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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #1258420 (stock #10748)
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Hanging scroll with image of the descent of the Buddha to welcome the souls of the deceased and accompany them to the Western Paradise. He is standing on a lotus on clouds and holds his hand in gebon josho. The mudra is the appropriate level for common citizens to be reborn in. Mineral colors and gold on silk. The garment exquisitely decorated in gold. Japan, late Muromachi or early Edo period, 16th century.
Image: 38 ¼ X 15 ¾ inches. Mounting: 84 ¼ x 21 3/8 inches.
Missing areas throughout the silk, mainly in the background. Beautifully stabilized.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1253698 (stock #10747)
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Very rare sumie drawing on three sheets of paper, mounted as a scroll painting. On the bottom the date Anei 8 (1779), year of the boar is mentioned. On the bottom also a red collector's seal, partially readable (Owari Ito ... ). Japan, Edo period, 18th century.
Painted area: 15.5 x 23.25 inches. Mounting: 39.5 x 27 inches.
Needs tlc. Top edge with stains and missing areas. Bottom of drawing creased and cracked open, with small missing spots in the paper.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1249459 (stock #10746)
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A pair of hanging scrolls depicting the gods of wind and thunder: Futen or Fujin on the left and Raiden or Raijin on the right. Ink and colors on silk. Both signed Soseki saku and each with two seals, one of which reads Soseki as well. Japan. Late Meiji or Taisho era.
Image: H 41 ½ x W 15 ½ in.
Whole: H 69 ½ x W 20 5/8 in.
Each with several horizontal cracks and missing spots lovingly restored and with scratches on the silk surface. All in all in very good and stable condition.
Rare.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #1249422 (stock #10745)
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Two of the lucky gods Daikoku and Ebisu carved in soft hinoki (cryptomeria) wood with some touches of color. Daikoku standing on two rice bales with his hammer and bag, Ebisu sitting with a carp under his arm and formerly with a fishing rod in his hand. They symbolize the deity of agriculture and rice (Daikoku) and the god of the ocean and of the fishermen (Ebisu). Also, they are considered to be father (Daikoku) and son (Ebisu). We find then often in kitchens in the function of kitchen gods. Very crisp carving. Signed at bottom of pedestals: Takamura Toun saku. Japan, late Edo period / early Meiji era.
H 6 ¼ in. (Ebisu), 6 in. (Daikoku).
Ebisu’s rod missing, tip of carp’s tail fin chipped.

Takamura Toun (1825-1879), Edo/Tokyo. He was a bakumatsu wood sculptor of Buddhist statues and mainly known for being Takamura Koun’s teacher. Apart from Buddhist sculpture he carved netsuke and okimono for the western market.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1247782 (stock #10744)
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Eight scrolls from a set of 10, numbered 2 through 9. In the upper halves the different kings are depicted while in the lower halves the different punishments are shown in the hells that each of them is ruling over. Each scroll has a number on top and the name of the king in the image. One scroll dated on the back ‘year of the rabbit’, which could refer to 1879. Beautiful examples of Buddhist art in folk style. Ink and colors on thin paper. Very simple mountings of paper and coarsely woven hemp. China 19th century.
Each approx. H 34 x W 14 inches.
Tears, holes, damages.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1247781 (stock #10744)
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Eight scrolls from a set of 10, numbered 2 through 9. In the upper halves the different kings are depicted while in the lower halves the different punishments are shown in the hells that each of them is ruling over. Each scroll has a number on top and the name of the king in the image. One scroll dated on the back ‘year of the rabbit’, which could refer to 1879. Beautiful examples of Buddhist art in folk style. Ink and colors on thin paper. Very simple mountings of paper and coarsely woven hemp. China 19th century.
Each approx. H 34 x W 14 inches.
Tears, holes, damages.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1247734 (stock #10743)
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Scroll painting with image of four fierce guardians with halberds, closely surrounding a dignitary. Black ink and colors on silk. Korea, 19th century.
Image measurements: H 29 ¾ x W 17 1/8 in.
Streaks of white pigment, crease at top, laid down onto wood
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1910 item #1241199 (stock #10739)
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Kabuto maedate. Thin metal, probably bronze or brass (high copper content), in the shape of the ceremonial, double edged sword of the type ken. Some traces of yellow or gold. Japan, Mid 19th c. or a little later.
H 8 ¼ in.; W 3 in; ca. 1 mm thick.
Some superficial scratches, otherwise very good condition.
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
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1940 item #1240423 (stock #10737)
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Wooden sculpture of an old man and woman taking a break from the rice harvest. They are sitting on an elevation. He is preparing his pipe, taking tobacco out of his tonkotsu. She is getting out a lunch box and two tea cups, while the tea kettle is at her feet. Behind them a sheaf of rice and two sickles. Perhaps a modern reference to Jo and Uba, the old couple on the island Takasago who symbolize longevity. Signed on bottom: the 74 year old man, Tomoyuki. Probably Taisho era (1912-1926) or early Showa at the latest.
H ca. 11 inches, W at bottom 10 ½ inches.
Few thin age/stress cracks, all in all fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1240325 (stock #10736)
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Small plate decorated with rare decoration of three happy whales, swimming in the waves with their tails up and two of the spouting water before a coast with mountains. Two sailing boats in the far distance. Underglaze blue and black, overglaze white, gold and iron red. Back decorated with fish net design in iron red and gold and some underglaze blue and overglaze golden fishes. Signed in the center: Zoshuntei Hisatomi. Japan, late Meiji until before 1925.
H. 1 1/8 in. x D 8 3/8 in.
Gold on rim worn, otherwise fine condition.

Zoshuntei was a foreign trade porcelain company that was started by Hisatomi Yojibei Masatsune and his oldest son Masayasu. It was officially granted the name Zoshuntei in 1842. For two generations the company did well, until the family lost the license to the competition. A nephew of Masatsune tried to revive the company in 1911 by turning it into a factory, but had to close his doors finally in 1925.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1237006 (stock #10735)
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Long-necked vase of whitish stoneware with a greenish yellow glaze, decorated in moriage technique with skeletons carrying a large fish on a pole, while dancing and making merry. Two lion heads in relief underneath the flaring mouth. The lower side decorated in mostly flat technique in gold and enamel colors. Satsuma stoneware. Japan, early 20th century.
H 16 ½ inches.
Hairline crack in lip.
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1234189 (stock #10733)
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Chawan in Raku style, made in dry lacquer technique (kanshitsu) simulating ceramic. The lacquer is applied in such a way that you see small crevices and patches of red and brownish black lacquer in the same way we see it in Raku ware. Japan, Meiji era.
H ca. 3 ½ inches, dia. Ca. 4 ½ inches.
Excellent condition.
Comes with brocade pouch and plain wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1234154 (stock #10732)
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Large Buddhist shrine with ‘double doors’, holding the figure of the three-eyed Shomen Kongo in his appearance with six arms, accompanied by four attendants. He is adorned with a skull necklace, bracelets in the shape of coiled snakes around his arms and ankles, holding halberd and chakra, bow and arrow, sword and human being, trampling on a demon. Initially Shomen was a pest spreading demon who after conversion to Buddhism became a guardian deity against wild animals, demons spreading disease and love(!) and against the wild weather deities. Wood decorated in mineral colors and gold, gilded sheet metal for mandorla, attributes and crown. Japan, Edo period, early 19th, perhaps late 18th century.
H of case ca. 15 ½ inches.
Case with damages, figure group with some scuffs, losses and repairs, all in all good and stable and original condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1233997 (stock #10731)
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Extremely rare. A pair of hand shrines for husband and wife, showing on the inside the bodhisattva Fugen (larger one) and Monju (smaller one). Monju – on the lion - is holding a nyoi scepter, while Fugen – on the elephant – holds a lotus flower topped by a pagoda. Extremely fine carving, especially fine in the rendering of the lion and the elephant with exquisite painting in mineral colors, gofun and gold. The outside of each shrine covered in fine nashiji lacquer, over which in slightly raised gold lacquer a Tokugawa mon on the cover and the same mon on the back in silver. The zushi must have been made by special order for someone in the Tokugawa family line. Japan, Edo period, early 19th century.
H 2-½ inches; 2-9/16 inches.
Comes with kiri-wood storage box.
Excellent condition.

Fugen and Monju bosatsu (Compassion and Wisdom) are the two bodhisattva that accompany the historical Buddha Shakyamuni / Shaka Nyorai.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1233926 (stock #10723)
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Very large Buddhist shrine holding the figure of the senju-sengen Kannon, the 1000-armed and 1000-eyed Kannon. In this form he embodies compassion that sees suffering and acts to relieve it. He is connected to the six realms, saving hungry ghosts. The sculpture actually has 42 arms and 13 heads. The main hands are folded in prayer; the others are holding (pairs of) attributes. His head is adorned with an intricate golden crown, his chest with golden necklace. Gilded wood with some red and black paint; thin gilded metal and tiny glass beads. Japan, Edo period, 18th century.
H of case: ca. 24 inches.
Few traces of usage. 3 cracks in the face, few cracks on arms. Otherwise excellent original condition.