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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, from front and back, with a faint signature illegible from wear.
Edo Period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 2 5/8" x 2 3/4"
Very rare very early Chinese Buddha. Looks to be well over 1000 years old, and possibly pre-Tang. Stands 4 5/8 inches tall. Highly complex robes and sophisticated casting. I believe cast in 5 parts- head, body, each hand, and feet/base, and then assembled. Remains of original gilding. Museum piece. Heavy.
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18thC, and possibly earlier, very large and INCREDIBLY heavy Sri Lankan Kandy style (with echoes of much earlier styles). 9.75 inches tall, 11.5 inches on custom stand, almost 10 inches wide at base. Due to the requirement that Lankan Buddhas (for nearly the past 1,000 years) must be solid cast, this is close to as large as the sitting ones get during this period. The face, ears, and elements of the body shape are related to Lankan Buddhas 500 to 800 years earlier. These give this piece a very d...
Simply the best! Powerful large 18/19thC Mongolian thick copper repousse FIERCE deity. He faces my bed and keeps my dreams safe. Large at 16.25 inches tall, 11 inches wide. The new custom base adds the total height to 16 inches. I recently had the base made and had the parts of the statue (such as the waist) tightened up (this type is made in parts), and the overall piece gone over by the base-maker/conservator to make sure I was doing all I could to keep this sculpture in excellent condition. B...
Intandane Ltd t/a 69A
A very rare bronze Brush Washer or possibly a Bitian ("brush lick") cast in the form of a double gourd with scrolling vine decoration. This was made in China, for the Scholar's table in the Ming dynasty during the 16th or early 17th Century. We acquired this item as part of the collection of a British architect who was born in China and lived in Shanghai until 1931. Condition - excellent - there is visible surface wear, consistent with many years of use, but no damages or losses and no repairs...
Era Woodblock Prints
Lake Sai Sunset (aka. Mt. Fuji at Sunset OR Mt. Fuji from Lake Sai)
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.75 x 10.5 inches.
Publisher: Doi Hangaten, also bears Doi watermark.
Carver: Harada. printer: Yokoi.
This seal combination indicates an early post-war edition.
Koitsu catalog no.: TK-DH-49.
The Tretiak Collection
China old porcelain brushpotz
SEBASTIAN ASIAN ART AND ANTIQUES
Two Chinese Yuan dynasty small jar. 5,5 cm high average. conditions the starfruit shape with repair in the bottom, the other piece with single hairline.
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KAKISHIBU CARRYING PAPERBAG FOR TEA LEAF
Large carrying paper bag for tea leaf coated in 'kakishibu' persimmon tannin stamped as 'Noshu' (Southern Gifu prefecture, Japan), early 20th century. approx. 126 x 75cm (49.60 x 29.52in)
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A fragment of old shunga Japanese pornographic painting on paper that makes itself suggestive and free with the focus and its frame. Taisho-Showa period, early 20th century.
With Some aged deterioration, and slight scratches at acryl frame. Frame: approx. 24 x 18cm (9.44 x 7.08in)
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A very interesting chawan (tea bowl) dating from Edo period (1615-1868) featuring the crest of the Tokugawa clan, whose leaders ruled Japan during that period.
The quality of the finely crackled ivory glaze points to Satsuma as a possible origin for this humble yet elegant vessel.
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The chawan is in very good condition and will be shipped in an antique fitted wooden box.
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Abhaya Asian Antiques
Bullock cart decoration of a tiger carrying a woman in its jaws. This is based on an old Burmese folk tale about two brothers (messengers of King Anawathra- founder of Pagan) who fall in love with a young girl who rejects them and so they send a tiger to kill her. This is circa late 19th century there some damage and to the figure of the woman. H: 35cm/13.8in.
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Beautiful Miao womanâ€™s apron with black calendered cotton cloth, and green commercial border, and fine silk embroidered center panel with hand woven silk embellished apron ties, from Guizhou. The colors in center panel are particularly luscious and I would date this piece 40 to 60 years of age. W: 40cm/15.8in and L: 43cm/17in. Free shipping Hong Kong Registered Airmail
Well carved lacquered wood statue of an immortal with carved area for placement of prayers. This statue had the cover intact. Upon opening we found papers with writing inside. Due to the very delicate appearance, we did not disturb them, replacing the original cover. Figure measures approximately 20.6 cm tall. Losses, splits and chips present. We are happy to provide additional photos upon request.
An antique, carved wood sculpture depicting Sun Simiao, the Daoist God of Medicine, Yao Wang. Sun Simiao ( 581-682 ) was an historical figure who lived during the Tang Dynasty, a very famous physician and scholar that wrote two important text of medicine. He became canonised as God of Medicine and entered the Daoist pantheon as protector from sickness and help in healing. He is represented holding the dragon in his left hand and sitting on a tiger, the two powerful Ying and Yang symbols . H...
Abacus Asian Art
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Extremely fine and rare Doucai 18th century bowl, with well balance potted, decorated with four Dragon medallions among clouds scroll to exterior. The interior center with underglazed blue of dragon medallion. Six characters mark 'Da Qing Kang Xi Nien Zhe' and of the period and indicated as late Kangxi near to reach early Yongzheng. Diameter: 14,5 cm and Height: 7,1 cm.
The Buddha Gallery
Very rare 5/6thC Pre-Tang Chinese Bronze Buddha. Stands 2.5 inches tall bronze only, over 5 inches on its custom base. Capable of standing perfectly straight on base with slight adjustment.
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The Buddha Gallery
Superb 13th century Buddha in the transitional style between Khmer and Thai Buddhist styles (Lopburi). Very thinly cast example, as bronze was extremely scarce during some periods in Thailand during this and the Uthong period (which came just after this period--there are many very thinly cast Uthong Buddhas) in Thailand. They also removed the bases from some Buddhas (including this one) during some early periods in Thailand to make other Buddhas due to the scarcity of metal. Even though it is wo...