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Japanese : Furniture : Tansu : Pre 1920 item #1470487
Zentner Collection
Antique Japanese kyodai (box with drawers and mirror). Made with burled mulberry wood with intricate grain. The interior is all kiri (paulownia) wood with a wiped lacquer finish inside the drawers. The box has 5 drawers of various sizes for storing personal items. The spandrel under the mirror is carved with a bird flying in front of a full moon and tall grasses. Original beveled glass mirror which swivels up and down...
Japanese : Folk Art : Mingei : Pre 1920 item #1470454 (stock #MOR7111)
The Kura
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A shop sign carved from a block of knotted wood in the shape of a tea leaf jar engraved on both sides with the character Cha (Tea) originally gilded which still reflects light from the correct angle. A large knot making up one shoulder has split apart in the center, while the outside edge remains intact. A perfect example of the Japanese aesthetic of wabisabi. It is 32 x 3 x 32.5 cm (roughly 13 x 1 x 13 inches)...
Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1470441 (stock #MC191)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A stark flower in black rises to the rim of this white glazed early vase by Yagi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is an excellent example of the mid-century aesthetic, dating from the 1950s to early 1960s. It is 13 cm (5 inches) diameter, 26 cm (10 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Yagi Kazuo (1918-1979) was one of the most influential Avant Garde potters of 20th century Japan...
Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1930 item #1470436 (stock #gy6667)
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1932's Japanese Woodblock Print "Rain at Shinagawa", Signed Kawase Hasui, Publisher Sealed Watanabe (6 mm seal)

The overall measurement is 22 inches (55.9 cm) long by 14.1 inches (35.8 cm) wide. The print is 15.35 inches (39 cm) in length by 10.3 inches (26.3 cm) wide. The seal is 6.28 mm in diameter.

The top of print is glued to a backing. The print has creases at the borders, fading, minor browning, yellowing, and discoloration (as seen in the photos)...

Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1470371 (stock #WN382)
Galerie Hafner
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Two small Blanc-de-Chine hand modelled porcelain figures dating to the Kangxi period. One showing a group with a beardy man besides two dancing ladies, standing on a floor with a hexagonal pattern. The other is a joss stick holder in the shape of a foo dog or Buddhist lion. Condition: some losses (one arm of a meiren and one ear of the animal), chips, hairlines, cracks, the figural group with traces of former coloring and firing defects. Dimension: height: c. 10 cm and 7 cm, 8 cm and 6.5 cm long...
Japanese : Folk Art : Mingei : Pre 1940 item #1470343 (stock #J724)
Haruko Watanabe
A folding pillow made of wood used on travel. It has two cushions made of cotton velour. Women had a largely fixed hair with wearing kimono, so this kind was used. It has carved letters "Beppu" and the scenery, so that it was made or sold there. Beppu is famous for onen, hot spa, located in Oita prefecture in Kyushu. In good condition. The first half of the 20th century. L:21.5cm, W:5.8cm (folded)
Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1470340 (stock #OC046)
The Kura
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An iconic work with dynamic floral pattern in pale white on pink by Kiyomizu Rokubei V enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Taireiji Ichirinsashi. It is 19.5 cm (7-3/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition. The vase retains the original wood stand and stamped cloth pouch. Undeniably Taireiji was the most important development by this innovative artist, and pieces are exceedingly rare...
Japanese : Tea Articles : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1470310 (stock #0570)
Momoyama Gallery

Hard to find nowadays: fairly shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was covered with a potter's knife in its shoulder and around the foot ring.

The brim of this bowl covered with a green copper oxide glaze and the lower part was left unglazed and decorated in iron oxide with buddhist wheel of law on two opposite sides over which finally a transparent ash glaze was applied...

Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Pre 2000 item #1470280 (stock #MC082)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A rare Mizusashi in rust colored glaze by Living National Treasure Hamada Shoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kaki-yu Ori-e Mizusashi. It is roughly 15 cm diameter, the same height and in excellent condition.
Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in the Tokyo Technical University at the age of 19. In 1918 he met the important British potter Bernard Leach, and the history of ceramic arts was forever changed...
Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1470278 (stock #MC080)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A hakuji sake bottle with a slightly lobed seihakuji sake cup by Suzuki Osamu enclosed respectively in their original signed wooden boxes. The Tokkuri is faceted with a spiraling twist, creating a fun dialog between itself and the low, lobed cup, at the center of which is impressed the character, Flower. The cup is 9.5 cm (just less than 4 inches) diameter, the Tokkuri is 16.2 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition...
Japanese : Tea Articles : Pottery : Pre 1800 item #1470265 (stock #0569)
Momoyama Gallery

What a rare and impressive Chawan, made during the mid Edo Period (1603-1868) - Seto-Karatsu Kutsu Chawan with a wonderful shape and a vivid Seto glaze, which which partly looks like the glaze of Chinese Song-Dynasty Tenmoku tea bowls...

Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Contemporary item #1470242 (stock #MC096)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A small unusual Seed-Like basin in earth tones by Gomi Kenji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled O-pa, both the vessel and the title seem open to interpretation. It is 29 x 21 x 16 cm (11-1/2 x 8-1/4 x 6 inches) and in excellent condition.
Gomi kenji was born in Nagano in 1978. After graduating from the prestigious Waseda University, he went to Okinawa where he studied Kokuba-Tougei, Tsuboya ware, which has been produced since the 17th century, in Naha City, Okinawa Prefect...
Japanese : Netsuke : Pre 1837 VR item #1470237 (stock #348)
Forestangel Asian Antiques
Finely carved Japanese Netsuke Depicting a Kappa laying on top of a Shell. According to Karl Schwartz, in his book 'Netsuke Subjects', Kappa is a Goblin who lived in rivers, having a body resembling a frog with a carapace like a turtle. Its head is similar to that of a Monkey with a cavity on top which must always be filled with water. It is mischievous and is often in love with young girls. This wonderful miniature sculpture was carved by Kozan, a little known artist, dating back to Early 19th ...
Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Contemporary item #1470213 (stock #MC098)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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An iconic work by Morino Taimei (Hiroaki) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Senmon Kaki. It is 24 x 10 x 25.5 cm (10 x 4 x 10-1/4 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Morino Taimei was born in Kyoto in 1934, and was first accepted into the Nitten National Exhibition at a relatively young age in 1957 (a year before graduating the Kyoto Municipal University of Fine Art!). In 1960 he received the prestigious Hokutosho prize at the same National Exhibition. In the early 60s...
Japanese : Metalwork : Silver : Pre 1940 item #1470209
The Kura
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Toast the new years with this solid silver sake set made for celebrations. 3 solid silver cups, as well as a beautifully shaped silver sake kettle with lid, each piece bearing the jun-gin (Pure or 100 percent silver) mark. They come enclosed in a wooden box titled Jungin-sei Shuki (Solid Silver Sake Set). The kettle is 13 cm diameter, 18 cm wide at the spout. The largest cup is 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) diameter. In total the set weighs 757 grams, or 1.65 pounds of pure silver!
Japanese : Carvings : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1470157 (stock #1-1334)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Noh theater mask, with a vivid fierce expression, representing the character of Otobide. Wood, painted in gold, silver, black and red to enhance the mask features. Japan, 19th century. Height: 21.2 cm. The mask is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Old accidents and restorations, otherwise good condition.
Japanese : Tea Articles : Pottery : Contemporary item #1470127 (stock #RS-61)
Gallery Rex
This piece is a new work recently launched, it is called "madara" glaze made of ashes of rice straw. The condition of glaze is very calm and warm. Please see on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgYgFQK-4tk Size : 14.2cm(D) 7.9cm(H) Accessary: double wooden box signed by artist
Japanese : Tea Articles : Pottery : Contemporary item #1470125 (stock #RS-62)
Gallery Rex
Black raku chawan by Sadamitsu Sugimoto has been highly-praised for approaching the first Raku Chojiro in 16th century. And now he has accomplished black raku by new technique not using lead. It has an antique look with "yuzuhada" that means skin of citron. YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2SA-McqRkw Size: 11.7cm(D) 8.6cm(H) Accessary: double wooden box signed by artist.
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