Imari porcelain charger measuring 15 3/4" diameter dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. This charger is decorated in an unusual free-form pattern of underglaze blue geometric, floral, and phoenix bird patterns with overglaze polychrome and gilt highlights. Two white floral areas in the center are raised in slight "moriage" relief (see enlargement 4), giving the charger a rich texture. The underglaze blue decoration on the back surrounds a six-character apocryphal ma ...click for details
An actor portraying a samurai admiring himself in a mirror in a scene from the kabuki theater by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada). Signed "by special request of the publisher." Published by Kinjudo between 1847-48. Standard "oban" size panels measuring roughly 15"V x 10"H. Possibly from a triptych. Excellent color with vibrant yellow and green in the background. Good overall condition with no tape stains, toning or tears. The baren marks and image are cle ...click for details
Japanese woodblock print titled "Kane from Omi" depicting a beauty within a round cartouche encircled by flowers from the series "Mirror of Clever and Brave Women" by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). Published by Takahashiya between 1843-1845. Standard oban size. Very good overall condition. Restored upper right corner. An illustration of this image can be found on page 227, plate 595, of "Japonisme: The Japanese Influence on Western Art Since 1858" by Siegfried ...click for details
Deluxe impression of an actor portraying a man carrying a bucket in a scene from kabuki theater by Yoshitaki (1841-1899). Circa 1860 (late Edo Period). Exceptional color with lacquer highlights to the collar of the outer kimono. The background at the left side of the print contains fine calligraphy executed in silver (see enlargement). Chuban-sized print with margins evident on the top and right sides. Paper size: 9 7/8"V x 7 1/8"H (image measures 9 5/8"V x 7"H). Excel ...click for details
Japanese tansu with two sliding doors and six drawers. Pawlonia (kiri) wood with black iron hardware. Late Meiji to early Taisho Period (circa 1900 - 1920). 26 1/4"L x 24 3/8"H x 13"D. A few repairs to the right sliding door (see enlargement 4) which is a bit difficult to open. The original back has some cracking along the right side and a small amount of wormage. Very good overall condition. Shipping estimates provided upon request.
Japanese woodblock print depicting a woman kneeling on a straw mat, with a baby on her back, beating newly woven cloth on a fulling-block by the banks of the Toi Crystal River. The image is signed at the right side "Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga" (1797-1861). The red Yoshi Kiri seal is beneath the signature. The print was published by Sanoya Kihei between 1847-1848. Vertical oban size (14 1/2"V x 9 3/4"H). Center panel from a triptych which is illustrated in color on plate G401 o ...click for details