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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1240579
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$880.00
Antique Japanese Sign Board for Currency Exchange Business

Edo-Meiji period

Size: length 17" width 2.25" height 25.25"

The sign board is from a business who exchanged the currency used during the Edo period. Clients would bring coins or other precious metals which would be converted to the value given during the different periods in the Edo period (such as during the Tenpo era the value of one gold coin was different if it was during the Ansei era)...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1240482
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Bamboo Basket for Charcoal Ceremony (Sumi Temae)

Artist Unknown

Period: Showa Period

Size: Diameter 10.25" Height 4.25"

The procedures for setting the charcoal for the hearth or the brazier is an important part of the way of tea. The finest baskets are used since the charcoal used is a specific type of wood and style only used in tea and not many in Japan produce this type of charcoal...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1970 item #1240480
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$800.00
Tanba Ware Kensui

Bungoro

Showa Period

Size:Diameter 6.5" Height 3"

Typically the kensui or the waste water receptacle is either shaped in the form of a jar or a large bowl. These types are based on forms found in the early history of the tea ceremony in Japan. Later, artists and masters developed different shapes to impress visitors and to add flavor to the gatherings held. This Tanba ware kensui is done in the form of a raised folded shaped container...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1240476
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$1200.00
Burlwood Stand or Display Tray

Age: Taisho-Showa Period

Size: Length 75 cm Width 65cm Height 4cm

Burlwood stands and trays were one object the Japanese preferred. The natural and rough curvatures seen in the aged wood and the grain appealed to the Japanese and were often used to displayed prized bonsai, suiseki, bonseki artworks...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1930 item #1240470
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$875.00
Kakamura Bori Lacquer Hiro Buta (Kimono Trays)

Artist unknown

Taisho-Showa Period

Size: Large tray: Length 24" Width 15" Height 2.75" Smaller Tray: Length 23" Width 14.5" Height 2.75"

Hiro buta were an essential part of most Japanese households up to the beginning of the war in the late 1930s. Often these were made from a set of two trays where one tray contained the accessories necessary for a kimono (i.e. obi, obi accessories, etc.) and the larger tray held the main kimonos...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1240469
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$800.00
Hyotan (Gourd) Flower container with Lacquered Interior

Artist Unknown

Age: Meiji-Taisho Period

Size: Diameter 5.5" Height 15"

Gourds have been used constantly in the way of tea, being used as flower containers, bowls to hold charcoal and other creative objects. Often these gourds would have lacquered inscriptions to the owner of the object, the maker, or a signature of a master...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1240467
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$700.00
Katawaguruma Motif Makie Hibachi (Binkake)

Artist Unknown

Meiji-Taisho Period

Size: Diameter 11" Height 10.5"

The katawaguruma motif originates in the 11th century in the Heian period where a cosmetic box or a tebako with the motif first appears...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1239543
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$800.00
Antique Netsuke of a Karadoji (Ikkanjin) Contemplating Chinese Child

Age: Edo Period

Size: Length 1.75 Width 0.75 Height 1.25

Chinese children has been a popular motif in Japanese art. Often these children portray noted stories dating from the Han to Tang dynasties and mention about friendship, filial piety, and devotion to friends family, and the state...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1237899
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$550.00
Antique Japanese Bronze Usubata

Meiji-Taisho Period

Height 10" Diameter 11.6"

An interesting bronze usubata with an engraved pattern set on the area which would be considered to be the back of the usubata. The work is very simple and does not have any extra decorations which is rather unusual for a work from the 19th-20th century. Usubatas of this type were often used to decorate pine and auspicious flowers during important holiday events.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1237829
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$1300.00
Woodsman Passing Through a Barren Forest

Shinsei or Chosei (?)

Showa Period (20th century)

Length 66" Height 36"

A rather unusual four panel folding screen depicting a barren forest during winter with a woodsman passing by. The inscription on the top right simply states, returning from the cold mountains. The barren trees is inspired by a Ming Chinese artist, Qi tian or Shen Zhou who was famous for painting a landscape with trees that have no leaves.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1237316
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Hina Byobu (Small Size Screen) of Cranes and Flora

Artist: Shunkei

Period: Meiji Period

Size: Length 46.5" Height 19"

A small six panel folding screen depicting a group of cranes near a body of water set among various flora. Often small screens are used for backdrops to decorative dolls during girl's day or other decorations.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1237158
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$500.00
Bronze Usubata with Fan Motif

Meiji-Taisho Period (c. 19th-20th century)

Size: Diameter 11.6" Height 10.25"

Often bronze usubata vases were used to decorate auspicious and symbolic plants for specific occasions arranged in the Ikenobo style of arrangement. The usubata has a sublime engraving of folding fans set among grasses. Folding fans are a symbol of prosperity.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1237062
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$2,000.00
Literati Resting

Attributed to Kano Tanyu(1602-1674)

Edo Period (c. 19th century)

Size: Length 29.6" Height 14.75"

Scholar art was popular in Japan since Song Style painting was introduced to Japan in the Muromachi Period during the 14th-15th centuries. Images of noted sages and scholars became popular among the ruling samurai class and these figures and their stories began to tell a different "hidden" story to the viewers who saw them.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1237060
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Karatsu Ware Nakaoki (Mizusashi)

Artist Unknown

Age: Momoyama Period

Size: Approx Diameter 3.75-4.3" Height 8"

The mizusashi is an interesting Karatsu ware piece. The exterior is not glazed, meanwhile the interior contains a glaze similar to Chosen Karatsu styles. The wave pattern and other elements are often seen in Momoyama Period tea articles.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1960 item #1236186
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Arhats

Attributed to Munakata Shiko

Size: height 28.5 cm width 20 cm

Shiko is famous for a set of 18 arhats expressing different personalities and the print has become one of Shiko's signature works. This print of two arhats expresses different personalities and retains some similar elements to the noted series of 18...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1960 item #1236183
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Demon Doing Nenbutsu (Otsu-e style)

Attributing to Munakata Shiko

Size: height 28.5 cm width 20 cm

The work is part of a collection of Munakata Shiko prints from a California collection who was a pioneer in transmitting Rinzai zen to America during the 1950-1960 period. In addition she was living in Japan during this period and acquired these prints.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1235562
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Shigaraki Ware Mimitsuki (Eared) Chaire (tea container)

Edo Period (circa 18th-19th century)

Size: Diameter 2.6" Height 3.2"

Shigaraki is one of the six traditional kilns in Japan that have been producing wares for daily use and eventually producing objects for tea. This tea container is done in an uncommon style where small handle-like forms are attached on the gourd shaped container...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1235561
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Bizen Ware Chaire (Tea Caddy)

Edo Period (17th-18th century)

Size: Diameter 2.6" Height 3.5"

Tea caddies or chaire are separated into two categories. The Chinese wares that were imported to Japan are known as Karamono and the Japanese made pieces are Wamono. Japanese made objects first began to appear around the end of the Muromachi when tea became the popular activity within the ruling warlords in Japan...