Former in the collection of Hayashi Tadamasa, a Japanese art dealer who introduced traditional Japanese art such as ukiyo-e to Europe. An original Japanese color woodblock print with blind-printing by Katsukawa Shunko I (1743 - 1812), a pupil of Shunsho. Yakusha-e in hosoban size depicting the actor Iwai Hanjiro IV (1753 - 1800). Signed Shunko ga and red collector's seal of Hayashi Tadamasa, on reverse collector's no. Date: c. 1780. Condition: fine impression. Trimmed, faded, borders sli ...click for details
Two paintings on velvet, the fabric partially cut and painted with ink and colors. One with the depiction of the floating torii at Itsukushima shrine, the second one with a village at the foot of Mount Fuji. Condition: slightly faded, stained, few areas with wear, four small splits, one with two tiny holes. Dimension with border: 58 cm x 56 cm.
A pair of small Satsuma earthenware vases. Painted and gilt with panels depicting processional figures between different patterns in gold on cobalt-blue ground. Base signed Satsuma and Hotoda. Condition: few gilt rubbing. Dimension: 12.4 cm high, weight: 404 g.
A lovely pair of flower vases in the shape of traditional Japanese water buckets "teoke" made of bronze with brown patina. The front decorated with silver inlay, forming a paulownia twig, and the backside with a hook. Condition: fine, few traces of usage. Dimension: 23.6 cm high, weight: 8.8 g.
An early printed original Japanese woodblock print by the Shin Hanga artist Ohara Koson (1877 - 1945). A large oban depicting two sparrows and a winterly plum blossom. Signed and sealed. Reverse with a red seal. Cf.: Amy Reigle Newland et al: Crows, Cranes and Camellias: K 33.8 (illustrated in color). Condition: beautiful wood grain, excellent color and impression, very good state, right corner with a tiny nick and tear, left corner with a small border loss, maybe slightly trimmed. Dimension ima ...click for details
Assorted group of Japanese black lacquer tea bowls and saucers for the export. Each decorated in gold with different designs. Four saucers, six small cups and one larger bowl. Condition: rims with little lacquer loss, one bowl with foot rim chip. Dimension: saucers: 11.2 cm diameter. Bowls: 5.9 cm and 6.6 cm diameter. Without wooden stands.
Bamboo carving of Fukurokuju, one of the seven lucky gods, his name meaning wisdom, luck and longevity. Depicted as an old hermit with elongated forehead carrying his staff with tied scroll of sacred teachings. Bottom signed. Condition: fine. Dimension: 16.6 cm high.
Ivory manju of rectangular shape with rounded corners. Carved with a Noh theater mask of Okina, depicting an old man with circular tufts of hair at the corners of the mouth and forehead. Himotoshi, unsigned. Condition: age hairlines. Dimension: 4.1 cm x 3.1 cm x 1 cm. CITES documents are obtained if required.
An octagonal tobacco case made of wood, the front side depicting an oni demon holding a gong and a striker, plastically inlaid in ivory. The back side with two tablets, one with an engraved oni and the other signed "Ichiraku", an artist active mid 19th century. The ivory manju inlaid in different metals with the lucky god Daikoku holding a box with a rat on top. Further inlays in coral and malachite. Signed on a mother-of-pearl tablet "Shibayama". Unsigned ivory ojime with dr ...click for details