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Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1800 item #1492428 (stock #1-1441)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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)...
Japanese : Paintings : Screens : Pre 1800 item #1492427
Tora Tori Gallery
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
A fine rectangular vase or incense stick holder of slab construction with applied leonine taotie style handles to its narrow sides...
Japanese : Carvings : Wood : Pre 1800 item #1492420 (stock #K067)
The Kura
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...
Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1930 item #1492419 (stock #K006)
The Kura
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...
Japanese : Textiles : Kimono : Pre 1800 item #1492418
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$ 360.00
This is an original Edo period (1603-1867) patchwork silk kimono textile. The collar part is a beautiful cloth with hand embroidery and shibori dye from the Genroku period (1688-1704). This is a yosegire kimono made with a patchwork of natural safflower-dyed katazome, shibori, purple root dyeing, and indigo-dyed katazome silk. All are originals from the Edo period. The lining is natural safflower-dyed silk and will discolor over time.There are some stains and damage on the cuffs...
Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1492378 (stock #EW3242)
EastWest Gallery
A square shallow bowl in the form of a Japanese rice measure, masu, which was considered to be an auspicious form decorated to the exterior with two Dragons in different stances with two eight character poems with seals. Presumably the shape was intended as a play on the word, namasu, a term used to traditionally describe a serving of pickled vegetables and the related bowl...
Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1492375 (stock #EW3241)
EastWest Gallery
An exceptionally fine porcelain bowl made for presentation, kenjo-te. The centre of the dish is decorated with an unusual version of a Karashishi which would seem to be floating upon a feather set against a net like blue ground which has been produced using the shiranaku technique. It is strikingly similar to the karashishi and feather compositions that appear on Chinese porcelain of the Wanli era...
Japanese : Carvings : Wood : Pre 1800 item #1492371 (stock #1-1440)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Wood mask of the Gigaku theater representing Konju, a figure in ancient Gigaku dance. The finely carved mask shows a very strong expression. Japan, early Edo period. Height: 18 cm. Beautiful age patina. Some abrasion, otherwise very good condition. The mask is nicely mounted on a custom stand. NOTE: Gigaku theater is one of the most ancient dramatic arts in Japan, performing ritual dance, mime and music, and taking place inside Buddhist temples...
Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Contemporary item #1492366 (stock #MC247)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
A stellar Black water jar by Yamaguchi Shozaemon XIII enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kamakura Nioi Mizusashi. Scraped cut and beat out of form with looping ribbons of clay for handles creating a bold, lively experience. Here is a Mizusashi which certainly does not let down. It is 21 cm (just over 8 inches) diameter at the base, 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition...
Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1492363 (stock #K050)
The Kura
A striking baluster from vase decorated with sinister crows hunched in the silhouette of a leafless winter tree signed on the base Satsuma Kinunzan and dated on side the fifth month of 1911. This fits in perfect with our Kwaidan theme this month, the brooding figures austere against the bleak winter sky, something ominous, a lingering threat...
Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1492362 (stock #K057)
The Kura
Gargoyle or bat-like dragon-esque creatures spread their wings among tendrils of flame on the heavily decorated blue sides of this large pair of 19th century Sometsuke Japanese nesting bowls. Within boats ply the placid waters. The larger bowl is 24.5 cm (just less than 10 inches) diameter,10cm (4 inches) tall. The smaller is 21 cm diameter, 10cm tall and both are in excellent condition, dating from the 19th century.
Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1492358
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This is a Japanese antique sakiori-obi cotton & silk textile.It is in very good condition with no stains or damage. There is a slight folding mark, but it is not a problem.Size::Length 356cm / Width 26.5cm
Japanese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1492357 (stock #dr13121)
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1930's Japanese Kutani Porcelain Miniature Rabbit Okimono Marked "Japan"

It is 1.25 inches (3.17 cm) tall by 2.25 inches (5.71 cm) in length...

Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Scenic : Pre 1940 item #1492355
Zentner Collection
Antique Japanese woodblock print by Koitsu Tsuchiya (1870-1949) entitled Moon at Sumanoura Beach. A lone villager walks on the beach lit by the full moon. In the foreground are gnarled pines.

Koitsu Tsuchiya began studying the art of woodblock printing at the early age of 15. He studied for 19 years under the ukiyo-e master, Kiyochika Kobayashi. In 1931, Koitsu turned to creating landscapes in the Shin Hanga style.

Publisher: Doi Hangatan

Age: 1938

Japanese : Furniture : Tansu : Pre 1900 item #1492354
Zentner Collection
An antique Japanese Tansu chest called a Fukushima Kotansu made of Kiri (Paulownia) and Hinoki (Cypress) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware and hardened wooden nail construction. Used as a merchant accounting chest where papers, inkstones, brushes, and ink sticks were stored. 6 drawers of varying sizes.

Age: Meiji Era (1880-1890)

Dimensions: 24" Wide by 17 3/4" High by15 1/4" Deep
Japanese : Furniture : Tansu : Pre 1900 item #1492353
Zentner Collection
An antique Japanese Tansu chest made of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. Used as a merchant safe box to store money and valuables. All original hand forged iron hardware with straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails. Hinged door opens to 7 drawers.

Age: Meiji Era (1880-1890)

Dimensions: 13" Wide by 17" High 16 1/2" Deep
Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Scenic : Pre 1940 item #1492352
Zentner Collection
Antique Japanese woodblock print by Hasui Kawase (1883-1957) entitled Chionin Temple, Kyoto. Looking out through the darkened interior towards bright sky and pines. In the background, heavy temple doors frame a woman and child.

The artist, Hasui Kawase is considered one of the major landscape artists of Japan. He was born the son of a silk merchant and studied both Japanese and Western style painting. He showed at the Tatsumi Exhibition of Painting at the age of 19. He started wood...
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