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Large Porcelain Gu-Vessel by Suwa Sozan II
Japanese: Ceramics: Porcelain Pre 1940: item #1253536
TCR4600

Large Porcelain Gu-Vessel by Suwa Sozan II
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The Kura
tel.81-75-201-3497



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A sophisticated soft yellow Kiji Celadon vase by important early 20th century female potter Suwa Sozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and in fine condition. The vessel dates from the late Taisho to early Showa period (1922-1940), when Sencha and the ideas of Chinese Scholarly life reigned in Japan.
Suwa Sozan II (Torako (1890-1977)) was the niece and adopted daughter of... Click for details

Massive Extra Large Japanese Temple Bell Bowl
Japanese: Metalwork: Bronze Pre 1920: item #1253525

Massive Extra Large Japanese Temple Bell Bowl
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The Zentner Collection
510-653-5181



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Massively huge Dark Bronze Japanese Temple Bell Bowl, with ridged edges along its rim and raised, scale-like pattern around its bottom. . Japanese Temple Bell Bowl was used during chanting, or as an indication of a change in time or activity. This is truly the largest bell bowl I have ever seen. Three stamped kanji characters "Kin Ryu ____?" on rim translates as Golden Dragon _____? (last one is illegible). Excellent condition and sound. It's extraordinary size: 17.25" height, 20.25" width

Japanese Hira Taiko Drum with Stand
Japanese: Folk Art Pre 1980: item #1253523

Japanese Hira Taiko Drum with Stand
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The Zentner Collection
510-653-5181



Sale Price $999  

Lovely Japanese Hira Taiko Drum, made from a light hardwood, and hung from a Hiratsuri stand. The drum has iron studding to keep its drum skins in place and gold kanji/kana on a black metal strip, with a gold taiko logo for Maru Masa. A drumstick is included which hangs off a hook from the Hiratsuri stand. Makes a lovely drum sound as it is intact and in good condition. Taisho/early Showa period (c1930) Size: 33" High x 34 1/2" Wide

Antique Japanese Painting of Scene From Kokin Wakashu
Japanese: Paintings Pre 1900: item #1253506

Antique Japanese Painting of Scene From Kokin Wakashu
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The Zentner Collection
510-653-5181



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Antique painting of a scene from one of the poems in the Kokin Wakashu or "Collection of Japanese Poems of Ancient and Modern Times", dated from the Heian period (794-1185 AD). It was invented and published by Emperor Uda and his son, Emperor Daigo in the year 905, and was compiled by four of their court poets: Ki no Tsurayuki, Ki no Tomonori, Oshikochi Mitsune, and Mibu no Tadamine. This scene is likely taken from a poem by Tsurayuki in which the narrator laments over his loneliness and compare... Click for details

Sashi-Style Wood Netsuke of a "Sneezer"
Japanese: Netsuke: Wood Pre 1900: item #1253473
6-426

Sashi-Style Wood Netsuke of a "Sneezer"
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Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.
Tel.212-223-4600



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This humorous sashi-style wood netsuke portrays an excellent carving of a “sneezer” (a beloved netsuke subject) holding a nose tickler in his hand to make himself sneeze. The artist modeled this fine piece with great detail focusing on the man’s expressive face. (Netsuke-shi reveled in depicting activities of ordinary people in Japan, often expressing humor and whimsy.) This fine wood netsuke is in excellent condition. Provenance: Ex. Burbridge Foundation. Height: 3” 19th Century, Japan

A Two Case One-of-a-Kind Copper Inro - Edo Period
Japanese: Metalwork Pre 1900: item #1253457
INROS

A Two Case One-of-a-Kind Copper Inro - Edo Period
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Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
203.272.7392



 

This is the only example of an inro made of copper that we have been able to locate in all of our research. The piece measures 3.3" high by 2 " wide by 1.7"thick. It is in very good condition with excellent patina and coloration. In the crevices next to the side channels inside which the cord is strung - the himotoshi - there is a fair amount of white verdigris accumulated over the decades. There is no ojime; however, there is a small copper round bell that could have served as either the ojime ... Click for details

Antique Shakuhachi with Rare Staple Repair
Japanese: Folk Art: Mingei Pre 1920: item #1253433

Antique Shakuhachi with Rare Staple Repair
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Shippodo
1-510-780-6761



$500  

Shakuhachi with Staple Repairs

20th century

Size: Length 21.6" Diameter (largest) 2.3"

Shakuhachi is often using the base or root area of a bamboo stalk and produces a mellow tone that has inspired generations of artists in Japan. By the 20th century, the tone inspir... Click for details


Fabulous Red Lacquer Incense Case with Mantis Relief
Japanese: Tea Articles: Lacquer Pre 1920: item #1253429
T-H1180

Fabulous Red Lacquer Incense Case with Mantis Relief
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RYOUTAN
tel:+81-467-24-7035



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An unique red lacquer incense container elaborately carved with a mantis high relief. Side of the lid is decorated with the Chinese pattern. Inside of the box is finished with black lacquer. The unique posture or the activities of the mantis had been observed since the ancient times by people in Japan, as well as, in the other countries. Just like the English other name for mantis (“praying mantis”) in the Western countries, the Japanese Mantis also used to be called as “praying insec... Click for details

Edo Indigo Katazome Rinzu-Silk Kimono
Japanese: Textiles Pre 1837 VR: item #1253418

Edo Indigo Katazome Rinzu-Silk Kimono
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Japanese Antique & Textile saiyuu2
81-75-532-1051



$230.00  

This is Rinzu-Silk Kimono of the Edo era. Beautiful Katazome is very impressive. There are several places of thin stains such as the F1 image. F2, F3 image, silk cloth is made to inherit this. Size 136cm x 122cm (53.5”x 48 ")

Antique Japanese Print of Kukai and Dainichi Nyorai
Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Contemplative Pre 1700: item #1253381

Antique Japanese Print of Kukai and Dainichi Nyorai
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The Zentner Collection
510-653-5181



 

Antique Japanese print depicting the founder of the Shingon or "True Word" school of Buddhism, Kūkai (774-835). He was a famous calligrapher and engineer who invented the kana, syllabic Japanese scripts used in the Japanese writing system. In his hands he holds a vajra, a ritualistic weapon representing firmness of spirit and spiritual power, and prayer beads. Above him is Dainichi Nyorai, the central deity of the Shingon religion, surrounded by Bonji (single letter words derived from sansk... Click for details

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