An elegant and very expressive figure of a grey hound in bronze with dark-brown patina. A fine sculpture in naturalistic style. Signed: Yoko-e * with engraved seal. Including signed inscribed kiri-box. Japan, ca. 1960. H 23.5 cm, L 26.5 cm. Condition: Flawless.
* Yoshizumi Yokoe (1887–1962). Important maker of bronze sculpture in the early modern period in Japan. Many public exhibitions in the early Post-War period. Participated in the 1st UNESCO Art Exhibition in 1957. He lived and worked ...click for details
A pair of modern raku, tea bowls ‘Sun and Moon’ types the first with gold on the interior, the other with silver. Made by Shoraku, 3rd generation from Kyoto. Impressed raku seal mark. Inscribed and sealed kiri-box with papers. Late Showa, ca. 1980. Moon, diam:17 cm. Sun, diam: 14 cm. Condition: Very fine with minimal wear to inner surfaces due to use.
A bronze figure of kneeling young. The bronze has a fine dark patina. Very fine, expressive sculpture in naturalistic style characteristic of human representation in the Post-War period. Signed: Yoshiake.* Japan, ca. 1960–1970. H 22.5 cm. Condition: Excellent.
* Tatekawa Yoshiake (b. 1918). He began his training as a sculptor at the College for Fine Arts in Tokyo in 1940 where he remained for a period of 4 years. Since then he has participated in numerous exhibitions, including the prestigio ...click for details
A large, heavy-thrown vase of Shigaraki ware in the characteristic raw-fired and brow mottled chamotte clay. It has been covered w. splashes of running whitish glaze running dark-grey w. drops and encrusted cinders to finish it off. On one side the lip and shoulder have been compressed to leave a rustic and highly attractive impression for the viewer. Signed on the bottom with an impressed seal and two, deep parallel lines which indicate the maker’s mark. Japan, Showa, first half of 20th cent. H ...click for details
A very attractive Koransha vase of porcelain in Art Deco style decorated with a symmetrical and overlapping pattern in various tones of under glaze blue. Rims at foot and mouth decorated with painted rings in soft gold. Signed with the bamboo mark for Koransha, Tokyo. Dating from the 1930s. H 17 cm, D 16 cm. Condition: Perfect.
A decorative and attractively shaped, deep tray of heavy cloth covered with gold lacquer. The textile pattern creating a harmonious and pleasant surface. Signed kiri-box. Japan, early Showa, ca. 1930. H 4.5 cm, D 23 cm. Condition: Very good with minor wear.
A curious Shinto-Buddhist house-shrine of plain, undecorated wood with partly coloured image of Ebi (holy snake). Glass door. Japan, Taisho-Showa period, first half of 20th cent. H 19 cm, W 11.5 cm. Condition: Excellent w. very little wear.
An interesting and very decorative lacquer vase with gold foil surface and geometric pattern in shades of gold. Fixed insert of copper. Japan, Taisho-early Showa, 1925/30. H 21 cm. Condition: Over-all very good with minor wear to surface. However, name in bottom scratched off.
An black lacquered altar-box (zushi) containing the image of Nichiren (1222–1282), the founder of the Nichiren School of Japanese Buddhism. The patriarch is here depicted reading from the Lotus Sutra (Hokkekyo). Dated Taisho, 1926. H 16 cm, W 12 cm (box). Condition: Fair w. some wear to lacquer box. The closure has been partly replaced. Inner inscriptions only partly legible.
A large and powerful Bizen vase of cylindrical form decorated in traditional style with unglazed parts, burnt iron, incrustations from the firing including ash traces. Signed: Shi (司), same as yellow textile. Inscribed and signed kiri-box 司造. Around 1975. H 25 cm, D 12 cm. Condition: Perfect.