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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #365486 (stock #B 069)
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Kopplin, Monika, Museum für Lackkunst, Vol. II, Europäische Lackkunst, Ausgewählte Arbeiten [Museum of Lacquer Art, Vol. II, European Lacquer Art, Selected Works] Münster, BASF Coatings AG, Germany, 1998, 320 pp., 160 color ills., 97 b/w ills., including a facsimile reproduction of 24 pp. from “A Treatise of Japanning and Varnishing” by John Stalker, first published in Oxford, in 1688. 11 ¾ x 9 in. (30 x 23 cm). Paper. Very good condition, cover slightly rubbed. German text.
The book presents a selection of the museum’s rare and little-known European lacquer objects, such as boxes, fans, trays, furniture, panels, etc., mostly dating from the 17th to the 20th century, among them a panel by the French lacquer master Jean Dunand (1877-1942). The museum owns Italian, Dutch, English, French, Belgian, German, and Russian lacquer objects, many of them of the highest quality. Also shown are lacquered interiors of castles, reproductions of paintings depicting lacquer objects, and other objects related to lacquer, all in very good colour printing. Printed design-bases for many of the objects are shown, such as reproductions of paintings by Francois Boucher (1703-70), dated engravings, and other sources. All signatures, seals, and many details are reproduced. The appendices include: - Facsimile reproduction of pages with exotic drawings in “Far Eastern” style for the decoration of European lacquer furniture and utensils from Stalker’s very popular pattern book (pp. 244-267). The line drawings of pagodas, figures, and birds were easy to copy and, consequently, were over centuries used as pattern by amateurs and professionals. John Stalker’s colourful Chinoiserie motifs, more or less skilfully painted on chairs and cupboards, trays and boxes, can be seen today in castles and museums or also found on flea-markets. - An overview of the museum’s collection of books containing historical “lacquer” recipes and instructions on “How to Produce Varnish”, dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries is found on pp. 269-278. - Selected bibliography (pp. 279-290), Index (pp. 291-300), Glossary of names and technical terms (pp. 301-320).

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #365367 (stock #10231)
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Sumie. Big leaves of a banana tree with full moon in background. Signed in lower right corner: Korenobu hitsu. Red seal: Yosen. Referring to Kano Korenobu Yosen’in (1753-1808). Black ink on silk. Painted area: 18 ¼ x 27 ¼ in. (46.9 x 69.8 cm). One dull crease in upper left part, otherwise very good condition. Very good hanging condition. Wooden scroll ends lacquered black. Fitting wooden box with inscription: Banana tree in moonlight (tsukikage no basho). Kano Yosen’in.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #364772 (stock #B 070)
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$45.00
Kopplin, Monika, Museum für Lackkunst, Vol. I, Ostasiatische Lackkunst, Ausgewählte Arbeiten [Museum of Lacquer Art, Vol. I, East-Asian Lacquer Art, Selected Works], with an introductory essay by the museum’s new director, Monika Kopplin. Lengerich, BASF Coatings AG, Germany, without date (1993), 206 pp., 51 color ills., 43 b/w ills., 11 ¾ x 9 in. (30 x 23 cm). Paper. Good condition, cover slightly rubbed. German text.
The book was published in 1993 on the occasion of the museum’s re-opening in new, spacious rooms in the city of Münster. A selection of the museum’s Far Eastern lacquer objects is presented, beginning with an approximately 2200 years old Chinese wine container (chih) of lacquered wood. Also shown are Chinese trays, panels, and boxes from the Wan’li and K’ang-hsi periods. Several beautiful carved lacquer objects are dating from the 14th to the 18th centuries. Shown are South Chinese export wares, large ‘Coromandel’ screens, cupboards, and storage boxes, followed by Korean lacquer objects. Finally Japanese boxes and bowls from the 15th and 16th centuries, a Namban export lacquer chest, writing boxes (suzuribako), inro, and incense boxes are shown. Appendix: Glossary of Names and Technical Terms (pp. 189-202). Selected Bibliography (pp. 203-206).

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #362519 (stock #10229)
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Cylindrical box with cover, made of bent wood, the seams stitched with bark or other fiber. The wood is covered with a very dark brown or black finish. Height 8 ¾ in. (23.1 cm); diameter 9 7/8 in. (25.4 cm). Some worm damage, edges strongly rubbed here and there, the original finish crackled and brittle. Edo period, 18th century.
Purportedly this box was used to transport severed heads from the battle field back to the families or to the person who was interested in seeing the man or woman dead. Or perhaps it was used to keep the severed head at the execution grounds.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #361361 (stock #B 063)
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Soontaek, Choi-Bae, Celadon Wares of the Koryo period 918-1392 /Seladon Keramik der Koryo-Dynastie 918-1392. Catalogue of the Collection at the Museum of East Asian Art, City of Cologne, 1984. Foreword by Roger Goepper. Appendix by Kurt Hangst: Results of Mineralogical Examination of Koryo-Period Celadon Shards. 247 pp., more than 100 b/w ills., 16 colour ills., drawings. 10 ¾ x 8 ½ inches (27.5 x 22 cm). Paper. Small scratch mark on cover, otherwise perfect condition. Bi-lingual, English and German text.
In-depth study of 69 celadon objects owned by the museum, and comparable objects in museums in Korea and the USA. Many details, maps of kiln sites, illustrations of excavated kilns and objects. Including: Appendix, Glossary, Bibliography.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #360956 (stock #10226)
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Small shrine. Configuration of Fudo Myoo with his attendants Seitaka doji and Kongara doji, standing on a rocky base. Fudo holds the rope in his left hand, the sword in his right hand is now missing. The attributes of Seitaka and Kongara are missing too. On each of the doors over the gilding a bodhisattva is painted. Height 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm). Japan, 18th century. Both doors with crack, paintings on the doors partly flaking, Seitaka broken off feet and repaired, attributes missing, some small paint chips. Outside case with acceptable traces of usage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #360850 (stock #10222)
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Small shrine. Inside are the standing figures of Bishamonten and Kongo Yasha Myoo. Bishamon holds a pagoda and a halberd. Kongo Yasha Myoo used to hold vajra and bell and more attributes in his now missing four further hands. Both are standing on a rock which is placed on a pedestal and both have a small halo. Halos, attributes in gilt metal, figures and base in polychromed and gilded wood. Height 4 ¾ in. (12.8 cm). Japan, late Edo / early Meiji period. Inside: 4 missing arms to K.Y.Myoo. Case: dents and lacquer chips on edges. All damages acceptable as slight traces of usage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #360523 (stock #10220)
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Miniature shrine with inside the sitting figure of Dainichi Nyorai. He sits on a lotus base, in front of an open-worked halo. Written on top, probably in red lacquer, underneath a thick layer of soot: Dainichi. Height 2 ¾ in. (6.8 cm). Japan, Edo period, 19th century. Outside: some tiny lacquer chips at edges of one door. Inside: some of the outer lotus petals missing, otherwise very good condition. Very finely carved.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #360211 (stock #10214)
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Small shrine. Inside sitting figure of Shaka, his hands in mudra in his lap. Behind him a tall halo. His lotus throne is carried by a reclining lion hidden underneath the second platform. Wood gilded over brown lacquer. Japan, Meiji era.
Height 11 inches (28.2 cm).
Slight traces of usage on the outside. Case: some dirt streaks on the lacquer. Inside: tip of halo broken and repaired. Piece comes out in three parts. Generally very good condition
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Pre 2000 item #360065 (stock #C/P 026)
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Lobed dish. Porcelain with beautiful white glaze, painted in red, blue, grey, pale yellow and green overglaze enamels with a spray of flowering pinks (nadeshiko). Three thin red lines around the foot ring. Signed at the bottom in underglaze blue KAKIEMON. Perfect condition. Diameter 4 ¼ in. (11 cm), height 7/8 in. (2.2 cm).
In fitted wooden box (tomobako), 2 ¼ x 5 ¼ x 51/4 in. (5.8 x 13.5 x 13.5 cm). Inscribed on the cover nishiki (brocade), and with the plant’s name (nadeshiko) and sara (dish). Signed inside the cover with the name of the 14th generation KAKIEMON and red seal (unread).

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 1990 item #359278 (stock #C/P 023)
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Bowl of wide shape, coarse clay (inclusions) with thin grey glaze. Artist’s square seal imprinted near the foot: CHIKUSÔ. Height 1 5/8 inches (4.2 cm), diameter 2 ¼ inches (6 cm). Purchased in Japan around 1985, Gifu. Perfect condition.
In fitted wooden box (tomobako), 3 x 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ inches (7.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm). The box inscribed at the front with the name of kiln Shi-hô nobori hatsu-gama, and the word gui-nomi (wine cup) beside the artist’s signature reading HAMADA CHIKUSÔ above a square red seal CHIKUSÔ.

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 1990 item #359272 (stock #C/P 022)
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Bowl of wide shape, coarse clay (inclusions) with thin grey glaze. Artist’s square seal imprinted near the foot: CHIKUSÔ. Height 1 7/8 inches (4.9 cm), diameter 2 ¼ inches (6 cm). Purchased in Japan, Gifu around 1985. Perfect condition.
In fitted wooden box (tomobako), 3 x 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ inches (7.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm). The box inscribed at the front with the name of kiln Shi-hô nobori hatsu-gama, and the word gui-nomi (wine cup) beside the artist’s signature reading HAMADA CHIKUSÔ above a square red seal CHIKUSÔ.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #358904 (stock #10211)
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Small shrine. Inside stands Jizo bosatsu, holding a jewel in his left hand and his staff in the right. Very elaborate wooden carving with thick layers of lacquer on top of which gilding. Unusual face. Staff in metal. Height 11 1/8 inches (29.2 cm). Japan, 18th century. Jizo’s right foot and left hand repaired (old), vertical crack from his left shoulder down and from his right armpit down, along the seams in the underlying woodblocks, insides of doors strongly, but smoothly rubbed, outside of case with clear traces of usage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #358640 (stock #10213)
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Zushi. In a small shrine with gilding on the inside stands Gyochu Kishimojin, her hands folded together in prayer, in her demonic shape. The deity and the base on which she stands are carved from soft wood (figure glued to base), with some gold sprinkle. Japan, 19th century.
Height 7 ¼ inches (18.6 cm).
Sculpture in very good condition. The case with clear traces of use (water damage at the bottom, causing the lacquer to chip off).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #358551 (stock #10210)
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Small round zushi. The outside covered in nashiji. On the inside in relief are carved the images of Bishamonten, sitting on two little demons, holding a pagoda and a halberd. Inside the cover sits Benzaiten playing the biwa. Both images in plain, unpainted camphor wood. Diameter 2 1/8 inches (5.4 cm). Japan, 19th century. Wood slightly warped, gold lacquer on the outside dull (under influence of sunlight etc.), otherwise very good condition, very detailed carving.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1990 item #358422 (stock #C/P 015)
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Tall shape, beautiful white glaze, painted in red, blue, gray, pale yellow and green overglaze enamels with a spray of three flowering roses. Two thin red lines around the foot ring. Signed in red inside the foot rim with the artist’s signature MASASHI. Purchased in Japan around 1985. Height 2” (5.2 cm), diameter approx. 2“ (5 cm). Perfect condition.
In fitted wooden box (tomobako), 2 7/8 x 2 ¾ x 2 ¾” (7.7 x 7.2 x 7.2 cm). Inscribed on the lid nishiki (brocade) gui-nomi (wine cup), and with a plant’s name. Inside of lid inscribed with the name KAKIEMON and signed MASASHI tsuku (made by) above a square red seal MASASHI.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #358314 (stock #10209)
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Small round zushi. Outside black lacquer with tiny yellow spots (traces of former gilding?). In low relief on the cover, additionally covered with gold lacquer the Sanskrit character for Shaka. On the inside, carved in relief Shaka sitting on a lotus throne, surrounded by a double mandala, decorated in white, black, red and gold. On the inside of the cover flowering lotuses in a pond have been painted in white, pink, green and gold. Diameter 2 5/8 inches (6.8 cm). Japan, 19th century. Some traces of usage on the outside, small chip on the outer edge of cover.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #358153 (stock #10208)
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Standing slender lady, dressed in long-sleeved garment, her hair kept in a wide roll in the neck. She holds her hands in her sleeves. Earthenware with red, dark gray and white pigments. Several old cracks and restored breaks, surface somewhat weathered, still elegant piece. Height 17 7/8 inches (46.8 cm). China, Han dynasty.