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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...
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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1205929 (stock #Nenjibutsu-1)
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Taoism guardians known as the embodiment of Good Fortune (Fu), Prosperity (Lu), and Longevity (Shou) finely curved and kept in a Zushi, a miniature shrine decorated with gold leaf and handmade silver work. Circa 19th Century. The guardians are often kept as personal daily worship at household and decoration. Signed Shugetsu. The seal reads Hara. It is attributed to one of prominent doll make artists, first Hara Shugetsu. It is in fine condition.

Hara Shugetsu was born in Sakai in Osaka...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1205462 (stock #130305)
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$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 #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...
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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1194642 (stock #120947b )
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$3,200.00
Yanagisawa Kien (1704-1758) was active during mid Edo period, 18th century in Japan. He was one of the pioneers of the Japanese literati paintings and prominent at the richly coloured bird and flower paintings. Here, the severity and sharpness of the colorful flower is faithfully observed. Signed Kien and sealed. One of his masterpieces is collected at Tokyo National Museum.

The piece is in fine condition. It is accompanied by an paulownia wood storage box. The scroll wears ivory end. Please...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1183118 (stock #120346)
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A set of four Chinese paintings depicting Landscape. Painted with ink and light pigments on silk. The signature on each painting as well as old storage box reads Wang Hui or Wang Shigu. It is painted after Chinese great artist Wang Hui. Wang Hui(1632-1717)was a Chinese landscape painter, one of the Four Wangs. He, and the three other Wangs, dominated orthodox art in China throughout the late Ming and early Qing periods. Of the Four Wangs, Wang Hui is considered to be the best-known today.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1178664 (stock #121032)
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Araki Jippo (1872-1944) was a pupil of a prominent painter Araki Kampo who were based in Tokyo. Jippo founded a Japanese painting society in 1897. He had an exhibit at the Japan-British exhibition held in London in 1910 where he was awarded a gold prize. The determined use of space and confident brush strokes sharply captures a moment of life in this minimal painting. Painted with ink on paper. Sealed Jippo. The artwork is attributed to Araki Jippo.

There are some marks on the artwork, ot...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1178531 (stock #120840)
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A group of sparrows enjoy the sunshade of windmill palm. Painted with ink and light pigments on silk. Signed Izan and sealed. Shimomura Izan (1865-1949) was a Japanese painter and poet during Meiji and Taisho period. He was from Ehime prefecture in Shikoku in Japan. He studied western painting under Honda Kinkichiro and Koyama Shotaro, as well as learnt and studied Haiku Japanese poem after he met a Prominent haiku Artist Masaoka Shiki became well known for Haiga painter (Simple paintings which ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1176999 (stock #110958)
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Jurojin, the God of longevity. On the scroll that he holds is written the lifespan of all living things. Painted with ink on paper. Signed and sealed. The piece is attributed to Suzuki Rinsho (1732-1803). The artwork is in reasonable condition with some marks present due to age. The work has been restored sometime in the past. There are some marks, stains and light damages visible on the mounting. Odd pair of scroll end.

Painting: 21 1/2”x 49 1/4” (54.5cm x 125.0cm)
Mounting: 25 ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1174942 (stock #120836b)
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$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 : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1174934 (stock #120836a)
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$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 : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1166361 (stock #100807)
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$2,550.00
The painting depicted court musicians playing divine music called Bugaku. Bugaku is a Japanese court music accompanied by dancing. Here one of the players plays shen (a bamboo instrument first produced in China in 7th century) and the other one sounds a massive drum with mitsudomoe crest (three comma-shaped figures in a circle). Bugaku carries a ritualistic implication and is usually played at the start before dance performance begins. Bugaku purifies the stage. Painted with ink and pigments. Si...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1162937 (stock #120329)
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A female dancer dressed in massive and splendid Noh attire. The painting is attributed to Iwasa Matabei (1578–1650), a renowned Japanese painter who is often considered originating ukiyo-e genre painting. As is often the case with this artist, these two paintings do not bear his signature or seal, however the depiction of the figures with rich cheeks and long jaws shows typical expression of people of high social rank during medieval periods, which he exaggerated the expression was originated ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1162936 (stock #120329)
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A male dancer dressed in massive and splendid Noh attire. The painting is attributed to Iwasa Matabei (1578–1650), a renowned Japanese painter who is often considered originating ukiyo-e genre painting. As is often the case with this artist, these two paintings do not bear his signature or seal, however the depiction of the figures with rich cheeks and long jaws shows typical expression of people of high social rank during medieval periods, which he exaggerated the expression was originated fr...