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Antique Japanese fan painting of a single bat in sumi-e ink on paper. Signed by the artist. The painting is 18th century, later mounted as a scroll. The surface of the painting is very unusual and has a slight opalescent quality.
Size of scroll: 48" high x 24" wide (26" wide including scroll ends). Size of fan painting: 9" high x 19" wide.
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A strong mokogata iron tsuba of tight mokume. I favor mokume work and this is a virtuous example worthy of any collection. Boar's eye sukashi decoration in the four corners. Uchikaeshi mimi. Tekkotsu evident along the mimi. Good condition with light rubbing of the patina. Edo period. 3 (7.6 cm) inches x 2 11/16 (6.8 cm) inches
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A simple, four lobed armorer's tsuba with simple pierced decoration perhaps depicting a landscape with structure. The udenuki-ana (cord holes) have the effect of completing the illusion of a Sesshu-like landscape. The saotome were armorers turned tsuba makers who worked in this manner and scale. Good condition with good tekkotsu. Sengoku era. 2 15/16 (7.46 cm) inches x 2 5/8 (6.67 cm) inches
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A katchushi mutsu-gata sukashi tsuba. The six lobed, thin plated armorer's tsuba with good tekkotsu and with openwork decoration was described by Skip Holbrook (ex collection) as Saotome made and depicting three birds. The Saotome were a line of armorers (katchu) turned tsuba makers...
Antique Japanese theater robe, hand-embroidered with intricate motifs of ocean waves and flames. The central image is of a large embroidered dragon with glass eyes, swimming in the ocean waves, with Mount Fuji across the shoulders. The interior is lined in solid light orange fabric with floral print towards the bottom. Mid Meiji period (1868 - 1912)
Size: 50" L x 74" H
A screen featuring the gate at Hikone Castle by Honjo Toen exhibited at the 1927 Teiten (mod. Nitten) National Exhibition Pigment on silk in a brocade border with original red lacquered wooden frame and cloth backing. It is in overall fine condition. Some chips in the lacquer frame have been filled, and some water marks are present in the center and upper left of the screen. It is 187 x 140 cm (73-1/2 x 55 inches).
Toen was born in Hyogo prefecture in 1900...
Antique Stones Japan
Seated Jizo Bosatsu, the hands bearing aloft a sacred jewel (Jp. hoju) and a bonji (Siddham script) seed syllable (Jp. shuji) symbolizing Jizo Bosatsu incised on the figure's upper back, sculpted figurally from a grayish igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1775. Minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.
Height: 29 cm
Exceedingly rare and unusual bronze temple lantern. Late Meiji Period c.1910. Very large and wonderful configuration with round glass windows on each of the 6 sides. Doors open where an oil wick was placed in the old days. can be fitted for electric light. This japanese lantern exudes atmosphere. 26" tall and 19" inches wide. superb condition.
Spectacular Edo Period C.1860 carved gold gilt lacquered wood dragon. On the inside of zen buddhist temples the altar has a gold ceiling hanging over the statue of buddha. Hexagonal in shape it has 6 dragons at each corner of the hexagon. This dragon is such. Excellent condition. Roughly 18" x 18". Ask for shipping quote.
Wan shaped tea bowl made of light, refined and soft Mino clay, which contains a little iron oxide. The fastly but expertly thrown body inside and outside, with the exception of the bottom (including the finely thrown foot ring) is covered with a transparent ash glaze, which turned to yellow due to the iron oxide in the clay.
In two areas at the rim are highlights in green copper oxide in the tradition of the Mino Ki-Seto...
Rarely seen Shigaraki kettle with a fantastic shape, slightly deformed without any damage or repair. It dates from the early stages of the Edo Period.
Shigaraki is one of the oldest pottery towns in Japan with a history dating back more than 1,200 years. Historians say that local kilns were producing roof tiles when the emperor Shomu briefly relocated his palace to the area from Kyoto in 742 AD...
Antique Japanese Gyosho Bako (merchant's chest) made with Kiri (paulownia) wood in all original finish. Each side has original iron rings for straps to feed through to Create a Backpack.
Originally used as an backpack to carry from one town to the next. Merchant selling his objects or services that he contained within this piece. The front has two hinged locking doors with several drawers hidden within. Beautiful original finish and condition...
Antique Japanese Gyosho Bako/ Merchant's Chest, in this case it would be meant for a barber to store small tools such as hair shears or combs. All original red lacquer finish, old iron hardware with handle on top for easy transport. Mid Edo period (1615-1868)
Size: 10" L x 7.5" W x 18.5" H
Pvt. Zentner family Collection
Antique Japanese two section Kiri (Paulownia) wood tansu in original medium brown finish. From the Niigata region. Attractive iron locks on each drawer with floral motifs, squared "kakute" style handles on pierced backplates. Pierced Iron corner hardware. Original Keys included.
Edo age circa 1850s
Size: 34.75" L x 16.75" W x 39.5" H
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Red and green crystallize in torrents on the sides of this bottle vase by Sakuchi Ensen enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall 5-1/2 inches (14.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Sakuchi Ensen (B. 1922) began on the path of the potter in 1946, searching to create something unusual in the hills of Okayama. His research led him to create this highly decorative yet wildly natural glaze he came to call Hishhoku Nanban Yaki.
Japanese antique burl hardwood usubata container for ikebana flower arrangements. Two tiered and with two circular openings. Beautifully natural curving form.
Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Size: 19" high.
Antique Stones Japan
Standing Sho-Kannon Bosatsu, the left hand holding a lotus-bud stem and the right forming the segan-in mudra symbolizing the fulfillment of the Vow made by the historical Buddha to strive for the salvation of all sentient beings, sculpted in relief from a brick-hued igneous stone patinated over time to a dark-gray hue. Clearly dated to the second year of the Kanbun Era (1662), early-Edo Period. Excellent condition, with only very minor old loss...
Pvt. Zentner Family Collection
Rare Japanese antique choba tansu made of keyaki (elm) wood. The top portion has a compartment with sliding panels and horizontal slats. The bottom portion of the chest has two safe boxes with heavy iron hardware, one opening to the left and one opening to the right. Inside each safe box is a series of four small kiri (paulownia) wood drawers. Between the safes are two keyaki drawers with heavy iron lock plates...