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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1357034
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$9,000.00
Vairochana's mudra is the dharmachakra mudra. It is the gesture of teaching which is divided of turning the wheel of the law. (There are many variation of this mudras) One form, Tibetan use is to hold both hands at the level of the heart. The right palm face faces outward and the left palm faces inward. One circle is forming by the thumb and index finger of the right hand and the second circle is formed by the thumb and the index finger of the left hand. The two circles touching at the ti...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1356820
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$2,500.00
Antique Tibetan silver statue of Padmasambhava, or Guru Rinpoche, an 8th century Buddhist master in India. He is said to have lead the first Nyingma traditionalist teachings in Tibet, the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He sits on a lotus throne, holding a vajra in his right hand and, in the other, a kapala (skull cup) filled with the elixir of life, the vase of longevity, topped with a small tree to grant wishes. The long staff weapon at his side is a khatvanga, his main a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1356819
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Pair of Antique Japanese ranma, or transom, carved with flying frames and clouds with black lacquer frames. Original patina and finish.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 73.5" L x 1.25" W x 16" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1356817
Zentner Collection
$850.00
Antique Japanese single section isho tansu (clothing chest), made with Kiri (paulownia) wood front and Sugi (cypress) sides. Copper hardware with lovely original patina on handles, and locks are complimentary to the original warm finish.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Size: 35.25" L x 15.5" W x 40.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1356805
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A stunning Japanese two-section choba tansu (merchant's chest), made from solid Keyaki (elm) wood, originating from the Mikuni region. The upper section holds a roomy, shelved interior with two bold Keyaki grain sliding door panels. The bottom section holds a long top drawer, with elongated lock plate typical to Mikuni tansu. Below are two small drawers with iron Warabite handles, with old labels in Japanese on the fronts, and a smaller set of sliding Keyaki panel doors. The very bottom of the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1356779
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Antique Japanese two section kimono tansu made with all natural finish Kiri (paulownia) hardwood. Adorned by handles and middle round metal lock incised with floral motifs. The upper section houses six long, shallow drawers for folded clothing, while the lower section holds three large drawers.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Size: 42" L x 17.75" W x 67.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1356726
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Antique Japanese half section Mizuya (kitchen tansu) made of Hinoki (cedar) and Sugi (cypress) hardwoods in a dark lacquer finish. The tansu has two sliding front doors with horizontal slats and side bracing, with very roomy storage interior complete with middle shelf.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 47.5" L x 17" W x 32" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1356653
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$1,750.00
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze figure of the Buddhist deity Kubera, lord of wealth, protector of the physical world. He lounges with piles of gold around him. In one hand he holds a mongoose, who is said to spit jewels. The mongoose shows rule over the Naga (malevolent snake people and guardians to vast treasure). Kubera is shown seated on his vehicle, a large beast atop a lotus pod throne.

Size: 19th century

Size: 2.5" W x 1.25" D x 2.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1356491
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$2,500.00
Antique Japanese large indigo Tsutsugaki robe made out of a futon cover, with a paste-resist Kikumon, or Chrysanthemum crest on its back, also called the Imperial Seal of Japan. Tsutsugaki is a technique in which bindings are applied to the cotton threads in any desired pattern and dye is applied over them. The bindings resist the dye, leaving behind patterns in the original color of the threads. The edges of fabric are sewn together using white sashiko stichwork.

Size: 62.5" L x 69...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1356471
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Antique Korean elm wood (Keyaki in Japanese) cabinet, with gorgeous natural burl front panels. Four small drawers are along the top of this chest , with three sets of doubles doors below, decorated by brass hardware incised with auspicious symbols. The cabinet's interior is lined in old newspaper, and four of its doors are painted on the inside with charming figures, clouds, and lucky bats. 19th century.

Size: 41.5" L x 21.5" W x 66" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1356432
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Antique Japanese two section 6ft Mizuya (kitchen tansu) make with Hinoki (cedar) wood, with Keyaki (elm) burl panels. The top section has two sets of sliding doors, one with mesh, all with ornately carved panels across, the lower portion has eight small drawers with beautiful Keyaki burl. The bottom section houses a single shelf behind two large sliding door panels. Its sides are reinforced with horizontal braces. Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 71.5" L x 20" W x 67.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1356429
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$1,600.00
Antique Japanese bronze vajra, an important symbol in Vajrayana Buddhism, Hinduism, and Tantra religions. The name vajra means both thunderbolt and diamond, as it is a symbol of brute strength and indestructibility. Its center piece represents the center of the universe with lotus pods blooming outwards to extend the five pronged weapons. The five prongs represent the "Five Poisons" which prevent humanity from reaching enlightenment. The dual ends represent the phenomenal world (Samsara) versus ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1356410
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$750.00
Antique Tibetan bronze "Thokcha" amulet of a conch shell. With small loop to be fastened and worn as jewelry. Natural green patina.

18th Century

Size: 2 1/8" L x 1" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1356408
Zentner Collection
$1,100.00
Antique Tibetan bronze double vajra, an important symbol in Vajrayana Buddhism, Hinduism, and Tantra religions. The name vajra means both thunderbolt and diamond, as it is a symbol of brute strength and indestructibility. The double vajra mirrors the outline of a mandala; Its four points represent North, South, East, and West. Its center piece represents the center of the universe with lotus pods blooming outwards to extend the five pronged weapons. The five prongs represent the "Five Poisons" w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1356404
Zentner Collection
$950.00
Antique Tibetan bronze figure of the Buddhist deity Kubera, lord of wealth, protector of the physical world. He lounges with piles of gold around him. In one hand he holds a mongoose, the enemy of the Naga (malevolent snake people and guardians to vast treasure), and a sweet morsel in his other. This form of Kubera is very well hand-cast with natural wear and patina.

19th Century

Size: 2.5" L x 2" W x 3"H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1356327
Zentner Collection
$2,800.00
Antique Tibetan Mala prayer beads, made with beads of conch shell strung on leather cord. Two leather tassels hand from its sides, with beads of white brass, ending with two highly important symbols in Tibetan Buddhism; a Vajra and a bell. Tibetan malas are comprised of 108 beads, used to count the number of times a mantra is recited during meditation. 19th century

Size: 18" total length
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1356320
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$7,500.00
Antique Tibetan long, colorful necklace, comprised of many different shapes of beads of amber, turquoise, coral, Dzi beads and silver.

19th century

Size: 23" total length
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1356301
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$1,200.00
Antique Chinese western style landscape scroll painting, signed Gao Di Sheng with red chop, with auspicious calligraphy inscription above on a pink background with gold flecks, signed with two red chops.

Size: 17.75" W x 79.5" H (entire scroll) 13" W x 31" H (painting only)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1356256
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$2,500.00
Antique Chinese calligraphy scroll painting, signed Li Xian Gen (1893-1943), a secretary to Sun Zhong Shan, with two red chops.

Size: 14.25" W x 85" H (entire scroll) 9.25" W x 19.75" H (artwork only)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1356246
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$4,000.00
Antique Japanese painting on silk, of a pair of black birds pierced on the branch of a tree. With calligraphy and red chop signature.

Size: 12.5" W x 52" H (entire scroll) 7.75" W x 18.75" H (painting only)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1356239
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Antique Japanese scroll painting of a small bird, perching on the branch of a tall growth of flowers. Signed with red chop.

Size: 16" W 9 69" H (entire scroll) 10.25" W x 38" H (painting only)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1356237
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$1,650.00
Antique Japanese scroll painting of a horse, done in sumi ink, its legs kicked up into the air. Very disciplined calligraphy brush work is used, and may have been executed by a Zen Buddhist monk. This horse painting was possibly cut down from a larger screen and mounted as a scroll.

18th century Edo period (1603-1868)

Size: 17.5" W x 52" H (entire scroll) 14.25" W x 20.75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1356236
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Antique Japanese small Kiri tansu from the Sakata region, with red lacquer top and sides and black lacquer front. Motifs of bamboo, pine, kiri leaves, and other floral imagery can be seen in the iron plates of each drawer. The bottom right corner houses an ornate lockbox with two small drawers inside. Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 33.25" L x 16" W x 21.5" H
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1356206
Zentner Collection
$750.00
Original Japanese print by well known artist Mayumi Oda (1941-present), titled "Let Wisdom Arise Within Us" (Blue) , number 23/100, and signed in pencil along the bottom. Wonderful depiction of a goddess wielding a sword while riding on the back of a growling fu lion, surrounded by large bouquets of peonies, the flower petals blown around her by mystic winds.

Size: 19" W x 26" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1355975
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Antique Chinese pair of tall hardwood stands, carved to look like they are comprised of stalks of bamboo. The tops show their natural woodgrain beautifully through the dark finish. The underside panels and connecting unit between its legs are designed like reticulated bamboo.

Size: 12.25" L x 12.25" W x 34" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1355479
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$1,200.00
Japanese indigo ikat cotton coat, with neutral color sakiori (rag woven) cotton collar, its edges reinforced with white sashiko stitching.

Size: 35.25" L x 36" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1355406
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$5,500.00
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze Dakini, with traces of silver, inlay of coral and turquoise. In her hands are a raised kappala (or skull cup) filled with the elixir of life, and a curved blade. She is dancing on top of corpses to show her rule over ignorance and ego. Her lotus pedestal is made of gilt copper.

The Dakini are wrathful female deities often shown nude with long, flowing hair and glowering expression. Their name means "sky dancer" in Sanskrit as they lead the deceased into th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1355393
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$8,750.00
Tibetan gilt bronze Buddhist deity figures, posed into a tantric Yab-yum ("Father / Mother") position is a common symbol in the Buddhist art in India, Button, Nepal, and Tibet. It represents the primordial union of wisdom and compassion, depicted as a male deity in sexual union with his female consort. Its also a reincarnation image of creation. The male deity figure wears an elaborate crown with inlay of diamonds and pointed finial. He holds in his hands a vajra (mean...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1355349
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$125.00
Listed Price $275.00
Antique Chinese porcelain cricket cage of a gourd form. Its lid has reticulated air vents, enamel peonies and Chinese characters and gilt edge details. The cage front has enamel scene of a young boy and girl having tea in a field of flowers, with an inscription on the backside. Red four character mark on base.

Size: 4.75" L x 2.75" W x 1.75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1355337
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Antique Sumatra / Indonesian sterling silver betel nut box. Its sides are decorated by impressions of flowers and vines, as well as the corners of the lid with top handle. There are four lidded compartments and one open compartment inside with patina from use and remnants of slaked lime. Embossed silver hallmark on bottom of box.

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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1355195
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Antique Sumatra / Indonesian sterling silver betel nut box, with incised scalloped edges and inlay of flowers, draping vine handles, raised on four small legs, original key included. The interior houses four compartments with a small oval box and two spoons, as well as a small container with white residue of slaked lime. 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. So...
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
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1355120
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Antique Japanese pair of shakudo bronze vases, with very fine inlay of mixed metal, gold, and silver, design of small birds flying through branches which bear autumn leaves and gold vines with flowers and splashes of red. Finely chased and rendered in low relief creating a natural continuous scene of birds and flowers theme.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 6" diameter x 12 3/4" height
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1355113
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$1,450.00
Antique Japanese ranma, or transom, carved with two rabbits jumping over waves.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

50" L x 20.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1355060
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$1,450.00
Antique Japanese ranma, or transom, carved with two rabbits jumping over waves.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

50" L x 20.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1355017
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Antique pair of Thai male attendants (Nats), finely rendered out of teak wood, with polychrome traces of pigments. These funerary effigies would be kept close to an ancestral altar in order to help lead their spirits into the afterlife. Highly realistic detailing and form, this pair of statues are raised on pedestals for sturdy display.

Early 20th century

Size: 11" L x 10.5" W x 42.5" H