Beautiful Japanese large bronze trumpet shaped vase with long neck decorated with highly raised dragon and phoenix in swirling clouds, the round body of the vase is decorated with raised scenes of birds in branches, Meiji Period (1868-1912), signed on bottom: Yoshida. Size: 24" high
Albumen Photograph of Egyptian Ruins of Doorways with Hieroglyphs, Frith originally etched on plate, size: 8.5"H x 6.5"W, good condition, matted and framed in gold leaf frame, overall dimensions: 27"H x 21"W. Photographed in 1857 on 2nd trip to Middle East. Print Date: 1857. One of the first to travel and photograph area. Reference: Egypt and the Holy Land by Richard Lunn.
Japanese vintage pair of lotus study candlestands with removable prickets, charmingly rendered. Height 19".
Beautiful Japanese antique kaidan tansu (step tansu) made of dramatic keyaki (elm) wood burl, iron hardware with hirute shaped drawer pulls, in two sections, Edo Period, circa 1850s, (early 19th century). Size: 76 3/4" high x 71 1/2" wide x 27 1/2" deep.
Small Japanese antique tansu for personal use, made all of kiri (paulownia) wood, 1 larger drawer along the top, 3 medium sized drawers down the left side, 3 smaller drawers of varying sizes down the right side, lots iron hardware including warabite shaped drawer pulls, lock plates on every drawer except the one smallest drawer, Meiji Period (1868-1912) Size: 17 1/2" high x 23 3/4" wide x 12 3/4" deep.
Japanese antique isho tansu (clothing chest) from the Sendai area, made with all keyaki (elm) wood front with dramatic grain and translucent lacquer finish, elaborate thick iron hardware including moko shaped drawer pulls and ornate raised scrolling vine lock plates with unusual mon of a pair of sumo fans, large drawer on top, three drawers of the same width but that get gradually deeper as they go down, two smaller drawers and a safebox on the right side, safebox also has ornate iron work ...
Beautiful large flat keyaki root wood stand with over 6 natural holes of root on surface, beautiful graining and sculptural presence, top edge carved at perimeter with incised line and raised surface on edging. Size: 40"L 25"W 5/8" H
Unusual Japanese antique rootwood stand of hardwood, flat burl platform with many intertwining roots joined together for base, small losses. Meiji/Taisho period. Size: 28.5”H 20”W 15”D
Chinese antique tomb pottery figure of a portly court lady, Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), 14.25"H with traces of original red and black pigments on sleeves and crevices of body. Minor repairs to hair and neck. Oxford TL Test results consistent with 9th century dating. Fat lady was depicting the famous concubine, Yang Gu Fei, her asymetric coiffure is Duo Maji, 'just off horse look' with disheveled hairdo. The fat lady image represented the peak of loveliness and was wonderfully popular during the...
Beautiful large Japanese standing Amida Buddha, finely carved wood with red, black and gold lacquer, flowing drapery. Standing on base carved to look like rock and lotus and painted with a gold lacquer, inlaid glass eyes. Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Size: 42" high x 19 1/4" wide x 14 1/2" deep.
Chinese white jade rollicking horse animatedly carved with nostrils flaring and lying on back with hooves up in air. Size: 3 inches long 1.5" high.
Antique Japanese okidoko (shelf for tokonoma), for Japanese display and storage, made all of keyaki (elm) wood with beautiful grain, 4 sliding doors open to one large compartment, pulls for sliding panels have raised motifs of flowers and waves, Taisho Period (circa 1920). Size: 14" high (12" high to top surface) x 63 3/4" long x 13 1/4" deep.
Chinese antique painting depicting a large group of travelers arriving at a mountain pavilion presumably for a wedding, a continuous string of figures and horses are shown winding their way around mountains and over streams carrying palanquins and provisions, at one point in the scene a rest stop has been set up with a tent and chairs where men are refreshing themselves and their horses, the party then enters the first set of gates to a beautiful lush palace, figures have just entered the i...
Beautiful antique Chinese porcelain bowl, underglaze painting of flowers, interior of bowl painted with pomegranates, six side foliate, Ching dynasty- Tao Kuang (1821-1850). Size: 3 1/8" high x 7" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1014155
Long Chinese/Tibetan rug, made of wool, woven with design of 5 dragons and swirling clouds on rust color ground, circa first quarter of 20th century. Size: 181" long x 32" wide
Chinese pair of Famille Verte porcelain plates with blue glaze and color overglaze on white ground, design of fish and underwater plants, each plate has delicately scalloped surface radiating outward, Kangxi Period, mark on bottom, circa 1700. Size of each: 5 1/8" diameter x 7/8" high
Chinese antique figure of Fugen the Bodhisatva of Faith and Practice, She is sitting on top of her elephant vehicle with one foot on a lotus blossom, carved of wood with muted gold and red lacquer, 19th century. Size: 16 1/2" high x 14 3/4" wide x 9 1/4" deep.
Beautiful Chinese carved jade vase, a lovely green and reddish brown jade, the form of the vase itself is carved with a vertically ribbed surface, two highly raised gnarled pine trees are entwined around the vase, beautiful to look at, Republic Period. Size: 4 3/4" high x 4" wide x 2 1/2" deep.
Charming Chinese soapstone carving of two children, beautifully carved with much attention to detail, two boys one holding a long string with coins for good luck and prosperity, the other with a straw hat and fan, symbols of the lucky gods. The soapstone itself is a very beautiful yellow color with striations and much character. On nice hard wood base. Total size with stand: 5 1/4" high Size of carving: 3 1/2" high x 3 7/8" wide x 2 1/8" deep.
Rare and beautiful Japanese antique isho tansu from the area of Sado Island, made all of kiri (paulownia) wood with original deep reddish brown lacquer finish and nice patina. Extensive iron hardware covers most of the front of this piece with large rectangular lock plates and elaborate cut out and incised designs throughout. The top 2 drawers has hardware depicting figures of Japanese folk lore and pine trees. The bottom two drawers have a large crane and turtle. Safe box with door that ...
Pair of Chinese antique carved chairs with dragons, carved of very heavy hard wood with beautiful grain and medium brown finish, curved arms with dragon arm rests, back splat with dragon in swirling clouds, each chair has 4 dragon claws for feet, apron is carved grapes and vines, each chair has 10 dragons, made for export, circa 1900. Size: 33" high x 24" wide x 24" deep.
Japanese A very rare and wonderful Japanese funa-dansu (sea chest for ship), made of keyaki with extensive iron work, 4 keys, kiri interior drawers, from the Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture. Era: Edo Period. Drop-fit door covers interior drawers 3 of which are covered by additional drop-fit and sliding panels, the top portion has sliding panels that cover small drawers and a pull out calligraphy box, a hidden kiri box has an inscription that dates the chest to early Meiji Period and it...
Rare Japanese small karuma tansu (wheeled storage chest), made all of keyaki (elm) wood with beautiful grain, double sliding panels on top and bottom, unusual iron locking mechanism with key, keyaki side bracing, Edo Period. Size: 35 1/4" high x 35" wide x 17" deep.
Rare Japanese antique fune-dansu (merchant's ship safe), made of quartered sawn keyaki (elm) wood with burl on front exterior. Top portion has one large exterior drawer, bottom portion appears to have two hinged opening door but in fact only the right side opens on it's hinge. The panel on the left side has a false hinge and actually slides to the right to reveal two small interior drawers. The hinged door on the right side opens to reveal three small interior drawers and must be open befor...
Japanese 17th century 6-panel byobu screen painting depicting Sho Chiku Bai or the "Three Friends of Late Winter" namely the plum, the pine and the bamboo. Beautifully painted in mineral colors with gold leaf on paper. Size: 49 1/5" high x 115" long
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1074554
Gilt bronze figure of Kubera (Kambala) also known as Dhanapati "Lord of Riches", seated on mythical beast with mongoose in one hand, his elaborate crown and round belly suggest great wealth, Nepalese, early/mid 20th century. Size: 7 1/2" high x 6 1/4" wide x 4" deep.
Sashiko stitched fabric. Tsutsugaki dyed cloth. Indigo background with red and white design. Two horizontal bands wrap around bottom of coat. Similar to reference work "Sumi Collection Hanten and Happi" coats on page 25. Used by firemen in late 19th century Japan to extinguish blazes. Hook and eye closure. Measures 49" sleeve to sleeve 49" long. Overall good condition, small wear on neck and side.
Fabulous antique Chinese table apron textile with 4 gold dragons, (originally had nine), above water on a blue silk background with auspicious Buddhist symbols and a two inch floral border of peonies, irises, and butterflies in blues and white, the border possible was added at a later date. Excellent condition dating from the 19th century. Measures 62" wide by 36" long.
Antique Chinese 3 piece textile set with table apron panel and 2 chair coverings. Made of beautifully embroidered shi-shi dog (gold lion) with flames, clouds, peony, and bamboo on blue silk. Overall good condition with some loose gold thread and slight discoloration. Chair coverings backed by cinnabar linen. Table apron measures 40" wide by 32" long. The 2 chair coverings measure 20.5" wide x 65" long. Beautifully embroidered gold lion with flames, peony, bamboo, peony, bamboo, fungus ruyi, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1075031
Ornate antique Nepalese Buddhist ritual chalice with skull cup, copper and mixed metal repouse, inside of skull lined with hammered silver, lid with elaborate metal work, inlaid coral and turquoise and a vajra finial, base with coral inlay and copper repouse with silver skulls. Size: 13 3/4" high x 7 1/2" wide x 7" deep.
Indian black schist carving of dancing Ganesha, the elephant headed god (the Remover of Obstacles) stands with his own broken tusk in one hand, and ax in the other, trunk is sampling sweets in upper left hand, just below his lower right hand is his mouse vehicle, white and vermilion traces, beautiful modeling of body, from Uttar Pradesh, 15th century. Size: 7 3/4" high x 4 1/2" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1077765
Japanese antique shinto shrine, made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood, wonderful details with elaborate staircase and other temple details including miniature baku, fudogs and a dragon, copper roof with nice patina, Edo Period. Size: 28 1/2" high x 22" wide x 27 1/4" deep.
Japanese kura tansu (warehouse storage chest), made entirely of keyaki (elm) wood with very dramatic grain, thick keyaki side and back bracing, sliding panels with horizontal keyaki slats, right side has interior vertical row of 2 drawers and a hinged safe door which opens to yet another drawer, left side has interior shelf, Edo Period (c1850) Size: 23 1/4" high x 35 3/4" wide x 19" deep.
Very rare and beautiful antique chinese clock with fantastic cloisonne from the 19th century. The clock is set within a domed cloisonne stand and hangs within. Floral interlacing pattern with dragons in frames. The top of the stand has interlacing dragons. The clock comes with a key so that it can be wound. The clock has a soldier with a weapon for the minute hand and a dragon for the hour hand. Clock and base are decorated with beautifully enameled foliate sprays in red, yellow, orange, w...
Beautiful dark finished hardwood wardrobe from the 19th century. Huang huali wood. Brass hardware. The two drawers inside are fully functional with lock and key. Inset hinges. There are keys for the drawers and doors. It measures 77.25" tall X 49" wide X 21 3/8" deep.
Meiji period (1868-1912) bronze of a child with beautiful a fu dog mask. Cartouche on back of figure. Measures 17" tall.