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Japanese Kyoto ware TEAPOT by WAZEN KITAMURA

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1970   item# 1266664

Japanese Kyoto ware TEAPOT by WAZEN KITAMURA
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$175 

Small Japanese Kyotoyaki (Kyoto ware) ceramic teapot with cover. The body is painted with enamels on 2 sides with various grasses and flowers. No chips, cracks or repairs. Excellent quality decoration in Japanese taste, lower part and cover fired beautiful pink color, superb finely crackled glaze. Stamped with a potter’s mark by the foot and signed and stamped on the original wooden box by the potter WAZEN KITAMURA, blue wrapping cloth. Total length of the teapot with handle and spout 4 5/16 inc ...click for details


Japanese print EAGLE OWL by TOSHI YOSHIDA

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1970   item# 1266618

Japanese print EAGLE OWL by TOSHI YOSHIDA
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$275 

Original 1968 Japanese woodblock print by Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995) titled EAGLE OWL ("Mimizuku" in Japanese). Paper on the photographs came out with gray tinge, but it is actually of warm tone - Enlargement 2 is closest in color to what it is. Published by Yoshida Studio, signed in pencil by the artist in the lower right corner. The print is in excellent condition, finely detailed with intense bright colors, beautiful "bokashi" shading. Image size 14 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches, pape ...click for details


Netsuke BUFFALO by SHINZAN MASANAO

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1960   item# 1265900

Netsuke BUFFALO by SHINZAN MASANAO
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$1450 

Wooden netsuke netsuke of a recumbent water buffalo, its hooves bent beneath its body. Perfectly captured somewhat puzzled expression, wonderful sense of volume. Superbly carved to the last detail - see its face and finely incised coat, eyes inlaid with black horn. Signed MASANAO SHINZAN on the bottom - for discussion of the last of Masanao carvers see p. 725 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Wonderful sculpture by the master carver. Length 2 inc ...click for details


SOTHEBYS catalog Japanese Swords fittings 1994

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1264804

SOTHEBYS catalog Japanese Swords fittings 1994
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$30 

Sotheby’s sale catalog JAPANESE WORKS OF ART PART II that took place in London on November 17th, 1994. 370 lots illustrated (303 lots of swords and fittings, 67 lots of netsuke and inro), in excellent condition, prices realized included.


SOTHEBYS catalog Japanese Swords fittings 1990

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1264803

SOTHEBYS catalog Japanese Swords fittings 1990
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$30 

Sotheby’s sale catalog THE ROY G. COLE COLLECTION OF FINE JAPANESE SWORD FITTINGS, LACQUER AND OTHER WORKS OF ART that took place in New York on December 13, 1990. 241 lots illustrated (202 lots of sword fittings, 39 lots of armor, netsuke and other works of art), in excellent condition, prices realized included.


Joichi HOSHI print BLUE THICKET 1974

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1980   item# 1264054

Joichi HOSHI print BLUE THICKET 1974
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$900 

Original woodblock print BLUE THICKET by Joichi Hoshi (1913-1979), unlimited edition, printed in 1974. Excellent crisp print in perfect condition, silver metallic highlights, listed as plate 318 in JOICHI HOSHI CATALOGUE OF ALL TREE WOODBLOCK PRINTS published by Kato Gallery in 1988. Red “tree” seal of the artist in lower right corner, signed by the artist in pencil (see detail). Image size 6 1/4x8 7/8 inches, paper size 8x10 1/4 inches. Superb image, all that Hoshi print shall be.


6 Chinese jade & hardstone musical instruments

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1950   item# 1263035

6 Chinese jade & hardstone musical instruments
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$200 

Set of 6 Chinese jade and hardstone musical instruments, each on a matching rosewood stand. Instruments include a drum made out of jade, qin (zither) made out of jade, gong with striker, trumpet and 2 string instruments, the body of the cello shaped one is jade. Very well made, just one loss in the whole group - that of 1 tuning peg on the cello, otherwise in great condition. Length of the cello 4 inches.


Okimono DAIKOKU with white rabbit by YOZAN

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1980   item# 1262403

Okimono DAIKOKU with white rabbit by YOZAN
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617-945-5920


$525 

Japanese ivory okimono of smiling Daikoku - one of 7 Gods of Happiness - holding a white rabbit in his hand, and with his foot on a bag of rice. The okimono is a joke on Daikoku’s sanity - he’s got the wrong rodent: rat is the standard companion of Daikoku (who, being the God of Wealth, is associated with rice, and rats thrive when there is abundance of grain). Wonderful clean carving with great smiling face and excellent textures of his robe and rabbit’s fur, superb staining, in perfect conditi ...click for details


Japanese bronze okimono WILD BOAR by MITSUMOTO

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1980   item# 1262212

Japanese bronze okimono WILD BOAR by MITSUMOTO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1850 

Japanese bronze okimono of a resting wild boar, its head raised and mouth open showing its teeth. Did not photograph well. Extraordinary quality work, superb face with alertly raised snout, sharply modeled hooves, perfectly sculpted coat, inlaid glass eyes with black pupils. Beautiful patina, pleasantly heavy, in perfect condition. Signed with raised characters MITSUMOTO SAKU (made by Mitsumoto) on the bottom. Probably the best piece of metalwork that I have ever had. Length 6 3/8 inches.


Netsuke HYOTTOKO mask by RYOSHU

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1970   item# 1261775

Netsuke HYOTTOKO mask by RYOSHU
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$350 

Ivory netsuke representing a theatrical mask of Hyottoko - a perplexed peasant - carved by Ryoshu (born in 1912) - one of the best Japanese netsuke carvers of the 20th century (see p. 886 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick). Wonderful expressive face, black and red ink highlights, beautiful finish to the surface. Signed RYOSHU on the back. Height 1 inch.

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