Japanese small contemporary tansu with a gorgeous red-orange finish. It has two small and two large sliding drawers with iron warabite handles, and two sliding panels with horizontal slats, with a center iron lock.
Size: 22.5" height, 21.25" width, 15.25" depth
Takahashi Shotei (Hiroaki)
Vegetable Peddler at Tomitori
Size: Chuban. Approximately 7.5 x 5.5 inches.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo
Reference: Shotei catalogue: C-5. Watanabe 1936 catalogue: 193
Condition: Excellent. This print is a rare creped version. The print is tipped at the top edge to original cardstock.
Size: Large oban. Approximately 17 x 11.5 inches.
Condition: Excellent with light creasing in margins. Pencil notes at back margin.
This kasuri fabric shows a dynamic vertical strip design on the indigo blue background. The "red" (rich brick orange) hue creates a just sufficient accent on the pattern. Strip patterns possess a timeless modern attractiveness (my personal favorite). There is a very subtle blue dye-like spot in one area (please see the image), otherwise it is desirable condition. Made from indigo dye cotton. Ca. late 1800 to early 1900s. 41"w 62"h
Beautiful vintage tourmaline stick pin brooch with high quality emerald jadeite oval cabochons of 10 X 7.5mm, and one big tourmaline stone of 16.2mm X 10.3mm X 4.6mm.Overall length is 56mm. Weighs 5 grams.
Vintage Chinese export gilded and enameled box, gold vermeil over silver. Purple and blue dragons chase each other around on the box. Bottom portion of box may be unknown metal, but majority of box is silver filigree. Measures 2.9" X 2.25". Weighs 106 grams, 3.7 oz.
Japanese woodblock print of a young, beautiful robed woman kicking off her geta (traditional sandals) and holding a parasol outwards. Soft, rosy colors have been used which are calming to the eyes. By Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) which signature and title. Framed.
Size: (entire frame) 18.75" height, 14" width (woodblock only) 14" height, 9.5" width
gata Korin (1658-1716)
Crows and Moon
Size: 4.0 x 2.90 inches
Early twentieth century.
Condition: Excellent. Uncirculated. Top back margin has thinner areas due to apparent removal from original cardstock.
Provenance: The Robert O. Muller estate.
Nikko Futarasan, 1936.
Size: Oban. Approximately 17.0 x 11.25 inches.
Publisher: Doi Hangaten (seal), also bears Doi watermark.
Carver: Harada (seal).
Printer: Yokoi (seal). This seal combination indicates an early post-war edition.
The Chunum Temple, Mt. Chiri, Korea
(Chôsen Chiizan Sen'in-ji) - Views of Korea
Date: 1935. A lifetime edition bearing the Watanabe 6 mm seal (used between 1946-1957) in the lower left corner.
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.25 x 10.50 inches.
This is a quite striking example of a suiseki (viewing stone)in the shape of a low mountain - almost like a worn down volcano. The stone is from the Guangxi Province, China. Guangxi's location, in mountainous terrain in the far south of China, has placed it on the frontier of Chinese civilization throughout much of China's history. The stone has been naturally water polished - only the base had been cut to permit it to stand alone, and baby oil was applied to bring out the beauty...
Japanese keyaki (zelkova) wood tansu, with fitted iron stand, two front hinged lattice-style doors with iron ring pulls and a vent-style back. Beautiful woodgrain with lovely shine.
Size: 24" height, 35.5" width, 20.5" depth
Woodblock print of Nikko Kegon-no-taki (Kegon falls in Nikko) by Kawase Hasui from the series ukiyo-e monyo shu (Collection of ukiyo-e designs). The water depicted in the falls is textured. signed Hasui, sealed Kawase, publisher's mark Bijutsusha ("Rumi") and titled in the right margin. Image area, height about 14 5/16 inches (36.35 cm) by width about 9 3/8 inches (23.81 cm)...