Japanese and Chinese antiques and art from B & C
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #573166 (stock #2-806A29)
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$695.00
Fine molded Kyoto-studio porcelain okimono (standing figure) of snow-clad Mt. Fuji, the exterior and the base covered with fine celadon glaze (“seiji”) and the top decorated in pale underglaze white to replicate the snow at the summit of the mountain. Early 20th century. There is a two-character seal mark of Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) impressed in the biscuit of the base which is surrounded by an unglazed foot rim...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #66165 (stock #2A-380)
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$175.00
Large Japanese ceramic luster glazed bowl with rounded sides. Early Showa period. The exterior is covered with a luminescent silver green glaze, and the interior rim has a pink fading to cream glaze which covers the interior of the bowl. There is overall crackling and a rich lustrous tone throughout the entire bowl. The base is marked with the image of a dragonfly...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #720358 (stock #6-432A34)
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$565.00
This simple and elegant Japanese hand hammered copper vase in basket form with a double entwined relief work handle is an unusual representation in Art Deco style of a “hanakago” or bamboo flower basket. Early 20th century. The four sides flow in a softly rounded shape from a square base and culminate in a square lip...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #978599 (stock #6-459A13)
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$250.00
These diminutive vintage inlaid place card holders were hand crafted in iron inlaid with miniature designs intricately inlaid in gold and silver. Ca. 1940-1950. The reverse side, the base and the clip to hold the name card in place are made of brass. Made by the Amita Jewelry Company, the bases are stamped “Amita Japan.” Each holder bears a different floral or landscape scene featuring birds, flowers, pagodas, boats and Mt. Fuji...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1196617 (stock #2C-235A)
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$110.00
This heavily-potted Japanese stoneware sake bottle (“tokkuri”) with slip-trailed calligraphy was the product of a folk kiln, likely Tamba, and dates to the mid-20th century. The reddish-brown clay body is covered with a rich dark brown glaze, and the kanji characters for sake have been freely trailed with white slip glaze on the front and the back of the bottle. The original carrying robe encircles the thick neck...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1960 item #776522 (stock #7A-019)
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$130.00
This original woodblock print by artist Hasegawa Sadanobu III (1881-1963) features a Kabuki actor from the Edo period boldly portrayed in a classic role. 20th century, ca. 1950’s. The actor plays the role of a samurai villain, with his katana sword drawn and an angry expression on his face. The printed signature and seal are offset to the right side, above what is likely the printer’s seal mark...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1980 item #1238027 (stock #11-377A41)
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$650.00
Featuring expert craftsmanship and classic Japanese styling, this traditional style wooden shrine is skillfully handcrafted of cedar or cypress and contains many of the fine detailed architectural elements found on larger Shinto shrines in Japan. This kamidana is an official product of the Samukawa Shrine in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, and dates to the mid-to-late 20th century...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1960 item #537726 (stock #8-075A10)
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$225.00
These three decorative wireless Japanese cloisonné “meimeizara” (plates for the tea ceremony) are decorated with pine, bamboo and plum blossoms (“shochikubai”) in soft translucent enamels on a shimmering foil ground. They date to the mid-20th century and come with their original velvet-lined presentation box. There is a paper label of the Ando Company on the reverse side which is finished in shiny black enamel...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #651147 (stock #2-817)
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$475.00
This lovely Imari sometsuke (blue and white porcelain) hibachi is heavily potted in ovoid form and dates to the early 20th century. The stenciled background on the body is decorated with a scrolling vine (tako karakusa) and pawlonia (kiri) leaf design against which are centered four white curvilinear medallions, two enclosing scenes of mountainous landscapes and the other two with chrysanthemums and birds...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #96623 (stock #11F-102)
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$120.00
This lovely Japanese comb (“kushi”) and ornamental hair bar (“kogai”) set is crafted from an early form of flexible celluloid which closely resembles tortoise shell. Ca.1930. The top and sides of the comb and the ends of the two-pronged kogai are decorated with relief flowers. The material looks like the same molded celluloid from which the elaborate bridal hair ornament sets were made. In fact, this comb resembles those seen in some bridal sets and could possibly be part of such a set...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #875020 (stock #2-853)
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Rarely seen, this heavily potted Imari sometsuke (blue and white porcelain) ceramic piece is an actual squat toilet used from the late Meiji to early Showa periods in Japan. This one dates to the early 20th century. The cobalt blue transfer print design consists of a scrolling vine (“karakusa”) and flower motif all around the edges, with a key fret pattern design along the exterior rim. The undecorated porcelain base is the part that would have been set into the floor, so that only the decor...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #868407 (stock #11E-008)
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$120.00
The lids of these elegant vintage Japanese lacquer covered bowls are decorated with gold lacquer peonies on a rich black lacquer ground. They date to the mid-20th century. The peony flower blossoms and leaves have been hand painted in gold hiramakie (flat lacquer) with takamakie (raised lacquer) highlights on a glossy black roiro-nuri ground. Roiro is a technique of using the highest quality black urushi lacquer, applied and polished in several layers. The rims are finished with gold lacquer. Ea...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1940 item #143929 (stock #11C-035A2)
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$175.00
This lovely Japanese split bamboo ikebana basket or “hanakago” was crafted in round form and dates to the early Showa period. Strips of different widths and different shades of brown bamboo are inserted diagonally into the body structure to produce a powerful appeal. The handle is made from twisted bamboo cordage entwined around two strips of bamboo. Since the sixteenth century, woven baskets for flowers have been favorites for use in the tea ceremony. Designed to contain fresh-cut flowers, ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1103201 (stock #2A-817A19)
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$165.00
This handsome small lidded stoneware jar, typical of Koishiwara ware (“koishiwara-yaki”) pottery, is an excellent example of Japanese ceramic folk art. Dating from the mid-to-late 20th century, this jar was made by “Kumao Ota,” a famous potter in Japan. The gray clay body of the pot was first covered with a coat of white clay slip and then decorated with “chatter-marking” before being coated with clear glaze and random splashes of green and brown glaze. The cover is decorated in the ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1950 item #879056 (stock #8-082A5)
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$195.00
This lovely Japanese akasuke (“pigeon blood”) ginbari cloisonné enamel vase is decorated overall with a profusion of flowering plum blossoms. Early to mid-20th century. Unmarked, but very likely from the Ando factory. Against the transparent ruby red background, an opaque cloisonne design of branches of flowering plum (“ume”) blossoms and leaves, enclosed in silver and gilt wires, stands out in contrasting but equally brilliant opaque colors, completely encompassing the body of the vas...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #76259 (stock #7A-075A36)
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$150.00
Japanese woodblock print by Koitsu Tsuchiya (1870-1949) entitled “Nagoya Castle.” Originally published in 1937; margin is dated “Showa 12.” Later Hama impression posthumously printed from Koitsu’s original blocks. These later editions are identical to the earlier editions except for the publisher’s seal. With their intense realism, Koitsu’s woodblock prints have immortalized his country’s scenic beauty. Subtle effects of light and shadow endow his scenic renderings with an aura o...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #156222 (stock #2A-619A3)
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$150.00
This large handsome contemporary ceramic pitcher from the Mashiko kilns has been crafted in the style of Hamada Shoji (1894-1978). The thickly potted cylindrical body is set on an unglazed raised foot ring. The exterior is decorated in turquoise and yellow ochre pigments splashed on a background of rich iron brown glaze, and the interior is covered with clear transparent glaze.

Hamada Shoji is modern Japan’s most renowned potter. After studying painting and ceramics and traveling abroad, h...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1021563 (stock #11E-146)
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$135.00
This large vintage round red lacquer dish in chrysanthemum form with low relief hand carving was crafted in a technique known as kamakura-bori and dates to the mid-20th century. The finely carved edges of the dish represent real chrysanthemum blossoms which surround a stylized twelve petal chrysanthemum flowerhead -- a design which originated in the late 17th century and was based on the "kiku-mon," the imperial crest derived from the chrysanthemum. The reverse is finished with red and black lac...