Japanese -- Asian painting of Two Men with Weapons
06 September 2021
Description

This seems vintage and has something to do with ancient weapons and could be Japanese. There is an animal or a personage or deity at the top of the stand and a few marks. It look like silk or maybe parchment or paper of some type. It measures 33.5 by 24 inches. I wish I knew more.

Provenance

Recent antique store sale/Item came from a Redondo Beach, CA, collector

Acquired from
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For sale
Maybe
Answered within 10 days
By Delia
Sep 16, 12:00 UTC
Fair Market Value
$500 - $800 USD
Suggested Asking Price $800 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Rhonda,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
This combines Western perspective and shadowing with a Eastern imagery. The dress of the two figures is Southeast Asian - Thai / Laotian etc.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique Southeast Asian ink on vellum landscape picture
late 19th Century
Centering two figures in a raised armory with Fu Lion motif and character inscriptions.
24 by 33 1/2 inches in a beautiful burl and gilt frame
PROVENANCE: Acquired from an antique store sale; previously with a Redondo Beach, CA, collector
$VALUE*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Rhonda guess Sep 17, 05:41 UTC

OK, Delia. I uploaded two images.
I also am asking a burning question about another item as soon as I can upload the link to a chair you already evaluated
Thanks,
Rhonda

Delia Sep 17, 19:23 UTC

The frame on this is just so stunning - thanks for the overall photos.

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