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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 : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1301811 (stock #10794)
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Piece of satin weave silk with Chinese characters embroidered in different colors of silk in different writing styles. The characters chosen, such as Fu, Lu and Shou, have auspicious meaning. The textile is a fragment of a larger entity, which was mounted as a scroll painting by way of conserving it. China, late 19th or early 20th century.

Silk embroidery: 33 ¾ x 13 inches. Mounting: 66 ¼ x 20 ¼ inches.

Few small holes in satin, some bleeding of color, slightly soiled, all consistent with age and usage. All in all good to very good condition.

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : New Century : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1298445 (stock #10784)
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Five serving plates in half moon shape with up standing rim, decorated with flowers (a.o. kikyo) and rocks in underglaze blue, pink and brown and overglaze green and gold enamels and white slip. Standing on 4 pentagonal feet. Each signed on the back: ma. Seto region, Oribe style. Japan, 20th century.

H ca. 1 in. (2.5 cm); L 9 in. (23 cm), D 6 in. (15 cm).

Mint condition

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.

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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #1295813 (stock #10781)
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Tall and shallow zushi or portable shrine with the painting of the Kasuga mandala, mounted on a lotus base. From the saddle of the white deer rises the branch of the sacred Sakaki tree. In the branch is a disc with Buddha Shakyamuni in the middle, surrounded by the bodhisattvas Jizo, Kannon and Monju and Yakushi Nyorai. In the background, above a cloud, Mount Mikasa and the Kasuga shrine and the sun above. Polychromed and gilded wood. Japan, early Edo period, late 17th century.

Height of zushi: ca. 19 ½ inches.

Chips and damages to lacquer on outside. Condition inside excellent. Handwritten label on back: made in Japan.

Belief in the Kasuga deity was popular in the Heian/Kamakura periods, as it links Shinto and Buddhist deities. The worship did continue into the Edo period.