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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1339424 (stock #10872)
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Kabuto maedate helmet ornament in the shape of the head of a horned demon. Thin sheet of cast iron, relief work. The demon’s eyes, pointy ears and fangs gilded, some black lacquer in the eye balls. On reverse a bridge and ‘female’ hardware for mounting onto the helmet. Japan, Meiji era, early 20th century, 1910s.

H 3 ¾ in., W 4 3/8 in.

Some corrosion, gilding partially rubbed off. Left horn slightly warped.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1940 item #1339418 (stock #10871)
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Wooden helmet ornament, or kabuto maedate, as worn by samurai. Two separate pieces, stuck together (can be taken apart). A flaming jewel (Buddhist symbol) before a heart shaped flame mandorla. Both gilded (different gold type for each part) over black lacquer. Japan, early 20th century, 1920s-1930s.

Heart-shaped flame: H 5 ¼ in., W 4 ½ in.
Jewel: H 3 ¼ in., W 2 ¼ in.
D together 1 3/8 in.

This piece was made long after the wearing of swords and armor was abolished. Nevertheless well made. Makes beautiful wall ornament or statue.

Few scratches in the gilding, few minor tiny dents. All in all very good condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1337033 (stock #10870)
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Stoneware waterdropper of elongated shape with indented corners, with molded relief image of a rabbit running over waves. This refers to a classic Chinese poem, likening the reflection of the moon on the water with a rabbit jumping over waves. Made of two sections, joined together before covering with brown glaze. Japan, early Showa era, 1930-1940s.

H ca. 1 in., L 2-5/8 x W 2-1/8 in.

Lesions and irregularities in glaze (pre-firing), otherwise very good condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1337026 (stock #10869)
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$190.00
Waterdropper made of cast and hammered bronze in the form of two gourd leaves on a vine. Beautifully brown patinated bronze. Japan, Taisho era, early 20th century.

H 5/8 in., L 2-3/8 in.

Very good condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1337010 (stock #10868)
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Elegant waterdropper made of cast bronze standing on 3 tiny bulging feet. The handle in the shape of the head of a waterdragon, or monster, the spout in the shape of the mouth of an unidentified creature. The body of the water dropper decorated with two tiers of lotus petals, crowned by a tier of beads. Signature cast in bottom: Muneyuki (Sosetsu). Japan, Taisho era, early 20th century.

H 1-5/8 in., W 2-7/8 in.

Very good condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1335602 (stock #10867)
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Brick-shaped hollow sculpture or vessel for ikebana flower arrangement. Stoneware with ashglaze, as created in Bizen, Shigaraki and Iga kilns. Unmarked. Japan, Showa era, second half 20th century.

H 8¼ x W4½ x D 5 inches

Mint condition

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.