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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #103997 (stock #J-79)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$5,300.00
Standing in agressive postures wearing armor and flowing robes, these hand-carved wooden NIO figures from Edo era in Japan have traces of polychroming and gesso. There is damage to the outer garments and the usual pitting/cracks that normally appear with pieces of this age. However, the pose and the facial expressions are still very much intact and impressive. Height is 19" plus the bases which add another 2.5"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #192180 (stock #J-1011)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$6,900.00
A Buddhist "Celestial Nymph" or "TENNYO" wood carving with gilt and gesso, with copper engraved medallions, from a Temple in western Honsho, near Nigata. This 1" thick carved cedar wood religious subject of a Buddhist "angel," playing a musical instrument was depicted as early as the 7th Century in Nara, painted on a wall in the Lady's quarters of the palace. There are beautiful subtle gesso colors of pale blue, and reds in the background...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #351580 (stock #J-1/14)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$525.00
Japanese ceramic standing DHARUMA with his fly whisk in hand and clearly delineated facial features, covered in his priestly robes with his toes protruding. Great attention to detail, white glaze applied to his fingernails and toenails. Chest hair, bushy eyebrows and beard are all evident.The classic gauze on the base is pure Kutani. Condition is excellent, no chips, cracks, or fritting nor restorations. Height is 12 inches (30.5 cms.) Circa is late Meiji, 1900-1912 or early Taisho, 1912-1920.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #196746 (stock #J-1002)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$2,900.00
An EARTHENWARE PAIR of Japanese "Nomen" or Harvest Masks, worn after the rice harvest was collected to celebrate the bounty at a festival! Modeled similarly with bulging eyes, furrowed brows and flaring nostrils, the parinated surfaces simulating bronze. Very unusual. Circa: 19th Century. Length if 8..25" x about 6" wide or 21 cms x 15 cms. Purchased from Christies, see "Asian Works of Art," catalogue, LA, 5 October 2000, Lot # 72 page 27.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #351325 (stock #J-4/14)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$375.00
Wonderfully detailed two (2) metal (silver and gold color in the eyes) sculpture of a rabbit sitting on his haunches.The forepaws are slightly crossed and the tail is upturned. Even though one of the ears was broken during transportation from Japan, it has been repaired and there is only a hairline crack which is hardly discernible,(see image #3) unless upon very close inspection. Height is 5.25 inches and overall length is 6.25" Circa is 1890-1910 Meiji era.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #356588 (stock #J-65)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
$360.00
Japanese cast metal (single piece) Buddhist statue of BUDDHA in "Bodhyagri mudra," has a beautiful patina and fine details. Circa: 1900-1920. Height is 7 inches (17.8 cms.) and the width at base is 4.25 inches or 10.8 cms. Condition is excellent.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1232098 (stock #J-2013-5)
Shibui Art, subtle..... subdued.....pure
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Japanese DAIKOKU-sama kawara (smoked clay, wood burning kiln) ridge end ROOF TILE. Daikoku is the folk god who makes all things possible with his magic hammer and his sack over his shoulder (usually standing on two large rice bags) represents wealth. This tile from the southwest corner of Shikoku Island were first made by the Chinese 2,500 years ago and introduced into Japan in the 7th century for the Buddhist temple roofs in Nara & Kyoto...