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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1330214 (stock #10857)
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Bronze cylindrical handwarmer (shuro or te-aburi) with decoration of gourds plastically dangling from a band of low relief leaves and vines. The spokes in the shoulder and cover also in the shape of gourds. The flat part of the cover with fretwork in the shape of leaves and engraved vines. Playful combination of brown and yellow bronze. The handles wrapped in soft leather. Japan, Taisho/Showa eras, 1920s-1930s.
Comes with the original fitted tomobako signed and with inscription on the outside of the cover:
Nakagawa Joeki tsukuru and seal Joeki; Bronze handwarmer with [design of] gourds and vines …

H ca. 12 in. diameter ca. 8 ½ in.

Few scuffs consistent with usage, leather a bit dry and brittle.

Nakagawa Joeki (1880-1940)

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1324685 (stock #10849)
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Very big sake cup or very small tea cup. Cream colored stoneware with light green glaze patches along the upper edge, iron brown glaze décor of birds, sails, and geometric patterns, with white, semi-transparent glaze on top. Unmarked. Seto region, Oribe-yaki, Japan, Showa, 1970s.

H circa 2 ¼ inches, diam. circa 2 ¾ inches.

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1324679 (stock #10848)
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Small bulbous flask of sturdy stoneware with transparent glaze and some white slip on top of which in iron brown glaze is written the name of a soba brand or soba restaurant. Probably used for either sake or soy sauce. Impressed mark in bottom. Seto ware or perhaps Karatsu. Japan, Showa period, 1970s.

H 3 ¾ inches.

Some discoloration at lip, all in all fine condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1324604 (stock #10847)
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Stoneware receptacle, probably used as a kensui, or waste-water jug, in the tea ceremony. Relatively high, straight sides with a constriction under the edge, decorated with the typical green glaze patches and geometrical patterns and plant motives in iron brown on white slip. Bottom inside left unglazed. Impressed seal in bottom, in the shape of a flying plover. Seto ware, Oribe style, Japan, Taisho period or early Showa, 1920s-1930s.

H 4 ¼ inches, diam. circa 4 ¼ inches.

Inside with water stains (chalk), slightly calcified crackle of green glaze on outside, tiny glaze chip, all in all very good condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1324589 (stock #10844)
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Large bowl with scalloped edge in sturdy, light brown stoneware, with decoration of plant-like shapes in white slip and iron brown glaze. Impressed seal mark near the bottom of the vessel. Japan, Showa era, 1970s?

H 4 inches, diam. 10 inches

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1324581 (stock #10843)
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Tall and slender cylindrical vase. Thick slab of dark brown stoneware with typical gray and greenish ash-glaze patches and engraved line. Signed at bottom. Japan, Bizen, Showa era, ca. 1970s.

H 8 ¼ inches, diam. 3 inches

Mint condition

Comes with original wooden storage box. Inscribed cover: Bizen hanaike with the artist’s signature (Ryushi or Tatsuko?) and seal, which matches the signature on the bottom of the vase.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1323260 (stock #10841)
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Elegant water jar or mizusashi as used to scoop water for the tea ceremony in the shape of a bamboo segment with knot. Grayish stoneware with brown and green (ash) glazes and some engraving. Signature stamped into bottom ..shiro. Fitted stoneware cover. Japan, probably Seto region, Showa era, 1970s.

H 6 inches, D 5 ½ inches

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1322739 (stock #10837)
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Globular porcelain vase with on the outside a multi-hued brown slip with a bold décor of leaves or flowers in brown and black enamels. Bottom signed in underglaze blue: Arita-yaki, Mitsukaze or Kofu saku. Original paper label, identifying the object as an Aritayaki, flower vase by Kofu (Aritayaki Kofu no hanakaki). Japan, Hizen, Imari, Showa era, circa 1970s.

H circa 8 ¼ inches.

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1322598 (stock #10835)
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Stoneware vase of conical shape and square handles and partially faceted, with green glaze dripping from the neck down. The body covered in cream colored glaze with iron brown decoration of architectural and geometric designs. Marked 'Japan' on the bottom. Mino ware, Oribe style, Japan, Showa era, 1930s or 1950/60s.

H circa 8½ inches

One old, short glaze crack in rim, otherwise very good condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1321945 (stock #10827)
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Tall, almost cylindrical vase. Heavy stoneware with dark brown, partially flambé glaze, decorated with iron brown splashes of glaze. Inside covered with middle brown glaze. Mashiko ware, reminiscent of works by Hamada Shoji and Bernard Leach. Japan, mid-20th century.

Height 8 ¾ inches.

Frit and hairline crack on upper rim

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1950 item #1317681 (stock #10818)
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Set of two shishi lion dogs made of brown earthenware, covered in dark brown glaze, inside hollow. Brown glaze with partial fine crackle. Japan, early 20th century.

H 8 ¼ x L 7 inches.

Few tiny chips and minimal traces of usage. All in all very good condition.

Ex DeHoogh Gallery

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1315564 (stock #10817)
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Small and elegant sentoku, or yellow bronze, urn-shaped vase on four feet that raise up as nyoi scepters. The sentoku covered with a darker brown patina with hand painted black spots, imitating smoke and grime traces. Art deco feeling. Japan, Showa era, 1930s. Unmarked.

H 6 inches

Few superficial rubbed spots on body, pin-prick dent in one of the raised lines on shoulder.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1314781 (stock #10816)
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Watercolor drawing on aquarelle paper of a Shinto shrine entrance and a stone lantern in a forest. Signed at bottom right H. Kato. Stamped number and original price in yen on verso. Japan, 1920s.

H 20.25 x W 13.5 inches

Slightly yellowed due to newspaper backing inside frame, otherwise fine condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1311132 (stock #10815)
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Small stoneware sake bottle, imitating a bentwood container. Sparsely decorated with plant motifs and the seam of a bentwood container. Neck and shoulder with dripping green glaze. Mino ware, Oribe style, Japan, Showa era, ca. 1970.

H 5 ½ inches.

Tiny chip on inner lip

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1311128 (stock #10814)
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Earthenware tray-like vessel in the shape of a basket with handle. On one side with triangular openings. The right half covered with the typical green glaze, covering the handle, as well. The handle is engraved, so as to simulate a rattan wrapped handle. The inside on the left decorated with a fisherman in a boat and plants in brown glaze. The outside decorated with geometric motifs. Standing on three small feet. Signed with a single character on the side (underglaze) and with the same character engraved in the bottom. Japan, Showa era, dated 1976.

L 9 ½ x W 7 x H ca. 4 inches.

Excellent condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1309132 (stock #10813)
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Almost square silk fukusa or ceremonial cloth with a brocade weave design in black, white, red and silver-gray silk threads on a ground of gold brocade weave. The design shows an open fan painting with a dancing crane and short text with seal. The text states that the design is after a painting by Takeuchi Seiho (1864 -1942) and ends with Seiho’s red seal from the 1940s. Reverse decorated in brocade weave with a shippo design. Brown silk tassels. Japan, Showa era, mid-20th century.

H 16 x W 16 ½ inches.

Excellent condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1309123 (stock #10811)
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Almost square silk fukusa or ceremonial cloth, with design of chrysanthemums in a circle, embroidered in purple, green silks and gold thread. Reverse red silk with a family crest in gold thread. Silk tassels in orange and gold. Japan, probably Taisho or Showa era, 20th century.

H ca. 14 ½ x W 13 inches.

Two horizontal creases from storage, otherwise fine condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1309120 (stock #10810)
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Pair of almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloths, with design of a pair of cranes standing in the clouds, in gold and silver brocade. One green silk, one orange-red silk. Silk tassels in orange, gold and white. Japan, probably Taisho or Showa era, 20th century.

H 14-1/8 x W 13 inches.

Two tassels missing, otherwise fine condition.