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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 : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1342899
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A very unusual Korean chest with a complex network of geometric designs on its front, top, and sides, brass hardware incised with floral motifs, two front doors with large brass lock and working key, opening to a beautiful interior of persimmon laminate front drawers. The middle drawer opens with a special secret latch underneath it.

Size: 32.5" L x 13.25" W x 19.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1343407
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Archaic Chinese jade carving of a bird with a fish on its head. This old jade has a white calcification covering the entire surface which is known as "chicken bone". This white calcification is due to the jade being burned in very ancient rituals revolving around life and death. Beautiful, fine detailing. From the Shang Dynasty (1750 BC - 1027 BC) Anyang site

The Shang dynasty (Chinese: 商朝; pinyin: Shāng cháo) or Yin dynasty (Chinese: 殷代; pinyin: Y&#...
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")