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Japanese : Folk Art : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1900 item #348677
Asian Art By Kyoko
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Three Jokan Dolls are part of a Hina doll set for the Japanese Girl's Day. They are to serve the Emperor and Empress with drinks and food. The young and pretty are usually choosen for this role. Many sets have one older married woman sitting in the middle, possibly a supervising figure? Her hair is usually done in a less attractive manner and she often has her teeth blackened. It was the sign of being a married woman at the time. Here, one of the dolls has a black line across her tee...
Japanese : Textiles : Decorative : Pre 1920 item #348400
Asian Art By Kyoko
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The Nobori banners for Boy's Day in Japan are very eye-catching. It may be rare to see them actually used today but many that we have left feature colorful drawings of Samurai warriors, heroes from the past, or characters or animals from the stories.

The word NOBORU is to climb as in to climb up, amount to someone worthy or it could simply mean something visibly towering high in the battle field. The designs of earlier Nobori banners were much simpler; they were used to identify thei...

Japanese : Textiles : Decorative : Pre 1920 item #348391
Asian Art By Kyoko
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The Nobori banners for Boy's Day in Japan are very eye-catching. It may be rare to see them actually used today but many that we have left feature colorful drawings of Samurai warriors, heroes from the past, or characters or animals from the stories.

The word NOBORU is to climb as in to climb up, amount to someone worthy or it could simply mean something visibly towering high in the battle field. The designs of earlier Nobori banners were much simpler; they were used to identify thei...

Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #348315
Petrie-Rogers Gallery
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Authentic Japanese Meiji period woodblock printed "mitate banzuke" dating from the late 19th century. Banzuke prints were designed to compare or rank virtually any subject, ranging from popular actors and sumo wrestlers to the best spas and restaurants. The banner at the top, which is being held by two winged cherubs, reads "Comparison of Good and Bad Housewives." The title in the middle translates "Women's Domestic Instructions," a phrase commonly used in materials intended to instruct girls...
Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #346457 (stock #TCR1284)
The Kura
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A lovely late Edo to early Meiji period square footed dish decorated with autumn grass and crosshatching in underglaze iron with a charming lacquer repair in one corner featuring a crescent moon expertly rendered. The dish has been formed on a cloth covered pattern; impressions remain visible in the surface through blanks in the thick white glaze. It was made with fluted corners, with 4 pressed on loop feet. The dish was dipped in glaze from one side, then held on edge, allowing the glaze to ...
Chinese : Pre 1800 item #346172 (stock #tiger434)
8tiger
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White Jade Carved Vase with Animal Motif Rings, 18th Century

The vase is 8 inches (20 cm) tall, and 5 inches (12.5 cm) wide.

It is in good condition with no repairs, or cracks, except a small chip at the rim (as seen in the photos).


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Japanese : Paintings : Scrolls : Pre 1930 item #344185 (stock #ALR1275)
The Kura
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A collection of huts glow softly huddled in the protection of towering rocks in this lovely winter landscape by Akamatsu Unrei (1893-1958) enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1928, which itself is in turn enclosed in a protective red lacquered wooden box (nijubako). A true master of the genre, Unrei was born in Osaka, and apprenticed under Koyama and later the famous Nanga-ka Himejima Chikugai. At a relatively young age he exceeded the talents of his forbearers, finding a new way ...
Japanese : Tea Articles : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #343708 (stock #TCR1272)
The Kura
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A pair of ancient iron tongs for working charcoal within the furo during the Japanese Tea Ceremony enclosed in an ancient wooden box titled HiBashi, Todaiji Kawara-Kugi, or charcoal tongs, Todaiji, Roof Tile Nails. One of the nails shows deterioration in the center where it rusted on the surface between the tile and the roof. The hand forged nails are just over 9 inches (23.5 cm) long, folded over on the flattened ends to form the head. The polished rusty surface, and the manner in which the ...
Chinese : Scholar Art : Paintings and Calligraphy : Pre 1950 item #342614
Petrie-Rogers Gallery
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Chinese fan painting on paper by Zhu Meicun (born 1911) depicting a solitary figure at the lower right seated among rockery and pines. The left side of the fan bears the artist's signature and red seal. The painting is dated above the signature in Chinese cycle years summer of "ping xu" (1946). The fan painting has been silk mounted. The painting itself measures about 9 1/4"V x 20"H (mounting size: 16 3/8"V x 22 7/8"H). The painting is in very good overall condition with minor soiling at th...
Japanese : Samurai : Pre 1900 item #342165 (stock #ALR1263)
The Kura
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A fine Edo period portrait of a sinewy middle aged samurai proudly seated before a pair of swords, a table upon which rests an ink stone and book at his right elbow. Exquisite detail in the figures face and fine lines and shadows in the clothing are reminiscent of portraits by the great artist Watanabe Kazan. The portrait is signed Higashiyama Giryo and dated Tenpo 3 (1832) and the epitaph is signed Raijo. The portrait appears to be of a samurai named Kanda Hojo. The artist Giryo is likely a...
Japanese : Paintings : Screens : Pre 1940 item #341019 (stock #ANR1258)
The Kura
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A noborigama (multiple chamber climbing kiln) ascends the right side of this wildly brushed Autumnal Nihonga screen signed Takuji, which dates from the late 1920s or 1930s. Drastically contorted thatched buildings are shaded by a massive leafless tree which dominates the center of the scene. A few remaining leaves dangling after winters first frosts, shine with gold about the edges. The back ground is a milieu of rich blues and blacks, shaded with the ghosts of winter trees, the whole awash w...
Japanese : Paintings : Other : Pre 1900 item #340785 (stock #ANR1257)
The Kura
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A framed calligraphy fan painting by important Edo period poet Kawano Tetsuto (1825-1867), published in the book Shijin Kano Tetsuto (1932). The ancient paper fan is mounted in a field of gold flake bordered with black lacquered wood, the frame measuring 11-1/2 by 23-1/2 inches (29 x 59.5 cm). There is one spot of damage to the flecked gold mounting in the lower right (see photos). Tetsuto was an influential poet and scholar of the late Edo period, trained in the arts under Yoshida Kakusen an...
Chinese : Pre 1492 item #339771 (stock #tiger422)
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White Jade Carved Linchi, 18th Century

The linchi is 2.25 inches (5.5 cm) by 1.5 inches (3.5 cm).

It is in good condition with no repairs, chips, or cracks.


Our Guarantee: We stand behind all of the items that we sell. That is to say, if you purchase an item from us and are unhappy with it for any reason, return it for a 100% refund of the amount you originally paid. All you need to do is return the item to us within 10 days of receipt and in the same c...

Japanese : Ceramics : Pre 1940 item #339056 (stock #TCR1253)
The Kura
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A square bottle vase by one of the most sought after and influential of all Japanese ceramic artists, Kawai Kanjiro (b. 1890), enclosed in the original kiri box signed by the master, which we have had authenticated at the Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum (now endorsed on the top by his daughter, Kyoha). The pale crackle glazed vase dates circa 1935, and is decorated with flower like dabs of rust and cobalt typical of this period, with dark iron fading out from the square mouth and base. As would ...
Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Actor : Pre 1900 item #334389
Petrie-Rogers Gallery
$550.00
Japanese woodblock print quadriptych (four panels) by Osaka actor Yoshitaki (1841-1899) dating circa 1860's. Each panel features an actor standing against an embossed, checkered background. The black ink signature of the artist is in the lower section of each panel. Each chuban sized sheet measures 9 1/2"V x 6 7/8"H. Excellent color with extensive gauffrage and lacquered highlights. The panels are trimmed and Japanese mulberry paper album backed. There is some wrinkling of the paper and ol...
Japanese : Ceramics : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #328526 (stock #10161)
Welcome To Another Century
$400.00
Serving plate. Over a grayish brown stoneware a geometrical design in blue, brown and green glazes, partly with fine crackle. Unsigned, but clay, color and design remind one of Mashiko ware. Diameter 10 ΒΌ inches, height 2 inches. Japan, 2nd half 20th century. Slight traces of usage (tiny scratches and water stains), otherwise very good condition.
Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1950 item #327820
Zentner Collection
$2,500.00
Chinese cabinet made of jumu (elm) wood with tapering A-line design, deep translucent red lacquer finish, two drawers at bottom, 2 removable shelves inside, 74" high x 39 1/2" wide x 21" deep.
Japanese : Paintings : Scrolls : Pre 1920 item #327755 (stock #ALR1226)
The Kura
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A gentleman standing in courtly robes takes advantage of a warm spring night to get in some reading. Standing on the balcony he puts light to a hanging lantern, illuminating cherry blossoms wrapped in evenings misty veil beyond the rail. This is an excellent example of Meiji period Yamato-e signed Saiho which has been fully re-mounted in quality patterned brocade, and retaining the original bone rollers. The watercolor and pigment on silk scroll measures 18-1/4 by 76-1/2 inches (51.5 x 194 cm...
 
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