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Gorinto (5-tier pagoda) sculpted in four parts from a brick-hued sedimentary stone. Nanbokucho~Muromachi Period ca. 1400. Very minor old loss, with grayish patination overall as well as desirable lichen accumulation.
Height: 67 cm
The gorinto is a distinctively Japanese style of pagoda comprising five geometric forms...
A large bronze sculpture of a slender young woman undressing rendered in a quote naturalistic manner. Brown patination. Inscribed and signed storage box and with Japanese Kanji name character on the back side of the base. H 42 cm. Showa around 1950´s to 60´s. Perfect condition. Made by Nakagawa Kiyoshi (1897-1977) born in Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture. Graduated from Tokyo Art School (now Tokyo University of the Arts)...
Twelve Shinsho are guardian Buddhas of Yakushi Nyorai and they are 12 worriors and armoured. They have 12 animal symbols on the head. This one looks "Sarugami", monkey judging from the apprearance. Early 18th century. In good condition but some parts are lost. Height:29cm Width:12cm
Playful Taisho Period C.1920 red bronze Shishi Fu-dog koro or incense burner. The front paws sit on a bronze ball. The tail detaches as doews the top on its back. The donor names are on the bottom. Great condition. 12" long and 10" tall. Ask for shipping quote.
A Japanese ranma (transom) with a Hinoki (Cypress) frame and a Kusunoki (Camphor) wood hand carved Chiku Bai theme in highly detailed three dimensional relief. Artist signed Tosho Nakajima. Most likely mounted in a wealthy Japanese home or a fancy Ryokan (country inn). Its main theme is a majestic Plum Blossom tree (Bai) accented with Bamboo (Chiku).
The ranma was often mounted above the Fusuma sliding doors between rooms to allow the air to circulate freely...
A superbly carved okimono in boxwood depicting an eagle resting on a rock with its head turned backwards. Inlaid eyes. Signed on base: Ikko. Japan, Meiji, ca. 1875. H 15 cm. Condition: Old drying crack to base, otherwise in perfect condition
This large and expressive sculpture is made, as expected, from joined segments, each separately carved. This technique is a diagnostic "telltale" which helps to date the piece. The figure sits in a devotional posture, leaning slightly forward with hands joined in a gesture of worship. Extensive remains of gesso and pigment. The piece measures 14-1/2" in height and is free of re-carving or repair. Kindly examine the photographs, as they are part of the description...
A very charming root wood figure of a dog turning its head. Made from a natural piece of gnarled, root wood with only minor modifications. The ears attached separately. Japan, Meiji (1868–1912). H 9.5 cm, L 8.5 cm. Condition: Perfect.
C. 1970 geisha hair oil kanban shop sign. Geisha used 'tsubaki' or camelia flower oil for their hair. This is a shop sign from the Gion area of Kyoto. 96cm tall and 31cm wide. Ask for shipping quote.
Jizo Bosatsu standing upon a stylized lotus-form dais, a hoju (sacred jewel) in the right hand and a long-stemmed lotus bud in the left, sculpted in relief from a large natural-form igneous stone. Clearly dated to the second year of the Taisho Era (1913). Excellent condition, with desirable softening of the lines and contours overall. Variegated lichen accumulation.
Height: 52.5 cm
Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the hands holding a long-stemmed lotus bud, sculpted figuratively from tuff, an igneous stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Clearly dated to the 42nd year of the Meiji Era (1910). Excellent condition. Variegated lichen accumulation.
Height: 51.5 cm
A charming Jizo stone, with lotus bud rising balloon-like overhead.
Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the hands forming the gassho adoration mudra, sculpted in relief from tuff, an igneous stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Clearly dated to the 10th year of the Kyoho Era (1725), mid-Edo Period. Minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.
Height: 53 cm
Seated Buddha, a branch-like nyoi (scepter) held in both hands, sculpted in relief from a brown igneous stone. Late-Muromachi Period ca. 1550. Minor old loss, with overall softening of the lines and contours.
Height: 23 cm
Standing Amida Nyorai, Buddha of the Western Paradise, the hands forming the raigo-in mudra, sculpted in shallow relief from an iron-rich granite. Late-Muromachi Period~Momoyama Period ca. 1575...
Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the hands forming the gassho mudra of adoration, figuratively sculpted from a gray-brown igneous stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Minor old loss, most notably to the front-right edge of the base. Variegated lichen accumulation.
Height: 51 cm
A charming Jizo stone with good size and desirable old loss.
Standing garden lantern sculpted in three parts from an iron-rich granite, featuring a standing deer sculpted in relief on the side of the cylindrical lantern box.
Height: approx 110 cm.
An uncommon and enchanting little piece.
Price on Request
A pair of antique Japanese folding keyaki doors with iron mounts. The door is constructed with mortise and tenon joints. The panels are divided into 7 parts framed with carved decoration and hinged with iron mounts. The carved decoration is finely painted with polychrome mineral pigment with gold gilt accents. The subject matter of the temple doors is a scrolling lotus motif and 8 phoenixes.
The phoenix represents power sent from the heavens to the Empress...
An open-mouthed ("ah") tobikomi shi-shi (lit. diving Chinese lion) sculpted from a gray-blue igneous stone. Late-Edo Period/early-Meiji Era ca. 1875...