A woman stands wrapped in a kimono, aloof , her gentle curves inviting yet the fan in her hand, showing the image of a skull, warns of danger. It is by Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942) signed using the original character for his name and thus dating it from between 1885 and 1900. A very unusual scene by the artist, certainly showing that he was already deeply rooted stylistically before going to Europe. Ink on paper in a later mounting; the scroll is 29-1/2 x 82 inches (75 x 208 cm)...
A late winter scene picturing a majestic white hawk alighting on a plum branch in full bloom. Hawks—which were used for hunting during the Momoyama and Edo periods (takagari)—are considered symbols of nobility, strength, and are thought to embody the samurai spirit...
Antique Japanese 6-panel byobu screen painting of grand mountain landscape with high peaks and distant waterfalls. In the foreground, men water their horses before ascending the narrow mountain trail. There is a beautiful sense of whimsy conveyed in the group of horse and men as they wade in the mountain stream in the shade of weeping willows. Far in the distance, the mountain range disappears in the mist. Painted in sumi ink on paper. Signed and with a large chop seal...
Very large and thick 'Tatoshi' (kimono wrapping paper) made by multiple pieces of ledgers and promissory note of pawnshop, painted one side with 'kakishibu' (persimmon tannin) for waterproofing and preservative treatment,
approx. 178 x 224 cm (70.07 x 88.18in). Meiji-Taisho period. In fine antique condition, with expected creases and wrinkles...
Japanese scroll painting of a mountain landscape with a river leading into a waterfall, tree branches overhanging the edge of the mountain, a tent set up at the water's edge beside some flowers. Artist chop on side.
Size: (entire scroll) 72" H x 18.5" W (artwork only) 41" H x 13" W)
4 very fine Japanese hanging scroll paintings (kakemono) Chinese-style in ink (sumi-e) and some green parts on paper of mountain scenery and figures. Mounting is in very good quality of green silk.
Signed: Mokubei Aoki (1767-1833). Height: 189 cm x Width 54 cm. (74"x21")
The sun rising behind pine boughs, a celebratory ink and pigment on paper painting by Fukuda Kodojin in a silk border with ivory capped bone rollers enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 45 x 152 cm (18 x 60 inches) and in overall fine condition, with minor marks from handling.
Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944) was an eccentric self taught artist, his status as a poet, calligrapher and literati artist has reached legendary status...
A neko–tora “Cat Tiger” by Mori Kansai enclosed in a period wooden box titled Neko-tora no zu and annotated within by Heian Ungai. Also enclosed is an envelope with a long kiwame letter noting authenticity dating from the Taisho period. Ink and light color on paper 24 x 77 inches (61 x 196 cm). It is bordered in patterned blue satin extended in beiger with bamboo rollers...
Short handscroll divided into three separate sections with each two paintings of a woman's vagina and illustrations of how to pleasure her. Ink, mineral colors and gofun on silk. Unsigned, Japan, late Edo period, 19th century. 20th century mounting with sandalwood scroll ends.
L 44 1/2 x H 7 3/4 inches.
Slight rubbing of gofun, all in all very good condition.
Fitting kiri-wood storage box, 20th century.
A huge image of the three friends of winter by Sugai Baikan (Baiseki 1784-1844) enclosed in a fine custom wood box. Ink on paper mounted in green satin with white piping in the Mincho style popular during the 19th century, with large rosewood rollers. The inscription reads The Three Friends Of Winter, Painted the first of New Year 1840. It is 44 x 92 Inches (112 x 234 cm) and in overall fine condition, with some old repairs to the paper...
Japanese suiboku-ga scroll painting of Daruma, painted with ink on silk.
Signed artist name "Naonobu" and sealed.
Kano Naonobu (1607-1650) was a painter patronized by the shogunate (government) of the early Edo Period.
Measurements about : 46 1/2" x 12 5/8" (118 x 32 cm)
Painted area : 16 3/8" x 10" (41.5 x 25.5 cm)
There is a few minor aged damages as seen in the photos.
Antique Japanese zenga calligraphy scroll with swirling wish-granting ball of flames, signed with artist's chop. Nicely colored mounting with porcelain scroll ends. Taisho period (1912-1925)
Size: 77.5" L, 15.5" W (entire scroll) 46" L, 11.5" W (artwork only)
Antique Japanese zenga scroll painting of Bodhidharma, with calligraphy most likely done by multiple people, with artist chops. Date reads "7th year of Taisho" (1912-1925) circa 1918
Size: 79.5" L x 26" W (entire scroll) 52" L x 18" W (painting only)
Japanese scroll painting depicting a scene from the Genji Monogatari (Tale of Genji). A nobleman and a young man sit on tatame mats and look out onto a garden setting. They are surrounded by painted byobu screens and clouds of gold mist. The painting is rendered in traditional Tosa School manner with flattened over head perspective and fine lined brushwork. Painted in mineral colors, sumi ink and gold leaf flecks on paper. Edo Period.
Size of scroll: 47" high x 19 1/2" wide...
Japanese hand painted scroll of a woman in beautiful Heian period robes in soft pink and blue with a scrolling vine of chrysanthemums beside her. Red artist chop signed Kasumi Morikage (c.1580 - 1620). Edo Period
Size: 55.5" L, 16" W (entire scroll) 17.5" L, 8.5" W (painting only)
Antique Japanese hanging scroll of a Geisha opening a lacquered box. The geisha's hair is worn in a traditional updo with hair pins. She wears robes that are beautifully patterned as she opens a lacquered box. The scroll is signed in the upper left. It measures overall: 7.75" wide by 81" long, image: 6.5" by 51".
Japanese landscape painting by Asai Ryuto (1841-1907 Kyoto).
Painted with ink and color on silk.
Measurements about : 41 3/8" x 12 5/8" (105 cm x 32 cm),
Painted area : 7 3/4" x 6 5/8" (19.7 cm x 16.7 cm).
There are marks as seen in the photos.
A fine built up landscape by Nakabayashi Chikuto; Ink on paper in a silk border featuring dragon dials and large rosewood rollers. The scroll is 25 x 76 inches (63.5 x 193 cm) and is in fine condition. There is some rubbing to the silk along the top roller bar, evidencing age and use. Otherwise it is in excellent condition...