhats. The Arhats are described as sage beings who have attained enlightenment, yet have not become a full Buddha. The Sixteen Arhats are traditionally worshipped for they are said to have renounced Nirvana out of compassion to help relieve human suffering on earth. Their Sanskrit names are: Pindola Bharadvaja, Ajita, Subinda, Kalika, Vajraputra, Bhadra, Kanakavatsa, Kanaka Bhadra, Nakula (or Vakula), Rahula, Chudapanthaka, Angaja, Pant...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1387331
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Antique Chinese porcelain vase with deep lapis blue monochrome glaze. Meiping form with ornately carved, possibly zitan wood lid and base.

Ch'ien Lung Period (1736-1795)

Dimensions: 13" high including base and lid. 9 1/2" high vase only.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1394748
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Antique Japanese copper and bronze tsuri-doro, Buddhist temple hanging lantern. Six sided lantern with doors decorated with pierced designs of kiri blossoms and scrolling leaves. The base stands on feet which have a repouse design of lotus leaves. The top finial and handle is in the shape of a budding chrysanthemum flower. The double door is latched with a flying crane. Edo Period (at a later date, the paper of the lantern was replaced with a more durable material and the lantern was outfi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395461
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Antique Japanese scroll painting of a monkey seated near a blossoming peony. Painted with great expression and much attention to the details of the face, hands and feet of the monkey. Every hair is carefully brushed. Painted in light mineral colors and ink on silk. Bone ends. Signed Mori Sosen (1747-1821) with seal.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: Total size: 44" high x 18 3/4" wide (20 1/2" wide including ends. Size of art: 12 3/4" high x 14 1/2" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1403820
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A large, heavy Japanese bronze temple bell or bonsho, with a handle of dragon heads called a ryuzu, protrusions called chi chi or nyu to improve resonance of sound, the tsuki-za striking panels, and the mei-bun inscription of the bell's history.

Bonshō (Japanese: 梵鐘, Buddhist bells), also known as tsurigane (釣り鐘, hanging bells) or ōgane (大鐘, great bells) are large bells found in Buddhist temples throughout Japan, used to summon the monks to prayer and to demarcate per...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1407123
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An antique Chinese tiered table with mother of pearl inlay inset. The table is square with a marble top with bead edge with mother of pearl inlaid floral motifs. The supports are lion headed that extend to the lower tier and end as lion paw's on a ball as the feet of the table.

Date: 1920's

Dimensions: 31.5"high X 19" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1415929
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Chinese antique Jade Vase with lid, intricately carved and elegant in a Mughal design.

Provenance Berkeley Hill Estate
Dates 19th Century
Size H 9" x W 3"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1236738
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A refined Chinese painting of a Taihu scholar rock set in a planter like object on a stand. The work is attributing to the Italian Jesuit Painter, Giuseppe Castiglione or Lan Shining in Chinese (1688-1766). Shows age but most likely 20th century. Size: Length 20.75" Width 15.78"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1205680
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A superb pair of hanging scrolls depicting a group of Japanese beauties set in two seasons, spring and summer. The scroll is mounted in fine damask silk in the san-dan style. Unusual high quality scroll ends with reticulated scrolling vine silver covers. The scroll comes with a box inscribed: Ukiyoe shichiken mitate, which roughly translates to An ukiyoe painting arranged in the seven sages style. Age: Taisho Period Size: Each height 88.5" width 40"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1306641
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Very Unusual Antique Japanese large safe box made all of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood, door has elaborate six drop-in hinges (when door is unlocked it can be lifted completely off), other hardware inlcludes heavy iron cross and corner bracing, heavy side handles, and warabite shaped drawer pulls on the two interior drawers, the outside of the box is finished with it's original reddish orange translucent lacquer finish. Edo Period (circa 1850's) Size: 41 1/2" high (42" high including ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1414376
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An antique Japanese Kansai 2 section tall Todana Tansu made of solid Keyaki (Zelkova) and Hinoki (Cypress) woods. Hand made iron fittings and hardened wooden nail and iron nail construction. Traditional Japanese joinery throughout this lovey chest. Shunkei style lacquer reveals the beautiful grain pattern which evokes visual movement. Side wood supports typical of Kansai region tansu.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 66" High x 41 3/4" Wide x 23 3/4" Deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1356432
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Antique Japanese two section 6ft Mizuya (kitchen tansu) make with Hinoki (cedar) wood, with Keyaki (elm) burl panels. The top section has two sets of sliding doors, one with mesh, all with ornately carved panels across, the lower portion has eight small drawers with beautiful Keyaki burl. The bottom section houses a single shelf behind two large sliding door panels. Its sides are reinforced with horizontal braces. Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 71.5" L x 20" W x 67.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1195370
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A set of five ceramic tea cups with box used to serve sencha produced by Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875). The cups are in the form of lotus leaves and the exterior of the cups contain an inscription by Rengetsu, which generally translates: The willows, not in its disarrayed form, the branches not touching, yet branching out into the world. Age: Late 19th century. Size: diameter 2.3" height 1.5"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1235869
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A scholar taste Chinese Jade ink stone. The stone is a nephrite jade in the form of a flat craggily gonshi stone. The use of the stone, which has inclusions would be used to hold colored ink or water. The reverse side is to grind ink stick. Often scholar objects reflect details from nature and would incorporate them in their study.

Provenance Laurence Friedman Collection purchased from Ex Fu Ming Fair Co. out of Pa, during the 1980's

Age: 19th century

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1286040
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Beautiful two-section keyaki (zelkova) tansu with a gorgeous, glowing honey lacquered front and red lacquered top and sides. Its features include large, decorative iron lockplates incised with auspicious symbols, warabite handles with pierced backplates, a lockbox that is, interestingly, on the top section rather than the bottom, with three red-lacquered drawers inside. All original finnish, Dates from the Meiji period (1868-1912). Size: 38.25" height, 41.75" width, 15.75" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1325482
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Antique Japanese Ikebana flower basket, made with split bamboo of spiraling rope design with interlocking bamboo handle. The boy has a natural flowing hourglass shape. Stunning Original condition with no issues. Size: 22" H x 11" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Famille Verte : Pre 1920 item #1343791
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Dramatic Antique Chinese large porcelain vase, with a pear shaped body and a dramatic, elongated neck with flared rim, with a famille verte color pallet of green, yellow, and white enamel birds on branches with cherry blossoms against an all black background. Stunning Imperial Kangxi mark in cobalt blue on foot.

Early 19th Century

Size: 31" H x 13" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1357253
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Antique Japanese temple carving, beautifully carved with remnants of red and black pigments. The imagery of a fu dog between large peonies represents protection (fu dog) over wealth and prosperity (peonies).

Edo period (1603-1868)

Size: 55.5" L x 5" D x 19.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1364375
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Antique Japanese karuma tansu, or wheeled chest, made of solid Keyaki (elm) wood. This chest features a large iron Phoenix lock plate with beautiful flowing tail feathers on the topmost drawer, as well as the bottom wheeled area. Themes of chrysanthemums, peonies, lotuses, and kiri leaves are incised into the decorative iron plating, with side locking box for small valuables.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: x 49" L x 24" D x 47" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1366394
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Pair of antique Chinese hardwood oxbow arm chairs, made of Jumu (elm) wood. The backrest of each chair has been carved with a coiled dragon, facing opposite to the other. The front apron of each seat is carved with a nice sloping outer edge. The legs are connected on all sides by a stretcher.

Early 20th century

Dimensions: 24" L x 19" D x 40" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1374049
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The pistol has an octagonal russet iron barrel with flat sighting plains on top and bore of 3/8". The dai stock is of a hardwood and brass jiita arquebus's firing mechanism, sakura ramrod intact. Good condition.

Dimensions: 16" L x 3" x 2"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1380422
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Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made with Keyaki (elm) burl front hardwood and hand-forged iron hardware and plating. The merchant's chest holds two drawers over a sliding pair of panel doors with open compartment inside. Below this are seven small and two large drawers, each with "warabite" shaped pulls and decorative iron corner hardware. The original finish compliments the dramatic, natural burl grain.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 30 1/2" L x 16...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1400913
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An elegant pair of Chinese monochrome yellow peking glass gu vases with relief carvings of waves, archaic scrolling serpents, one vase with a pair of flying dragons and the other vase with many auspicious Buddhist symbols - a lotus, a treasure vase, a pair of fish, the endless mandala knot, and the wheel of Dharma. The foot of each vase is marked with a four character cartouche.

Circa early 1900's

Dimensions: 5 3/4" W x 9 1/2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1403643
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Japanese two section mizuya (kitchen tansu for storage). Constructed of Hinoki (cypress) wood frame with Sugi (cedar) wood, original dark finish. The top section holds a compartment behind pair of sliding panels with Keyaki (zelkova) wood details, open work carving and wire for ventilation. Next to this is a larger compartment with sliding panels with vertical iron studded slats and Keyaki hardwood insert. Below are eight drawers of varying size, opened by iron pulls, with Keyaki burl front pane...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1406332
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An antique Japanese Choba (merchant) Tansu made of solid keyaki (zalkova) wood with Burl keyaki sliding doors. The upper portion of the Tansu has a sliding door with interior shelf. The lower portion has 5 drawers with iron hardware locks. Matsumoto is a special city located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

Date: Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 33" tall X 32.5" wide X 15.5" deep
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1410081
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An antique pair of Chinese vases with lingzhi mushroom outcrops on a craggy rock platform. The lingzhi mushroom is a symbol of longevity and health. The platform could display an object. These wares originated out of kilns in the Shiwanzhen sub-district within the city of Foshan, going as far back as the Neolithic period. Each vase is pigmented with custard yellow and aubergine.

Date: Late 18th to Early 19th Century

Dimensions: 11" tall X 9" X 6" deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #807201
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Wonderful Japanese 2-panel byobu screen painting, 2 intricately painted Meiji Period fans, probably once used in a Noh performance and later mounted on a screen, each fan is painted in colorful mineral pigments with gold leaf, the fan on the left depicts white wild flowers blossoming near a meandering stream with billowing gold mist, the fan on the right is painted with a scene of 3 cranes flying over sea crests and a weeping willow tree, the two fans are mounted on a ground of gold flecks...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1023587
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Japanese woodblock print by Yoshitoshi, Tsukioka (1839-1892) entitled "The Fever of Taira no Kiymori". A triptych print, the scene is of the tyrant Taira no Kiyomori as he writhes in fever just before death. According to legend, the evil Kiyomori burned down a temple and is fetched for retribution by Emma-o the King of Hell, Kiyomori's wife and son kneel and pray for his salvation while demons and the souls of Kiyomori's victims surround him. Print date: 1883. This print is in good conditi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1094692
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Altar table from the 19th century mad of ju-mu (elm) wood. Beautifully carved registers adorn the altar. They are carved with bats, deer, fish, and flowers. The drawers have round handles. The cabinet opens into a space with a shelf. It measures 72" wide, 35 tall, 20" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1209845
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An elaborately decorated lacquered sword stand. The stand is made into a small chest with three drawers. The chest is decorated with motifs of plums, a phoenix, and a Chinese style landscape with inlaid embellishments. The interior of the drawers is done in nashiji or pear skin makie. Age: 18th/19th century. Size: length: 19.75" width: 9.5" height 20"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1217906
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A Tibetan thangka portraying the deities, Amitayus, Namgyalma, and Green Tara. Amitayus is the Buddha of Infinite Light and often is associated with the Sukhavativiha Sutra and Pure land references. Green Tara embodies the essence of compassion and Namgyalma represents the vast wisdom of the Buddha. Age: 18th century. Size: length 43.75" width 27.5"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1970 item #1250657
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Japanese print of a seated Buddha by the artist Shiko Munakata (1903-1975). A member of the sosaku-hanga movement and the mingei folk arts movement in Japan. As a young artist, Munakata was influenced by Vincent Van Gogh and studied oil painting. Later he was inspired by Buddhist religious imagery which became the main subject matter of many of his prints. Munakata's house and most of his woodblocks were destroyed in the American firebombing of Tokyo in 1945. This print is signed and stamp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1254566
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Chinese porcelain vase in a monochrome shade of lilac with a very feminine shape, especially around the mouth which has a flower-like form to it. The neck has a raised ring going around it. Mark on bottom reads "Da Qing Yongzheng Nian Zhi - Great Qing dynasty Yongzheng Period Make". Size: 7" height, 3.75" width