Image H 40 ½ x W 14 ¼ inches. Total height 76 inches.
Mitsui Takayoshi (1808-1885), born in Kyoto, established the Mitsui financial imperium and founded Mitsui Bank. He was known for his calligraphy and painting. He was an avid collector of objects connected to the tea ceremony. Today, his collection, including his own paintings can be viewed in the Mitsui Memorial Museum in Tokyo.
The painting presented here was obviously painted to usher in the year of the tiger, 1866.
H 7 ¼ x Diameter 2 ¾ inches.
Tip of left hand panel broken off.
H 8 ½ x W 6 ¾ x D 3 ¾ inches
Few abrasions, back pane re-stuck with iron nail
Diameter 6 ¼ inches
H 2 x L 2 inches.
Several tiny flakes at the edges. All in all very good condition.
L 2 ¾ x H 1 ¾ inches.
Fine condition (tiny chip that can hardly be seen by naked eye).
Height 8 ¼ in. (21 cm); diameter 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm).
Some traces of usage, very good condition.
H 10 ½ inches; W 6 inches (ca. 26.6 x 15 cm).
Beautiful patina, very good condition.
Image: 53 ¾ x 20 1/8 in. (137.6 x 51.6 cm).
Light worm damage in the upper part of mounting, some wear and one tiny damaged spot in paper in lower part, otherwise very good condition.
H 11 x D 8 x W 5 3/8 inches.
Beautiful patina, some age cracks and slight traces of usage. Fine condition. Comes with iron base.
Frame H 49 ½ x W 27 ¼ in. Image H 38 x W 20 in.
Some restored horizontal tears and worm holes.
Diameter 10 7/8 in. (27.5 cm), height 1 ¼ in. (3.2 cm).
Usual abrasions and damages . Nice and unusual piece, despite damage.
Comes with kiribako storage box.
Basket: H 3; L 6; D 4 ¼ inches (7,5 x 15,2 x 10,6 cm). Gourd: L 7 ½ inches (18,5 cm). Sake cup: diam. 2 inches (5,2 cm).
Traces of usage at basket, all in all good condition.
Height 12 ½ inches.
W 19 in. x H 10.75 and 8 in.
Painting very worn, upper side missing, old repairs with iron nails.
Height 1 in. (2.5 cm); diameter 3 in. (7.5 cm).
Lacquer somewhat dry due to exposure, otherwise good condition. On the inside of cover traces of paper label and one paper label (now loose).
Ex collection Toledo Museum of Art. Inventory number in red lacquer on bottom and inside of lid: 48.110-A and –B.
Image H 45 ½ x W 20 in.; total height: 80 ¼ in.
Comes with fitted kiri-wood storage box inscribed, dated 1852 and signed Ono Gyokurei.
Minamoto no Tsunemoto (894-961) was an imperial prince who received the family name Minamoto. Founder of the family that brought forth Minamoto, Ashikaga and Tokugawa shogun. He was a fine poet, as well.
Ono Gyokurei (1807-1870) was active in the bakumatsu era (end of Edo period). Not in Roberts.
Image H 49 x W 19 ½ in.; total height 76 ¼ in.
Gold slightly oxidized, otherwise fine condition.
Comes with wooden storage box, inscribed Bunrin hitsu ... no zu Shiokawa …
Shiokawa Bunrin (1808-1877). Shijo painter, Kyoto. Pupil of Okamoto Toyohiko. Learned nanga painting and western style painting. Specialized in landscapes. (Roberts)