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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #772245 (stock #10499)
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Shop sign or other sign in the shape of a sitting Fukusuke (dwarf) dressed in kamishimo, holding his hands in his lap. Inscription on the bottom. One side decorated. Wood with incised decoration. Iron ring inserted on top. Japan, 20th century.
H incl. ring: 26.5 inches (67.4 cm)
Wood cracked where ring inserted, otherwise good condition.

Fukusuke are believed to bring prosperity to business, hence probably the inscription of ‘full house’ at the bottom. It has approximatly th esame meaning as a maneki neko.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #772110 (stock #10497)
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$1200.00
Small wooden carving of excellent quality: tiger with flaming groin, looking back and fiercely growling, standing on a rock between stalks of bamboo. Beautiful piece of hard wood, some red color around the mouth, eyes inlaid in brass. Although carved in three dimensions, it is meant to be seen frontally only. Japan, Meiji period, 19th century.
L 18.5 inches (47 cm), H 4.6 inches (11.8 cm).
Few tension cracks without consequences, excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #771942 (stock #10496)
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Fine wooden sculpture of the bodhisattva Jizo sitting on a rock, one leg crossed, the other one down. On his knee sits a young boy. Jizo wears a typical head cover. Robes elegantly draped in this very delicate carving. Dark stained wood with eyes of glass. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
H 8.25 inches (21 cm)
Attribute in his right hand missing, few chips especially around the seam of the face. Otherwise excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #771805 (stock #10495)
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$125.00
Single piece kashigata for peony-shaped candy. Cherry wood. Japan, early 20th century.
Br. L 11.5 inches (29.2 cm).
Some dents and scratches, all attributed to use.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #767987 (stock #10073)
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$150.00
Cotton workman’s livery coat and two pair of pants. On each of the lapels of the coat the name of a shop in white. On the back the shop logo (the character kichi under a double mountaintop) also in white. All around the hip stylized characters in gray in dye-resist technique. Dark indigo blue cotton. The inside of the back lined with a piece of light indigo blue and the lower part of the sleeves lined with pieces of brown cotton. Hand sown.
Comes with two pair of workman’s pants. Dark indigo blue on the outside (different from the jacket), lined with white/blue cotton and light blue waistband. Machine sown. Both stamped on the waistband with the word tokudai (oversize).
Some storage stains. Excellent condition never worn. Wrapped in the paper of Mitsukoshi Department store in Tokyo. On the wrapping paper is written ‘newly-tailored clothes made to order’ (gochou shitatemono).

The department store did not register its name Mitsukoshi until 1904. Before that it was called Mitsui. As the make and the colors indicate the coat and the pants were made and dyed in different workshops, as is usual.

If you wish to wear the pants, please, be advised that oversized for the Japanese body is the equivalent of our ladies' size 2 or 4.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #743518 (stock #B 095)
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$22.00
Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, Vol. 14, Number 1, Spring 1994. Contents:
Bushell Raymond, Questions & Answers, pp. 5-13 / 44-45, Kurstin, Joseph, Netsuke: Story Carvings of Old Japan, An Exhibit of Netsuke and Inro at EPCOT Center, pp. 14-24, Kres, Else, Zeshin Cake Box in the Collection of Harriet and Melvin Jahss, new York, pp. 25-31, Lewis, Edmund J. The Bekkoden Sennin Inro, pp. 32-26, Wilhelm, Gabor, On the Continent, Sales room news, from Paris, Cologne, and Orleans, France, pp. 37-41, Chappell, Sharen; Szeszler, Denis, Legends: Kyoyu and Sofu, pp. 42-43, Comee, Stephen, Tokyo Tidings, pp. 48-50, Spring 1994, 56 pp., 25.5 x 17.5 cm. Paper. English text. Numerous colour plates, b/w illustrations. Perfect condition.
On pp. 14 to 25 Elena and Joe Kurstin proudly introduce an Exhibition of their Netsuke at Epcot Center, a Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, from May 11, 1993 to May 10, 1997. This is followed on pp. 25-31 by Else Kress’ description of a unique Cake Box by Zeshin, covered with leaf-shaped examples of a wide variety of sprinkled gold powders. Ed Lewis reflects on pp. 32-36 on a suitable naming of a hitherto obscure Japanese style of inro decoration.

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #743509 (stock #B 094)
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$22.00
Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, Vol. 13, Number 2, Summer 1993. Contents:
Bushell Raymond, Questions & Answers, pp. 5-8, Ulak, James T., Namban, pp. 9-12, Lewis, Edmund J., When the Twain Met: The Namban Influence Upon Japanese Lacquer Art, pp. 13-24, Moss, Paul, Let’s go Dutch, Namban Netsuke, pp. 25-37, Kress, Else, Tobacco Smoking, Namban-jin and Their Pets in Old Japan, pp. 38-48, Dean, Michael, Four Groups of Japanese Namban Lacquer, pp. 49-61, Szeszler, Denis, Legends: Ashinaga and Tenaga, pp. 66-67, Comee, Stephen, Tokyo Tidings, pp. 70-71, Book reviews: Miss Maggie’s Whole New World, Davey, Neil K.; Netsuke on ‘Sunday Morning’, Cunningham Isabel, p. 74. Summer 1993,78 pp., 25.5 x 17.5 cm. Paper. English text. Numerous colour plates, b/w illustrations. Perfect condition.
James Ulak, at that time the Associate Curator of Japanese Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, gives us an in-depth information on Namban, as an ‘…romantically charged and regrettably imprecise term …’ while Ed Lewis cites Rudyard Kipling’s poem on the likelihood of East and West to meet (e.g. in Japanese art).

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #743500 (stock #B 093)
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Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, Vol. 12, Number 1, Spring 1992. Contents:
Bushell Raymond, Questions & Answers, pp. 8-17, Davey, Neil K., Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), A Centennial Celebration, pp. 18-22, Lewis, Edmund J., Shibata Zeshin and the Seventh Sense, pp. 23-30, Wrangham, E.A. Zeshin and the Art of Metal Imitation, pp. 31-36, Meech, Julia, Zeshin and the Demon Woman, pp. 37-39, An Album of Zeshin Art from Various Collections, pp. 40-46, Wilhelm, G. On the Continent, The Rouviere Sale, Paris, pp. 46-49, Gallery St. James’ Exhibition, Zurich, pp. 50-52, Sale at Klefisch, Sale at Lempertz, p. 53, Bandini, Luigi, Learning at the Auctions, pp. 56-63, Davey, Neil K., An Auctineer’s View, p. 64 Spring 1992,72 pp., 25.5 x 17.5 cm. Paper. English text. Numerous colour plates, b/w illustrations. Perfect condition.
In his Questions & Answers, on pp. 8-17, Raymond Bushell tells of an invitation to a meeting with a specialised group of U.S. Customs officials in San Francisco (1), of the derivation and calligraphy of the word tonkotsu (2), an auction house’s official and inofficial price (result) list (3), the use of a foolproof method (electronic scanning microscope) to discern elephant ivory from mammoth ivory (4), an oni netsuke hiding in the storage of the LACMA (5), and five more similarly interesting and unexpected questions.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #738324 (stock #10489)
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Nine edged porcelain plate decorated with the map of Japan in beautiful enamel colors typical of the Kutani style. The map, taken from a Tempo era original (1830-1843), shows the main islands of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, divided into the 68 provinces. The names of the provinces are written in kanji. The kingdom of Japan is surrounded by real and imaginary countries, such as Choseon, the Ryukyus, the country of the small people and the country where women rule. The sea is indicated by stylized waves. Bottom inscribed: Fuku. Japan, 19th century.
Diameter: 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm).
Missing chip in rim.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1940 item #737176 (stock #10485)
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Pair of vases of globular shape, each decorated with two pinkish and greenish roses in full bloom and one rosebud, in counter position. The decoration is surrounded by translucent red enamel (pigeon blood) on an underlying ground of silver foil. On the one vase, the silver foil is treated to show two carps swimming between water plants (ginbari technique). On the other the underlying silver foil shows a bird flying between plants. Feet and upper edges mounted in silver, Cloisons in silvered and gilded copper wire. Silver foot rings stamped with mark of the Sato manufacture (bun). Japan, Taisho / Showa period.
Height: 5 inches (12.2 cm). Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #737153 (stock #10487)
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$90.00
Very plain carpenter’s tool to draw straight lines. Dark wood. Japan, 19/20th century.
Length 8 1/8 inches (20.5 cm)
Needle missing, handle loose. Otherwise traces of usage, beautiful patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #737152 (stock #10486)
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$120.00
Carpenter’s tool to draw straight lines. The shape of the piece is a wheel floating on a wave. On the edge of the ink drenched cotton wool compartment sits a minogame. Middle brown wood. Japan, early 20th century.
Length 9 ¾ inches (ca. 25 cm)
Needle missing, handle missing. Wheel is a lovingly copied replacement. Body with fine detail and very nice patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #733368 (stock #10483)
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$275.00
Crosspiece for a kettle hook in the shape of a closed fan. Very elegant piece with simple engraved details. Keyaki (zelkova) wood with bronze hardware. Japan, 19th century.
Length 13 7/8 in. (35.4 cm), depth at widest point 3 1/8 in. (7.8 cm), height 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm).
One side exposed to sunlight, some dent and chips, but otherwise excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #727644 (stock #10481)
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Beaker shaped cup decorated in underglaze blue and in iron red, green, aubergine and gold with three men standing with the arms wide open and three rabbits crouching next to bamboo stalks. Lower rim decorated with flower petals in underglaze blue, rim on the inside decorated with underglaze blue geometric border. Japan, Arita, early 20th century.
Height 2 ¾ in. (7 cm); diameter 3 ¼ in. (8.3 cm)
Perfect condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #725123 (stock #10480)
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Two porcelain saucers with scalloped rims decorated in ao-Kutani style with blue, yellow, aubergine, green, black and iron red enamel. One decorated with a bird perched on a bamboo stalk, surrounded by peonies and other plants. The outside rim decorated with lotus petals in iron red. The other decorated with a butterfly above a vase with bamboo and peony. The rim decorated with a flower border. The outsides of both decorated with pine needles in iron red. The bottoms marked with the fuku-mark in black on green enamel. Japan, 20th century, perhaps earlier.
Diameter: 3.75 in. (9.5 cm) each.
Glaze flaw at outer rim of one (bird). Otherwise excellent condition.

The enamels have a halo around them.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #705472 (stock #10475)
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Hanging scroll with three goblins running away from the rising sun. One of the goblins holds a long pole with a red flag. Scene from the hyakki yako (Night parade of the one hundred demons). Signed: Kaishinsai hogen hitsu. Seal: Yoshin. Japan, 1819-1834.
Painted area: 13 3/8 x 21 7/8 in. (34 x 55.5 cm). Total height: 53 3/8 in. (135.5 cm).
With plain wooden box, no inscriptions.
Unimportant thin stain in lower left corner, otherwise fine condition. Box with fair amount of insect damage.

Kano Seisen’in Yoshin (or Yasunobu) (ca. 1799-1846). Son and pupil of Kano Isen’in, painter-in-residence to the Edo castle. Made many copies of older paintings. In 1819 he became hogen, in 1834 he became hoin.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #702855 (stock #10473)
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$1,800.00
A pair of exquisitely carved wooden stands in three parts, used for offering food or other things on a Buddhist altar. The hexagonal stems have each six inset wooden panels with finely carved fretwork in the shape of birds between flowers, colored with gold and bright colors. Each of the panels show different birds and different flowers. Over the stem there is a hexagonal middle section, inserted with each six finely carved pieces of fretwork in the shape of different flowering plants. A hexagonal offering stand crowns the whole, surrounded by lotus shaped fretwork. Each petal decorated with either a chrysanthemum or a paulonia flower (one kiku-mon between five kiri-mon and one kiri-mon between five kiku-mon), symbols of the imperial household. The framework of the stands covered in black lacquer, decorated in gold and silver with chrysanthemums between karakusa. Both stands are completely different from each other. Japan, Meiji period.
Overall height 9 in. (22.8 cm); width at widest point 5.5 in. (13.3 cm).
Four pieces of fretwork broken, three of which are glued and repainted. Some cracks in the lacquered frame along the seams of the wood, some of the gold and silver lacquer rubbed and chipped. The color on the fretwork dried out and crumbling. Damages due to age and use. All in all in rather good condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #681368 (stock #B 092)
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$35.00
Andon magazine, Vol. 11/2, no. 42. October 1992.
36 pp., 24.5 x 17.5 cm. Paper. English text. Numerous b/w illustrations.

Contents:
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.