All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1198884 (stock #pd562)
Elegant, very large and well executed mixed metal Noh figure of 'Okina'. Signed on the back by the famed metalwork craftsman, Ryusei, Taisho Period C.1920. Detachable mask, the figure holds a fan in dance pose. Crested on the garment are crane crests. Stands 20" tall and 16" wide. Ask for shipping quote from california warehouse. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1076359 (stock #pd266)
Lovely Late Meiji Period c.1900 bronze flower vase with 3 cranes in superb raised relief flying over waves. The handles are are exquisitely shaped as mushrooms. The condition is excellent. Ask for shipping quote. H:26cm ; W:17cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1009156 (stock #pd157)
Exceedingly rare and important Ikenobu School flower arrangement bronze vase for the tea ceremony. With the original 'kiri' paulownia wood box, which reads, "Kado Ikenobu Iemoto Gonomi" meaning the favorite style of the founder of the Ikenobu School's founder, Iemoto-san. "Dosei Karashishi Kyuryu Kae Mimi Tate Kabin" meaning bronze dragons and mythical lion interchangeable handles flower vase. Signed by the maker , Sosei. C.1910 Perfect condition. Ask for shipping quote. (14"x 12")
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #818974 (stock #KA418)
The natural, unpretentious beauty of Shigaraki ash glazes and accidental firing qualities of Shigaraki-ware often caught the eye of the tea masters in antiquity. Very apparent in this tea jar "chatsubo'". These type of tea jars were used to transport tea leaves from south Kyoto to the capital in Meiji Period. c.1890. (22" x 19") (59cm x 48cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $300.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1117587 (stock #pd347)
Exceedingly rare Meiji Period c.1885 zen buddhist temple altar stands used for offerings. Japanese cypress wood carved and lacquered with layers of gold lacquer. The japanese characters on one side of each stand read: "Mitanisan Myohodoju" meaning belongs to Mitanisan Myohodo Temple and on the other "Seshu Tomachi - Saitotatsuji" the donator is Mr. Saitotatsuji of the town of Tomachi. Excellent condition except for a small break in the carving of one of the leg ornaments. See pictures. H: about 42cm; W: about 28cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1121543 (stock #pd354)
The essence of Oribe pottery can be seen in this late Edo Period C.1860 brazier used for heating the old houses. The brown feldspar markings along with the trademark Oribe olive green glazes on a white hagi base truly epitomize a perfect pottery piece. A kiln scars which occured in the firing (or maybe they are chips) on the rim (see pictures) but they are so old they definitely are 'aji' or character. A museum piece. H: about 16"; W: about 14". ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #1127285 (stock #pd369)
Lovely late Meiji Period C.1895 bronze Shishi Fu-dog okimono. Lost wax cast in suberb dedail and expression. 'Aka bronze' (red bronze) which was the highest quality bronze of the era. Not a fake. H:about 10"; Length: about 13". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #637808 (stock #KA472)
One of the best examples of Japanese bronzes we have seen in an increasingly sparse market, this beautiful piece is worth a second look. Deep, rich Meiji Period (c.1867-1912) bronze with carp swimming over waves in raised relief on one side; geese frolicing among grasses, also in raised relief on the other side. Handles come out of baku's (bad dream eaters) mouths. Absolutely stunning. c.1890. (10½" x 5½") (27cm x 14cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $90.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #662486 (stock #KA479)
Signed on the bottom of the jizo bosatsu (bodhisattva) is the date in Japanese - Tenwa 1 which is 1681. This bodhisattva of compassion is the Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva. His vow is to save all sentient beings. Often seen in priestly garb with tonsured head and holding the 'Hoju' or buddhist jewel of wisdom. The bottom of the stand he sits on is intricately carved with buddhist clouds and lotus flowers. We don't believe it is the original stand but it is a perfect match. Hands in fantastic condition. (1681). (12" x 7") (30cm x 18cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $100.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #859876 (stock #KA392)
Thick antique Japanese 'aka' or red bronze which dates this piece to late Edo Period when red bronze was predominant. Wonderful raised gourd handle attachments anchor the bronze handle. Gourds were considered lucky charms in traditional Japan. The bronze lid is a dragon floating in buddhist clouds. All around the base in thick raised relief are maple leaves and two mythical treasure birds. Absolutely fantastic. c.1860. (9½" x 7" x 6½") (24cm x 18cm x 16cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $110.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1008634 (stock #pd154)
Gorgeous Taisho Period, c.1915 bronze "usubata" flower vase used for the tea ceremony. Outstanding bronze craftsmanship with 'aka' or red bronze which was used in Japan prior to WW2. Signed on the bottom, 'Arahakasan' which was the Edo Period name for Shitenoji Temple in Osaka. Most likely belonged to the Temple. The flowing waves creates a beautiful contrasting asymmetry. Perfect condition. With paulownia wood original box. Not a replica! Ask for shipping quote. (H:27cm x W:32cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #979681 (stock #pd120)
Wonderful Shinto Shrine votive painting c. 1850 depicting the famed Genji samurai general Minamoto Yoshitsune fighting his rival Minamoto Yoshinaka at the Battle of Awazu in c.1184 in the Tale of the Genji. The pigments are all natural dyes taken from plants. The wood is cypress. The frame is new and made of maplewood. Ask for shipping quote. (H:30" x W:36")