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19c Japanese ceramic DARUMA sculpture

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1900   item# 1135342

19c Japanese ceramic DARUMA sculpture
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$225 

19th century Japanese ceramic statue of standing Daruma (Boddhidharma - the founder of Zen Buddhism) enveloped in monastic robe, and holding a hossu (fly whisk) in his hand. Superb sculpting - see the beautiful flow of his robe and well defined facial features. Absolutely fascinating painting of his face - staring fierce eyes with white enamel, wonderful depiction of his facial hair and excellently conveyed expression of thoughtful concentration. Old cracking to the tip of the nose, stabilized n ...click for details


1910s Japanese ceramic tokkuri SAKE BOTTLE signed

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1920   item# 1092911

1910s Japanese ceramic tokkuri SAKE BOTTLE signed
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$125 

1910s (early Showa) Japanese ceramic tokkuri - sake bottle -with enamel decoration of a double gourd with leaves and tendrils. Dried double gourds were used for storing sake while traveling (the waist of the gourd providing for easy hanging off the belt), so the decoration motif seems quite fitting the function of the bottle. Kyoto ware with tan body and fine beautifully crackled glaze. Excellent quality painting with golden veins on the leaves. The gourd is actually silvered (tarnished, and doe ...click for details

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