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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1332816 (stock #10866)
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Section from a handscroll showing the deity of wealth Daikoku riding an ox in a procession, in which his retainers, rats dressed as samurai, are carrying his belongings. Perhaps a parody of the sankin kotai (yearly trek to or from the capital). Daikoku is sitting on his rice bales, strapped onto an ox, holding his fan, his treasure bag behind him. All through the painting are symbols of Daikoku and of wealth. Black ink, mineral colors, gofun and gold on paper. Above the scene a text in black ink, all surrounded by gold flakes in different hues. Japan, Edo period, 19th century. Framed.

Painting: H 12 ½ x W 35 ½ in. Frame: H 17 ¼ x W 44 ¾ in.

Minimally yellowed, few wrinkles, some of the green slightly rubbed, black ink slightly smeared on right side, paper laid down with tape along the edges, all in all very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1332318 (stock #10865)
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Pair of oni sculptures. One oni with arms crossed, a dragon over its shoulder and two horns; the other holding a ball or jewel and with one horn. Each with a cloud coming out of the head that forms the base of candle stick. Each standing on a wooden base. The dragon and jewel may refer to Ryujin, the dragon king of the sea. Wood with gesso and lacquer. Japan, Edo/Tokyo studio, late Edo or early Meiji, 19th century.

H incl. bases ca. 15 ¼ inch each

Small chips and losses, one oni stuck back on its wooden base with metal wires, more or less original condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1331840 (stock #10864)
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Hanging scroll with the image of a withered skull lying between flowering Suzuki grass. Nozarashi skull (exposed in an open field) in the fall. Black ink, brown and some gold and silver on silk. Dated and signed: 1915, Unrei and artist’s seal. Japan. Borders decorated with brocade skulls and Suzuki grasses.

Painting: H 51 ½ x W 20 ¼ inches. Total height 79 ¼ inches.

Good condition.

Akamatsu Unrei (1892-1958), Osaka. Studied painting with Unsen Koyama, Tikugai Fujii and Himejima Chikugai.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1331832 (stock #10863)
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Hanging scroll with painting in black ink and some red and yellow on silk of a snake winding its way through a dead tree. Signed Ouyang Chin, two red seals, one of which reads Ouyang Chin. China, 1950s-1960s. Japanese style mounting.

Image H 39 x W 17 ¾ inches. Total height 69 ½ inches.

Few horizontal creases.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1331274 (stock #10862)
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Long handscroll depicting ‘Along the River During the Qingming Festival’ (Qīngmíng Shanghe Tu), following the scenes as seen in the handscroll with the same title by the Song painter Zhang Zeduan, housed in the Palace Museum in Beijing. One of the many re-interpretive paintings, in a totally different style than the original. People and daily life in Bianjing (today Kaifeng). Black ink and some light color on silk. Unidentified artist, China, mid 20th century. Date refers to 1933. Spurious signature and seals Molin Shanren added.

L 23 feet, H 11 inches.

Pinholes at regular intervals in the brocade border, some yellowing due to light exposure, 2 minor creases, otherwise very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1330288 (stock #10861)
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Shibuichi tsuba with engraving, relief and colored metal high and low relief inlays. Two dancing men with umbrella on a veranda, surrounded by pine seedlings. New Year’s scene. Signed Gyokyryuken Nobukazu and kao. Edo period, mid 19th century.

H 2 ½ inches.

Two scratches on verso.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1330287 (stock #10860)
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Wall vase of irregular round shape. Middle brown stoneware – Bizen-like - with irregularly thrown dripping glaze decoration. Metal eye at the back for hanging. Marked with 3 dots at bottom. Unidentified artist. Japan, around 1970s.

H ca 7 in., W at foot 4 ¼ in.

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1330286 (stock #10859)
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Tall, cylindrical flower vase. Middle brown heavy clay, covered with three layers of glaze and slip, sprinkled with salt for puckered effect. Impressed seal mark in bottom: Oya. Japan, ca. 1970s.

H 8-3/8 in., Diameter 2 ¼ in.

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1330285 (stock #10858)
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Tall vase made of a very smooth dark brown clay, running from a circular bottom into a triangular top. Decorated by facet-cutting the surface. Bottom covered with black slip, in which the maker signed. Artist not identified. Japan, 1950s-1960s.

H 9 inches

Rubbed spots on ‘nodes’ consistent with usage.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1330214 (stock #10857)
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Bronze cylindrical handwarmer (shuro or te-abure) with decoration of gourds plastically dangling from a band of low relief leaves and vines. The spokes in the shoulder and cover also in the shape of gourds. The flat part of the cover with fretwork in the shape of leaves and engraved vines. Playful combination of brown and yellow bronze. The handles wrapped in soft leather. Japan, Taisho/Showa eras, 1920s-1930s.
Comes with the original fitted tomobako signed and with inscription on the outside of the cover:
Nakagawa Joeki tsukuru and seal Joeki; Bronze handwarmer with [design of] gourds and vines …

H ca. 12 in. diameter ca. 8 ½ in.

Few scuffs consistent with usage, leather a bit dry and brittle.

Nakagawa Joeki (1880-1940)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #1330212 (stock #10856)
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Midsize storage jar. Brown smooth earthenware, decorated with a shoulder imitating thick dripping glaze, going over a slip band with an impressed, slightly raised decoration of chrysanthemums, spirals and blossoms. Bottom left unglazed and with impressed gourd shape seal of the unidentified maker. Mingei. Japan, late 19th, early 20th century.

H ca. 7 inches.

Few abrasions and unimportant chips consistent with usage and age.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1330208 (stock #10854)
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Tea cup or incense burner with everting lip. Purple and blue and cream-colored glaze of the Junyao type, dripping thickly towards the everting foot, cut off where it would have bulged. Inside of foot with facet-cut and with artist’s impressed seal mark … to. Dark brown stone ware. Perhaps Chosen Karatsu. Japan, late 19th / early 20th century.
Red collector’s mark on bottom.

H 3 -5/8 in.; diameter 3 ¼ in.

Chip in foot.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1330206 (stock #10855)
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Wooden sculpture of Daikoku sitting on a rice bale, spilling countless jewels (tama) from his treasure bag. Keyaki (Paulownia) wood, carved in a style reminiscent of ittobori. Japan, unsigned. Mingei. 19th century.

H ca. 11 x W 10 ½ in.

Tension cracks (consistent with material and age), several scuff marks, painters tape on bottom.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1325624 (stock #10853)
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Long neck sake bottle, or tokkuri. Grayish clay covered in creamcolored glaze with a decoration of flowers and butterflies in brown. Beautiful patina due to handling. Bottom inscribed in black in, hardly readable: Ofuku, tora, saru (tiger and monkey - opposites in the zodiac). Also paper label with a number. Red collection mark at the foot: 30:3-10. Either Karatsu (Kyushu) or early Oribe-style, Seto. Japan, 18th century.

H ca. 9 ¼ in.

Staining of the glaze due to handling, all in all fine condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1325585 (stock #10852)
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Stoneware bowl of conical shape, the sides slightly ribbed at the bottom, with a small spout to pour water from for making tea. A gray base glaze, decorated in red, green, white and brown enamels with a blossoming cherry tree and a maple tree with green and red leaves. Marked on bottom in overglaze brown bold characters: Inuyama. Japan, Edo/Meiji eras, 1830-1870s.

H ca. 3 ½ in., diam. Ca. 5 ¼ in.

Tiny old chip at foot, otherwise fine condition

Cf. Edward Morse, Catalog of the Morse Collection of Japanese Pottery, under Inuyama, where he dates this rather colorful type to 1830-1880.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1325562 (stock #10851)
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Hexagonal mizusashi, water jar, used in the tea ceremony, with black lacquer cover, standing on three feet. Beautiful gradating brown glaze with flambe patches, typical for Takatori ware. The mouth heavily worn from use, partially restored with gold lacquer (kintsugi), as are most of the cracks, adding to the beauty of the piece. Some of the glaze wear left as is. Takatori kiln, Japan, Edo period, 18th century.

H 6 ¾ x W (at widest point) 7 ¼ in.

Wear and tear consistent with age and use, all in all very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1325560 (stock #10850)
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Sake bottle of brownish gray stoneware, covered in a beautifully crackled cream-colored glaze, typical for Mino ware. Bottom inscribed with black ink, illegible. Some glaze irregularities and beautiful discoloring of the glaze due to extensive handling. Japan, Seto region, Edo period, 18th century.

H 8 ½ inches

Few old chips, one hairline crack, all consistent with age and use. All in all fine condition.

Provenance: Yamanaka & Co., New York (label)

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1324685 (stock #10849)
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Very big sake cup or very small tea cup. Cream colored stoneware with light green glaze patches along the upper edge, iron brown glaze décor of birds, sails, and geometric patterns, with white, semi-transparent glaze on top. Unmarked. Seto region, Oribe-yaki, Japan, Showa, 1970s.

H circa 2 ¼ inches, diam. circa 2 ¾ inches.

Mint condition