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A black-lacquer Haisen bowl used to rinse a sake cup in traditional service where the cup is shared between various people. Inside the Haisen is decorated with an explicit image of a couple in the throes of passion in gold, green and red maki-e with a ring of cloud or smoke drifting around the rim. Outside Mandarin Ducks, swim together under plum blossoms. These water birds are symbols of marital bliss as it is believed the Mandarin duck chooses one partner for life...
An unusual pair of bulb shaped vessels blossoming into flowers by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled outside Sakebin (Sake bottle) and inside Seika Ushi Asagao (Blue and White Morning Glory). Each is roughly 15 cm (6 inches) tall, in perfect condition, with impressed seal on the base...
A black-lacquer Haisen bowl used to rinse a sake cup in traditional service where the cup is shared between various people. Inside the Haisen is decorated with an explicit image of a couple in the throes of passion in gold, silver and red maki-e with carefully placed kiri-gane gold...
First edition Japanese Meiji Period woodblock print titled "The Curtain and the Announcements" from the series "The Calendar of Events in Edo Theater" co-designed by Adachi Ginko (1874-1897) and Torii Kiyosada (1844-1901). Three editions of this series are known. This print is from the first edition and contains the publisher's information and date of Meiji 30 (1897) 1st month 11th day in the left margin. Ginko's red seal is on the bottom of the curtain...
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1900's Japanese Bronze Urn with Relief Elephant
It is 8.85 inches (22.5 cm) tall by 13.2 inches (33.5 cm) wide. It is 11 lb.It has oxidation, pitting, holes, chips, casting cracks and surface wears and scratches (as seen in the photos).
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1900's Japanese Chinese Style Zitan Wood Lacquered Carved Box with Flower
It is 2.4 inches (6.2 cm) tall by 1.6 inches (4.1 cm) wide by 1.85 inches (4.7 cm) . It is 84.3 gram.
It has rubbing of gilding, peeling of lacquer, hairline cracks and surface wears and scratches (as seen in the photos).
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First edition Japanese Meiji Period woodblock print titled "Pubic Reading (Yomitate)" from the series "The Calendar of Events in Edo Theater" co-designed by Adachi Ginko (1874-1897) and Torii Kiyosada (1844-1901). Three editions of this series are known. This print is from the first edition and contains the publisher's information and date of Meiji 30 (1897) 4th month in the left margin. Kiyosada's signature can be found on the billboard at the upper left...
Japanese woven bamboo flower basket with original bamboo insert. Beautifully made with a variety of different sized bamboo strips and in excellent condition, it measures 13” high, 4.75 widest, 3.5 diameter. Dates pre-1990.
A rectangular moulded vase of stoneware with a short powerful neck. The body of light grey colour splashed with iron and blue glazes. It comes with fully inscribed and signed storage box tomobako. H. 17 x 7 x 6,5 cm. Perfect condition. Made by Kawai Buichi (1908–1989), Kawai Kanjiro’s student and nephew. Buichi’s pieces, like those of his sensei, are unsigned. He began his training as a potter under his uncle in 1928 in Kyoto. In 1949 he joined the National Painter’s Association...
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Wild Buddhist stone carving statue of ‘Jizo Bosatsu’ (Jizo Bodhisattva), Edo period, 19th century, Aichi area, Japan, approx. H 29.5cm (11.61in), in such aesthetically weathered and deteriorated condition as is as seen...
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Two old handmade notebooks (one with black-outed calligraphy and illustrated one), each with the sign of Katsujiro Takahashi (or Shojiro Takahashi) as the possessor himself and its date as late Edo period, 19th century, Japan, Illustrated: approx. 16.7 x 12.5cm (6.57 x 4.92in)...
A set of five porcelain tea cups by Mizukoshi Yosanbei decorated in blue and white sometsuke and bearing the artists signature inside the footring. Each is 6 cm diameter, 4 cm tall. 4 cups are in excellent condition, the fifth has a silver repair and two cracks secured with silver staples. They come enclosed in an amazing compartmentalized period wooden box.
Mizukoshi Yosobei (also Yozobei, Yosanpei, died 1845) was a potter in Kyoto in the late Edo period...
Butterflies drift over autumn flowers on this Ryoro brazier by Mizukoshi Yosanbei enclosed in a period wooden box endorsed later by Iemoto Watanabe Sokei of the Shogetsu Ryu School of Tea preparation. The pale Kyo-yaki glaze has been sprayed with silver (fuki-e style) over which the insects and flora have been depicted in enamel colors. It is 26 cm (10-1/4 inches) tall, 13.5 cm (5-1/4 inches) diameter. It comes with a removable bisk fired liner in perfect condition. There are minor nicks aro...
An antique Japanese 2 section tall Gifu Choba Tansu (merchant chest) made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hand forged iron and bronze hardware including the Hirute style handles. It features 2 pairs of large sliding doors and a lift-out door behind which were kept store records and books. 12 exterior drawers were used for storage and organizing. A small pair of sliding doors near the bottom hides two small drawers where valuables were kept.
Age: Meiji P...
A vintage mid century 2 section Kamo Isho Tansu made entirely of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. All original bronze hardware including the central Peony flower lock plates on the doors and the arabesque back plates to the drawer handles. Constructed using dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails. Behind the hinged doors of the upper section is housed 6 full width Kimono trays and two Obi trays with 3 small drawers for fashion accessories like Tabi, Kami-kazari and Himo. The lower section has 3 lar...
An exceptionally decorative, hira-chawan a type of flattish tea bowl on a small, raised foot. White porcelain decorated with a naturalistic leaf in underglaze shades of blue, slightly recessed. Part of the underside near the foot left in raw biscuit. Signed by the Kyoto artist: Kato Iwao. H 5.3 cm, Diam. 16.5 cm. Condition: Perfect. Kato Iwao (b.1930-1987) is a well known Kyoto porcelain master, who studied with his father and later apprenticed with Kusube Yaichi until 1953 when he entered...
Pair of six leaves screens with decoration of horse-races on golden relief paper. The decoration offers a multitude of characters combining all the social classes gathering in the sanctuary of Kamo to Kyoto, to attend the taking place horse-race the fifth day of the fifth month : the Kamo Kurabe-Uma (加茂競馬). This race count twenty riders in costume of Heian period split in two teams. She begins on the cherry trees side symbolizing the spring, and finish on the maple trees ...
Era Woodblock Prints
Mount Fuji With Sailboat
Size: Koban. Approximately 7.75 x 5.125 inches.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Artist's oval seal at lower left.
Reference: Hotei #Hp-1.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent. Pencil note on back.