Original blond two section Antique Japanese Isho tansu. Beautiful natural kiri wood used in the entire construction of the piece. Kiri has desirable breathing characteristics for a clothing tansu. Wonderful original black iron Full Moon hardware with locking side handles. Overall in wonderful condition with top and sides of both pieces finished nicely. Dimensions: 41 1/2" high X 34 1/2" wide X 16" deep (height is taken when pieces are stacked) Early Meiji period (1868 - 1912)
Antique Chinese cloisonne box decorated with a beautiful floral pattern of chrysanthemums, peonies, and other flowers. The lid of the box is hinged, it has an auspicious symbol in the middle of the box. The box is supported by four small round metal feet, the underside is sky blue. The interior of the box is lined with wood and has two compartments. Republic Period (Circa 1912) It measures 5.75" deep 4" tall 9.25" wide.
Antique Japanese bronze mizusashi with lid, decorated with waves. The mizusashi is a vessel used during the Japanese tea ceremony to hold water. The body of the container has a dragon's head on each side with a bronze ring. The lid is decorated with a band of waves, the handle is rounded. Meiji period, 1868-1912. True original bronze Vessal It measures 10" tall with lid, 6.5" wide at opening 11" at widest point (dragon to dragon handle).
A beautiful Japanese lacquer jubako, or tiered storage box, with nishiji background made from sprinkled gold flakes. Each side is decorated by maki-e lacquer imagery of shochikubai, meaning "three friends of winter", bamboo, plum, and pine with gold and silver leaves and flowers. The interior of each level is coated in bright red lacquer. The jubako comes with its own tomobako, or storage box, as well as a second lid. Size: 17" height, 9" width
Charming Antique Japanese iron lantern with imagery of crossing stalks of bamboo on its sides and a wide brimmed top. The front opens by raising the latch so candles may be placed inside. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Size: 10" height, 9 width
A print by the Japanese print maker Haku Maki, 1924-2000. He began in a career as a kamikaze pilot during world war 2. The surrender by Japan saved his life. He became a teacher and learned print making. His prints are unusual as they start with a woodblock which is carved then pressed with cement. When the cement is dried, it is carved further. A wet paper is placed on the woodblock and left to dry. The resulting image has a wonderful texture and unique embossed finish. He often printed...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1316774
A print of a woman in a field of camellias by Shiko Munakata, 1903-1975. A zen Buddhist, he worked in oil painting, then woodblock printing, calligraphy and ceramics. He is sometimes called the Japanese Picasso because of his prolific multi media creative work. He was part of the sasuka-hanga movement and the mingei, folk art, movement. He is from the northern region of Aomori and incorporated many of those local themes into his art. This print measures 11.75" wide by 15.5" tall. Text on the ...
Japanese antique two section large choba tansu (merchant's chest) from the Kansai area, made with hinoki (Japanese cypress wood) with a beautiful natural finish. The top section has sliding panels made with keyaki burl (elm) and 4 drawers. The bottom section has 3 large drawers and another set of sliding panels with horizontal slats. The lower right hand side has a small drawer below which is a safe box with two interior drawers. The hardware is iron with warabite shaped handles. The top s...
Antique Chinese long hardwood bench with carved panels on either side of each leg. Very attractive hardwood with a deep recessed grain. Great original 19th Century bench. Size: 20.5" H, 76" L, 12" D
Antique Chinese hanging scroll of a "Courtesan Playing the Flute" signed Qiu Ying. This painting is of two courtesans waiting to entertain the emperor. The emperor would be seated in front of a screen of dragons. The empress would be seated in front of a scene with phoenixes. The courtesan on the right plays the flute while the courtesan on the left holds a fan. The skill of Qui Ying can be seen in the rendering of the sheer quality of the fan, the courtesan's sleeve is visible behind it....
Chinese guilt bronze buddha, 20th century. A buddha with his hands in mudra, the gesture for meditation. The buddha is seated on a lotus blossom blooming out of another lotus blossom, atop a hexagonal base. It measures 14" tall, 5" wide at base.
Chinese scroll painting of a beautiful maiden in a draping kimono, accented with swaths of powder blue and pink, calligraphy along its side, signed Xu Cao with red chops. Size: 65" H, 29" W (entire scroll) 34" H, 13" W (painting only)
Japanese large scroll painting of a colorful bird seated on a persimmon tree branch, a bright persimmon hanging overhead. Signature and red seal in left corner. Provenance: Collection of Trotter's Antiques, Pacific Grove CA. Size: 88" H, 19" W (entire scroll), 31" H, 11.5" W (painting only)
Chinese painted landscape scroll. A 20th century copy of a scroll by the famous Yuan Dynasty artist Bian Lu. A beautiful landscape scene, with twisting mountain paths and overhanging trees. An array of red seals along the edges of the painting. Size: 81" H, 33" W (entire scroll) 50" H, 25" W (painting only)
Chinese 20th century hanging scroll painting of a landscape. A painted copy of a work by the famous artist Fang Cong Yi. The scroll has 18 seals. The landscape is dramatic and tranquil beginning in the mountains, descending through the ravines with a waterfall ending in a lake, where a monk crosses a bridge. It measures 25" wide 113" long overall, the image 18" by 69".
Antique colonial Indian illustrations of the procession of Allah. Allah with his wife, Robers, tiger hunting, and other scenes and portraits. There are 12 illustrations all Hand painted and finely Detailed. They range in size from 4.75" by 4.25" to the largest 6.5" by 4.5". Early 19th century.
Wonderful Japanese scroll painting of Mt. Fuji surrounded by mist, with small birds and reeds in foreground, painted in light colors on silk, signed: by Kazan, of Gaishi Studio. Total size: 33 1/2" wide x 69" high. painting size: 15 1/2" high x 26 1/2" wide. "Biog.:1793-1841 Painter. Born in Edo, son of a samurai. Served Lord Miyake, of the impoverished Tawara clan. In 1838 imprisoned on false charges by the Tokugawa government; death sentence commuted to permanent house arrest; committed suicid...
Antique Chinese monochrome jar with oxblood crackle glaze. The jar is a cylindrical form with small lid topped with knobbed finial. The interior of the jar is also glazed with a cream crackle. Rich, thick glaze drips along the bare foot. 19th century. Qianlong mark. Size: 11.5" H, 7.5" W
Antique Chinese beautiful pair of spindle-back chairs. They have simplistic design with beautiful, glowing wood and nice grain patterns. Original Hardwood in great condition. Comfortable seating position. 20th Century Size: 37" H, 21" W, 18" D
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1318939
Tombo Eboshi-Nari Okegawa Do Gushoku, a rare and wonderful Japanese antique suit of armor: Eboshi helmet (represents one who has attained manhood distinguished by an Original dragonfly (tombo meadate) carved of wood and lacquered gold. It is original to the suit of armor and it represents perseverance and transformation. The half mask or monkey form (saru bo) covers only the jaw portion of the face. The armor of an archer would have such a mask as he would have operated further back in the bat...
Antique Chinese ceramic vase with a mottled green tea dust glaze, elephant head style handles, carved hardwood stand. 18th Century. Provenance : from the Lyman Museum Hawaii, sold to Benefit Future Acquisitions and Collections, originally from Herbert C. Shipman (1892-1976). Size: 13" H, 7" W
Antique Burmese bronze buddha statue. standing posture with flowing robes on a wood custom stand. Possibly 15th/16th century. Size: 12"H, 3"W (14"H on stand)
Chinese ruyi scepter made from dark hardwood with inlay of deep green jade with carved fish and flowers. Ruyi scepters are used in Buddhist ceremonies and are a symbol of good fortune to come. 20th Century Size: 20.5" L, 4" W
Antique Chinese huanghuali wood chair with a woven rattan seat. The sides are beautifully carved into a scrolling vine shape with a charming gourd ornament. The legs are hand carved in a 3 part stepped geometric shape. Republic Period 20th century. It measures 22" wide 16.5" deep, the seat is 19" tall, overall 36" tall.
Chinese scroll painting with abstract splatter art in gold, blue, green, yellow, and orange pigments. Calligraphy with red stamps along the sides, signature reads Chen Ko Liang. Size: 72" H, 32" W (entire scroll) 53" H, 26.25" W (artwork only)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1319412
An interesting saddle bag possibly made from the hide of an ibex or mule like animal. The bag retains that rugged look used by the merchants who travelled across the Himalayas during the spring to Tibet and back bring goods from India to the Tibetan plateau. Age: Early 20th century Size: Length: 43.5" Width: 16.5"
A large, hardwood (possible Huanghuali) Chinese antique altar cabinet with brass handles and other hardware, side panels with carvings of reticulated flowers, long underside panel carved with similar floral motif, large open interior space for storage, beautiful wood grain. Dates from the late 19th century. Size: 86" L, 20.5" D, 35" H
Antique Japanese 2 section isho tansu (clothing chest) from the Nihonmatsu area. Made with keyaki (elm) wood with dramatic grain and original deep reddish orange translucent lacquer finish. The chest is made up of four large drawers and a safe box in the lower right hand side which has two small drawers behind a locking safe door (with key). Lovely iron hardware includes warabite shaped drawer pulls, large lock plates with pine motif and elaborate cross bracing on the the safe door. Solid K...
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made of keyaki (elm) wood with beautiful original finish and patina. The chest has two sets of sliding door panels and a total of 8 exterior drawers. On the right side is a vertical compartment with two small shelves most likely originally for ledger books. This is covered by a drop in panel. On the lower right is a small safe door with two visible interior drawers and one secret drawer. The tansu has wonderful wooden side bracing and iron han...
Original example of a Japanese antique isho tansu from the Matsumoto area. Made all of kiri (paulownia) wood with original patina (frame, top, sides, and drawers). Iron hardware includes money bag shaped lock plates specific to Matsumoto tansu, moko shaped drawer pulls and elaborately cut handle back plates and drawer corner bracing. The tansu has 5 large drawers and the lower right hand side has a safe box with 2 small interior drawers.
Late Edo to Early Meiji Period.
Late Edo to Early Meiji Period.
Antique Chinese painting of Taoist immortals and scenes from their stories. Swirling clouds surround each scene in a heavenly vignette. Painted in ink and light colors on paper and framed. Provenance: from the estate of James G Jameson, Southern California. 19th century. Size of painting only: 55 1/2" high x 30" wide. Size including frame: 60 3/4" high x 35" wide.
Japanese single section isho tansu (clothing chest) from the Iwayado area. It is made with keyaki (elm) wood on the front and has a beautiful all original translucent lacquer finish. This chest consists of four drawers of different sizes. Elaborate iron hardware includes a very large phoenix shaped lock plate on the top drawer and two peony shaped lock plates on two of the other drawers. Drawer pulls are warabite shaped. There is a lovely old original patina around all the iron work on the f...
Antique Japanese stringed instrument called a koto, with a black lacquer box lined in fabric with floral motif and a cherry blossom crest in gilt lacquer on the lid. It is made from kiri wood (paulownia) and is covered in beautiful, intricate inlay of coral, mother of pearl, and shells in the forms of various flowers and birds. A koto player would kneel before the instrument to play. Special bridges are used on each string to alter the pitch. Size: 4.5" H x 9" W x 70" L
Unusual Antique Japanese two section (imho) clothing tansu with a kiri wood front and beautiful lacquered top, sides, and back. Each drawer has a round iron lockplate with the image of a crane. Nice small size for a two section tansu. Original finish. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912). Size: 37" H x 35" L x 16" W
Chinese unmounted scroll painting of an abstract floral scene. Earthy tone pigments create a beautiful contrast. Red artist stamp of Wang Zhonghe (born 1946), who held a recent exhibition in Saudi Arabia. Size: (entire scroll) 46.5" H, 25" W (artwork only) 38.5" H x 19" W
Stunning large Antique Japanese ishidoro - stone temple garden lantern, carved all of granite in 6 sections. The lotus base is carved so that it is still connected to the natural rock. The lantern section is different than most ishidoro in that it's roof is rounded and does not have curling corners but instead is more mushroom like in form. The light box is hexagonal and is carved in relief. Edo/Meiji Period. Size: 66" high x 24" wide x 30" wide (at widest point of base).