All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1268996 (stock #J301)
This is a wooden red urushi zushi which is a cupboard-like container with double doors in which a Buddhist image, Sutra, or some other objects is kept at a temple or at home. The Buddhist image inside is lost, however this zushi is well made in details such as beautiful makie work in "Seigaiha" pattern and the copper latches of the doors. The red urushi outside as well as gilted inside are in excellent condition. Probably 19th century. H:10cm W:4.5cm D:3cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1226551 (stock #10898)
Hinagata of hanten (short jacket) which is wood-block print. Hinagata is a sample design book and it was for customers when they make orders. The designs are stencil-dyed in the back of hantens which were worn by workers such as shop clerks, fish market workers, firemen and so on. This book is a remake of the original book as the ground paper had many damages so that the original design hantens were cut out and pasted on Japanese paper and newly bound. It has 62 hantens in different designs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1157368 (stock #J220)
This is an oval box with a lid made of bentwood ( magemono ) and coated with urushi. The technique called "magemono" is bending wood plates such as Japanese cedar or Japanese cypress and bound with bark strips of the cherry tree or bamboo strips. This box has beautiful patterns of cherry strips. What was put in this box is not clear. It has three different owner's names. In good condition but has some scratches, chips and some parts urushi came off. 19th or early 20th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1157003 (stock #J219)
This is a kneading bowl which is hand-carved and beautifully aged. It was used for kneading food such as soba, noodle, dumpling and so on. It has a crack and a nail for mending. Early 20th century or earlier. Diameter: 30.5cm Height: 7.5cm
This is a beautiful andon, lantern made of wood and coated with red urushi ( Japanese lacquer ). It has two circles and each one has Japanese paper half pasted and one of them can turn so that the light source can be controlled. In good condition but has some chips and scratches. The Japanese paper is replaced with new one. 19th century. Height:86cm Diameter:32cm
This is a beautiful andon( lantern ) which is made of wood and coated with brown urushi ( japanese lacquer ). The light source was oil or a candle in old days, but a light bulb is replaced for this one. You can see the prominent craftsmanship of wood, especially in the round cover. In excellent condition. Mid to late 19th century. Height: 62.5cm Diameter of the cover: 26cm Diameter of the bottom: 18cm
This is a wooden large size kanban (shop sign) of "ryo-gae-ya". Ryo-gae means "exchange" and ryo-gae-ya did banking business, too. Same kanji letters "ryo-gae" are engraved in both sides. It is in the shape of weight. It has many dents, chips and mending with lacquer. ca. mid or late 19th C. 53cm x 58cm 21.0"x22.8" 5.5cm 2.2" thick
This wooden tobacco tray with drawers is an another example of beautiful craftsmanship in old days. Two copper containers are for ash (larger one) and water(smaller one). Noshi (an ornament put on a gift ) pattern is carved out in the back. In good condition except for two chips in front. Meiji era ( 1868~1912). Height 16.5cm 6.5" Width 24.5cm 9.6" Depth 14cm 5.5"