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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385527
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An unusual Japanese 2 section, 6ft mizuya (kitchen buffet tansu) from the Kanazawa region. Constructed with Hinoki (cypress) and Sugi (cedar) woods, with red and black lacquer frame, and Keyaki (elm) burl front panels in reddish brown lacquer. The top of the piece holds a long open compartment behind four sliding panels with bookmatched Keyaki burl hardwood. Below are a center pair of mesh sliding panels with black lacquer wood frame, carved with floral motifs and with decorative iron pulls...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1385525
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Antique Japanese 2 section isho tansu (clothing chest) constructed of Kiri (paulownia) and Sugi (cedar) wood. With hand-forged iron lock plates, hardware, and handles. The upper section of the piece holds two open compartments side by side, and five shallow drawers of various size. One side of the chest has a lift-away door and the other with pair of sliding door panels framed with shou sugi ban panels...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1385516
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$5,000.00
Japanese Buddhist scroll depicting the Legendary Sixteen Arhats. The Arhats are described as sage beings who have attained enlightenment, yet have not become a full Buddha. The Sixteen Arhats are traditionally worshipped for they are said to have renounced Nirvana out of compassion to help relieve human suffering on earth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1385416
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$450.00
Chinese jade carving of an ink stone, with a shallow well and a bat flying overhead. The light green jade stone has natural inclusions and outer layer of stone.

Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 3"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385369
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$700.00
Japanese hand-forged iron tsuba, used to protect a swordsman's hand from sliding up the blade during use as well as to provide balance. The openwork motifs depict a man and ox resting below pine trees and a cottage with gold gilt, with a faint signature illegible from wear.

Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 2 5/8" x 2 3/4"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385297
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$2,500.00
A whimsical Japanese boxwood carving of a toad, with inlaid eyes, crawling atop a functioning cylindrical box carved of bone. The box is hand-carved with flying insects and leaping frogs in a lily pond, the base carved with a floral band. Signed by the artist.

Dimensions: 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 6 3/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385295
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$750.00
Japanese small amber carving of a frog resting on a leaf. The golden yellow amber has natural inclusions.

Dimensions: 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" x 1" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1385283
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$1,250.00
Chinese ceramic arrow form vase, with thick green crackle celadon glaze and wide squared mouth. An arrow vase is a type of vessel used for the game Touhu in which players would throw arrows into the cylinders attached to the sides of the neck.

Dimensions: 3" x 2 1/2" x 5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1900 item #1385204
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$1,200.00
Korean blue and white porcelain water dropper in a squared form. The top surface adorned with cobalt blue underglaze landscape scene of mountains and boats and its sides with cobalt blue geometric motifs. The piece stands on four L shaped feet. With old crazing.

Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 1 6/8" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385199
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$2,500.00
Japanese wood carving okimono of a mother frog with four babies climbing on her back. The base is signed Masanao (b. 1890).

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 4 3/4" L x 3 1/2" W x 3 1/2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385196
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Rare Japanese five case lacquer inro. With gold flake maki-e landscape scene of pine forest, ocean, and mountains over nashiji gold fleck lacquer ground, and nashiji fleck lacquer covered interior. The ojime bead has the laughing face of Hotei in gold with silver, the unusual box shape netsuke with detailed plum blossom motif in maki-e lacquer. Signed Hasegawa Shigeyoshi with red pot seal...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1385176
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Japanese Kura samurai saddle detailed in high relief lacquer. The maewa (front arched plate) and shizuwa (rear arched plate) display a lacquer relief carp climbing a waterfall motif. The maewa and shizuwa are connected by two igi (contoured side bands). The igi rest on either side of the horse's spine and serve as the under frame for the leather seat (basen or kura tsubo) and are slotted for stirrup straps (chikara-gawa or gekiso) to pass through. Mounted on custom stand...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1385148
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Japanese Kura samurai saddle in red lacquer, with black and gilt lacquer. The maewa (front arched plate) and shizuwa (rear arched plate) are adorned with a copper inlay flying crane. The red lacquer area surrounding the crane is hand-carved with scrolling vines of flowers and shippo pattern in gilt lacquer. The maewa and shizuwa are connected by two igi (contoured side bands)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385146
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A pair of mounted panels painted with battle scenes from the Tales of Heike. One panel appears to take place during the battle at Dan no Ura. This painting of samurai contains the signature crest of the Heiki clan (the butterfly). The other panel is a portrait of the famous monk warrior, Benke, on horseback in the Shichi-henge form (where he carries many weapons)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1900 item #1385113
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$1,200.00
Antique Korean ceramic bottle, glazed with rich white glaze with brown crackle. The cylindrical body tapers dramatically to the thin neck and dramatic rim. The foot is slightly recessed with glazed center and natural bare edges.

Dimensions: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 7 1/2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1385073
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$8,500.00
Japanese antique trunk. Rectangular form with beautifully woven dark and light color rattan. Iron and brass hardware with nice patina. The inside of the trunk is made of wood with black lacquer, old calligraphy paper, and patterned cotton on the underside of the lid. Ring hinges.

Early 19th century (Meiji Period 1868 - 1912)

13 3/4" high x 27 3/4" long x 10 3/4" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1385065
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Antique Chinese guan pi xiang (document box), made of huanghuali. Top opens to a tray-shaped storage area. The doors are made with dramatic huanghauli wood burl panels and open to reveal 5 drawers (4 small drawers and 1 larger one).

Republic Period

Dimensions: 18 1/2" high x 19 3/4" wide x 15 1/2" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1384828
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$800.00
Japanese hardwood tobacco ban (smoking box) or ladies vanity box with carrying handle. The lid is inlaid with shell and enamel coins and birds, with an animal and wire finial. The middle hardwood divider lifts away to allow access to the lowest sections with four compartment.

Circa 1920s

Dimensions: 8 1/4" x 6" x 8 1/2" High