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The pine, bamboo and plum blossoms are all auspicious motifs found in nature. The evergreen pine symbolizes the strength and devotion of men; plum blossoms are the purity, subtle beauty and inner strength of women. Bamboos are often used to describe the personality of men and women; for example, a person being as straight (honest) as bamboo, it could also mean flexible (bendable) to a large extent...
Step-on image in bronze of Christ on the cross before a town-setting. The scene cast in high relief, the background in low relief. The heavy piece is standing on four corner-feet. Signed on the side Yoshisuke saku. The back inscribed Kanbun kyunen junigatsu hi kore tsukuru (made on a day in the 12th month of the year Kanbun 9 (1669); niju no uchi ni (no. 2 from 20); Aratame jashumon yo, kurumehan (For examining the wrong faith, the Kurume clan).
7.25 x 5.5 x 1.3 inches (18.3 x 14 x 3.5 cm)...
Scroll painting with the image of five hunters (two carrying a rifle on their backs) warming up at a fire next to a snow covered thatched hut. The painting is a rendering of the 28th print from the famous series Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki (one hundred poems explained by the nurse), Minamoto no Muneyuki ason. It is an allusion to the poem by Minamoto no Muneyuki, about the deep loneliness in the mountains, when the winter has come and all guests have left. Black ink and colors on silk...
Hanging scroll with image in ink and colors on silk of a tiger mother licking her cub underneath a rock. Signature in lower left: Echizen no suke Ganku and seal ..gan Kishi Ganku. Kishi Ganku (1756 or 1749 - 1839). Comes with fitted wooden box and carton protection box with seal. Japan.
Painted area: 44 x 16.5 inches (111.7 x 42 cm). Total length: 78.6 inches (199.7 cm).
A Japanese bronze vase with red splashed green patination with gold powders, the squat body with tall everted neck, signed on the base Shiho; signed tomobako. Taisho/early Showa period. Height: 7 1/2"
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Hanging scroll with image in ink, red, gofun and gold on paper of the bodhisattva Fugen in twenty-armed form sitting on a lotus throne guarded by the four guardian kings each standing on the head of an elephant, the whole being carried by a crowd of elephants. The black outlines printed, the image subsequently colored by hand. To the lower left the name of the donor: Reiun Jogan. Japan, Muromachi period.
Painted area: 21.4 x 12.75 inches (54.3 x 32.2 cm)...
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Scroll painting in black ink on paper of the characters Fukurokuju which is the name of one of the seven gods of good luck. Short date inscription on the upper left, 1842. Signed ... Eiko (Nagamichi) hitsu and sealed on the left side. Japan. Original mounting, porcelain scroll ends. Back inscribed Fukurokuju and Miyoshi Eiko.
Painted area: 48.1 x 22.75 inches (122.2 x 57.8 cm)...
This is a large Japanese samurai doll, "Kato Kiyomasaâ (a warrior from the 16th century warring period) mounted on a horse. The quality is excellent. The dimensions of the box (assembled with wooden pegs): 19 1/4" x 21" x 9 1/4" deep. The condition: There are a couple of very faint hairlines (almost non-visible) between the eyebrows. The surface of this area is smooth in touch...
Old Chago, Japanese tea leaf measuring scoop made out of bamboo. Taisho period. 6 1/4" x 2"
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Set of five handmade copper chataku (coaster for sencha tea cups) with recessed centers, each applied with gold and silver powders. Meiji period (1868-1912).
Unique Japanese Uchikake (wedding gown), embroidered in thick light blue silk, the liner is red silk without padding except at the bottom hem. The pattern is from ancient Chinese "Shokko nishiki". The colors of silk are slightly different on different parts of the gown. We expose the gown under sun light when we took extra photos The gold (and pearl color) in silk clearly showed up this time. This did not affect the look in a negative way, at least, I thought so...
Japanese : Pre 1900 item #834751 (stock #L010)
Very Rare and Fine Antique Japanese Basket by Suiko. Top Quality Artistry and Workmanship. This very basket is often imitated (the greatest form of flattery) and is widely known because of the copies, but now you have the rare opportunity of owning the signed original. Truly a remarkable find. 20 inches (51cm) high x 10 inches (25.5cm) wide.
Japanese : Pre 1920 item #834740 (stock #L009)
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Museum Quality Japanese Basket by Kosuge Chikudo. The highly regarded master Chikudo's baskets are in museums in Japan. This very fine, masterful example of his work is a rare find for the serious Japanese basket collector. 17 inches (43cm) high x 9 inches (23cm) wide.
Japanese : Pre 1900 item #834704 (stock #L008)
Japanese Antique Ajiro Kago (Bamboo Fishing Basket) with an elegant form and design, signed by Kazuhiro. 18 inches (46cm) high x 6 inches (15cm) wide.
Rare Bamboo and Bamboo Root Antique Japanese Fishing Pole converts to a Cane carved with a playful Monkey and Snake and auspicious symbols. The 35 inch ((89cm) walking stick extends to an 83 inch (211cm) fishing pole! A unique find for the collector of Japanese art.
Japanese Antique Walking Stick of Bamboo and Bamboo Root with a wonderfully carved Shangri-la scene depicting a goddess' arms extending to reach the Heavenly Peaches of Immortality. A fun and delightful work of Japanese art that you can take with you anywhere you go. 35.5 inches (90cm).
Antique Japanese Linen Banner Commemorating the pivotal Kawanakajima War of the Sengoku Period, a period rich in samurai history. War ships are depicted bearing the crests of the Takeda, Maeda, and Kato clans. A vibrant and powerful piece of Japanese history. 70.5 x 30.5 inches, 179 x 77.5 cm.
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Yukimi Gata Toro (Lantern for Snow Viewing) that was used in the winter. Iron and Sheet Metal with a very rare Double Roof design. A rare and unusual Edo Period example for the serious collector. 12.5 inches (32cm) high x 10.25 inches (26cm) wide.