One of a kind Japanese Taisho Period C.1915 bamaboo flower basket with an exceptional root handle and 'wagumi' freestyle plaited weave. The rim is a undulating, flowing work of art and the balance on the whole is a marvel to behold. Haven't seen a handle this elegant in a long time. H:38cm x W:25cm. Condition perfect. Ask for shipping quote.
It is solid Negoro lacquer item of the Muromachi era. called "Kouban".
The person of Buddhism put a votive offering on this top once
It is drawn in picture scrolls such as "Shuhanron", "Bokiekotoba".
In the Muromachi era when lacquer was very expensive, this item was made with enough lacquer
The whole includes "danmon".
The edge of top plate is tamabuchi.
You can watch "nunogise" in "tamabuchi" and "koudai".
Old thin dust attaches to the surface several places...
Sealed Unkoku and Togan, Edo Period, 19th century
Height: 68 1/4 inches (173.4 cm.)
Length: 148 1/2 inches (377.2 cm.) each
The top screen showing a large party on horseback and foot emerging from the vicinity of a tile-roofed villa at right, as riders and grooms with leashed hunting dogs approach at center, and archers take aim at a boar and other small game at far left.
The bottom screen with riders stalking a herd of deer across a stream at right, as others pursue a flee...
Unsigned, Edo period, 19th century
Height: 67 3/4 inches (172 cm.)
Length: 149 1/2 inches (379.7 cm.) each
Each screen similarly decorated with a continuous scene depicting flying cranes and others standing along a lake bordered by pine trees.
Materials/Techniques: Ink, colored pigments and gold on paper, black lacquer wood frame and metal fittings
Condition: Very good
Museum Quality Early 18th Century Edo Period (circa 1700) Gilded Japanese Sculpture of Amida Nyorai Buddha. Seated cross-legged in the lotus posture, hands joined in the mudra of contemplation, eyes all but closed in meditation, we are gazing upon the sculptor's vision of Amida enthroned in paradise. The elaborately carved lotus upon which he sits is itself a symbol of the attributes of the Amida Buddha: gentleness, openness, and purity...
Rakuchu rakugai refers to the areas within Kyoto (rakuchu, inside the capital) and its vicinity (rakugai, outside the capital). This smaller 17th century rakugai screen shows a view of Western Kyoto centered on Nijo Castle which is surrounded by blocks of row houses and an assortment of famous places. From Nijo Castle in the center of the screen we have Nishihongaji at the far left corner, Toji temple and pagoda above it and up to the Arashiyama river...
Pair of Spectacular Masterpiece Japanese Paintings of an Imperial Couple. 59h x 24w inches, 150 x 61 cm. Signed: Nakayama Sanji.
Original frames. Male figure wears robes with the Tokugawa crest. The female wears a gold phoenix crown with a gorgeous royal kimono. This one-of-a-kind pair of portraits was possibly inspired by the American painter, John Singer Sargent (1856â1925), considered the leading portrait painter of his generation...
A large, rarest of rare Japanese 18th century Bijin Saga Ningyo, depicting a standing female holding her flowing kimono.
Saga Ningyo are the most sought after
of all Japanese Ningyo. They are almost never seen on the market, and only rarely enter Western collections, public or private. This is a once-in-a
-lifetime opportunity for the serious connoisseur of Japanese art.
This finely carved and sculpted figure is a masterpiece from all angles...
Massive Pair of Japanese Cloisonne enamel baluster vases, Meiji Period, each
decorated in brightly colored enamels with butterflies hovering above
various types of flowering chrysanthemum bushes, all silhouetted against a
mirror black ground, stylized floral bands encircling the shoulder, waisted at the
neck and above the flaring foot, and wide abstract foliate bands at the rim and
foot (slight damage to the foot)...
Mid 18th century.
Diameter 30.1 cm. Height 8.7 cm. Diameter of foot 15.8 cm.
A rare late Edo Period four-panel silverized Japanese Screen. A fine scholar's composition
of bamboo, rocks, and a swallow in flight. A beautifully painted sumi, with a
fine oxidized silverized patina. It appears to have the original brocade
frame. The screen is in extraordinary condition for its age. A superb, museum quality screen and an important find. Height: 40 inches, 101.5 cm; Width: 72 inches, 183 cm.
An antique Satsuma figural group of a prone bull with a guardian. The bull with crackled cream ground, gilt noseguard and retaining rope and with polychrome painted and gilt backcover. The young man in a gilt and multicolor painted traditional Japanese garment resting on the animal while holding a book in his hand. 11.5" long, 6" high. An exceptional piece.
Condition: Flawless, ex-Christie's
Rare Japanese Iki Ningyo (Living Doll) depicting a man clothed only in a loincloth, showing his perfect physique, with left arm raised and right hand gesturing his strength. Superbly crafted in the latter part of the 19th century for the export market, fulfilling the demand for Japanese âexoticaâ, following Japanâs opening to the West in the mid-19th century...
A magnificent studio porcelain vase of flask form.
The two rondels depict a powerful and dynamic sea dragon in rich cobalt
from tumultuous waves. (This five-toed dragon taken from its Chinese
symbolizes the emperor.) The other panel depicts three koi energetically
rising from the sea.
MAKUZU KOZAN signature on the base. With original tomobako reading
"Makuzu made. Dragon climbing up to sky"...
A rare scroll painting using Japanese lacquer on silk by Tojima Kofu (1882-1946). Typically, mineral pigments and sumi ink are used to produce Japanese paintings on a silk or paper base. However, during the Meiji period (1868-1912) artists began to use lacquer to produce interesting works of art on silk. The noted artist, Shibata Zeshin was one artist who skillfully used lacquer to create interesting landscapes paintings. Tojima Kofu is a lacquer artist who specialized in Kyoto style lacquer...