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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1342737
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A sublime six-fold screen (屏風: byobu) depicting the famous Itsukushima shrine and dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The Itsukushima shrine, located near Hiroshima, is probably one of the most known Japanese sites in world. The shrine’s current design dates back from the 16th century. Its main torii (gate) is a spectacular sight when partially submerged during high tides. Itsukushima is also called Miyajima.

The painting depicts a view of the shrine during a t...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1342735
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An exquisite two-fold screen (屏風: byobu) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868) made in the Rinpa school style.

The Rinpa school, also known as the Koetsu school, was created at the beginning of the Edo period by two genius artists of that era: Hon’ami Koetsu and Tawaraya Sotatsu. Ogata Kenzan and Ogata Korin, later in the period, also had considerable influence in its consolidation as a recognized art movement.

This particular byobu presents flowery motifs and birds...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1800 item #1341802
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A very fine woodblock print by Torii Kiyomasu I, a painter and printer born at the end of the 17th century (dates uncertain) and active between 1696-1716 (according to most sources).

This well known print, and one of the best of the genre, represents the actor Nakamura Senya playing the role of Tokonatsu in the Kabuki play “The Legacy of the Three-Comma Family Crest Revealed”, c. 1716.

This print is a rarity, and in remarkably good condition with still vibrant colors.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1340982
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A magnificent sake saucer made in the kinrande style of porcelain by a master of the craft: Eiraku Wazen (1823-1896).

Eiraku Wazen was a twelfth generation ceramist. His father Hozen (1795-1854) was the first to use the name Eiraku. He was successful in mastering Chinese Ming dynasty porcelain techniques, especially Kinrande (a combination of underglaze blue and overglaze red and gold decoration), in vogue in Kyoto at that time. His son Wazen, whom he instructed, was a skillful calligraph...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1340980
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A remarkable sake saucer made in the sometsuke (underglaze blue) style of porcelain by Eiraku Hozen (1795-1854).

Eiraku Hozen was an eleventh generation ceramist, the first to use the Eiraku name. He was successful in mastering Chinese Ming dynasty porcelain techniques, especially Kinrande, in vogue in Kyoto at that time. His son Wazen (1823-1896), whom he instructed, was a skillful calligrapher and painter.

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The saucer is masterfully...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1340974
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$1,250.00
This Hagi chawan (tea bowl from the Hagi pottery tradition) is a superb example of the genre, made by a master potter, Sakakura Shinbei XV (b. 1972). Sakakura Shinbei is a worldwide recognized artist. As a direct descendant of the founders of Hagi ware, he is one of the guardians of a four hundred year old tradition

The chawan was given the name "如意" (Nyoi) by Tachibana Daiki (1898-2005) a Zen master from Daitoku-ji, a major Zen temple located in Kyoto. (A close translation...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre AD 1000 item #1340925
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$1,200.00
Here is a remarkable terracotta vessel dating from the Japanese Yayoi period (300 BC - 300 AD). The Yayoi era, a major turning point in the history of Japan, saw the introduction of intensive rice cultivation and hierarchisation of society.

This is an opportunity to acquire a rare pottery. Those are usually the properties of museums and are not often seen in the open market. The vessel shows expected signs of its age but is otherwise in very good condition.

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1340924
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$1,800.00
We continue our presentation of Ohi chawan (Ohi tea bowls) with yet another sublime vessel by Ohi Toshiro (b. 1927), the 10th Ohi Chozaemon. The Chozaemon family of potters has been associated with the world of the Japanese tea ceremony since the 17th century.

The Chozaemon lineage started with Hodoan (1631-1712), apprentice to the fourth heir of the Raku family of potters. In 1666, he accompanied Senso Shoshitsu (1622-1697), the fourth heir of the Urasenke school of Japanese tea ceremony,...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1337818
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$380.00
An exquisite miniature red vase made in the style of Kangxi period ceramics from the Chinese Qing dynasty (1654-1722). The vase was made by a master potter of the Meiji period, Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914).

Seifu Yohei was the adopted son of Seifu Yohei II. He took over the family kiln in 1872 and in 1893 was the first ceramicist to become an Imperial Household artist.

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The vase is signed and i...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1337128
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$3,000.00
A very fine, original, and complete set of 12 silver plated knife-rests each cast as a different animal, dating from around 1930.

The set is from the famed Christofle Gallia collection. Christofle is a world known French manufacturer of silverware, founded in 1830.

The set was designed by Edouard Sandoz (1881-1971), in the late 1920’s.

Each knife-rest bears the Gallia mark and the hallmark of Christofle.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1335413
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A simple yet elegant tokkuri (sake pouring vessel) made by a master potter of the Meiji period, Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914)..

Seifu Yohei was the adopted son of Seifu Yohei II. He took over the family kiln in 1872 and in 1893 was the first ceramicist to become an Imperial Household artist.

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The tokkuri is signed and in very good condition; there is a visible hairline on the rim, but it is a kil...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre 1492 item #1335279
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$550.00
A fine bronze amulet of a bust of a Roman warrior, dating from the 1st century after Christ. It was found in the eastern part of the Mediterranean region. Detailed features of the face may still be clearly seen through the wonderful dark green patina.

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The amulet comes with an acrylic and plastic stand from which it can easily be removed.
Dimensions: 2.3 x 3.7 (h) (0.9 x 1.5 in), wei...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 1980 item #1335276
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$160.00
A fine guinomi (sake cup) made by a legendary artist from the Hagi pottery tradition: Sakakura Shinbei (1917-1975), a fourteenth generation potter.

Sakakura Shinbei XIV became a Yamaguchi prefecture Intangible Cultural Asset Holder in 1972.

This particular cup is veiled in a classic Hagi glaze with soft pink and purple undertones.

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The guinomi is in excellent condition and will...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1335271
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$140.00
A superb guinomi (sake cup) made by a recognized potter named Higuchi Taikei.

Higuchi Taikei was born in Tokyo in 1955. He established his kiln in the city of Hagi in 1985, after having studied pottery there, for 10 years.

This particular cup is sublimely coated in the famed silky white Hagi glaze.

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The guinomi is in perfect condition and will be shipped in a signed wooden box.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1492 item #1334954
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$3,600.00
A mesmerizing sandstone bust of a woman dating from the 11th to12th century, from the Madhya Pradesh state of India.

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The statue is mounted on a wooden stand. Kindly refer to pictures for condition.

Dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm (4 x 9 in)

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pre 1950 item #1334950
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$1,400.00
This sublime vase with a wonderful crackled golden glaze was made by Robert Lallemant (1902-1954), ca 1930.

Robert Lallemant is a recognized designer/potter from the Art Deco era, an avant garde artist who has influenced many ceramists of the 20th century.

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The vase is signed T R LALLEMANT FRANCE. It is in excellent condition.

Dimensions: 14.7 x 14 cm (5.9 x 5.6 in), weight 830g (1....

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 1980 item #1334607
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A very fine guinomi (sake cup) made by a 13th generation potter, recognized as one of the most talented Shino potters of the 20th century, Kato Seizo (1930-1979).

The sublime Shino glaze and the less often seen shape make is a very attractive cup, to be used and cherished.

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The guinomi is in perfect condition and will be shipped in a signed wooden box.

Dimensions: 5.4 x 4.5 cm (2.2 x...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1334096
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$190.00
A very attractive guinomi (sake cup) made by potter Chikada Seiji (b.1936) from the town of Tajimi, where his kiln, Miyama-gama, is located. Chikada Seiji has been a teacher of many contemporary potters. This particular cup is a very fine example of the genre.

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The guinomi is in perfect condition and will be shipped in a signed wooden box.

Dimensions: 6.8 x 5.2 cm (2.7 x 2 in), weight 11...