Early Meiji Period (circa 1880) Japanese Isho Ningyô of Sugawara no Michizane dressed in court attire. After his death, he was deified as Tenjin, the
God of Literature and Knowledge. He gives an impressive
appearance, elegant and commanding. His face bears an imperial expression. 28 inches, 71 cm. From a widely renowned and published collection that has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum and Japan Society.
An antique Japanese Choba Tansu is made of kiri with iron hardware. The tansu has an upper large drawer. Below the drawer there is a sliding panel with one interior shelf. On the right side is 3 small drawers. The bottom section has two medium sized drawers and on the right side a door with lock. Behind the door are two small drawers with locks.
Date: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 30" long X 5.5 " deep X 30.5" tall
Late 18th to early 19th century Kyoto school netsuke depicting a seated wolf with its paw on a severed leg of a deer. This subject is almost always carved in wood, and wolves tend to be skinny and somewhat stylized. This one has a full volume body, excellently depicted coat, powerful paws and great face with a chunk of meat hanging to one side of its mouth and all its teeth visible, eyes are inlaid with black horn, old repaired nick to the top of its left ear...
A beautiful Edo Period Scroll attributed to Kano Insenin Naganobu (1775-1828), depicting "WHITE KANA", 18th Century, Japan. Seal and Characters on bottom right. Provenance: From an old Berlin, Germany, collection belonging to a Lecturer. Good condition. Size: H. 180 cm. x W. 50 cm.
Japanese Late 19th or Early 20th Century FUKAGAWA large vase. Beautifully done with the design of Mt. Fuji and mist. No storage box. The vase stands 12" tall by 11" wide.
Width: 10.7 cm (4.3 in)
Height: 4.8 cm (1.9 in)
Fine quality Satsuma lidded koro by Kinkozan; features a top panel showing figures gathering near a temple; internal cartouches of florals, domestic objects and a gilt framed waterside scene; signed and stamped to the base, Kinkozan; very good condition
Antique Japanese ko-dansu/tansu made from kiri (paulownia) wood with brick red lacquer finish. Has heavy iron hardware such as handles in a style called "hirute". Original finish, excellent condition. Edo age (1615-1867)
Size: 26.5" height, 31" width, 15.5" depth
Heights: 16 cm and 15.8 cm (6.3 in and 6.1 in)
Lengths: 24 cm and 24.5 cm (9.6 in and 9.8 in)
Depths: 8 cm and 6.5 cm (3.5 in and 2.7 in)
Weights: 1.55 kg and 1.21 kg
Fine pair of Japanese okimono Meiji period bronze elephants; by the same artist; good modelling throughout; excellent condition
19th century netsuke of cut vegetables, tofu and rice cakes inside a wooden pan with handle. Superb elegant design in Japanese taste with perfectly captured mood of happy anticipation of a good meal, excellent carving, beautiful patina. Signed MITSUHIRO on the bottom of the pan. For a lengthy discussion of this first rate distinct artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, page 775. Clever and unusual object by the master carver...
Antique Japanese tansu with 7 exterior drawers of various sizes. The lower right hand side has a safe box door with 2 small interior drawers. Made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. Hardware includes warabite shaped drawer pulls, heavy lock plates and hinges.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 23 1/2" high x 28 1/2" wide x 14 1/4" deep.
This is a highly detailed Japanese Satsuma vase from the great Meiji artist Shizan. Look close at the images because the fine detail is as good as most of the finer pieces and easily looked over. The vase stands 4 3/4 inches tall. The vase is in excellent condition. Price is firm.
19th century boxwood netsuke of a seated puppy with its head turned left and its tongue sticking out. Superb face, excellent depiction of its chubby bulk and paws, ears are cleverly turned down to provide for fewer protruding parts, beautiful hairwork. Wonderful curl to its tail, eyes are inlaid with dark horn, superb staining and patina. Signed MASAYOSHI for Sato Masayoshi in rectangular reserve on the bottom - this excellent artist is listed on p...
19th century netsuke of Gentoku mounted on his horse Tokiro reaching the other bank of the river Dankei while escaping from a castle besieged by his brother-in-law. Gentoku (Chao Lieh Ti in Chinese) was a Chinese Emperor, and one of the Three Heroes of Han Dynasty together with Kwanyu and Chohi. Excellent detailing - see the fierce expression on his face, his billowing robe, bamboo stick in his hand, elaborate trappings of the horse and beautiful depiction of cresting waves...
Japan, a fine antique chrysanthemum "kiko" shaped water basin tsukubai from a sixty year old Nagoya collection,granite stone, 10"h x 24"d. Meiji to Taisho periods (1890-1920's) Lovely patina from good age.
Display them in tea gardens or in your special sun room - beautiful example of this classic design. More photographs on request.
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Japanese Lacquer Trunk, Ca. 19th century, late Edo and early Meiji period, with Maki lacquer low relief decoration of large Lotus flowers on five(5) sides(top, front, back and both side), and stamped brocade Bronze finish wrappings, 14 1/2" high, 24 1/2" wide, 17 1/2" deep, include inner black lacquer tray fitted over the inside top rim. The top cover is separate piece, not hinged, fit on the top rim of the main trunk...
A Japanese patinated bronze study of a tiger with its head raised and mouth open roaring and the body emphasised with striped patination. Riuwa rectangular mark.
Meiji period Late 19th century
Sizes: 31 cm
Condition report: Good condition
Large 22 inch diameter Japanese charger with scholar scenes. In excellent condition, it dates Meiji, late 19th c.
A pair of blue and white wine cups. Kangxi period, circa 1700.
19th century netsuke of Koshi (Confucius) standing with his hands folded in his sleeves, and a mythical beast kirin in dog-like stance at his back. According to Chinese legend, kirin only appears when there is a wise sage living in the land. Rare subject, excellent carving with great faces and detailing, old age lines, superb wear and patina consistent with age. Signed TOMOCHIKA on the bottom - the artist is Tomochika the First listed on p...
These vases have an unusual high glaze blue ground with heavily applied enamel that appears to simulate moriage enamel. Other than some wear to the gold around the rim, the condition is excellent. They date about 1875 and measure 9.9" x 5".
An antique Signed "ZEN-MYO GA" for the artist who drew the pictures, and "E-OKI" for the artist who made this Inro (see photograph 4) Japanese Gold Lacquer 6-Case INRO, ca. 1775-1850, depicting low relief scenes of 4 Ducks on one side and 3 Ducks on the other side in a Landscape with foliage, rocks and a river (on both sides). Interior is copper-gold color. Artist: ZEN-MYO GA (drawings); Artisan: E-OKI (made the inro)...
Large Japanese hinged hitsu (kimono storage coffer) woven of bamboo in the Chinese style with broad expanses of woven mats as the siding and the convex lid trimmed in thicker bamboo and fine knotting with a wood base complete with decorative bronze latch, handles and hinges. Excellent condition. Measuring: 12-1/2" High x 23-1/2" Wide x 18" Deep. Meiji Period, circa 1900.
Japanese antique wood block print entitled "The Cry of the Fox" from the series "One Hundred Aspects of the Moon", by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892).
signed Yoshitoshi with artist's seal Yoshitoshi, engraver's mark Enkatsu, and published by Akiyama Buemon, 1886
Based on a kyogen drama, Konkai ('The Cry of the Fox'). Kyogen were short, humorous interludes staged between acts of a No play...
A rare, fine Japanese Satsuma miniature kogo(round box) depicting a scene on cover with 23 figures of noble men, musicians and attendants engaged in a court celebration with gift exchange, a shrine, banners and a ring of fire. A tiny, intricate geometric border encircles the scene, all in raised gold. The border of the lower half is a mille fleur pattern, colorful flower heads in many different colors and designs...
Beautiful Japanese antique scroll painting depicting a scene of two large koi fish jumping up a waterfall, the traditional image symbolizes perseverance and aspiration, painted in ink and very light color on silk, Edo Period.
Size of image: 52" high x 29 1/4" wide. Total size of scroll: 76" high x 35 1/4" wide (38 1/4" wide including ends)
Antique Japanese 30+ foot Shunga scroll, depicting many whimsical scenes of an erotic nature. With gold flecks on mount and calligraphy signature. Very charming adult theme. Meiji period (1868-1912)
Size: 34 ft L x 16.5" H
Nice iron tetsubin ( water kettle) decorated with relief designs depicting a branch of wisteria and flying sparrow with small silver inlais on one side, on the reverse, poetic verses and maker’s seals, also name and seal on the left side of the pouring sprout; bronze lid, lid’s knob in the shape of a garlic bulb. H. 15 cm, W. 14cm. Meiji to Taisho. Condition: very good, no rust.
This is a very fine early Japanese plique-a-jour bowl. The bowl measures 4 3/8 inches across and stands 2 1/4 inches tall. The bowl has two short lines in the yellow/red mums on the side that are hard to see. Look for them in the images. They can not be felt with a fingernail and are probably not all the way through. It is mounted with silver rims.
Late 18th to early 19th century boxwood netsuke of a curled fierce dragon clutching the Precious Pearl in its claws with flames issuing from his body. Does not photograph well, but is of very sculptural three dimensional shape. Superb strong early carving, clever compact design, great expression on its face, wonderful depiction of the scales. Eyes are inlaid with bronze, natural himotoshi formed by its limbs. Extraordinary beautiful wear and patina, excellent sculpture. Length 1 11/16 inches.
Torso fragment of a standing Fudo-Myo (Skt. Alacantha) sculpted from a single block of wood. Kamakura Period (see radiocarbon dating report, final photograph). Comes with custom-made stand, not shown in photographs.
Height: 42.5 cm
Width: 15.5 cm
Depth: 9 cm
A sizable fragment with excellent presence.
Seated Koyasu Kannon Bosatsu, the right hand holding a long-stemmed lotus bud and the left arm supporting an infant child, sculpted in relief from a light-brown sedimentary stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Minor old loss.
Height: 57 cm
Width: 31 cm
Depth: 20.5 cm
Packaged weight: 42 kg
An uncommon depiction of Koyasu Kannon Bosatsu, deaccessioned from a municipal art museum located in the Tohoku region north of Tokyo. Highly collectible.
Woman's kimono with "Kogin-sashi" which is embroidery with white cotton thread on indigo dyed hemp. It was made in "Tsugaru" region, now the west part of Aomori prefecture in Tohoku district. This embroidery pattern is named "Kawari yotsu mameko" which means arranged 4 beans. There are nearly 30 patterns of kogin-sashi. It has folded sleeves that means it had long sleeves and worn for special occasion, and then worn for everyday wear with folded sleeves. In good condition but has wear and mendin...
DESCRIPTION: In Japanese lore, there are countless tales about the mischievous Tanuki, a real animal native to Japan. Masked like a raccoon but big and stocky like a badger, they are said to have supernatural powers to transform into any living or inanimate shape. Often they assume the form of a monk, as our Tanuki does here. This Tanuki okimono is hand crafted from a single piece of wood in the best of Mingei traditions. Dressed as a monk in a long robe, this charming Tanuki stands at an a...
Height: 2.4 cm (0.9 in)
Length: 3 cm (1.2 in)
Depth: 2.5 cm (1.0 in)
Rare Japanese nut netsuke of a bird carved and signed by Hidari Issan; inlaid dark horn eyes encircled by a ring of metal; signature carved in an oval reserve
Height: 9.4 cm (3.7 in)
Width: 5.6 cm (2.3 in)
Fine and uncommon Shibayama pepper; natural material; inlaid insects; modelled with precious, semi-precious stone and mother of pearl; signed; excellent condition
This is very rare Paper and sakiori noragi textile of the Meiji era(1868-1912). It is a texture of the very beautiful Japanese paper and cotton. I can enjoy it with the both sides. It is very rare textile. It does not have a stain and damage. It is in a very good state. I recommend it to collection of you.
size:80cm x 116cm (31,3" x 45.7")