An important and rare Fushinayaki Pottery Sencha tea brazier Rodai decorated by Tanomura Chokunyu and made in the former castle kiln of Izumo province. A simple hut is shaded by a grand tree at the foot of a tree covered mountain accompanied by a poem in Kanshi. The tile was meant to be placed under a Ryoro brazier for making steeped tea. It is 7 inches (18 cm) square, 1 inch (2 cm) thick. It bears two stamps beneath, Isumo Jakuzan and Eizo, and is dated Meiji 12 (1879) in red...
An important Meiji period Kinrande Sake cup and saucer Made by Eiraku Zengoro and decorated by Tanomura Chokunyu and his son Shosai enclosed in the original wooden box. The box is titled Kinran Shuhai Dai Soroe, Jungin Kuchibari (Gold on red Sake cup with stand, plated with silver to the lip). To the left is written Kyujuyon-sai Chokunyu O-fu, Shosai Sensei Shihitsu (Painted by the honorable 94 year old Chokunyu and Shosai)...
An attractive lost wax (cire perdue) antique BRONZE BELL with nice relief scrolling-vine design on both sides and an original clapper for loud and sonorous sound when in motion. This bell comes with a custom made metal stand for display. Good condition. Size: W. 8.5 x H. 7 cm. Weight: 326 gr. We also have numerous other antique bronze bells in stock. Please search our website for "bell" or inquire.
An attractive lost wax (cire perdue) BRONZE BELL decorated with relief scrolling-vine design on both sides and an original clapper for loud and sonorous sound when in motion. Comes with a nice custom made metal stand for display.
Good condition. Size: W. 9.5 cm x H. 8 cm. Weight: 426 gr.
We also have numerous other antique bronze bells in stock. Please search our website for "bell" or inquire.
Pair Candle stands with chrysanthemum bases and repeated chrysanthemum tops. Each pricket is surrounded by a metal circle with a metal base. Hot wax has overflowed onto the sides and continued down onto the bases. The hot wax has removed some of the gold gilding and blemished the surfaces. One of the stands is missing its disc at the juncture of the base and stick.
Height: 31 3/4"
Unpacked Weight: 5 Pounds
Late 18th century Kyoto school netsuke of a seated shishi (Buddhist lion) hugging a large ball. Strong early piece, wonderful ferocious face, powerful oversized paws with beautifully defined claws, eyes are inlaid with brown horn, loose ball in its mouth. Excellent hairwork (see its mane and bushy tail), old age lines, deep himotoshi going through the back down to the bottom, beautiful wear and patina consistent with age...
19th century netsuke of seated Emma-O - the King of Hell - writing a judgment of somebody’s soul with a brush on a scroll, his four oni assistants around him grinding ink, holding scroll open, handling finished and blank scrolls. Superb quality carving with incredible wealth of detail: faces, clothes with elaborate patterns, sword on Emma’s back, boots, limbs and even readable inscription that Emma-O is working on. Beautiful wear and patina. Signed HIDEYUKI on the bottom...
18th century netsuke of a reclining puppy with a thick textile collar, its head resting on its front paws. Wonderful early piece, great face with almost human smile, excellent depiction of its chubby body and oversized paws, eyes inlaid with black horn. Netsuke of characteristic 18th century triangular section, differently sized himotoshi, beautiful warm patina turning yellow on the back where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono, old age lines. Length 1 5/8 inches.
19th century walrus tusk okimono (can potentially work as a tall netsuke) of a standing skeleton, tall staff and Buddhist rosary in his hands, and a snake and a toad by his feet. Excellent carving, beautiful realistic depiction of his scull and bones, superb patina with extraordinary sheen, eye of the snake is inlaid with dark horn. Height 4 3/4 inches (12 cm).
A naturalistically carved mulberry wood netsuke formed as a large mushroom partially positioned over a smaller one. The natural rich color of this exotic wood enhances the fluid form of the fungi, the larger shape overlapping the other. (Mushrooms in Japan, considered to be phallic symbols, are also associated with longevity.) Kobo incised signature plaque. This beautifully sculptured netsuke is in excellent condition.
19th Century, Japan
A well-carved netsuke of a seated macaque with inlaid eyes. Its human-like expression— hand to his mouth and legs neatly folded, accentuates the fine incised detailing for the fur, face, hands and feet. This intelligent-looking macaque is in very good condition with only very minor surface wear. This important netsuke is signed Masakazu, Nagoya School. Ex. Victor Topper Collection.
Length: 1.5”, height: 1”
19th Century, Japan
Crouching hare or rabbit sculpted from a hiqh-quality granite. Meiji Era ca. 1900. Excellent condition. Light lichen accumulation.
Height: 14.5 cm
Length: 19.5 cm
Width: 16 cm.
In Japan, to which both hares and rabbits are indigenous, a rabbit is believed to inhabit the moon. This charmingly stylized leaper would settle for a garden.
This a rather rare subject Netsuke made during the 19th century, in Japan, that depicts a rat that is gnawing at a large radish, on top of a straw rice scoop. The rat and radish are made from Sentokudo, a bronze alloy, that has acquired a dark patina with the passage of time. The ring at the bottom of the rice scoop serves as himotoshi. Unsigned.
Netsuke measures 1.46 inches (3.7cm) wide, 1.68 inches (4.2cm) long, and 0.25 inches (6mm) thick. It is in excellent preserved condition.
Smaller type of Japanese iron pothook (jizai-kagi) made originally for the use of tea ceremony, the Late Edo period.
Consciously made as a 'wabi-sabi' tea utensil, as rusty iron plates jointed by bronze and iron clamps to make it a rough pipe of refined shabby taste,
connected by 'carved-out screw' at center as primitive 'Japanized' method (not cut by tap) arranged by the introduction of firearms from the West, but without knowledge of screw...
This is a 19th century excellently hand-carved netsuke depicting a Kyogen and Noh Mask Group of Nine. Among the ancient Japanese Theater represented on this mask are: Hannya, Buaku, Okame, Okina, Otafuku, Oji, Osofuki, Noborihige, and Tenjin. Signed Koichi in an oval rectangular reserve, right next to the himotoshi.
It measures 1.65 inches (4.2cm) in diameter, and 1.08 inches (2.8cm) thick. It is in excellent preserved condition.
Antique Chinese Kesi Weave Silk Dragon Court Robe Jifu.....
The robe is woven to the blue ground with nine gilt five clawed Dragons chasing flaming pearls all above cresting waves and Lishui stripes.....
Dating from 19th century.....
Antique condition with signs of general wear commensurate with a robe that has been worn handled and displayed for over 100 years.
Areas of wear maintly under the arms and usual seperation to parts of kesi weave here and there.
SIZE 103 cm...
This is Furoshiki of indigo dyeing cotton made for Edo period. Cotton spun by hand is thick, and this has very good feel. This is colored both sides into in Katzome. It was soaked in a natural indigo plant and was dyed. This has several places of small repair traces. And, as for it, the repair of the Sashiko stitch is considered all to be it by hand. Size 176cm x 161cm (69.2 "x63.3")
This is embroidery Fukusa of the Middle time of Edo. As for this, a basic piece of cloth is dyed with a natural indigo plant. This is embroidered fantastically. It is prawns of a bold pattern. This has several places of stains and damage, but the old restoration is complete. This is precious as Fukusa of an old type.
Size 74cm x 61.5cm (29.1 "x 24.2")