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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1282938 (stock #TBD00169)
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Print of an elaborately dressed samurai with a clenched fist and the other hand grasping the hilt of his sword by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892). The figure is an actor. I can’t make out the censors seal, but it is likely from the 3rd quarter of the 19th century. The paper is good quality woven paper. The printing is slightly textured in the white around his neck and the cuffs, but not the white sleeves...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1281580 (stock #TBD00167)
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Kyoto Satsuma figure of an elaborately dressed elderly man seated on a rush mat with two small cases beside him. The man is nearly bald, missing front teeth and shows whisker stubble on his chin. On the other hand his vest is elaborately decorated with gilt flowers, and his pantaloons and leggings are stripped with gilding. Late 19th century. 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall, 5 ½ inches (14 cm) long and 4 inches (10 cm) wide.

Condition: excellent except right foot re-stuck at the ankle...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1256614 (stock #TBD00152)
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A shallow bowl with a molded the white flower (magnolia ?), an everted rim and a high foot. The fine porcelain, the comb decorated foot, cloud border on the rim and the stylized flowers on the outer side of the bowl are typical of Hirado porcelain made in the style of the earlier Nabeshima kilns. All of the decoration, including the characters on the bottom, is underglaze blue. 8 ½ inches (21.5 cm) diameter and 2 inches (5 cm) tall.

Condition: No chips cracks or repairs...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1157801 (stock #Tb00102)
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Iron tsuba with gold and copper highlights with a boy with a fan standing below a figure with his arms tucked into the sleeves of his kimono while a child peers around his legs. On the other side are a few branches and an engraved mountain. It is 2 ¾ inches by 2 9/16 inches (7 x 6.5 cm)

Condition; some surface rust and wear to the highlights.

Interesting and humorous, perhaps the tsuba of a shy child now a samurai.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1157797 (stock #TB00101)
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Two closely related soft metal (bronze or brass) tsuba from Edo period (1603-1867). These are from the 19th century. Each is approx. 2 5/8 inches long and 2 3/8 inches wide (6.5 X 6 cm). Both depict an eagle hunting two small birds in tufts of grass on one side. On the other side the eagle is poised over an empty landscape. Both with gilt highlights.

Condition: good condition with minor scratches, uneven oxidation, and wear...