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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1137827 (stock #PW-01)
Tomoe Art
$150.00
A pair of gold and silver Koi fish or carp paper weight by Hisamatsu Koshun (1926-1989). Signed. There are some abrasions; otherwise it is in good condition.

Gold: H 1 1/4”x W 5 3/8” x D 1 1/8” (H3.0cm x W13.5cm x D2.8cm)
Silver: H 1 5/8”x W 7 1/8” x D 1 1/4” (H4.0cm x W18.0cm x D3.0cm)

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1136018 (stock #haori-1)
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$210.00
A vintage Japanese short kimono or Haori. Indigo dyed cotton with kasuri pattern. This pattern is particularly called shosei kasuri (shosei means a student), which is a kind of kurume kasuri that are produced in a town called Kurume in Fukuoka prefecture in Japan. Shosei kasuri has been named after that in old times, students typically wore this patterned kimono while they were studying. It is in good condition with some insignificant light stains outside, and a small stain in the lining present...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1205462 (stock #130305)
Tomoe Art
$280.00
This lovely Bizen ware is called Kogo / incense container used for Japanese tea ceremony. The shape is a seed of wisteria suitable for tea ceremony in autumn / winter. This is the work of a potter Yoshimoto Shuho. Shuho was born in 1938 in Okayama prefecture and studied pottery under Fujita Yoshiro. After Shuho became independent, he first produced Bizen ware for 10 years...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1241982 (stock #111177a)
Tomoe Art
$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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1950 item #1236108 (stock #130806)
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$380.00
Shino tea bowl with abstract gourd and ivy design by the representative modern Shino master Yano Keisen (1870-1965). Suitable for Autumn tea ceremony, finely painted ivy gives a beautiful sentiments and the gourds adds warmness onto this Shino bowl.
Fine condition with no chip, no cracks, expected kiln-cracks(kamakizu) are presented as a character of Shino-ware.
Size: D 423⁄32” x H 261⁄64” (D 12.0cm x H 7.5cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1174942 (stock #120836b)
Tomoe Art
$450.00
O-tsu-e or Otsu paintings is Japanese folk art named after the town of Otsu in Shiga Prefecture. The piece is depicted the last stand of Benkei with his paraphernalia.

The piece is in reasonable condition with some creases, marks and loss of pigments present due to age.

Painting: 9 1/2”x 23 5/8” (24.0cm x 60.0cm)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1135637 (stock #Kogo-1)
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$450.00
An antique okinawan incense container decorated with a lacquer and inlayed mother of pearl depicting a dragon appearing from clouds. Circa 19th Century. Mother-of-pearl inlay, which is known Raden in Japan was first introduced to Japan during Nara period (710-784). The technique was popularly used with lacquer for artworks such as instruments. It is in good condition with tiny loss of inlayed mother of pearl. The piece accompanied a poulownia wood store box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1174934 (stock #120836a)
Tomoe Art
$450.00
O-tsu-e or Otsu paintings is Japanese folk art named after the town of Otsu in Shiga Prefecture. The piece is depicted the Benkei, who was a Japanese worrier monk and commonly represented as a man of great strength and loyalty, lifting a fuge hanging bell from a Buddhist temple. His image of raising a giant bell by hand was a particularly popular subject among people during Edo period.

The piece is in reasonable condition with some creases, marks and loss of pigments present due to age...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1242067 (stock #140201)
Tomoe Art
$480.00
An antique bronze incense burner / censor in the shape of lotus flower. It has a beautiful shape and bronze patina. It is in good condition.

D 4 1/4” x H 2 7/8” (D 10.5cm x H 7.0cm)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1138924 (stock #111117)
Tomoe Art
$500.00
A standing beauty. She wears a summer kimono of silk gauze looking back while adjusting her decorative obi (sash). This ukiyo-e painting interestingly shows the custom at the time of mid Edo period, where women put layers of red rouge on their lower lips to make it shiny like a jewel beetle. This trend became extremely popular among courtesans and girls to look as sexy. For the colour of the lips, they were called “sasabeni”, which literally translates as bamboo lips...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1162737 (stock #100920)
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$550.00
The painting depicted minka, which is a private residences constructed in Japanese building styles. With styles varying across regions, these houses used to be found all over Japan. But today, minka are disappearing at an increasing rate as it is seen as inconvenient for today's hurried and materialistic lifestyle. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. Signed Shuncho and sealed.

There are some light marks on the painting itself...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1209277 (stock #130611)
Tomoe Art
$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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1239715 (stock #SW-1)
Tomoe Art
$720.00
A quality pair of mandarin duck bronze screen weight. Each bird weighs 1.49kg. Good craftsmanship of 20th Century. They are in very good condition.

L 4” x W 3 1/4” x H 2 3/4” (L10.0cm x W8.0cm x H6.7cm)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1153865 (stock #120636)
Tomoe Art
$750.00
The night is gentle and serene; the moon is casting the willows in the dark. The silhouette of a flying bat wavered across the moonlight. Painted on silk with ink. Signed Chokujo and sealed. Fukada Chokujo (1861-1947) was a Japanese painter active during Meiji and early Showa period. He studied painting under Morikawa Sobun.

The painting and mounting are overall in reasonable condition with some tiny marks are present due to age. The piece is wearing a fabric pattered with bats. It is ac...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1118796 (stock #090801)
Tomoe Art
$750.00
Fine decorative fan featuring two white rabbits under the gleam of the moon. The sumptuous gold background is producing a shimmering effect. Rabbit is often appeared in East Asian folklore as a messenger from the moon, where it is seen pounding in a mortar and pestle. In Chinese folklore, it is often portrayed as a companion of the moon goddess Chang'e or Chang-O, constantly pounding the elixir of life for her, while in Japan and Korea, it is just making mochi, which is the popular snack of mas...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1118797 (stock #090801)
Tomoe Art
$750.00
A night in the summer when fireflies wink their light. The exquisite moment at dusk is finely depicted on the decorative gold leaf background. It is in excellent condition. This piece is a pair with another fan item# 1118796.

H 9 1/2” x W 9 3/4” (H 24cm x W 24.5cm)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1238195 (stock #131201)
Tomoe Art
$780.00
A traveling wooden shrine “zushi” or "Nenjibutsu" with enclosing a finely curved wooden sculpture of shichimen Daimyojin (Heavenly Lady from Mount Shichimen). The wooden case is decorated with red lacquer and metalwork. Some loss of lacquerer and pigments are visible, otherwise it is in good condition.

H 2 7/8” x W 1 7/8” x D 1 3/8 (H 7.0cm x W 4.5cm x D 3.2cm)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1154998 (stock #120555)
Tomoe Art
$950.00
A pair of sparrows perches in a vine. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. Signed Shunkin and sealed.Urakami Shunkin (1779-1846) was a Japanese Nanga (Southern literati) painter active during late Edo period (1603-1867). He was the eldest son and a pupil of Uragami Gyokudo (1745-1820), from whom he learnt painting. Shunkin was well adept at bird-and-flower as well as landscape paintings. He was also excel at calligraphy, poetry as well as an excellent appraiser in antiques and old calligraph...