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Japanese : Textiles : Kimono : Pre 1800 item #1385389
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This is Japanese antique silk beni-itjime katazome & indigo dye katazime yosegire patched kimono edo era(1800-1867). It is Indigo dye silk edo katazome (stencil-dye pattern) of flower and butterfly pattern and Bamboo and sparrow patterns. All the dyes are vegetable such as indigo, beni (safflower dye) etc. In excellent condition. It has thin stain On the back and Several small holes. But that is not outstanding. It does not get in the way, and overall it is in very good condition...
Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1800 item #1385388
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It is a fine tsautsugaki textile folk art work. This is a Japanese antique handspun & natural indigo dye hemp of thick noren Wall Decoration of tsutsugaki textile of Edo period 1800-1867. It is an impressive and beautiful bamboo, pine and family crest design. It is finished in a beautiful balanced painting with full use of high technology of dyeing several times. it has no stain or damage...
Japanese : Samurai : Sword Fittings : Pre 1900 item #1385369
Zentner Collection
Japanese hand-forged iron tsuba, used to protect a swordsman's hand from sliding up the blade during use as well as to provide balance. The openwork motifs depict a man and ox resting below pine trees and a cottage with gold gilt, with a faint signature illegible from wear.

Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 2 5/8" x 2 3/4"
Japanese : Tea Articles : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1385342
A very interesting chawan (tea bowl) dating from Edo period (1615-1868) featuring the crest of the Tokugawa clan, whose leaders ruled Japan during that period.

The quality of the finely crackled ivory glaze points to Satsuma as a possible origin for this humble yet elegant vessel.

Kindly inquire if you have some questions.

The chawan is in very good condition and will be shipped in an antique fitted wooden box.
Size: 11.2 x 6.2 cm (4.5 x 2.5 in)

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Japanese : Carvings : Other : Pre 1900 item #1385297
Zentner Collection
A whimsical Japanese boxwood carving of a toad, with inlaid eyes, crawling atop a functioning cylindrical box carved of bone. The box is hand-carved with flying insects and leaping frogs in a lily pond, the base carved with a floral band. Signed by the artist.

Dimensions: 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 6 3/4" H
Japanese : Carvings : Other : Pre 1900 item #1385295
Zentner Collection
Japanese small amber carving of a frog resting on a leaf. The golden yellow amber has natural inclusions.

Dimensions: 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" x 1" H
Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1385293
Zentner Collection
A contemplative and artistic rendering of a lotus leaf bowl with deteriorated edges. The lotus is a symbol of purity, beauty and a metaphor in teaching Buddhism. The lotus bowl has a small frog sitting on the leaf's edge with outstretched leg. The underside of the leaf bowl has 3 characters of the artist's signature.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 9" x 8 1/2" x 1 3/4" H
Japanese : Tea Articles : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1385285 (stock #0437)
Momoyama Gallery

A cultural treasure - our oldest and most important mizusashi: wonderful Chosen Karatsu Tataki Mizusashi from the Momoyama Period (1573 - 1603). It was perfectly thrown first into a cylinder shape and then squeezed and paddled into a distorted pear. Iron oxide glaze has been poured inside and out.

On the rim a blueish rice straw ash glaze has been applied in the typical Chosen Karatsu fashion. The mizusashi is supplied with a tailor made lacquer lid of a somewhat later date...

Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1385275 (stock #TRC20991)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
Considered auspicious symbols of wealth, status, and good fortune; foo dogs—commonly referred to as shishi or koma-inu in Japan—are often seen in pairs guarding shrines, straddling the doorways of shops, and protecting public buildings. These mythical effigies have deep religious and social symbolism and can be seen in countries across Asia...
Japanese : Tea Articles : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1385274
A fine kuro-raku chawan (black raku tea bowl) by Ohi Chozaemon VIII (Choraku) (1902-1991). The Chozaemon family of potters has been associated with the world of the Japanese tea ceremony since the 17th century.

The Chozaemon lineage started with Hodoan (1631-1712), apprentice to the fourth heir of the Raku family of potters...

Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1385270 (stock #TRC18597)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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The creator of this lovely Hagi chawan, Hirose Tanga (b. 1939) is the master-potter of Tenpozan kiln in the city of Hagi. When I acquired my first tea bowl by this artist it reminded me of bowls produced by Yoshida Shuen (apprenticed under NLT Miwa Kyusetsu). As it turns out, Yoshida worked alongside Hirose in establishing Tenpozan and in training young potters in the art of “Oni” Hagi which utilizes a rough textured clay and a milky translucent glaze...
Japanese : Carvings : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1385199
Zentner Collection
Among popular Japanese symbolic animals are frogs. There are many species of frogs in Japan as a result of flooding rice fields in Japanese agriculture. These creatures are often used in poetry and art, and are sometimes carried by travelers to make sure they return home safely from their journeys. The word "frog" in Japanese means "return" which is why the frog is considered a Japanese lucky animal and seen as good fortune in things returning...
Japanese : Netsuke : Pre 1900 item #1385196
Zentner Collection
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Japanese five section lacquer inro in the hiramaki-e technique. The low relief gilt lacquer adds depth throughout the landscape composition of pine forest, distant ocean, mountainous terrain, and the famous Uji bridge. The black ground lacquer also shows the use of nashiji gold flecks creating mist and cloud formation. The interior of the compartments are covered with the nashiji gold flecks, resembling a pear skin effect...
Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1385176
Zentner Collection
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A high grade Japanese Kura samurai saddle detailed in high relief lacquer. The maewa (front arched plate) and shizuwa (rear arched plate) display a lacquer relief carp climbing a waterfall motif. The maewa and shizuwa are connected by two igi (contoured side bands). The igi rest on either side of the horse's spine and serve as the under frame for the leather seat (basen or kura tsubo) and are slotted for stirrup straps (chikara-gawa or gekiso) to pass through. Mounted on custom stand...
Japanese : Samurai : Armor : Pre 1800 item #1385148
Zentner Collection
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Japanese Kura samurai saddle in red lacquer, with black and gilt lacquer. The maewa (front arched plate) and shizuwa (rear arched plate) are adorned with a copper inlay flying crane. The red lacquer area surrounding the crane is hand-carved with scrolling vines of flowers and shippo pattern in gilt lacquer. The maewa and shizuwa are connected by two igi (contoured side bands)...
Japanese : Paintings : Screens : Pre 1900 item #1385146
Zentner Collection
A pair of mounted panels painted with battle scenes from the Tales of Heike. One panel appears to take place during the battle at Dan no Ura. This painting of samurai contains the signature crest of the Heiki clan (the butterfly). The other panel is a portrait of the famous monk warrior, Benke, on horseback in the Shichi-henge form (where he carries many weapons)...
Japanese : Tea Articles : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1385130 (stock #0436)
Momoyama Gallery

What a great Chawan! Cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl thrown on a kick wheel. The little iron oxide bearing clay has been fully (except the footring and its surrounding) covered with a wood ash glaze which reacted with the iron oxide in the clay.

The thick and glossy glaze (guinomi-de) has a fine beautiful crazing. Before the glazing a flower and patterns have been incised, which where highlited by wonderful and vivid tanpan marks ( copper green marks ).

Ki-Seto is said...

Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1385021 (stock #TRC20881)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
The shape of the this tea bowl is known as “tsutsu” in Japanese and is regarded as being especially attractive. Tsutsu bowls are used mainly in the depths of winter to keep in the heat and prevent the tea from cooling too quickly. Though most tsutsu bowls are defined by their smooth, curved edges and contoured clay bodies, this piece is distinct in having more defined edges and straight sides. Tea disciples of all stripes appreciate this type of bowl for its elegant lines and functional prop...
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