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Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1477176
Treasures of Old Times
Excellent example of Nakano ware Blue and White Mukozuke bowl made in the early 18th century

Diameter 15.2cm
Height 8cm
Weight 335g

There are old repairs with staples.

Nakano ware kiln was opened in 1598 in Yamanaka-cho, Hirado city. In the early days, Nakano kiln made Kobiki tea bowls similar to the ones of Joseon Dynasty, but in the 18th century it began to produce ceramics similar to Imari Sometsuke...
Japanese : Tea Articles : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1477173
Treasures of Old Times
Top Quality Korean Gohon Chawan made in the Joseon Dynasty (16-17cc)...
Japanese : Tea Articles : Pottery : Pre 1800 item #1477169
Treasures of Old Times
Antique Japanese Kuro Raku tea bowl made by Sen Sosa VI, Kakukakusai Genso (1678-1730) who was the 6th Iemoto of Omotesenke school...
Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1477134 (stock #12470)
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The letters made of copper plates originally attached to a votive wooden tablet dedicated from its worshipper named Yamato Sue to the Miyoshi-jinja shrine in Akita prefecture. Meiji period (1868-1912). Letter of Kami (God): approx. 11 x 13cm (4.33 x 5.11in). Besides, as seen the last three photos, changeable to "God of Clay", "Eros", and "Excellent luck" by free anagram arrangement...
Japanese : Lacquer : Boxes : Pre 1900 item #1477079
Tora Tori Gallery
In remarkable original condition, the gold lacquer decor represents the culmination of techniques for using gold leaf, gyobu nashiji, kirikane, kinji for a decor that continues from the inside of the room. door to the other door in continuity on the drawers. Originally for storage of tea ceremony utensils or cosmetics as gifts from wealthy aristocrats. Original lacquered box with inscription. Meiji period late 19th century. Dimensions: L14,5 x 10 x H11,5 cm.
Japanese : Netsuke : Wood : Pre 1910 item #1477042 (stock #3987)
Mastromauro Japanese art
EUR €1,200
A Japanese soft and valuable boxwood netsuke depicting a young naked woman kneeling with towel and bucket in the onsen bath 温泉, the Japanese “thermal baths”. Finely sculpted with an excellent patina and soft touch. Himotoshi (holes that allow thread to pass through) large and small on the back. The Japanese consider “communion in nakedness” important as it is capable of breaking down barriers and introducing new people in the relaxed and familiar atmosphere of the onsen. ...
Japanese : Other Prints : Pre 1940 item #1477022 (stock #12469)
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Old Japanese concertina miniature book with 22 various scenes of mischievous little children. Offset printing. Early Showa period, 20th century. 8.5 x 6.5 x 2.5cm (3.34 x 2.55 x 0.98in)...
Japanese : Netsuke : Pre 1900 item #1476991
Helen M Edwards
Height: 3 cm (1.2 in)
Width: 2.7 cm (1.1 in)
Depth: 3.8 cm (1.6 in)

Quality Japanese netsuke, carved from natural material to depict a man sharpening a tool; finely detailed throughout; inlaid horn eyes; signed on the base, Masakazu; light honey-coloured patina; good condition
Japanese : Lacquer : Boxes : Pre 1700 item #1476967 (stock #443)
Conservatoire Sakura
Inro 4 cases.Peonies in mother-of-pearl inlaid on a brown lacquered ground and gold dust. Japan earlier Edo 17th century.It is rare to find inros from this period, they are probably the first to have been created. The lacquer is dark red-brown, almost black, it is very solid and despite the shocks and more than three centuries of handling it has not chipped at all. The mother-of-pearl is also well preserved and there is only a tiny lack due to a direct impact...
Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1476966 (stock #442)
Conservatoire Sakura
The Soma-Da school invented this style at the beginning of the 18th century. The color of the lacquer and the energetic design of the horses lead us to date this inro to the end of the 18th century. Below is glued a label referring to the prestigious collection of Doctor Mène which was dispersed in 1913 in Paris. This collection created around 1880 contained only exceptional objects...
Japanese : Metalwork : Silver : Pre 1920 item #1476964
Zentner Collection
Antique Japanese silver baluster form vase decorated with a scene of a pair of doves among branches and wild flowers. Finely chiseled and with mixed metal details in copper. Signed by Miyamoto Kinsei and with stamp on the bottom.

Age: Meiji/Taisho Period (early 20th century)

Dimensions: 12 1/4" high x 5 1/2" wide
Japanese : Lacquer : Boxes : Pre 1800 item #1476962 (stock #441)
Conservatoire Sakura
Five cases inro. Black lacquered wood. Decor powdered with gold representing a couple of tigers and their cubs. Gold mosaic details. Signature of the illustrious family of Kajikawa lacquerers in 3 characters or in relief followed by a drawing of a vase in red lacquer also in relief. Kyo-Ji-Ro (+1682) was the founder and the best of the line of Kaji-Kawa lacquerers, his descendants all bore the same name...
Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1476952 (stock #1814)
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Well-matched assortment of a naturally soot-colored wooden zushi (household shinto altar) with such blackened depth and a votive seated stone monkey sculpture in the ‘gassho’ praying pose with folded hands in such mountain-like well-abstracted silhouette due to aging.

Shrine: H 29.7 x W 19.3 x D 13.5cm (11.69 x 7.59 x 5.31in), Edo period, 19th century, Japan
Monkey: H 10.7 x W 8.4 x D 7.4cm (4.21 x 3.30 x 2.91in), Meiji period...
Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1476895 (stock #Nishimura008)
Era Woodblock Prints
Nishimura Hodo
Hirosaki Castle in the Spring
Date: 1933.
Size: Oban. 15.625 x 10.5 inches.
Publisher: Takemura Hideo. Stamp in left margin and label on back.
Sealed by the artist at lower left.
Edition: First and only.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Upper portion toned where not covered by former matte.
Note: RARE - The only other example we could locate is in the Honolulu Museum.
Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1476888
Petrie-Rogers Gallery
Japanese ink and color on silk genre painting with gilt highlights depicting the emperor and empress seated on a raised mat with tied curtains above revealing blossoming trees in the background. Five musicians from the imperial orchestra are performing below them on a taiko drum, a smaller kakko drum, pipes (sho), a flute (oteki), and the fife (fue). 19th century...
Japanese : Paintings : Screens : Pre 1900 item #1476843
Tora Tori Gallery
In the style of the floral school (rimpa) the decoration represents white and red chrysanthemum (kiku) flowers, treated in gofun, near a fence, on a background of white clouds and gold and silver dust. Period: Meiji. Late 19th century. Dimensions: 367 x H 172 cm.
Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1476839 (stock #Keith008)
Era Woodblock Prints
Elizabeth Keith (1887-1956)
Noh Actor Shigeyama in Green Costume
Date: 1935-36.
Size: Approximately 19.5 x 13.25 inches.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Signed "Elizabeth Keith" in pencil.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Notch in lower margin. Tape residue at left, bottom left, and top back margins.
Japanese : Furniture : Tansu : Pre 1900 item #1476829
Zentner Collection
An antique Todana Tansu (storage chest) made of Hinoki (Cypress) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware including the Warabite handles and the decorative sliding door pulls. A Keyaki (Zelkova) freeze borders the base with a hand carved rope design. Side slats for strength and support on each side. Trapezoid Keyaki door runners to prevent wear to doors when slid...
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