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Antique Japanese pair of iron abumi, or horse stirrups, with inlaid designs of leaves and scrolling vines. Beautiful natural patina, inlaid with silver, shakudo and other precious metals. Edo age 19th century. Size: 12" L x 5" W x 10" H
Japanese woodblock print by famed artist Mayumi Oda (1941-present) titled "Storyville I" in pencil, numbered 18/50 and signed. Size: 36"H x 24.5" L
Rare Japanese chirimen silk kimono with a jacquard weave, in gradating shades of blue, with Shibori designs of flowers and flowing water, lined in salmon pink silk with flowers. Shibori is a very labor intensive style of dying fabric in which small areas are tied and twisted to create dramatic patterns. Jacquard weaving is done on a special loom and results in complex patterns. Size: 67" H x 51" L
A carved female mask netsuke showing Okame. Unsigned. Back partially covered with black lacquer. Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland. Condition: few tiny rim chips. Dimension: 4.1 cm x 3.6 cm.
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Antique Japanese nagamochi karuma storage trunk. Made of kiri (paulownia) wood and solid Keyaki hardwood wheels with iron hardware and mounts. A large high relief embossed iron locking plate in the form of a phoenix created a lock and latch system on the front of the trunk. The phoenix bird represents justice and Sun obedience...
Era Woodblock Prints
Avenue of Cryptomeria, Nikko.
Date: 1930s. Printed 1938-1960.
Size: Oban, approximately 16.25 x 10.75 inches.
Publisher: Nishinomiya Yosaku. Bears the publisher's seal in the left margin.
Sealed Yuhan in Japanese within the image.
Condition: Very good to excellent with slight toning of paper.
This rarely seen print is also signed "Y. Ito" in pencil and titled "Cryptomeria Highway, Nikko" with edition number 12/25.
Unique carved wood vessel for use in Tea Ceremony for flower arrangement, ikebana. Very smoothly polished and lacquered in the inside; standing on three small “feet”. It has a wonderful smooth patina all-over. L. 26 cm x 17 cm. Meiji-Taisho. Condition: great!
japanes antique textile saiyuu2
This is Yogi used in the Tohoku district of Edo period. This is Yogi which a rich landscape gardener used. As for this, a pattern of the lower part is a bamboo fence. This has the W kirimon which twined Tang grass around the upper part. As for this, cotton is spun by hand. The bamboo fence which this is the indigo plant light and shade, and was drawn is very unusually precious. And the bamboo fence is drawn from the left to the right with a curve to be sunk. It resembles Koetu-Kaki...
A pair of Japanese ceramic Hibachi vessels.
Hibachi is a traditional Japanese heating device.
Age: Japan, Showa Period, Mid-20th Century
A healthy round-faced, plump figured, seated boy wearing a typical high hat of boy doll figures of the period. He is also wearing a checker-patterned loincloth. His hands are positioned under his chin, where he is holding his hat ties together. The stoneware was formed with a mold (you can see the faint molding line on both sides and underneath--it is not a crack.) The surface has a natural patina from age. Age: Late 19th Century. Size: H. 10.5cm. W. Base. 7.5cm...
Antique Japanese Keyaki (elm) choba tansu (merchant chest) with original golden brown finish. Used to store important documents for ones business. Made from all Keyaki hardwood with dramatic, gorgeous graining seen throughout. Two large sliding front panels of beautiful swirling natural burl patterns. Five locking drawers beneath for additional drawer storage. Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912). Size: 28.5" H x 28.5" L x 15.5" D
A finely carved female mask netsuke, showing Otafuku or Okame. Unsigned. Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland. Condition: fine. Dimension: 4.8 cm x 4.1 cm.
Antique Stones Japan
Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the hands holding a large hoju (sacred jewel), sculpted in relief from a gray-hued igneous stone. Late-Edo Period ca. 1825. Very minor old loss, with overall softening of the lines and contours.
Height: 23.5 cm
A small-scale stone with outsize charm.
A stylized leaf design obidome with berries in vivid colors. Age: 1910's Size: L. 5cm. W. 3cm. Condition: Perfect.
Distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl made of little iron bearing, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body, trimmed with a potters knife (hera) is covered with the typical, glossy black iron oxide inside and outside. Here it is a rarely seen dark brown due to a lack of manganese.
A window on the side has been left unglazed for decoration in iron oxide engobe under a clear ash glaze in a form of straight and wavy lines. This is a typical Momoyama design...
Japanese ginbari and enamel cloisonne winepot with a black ground and gold wires or cloisens. Siting on 3 small feet, it is in excellent condition and measures 8.5" tall x 4.5" at widest. Circa 1900. Note: For the clearest example of the black background on this pot please check the last photo.
An impressive 17" tall Japanese champleve vase or urn with gold gilt. Featuring a phoenix or ho-ho bird on the front and back, it is in excellent antique condition. Dates circa 1900.
A nyoi scepter (in Chinese: ruyi) made of a natural branch of lacquered wood. For the scholar’s table. Late Edo to early Meiji. L 42 cm. Condition: Fine all-over.