H 29 ¾ x W 26 ½ inches and H 24 ½ x W 22 ¼ inches.
The smaller one with slight bleeding on the reverse (consistent with usage). Otherwise both in excellent condition.
H 14 x W 12 ½ inches.
H without stick 33 ½ inches
Detailed carving, good patina, few minor chips on the base, on the edges of his garment and in beard. All in all excellent condition.
L 82 ½ x H 2 ½ inches
Gold flakes oxidized, otherwise excellent condition.
H 23 x W 20 ¼ inches.
H 2 x L 2 ¼ x Wv2 inches
Traces us usage consistent with age. All in all excellent condition
Comes with kiri-wood tomobako with inscription.
H 9 ½ x W 10 inches.
Slightly yellowed, minimally soiled. Excellent material condition.
H ca. 1 in. (2.5 cm); L 9 in. (23 cm), D 6 in. (15 cm).
H ca. 1 ½ in. (3.8 cm); length 2 ½ in. (6.7 cm).
Frittings and tiny chips at opening rim and at foot, otherwise very good condition.
Former collection / stock of Roger Barber, San Anselmo, CA.
H 2 ¼ in. (5.8 cm)
Few glaze chips in yellow, otherwise very good condition
Height of zushi: ca. 19 ½ inches.
Chips and damages to lacquer on outside. Condition inside excellent. Handwritten label on back: made in Japan.
Belief in the Kasuga deity was popular in the Heian/Kamakura periods, as it links Shinto and Buddhist deities. The worship did continue into the Edo period.
Image H 40 ½ x W 14 ¼ inches. Total height 76 inches.
Mitsui Takayoshi (1808-1885), born in Kyoto, established the Mitsui financial imperium and founded Mitsui Bank. He was known for his calligraphy and painting. He was an avid collector of objects connected to the tea ceremony. Today, his collection, including his own paintings can be viewed in the Mitsui Memorial Museum in Tokyo.
The painting presented here was obviously painted to usher in the year of the tiger, 1866.
H 7 ¼ x Diameter 2 ¾ inches.
Tip of left hand panel broken off.
H 1 ¾ x L 2 ¼ inches
H 8 ½ x W 6 ¾ x D 3 ¾ inches
Few abrasions, back pane re-stuck with iron nail
Diameter 6 ¼ inches
H 1 ½ x L 2-7/8 inches.
Few tiny flakes at the edges. All in all very good condition.
H 2 x L 2 inches.
Several tiny flakes at the edges. All in all very good condition.