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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1355619 (stock #10920)
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$800.00
Finely cast bronze censer on four linked feet with very elegant flower décor on the body and fretwork on the rim, patinated in a rich brown. Bottom decorated in low relief with repeating, extremely fine fretwork of faces. Seal on bottom: Dai-Nihon Bunsei nen Seimin sei. Japan, Edo period, early 19th century.
H H 2-7/8 x diam. 6 ½ inches.
Excellent condition

Murata Seimin (1761-1837), bronze sculptor active in Edo, well-known for his fine casting of bronze vessels and animals.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1355614 (stock #10919)
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$275.00
Vase for flowers or for decoration in the shape of a bamboo segment with roots at the base and a branch with leaves, on which a cicada sits. Heavy stoneware with thick multi-colored glaze. Unsigned. Japan, mid-late 1970s.

H 10 ¼ inches

Mint condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1354059 (stock #10917)
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Cedar wooden ‘post-hide’ or hashira-kakushi that is used as a decoration of one of the posts in a room, or a horizontal post of the tokonoma (niche). The post-hide is the same width as the pillar posts in a Japanese house, hiding it thus almost completely in width.
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

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1352602 (stock #10916)
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Three part set with tray and covered bowl to serve food to guests at a (wedding) banquet. Or perhaps a gift to guests attending a wedding. Tray decorated on top in silver slightly raised takamakie with waves on a black ishime ground. The cover of the bowl decorated in gold and silver and reddish brown takamakie lacquer on a black ishime ground, with chidori (plovers) flying over waves. The bottom of the tray and the inside of bowl and cover in gold nashiji. This image refers to a poem written by Emperor Daigo in the 10th century: The plovers that live / on salty cliffs above the / shores of Sashide / cry ‘yachiyo’ wishing for / our lord’s eight-thousand-year reign. Which is the expression of the wish for a long and stable imperial rule. In the modern world, it can also be taken at a much simpler meaning, of the power of the little birds to navigate in stormy weather. Japan, Showa era, mid-20th century or a little later.
Original storage box inscribed with the contents, the name of the company that made it.

Tray 1-3/8 x 9 x 8-7/8 inches; Bowl diam 7-1/8 inches; Set H 4 ¼ inches

Very good condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1352587 (stock #10915)
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$350.00
Brushpot made of stone ware with decoration in green, brown and cream colored glazes and engraving of lotus flowers and leaves and the character fuku (good fortune). White glaze with beautiful fine crackle. Impressed seal in bottom: Yutoku. Kyoto ware, Kyo-yaki. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.

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

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1350936 (stock #10914)
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Painting in watercolor on paper of the Fujin statue in the Taiyu-in, the Mausoleum of Tokugawa Iemitsu, in Nikko. Beautiful details. Signed: Yokotsuka, Nikko. Framed in the original wooden frame, with imitation gilt copper corner decoration, applied in low relief stucco. Japan, Taisho era, 1910s.
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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1350881 (stock #10913)
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$900.00
Tall statue of the long-legged Ashinaga standing on a rock, next to a basket, holding up a cupped lotus leaf, which can function as a candle stick for a slender candle. Carved wooden core with gesso and thick layer of polychrome decoration, eyes inlaid reverse painted glass. Japan, early Meiji era, 19th century.

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1350863 (stock #10912)
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$1,500.00
Two part statuette of Ashinaga, creature with overly long legs, carrying half a giant clam shell on his head. He wears short pants and a short jacket that is tied shut (but still showing his bare chest) with a tasseled rope, and covered with mugworth leaves along the lower hem. Rather than the usual long beard and bald head with a ring of curls on the side, the face shows a European style mustache and the head is adorned with long, thick and abundant curls, much in the way of the Portuguese and Dutch, as the Japanese used to portray them. The small base is engraved with shell decorations. Dark brown stained wood; eyes inlaid in white and black material. Unsigned, Japan, Meiji era.

H incl. base 18½ inches

Few unimportant chips, all in all in excellent condition

All Items : Artists : Metalwork : Pre 2000 item #1350258 (stock #10910)
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$80.00
A bronze suiteki waterdropper in the shape of a bowl holding a morning glory and some leaves. Intricate work. The spout is a hole in one of the leaves. The drop of water would then roll off the leave in a controlled way. Hence the name of the piece: dew drop. Signed at bottom with maker's impressed signature: Gabaku. Japan, 1990s.
H 2-1/8 inches
Perfect condition

Comes with original fitted wooden storage box, inscribed on outside Rogata judo suiteki asatsuyu (Wax mold cast bronze waterdropper, dew drop) and signed on the inside Gabaku saku and red artist’s seal Gabaku.

Gabaku was born in Showa 19 (1944)

All Items : Artists : Metalwork : Pre 2000 item #1350256 (stock #10909)
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$80.00
Waterdropper made of bronze in the lost wax technique, engraved with fine details, patinated middle brown. Fine work. Japan, 1990s.
H 2-1/4 x L 3-1/4 inches
Perfect condition.

Comes with original wooden tomobako, cover inscribed on outside Rogata judo suiteki (Wax mold cast bronze waterdropper) and signed on the inside Gabaku saku and red artist’s seal Gabaku.
Gabaku was born in Showa 19 (1944)

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1349100 (stock #10908)
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$300.00
Large, relatively tall chawan, as used in the tea ceremony. Light brown coarse stoneware covered with a celadon colored translucent glaze with brown speckles and with a purple and blue-green splash on the front. Unsigned. Japan, Aizu, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, Showa era, circa 1973.
Comes with the original fitted wooden tomobako, inscribed on the outside … chawan; on the inside signed ‘made by Ryoichi, 7th generation of the Munakata kiln’ and with the seal Munakata-gama (Munakata kiln).

H 3-1/8 x Dia 4-1/2 inches

Perfect condition.

Munakata Ryoichi (b. 1933). For more information on the artist (in Japanese), see www.munakatagama.net

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1950 item #1349096 (stock #10907)
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$300.00
Small chaire, powder tea container used in the tea ceremony during the colder months. Grey stoneware, typical for the Seto region, covered in a beautiful brown mottled, partially iridescent glaze. Unsigned. Re-purposed stopper from a blue and white porcelain Chinese tea container. Seto ware, Japan, early-mid Showa era, 1930s-1940s.

H 3-1/4 inches.

Perfect condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1349093 (stock #10906)
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$200.00
Tea cup for daily use, yunomi. Light stoneware; the cup of irregular stone-like structure, covered in brown-red and speckled beige glaze. On the front and in the bottom are applied decorations in blue and white of a running horse. On the back a decoration of a family crest (circle surrounded by 8 small circles). Potter’s seal impressed in bottom. Japan, Shino, Showa era, 1970s.
Comes with original fitted wooden storage box, signed by the artist

H 3 inches

Perfect condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1349079 (stock #10905)
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$350.00
Saucer, or small plate. Ko-Seto style. Light gray stoneware typical for Seto, with mottled brown glaze, iridescent light green, and translucent green glaze with fine crackle, leaving parts of the underlying stoneware uncovered. Japan, Edo period, 19th century or perhaps a bit earlier.

H 1-1/2 x W 5 inches

Small glaze chip in rim, very thin glaze crack, four green-black lacquer restorations

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1349053 (stock #10904)
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$425.00
Low tea bowl of irregular round shape. Raku-yaki with red glaze, decorated with black brushed-on spots and white patches, with fine crackle over all. Inside the foot a small area is left uncovered. Japan, Edo period, early 19th century.

. H 2-3/8 x W 5-1/4 inches

Minimal traces of usage, short crack, one glaze splinter in the crackle

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1347393 (stock #10903)
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Cedar wooden ‘post-hide’ or hashira kakushi that is used as a decoration of the vertical post in a room that is not a corner post, or the vertical post of the tokonoma (niche). The post-hide is the same width as the the vertical pillar posts in a Japanese house, hiding it thus almost completely in width.
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

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1347341 (stock #10902)
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Small zushi hand shrine made to be hung up. Outside black lacquer with fine decoration in gold (with details in relief), imitating the usual gilded hardware, in addition to a jewel, a flaming jewel and a one-pronged Vajra on the front and 2 Vajra, a rinbo, a lotus flower and jewel on the back. Inside extremely fine relief carving in wood of Fudo Myoo in the center flanked by his acolytes Seitaka doji and Kongara doji, standing on a rock formation in front of flames against a minutely carved background of flowers in squares. Details in gold, red and black. Doors gilded on inside with two tone decoration of manji and inscribed in black ink with a mantra Namu …, the name Fudo Myoo, the name of the donor and the date Meiwa 3, year of the boar, 9th month, 28th day (1766).

H 4 inches

Fine condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1347338 (stock #10901)
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Stoneware vase in the shape of a brush, for ikebana flower arrangement. Vertical hanging with ring. Opening at top, opening halfway, allowing for different varieties of arrangement. Brown stoneware with celadon transparent glaze with fine crackle with brown and blue patches. Potter’s or studio seal impressed. Japan, Showa era, 1960s.

H ca. 13½ inches

Fine condition