Ohara Shoson (Koson) (1877-1945)
Mallards in Flight, 1930s
Size: Otanzaku. Approximately 15.0 x 6.75 inches.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. Appears in "Crows, Cranes and Camellias," by Newland.
Condition: Unframed. Very good. Pinhole lower left corner at margin. Two very small faint spots in sky.
Japanese uchikake (wedding gown) with a colorful design of flowers and birds done in the Tsujigahana-zome (dye) style. The old Tsujigahana dye technique was used on the clothing of the Muromachi to Momoyama period elites. Inside the tie dyed area, flowers and birds were painted with blue, purple and black ink. Tsujigahana-dye was short lived and completely vanished by the early 17th century because of its extreme complexity...
Depiction of: An actor in Shibaraku, one of the Eighteen Best Kabuki plays.
Size: 17.5 x 11.5 inches
Condition: Excellent. (Matted print)
Description: This print comes with the original label which states: Shibaraku is one of the Eighteen Best Kabuki
plays. A personage of high rank is attacked by a ruffian and is in danger of losing his life, when a brave
and redoubtable man comes to his rescue, shouting shibaraku, shibaraku and saves his life...
Depiction of: Nikko Toshogu Shrine
Size: 17.5 x 11.5 inches
Condition: Pristine, with original backing. (Matted print)
Description: This print is still attached to the backing of the presentation folder, with the original label from Uchida,
the publisher. The label reads:
Nikko Toshogu Shrine, dedicated to Ieyasu, a founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1603 - 1868), was
built by his grandson, the third Shogun.
very good condition except for minor repair
Early 20th C. Chinese cast bronze scholar dragon mirror plate. In the old days, Chinese scholars used this kind of bronze mirror to remind themselves of proper conduct and not to do anything wrong. In excellent condition. D:8-1/2"
A beautiful mid-century Chinese spinach green Jade pendant with Chinese character "Longevity". Mounted on silver and in excellent condition. D:1-1/2"
Chinese export ivory vase from the late 19th century. 5 3/4 inches tall.
Japanese mid 20th century medium size KOKESHI doll. Signed by artist on base. This doll stands 11 3/4" tall, with a head with a 3 5/8" diameter and a base with a 1 3/4" diameter.
Japanese mid 20th century large KOKESHI doll. Signed by artist on base. This doll stands 14 1/4" tall, with a head with a 4" diameter and a base with a 3 1/2" diameter.
Japanese 20th century bamboo flower by master bamboo artist, SUEMURA SHOBUN. The basket is beautifully woven with fine bamboo strips. The basket measures 7 3/4" tall by 7" in width and 4 1/2" in depth. The baskets comes with TOMOBAKO, or original artist signed wooden storage box.
Japanese Hakata ningyo, unglazed clay doll of a young samurai (wakashu) with a dancing fan. This doll may have been modeled after a character in Kabuki (played by all males) or Takarazuka (played by all females). There were many play houses in Hakata during the late Meiji, Taisho and early Showa period. The Takarazuka theater (Fukuoka Takarazuka?) was also there...
This mid-1900’s Japanese cobalt blue hibachi is decorated with a peony motif in shades of light purple. An illegible signature is stamped on the bottom. Very good condition.
Diameter: 17 1/2”
A very finely painted porcelain plaque - "Wu Song Da Hu" painted in the style of Liu Ji You - illustrating one of the stories from "The Water Margin" depicting the famous scene where the folk hero Wu Song kills the tiger which has been terrorizing the local population. The painting carries a cyclical dating for Spring 1979. Condition - excellent - no damages and no restoration...
A rare carved boxwood figure of a barefoot peasant girl holding a scythe and a sheaf of corn made in China, circa 1968 to 1970, during the Cultural Revolution period. Condition - excellent - no damages and no restoration...
Pair of Blue Cloisonne Phoenix Altar Vases. Mid to Later 20th Century. Measurements: 13.00 inches (cm) tall by 10.00" (cm) inches long, 5.50 inches (cm) wide.
Condition: Both pieces are in great condition; one has dent in lip of vase which is hidden when vase is attached; Other has dent in cloisonne where vase hits Phoenix neck, also hidden when vase is attached.
A small Yixing zisha ('purple clay') teapot with enameled decoration depicting prunus blossom on one side and a dragonfly amongst lotus flowers on the other. The base carries the name Meng Chen. This item was probably made, circa 1920 - 1940, during the Republic period. Condition - very good - no damages and no restoration...
A brilliantly enameled cloisonne vase of globular form executed in wireless and standard wired techniques. Precise
wirework details each scale and graceful movement of a lone koi as it swims upon a graduated pale-blue enameled ground.
The body of the fish is worked in colored enamels - blue, yellow and green shades - marvelously flowing into each other and capturing
the iridescent and realistic qualities of actual fish scales...