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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1262729 (stock #1405003 )
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$850
A pair of Crane rest in Japanese White Plum Blossoms. Painted on silk with ink and pigments. For their dignified, graceful appearances, crane has been regarded as a symbol of good omen, possessing divine properties in Asia as well as in Europe since ancient times. Signed Shuso and sealed.Takahashi Shuso (1900 -1964) was a Japanese painter active during Showa period, 20th Century in Japan...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1260757 (stock #1405139)
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$680
A fantastic painting depicted an octopus in an octopus pot/trap. Painted on paper with ink and pigments. Hanging scroll. This is a collaborated art work of Nakamura Husetsu, who wrote the famous Japanese haiku(poem) above, and Yasukawa Hodo painted the octopus. Signed by both artists...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1247000 (stock #130945)
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$1,850.00
A fine 18th Century Kano school painting depicted peony flowers. Behind the scene is a stream. It is painted with pigments of green (rokusho), which has been richly used. The combination of red and white flower symbolizes good fortune. This subject was painted in life size and a very good example of Kano school peony painting.

It is in good condition with patina...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1245495 (stock #130725)
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$4,800.00
An exquisite bird and flower painting features a Java sparrow rests on a branch in resurrection lily. Circa early Edo period, early 17th Century. This delicate painting is executed on paper with ink and pigments. The both Java sparrow and the flower are not native to Japan, but they were imported as early as 17th century from China, when the artist was a official painter to the Tokugawa shogunate...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1242892 (stock #140225)
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$1,980.00
A beautiful image of a massive swimming carp - a noble fish. Finely painted on silk with ink. The signature reads shikibuno sato yusen hironobu. Kano Hironobu(1778-1814) was active in the late Edo period. He inherited the hamacho kano family and became a court painter. In 1808, he granted an important title Hogen, which was given to extraordinary artist.

There are some light marks and crease present, otherwise the piece is in good condition...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1241982 (stock #111177a)
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$380.00
An antique Japanese Bijinga painting depicted a high-ranked courtesan strolls elegantly through the streets spreading her left sleeve in display. Her red kimono has an all-over tie-dyed pattern. Such portraits of beautiful women shown alone against a plain background came to be known as 'Kambun beauties' after the Kambun era (1661-73) in which they became popular. The courtesans depicted were mainly from the Shimabara pleasure quarter of Kyoto. (Ref. British Museum)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1239964 (stock #131124)
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$1,650.00
Samurai Helmet depicted respectfully displayed on the stand. Painted on silk with ink and kindei, which is gold pigments. The kabuto was an important part of the equipment of the samurai, and played a symbolic role as well, which may explain the Japanese expressions, sayings and codes related to them. The Signature reads Tosanomori Mitsuzane (The load of Tosa) and sealed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1239179 (stock #131149 )
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Marishi-ten, a bodhisattva associated with light and the sun, depicted atop a wild boar dressed in armor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1238533 (stock #130947)
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$1,450.00
Kano school painitng of wild horses resting by water enjoying the spring scene. Painted with ink and light pigments on paper. Decorated with gold speckles. The painting is in reasonable condition with some marks, foxes and creases present due to its great age. There are some marks on the mounting. This painting is specially priced for celebrating Chinese new year (year of horse).

Painting: 22 1/4” x 57 1/8” (56.5cm x 145.0cm)
Scroll: 28” x 77 1/4” (71.0cm x 196.0cm) ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1237265 (stock #130315)
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The sun and Waves. Tosa school painting attributed to Tosa Mitsusada. The light of the sun is emerging on the gold ground and strikes the waves. It is unique expression that the composition of the waves surrounds across the painting while the sun is depicted on the horizon. Painted with ink, pigments and gold leaf on paper. The signature reads Tosanomori (the load of Tosa) Mitsusada. Mitsusada Fujiwara (1738-1806) also known as Mitsusada Tosa was born as the second son of Tosa Mitsuyoshi. In 1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1216550 (stock #130724)
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A tiger sits tensed on a pine tree. The fearsome advance of the beast is suggested by the powerfully hunched shoulders, the placing of its feet, which all emphasize the animal's size and strength. Painted with ink on silk. The signature reads Ganryo and sealed. Kishi Ganryo (1798-1852) was a Kyoto based painter active during late Edo period, 19th century. He was trained under Kishi Ganku, who was a noted Japanese painter of the late Edo period and founder of the Kishi school of painting. Kishi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1211389 (stock #130337)
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Unusual piece depicted Black Fudo Myo-o. Executed with ink and pigments on paper. Fudō Myō-ō is the central deity in all Myō-ō groupings. Fudō is a personification of Dainichi Nyorai, and the best known of the Myō-ō, who are venerated especially by the Shingon sect of Japanese Esoteric Buddhism. Here depicted is a Black Fudo. Black Fudo Myo-O deified as a god of earth and teaches the greatest difficulty can be overcome by perseverance. This religious faith...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1209277 (stock #130611)
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$550.00
Antique Japanese Bijin-ga depicting young woman in light summer kimono comforting herself with a uchiwa fan, resting in a decorated armrest. Her elegant form is expressed by the combination of detailed painting skill of the artist and beautiful colourful pigments. Circa mid Edo period, 18th -19th Century. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. Signature and seal reads Kagen, yet the artist remains unidentified.

There are some light marks present due to its great age, otherwise the piece ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1208607 (stock #101032)
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$1,350.00
Antique Japanese hand painted illustrates Nara-ehon style book. Circa 17th Century or older. Painted with ink and pigments on paper. Nara-ehon was produced from the Muromachi period through to Edo period. They are usually featured Japanese old tales and Noh songs. Here in this album include eight different scenes of rustic farmers engaged in agriculture in Muromachi period, ceremonial customs of samurai couple and landscape. It could have been a personal painting collection in ancient times. The...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1207308 (stock #100736)
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$4,800.00
An album of twelve erotic pictures, Edo period, 18thcentury. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. The each image is exquisitely depicted throughout the year with some seasonal changes in the scene. The paintings bear a seal, which is quite rare as artists usually remained anonymous when they executed Shunga pictures during Edo period. The seal is recognized as Shunsho school. The inscription on the cover reads “jyunikagetsu emaki ikkan” meaning twelve months painting album - first volume. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1206420 (stock #130510)
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Sanskrit Buddhist Calligraphy “abiraunken“ represents Womb Realm Dainichi Buddha. Executed with ink wash on paper. Dainichi Nyorai(Buddha) is the central deity of Esoteric Buddhism. Dainichi (lit. "Great Sun") is worshiped as the supreme, primordial sun Buddha and also appears as the central figure of the Five Wisdom Buddhas. In the Womb Realm, Dainichi represents the epistemological presence that embodies wisdom.

The piece is accompanied by inscriptions describing this calligraphy is...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1201264 (stock #130145)
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Kong Qui, better known as Confucius, was born in 551 B.C. in the Lu state of China. Confucius's principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty, ancestor worship, respect of elders by their children (and in traditional interpretations) of husbands by their wives. In this painting is depicted he is surrounded by ten disciples, who were chosen as the most eminent pupils of his school. Painted with ink and pigments on silk.

There are some li...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1201050 (stock #091018)
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$2,250.00
Antique Buddhist painting of Monju Bosatsu. Monju symbolizes wisdom and the enlightened mind, and represents as the personification of the Buddha's teachings. The painting is depicted bosatsu sits a top of shishi (lion) executed in comical style with confident ink brush strokes. Painted on paper. Signed Kasho, which is the artist name of Ikeno Taiga, and sealed.

Ike no Taiga (1723-1776) was a Japanese literati painter and calligrapher active during mid Edo period. He studied Chinese Sou...