Antique Chinese bench from the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), made from precious huanghuali wood, with beautifully carved panels depicting various fruits and flowers, carvings in front of two perched magpies surrounded by branches and blossoming flowers, and carved feet with spiral design. From the estate of Mrs. Florence Earle Wickman, relative to some of the original founders of Hennepin County and St. Louis Park. The piece was passed to the Overby family during the 60s. The official certificate of...
Pair of beautiful Chinese antique lamp covers, made of porcelain, each with six sides of intricate pierced lattice work and rounds with alternating scenes of children and flowers, exquisite detail and lovely colors, Republic Period. Size of each: 9 1/2" high x 6 1/2" wide
Antique Japanese bronze figure of a koi fish, beautifully modeled with a graceful curve of the tail, wonderful attention to detail, with a dark matte patina, Meiji Period. Size: 4 1/2" high x 11 1/4" long
Medium-sized Japanese tansu made from kiri wood (Paulownia), with five drawers in varying sizes and two sliding panels at the upper portion, with straight vertical bars carved into the face. Warabite style metal handles and hardware. Size: 23.75" height, 25" length, 13" depth
Miniature Japanese bronze figure of a monkey observing its right fist, balled up while the other hand remains with palms opened. The piece is very detailed down to the monkey's fingers and toes curled underneath itself. Edo period (1615-1867) Size: 1.25" height, 1.5" length
Beautiful Japanese kannon biraki tansu, made from kiri wood, with heavy iron hardware and hirute handles. The top section has two hinged doors with a large central lock with floral designs, opening to reveal several drawers. Meiji period 1867-1912) Size: 40.75" height, 37.75" length, 16.5" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1249943
Beautiful Tibetan painting depicting white Tara and four other bodhisatvas, originally this was a book cover for a sacred text, painted in mineral colors on canvas and mounted like a thangka. 18th century. Total size: 15 1/4" high x 30" long. Size of painting only: 6 1/2" high x 26 1/4" long.
Beautifully carved throne chair with a gorgeous deep reddish lacquer, with carvings of dragons and billowing winds into its back, dragon heads serving as the arms and front legs with painted glass eyes. The back of the chair features a large spiral leaf, smoke-like carvings along the top and sides, and a small lower panel with fleur de lys carving and a cloud border. Meiji period (1867-1912) Size: 52.5" height, 30" length
Beautiful two-section Kiri wood tansu from the Matsumoto area with gunbai handles, styled after the gunbai fan. Features heavy iron hardware and locks with flower designs. Meiji period (1867-1912) Size: 42" height, 35.25" length, 17.75" depth
Antique Japanese taiko drum, made from keyaki wood, with an iron handle on its front and iron studding to keep the drum skins into place. Size: 14" wide diameter on top and bottom x 18" high. Circa 1900. Taiko drums are said to have originated when the Shinto goddess of sunlight, Amaterasu, locked herself away in a cave when her brother, Susanoo, god of the sea and storms, became enraged and created havoc on dry land. The other gods became fearful that life on Earth would eventually die from ...
Antique Japanese tray carved in the form of a leaf out of burl wood, beautifully modeled with twisting branches, a smaller leaf and seed pods, the beauty of the burl is highlighted in this naturalistic carving, Meiji Period. Size: 19 1/4" wide x 19" wide
Antique porcelain bowl in traditional blue and white style, in which ground cobalt is used for the blue underglaze. Around the sides and inside the bowl are flying dragons with sharp claws and cloud designs. Mark on bottom reading "Da Qing Qianlong Nian Zhi", or "Great Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, Made".Dates from the early 20th century. Size: 3.25" height, 6.75" diameter
Beautiful porcelain blue and white plate, made with ground cobalt for the deep blue underglaze, featuring a ferocious dragon surrounded by swirling patterns and blooming lotuses on the plate's face, and striped Chinese lions (or foo dogs) around the bottom outer parameter, "Jiajing" mark to base. Size: 1.5" height, 8.75" diameter
Lovely Japanese 4-panel byobu (folding screen painting), painted with a beautiful scene of chrysanthemum flowers in a garden, some use of raised gofun on flowers, painted in mineral colors and ink on a gold leaf ground, signed by the artist. Showa Period (mid 20th century). Size: 35" high x 72" wide Size:
Antique wooden carving of a Chinese Lohan, which in the Buddhist religion is a state of enlightenment right before becoming a Bodhisattva. He is shown making religious hand gestures called mudra, and wears a painted red robe. His back has a small hollowed compartment into which prayers would be placed. Ming dynasty (1368-1644) Size: 26" height, 8.5" width
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1250645
Japanese print entitled "Last Supper" by Sadao Watanbe. Sadao Watanabe (1913-1996) was part of the Mingi (folk art) movement in Japan which involved the use of natural materials. Watanabe's early boyhood job as a textile dyer has influence his work greatly. He used organic mineral pigments with a soybean milk binder (katazome) on hand crumpled paper (momigami). Watanabe's upbringing as a Christian is the main influence of his subject matter. This print depicts the scene of the Last Supper from t...
Beautiful Chinese brush pot made from a beautiful deep reddish hardwood with a beautiful woodgrain and shine. Very sturdy and attractive. Size: 4.5" height, 4.75" width
Beautiful keyaki wood karuma tansu (wheeled tansu) from the Iwayadō region. Features iron hardware including a large lock on the top drawer in the shape of a hawk with engraved feathers, kushi-gata handles (comb shape), lock bar securing two middle drawers, lockbox style hinged door with an iron medal engraved with the Japanese god Daikoku, and many other beautiful features. Included are a set of iron keys. Edo period (1615-1867) Size: 50.25" height, 59.5" width, 22.75" depth