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Japanese : Carvings : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1361137
The Zentner Collection
Japanese antique transom made of keyaki (elm) wood and carved with scenes of samurai warriors. On the left hand side, a general gives orders to his troops (small figures carved in the round) partially behind a camp curtain. On the right hand side, another samurai rides a battle horse and raises his weapon high over his head. All around them are pine branches and swirling mist.

Edo Period (19th century)

Dimensions: 17 1/4" high x 45 1/2" long x 5 1/2" deep.
Japanese : Enamel : Cloisonne : Pre 1960 item #1361134 (stock #dr12776)
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1960's Japanese Cloisonne Vase Flower & Birds with Silver Rim Marked

It is 5.9 inches (15.1 cm) tall by 4 inches (10.1 cm) wide. It is 0.8 Lb.

It is in good condition with no repairs, chips, dents or cracks except surface wears and minor loss enamel (as seen in the photos).

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Japanese : Other Prints : Pre 2000 item #1361129
Petrie-Rogers Gallery
Japanese limited edition aquatint etching by Sarah Brayer (b. 1957) depicting two black cats on a snowy village lane titled "Footprints." The print is pencil-signed, titled, dated ’99, and numbered 80/80 in the bottom margin. Visible paper size: 23 1/2” x 14 1/2" (image: 22 1/2” x 13 3/4”). Original Kanda Gallery frame with non-glare glass measuring 32 3/4” x 22 1/2." The print has not been examined out of the frame, but no condition problems are visible.
Japanese : Metalwork : Iron : Pre 1980 item #1361126 (stock #1431)
Goto antiques
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Japanese iron koro or incense burner, decorated with relief of butterflies and flowers.
Signed "Shogaku" on the bottom.
Comes with Tomobako or original box.

Measurements : 5.5" (14 cm) x 5.5" (14 cm) x H 4.9" (12.5 cm)
It is in good condition.
Japanese : Tea Articles : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1361117 (stock #02075)
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Large white-glazed pottery chawan designed with blue zaffer ('gosu'). Tasteful 'wabi' wormy landscape with crackle.
Attached with original wooden box (as original lid and later box) signed as 'Ansei era' (1854-1860) in Edo period.

Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1361116 (stock #09109)
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'Sakiori' as the Japanese cotton textile woven with a woof made of cloth or silk and torn into thin strips. Vest of peasant workwear for woodcutter or others, with a decoration of beautiful 'sashiko' quilting at the back. Meiji period, 19th century. Small tears as seen.

Japanese : Carvings : Wood : Pre 1930 item #1361114 (stock #0575)
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'Maneki-neko' as the traditional Japanese figurine (as lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner, specially for thriving business as raising right paw like this cat is meant to be good fortune for money. Fatty and deluxe cat like "Big poppa". So, must be expected to beckon enormous wealth?! Usually made of ceramic or plastic in modern time, but it's a wood carving 'super beckoning cat' as unusual type...
Japanese : Folk Art : Handicrafts : Pre 1900 item #1361111 (stock #1116)
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Bamboo framework coated in waste paper reinforced with 'kakishibu' (persimmon tannin), with calligraphy of 'sakazuki-ire' (container for sake cups) as it was once used for. Edo period, 19th century.

Japanese : Ceramics : Earthenware : Pre 2000 item #1361110
Meiji Bijutsu
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A fine looking haizara (ash tray) by legendary potter Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) who was designated Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasure) in 1996 for having developed a technique called Jomon Zogan.

That technique itself is based on one that originated in Korea where a slip, usually white, was applied to engraved potteries, as in the Mishima style of ceramics...

Japanese : Ceramics : Earthenware : Contemporary item #1361106
Meiji Bijutsu
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A very attractive, small hanaire (vase), made by Hosokawa Morihiro (born in 1938). It is made in the Karatsu style of ceramic.

Hosokawa Morihiro is a former Prime Minister of Japan. He retired from the political life in 1994 and entered the world of pottery. He became the apprentice of Tsujimura Shiro, a potter specialized in Ido chawan (Ido tea bowl), and studied with him for a year and a half in Nara, close to Kyoto...

Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1361105 (stock #MOR6455)
The Kura
A one sided accordion album decorated with erotic scenes dating from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. The opening and closing pages are sunakin scattered gold flake. The rest is imagery on gold. The first printed page reveals a public bath scene, where the Noren curtain can be lifted to reveal a woman in the bath. Next we find a woman removing her robes as she goes toward the bath...
Japanese : Metalwork : Bronze : Pre 1960 item #1361104 (stock #MBR6454)
The Kura
A hand formed copper vase incised with a charging bull by Muneaki (Somei) signed on the base. It is 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) tall and the same diameter, in fine condition.
Japanese : Furniture : Tansu : Pre 1930 item #1361081
The Zentner Collection
Japanese vintage tall armoire made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. This single section cabinet opens with two hinged cabinet doors. The interior has it's original metal rod for hanging clothes, a smaller metal rod on the right hand door and it's original small rectangular mirror. At the base is a single large drawer...
Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1361077 (stock #Chikuseki001)
Era Woodblock Prints
Hirose Chikuseki
Sparrow on Snow-covered Nandin (Nanten) Bush
Size: Shikishiban. Approximately 10.0 x 9.5 inches.
Date: ca. 1900s
Publisher: Likely Daikokuya.
Condition: Excellent with slight crease at upper right corner.
Note: Embossed snow.
Japanese : Ceramics : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1361076
The Ivory Tower, Inc.
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Each petal of this delicately enameled bowl is decorated individually. There are designs of onnagata kabuki actors, depictions of Boys Day, outdoor scenes and profuse floral designs. It measures 4.9" x 2.25" and is in excellent condition with all of the gilt work still intact. There a gilt on black ground seal of Hankinzan on the underside and it dates about 1900.
Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1361070 (stock #1356)
Dragon's Pearl
A large and impressive image of the White Robed Kannon in polychrome porcelain. The popular Buddhist bodhisattva stands erect holding a scripture-roll in front of him/her-self. The robe is decorated with lotus flowers and clouds in gold. Possibly made at the Kutani kilns. Japan, Meiji, c. 1900. H. 61.5 cm. 24,2 inches. Condition: Very-good all-over, but with the scroll-holding hand re-stuck. (See picture no. 10) Shipping cost for a 10 Kg package: $ 72 EU counties; $ 126 outside EU.
Japanese : Textiles : Kimono : Pre 1930 item #1361068 (stock #0886)
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Early 20th century, Shiga prefecture in Japan.
Overwhelmingly beautiful as it is, in such aesthetically threadbare condition as seen.
So rad and so scarce. approx...
Japanese : Textiles : Ritual : Pre 1920 item #1361066 (stock #09108)
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Red felt textile with white silk of beautiful bold design of 'Tsuru no maru' (Traditional Japanese family crest of a crane in a circle) woven with gold and silver strings, as a ritual harness, Edo-Meiji period in 19th century. In used condition, with expected stains, colour loss, and other damages as seen. approx...
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