Antique Sterling Silver Chinese Porcelain Rose Medallion
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #196435 (stock #CopSpearA)
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A rare 8'long North African spear or javelin from Ethiopia with the original shaft and folded steel blade. The blade head is about 14" long by 2" widest and the socket is about 10" long. Shaft diameter is about 1", of hard wood and has great patina. Both head and socket are well worked. The head is steel with what appears to be wootz pattern, and a little tarnish. The socket is bronze...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #193048 (stock #Art004)
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A luxury book by the Japanese textiles expert Tomoyuki Yamanobe published 1972 by Hinoki in Japan. This book is mainly in Japanese, but each costome has both a Japanese and English description. There are a total of 50 full color tipped in plates with tissue separators. The facing pages show the costume in black and white together with the text for the costume. (This is a follow on to her smaller 1957 Tuttle book.)

About 16" x 12" x 1.7" cloth bound hardcover. Heavy rag paper throughout...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1950 item #187192 (stock #Toku11)
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Tomikichiro Tokuriki (1902-1999)is best known for his shin hanga woodblocks. This image of the "Old Willow Tree at Shimabara Gate" is from the month series "Twelve Months of Kyoto" (Kyô-meishô jûnikagetsu), published 1945 by Uchida in Kyoto. This is an original 11th month print from the album. It is still tipped into the original folder. Image area about 10" x 11.75". Very good condition with no damage. Wonderful use of color for moonlight effect. I'll be listing the entire series of 12...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1950 item #187189 (stock #Toku10)
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Tomikichiro Tokuriki (1902-1999)is best known for his shin hanga woodblocks. This image of the "Chion En Monastery under Moon Light" is from the month series "Twelve Months of Kyoto" (Kyô-meishô jûnikagetsu), published 1945 by Uchida in Kyoto. This is an original October print from the album. It is still tipped into the original folder. Image area about 10" x 11.75". Very good condition with no damage.

Wonderful use of color for moonlight effect. I'll be listing the entire series of 12...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1950 item #185336 (stock #Toku05)
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Tomikichiro Tokuriki (1902-1999)is best known for his shin hanga woodblocks. This image of the "Pagoda of Yasaka Near Gion" is from the month series "Twelve Months of Kyoto" (Kyô-meishô jûnikagetsu), published 1945 by Uchida in Kyoto. This is an original May print from the album. It is still tipped into the original folder. Image area about 10" x 11.75". Very good condition with no damage.

Wonderful use of soft green shades which permeate the Kyoto spring in this print...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1950 item #185062 (stock #Toku04)
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Tomikichiro Tokuriki (1902-1999)is best known for his shin hanga woodblock. This image of the "Arashiyama Park, a Famous Resort" is from the month series "Twelve Months of Kyoto" (Kyô-meishô jûnikagetsu), Published 1945 by Uchida in Kyoto. This is an original April print from the album. It is still tipped into the original folder. Image area about 10" x 11.75". Very good condition with no damage...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1960 item #185030 (stock #Toku03)
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Tomikichiro Tokuriki (1902-1999)is best known for his shin hanga woodblock. This image of the "Plum Blossoms at the Kitano Shrine" is from the month series "Twelve Months of Kyoto" (Kyô-meishô jûnikagetsu), Published 1945 by Uchida in Kyoto. This is an original March print from the album, tipped in the original folder. Image area about 10" x 11.75". Nice shading of sky from dark to light color. Very good condition with no damage.

Wonderful use of color in this print. I'll be listing t...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #165609 (stock #2drgnBowl)
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A double dragon and phoenix polychrome (wucai) bowl with a further dragon medallion inside. There are underglazed double rings around the rim, the foot and the bottom reign mark. This bowl has the mark of Qianlong, and it has the unmistakable patina and biscuit characteristics of genuine old imperial ware. I guarantee this is at least 1850 or earlier.

6" diameter and 2.5" high. Excellent condition, clearly cared for as a prized item by previous owners.

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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #165385 (stock #Ton2Cups)
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A nice pair of 19th century Chinese famille rose wine cups. Each cup bears auspicious symbols, a pair of fish for prosperity and other objects from the scholar's study. These fish are simply drawn and fun. These cups are actually quite popular in the study where friends would drink and compete in poetry couplets for example. 2.5" high and 2.25" diameter. One cup has inside repair with hairline showing (see picture). Overglazed red marks of Tongzhi reign, 1862-1874, and of that period. ...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #163216 (stock #TigerBowl)
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A hexagonal famille rose serving bowl or altar bowl with the picture of a wonderful tiger ambling under a pine tree. Wave motif on the footrim. Turquoise interior and inside foot rim. Mark and period of Tongzhi (1862-1874). This was a tumultuous period in China and the treasury was pretty much empty. The porcelain tended to be rough, but often had a certain charm. And this tiger has got it!

7" wide and 3" high. Very good condition with no chips or hairlines or repairs. Structural...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #156896 (stock #QCandle)
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A Qing (Ch'ing) dynasty gold gilt candle holder with a wonderfully carved dragon with a phoenix below. The dragon head is fully in relief and the scales are also meticulously done. Carved cloud motif above the head just below the holder. Reticulated open work at the dragon head and phoenix legs. Gold leaf on black enamel coiling dragon on the lower portion of the candle stick including the cirular base.

29" tall carvings in very good condition, a little dusty and still some old candle ...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #153320 (stock #ROCsweet)
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A fine Chinese sweetmeat or candy container from the early turn of the century 1880-1920s. It is of cylindrical form with 2 stacking layers and a cover, on a pedestal. The cover has a beautiful water landscape with a cute fisherman in a boat with his pole. It is an idyllic Chinese scholar scene. Look at the exceptional detail in the close-up. Around the cylinder are lotus flowers and other auspicious symbols. No marks.

5.5"H x 3.3" diameter. Very good condition with no cracks hai...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #150588 (stock #CvBamboo)
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An exceptional Chinese scholar's object in carved bamboo with high relief. It shows a group of scholars in a bamboo grove, some around a go game in progress, and some enjoying a scroll. Several of the bamboo in the foreground are fully reticulated openwork. This can be seen on the 2 edges of the close up picture and also in the last picture. A covered box is rare, it can hold ink cakes or other small objects. It can even be used for a tea caddy.

7" high and 6.8" by 5.7" oval top. Cond...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #149842 (stock #FengLai)
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A fine 19th century Chinese art tapestry/brocade done in the manner of a literati genre painting. The poem alludes to the pleasures and the freedom of enjoying the autumn pleasure on Feng Lai, a mythical Island over the ocean inhabited by immortal beings who have endless banquets and poetry contests. In folklore, Feng Lai was often thought to be Taiwan. The poem, foliage, colors and bats enrich each other in the allusions. Stitched signature and seal mark.

One way a weaver shows her ...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #149574 (stock #NankingC)
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A large bowl from the Christie's 1986 auction of the Nanking (Hatcher) Cargo recovered from the 1752 shipwreck of the Dutch India Company ship in the South China Sea. The bowl interior has underglaze blue floral decorations typical of the late Ming (1368-1644)to Early Ching (1644-1911) period. (And the pattern area is pretty large. Most of the cargo has less decorations.) The exterior has a brownish enamel covering. Careful removal of this over glaze enamel usually reveal underglaze blue de...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #149041 (stock #DaYaZx)
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A fine Guangxu era (1875-1908) Da Ya Zhai motif bowl of large size and good markings. And there is a gently lobed rim. The hand painted floral theme with the black bird was well executed with good detail. See the thickness of the enamel and the fine lines in the close-up pics. The aubergine ground signifies the winter season. The interior is turquoise.

9" diameter and 3.9" high. Very good condition with no chips hairlines or repairs. Light wear to gold on rim. This size is for a ser...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #147505 (stock #3Roost)
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A wonderful set of 3 nesting bowls in a classic Chinese famille rose palette. The design is that of a crowing rooster perched on a strange Suzhou scholar's rock and amidst a garden of spring peonies. Everything beautifully and meticulously hand painted with super detail. About 1880-1920, very fine white and transluscent porcelain. Private mark (see below) in red overglaze. This is a known mark of the period. Also a Chinese export wax seal (see below).

6.3", 5.5" and 4.3" in diamete...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1910 item #147501 (stock #JCloisBird)
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A fine and glittering old Japanese wireless cloisonne vase with wonderful plum blossoms and a cute pale green bird chirping on a branch. Deep apple green ground on silver foil. The silver beneath the enamel has a pattern of bamboo leaves a touch of high quality cloisonne. No signature.

About 100 years old Meiji era. 7.3" high & 4" diameter at shoulder. A little rubbing to the silver at the footrim sign of age. No cracks on cloisonne. Very good condition for this old timer.