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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1337659
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Antique Thai bronze deer sculpture. Very feminine form with neck arched over the shoulders, and intricate adornments on the back, neck, and forehead. Beautifully shaped with stunning design. Size: 11" L x 3.25" W x 9.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1337670
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Gorgeous Japanese antique bronze vase with three swimming fish, detailed with realistic scales and fins, and gilt accented eyes. The backside has a gilt imprinted 14 petal Chrysanthemum, a mark of the Imperial household. The underside of the vase is signed "Shinzui". Hardwood stand is included, along with original tomobako.
Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 8.5" H x 9" W (on stand is 9.5" H)
Tomobako is 11.5" H x 10.5" W x 10.75" D
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1337802
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Rare Japanese antique choba tansu made of keyaki (elm) wood. The top portion has a compartment with sliding panels and horizontal slats. The bottom portion of the chest has two safe boxes with heavy iron hardware, one opening to the left and one opening to the right. Inside each safe box is a series of four small kiri (paulownia) wood drawers. Between the safes are two keyaki drawers with heavy iron lock plates. This chest has 3 working keys and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1337896
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Antique Japanese Gyosho Bako (merchant's chest) made with Kiri (paulownia) wood in all original finish. Each side has original iron rings for straps to feed through to Create a Backpack.
Originally used as an backpack to carry from one town to the next. Merchant selling his objects or services that he contained within this piece. The front has two hinged locking doors with several drawers hidden within. Beautiful original finish and condition.
Mid Edo age (1615-1867)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1338324
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Japanese hand-carved bamboo figure of a seated frog. Wonderfully lifelike details with darkened eyes, hands and feet tucked underneath his belly, which has natural bamboo form.
Size:5.5" L x 3.5" W x 3.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1338407
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Antique Japanese set of two silk woven panels depicting cranes flying overhead a motif of crashing ocean waves below, with gold thread accenting, on a background of blue green.

Size: (top panel) 50" x 18" (bottom panel) 50.5" x 25.5"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1338773
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Antique Japanese Kiri wood (Paulownia) tansu. Original natural kiri wood finish. Medium weight black iron hardware with warabite handles and round locks on each drawer. Wonderful condition.
Meiji age (1868-1912)

Size: 25" L x 13" W x 22.5" H

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1338825
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Japanese four panel screen painting of two quail birds in tall grass. Bright matte green, yellow, orange, and brown pigments used. 20th century

Size: 59" L x 25.25" H (entire screen) 12.5" L x 20.5" H (each panel of artwork)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1338837
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Antique Japanese Zen Buddhist calligraphy scroll painting, with three red chops. Meiji age (1868-1912)

Size: 70" L x 19.5" W (entire scroll) 53.5" L x 12.75" W (artwork only)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1339071
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Chinese gilt lacquer wall carving, hand carved with whimsical scenes of court people. A gentleman is seen riding on the back of a Qilin while his advisor follows. One lady peeks her head from the window beside another lady arranging flowers. A small child is also shown arranging flowers. Possible a fragment from a bed. Dates from 18th/19th century.

Size: 8" x 8"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Blue and White : Pre 1920 item #1339135
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Antique Chinese blue and white porcelain jar with hardwood lid carved in a reticulated fashion and with pointed finial. The body of the vase is decorated with various Immortals. The bottom of the vase has a double ring mark. Dates from 18th century.

Size: 7" L x 12" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1339211
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Unusual Japanese two-section tansu, with gorgeous Keyaki (elm) burl front, and Sugi (cedar) sides, with original lacquer finish. The design is highly unusual with three sets of sliding doors, one with glass panels, various size drawers and a lift-away panel with a charming natural burl handle. Meiji age (1868-1912)

Size: 40.5" L x 19.5" W x 61.5" H

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Blue and White : Pre 1800 item #1339285
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Chinese porcelain blue and white cup, shaped in resemblance to a Tibetan butter lamp. Adorned with bold and complex designs of lotuses, scrolling vines, and eight Sanskrit characters along the outer sides. The interior design is of an eight petal flowering motif surrounded by double rings. The tall foot flares dramatically with a raised ring near the base of the cup, with motifs of draping pendants. Mark Qianlong (1736-1795).

Provenance: Private Berkeley Estate

Size: 6" ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1339351
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Antique Tibetan gilt buddha statue, seated upon a lotus throne, holding a medicine jar in the left hand and touching down to earth with the right. Beautifully detailed with natural patina, based embossed with lotus mark. 18th century

Size: 3" L x 2.5" W x 4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1340192
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Extraordinary Korean cabinet in three stacking sections. Covered with inlay on a black lacquer ground. The front is very densely covered with scenes of rural Korea: scholars in gardens, farmers at work, maidens in pavilion windows, and lovely vignettes of mountains, and rivers with bridges and boats. Silver toned chased brass hardware includes many butterfly hinges and lock plates. The locks themselves are unusual in that they are round and made of chased brass as well as copper in the f...
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Japanese framed woodblock print by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991) of a bridge and a quiet lake in the evening. Lanterns illuminate cherry blossom trees among the darker color palette. Print is laid down and framed. Artist's chop and signature with title in right margin.

Size: (entire frame) 15.75" L x 21" H (print only) 10.75" L x 16" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1341665
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An Unusual framed Five Plate series of woodblock prints creating a large image (called a pentaptych). Original piece by one of the most famous Ukiyo-e woodblock artists, Utagawa Kunisada / Toyokuni III (1786-1865), with depiction of a large scene of men paddling boats with geishas and courtesans across a wide body of water to a far-off island. Calligraphy seals and signatures appear consistently throughout the image. Mounted in a large glass frame.

Edo Period (circa 1800's)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1341775
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A beautiful framed work of art, Japanese silk embroidery panel of a pair of Japanese Chin puppies playing with a tasseled floral ball. The imagery is reminiscent of fu dogs, in which the ball represents rule over the world. Hand-embroidered in gorgeously stunning condition, with very high-end and tasteful framework. Late Meiji period (1868-1912)

Provenance: Early Warren Imports collection

Size: (entire frame) 34.5" L x 30" H (artwork only) 23.25" L x 18.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1342075
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Antique Japanese framed floral painting, with silver and gold flake accent clouds, of grape clusters on vines and large leaves, with red chop, possibly by Ogata Korin (1658-1716), Rinpa School.

Size: (entire frame) 28.5" L x 25" H (artwork only) 18.75" L x 13.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1342162
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Antique Chinese bronze statue of a Fu Dog, standing playfully with its paw rested on an embroidered ball, with one of the tassles in its mouth. Attractive form and nice detailing. Mounted on heavy stand.

Size: 5" L x 4" W x 5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1342831
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Stunning Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) from the Matsumoto Area in Japan. Adorned with a red lacquer Keyaki hardwood frame, along with Keyaki (elm) front panels of a golden honey original finish. Highly functional design with many drawers of various sizes, including an unusual long shallow one below a set of sliding door panels with a shelved interior.

Great original condition with fine details. Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 34" L x 14.5" W x 36.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Famille Rose : Pre 1920 item #1344373
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Antique Chinese porcelain container with paintings of children playing in a garden. Each child holds different items, such as a lantern, a staff, lily pads with lotuses, a paintbrush and an ink pot, and they wear beautiful robes in light shades of blue, pink, purple, and green that are quite pleasing to the eye. The lid is painted with pomegranates and peaches and is topped with two peaches with six leaves sticking out, making it look like a cute insect. The bottom of the container bears the mar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1344393
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A Chinese, very long, purple beaded necklace with bright green stone beads (possibly jade), blue fabric tassels with blue glass drops, small wooden round beads carved with saints' faces, silver medallions with green threads. This necklace would have been used in Chinese cinematography. 20th century

Size: 38" Length
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1344460
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Antique Chinese tasseled blue silk pouch, with embroidered flowers, a butterfly, and a rooster. The character below the embroidery butterfly is "Shou", for longevity while the butterfly is a symbol for love. A rooster symbolizes good luck and fortitude.

19th century

Size: 6" x 3.5" (total length with tassel 21")
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1345149
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Antique Japanese pair of beautifully carved wooden temple fu dogs, with red and gilt pigment remains, each on its own carved pedestal. Fantastic detail in each. One has its mouth open while the other's is closed, representing life and death.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Size: 17.5" L x 10.5" W x 24" H (19"H w/o pedestal)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1345478
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Chinese small hardwood folding screen with hard stone panels, hand-painted front to back with scenes of immortals, scholars, and nature scenes with calligraphy inscriptions and red chops.

19th century

Size: 30" L x 21.5" H x .75" W
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #1346060
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A large framed woodblock print by artist Ouchi Makoto (1926-1989) titled "Snow", numbered 47/100, and signed in pencil, with red chop. Professionally framed in Hong Kong.

Size: (entire frame) 29" L x 23.5" H (print only) 22.5" L x 16.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1346064
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Chinese mounted fan painting, with scenic imagery of a forest of bamboo, with natural structures of rock in the foreground. Calligraphy and three red chops in upper left area.

Size: 24" L x 13" H (20.5" L x 10" H fan only)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1346479
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Antique 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.

BonshÅ (Japanese: 梵é˜, Buddhist bells), also known as tsurigane (釣りé˜, hanging bells) or Ågane (大é˜, great bells) are large bells found in Buddhist temples throughout Japan, used to summon the monks to prayer...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1346485
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Antique Japanese bronze temple bell known as a "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, with lotus shaped "tsukiza".

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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1347197
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Antique Japanese cha tansu (tea display cabinet), fully carved all from boxwood, with motifs of various flowers such as peony and chrysanthemum, cranes, phoenixes, sparrows, and other small birds with clouds, carved branch "pillar" with cascades cherry blossoms, a highly ornate export furniture piece.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 37" L x 14.5" W x 57.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1347389
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Rare Korean stacking chest, called an ichung-nong (two sections), covered in beautiful beige/green genuine shagreen (manta ray skin), antiqued brass hardware with butterfly locks, inlay of grey shagreen "double happiness" characters on either side of each set of doors, interior lined in old text pages. 19th century Chosun Period

Size: 23.5" L x 14" W x 36.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1347796
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Antique Japanese golden bamboo usubata (flower arranging vase) shaped and grown naturally into its wonderful twisting form, with a short bamboo insert.

Taisho period (1912-1926)

Size: 7" x 4" x 11" H
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1348120
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Japanese 4-panel byobu folding screen, with a shochikubai or "Three Friends of Winter" motif (plum, pine, and bamboo), the image of a pheasant seated upon a jagged rock formation, with a small singing bird on the twisting trunk of the plum tree. The image was taken directly from a commemorative stamp which is affixed to the corner of the frame.

20th century

Size: 65.6" L x 36" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1348227
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Chinese scholar root sculpture in the form of a rams head. The rams symbolized filial piety, an important virtue, a primary duty of respect and obedience towards the care of ones parents and elderly family members. Unusual Mounted Chinese solid burl wood scholar's object, naturally formed in striking resemblance to the head of a ram.

A highly attractive root wood contemplation piece. Mounted on custom antiqued bronze step stand for enhanced viewing.

Size: 11" L x 8...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1348978
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Japanese framed print by Shigeru Izumi (born 1922), titled "New House", number 9/20 of its series, and signed in pencil.

Size: 30.5" L x 22.25" H (entire frame)