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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #387179 (stock #L 045)
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Set of five circular black and red dishes, top surface of black lacquer, underside of red lacquer. The wood at the underside decorated with a concentric circle, the wood-grain still visible through the coat of red lacquer. Japan, later 20th century.
Diameter 5 in. (12.8 cm)
Perfect condition.
In fitted cardboard box, 2 1/8” (H) x 5 5/8” x 5 5/8” (5.5 x 14.2 x 14.2 cm), printed label on the lid reads: NAKANISHI shitsugei (lacquer art, referring to the red and black lacquer). Extra label: GAISHU .. MEIMEI NO SARA (EACH DISH Label inside box read: Musashi no shikkôgei (lacquer handicraft of Musashi).

This set is located in Europe (EC).

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1174628 (stock #10680)
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Articulated artist’s model made of nicely patinated pine wood. Pinewood is a soft wood, thus accounting for the many small chips and dents along the edges of the limbs and body. American, early 20th century.
Height: 19 inches; width at shoulder: ca. 4.5 inches.
Tiny chips and splinters and dents consistent with material, age and usage, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #269076 (stock #10057)
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Fine cylindrical tea bowl of beige-brown colored stoneware, covered with thin gray glaze with white drippings on the outside. Here and there the gray glaze is very thin, allowing the stoneware to shine through in a pinkish hue. Inside practically round shape, outside lightly faceted. Bottom outside left unglazed. Imprinted seal inside foot rim: Asahi. Japan 20th century. H 2 5/8; diam. 4 inches. Slight traces of usage, some very thin glaze cracks. Generally in good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1910 item #291628 (stock #10091)
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Glass ball on a wooden stand of finely carved and undercut work. The base has been carved in the shape of high foaming waves in which fishes are swimming, and that carry the jewel of the tides. The waves inlaid with little pieces of mother-of-pearl and gold lacquer. Ryujin, the Dragon King, held this jewel to rule the tides. Overall height 7 ¼ inches. Japan, Meiji period. Ball in near-perfect condition (one tiny, shallow scratch), the stand with some repairs and some missing tips on the waves.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #183601 (stock #10021)
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Simple but very expressive sculpture of a perched hawk, the eyes turned upwards, cut out of the bamboo root. Brown stained bamboo, black lacquer on base and partly on the back. In the base the number or the year 1810 has been engraved. The pattern of the bamboo very cleverly integated into the pattern of the feathers. Good example of mingei, folk art. H 13 ½ inches. 19th century. Some material cracks. Beautiful patina, very good condition.

Japanese folk art, or mingei, was produced for the common people by the hand of unknown craftsmen. Mingei ranges from household objects to farm utensils to simple sculpture. The material used can be anything from wood to ceramic to textile. It is usually not signed.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #894120 (stock #10558)
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Bamboo tea scoop for powdered tea, elegantly curved. Patinated dark brown on the inside with some dark spots on the tip of the spoon. Japan, 20th century.
Comes with fitted box, sealed with double gourd shaped red seal of the carver.
L 7.25 inches (18.4 cm); box 8.5 x 1.4 inches (21.5 x 2.9 x 2.9 cm).
Few scratches on bamboo from usage, excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1311128 (stock #10814)
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Earthenware tray-like vessel in the shape of a basket with handle. On one side with triangular openings. The right half covered with the typical green glaze, covering the handle, as well. The handle is engraved, so as to simulate a rattan wrapped handle. The inside on the left decorated with a fisherman in a boat and plants in brown glaze. The outside decorated with geometric motifs. Standing on three small feet. Signed with a single character on the side (underglaze) and with the same character engraved in the bottom. Japan, Showa era, dated 1976.

L 9 ½ x W 7 x H ca. 4 inches.

Excellent condition

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1990 item #494463 (stock #M 112)
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The basket lacquered with dark brown lacquer. The basket, woven of natural split bamboo and vines, contains a removable hexagonal flat plate covered on one side with gold leaf and scattered with dark green, brown and black lacquer squares. The glossy gold surface is protected by transparent lacquer. For a different effect the reverse side of the hexagonal plate can be used, it being painted in a rustic style with reddish brown lacquer over a brushed wood ground. Later part of 20th century.
Basket: diameter 7 ¾ in. (19.3 cm), height 1 ½ in. (3.7 cm).
Plate: diameter 6 ¾ in. (17 cm)
Perfect condition.

Piece located in Europe.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #387533 (stock #L 048)
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Black and red lacquer bowl with the sides and foot-rim of wood, base of woven bamboo-strips. Interior and outside with a red lacquer base, the sides covered with a thin layer of black lacquer and scratched through with a floral (or peacock’s feather?) design, to reveal the underlying red lacquer. Unlacquered wood foot rim, the bottom of woven bamboo (?), covered with black lacquer. 19th century.
6.3 cm (H) x 17.5 cm (diam.).
Some wear and rubbing, scratches, cracks.

This piece is located in Europe (EC).

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 2000 item #387524 (stock #L 047)
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Circular black lacquer dish with applied white-gold foil decoration, all surfaces of black lacquer. Applied at the center with a square of white-gold foil, painted in black lacquer with stylized waves. Traces of white-gold brushed into the wood grain. Unsigned. Japan, 20th century (ca. 1990).
Diameter 6 9/16 in. (16.8 cm).
Perfect condition.

This piece is located in Europe (EC).

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1837 VR item #1286497 (stock #10453)
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Stoneware oil plate or aburazara. Plate used to catch the oil dripping from a lantern. Design in underglaze blue of a deer in a landscape. Thick, fine crackled white glaze in the style of Shino ware, Seto area. The outside of the plate with brown glaze. Six spur marks on the outer bottom, six spur marks on the inner bottom. Several glaze imperfections. Japan, Seto, early 19th century.

Diameter 10 7/8 in. (27.5 cm), height 1 ¼ in. (3.2 cm).

Usual abrasions and damages . Nice and unusual piece, despite damage.

Comes with kiribako storage box.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1286204 (stock #10768)
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Vase or jar with globular body, standing on a short foot and with everting rim. Underglaze blue decoration of carp swimming in water. Signed and sealed. Bottom marked as well. Korea, late 19th or 20th century.

Height 12 in., width 12 ½ in.

Mint condition

Ex coll. Peter K. Warren, CT

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #277016 (stock #10080)
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Small porcelain jar. Thin powder blue glaze over white clay. Over the monochrome blue a decoration of bamboo and pine trees in red, green, black and gold enamels. Over the shoulder meandering flowers in red and gold. The colors of the enamels remind one of Imari ware. Japan 19th century. Height 3 ¾ inches. One small chip at rim, enamels somewhat rubbed, as visible in photos.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #681368 (stock #B 092)
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Andon magazine, Vol. 11/2, no. 42. October 1992.
36 pp., 24.5 x 17.5 cm. Paper. English text. Numerous b/w illustrations.

Pulverer, Gerhard, Japanese woodblock prints and impressionism, pp. 31-42;
Groenewegen, Peter, Photography of prints and small objects, pp. 43-49;
Morse, Peter, Additional Drawings in Hokusai’s ‘Hundred Poets’ series, pp. 50-52;
Lane, Richard, Teenage mutant ninja: the book, p. 53;
Kress, Else, Travelling shrine in shape of an inro, p. 54/Front cover;
John Stevenson, Book reviews: Undercurrents in the Floating World, pp. 55-56.
Perfect condition.

In his very interesting article on Japanese woodblock prints and impressionism, Gerhard Pulverer cites examples from the Hokusai Manga over Edouard Manet and Whistler to Hiroshige, to Gustav Klimt, and to Aubrey Beardsley.

Item location: Europe.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1121950 (stock #BLib35)
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Trede, Melanie, and Julia Meech, Arts of Japan: The John C. Weber Collection. Berlin: Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst Staatliche Museen zu Berlin 2006. Softcover.
Catalog of 78 objects from the Weber collection, with essays by Quitman Eugene Phillips, Melanie Trede, Alexander Hoffman, and Terry Satsuki Milhaupt. Numerous color illustrations.
Like new condition
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #676509 (stock #B 064)
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Whang Ji Hyun, Huh Dong Hwa, Cha Su, Die Kunst der koreanischen Stickerei, Sammlung Huh Dong Hwa, Museum für Koreanische Stickerei (Museum of Korean Embroidery, Seoul). With foreword by Roger Goepper. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Koeln, 1987.
136 pp., 39 colour ills., 86 b/w ills. 27.5 x 22 cm. Paper. German text.
Perfect condition.

The catalogue presents Korean embroidered objects from a private Korean collection. Shown are Buddhist banners, sutra covers and wrappers (kesa), as well as screens, badges of rank (hyungbae) and smaller items such as women’s accessories, various kinds of pouches, mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries.
The collector, Mr. Huh Dong Hwa describes the changing styles and materials seen in Korean embroidery over the centuries, as well as the materials and techniques used, and he gives hints concerning handling and care of old embroideries.
Including: Bibliography, Embroidery techniques, Glossary with translation of Korean characters, art-historical and technical terms.

Item location: Europe.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1980 item #773351 (stock #10504)
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Nakane, Chie, Japanese Society, Pelican Sociology series, Penguin books, 1981 (re-issue from the original from 1970). Standard work on the subject. Pocket issue.
Slight traces of usage, pages yellowed, some pencil remarks, basically good condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #679155 (stock #B 089)
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Ducros Alain, Briot Alain, Paris Edo, netsuke & sagemono – convention 1994, Catalogue, 1994.
160 pp., 29 x 21 cm. Paper. French / English text Alain Ducros. Japanese summary and list of netsuke, 7 pages, Alain Briot. Numerous colour plates.
Outside cover slightly worn, otherwise perfect condition.

The catalogue is filled with illustrations of approximately 200 netsuke, 50 inro, various pipe cases, tobacco pouches, kiseruzutsu pipe holders, and other items worn hanging from the belt. Also provided are reproductions of pages from design bases, such as the Soken Kisho (1781), and other woodblock-printed books. Enlarged details and signatures are shown separately.
With a preface (French language only) by Guy de Lasteyrie, and introduction by Alain Ducros.

Item location: Europe.