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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1320395 (stock #10824)
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Small dark brown stoneware jar with on the shoulder three-dimensional modeled crab and shells. The crab colored red, the shells gray. Japan, probably earlier Sumidagawa-ware, 19th century.

H 5-1/4 inch

One tiny old chip in foot edge.

Collection or maker's number in red on bottom: No. 874

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1320394 (stock #10823)
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Short handscroll divided into three separate sections with each two paintings of a woman's vagina and illustrations of how to pleasure her. Ink, mineral colors and gofun on silk. Unsigned, Japan, late Edo period, 19th century. 20th century mounting with sandalwood scroll ends.

L 44 1/2 x H 7 3/4 inches.

Slight rubbing of gofun, all in all very good condition.

Fitting kiri-wood storage box, 20th century.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1317816 (stock #10822)
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Scroll painting of a compact, standing and growling tiger, against a rocky background. Ink, mineral colors and gofun on paper. Signed Bunpo. Seals: the first unidentified, the second reading Bunpo no in. Japan Edo period, mid-19th century.

Image: 36 ¾ x 14 ¼ inches.
Mounting: ca. 68 x 19 inches.

Some old restored worm damage in upper area, old creases restored, few stains, all in all excellent condition.

Possibly Nakagawa Bunpo (1791-1867)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1317801 (stock #10821)
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Small hollow cast bronze figure of the sitting Shaka Nyorai, his hands folded in mudra in his lap. Originally an applique on an enormous bronze mandorla to a much larger Buddhist deity. Beautiful dark brown patina. Japan, Edo period, 19th century or earlier.

H 6 ¼ inches.

Two holes drilled in the back for former mounting, otherwise excellent condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1317722 (stock #10820)
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Soft, light weight wood, dark and light brown mottled, netsuke representing a snake coiling through a rock. The snake in gilt yellow bronze. Signed at the bottom: Osai. Japan, Edo or Meiji period, mid 19th century.

L 2 x W 1 ½ x H 1 ½ inches.

Very good condition.

Perhaps persimmon.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1317689 (stock #10819)
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Large and heavy plate, made of porcelain, decorated in enamel colors and gold with a mountainscape, including a waterfall and pagoda, inside a cherry blossom-shaped cartouche. The edge decorated in mainly orange and heavy gold with a geometrical design. On the back a black and gold seal reading Satsuma. Japan, Meiji era.

Diameter 14 inches.

Excellent condition.

This plate is made of porcelain, not of stoneware.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1950 item #1317681 (stock #10818)
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Set of two shishi lion dogs made of brown earthenware, covered in dark brown glaze, inside hollow. Brown glaze with partial fine crackle. Japan, early 20th century.

H 8 ¼ x L 7 inches.

Few tiny chips and minimal traces of usage. All in all very good condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1315564 (stock #10817)
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Small and elegant sentoku, or yellow bronze, urn-shaped vase on four feet that raise up as nyoi scepters. The sentoku covered with a darker brown patina with hand painted black spots, imitating smoke and grime traces. Art deco feeling. Japan, Showa era, 1930s. Unmarked.

H 6 inches

Few superficial rubbed spots on body, pin-prick dent in one of the raised lines on shoulder.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1314781 (stock #10816)
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Watercolor drawing on aquarelle paper of a Shinto shrine entrance and a stone lantern in a forest. Signed at bottom right H. Kato. Stamped number and original price in yen on verso. Japan, 1920s.

H 20.25 x W 13.5 inches

Slightly yellowed due to newspaper backing inside frame, otherwise fine condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1311132 (stock #10815)
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Small stoneware sake bottle, imitating a bentwood container. Sparsely decorated with plant motifs and the seam of a bentwood container. Neck and shoulder with dripping green glaze. Mino ware, Oribe style, Japan, Showa era, ca. 1970.

H 5 ½ inches.

Tiny chip on inner lip

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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1309132 (stock #10813)
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Almost square silk fukusa or ceremonial cloth with a brocade weave design in black, white, red and silver-gray silk threads on a ground of gold brocade weave. The design shows an open fan painting with a dancing crane and short text with seal. The text states that the design is after a painting by Takeuchi Seiho (1864 -1942) and ends with Seiho’s red seal from the 1940s. Reverse decorated in brocade weave with a shippo design. Brown silk tassels. Japan, Showa era, mid-20th century.

H 16 x W 16 ½ inches.

Excellent condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1309125 (stock #10812)
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Virtually square silk fukusa ceremonial cloth with a hand-embroidered design in colored silk threads and gold and silver of Ebisu and Daikoku playing a game of go during the New Year’s celebrations. Embroidery is partially in relief.The reverse is plain red silk. Golden-brown silk tassels. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.

H 27 ¼ x W 27 inches.

Black silk threads on the go board partially missing, some loose black silk thread on Daikoku’s bag, some rubbing of the embroidery, all in all still very good condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1309123 (stock #10811)
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Almost square silk fukusa or ceremonial cloth, with design of chrysanthemums in a circle, embroidered in purple, green silks and gold thread. Reverse red silk with a family crest in gold thread. Silk tassels in orange and gold. Japan, probably Taisho or Showa era, 20th century.

H ca. 14 ½ x W 13 inches.

Two horizontal creases from storage, otherwise fine condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1309120 (stock #10810)
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Pair of almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloths, with design of a pair of cranes standing in the clouds, in gold and silver brocade. One green silk, one orange-red silk. Silk tassels in orange, gold and white. Japan, probably Taisho or Showa era, 20th century.

H 14-1/8 x W 13 inches.

Two tassels missing, otherwise fine condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1308267 (stock #10809)
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Almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth, with hand-painted (yuzen dye-technique) and embroidered (silk, god and silver thread) decoration of a garden landscape around a house in spring. Possibly a scene from the Tale of Genji. Reverse covered with bright red silk cloth decorated in brocade weave with cranes, chrysanthemums, bamboo, pine and shippo design. Silk tassels. Japan, Meiji era, probably early 20th century.

H 26 ½ x W 25 inches.

One tassel missing, one sharp central fold bending some silver threads, otherwise fine condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1308242 (stock #10808)
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Tall tokkuri or bottle for serving sake. Gray stoneware with cream colored, finely crackled glaze on body and typical green glaze on mouth. Seto region, Oribe ware, Japan early to mid 19th century.

H 9 inches.

Excellent condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1306274 (stock #10804)
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Almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth. Silk decorated with a hand-painted (yuzen dye-technique) autumn landscape with waterfalls, overlaid by an opened fan – in woven brocade, hand-stitched colored silk and gold embroidery and painting techniques– decorated with the poet Kakinomoto Hitomaro on an engawa between scattered momiji leaves and ivy in autumnal colors. Reverse decorated with a tachibana crest in stencil-dye technique. Silk and gold-thread tassels. Japan, Meiji era, probably early 20th century.

H 28 x W 26 ¼ inches.

Some foxing and other stains, consistent with use and storage, otherwise very good condition.