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Antique Stones Japan
Standing Jizo Bosatsu holding a long-handled censer in both hands, figurally sculpted from a gray-hued igneous stone. Clearly dated on the back to the opening year of the Kyowa Era (1801), late-Edo Period. Very good condition overall, with notable exceptions of old loss to the figure's right hand as well as old loss to the front edge of the circular base.
Height: 50 cm
An interesting set of three dishes painted in a three colour palette of iron red, yellow and green enamels with a pattern of three Buddhist Lions with Peonies and a Camelia flower in the centre. The design is referencing a popular pattern that appears on late Ming Wucai wares largely on jars, pots and vases, rather than flat-wares. A set of Mukuzuke in an almost identical pattern is illustrated in the Shibata Collection Volume V no 291 and there dated 1700-1740...
An interesting pair of Japanese Arita saucer form dishes decorated in a transitional style incorporating elements of the Kakiemon style, notably the asymmetric elements within the reserves to the outer rim of the dish, with Katamono style motifs dating to the late 17th century or early 18th century made for the domestic market. For a more sophisticated version of this type of design in Katamono style dated 1680-1700 see Shibata Volume II no 422...
A rice bowl and its accompanying cover cum small sauce dish dating from the late 18th century to the early 19th century decorated entirely in enamels with gilding. The exterior of the bowl and cover are decorated with a turquoise green brocade ground which is intended to simulate a Chinese enamelled scrafitto pattern of the period...
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Kappa (cape) made of cotton kasuri on both sides which are hand-spun and natural indigo dyed. It is called "maru-gappa" or "hiki-mawashi" in old days. It was worn on the occasion of travel over kimono. It has washi (Japanese handmade paper) between two cotton cloth which is washed out and soft. The word "kappa" came from Portuguese "capa". The Portuguese first came to Japan in 17th century. The piping is made of handwoven hemp. Generally in good condition but has some holes and wear in cords...
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Cotton Kurume kasuri hanten which is handwoven and indigo dyed. Kurume in Fukuoka Pref. in Kyushu has been one of the main product places of indigo dyed cotton kasuri since late Edo period (early 19th century). Machine sewn. In excellent condition and wearable. The first half of the 20th century. 130cm x 100cm
Chinese Tang dynasty (618-907) pottery tomb figure depicting a male attendant with short beard and mustache dressed in a belted gown and wearing a red hood. 8 3/4" high. Very good overall condition with cold painted facial features and much original pigment remaining. Typical losses. The flat base is sightly slanted so the figure does not stand upright without a support. From an old Tucson, Arizona collection. Purchased from a California gallery in the 1990s.
A rare, attractively enamelled, figure of the Bodhisattva and Japanese "Goddess of Mercy", Kannon.. Unusually, she is seated on a large boulder inhabited by a writhing white glazed dragon...
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A crow stands stark against a dark landscape, the last vestiges of autumn clinging to frozen branches as the landscape settles with snow. Below water surrenders to gravity as it drops into the unseen depths. Ink and light color on silk in a green silk border patterned with tangled vines and featuring stag antler rollers. It is 19 x 76-1/2 inches (48 x 194 cm) and in overall great condition...
Superb murashido bronze vase by National Living Treasure Takahashi Keiten 1920-2009. Designated as a National living Treasure in 1996, he has presented works to all the emperors many memebers of the Imperial family. This vase C. 1978 with original paulownia signed box was cast and ornamented with vibrant red over yellow and brown patinas using the murashido technique of dipping in hot oils after firing. Art deco and elegant. 6" high and 10" in diameter. Ask for shipping quote.
Antique Japanese scroll painting, with an arrangement representing a bounty of good fortune. Fish top a bushel of rice and are tied with roped straw in an auspicious presentation meant to bring in a bounty of fortune. Adding to it, three of the Lucky Gods make an appearance in miniature, treating the decoration as if it were a boat or their ship of good luck. Sumi ink on silk. Dates from 18th century.
Dimensions: Total size: 44" high x 22 1/4" wide (24 1/2" wide including ends)...
Golden Age Antiques
This is an extremely rare cloisonne masterpiece. It was created by one of the great Meiji artists, Ogasawara Shuzo. It is also a very large piece for cloisonne, at 14 3/4 inches wide and 7 tall. It probably weighs over 10 lbs. The entire dragon is raised relief. This is an eye catching piece that truly belongs in a Museum. Condition is excellent.
Japanese two section tansu made of Kiri (paulownia) natural finish wood. With hand forged iron hardware incised with motifs of cherry blossoms and fans.
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 34 1/2" x 15 3/4" x 40 1/2"
Antique Japanese scroll painting of a monkey seated near a blossoming peony. Painted with great expression and much attention to the details of the face, hands and feet of the monkey. Every hair is carefully brushed. Painted in light mineral colors and ink on silk. Bone ends. Signed Mori Sosen (1747-1821) with seal.
Edo period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: Total size: 44" high x 18 3/4" wide (20 1/2" wide including ends. Size of art: 12 3/4" high x 14 1/2" wide.
Era Woodblock Prints
Frank Brangwyn and Yoshijiro Urushibara
Venice, Golden Morning
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.25. x 10.25 inches.
Edition: First and only.
Yoshijiro produced this woodblock print from a watercolor by Brangwyn as part of their famous collaboration.
Signed in pencil by both Brangwyn and Urushibara. Initialed by Brangwyn within image.
Reference: UB27 in Chapman and Horner.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Golden Age Antiques
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This is a very unusual Japanese Cloisonne vase that looks more like a porcelain blue and white vase. The vase has a mix of silver wire and wireless enamel work. The vase is heavy and has a nice glossy sheen. The rims have an unusual dark chocolate patina to them. It stands 9 5/8 inches tall and is 6 1/2 inches wide. Overall condition is very good but there are two short lines in the narrow white area just above the scroll on the base.
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A selection of three sake cups by Tanoue Shinya encapsulating the various characters fo this artists work. Each comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. 700 dollars for all three or:
a) White W2.5(7cm) H2(5cm) 250.00
b) Blue W3.5(9cm) H2(5cm) 300.00
c) White W3(8cm) H1.5(4cm) 250.00
Tanoue Shinya was born in Kyoto, the cultural heartland of Japan in 1976...
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A Shishi lion mask carved of Paulownia (Kiri) wood rests on a tray carved with balls and Peony, only the eyes and teeth of the mask colored with gold, the rest natural age darkened wood. Inside the box is lacquered brilliant vermilion red, and black on the base. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box, the remnants of a label glued inside the lid dated Showa 11 (1936)...