A bronze and partial-gilt sculpture of an animated samurai garbed in traditional wartime armor wielding a huge mallet over his head. With extensive detailing throughout, the warrior’s robes and trousers emblazoned with chidori, cranes and hollyhock crests. The impressive sculpture stands on a gold-lacquered wood stand, characteristic of the artist. The samurai is in excellent condition with no damage...
Originally a god of harvests, later worshipped as the guardian deity of local area in Japan.
Rare size, and impressive face. Mid-Edo period, 18th century.
In fine antique condiition for this type, with damage at base and repair at tail.
A powerful bronze and parcel-gilt study of a hunter, sword mounted at his back and long-barreled gun carefully aimed. Dressed for the hunt in straw hat, shin protector and hide overcoat enhanced with gilt waterwheels and ho-o mons, he focuses sharply upon his target. Gold Miya-o signature plaque on rear. In overall good condition with only minor wear to the gilt, commensurate with age and use. Height: 10.8” Meiji Period, Japan
A very attractive and rare Pair of Mandarin Ducks OSHIDORI made of slightly modified and patinated root wood. The male wIth raised head and the female looking at the ground after food. Meiji, c. 1880/1900. H 16 cm, L 25 cm. Mandarine ducks are symbol of long life fidelity as they stay together forever. It comes with inscribed Storage Box Tomobako. Condition: Excellent
A wonderful Japanese burl wood carving of a man with a very expressive face with black eyes, holding two containers, most of his body retaining the natural burl form of the wood, with a wide-stance atop a larger piece of natural burl. 19th Century
Size: 16" L x 10" W x 14" H
Japanese hand-carved bamboo figure of a seated frog. Wonderfully lifelike details with darkened eyes, hands and feet tucked underneath his belly, which has natural bamboo form.
Size:5.5" L x 3.5" W x 3.25" H
A fully carved boxwood okimono of a seated priest with a jui (scepter) carved of white and brown agate in his right hand. The priest's robe is carved carefully as it eddies about his feet, the sleeves cascading from his broad shoulders in sweeping folds on each side. His features are well detailed and his gaze pensive. Carved KIJI signature on the base. This wonderful mixed-media sculpture is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. Height: 4 1/8" Meiji Period, Japan
A studio pottery okimono modeled as a recumbent pheasant in the manner of the noted Kyoto-based artist, Nonomura Ninsei. Employing a technique here similar to one used by Korean potters, a milky-white slip was applied to its stoneware body, producing the crackled finish visible along the tail's underside. Like Ninsei's work, this okimono is modelled naturalistically, the multi-colored plumage and beautifully-structured visage worked in high relief...
A small Bizen okimono of a reclining Saru Mawashi (monkey trainer) with a small macaque holding a basket atop a sack. This okimono is carved in fantastic detail,exaggerating the wrinkled features of the man's face, the voluminous folds of his cloak and detailed fur on the macaque. Bizen pottery's naturally iron-rich composition is aptly selected for this artwork: reddish-brown color and iron-like hardness with mottled markings visible. on its surface...
DARUMA SAVINGS BOX
Clay Daruma ("Zen Bodhidharma") doll of savings box, Meiji period, early 20th century. Sweet face. approx. H 11cm (4.33in)
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Adorable very well excuted Japanese hardwood carving of a frog seated on top of a leaf. He is wonderfully detailed with allover chisel marks due to the hand-carved nature. Hand carved with the upmost attention to detail. The underside is signed. (Translation coming Soon).
Size: 3" H x 6.25" L x 6.5" W
A healthy, plump, round & gentle-faced, "Kintaro" doll holding a lively carp (also considered a symbol of strength and good luck). In folklore, Kintaro grows up to become a famous warrior. He represents the wishes of parents to have a brave, strong, yet gentle son.
Size H: 23 cm W: 13.5 cm.
Period: Early Taisho.
Condition: Some wearing off of pigment on fish. Short rope that goes in front of hat is detached on one side, but can easily be re-attached (we've kept it as is)...
An excellent bronze and gilt study of a reclining puppy resting his paw upon a bale of twigs, several still in his mouth. The remarkable execution of this adorable piece, the soulful facial expression in its gilt eyes, the realistic rendering of the animal’s fur and the perfectly accurate delineation of the puppy’s nether side, speaks of bronze okimono at its best. Yoshimasa’s engraved signature on base. Width: 6”, length: 6” Meiji Period, Japan
Height: 8 cm (3.2 in)
Width: 4.8 cm (1.9 in)
Depth: 5 cm (2.0 in)
Quality Japanese ivory okimono of a Japanese peasant drinking from a gourd; fine work, probably Tokyo School; signed; old patina; fine repair to hat; good condition
A carved boxwood okimono realistically sculpted as a mouse with offspring nibbling upon an eggplant, eyes inlaid with jet. Finely incised fur, sporadic wormholes and dimensional modeling of the bodies add to the quality and naturalism of this charming piece. Rectangular signature plaque on reverse side. (Rats are not only the first sign of the Chinese zodiac, but also symbols of fertility and wealth in East Asia...
Japanese burl wood carving of a man with a large frog on his back, Gama Sennin. The man appears to be offering a peach in his hands as an offering. It is beautifully carved with the man almost melting into the natural root wood. Completely hand carved with many charming details.
Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Size: 4" H x 5" W
Bronze Okimono Figure of Gama Sennin w/ Dragon-Staff; circa Late Edo to Early Meiji Period, 19th C.; Imperial Japan.
A "Sennin," or "The Immortal One," as the word is most closely translated from it's 10th Century Chinese Origin, has been a common symbol for Immortality in the Religious Legends and Tales of Morality throughout China and Japan, and the most revered of these Immortals is "Gama Sennin," aka Liu Hai, as Gama was called before learning the secret to Immortality...
His master is Oshima Jyoun
base 47.5cm wide 37cm deep 9.5cm high
rock 36cm wide 30cm deep 26cm high
With Awasebako or Strage box
In good condition