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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1168068 (stock #1168068)
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Signed Ryubunsha Shoshu, 19th century
Height: 55 inches (137.8 cm.)
Width: 144 inches (365.8 cm.)

Depicting a landscape with rural scenes among rice fields, including sumo-wrestling, lion dance and New Year's rituals.

Materials/Techniques: Ink, colored pigments and gold on paper, black lacquer wood frame and metal fittings.

Condition: The front is excellent, the back in good condition with some minor old damage.

Ref. 1168068

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1168058 (stock #1168058)
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Unsigned, 19th century
Height: 68.25 inches
Width: 145.5 inches

A large six panel screen decorated with scenes from the famous Japanese novel The Tale of Genji written by Lady Murasaki in the 11th century, depicting from right a couple on the veranda of a villa, the man reading aloud from a book; at center an old man and a boy carrying a basket, as a pair of mandarin ducks swim by, above the scene of the Third Princess and the Chinese cat from the New Herbs chapter; and at left a woman and a youthful attendant standing beside a stream.

Materials/Techniques: ink, colors, and gold on paper, lacquered wood frame and metal fittings.

Condition: Excellent, with some restorations

Ref. 1168058

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1168056 (stock #1168056)
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$5,500.00
Edo Period, 19th century
Height: 67.5 inches
Width: 135.5 inches

A medium-size six panel screen decorated with scenes from the famous Japanese novel The Tale of Genji written by Lady Murasaki in the 11th century, depicting from left to right, a man standing by a seated woman in pavilion; a lady seated in a pavilion among pine tree and blossoming cherry trees, holding a brush and writing calligraphy on a scroll; a man and his attendant walking on a path looking back at deer among hills. Sealed on the lower left corner.

Materials/Techniques: Ink and pigments on paper, brocade and lacquered wood frame.

Condition: Excellent, with some light staining and restorations

Ref. 1168056

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1168055 (stock #1168055)
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$22,000.00
Unsigned, Edo period, 19th century
Height: 67.5 inches
Width: 135 inches (each)

Each screen similarly decorated with gold and silver fans painted with flowers, fruits and other plants, floating over stylized waves bordered by a curving bank lined with reeds bent by the breeze.

Materials/Techniques: Ink, colored pigments, silver and gold on paper, black lacquer wood frame.

Condition: Excellent

Ref. 1168055

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1144186 (stock #1144186)
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$30,000.00
Kano School, 18th century
Height: 68 1/2 inches
Length: 48 inches (each panel)

A set of four fusuma panels, ink, colors, and gold on paper; depicting geese beside a stream with a willow tree, dianthus, cockscomb, bellflower, peonies, and other plants at right, and a pair of peacocks posed with other flowers beneath a blossoming cherry tree at left; the reverse painted with a river landscape, the banks lined with blossoming cherry trees and pines, rafts are poled downstream; signed Kakuchiku with seals San and Tei.

Materials/Techniques: Ink, colored pigments and gold on paper, black lacquer wood frame and metal fittings.

Condition: Very good, with some minor damage and restoration.

Ref. 1144186

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1144180 (stock #1144180)
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Unsigned, 18th century
Height: 54 1/2 inches
Length: 97 1/2 inches

Depicting a group of wealthy individuals having a picnic beside a stream and beneath blossoming cherry trees, the background with a large forest of pine trees, a nanny seated by the water and holding a child, entertaining him while his parents are enjoying themselves nearby.

Materials/Techniques: color pigments, ink and gold leaf on paper, wood frame

Condition: Good, with some minor old damage and repair.

Ref. 1144180

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1144140 (stock #1144140)
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$6,500.00
Meiji Period, 1868-1912
Height: 22 inches
Diameter: (at base) 9 1/2 inches

A large and charming bronze sculpture of a young boy standing, a large ring hanging from his right forearm, looking down at a dog seated at his feet. Signed on the base in cursive signature "masa... to" (Made by Masa...)

Condition: Excellent

Ref. 1144140

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1136953 (stock #1136953)
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Signed Ichigiro Masayoshi, 19th century
Length: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.)

A small iron canon with a large octagonal barrel inlaid in gold nunumezogan with two "mon" and scrolls, mounted on a wood stock and a silver matchlock action, a detachable carriage with copper and silver wheels, signed "Masayoshi" on a silver tablet.

Published: Bernard Hurtig, "Masterpieces of Netsuke Art (Tokyo and New York, 1973), p. 174, cat. no. 728.

Condition: Excellent

Ref. 1136953

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1136945 (stock #1136945)
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$4,000.00
Signed Nagamachi Shuzan, 19th century
Length: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm.)

A wood netsuke carved, partially lacquered and gilt, depicting Daruma completely wrapped in a red cloth decorated with a large peony head and foliage. Signed on the base in an oval cartouche "Shuzan".

Provenance: Betty Killam, 1983

Condition: Very good with some lacquer loss.

Ref. 1136945

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1136940 (stock #1136940)
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$2,200.00
Unsigned, late 19th century
Height: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.)

A wood netsuke decorated in mat black lacquer with details in red and gold, depicting Fujihime wearing a broad hat and a kimono embroidered with scrolling waves, holding in her hand a leafy branch of Wisteria.

Fujihime is a Goddess known as Princess Fuji and daughter of the Mountain God. She lives on the peak of Mount Fuji. In Japanese art, she is usually depicted wearing a broad hat and carrying and branch of wisteria ("fuji" in Japanese).

Provenance: H. Laudenbach, Munich, 1979

Condition: Very good, with light wear and rubbing to the lacquer.

Ref. 1136940

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1136938 (stock #1136938)
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$2,500.00
Signed Gyokuichi, 19th century
Height: 1.5 in. (3.9 cm.)

Carved to depict a monkey embracing an octopus, the eyes inlaid in dark horn. Signed on the base Gyokuichi (or Tamakazu).

Provenance: Syd Spindel, 1976

Condition: Excellent

Please note: This item requires a CITES permit to ship outside the United States.  We can apply for the permit on your behalf for a nominal cost. Please contact us for more details.

Ref. 1136938

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1136933 (stock #1136933)
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$2,800.00
Unsigned, 19th century
Height: 1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm.)

Comprising a cluster of nine masks, five masks in the front and four masks in the back surrounding a single-hole himotoshi, the masks including Okame, Hannya, Shiwa Jiyou, Usobuki mask and Shikami masks.

Condition: Excellent

Ref. 1136933

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1135018 (stock #1135018)
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$8,500.00
Meiji Period, circa 1880 - 1890
Diameter: 23 3/4 inches

A large cloisonné charger decorated with a central medallion and depicting an eagle perched on a blossoming cherry tree with sprays of flowers including chrysanthemums and camellias, the border richly decorated with stylized motifs including ho-ho birds, butterflies, scrolling waves, peonies and chrysanthemums.

Condition: The front in perfect condition. The back with a small nick (see image 10).

Ref. 1135018

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1131915 (stock #1131915)
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$18,000.00
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

Ref. 1131915

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1017375 (stock #1017375)
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Unsigned, 19th century
Height: 1 1/2 in. (3.66 cm.)

A wood netsuke realistically carved to depict three mushrooms of different sizes, all joined by the stem, the natural himotoshi formed by the medium-size mushroom.

Provenance: Karl Schmidt

Ref. 1017375

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1017348 (stock #1017348)
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$1,800.00
Signed Shibayama, 19th century
Diameter: 1 5/8 in. (4.28 cm.)

Of the usual form, forming two-halves, the exterior inlaid with ivory and mother-of-pearl on a gold ground, the front depicting a butterfly hovering over a branch of camelia, the interior in nashiji; signed on a rectangular tablet in mother-of-pearl "Shibayama".

Provenance: Karl Schmidt

Condition: Good, with some wear.

Ref. 1017348

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1015864 (stock #1015864)
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Unsigned, 19th century
Diameter: 1 3/8 in. (3.6 cm.)

The metal plaque from a kagamibuta partially gilt with gold and silver and details in red lacquer, depicting the Sennin Shiyei seated on his giant carp.

The subject of this netsuke is the legend of Sennin Shiyei. Once upon a time, the old sage captured a red carp. He thought that the fish was so beautiful that he put it in a pond where he could admire it everyday. He took such good care of the carp that it quickly grew up to ten feet, and grew horns and wings as well. One day, Shiyei bowed in adoration in front of the carp which in return told him that it would take him to the sky. The Sennin climbed on the back on the giant carp holding on to the horns, and both leaped towards the land of the Immortals.

Provenance: Raymond and Frances Bushell

Ref. 1015864

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1015859 (stock #1015859)
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$1,800.00
Unsigned, Iwami School, 18th to 19th century
Length: 3 5/8 in. (9.24 cm.)

Of the usual form, the large boar's tooth is well patinated and simply carved with a large spider in high relief, the eyes of the arachnid inlaid in metal; the back of the tooth pierced with one hole for the himotoshi.

Provenance: Raymond and Frances Bushell

Ref. 1015859