Japanese woodblock print by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), titled Full Moon at Magome, 1930. Later printing by Watanabe Color Print Co. from the original blocks. Red Watanabe Heisei seal in right margin, indicating that it was printed during the reign of Emperor Akihito (commencing in 1988). Illustrated at plate 169 in Kawase Hasui Mokuhanga-shu, Narazaki (ed.), 1979. Pristine condition, measuring 14 1/8 by 9 1/2 inches, plus full margins.
Taiko bashi (arched bridge) in very beautiful red! The condition of this Japanese wedding gown is very new. The measurements are: 51"w x 71"long
Please see my other Japanese wedding gowns.
The condition of this Japanese Wedding Gown is new.
The measurements are: 52" x 72L
Please see my other Uchikake gowns.
This is a superb example of bamboo work: a food container from Mindanao Island, Philippine Archipelago. The central body is strengthened by bands of woven rattan that are, in turn, supplemented by finer-woven band forming supports, an elaborate handle and an implement holder. Probably early Twentieth Century, approximately 12-1/2 inches tall by five inches in diameter. A beautiful addition to any collection of Oceanic art.
A product of Palawan Island, Philippine Archepelago, this finely crafted blowgun quiver was collected by noted anthropologist Henry Otley Beyer in his study of native Philippine ethnic culture. With its body formed of bamboo sections, a long wooden hook serves to attach the quiver to the hunter’s sash and also provides a firm closure for the top. The hook is graced with unusually skillful carvings of the prey: a wild boar and a bird...
Shell shaped Japanese lacquer container. This is not something that was made quickly or should I say, "well layered". It comes with a beautiful luster, indescribable. It is beautiful.
The measurements: 8 2/3" x 8 1/4" x 3 2/3"H
This delightful diminutive silk kimono is decorated in brilliant colors, depicting cranes and other auspicious symbols of good luck to be conferred on the child who wore it. Early Showa period. The kimono is hand sewn and fully lined in white cotton which provides a lovely quilted effect. Background checkered panels, primarily in shades of royal blue and tan, serve as the backdrop to red-headed cranes in flight...
It has been awhile since Hakata dolls have become one of the popular collector's items in Japan. Hakata doll was originated by a roof tile maker in the early 17C during the construction of Fukuoka castle. Hakata is located on the Kyushu island (southern island), famous to other porcelain makers such as Satsuma, Imari, Nabeshima and Hirado. This is a very impressive Noh dancer doll from their collection. The dimensions: 13 1/2"w x 14 1/4"h.
This is an old man's silk Jyuban, an undergarment worn under a kimono, a luxury from the past. Strange, but you will find quite a work of art in the undergarment, much more than finding them on the outer kimonos. The carps are tie-dyed. Other than a faint stain right above the right side carp, it is in excellent condition. This stain wil not show up unless you look at it under the sun. The measurements are 52" in width and 53" in length. No lining.
Beautiful black Japanese wedding (Uchikake) in new condition, basting stiches still intact along the sleeves and other areas. The design is from the Heian Era (794-1192AD), imperial cart in pine trees. The gown is particularly well made and look better than our old photos. The colors are beautiful (no color loss), vivid yet elegant.
Beautiful Japanese wedding gown with fans and flowers. The gown looks better in real with details, new condition. It measures 51 1/2" from
sleeve to sleeve and 72" in length.
This gown has an exceptionally beautiful red.
It is satin but feels almost like velvet. The condition is new, probably never been
used. The bottom padding was still covered with a white cloth when this Uchikake was purchased (Enlargement 5). The measurements are 53" wide and 73" long.
Hakata doll was originated by a roof tile maker in the early 17C during the construction of Fukuoka castle. Hakata is located on the Kyushu island (southern island), famous to other porcelain makers such as Satsuma, Imari, Nabeshima and Hirado. This handsom groom is 7 1/2" tall and almost in mint condition. She is 8" tall in excellent condition with some minor stains on her right arm area as shown in one of the picture.
It is a beautiful kimono in excellent condition. The black dye changed it's color to a current black which has a tint of brown. The silk is in a super good condition. The design is the favorite design of Kakiemon, the hoo bird and the leaves of the paulownia tree. The hoo bird has been associated with the Empress in Japan and her crest is an elegantly designed paulownia leaves.
African Art Kuba tribal Mask,This African Art Kuba tribal mask is of cylindrical form, concave face with pursed lips broad flaring nose, the cheeks with hatched incisions,bands of beads under the eyes,covering brow and at mouth,animal skin beard. This wonderful African Art Kuba helmet masks measures 24 inches high by 9 and 1/2 inches wide by 12 inches deep.To see a similar example of another Kuba helmet mask see Christie's Tribal catalogue # 8288 November 16, 1995 item # 150 page 55...
This is the third in the series of four fine Yixing teapots that we recently acquired. This one is a another dark chocolate brown teapot with low relief figures - this time of two tao tsai masks on the two sides of the main body. The teapot measures 6" from the tip of the spout to the end of the handle;
is 3 3/4" high to the top of the finial and is 4" diameter at the waist...
Beautiful silk Japanese wedding gown in excellent condition. The design on this gown shows fans painted (woven in this case) with clouds and plum blossoms floating on a golden river. The background color shifts back and forth gradually between dark blue and white pearl color...
Antique Japanese man's silk juban, an undergarment worn under a kimono. We can find true works of art hidden in this type of old kimono. The term "Juban" comes from the Portuguese word "gibao" (sleeveless garment). The design of hyotan sake (rice wine) gourds is out-lined with hand tie-dye. Interesting patterns inside the gourds. This is an old gown but the condition is like new except that the tie-dye has stretched out over the years. Circa, early 1900s...