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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1396037
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A long Buddhist Thangka fragment, the top corners with remnants of the fixtures once used for hanging. One side of the cloth is painted with hanging human and animal skulls and skins intertwined. Skeletal faces of the Citipati hang amongst the human heads, their skeletal form serving as a reminder of the impermanence of life and eternal change. Below the hanging heads and skins are lingzhi clouds carrying the bodhisattvas with their heavenly attendants and offerings.

The reverse...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1395536
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Chinese hand scroll painted with landscape scenes, ink on paper. The first panel has a bold calligraphy preface signed with two red chops. The central panel is the longest with misty landscapes, signed Yi Long with three red chops. The last panel with small calligraphy inscription and three red chops. Scroll includes silk lined storage box.

Circa 1880-1890

Dimensions: 180" overall length x 11"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1900 item #1395533
Zentner Collection
$450.00
Antique Korean single section bedside chest, with book matched front panels of hardwood burl. Four drawers line the top of the chest with brass handles in motifs of butterflies. The front of the chest features a pair of doors with a large brass central plate and brass butterfly hinges.

Dimensions: 37" L x 18 1/4" D x 24 1/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1395476
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$850.00
Antique Japanese scroll painting, with an arrangement representing a bounty of good fortune. Fish top a bushel of rice and are tied with roped straw in an auspicious presentation meant to bring in a bounty of fortune. Adding to it, three of the Lucky Gods make an appearance in miniature, treating the decoration as if it were a boat or their ship of good luck. Sumi ink on silk.

Dimensions: Total size: 44" high x 22 1/4" wide (24 1/2" wide including ends). Size of art: 13" high ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395469
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$1,250.00
Japanese two section tansu made of Kiri (paulownia) natural finish wood. With hand forged iron hardware incised with motifs of cherry blossoms and fans.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 34 1/2" x 15 3/4" x 40 1/2"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395461
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$5,000.00
Antique Japanese scroll painting of a monkey seated near a blossoming peony. Painted with great expression and much attention to the details of the face, hands and feet of the monkey. Every hair is carefully brushed. Painted in light mineral colors and ink on silk. Bone ends. Signed Mori Sosen (1747-1821) with seal.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: Total size: 44" high x 18 3/4" wide (20 1/2" wide including ends. Size of art: 12 3/4" high x 14 1/2" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1395406
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$1,500.00
Antique Chinese scroll painting of 100 birds, swooping, fighting, sleeping, and eating insects in and around a gnarled tree and rocks. Painted in ink on paper, signed and with two seals. Dates from 19th century or older.

Dimensions: Total size: 83" high x 38 1/2" wide (41 1/2" wide including ends). Size of artwork: 62" high x 35" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395350
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$975.00
Antique Japanese hibachi or coal brazier, constructed of heavy Keyaki (elm) hardwood with natural burl grain in a The frame of the brazier and drawers are done in kurogaki (black persimmon wood). The copper lining with original patina from oxidation.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 27 1/2" x 16" x 13 1/2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395309
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Large Japanese religious scroll painting of the bodhisattva of compassion, Quanyin. She holds a willow branch and a container holding the elixir of life. Mineral pigments on paper with gold thread silk border.

Edo period circa 1850s

Dimensions: 105 1/2" x 32" overall
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1395265
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Antique Japanese Buddhist Womb of the World Mandala Scroll Painting. Dated early 18th century with temple in Kyoto. Central figure of Buddha immediately surrounded by eight immortal attendants. Rows of attendants repeating on surface of painting. Painted in mineral colors and gold ink on silk. Mounted as a scroll with a light blue silk border and copper ends.

Dimensions: 58 ½” x 84” overall, 50” x 54” painting only
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395141
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$1,200.00
Unusual Japanese Kiri wood stacking box, comprised of 9 shallow compartments for the storage of calligraphy implements. The edges of each compartment are reinforced with hand-forged iron plates. The lowermost compartment has a single pull out drawer with a kakute iron pull and lock.

Edo period

Dimensions: 18 1/2" x 11 1/2" x 27 1/2"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395140
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Antique hardwood Japanese strong box with hand forged iron banding and hard mounts. Original finish and condition. The lid bears the mon or family crest of the Hori Clan.

Edo period 19th century

Dimensions: 23 1/2" x 10 3/4" x 6"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395139
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Japanese dark lacquered fune bake, or ship safe box with heavy hand-forged iron hardware and plates. The interior of the box holds six small drawers opened by kan (ring) pulls, one with a lock plate. The piece has a warabite handle for carrying on top.

Edo period

Dimensions: 16 3/4" x 11 1/2" x 13 3/4"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395137
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Japanese Buddhist Zushi (portable shrine) with bright red lacquered wood exterior and gilt interior. Shrine with the statue of sitting Fudo Myoo, the fierce deity with his pair of attendants, is seated on a craggy outcropping. The double doors decorated scrolling gilt metal work.

Edo Period (1644-1868)

Dimensions: 12 1/2 x 8" x 16 1/2"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1395133
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A collection of seven types of fruits including mango, persimmon, pomegranate and cherry, star fruits all finely rendered with leaves and branches, hand crafted in repousse silver with hyperealism. Fruit to be displayed with the wish for fertility as they are known for holding many seeds.

Republic period

Dimensions: range from 2 1/2" - 12" long
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395129
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$6,500.00
Japanese Sashimono war banner, to be worn attached to the back of a samurai's armor by special fittings. In the form of a group of medicine gourd bottles in gold gilt lacquer. The largest gourd stands the tallest on top of the Sashimono pole surrounded by smaller gourd bottles. The Sashimono captures the high drama of the fully outfitted samurai warrior in all of his glory. Mounted on steel plates and armature wire.

Edo period (1603 - 1868)

Dimensions: 17" x 17" x 34" on s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395121
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$3,750.00
Hand-forged iron Jizai Okimono articulated spiny lobster. Each iron plate is carefully repousse hammered, creating a natural realism. The lobster is fully splayed on steel plates and armature wire. All ten legs and long antenna and articulated with multiple joints on each leg. Exquisitely crafted, showing off a very high skill of the metal worker. With artist signature underneath the lobster.

Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)

Dimensions: 13" x 7" x 5" (8 1/2" on stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1395119
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$1,850.00
Antique Caucasian Azeri runner rug, hand-woven, all wool in repeating Shirvan motifs in navy blue and rust brown and cream colors.

late 19th century

Dimensions: 3'1" x 5'
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395118
Zentner Collection
$1,750.00
Antique Turkish rug, hand-woven, all wool in bright red, green, navy blue, and cream natural dye colors. In rural areas, often times goat hair is incorporated in the weave along with sheep's wool. Motifs of praying arches and medallion repeats with tribal influences.

late 19th century

Dimensions: 3'3" x 4'10"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1395114
Zentner Collection
$1,500.00
Antique Caucasian Azeri rug, hand-woven, all wool with Lesghi-styled pointed star medallions in navy blue and red tones against cream ground.

late 19th century

Dimensions: 2' 10" x 3'11"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1900 item #1395068
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$14,500.00
Antique Caucasian Azeri runner rug, hand-woven all wool in repeating Shirvan motifs in navy blue and rust colors.

late 19th century

Dimensions: 4' 7" x 16' 8"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395067
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A large architectural Buddhist temple carving of a Dragon (Ryu), with reverse glass painted eyes. The dragon clutches a smooth clear quartz crystal ball in its 3 point sharp claws. The high relief carvings show the dragon's body coiled behind clouds of smoke and waves. Dragons are the powerful embodiment of yin and yang and are seen as a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people that are worthy.
The myths about Emperor Jimmu descending from Toyatama-hime evidence the folklor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395056
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$3,500.00
Stunning set of ten Japanese Ya (arrow) Yumi hawk feather and reed arrows with gold gilt lacquer and iron tips. Once used to shoot long distances by long bow primarily before the main introduction of firearms by the Portuguese in 1543. The "no" (shaft of the arrows are made from yadake bamboo and can have different shapes – straight, or tapering, these being straight.
Typically they use bamboo from the Kanto area. This is for a purely practical reason: bamboo will not grow fast enough ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395015
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$6,500.00
Japanese two section futon tansu made with solid Keyaki (zelkova) hardwood. The top section holds a large open compartment behind two sliding Keyaki burl front panels with openwork carvings. Below are three drawers with mokko shaped iron pulls. The bottom section has another pair of sliding panels with horizontal slats. Behind the left panel are two large drawers and behind the right panel are two drawers and a small safe door with ornate iron plates, holding a third drawer inside. Beautiful or...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1395014
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Antique Japanese group of 6 tsuba (samurai sword hand guards), made of iron. Each tsuba is unique. From top left to right: suksahi tsube with aoi leaves and tiny inlaid gold details, sukashi tsuba with boat with sail in the mist and signed Masayoshi, sukashi tsuba with three gourds aubergine motif, sukashi tsube with boat and sail, sukashi tsuba with pine branch and mist, wangata tsube with two characters. Mounted on a custom antiqued bronze metal stand.

Early Edo Period (186...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1394972
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$4,500.00
An unusual Japanese Keyaki burl front bar tansu. The drawer faces are each labeled in Japanese kanji. The top "drawer" is actually a lift away panel. The middle two drawers are slightly recessed behind a vertical locking bar with ornate iron plates. The lowermost drawer face has a middle iron lock plate continuously below the locking bar. When the bar is removed, more kanji is written in sumi ink, possibly with the identity of the original owner. With iron kakute squared drawer pulls and iron ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1394968
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$6,000.00
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made of keyaki (elm) wood burl with heavy iron hardware. The upper most portion of the chest has a large full width drawer above a compartment with sliding panels. The middle of the tansu has a horizontal row of three small drawers. The bottom portion of the tansu has a series of three drawers stacked in a vertical row and held in place with a locking bar. The lower right has a safe box with with two small interior drawers and an exterior drawe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1394961
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A monumental pair of Chinese hardwood temple corbels, finely carved as a pair of fu dogs and their offspring. Each adult fu dog stands on their front legs with the rear legs pointed upwards, so that they would press against the ceiling. The front legs are balanced atop a floral xiu qiu ball, and a rambunctious baby fu dog clings by its claws to the ball. With small traces of pigments. Mounted for display on museum quality steel bases.

Early 19th Century

Dimensions: 20...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1394799
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$750.00
Antique betel nut box from the Philippines, composed of brass and nickel, with separate hinged compartments for the storage of various implements. The leftmost compartment is built up with slaked lime, which releases the alkaloids in the betel nut. The practice of betel nut chewing is common in many parts of South Asia. Slices of the areca nut would be wrapped in betel leaves and chewed, giving a mild stimulant effect.

19th century

Dimensions: 7: x 3" x 3 1/4"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1394797
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$350.00
Antique Japanese wood ranma (transom) with a black lacquer frame. The center panel is carved with a landscape scene of a bridge with pine trees and rock formations.

Dimensions: 73" L x 1" D x 13 1/2" Height
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1394757
Zentner Collection
$450.00
Antique Japanese wood ranma (transom) with a black lacquer frame. The center panel carved with a Shinto gate (torii) and temple lantern in a forest of pine trees.

Dimensions: 73 1/2" L x 1" D x 14 3/4" Height
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1394754
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$975.00
Japanese bronze fu-dog and ball. The playful fu-dog stands with mouth open in a dynamic pose with back feet on the ground and front paws on the ball. The ball is made of open work bronze with a design of peonies and scrolling vines.

Taisho Period C. 20th Century

Dimensions: 13 1/2" high x 16" long x 8" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1394753
Zentner Collection
$1,250.00
Antique Japanese Shinto tomyodai candle holder, in the shape of a hoju or precious stone from a Buddhist temple. Made of hand forged iron, with a beautiful aged patina.

Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)

Dimensions: 17 1/2" x 8" x 26" Height
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1394752
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$2,500.00
Antique Japanese large tsuri-doro, hanging temple lantern made of iron and bronze. Six sided form with tall, splayed feet. The sides and doors are made of iron and pierced with a kiri (paulownia) flower motif. Edo Period (At a later date, the paper was replaced with glass and the lantern was fitted with electrical.)

Dimensions: 24" high x 20 1/2" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1394749
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$1,850.00
Japanese samurai hanpo cheek guard armor. Black lacquered iron with 4 lamellar neck guard, laced with dark blue silk cords. The cheek guard is lacquered in red. Mounted on steel plates.

Edo period 19th century

Dimensions: 7" x 4" x 7" (10 1/2" height on stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1394748
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Antique Japanese copper and bronze tsuri-doro, Buddhist temple hanging lantern. Six sided lantern with doors decorated with pierced designs of kiri blossoms and scrolling leaves. The base stands on feet which have a repouse design of lotus leaves. The top finial and handle is in the shape of a budding chrysanthemum flower. The double door is latched with a flying crane. Edo Period (at a later date, the paper of the lantern was replaced with a more durable material and the lantern was outfi...