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A quaint hand-carved image of Minogame (a sea turtle) supports this antique bamboo pipe tap dating from the second half of the 19th century, the rich dark wood highly polished from a century of fond handling glows like satin. The turtle is a symbol of longevity in Japan, and often is depicted in celebratory situations. Here the creature has been chiseled out of a solid chunk of wood, head raised over the top of its shell. From a flattened are on its back rises the goma-kasu speckled bamboo tub...
Swirling eddies decorate the rim of this gorgeous vase of huge dark hollowed vine, golden minnows swimming up the sides of the natural current made by the winding wood. A very unusual piece which exemplifies the Japanese awe and care for nature. Minor burls and burs in the wood act like rocks under the swift moving water, the pattern rolling over them in a raucous rush. This special piece of wood, extremely large for a vine, appears to have been naturally hollowed out over time, the twisting ...
A discreet masterpiece are words which could easily describe this gorgeous chunk of antique burled vine root carved and polished to a subtle sheen in the shape of a two tiered vase inset with bamboo pots. The piece rises from pebbly textured burl, abundant with character, like a clay pot which collapsed during firing. The second level appears to float above the first on tendrils of smoke. A startling effect. This piece truly captures the Japanese sense of respect for the natural world. It w...
Description: A Rare Yaozhou Baby of 12th century was excavated with obvious evidence of adhesives. With sophisticated olive-green glaze, the lying Song baby survived over 800 years and still reflected the restraint glaze glamour the excavated piece always have. For anyone who are searching for Chinese early porcelain's figurines shall never spare a museum piece like this. Date: Northern Song dynasty (12th century) Length: 5.9cm Condition: Perfect. Provenance: Johnson Lemon
Floating World Gallery
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Japanese woodblock print set by Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950), titled Printing of "A Junk" Process Set, ca 1939. The set includes 5 prints, plus an explanatory sheet, showing the colors and blocks used to develop a finished print. There is a stamp signature on print number 4 and 5, as in all examples of this set. This design is illustrated as plates 257 and 258 of the Complete Woodblock Prints of Yoshida Hiroshi, Abe Publishing Co., Ltd., (Tokyo, 1987).
These prints are in excellent conditi...
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Japanese woodblock print by Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950), titled Maruyama Park in Kyoto, from the Kansai District series, 1933. It has a brush signature in the image and there is also a jizuri seal in the upper left margin, denoting that Yoshida had approved of the quality of the print. This design is illustrated at plate 183 of Ogura, Tadao et. al., The Complete Woodblock Prints of Yoshida Hiroshi, Abe Publishing Co., Ltd., (Tokyo, 1987).
This print is in excellent condition, with extremely...
Floating World Gallery
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Japanese woodblock print by Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950), titled Seta Bridge, from the Kansai District series, 1933. It has both a brush signature in the image, and a pencil signature in the bottom margin. There is also a jizuri seal in the upper left margin, denoting that Yoshida had approved of the quality of the print. This design is illustrated at plate 182 of Ogura, Tadao et. al., The Complete Woodblock Prints of Yoshida Hiroshi, Abe Publishing Co., Ltd., (Tokyo, 1987).
This print is in...
Lovely Japanese Musician Dolls, high quality dolls made in Kyoto. The faces of the dolls are different from each other and they have more delicate feature than shown on the photos. Their clothings are made from beautiful brocades specially woven for dolls. The color of red is deeper than shown here. The size of the two dolls are 6 1/4 inches tall and the other three are approx. 5 inches tall. Circa 1930 to 1950.
Asian Art By Kyoko
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The Tachi bina is an older form of Japanese Hina dolls from the early Edo period(1603-1827). The earlier Tachi bina were not made to stand up, instead they were made to lay down or lean on the display. The faces of this set appear to be old with a beautiful sparkle on white gofun crashed/ground oyster shell), probably from late Edo period. We are not sure if the clothing was redone later or not, the silk brocade has paper backing (with washi hand made Japanese paper). The hair on dolls is ...
Antique Japanese doll, a head of a samurai festival ningyo(doll), rare find; dashi (festival float) ningyo or Kiku festival doll. The measurement of this featured head (used for Dashi float or kiku ningyo festival) is 11 1/2 inches from the top to the bottom of the neck (stick excluded), slightly larger than life size and light in weight. Most of the weight is within the bottom pole. The painted eyes are looking down, indicating the higher position of the doll. This head needs to be plac...
A CHINESE YELLOW GROUND CANTON ENAMEL OCTAGONAL JARDINIERE, QIANLONG MARK & PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY.
Exquisitely painted in famille rose enamels on a copper body, the flowers set against a rich egg yolk yellow ground ( this yellow has a warmer tone in reality than my photographs suggest ). The base is enamelled white and has a four-character Qianlong reign mark. Yellow ground enamelled vessels of this period are of course associated with the Imperial workshops though it is not known whe...
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Japanese samurai dolls, Yoroi and Kabuto (armor and helmet), swords, nobori and carps banner are all a part of the display used for the Boy's Day in Japan. The quality set like this will give a wonderful, rich flavor as a decoration to your home all year around. There is no Maruhei label label on the box but we are pretty sure that this was made by the Maruhei in Kyoto. The similar set that we had seen had the Maruhei label that indicates the set was made in early Taisho period (1912-1926)...
A RARE CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE CUSPIDOR, QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1750.
This spittoon is a rare find and looks as if it were to be more at home in a Hogarth painting. It was made specifically for export to the West and would have been made to order, possibly copying an English silver version. It is thickly and brightly enamelled in typical famille rose colours.
Top diameter is 5.1/2 inches ( 14 cm ) and the height is 4.1/8 inches ( 10.5 cm ). It has a short and professionall...
A LARGE INCISED RED LACQUER DISH, RYUKYU, JAPAN, 18TH CENTURY OR EARLIER.
The deep dish is plain except for three large areas on the flat rim that have been engraved and filled with gold lacquer. Within the foot-rim the base is lacquered black. The dish has old chips to the edge and one can see that the foundation for the lacquer is linen covered wood. The Ryuku Islands, the southernmost group of islands of Japan were first recorded to have been making lacquer in the 14th century. ...
The Ivory Tower, Inc.
This is a richly decorated late 19th century Imari platter in the form of a chrysanthemum flower. There is some wear to the gold around the rim, but the enamel is intact.
Japanese : Pre 1980 item #400797 (stock #DM-18b)
Oriental Treasure Box
Japanese 20th century carved granite stone rabbit garden decoration. The rabbit is nicely carved with nice detail and expression. The laying rabbit is 9" tall, 14 1/2" wide and is about 18 1/2" long. Carved from solid granite. Please see the standing carved granite rabbit as well, DM-18a.
Japanese : Pre 1980 item #400756 (stock #DM-18a)
Oriental Treasure Box
Japanese 20th century carved granite stone rabbit garden decoration. The rabbit is nicely carved with nice detail and expression. The rabbit stands 13 1/2" tall, 7" wide and is about 18 1/2" long. Carved from solid granite.
The Zuishin dolls are a part of the Hina Ningyo doll set for Hina Matsuri, the Girl’s Day Festival in Japan. Though they are commonly called Daijin minister dolls, they are the figures of Toneri, the imperial guardsmen and escorts from the Heian period (794-1185).
It was said that the Zuishin dolls were already seen (created and added to the Imperial Hina couple) in Kyoto during the Meiwa era (1764-1772) while the musician dolls were created in Edo (current Tokyo) at the same time. J...