Rikio Takahashi (1917 – 1999) was Onchi Kôshirô's last, and most dedicated pupil. He was an original member of the First Thursday Society of Japanese printmakers. He was part of the movement to bring back printmaking in Japan after the Second World War. He is a well listed and very popular wood block artist. This particular wood block titled “Maelstrom” is in a large format (24 x 30 inches. It has excellent provenance (shown in the pictures) with the original prices. It appears to be in its ...click for details
This teapot has a lovely Iris flower design on the front. It is signed in Japanese on the back opposite the iris as you can see in the pictues. It is in excellent condition with just a little rust on the inside. There is also some rust on the handle which would clean up easily. It measures about 7 inches tall to the top of the handle.
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This is a most unusual Egyptian influence Art Deco Sweet Relish set. It was made in Japan in the 1920’s. It is completely hand painted with a custom decorated lacquer box. The hand painting on this dish set is really amazing, just look and the dozens of tiny faces and the geometric designs. The dish set is in near perfect condition, with no chips or cracks. The top lacquer lid is damaged as pictured. The damage is much less noticeable on the top side but it is damaged. The box measures ten ...click for details
This wonderful woodblock print by Paul Jacoulet (1902 - 1960) is titled â€śOyster Stewâ€ť ("La Soupe Aux Huitres, Chinois"). It depicts a young light skinned Chinese master with his darker skinned slave. It was done in 1948 and itâ€™s singed in pencil above the Peach Seal in the lower left. The image size is 15.5 x 11.75 inches. It has been professionally framed by Uptown Print and Art Supply Inc. in Phoenix Az. Both the print and the frame appear to be in perfect condition. I have ...click for details
This print by Shotei is in its original frame with a hand drawn Art Deco design. This is clearly the original frame done around 1936 when this woodblock appeared in the publishers (Watanabe Shozaburo) catalogue. The famers label is still affixed to the back of the frame. The print is 6 1/2 by 14 7/8 ("tanzaku"). The frame is 15 1/2 x 21 & 1/2 inches in size. This is a excellent original print by this well know artist. As this is the original frame I would prefer to leave this ...click for details