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Japanese : Paintings : Scrolls : Pre 1930 item #1492443 (stock #Z092)
The Kura
$1,700.00
Love lasts beyond the grave, here a skeleton walks, her pate decorated with flowers and a bundle of daisies in her hand as she strolls grinning under the shade of a dilapidated umbrella held by an attendant, a poignant painting signed Shoken dating from the Taisho period (1922). The four character verse above is taken from the Lotus sutra (Hanya-Shingyo) and reads shikisokuzeku, meaning (loosely) all color is void, the void is all color...
Japanese : Metalwork : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1492442 (stock #K058)
The Kura
$900.00
A wildly crafted bronze image of a shishi lion breathing out a cloud forming the basin for a flower arrangement (known as an usubata). The curly hair has been somehow flaked off and maintained during the casting process, quite an exceptional example. The basin can be removed from the mouth of the creature. Assembled it is 32 x 28 x 33 cm tall (12-3/4 x 11-1/4 x 13 inches) and weighs 4390 grams (9.5 pounds). It is in fine original condition.
Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Contemporary item #1492441 (stock #MC275)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$595.00
A radical Iga wall vase by Atarashi Manabu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Kakehana-ire. It is 36.5 cm (14 inches) long and in perfect condition, directly from the artist.
Atarashi Manabu has been growing in popularity as one of the leaders in the Iga pottery tradition since the first time I saw his work nearly 20 years ago when visiting the family showroom in Iga village...
Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1492440 (stock #MC290)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$935.00
A floral sweep of wheat is incised into the side of this blue tinged white porcelain incense burner by Japanese Living National Treasure Inoue Manji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuji Some Mugi Chomon Koro (White Censer Incised with Blue Wheat). It is 12 cm (just less than 5 inches) to the top of the finial and is in excellent condition...
Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Contemporary item #1492439 (stock #MC282)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$199.99
Love the work of this elegant artist, here is an exquisite beer cup by Doi Masafumi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji Tensenmon Mugi-shu-Hai. It is 13 cm (5-1/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition, directly from the artist. This would make a stunning gift for someone born in summer.
Doi Masafumi was born in Nara prefecture in 1972, and graduated the Aichi prefectural ceramic research facility in 2000...
Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Contemporary item #1492438 (stock #MC115)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$1,100.00
An exquisite vessel of pure white by Living National Treasure (Ningen Kokuho) Maeta Akihiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuji Tsubo. It is 23 cm (9 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Maeta Akihiro was born in Tottori city in 1954, graduating the Osaka University of Art in 1977...
Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Contemporary item #1492437 (stock #MC263)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$495.00
Two semi crushed cylinders, of raw earth by Niisato Akio enclosed in the original compartmentalized and signed wooden box. Each is roughly the size of a real can, the standing piece 13 cm (5 inches) tall, 10 cm (4 inches) diameter, the recumbent work 8 cm (3-1/4 inches) diameter and both are in prefect condition...
Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Pre 2000 item #1492436 (stock #MC273)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$450.00
A perfect example of the Chossen Karatsu style of flowing glaze by master of the craft Nishioka Koju enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is quite large for a Tokkuri, at 20.5 cm (just over 8 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Nishioka Koju (1918-2006) was born in Saga prefecture, and after participating in kiln research began working in Karatsu style ceramics around 1950 in a kiln he built that was named by Koyama Fujio...
Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Contemporary item #1492434 (stock #MC184)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$660.00
A superb example of the flame licked works of innovative Hagi artist Yamato Tsutomu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hagi Kohiki Honosai Yonmen Hosoguchi Hanaire. It is 32.5 cm (13 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Yamato Tsutomu was born the second son of Yamato Yasuo, the man who brought Hagi into the 20th century, in 1965. He graduated the Yamaguchi University of Arts in 1988...
Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1492433 (stock #EW3245)
EastWest Gallery
Price on Request
A finely potted dish decorated with a pattern of scattered shibagaki, bundles of brushwood, which would have formed part of a decorative garden hedge, with boughs of Plum blossom. This pattern was made for the domestic market and would have been particularly appropriate for the celebration of the New Year. The design is referencing the strong winds and storms of early spring. The dish is decorated in a combination of underglaze blue and “Kakiemon” enamels, over-glaze blue, green...
Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1492432 (stock #MC098)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$2,900.00
Bursting Pomegranates in striking blue cling to the branches decorating this gold-wiped porcelain vase by Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 17.5 cm (7 inches) diameter, roughly the same height and in excellent condition. A fabulous example of this artists most popular style...
Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Contemporary item #1492431 (stock #MC099)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
sold, thank you
Wow! Here is a radical piece from deep in the embers of Sugimoto Sadamitsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Iga Hanaire. It is utterly simplistic in form with dramatic and complex kiln effect born from placement and the inferno. The vase is 26.5 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall, 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Sugimoto Sadamitsu was born in Tokyo in 1935...
Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1492429 (stock #MC266)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$1,250.00
A dragon writhes among the astounded population on this sometsuke blue and white vessel by Kawamoto Goro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Sometsuke Ryumon Utagaki Tsubo. It is 6 1/2 inches 16.5 cm square 8 inches 21 centimeters tall and in excellent condition dating circa 1980.
Kawamoto Goro (1919-1986) was born in Seto to a family of potters. He studied in Kyoto at the same institution as Kawai Kanjiro and Hamada Shoji...
Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1800 item #1492428 (stock #1-1441)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€325.00
Very rare Japanese comic demon Buaku Kyogen mask dating from the early Edo Period, the golden age of Noh Drama. The Buaku mask is a Kyogen version of the Noh Beshimi character. Kyogen were short, humorous skits performed between Noh acts to lighten the mood. The heavily knit brows and wide leering grimace are wonderful characteristics of this mask. It is covered in layered colored gofun (oyster shell lacquer). It is brilliantly carved, accentuating the depth of his eye sockets, and adding a sens...
Japanese : Paintings : Screens : Pre 1800 item #1492427
Tora Tori Gallery
€25,000.00
Pair of 6-panel screens; ink, colors, gofun (crushed calcified crustacean shell) and gold on paper framed by a double silk brocade border. The screen on the right represents numerous geese (14), some flying down in front of a black moon, others in search of food or resting among the grass at the edge of a body of water with a background of a mountain. The left screen depicts egrets (7), three of which are perched on the trunk of a majestic weeping willow, covered in a white pigment represent...
Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1492425 (stock #EW3243)
EastWest Gallery
$600.00
A fine rectangular vase or incense stick holder of slab construction with applied leonine taotie style handles to its narrow sides. The front and back sides of the vase decorated with contrasting triangular blocks of diaper brocade in underglaze blue with iron red and gold highlighting the gobenka and pine motifs in the cells and an aka-e kinrande pattern with budo-karakusa (grape vine) in underglaze blue with gilt outlining. The sides decorated with Chinese style sansui landscapes wit...
Japanese : Carvings : Wood : Pre 1800 item #1492420 (stock #K067)
The Kura
$2,200.00
An unusual mask with gaping jaws and flattened features covered in red and black lacquer with golden teeth and eyes dated a lucky day in the 6th month of Tenmei 2 (1782). The mask is of carved wood covered in cloth over which has been applied layers of colored lacquer, gold and gofun (powdered shell) to form the white eyebrows. It is quite unusual in configuration. Most masks are open at the back, however this is carved with curling hair all the way down to the neck. Two holes in the teeth we...
Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1930 item #1492419 (stock #K006)
The Kura
$7,800.00
A masterpiece basket made from used split bamboo arrows by Maeda Chikubosai enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Jidai Yadake-sei Hanamori (Basket made of Old Arrows) dated Showa 5 (1930). Hints of red and gold lacquer give clues to the origin of the bamboo shafts, making this an example of one of the most sought of all types of baskets by this elusive artist. It is roughly 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter, 49 cm (19 inches) tall and in excellent, original condition. Maeda Chikubos...
 
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