All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1351665 (stock #783)
hotoke antiques
$150.00


Black and white abstraction printed by old Buddhist woodblock worn down well by long time and high frequent use. Edo period, 18th-19th century at least.
Probably originally a test sheet, or then likely a belonging as god (talisman) for the predecessor. Some stains and holes as seen. approx...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1351617 (stock #782)
hotoke antiques
$250.00


Scarce old type of woodblock-printed Buddhist (Tendai sect) talismans against evil spirits, circa 19th century – ‘Tsuno Daishi’ (The Horned Master) as the deformed iconography of Priest ‘Ryogen’ (= Ganzan Daishi (912-985) a.k.a. The Master of Ogre - Restoration founder of Mt. Hiei) and ‘Mame Daishi’ (The Master of the Beans) as the 33 simplified realistic portraitures of Priest Ryogen with his characteristic long eyebrow.

Left: approx...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1348786 (stock #b7607)

A Japanese Woodblock Surimono Print by Hokkei (1780-1850) Meiji Period

7 3/16 x 8 1/4 ins. (18.3 x 21 cms) Hokkei was one of Hokusai's best pupils and particularly known for many fine designs for surimono. As surimono were produced in small editions for specific purposes e.g. New Year cards, poetry club circulars etc. the originals are very rare and very expensive. In the Meiji era ca...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1348752
A framed Woodblock from the Series "SANJUROKUKASEN" by TOSHIKATA MIZUNO (1866-1908), BIJINA (Oban, date 1893, MEIJI ERA)"TEAHOUSE WITH RAINHATS" depicting a young and beautiful woman of the Kan'ei Era (1624-44) wearing a red kimono and standing at the entrance of a rural teahouse/inn with 2 playing dogs in the background; from the series 36 Elegant Selections (Amigasa chaya, Kan'ei koro fujin). 3 straw hats from guests are suspended at the entrance for drying. Signed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1348737
Japanese woodblock print of two beautiful ladies at the ocean, with a basket full of shells they've collected. With calligraphy in right margin.

Size: 7.25" W x 9.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1348702
Japanese woodblock print of a beautifully poised geisha, holding a paintbrush in her hand. Signed and titled in right margin.

Size: 8.25" W x 12.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1347978 (stock #NG91027)
L'Asie Exotique
$650.00
Japanese 2-panel folding shunga screen, a small sleeping partition screen with brilliant gold and silver flecked paper within a red lacquered wood frame having four erotic images adhered to the surface, three are wood block printed and one is a painting on silk all depicting various positions of love making between a male/female couple. Minor discoloration otherwise excellent condition. The screen measures overall: 17” x 74-1/4”, each image measures: 6-3/4” x 9-1/4”. Early 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1347977 (stock #UH20101)
L'Asie Exotique
$450.00
Signature/Artist: Toyokuni III / Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) Series/Play: Actors with Poems / Sekitori Nidai no Shobuzuke Role: The sumo wrestler Onigatake Horaemon Actor: Nakamura Shikan IV Date: 10/1861 Publisher: Kagiya Shobei Condition: Trimmed in margin, minor surface spotting. Size: Vertical Oban 13-1/2” x 9-1/8”
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1347976 (stock #UH20106)
L'Asie Exotique
$450.00
Signature/Artist: Kunisada II (1823-1880) Actor: Nakamura Shikan IV Date: 3/1865 Publisher: Ise-Kane Condition: Margins trimmed. Size: Vertical Oban 14-5/8” x 9-7/8”. Contemporary Frame: 20-1/8” x 15-7/8”.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1347975 (stock #UH20110)
L'Asie Exotique
$500.00
Signature/Artist: ni konomi (according to taste) Toyokuni III, Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) Play: Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami (Summer Festival) Role: Danshichi Kurobei Actor: Kawarasaki Gonjuro I Date: 8/1860 Publisher: Otaya Takichi Condition: Margins trimmed. Size: Vertical Oban 14-1/4” x 9-7/8” Contemporary Frame: 20-1/8” x 15-7/8”
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1347973 (stock #UH20108)
L'Asie Exotique
$650.00
Signature/Artist: Toyokuni III, Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) Play: Tenna Guri sho no Kamigaki, performed at the Nakamura theatere Role: Udaijin Michizane ko Actor: Kataoka Nizaemon VIII Date: 7/1860 Publisher: Joshu-ya Juzo, Kinchodo Condition: Margins trimmed off, pin holes from album mounting on right side. Size: Vertical Oban 14-1/4” x 9-7/8”. Contemporary Frame: 20-1/8” x 15-7/8”.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1344782 (stock #Hokusai)
Namantique
$850.00
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760-1849) Size: 6-2/16" x 8 ½" paper Sanka hakuu (Rainstorm beneath the summit) from the series Fugaku sanju-rokkei (Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji). Woodblock in colors, signed Hokusai aratame Iitsu hitsu. No publishers mark. Provenance: From the Estate of Harvey Buchanan and Penelope Draper Buchanan. Condition: Very good. Tipped at right and left upper corners to backing mat. Condition: Very good...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1342226 (stock #b7477)

A Japanese Osaka Woodblock Diptych Print by Hirosada 1850s. Edo Period

14 1/2 x 10 ins. (37.2 x 25.4 cms) This rather amusing design by the late Osaka master, Hirosada, shows a heavily clad man riding an oxen while reading a book. In the background is a sea or lake shore featuring the pyramid shaped drying nets. As is usually the case with Osaka productions the printing is of superlative quality with the use of embossing and metallic pigments...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1342225 (stock #b7468)

A Large Japanese Woodblock Print of Ebisu. Meiji Period (1868-1912)

19 3/8 x 13 ins. (49.3 x 33 cms) This very large and amusing print shows a mask of Ebisu, the god of fishermen, one of the seven gods of good luck, together with a fish. Behind the mask is a woven bamboo creel with the tail of another fish protruding...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1342223 (stock #b7476)

Japanese Woodblock Print Shunga Album Attrib. Tomioka Eisen

Size of prints opened 12 x 8 3/4 ins. (35 x 22.3 cms) This folding album (gajo) of 12 designs has brocade silk covers. The designs are attributed to Tomioka Eisen (1864-1905) but printed later, probably Taisho Period 1912-1926 or early Showa. The printing is very fine with very fine control of the bokashi (shading). The album is in almost mint condition...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1342222 (stock #b7469)
A Japanese Woodblock Fan Print By Kawanabe Kyosai. 1870s.  11 3/8 x 8 3/4 ins. (28.8 x 22.2 cms). The design shows a woman reclining with smoking utensils on the floor beside her. She is blowing out a jet of smoke watched with amazement by the child beside her. In the background is an open two fold screen behind which are writing implements and an envelope. On the woman's right side is a neck pillow. The print is signed Kyosai with a red seal. The design is from a series of uchiwa (non-foldin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1800 item #1341802
Meiji Bijutsu
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A very fine woodblock print by Torii Kiyomasu I, a painter and printer born at the end of the 17th century (dates uncertain) and active between 1696-1716 (according to most sources).

This well known print, and one of the best of the genre, represents the actor Nakamura Senya playing the role of Tokonatsu in the Kabuki play “The Legacy of the Three-Comma Family Crest Revealed”, c. 1716.

This print is a rarity, and in remarkably good condition with still vibrant colors.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1341721
Japanese framed woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) of an Oban Tate-E size and format (common sizing / vertically printed), from the series Gujusan Tsugi Meisho Zue. Signature and seal in bottom left with calligraphy seals. Imagery of far off boats heading into shore.

Size: (entire frame) 16.75" L x 20.75" H (artwork only) 9.5" L x 15" H