Japanese woodblock print of flowers by Nishimura Hodo (active in the 1930's). The seal of the publisher Takemura Hideo is below the artist's signature. Paper size: 15 3/4"V x 11"H (image: 14 5/8"V x 9 7/8"H). Excellent condition. Tiny tear at right margin edge.
Japanese kacho-e woodblock print of red and yellow chrysanthemums by Kawarazaki Shodo (1889-1973) dating circa 1955. Bears the red kanji Shodo seal at the lower right corner of the image. The seal of the publisher, Unsodo, is in the left margin. The Unsodo watermark is at the lower left margin corner. Kento notch at lower right corner. Paper size: 16"V x 10 7/8"H (image: 14 3/8"V x 9 1/2"H. Very good overall condition. Tape stains on the back at the top and bottom marg ...click for details
"Totsuka: View of Mt. Fuji from the Mountain Road (Station 6)" from the series "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido" by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) published by Tsutaya Kichizo in 7/1855. The print depicts farmers planting rice in the flooded rice paddies during the spring. This is not a later edition or reproduction. It is a guaranteed original woodblock print by Hiroshige. Standard vertical oban print measuring about 14 3/8"V x 9 7/8"H x (image: 13 1/2"V x 8 ...click for details
Large Chinese Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) high-fired gray-black pottery bottle-form vase with geometric incised designs of unusually fine form. 11 1/2"H. Very good overall condition with minor wear. One thin old chip to the foot (see enlargement 8).
9 1/2" diameter Imari "sansui" (landscape) design scalloped edge plate decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze red and green pigment with extensive gilt highlights set against a white porcelain ground. The base bears a small underglaze blue seal and a single spur mark. Late Meiji Period (late 19th century). Very good overall condition. There are a few surface scratches in the glaze but no chips or cracks.
Japanese woodblock print depicting the Seven Gods of Good Luck by Wada Sanzo (1883-1968). Published by Kyoto Hanga-in circa 1950. The paper measures 15 3/8"V x 10 1/4"H (image: 14 5/8"V x 9 1/2"H). Full margins. Excellent overall condition. The print was never framed and has been stored away in a folder since it was purchased. Several illustrations of Wada Sanzo's work can be found on pages 88-89 of "Collector's Value Guide to Japanese Woodblock Prints" b ...click for details
Pair of Tang Dynasty (618 - 906 AD) ceramic tomb figures depicting soldiers or grooms dressed in long tunics. Much original pigment remaining and facial features evident. Some small chips to base. 8 3/4"H.
Chinese Southern Song to Yuan Dynasty amber-brown glazed stoneware ovoid form storage jar with everted rim flange, four horizontal loop handles high at the shoulder, and flat base. Probably from the Fujian kiln. 8 3/4"H. Circa 13th/14th century. The jar is from the Tucson collection of a couple who lived in Asia in the 1960's. It bears the registration seal of the Philippine Museum in Manila. Very good overall condition with typical wear to glaze. The glaze is slightly lighter th ...click for details
13"H buff-colored earthenware Yangshao type funerary urn decorated on the shoulders with bold black and red geometric designs. The symbolic significance of this decoration is apparently unknown. Ovoid form with a wide body extending to its widest girth at the mid-section and tapering to a narrow base. Two strap handles at the sides. Neck ending in an everted rim with evenly spaced tiny holes. Machang type (circa 2200 B.C.) of the Majiayao culture, Gansu Province. Machang type wares ar ...click for details