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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1252642 (stock #T-P1177)
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A lovely brilliant blue cloisonné vase with snake gourd motif made during Meiji period. This beautiful enamel vase is decorated with elaborate silver wired cloisonné technique and delicate color graduation used in flower pedals and leaves, which reminds us of the dedicated craftsmanship of that time. It is hard to find such elaborate hand made wired cloisonné today...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1252475 (stock #T-A1176)
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A pair of gold Makie incense burner and incense case with elaborately depicted fern motif on top of gorgeous Nashiji ground. The incense case is trilaminare that can be divied into three cases. As for the censer, it is a kind of burner that was used at incense-smelling ceremony.

Both items were used for Kôdô ( "Way of Incense"), which is the Japanese art of appreciating incense...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1250511 (stock #T-P1169)
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An elaborate gold/silver Komai style inlay small box in hexagonal form, decorated with “Kinkakuji”(Golden Pavilion) motif of Meiji-period. It portraits the brilliant scenery of the famous golden temple in Kyoto rimmed by Chinese running pattern with elaborate inlay works. Inside of the lid, as well as the inside and back of the box are also depicted with the Japanese traditional flowers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1250212 (stock #T-P1168)
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A lovely high mounted inlay bronze round vase with humorous fish motif. It is depicted with various kinds of fishes in a fancy colorful manner.

Inlay is a decoration technique used for sword, in which the surface is carved and filled with metal, shell or ivory, etc. The metal work artists in those days were the successors of those who had long family tradition as highly skilled sword decoration craftsmen up to Meiji period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1250113 (stock #T-P1167)
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A refined bronze vase with gourd and snail motif made by Oshima Joun (1858-1940). Oshima is known for his elaborate metalwork using delicate ceroplastics technique. Oshima Joun was born in Tokyo as a son of a metal-casting craftsman. He learned metal-casting technique and metalwork skills from his father. He succeeded the family business from his father and started to name himself as Oshima Joun in 1877. His metal works were exhibited at various expositions and art fairs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1249290 (stock #T-A1162)
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An elegant bronze vase with fine chasing ansa, decorated with elaborately inlaid birds and gorgeous peony flower motifs in gold. Rarely found highly skilled metal work of Meiji period. It is hard to find such a detailed, delicate, and high quality metal work that we can feel the energy or the spirit of the craftsman today...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1249045 (stock #T-P1166)
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Another excellent "Yabumeizan" tea cloth container of Meiji period with Funeboko (boat shaped parade float) motif. Funeboko is one kind of decorated floats at The Kyoto Gion Festival in July that is crowned by a parade, This festival originated as part of a purification ritual to appease the gods thought to cause fire, floods and earthquakes. This particular boat shaped float is dedicated to Empress Consort Jing who ruled from the year, 201...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1249043 (stock #T-P1165)
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An elaborate, delicate, and elegant pair of “Yabumeizan” vases with flower and birds motifs. Yabumeizan (1853-1934) was a pottery-painter who applied overglaze decoration and colours to undecorated pottery which was bought in. He had achieved mastery of detailed multicolored overglaze painting earthenware techniques...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1700 item #1248895 (stock #T-H1158)
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This is another valued Noh mask called “Magojiro,” an elegant woman mask, from 16th century, which also was appraised by Nagasawa Ujiharu, a human national treasure Noh Mask Artist of Showa-Heisei period. “Magojiro” Noh mask is used for playing a woman play depict the Shite (the lead) in a beautiful young female role and feature some of the most refined songs and dances in all of Noh.

Traditionally, a Noh "performance day" lasts all day and consists of five Noh plays...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1700 item #1248548 (stock #T-H1157)
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A treasured Japanese traditional Bodhisattva mask made around 16th century, which was appraised by Nagasawa Ujiharu, a human national treasure Noh Mask Artist of Showa-Heisei period. This precious mask looks like it has been preserved very carefully over a period of time .

The Bodhisattva mask is one of Gyoudou masks that was used for religious observance that Buddihist priest march throughout the town with the masks...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1700 item #1248444 (stock #T-H1155)
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Another valuable Japanese noh theater mask that was created by a past master, Iseki Ieshige in the early Edo period, which was appraised by Nagasawa Ujiharu, human national treasure Noh Mask Artist of Showa-Heisei period.

Iseki Ieshige (1581-1657) or “Tenkaichi Kawachi” was a Noh-men uchi (a person who makes Noh masks) in the early Edo period. The Iseki family was known for one of the three prestigious Noh mask makers since pre Edo period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1700 item #1248332 (stock #T-H1156)
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A precious Japanese noh theater mask that was created by a past master, Omi (Kodama) Mitsumasa in the early Edo period, which was appraised by Nagasawa Ujiharu, human national treasure Noh Mask Artist of Showa-Heisei period.

Kotobide is a kind of Noh Mask used for playing sprites or animal spirit that have supernatural power. As they are agile in their movements, the mask express their astuteness or cleverness.

Omi (Kodama) Mitsumasa or Tenkaichi Omi(1611-1704) was a Noh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1247233 (stock #T-H1044)
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This lovely hanging scroll with an unique painting of monkey is a faithful replica of Mori Sosen's drawings in mid Edo period. Mori Sosen (1747-1821) was a Japanese painter of the Shijyo school (one of the most dominant Japanese painting school in Kyoto) during the Edo period. Mori Sosen is famous for his many paintings depicting monkeys and other animals.

This particular hanging scroll with a painting of lovely monkey in Sosen style might be made during Meiji to Taisho period as a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1246761 (stock #T-H1092)
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A precious pair of hanging scroll painted by Hanabusa Itcho in mid Edo period. Hanabusa Itchô (1652 –1724) was a Japanese painter, calligrapher, and haiku poet. He originally trained in the Kanô style, however, later rejected that style and formed his own style, which would come to be known as the Hanabusa school. He was exiled in 1698, for parodying one of the shogun's concubines in painting, to the island of Miyake in the offshore of Edo Bay; he returned to Edo in 1710. Most of his pain...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1246655 (stock #T-H1073)
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Fujimura Yoken (1613-1699) was a founder of Yoken style tea ceremony in Edo period. He had learned directly from Sen Sotan (1578–1658) who was the grandson of Sen Rikyû, the famed figure in Japanese tea cultural history. He was one of the four prestigious tea masters of Sotan school. Furthermore, Yoken was also known as a Chinese style poet.

This particular scroll with Chinese poem was written by Yoken himself. The title of this scroll is "A Moon in Lake." This hanging scroll ori...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1245940 (stock #T-P1053)
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A very unique and rare Sumidagawa pottery flower vase made in the early Meiji period. This humorous vase is depicted with a scene of two men resting in a cave, which is very unique and impressive idea.

Since Sumidagawa ware were made mainly for exporting abroad, there are few artworks currently left in Japan. This is one of such rare Sumidagawa pottery ware. The kiln of Sumidagawa pottery was founded in the mid Edo period, using the clay near the Sumida river as pot clay. The featu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1244953 (stock #T-H1077)
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A tiny yet tasteful refined "Somesuke" (Blue-and-white) incense case, with birds in floral patterns by Makuzu Kozan. "Somesuke" is a white pottery with indigo patterns, which is often find in Imari ware.

Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan I (1842-1916) was appointed artist to the Japanese Imperial household and was one of the greatest potters of the Meiji Era. In his mid career, he gradually shifted his interest to the traditional delicate and refined Japanese taste artworks, and started to stu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1244835 (stock #T-BN1065)
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A lovely, unique and glamorous Makie lacquer small box in Treasure ship form, decorated with floral design on the top and wave pattern on the side. A treasure ship is one of the traditional Japanese auspicious motif. It is said that the ship is for Seven Deities of Good Fortune who bring us various kind of treasures with the boat. This sail boat shaped Makie box is so elegant and sophisticated that even we can use it today as jewel box or accessory case.

Inside of the box is decorated...