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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1330288 (stock #10861)
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Shibuichi tsuba with engraving, relief and colored metal high and low relief inlays. Two dancing men with umbrella on a veranda, surrounded by pine seedlings. New Year’s scene. Signed Gyokyryuken Nobukazu and kao. Edo period, mid 19th century.

H 2 ½ inches.

Two scratches on verso.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #1330212 (stock #10856)
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Midsize storage jar. Brown smooth earthenware, decorated with a shoulder imitating thick dripping glaze, going over a slip band with an impressed, slightly raised decoration of chrysanthemums, spirals and blossoms. Bottom left unglazed and with impressed gourd shape seal of the unidentified maker. Mingei. Japan, late 19th, early 20th century.

H ca. 7 inches.

Few abrasions and unimportant chips consistent with usage and age.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1330208 (stock #10854)
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Tea cup or incense burner with everting lip. Purple and blue and cream-colored glaze of the Junyao type, dripping thickly towards the everting foot, cut off where it would have bulged. Inside of foot with facet-cut and with artist’s impressed seal mark … to. Dark brown stone ware. Perhaps Chosen Karatsu. Japan, late 19th / early 20th century.
Red collector’s mark on bottom.

H 3 -5/8 in.; diameter 3 ¼ in.

Chip in foot.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1330206 (stock #10855)
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Wooden sculpture of Daikoku sitting on a rice bale, spilling countless jewels (tama) from his treasure bag. Keyaki (Paulownia) wood, carved in a style reminiscent of ittobori. Japan, unsigned. Mingei. 19th century.

H ca. 11 x W 10 ½ in.

Tension cracks (consistent with material and age), several scuff marks, painters tape on bottom.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1325624 (stock #10853)
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Long neck sake bottle, or tokkuri. Grayish clay covered in creamcolored glaze with a decoration of flowers and butterflies in brown. Beautiful patina due to handling. Bottom inscribed in black in, hardly readable: Ofuku, tora, saru (tiger and monkey - opposites in the zodiac). Also paper label with a number. Red collection mark at the foot: 30:3-10. Either Karatsu (Kyushu) or early Oribe-style, Seto. Japan, 18th century.

H ca. 9 ¼ in.

Staining of the glaze due to handling, all in all fine condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1325585 (stock #10852)
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Stoneware bowl of conical shape, the sides slightly ribbed at the bottom, with a small spout to pour water from for making tea. A gray base glaze, decorated in red, green, white and brown enamels with a blossoming cherry tree and a maple tree with green and red leaves. Marked on bottom in overglaze brown bold characters: Inuyama. Japan, Edo/Meiji eras, 1830-1870s.

H ca. 3 ½ in., diam. Ca. 5 ¼ in.

Tiny old chip at foot, otherwise fine condition

Cf. Edward Morse, Catalog of the Morse Collection of Japanese Pottery, under Inuyama, where he dates this rather colorful type to 1830-1880.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1325562 (stock #10851)
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Hexagonal mizusashi, water jar, used in the tea ceremony, with black lacquer cover, standing on three feet. Beautiful gradating brown glaze with flambe patches, typical for Takatori ware. The mouth heavily worn from use, partially restored with gold lacquer (kintsugi), as are most of the cracks, adding to the beauty of the piece. Some of the glaze wear left as is. Takatori kiln, Japan, Edo period, 18th century.

H 6 ¾ x W (at widest point) 7 ¼ in.

Wear and tear consistent with age and use, all in all very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1325560 (stock #10850)
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Sake bottle of brownish gray stoneware, covered in a beautifully crackled cream-colored glaze, typical for Mino ware. Bottom inscribed with black ink, illegible. Some glaze irregularities and beautiful discoloring of the glaze due to extensive handling. Japan, Seto region, Edo period, 18th century.

H 8 ½ inches

Few old chips, one hairline crack, all consistent with age and use. All in all fine condition.

Provenance: Yamanaka & Co., New York (label)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1837 VR item #1324601 (stock #10846)
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Storage bottle for sake, or tokuri. Bulbous body and flaring mouth. Cream colored clay with greenish-yellow slip-like glaze thinly applied and natural ash-glaze. Yellow Seto ware, Japan, Edo period, 19th century or earlier.

H ca. 11 ¼ inches.

Abrasions in glaze, all in all very good condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1323261 (stock #10842)
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Forged iron tsuba, rather thick, in the shape of a cross, pierced on each end with an inoshishime (boar’s eye). The decoration of the cross, Christian symbol, is hardly perceivable when the tsuba is mounted on a sword, thus being kakure kirishitan, a hidden Christian, symbol. Owari region, Japan, 18th century.

Diameter 3 in. (7.6 cm).

Fine condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1910 item #1323255 (stock #10840)
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Zushi or shrine with inside a wooden sculpture of an erect penis dressed in the typical dress of a palace groom, using the grain of the wood to accentuate belly and knees. Fertility symbol, probably used / displayed during local fertility festivals. Also classified as waraimono - things that make you smile. Japan, Meiji era, around 1900.

Case H ca. 10 ½ inches; sculpture H 6 ¼ inches

Zushi with a lot of wear. Sculpture in fine condition; was formerly glued to another base plate.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1323239 (stock #10839)
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Tea bowl as used in the tea ceremony with thin, high sides with three horizontal ribs. Decorated with bamboo shoots between grasses on a cream colored glaze patch on otherwise black ground. Mino ware, kuro-Oribe, or Black Oribe style, Japan Edo period, early 19th century or earlier.

H 3 ½ x W 5 inches

Scuff marks consistent with usage

Comes with fitted kiri-wood storage box

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1323237 (stock #10838)
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Very small double side zushi with inside the images of the Buddha Amida Nyorai and on the other side a Bodhisattva holding a covered jar. All doors painted with lotus flowers in water on a golden back ground. The zushi itself made of kiri-wood (Paulownia), which is known and used for its fire resisting qualities. Very special piece. Japan, Edo period, 18th century.

H 2 ¾ inches

Few age cracks (see photos), paint on doors a bit rubbed, otherwise excellent condition. Beautiful details.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #1322623 (stock #10836)
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Two caricaturesque masks in the iki ningyo life-like style. A man of lower social class with loose hair and his face making a grimace, his eyes turned to his left, as if he sees something scary or disgusting. The other an old woman, her sagging mouth open, her eyes focusing on something nearby that she does not particularly like. Wooden cores covered with gesso and paint, some fur and horsehair for each coiffure. Eyes inlaid in glass or crystal. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.

H 6 ¼ and 6 ½ inches.

Excellent details up to eye lashes and the leathery skin of older people. Some chips and stains and chafes, loss to the old woman’s fur hair. All in all very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1322596 (stock #10834)
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Wooden mask imaging an old woman with an emaciated face, high cheekbones, long eyebrows and a sagging mouth in which teeth are missing. Beautiful caricature. The mask could be used as a proper mask, as indicated by the traces of usage, in a country side theater situation, or as a decoration on a wall. Japan, Meiji or Taisho era.

H 9 ½ x W 7 ¼ inches.

Good patina with traces of touching / rubbing on the nose, cheeks and chin. Few small chips, almost invisible due to patina of time, small repair on back in the mouth corner.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1322046 (stock #10833)
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Western style tea pot with high handle, made for Chinese or black tea or black. Made of stoneware and decorated in cream colored and green glazes, white slip and iron brown with flower motifs and geometric designs on the outside. Mino ware, Oribe style, Japan, early 20th century.

H 10 ¾ in.

Beautiful fine crackle in the cream glaze, several damages: crack in handle, haircrack in cover, spout broken and restuck, chip on spout. Nevertheless beautiful piece.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1322041 (stock #10832)
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Low vessel of irregular shape. Container for waste water or kensui with a very short spout. Made of stoneware and decorated in cream colored and green glazes, white slip and iron brown with a flower on the inside and geometric designs on the outside. Bottom with cream glaze patch. Mino ware, Oribe style, Japan, Meiji era, around 1900.

H 1-7/8 in., W 5 in.

Beautiful fine crackle in the cream glaze, fine condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1322039 (stock #10831)
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Small round serving dish or bowl, made of stoneware and decorated in cream colored and green glazes and with white slip and iron brown with geometric designs on the inside. On the outside abstracted flying birds and a fence in iron brown. Bottom with cream glaze patch. Mino ware, Oribe style, Japan, early 20th century.

H 2 ¼ in., diameter 6 ¼ in.

Beautiful fine crackle in the cream glaze, fine condition