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 1980 item #1008684 (stock #pd153)
Exhibiting the distinctive Bizen wood fired ash glazes and sublime textures, this contemporary c.1975 tsubo by Toju -san is a masterpiece. Achieving spectacular natural firing patterns and an understated beauty, it is the essence of Japanese Bizen pottery. Ask for shipping quote. (Diameter 29cm; H: 31cm)
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1004737 (stock #pd142)
Wonderful okimono of the Noh Theater character Okina. Fabulously crafted of metal, the detail on his robe is stunning down to his beard and headpiece. The pine tree in relief on his fan is equally impressive. One of the best we have seen. The mask is removeable. Throws off a dancing shadow with a candle in front. Ask for shipping quote. (H:31cm x W:28cm)
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 : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1000624 (stock #pd138)
Just lovely signed Koyo flower vase from Kutani pottery area. A Showa Period c.1960 piece, the white camelias with trademark kutani blue/green glazes are framed by a diagonal black glaze. Stunning. In the original 'tomobako' paulownia wood box signed with the artists' name and the big characters read: 'Kabin' flower vase and the characters, 'Kutani yaki" meaning ceramic from Kutani. Ask for shipping quote. (30cm x 30cm)
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")
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #987815 (stock #pd128)
Wonderful Art Deco-like Taisho Period c.1925 bronze ususbata flower vase. Thick bronze with bamboo in raised relief and very rare and unusual 3 ring tripod base. Used for tea ceremony. Ask for shipping quote. (H:10" ; W:8")
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1960 item #978215 (stock #pd110)
Wonderfully art deco Showa Period c. 1960 Oribe square bowl in signiture olive green mino clays. In the original paulownia'kiri' wood box. It was signed and made by the Tachikichi Guild, and the words 'oribe' and 'square bowl' are also inscribed. perfect conition. Ask for shipping quote. (31cm x 20cm)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #961472 (stock #pd94)
Brilliant Kamakurabori box with peonies carved in relief lacquered in red vermillion. The inside of the box is lacquered in black. The bottom of the box has the characters Showa 45 meaning it was carved in 1970, Spring by a Mr. Tami. The red hanko seal on the bottom reads "Kakakurabori" which is the specialized carving technique of this piece. Excellent condition. (H:17cm; length: 37cm) Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #930748 (stock #pd30)
This is one of the most rare shippo you will find in Japan. An early Showa Period c.1930 cloisonne vase with an belt design made from egg shells. On the original kiri (paulownia ) wood box is the inscription, "Rankaku Obi Moyo" meaning a obi belt like pattern made from egg shells. Also "Sansai Shippo Kabin" , a three color cloisonne flower vase. Shipping to usa/western europe $95. (26cm x 26cm)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #930453 (stock #pd28)
Very rare murashido bronze flower vase with handles. Beautiful patina of a palate of colors achieved by coloring the hot bronze with straw smoke. The base has a chrysanthemum design and the condition is excellent with slight natural wear of the patina has allowed the original bronze to be seen. Shipping to usa/western europe $140 (h:44cm , w:30cm)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #924266 (stock #pd20)
Rich impact art deco plate from the pottery master Kanou Mitsuo. He was born and lived in Kyoto c.1903-1970. He was known for his tortoiseshell glazes. In 1949 he won first prize at the Nitten, Japan's prestigious Fine Arts Exhibition. Later he was asked to be the top judge in the event. The plate comes in the original signed kiri wood box and on the lid it reads, 'Bekkou Yu' tortoiseshell glaze, and 'Hirabachi' flat plate. Inside the lid is his name and hanko. $680 Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $95. (dia:30cm; h:7cm)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #924110 (stock #pd18)
Gorgeous art deco Tamekichi Mitsui III signed Kutani plate. He received his artist's name Tamekichi III in 1961 from his teacher, and was soon afterward commissioned to create a plate for Edwin Reischhauer's visit in 1962. He was a favorite of the royal family who bought numerous pieces in 1976. Also from 1979-1988 Japanese Prime Ministers took his works abroad as gifts during state trips. He was a professor of art in Washington D.C. from 1997-2004 and had his own exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum in 2002. Perfect condition in a signed kiri wood box. $880. Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $95
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1930 item #920760 (stock #pd8)
Fabulous Akoda style Oribe koro/teaburi incense burner. The akoda style is a stylized chrysanthemum like shape made popular in Seto Yaki wares, especially popularized by Kato Esuke in the Taisho Period/Early Showa. In the signed original box, written on the cover is "Setoyaki Esuke Saku" seto ceramic by Esuke. "Akoda Nari Teaburi" An Akoda Style Ceramic. Finally, "Ishikawa" the name of the gentleman who commissioned the piece. Perfect condition. $880 (h:17cm x w:26cm) Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $140.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #874377 (stock #KA668)
This special art deco Kyoto fired ceramic flower vase is by one of the acclaimed Japanese potters of the last century, Shinkai Kanzan. He was born in 1912 and learned from Kiyomizu Rokubei VI, a Japanese National Treasue of ceramics. He came from a distinguished line of Kyoto artists, his grandfather being Seifu Yohei III a very famous Kyoto potter. Shinkan was awarded inumerable prizes, one being at the 1939 San Francisco Expo right before his career was interrupted and he was forced to go to Siberia with the military. He was in a Russian Gulag until 1948 when he came back to Japan and resumed his pottery. He won the Gold Prize at the 1951 Japanese Art Expo. Beautiful checkered pattern and in excellent condition. c.1960. (10" x 9") (26cm x 23cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $120.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #869057 (stock #KA652)
Wonderful wood fired ash glaze Shigaraki tsubo c.1950. The clay is rich with 'choseki' stone and creates a lovely texture. The firing in a nobori-gama climbing kiln produces organic shades and colorings. Perfect condition. c.1950. (14" x 13") (36cm x 33cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $140.