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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1294043 (stock #10777)
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Zushi in the shape of a Shinto shrine housing a carving of a curled up snake, it tongue out. Glass pane behind the double doors. Left door inscribed with dedication by the donor. Inside, behind the snake, inscription in black ink, referring to Fudo Myoo and Marishiten. Sugi-wood (cryptomeria) shrine with light wood carving. Japan, Meiji or Taisho era (1910s-1920s).

H 8 ½ x W 6 ¾ x D 3 ¾ inches

Few abrasions, back pane re-stuck with iron nail

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1294008 (stock #10776)
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Cast iron kakebotoke or votive plaque for a Buddhist temple or house shrine, showing Amida Nyorai in low relief with repousse in mandorla. Japan, Meiji era, 19/20th century.

Diameter 6 ¼ inches

Excellent condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1293939 (stock #10774)
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$350.00
Kogo, ceramic box for keeping incense in the shape of a badger, holding or drumming his belly. Tanuki no hara tsutsumi. Brown stoneware with yellow ash glaze on top. Bizenyaki. Signed. Japan, late Edo period, 19th century.

H 2 x L 2 inches.

Several tiny flakes at the edges. All in all very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1293930 (stock #10773)
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$350.00
Kogo, small box for keeping incense, in the shape of a dragon toad with fangs and mane. Compact, but intricate shape. Brown earthenware with deep green glaze, leaving the face of the dragon free. Raku seal impressed in bottom. Raku ware. Japan, Edo period, ca. 1850.

L 2 ¾ x H 1 ¾ inches.

Fine condition (tiny chip that can hardly be seen by naked eye).

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1290201 (stock #10441)
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$950.00
Unusual sake jug with a single curved handle that is the spout at the same time. Cream colored glaze over a beige colored, fine stone ware that partly turned brown on the foot ring. The glaze with extensive, fine crackle. Relief towards the top and the bottom the jug imitating the twisted bamboo rope that usually is wound around the top and bottom of porcelain sake jugs. Ofuke ware (Nagoya region), Japan, Meiji era, 19th century. Mingei.

Height 8 ¼ in. (21 cm); diameter 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm).

Some traces of usage, very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1288203 (stock #10632)
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$900.00
Sculpture of Daruma, sitting wrapped in his garment, slightly bent forward. Typical meditation posture. Kiri (Paulownia) wood. Unusual. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.

H 10 ½ inches; W 6 inches (ca. 26.6 x 15 cm).

Beautiful patina, very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1288201 (stock #10247)
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$1,200.00
Hanging scroll. Life-size figure of the patriarch Daruma, standing barefoot with his garment wrapped around his body. Bold, fluent brushstrokes. Inscription and seals at upper right. Seals: Hakkan’un; Kagai and unread seal. Black ink on paper. Japan, Taisho era, early 1920s.

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1288198 (stock #10015)
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$1,200.00
Beautiful wooden jizai, or pothook hanger. This rather straight type is called Ebisu, after the shape of Ebisu’s hat. The hanger was suspended with a rope from a heavy beam, over the open hearth. From the hanger an adjustable hook was hung that held the kettle. Zelkova wood. 19th century.

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1288193 (stock #10772)
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Framed painting of a warrior with a drawn sword, holding a severed head in his hand. On his back a flag with the image of a skull. Perhaps one of the heroes of the Taiheiki, such as Endo Giemon Masatada. But between Kuniyoshi and other Utagawa artists, several series of heroes were produced. Unsigned. The style of Utagawa Kuniyoshi or Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. Black ink and colors on paper, mounted as a scroll, cut and framed. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.

Frame H 49 ½ x W 27 ¼ in. Image H 38 x W 20 in.

Some restored horizontal tears and worm holes.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1837 VR item #1286497 (stock #10453)
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$680.00
Stoneware oil plate or aburazara. Plate used to catch the oil dripping from a lantern. Design in underglaze blue of a deer in a landscape. Thick, fine crackled white glaze in the style of Shino ware, Seto area. The outside of the plate with brown glaze. Six spur marks on the outer bottom, six spur marks on the inner bottom. Several glaze imperfections. Japan, Seto, early 19th century.

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1910 item #1286495 (stock #10188)
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$280.00
Set for carrying lunch. Bamboo and rattan basketry box lined with green brocade, the outside with an intricate diamond pattern woven in two colors, the corners fortified with leather. Dangling from one of the brass handles is a natural gourd with silver stopper and a lacquer sake cup, imitating Tamba stoneware. Japan, Meiji era, early 20th century.

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1286482 (stock #10770)
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Mid-size stoneware jar to store tea or other. Brown stoneware with white inclusions and a green splash of ash glaze. Slightly widening from bottom to shoulder, with a short more or less straight neck with everting lip. Japan, Momoyama – Edo period, 16/17th century.

Height 12 ½ inches.

Excellent condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1286062 (stock #10508)
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$1,300.00
Kanban or shop sign for a store that sells or manufactures ornamental pin holders (ireko ningyo) for the oar pin (of a rowing boat or raft) to fall into. The pin holders are decorated as a male and a female face in court dress, their mouths wide open. The words ireko ningyo branded into the wooden board. On the back of the board paper label with a flying plover and the words ireko ningyo; also explanatory drawing of the proper use of the ireko ningyo. Japan, early 19th century.
W 19 in. x H 10.75 and 8 in.
Painting very worn, upper side missing, old repairs with iron nails.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1286060 (stock #10442)
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Cylindrical incense box with a domed lid. Sides and top are decorated with a spray of chrysanthemums in gold and silver togidashi on a background of okibirame. Bottom and inside in dense nashiji. Unsigned. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1285976 (stock #10762)
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Hanging scroll. Portrait of Minamoto no Tsunemoto, sitting on a tiger skin before his sword, dressed in a white garment over his armor. Ink, colors, gofun and gold sprinkle on silk. Dated mizunoe ne (1852), early summer. Signed Gyokurei Omoto and two seals.
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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1285941 (stock #10767)
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Hanging scroll. Fireflies flying over fast streaming water and resting on a rock and overhanging leaves. Black ink, mineral colors and gold wash on silk. Signed Bunrin; seal Bunrin? and seal Shion. Japan, 19th century.
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)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1285926 (stock #10766)
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$100.00
Hanging scroll. View of a river at the foot of a steep mountain range. Trees on the riverbanks, boat with fisherman in the river. Signed, unidentified artist. Japan, Meiji/Taisho era, early 20th century.
Image 48 x 12 ¾ in.; total height 67 in.
Some backed worm holes on edges of painting, few stains, one horizontal tear in the middle which needs restoration.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1285881 (stock #10764)
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Hanging scroll. Cropped image of a fierce looking tiger. Black ink on paper. Signed Shusen Genyu sha. Seal Wata-in Shusen and seal .. Genyu. Japan, late 18th or early 19th century. Collector’s (?) seal in lower right corner.
Image H 49 ¾ x 10 ¾ in.; total height 74 in.
Professionally restored damages; now in excellent condition.

Watanabe Shusen (1736-1824) – Nagasaki painter. Pupil of Ishizaki Gensho and Ishizaki Gentoku. Painted landscapes, birds-and-flowers, figures and tigers. (Roberts). A very similar painting by the same artist is known to exist.