Antique Sterling Silver Chinese Porcelain Rose Medallion
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : European : Pre 1900 item #498599 (stock #rubles)
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A fine Russian 10 ruble gold coin minted 1899. Crisp image of Czar Nicholas on one side and the Imperial double eagle crest on the other. A nice Russian touch is the cyrillic writing on the edge of the coin.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Pre 1990 item #475348 (stock #Krug1)
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A fine brilliant uncirculated 1 ounce 1984 Krugerrand in the original Charter Bank plastic sleeve. This is an old one with a nice sheen and just a tiny hint of warm color in the gold. Krugerrands are .999 pure gold.

Picture of Paul Kruger on one side and a springbok (national animal of South Africa) on the other.

Uncirculated fine condition. Great holiday gift. Makes good jewelry as well. Please see my other uncirculated gold coins.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre 1980 item #474598 (stock #HKgold4)
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Hong Kong $1000 Gold Coin for the Lunar Year of the Monkey. Hongkong issued its lst gold coin in 1976 to begin the 12 year lunar year series. The monkey is the 4th, in 1980. All the coins are 22 carats and 15.976 grams, with a face value of HK$1000 for legal tender.

This is an uncirculated coin and the series typically strikes 20,000 coins each year. Fine condition in the original clear plexi case.

Great gift, for example birthdays in ... 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004.....

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre 1990 item #474386 (stock #HKgold3)
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Hong Kong $1000 Gold Coin of Lunar Year of the dog, 1982. Hongkong issued its lst gold coin in 1976 to begin the 12 year lunar year series. The dog is the 6th, in 1982. All the coins are 22 carats and 15.976 grams, with a face value of HK$1000 for legal tender.

This is an uncirculated coin and the series typically strikes 20,000 coins each year. Fine condition in the original clear plexi case.

Great gift, for example birthdays in ... 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005.....

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Pre 1990 item #474384 (stock #HKgold2)
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Hong Kong $1000 Gold Coin of Lunar Year of the Pig for 1983. Hongkong issued its lst gold coin in 1976 to begin the 12 year lunar year series. The pig is the 7th, in 1983. All the coins are 22 carats and 15.976 grams, with a face value of HK$1000 for legal tender.

This is an uncirculated coin and the series typically strikes 20,000 coins each year. Fine condition in the original clear plexi case.

Great gift, for example birthdays in ... 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007.....

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Pre 1980 item #473030 (stock #HKgold1)
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Hong Kong $1000 Gold Coin of the Cockeral/ Rooster for the 1981 Lunar Year. Hongkong issued its lst gold coin in 1976 to begin the 12 year lunar year series. The cockeral or rooster is the 5th, in 1981. All the coins are 22 carats and 15.976 grams, with a face value of HK$1000 for legal tender.

This is an uncirculated coin and the series typically strikes 20,000 coins each year. Fine condition in the original clear plexi case.

Great gift, for example birthdays in .....

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1970 item #470331 (stock #MichModern)
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$278.00
"The Modern Japanese Print" is about contemporary woodblock from Japan. Michener was an avid afficionado of the Japanese woodblock and wrote good books about it. This one is by Tuttle, 1968 Edition, hardbound complete with colored tip-in plates, and together with the dust jacket.

Fine condition, shelf wear only. A great out of print book on Japanese woodblocks.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Documents : Pre 1900 item #468625 (stock #Jpoems)
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$170.00
A fun book on Japanese poems translated by K Florenz and then by A Lloyd; published by Hasegawa in 1895 (Meiji 29th year); printed on crepe paper and bound in the Japanese style. Book is in the original cardboard fitted box cover.missing.

Very good condition with no tears or stains. All pages are there with no damage. Cardboard case has the oriental tie inserts to keep cover closed. Tie insert is missing.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #468623 (stock #Jcalligrap)
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$150.00
Masters of Japanese Calligraphy by Shimizu and Rosenfield is a classic for the 8th-19th century masters; published by the Japan House Gallery and the Asia Society Galleries in 1984 on the occasion of an Exhibition at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Kansas and the Seattle Museum in 1985. Soft bound 340 pages. Very good condition with slight shelf wear.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #468618 (stock #Callig1)
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$125.00
Words in Motion - A Modern Japanese Calligraphy...this is the exhibition catalogue for the Yomiuri and Library of Congress 1984 exhibition featuring 12 living masters of modern Japanese calligraphy. Out of print.

Soft bound, 187 pages. Fine condition.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Religious : Pre 1940 item #464333 (stock #Confucius)
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The Analects of Confucius, translated into English by Gilles and published by the Commercial Press in 1933, numbered edition and in a rosewood box. Bound Chinese style and stitched. This is a rare connoiseur's book.

Excellent condition.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #281983 (stock #Boggess1)
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$25.00
Very handy book on American Brilliant Period cut glass by the Boggess's and publised by Schiffer in 2001. Softcover, 160 pages with 3 to 4 pictures per page. Price guide, marks and index of companies.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #281148 (stock #BookTiff)
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$50.00
Wonderful reference book about the subject "Tiffany Favrile Art Glass" by Moise Steeg. 192 pages and over 240 pictures from numerous publich and private collections provide a strong reference source to the Tiffany glass collector. Published by Schiffer in 2000, ISBN: 0764302078.

12.5" x 9.5" hardcover, very good condition, a new book.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1980 item #265526 (stock #Art008)
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$115.00
Full title, "Images from the Floating World: The Japanese Print, Including an Illustrated Dictionary of Ukiyo-E" by Richard Lane. This is an indispensible classic on woodblock prints. Lots of color plates show the history of these "floating world pictures". The illustrated dictionary section includes Hiroshige's complete "100 Views of Edo" and "53 Stations of the Tokaido" in thumbnails plus publisher and censor seals, signatures and crests.

Dorset Press New York 1978...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #264808 (stock #Art007)
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A large folio sized book on the Japanese influence over Western art during the last 2 centuries. Full title "Japonisme: The Japanese Influence on Western Art", by Siegfried Wichmann. Published in New York, Park Lane, 1985; ISBN:0517479761 . Hard Cover with unclipped dust jacket, 12" by 15". Near fine condition.

Text reinforced by pictures on nearly every page make comparisons. See examples here, including the example of Degas dancers...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #260760 (stock #Art006)
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$35.00
A beautiful slim volume on Sharaku by Muneshige Narazaki, published by Kodansha in 1983, lst edition. The title says it all. The book has beautiful plates on every page. And it has a full series of all Sharaku's prints in black & white at the end. A slim and authorative volume.

About 10.5" x 14" near oban size; 46 glossy pages. Near mint condition with gorgeous jacket all intact and unclipped.

Outstanding book for the serious or the novice aficionado...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #260310 (stock #Art005)
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$300.00
A favorite book by John Stevenson about Yoshitoshi's magnificent woodblocks of famous Japanese ghost tales. Full title "YOSHITOSHI'S THIRTY-SIX GHOSTS". Published by Weatherhill 1983, ISBN:0834801892, lst edition, hardbound with beautiful unclipped dust jacket, 14.5" by 10.5", 92 pages. Book is in near fine condition.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) had a short life as a very popular artist during the Meiji era. His imaginative woodblock prints gave life to the bizarre inner demons best...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1970 item #186893 (stock #Art003)
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A luxurious book on "Shunga: Images of Spring, Essay on Erotic Elements in Japanese Art", by Charles Grosbois, published by Nagel in 1964. Lots of color and b/w plates, tipped in and each one protected by rice tissue separator sheets (see example in picture of title page). 103 illustrations in full color & black-and-white. Erotic art in the context of the fundamental beliefs of the Japanese and the social development that took place in 17th century Japan. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, 157 pages...