H 3/4 x W 2-1/2 x D 2-1/2 in.
Some deep chips on the edges of the cover, lacquer dried, some shallow dents on cover (lotus).
Old inventory number in red lacquer on pewter rims: 31.50.170.
H ca. 3 ½ inches
All in all fine condition, with some minor traces of usage.
H ca. 3 inches
Few tiny pinprick size flaws in the glaze due to age and handling. All in all fine condition.
Album 11¼ x 14¾ inches
Paintings 9½ x 13½ inches
Paintings with a few small spots, some wear (rubbing, missing spots) at upper margins of some paintings, but all in all in excellent condition. Covers with some wear around the corners, but all in all in fine condition.
Comes in blue Chinese wrapper in fair condition
Larger images are available upon request
H H 2-7/8 x diam. 6 ½ inches.
Murata Seimin (1761-1837), bronze sculptor active in Edo, well-known for his fine casting of bronze vessels and animals.
Cedar wood, the front stained dark brown and decorated in mineral with a dragon. Seal on either end of the plaque. Inscription in black ink on the back. Paper label on the back, explaining the symbolism of the piece, in English, and identifying the piece as a gift. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.
W 39½ x H 3-7/8 inches
Few stress cracks in cedar wood, paint chipped in several places, all in all very good condition.
From a private US collection
H 4-5/8 x Diam 3¼ inches
Tiny glaze chip on rim, firing flaw inside, from which springs a hair crack. All within the acceptable minor traces of usage
About Yokotsuka no information could be found. Apparently he was active in the Taisho era and he has made other watercolors with scenes from Nikko.
Measurements with frame: 20½ x 17 inches.
Very good condition. Frame with a few scratches and scuffs, but basically in very good condition.
H 32 ¼ inches
Smaller (chips, crack) and larger (right arm, leg, left hand) damages, most of which very well restored. Detailed condition report upon request.
H incl. base 18½ inches
Few unimportant chips, all in all in excellent condition
H 1-1/2 x W 5 inches
Small glaze chip in rim, very thin glaze crack, four green-black lacquer restorations
. H 2-3/8 x W 5-1/4 inches
Minimal traces of usage, short crack, one glaze splinter in the crackle
Dark stained cedar wood, the sides covered in black lacquer, the front inlaid in ceramic with Raiden the thunder god who is angling with an anchor for one of his thunder drums that dropped out of the sky. Signed on inlaid ceramic plaque: Kenzan. From the Ogata Kenzan studios, Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.
H ca. 42 x W 4 ¾ inches
Chip to the drum on the bottom, lacquer chips on the sides, all in all very good condition.
From a private US collection
H 4 inches
H ca. 5 inches.
Losses in the glaze, old chips and grazing on upper lip and foot ring, old thin crack in neck, all consistent with age and usage.
H 2¼ inches.
Three brown lacquer repaired areas around the mouth, several longer and shorter very old vertical cracks, not in the least destabilizing the piece. All in all very good condition.
Provenance: Private collection of chaire, purchased at Christies London, 2010; ex collection Louis Gonse; ex collection George Haviland; a catalog clipping comes with the piece, dating it to the 15th century)
H 2-3/8 inches
Two chips on lip repaired with black over red lacquer, partly chipped again. All in all very good condition.
Provenance: Private collection of chaire, purchased at Christies London, 2010
H 3¾ inches
Some scraping of glaze on lip and body, consistent with age, all in all fine condition
Private collection of chaire (collection no. 54); bought from ‘private dealer’ (according to label inside piece); collection number in black lacquer written on bottom: 0-Ja-2-TOK-31-G