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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1323261 (stock #10842)
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Forged iron tsuba, rather thick, in the shape of a cross, pierced on each end with an inoshishime (boar’s eye). The decoration of the cross, Christian symbol, is hardly perceivable when the tsuba is mounted on a sword, thus being kakure kirishitan, a hidden Christian, symbol. Owari region, Japan, 18th century.

Diameter 3 in. (7.6 cm).

Fine condition

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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1910 item #1323255 (stock #10840)
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Zushi or shrine with inside a wooden sculpture of an erect penis dressed in the typical dress of a palace groom, using the grain of the wood to accentuate belly and knees. Fertility symbol, probably used / displayed during local fertility festivals. Also classified as waraimono - things that make you smile. Japan, Meiji era, around 1900.

Case H ca. 10 ½ inches; sculpture H 6 ¼ inches

Zushi with a lot of wear. Sculpture in fine condition; was formerly glued to another base plate.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1323239 (stock #10839)
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Tea bowl as used in the tea ceremony with thin, high sides with three horizontal ribs. Decorated with bamboo shoots between grasses on a cream colored glaze patch on otherwise black ground. Mino ware, kuro-Oribe, or Black Oribe style, Japan Edo period, early 19th century or earlier.

H 3 ½ x W 5 inches

Scuff marks consistent with usage

Comes with fitted kiri-wood storage box

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1323237 (stock #10838)
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Very small double side zushi with inside the images of the Buddha Amida Nyorai and on the other side a Bodhisattva holding a covered jar. All doors painted with lotus flowers in water on a golden back ground. The zushi itself made of kiri-wood (Paulownia), which is known and used for its fire resisting qualities. Very special piece. Japan, Edo period, 18th century.

H 2 ¾ inches

Few age cracks (see photos), paint on doors a bit rubbed, otherwise excellent condition. Beautiful details.

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 of 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #1322623 (stock #10836)
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Two caricaturesque masks in the iki ningyo life-like style. A man of lower social class with loose hair and his face making a grimace, his eyes turned to his left, as if he sees something scary or disgusting. The other an old woman, her sagging mouth open, her eyes focusing on something nearby that she does not particularly like. Wooden cores covered with gesso and paint, some fur and horsehair for each coiffure. Eyes inlaid in glass or crystal. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.

H 6 ¼ and 6 ½ inches.

Excellent details up to eye lashes and the leathery skin of older people. Some chips and stains and chafes, loss to the old woman’s fur hair. All in all very good 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 8 ½ inches

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

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1322596 (stock #10834)
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Wooden mask imaging an old woman with an emaciated face, high cheekbones, long eyebrows and a sagging mouth in which teeth are missing. Beautiful caricature. The mask could be used as a proper mask, as indicated by the traces of usage, in a country side theater situation, or as a decoration on a wall. Japan, Meiji or Taisho era.

H 9 ½ x W 7 ¼ inches.

Good patina with traces of touching / rubbing on the nose, cheeks and chin. Few small chips, almost invisible due to patina of time, small repair on back in the mouth corner.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1322046 (stock #10833)
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Western style tea pot with high handle, made for Chinese or black tea or black. Made of stoneware and decorated in cream colored and green glazes, white slip and iron brown with flower motifs and geometric designs on the outside. Mino ware, Oribe style, Japan, early 20th century.

H 10 ¾ in.

Beautiful fine crackle in the cream glaze, several damages: crack in handle, haircrack in cover, spout broken and restuck, chip on spout. Nevertheless beautiful piece.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1322041 (stock #10832)
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Low vessel of irregular shape. Container for waste water or kensui with a very short spout. Made of stoneware and decorated in cream colored and green glazes, white slip and iron brown with a flower on the inside and geometric designs on the outside. Bottom with cream glaze patch. Mino ware, Oribe style, Japan, Meiji era, around 1900.

H 1-7/8 in., W 5 in.

Beautiful fine crackle in the cream glaze, fine condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1322039 (stock #10831)
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Small round serving dish or bowl, made of stoneware and decorated in cream colored and green glazes and with white slip and iron brown with geometric designs on the inside. On the outside abstracted flying birds and a fence in iron brown. Bottom with cream glaze patch. Mino ware, Oribe style, Japan, early 20th century.

H 2 ¼ in., diameter 6 ¼ in.

Beautiful fine crackle in the cream glaze, fine condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1837 VR item #1322028 (stock #10830)
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Stoneware flask of bulbous shape with tall, thin neck, used for sake or other liquids, with beautiful black glaze with oily sheen and with slight hare fur detail at the neck, leaving the foot partially uncovered. Most likely Satsuma ware. Japan, Edo period, 19th century. Mingei.

H circa 10 ¾ inches.

Beautiful fine crackle, superficial scratches on the body consistent with use, chip on the foot. All in all very good condition.

A similar piece with a slightly rounder body is in the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/29420/Medium-sized_Bottle
Formerly described as Satsuma, currently described as Seto or Tanba.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1321964 (stock #10829)
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Wooden nyoi (ruyi in Chinese) scepter in the shape of a lotus bud on a long stem with a lotus leaf wrapped around the stem. Used in Buddhist ritual. Rose wood or sandal wood. Japan, 19th century.

Length 13-1/8 inches

Made in two pieces.Fine condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1321960 (stock #10828)
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Small irregularly shaped dish for serving sweets or other small things, made of stoneware and decorated in cream colored, two different green glazes and iron brown with grasses and geometric designs. Bottom with seal mark of the artist or of a studio, illegible. Mino ware, Oribe style, Japan, early 20th century.

H 1 ¼ in., W 6-1/8 in.

Beautiful fine crackle in the cream glaze, spider crack in rim on left side

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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1321942 (stock #10826)
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Large stoneware charger, decorated in overglaze enamels and gold with four cartouches with a scene from probably Tales of Genji, a cherry tree and peonies, a rooster and a hen, and hibiscus. In between patches with flowers. Back decorated with large flowers and leaves. Gold on red mark Kutani. Kutani ware, Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.

Diameter 13-1/8 inches.

Fine condition, minimal rubbing of gold on the rim

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1320450 (stock #10825)
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Rare pair of foxes that guard a Inari shrine. One holding a jewel in the mouth, the other a key. Each squatting on a little pedestal. Earthenware with mineral color pigments red, blue, white and black. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.

H 19-1/2 x W 6-1/2 x D 9 inches.

One tail restored, key broken and partially replaced for the sake of symmetry, few chips. All in all excellent condition.