Very rare Ainu robe of the native peoples of Hokkaido, Japan.
Made of 'attush' bark of 'ohyou' elm tree and 'kiribuse' appliqued fabric with embroidery.
Museum quality piece for true connoisseurs or collectors. Circa: Meiji Era (1868 - 1912)
Excellent antique condition...
A fantastic, extremely rare and important Edo Period Daki Ningyo, with a fine
shibori outer kimono, and a red chirimen silk crepe inner kimono with a
fawn-spot pattern. Featuring a beautifully sensitive life-like face.
Looks wonderful in a seated or standing pose. All aspects of this Daki
Ningyo are of the finest quality. We are confident that you have never before seen one of this age and quality offered for sale. Height: 25 inches, 63.5 cm.
Japanese antique scroll painting of a praying mantis and blossoming chrysanthemums, painted in mineral colors on paper, beautiful detail and color, some minor losses, charming subject matter, Rimpa School, Edo Period, attributed to Ogata Korin.
Total size of scroll: 62 1/4" high x 21 1/2" wide (19 1/2" wide not including ends). Size of art: 32 1/4" high x 14 3/4" wide.
Japanese Kuruma-dansu, a wheeled storage chest traditionally kept in the Kura (storeroom) containing valuables, thus the wheels are for quick evacuation, this version constructed of Hinoki (Japanese Cypress) with a Kuri (Chestnut) carriage, slatted doors and sides concealing four interior drawers, all original construction and finish, signs of wear, excellent condition.
Measuring: 34-1/2" High x 60-1/2" Wide x 27-1/4" Deep.
Edo period, circa 1850.
Wonderful antique Japanese okimono of the mythical characters Ashinaga and Tenaga. The two friends live on the beach and survive on fish. Tenaga catches them with his long arms while sitting on the back of Ashinaga who wades out into the water with his long legs. Carved with great detail and whimsy out of boxwood. Meiji Period (1868-1912).
Size: 14 1/4" high x 4 3/4" wide
Eight lobed inlayed Japanese lacquered dish. Each lobe is decorated in makie, the flora and fauna of the four seasons with archaic designs set in between. The central area of the dish is depicting a female figure holding a lotus with a child attendant holding a bouquet of lotuses. The bottom is crafted in the nashiji style with a signature set in a medallion motif reading: Kaneko Zo, or Produced by Kaneko. Age: Meiji Period Size: Diameter 8.25" Height 1.5"
Japanese hirado ware porcelain figure of a tiger. With fully hand-carved fur pattern, whiskers, a wide grin with front fangs exposed. The tiger is glazed in white with the pupils of the eyes left buff. The four paws of the tiger have been hand-sculpted with the toes and claws on the bottom of the figure. The bottom and nostrils of the tiger are pierced through for air to escape during firing.
"Hirado Ware, by C. Philip Cardeiro, pg...
Extremely rare 3rd to 7th Century Kofun Period Haniwa clay sculpture of a
Horse, completed with the most fabulous trappings, a fine saddle, etc. Presented on a lacquered stand. The horse is a very important figure in
the Samurai society. This figure possibly may have been found near the
village of Motomachi, close to the port of Konjō in Musashi Province, in
present day Tokyo. Pieces like this are usually found in private collections
or museums, and rarely come up for sale...
Gorgeous Japanese lacquer box with allover gilt lacquer designs over black lacquer backgrounds with gold flakes. The front has two drawers with a crane flying beside a pine tree in lacquer. The top opens into two compartments with hinged lids decorated with a phoenix and a cherry tree. Panels of floral scenes with lucky motifs decorate the sides. Signed tomobako included. Dates from the Meiji period 1868-1912.
Size: 6.25" H x 11" W x 10.5" D
Japanese Hai Hai Gosho Ningyô. This extremely rare form of Japanese Doll is one of the most
sought after of Gosho (Palace Doll). They were presented to royalty and upper
class at the birth of a baby, and placed in the baby's chamber to protect from bad spirits. This is a very large example of this type of Gosho. It is covered with many layers of Gofun (Oyster Shell Lacquer) over papier mache. The hair is made entirely of silk...
Sets of early Japanese ceramics are very rare. For this reason, I prefer to not break up sets like this even though I could sell them for more as individual items. These are classic Kakiemon plates in every aspect. They show the three friends of winter design (shochikubai in Japanese). The friends are the Prunus mume, pine and bamboo. Beautiful white porcelain with fine and delicate overglaze enamels. The molded rims contribute to quality and beauty of this set...
This superb helmet bowl is comprised of 64 iron plates that are slightly embossed between the suji, double front plates, and a washer underneath the top front riveted inside. The bowl has been given a very dark russet finish and fitted with a simple iron visor. The meadate is a forged iron hornet with gilt brass wings. The shikkoro of five - lames of false scale laced in blue silk and brown russet lacquer...
Very elegant pair of Japanese cloisonne vases in the style of Hayashi. Dark midnight baby blue with sparrows flying amidst bamboo, with chrysanthemum flowers in exquisite detail, Top and bottom rims with special lapid in beautiful hues of orange, purples and greens. The natural scene in each vase are complimentary to each other and not identical. Vase are in perfect condition. Age: Meiji Period.
Size: 9" Height x 4" Diameter.
A large Japanese bronze tripod censer decorated with various auspicious motifs. Dragons and phoenix-like birds are set within a wave pattern known as seigaiha. The feet of the vessel are shaped like scrolling clouds. A censer such as this would have been used for incense at a temple.
Age: Early 19th century
Size: diameter 29.25" height 16.5"
Japanese special set of 10 Kichi arrows, with consecration marks by the Kichijo-ji Temple. Kichi means good omen. Forged steel, with red lacquered tips. Mounted in splayed fan shape. Very unusual original red lacquered tips.
Edo p. (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 6" x 2 1/2" x 12" Height
please visit our website www.artecollezione.it A very unusual booxwood okimono of Benkei with the bell. Musashibou Benkei was a semi-legendary warrior monk of the 12th century, who was associated with Minamoto no Yoshitsune in numerous stories, described as strong, courageous, cunning and good-natured and is certainly a product of the imagination.
One of Benkei’s most famous stories as a priest take away the bell from the temple of Miidera...
A 10.8" square tray signed Teizan and sealed Kinzan, mid Meiji period, depicting an unfortunate encounter between a hawk and a goose.
Condition: Quite good overall condition, There is a faint nick and short enamel crack to the front of the tray, two small areas of enamel cracking to the reverse, and pitting usual to the period. No dents or restoration.
Wonderful Japanese antique gosho doll, a charmingly fat little boy with smiling face and beautifully detailed features, he still wears his original silk bib, Edo Period, on metal stand.
Size of doll: 16" high x 15" wide
A fine Japanese hirado porcelain okimono of a recumbent horse. The horse has a whimsical expression. Its eyes are left unglazed with blackened pupils, its unglazed teeth exposed in a wide grin, the corners of the mouth and nostrils pierced through. Touches of cobalt blue underglaze accent the hooves and snout of the horse. The base is impressed with maker's cartouche.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 8 1/2" L x 4" W x 6" H
Antique Japanese very large ceramic jar with a highly textured form, wide mouth, large dripping area of natural ash glazes in blues and browns with bare tapered foot. Tokoname kilm dates from the Momoyama period 17th century.
Size: 24" H x 18" W
Japanese 2 panel byobu folding screen, painted of a fierce battle scene taking place over a bridge. Gold leaf clouds edged in raised gofun outline the image.
Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Dimensions: 48" L x 28 1/4" H
Japanese Merchant’s chest (choba-dansu), Toyama, the front entirely constructed of keyaki (Zelkova serrata), original fuki-urushi lacquer finish, completed with hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa) configured with five lower drawers, one of these drawers with square lockplate, sliding door compartment, center lock pin, rectangular door pulls concealing one shelf and two small drawers made of kiri (Paulownia tomentosa), and one large drawer on top with square lock plate, diamond chrysanthemum detail, ...
A very rare well-potted and painted 8.25" Ko-Imari model of a standing boy reaching into an urn. The boy's face is painted with black hair and features a gilt head band. Both his robe and the urn are painted in blue, orange and iron red.
Condition: Excellent, with no chips, hairlines or repairs.
Japanese bronze statue of a horned oni with long, curly hair, sharp fangs and claws. He wears a capelet with gilded puffs of smoke and yingyang, and a gilded harness across his chest. His trousers are shaped like tigers' heads biting into his legs, with a gilded belt and tiger stripes. He holds a lotus flower high above his head, supporting a bronze singing bell bowl with gold gilded flowers, butterflies, and vines all around it and raised dots all along its bottom half...
The best bronze garden we have seen. Meiji Period C.1900. Rich patina. The top is rengei-ji style and the middle has a thunder diaper. The middle piece panels all have bats in excellent relief. First time we have ever seen bats on lantern panels. In Japanese the second ideograph used to write bat and that for luck are also homophones. Roughly 45 inches tall and 15inches in diameter. Ask for shipping quote.
Pair of Carved Wooden Koma Inu Temple Dog Figures, each seated in the traditional posture. These are a very rare find from the
early Heain Period, and could be even earlier, possibly Nara Period. The wood is aged to a beautiful patina. There are not many works of art of the period that come
up for sale. There has been some conservation and restoration to stabilize these fantastic and rare pieces.
18.75 and 17.5 inches (47.5 and 44.5 cm) H, 13 and 12 inches (33 and 30.5 cm) W, 10 and 9 inches ...
A superb Japanese pair of hanging scrolls, dating from the Momoyama Period. Depicting scenes of autumn signed by the noted painter of the Kano school, Kano Shoeisai Naonobu (1519-1592). One scroll is depicting a pair of Bohemian Waxwings perched on maple and the other scroll is showing a group of sparrows frolicking among millet. Has the original lid incorporated into the scroll box. Very well painted with high level of detail.
Age: Momoyama Period (1573 - 1615).
Size: Height 76" Width 2...
Purchased through Christie's a good number of years ago, this is a very rare Ko-Imari porcelain figure circa 1640. Decorated in iron-red, green, gold and black enamel, the seated official measures 7.5"x6"x2".
Condition: Excellent, with only minor wear to enamel and one almost undetectibly small old chip to the edge of the base.
A set of 5 Japanese karimata arrow collection. Forged iron, mounted on steel plates and armature wire.
The forked arrowhead (karimata) was named after its resemblance to the V-formation flight of wild geese. Such arrows of different sizes were highly prized on the battlefield and for hunting large game. The Japanese arrowheads, many resembling miniature spears, were made in hundreds of varied shapes of folded, tempered steel.
They were attached to the bamboo shafts by means of lo...
Pair Japanese most stunning large earthenware Satsuma Vases , signed "Kinkosan" in gold, Ca. Meiji period 1890's, 9 3/4" high, 3 1/4" diameter-top rim, 3 7/8" diameter-bottom rim, The story is telling beautiful landscape surroundings, ladies in silk brocade Kimono and children are outing in the beautiful garden scenery wearing most beautiful silk Kimonos with finely detailed pattern of silk brocade highlighted in low relief brilliant gold design, most of the gold decorations are done with one(1)...
Antique Japanese large 2-panel screen, depicting two large paintings of swimming carp and reeds in sumi ink. Gold leaf and silk borders each panel.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 74" L x 68.5" H
A pair of hanging scrolls by Kano Dohaku Chikanobu (1772-1821), a famous Edo period painter, 5th head of the Surugadai branch of the Kano School. In 1813 he received the honorary title of "Okurakyo-Hogen" (law of the eye).The pair contains an image of three geese set near a marshland with reeds. Scroll comes with box that woud be of the period. Age: Mid-Edo Period( 1800-1820). Size per scroll: Height: 70.25" Width: 14.25" (with ends) 16.25".
Stunning Antique Japanese 2 section choba tansu. Hand crafted from solid Beautiful keyaki wood. Finely detailed forged iron work including round lock plates and hirute shaped drawer pulls. Includes locking safe box with 2 small interior drawers that are also made of keyaki. Piece retains its original translucent red-orange lacquer finish that glows in the light.
late Edo/early Meiji Period C. 1860's
Size: 63 1/2" high x 35 1/2" wide x 16" deep.
Antique Japanese hanging scroll of monkeys in stone snow lanterns in a forest of pine trees. A mother forages for food while her infant feeds. In the lower lantern a monkey gazes over the snow the second has captured an insect. It measures overall: 21" by 80" image: 15.5" by 44.75". Meiji period 1868-1912.
A pair of monochrome pale robin-egg blue porcelain antique Chinese vases on decorative hardwood stands. A small gold leaf repair is done to the lips of the vases in the Kintsugi style. The vases are a pale blue with tall rounded shoulders and the unglazed bases and recessed footing with Kangxi inscription.
Provenance: NY Collection Bradley
Date: Kangxi 1661-1722
Dimensions: 9" tall w/stand, 7.25" w/o stand X 2.73 wide
Lovely antique Japanese 4-panel screen painting with scene of 3 geese in grasses by water's edge, beautifully painted in mineral colors on gold leaf ground, Taisho/Showa age.
Size: 43" high x 88" long