Set of Six Japanese Meiji Dynasty Imperial Portraits. Each painting is 59h x 24w inches, 150h x 61w cm.
Edo Picture Hanabusa-Itcho Very rare screen Kano group.
This is ground strewn with gold dust coloration Two Panel Screen drawn by Hanabusa-Itcho.� This is placed in "Gakusou" No. 10 of the Kyoto National Museum publication in March, 1988.� "Gakuso" is a very specialized book...
This is Sugido-e used in Kyoto Imperial Palace for Edo period. This was one of the collection of very famous kimono collector Shoujiro Nomura of Kyoto for the Meiji period. It is thought that this was drawn by Kano Eigaku of Edo period. He revived by a picture of the early period of Edo era in history. As for this, both sides reproduce design of the early period of Edo era together.
Generally, Sugodo-e has bad state. However, this is very good condition...
A rare pair of original Japanese six panel screens depicting the four seasons of Ginza. The panels are painted in the traditional Kano school. Using exceptional technique, the images are hand painted with natural rimpa paint and ink and gold leaf ground on gofun paper. The six panels depict the seasonal landscape of a Ginza garden. Excellent overall condition.
Date: Edo Period (Early 19th Century)
Dimensions:41 1/2” high X 110 1/2” wide (Each screen)
A truly stunning Japanese six panel screen hand painted with raised rimpa paint on gold ground leaf gofun paper. The subject matter is a view of a natural overgrowth of hollyhock, sweat peas, and morning glories cascading and creeping over the bamboo fence.
The Hollyhock flower in Japan represents is fertility and fruitfulness...
A Bronze and Mixed Metal Okimono of a Kumataka Mountain Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus nipalensis orientalis)...
Fantastic 18th Century Edo Period Saga Ningyo of a young boy
holding a bird. His head bobs while his tongue goes in and
out. Carved entirely of wood, his gorgeous robes are built up with pigments
in a technique called 'moriage'. He has an outer robe decorated with a foliate
scroll with other beautiful designs and geometric patterns raised in relief. This rarest of all Ningyo forms almost never comes up for sale and are
almost never seen except in museums or important private collections...
Japanese Buddhist assembled wood sculpture of Kannon-Bosatsu (Avalokitesvara), the God of Compassion, standing male figure with abundant cloak drapery including the pendant wrapped sleeves, standing on a lotus base on a rocky outcropping, the left hand holds a lotus and the right hand upraised with webbed fingers in the vitarka mudra (the seal of reasoning), all lacquered and gilded, the inset eyes of painted crystal and the addition of an elaborate gilt metal crown and necklace with glass and w...
15th Century Japanese Gilt Wood Amida Nyorai Buddha. His hands are held in the vitarka mudra, the gesture of discussion and transmission of Buddhist teaching.
Amida is captured here in his welcoming descent from Heaven to greet the soul of a faithful devotee at death. Images of his
descent to earth illustrate the nineteenth of forty-eight vows made by Amida
in a previous life, in which he promises to appear at the moment of death to
all beings who devoutly desire rebirth in his paradise...
An antique Satsuma figural group of a prone bull with a guardian. The bull with crackled cream ground, gilt noseguard and retaining rope and with polychrome painted and gilt backcover. The young man in a gilt and multicolor painted traditional Japanese garment resting on the animal while holding a book in his hand. 11.5" long, 6" high. An exceptional piece.
Condition: Flawless, ex-Christie's
Pair of Spectacular Masterpiece Japanese Paintings of an Imperial Couple. 59h x 24w inches, 150 x 61 cm. Signed: Nakayama Sanji.
Original frames. Male figure wears robes with the Tokugawa crest. The female wears a gold phoenix crown with a gorgeous royal kimono. This one-of-a-kind pair of portraits was possibly inspired by the American painter, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925), considered the leading portrait painter of his generation...
Late 19th Century Japanese Kazari-Uma (Battle Horse). This deluxe extraordinary example is
attributed to Marurei, one of the most important Ningyô artists. He now has
Japanese National Treasure status. This handsomely adorned military horse is
displayed on a Boys Day stand. The body hair is done by a technique called
Ke-Ue-Saiku "fine work of fur planting" in which silk hairs are pasted on.
It has gorgeous silk and lacquer trappings. It is positioned
on a fine lacquered stand...
A large, rarest of rare Japanese 18th century Bijin Saga Ningyo, depicting a standing female holding her flowing kimono.
Saga Ningyo are the most sought after
of all Japanese Ningyo. They are almost never seen on the market, and only rarely enter Western collections, public or private. This is a once-in-a
-lifetime opportunity for the serious connoisseur of Japanese art.
This finely carved and sculpted figure is a masterpiece from all angles...
A very rare Momoyama Period masterpiece Japanese two-panel screen with chrysanthemum and other flowers and foliage. Exquisitely painted on gold leaf, with original sumptuous silk brocade. 72w x 21h inches, 183w x 53h cm.
Massive Pair of Japanese Cloisonne enamel baluster vases, Meiji Period, each
decorated in brightly colored enamels with butterflies hovering above
various types of flowering chrysanthemum bushes, all silhouetted against a
mirror black ground, stylized floral bands encircling the shoulder, waisted at the
neck and above the flaring foot, and wide abstract foliate bands at the rim and
foot (slight damage to the foot). Provenance: Former collection of Mettie C Jones, Long
Beach, CA; items repu...
A rare late Edo Period four-panel silverized Japanese Screen. A fine scholar's composition
of bamboo, rocks, and a swallow in flight. A beautifully painted sumi, with a
fine oxidized silverized patina. It appears to have the original brocade
frame. The screen is in extraordinary condition for its age. A superb, museum quality screen and an important find. Height: 40 inches, 101.5 cm; Width: 72 inches, 183 cm.
Large, impressive and rare describe this beautifully painted late 19th century Imari hexagonal lantern. 46" in height.
Japanese Late Edo Period 19th Century Silver Rimpa Flower Screen, a fine masterpiece. Rimpa School represents the highest standard of decorative painting of all schools of Japanese painting. The flowers and other elements are raised by the use of Gofun (oyster shell lacquer). The flowers seem to jump from the silver field. This finely painted masterpiece features wonderful color on silver leaf. Each Panel: 51h x 24.25w inches, 129.5h x 61.5w cm; Total Dimensions: 51h x 97w inches, 129.5h x 246w...
An unusual Japanese six panel screen of Ducks, Egrets, and Pheasants. Painted with rimpa paint on an unique mix of gold and silver leaf gofun paper, which gives the screen an incredible look and balance of cold and warm tones, depending on lighting. The painting composition shows influences of natural history and the importance of empty space.
Date: Meiji Period (early 19th Century)
Dimensions: 67” high X 147 1/2” wide
Rare Japanese Iki Ningyo (Living Doll) depicting a man clothed only in a loincloth, showing his perfect physique, with left arm raised and right hand gesturing his strength. Superbly crafted in the latter part of the 19th century for the export market, fulfilling the demand for Japanese “exotica”, following Japan’s opening to the West in the mid-19th century. Fashioned of wood and covered in naturally pigmented gofun, with inset glass eyes, and featuring individually inserted human hair ...
A beautifully painted Meiji Period Japanese Namban screen depicting a Portuguese Caravel ship. Japanese screens featuring Portuguese are rare. 60h x 56w inches, 152h x 142w cm.
Very Fine and Rare Edo Period Usobuki Kyogen Mask in Excellent Condition. 8h x 5.5w inches, 20.5h x 14w cm. From the collection of Irwin Hersey, renowned author on Asian and primitive art, and publisher of the Primitive Art Newsletter in the 1970s. Irwin Hersey was an advisor to museums and prominent collectors, and vetted pieces for many of the international tribal art fairs and Asian art fairs.
With a height of 32 inches, this is a rare and impressive example of early 19th century Imari ware. Both the vase and stand are finely decorated in shades of blue, gold and orange.
Condition is excellent.
Japanese antique fune bako (merchant's safe), made all of keyaki (elm) wood, very heavy quartered sawn slab of keyaki wood. The door opens to 3 interior drawers also with keyaki wood fronts (interior of each drawer made with kiri (paulownia) wood, wooden bracing on the bottom, heavy iron hardware including double locks on the outer doors and each of the three interior drawers has a large lock as well, two handles on top of safe, 2 iron reinforced holes at the bottom of each side to allow...
An antique Japanese screen. Each of the flowers shown has its or natural meaning known as the Language of Flowers. Depicting Love, Loyalty and Family is a beautiful Japanese four panel screen painted with raised rimpa paint on gold leaf gofun paper.
Date: Meiji period (19th Century), Taisho
Dimensions: 67 1/2” high X 96” wide
Japanese 4-panel screen, mineral pigments painted on gold leaf of an abstract exterior landscape view with a rolled up tsudare shade at the the top framing the scene as a view from the interior of a dwelling looking out at the two birds perched on the blossoming prunus with red vine, diagonal bamboo fence, marsh ponds, gold clouds and another bird within a cylindrical cage, all framed within a brocade border and black lacquered wood frame. Minor restorations otherwise fine condition. Possibly fo...
An extremely rare and very large 19th Century Meiji Period Japanese Iki Ningyo (living figure) of a young Bijin. An exquisite Ningyo representing idealized feminine Japanese beauty. She is posing as if for a photograph or for an artist. Every aspect is hyper realistic: the hair, eye lashes, accessories, and the painted kimono. She is holding a silver mirror and hair ornament as part of a collection of hair
ornaments featuring a lacquered comb. Her beautiful face changes from
different angles. ...
Japanese Two Panel Screen of Snow Cranes on a Willow Tree. This great masterpiece is one of the most amazing screen paintings we have seen. Each Snow Crane is painted with its own personality and attitude, using the finest
pigments and Gofun (Oyster Shell Lacquer). All of the elements of this painting
are just magical. Brocade borders in a black lacquered frame make this two
panel screen complete this work of art. 66 inches (167.5 cm)w x 62 inches (157.5 cm)h. Excellent Condition. From a prom...
A very important find and a great day for the serious Satsuma collector who acquires this exceedingly rare pair of plates of breathtaking beauty, detail and color by the renowned Satsuma Master, Ryozan, depicting the two Goddesses of the Seven Lucky Gods, Benzai-ten and Kichijo-ten (Kichijo-ten sometimes replaces Fukurokuju in portrayals of the Seven Lucky Gods). These Goddesses of Good Luck, Happiness, and Learning are patrons of geisha and artists and are venerated by speculators, entrepreneur...
Japanese Nanga school 6-panel screen, inks on paper in the idealized Chinese literati mode rendering the famous subject “First Excursion to Red Cliff, 1082”, based on the Chinese poet Su Shi (a.k.a. Su Dongpo; 1037-1101) visiting the historic site in Hubei province on the Yangtze river where in 208 the Han general Cao Cao and his army were defeated by a smaller number of soldiers led by the younger superior strategist, Zhou Yu. This subject of the poet’s visit became a principal topic for ...
Japanese Late Meiji Period Two Panel Owl Screen featuring a solitary owl perched on a wind blown bamboo, entwined by vines with clusters of red berries. Signed by Kouro. Nihonga School - ink and color on paper painting in tarashikomi, a technique that achieves shading through pooling successive layers of partially dried pigment. 68.5 inches (174 cm)h x 67 inches (170 cm)w. Very Good Condition. Minor Repairs. From a prominent and widely exhibited collection.
An exquisite Japanese gold lacquer Inro with six compartments. The stunning relief of a pair of silver horses dominates the landscape scene of a seaside village with drying racks of fish and pines and clouds in the background. The horses are hovering over a creek with foliage. The reverse side shows a lone horse under a fruit tree and thatched cottage. The inside compartments are covered with dense nashiji lacquer (fine gold flecks). The cord has an agate ojime. Inro (seal basket) are small dec...
Fine Edo Period Sho Bosatsu Kannon in Rare Excellent Condition, gilded wood sculpture seated on a lotus and holding a lotus in the left hand. The Bodhisattva of Compassion has never been more beautifully rendered. Height: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Width: 14 inches (35.5 cm).
18th Century Japanese Edo Period pair of Kyoho-Bina Ningyo, an exceedingly rare early 18th century. An exceptional example of this early style. The finest quality in all aspects, featuring rich silk matching brocades in an elegant floral pattern with auspicious treasures on multilayered robes creating a classical form. All accessories and stands are original, very rare for such an early piece. Fine faces of gofun (oyster shell lacquer) aged to a burnished tone, with painted details. They have a...
A one of a kind, very large early example of this Musha-Ningyo (Boys' Day Figure). This legendary figure first appeared for Boys Day in the late 19th Century. He is the Japanese equivalent to Hercules. He is always shown with a ruddy complexion, as seen in Japanese woodblock prints, scrolls and screens. He is a magnificent sculpture, Iki and Gosho in style. He holds an Axe and wears a sumptuous embroidery brocade featuring a mythical Turtle. 19th Century (circa 1880). 29 inches (74cm) height.
Japanese Late Edo Period very large rare pair of Musha Ningyo representing Empress Jingū (Jingū Kōgō) and the old minister Takenouchi no Sukune. He is holding the baby
Ōjin (a son of the Empress Jingū who later became Emperor Ōjin) and is seated on a
camp stool. These are among the largest examples and are of the highest quality and
artistic workmanship. The heads and hands are carved of wood, covered with many
layers of tinted gofun (oyster shell lacquer),...