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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #899617 (stock #10575)
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Circular black lacquer box with slightly domed lid. The cover inlaid in mother-of-pearl pieces with a design of two human beings standing together. The black lacquer is crackled showing s reddish brown color in the crackle and along the rims. Korea, Yi dynasty, 18/19th century.
Comes with Japanese fitted box with insect damage and with silk pouch.
Height: ca. 1 3/16 inch (3.4 cm); diameter: 3 5/8 inches (9.3 cm).
Cover broken in two and well restored.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #897447 (stock #10574)
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$150.00
Staff carved out of one piece of a hard species of wood. On the top crouches a female figure with long hair, the arms wrapped around her body. The tip is a lighter middle brown while the rest is patinated a dark brown. Probably used in Shamanistic rites in tribal regions. Himalayans.
Length 16.5 inches (42.5 cm).
Some cracks and chips, nice patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #894473 (stock #10569)
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$200.00
A samurai – Watonai Sankan, or Kashiwade no Hanoshi - in full armour killing a tiger in a bamboo bush. Black ink and some color on paper. Unsigned. The manner and subject matter of Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Japan, 19th century.
Measurements: 15 x 10 5/8 inches (38.2 x 26.9 cm).
Slightly creased, one earmark, backed. Mainly very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #894395 (stock #10568)
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$300.00
Painting of pine tree hanging over a fast flowing stream. Some flowering plant meandering through the branches. Unsigned. Black ink and some color on paper. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
Measurements: 14 x 10 7/8 inches ().
Yellowed, backed wormage, backed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1837 VR item #894065 (stock #10564)
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$2,400.00
Storage jar for liquids with pouring spout. The brown stoneware body wrinkled and irregular, the neck shaped by hand with many finger impressions of the potter. The body covered with transparent glaze; on the neck and shoulder a thick splash of transparent glaze, mixed with white, green and brown pigments and some small splashed underneath. In the bottom impressed seal mark in the shape of a double gourd. Probably Karatsu ware. Japan, 18th century.
Comes with wooden storage box that is not original to the piece.
Height 11 1/8 in. (28.2 cm), diameter ca. 9 in. (23 cm).
Two old thin cracks running down from the mouth.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #891796 (stock #10563)
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$700.00
Tea bowl of somewhat irregular shape. Dark brown clay covered in a gray glaze that leaves the lower ¼ of the piece uncovered, the rim and inside covered with a brownish-green glaze. On the outer side a image like a looped line in brownish green covers the gray glaze. A small patch at the inside of the bowl left uncovered. Karatsu ware, Japan, Edo period.
Comes with inscribed tomobako (Egaratsu; chawan, ichiko)and cotton pouch.
H 2.75 inches, diameter 5 inches (6.9 x 12.6 cm).
Small chip in rim repaired in red lacquer.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #891692 (stock #10561)
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$1,200.00
Scroll painting with the image of the Chinese general Kanu, sitting in a seat, reading a manuscript. Behind him stands his brother in arms Chohi, holding his halberd. Black ink and mineral colors on silk. Signed Eihaku. Two read seals: Eihaku and .. (unread). Dated: Keio, year of the rabbit (1867). Japan, 19th century.
Size, including mounting: height 76 inches, width 19 inches.
Very good condition.
Ex coll. Colonel Samuel Victor Constant

Although nothing much is known about Eihaku, he probably is an artist in the late Kano school line. Late Edo, early Meiji period.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #883500 (stock #10557)
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$380.00
Small bronze model of a horse mackerel and a shrimp. The combination of the two stands for the early summer of May through June. Cast in two pieces and joined together along the belly and the back of the fish. The belly etched a gray shade, eyes, fins and shrimp partially gilded. Japan, late Meiji, early Taisho period.
Length 4.4 inches (11 cm).
Gilding strongly rubbed, as the black etched parts, few dents and scratches, all within the acceptable traces of usage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #883492 (stock #10556)
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$400.00
Small ovoid vase with short neck with loops at side. Rich brown glaze over a gray-beige colored stoneware body, leaving the lower 1/3 part free. Either it is Chinese and Yuan period, or Sawankhalok and about 16th century.
H 4.5 inches (11.2 cm).
Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #865548 (stock #10554)
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$700.00
The metal head of the staff, with some simple engraved decoration on the central shaft indicating lotus petals. The central ring has the shape of an inverted heart, from which six rings loop, three on each side. Mounted on a short wooden pole, covered with red lacquer. The staff is one of the 18 Possessions permitted to a monk. It has several uses attributed to it, among others to scare away insects and reptiles while traveling. Cast sentoku. Japan, 19th century.
H including pole ca. 10" (25.2 cm), H metal head only ca. 4.75" (12.3 cm).
Minimal corrosion on head, otherwise very good condition. Mounted on metal base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #862573 (stock #10553)
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$250.00
Reddish-brown stoneware cup or bowl in the shape of a curled up lotus leave, resting on its stem. On the sides are two freshwater crabs climbing up, holding themselves on the veins of the leaf. The stoneware resembles Ixing and traditional Japanese tea pots were made from this clay. Japan, 19th century.
H 1 5/8” at highest point (4.2 cm); W at widest point 3 7/8” (9.8 cm).
Minimal fritting at rim, one repair at rim (see photos).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #854978 (stock #10550)
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Very rare set of six makimono that illustrate the six realms of reincarnation, all mixed up over the six scrolls. Each scroll consists of five illustrations that alternate scenes from daily life with its sufferings and sins and scenes from hell that come as a punishment to those sins and with scenes from the life of Buddha, including also the nine stages of decay (kusozu). Each image is 31.1 inches (79 cm) long. The scrolls were probably used as a Buddhist teaching tool, to explain to laymen about sin and punishment and the superficialities of life. Ink, color, gofun and gold on paper. Japan, 19th century.
Each scroll: height 10.8 inches (27.4 cm), length 155.5 inches (395 cm).
Few restored worm holes, some traces of usage, slightly rubbed areas, mainly in the gofun, two spotty spots in scroll A, basically in very good condition. Mounting fairly recent and in excellent condition.

The six realms of reincarnation are from bottom to top hell, the realm of the hungry ghosts, realm of the animals, Asura, realm of the humans and the realm of the devas. The ultimate escape is enlightenment, which makes one being reborn into the Western Paradise.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #851958 (stock #10549)
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A pair of hanging scrolls. One depicting a beautiful young woman in a black kimono decorated with open fans; the other depicting a blue demon sitting in a gauze priest’s garment in front of a bronze bell on a stand, holding a hammer in one hand, a rosary in the other. Black ink, colors, gold on silk. Seals in the lower left and right corners: Kason. Seal of Suzuki Kason (1860-1919). Japan, Meiji period. Ivory scroll ends.
Comes with the original wooden box.
Painted areas: ca. 52.9 x 19.5 inches (134.4 x 49.5 cm); total length ca. 89.5 inches (227.3 cm)
Bijin painting with brown spots on lower part, bleeding onto the back. Upper roller of oni painting warped, sporadic brown spot on front, some spots on upper part of back.

Suzuki Kason was a nihonga painter from Edo, studying different types of painting, including ukiyoe style. At the first Bunten Exhibition (a juried art salon, established by the Ministry of Education to stimulate the traditional arts in Japan) in 1907 he received a prize and at the third Bunten Exhibition (1909) he received an honorable mention. He was member of the Imperial Fine Arts Academy. He is above all a fine painter of birds and flowers and landscapes. Woodblock prints with birds by Kason are well known. One of his better known pupils was Ohara Shoson/Koson, who was famous for his paintings and prints of animals, especially birds.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #851333 (stock #10548)
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$800.00
Hanging scroll with the image of Kobo daishi seated at a priest’s seat, holding a vajra and a rosary in his hands. His shoes and a ewer stand underneath his chair. He may be one of the other patriarchs of Shingon. Ink, mineral colors and gold on silk. Japan, 19th century.
Painted area: ca. 34.7 x 15.95 inches (93.1 x 40.4 cm); total length 65.2 inches (165.5 cm)
Scratch through upper part, few horizontal dull creases (backed with strips), basically good condition. Mounting with some damage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #851314 (stock #10546)
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Very rare hanging scroll with a painting of Nichiren nehan zu, the Death of the Buddha according to Nichiren. The Buddha on his death bed, surrounded by priests who are reciting from scrolls and civilians who are praying and wailing. In the background an altar with a sutra prayer and curtains with the family crest of an unidentified family (tachibana branch inside a well). Outlines printed in black, hand colored in mineral colors and with gold on paper.
On the back is a printed list of the names of the people depicted (six old priests flanked by the names of two civilians, middle old priests, nine old priests, followed by the names of many civilians), dating the donation to Tempo 8, year of the rooster, 1837. The mounting embroidered with different, repeated motives, the family crest repeated in gold brocade.
Painted area: ca. 15.8 x 9.6 inches (40.3 x 24.5 cm); total height ca. 47.8 inches (121.5 cm).
Browned, some rubbed areas, some horizontal creases, mounting with damages, otherwise good stable condition.

The very same family crest was found on a Nichiren shrine, listed under Trocadero number 492282, or our stock number 10403.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #850509 (stock #10544)
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$2,000.00
Wooden sculpture of a Bodhisattva, his body slightly bent forward and hands folded in prayer as Seishi bosatsu does in the Amida raigo. Perhaps, though, he is a monk or priest. Skin parts (head, arms, chest) in gilt lacquer, eyes glass, garment richly decorated in red and light blue with gilded dragons, and with gilding around the seams. The man is standing on a square base that was added. Stains on his head suggest that formerly there may have been jewelry. Japan, around 1800.
Height with base ca. 13.75 inches (ca. 35 cm).
Good condition. Slight crumbling of the red lacquer and the gold here and there in the garment.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #849949 (stock #10539)
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Decorative hanging from a Buddhist temple. Fan-shaped with a design of a sacred jewel and four lotus flowers set between karakusa (winding weeds). The knotted cord cradles the jewel and surrounds an inscription which names the temple, the donor and the date of donation of the 7th month of the 9th year of Kanbun. The openwork design is very carefully executed in thin bronze, the details engraved. Japan, Edo period, 17th century.
Height 11.5 in., width 11.8 in. (29.2 x 30.2 cm).
Slightly warped at places, beautiful green and brown patina with spots of corrosion, all in all good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #841251 (stock #10541)
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Step-on image in bronze of Christ on the cross before a town-setting. The scene cast in high relief, the background in low relief. The heavy piece is standing on four corner-feet. Signed on the side Yoshisuke saku. The back inscribed Kanbun kyunen junigatsu hi kore tsukuru (made on a day in the 12th month of the year Kanbun 9 (1669); niju no uchi ni (no. 2 from 20); Aratame jashumon yo, kurumehan (For examining the wrong faith, the Kurume clan).
7.25 x 5.5 x 1.3 inches (18.3 x 14 x 3.5 cm).
Surface strongly rubbed, some corrosion, basically excellent condition.

Step-on pictures, or fumi-e, or ebumi, were images of the Virgin Mary or of Jesus that Japanese authorities used to make people suspected to be Christians to step upon. This practice was executed during the Tokugawa regime, in an effort to ban Christianity from the country. By 1629 this practice was generally spread throughout Japan and it was only abandoned completely at the beginning of the Meiji period. All kinds of media were used to make images: wood, stone, prints and bronze.
In 1669 the bronze founder Hagiwara Yoshiysuke was ordered to cast 20 fumie with prescribed images (5 pieces with ecce homo, 5 pieces with Christ on the cross, 5 with the pieta and 5 with the saint Rosario). A piece with the image of the pieta is in the Gakushuin Museum of History in Tokyo.