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...
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...
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)...
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
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...
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...
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...
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)
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...
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.
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...
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...
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). 
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...
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...
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,...
A Japanese Aode Kutani dish from the Matsuyama kiln, C19th, Edo period. Decorated to the interior with a phoenix amongst paulonia leaves and flowers. The cavetto decorated with panels of wave motifs.
Diameter 37 cm.
In good condition, except for a 2cm chip to the rim.
Reference; An identical dish may be found in the Ishikawa Prefecture Museum of Art.
Edo Period (circa 1750) Large Japanese Wood Sculpture of a Shrine Horse, a gift from an
upper-class family to a shrine. Images of Horses are highly prized in Japan. It is commissioned and presented to protect a newborn male child. Rising up on its back legs, set to gallop, it strikes an animated, exciting, and beautiful pose that sets it apart from the usual static poses that these horses have. The curves of the sculpture are masterfully rendered to convey the sense of action and spirit in this...
This is a very large and beautiful Japanese Satsuma vase from Kinkozan. It stands is 14 1/2 inches tall. The gold work and painting are beautiful. As you can see from the images, there are loads of different birds mixed in with the elaborate flowering wisteria and bamboo. Condition is excellent with some minor wear to the gold. Of note there is a firing flaw that can be seen in the last image.
Stunning original 17th century Japanese Amida Buddha statue, gold gilt over wood with inlaid crystal on his third eye and his crown chakra. He stands on an open lotus pedestal atop a circular step base, his hands performing the virtaka mudras. Behind him is a canopy of lingzhi smoke and 7 boddhisatvas seated in the heavens. The reverse of the carving has a small iron plaque with Kiri leaf mon of the Ashikaga clan, waves, and a calligraphy brush.
Early Edo Period (1603 - 1868)
Japanese large, rectangular suiban, finely cast with stylized motifs of waves and flying birds in relief. Suiban are shallow trays meant to be filled with suiseki or viewing stones, sand, and bonsai. The rim of the suiban are flared with a cast apron of reishi mushrooms. The 4 feet of the dish are in the form of rolling waves. The underside is textured with artist signature and cartouche.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
21 1/4" L x 14" W x 5 1/2" H
Pair of Architectural corbels of mythological elephant baku’s are commonly placed under the eaves of Japanese Buddhist temple and Shinto Shrines to wore off evil spirits. The baku devour dreams and nightmares and protector against evil. The baku cannot be summoned without caution, however as ancient legions say that if the baku is not satisfied after consuming the nightmares, he may devour ones hopes and dreams. The open mouth is to scare off demons and the closed mouth baku shelters and keeps...
Dramatic Antique Japanese tall ishidoro - stone temple garden lantern, carved all of granite in 6 sections. The lotus base is carved so that it is still connected to the natural rock. The lantern section is similar in style to a hanging lantern with it's curling warabite corner roof and pointed finial over a hollow area for light. The sides of this portion of the lantern are carved in relief with deer and clouds. This style of ishidoro originates from the Kasuga shrine and for that reason i...
Japanese bronze vase with a wide, flattened body shape, the tall cylindrical neck rendered with bamboo stalk texture. The handles of the vase are a pair of leaping rabbits over low relief waves. The foot of the vase is imprinted with the artist cartouche.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 7 1/2" x 7" x 6"
Japanese Gosho Ningyo, a palace figure of a young noble boy seated with his feet extended forward holding a gold leafed folding signal battle fan in his right hand above his head (a symbolic wish for strength and leadership), costumed in a orange layered silk kimono, the figure carved of kiri (Paulownia) covered in multiple layers of burnished gofun with painted features and inset hair. Minor surface crack alongside the nose, cracks to the gofun surface on the body, minor signs of age otherwise ...
Antique Japanese kura tansu (warehouse storage chest). Made of keyaki (elm) wood with iron hardware. The top portion has a large compartment covered by sliding panels with vertical slats. The bottom portion has another compartment covered by sliding panels with horizontal and vertical slats. Heavy wooden braces for strength on sides and back of chest.
Late Edo Period (1644 - 1868)
Dimensions: 35 1/2" high x 35 3/4" wide x 19 3/4"deep.
Hard to find Japanese red lacquer Chochin Kabuto. This example of munition has the ability to fold for compact storage. The front 2 prongs are made for the meadate ornament. The underside of the shikoro (neck guard) in black lacquer, and the lames plates are secured with blue silk cords. Mounted on custom steel stand.
Red lacquer menpo may be purchased separately. (#1371484)
Edo Period 19th Century
Dimensions: 13" x 12.5" x 10.5" H (18" H on stand)
Incredible Japanese 2 section isho tansu (clothing chest) constructed of Keyaki (elm) wood, with natural Keyaki quartered sawn burl front drawers. With hand forged iron handles and plates. Stunning clear lacquer original finish, overall in very good condition.
Early Meiji period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 35"L x 16 1/2" D x 50" Height