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Modern Japanese Ceramics
There is an unequivocal sincerity in the work of Fukami Sueharu, and here is an exceptional large cylinder vase draped in the purest celadon green wrapped in a stamped cloth pouch and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 52.5 cm (20-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition. Large works by this artist are few and far between, and this would certainly become a focal point in any collection.
Fukami Sueharu is synonymous with seihakuji celadon...
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A flagrant barrage of color gets in your face with this futuristic vessel by Yanagihara Mutsuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Saimon Kabin (Colored Vase). Over the crackled sunshine yellow gleams platinum on lightning strikes of red, completely juxtaposed to the cool blue of the interior. Very much an iconic work by this eclectic artist. It is 17.5 cm (7 inches) diameter, 15 cm (6 inches) tall and in perfect condition...
A tea bowl decorated with chrysanthemum blossoms and a bare plum branch nestles deep in the verse of crinkled script which seems to bury it like fallen leaves. The image is by Eiraku Wazen, 10th head of the Miura family of potters and bears the artists stamp on the bowl. An accompanying note gives the history of Taigado Seiryo, and although not signed, the verse may be that of this poet/priest...
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Always innovative, here is a basin for flower arrangement in pastel Hagi colors by Kaneta Masanao carved and torn from a solid block of clay in the Kurinuki technique enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Making use of a flower frog, I can imagine a fabulous spray of green rising up from within the undulating rim, like the first burst of flora through the last of the winter snow. It is 30 x 21 x 12.5 cm (12 x 8 x 5 inches) and in perfect condition...
A dark forest rises in a field of white, as if still covered in frost or snow, over which is draped a poem brushed in the exquisite script of the poet-nun Otagaki Rengetsu, Itsu to naki, Tokiwa no sato ha, Hototogisu shinobu hatsune ni, Uzuki wo ya shiru?
With the first cry of the Cuckoo, in this village of Tokiwa
Will the people realize, Spring has arrived?
To the extreme left, the cuckoo flies off the page...
Tora Tori Gallery
Polylobed in shape, it is encrusted with ivory plates with floral decoration on a background of interlacing of filigree silver threads, radiating around a gold lacquer medallion decorated with a large bouquet suspended by a coral bow. The flowers are chiseled in mother-of-pearl and stones. Extremely fine execution characteristic of the great finesse of the shibayama technique. Signed: ichiyu-Koku. Meiji period. diameter: 25.1cm (9.8in)
Helen M Edwards
Height: 7.2 cm (2.9 in)
Width: 9.7 cm (3.9 in)
Fine quality Japanese Gosu Blue Satsuma silver lidded koro; floral decoration with heavily gilt diaper-work throughout; silver rim with accompanying floral-themed lid; restored a/fs to handles; good condition
A heavily lacquered tray created in the manner of the 36 Kamakura era trays of Hokkeji made of wood covered in thick negoro lacquer rubbed through to reveal the black lacquer under the original red. On back is written Hokke-ji Rakanban, 1 of 36, First month of Tokuji 2 (1307). It is 42 x 29.5 x 2.5 cm (16 x 11-1/2 x 1 inches) and is in excellent condition, enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box. An excellent example of the simplicity and austerity of the Kamakura aesthetic...
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Bamboo springs up in a thicket about a garden stone on this scroll dated a summer day in 1914. Ink on paper in a green patterned silk border with wood rollers. The Scroll is 37.5 x 187 cm (14-3/4 x 74 inches). It comes enclosed in a wooden box annotated by Potter Mashimizu Zoroku titled Chikusen Ga, Take-Iwa (Painting by Chikusen, Bamboo and Stone)...
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1930's Japanese Bronze Rooster Shaped Censer Koro Marked
It is 7.5 inches (19cm) tall by 5.6 inches (14.3cm) wide. It weighs 982.5 gram (2.2 lb).
It has surface wears and scratches (as seen in the photos).
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Era Woodblock Prints
Mt. Fuji and Lake
Date: 1930s ~ 1950s.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Size: Approximately 6.0 x 4.0 inches.
Sealed by the artist.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Silk meisen kimono with dots. In excellent condition. Mid 20th century. 134cm x 154cm
Cotton lining for narrow sash (obi). Most of the fragments are hand-spun cotton cloth, such as plain cotton indigo dyed, itajime mame-shibori (clamp-board dye), katazome (stencil-resist-dye) etc. The second half of the 19th century. 15cm x 4m50cm
An excellent shakudo tsuba inlaid with a "thousand flowers" decoration in gold, silver and sentoku. The technique is particular, the tsuba is first cast in shakudo with all the flowers in relief, then chiseled. Then each flower is covered with a thick sheet of metal, gold, silver or sentoku, this sheet is hammered on the sides of the flowers as one would border a bed sheet. Excellent work , exceedingly difficult more than inlaid...
Very beautiful tsuba in sentoku inlaid with shakudo, gold and silver by Jo-I, first-rank artist from the end of the 18th century. The funny subject represents a man driving demons out of his house by throwing beans on the ground. Excellent work, perfect finish. No restoration or hidden defects. Original patinas. 67x58x4 mm
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HOLES AND GEARS
Set of a reeling machine's bangboard and gears made of wood. Showa period, mid 20th century, Japan. Board: 26.5 x 16cm (10.43 x 6.29in), Large gear: D 12cm (4.72in), Small gear: D 5cm (1.96in)...
A low circular basket woven in a dynamic swirling wa-gumi style lined with lacquer soaked paper made for carrying charcoal in the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It is 30 cm (12 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, enclosed in a period wooden box titled Karamono Takegumi Hira-Sumitori.
Japanese limited edition sosaku hanga woodblock print known as "Shadow on the Waves” by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991) dated 1956. The print is signed in black and with the red artist’s seal at the lower right corner of the image. The bottom margin holds the hiragana title, date, and penciled edition number B187/200 to the left of a red "Shiro hanga" seal. A hexagonal watermark is at the lower left margin. Paper: 16 1/4" x 11 1/8" (image: 14 3/8" x 9 5/8")...