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Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1216729 (stock #0011)
Momoyama Gallery
$2500.00

This is a clay figure of "Tenjin", the god of learning and a great and important figure in the history of Japanese culture.

It is obviously from the Mid Edo Period and one of the most impressing pieces of art in our collection with its mysterious and spiritual character.

We offer this Tenjin figure with a wooden stand, which was built by a former owner...

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1800 item #1216725 (stock #0010)
Momoyama Gallery
$800.00

A Kannon Bosatsu wooden statue from the early Meiji Period (19th century) with rests of its original paint.

It is a unique peace of buddhist art, as it bears on its back a writing with black ink from a Samurai. The charakters mean Saikoku Sanjusansho (The Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage), made by 'Yasukuni Joza' in the status of Bushi (Samurai) in Bungo area, Oita Prefecture.

There are no similar pieces to find. It is really matchless and singular...

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1700 item #1215245 (stock #510)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Two gorinto (5-tiered stupa) carved in shallow relief from a grayish volcanic stone. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Old loss, most notably to the upper perimeter.

Height: 22 cm
Width: 13 cm
Depth: 6 cm

An uncommon depiction of two gorinto, charmingly small-scale and redolent of time's passage.

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1700 item #1214374 (stock #509)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Stone depiction of six Jizo Bosatsu figures standing in a row, each with hands forming the gassho adoration mudra. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Very minor old loss.

Height: 32.5 cm
Width: 40 cm
Depth: 20 cm.

According to Buddhist belief, Jizo Bosatsu was entrusted by the historical Buddha with saving all sentient beings during the 5.76 billion years between the time of the historical Buddha's death and the arrival of Miroku, the Buddha of the future...

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1800 item #1213223 (stock #508)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Frog with two smaller frogs on top, sculpted from tuff, a sedimentary stone composed chiefly of volcanic ash. Late-Edo Period ca. 1800, possibly earlier. Minor old loss and softening of the lines and contours; crack visible on the lower belly. Heavy lichen accumulation overall.

Height: 16.5 cm
Length: 33 cm
Width: 23.5 cm

Japanese stone frogs in the oya-ko kaeru (lit. parent-child frog) style are uncommon, and this is an uncommonly good example of type...

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1700 item #1206750 (stock #507)
Antique Stones Japan
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Stone fragment of Shogun Jizo mounted upon a horse, a shakujo (crozier) in the right hand and a hoju (sacred jewel) in the left. Early- to mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Substantial old loss, most notably to the head/neck/forequarters and hindquarters of the horse. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 28.5 cm
Width: 14.5 cm
Depth: 16.5 cm

A desirable fragment of a Shogun Jizo, stone depictions of which are exceedingly uncommon.

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1205929 (stock #Nenjibutsu-1)
Tomoe Art
$3,000.00
Taoism guardians known as the embodiment of Good Fortune (Fu), Prosperity (Lu), and Longevity (Shou) finely curved and kept in a Zushi, a miniature shrine decorated with gold leaf and handmade silver work. Circa 19th Century. The guardians are often kept as personal daily worship at household and decoration. Signed Shugetsu. The seal reads Hara. It is attributed to one of prominent doll make artists, first Hara Shugetsu. It is in fine condition.

Hara Shugetsu was born in Sakai in Osaka...

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1920 item #1204740
Zentner Collection
SOLD
A set of three carvings of three different types of birds. One appears to be a falcon and another a magpie like species. Each bird has been carefully carved and painted making birds to look alive. Age: 20th century. Size: length 3.75" width 1.6" height 2.25"
Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1204532 (stock #R644)
Japanese Art Site
$2700.00
Signed Late 19th Century Meiji Period Japanese Noh Mask of the jealous female spirit, Hannya. One of the most famous of Noh Masks, sought after by serious collectors. One of the best examples we have offered. It is finely carved and painted, the expression is fantastic, and all the details and patina are wonderful. 10h x 6w inches, 25.5h x 15.5w cm.
Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1204486 (stock #R643)
Japanese Art Site
$2400.00
Signed Late Edo Period 19th Century Japanese Noh Theater Mask of Ko-omote. This beautiful young woman is a very popular image in Japanese culture, and is sometimes used as an icon to represent Japan. A fine example of this type of mask rendered by a master carver, using cypress wood (Hinoki) and many layers of Gofun, crushed oyster shell lacquer. A very charming, hypnotic, well rendered image, with an Imperial purple tie . 8.25 inches (21cm) high x 5.25 inches (13.5) wide.
Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre AD 1000 item #1204483 (stock #R642)
Japanese Art Site
$9500.00
Fine and rare early example of a Jomon Period Dogu Clay Figure, the earliest known Japanese figures. The Dogu acted as effigies of people. They manifested some kind of sympathetic magic. For example, it may have been believed that illnesses could be transferred into the Dogu, and then destroyed, clearing the illness, or any other misfortune. Because of the ritual destruction of Dogu, they are quite rare. This primitive abstract fertility figure has a futuristic look...
Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre AD 1000 item #1204482 (stock #R641)
Japanese Art Site
$9500.00
Fine and rare early example of a Jomon Period Dogu Clay Figure, the earliest known Japanese figures. The Dogu acted as effigies of people. They manifested some kind of sympathetic magic. For example, it may have been believed that illnesses could be transferred into the Dogu, and then destroyed, clearing the illness, or any other misfortune. Because of the ritual destruction of Dogu, they are quite rare. This primitive abstract fertility figure has a futuristic look...
Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1700 item #1203949 (stock #506)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the right hand holding a shakujo (crozier) and the left a hoju (sacred jewel), sculpted in relief against an overarching funagata-style mandorla from a high-quality granite. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650, possibly earlier. Very minor old edge loss and softening of the lines and contours.

Height: 96 cm
Width: 38 cm
Depth: 22 cm.

A notably large-scale Jizo stone with good age and exceptional presence.

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1800 item #1202828 (stock #505)
Antique Stones Japan
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Standing Jizo Bosatsu with hands in the gassho adoration mudra, figuratively sculpted from a charcoal-gray volcanic stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1775. Minor old loss.

Height: 34 cm
Width: 18.5 cm
Depth: 15 cm

An endearingly expressive, and winningly slim-legged, Jizo stone.

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1492 item #1202374 (stock #504)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Isseki gorinto (single-stone 5-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from granite. Early-Muromachi Period ca. 1400, possibly earlier. Very minor old loss, with light lichen accumulation overall.

Height: 59 cm
Width: 17 cm
Depth: 15 cm

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 : Other : Pre 1900 item #1202366 (stock #503)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Seated Jizo Bosatsu, the hands holding a long-stemmed lotus bud, sculpted in relief from a high-quality granite. Meiji Era ca. 1900. Excellent condition, with very slight lichen accumulation.

Height: 42.5 cm
Width: 28 cm
Depth: 14.5 cm

An endearingly round-headed Jizo.

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1200662
Zentner Collection
SOLD
A large shinto shrine constructed in the style based on the Grand Shrine of Ise. This type of construction for small shrines is often used by the local residents in Ise. The shrine contains fine details in the woodwork and brass fittings fit for a deity. Age: 20th century. Size: height 23.75" width 19" length 36"
Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1800 item #1199570 (stock #502)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Seated Jizo Bosatsu figuratively sculpted from granite, the centrally placed hands holding a hoju (sacred jewel). Mid-Edo Period ca. 1725. Minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 34.5 cm
Width: 31 cm
Depth: 28 cm.

An outstanding Jizo stone with good age and exceptional presence.

 
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