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19c ASAKUSA netsuke WOODPECKER by EISAI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1266944

19c ASAKUSA netsuke WOODPECKER by EISAI
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$1100 

19th century Asakusa school staghorn netsuke in manju (rice cake) shape decorated on the front with a low relief carving of a (possibly a woodpecker) on a tree branch. Beautifully carved, eye inlaid with black horn. Two parts fit snugly, beautiful warm patina, darker porous areas as is usual with staghorn. Signed EISAI on the back - for information on this Asakusa artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 361. Diameter 1 1/2 inches.


19c netsuke BUDDHIST ANGEL by NAGAMACHI SHUZAN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1266943

19c netsuke BUDDHIST ANGEL by NAGAMACHI SHUZAN
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$1400 

19th century boxwood netsuke with a rare subject of a Buddhist angel as portrayed in the Noh play Hagoromo (Feathery robe). Standing with one hand raised, superbly carved wings with beautiful differentiated feathers. Perfectly balanced, great face, wonderful flow to the lines of her robe, painted in bright colors, paint showing signs of wear. Signed SHUZAN for Nagamachi Shuzan on the back - this very distinct artist is listed on p. 1015 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATUR ...click for details


19c mixed metal netsuke KANZAN & JITTOKU by MOTOTADA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1266942

19c mixed metal netsuke KANZAN & JITTOKU by MOTOTADA
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617-945-5920


$950 

19th century mixed metal and wood netsuke depicting Kanzan and Jittoku reading an open scroll. According to a legend, Kanzan and Jittoku lived in a kitchen of a Chinese Zen Buddhist monastery and talked nonsensical language, which some took as a sign of them being enlightened.. Superb quality metalwork with inlays of gold and silver, extraordinary faces, the best piece of Japanese metalwork that I ever had. Hardwood body with beautiful natural grain patterns, one himotoshi is lined with ivory, v ...click for details


19c ivory OJIME netsuke slide shishi with ball by OSEI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1266940

19c ivory OJIME netsuke slide shishi with ball by OSEI
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617-945-5920


$225 

19th century ivory ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved as seated shishi with its mouth open and containing a loose ball, and its front paw on a large ball. Excellent carving - see its ferocious face and hairwork. Beautiful wear, wonderful warm patina, in excellent condition. Signed OSEI on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 855 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 3/4 inches.


Meiji netsuke SAMBASO DANCER by NARIKAZU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1910   item# 1266932

Meiji netsuke SAMBASO DANCER by NARIKAZU
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617-945-5920


$250 

Meiji period (late 19th century to early 20th) hinoki (cypress wood) netsuke of a sambaso dancer in characteristic posture, holding a fan and wearing Okina mask and hat used in the dance. Painted in bright colors in a manner of Shuzan, great quality of facial expression, wonderful rendition of Noh theater robes as geometric planes with finely painted textile pattern of bamboo leaves. Signed NARIKAZU on the back . Height 2 1/4 inches.


19c okimono DARUMA by netsuke carver SUKEYUKI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1920   item# 1266930

19c okimono DARUMA by netsuke carver SUKEYUKI
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617-945-5920


$250 

Late Meiji period (1890s -1912) wooden okimono of cloth doll of Daruma (founder of Zen Buddhism) enveloped in his monastic robe. The subject represents Daruma coming back from deep trance in which he sat meditating without moving for 9 years. Skillfully carved out of chosen matsu (Korean pine wood) in ittobori (one cut) style characteristic of Hida school of netsuke carvers with clever use of wood grain as element of design. Excellently conveyed facial expression, nice patina. Signed SUKEYUKI on ...click for details


19c Satsuma RAKAN BOWL dragons marked

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1910   item# 1266667

19c Satsuma RAKAN BOWL dragons marked
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617-945-5920


$750 

19th century/Meiji period Satsuma ceramic bowl with scalloped edge decorated on the inside with all 18 rakan (original disciples of the Buddha) in different surroundings and attitudes, some holding their attributes, and a fierce undulating dragon in flight. Did not photograph well - came out very harsh, actual painting is very delicate. The outside is decorated with 2 dragons in pursuit of each other (or possibly in pursuit of the Precious Gems represented by 8 samurai family crests). Very exten ...click for details


19c Japanese ORIBE tea ceremony CHAIRE marked

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1910   item# 1266666

19c Japanese ORIBE tea ceremony CHAIRE marked
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617-945-5920


$250 

Late 19th century / Meiji period Japanese pottery Oribe ware chaire (tea caddy for storing powdered green tea used in tea ceremony) with handle. Characteristic rich green glaze, underglaze brown painting of pine saplings, wonderful crackled glaze. Oribe ware (named after Furuta Oribe - a famous 16th century tea master) was produced in Mino and Seto kilns: it is particularly Japanese in taste and was never made for export. The foot shows stoneware body with concentric lines, stamped with the seal ...click for details


19c SATSUMA TEAPOT by TOMONICHI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1910   item# 1266663

19c SATSUMA TEAPOT by TOMONICHI
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$175 

19th century/Meiji period Japanese small Satsuma ceramic teapot with cover. The body is painted with 2 scenes of a bamboo grove and various flowers and morning mist painted with gold enamel, with design continuing on the cover. No chips, cracks or repairs. Excellent quality decoration in Japanese taste, typical Satsuma earthenware body, beautiful finely crackled glaze. Signed on the bottom KIYOMIZU TOMONICHI (alternative reading of the last 2 characters is Chojitsu). Some wear to golden enamel s ...click for details


19c Satsuma tokkuri SAKE BOTTLE SAMURAI by BIZAN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1910   item# 1266662

19c Satsuma tokkuri SAKE BOTTLE SAMURAI by BIZAN
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$150 

19th century/Meiji period Japanese Satsuma ceramic tokkuri - sake bottle - with enamel decoration of an actor dressed as an armed samurai wearing an angry mask, and a kneeling man on the other side of the bottle. Excellent quality detailed painting, great face. Typical Satsuma earthenware body, beautiful finely crackled glaze, signed BIZAN on the bottom. There is also a 2-character inscription on the side by the bottom - most probably it is the name of the play in which painted figures are actin ...click for details

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