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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1294860 (stock #10780)
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Hanging scroll with image of a tiger, seen on its back, sitting under a promontory with some vegetation. Black ink, mineral colors and some gofun on silk. Dated and signed: Keio year of the tiger, 1st day of spring, Kofuku or Takayoshi. Seals: Mitsui Kofuku and Shisei. Japan, Edo period, 1866.

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1288201 (stock #10247)
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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 : 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 : 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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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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1285869 (stock #10763)
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Hanging scroll showing Emma O sitting in Hell surrounded by oni and skeletons making merry. Emma O sits slightly off center with a sake dish in the hand. In front of him two oni are dancing. Surrounding them are innumerable skeletons playing shamisen, dancing, playing go, drinking tea, smoking a pipe and/or drinking. Above the image a long inscription. Black ink and some color on wet paper. Several seals; artist unidentified. The sake jar on the left seems to be inscribed by a date into the Meiji era. Japan, Meiji/Taisho era.
Image H 53 ¼ x W 26 in.; total height 84 in.
Few horizontal creases, one small backed hole at bottom, otherwise fine condition.

Comes with wooden storage box (not inscribed).

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1285672 (stock #10761)
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A row of begging monks with bowls, hossu and ruyi scepters, emaciated into skeletons. At the end walks a cat skeleton. Black ink and some color on paper. Signed and sealed. Unidentified artist. Japan, early 20th century.
Image 50 ¾ x 19 in. Total length 75 ½ in.
Excellent condition.

Comes with wooden storage box (not inscribed).

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1284058 (stock #10760)
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Framed painting. Anatomically correct skeleton striking a rather elegant pose. Black ink and gofun on brown paper. Unsigned. Japan, late Edo, early Meiji era. Mid 19th century.
Image: 35 x 13 inches. Japanese frame: ca. 43 x 17 ¾ inches.
Gofun rubbed here and there. Chip in frame. All in all excellent condition.

This is not a medical drawing, but an artistic rendering of the subject matter.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1284036 (stock #10759)
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Hanging scroll. Painting of the demon of Rashomon stealing back his severed arm from Watanabe no Tsuna. Dry-brush technique. Black ink, light colors and gofun on paper. Signed: Hoko (Yoshimitsu), seal Hoko. Japan, Meiji/Taisho era.
Newly mounted with original embroidered brocade.
Image: 24 x 12 ½ inches. Total length: 58 inches.
Some old water stains on brocade, some damage to embroidery, all in all very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1277779 (stock #10753)
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Censer in the shape of a pheasant, very elegantly abstracted. Cover is formed by the wings. Signed on bottom: ..yoshi/nobu saku. Bronze with a beautiful greenish brown patina. Japan, either Edo period or Taisho era, made for the Japanese market.
Length ca. 12 inches, height ca 4 ½ inches
Excellent condition
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1277761 (stock #10756)
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Hanging scroll. Painting of a salmon hanging to dry and two rats, one nibbling on the salmon. Signed Rosetsu utsutsu and artist’s seals Nagasawa and Gyo. Black ink and some light color on paper. Attributed to Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754 - 1799). Japan, late 18th century.
Image H 49 ½ x W 18 ¾ inches. Total H 71 ½ inches.
Light stain at top, many small damages and tiny worm holes professionally restored, short horizontal creases, some foxing, generally good to very good condition.

Comes with kiri-wood storage box.

From the estate of Ingeborg L. Muller, wife of Robert O. Muller

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1277760 (stock #10755)
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Hanging scroll. Painting of snake coiling around a bamboo stalk. Signed Ippo and red artist’s seal Keishi. Black ink on silk. Attributed to Mori Ippo (1798 - 1871). Japan early Meiji era.
Image H 42 ½ x W 15 inches. Total H 78 inches.
Few brown stains in silk, generally very good condition.
Comes with kiri-wood storage box.

From the estate of Ingeborg L. Muller, wife of Robert O. Muller

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1262407 (stock #10751)
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Hanging scroll. The eight-armed deity, bearing arms and jewels, and a coiled snake (the deity Ugajin) on her head, sits on a lotus-leaf-seat, flanked by Daikoku. Before her are the 15 disciples, or jugo doji. Ink, mineral colors, gold and gofun on silk. Japan, Edo period, 18th century.
Painted area: H 37 in. x W 15 in.
Mounting severely damaged. Painting with few horizontal crack in middle section and short one at the upper left, gofun rubbed, all in all very good original condition (no restorations).
Comes with wooden storage box (no inscription, not original)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1253698 (stock #10747)
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Very rare sumie drawing on three sheets of paper, mounted as a scroll painting. On the bottom the date Anei 8 (1779), year of the boar is mentioned. On the bottom also a red collector's seal, partially readable (Owari Ito ... ). Japan, Edo period, 18th century.
Painted area: 15.5 x 23.25 inches. Mounting: 39.5 x 27 inches.
Needs tlc. Top edge with stains and missing areas. Bottom of drawing creased and cracked open, with small missing spots in the paper.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1249459 (stock #10746)
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A pair of hanging scrolls depicting the gods of wind and thunder: Futen or Fujin on the left and Raiden or Raijin on the right. Ink and colors on silk. Both signed Soseki saku and each with two seals, one of which reads Soseki as well. Japan. Late Meiji or Taisho era.
Image: H 41 ½ x W 15 ½ in.
Whole: H 69 ½ x W 20 5/8 in.
Each with several horizontal cracks and missing spots lovingly restored and with scratches on the silk surface. All in all in very good and stable condition.
Rare.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1233600 (stock #10727)
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Hanging scroll. Three toads personify war lords waging war against each other, mounted on snails and suzumushi, while ants, bees, spiders, suzumushi, earwigs and praying mantises are doing the actual fighting. Ants with guns in the background. Signed Bunko Shotei ga, and with red seal reading Shotei. Ink and mineral colors on silk. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
Image: H 37 ½ x W 13 ½ inches; whole H 65 x W 18 ½ inches.
Excellent condition.

Very rare composition. Most insect paintings depict daimyo procession persiflage (mitate), which is connected to peace time travel to and from the capital.

Although no information can be found on Shotei, the painting is clearly in the tradition of the Maruyama/Shijo school. Most or all paintings with insect processions, or fox processions in light colors, fading into the background were painted by Maruyama/Shijo painters, among whom Nishiyama Hoen. Many of Hoen’s paintings are in the British Museum.