Study of Ukita Ikkeisai (1795-1859)
Late Meiji to Showa Period
Size: Scroll: Width 92cm Height 211cm, Painting: Width 71.5cm Height 152cm
A large painting done on silk depicting court nobles picking pine seedlings. The practice was done during the Heian period where young sprouts of pine trees would be picked and used for the new year. The work contains a signature and seal of the noted Edo period artist, Ukita Ikkei but the painting might be a st...
Saichu Sanjin (1836-1900)
Size: Scroll Width 74cm Height 214cm Painting Width 51cm Height 131cm
From a collection of Japanese Paintings on the West Coast.
Condition: Scroll has been kept in fine condition. Wrinkles on the paper is seen. The scroll is missing its other end.
Saichu Sanjin, or the other reading of saichu is minomushi a poetic word found in the Pillow Book. The artist lived by constantly traveling throughout Japan, living the way of a sanjin or man of th...
Attributed to Katsushika Hokusai
Late 19th century
Size: (Scroll) Width 49.2cm Height 182cm
Painting: Width 32.3cm Height 105cm
From a West Coast estate of Japanese Art
Though the works are attributed to Katsushika Hokusai, the themes are those often used by ukiyoe artists of the time. Originally the scrolls were a set of three but the other has gone missing.
Fusai or Hosen
Size: Width 118cm Height 208.5cm
From a West Coast estate of Japanese Art.
Unfortunately nothing is known who the artist is, but during the Meiji there was a large popularity of literati landscape scrolls and various artists, professional and amateurs were producing works. Interestingly, this work is rather unusual of its sheer size. Possibly the artist may have been influenced of Chinese works produced during the Qi...
Sold; Thank you. Pueblo, CO
Size: Length 4.5cm Width 4cm Height 4.5cm
Early 20th century.
Though the term netsuke is used, since the overall size is similar, rather the piece is a miniature kimono evoking the senses of a netsuke. The work contains a seal on the bottom. A small chip is see on the front of the piece.
Size: Length 8cm Width 6cm Height 6cm
A seal is found on the side of the sculpture, but rather difficult to read.
Condition: No damages, chips, or issues are found on the piece.
c. Late 20th century
Size: Diameter 20cm Height 9cm
Contains a seal reading Shi bian on the bottom of the tea pot
Condition: There is a chip on the spout of the teapot. Otherwise no damages or issues with the pot overall.
Attributed to Mori Sosen (1747-1821)
Work: Mid to Late 19th century
Size: Length 79.5cm Width 33.5cm Scroll: Length 161cm Width 41cm
Condition: Scroll has damages on the edges, wrinkles on the painting surface, roller ends are missing. The ten (or the top section of the scroll has wear from the folds made when the scroll is tied.
Size: Diameter 16cm Height 9cm
Tea pot contains a seal reading: Jin Quanniao 金全鳥
Condition: No chips, cracks, stains, wear is found on the piece.
Was purchased in London in the 1970s.
Late 20th century
Diameter 6.7cm Height 7cm
The horse headed toy is often referred to as a harukoma and is a motif often used for the year of the horse or other occasions. The work comes with a tomobako.The artist is based in Wajima of Ishikawa Prefecture. Ichiryo's works were purchased by the government of the Soviet Union prior to its collapse and change to modern Russia.His works have been considered as, " modern Rinpa" inspired by the works o...
A classical and traditional Chinese weight made from nanmu wood. The weight has the brass plates used to place objects as well as the weights to determine the mass. A wax seal is found on the case.
Size: Diameter 3.5"
Tea canisters made from pewter were often the preferred material by Japanese tea connoisseurs in the sencha tradition. Pewter canisters were made to keep air out from the inside and retained the tea's flavor. The canister is decorated with motifs preferred by the literati class. There is a dent on the body of the canister.
19th century or before
One of the few common forms of agate bead where no patterns decorate the body of this bead. Slight chips and wear can be seen on the edges of the bead.
Size: Width 6.6" (16.8cm) Length 9.6" (24.4cm) Height 1.5" (4cm)
Condition: Scratches on the bottom of the box, one corner has chip on the bottom and the lip of the bottom section of the box. Also note that the inkstone is not made of the usual stone but is made from a wooden core with lacquer coated to mimic an inkstone.
Size: Diameter 7.3" Height 8.7"
The tetsubin has not been used, hence no rust, stains, damages, or other wear. Comes with the original tomobako.
Size: Width 2.4 in : Length 2.1 in : Height 1.1 in
Comes with signed tomobako
Perfect for those born in the Year of the Horse or when the zodiac comes around.
Size: Diameter 8.3cm
From a private Chinese American collection of Chinese sterling silver
An interesting plate with the motif of Britannia standing and on the reverse, the Chinese characters for one yuan along with arabic writing. It is not known which region the coin was issued, but possibly in the British territories in Asia.
Late Edo Period
Size: Diameter 5.5" Height 1.1"
The distinct red lacquer with a black lacquer base often appearing beneath the red lacquer layer and other old red lacquer pieces are often referred to Negoro, where most of the older objects came from the large temple complex, Negoroji in present day Wakayama. Many of the objects originating from the temple contain an inscription of the temple's name on the bottom and the surviving pieces of lacquer were mostly red (th...