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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1301076 (stock #10791)
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Pair of golden yellow silk fukusa or ceremonial cloths, with diamond pattern with water birds design in brocade weave, over which is embroidered in different hues of pink and in goldthread. The larger fukusa is decorated with a lobster carrying a treasure boat, holding several of the treasures. The smaller fukusa is decorated with a treasure boat, as well. Reverse decorated in brocade technique with a family crest in white silk. Japan, Taisho or Showa era, ca. early to mid-20th century.

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.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1301032 (stock #10790)
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Almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth, with finely embroidered decoration in vibrant silk colors and gold thread on red silk, of a kusudama or flower ball with flowers of the four seasons (cherry blossom, peony, chrysanthemum and pine). Reverse decorated in gold-thread stitching with a mitsu tomoe crest. Japan, Taisho or Showa era, ca. early to mid-20th century.

H 14 x W 12 ½ inches.

Excellent condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1930 item #1301025 (stock #10789)
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Large carving in one block of wood. The Emperor Jinmu, the legendary first emperor of Japan, standing in his typical way, sword and long bow in his hands, arrows on his back, looking up to see the Yata Crow that leads him and his troops through Yamato. The original bow has been lost and is now replaced by a curved stick. Very good carving, using the grain of the wood to the advantage of the sculpture. Japan, Taisho or early Showa period.

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1300976 (stock #10788)
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Very small handscroll showing five shunga scenes. High quality painting in the style of Hokusai. Black ink, colors, gofun, black lacquer on silk. Gold flakes (now oxidized) on the backing paper. Glass or crystal scroll ends. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.

L 82 ½ x H 2 ½ inches

Gold flakes oxidized, otherwise excellent condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1300203 (stock #10787)
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Almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth, with a painted decoration in vibrant colors, and with exquisitely fine silk and silver gold thread embroidery added, of an insect cage standing between fall grasses. Reverse decorated in yuzen-dye technique with a family crest. Japan, Taisho or Showa era, ca. early to mid-20th century.

H 23 x W 20 ¼ inches.

Excellent condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1300197 (stock #10785)
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Kogo, ceramic box for keeping incense in the shape of a faceted tama or jewel. Brown stoneware with greenish brown ash glaze on top and with the typical white inclusions. Shigaraki stone ware. Japan, Edo period, 18th century or older.

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.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1300190 (stock #10786)
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Small, almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth, with a painted decoration in black ink, some brown, and with white silk and gold metal embroidery added of an incense burner, kogo and lotus flower with large leaves. Reverse undecorated. Japan, Showa era, ca. 1950s.

H 9 ½ x W 10 inches.

Slightly yellowed, minimally soiled. Excellent material condition.

All Items : New Century : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1298445 (stock #10784)
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Five serving plates in half moon shape with up standing rim, decorated with flowers (a.o. kikyo) and rocks in underglaze blue, pink and brown and overglaze green and gold enamels and white slip. Standing on 4 pentagonal feet. Each signed on the back: ma. Seto region, Oribe style. Japan, 20th century.

H ca. 1 in. (2.5 cm); L 9 in. (23 cm), D 6 in. (15 cm).

Mint condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1298437 (stock #10783)
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Small brush washer, molded and carved in the shape of a crab. Very thin biscuit with yellow, black and green glazes. Kutani ware, in the manner of Eiraku Hozen (1795-1854) and Wazen (1823-1896). Japan, 19th century.

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.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1960 item #1298428 (stock #10782)
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Earthenware tea cup for black tea in the shape of a curled up lotus leaf, the handle formed by a stem and lotus bud. The foot formed by another stem. On the outside a decoration of peaches, chestnuts and yellow fruits. Banko ware or Banko style. Press mark on bottom, unidentified, reading RH & 8F (or BF). Japan, 20th century.

H 2 ¼ in. (5.8 cm)

Few glaze chips in yellow, otherwise very good condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #1295813 (stock #10781)
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Tall and shallow zushi or portable shrine with the painting of the Kasuga mandala, mounted on a lotus base. From the saddle of the white deer rises the branch of the sacred Sakaki tree. In the branch is a disc with Buddha Shakyamuni in the middle, surrounded by the bodhisattvas Jizo, Kannon and Monju and Yakushi Nyorai. In the background, above a cloud, Mount Mikasa and the Kasuga shrine and the sun above. Polychromed and gilded wood. Japan, early Edo period, late 17th century.

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1294860 (stock #10780)
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Hanging scroll with image of a tiger, seen on its back, sitting under a promontory with some vegetation. Black ink, mineral colors and some gofun on silk. Dated and signed: Keio year of the tiger, 1st day of spring, Kofuku or Takayoshi. Seals: Mitsui Kofuku and Shisei. Japan, Edo period, 1866.

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1294836 (stock #10779)
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Cylindrical zushi or portable shrine of the proto-type as imported from China. In the center sits Amida Nyorai, surrounded by attendants. On the left door sits Seishi, on the right door Kannon, each surrounded by attendants as well. Outside covered in red lacquer, with gilding. The inside plain dark brown wood, with gilding on the edges. Japan, Edo period, 18th century.

H 7 ¼ x Diameter 2 ¾ inches.

Tip of left hand panel broken off.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1294049 (stock #10778)
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Kogo, ceramic box for keeping incense in the shape of a reclining Shiba dog with a ruff. Brown stoneware with specklled yellow ash glaze on top. Bizenyaki. Signed with impressed seal. Japan, Showa era, 20th century.

H 1 ¾ x L 2 ¼ inches

Excellent condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1294043 (stock #10777)
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Zushi in the shape of a Shinto shrine housing a carving of a curled up snake, it's tongue out. Glass pane behind the double doors. Left door inscribed with dedication by the donor. Inside, behind the snake, inscription in black ink, referring to Fudo Myoo and Marishiten. Sugi-wood (cryptomeria) shrine with light wood carving. Japan, Meiji or Taisho era (1910s-1920s).

H 8 ½ x W 6 ¾ x D 3 ¾ inches

Few abrasions, back pane re-stuck with iron nail

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1294008 (stock #10776)
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Cast iron kakebotoke or votive plaque for a Buddhist temple or house shrine, showing Amida Nyorai in low relief with repousse in mandorla. Japan, Meiji era, 19/20th century.

Diameter 6 ¼ inches

Excellent condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1293943 (stock #10775)
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Kogo, ceramic box for keeping incense in the shape of a reclining shishi. Brown stoneware with yellow and light brown ash glaze on top. Bizenyaki. Signed with impressed seal Fuku. Japan, Taisho/Showa era, 20th century.

H 1 ½ x L 2-7/8 inches.

Few tiny flakes at the edges. All in all very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1293939 (stock #10774)
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Kogo, ceramic box for keeping incense in the shape of a badger, holding or drumming his belly. Tanuki no hara tsutsumi. Brown stoneware with yellow ash glaze on top. Bizenyaki. Signed. Japan, late Edo period, 19th century.

H 2 x L 2 inches.

Several tiny flakes at the edges. All in all very good condition.