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...
Late Meiji Period, 1868-1912
Seated, the upper body turned to the side, head raised, snarling mouth open revealing a red tinted tongue, silver and gold inlaid wire whiskers and shakudo and gold inlaid eyes.
Signed Kiritsu Kosho Kaisho Co.
Height: approximately 13 inches (33 cm)
Length: approximately 15 inches (38 cm)
Weight: approximately 67 lbs !!
Condition: Very good
Provenance: Kevin Page, New Bond Street, London, April 2006
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...
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...
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
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...
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 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)...
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.
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...
Large, impressive and rare describe this beautifully painted late 19th century Imari hexagonal lantern. 46" in height.
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.
An amazing and rare Daki Ningyo of the Imperial class, with a specatularly carved face, wearing the finest silk textiles of brocades, featuring a highly prized shibori collar, wearing tobi socks and a wonderful hat, all original. Height: 30 inches, 76 cm.
Early 20th Century, circa 1900-1920
A small Okimono of a plump puppy seated on its hind legs with the right paw slightly raised; inlaid shakudo eyes in the cute, typical round face
Chiseled signature on the bottom, Kuniharu koku (Kaniya Kuniharu, Shichiaro b. 1869).
Height: 5.25 inches (13 cm)
Length: 5 inches (13 cm)
Provenance: Kagedo Gallery (Seattle, WA)
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 Funa Tansu (merchant's safe), all made of very heavy quarter sawn Keyaki (Zelkova) wood. The door opens to 3 interior drawers also with Keyaki wood fronts (interior of each drawer made with Kirinoki (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 the safe to be...
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...
Very rare Japanese Archaic green tea bowl used in the tea ceremony. extremely heavy was produced in Japan
during the KAMAKURA and early MUROMACHI periods.
in the 12th to the early 14th century known as the
"SIX OLD KILNS"It was made by the artist OOTA, the name on the base.At that time in Japan people had only a first name. This vase measures approximately:
3&1/2 inches, 9 centimeters-tall, Circumference:
12 inches, 30 centimeters. Weight (extremely heavy) 912.8 grams. Almost 1 kilo. ...
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.
A rare wonderful Daki Ningyo with the most artistic style and a beautiful hypnotic face, wearing a gorgeous painted silk kimono of Imperial purple. Made for the Imperial class. Late 19th Century. 27 inches, 68.5 cm.
Important antique Satsuma vase made by the master artist ONISHI SUIGETSU CIRCA 1780 in perfect condition
no damages and no repairs.
Depicting the seven GODS of fortune, reaches and happiness.
The master artist ONISHI SUIGETSU worked in the late 18th century in Japan. He was a pupil of MOCHIZUKI GYOKUSEN MAKOTO.He was a painter of figures,birds and flowers.He was a teacher to MATSUMURA GOSHUN.
Size approximately: 7 inches, 18 centimeters- tall,
Circumference-20 inches, 51 centimeters.
A Japanese gold lacquer Inro with five compartments. A 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 galloping 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 decorative containers ...
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),...
Period: Beginning of the Edo period
Full armor (gusoku).
Black lacquered steel helmet (kabuto) with 62 suji-bachi blades (unsigned) from beautiful Myôchin school forge. The visor has three coats of arms of the Tokugawa clan. These coats of arms are called Aoï go mon, three purple leaves in a ring. The shikoro (neck protector) is five lamellae, and lacquered in a process called "byakudan", which does with a transparent lacquer mixed with gold powder which is slightly reddish. The helmet i...
An Extraordinary and Scarce, Museum Quality Find. Early 16th Century Muromachi Period Saga Ningyo of the Goddess Kannon, in a rare and elegant standing form. Carved entirely of wood, her costume is built up with
pigments in a technique called 'moriage'. Her gorgeous robes are decorated with
foliate scroll slightly raised in relief. This rarest of all Ningyo forms
almost never comes up for sale and are never seen except in museums
or important private collections. Saga Ningyo are considered t...
Early 19th Century Edo Period Standing Gosho Ningyo with fine Mizuhiki ribbons painted hair. There are several forms of Mizuhiki, including one used to tie the hair of samurai. This fine ningyo has a round, well executed face with a charming expression, and is covered overall in a fine white gofun with painted features, sexed, and dressed in red chirimen silk crepe. Gosho-ningyô (Palace Dolls) are one of the most distinctive forms of Japanese doll. They were given as gifts within the imperial ...
Set of Four Antique Japanese Suibokuga by Kano Tokinobu, sumi-e ink on paper paintings illustrating an acolyte at a riverbank, two egrets and two landscapes containing buildings, trees and ship masts. Each painting with 3 vermillion seals of the artist in the lower corners. Japanese dry mount paper on a wood frame with thin brocade border, silver leafed surround and lacquered wood outer frame.
Condition: Minor signs of age, wear, stains and repairs otherwise fine condition.
Age: Painting Edo P...
19th Century Japanese Late Edo Period Two Panels Rimpa Flower Screens. 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). This masterpiece features wonderful color with gilding and silver leaf. A great work of art. 67.5 inches (171.5 cm)h x 48 inches (122 cm)w. Very Good Condition. From a prominent and widely exhibited collection.
A set of kusari gusoku (chain mail armor) and kabuto (helmet)
Late Edo period
The helmet of four collapsible circular plates and suspending a four section shikoro with blue lacing (separations); the multiple section gusoku fronted by a star-form karashishi and composed of hexagonal segments (hana gusari) linked by chain mail and suspending eight kusazuri panels over chain mail and brocade haidate; with a pair of shino-gote of joined rectangular segments and pair of suneate (assembled). 
Rare Large Edo Period (circa 1830-1860) Japanese Gosho Ningyo Depicting a Sumo Wrestler, clothed in exceptional finely embroidered textile with a floral design and Shishi (guardian of Buddha) on chirimen silk crepe. This large scale, wood-carved Ningyô has a beautifully rendered expressive face lacquered with Gofun (Oyster Shell). The pose is most striking, as well. Really an extraordinary find for the Ningyô enthusiast. 18 inches, 46 cm. From a widely renowned and published collection that ha...
Antique Japanese choba tansu made of solid quartered sawn keyaki (zalkova) wood with burl wood front. The upper portion of the tansu has a large full-width drawer and another full-width drawer on the bottom. The right hand side has three small exterior drawers. The middle section has sliding panels with unusually fine vertical slats. The interior has 3 small drawers in a vertical row. All original lacquer finish and iron hardware including square drawer pulls and elaborately cut out lock pl...
Late Meiji Period, 1900-1920
The lower Shibuichi puppy lying on his back with his feet batting the air, the upper puppy balancing his hind legs over the other, one pay raised and the head turned to one side;
Height: 6 inches (15 cm)
Length: 9.5 inches (24 cm)
Condition: Very good
Provenance: acquired from Kagedo Gallery (Seattle, WA)
This is a rare and large, top quality Satsuma Jar or vase by Yabu Meizan. We are not sure because the top is both gilded and glazed on the inside edge. The beautiful Meiji era lid is not original to the piece. The gold detail and landscape painting are beautiful. It is stoutly potted and measures 9 inches tall by 8 1/2 inches wide. This piece is not signed but at one time it was signed by Yabu Meizan. The original signature has been covered up by an excellent restoration to a drill hole. The pri...
Japanese Tachibina (Imperial couple), rare and exceptionally fine standing pair for the Hina Matsuri, emperor with arms spread to the side, empress in cylindrical form, faces carved in round Jirozaemon style, textiles in a very refined tsuzure-ori tapestry weave of a deep red silk against a metallic gold background with pine, stream and wisteria patterns, trousers and accents in a rich gold kinran with foliate scroll designs, in a special wood display kimono tray with painted silk lining of a bl...
Exceedingly rare and very large Japanese Meiji Period Imari Porcelain Vases Adapted as Lamps. These great vases are one of a kind, not to be seen or found again. Gorgeous, rich, colorful glazes featuring flowers and birds with a charming fence
design, all featured on a translucent white glaze. Height: 41 inches, 104 cm.
A very rare 17th century model of an actor, 14" in height. Over a blue underglaze, it is enameled in black, iron-red, green and blue, the red and white robe nicely decorated in a pattern of thistles
Provenance: Christie's Lot 341, March 1987
Condition: Minor wear and a few rough spots. Detailed photographs will be provided upon request to one seriously interested in the piece. detailed photograph will be A slight rough spot
A fine and rare 19th century Japanese cloisonne bi-fold table screen in the Kyoto school of Namikawa, depicting a ho bird and dragon. The finely coiled wiring is gilded, as are the back panels of the screen. Each cloisonne panel is wood framed, joined with hinges of silver. Fully opened, the screen measures 8" high and 9" wide.
Condition: Quite fine, with only wear commensurate with age.
Rare Japanese Edo Period Silver and Gilt Hair Ornament. Sterling and 999 pure Silver and Gilt hair ornament of magnificent quality made for an Oria, the highest class of geisha, featuring a crane in flight with flowers and branches and tassels. Presented on a museum presentation stand. 14 long x 6 wide x 10.5 inches high with base, 35.5 x 15.25 x 26.5 cm.
This is a superbly Hand-carved EDO Period Boxwood Netsuke depicting a Mother, holding a trumpet in her right hand, and carrying a child on her back.
The artist, on this netsuke, seems to have wanted to be unique by having the woman adopt a pose and portray a character that is normally associated with a male foreigner, such as her holding of a trumpet, which is uncharacteristic of a common Japanese woman .
It is an outstanding piece representative of Tametaka, whose work, according to G...
Antique Japanese large and deeply carved ranma depicting three sages (from left to right): Le-tieguai (with the iron crutch) , Zheng si yuan (with the tiger) and Gama Sennin (with the frog). There is much of the original paint still intact. Wonderfully carved with great detail and expression. Most likely from a Shinto temple. Edo Period (18th century).
Size: 27" high x 87" long x 3" deep. (very heavy!)
Historically, fusuma were often painted with scenes from nature such as mountains, forests, or animals. The traditional scale of the door is 5'7". The Hinoki wood panels are painted with Rimpa paint and flecks of gold, creating a mist. The floral composition is with camellia, cherry blossom, hollyhock, and chrysanthemums.
The camellia flowers symbolize young sons and daughter. Tsubaki (camellia) symbolizes the divine, faithfulness and longevity. The next flower is the cherry blossom,...
Beautiful Japanese Daki Ningyo standing at the unusual height of
26 inches (66 cm), making him a very rare and striking figure of the merchant class. He is wearing an Inro with a pair of Kokishiki dolls inside. It is most uncommon to
see this type of Ningyô outside of Japan, for they are highly prized by the
Japanese. A widely held theory has it that these dolls were commissioned by
patrons of Geisha as presentation gifts. This one is outstanding in every
way. It has a wonderfully expressi...