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Japanese : Carvings : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1425051 (stock #11002)
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Reliquary in the shape of a pagoda, used to house the Hokyoin Sutra. This type of reliquary originates from China and developed in Japan in the Kamakura era. The Hokyoin Darani sutra contains invocations that make it easier for the soul of the deceased to find its way out of Hell directly into Paradise. These pagodas are usually made of stone, so they can be buried with the deceased. The sutra is recited daily in esoteric Buddhist sects, and is venerated as a relic of the Buddha Shakyamuni...
Japanese : Paintings : Other : Pre 1800 item #1425028 (stock #11001)
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Large shrine, zushi, made on special order for a temple. Inside, right in front of the back wall is a silk covered panel. Towards the bottom of the panel, on a gold background, are painted Fugen Bosatsu on his companion the elepahant, and Monju Bosatsu, sitting on the back of his companion the tiger. Above them, set in the center of a red painted circle is a circular crystal reliquary, sitting on a gilt bronze lotus dais, surrounded by gilt bronze flames, forming the wish granting jewel hojugata...
Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1424994 (stock #1590)
Dragon's Pearl
A very elegant porcelain vase of ovoid form with a small opening covered all-over in a deep, mottled red-purple glaze ( Shinsha). Signed by famous ceramic maker Yasuaki Maeda (b. 1937),* one of the leading artists in the modern revival of Arita porcelain. The vase is accompanied by a signed kiri-box. H 24 cm, D 15 cm. Condition: Perfect...
Japanese : Enamel : Cloisonne : Pre 1920 item #1424973 (stock #JHbkCloisBox)
June Hastings
A striking Japanese black cloisonne box with a hinged lid. The lid features flowers and a tree at the water's edge. The bottom is decorated with scrolling wires against a black ground. The scrolling wire pattern continues on the sides and is accented with small white flowers. In excellent condition, it measures 3.5" by 4" by 1.5" high. Size would have worked for use as a cigarette box. Dates early 20th C.
Japanese : Lacquer : Boxes : Pre 1910 item #1424926
galerie Cecile Kerner
a meiji cabinet in lacquer with motives in gold ,bone and pigments .some metal applicaions missing It illustrates a prince who went into a lake to search for his lady and was changed in tortoise 31/34/19 deep
Japanese : Metalwork : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1424920 (stock #11000)
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Set of two bronze ewers for pouring sake at a banquet or wedding ceremony. One sake ewer with a long handle and two spouts (called naga-e choshi), used to serve sake to guest. At smaller gatherings, only one spout is used; when larger numbers of people need to be served, both spouts may be used...
Japanese : Samurai : Armor : Pre 1900 item #1424897 (stock #10999)
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War fan, gunbai uchiwa, made of bronze clad wood, in the shape of a butterfly. In low relief on front and back the text Hachiman Daibosatsu, surrounded by generic family crests in the shape of quinces. Hachiman is a war deity. These fans were traditionally handled by samurai commanders to direct his troops in battle. It is also a symbol of power. Japan, Meiji era, late 19th century.

H 21.5 x W 15.75 inches

Some corrosion, good condition

Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1424881 (stock #dr12893)
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Old (1940's) Japanese Mixed Metal Belt Buckle with Phoenix Bird Marked Komai OTOJIRO

It is 1.7 inches (4.5 cm) tall by 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) wide. It is 38.9 gram.

It is tarnished tarnished and has rubbing of gold, oxidation, and surface wears and scratches (as seen in the photos).

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Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1424863 (stock #1503)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A fabulous porcelain sake set by Minami Ayako from her legendary Yukifusuma (Blanket of Snow) series featuring a brilliant flower peering out from a drift of white, each enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Here both a sake cup and Kataguchi pouring vessel, the cup is 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) diameter. The Kataguchi is 15 x 11 x 9.5 cm (6 inches long) and both are in new condition.
Minami Ayako was born the daughter of Kutani artist Minami Shigmasa in Ishikawa prefecture, 1984...
Japanese : Paintings : Screens : Pre 1900 item #1424862
Zentner Collection
Japanese screen painting in two panels of butterflies and moths. The etherial quality of the fluttering creatures is conveyed by delicately painted details and movement. Painted in mineral colors on silk. Each rectangular silk composition has been mounted on a ground of gold leaf on paper. Seal mark on the left hand panel: Watanabe Kiyoshi.

Watanabe Kiyoshi (1778-1861) was born into a family specializing in embroidery in Nagoya...
Japanese : Furniture : Tansu : Pre 1910 item #1424860
Zentner Collection
An antique Japanese Ko Tansu (personal storage chest) made of Kirinoki (Paulownia) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hand made iron fittings including the Warabite handles and finish. The front has a natural Kirinoki wood finish while the case was finished in a wiped Urushi lacquer technique. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1880)

Dimensions: 23 3/4" Wide x 20" High x 13" Deep
Japanese : Furniture : Tansu : Pre 1920 item #1424847
Zentner Collection
An antique Japanese Cha Tansu made from solid Keyaki (Zelkova) & Keyaki Burl woods with a Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood drawer back. Removable trick shelves behind the sliding side by side doors. Original bronze fittings and a lucky Gourd carved drawer handle out of Kakinoki (Persimmon) wood with the same wood used for the sliding door handles...
Japanese : Paintings : Screens : Pre 1700 item #1424845
Zentner Collection
Antique 2-panels screen painting from the interior of a wealthy home in Momoyama Period Japan. Each of these two rectangular shaped panels is painted with a fan shaped reserve. The fan on the left panel is painted with a branch of blossoming white flowers, possibly dogwood and is shadowed by another blue and gold fan shaped reserve. The fan on the right panel is painted in ink with a bird on a branch and shadowed with a green and gold fan...
Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1424844 (stock #Shotei105)
Era Woodblock Prints
Takahashi Shotei (1871-1945)
Singers of Singers of Popular Songs
Date: pre-1936.
Size: Koban. Approximately 7.5 x 5.0 inches.
Shotei seal at right.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Reference: S-10 in Shotei catalog. Watanabe catalog No. 179
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent.
Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1424816 (stock #1502)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Bright Yamaboshi flowers blossom on this slender white cup by Minami Ayako enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Yunomi. It is 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in perfect condition.
Minami Ayako was born the daughter of Kutani artist Minami Shigmasa in Ishikawa prefecture, 1984. While working at the family kiln, she studied, graduating from the Kutani Prefectural Ceramic Research Facility in 2007...
Japanese : Furniture : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #1424814 (stock #3A118A)
Lilly Parker Antiques, Inc.
Pair Japanese Cedar Wood Miso Merchant's Storage Tubs, or Barrels, Ca. 1940, 14 1/2" high include cover, 14" diameter top rim, heavy twisted Bamboo ropes wrapped around, lacquered chestnut color outside, Kanji writings for date and shop name on bottom for both barrels, inside is unfinished and shows beautiful aged old wood grains. The condition is good, no damages.
Japanese : Textiles : Kimono : Pre 1900 item #1424807
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This is a Japanese antique indigo dye cotton katazome child kimono of meiji era. The pattern of hemp leaves is a symbol of the desire for children's health. And indigo dye is a fabric that protects children from harmful insects. It has cotton inside and is designed to protect children from the cold. There is a slight discoloration on the collar, but it is not noticeable. There is no damage and it is in a very good condition. Size:Length:62cm (24.4inch) / Cuff to cuff, across the back: 64cm...
Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1930 item #1424796 (stock #Ohara242)
Era Woodblock Prints
Ohara Koson
Nuthatcher Atop Persimmon
Size: O-tanzaku. Approximately 14.5 x 7.25 inches.
Date: ca. 1910s-1920s.
Koson seal lower right.
Publisher: Daikokuya (89)
Reference: K18.1 and in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent. Pencil notation on back.
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