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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1301076 (stock #10791)
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Pair of golden yellow silk fukusa or ceremonial cloths, with diamond pattern with water birds design in brocade weave, over which is embroidered in different hues of pink and in goldthread. The larger fukusa is decorated with a lobster carrying a treasure boat, holding several of the treasures. The smaller fukusa is decorated with a treasure boat, as well. Reverse decorated in brocade technique with a family crest in white silk. Japan, Taisho or Showa era, ca. early to mid-20th century.

H 29 ¾ x W 26 ½ inches and H 24 ½ x W 22 ¼ inches.

The smaller one with slight bleeding on the reverse (consistent with usage). Otherwise both in excellent condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1301032 (stock #10790)
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and gold thread on red silk, of a kusudama or flower ball with flowers of the four seasons (cherry blossom, peony, chrysanthemum and pine). Reverse decorated in gold-thread stitching with a mitsu tomoe crest. Japan, Taisho or Showa era, ca. early to mid-20th century.

H 14 x W 12 ½ inches.

Excellent condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1930 item #1301025 (stock #10789)
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Large carving in one block of wood. The Emperor Jinmu, the legendary first emperor of Japan, standing in his typical way, sword and long bow in his hands, arrows on his back, looking up to see the Yata Crow that leads him and his troops through Yamato. The original bow has been lost and is now replaced by a curved stick. Very good carving, using the grain of the wood to the advantage of the sculpture. Japan, Taisho or early Showa period.

H without stick 33 ½ inches

Detailed carving, good patina, few minor chips on the base, on the edges of his garment and in beard. All in all excellent condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1300203 (stock #10787)
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Almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth, with a painted decoration in vibrant colors, and with exquisitely fine silk and silver gold thread embroidery added, of an insect cage standing between fall grasses. Reverse decorated in yuzen-dye technique with a family crest. Japan, Taisho or Showa era, ca. early to mid-20th century.

H 23 x W 20 ¼ inches.

Excellent condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1300190 (stock #10786)
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Small, almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth, with a painted decoration in black ink, some brown, and with white silk and gold metal embroidery added of an incense burner, kogo and lotus flower with large leaves. Reverse undecorated. Japan, Showa era, ca. 1950s.

H 9 ½ x W 10 inches.

Slightly yellowed, minimally soiled. Excellent material condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1960 item #1298428 (stock #10782)
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Earthenware tea cup for black tea in the shape of a curled up lotus leaf, the handle formed by a stem and lotus bud. The foot formed by another stem. On the outside a decoration of peaches, chestnuts and yellow fruits. Banko ware or Banko style. Press mark on bottom, unidentified, reading RH & 8F (or BF). Japan, 20th century.

H 2 ¼ in. (5.8 cm)

Few glaze chips in yellow, otherwise very good condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1294049 (stock #10778)
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Kogo, ceramic box for keeping incense in the shape of a reclining Shiba dog with a ruff. Brown stoneware with specklled yellow ash glaze on top. Bizenyaki. Signed with impressed seal. Japan, Showa era, 20th century.

H 1 ¾ x L 2 ¼ inches

Excellent condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1293943 (stock #10775)
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Kogo, ceramic box for keeping incense in the shape of a reclining shishi. Brown stoneware with yellow and light brown ash glaze on top. Bizenyaki. Signed with impressed seal Fuku. Japan, Taisho/Showa era, 20th century.

H 1 ½ x L 2-7/8 inches.

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

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1286563 (stock #10771)
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Snake carved out of a natural piece of twisted keyaki (paulownia) wood, stained dark brown. Japan, Showa era, perhaps a bit earlier.

H ca. 24 in.

Excellent condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1286449 (stock #10769)
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Figure of an eight-armed octopus, lying down in an almost elegant pose. Stoneware with gradient brown-beige color glaze. Signed on the back Hakushi or Hiroshi. Japan, later part of Showa era.

Length ca. 13 ½ x D ca. 9 inches.

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1286204 (stock #10768)
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Vase or jar with globular body, standing on a short foot and with everting rim. Underglaze blue decoration of carp swimming in water. Signed and sealed. Bottom marked as well. Korea, late 19th or 20th century.

Height 12 in., width 12 ½ in.

Mint condition

Ex coll. Peter K. Warren, CT

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1285905 (stock #10765)
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Hanging scroll. Image of a female ghost with bulging eyes, holding an oil lamp, breathing out a cloudy substance. Black ink on silk. Signed Shoju (or Matsuyusu). Red seal Shoju. Japan, Showa era, 20th century.
Image H 42 ¼ x W 14 in.; total height 70 in.
Needs remounting. Comes with wooden storage box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1960 item #1283941 (stock #10758)
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Kabuto maedate, or ornament that sits in the front of the Japanese helmet. Aizen Myoo, flames coming out of his mouth. On top of his head a lion. Polychrome lacquered resin-like material, mounted on a metal base plate. Japan, 20th century.
Height ca. 5 ½ inches, width ca. 6 ½ inches.
Fine condition
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1960 item #1283935 (stock #10754)
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Kabuto maedate, or ornament that sits in the front of the Japanese helmet. Long-horned monster face with big teeth and fangs and pointy ears. Wood with reddish color. Japan, 20th century.
Height 9 inches, width 8 ½ inches.
Fine condition
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1930 item #1265426 (stock #10752)
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Single block carving (ichiboku) of a sambaso dancer with the typical high hat with a round circle on each side. In his left hand he holds suzu bells; his right hand, on his back, holds a fan. Keyaki wood (paulownia), carved in a faceted way, resembling ittobori, and stained. Japan, 1910s-1920s.
H ca. 18 inches.
One repaired crack from the bottom into his left shoulder, some scuffing and chipping at edges, tension crack in hat. All in all very good and stable condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1940 item #1261794 (stock #10750)
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Beautiful copy of an Asuka period figure of Jikokuten, one of the four shi-tenno, as housed in Horyuji temple in Nara. He is the keeper of the kingdom, the guardian of the world. Usually, he holds a sword in his right hand and rests his left hand on his hip. Here he is imaged with a kind of halberd in one hand, while the other hand has lost its attribute. Plain wood. Japan, late 19th or 20th century.
H 21 ½ inches.
Hands broken at wrists and glued back. Glue traces underneath feet. Few chips (feet, back, etc.).

There is a tradition of recreating well-known sculptures, paintings, whether National Treasures or Important Cultural Property. Not with the intention to forge, but for private or public use in a small temple or private temple. The Meiji era sculptor Koun made Buddhist sculpture, after famous pieces on public display. He did sign his work. The piece presented here is not signed.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1910 item #1241202 (stock #10740)
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Kabuto maedate of rectangular shape. On the silver underground in golden, bold bonji characters the name of the deity Fudo Myoo (most likely). Wood with silver and gold lacquer. Japan, 19th century.
H 8 ¼ in. x W 1 ¾ in.
Front surface relacquered.

Fudo Myoo is one of the five Myoo, guardians of Buddhism. He scares humans into accepting the teachings of the Buddha Dainichi; he holds a sword in the right hand that symbolizes wisdom cutting through ignorance) and a in his left with which he catches and binds the demons. His image is often seen on a part of armour.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1950 item #1241158 (stock #10738)
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Kabuto maedate. Family crest, molded from wood pulp or other composite material into the shape of a stylized wisteria or fuji. Reverse lacquered or painted red, the front brown with gold sprinkle. Japan, 20th century.
H 6-5/8 in.; W 6-7/8 in.; Th ¼ in. at insertion point.
Very good condition