Unique handworn / polished natural burl wood brush rest in the shape of a mink okimono. The low long shape makes for an ideal brush rest for an calligrapher...
This nicely executed ivory carving of a geisha is a late Meiji period (1868~1911) product. It depicts a formally dressed geisha holding a flower in her right hand and an umbrella in her left hand. It is 6 ¼” high, 1 ¾” wide and 1 ½” thick. The artist’s signature, “Masayuki,” is on the bottom. Aside from some hair line cracks due to age, it is in great condition.
Japanese two section clothing tansu, constructed with natural finish Kiri (paulownia) wood. Original condition. The four drawers with classic design of round iron hand-forged locks and pair of warabite drawer pulls, iron corner hardware and side handles.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 36 3/4" L x 16 1/2" D x 40 1/2" H
This is an Early 19th Century, excellently hand-carved Japanese Netsuke depicting Tengu, the legendary winged creature that has both human and bird-like characteristics. He appears in its typical form emerging from an egg with its wings spread over it. Very creative used of the natural material colors in the design of the clouds. Very rich patina. Signed Toyomasa in the format he used when he used the go Shonshoan...
Rakan Buddhist sages (Arahats) congregate in their colorful robes on the gold body of this large Meiji period Koro from Kutani capped with a strikingly beautiful shishi lion. The Rakan is one who has broken the chain of re-birth and overcome the three poisons of desire, hatred and ignorance. It is a popular theme in both Chinese and Japanese art, often depicted in groups of 16 in Japan (Juroku Rakan)...
Antique Japanese cha tansu (tea storage chest) with a lovely red/brown lacquered burl front with a gorgeous shine, and a warm honey-tone lacquered top and interior. It has many sliding door panels with plenty of storage space and shelving within, and five exterior drawers with interesting V-shaped handles.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Size: 47.75" height, 33" width, 13.75" depth
Museum piece from the Late Edo Period (could be earlier) from Iga in Mie Prefecture near Shigaraki, another great kiln producing area outside of Kyoto.
If you are a ceramic collector you know, that a piece like this is very, very rare.
Size: 26.5 centimeters in height, diameter 11 centimeters, trunk diameter 12.5 centimeters, 1300 grams in weight.
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Japanese three-section kimono tansu made from kiri wood, its mid and bottom section has five long drawers with round metal lockplates that slide open to reveal a keyhole, and two warabite handles adorned with flora. The topmost section of the tansu has two smaller drawers with a single handle each, topped with two sliding panel doors, opening to a shelved interior and two more small drawers with adorable twin fish handle pulls.
Size: 61.5" height, 45.5" width, 16" depth
Japanese Buddhist devotional plaque made of bronze with design of lotus blossoms and braided cord tied in a bow. This keman would have hung in a temple as an offering for the Buddha. Age: Meiji Period (19th century).
Size: 14.50" high x 10.25" wide.
Japanese 3 section kimono tansu, made with Kiri (paulownia) wood in its original, natural finish. The top unit has three medium size drawers underneath two sliding panels. The left upper compartment with single shelf and the right upper compartment with the two smallest drawers below a shelf space. The two lower sections are comprised of 3 drawers each.
Taisho period (1912-1925)
Dimensions: 45 3/4" L x 16" D x 61" H
A charming and Unusual Japanese silk short coat meant to be worn as an over kimono. Many vivid, colorful silk panels have been patched together to create an interesting pattern. Designs of peonies, chrysanthemums, geometric patterns, cranes, butterflies, and many more are seen among the various silk panels.
Meiji period textile (1868 - 1912) assembled in the Taisho Period.
Size: 41" height, 48" width
Octogonal water basin sculpted from a brick-hued igneous stone. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650, possibly earlier. Minor old loss and superficial cracks, with no leakage.
Height: 28 cm
Exterior diameter: 37 cm
Interior (basin) diameter: 20 cm
Basin depth: 10 cm
Packaged weight: 47 kg
A subtly styled, well-proportioned water basin, patinated to perfection.
Little distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl with flaring mouth made of light, coarse unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was covered with the typical green copper oxide glaze inside and outside. A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed and is decorated with fern sprouts. This is a typical late Momoyama design, which seems to represent winter and summer. You can find a black Oribe bowl with a similar design in the Nezu Museum...
Wonderful and definitely rare Iga Chawan with aesthetic kintsugi gold repair. This chawan was made approx. 200 years ago during the Edo Period. Great wabi-sabi expression.
Iga ware was always made in the Iga City area of Mie Prefecture...
Elegant, little distorted half cylinder shaped kutsugata tea bowl with flaring lip made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical, glossy black iron oxide glaze inside and outside, leaving an unglazed 'window' on one side.
One 'window' is decorated with circles squares and lines in iron oxide glaze which has been covered with a clear ash and feldspar glaze...
Very beautiful Kuro Oribe Chawan of early Edo period:
Only very little distorted half cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical, glossy black iron oxide glaze inside and outside, leaving an unglazed 'window' on one side. The 'window' is decorated with chidori (plovers) flying over an irrigation wheelin iron oxide glaze which has then been covered with a clear ash and feldspar glaze...
Little distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical, glossy black iron oxide glaze inside and outside. A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed for decoration in iron oxide engobe under a clear ash glaze in the form of plum blossoms (ume) and a geometric design. This is a typical Momoyama design...
Little distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl - made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical, glossy black iron oxide glaze inside and outside, leaving 2 unglazed 'windows' on opposite sites. One 'window' is decorated with ivy or vine leaves. The other 'window' shows flying birds in iron oxide glaze which has been covered with a clear ash and feldspar glaze. This is a typical Momoyama Era design...
Rounded wan-shaped chawan with strong throwing (finger) marks, called rokuro-me. The light, very fine clay with enclosures is expertly thrown. The body is fully glazed - with the exception of the foot and its surrounding area...
Distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl made of little iron bearing, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body, trimmed with a potters knife (hera) is covered with the typical, glossy black iron oxide inside and outside. Here it is a rarely seen dark brown due to a lack of manganese.
A window on the side has been left unglazed for decoration in iron oxide engobe under a clear ash glaze in a form of straight and wavy lines. This is a typical Momoyama design.
Another wonderful example of the beauty of Shino-yaki from the early Edo Period: Little deformed cylinder (hazutsu) shaped, in the style of shino ware - the bowl shows finger marks from throwing; foot ring and bottom have been cut with a potters knife. Typical for a Nezumi-Shino shino bowl, the light, unrefined Mino clay has been covered with an iron bearing engobe - with the exception of the bottom area.
A floral decoration on the wall and a circle inside near the brim has been i...
Cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of light, fine, unrefined Mino clay. Shape and style (note the trimmed walls) make it appear contemporary with the late Oribe bowls.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical white, feldspatic Shino glaze has been poured under which a decoration of a willow tree (yanagi) and a fence have been applied in iron oxide (oni ita). Just the foot ring and its immediate surrounding was left unglazed. The somewhat irregular foot is typical ...
Cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of light, fine, unrefined Mino clay from the late Momoyama or early Edo period. Shape and style (note the trimmed walls) make it appear contemporary with the late Oribe bowls. The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical white, feldspatic Shino glaze which has been poured and under which a decoration of a bamboo grass (sass) and a fence have been applied in iron oxide (oni ita). Just the foot ring and its immediate surrounding was left unglaze...
A historic-cultural highlight: we proudly present a more than 1000 year old Yama Chawan with a strong kai-yu glaze. Once in a while you can find a traditional unglazed yama chawan on the antique market, but a Yama Chawan with a strong and vivid kai-yu glaze is very very rare. The Yama-Chawan is an excavated piece, stacked together with a second one for the firing process.
At the beginning of the 9th century, ceramics that use cooking at very high temperatures (about 1240 degrees) an...
This is thick Indigo dye cotton tsutsugaki Child kimono of the Edo era. In lions, It is very impressive, and the design is beautiful.It is made of hand-spun and hand-woven and natural indigo dyed cotton.
It has a few stains. However, it does not stand out. It does not have damage and is in a very good state.
size:84cm x 71cm (33.1" x 28")
Height: 12.1 cm (4.9 in)
Width: 4.2 cm (1.7 in)
Fine Japanese Satsuma vase by Kinkozan; continual scene of Geisha in a garden setting; fine gilt work to the upper section; signed; excellent condition
Height: 6.5 cm (2.7 in)
Width: 2.5 cm (1.0 in)
Depth: 1.6 cm (0.6 in)
Japanese marine material (walrus..mottled appearance) netsuke of Ashinaga and Tenaga with an octopus; lovely patina and in good condition; early 19th century
This is excellent Fukusa of (1800-1867) for Edo period used in Osaka. This was dyed in Yuzen-dye, Tsutsugaki. This is drawn on Ayaori-Silk by hand freely.This is a lucky long-lived design.
As for this, the dyeing of the colour of the ground is beautiful with a natural indigo plant. This is dyed with the natural dye which is used all in Yuzen-dye. As for this, the shading off of the color that is one technique of Yuzen-dye is impressive. As for this, a person is expressed expressively. This does...
This is a 19th century, excellently hand-carved Netsuke depicting a very surprised Rat Catcher, who is standing on one foot, while holding the tale of a rat that is crawling on his back. Another rat is crawling on the floor , near his foot. Outstanding detail and expression, as well as a two-tone patina. Unsigned.
Netsuke measures 1.10 inches (2.8cm) wide, and 2.78 inches (7.1cm) tall.
This is a beautiful rare cloisonne vase from Hattori. I've never seen any signed pieces like this from any other artist. The rims appear to be bronze. Condition is excellent. The vase stands 7 1/2 inches and is 6 inches wide. Last image shows a similar but smaller signed Hattori that sold recently.
This is an excellently and intricately carved boxwood netsuke depicting a Boat full of passengers (11 of them) dressed in various garb, carrying different articles and set in different poses. One of them, in the rear of the boat, seems to be either sunbathing or nurturing an ailment; another is wearing a large Amigasa Kasa hat; there is woman carrying a baby in her arms. It is full of great form and expressions. Unsigned.
Netsuke has a rich patina. It measures 0.78 inches (2.0cm) wide, 2....
Japanese full set of bamboo pole and carved hardwood fish hearth hook, or tea pot holder over the open fire inside the house, from late 1800's to early 1900's, this Jizaikagi can be extended from 76" to 86" long or shorten to 66" tall, 54" high for bamboo pole with iron pole inside to hold fish and hook, and the fish is holding heavy black iron flame shape double hook and flexible iron support chain to hold fish straight. The carved fish is dark hardwood, darkened with smoke for many years, rea...
This is a 19th century Japanese Netsuke, in a somewhat rare depicting of Shoki, the "Demon Queller", a mythical being, the hero of a Chinese legend of the T'ang Dynasdy, who became the ghostly protector of the Emperor Meiko, who is carrying, actually dragging, a very large bag 'Full of Oni's". A stern and very serious expression on Shoki's face. Unsigned. Netsuke measures 1.95 inches (5.0) wide, 0.78 inches (2.0) deep, and 0.85 (2.2cm) tall. It is in excellent condition.
Antique Japanese chobako (small merchant's box) made with Sugi wood (cedar). Original condition. With squared iron handles on flared backplates. Two drawers are fitted with round iron locks.
Edo period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 25" L x 15" D x 10.25" H
An antique Japanese Choba (merchant) Tansu, constructed of hinoki (cypress) natural finish wood. With hand-forged iron hardware and plates. The Choba has iron handles, lock plates, a pair of sliding doors and three drawers in the middle, a pair of sliding doors with slats at the bottom, and a corner bottom safe box with three drawers inside and a small secret drawer.
Date: Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Dimensions: 35" high x 15" deep x 33.5" wide
Japanese Taisho Period ikebana basket (for flower arranging). Made all of lovely split bamboo with a semi open weave. The handle is made of three pieces of bamboo and knotted together. Wrapped detailed where the handle meets the body of the basket. Signed Kokosai.
Size: 19" high x 9" wide.