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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #488302 (stock #10391)
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$150.00
Three small paintings in tanzaku format, painted for the New Year. Dragon in thunder clouds. Black ink and some red color on paper with golden background. Reverse of tanzaku speckled with gold flakes. Bamboo stalk. Black ink and brown color on paper with silver background. Reverse of tanzaku speckled with gold flakes. Torii in the snow with birds. Black ink on extremely thin sheet of wood. All signed and sealed, by different artists, or rather amateur painters. All dated on the back in pencil: 4 Jan 57.
14 1/16 x 2 5/16" (paper); 14 1/8 x 2 1/4" (wood).
Dragon: upper edge with some creases, corners slightly dented. Bamboo: Silver somewhat oxidized, corners slightly dented. Torii: Good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #487852 (stock #10382)
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$1,800.00
Shrine with sculpture of the bodhisattva Myoken, deity of the Polar Star and of the Big Dipper. He is dressed in Chinese garment, standing on the back of a dragon like turtle, holding an enormous sword. Behind his back a nimbus with seven discs, representing the seven stars of the Big Dipper. To the left the head of a snake pops out of nowhere. (Originally the you may find Myoken with turtle and snake or two turtles.) Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
Height case: 8 1/8 inches (21 cm).
Case: Usual wear and tear, on back label with the text: 19th century Japanese lacquer shrine of Buddha. C. 1820. Figure: Sword replaced, snake may be have been broken off elsewhere and glued to the wrong spot, traces of glue on back of turtle, to glue back deity, polychrome layer curling up and chipping off at places (showing the underlying white). Otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #487713 (stock #10385)
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$1,500.00
Sculpture of a priest sitting with his legs crossed, his hands positioned on his knees, formerly holding a scroll and a rosary. He wears a robe with the usual red square pattern. His face is very rich in expression, his bare chest clearly shows his ribcage. Wood with a polychrome lacquer layer on top of gesso. Japan, 18th century.
Height 18 5/8 in., width 17 1/4 in., depth 12 in.
The lacquer rubbed in places, partly onto the bare wood, lacquer stabilized, some thin cracks in the lacquer surface, but basically in good and stable condition. Bottom of figure covered with felt.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #487438 (stock #10381)
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$2,200.00
Shrine with a finely carved sculpture of the Bodhisattva Benten, sitting with crossed legs on a throne made of lotus leaves. She holds her two hands folded together in front of her face. In her hair there is a small shinto torii, her typical headdress. She sits in front of a disc shaped mandorla. Polychrome decorated (hair and mouth) wood with ornaments in gilded metal. Japan, 19th century.
Height case: 8 1/4 inches (20.5 cm).
Case: Traces of usage (lacquer partly cracked along seams, some small dents and some lacquer chips, especially along lower edge of reverse. Figure: Chip at tip of scarf on right, scarf broken in 2 spots and repaired, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #487183 (stock #10379)
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$800.00
Very small shrine with the figure of Amida Nyorai standing on a lotus base. His slender body covered in a finely, gold ornamented garment, his left hand hanging down in mudra, his now missing right hand would be held up in mudra. Soft wood stained dark brown with gold decoration and some red. The insides of the doors decorated in reddish brown with meandering flowers. Japan, Edo period, early 19th century.
Height case: 5 1/4 inches (13.4 cm).
Case with clear but acceptable traces of usage (tiny dents, chips, small repair at left edge of right door), but basically in good condition. Right hand of figure missing, otherwise in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #487145 (stock #10377)
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$550.00
Very small shrine with inside the wooden figure of the three-headed Marishi-ten (one boar's head), sitting on a lotus base carried on the backs of seven boars. In his hands he holds a branch of the asoka tree, a sword, bow and arrows. The carving is slightly abstracted, but nevertheless full of detail. The halo and attributes all in gilded metal. On the bottom a paper label with inscription in ink: An old Buddha from 150 -200 yrs. old that used to be carried by the Japanese who prayed to it for strength 1922 (or 1932) 20.- Japan, mid Edo period (around 1800).
Height case: 2 3/4 inches (6.9 cm).
Case with minor traces of usage, in very good condition. Snout of one boar chipped, some attributes damaged or missing, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #486698 (stock #10376)
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$2,200.00
Very small shrine with inside a Shaka triad, consisting of Buddha Shakyamuni in the company of Aizen Myoo (left) and Fudo Myoo (right). Shakyamuni sitting on a bed of leaves positioned on a rock, Aizen and Fudo are seated on their usual thrones, positioned on the rock, somewhat lower than Shaka. Wood with polychrome decoration with gilded metal ornaments. The right door dated Anei 2 (1773), as the year of its initiation. The back of the zushi inscribed with red lacquer, stating the year Meiwa 9 (1772) as year of manufacture. The name of the donor has been erased, as part of the inscription on the inside of the left door has been partially erased. Paper label on the bottom: # 120. MADE IN JAPAN.
Height case: 3 1/2 inches.
Case: Some lacquer chips at back at bottom, at edges, otherwise good condition. Sculpture: Attributes to Fudo are missing, otherwise excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1910 item #486600 (stock #10373)
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Small album of green carton with 6 albumen photos and 7 black and white vintage photographs, two of which with inscription in German in ink on the back. Photos of Hong Kong, mainly Victoria's Peak and the mansions built on it. Three photos of a festivity with British dignitaries and two pictures of the coast at Panary, Malaysia. Inscription: Zur freundlichen Erinnerung an den Peak + einige seiner Bewohner. M von der Heyde. Hongkong, Oktober 1906 (In fond memory of the Peak and some of its inhabitants. M. von der Heyde. Hong Kong, October 1906); Peak. Hongkong. Oktober. 1906. The cover of the album inscribed in white: China 1903-06.
11 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (28.1 x 20.6 cm).
Albumen photos slightly creased, basically good condition, vintage photos with creased corners due to the slits in the album pages, otherwise also good condition. Album: one braid, for the lower hinge, missing, thus loosening the album. The pages in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #486586 (stock #10371)
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Very unusual figure of the terrible Kigyo Kishimojin, standing with a baby in her arms, holding up a pomegranate in her right hand. In this form she represents the protector of children. Almost abstracted wooden figure with dark patina. The mouth painted red, the eyes inlaid with glass or crystal painted with gold in reverse technique, the pomegranate made of a red kernel. Usually, when holding a child, she is depicted in a more human, motherly form. Japan, 19th century.
Height case: 13 inches (32.5 cm).
Figure in very good condition with one worm hole and tiny chip at seam at face. Base with one repaired boulder. Case basically in fine condition with beautiful hardware.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #481777 (stock #10364)
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$280.00
Small round box in the shape a ribbed fruit, the stem standing up from the cover. Wood with black lacquer and gold. Inside covered with gold foil. Probably used on a Buddhist altar to keep incense. Japan, 19th century.
Height: 2 1/8 in. (6.7 cm), diameter at widest point: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm).
Clear traces of usage: dents, tiny chips, gold rubbed off at places, basically good condition with nice patina.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #481103 (stock #10362)
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Incense box, or kogo, in the shape of a rabbit, in hunched position, its ears flat on its flanks. The image is very abstract, with mere indication of the toes on the bottom segment. Grayish brown stoneware with thinly applied gray glaze with blue spots, letting the stoneware shine through at places. In bottom a character has been engraved, by way of a signature, unfortunately illegible. Japan, 2nd half 20th century.
Height: 1 ¾ inches (4.5 cm). Length: 2 ¼ inches (5.5 cm).
Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #480241 (stock #10359)
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$1,100.00
Three scrolls showing the Four Sleepers Kanzan with the scroll, Jittoku with the broom and Bukan zenshi and the tiger, all standing. Blank ink and faints blue and red on silk. All three scrolls with signature Tsunenobu hitsu and red seal. ‘Remounted’ with the old brocades, both painting and mounting thus well preserved. Japan, 18/19th century.
Painted areas: 39 1/8 x 18 ½ inches. Whole length: 72 ¾ inches.
Some soiling of the silk due to age, otherwise very good condition with some minor damages:
Jittoku - in the lower part of mounting (repaired area).
Bukan Zenshi - in the upper part of mounting (three repaired areas), then there is some minimal worm damage in the silk, some tiny holes in the lower part of the mounting and in the silk on the left side and in the upper middle. Worm damage is hardly noticeable.
Double wooden box. Inscription on inner box: sanfuku tsui (set of 3 scrolls); middle: toyo-sen; left and right: kanzan jittoku. Yoboku hitsu (Yoboku being the go of Kano Tsunenobu).

Kano Tsunenobu was a famous painter who lived 1636-1713. He was the son of Kano Naonobu and a pupil of Kano Tan’yu. He was a leading artist of the Kano school in Kyoto.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #470077 (stock #10357)
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$600.00
Small shrine. Inside sits Nichiren, founder of the Buddhist Nichiren sect, on a chair. Underneath the chair his clunky shoes. In his left hand he formerly held a rosary. In the right hand, pressed against his chest, he holds a four pronged vajra, now partly missing. In the back of him the gilded Amrita bottle. Figure of wood, stained black. Chair lacquered wood, partly polychrome design. Japan, Edo period.
Height 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm).
Case with old chips, filled up with black lacquer, front third of bottom cracked off and repaired. Tiny chip at garment of Nichiren, lower part of vajra missing, as is the rosary, chair formerly broken and lovingly restored. Obviously used, but with love for the piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #469987 (stock #10356)
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$400.00
Small shrine with the image of Amida Buddha, standing on a lotus base with one hand up and one hand down in mudra in front of a tall mandala. Gilt wood figure and base, mandala made of gilt metal. On top eyelet to hang the zushi from. Japan, 19th century.
Height 7 ¾ in. (20 cm).
Case with clear traces of usage, very thin, short crack in left door, metal bolt missing from lock. Figure in good condition, lots of soot.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #469708 (stock #10355)
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$1,400.00
Very refined zushi with the sculpture of the bodhisattva Jizo. He stands on a lotus throne on rocks, holding a jewel in his left hand, his right hand missing. Behind his head a halo with very fine decoration in relief of clouds and jewels. Light wood with polychrome and gorgeous gold decoration, especially on the garment. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
Height 6 in. (15.3 cm).
Right hand missing, otherwise excellent condition. Case: some dents and chips, basically in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #469546 (stock #10353)
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$600.00
Small shrine with the sculpture of Kishimojin, the hands folded in prayer. Plain wood with nice patina, the pupils painted black. On the back inscription in black ink. On the right door of the case inscription in black ink: Angyo Kishimosonjin, the name of the temple and the donor. The inscription on the back of the sculpture is partly the same, indicating that sculpture and case came together. Japan, early 19th century.
Height case: 7 in. (17.9 cm).
Case with some obvious traces of usage, hardware slightly bent, nails missing. Sculpture in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #469480 (stock #10352)
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$1,400.00
Small shrine with the sculpture of Fudo Myoo, standing on a rock before a flaming mandala in the shape of a phoenix. Finely carved wood with fine gold decoration. In the right hand the rope, in the left a now missing sword. Mandala made of thin metal painted red with traces of gold. On the doors left and right are painted the images of Seitaka doji and Kongara doji. Japan, early 19th century.
Height 6 in. (15.6 cm).
Sword and ornament on the center of the base missing. Tiny paint flakes at right door painting. Case: some dents and old lacquer chips. Roof repaired with pegs, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #469307 (stock #10351)
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$300.00
Small framed painting of hawk perching on a rock underneath a flowering plum tree branch. The hawk beholds the beholder with one eye, holding its head and body at an angle. Unsigned. Kano style. Black ink on paper in brocade mounting. 18th century. Scroll ends cut off and framed.
Frame: 40 ¼ x 15 ¾ in. (105.8 x 40.2 cm). Painted area: 30 5/8 x 11 ½ in. (78.5 x 29.4 cm).
Toned, some cracks (former folds due to rolling), slightly rubbed at places, few missing areas. It is what it is. Still nice bold hand.