All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1060145 (stock #pd243)
Sensational eye-catching set of 5 small blue and white plates using the 'inban' transfer printing process to put this exceptional design on porcelain plates. This design is a first; tsubo vases on a cloud diaper background. Very art deco feel and were made in c. 1925. The design is etched on a copper plate, then cobalt ink is applied and rice paper catches the design and it is transfered to the porcelain plates and fired. Ask for shipping quote. diameter: 13cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1053330 (stock #pd234)
Exceptional Taisho Period c.1925 bronze flower vase with a koi (carp) swimming up a waterfall symbolizing courage and determination. On the opposite side are the Japanese characters, 'Ken & To' in raised relief, meaning to persist and challenge. The vase is signed by Minobe and was most likely commissioned as a gift for someone facing a challenging journey or task. The upper kanji 'Ken' has a tiny light scratch in the upper left stroke as well as the area above it, but imperceptable to the camera and basically the eye. Ask for shipping quote. H:36cm ; Diameter:12cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1052256 (stock #pd230)
Stunning signed Kokuko Bizen 'Tsubo' by one of the leading contemporary Bizen potters alive. The natural wood fired glazes have produced a fabulous art deco effect with rich textures and colorings. In the original signed paulownia wood box, the characters read, 'Bizen Tsubo' (Bizen vase) and the signature of Kokudo. Bizen is one of Japan's foremost pottery kiln areas in Japan. Ask for shipping quote. Diameter:27cm x H:26cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1050939 (stock #pd228)
Quintessential Taisho Period c.1925 Oribe sweets tray for the tea ceremony. Beautiful oribe olive greens and iron feldspar brown markings and geometric patterns. The tray seems to have a hanko seal on the back but we can't read it. Perfect condition. Ask for shipping quote. W:27cm x H: 17cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1930 item #1048464 (stock #pd22)
Exceptionally elegant hard wood, lacquered stand with beautifully executed curled legs. The piece comes in its original paulownia wood box. The characters on the box read: Karamono Zatsuboku Jakuhi meaning it is a chinese hardwood with mixed woods, narrow stand. The curled end pieces are a slightly darker wood. Perfect for a vase, basket or small staue. Ask for shipping quote. L:43cm x H:11cm x Depth: 16cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1041016 (stock #pd206)
Exceptional early Showa Period c.1937 art deco bronze flower vase in the original signed paulownia box. The kanji on the box reads: Chudo Ume Moyo "bronze vase with plum petal motif. Also Kabin or "flower vase". On the inside is the signature of Tatsugo and his seal. The bronze has plum petals in raised relief and inside small crosses. The vase itself is divided in sections by incissed lines. Ask for shipping quote. H:20cm ; diameter is 22cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1038448 (stock #pd194)
Sensational 'Hakudo' white bronze (alloy of bronze and nickel) flower vase by the renown master Tadao Shoda. Shoda is from Sano City in Tochigi Prefecture which has a 1000 year history of being the home of the famous Tenmyo cast metal works. Most of the highest quality weapons of the Kamakura and Edo Periods came from these masters. Shoda won the Sano Renaissance Gold Prize. This elegant flower vase has textured sides sandwiched between smooth white bronze tapered sides. The original paulownia box is signed and reads, "Hakudo Hanaire" white bronze flower vase by Tadao Shoda. Ask for shipping quote. H:26cm x W:13cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1036307 (stock #pd196)
Beautiful Shigaraki tea leaf storage jar used for transporting tea leafs to Kyoto and surroundings in the late Meiji Period, c. 1900. Wood fired in the great climbing kilns of Shigaraki with the trademark green/blue nagashi streaks on a white hagi undr base. Kiln scars and colorings add distinctive character. Ask for shipping quote. H:20"x W:11"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1026631 (stock #pd198)
Simply stunning Japanese late Taisho Period c.1925 kasuri ikat hanten or padded overcoat. The art deco weave with each warp and weft thread dyed to mind boggling exactness. Padded with cotton and a black velvet collar. Ask for shipping quote. Excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1016036 (stock #pd181)
Very rare sake kanban shop sign framed and behind glass. This shop sign is for the sake brand "HAKU SHIKA" white deer sake from the famous sake brewery "Kuromatsu". Japanese believed if you drank just a bit of sake everyday it was medicine and the label reads, 'CHOJI TOKU SENNENJU' meaning this guarantees longevity of a 1000 years. Ask for shipping quote. (W:106cm x 67cm)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1014787 (stock #pd174)
Fabulous and rare Showa Period c.1940 fisherman's tackle box full of hand painted wood lures with bronze hooks. The lures were used for squid and painted to mimic the colors of the squid. There are 31 hand-painted ones and 33 unpainted lures. They come in a handsome Japanese elm and cedar lacquered box with drawers and beautiful copper metal fittings. Exceptional mingei piece. Ask for shipping quote. (H38cm x W:32cm)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1014417 (stock #pd172)
Gorgeous Oribe ceramic kogo which held the incense used in the tea ceremony. Signed in the original kiri (paulownia) wood box by the master, Nagira Yasuhisa. He was born in 1934 and won the Japan Traditional Art Gold Prize. In 1990 he won the prestigeous Kanashige Toyo Gold Prize. He started the famous Juko-gama kiln in Shimane Prefecture. Nagira san passed way in 2002. H:6cm x W:4cm. Shipping included.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1960 item #1012263 (stock #pd171)
Elegant wide mouthed vase styled after woven silk patterns (shimame) by Kyoto artist Mizuno Hideo in signed box. Born in Nagano to a famous pottery family, Mizuno came to Kyoto to study under the famous Okabe Mineo. He has won numerous prizes at the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten and Asahi Togei Ten. c.1960. (12" diamter x 10½") (30cm diameter x 27cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $170.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1950 item #1009262 (stock #pd156)
Lovely sitting Kannon goddess of compassion in bronze, Showa Period, C.1945. She has the tranquil serene expression and superb bronze craftsmanship advocates are searching for. Perfect condition. Looking for the right home. Ask for shipping quote. (H:12cm x W:9cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1930 item #1008056 (stock #pd147)
Sensational Onishi Rakusai V c.1925 signed ceramic pottery flower vase in original signed paulownia wood box. This art deco Akahada vase from the Nara region was fired in the Kohakugama Kiln (so named by the Koriyama Daimyo (Lord) of Nara in the Edo Period. The Rakusai family of potterers dates from Edo to the present Rakusai the 7th. ask for shipping quote. (Diameter: 33cm; height: 14cm)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1950 item #1003366 (stock #pd141)
Serene Gakko Bosatsu, the bodhisattva of moonlight (lunar radiance) signed by Nanto. C.1950 this Gakko Bosatsu is in the style of the Gakko at Todai-ji Temple in Nara where Gakko and Nikko, the bodhisattva of sunlight flank the large Fukukenjaku Kannon. Usually they are found as attendants to the Yakushi Nyorai, Buddha of healing and medicine. Ask for shipping quote. Ceramic, great condition.(H:24" x W:8")
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1940 item #999224 (stock #pd136)
Exquisite Kannon, goddess of compassion and mercy on round bronze plaque in fine raised relief. 36 cm in diameter, the Kannon has a blissful, serene expression. The stamp on the front is the artis name, Ito Shinji. On the back is the inscription that this was an offering to a temple with the date, Showa 12 (1937) July which was an auspicious month. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1960 item #991670 (stock #pd131)
Lovely signed Koraku art deco c.1960 tea ceremony mizusashi. Undulating scales on this ceramic potteru masterpiece makes it a textured marvel. The black lacquered wood lid is in perfect condition as is the piece. Ask for shipping quote. (H:14"; diameter: 12")