A complex spiraling weave of flattened susudake (smoke stained) enclosed in an old wooden box titled Karamono Take Kumi Hira Sumitori (Wide Woven Bamboo Charcoal Basket in Chinese Style). It is 30 cm (12 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, retaining the original lacquered paper liner. Sumitori baskets, as the name implies, were used to carry charcoal for use during the Japanese Tea Ceremony. This likely dates from the 19th century.
Fine earthenware vase of satzuma decorated with excellently drawn dancers. The positions of the bodies, the volumes and the perfect impression of movement announce a very good painter. Unfortunately it is anonymous because there is no signature.
Good condition. Height about 40cm.
A Japanese large ivory okimono depicting a seated farmer on a large bench, taking a break for a snack, with a bamboo container in his hand, rich with vegetables which he is picking up with chopsticks.
At his left, there is a chick that is calling his attention.
Signed Muneaki under the bench, on a red lacquer.
Meiji period late 19th century
Sizes: 22 x 31 x 11,5 cm
Condition report: Good condition
Nobori with hand-painted tiger motif which is an animal symbol for 2022. It is made of hand-spun cotton and remade to double face, in half length of the original one. Generally in good condition but has some stains and moth bites. 19th century. 32.5cm x 2m28cm
Large incense burner made for a Buddhist temple. Square format with beautiful curves and two handles on the upper rim. Cast bronze with brown patina (sentoku), the shoulder decorated with butterflies in the clouds, done in gold and silver nunome zogan and silver wire inlay.
Japan, Edo period, 19th century
H 8.5 x W 11.75 x 11.5 in.
Unfortunately badly abused as a planter, causing water damage on the patina on the outside, and with numerous small and unobtrusive dents...
Wooden molds for making the legs of Ichimatsu doll (ref: https://www.japanese-wiki-corpus.org/culture/Ichimatsu%20ningyo%20(Ichimatsu%20dolls).html), Edo-Meiji period, 19th century, Japan, approx. H 25cm (9.84in).
In such well-used condition through the long years as is. Stand on its own...
Wood katakuchi (a bowl with a spout) which is called Johoji-nuri. It is originated from the Johoji temple founded by a monk, Gyoki in early 8th century in Johoji-cho, Ninohe city, Iwate prefecture. It was made by monks for their own use and the technique was spread among common people later for their daily use. It has hand-drawn chrysanthemum design with red urushi on black urushi ground. Generally in good condition but has some uneven surface and some scratches inside. 19th century...
Stunningly old zen temple bronze gong dated Kyoho 12 ( C.1727). In excellent condition with superb sound. From Tanba Matsumotohayashi Village. Jizodo Hansho. Height: 57cm x 30cm in diameter. Ask for shipping quote.
Archery Equipment - Japanese Arrowheads, Yanone or Yajiri. Tempered steel. Can have patterns like Sakura (cherry blossom), Inome (heart shape or boars eye), Mon patterns (family crests) or other geometrical patterns. These arrowheads are usually signed on the blade. Arrows were fitted with heads of varying shape according to their intended use in war, the hunt, or target practice...
This is a japanese antique Boro Cotton woven tabi socks (Japanese socks with split toe).
It is a rare socks from the time when cotton was precious.
An antique Japanese Cha Tansu (Tea Chest) made of Suginoki (Cryptomeria) wood and hand lacquered with hand applied Mother of Pearl inlay. The central theme is longevity as the landscape design captures the Pine tree throughout the chest. Foliated accents highlight the front outline and sides...
Antique Japanese woodblock print, framed oban diptych entitled "The Story of the Strong Woman Takashima Oiko of Omi Provence" from the series "A New Selection of Eastern Brocade Pictures" by Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892). In the scene, the strong-woman, Takashima Oiko leads Saeki Urinaga, the sumo wrestler home in order to strengthen him for an up coming match. Printer: Tsunajima Kamekichi.
Dimensions: diptych print: 14" high x 19" wide...
An antique Japanese chest called Kotansu (for personal storage) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original bronze hardware with straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nail construction. Two sliding doors open to a spacious compartment separated by a center shelf. 5 drawers for additional storage and organizing.
Age: 1910-1920 (Late Meiji-Taisho Period)
Dimensions: 23 3/4" Wide by 18 7/8" High by 11 7/8" Deep
Antique Japanese wood carving of a pair of fu-dogs (shishi) near a waterfall. Playfully, they chase each other over the flowing stream. Clouds billow over head. Carved of keyaki (zelkova - Japanese elm) wood with details in black and red pigment.
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 9" high x 28 1/2" long
Very unusual 19th century Japanese cloisonne tiny box with cover with rich decoration on all surfaces including bottom. Numerous multicolored brocade designs, cherry flowers on the bottom. In excellent condition, marked on the insides of both cover and bottom. Diameter 15/16 inches.
19th century ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in flattened round shape with body made out of buffalo horn and sides in checkered design of stag antler and horn squares. Very pleasant patina, in excellent condition.Diameter 11/16 inches.
19th century or earlier glass ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in drum shape with yellow body inlaid with swirling white and blue roundels, and green and red lines. Beautiful surface, very pleasant patina, wonderful feel of age. Diameter 5/8 inches.
Small kogo, incense box, in the shape of a crab in rest. Grayish brown grainy earthenware, much like Raku, with red glaze and with patches of green and white glaze. The eyes are accentuated with gold, as is a small area on it’s back.
Potter’s mark on the belly.
Japan, late 1700s.
H ca 1.25 x W ca 3 in.
Some of the gold rubbed, split in clay caused by firing at the rim of the lower section, which does not impact the stability of the piece...