All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1406044
19th century okimono size softwood netsuke of a baby boy seated with his legs akimbo as he pets a puppy in front of him. Very nicely carved in “endearingly ugly” style, pleasant patina and feel of age. Height 2 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1407464 (stock #J538)
Bamboo basket container coated with urushi. It is handwoven of bamboo strips and covered with washi (Japanese handmade papaer), and then painted with black urushi. It has a label inside which says "Kataji kawago" which used to be a basket made of bamboo or wicker and covered with deer skin, or covered with washi later. It also says it was made in Ise in Mie Prefecture. It has vegetable indigo dyed washi lining. Generally in good condition but has many parts urushi came off, breaks and wear...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1366895
19th century white bronze ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) of compressed ball shape with cast and pierced geometric and scrolling designs. Nice crisp work, full liner to the central hole, pleasant feel of age, beautiful patina. Diameter 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1413067 (stock #J557)
Three pieces of old kashi-gata, wood mold for sweets. It has kamon (family crest) carved. They have wear and holes. They have termaite-resistant treatment now. The second half of the 19th century. The largest one:20cm x 12cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1424182 (stock #EW3189)
A very unusual pair of moulded dishes in the form of three bamboo leaves, take, cobalt blue glazed with gilt and iron red Sparrows , Suzume, set against a woven ground in gold. A variant on the popular Sparrow and Bamboo pattern, “Takesuzume”...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1367396 (stock #J435)
6 fragments of indigo dyed washi (Japanese handmade paper) which have rather thick texture. It is not sure what were these fragments used for, possibly a book cover or wrapping. The various indigo colors are very attractive. They are wrapped also nice washi, handmade paper. Edo period (17 or 18 century) 25cm x 24cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1332437
19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved as a toy of Zen Buddhism patriarch Daruma enveloped in his monastic robe. Nice face, beautiful warm patina, very pleasing shape. Height 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1419817
Single 19th century Japanese sword menuki depicting an obijime tied for storage. Obijime is a decorative braided cord that is tied around the obi. Superbly clever object perfectly capturing the essence of Japanese design sensibility, in excellent condition. Length 1 7/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1366898
19th century metal ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) of square section with wires depicting rows of chrysanthemums, and scrolling vines. Very nice crisp work, full liner to the central hole, very good condition. Height 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1366897
19th century bronze ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in seed shape with wires depicting rows of chrysanthemums and scrolling vines. Very nice crisp work, full liner to the central hole, excellent condition. Height 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1412171 (stock #13232)
Shonai obi (sash) produced in Shonai in Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku district. Wefts are washi (Japanese handmade paper) yarn and warps are vegetable indigo dye cotton. Probably it was made in half width from original double width obi and one side is framed with indigo cotton cloth with check pattern. In excellent condition. Late 19th to early 20th century. 13cm x 3m24cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1304824
This is Katazome cotton cloth of the Meiji period. This is dyed by the light and shade of the natural indigo plant. As for this, cotton is spun by hand and is thick. This Katazome cloth is called Aigaesi.There is no stain damage. Size 173cm x34cm (68.1 "x 13.8")mk1
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1419818
Single early 19th century menuki - Japanese sword fitting - depicting a horse grazing among flowers and grasses. Great design and detailing, beautiful dark patina, wear to gilding. Length 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1349228
Cup and saucer with Kutani aka-e (red) decoration of musing philosophers or poets, the back of the saucer with orchids. Late Edo or Meiji, c 1900. Signed Kutani. Diameter or saucer "4 ¾ / 12 cm, height of cup "2¼/ 5,8 cm. Condition: wear to the decoration, esp. to the saucer (cf. pics).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1399616
19th century Japanese wooden brush washer lacquered red on the inside. Beautiful simple elegant object, great patina, ink stains on the outside attesting to its long life, traces of ink on the inside, very pleasing shape. Maximum diameter 3 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1379446 (stock #J474)
Two weights made of solid and rather heavy wood which were used when "habaki", leg guards were made. The technique is warp twinning. In excellent condition. 610gm for two. 19th century. Diameter:10cm H:10cm The 8th image is from "Nihon-no-nuno, Genshifu Tanbou" Bessatsu Taiyo published by Heibon-sha in 1989. Othe three images are examples of "habaki"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1412546
19th century glass ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in ball shape with multiple multicolored “eyes”. Rather complicated technique involving multiple layers of differently colored glass. Very attractive, beautiful patina. Diameter 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1000087 (stock #10173)
This is possibly a card or ticket case made of rare piece of bingata cotton cloth. Bingata is katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) produced in Ryukyu islands ( now Okinawa ). This bingata was produced in 19th century, but this case might have been made later, early 20th century ( sewn by machine ). The lining is silk. In excellent condition. 13cm x 7.7cm