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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1357971
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An exceptional mizusashi (water jar for the tea ceremony) from the Bizen pottery tradition, dating from the Momoyama period (1568-1600).

The deposit of natural ash onto the pottery creates a sublime play of autumnal colors that heightens the noble aura of the vessel.

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The mizusashi is in very good condition; an old, innocent chip is visible on the inside rim of the mouth and the lacquer lid also marks of age and usage. Kindly refer to...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1357673
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A very interesting small tanto (short blade), dating from the Edo period (1615-1868) with a saya (sheath) made of lacquer.

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Dimensions: 26.1 x 2.3 cm (10.4 x 0.9 in); with sheath: 30.5 x 3.7 cm (12.2 x 1.5 in); nakago 6.9 cm (2.8 in); weight 114g (4 oz); Mekugi-ana: 1

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1357372
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$2,480.00
A very fine set of two boxes, one suzuribako (writing box) and one bunko (document box) dating from the end of the Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji period.

Each box is decorated with motifs of grapevines rendered in exquisite details in gold lacquer and mother-of-pearl. The underside of each box’s lid is decorated with a landscape made in maki-e lacquer.

The boxes are in very good condition, considered their age; some marks of usage on the black lacquer and mother-of-pearl...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1357274
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A very attractive kuro raku chawan (black raku tea bowl) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The chawan will be shipped in an antique wooden box. It presents a few innocent hairlines, not uncommon on such fragile potteries, considering its age. Kindly refer to pictures for details and condition.

Dimensions: 13 x 8.5 cm (5.2 x 3.4 in), weight 416g (15 oz)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1800 item #1357273
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A sublime aka raku chawan (red raku tea bowl) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The bowl comes with an antique fitted wooden box whose lid is signed by the seventh Omotesenke tea master Ten'nen Sōsa (1705-1751) (如心斎, Joshinsai), who gave the bowl the name 西王母写 (Seiobosha: Image of the Queen Mother of the West).

The bowl is in very good condition considered its age. Kindly refer to pictures for details and condition.

Dimensions: 12.5 x 8 cm (5 x 3.2 in), we...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1356787
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$1,250.00
A very well preserved tsubo (jar), with fine natural ash glaze, from the Shigaraki pottery tradition, dating from the Momoyama period (1568-1600). A wonderful rustic looking pottery with a noble air born from its roots in the Golden Age of Japanese ceramics.

The jar bears a “kamajirushi” (kiln mark) and shows traces of old repair with lacquer.

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Dimensions: 31 x 35 (h) cm (12.4 x 14 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1356786
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$880.00
A splendid porcelain jar from the Nabeshima ceramic tradition, dating from the last part of the Edo period (1615-1868).

The surprisingly light and very well shaped jar is finely decorated with underglaze paintings of chrysanthemums and butterflies.

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The jar is in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 24 x 23.5 cm (9.6 x 9.4 in)

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1960 item #1356743
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$780.00
A sublime aka raku chawan (red raku tea bowl) by Kiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959), from the well known Kyoto family of potters, whose forefather established a kiln, in 1771, near the Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto.

The Rokubei family has left a long lasting impression on the world of Japanese ceramics. The fifth heir of the name studied painting and was also influenced by Chinese porcelain and the Art Nouveau style. He was recognized in his own time and made a member of the Imperial Art Academ...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Russian : Pre 1990 item #1356742
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$2,500.00
A fine oil painting by recognized Russian painter Vladimir Alexandrovich Igoshev (1921-2007).

The depicted goats and chicken seem to be helping themselves from the farm cart while a woman is shouting at them. The title, translated from the Japanese “主人顔”, is “Propriety Air”.

The frame bears the seal of the renowned Tokyo Gekkoso gallery, where many 20th century Russian artists exposed their works. It presents a dent and marks of repair (please refer to pictures). The...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1356560
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A superb tsuba dating from the Edo period (1615-1868) and signed “Hogan (or Hogen) Yasuchika”

The tsuba is sublimely decorated with a single spider in its web, made in inlaid gold and silver.

The tsuba comes with a certificate from the NBTHK (rank: Kicho Token). It will be shipped in a fitted wooden box.

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Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.3 cm (2.9 x 0.12 in), weight 130g (4.6 oz)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1355998
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$4,250.00
A sublime, and hard to find tokkuri (sake pouring vessel) dating from the early Edo period (1615-1868). This very attractive vessel is one of the earliest examples of porcelains made in the Arita and Imari regions, probably shaped by the first potters to make that kind of ceramics in Japan, after having been “relocated” there from Korea. The resemblance to Korean Joseon ware of the same period is striking, from the glaze to the “akikusamon” underglaze painted motif. The cookie-looking...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1355985
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$1,480.00
A sublime small katakuchi (sake decanter) dating from the Golden Age of Karatsu ware, the Momoyama period (1568-1600).

The naturalness of the hand-made vessel is what makes it so attractive, from the subtle “henko” (changes) to the glaze to the “tamari” (vitrified drops) frozen on it.

Underneath, the “mikkazuki” (third day moon) shaped foot with the rough looking, cookie-like bare clay, is a typical feature of this kind of Karatsu pottery.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1355857
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$230.00
A very attractive kinko (soft metal) tsuba (hand guard) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

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Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.3 (2.8 x 0.12 in), weight 112g (3.9 oz)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1355852
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$280.00
A very attractive antique iron tosho tsuba (hand guard for Japanese sword).

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Dimensions: 7 x 0.2 cm (2.8 x 0.8 in), weight 93g (3.3 oz)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1355448
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This is rare signed tanto (short blade) made by Sadatsuna, son of Naotsuna, Juttetsu (one of 10 famous disciples) of the legendary swordsmith Masamune (ca.1264–1343).

The blade dates from the late Nanbokucho period (1336-1392). It is signed Sekishu-ju Dewa Sadatsuna (Sadatsuna of Dewa, Seki province).

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1355262
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$2,100.00
A sublime Mokko-gata tsuba dating from the Muromachi (1336-1573) to the Momoyama Period (1573-1600).

The tsuba comes with a certificate from the NBTHK (rank: Tokubetsu Kicho Token). It will be shipped in a fitted wooden box.

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Dimensions: 7.3 x 7.8 x 0.5 cm (2.9 x 3.1 x 0.2 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1355076
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$2,380.00
A very fine painting signed Kumagai Harunobu and dating from the Edo period (1615-1868). That signature remains a mystery as it does not match any other. Yet this superb work resembles works made by Suzuki Harunobu (c. 1725-1770), the famous wood print (ukiyoe) artist, first to produce full color prints.

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The painting shows a few traces of its age but is in otherwise very good condition; a few very fine cracks can be seen, but they do not h...

All Items : Artists : Sculpture : Contemporary item #1354061
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This sublime wooden statue of Kannon Bodhisattva, the Goddess of Mercy (Guanyin, in Chinese), was made by genius Japanese sculptor Matsumoto Myokei (b. 1945).

This is probably one of his masterpieces, with a height of 60 cm, when most of his statues measure between 20 to 30 cm. Once one has been ordered, it can take up to two years before completion.

The statue is made with exquisite details, each part equally radiating soothing energy; a mesmerizing work, in the same class as the s...