An abstracted look at autumn in these persimmons scattered upon a white surface by Kusumoto Toshiharu (1910-1950) dating between the late 30s and the time of his death in 1950. Oil on canvas, 22 x 27 cm (8-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches) and in fine condition. Work by this artist is held in the Wakayama Prefectural Museum of Modern Art.
This an excellent hand-carved contemporary netsuke of a standing Hotei carrying his bag over his right shoulder. In his left hand he holds a Ruyi Scepter. Signed Shodo on a rectangular reserve on the bottom of the netsuke.
SHODO, the Go name of Hiroshi Asaoka, born in Tokyo in the year 1923 was a master of intricate detailed carvings, and quiet, serene designs, who studied under Shomin.
Netsuke measures 1.40 inches (3.5cm) in diameter, and 2.0 inches (5.ocm) tall...
Korean black lacquer with very fine mother-of-pearl inlay document or treasure box with a lift out tray. The side handles are engraved and the box comes with its original lock. An excellent example of Korean art craftsmanship, it is in pristine condition. Measures 10" across, 7.5" high, and 7.75" front to back. Purchased in Korea in the early 1970's.
This large Japanese metal vase with a flowering branch and chrysanthemums with inlay of silver on gold color metal against brown leaves. The metal label on the base Made in Japan. Size: 10-1/2” high
This beautifully carved seated monkey with a baby monkey on its back. The larger monkey is seated behind a large peach with a leaf, on a custom carved and blacked lacquered wood base. Size: 11-1/2 high with base.
The vase has a round body with a tall raised foot and wide sloping neck with incised lines, body decorated with modern stylized Asian figures with pagoda building and a figure riding a horse. Age: 1930’s-1940’s – Size: 9” high
The small Japanese metal vase with an ovoid body and long slender neck with a landscape scene with mountains and a lake and pagoda buildings. Age: 1950’s – Size: 9” high
This bronze warrior is holding a tall stylized bow with leaves and has a bag of arrows on his back. Size: 32-3/4” high
The figures are each seated on elephants with that are on raised green plinths with openwork. The male figures are wearing pointed hats and green clothing with a raised circular motif. Size: 14-1/2” high
Saito Kiyoshi (1907-1997)
Length 56cm Height 45cm
Print size: Length 39cm Height 27cm
Saito Kiyoshi is famous for his various landscapes depicting the countryside of Japan especially with the various views of Aizu and other regions. This print is interesting where Saito uses bright colors, unlike his common selections of black, grey, brown, and hints of orange, yellow, and red. The print is signed and sealed on the bottom left of the print.
Sitting demurely, legs folded with her back to the viewer, an oil painting by Yoshii Kosaburo dated 1937 and encased in the original period wooden frame. Oil on canvas, the painting is 15 x 18 inches (38 x 46 cm), the frame 21 x 23-1/2 inches (53 x 60 cm) and is in fine condition. The frame has marks and wear typical of age. It comes with some period documents (Japanese) on the artist.
Yoshii Kosaburo was born in 1899, and initially studied under Imperial Art Academy Member Nakagawa Hachiro...
Three Crows on a Branch and Moon
Publisher: Hasegawa/ Nishinomiya Yosaku.
Size: 8.5 x 3.75 inches.
Provenance: The Robert O. Muller estate.
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HAKATA OIRAN DOLL
Fascinating and elegant colored Hakata clay doll called Hakata ningyo, with novel 'oiran' (courtesan) dress designed checkerboard pattern and fire pattern.
Rare type for such taste and presence. Damage at head part as seen.