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All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Contemporary item #1378848
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A fine Japanese ikebana basket hand-woven from bamboo, cane, cedar root, and urushi lacquer. Signed by artist Jiro Yonezawa (b.1956). Jiro Yonezawa attended the Beppu Vocational Arts Training Center in 1981 and spent a year as an apprentice to Masakazu Ono. Later on, he continued his training at the Oita Prefectural Beppu Industrial Art Research Institute. He lived and worked in the United States from 1989 to 2007. In 2008 he returned to Japan and built a new studio in Oita Prefecture.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1378847
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Japanese iron tetsubin, or tea kettle, with finely cast decoration of a bird seated on lifelike branches with berries in high relief. The handled and lid are made from bronze with a flower and orb shaped finial. The side of the tetsubin is signed with 4 character artist's mark.

Dimensions: 7" x 6 1/2" x 10" H
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1378843
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Japanese Ko Kutani ware ceramic bowl with classic enamel colors of green, yellow, purple and dark blue. The theme of the bowl is the 3 Friends of Winter or Shochikubai (plum blossom, bamboo, and pine tree) in colored enamel against a gray ground in the center. The recessed foot has 2 character mark Fuku, meaning "good fortune" or "happiness".

Dimensions: 7 1/2" x 3 3/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1378665
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Japanese tetsubin or tea pot, typically constructed from iron with a large handle to be hung over a fire pit. The tea pot has a bronze lid with a flower shaped finial. Its body is covered in small protruding studs, incised rings around its widest point, and its foot has old patina.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 9" x 8" x 9 1/2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1900 item #1378663
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Korean antique ceramic bowl, eggshell thin body with tall sides, slightly tapered to the short foot. With celadon green enamel glaze. The exterior sides are incised with stylized floral motifs while the interior is incised with a ring just below the rim and wave patterns.

Dimensions: 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1378657
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Pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain cups, with small carved wood tripod stands. Each cup has a calligraphy inscription with two chops, imagery of flying cranes and a house below a pine tree. Each cup is signed with two character mark on the foot.

Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" H (each)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1378636
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Chinese jade carving known as a cong, an implement dating back to Neolithic China, once used for unknown but culturally important reasons. The cong is often seen with squared outer edges carved of a taotie or beast's mask, which the inside is smoothed round with a central groove. The stone's coloring is light green with mottled brown.

Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1378634
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Japanese Shino ware ceramic chawan or tea ceremony bowl. Shino ware is easily identified by thick white glazes, red scorch marks, and a texture of small holes. One side of the bowl has dark brown underglaze design of flowers while the opposite side has flecks and lines, along the dramatic ribbed edges of the body. The foot of the bowl is formed flattened and is left bare without any glaze.

Dimensions: 6" x 5" x 3" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1378633
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Japanese ceramic oribe enamel chawan, or tea ceremony bowl. The bowl is squared with thick "dripping" oribe green/blue glaze down around its mouth. The foot is flat and recessed.

Dimensions: 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3 3/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1378625
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Chinese hardstone hand-carved cup with a handle shaped like a chimera peeking inside. Below the rim of the container is a band carved with geometric pattern. The stone is pale white with areas of darker beige and brown.

Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" 2 1/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1378624
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Chinese ceramic water coupe, of a flattened round form with crackle enamel glaze in pale greens and brown. The slightly recessed foot is left is glaze in a pale matte green enamel.

Dimensions: 4 1/4" x 2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1378622
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Japanese porcelain Kutani ware stand or brush rest, in the classic Yoshidaya enamel colors of green, yellow, purple and dark blue. Of a squared form, with hollowed interior and pierced melon shape sides. The top surface is detailed with image of a monk riding a tiger through the bamboo forest, leaping over a river. The sides are detailed with blue and yellow enamel ground with geometric patterns. The piece stands on four short feet.

Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1378597
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A whimsical Japanese Hirado ware porcelain fu dog holding a reticulated xi qui ball under its paw. The precious face of the dog is hand detailed with shapely nose, fangs, whiskers, and tiny carved eyes. The dog has cobalt blue enamel swirl accents to its fur.

Dimensions: 5" x 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1378596
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Chinese pale white hard stone brush washer, all hand-carved into a flattened gourd flanked by flowers and vines.

Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3/4"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1378595
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Japanese framed print depicting a noh mask of a young woman, in monochrome colors. Attributed to artist Kimora Kosuke (b. 1936), title "Noh Mask Red". With an attractive black and silver frame.

Kosuke was born 1936 in Osaka, and graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts in 1956. His works have been featured in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and others.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1378593
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Japanese framed print depicting a noh mask of a young woman, in monochrome colors. Artist signature in pencil Kimora Kosuke (b. 1936), 28/66 titled "Noh Mask Black. With an attractive black and silver frame.

Kosuke was born 1936 in Osaka, and graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts in 1956. His works have been featured in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and others.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1378544
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Antique Chinese pair of hand-carved boxwood scholar's scroll weights. With mirrored imagery of a fisherman in a boat catching a fish, landscape scenes with pine trees and groves of bamboo.

Dimensions: 9" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1378542
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Chinese jade tree with blooming flowers of hand-carved rose quartz, jade, agate, and other hardstones . The tree is set in a cloisonné enamel vase with stand.

Dimensions: 12" x 16" x 22" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1378538
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Chinese zitan wood ink well, with gold flecks throughout the natural graining. The top is carved with geometric patterns and two wells for ink. The opposite side is hand carved with calligraphy inscription.

Dimensions: 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" x 1"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1378498
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Japanese pair of hardwood pulleys, carved out of Keyaki (elm) wood with hand-forged iron hooks and hardware. Two wooden wheels on the inside are built to support a rope. Each pulley is branded with a signature on both sides.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 7" x 14" (each)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1378494
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Chinese blue and white porcelain vase, of a round elongated form with slightly flared neck and foot. The body is slightly ribbed with highly detailed cobalt blue underglaze fu dogs. The foot is signed with blue cartouche flanked by pair of dragons and smoke.

Dimensions: 7" x 14" H
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1378320
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$2,500.00
A large Japanse woodblock print, by famed artist Tadashi Nakayama. The depiction is the shadow of a bronze Giboshi (architectural post) against a large Buddhist temple door, with silver leaf accent hardware. Signed, dated in pencil, number 24/50.

Dated 1961

Dimensions: 33"L x 26" H
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1970 item #1378319
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$1,750.00
Japanese framed woodblock print by Nakayama Tadashi (1927-2014) of a stylized abstract horse with butterfly wings against a deep red ground. Signed in pencil, number 62/85.

Dated 1968.

Dimensions: 20" x 11 1/4"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1378318
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$1,500.00
Charming Japanese kanban (shop sign) hand carved from solid carved Keyaki hardwood with gold gilt lettering. Carved with the image of a snarling bulldog in red lacquer and beige pigments. Shop sign for Bulldog sake shop.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 36" L x 1" D x 23" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1378260
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$875.00
Unusual Japanese gyosho bako tansu (merchant's chest). With original red lacquer finish, this large piece holds three very deep drawers, each with squared kakute iron pulls on stylized pine tree mounts. The top drawer features a large central lock with flying crane motif, while the lower drawers feature chrysanthemum locks. The sides of the tansu also have two handles for traveling.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 22" W x 27" D x 39" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1378225
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$1,575.00
Japanese half section Mizuya (kitchen tansu) constructed of Hinoki and Sugi wood, with a top set of solid sliding door panels (with chrysanthemum pulls), and a lower set of sliding door panels with crosshatched see-through doors.

Meiji Period (868-1912)

Dimensions: 56" L 18 3/4" D x 33" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1378208
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$1,875.00
Japanese two section tansu, made with Kiri (paulownia) wood with natural finish front drawers, and original black lacquered frame. The piece has pine tree shaped hand-forged iron lock plates, with warabite iron pulls. The locks are incised chrysanthemums and the corner hardware is fan iron plating. The piece holds a side lock box with a large decorative iron chrysanthemum plating and keyhole. Inside the box are two small drawers with triangular plates and round pulls. From the Sakata region.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1377981
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$450.00
A Chinese porcelain puzzle tea pot with famille verte color palette motifs of flowers on flecked enamel ground. The teapot is in the shape of the Chinese character "fu" meaning "good fortune". The piece is hand-painted in enamel with the image of a court official and vase on one side, and an attendant holding a flower on the reverse side. Old restoration.

Dimensions: 7 1/4" x 1 3/4" x 7 1/2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1377977
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$2,000.00
Japanese Imari ware porcelain charger with the image of a large koi fish in blue cobalt underglaze, with red and blue ground of scrolls, plum blossoms, the plate with fluted foliate petal edges, the underside with blue floral motifs and bands. The underside has a blue marking.

Circa 1800s

Dimensions: 14" x 2 3/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1377975
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A rare example of a Hachigane armor with Karuta Tatami armor. The archer armor has a double arrow crest and its helmet is decorated with hair. Complete with kote, haidate, and suneate mounted on a metal stand. With a wooden platform base. The armor was attributed to the Boshin War (1868-1869). The clan with the Kaguma war wig of black hair.

19th Century Edo period

Dimensions: 22" x 20" x 62" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1377969
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18th Century Japanese Akoda Nari Armor with swallow tail meadate of gilt brass. Complete set of kiritsuke iyozane dou with bear hair trim. Gold, dark brown lacquer, blue silk cords. The haidate is unusual withits form and construction. Armor is mounted on wooden platform and steel stand.

18th century Edo Period

Dimensions: 23" x 20" x 62" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1377919
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$1,200.00
Chinese hard stone brush washer carved into a gourd bottle shape, with two separate pockets for brush washing, the top carved with smaller gourds and spiraling vines, the bottom carved smooth. The stone is light green with orange areas.

Dimensions: 3 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 1/2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1377910
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$1,200.00
Chinese hard stone brush washer in the form of a flattened flower pod, edged with scrolling vines and flowers.

Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 2" x 1/2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1900 item #1377905
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$850.00
Korean metal oval shaped box, with copper lining and base. The top of the lid is incised with a mask and auspicious inscriptions, and its underside lined in dark stone or clay.

Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 3 1/4"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1377863
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Chinese carving of immortals on a boat, made entirely of Zitan hardwood. The boat appears to be made of an ancient, gnarled tree sprouting flowers, with its canopy of leaves covering the passengers underneath. The 3 male immortal figures sit huddled closely around a lingzhi mushroom, which holds medicinal properties and is a symbol of longevity. One female immortal peers into the waters at the side of the boat with bottles of medicine at her side. The other female immortal figure has taken to t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1377820
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$750.00
Japanese framed print by sosaku-hanga artist Haku Maki (1924-2000) titled "Collection 37". Depiction of a black vase with cracked lip and gilt leaves. Signed in pencil with red artist's cartouche, dated 1980, number 144/230.

Circa 1980

Dimensions: 12 3/4" x 14" H (entire frame) 8 1/2" x 9 3/4" H (artwork only)