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Japanese : Samurai : Armor : Pre 1920 item #1352451
Zentner Collection
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The tatami armor was used by foot soldiers, archers, and spearmen. Its a lightweight armor which allowed the warriors to be more swift and fluid with their movements. It is also an economical munition armor as a alternative to the traditional lace scale construction. Going to battle was costly and this gave the clan army full protection from all levels of warfare.
The armors head gear covering has two flaps with a back slit...
Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1960 item #1352418 (stock #Hasui278)
Era Woodblock Prints
Kawase Hasui
Snow at Itsukushima.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. No publisher's seal but clearly on old paper.
Bears the Hasui signature and seal.
Date: 1932.
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.5 x 10.5 inches.
Condition: Very good. Edge of right margin is toned.
Japanese : Folk Art : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1910 item #1352406 (stock #0682)
Japanese Art Site
Kimikomi Ningyo by Jinku-ru. 9.25 inches, 23.5 cm.
Japanese : Folk Art : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1900 item #1352403 (stock #0681)
Japanese Art Site
Japanese Isho Ningyo of a Noh Actor, Meiji Period, late 19th Century. Height: 13.75 inches, 35 cm.
Japanese : Folk Art : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1900 item #1352402 (stock #0680)
Japanese Art Site
Munga Ningyo of a Samurai in Court Attire by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Late Edo Period. Height: 10 inches, 25.5 cm.
Japanese : Folk Art : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1910 item #1352401 (stock #0679)
Japanese Art Site
Ningyo of Young Lady Looming Textile. 15 inches (38cm) wide x 10 inches (25.5cm) high.
Japanese : Folk Art : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1910 item #1352400 (stock #0678)
Japanese Art Site
Japanese Keto Kyomasa Iki Ningyo. 21 inches (with helmet; 27 inches with staff and stand.
Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1352391 (stock #TRC1642)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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This generously proportioned chawan (13.5cm in diameter) shows nice age, especially around the kodai, and likely dates from early Edo (several hundred years old). The base is unglazed showing the molded clay, contrasting nicely with the jet black glaze which displays a slight purplish hue when held to the light. The soft sheen of the Raku glaze overlying rippled and shaved clay gives this bowl a distinct presence...
Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1352390 (stock #TCR6383)
The Kura
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A ceramic cover for a tea room brazier in the shape of a devil dressed in priests robes dated and annotated within. Dating from the Ansei era, inside it is annotated by Daiko Sogen (1772-1860), 435th head of Daitokuji. Well known for his poetry and mastery of the Tea Ceremony, he taught Zen to Eiraku Hozen, and was compatriot to Gengensai. It is 34.5 x 34.5 x 30 cm (13-1/2 x 13-1/2 x 12 inches) and is in fine condition.
Japanese : Enamel : Cloisonne : Pre 1910 item #1352365
Golden Age Antiques
This is an extremely fine Japanese Cloisonne vase with gold wire decorations.It measures just 3 1/2 inches tall so it is much finer and more exquisite in person. It is not signed. The fine workmanship on this piece was most likely done by Hayashi Kodenji as only an elite few could have ever created such a piece. The enamel colors and character of the bird also match Hayashi's work. Condition is excellent.
Japanese : Other Prints : Pre 1980 item #1352332
Petrie-Rogers Gallery
Japanese limited edition sosaku hanga “kappa-ban” (stencil print) on crumpled hand-made momigami paper by Sadao Watanabe (1913-1996) titled “Entry into Jerusalem” depicting Christ on a donkey riding over a flower strewn path and surrounded by a crowd of followers. Set against a light grey background. The print is signed and dated 1978 at the lower right and numbered 17/70 at the lower left, all in black ink. The paper measures about 27”V x 21”H (22 ½” unfolded)...
Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1352283
Zentner Collection
Pair of Architectural corbels of mythological elephant baku’s are commonly placed under the eaves of Japanese Buddhist temple and Shinto Shrines to wore off evil spirits. The baku’s devour dreams and nightmares and protector against evil. The baku cannot be summoned without caution, however as ancient legions say that if the baku is not satisfied after consuming the nightmares, he may devour ones hopes and dreams...
Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1352278
Zentner Collection
Wooden shishi carvings used as architectural elements placed under the eaves of Shinto and Buddhist temples to ward off evil spirits. Beautifully carved keyaki wood shishi with glass reverse painted eyes.

Mounted for wall presentation of custom iron stand.

Meiji Period 19th Century

Size : 18" L x 9" W x 11" H
Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1960 item #1352251 (stock #Hasui277)
Era Woodblock Prints
Kawase Hasui
Aoba Castle in Sendai
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.25 x 10.5 inches.
Date: 1933.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. Bears the 6 mm seal, indicating a lifetime print produced 1946-1957.
Condition: Excellent.
Japanese : Tea Articles : Pottery : Pre 1800 item #1352233 (stock #02062)
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Ko Shigaraki mizusashi (Old Shigaraki ware water jar for tea ceremony) with quite unique whitish texture, categorized into 'Kasanemochi' (Layered round rice cake) named by its similar form. Early Edo period.
Comparatively decent form, and wildly dynamic feeling of texture, with mature presence as well. In fine antique condition as is, with aged deterioration as seen...
Japanese : Ceramics : Earthenware : Pre 1990 item #1352222
Meiji Bijutsu
A magnificent tsubo (jar) by Kawai Buichi (1908-1989).

Kawai Buichi, an internationally recognized artist, studied ceramics with his legendary uncle Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966), one of Japan’s most famous potters...

Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1352174 (stock #02061)
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Shigaraki ware saggar of Japanese kiln tool for fixing pottery products in kiln-firing. Edo period, 19th century.
Quite a unique unintentional expression of well-burnt texture by frequent use, with laudable natural glaze pouring down.
Rare type of saggar in such length and beautiful form...
Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1352098
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
Of octagonal shape, decorated with Japanese ladies and floral panels. Signed: made in Hirado by Kusae'. Considering the size these were probably chocolate cups made for the export. The cups are 11,5 cm tall and 10 cm in diameter. The saucers are 15 cm in diameter. The set is in pristine condition.
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