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Atama Wo Kakaeteru, she holds her head in her hands, perhaps pondering the troubled times she is enduring. This nude, carved from a single block of wood, is anonymous, judging by the carving style and finish dating from the pre-war years. It is 67 x 40 x 50 cm (25 x 15 x 19 inches) and is in overall an excellent state of preservation...
Japanese antique okimono of a group of 3 frogs. The younger frog sits on a larger frog's back while one frog is separate. Carved of sugi (cryptomeria) wood with reverse painted glass eyes.
Frogs are considered symbols of luck in Japanese culture and are used widely in poetry and art. The word for "frog" (kaeru) in Japanese also means "return" which is why small sculptures of frogs are sometimes carried by travelers as a way to make sure they return home safely from their journeys...
Mastromauro Japanese art
Refined bronze okimono depicting a Ryu dragoncoiled around itself with gilded eyes. Signed Tounsai chū’ 渡雲斎鋳. Meiji period 19th century Sizes: 13 x 16 x 19 cm. Condition report: Good condition
Like the colorful back of some sea creature white dots rise in concentric lines up to the undulating fluted rim of this exceptional glass bowl by Iwata Toshichi enclosed in the original signed and heavily padded wooden box titled Kaki Kaichu no En (Vase, Garden in the Sea) dating circa 1955. The colors are so very much of that era, and yet the design is timeless. It is roughly 10 inches (25 m) diameter and in excellent condition...
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DECAYING WOODEN BALL
Way beyond ruined decayed wood. 1980-90s, Japan. approx. H 17 x 18 x 18cm (6.69 x 7.08in)
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Black-patina bronze hare standing on its hind legs. In Japanese, the hare and the rabbit are designated by a single word: usagi. The hare occupies an important place in the legends and superstitions of Japan. Like many other animals, it is supposed to reach a fabulous age and become blue at five hundred years. Japan - Meiji Era (1868-1912) Height: 5.7 in. (14.5 cm) - width: 2.8 in. (7 cm) - depth: 4.3 in. (11 cm)
Antique Stones Japan
Kannon Bosatsu seated upon a lotus-form dais atop a multi-tiered plinth and backed by a pierced-work funagata-style mandorla, the upraised left hand positioned as if holding a long-necked water vessel (Jp. suibin), now missing, and the right hand forming the segan-in wish-granting mudra. Yosegi-zukuri joined-block wooden construction, the original lacquer-and-gilt finish on the figure reduced to traces of gesso-like foundation and lacquer...
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Japan has the culture from ancient time to worship stones, and such bored stones are the one of them...
A pair of Japanese bronze Koi Carp fishes with artist sign.
Age: Japan, Showa Period, 20th Century
A Fine Bronze Seated Buddha Sakyamuni Figure, U'Thong Style, Early 16th Century. Seated in Sattvasana, his hands in Bhumisparsa and Dhyana mudra. Wearing a sanghati with long sash. His face with meditative expression, downcast eyes under incised arched eyebrows, broad triangular nose and outlined lips, elongated earlobes. His hair arranged in rows of small curls...
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クリスタルこけし / CRYSTAL KOKESHI
Rare and unique Showa product with such kokeshi (Japanese traditional simplified doll) coming up by its glass cutting and design, 1980s, Japan, approx...
Welcome To Another Century
A pair of abstracted foxes, sitting at their haunches, tails curled wound their feet, their heads turned upwards, gazing at the moon.
Brown patinated bronze with roughened surface.
Each fox signed on the bottom ‘Kozan’ in archaic script...
Antique Japanese Kasuga-dōrō 春日灯籠 stone lantern carved of granite. The hexagonal umbrella (Kasa 笠) roof has squared corners and the central light box (Hibukuro 火袋) is carved with a small round window, an opening in the front and one in the back. The tall post sits on top of a lotus base. Kasuga-dōrō like this one are named for the similar lanterns that line the path to the Kasuga shrine in Nara...
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Antique Japanese tall Kasuga-dōrō 春日灯籠 stone lantern. Carved of granite with beautiful lichen and age. The large gem-shaped finial (Hōju/hōshu 宝珠) sits on a lotus Ukebana (請花) atop a hexagonal umbrella (Kasa 笠) roof with upward curling corners. The central light box (Hibukuro 火袋) is carved with openwork lattice windows, an opening in the front and one in the back...
Antique Japanese tall stone ishidourou. Made with an elegantly simplified rounded form in 6 sections. Carved of granite with natural form base. The tall domed umbrella section (Kasa 笠) covers a squat and rounded light box (Hibukuro 火袋) which is carved with a sun shaped opening in the front through to a crescent moon shaped opening I the back.
Age: Meiji/Taisho (circa 1900's-1920's)
Dimensions: 66" high x 34" wide x 26" wide (base)
Antique Japanese stone sekitō (pagoda) with three tiers. Made of granite and carved in 7 stacking pieces. The central square section is carved with a seated Buddha on four sides. The top spire is carved with 9 tiers between lotus petals. The surface has a beautiful patina and is covered with areas lichen and moss.
Age: Edo Period (1603-1867)
Dimensions: 75" high x 24 1/2" wide x 24 1/2" deep
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対の狐 / PAIR OF FOXES
Pair of votive stone carving foxes as the messengers of Inari god, from a certain shrine in Northern Kanto region (Gunma area), Japan, Edo period, 19th century, approx. H 22.5 x 11.3 x 6.3cm (8.85 x 4.44 x 2.48in). Because of the slight different feeling of each texture, those could be not original pair?, and each might have had each own partner at the same shrine?, though never knows...
A pair of Japanese Keyaki wooden hibachi vessels with inlaid colored and gilt bronze.
Hibachi is a traditional Japanese heating device.
Age: Japan, Meiji Period, Late 19th Century