Size: Width 48.7cm Length 147cm
A rather different expression of the noted poet Kakinomoto Hitomaro. Often he is depicted sitting with his arm rest observing a distant landscape or id depicting with his usual poem inscribed. Here Hitomaro is depicted as if he is on the verge of inscribing a poem.
Early 20th century (Taisho-Showa Periods)
Size: Diameter 5.9cm Height 3.6cm
An interesting and rather unusual set of three tea cups with a Chinese literati theme painted on the exterior. The painting evokes of Qing to Republican Chinese literati styles with peonies set along with other floral motifs and a vase...
Sold; Thank You. Guangzhou, China
Tenryu Kiln, Hagi
Size: Diameter 8.7cm, Height 5.5cm
A fine set of five vintage Hagi ware tea cups. The cups have been used where some of the cups contain tea stains, an expression often seen in antique and vintage hagi ware. Hagi along with Karatsu and Satsuma were established by Korean potters coming to Japan in the 16th century and supported by warrior tea connoisseurs...
Crafted by Masaharu
Size: Diameter 7.9cm Height 1.8cm
Set of four Japanese tea saucers, known as chataku in Japanese. Though it is unusual to find a set of four saucers, but it may be the availability of resources to find enough stock of ebony. In China, Ebony (known as heitan) is valued along with the other hardwoods such as zitan.
真葛香山 工房 Makuzu Kozan Studios
Late Meiji to Taisho Periods
Size: Diameter 6.8cm Height 5.8cm
From an estate in Kyoto.
Makuzu Kozan, became known during the Meiji Period (1868-1912) internationally through the submission at the various expositions being held in Europe and in the United States. Through his success, the Makuzu family continued producing various wares.
Sold; Thank you. Kyoto, Japan.
Mizuno Juzan (1907-1978)
Size: Diameter 4.7"(12.0cm) Height 3.2"(8.2cm)
Mizuno Juzan was a noted Seto ware potter who often produced works using marble clay to create various works. His works are on display at the Seto Museum and was displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY.
Tanomura Chokugai (1904-1997)
Size: Length 194cm Width 70.3
Chokugai, the last of the noted member of the Tanomura lineage starting with Tanomura Chikuden in the 18th century, Chokunyu during the Meiji. Chokugai served as member of the Nanga Society in Kyoto and was one few leading members in the revival of the Nanga movement in Japan during the post-war era...
Size: Diameter 8.75" (22.3cm)
Round Chinese lacquered container decorated with a bird and flower scenery. Hard stones and mother of pearl are used to create the flora and fauna on the lid. Wear can be seen around the mouth of the container.
Taisho to Showa Periods
Size: Height 84cm Width 33cm
A simple but standard Japanese instrument known as a biwa. Unlike the Chinese pipa, the Japanese biwa is used to recite epic stories such as the Tales of the Heike and other battle stories. Today, often the five string instruments (Chikuzen and Satsuma Biwa) are used to recite these tales instead of the classical four stringed ones.
Size: Outer diameter 7cm Inner diameter 5.5cm
Dark green with a spinach color are two main hues of this Jade bangle. There are small inclusions on the interior section of the dark forest green side, but are rather difficult to see.
Jadeite: Republican Period, Ring Late 20th century
Size: Jadeite: Length 1.4cm Thickness 0.6cm
A fine Jadeite ring cut in the shape of a marquise cabochon shape. The ring contain diamond insets set in platinum. The back of the ring is covered over with a metal cover.
Size:Length 90cm Width 33.3cm
The portrait is based on the famous pair done by Yan Hui in the Yuan Dynasty (Tokyo National Museum Collection). Unfortunately, there is only Shide and not the other half, Hanshan. A chan poem is inscribed on the top by the artist.
Sold; Thank you. New York, NY
Late 20th century
Size: Diameter 28cm Height 30cm
From a California Estate
A traditional landscape done in blue and white is seen around the exterior of the porcelain vase. The expressions seen in the landscape is often found in Korean works of art ranging from the 18th up to the 20th centuries. Influences from China are evident but the interpretations are Korean.
Sogo (active early to mid 19th century)
67cm x 198cm
The style is similar to works done by the noted artist, Gessen and other artists from the Shijo and Maruyama Schools. The artist is not known but a similar name was found in a woodblock print published inside a book around the same period. (refer to the Waseda University Library, Collection of Edo Period Books)
Size: Diameter 5cm
This bangle is not a bangle that one would presume to wear on the wrist, but the size is perfect as a pendant or be mounted on a wooden stand. Smaller bangles were popular during the Qing dynasty and many examples survive using various Jade colors and styles.
Size: Height 5ft. Width 2ft. (Height 152cm Width 31cm (approx.)
Finely crafted Japanese Buddhist altar known as a butsudan. Makie is done on the panels of the altar and the interior appears as if one is in the interior section of the temple altar. electrical components are found on the altar. * Note: The Buddhist image is a sample image of how it will look. Image is not included.
Qing Dynasty to Republican Period
Size: Length 9.5 cm Width 2cm
A finely made Chinese jade belt buckle. Though the photographs may not depict the piece well, the Jade is more of a whiter color than the odd green that is reflecting from the light. No damages or repairs are done to the piece.
Size: Height 29cm Width 28cm
A superb and interesting dehua sculpture of the eight immortals or the bashen. The expressions seen on the immortals and their acolytes are life like and their realism might be expressive of the Republican period. No significant damages are seen excluding a broken section around the tree branch. There are no noticeable repairs.