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Antique Chinese beautiful hardwood altar-style table with a warm, glossy finish, red and brown hues. The four thin legs connect with two parallel panels of wood. 100% Rosewood. Beautiful condition. Ming Style Mid 20th Century Size: 27.25" height, 27.5" width, 12.25" depth
Antique Japanese two-section Mastumoto tansu, made from sugi (cedar) wood with mokko (melon) handles mounted on elaborate handle backplates typical to the region, large round center lock plates with incised kiri leaf mon, or family crests. It has the original red lacquer finish and is extremely shiny. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Size: 42.5" height, 34" width, 16.5" depth
Antique Japanese trunk made of kiri (paulownia) wood with a deep red finish, bordered in black lacquer. Two iron handles are at its sides, a gourd-shaped iron lock decorates the front. The blonde interior has been marked with kanji. Edo age (1615-1867) Size: 22" height, 34" width, 15.5" depth
Chinese cabinet from the Shandong province made from jumu wood (elm). The two front swinging doors open with brass pulls on long, brass panels. The shelved interior is very roomy. The sides of the cabinet have been lacquered in a muddled red. Dates from the 19th century. Very difficult to get these pieces. No export out of China. Size: 44.5" height, 34" width, 15.5" depth
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1998. It is 16 x 10 x 12 inches (40 x 25 x 30 cm) and is in fine condition. Yanigahara Mutsuo (b.1934) was raised in Seto, and studied in Kyoto along with contemporary Morino Taimei with whom he maintained a lifelong friendship. His work is largely sculptural, and his choice of colors is his reflection on the decadence of Japanese society. A list of exhibitions and awards would be much too long but includes the Japan Ceramics Society Gold pr...
Antique Japanese single section tansu from the Sendai region made from kuri (chestnut) wood with a red lacquer finish. Its drawers are adorned with large iron lock plates with elaborate floral motifs. The mokko (melon) shaped handles are mounted on flower shaped plating. The lockbox conceals two drawers within, and comes included with a key. The backside of this tansu is inscribed with old kanji that appears to be denoting which area of the house it was meant to be placed in, and also states it ...
A rare and beautiful kiri (paulownia) wood tansu from the Matsumoto region of Japan. The tone and texture of the wood grain pairs nicely with the elaborate iron hardware. Its drawers pull open with sturdy iron "mokko" melon style handles with large incised backplates. Two drawers towards the bottom of the piece secure into place with a short locking bar. The drawer interiors are been lined with old rice paper. All original finish and hardware and in excellent condition. Edo Age c1850. Size: 4...
Antique Japanese suzuri bako, or calligraphy box, made from keyaki (zelkova) hardwood with hand-forged iron hardware. The top of the box is hinged with a large, shallow compartment. The front has two small drawers with iron rings pulls. This box would have once been used for storing ink stones and other calligraphy articles.
Edo age (1603-1868)
Size: 9" height, 8.5" width, 12.5" length
Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1296284 (stock #5081)
A quite large pith paper album of fine quality with ten gouache paintings, made in Canton for the export in the 19th century. Showing different scenes of a procession with musicians, court officials and ladies etc. Each is lightly mounted on paper and bordered with a blue silk ribbon. The covers are cloaked with red figured silk. Condition: paintings: good, considering the delicate nature of pith paper. Some with insignificant losses near the border, only one painting with losses of the painted ...
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This is Tsumugi-Silk Zansi kimono used in Niigata in the end of the Meiji era. This Tsumugi-Silk is spun by hand. This is thick. As for this, very good-quality dyed Tsumugi-Silk is used for a weft. As for this, the warp is a cotton thread. You can enjoy gradation of colorful silk thread. As for this, cotton cloth and muslin cloth are used for lining. There are many small holes on the muslin cloth. However, the state that a dress material does not have the stain damage at all is complete. This...
Chinese oxblood monochrome small vase. Beautiful rich dark oxblood accented nicely with the sky blue rim. Great condition with no issues. Heavy in weight with an Inscription on base. Dates from the mid 20th century. Dimensions: 7" High X 3" Wide
Antique Chinese Song style glazed crackle vase, fluted shape. Glued crack can be seen in detail images. Dates from the 18th/19th century. Dimension: 6 1/4" High X 4 1/2" Wide
Antique Stones Japan
Gorinto (lit. 5-tiered stupa) sculpted in four parts from a grayish-brown igneous stone. Nanbokucho to early-Muromachi Period ca. 1350. Very minor old loss. Excellent lichen accumulation.
Height: 82.5 cm
The gorinto is a uniquely Japanese style of stupa comprising five geometric forms, which correspond (from bottom) to earth, water, fire, wind, and ethereal space. The Japanese Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism views the gorinto as a symbol of Dai-Nichi Buddha,...
Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1296135
A genuine antique wooden flower offering tray with cinnabar red lacquer, 19th Century, Northern Thailand. Small size: H. 5.5" x 7" diameter (14 cm. x 18 cm.). Condition fair, used. Very difficult to find!
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A thick glazed tokkuri and chokko cup by Koyama Kiyoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The Tokkuri has a playful stance, slightly cocky and leaning, as if it wants to pour. Both are covered in thick, dripping ash glaze, a product of her legendary long firings, sometimes lasting ten days. It is 5 inches (13 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Kiyoko was the subject of the film Hi-Bi (2005) and is the pioneering female wood firing artist in Japan. Born in Sasebo, Nagasaki in 1938,...
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A massive Bizen Sculpture befitting any Museum collection by Kawabata Fumio exhibited at the 11th Nihon Togeiten National Pottery Exhibition in 1991 (Catalog included) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 23 x 13-1/2 x 19 inches (58 x 34 x 48 cm) and is in fine condition weighing 18 kilograms (40 pounds) not including the box. The exhibition label remains attached to the base. It was purchased from the artist.
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Chinese Qing dynasty Qianlong period geyao type shallow bowl covered overall with a fine crackle glaze on a creamy white ground. The high foot rim is glazed on the exterior. The recessed base is glazed and the glaze extends part way up the inner side of the inward slanting foot where it ends with an orange burn line. There are seven brown glazed spots on the base that simulate Song kiln supports. 10 3/8” diameter x 2 1/4” high. 18th century. Very good overall condition with no chips or...
A delightful hand carved ivory netsuke of two boys in a Chinese New Year's Lion Dance parade costume. In excellent condition, it measures just under 1.5" high. Dates circa 1900, artist signed