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All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #343579 (stock #L 005)
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$1,650.00
Tea caddy of flat or low shape (hira natsume). Deep brown lacquer ground. Decorated in shades of gold, silver, black and dark brown at one side with reeds growing at a rocky shore, the reverse side with decaying post in waves. The bottom of black lacquer. Black lacquer interiors. Height 2 3/8” (6.2 cm), diameter 3 3/8” (8.5 cm). Purchased in Japan around 1980. Perfect condition.
In fitted wooden box (tomobako) 3 ½ x 4 x 4 inches (9 x 10 x 10 cm), inscribed at one side yoshibe makie (reeds at shore), hira natsume (low shape tea caddy). Signed TAI’EN and with square red seal imprint TAI’EN.

This piece is located in Europe (EC).

All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Pre 1990 item #343570 (stock #L 004)
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$800.00
Tall and slender natsume of cylindrical shape, the deep cover and receptacle meeting at the middle of its height. Plain black lacquer ground, undecorated. Black lacquer interiors. Signed at the bottom with an incised stylized seal mark ZÔHIKO (the character zô means ‘elephant’). Height 3 1/8” (8 cm), diameter 2” (5 cm). Purchased in Japan around 1985. Perfect condition.
In fitted wooden box (tomobako) 4 ¼ x 2 ¾ x 2 ¾ inches (10.7 x 7 x 7 cm), inscribed at the top of lid cha-ire (tea caddy). Signed ZÔHIKO with a black seal imprint at bottom of box.

This piece is located in Europe (EC).

All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Pre 1990 item #343317 (stock #L 002)
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$1,500.00
Red lacquer ground with an all-over design of stylized chrysanthemums (kiku mon) in chinkin technique. Chinkin technique consists of incised lines filled with gold dust. Black lacquer interiors. Signed at bottom in incised characters: SHIGEIO. Wajima chinkin lacquer. Height 2 ¾” (7 cm), diameter 2 3/8” (6,7 cm). Purchased in Japan around 1982. Perfect condition.
In fitted wooden box (tomobako) 4 ¼ x 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ inches (10.5 x 8.4 x 8.4 cm), inscribed, signed by the artist, and with read seal imprint at the front of tomobako. Signed and sealed also at one corner of the white silk wrapping cloth.
Enclosed leaflet with artist’s name, SUSUMU SHIGEIO, and address of his studio in Ishikawa, his exhibitions and memberships to associations.

This piece is located in Europe (EC).

All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #343311 (stock #L 001)
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$1,250.00
Design of leafy maple branches in gold and green lacquer on black. Inside black lacquer. The inside of the lid painted in gold lacquer with three fishes ascending water and a rock. Height 2 ¾” (7 cm), diameter 2 7/8” (7,2 cm). Purchased in Japan around 1980. Perfect condition.
In fitted wooden box (tomobako) 4 ¼ x 3 ½ x 3 ½ inches (10,5 x 9 x 9 cm), inscribed at the front ‘Ao-momiji’ (Green maple leaves), large size tea caddy. Signed and with red seal imprint at front of tomobako: SÔKÔ (MUNEHIRO), with seal SÔKÔ.
Enclosed leaflet with description of SÔKÔ DÔJÔ’S studio as part of the traditional art and handicraft lacquer tea ceremony utensils made in Kaga province.

This piece is located in Europe (EC).

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #343124 (stock #10190)
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$550.00
Lovely small box for carrying lunch. On a system of shelves that open to the front and the sides (‘hinges’ are in the back), five boxes and three trays are stacked. The frame box and two of the inside boxes a covered in a clear lacquer finish that shows the beautiful wood grain. Three boxes covered in red, ochre and black lacquer. The trays are decorated in gold lacquer over red; the bottoms in black lacquer. The vertical posts decorated with karakusa in painted gold lacquer. Handle on top in patinated brass. Height 7; width 7 ¾; deep 4 1/8 inches (17,5 x 19,7 x 10,5 cm). Japan, Meiji period. Some careful restorations (old breaks glued, lost part replaced) one shelf slightly warped as are the covers of the boxes and the trays, upper right shelve glued back to the frame, some splits at the seams of boxes, some of gold lacquer rubbed, but generally good condition. Comes with plain tomobako.

Ex coll. Ide Takashi
Exhibited: Machida City Museum, "Bentobako" (Bento boxes), 1985.9.10--10.20

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #343113 (stock #10189)
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$130.00
Two small, oval covered boxes made of bentwood (magemono), stitched at the overlap. Outer sides of the boxes and the covers brushed and covered with reddish brown lacquer, the insides and bottoms covered with black lacquer. Purple silk net bag. Japan, Meiji period/early 20th century.
Largest box H 1 1/8; L 4 ¾; W 3 inches (3,9 x 12 x 7,6 cm).
Some traces of usage at boxes and covers, some warping at the rounding which causes seams between bottom and side, otherwise good condition.
Bentwood was the predecessor of plastic in Japan. This kind of boxes was extensively used and was not meant to last.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #342836 (stock #10187)
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$200.00
Three small covered boxes made of bentwood (magemono), stitched at the overlap. Outer sides of the boxes and the covers brushed and covered with reddish brown lacquer, the insides and bottoms covered with black lacquer. Label on bottom of largest box. Cotton bag. Japan, Meiji period/early 20th century. Largest box H 2 1/8; L 5; W 3 ½ inches (5,2 x 13,7 x 9 cm). Some wear at corners of boxes and cover (dents and slight warping), otherwise very good condition.
Bentwood was the predecessor of plastic in Japan. This kind of boxes was extensively used and was not meant to last.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #342657 (stock #10186)
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$150.00
Bag used for carrying a picnic set. Pieces of cotton patched together into a square shape with two triangular overlap tips for closure and a looped strap. On the outside various striped and other designs (kasuri and kata-zome) in indigo blue. On the inside patches of mainly solid indigo blue. Height 25 ½; width 17 inches (62 x 42,5 cm). Japan, Meiji period (around 1900). Some traces of usage, but still good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #342652 (stock #10184)
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$400.00
Square box with a slide, used for carrying food for a picnic. Through two cut out gourd-shapes in the sides the small boxes on the inside become visible. Inside there are two long boxes, one cubic box and two boxes of half the height, with cover and one top cover. The outer and inner boxes made of wood covered with a transparent lacquer finish, all insides in red lacquer, all bottoms in black lacquer. Forged iron handle. On top stamped mark: Kazumaru or Ichimaru.
(H 10 5/8; L 10 3/8; D 5 ½ inches (26,8 x 26,4 x 13,7 cm).
Japan, Meiji period.
Top cover somewhat warped, some minor traces of usage (some lacquer and finish slightly rubbed, some scratches on surface of outer box), generally in very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #341772 (stock #10183)
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$225.00
Very simple box made of sugi-wood, corners and seams fortified with copper strips. Inside, behind a slide there is a pile of three boxes, the top most with a cover. On the top company? name burned into wood: Maefune. H 9 ½; W 6; D 10 inches (24,1 x 15,1 x 25,5 cm). Japan, early 20th century. Traces of usage, some warping, few tears in wood, generally good condition.
This piece was probably used by a craftsman.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #340279 (stock #10163)
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$400.00
Painting of a pair of quails underneath the hazy autumn moon. In the foreground a grasshopper between fallen leaves. Color and ink on silk. Signature and seal at lower right: …shun. Japan, 19th century. Painted area 43 ¼ x 12 7/8 inches. Foxing and creases, somewhat soiled on creases. Framed behind Plexiglas. Frame 57 ¼ x 20 ¼ inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #340255 (stock #10173)
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$350.00
Small square box with a slide, used for carrying food. Through two cut out circles in the sides the small boxes on the inside become visible. Inside there are a larger box with cover, one smaller of the same height, but of half the length and two more that are half the size of the smaller box, one of which has a cover. The outer and inner boxes of wood with lacquer finish, all insides in black lacquer. Poem written in black ink on the slide. Brass (sentoku) handle. H 5 5/8; L 7 3/8; D 4 inches (14,4 x 18,9 x 10,4 cm). Japan, Meiji period. Cover of the larger box somewhat warped, some minor traces of usage (cracks in black lacquer on wood seams, some lacquer and finish rubbed off).
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #330944 (stock #10172)
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$600.00
Standard work on Chinese painting" Osvald Sirén, Chinese Painting: Leading masters and principles, vols. I to VII, facsimile (orange cloth), Hacker Art Books Inc., New York 1973. 11 1/8 x 8 ½ inches.
Vol. I Early Chinese painting
Vol. II The first millennium. The Sung period
Vol. III The first millennium. Plates
Vol. IV The later centuries. The Yüan and early Ming masters
Vol. V The later centuries. The later Ming and leading Ch’ing masters
Vol. VI The later centuries. Plates
Vol. VII Annotated lists of paintings and reproductions of painting by Chinese artists
Covers with some rubbing and slightly soiled on the cut of the paper, inside excellent condition, binding overall almost as good as new.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #330924 (stock #10086)
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Large stone head of a Buddha. Serene face with the eyes cast down, a small flat nose and a small, slightly pointed mouth. The ears with thick earlobes stand off the head. The hair is done in a conical shape. The plump, flat face with the small mouth and nose are typical for the Liao period (907 - 1125). On the ears and in the face traces of gilt lacquer. Also traces of a yellowish lacquer that may have served as a basis to apply the gold to. On the lips and on the ushnisha rests of red lacquer. Excellent condition. This must once have been a splendid piece. Mounted on base.
Height 14 inches, without the base.
Excellent condition.

Provenance:
Collection Ezekiel Schloss
Collection Richard Ravenal, NY
Carole Davenport, NY

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #329506 (stock #10169)
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$250.00
Bowl of high fired, porcelain-like, slightly yellow clay, glazed with a light celadon with fine crackle. Celadon ware was produced in a few Imari kilns, however, there is no certain attribution to this region. Diameter 5 ½ inches, height 2 1/8 inches. Japan, 19th century. Traces of usage on the inside (tiny frittings along the lines of the crackle), two tiny chips at upper rim, from one of which originates a short haircrack. Otherwise good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #329310 (stock #10167)
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Koro of cylindracal shape, standing on three short, triangular feet. On whitish, rather porous clay that turned orange-brown at the feet due to heat exposure, a white glaze has been applied with a fine crackle. Inside left unglazed. Ofuke ware (kilns in Nagoya region), 20th century.
Height 3 1/8 inches, diameter 3 ¼ inches.
One very small, older chip at outer rim, one tiny firing crack in the body, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #328526 (stock #10161)
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$400.00
Serving plate. Over a grayish brown stoneware a geometrical design in blue, brown and green glazes, partly with fine crackle. Unsigned, but clay, color and design remind one of Mashiko ware. Diameter 10 ¼ inches, height 2 inches. Japan, 2nd half 20th century. Slight traces of usage (tiny scratches and water stains), otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #327651 (stock #10159)
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$900.00
Well pulley. Wooden wheel with forged iron hanging construction. The inside of groove in the wheel, where the rope would run through, lined with a thin layer of copper. Diameter wheel 12 ¼ inches, height of whole 16 ¾ inches, thickness wheel 3, thickness whole 6 ½ inches. Beautiful patina of the keyaki wood, some dents and scratches due to usage, copper on wheel slightly damage due to usage, otherwise very good condition. Japan, 19th century