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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)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1351124
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The mask is of dark brown russet lacquer finish and the interior is smoothed lacquered red. The high jaw his two protrusion hooks for strapping the cords, underneath the chin is a vent hole. The mask is fitted with yodare kare of three row of false scale lace and blue silk.

19th Century Edo Period

Size: 6.75" L x 3" W x 8.5" H (12.5" H on stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1351127
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The maker of this fierce face mask has emphasized its appearance by exaggerating the angularity of the cheeks and jaw line. A yodome extends from the upper edge to the line of the jaw. The exterior is coated with a dark brown lacquer, while the interior is lacquered in red. Beneath the very prominent chin is both a turn strap holder post and a central vent hole for perspiration to escape out. The ears are pierced plum blossom design. The mask is painted with silver line drawing of a mustach...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1351213
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Antique Japanese 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 floral mon, large drawer on top, three shorter drawers, two small drawers and a safebox on its right side, which also has ornate iron lotus mon and opens with a ring pull.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Size: 4...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1351387
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Antique Japanese Yumi set of six Hawk feather and arrow reed. These were used to shoot long distances before and after the introduction of firearms. Mounted on a custom stand for a stunning presentation.

Meiji Period 19th Century

Size: 36.5" L each (on display 16.5" W x 4" D x 37.75" H)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1351902
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Antique Japanese tamba storage jar. Large open mouth with akadobe glaze, which consists of russet and blue runny glaze. Tapers in shape down to the base. This form is animated through the irregularities of the firing of the kiln.

Edo Period 19th Century

25" Diameter x 24"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1352278
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Wooden shishi carvings used as architectural elements placed under the eaves of Shinto and Buddhist temples to ward off evil spirits. Beautifully carved keyaki wood shishi with glass reverse painted eyes.

Mounted for wall presentation of custom iron stand.

Meiji Period 19th Century

Size : 18" L x 9" W x 11" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1352283
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Pair of Architectural corbels of mythological elephant baku’s are commonly placed under the eaves of Japanese Buddhist temple and Shinto Shrines to wore off evil spirits. The baku’s devour dreams and nightmares and protector against evil. The baku cannot be summoned without caution, however as ancient legions say that if the baku is not satisfied after consuming the nightmares, he may devour ones hopes and dreams. The open mouth is to scare off demons and the closed mouth baku shelters an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1353063
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A Japanese okimono of a tiger, fully carved out of Keyaki (elm) wood with fantastic detailing. The tiger sits hunched over with fixated eyes, fangs out, and tail wrapped tightly against its body. Signature on bottom reads : Chizan December, Meiji 18th year.

Size: 5.5" L x 6" W x 5.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1910 item #1353455
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Unusual Thai architectural sculpture known as a chofa. These beast-like ornaments embellish temple and palace rooftops as a symbol of power and protection. Natural patina and remnants of red and gilt lacquer show antiquity. A photo is shown to demonstrate how a chofa would look while still in place on a temple roof. The temple shown is in Chiang Mai, the largest and most culturally rich city in Thailand.

19th century or earlier

Size: (on stand) 12" W x 17" D x 65" H (cho...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1354695
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Japanese framed print by Mayumi Oda (1941-present) of a crane, titled "New Year" and signed in pencil. Mayumi is widely loved for her female empowering works, many of which are currently part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and more.

Size: (entire frame) 23" L x 28.5" H (print only) 15" L x 19.75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1355123
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Tibetan gilt bronze Buddhist statue, of a wrathful deity assumed in the tantric Yabyum position with his female consort. Below the pair is a Garuda vehicle, devouring the Naga (snake), while a human figure is crushed underneath. They are all raised on a lotus platform, with mixed metal bottom and floral impression.

Mid 20th century

Size: 12" L x 7.5" D x 13" H