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Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1465513 (stock #999)
Antique Stones Japan
$300.00
Rectangular lotus-form dais sculpted from tuff, a sedimentary stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Meiji Era ca. 1900. Minor old loss, with fulsome lichen accumulation overall.

Height: 17 cm
Width: 31 cm
Depth: 29 cm
Packaged weight: 27 kg

Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1465502 (stock #998)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Round lotus-form dais sculpted from tuff, a sedimentary stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Desirable old loss and patination.

Height: 12.5 cm
Diameter of upper surface: 29 cm
Packaged weight: 17 kg

Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1465499 (stock #997)
Antique Stones Japan
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Uppermost two parts of a gorinto (five-tiered stupa) sculpted from a gray-hued igneous stone. Late-Muromachi Period ca. 1550. Minor old loss.

Height: 34 cm
Width: 28 cm
Depth: 26.5 cm
Packaged weight: 14 kg.

The gorinto is a uniquely Japanese style of stupa comprising five geometric forms, which correspond (from bottom) to earth, water, fire, wind, and ethereal space...

Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1465461 (stock #996)
Antique Stones Japan
$300.00
Sacred jewel (Jp. hoju) on a multi-tiered square plinth sculpted from tuff, a sedimentary stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750...
Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1465453 (stock #995)
Antique Stones Japan
$300.00
Sacred jewel (Jp. hoju) on a lotus-form dais sculpted from granite. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Minor old loss.

Height: 21 cm
Diameter of base: 15.5 cm
Packaged weight: 8 kg

Japanese stone lanterns and stone stupas exist in a multitude of styles and forms, but all share one thing in common: a hoju (sacred jewel) at the very top.

Originally the uppermost element of some type of stone stupa, this granite hoju would make an ornamental addition to any garden.

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1465323 (stock #MOR8465)
The Kura
Price on Request
A carving of Kagekiyo leaning sleepy on his staff by Hata Shokichi dated on bottom 1942. It is 29 inches (74 cm) tall and in fine condition, signed on the base. This is the same image as the relief he submitted to the 6th Shin-Bunten National Exhibition in 1941 which is visible on page 333 (figure 171) of the Nittenshi.
The Noh play is quite unique and the mask for Kagekiyo is singular to this play...
Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1465222
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
A very large example of an antique Japanese Baku corbel used in a temple or shrine. The Baku is a mythical spiritual creature which resides in the Buddhist realm. Its purpose is to devour evil spirits as well as one's nightmares. Carved from one solid block of Keyaki (Zelkova) wood, this architectural sculpture has stood the test of time.

Edo Period (early 19th Century)

Dimensions: 44 1/2" Long by 19 1/2" High by 13 1/4" Deep
Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1700 item #1465161 (stock #994)
Antique Stones Japan
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Kebutsu (lit. transformed Buddha) seated upon a lotus-form dais, ichiboku-zukuri single-block wooden construction with lacquer-and-gilt finish, displayed on a pierced-work gilt-copper keko (Buddhist ritual-use flower basket). The kebutsu mid-Edo ca. 1750, the keko clearly dated to the third year of the Genroku Era (1680), mid-Edo Period. Very minor old loss and patination.

Kebutsu height: 13.5 cm
Width: 9.5 cm
Depth: 4 cm
Keko diameter: 28 cm

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1700 item #1465158 (stock #993)
Antique Stones Japan
$600.00
Kebutsu (lit. transformed Buddha) seated upon clouds, ichiboku-zukuri single-block wooden construction with lacquer/gilt/polychrome finish, displayed on a pierced-work gilt-copper keko (Buddhist ritual-use flower basket). The kebutsu early-Edo ca. 1650, the keko clearly dated to the third year of the Genroku Era (1680), mid-Edo Period. Minor old loss and patination.

Kebutsu height: 13 cm
Width: 8.5 cm
Depth: 5 cm
Keko diameter: 28 cm

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1700 item #1465144 (stock #992)
Antique Stones Japan
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Pair of head fragments of two sculptures from the same set of Ju-O (lit. 10 Kings, a.k.a. 10 Judges of Hell). Ichiboku-zukuri single-block wooden construction, the eyes originally of inset crystal, now lost. Displayed on a repurposed fusuma door panel in unfinished zelkova (Jp. keyaki). Early-Edo Period ca. 1650, possibly earlier...
Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1700 item #1465143 (stock #991)
Antique Stones Japan
$500.00
Head fragment of one of the Ju-O (lit. 10 Kings, a.k.a. 10 Judges of Hell). Yosegi-zukuri joined-block wooden construction with polychrome finish, the inset-crystal eyes still intact. Displayed on a repurposed fusuma door panel in unfinished zelkova (Jp. keyaki). Early-Edo Period ca. 1650, possibly earlier. Traces of a whitish gesso-like foundation and polychrome.

Height of head fragment: 20 cm
Width: 10.5 cm
Depth: 4 cm
Height of panel: 38.5 cm
Width: 24.5 cm

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1700 item #1465126 (stock #990)
Antique Stones Japan
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Seated Amida Buddha, the hands placed centrally on the lap in the Amida jo-in meditation mudra. Yosegi-zukuri joined-block wooden construction, the eyes of inset crystal, finished in lacquer and gilt. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650...
Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1465107 (stock #MOR8460)
The Kura
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A mid century life-sized sculpture of a standing female by Hiroma Hiroshi exhibited at the 9th Nitten National Exhibition in 1953 titled Omou (Ponder or Reminisce) visible in the Nittenshi Volume 17 page 454 figure 156. Signed on the base, she is 62 inches (157 cm) tall excluding the additional base. There is a mar on the thigh of the left leg (see photographs for details with a small split in the right buttock and overall rubbing marks from handling...
Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Geological item #1464957 (stock #1800)
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$450.00


BLACK STONE WITH ENSO

Japanese suiseki viewing stone from the river in Ashoro district in Hokkaido prefecture, so-called 'Ashorogawa-seki' (Ashorogawa stone), with such natural white lines like 'Enso' (Circle painted with a single stroke in Zen calligraphy) in mat black surface. Aesthetic form that let it calm. Unique precious stone. approx...
Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1700 item #1464941 (stock #989)
Antique Stones Japan
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Thousand-Armed 11-Headed (Jp. Senju Juichi-men) Kannon Bosatsu standing upon a bi-level plinth in black-lacquered wood and the figure sculpted using simplified yosegi-zukuri joined-block wooden construction comprising two diagonally oriented main blocks running the full height of the figure and originally finished in an ochre-hued gesso-like ground, lacquer, and gilt. Early-Edo Period ca. 1600, possibly earlier...
Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1464912 (stock #TCR6810)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A large ceramic sculpture by Ito Tadayoshi titled London no Onna (Woman from London). The naïve young figure sits in deep contemplation on a square plinth, head cocked to one side, lost in her own thoughts. The figure is 54 cm (21-1/4 inches) tall, 15.5 x 19 cm (6-1/4 x 7-1/2) across the base. This is published in the book “Chokoku-ka Ito Tadayoshi” published 1992 (a copy is included with the piece). Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately...
Japanese : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1980 item #1464858 (stock #MOR7933)
The Kura
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A modernist sculpture in bronze on a wooden base by pioneering female artist Katsura Yuki (also Yukiko 1913-1991). The humorous figure is reminiscent of the works of Okamoto Taro and Akutagawa Saori, another pioneering female artist from Japan who lived in New York around the same time as Yuki. The image is 10 inches (26 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Katsura Yuki (1913-1991) was a Japanese artist whose career spanned from the prewar to the postwar eras. She was enrolled in a girl’s ...
Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1464819 (stock #MOR8450)
The Kura
$2,500.00
An image of a fox and cub by Sato Katsunori (Shoho) carved from a single block of wood. The motherly figure appears to be dozing off as the cub plays about her feet, long tail sweeping around to encompass the imagery in with a sense of safety and comfort. A nearly identical work by the artist minus the cub was exhibited at the Nitten in 1946, and a near mirror image titled “Kitsune” was exhibited at the 7th Nitten in 1951 published on page 256 of the Nittenshi, figure 83. The sculpture is...
 
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