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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #875698 (stock #b4089)
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A Japanese Woodblock Triptych Print by Toyokuni 2nd. 1777-1835. Edo Period Ca. 1830 Assembled size 28 1/2 x 14 1/4 ins. (72.3 x 36.3 cms) This striking triptych was published by Kawaguchi-ya Chozo ca. 1830. The design shows three prominent Kabuki actors of the day standing on the foreshore with a setting sun, some boats and Mount Fuji in the background. The condition is good. There are a few neatly repaired minor worm holes etc. and some thinning of the paper on the right hand sheet. P...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1160667 (stock #b6063)
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£120.00
Rare & Large Japanese Woodblock Advertising Print of Kabuki Actor. Meiji Period 27 1/4 x 9 7/8 ins. (69.3 x 25.2 cms) Although this print is kakemono-e (vertical diptych) size it is printed on one sheet of paper, which is unusual as the blocks would have to be correspondingly large and thus expensive. The design is a reminder that Ukiyoe was an intensely commercial enterprise and famous actors would often feature in advertising prints and poster, just as modern actors appear in TV commercials...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1214858 (stock #b6512)
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£45.00

A Japanese Woodblock Print by Chinnen Pub. 1829. Edo Period

13 1/2 x 10 1/2 ins. (34.4 x 26.7 cms) This album leaf is taken from one of the masterpieces of Shijo book design, Chinnen's Azuma no Teburi (Customs of the Eastern Capital) published in Bunsei 12 (1829) by Kobayashi Shimbei and Osakaya Gembei of Edo. Some years ago we bought 11 sheets separated from the album and we wish to make it clear that we did NOT break a book for the sheets, something we are virulently opposed to!

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1214860 (stock #b6511)
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£45.00

A Japanese Woodblock Print by Chinnen Pub. 1829. Edo Period

13 1/2 x 10 1/2 ins. (34.4 x 26.7 cms) This album leaf is taken from one of the masterpieces of Shijo book design, Chinnen's Azuma no Teburi (Customs of the Eastern Capital) published in Bunsei 12 (1829) by Kobayashi Shimbei and Osakaya Gembei of Edo. Some years ago we bought 11 sheets separated from the album and we wish to make it clear that we did NOT break a book for the sheets, something we are virulently opposed to!

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1214861 (stock #b6513)
Brian Page Antiques
£45.00

A Japanese Woodblock Print by Chinnen Pub. 1829. Edo Period

13 1/2 x 10 1/2 ins. (34.4 x 26.7 cms) This album leaf is taken from one of the masterpieces of Shijo book design, Chinnen's Azuma no Teburi (Customs of the Eastern Capital) published in Bunsei 12 (1829) by Kobayashi Shimbei and Osakaya Gembei of Edo. Some years ago we bought 11 sheets separated from the album and we wish to make it clear that we did NOT break a book for the sheets, something we are virulently opposed to!

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1214864 (stock #b6503)
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A Japanese Woodblock Print by Toyokuni 3rd. Dated 1859. Edo Period. 14 3/8 x 10 ins. (36.6 x 25.4 cms) This strikingly powerful portrait by Toyokuni 3rd. is of the great actor Bando Hikosaburo. The publisher is unidentified. It is in very good condition with unfaded colours. There is a faint brown stain to the lower part of the arm, slight surface soiling and some thinning of the right hand edge. Please note that this is an original printing NOT a facsimile or reprint.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1251200 (stock #b6786)
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Japanese Woodblock Osaka Print by Yoshitaki 1860s. 14 1/2 x 9 7/8 ins. (36.8 x 25.1 cms) This typical Osaka school Kabuki print is, as expected, beautifully printed and has clearly been preserved in in an album most of its life as it is in almost pristine condition. The print has the original album backing. The title to the left and various details are printed in bronze metallic pigments and there is gauffrage (embossing) on the fan and parts of the kimono. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ORIGI...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1255573 (stock #b6709)
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A Japanese Woodblock Print by Toyokuni 3rd. 1856 Edo Period  14 x 9 3/4 ins. (35.7 x 24.7 cms) This design is from the 1856 series Seisho Nanatsu Iroha (Seven Variations of the Iroha) published by Daikikuya Heikichi. It shows the actors Nakamura Tsuruzo I and Nakayama Ichizo in the roles of Kitahachi and Yajirobei. The condition is very good with unfaded colour. There is a neatly repaired worm track at bottom right, mainly in the margin and album trimming to the bottom margin.  PLEASE NOTE T...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1296282 (stock #b7152)
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£50.00
An Unusual Japanese Stencil Printed (Kappazuri-e) Folding Album. Meiji Period 1868-1912 Album 11 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 70 ins. (opened out fully), (29.8 x 6.3 x 178 cms.) The folding album (gajo) has kiri wood (Paulownia) covers each with a hand painted scene. The album is contained in a black lacquered laminated paper case impressed with a pattern of cherry blossom. The gajo contains 5 stencil printed (kappazuri-e) scenes. Each scene shows attractive women engaged in activities exclusive to men in rea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1305797 (stock #b7204)
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£65.00
A Fine & Rare Japanese Original Watercolour Design for a Printed Fan. Meiji Period 1868-1912 Width 18 12/ ins. (47 cms) x ht. 9 1/4 ins. (23.5 cms) This unique large painting was done as a design for a printed fan produced by the firm of Toshio Inouye, 27 Bukkoji, Takakura, Kyoto and bears their stamp. As it was produced to be used in their workshop and become part of their archive there is some unavoidable surface soiling through handling and slight discolouration of the paper sizing to the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1315853 (stock #b7079)
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£45.00
Japanese Woodblock Noh Print by Kogyo. Dated 1898 (Meiji 31) 14 1/4 x 9 1/2 ins. (36.3 x 24.2 cms) This design is from Kogyo's best series Noh Gaku Zue (Pictures of Noh Plays) published by Daikokuya in Meiji 31 (1898) It shows a scene in a Noh drama. The print is in very good condition with no damage and no repairs, and with an album backing. The printing is embellished with gauffrage (embossing) and metallic pigments. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ORIGINAL PRINTING NOT A FACSIMILE OR REPRINT *** TO...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1315854 (stock #b7080)
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£45.00
Japanese Woodblock Noh Print by Kogyo. Dated 1898 (Meiji 31) 14 1/4 x 9 1/2 ins. (36.3 x 24.2 cms) This design is from Kogyo's best series Noh Gaku Zue (Pictures of Noh Plays) published by Daikokuya in Meiji 31 (1898) It shows a scene in a Noh drama. The print is in very good condition with no damage and no repairs, and with an album backing. The printing is embellished with gauffrage (embossing) and metallic pigments. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ORIGINAL PRINTING NOT A FACSIMILE OR REPRINT *** TO...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1315856 (stock #b7078)
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£45.00
Japanese Woodblock Noh Print by Kogyo. Dated 1900 (Meiji 33) 14 1/4 x 9 1/2 ins. (36.3 x 24.2 cms) This design is from Kogyo's best series Noh Gaku Zue (Pictures of Noh Plays) published by Daikokuya in Meiji 31 (1898) It shows a scene in a Noh drama. The print is in very good condition with no damage and no repairs, and with an album backing. The printing is embellished with gauffrage (embossing) and metallic pigments.PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ORIGINAL PRINTING NOT A FACSIMILE OR REPRINT *** TO...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1342222 (stock #b7469)
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£120.00
A Japanese Woodblock Fan Print By Kawanabe Kyosai. 1870s.  11 3/8 x 8 3/4 ins. (28.8 x 22.2 cms). The design shows a woman reclining with smoking utensils on the floor beside her. She is blowing out a jet of smoke watched with amazement by the child beside her. In the background is an open two fold screen behind which are writing implements and an envelope. On the woman's right side is a neck pillow. The print is signed Kyosai with a red seal. The design is from a series of uchiwa (non-foldin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1342225 (stock #b7468)
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£65.00

A Large Japanese Woodblock Print of Ebisu. Meiji Period (1868-1912)

19 3/8 x 13 ins. (49.3 x 33 cms) This very large and amusing print shows a mask of Ebisu, the god of fishermen, one of the seven gods of good luck, together with a fish. Behind the mask is a woven bamboo creel with the tail of another fish protruding. Although the print is signed we have been unable to read the signature but the large red seal is the temple seal of the Imamiya-Jinja, a Shinto Shrine located in Kita-k...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1357529 (stock #b7650)
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A Rare Japanese Woodblock Print by Ikkosai Yoshimori. 1860. Edo Period  14 1/2 x 9 3/4 ins. (36.8 x 24.8 cms)  These designs showing foreigners observed in Yokohama-e are a fascinating sub-genre of Ukiyoe art. Contrary to the accepted view in the West at the time, the designs are deliberately naive and usually of satirical intent. The Westerners in Japan at the time were often arrogant and condescending to the Japanese and probably unaware that they were being laughed at behind their backs! ...