Japanese and Chinese antiques and art from B & C
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #331167 (stock #2C-388)
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This most unusual Koto ware sake bottle in sharp rectangular form with a high flat shoulder is finely decorated with karako and floral designs hand painted in “aka-e” red and gold enamels on a white ground. Mid-19th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #103921 (stock #SB-3A29)
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$210.00
The interior of this large footed brown lacquer bowl (“takatsuki”) is superbly decorated with the plumes of autumn grasses finely hand painted in gold makie lacquer. Meiji/Taisho period. The simple brown lacquer exterior is completely undecorated. Pampas grass (“susuki”) is one of the Seven Grasses of Autumn...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #586374 (stock #2B-807)
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$1,295.00
This most impressive deep Japanese “sometsuke ozara” (blue and white porcelain) charger with scalloped edge is hand painted with crisp underglaze blue designs of tightly-curled arabesque style tako-karakusa (scrolling octopus vines). It dates to the first half of the 19th century. The blue scroll pattern surrounds a central medallion of shochikubai (pine, plum and bamboo) framed by a flower head band...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #344270 (stock #2B-703)
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$230.00
This unusual studio porcelain bowl is decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze colored enamels with designs of morning glories. Early 20th century. There is a three character underglaze blue signature, set off to the left side on the base, which we have not been able to identify. The interior is hand painted with morning glory blossoms in shades of white, blue and peach. Leaves are drawn in green and blue. The flowers are decorated with gold highlights, and the lip is fully gilded...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #920601 (stock #6-456A2)
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$325.00
Each side of this most unusual brass match safe is decorated with relief figures running in a rainy landscape scene inside a cartouche surrounded by a scaly repousse dragon. Meiji period; late 19th/early 20th century. The two figures are hunched forward, running into the driving rain, one with an umbrella and the other holding a straw bundle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #770456 (stock #6-435)
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$220.00
These Japanese bronze "kugikakushi" (ornamental metal covering to hide nails) were relief cast in the form of stylized dragons coiled to form the shape of stylized clouds. Meiji/Taisho period, early 20th century. The dragons were cast in high relief against a punched ground with tiny circles. Both kugikakushi have backplates and the characteristic squared push-pin type shafts. Fancy kugikakushi such as these were usually decorated with various good luck and auspicious motifs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #889852 (stock #9-111A3)
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$350.00
This diminutive hand-carved Japanese statue of Jizo, a bosatsu (Buddhist saint), dates to Meiji/Taisho period (1890-1920). This is a classic example of the distinctive style of stone Jizo which originated from Sadogashima, an island in the Japan Sea off the coast of Niigata Prefecture long famous for its production of small-scale stone sculptures of Jizo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #360824 (stock #2B-711)
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$595.00
This large elegant Japanese blue and white porcelain foliate rimmed bowl is signed by the Seto sometsuke master, Kato Shubei II (1848-1903). It is beautifully hand painted with a bright, freely drawn underglaze blue floral design on a clear, almost translucent, white ground. The high quality decoration incorporates the classic Japanese design of karakusa (scrolling vines or arabesques) and imperial flowers: the paulownia and kiku-mon chrysanthemum...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #521068 (stock #11-249A13)
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$295.00
This diminutive Japanese mask has been carved from finely grained hardwood, likely keyaki, and represents the face of the comic demon Buaku from a Kyogen play. We believe the mask itself dates to the early 20th century or even earlier; the lucite shadowbox frame in which it is mounted on coarse beige fabric is of a later date. The grim-faced visage has a closed mouth with upper teeth exposed and clenched over the lower lip. The mask is slightly broader across the base than across the top...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1128846 (stock #11-369A24)
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$495.00
Carved from a large piece of heavily grained wood, this humble-looking maneki-neko cat sits on its haunches in the classic pose with its left paw up and wears a charming wide-eyed expression on its face. Late Edo/early Meiji period (ca. 1850). This sculpture was roughly executed in the “single-blade carving” technique known as “itto bori,” which produces a faceted surface, with each facet reflecting a single cut...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #60069 (stock #2C-229)
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$150.00
This unusual candle-shaped sake bottle or “rosoku-tokkuri,” which is covered with a deep dark brown glaze, is an example of Tachikui/Tamba ware. Meiji/Taisho period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #888851 (stock #2-855A34)
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$950.00
This striking large Japanese Imari “sometsuke ozara” (blue and white porcelain charger) is hand painted with an underglaze blue design of “Omi-Hakkei” (Eight Views of Omi) within overlapping medallions set against a background of layered waves. Meiji period (1868-1912). There are eight medallions in round, square and fan shapes, each containing a different scenic view. The layered waves, composed of chevrons or half-circles and looking as if combed, are known as “seigaiha, the blue wav...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #657281 (stock #2-752A8)
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$230.00
This heavily-potted and molded Hizen Arita porcelain charger in octagonal form is decorated with thick overglaze enamels and sits atop a high combed foot rim. Early Meiji period, ca.1870. The reverse is signed in overglaze red enamel “Hichozan Shinpo Sei” (Made by Hichozan Shinpo). The rich hand painted iron red overglaze background of the outer rim has contrasting white scrolling vine design and contains four fan shaped medallions with floral and landscape designs in the classic Imari palet...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #52575 (stock #2A-205)
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$195.00
This high-standing ceramic shop hibachi (“mise-hibachi”) features a ribbed concentric ring design with a deep brown glaze streaked with mottled ochre and blue flambe glazes on all sides. Likely Seto ware, Taisho period. Just below the lip is a subtle Chinese key design, which can be seen at certain angles but did not appear in our photographs. There is a thick ceramic divider in the middle to hold the hot coals. The body is hollow above and below this divider, with two cut-out handles on eit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #270233 (stock #2B-662)
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$495.00
This marvelous Japanese Imari porcelain plate is quite unique inasmuch as it was decorated in classic shonsui style but was done so with brilliant polychrome enamels and gilt in addition to the more typical underglaze blue design. Likely mid-19th century, but possibly earlier. On the reverse there is a four character underglaze blue mark that was used on Imari wares in the 18th century. (See page 274 of “Shibata Collection Part IV” for mark.) A heavily brocaded gilt and iron red background w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #50080 (stock #2-525)
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$95.00
Lovely Japanese Kutani porcelain footed sake cup washing bowl (“haisen’) decorated with birds and flowers. Meiji/Taisho period. On the base are two red seal script characters for “Kutani” (signifying “nine valleys”). The delicately scalloped lip rim is subtly decorated in brown enamel with gold scroll designs and hundreds of minute raised dots carefully painted with a brush tip in turquoise enamel. In the interior of the bowl is a pink peony. The exterior continues the peony theme wi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #523129 (stock #2B-730)
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$750.00
This most unusual Japanese studio ceramic vase, which is covered with an overall ochre glaze and a rich flambé drip on the neck and shoulder, is further decorated with takamakie lacquer designs of flowers and a crab. Meiji period (1868-1912). Unidentified artist; the ochre glazed base is stamped in archaic characters inside a raised unglazed square seal in the biscuit. The decoration is boldly executed in gold and brown takamakie (raised) lacquer, giving the vase a moriage type of appearance. A...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #324145 (stock #2B-696)
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$875.00
This wonderful large and heavy Japanese Arita “sometsuke ozara” (blue and white porcelain charger) is hand painted with lush cobalt blue reserves on a pure white ground filled with blue butterflies and floral decorations. Mid-19th century. The largest reserve, in rectangular shape, contains an extensive landscape scene with house, mountains and a lake. Below it is a lozenge-shaped reserve decorated with four horses. Another lozenge-shaped reserve on either side is decorated with geometric di...