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    Incense burner

    This incense burner bears an inscription on the lower right corner indicating a date in the era of Taisho (1912-1926 AD). It also bears identical motifs with an additional design of grapes, which symbolize fertility and abundance as well (adapted from China). This object may have been used in the households of the elite class. The object is made of either solid silver or pewter due to its heavy weight. Its function could be as a paperweight, an incense burner, or both. The motifs (turtle, cranes, and pine trees) have common auspicious associations with longevity, and became favored by the samurai classes after the 16th century in Japan.

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    Balinese painting

    A scene depicting foot and boat traffic in foreground with rice planting and temples in the background. Peliatan(?)

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    One of three Balinese paintings of cockfight

    Three paintings depicting cock fights. Two are probably from Peliatan and one from Ubud.

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    Double - Ended Vajra by Unknown

    5 (L) x 1-5/8 (W) inches. Brass dorje with two openwork pronged ends composed of makara heads (composite aquatic and semi-aquatic creatures) with their tongues protruding, resting on a lotus flower with a plain bulge in the center where the dorje is to be held. The latter separated by rows of narrow beading.

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    Incense burner (detail)

    This incense burner bears an inscription on the lower right corner indicating a date in the era of Taisho (1912-1926 AD). It also bears identical motifs with an additional design of grapes, which symbolize fertility and abundance as well (adapted from China). This object may have been used in the households of the elite class. The object is made of either solid silver or pewter due to its heavy weight. Its function could be as a paperweight, an incense burner, or both. The motifs (turtle, cranes, and pine trees) have common auspicious associations with longevity, and became favored by the samurai classes after the 16th century in Japan.

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    One of three Balinese paintings of cockfight

    Three paintings depicting cock fights. Two are probably from Peliatan and one from Ubud.

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    Two Balinese paintings of boys playing

    Two paintings depicting a group of boys playing a fighting game using padded poles. Peliatan(?)

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    Balinese painting

    Dance and music offering in a temple. Peliatan(?)

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    Balinese painting

    Legong dance performed in a seaside temple

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    Amida Buddha

    Painted ink on paper image of the Pure Land Buddha Amida. May also be a representation of Amitayus, "The Buddha of Long Life" based on the iconography of the 'long life' symbol on the deity's robe. Purchased in the early 1980's in Taiwan.

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    Japanese Geisha woodblock print by Surimono

    7-1/8 x 6-3/8 Japanese woodblock print of a geisha reading a kana -bound volume, and holding a hairpick in her hand.

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    Keris from Java by Unknown

    Wood, carved ivory and metal, 18-1/2 (L) x 1-1/2 (W) x 2-1/8 (Depth) inches; blade and handle. A pair of symmetrical horses flank the lower back of the handle and above them are a pair of winged apsarases. Lotus and vegetative/floral garlands, along with parallel incisions, cover the rest of the surface.

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    Balinese painting

    Village Market scene

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    Balinese painting

    Goddess (or legong dancer) in a palanquin receiving offerings at the entrance to a house compound near the sea. Peliatan(?)

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    Silver Phurpa by Unknown

    4 (L) x 7/8 (W) inches. Sterling silver phurpa has three faces of a wrathful deity at the end followed by a dorji, the head of a makara and on the tripartite blade two nagas emerging from th mouth of the makara.

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    Set of two 4-panel Japanese screens by Tosa School

    36" x 72". The screens date to the 20th c. but show 17-18th c Tosa painting methods. These screens typify Tosa painting.

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    Keris from Java - detail of handle by Unknown

    Wood, carved ivory and metal, 18-1/2 (L) x 1-1/2 (W) x 2-1/8 (Depth) inches; blade and handle. A pair of symmetrical horses flank the lower back of the handle and above them are a pair of winged apsarases. Lotus and vegetative/floral garlands, along with parallel incisions, cover the rest of the surface.

  • Thumbnail for Two Balinese paintings of boys playing
    Two Balinese paintings of boys playing

    Two paintings depicting a group of boys playing a fighting game using padded poles. Peliatan(?)

  • Thumbnail for One of three Balinese paintings of procession
    One of three Balinese paintings of procession

    Three paintings illustrating a procession of cremation towers. 16 is probably from Ubud, 17 and 18 from Peliatan. The Ubud painting includes an image of a bull-shaped sarcophagus, indicating a royal (satria) funeral.

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    One of three Balinese paintings of procession

    Three paintings illustrating a procession of cremation towers. 16 is probably from Ubud, 17 and 18 from Peliatan. The Ubud painting includes an image of a bull-shaped sarcophagus, indicating a royal (satria) funeral.

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    Balinese painting

    Scene of hunting in the forest

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    Balinese painting

    Depiction of rice farming and various subsistence activities in the forest. Peliatan(?)

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    Mt. Fuji painting

    15 1/8 X 6 3/4 watercolor and ink painting of Mt. Fuji beyond the lake.

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    Keris from Java by Unknown

    Wood, carved ivory and metal, 18-1/2 (L) x 1-1/2 (W) x 2-1/8 (Depth) inches; blade and handle. A pair of symmetrical horses flank the lower back of the handle and above them are a pair of winged apsarases. Lotus and vegetative/floral garlands, along with parallel incisions, cover the rest of the surface.

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    Town On River by Kuniyoshi, Yasuo

    10 x 15 inches. Serigraph of pond, hills and back view of town buildings.in gray, brown and green.