All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1290214 (stock #AG920)
Lovely old-fashion glass floats. These are slightly rarer than the round ones and still create attractive decor for both indoor and outdoor. Beautiful handblown glasses with subtle "characters" to be individually unique. Ca. early to mid 1900s. approximately 2" round 5 3/4" long each (a set of three)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1287182 (stock #MISC1205)
This kasuri fabric shows a dynamic vertical strip design on the indigo blue background. The "red" (rich brick orange) hue creates a just sufficient accent on the pattern. Strip patterns possess a timeless modern attractiveness (my personal favorite). There is a very subtle blue dye-like spot in one area (please see the image), otherwise it is desirable condition. Made from indigo dye cotton. Ca. late 1800 to early 1900s. 41"w 62"h
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1286462 (stock #KIDSKIM49)
A lovely true red (the site may show you in "orange-red" but it is a true crimson red) kimono for girl, depicted with 'Takara-bune' treasure ship (an auspicious symbol), two children riding on the ship, and many graceful cranes flying over, a dynamic, cheerful, and rare design, made from fine chirimen silk and fully lined with a red silk fabric, in exquisite condition (never been worn) Ca. Early to mid 1900s. 48"wide 52"long. Please contact us for a shipping fee and information.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1285534 (stock #OBI141)
As each sakiori shows the "history" of its own environment, this sakiori obi possesses the beauty of color coordination as well as its elegant pattern. The brown hue you see is the mixture of red and black recycled yarns and the deep blue was created with black and several tones of blue/purple families. The white yarn also creates a rhythmical accent on the pattern. The obi is very well used and has a very gentle touch. The end-finish shows the earlier era of the production. Ca. early 1900s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1283359 (stock #AG906)
A small carved wood figure, assumed to be Nichiren monk. Gentle lines with aged pigments (well kept in the back however). The bottom pedestal is lacquered finish. Slightly looking down profile, with a peaceful expression. Ca. early to mid 1900s. 2 3/4" 1 3/4"d 4"h
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1282621 (stock #AG513)
While it is a small piece, the incense holder profoundly possesses a harmonious balance in the bold and colorful design. The box cover depicts a bird flying over a large camellia flower. Traditional Kutani yellow, green, and blue are used. The bottom of the box shows 'kaku-fuku' mark. Ca. early 1900s. 2 3/4" diameter 1 3/8" tall
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1265775 (stock #KIM902)
A bold and dynamic Taisho era meisen kimono, patterned with ikat weaving of vivid red jyuji (cross) and igeta (the pattern originated from wood/bamboo frame on the edge of the above-ground parts of the well), unlined 'hitoe' kimono for summer use. Ca. Early 1900s (Taisho era). Dimensions: Sleeve to sleeve 50" Shoulder to the bottom hem 61"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1262162 (stock #OBI820)
Possessed such a warm surface texture, made from persimmon juice dye (kakishibu) hand-span cotton, slightly worn and color fading areas due to the use and the age, both ends with small indigo thread stitches, Ca. early 1900s. 3.5"wide 114"long
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1260830 (stock #OBI1401)
Chuya obi, literally means 'day and night', originally black on one side and white on the other and changed to more colorful patterns and textures over the time, on this obi lovely blue birds flying over erradescent pine trees on the espresso brown and another erradescent copper brown abstract-pattern background, on the other side earlier maru-obi textile is used, with subtle color and patterns, made from silk, originate from Kyoto, Japan. Ca early to mid 1900s. 11 1/2"w 144"long
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1260822 (stock #AG917)
This itomaki spool has a bamboo stem in the center and does fold to flat. Lovely piece to use as a small display stand. un-refinished and rustic condition. Ca. early to mid 1900s. 5 3/4"w 5 3/4"d 7 3/4" h
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1260089 (stock #MISC1402)
An old style everyday kasuri/ikat wear with small sleeves, deep indigo dyed with igata (two lines crossed) and maru (a circle) pattern, believed to be from Iyo-region of Shikoku island. Ca. early 1900s. Great condition. 40"wide (sleeve to sleeve) 47.5 "long (shoulder to the bottom hem).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1258282 (stock #AG907)
A beautifully proportioned kokeshi doll from Aomori of the Tohoku region, Japan, signed by Yoshiki Sato (1949-2007), a son of Zenji Sato who was a apprentice of Hidetaro Sei, the most renowned Tsugaru kokeshi craftsman, a clean and innocent facial expression with a bold and adorable hairline, slightly "square" head shape, flawless brush strokes with striking hues, Sato's signature at the bottom, Dimensions: 1.75"w 7 1/8" h
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1257308 (stock #AG915)
A small and simplest form of donation box, saisen-bako, showing original fukiurushi-style lacquer finish, made from cedar and fine marbled grain wood on the facade, assumed to be zelkova (keyaki) wood, a clean and traditional architectural roof line, a up-side-down heart shape like donation "slot" is from lotus flower motif, simply push to open the closure to drop money, sliding wood at the bottom for collecting donation money, very welled used and aged condition with beautiful patinas. Ca...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1222841 (stock #AG701)
Two lobster, a very auspicious symbol, are used for this mold. A stylized design possesses a clean and graphically eye pleasing character. The side of the mold says 'ebi' meaning shrimp in Japanese. Ca. mid 1900s. 8.5"w 4"d 1.5"h
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1222840 (stock #AG702)
This Japanese kashigata cookie mold depicts a lovely pair of ume plum blossoms. Plum has been an popularly used auspicious motif in Japan (and many Asian countries) and it symbolizes patience and fidelity. This cookie mold is made from sugi-cedar and it has an aged patina. Ca. Mid 1900s. Dimensions: 6.5"w 3 3/4"d 1.5" h
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1215472 (stock #AG810)
Nemariko kokeshi has almost exclusively been produced in the Naruko region of Miyagi prefecture and it means "sitting" in the local direct. The doll apparently is "sitting", showing the bottom part is slightly enlarged. Simple paint strokes created a humble and innocent expression. Beautifully aged patina. Ca. mid 1900s. Dimensions: 2 1/8" diameter 3 3/4" tall
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1212526 (stock #AG826)
These rare group of wooden weights (sit rods) were used as weights for straw mat weavings. Beautifully aged weight rods are assumed to be from Akita (the northern Japanese region) and they are tied tother with 'ara-nawa' (a rough straw rope). Each one is made from Japanese hard wood and one of them is recognized as a cherry wood from the distinguished surface texture. An unique discovery from our latest trip. Ca. Early 1900s. Dimensions: between 6-8" long 1.5-2" diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1211044 (stock #AG822)
A finely balanced form and a clean and simple appearance. A small sake cup like this piece is easily overlooked in a store shelf, as I love to visit many markets and stores in Japan. It was more likely produced with many identical pieces, yet this piece survived with a care of several or one owner. Fine clay surface and texture, and great fit in your fingers as you hold. A quiet beauty. Ca. Early to mid 1900s. Dimensions: 2 1/8" diameter 2 1/4" tall