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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1308267 (stock #10809)
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Almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth, with hand-painted (yuzen dye-technique) and embroidered (silk, god and silver thread) decoration of a garden landscape around a house in spring. Possibly a scene from the Tale of Genji. Reverse covered with bright red silk cloth decorated in brocade weave with cranes, chrysanthemums, bamboo, pine and shippo design. Silk tassels. Japan, Meiji era, probably early 20th century.

H 26 ½ x W 25 inches.

One tassel missing, one sharp central fold bending some silver threads, otherwise fine condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1308242 (stock #10808)
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Tall tokkuri or bottle for serving sake. Gray stoneware with cream colored, finely crackled glaze on body and typical green glaze on mouth. Seto region, Oribe ware, Japan early to mid 19th century.

H 9 inches.

Excellent condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1837 VR item #1308232 (stock #10807)
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Sake bottle, stoneware, Seto, Japan 18/19th c. Tokkuri or sake bottle in the shape of a leather pouch with spout. Gray stoneware with brown glaze with dark brown speckles. Seto ware, Japan, 18th / 19th century.

H ca. 6 inches.

Very fine starcrack on bottom. Otherwise very good condition.

Comes with original tomobako with inscription in bottom.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1308226 (stock #10806)
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Tokkuri or sake bottle in the shape of an eggplant. Dark brown stoneware: The lower part left unglazed but engraved with a textile pattern (yoroide), from the shoulder up covered in dark brown glaze. Mino kiln, Seto region, Japan. 18th century.

H 7 ¾ inches.

One pre-firing ‘chip’ in foot (very smooth). Excellent condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1306279 (stock #10805)
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Almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth, decorated in yuzen dye-technique and hand embroidery with a deer between two cranes in an orange circle, symbolizing a rising sun. Banks of clouds applied in thin gold threads. On the reverse a stylized kiri-mon in stencil-dye technique and more banks of clouds in thin gold thread. Tassels missing. Japan, Meiji era, probably early 20th century.

H 24 x W 23 inches.

Some light stains/spots, consistent with use and storage, otherwise very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1306274 (stock #10804)
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Almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth. Silk decorated with a hand-painted (yuzen dye-technique) autumn landscape with waterfalls, overlaid by an opened fan – in woven brocade, hand-stitched colored silk and gold embroidery and painting techniques– decorated with the poet Kakinomoto Hitomaro on an engawa between scattered momiji leaves and ivy in autumnal colors. Reverse decorated with a tachibana crest in stencil-dye technique. Silk and gold-thread tassels. Japan, Meiji era, probably early 20th century.

H 28 x W 26 ¼ inches.

Some foxing and other stains, consistent with use and storage, otherwise very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1304868 (stock #10802)
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Dark bronze crucifix. In the center, on a wheel with spokes in the shape of fleur-de-lys, in yellow bronze a seated figure with hands brought together in prayer, looking like a Buddhist deity and like a devout Christian. Reverse not worked. Japan, Meiji era or earlier.

H ca. 9 ¾ x W ca. 7 ½ inches

A very similar piece is exhibited in the Ikitsuki Museum on Ikitsuki, near Hirado, Kyushu.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1304798 (stock #10801)
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Small folky tonkotsu tobacco container made of wood covered in several layers of lacquer (red, ochre, green and black), engraved in such a way that the underlying colors are revealed. Front, back and top show the yellow ominaeshi or ‘maiden flower’. Signed. Japan, Meiji late 19th century.

H 2 ¾ x W 3 inches

Rather worn

Comes with kiseruzutsu and ojime made of resin

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1304779 (stock #10800)
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Small burl wood container for tobacco. Hollowed out piece of burl, polished on the front to show a beautiful irregular pattern. Sides, bottom and back covered with black (dark brown) lacquer. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.

H 3 x W 2 ¾ in.

Nicely worn with an gorgeous patina.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1301935 (stock #10798)
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Hand scroll with twenty separate images of men and women entering in a contest of size of their respective genitals and of stamina. Referees are running around in colorful garments. The worn out men are getting drunk and giddy. Then comes the measuring and the women gloriously win. Black ink, mineral colors and gofun on silk. Unsigned. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.

Scroll: H 8 ¼ x L ca. 231 inches. Each image: ca. 6 ½ x 9 ½ inches.

Few minor traces of usage, all in all very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1301919 (stock #10797)
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Round, cast bronze mirror, with the design of the central turtle and two cranes touching beaks, underneath a large pine tree. Surrounding them are chrysanthemums, a minogame and three young cranes. This is an image of the island Horai, symbol of longevity. Towards the lower right, against the edge the auspicious words ‘tenka ichi’. Silvered bronze. Japan, Meiji period, late 19th or early 20th century.

Diameter: 4-7/8 inches; height: ca. ½ inch.

Fine condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1301892 (stock #10796)
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Hanging scroll. A circle on a black background, divided into ten sections around a white central circle that holds the character ‘shin’, meaning heart or soul. The ten sections represent the ten realms that are the ten possibilities of rebirth. On top the four realms of enlightened beings: Buddhas, Boshisattvas, arhats and pratyeka Buddhas. Underneath, the six realms (rokudo): Heavenly beings, humans, militant demons (ashura), animals, hungry ghosts and hell. Ink, mineral colors, gofun and gold on paper. Japan, Edo period, early 19th century.

Image: 29 ¼ x W 21 inches. Mounting: 44 ¼ x 26 ½ inches. Silver scroll ends decorated with cut out peonies on rocks mounted over a sentoku core.

Punch hole in bottom, stabilized by mounting, few small rubbed spots, dent in scroll end.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1301819 (stock #10795)
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Hanging scroll. Five stages of decay of a noble woman, starting with a very young beauty, through the stages of married life, old age, death until nothing but bones are left. Usually, nine stages are shown, elaborating on the stages after death, called kusozu (pictures of the nine aspects). Ink, mineral colors and gofun on silk. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.

Image: H 34 ½ x W 12 inches. Mounting: 52 ¾ x 16 ¾ inches.

Very fine painting. Few light stains, pigments slightly rubbed here and there, otherwise fine condition. One scroll end missing.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1492 item #1301119 (stock #10793)
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Beautiful thick bronze hollow votive figure in the shape of Dainichi Nyorai sitting on a lotus base, former part of a kakebotoke. His head gear finely engraved with floral motives. Bronze with dark brown patina and traces of gilding. Kamakura period, 14th century.

Mounted on Japanese, old kiri-wood stand

H 4 ¼ inches

Excellent condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1301107 (stock #10792)
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Hanging scroll. Painting of a tiger before a rock and bamboo, text in the upper half. Black ink and some faint red color on silk. Signed 73 year old hogen Sosen hitsu. Red artist’s seal. Japan, 18th century.

Yamamoto Sosen (1679-1760), Kyoto, Kano School

Painted area: 40 x 17 inches
Overall height 73 ¼ inches

Few tiny worm holes, old very light water stain, otherwise very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1300976 (stock #10788)
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Very small handscroll showing five shunga scenes. High quality painting in the style of Hokusai. Black ink, colors, gofun, black lacquer on silk. Gold flakes (now oxidized) on the backing paper. Glass or crystal scroll ends. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.

L 82 ½ x H 2 ½ inches

Gold flakes oxidized, otherwise excellent condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1300197 (stock #10785)
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Kogo, ceramic box for keeping incense in the shape of a faceted tama or jewel. Brown stoneware with greenish brown ash glaze on top and with the typical white inclusions. Shigaraki stone ware. Japan, Edo period, 18th century or older.

H 2 x L 2 ¼ x Wv2 inches

Traces us usage consistent with age. All in all excellent condition

Comes with kiri-wood tomobako with inscription.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1298437 (stock #10783)
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Small brush washer, molded and carved in the shape of a crab. Very thin biscuit with yellow, black and green glazes. Kutani ware, in the manner of Eiraku Hozen (1795-1854) and Wazen (1823-1896). Japan, 19th century.

H ca. 1 ½ in. (3.8 cm); length 2 ½ in. (6.7 cm).

Frittings and tiny chips at opening rim and at foot, otherwise very good condition.

Former collection / stock of Roger Barber, San Anselmo, CA.