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Bernardi’s Antiques sells Oriental /  Asian antiques from the early 20th century and 19th Century – Chinese & Japanese  ….. Chinese Porcelains, Chinese Silver, Chinese Ceramics, Chinese Jade.  Japanese Imari, Japanese Satsuma, Japanese Moriagi.   Many more Oriental and Asian antiques are available in our store that are not listed here.

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    19th Century Chinese Stacking Marriage Dowry Wood and Metal Chest

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    19th Century Chinese Stacking Marriage Dowry Wood and Metal Chest

    An unusual Chinese marriage dowry stacking chest with 4 stacking boxes and a removable lid set into a wrought iron frame.  The front and back of the chest show a hand painted colourful scene of a warrior brandishing 2 swords and riding a dragon and there are Chinese characters in the upper right corner of the painting. The painting spans over the 4 boxes.

    The iron frame allows the chest to be picked up and moved.  There also is a hole on either side of the top frame that would allow a long pole to pass through in order to lock the chests in place so they could not be opened (the pole is no longer with the chest).

    There is some wear to the boxes, as it was thinly leather clad.  There is also a clear varnish over top the boxes and iron that has dried over the years creating a bubbly type finish in places.

    It is 32 inches long x 17 inches wide x 38 1/2 inches tall

    Dates late 19th Century.

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  • Japanese Carved Netsuke of Intertwined Chinese Zodiac Animals on a Circular Ebony Stand c.1890

    Japanese Carved Netsuke of Intertwined Chinese Zodiac Animals on a Circular Ebony Stand c.1890

    A well carved Japanese Ivory netsuke showing an intertwined figural grouping of Zodiac animals (horse, rat, dragon, dog, monkey, etc.), sitting on a round ebony stand. The carving is signed with a Japanese symbol.  This dates circa 1890.

    A netsuke is a small sculptural object (carved button-like ornament) worn for hundreds of years in Japan as a functional and aesthetic piece and used to suspend articles from the sash of a kimono.

    Please be aware that this piece cannot be exported out of Canada as per the CITES treaty.

    The netsuke with stand measures 1 1/2 inches tall x 1 1/2 inches in diameter and is in excellent condition.

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    Large Chinese Porcelain Covered Jar – Qing Dynasty circa 1870

    Large Chinese Porcelain Covered Jar – Qing Dynasty circa 1870

    A large 19th century Chinese porcelain covered jar in with a light background and painted vases and flowers in greens, blues, reds, rusts & yellows.  Comes with a certificate of Antiquity – originally purchased in 1984 from a Chinese import shop on Yonge Street in Toronto.

    Certificate description:  Porcelain Jar – Emperor Tung-Chih – Ching Dynasty (1862-1875 AD)

    Measures:  17 inches high x 10.5 inches wide

    Excellent condition – one small chip noted on rim of lid.

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    Japanese Nippon Two Handled Vase with Hand Painted Flowers circa 1890

    Japanese Nippon Two Handled Vase with Hand Painted Flowers circa 1890

    Japanese Nippon Two Handled Vase with Hand Painted Flowers

    This is a 6 sided hexagon shaped hand painted Nippon vase from Japan, wider at the base narrowing graceful to the top with two decorative handles. It features muted colours that enhance the delicate floral decoration. Circa 1890.

    Measures:  9 1/2 inches high x 4 3/4 inches wide

    Marked: Hand Painted, Nippon.

    Dates: circa 1890

     

     

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  • Carved Ivory Figurine of Asian Fisherman Holding his Net; On Attached Black Ebony Footed Stand

    Carved Ivory Figurine of Asian Fisherman Holding his Net; On Attached Black Ebony Footed Stand

    Here is a wonderfully carved ivory figurine of an Asian fisherman holding onto his net. The figurine stands on an attached black ebony footed base.

    The figurine and stand are 7 inches tall and are in very good condition with slight wear to the wooden stand.

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  • Hand-Painted Nippon Japan Porcelain Drink Set (Decanter and Cup) Decorated with Roses, Rosebuds and Leaves

    Hand-Painted Nippon Japan Porcelain Drink Set (Decanter and Cup) Decorated with Roses, Rosebuds and Leaves

    A gorgeous hand-painted Nippon Japan porcelain drink set, circa 1910, consisting of a decanter and matching cup. The pieces have a white background and have been painted in yellow and brown and decorated with a large cabbage rose in orange, yellow and white and one in red with rosebuds and purple leaves. There is a gold rim around the top of the decanter and the rim of the cup.

    On the underside of the decanter is the Nippon maker’s mark in green and it reads “Hand-Painted Nippon”.  The bottom of the cup shows a painted rosebud.

    The set is 7 1/4 inches tall and both pieces are in excellent condition.

     

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  • Carved Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a Rat Sitting on the Back of an Elephant c.1900

    Carved Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a Rat Sitting on the Back of an Elephant c.1900

    A Japanese carved ivory netsuke of a long-tailed rat sitting on the backside of an elephant. The elephant has his trunk raised.

    The netsuke is signed on the underside of one of the elephant’s feet with Japanese characters.

    It measures 1 3/4 inches long x 1 5/8 inches tall and is in excellent condition.

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  • Double Sided Carved Ivory Japanese Netsuke of Man Holding a Fan c.1900

    Double Sided Carved Ivory Japanese Netsuke of Man Holding a Fan c.1900

    An interesting carved ivory netsuke of an old man holding a fan. On the other side of the netsuke is the same carving only upside down.

    The netsuke is signed on the underside in Japanese characters.

    The netsuke is 1 5/8 inches tall x 1 3/4 inches wide and is in excellent condition.

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  • Japanese Carved Ivory Netsuke of a Man in Robes with a Pack on His Shoulder c.1900

    Japanese Carved Ivory Netsuke of a Man in Robes with a Pack on His Shoulder c.1900

    A Japanese carved ivory netsuke of an old man in robes with a pack over his left shoulder – circa 1900.

    The netsuke is 2 inches tall x 1 inch wide across the bottom.

    There is no visible signature on the netsuke.

    It is in excellent condition.

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  • Japanese Ivory Netsuke of 3 Monkeys – “Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil”

    Japanese Ivory Netsuke of 3 Monkeys – “Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil”

    A wonderfully carved Japanese ivory netsuke of 3 monkeys – “Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil”.
    Dates Japan circa 1890-1900

    The netsuke is signed in Japanese characters on the sole of one of the monkey’s feet.

    The netsuke measures 1 1/4 inches tall and is 1/1 2 inches wide at the base.

    It is in excellent condition.

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  • Carved Ivory Figurine of Mahatma Gandhi on Attached Wooden Stand

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    Carved Ivory Figurine of Mahatma Gandhi on Attached Wooden Stand

    A wonderful carved ivory figurine of Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948), the Indian civil rights and political ethicist, who employed non-violent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British rule.

    Gandhi inspired civil rights and freedom across the world until he was assassinated in 1948.

    The figurine of ivory sits on an attached wooden stand.  It shows Gandhi standing with a book in his right hand.

    The figurine with stand is 2 3/4 inches tall and is in excellent condition.

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  • Hand-Painted Chinese Porcelain 10 Inch Shallow Bowl – “Famille Rose” Pattern

    Hand-Painted Chinese Porcelain 10 Inch Shallow Bowl – “Famille Rose” Pattern

    Here is a wonderful hand-painted Chinese porcelain shallow bowl in the “Famille Rose” pattern.

    The bowl has a white background and is colourfully decorated with birds, butterflies, various flowers, leaves and fruit in the typical “Famille Rose” style.

    The bowl has a gold rim. It measures 10 inches in diameter.

    Please note that there is yellow discolouration on one section of the plate’s underside and some slight rubbing of the paint but, overall, the colours are vibrant and the bowl is in very good condition.

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  • Hand-Painted Chinese Porcelain Footed Cup and Octagonal Shaped Saucer – “Famille Rose” Pattern

    Hand-Painted Chinese Porcelain Footed Cup and Octagonal Shaped Saucer – “Famille Rose” Pattern

    Here is a lovely hand-painted Chinese porcelain footed cup and octagonal saucer in the “Famille Rose” pattern.

    The cup and saucer have a white background and are wonderfully painted with colourful panels showing Chinese figures, fruit, flowers, birds and butterflies.

    The cup has a scalloped rim and is 3 1/2 inches wide from the rim to the edge of the handle. It is 2 inches tall and sits on 4 pointed feet.

    The saucer is octagonal in shape and is 4 3/4 inches in diameter.

    There is some age wear / paint loss but, overall, the set is in very good condition.

    Please note that there are 2 sets available and each one is sold separately.

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  • Hand-Painted Chinese Porcelain Pair of 8 Inch Plates – “Famille Rose” Pattern

    Hand-Painted Chinese Porcelain Pair of 8 Inch Plates – “Famille Rose” Pattern

    Here is a pair of hand-painted Chinese porcelain 8 inch plates in the “Famille Rose” pattern. The plates have a white background and are lavishly decorated with colourful panels showing Chinese figures, flowers, birds, butterflies and scroll patterns in the typical “Famille Rose” style.

    Each plate is 8 inches in diameter. There is some roughness to the underside and one tiny nick on the rim of one of the plates.
    However, overall, the condition is very good considering the age of the pieces.

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  • Hand-Painted Chinese Porcelain Small Bowl with Scalloped Rim – “Famille Rose” Pattern

    Hand-Painted Chinese Porcelain Small Bowl with Scalloped Rim – “Famille Rose” Pattern

    A wonderful small hand-painted Chinese porcelain bowl with a scalloped rim in the “Famille Rose” pattern.

    The bowl has a white background and base. It is colourfully decorated on the interior and exterior with scenes of Chinese figures, flowers, birds, and scroll patterns in the typical “Famille Rose” style.

    The bowl is 5 1/4 inches in diameter and stands 2 1/4 inches tall.

    There is some paint loss due to age / wear but, overall, the bowl is in very good condition for its age.

     

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  • Hand-Painted Chinese Porcelain Small Pitcher with Long Spout – “Famille Rose” Pattern

    Hand-Painted Chinese Porcelain Small Pitcher with Long Spout – “Famille Rose” Pattern

    An unusual hand-painted Chinese porcelain small pitcher with an elongated spout in the “Famille Rose” pattern.

    The pitcher has a white background, handle, and base. It is lavishly decorated with panels showing Chinese figures, flowers birds, fruit, and butterflies in the typical “Famille Rose” style.

    The pitcher is 5 inches long from the rim of the spout to the handle and stands 2 3/4 inches tall.

    There is a small nick on the handle and some paint loss, especially around the rim. Overall, though, it is in good condition.

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