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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.


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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$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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$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.


Book THE GO COLLECTION OF NETSUKE

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1261308

Book THE GO COLLECTION OF NETSUKE
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$300 

Book THE GO COLLECTION OF NETSUKE by Hirokazu Arakawa illustrating the entire collection of Baron Go Seinosuke. Rare book (first and the only edition), published in 1983 by Kodansha International for Tokyo National Museum. Hardcover, gray cloth, slip case, 260 pages, 361 netsuke described and photographed in color with b/w signature photo. Exquisite selection, excellent essays including chapters on: origins of inro and netsuke, netsuke types and designs, artists, ojime, biographies of carvers re ...click for details


Book MASTERPIECES OF NETSUKE ART 1000 netsuke

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1261306

Book MASTERPIECES OF NETSUKE ART 1000 netsuke
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$250 

Book MASTERPIECES OF NETSUKE ART: One Thousand Favorites of Leading Collectors by Bernard Hurtig. Rare book, published in 1975 by Weatherhill for the International netsuke Collectors Society. Hardcover, brocade cloth, slip case, 245 pages, 1000 netsuke photographed in color. Outstanding reference book, and an interesting experiment illustrating favorite pieces of 20 leading collectors with essays by each person providing an insight into their collecting world. 12 x9 1/4 inches.


Book NETSUKE STUDY HINDSON COLLECTION by N. Davey

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1261305

Book NETSUKE STUDY HINDSON COLLECTION by N. Davey
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$225 

Book NETSUKE: A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY BASED ON THE M. T. HINDSON COLLECTION by Neal Davey. Revised edition with 296 new illustrations including 182 in color, Philip Wilson Publishers, London, 1982. Hardcover, dust jacket, 566 pages, 12”x8.25”. Absolutely essential reference book with thorough descriptions and black and white photos of 1322 netsuke with some 300 actual signatures, about 200 color photographs. Most valuable part is an index of 3425 known netsuke artists with their names in Japanese ...click for details


Catalog CARLO MONZINO Collection of NETSUKE

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1261303

Catalog CARLO MONZINO Collection of NETSUKE
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$100 

Sotheby’s sale catalog THE CARLO MONZINO COLLECTION OF NETSUKE, INRO AND LACQUER that took place in London on June 21, 1995. The spine is in normal condition - white seen on the top left side on Enlargement 1 is reflection from photography lights. Hard covers, 500 lots illustrated in color and black and white, prices realized included. One of the most interesting collections that went on the market in the past 30 years, superb reference book.


Barry Davies 1998 Huthart Collection Non-Iwami netsuke

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1261301

Barry Davies 1998 Huthart Collection Non-Iwami netsuke
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$80 

Sale catalog An Exhibition of the Robert S. Huthart Collection of Non-Iwami Netsuke by Barry Davies Oriental Art, London, 1998. 220 important pieces illustrated in color with color photos of each signature. Hardcover, no dust jacket, 13x 9 inches, 304 pages, includes index of artists and bibliography. Excellent reference book.


Catalog Barry Davies 1996 Netsuke through Three Centuri

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1261300

Catalog Barry Davies 1996 Netsuke through Three Centuri
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$60 

Sale catalog An Exhibition of Netsuke through Three Centuries by Barry Davies Oriental Art, London, 1996. 205 important pieces illustrated in color with color photos of each signature. Hardcover, dust jacket, 13x 9 inches, 176 pages, includes index of artists and bibliography. An excellent catalog of netsuke from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries from three private collections. Containing superb examples, many from such renowned provenances as the Brockhaus and Behrens collections. Very good ref ...click for details

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