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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1236975 (stock #10734)
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Large jug with broad shoulder, tapering body and flaring mouth. Brown smooth stoneware covered with large splashes of brown, green and white glaze, creating rich colors and different textures. Very tactile piece. Could be Mashiko or Koishibara. Japan, Taisho/Showa era, early 20th century.
Height ca. 17 ½ in. x width ca 12 ¼ in.
Mint condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1225800 (stock #10702)
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Large storage jug of typical Shigaraki stoneware with small white inclusions, made in three sections, decorated in multicolor enamel and gold with a cat making a mouse train come to an abrupt halt. A cat, high back, hissing at the mouse going at the head of a train, makes the train come to a dead stop and the following mice tumble, roll, spill in a ripple effect. Funny details: tumbling palanquin, spilling fish, flying papers. Either folk art or export. Japan, 20th century.
Height: ca. 18.5 inches.
Unsigned work from a studio that decorates household ceramics with funny or fantastic images in overglaze enamels that can be fired at low temperatures.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1222180 (stock #10701)
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Shoemaker’s box with 12 slots holding molds for making waritabi (split toe socks and shoes). The molds have different sizes, each size indicated on the bottom of each mold, going from children’s size to average men’s sizes. 10 pairs, 3 odds and one mold for half a foot, the use of which escapes us. Box construction with dovetails and iron nails. Japan, 20th century.
Box: L 16 ½ x W 9 ½ x H 6 ¾ inches.
About half is in excellent shape, the other half with worm damage at toes and heels, or split and repaired. Rope-handles replaced.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1190529 (stock #10697)
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$125.00
Water jar on rounded bottom. Stoneware with dark brown slip-like glaze on the lower part, leaving the bottom free and a thin translucent glaze on the neck and mouth, both with fine crackle. A slender strip of engraved rope design decoration on the shoulder of the receptacle. Seto, Mino ware. Japan, Edo period.
H ca. 8-¼ inches.
Scratches on the body, worn down patches on the mouth, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1190335 (stock #10691)
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Midsize storage jar of greyish stoneware, with the typical inclusions, with natural ash glaze. Japan, Edo period, 19th century or a bit earlier.
H 11-¼ inches.
Very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1189490 (stock #10690)
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$125.00
Mold for making rice flour cakes (uchigashi) in the shape of a prawn (ebi). Two parts. Wood. Inscription in black ink on the short side: ebi.
H 1-7/8 x L 8-¼ x W 4-5/8 inches.
Very good condition, some traces of usage (few chips on outer edges, some dents and stains), metal device on bottom section for hanging on wall.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1189419 (stock #10688)
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$75.00
Mold for making rice flour cakes (uchigashi) in the shape of the old woman Uba from the island Takasago. Two parts. Wood. Inscription in black ink on the short side, Azukari-gata written on the top in black ink.
H 1-7/8 x L 6-½ x W 4 inches.
Very good condition, some traces of usage (rounded edges due to usage, chip on outer edge), metal device on bottom section for hanging on wall.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1189371 (stock #10687)
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Mold for making rice flour cakes (uchigashi) in the shape of the old man Jo from the island Takasago. Two parts. Wood. Inscription in black ink on the short side: ..ro (old man).
H 1-¾ x L 7-1/8 x W 4-7/8 inches.
Very good condition, some traces of usage, metal device on bottom section for hanging on wall.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1189271 (stock #10685)
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$60.00
Mold for making rice flour cakes (uchigashi) in the shape of a lotus leaf and a lotus bud. Two parts. Soft wood, worn by usage. Ink markings on short side.
H 1-½ x L 6-5/8 x W 3-5/8 inches.
Edges somewhat worn from usage, but carving still fairly sharp, some insect damage mainly on the outside, metal device on bottom section for hanging on wall.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1189270 (stock #10684)
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$120.00
Mold for making rice flour cakes (uchigashi) in the shape of a lotus flower. Two parts. Cherry wood with beautiful patina. Maker’s stamp in the side Katayasu (or Keian).
H 1-5/8 x L 6-7/8 x W 3-7/8 inches.
Crack in top section, unprofessionally repaired with nail (old repair, while the mold was still in use), metal device for hanging on wall on bottom section.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1168451 (stock #10679)
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Stoneware vase of the tokkuri shape, probably made in Seto. Over a greyish brown clay a greenish beige glaze on the body and brown glaze on the neck. Over the glaze an enamel decoration in moriage technique of an octopus and two toads in a tug of war over a basket filled with vegetables. The toads are trying to pull lotus stalks out of the octopus’ tentacles, while the octopus is waving a big daikon over its head. Unsigned. Japan, Meiji period, early 20th century.
Height ca. 9 ¾ inches.
Excellent condition with minimal traces of usage.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1139201 (stock #10664)
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Hollow stoneware sculpture of a tiger sitting on its haunches, growling at the world, showing its shark-like white teeth. Somewhat folky piece. Incised artist’s seal, unidentified. Japan, Showa period.
Height ca. 15.5 inches.
Excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1139073 (stock #10662)
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$400.00
A pair of wooden (keyaki) lion-masks used in the shakkyo-dance in the no-theater. They are small masks to be operated by the left and right hands of the dancer. The lower jaws, the ears and the tama and horn can be moved by turning the sticks that they are put on. It is also possible that these were used in the shishimai that was performed during New Year, to exorcise streets and houses of all kinds of evil. Wood with white metal eyes, gilded teeth and goat hair mane. One tip of a curl missing. Lacquer on frontal parts missing, one of the handles cracked, basically very good condition. W 6.5 in. x L 5.5 in. Japan, 20th century.

The print merely illustrates the use of the masks. It does NOT come with the lot.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1060479 (stock #10646)
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Original wooden sign board for an optician (Nakatani). The central image is a pince-nez with real convex lenses set in the wood. The sign is advertising all kinds of eye glasses, concave, convex and flat lenses. Japan, Meiji period. Original piece, from the period, no reproduction.
Measurements of wood: H 13 x W 18 x T 1 inches (ca. 33 x 45.75 x 2.5 cm); height with hanging loops: 14 3/8 inches (36.5 cm).
Weathering, paint losses, usual chips and dents, some warping, all in all very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1049793 (stock #10641)
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Canister of sorts, perhaps for tea, perhaps for candy, made of molded and lacquered papier-mache, in the shape of the lucky dwarf Fukusuke, wrapped in a black overcoat, over red pants, decorated with snow covered pine branches. His large head above his knees. He wears an oddly shaped hat that functions as the cover of the container. Glass eyes inlaid in his face, a metal edge inserted on the top. The material used indicates that the container was made for export. Japan, Meiji period.
Height: 5 ½ inches.
Material around metal edge retracting, some restoration, very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1038116 (stock #10632)
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$850.00
Sculpture of Daruma, sitting wrapped in his garment. Typical meditation posture. Kiri (Paulownia) wood. Unsigned. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
Height: 10 ½ inches; width: 6 inches (ca. 26.6 x 15 cm).
Some minor rubbed spots, some fritting at edges, beautiful patina, very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #997070 (stock #10613)
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$550.00
Framed painting of an unidentified grouping of pairs of animals: horses, monkeys, boar, chicken and rooster and four other bird species. Black ink, gofun, mineral colors on paper. Probably Japan, perhaps Korea? Folk art. 19th century.
Frame ca. 47 x 16 inches (119.4 x 40.6 cm)
Paper creased, few cracks in the paper, some color rubbed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1837 VR item #894065 (stock #10564)
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$2,400.00
Storage jar for liquids with pouring spout. The brown stoneware body wrinkled and irregular, the neck shaped by hand with many finger impressions of the potter. The body covered with transparent glaze; on the neck and shoulder a thick splash of transparent glaze, mixed with white, green and brown pigments and some small splashed underneath. In the bottom impressed seal mark in the shape of a double gourd. Probably Karatsu ware. Japan, 18th century.
Comes with wooden storage box that is not original to the piece.
Height 11 1/8 in. (28.2 cm), diameter ca. 9 in. (23 cm).
Two old thin cracks running down from the mouth.