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Massive Pair of 19th Century Cloisonne Vases

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Enamel: Pre 1900   item# 1084285 (stock# R149)

Massive Pair of 19th Century Cloisonne Vases
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$24,000 

Massive Pair of Japanese Cloisonne enamel baluster vases, Meiji Period, each decorated in brightly colored enamels with butterflies hovering above various types of flowering chrysanthemum bushes, all silhouetted against a mirror black ground, stylized floral bands encircling the shoulder, waisted at the neck and above the flaring foot, and wide abstract foliate bands at the rim and foot (slight damage to the foot). Provenance: Former collection of Mettie C Jones, Long Beach, CA; items reputed to have been purchased at the Twentieth Century Fox studio auctions in 1935, and later MGM studio auctions. height: 47 inches, 120 cm.


Very Rare Pair Goddess Plates by Satsuma Master Ryozan

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1900   item# 778209 (stock# R246)

Very Rare Pair Goddess Plates by Satsuma Master Ryozan
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$16,900 

A very important find and a great day for the serious Satsuma collector who acquires this exceedingly rare pair of plates of breathtaking beauty, detail and color by the renowned Satsuma Master, Ryozan, depicting the two Goddesses of the Seven Lucky Gods, Benzai-ten and Kichijo-ten (Kichijo-ten sometimes replaces Fukurokuju in portrayals of the Seven Lucky Gods). These Goddesses of Good Luck, Happiness, and Learning are patrons of geisha and artists and are venerated by speculators, entrepreneurs and tradesmen who pray for luck in business and love. This is a one-of-a-kind portrayal and format by Ryozan, one of the foremost Satsuma artists of 19th Century Japan. 9 inches, 23 cm. Excellent Condition.


Rare Large Pair of Japanese Imari Vases as Lamps

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900   item# 1031100 (stock# R279)

Rare Large Pair of Japanese Imari Vases as Lamps
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917-675-1369


$11,900 

Exceedingly rare and very large Japanese Meiji Period Imari Porcelain Vases Adapted as Lamps. These great vases are one of a kind, not to be seen or found again. Gorgeous, rich, colorful glazes featuring flowers and birds with a charming fence design, all featured on a translucent white glaze. Height: 41 inches, 104 cm.


2nd Century BC Jomon Period Japanese Dogu Head

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1204483 (stock# R642)

2nd Century BC Jomon Period Japanese Dogu Head
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$9500 

Fine and rare early example of a Jomon Period Dogu Clay Figure, the earliest known Japanese figures. The Dogu acted as effigies of people. They manifested some kind of sympathetic magic. For example, it may have been believed that illnesses could be transferred into the Dogu, and then destroyed, clearing the illness, or any other misfortune. Because of the ritual destruction of Dogu, they are quite rare. This primitive abstract fertility figure has a futuristic look. There are fun theories that state that the Dogu may be linked to extra-terrestrial Ancient Astronauts. 2.5h x 2.5w inches, 6.5h x 6.5w cm.


2nd Century BC Jomon Period Japanese Dogu Head

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1204482 (stock# R641)

2nd Century BC Jomon Period Japanese Dogu Head
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$9500 

Fine and rare early example of a Jomon Period Dogu Clay Figure, the earliest known Japanese figures. The Dogu acted as effigies of people. They manifested some kind of sympathetic magic. For example, it may have been believed that illnesses could be transferred into the Dogu, and then destroyed, clearing the illness, or any other misfortune. Because of the ritual destruction of Dogu, they are quite rare. This primitive abstract fertility figure has a futuristic look. There are fun theories that state that the Dogu may be linked to extra-terrestrial Ancient Astronauts. 3h x 3w inches, 7.5h x 7.5w cm.


Rare Japanese Haniwa Clay Sculpture of a Horse

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1217754 (stock# R649)

Rare Japanese Haniwa Clay Sculpture of a Horse
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917-675-1369


$8900 

Extremely rare 3rd to 7th Century Kofun Period Haniwa clay sculpture of a Horse, completed with the most fabulous trappings, a fine saddle, etc. Presented on a lacquered stand. The horse is a very important figure in the Samurai society. This figure possibly may have been found near the village of Motomachi, close to the port of Konjō in Musashi Province, in present day Tokyo. Pieces like this are usually found in private collections or museums, and rarely come up for sale. Well preserved. 8.5h x 8w inches, 21.5 x 20 cm.


Rare Japanese Haniwa Clay Bust of a Young Wealthy Woman

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1217753 (stock# R648)

Rare Japanese Haniwa Clay Bust of a Young Wealthy Woman
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$7600 

Extremely rare Japanese Haniwa clay bust of a young wealthy woman with a charming expression and wearing a stylish hair style, large hoop ear jewelry and a neck piece. 3rd Century, Kofun Period. She represents the most prosperous of Japanese society in the Kofun Period. A similar example, a National Treasure, belongs to the Tokyo National Museum and is published in Haniwa by Fumio Miki, published by Weatherhill. Well preserved on a presentation display pedestal. 7h x 5.5w x 6d inches, 17.75h x 14w x 15d cm.


5th Century Female Haniwa Head, Japanese Clay Sculpture

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 946039 (stock# R322)

5th Century Female Haniwa Head, Japanese Clay Sculpture
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$6500 

Tumulus Period (AD 250-552) Clay Haniwa (Haniwa means “circle of clay”) forms were installed in the tumuli (burial mounds) that were built throughout Japan from the Third to the Sixth centuries. The Haniwa formed part of the rites used in sending off the dead. Today, these Haniwa, made in the shape of buildings and possessions which do not exist now, and also in the form of animals and even people, show us what things were like in those times. This Japanese Haniwa of a Woman’s Head is an important find that has the qualities museums and collectors of fine art look for. Head: 9 inches (23cm) high, Head with base: 13.5 inches (34.5cm) high. Unglazed clay.


Rare 4th Century Kofun Period Female Haniwa Figure

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1172016 (stock# R634)

Rare 4th Century Kofun Period Female Haniwa Figure
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$6200 

Rare Japanese Female Haniwa Sculpture, Kofun Period, 4th century AD. This female clay figure was set in the ground at the site of a burial mound for the wealthy and Imperial class. She is a fine and graceful piece exhibiting great feminine charm. Mounted on a wood platform. This clay female figure would have stood with others in a protective circle around the tomb-mound of a powerful ruler. Her hair is swept up into an elaborate coiffure, and she wears a fashionable dress of the Kofun Period. The figure possibly may have been found near the village of Motomachi, close to the port of Konjō in Musashi Province, in present day Tokyo. Pieces like this are usually found in private collections or museums, and rarely come up for sale. Height of the figure: 7.25 inches, 18.5 cm; Height including base: 8.25 inches, 18.5 cm.


Large Kutani Porcelain Sculpture of Goddess of Mercy

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1920   item# 899335 (stock# R119)

Large Kutani Porcelain Sculpture of Goddess of Mercy
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$5000 

Very rare and extremely large Japanese Blue and White Kutani Porcelain Sculpture of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. High quality porcelain with beautiful blue glazing. It has very dynamically painted phoenix and other images beautifully painted as part of a fine composition. She is presented in a spiritual and graceful pose. Her face has a beautiful serenity filled with compassion. A beautiful work of art from all angles. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, hairlines, or flaws. The mark on the bottom reads 'Kutani Kikusenon'. Height: 22 inches, 56 cm.


Masterpiece Vase by Taizan Yohei IX and Kono Bairei

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1900   item# 626772 (stock# R75)

Masterpiece Vase by Taizan Yohei IX and Kono Bairei
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$3500 

A Splendid Meiji Period Kyo Satsuma Vase with overglaze enamel decoration by the very well known potter, Taizan Yohei IX, and one of the Meiji Period's foremost painters, Kono Bairei. cf. Meiji Ceramics by Giesela Jahn, page 157, figure 81. Taizan was a renowned Kyoto potter who exhibited and won prizes at a number of international events, including the 1893 Chicago World Expo. This is a very good example from a great potter of the Meiji Period, with auspicious symbols of Sparrows, Foliage, and Gourds beautifully composed on a yellow orca field with raised gold accents, the choice of colors and wireless technique enhancing its mystical feeling. 10.5 inches (27cm)h. From a widely renowned and published collection that has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum and Japan Society.


Kannon and Shishi Edo Period Bizen Ceramic Sculpture

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1800   item# 697160 (stock# R63)

Kannon and Shishi Edo Period Bizen Ceramic Sculpture
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$3200 

A spectacular Edo Period Bizen Ceramic Sculpture representing the Goddess Kannon riding a Shishi. This is an early and Museum Quality piece used as a Brazier Cover in the tea ceremony, used by the highest class. 8 inches (20.5 cm) high. Excellent Condition. Mid 18th Century. From a prominent and widely exhibited collection.


Kakiemon Porcelain Incense Burner with Founder of Zen

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800   item# 897059 (stock# R305)

Kakiemon Porcelain Incense Burner with Founder of Zen
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$3150 

Magnificent 18th Century Japanese Edo Period Kakiemon Porcelain Incense Burner with Daruma, the founder of Zen Buddhism. Delicately painted designs in vivid and varied colors. A wonderfully rendered Daruma adorns the cover where the smoke magically appears out of his mouth when incense is burned. A very rare and remarkable piece in very fine condition. 5.5w x 4.5h x 4d, 14w x 11.5h x 10 cm.


Delightful Kutani Porcelain Vase with Array of Insects

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900   item# 1031038 (stock# R314)

Delightful Kutani Porcelain Vase with Array of Insects
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$3100 

Delightful Kutani Porcelain Vase with Array of Insects. Bamboo gold design on a soft yellow ground featuring an array of insects. It is a rare and unique design on a wonderful classic shape. It displays beautifully from all sides. Height: 9.25 inches, 23.5 cm.


19th Century Japanese Arita Porcelain Elephant

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900   item# 1090554 (stock# R356)

19th Century Japanese Arita Porcelain Elephant
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$3100 

This is a rare, well-modeled and detailed 19th Century Japanese Arita Porcelain Elephant. It is based upon an outstanding 1680 Japanese Kakiemon model, which in turn, was derived from Chinese prototypes. This piece is enameled in red and cobalt with yellow accents. It is a beautiful and striking work of art. Width: 17 inches (43cm); Height: 8.25 inches (21cm).

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