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.
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...
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...
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)
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...
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...
Fine and rare early example of a Jomon Period Dogu Clay Figure, the earliest
known Japanese figures. The Dogu acted as effigies of people. They
manifested some kind of sympathetic magic. For example, it may have been
believed that illnesses could be transferred into the Dogu, and then
destroyed, clearing the illness, or any other misfortune. Because of the
ritual destruction of Dogu, they are quite rare. This primitive abstract
fertility figure has a futuristic look...
Large Japanese 3-section Clothing Chest, crafted of chestnut and cedar with the entire facade of a thick rosewood veneer. The storage composition has multiple drawers of varying sizes, hinged double door compartment with interior sliding kimono trays, and two sets of top storage sliding doors highlighted in flat panels of gold leafed cloth paper with an interior shelf and drawer on one side...
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.
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...
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
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.
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...
Just today 6/18 reduced by consignor........This is a beautiful little Japanese Cloisonne vase from Namikawa Yasuyuki. The vase was acquired from a collector (now deceased) about 25 years ago. This vase measures 3 1/2 inches tall. This vase has a fine restoration somewhere to the body of the piece. Owner is motivated and has set a new price.
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.
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
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
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, ...
Antique Japanese Red Lacquer Dragon Altar Table with Floating top cover and raised ends. Wonderfully elegant and dramatic. Top inset panel Gilt carved dragon clutching his flaming ball over clouds. Glass eyes on dragon. Lower inset panel with birds flying over waves in gilt. Done with lovely lively quality. Lower shelf on four carved curving legs. Gilt bronze hardware of floral design. Overall good condition for age. Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Size: 60" L x 19" D x overall 37"H
An antique Japanese Choba Tansu (Merchant Chest) made of Keyaki Burl (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Handmade iron fittings featuring the raised tea leaf design on the front corners of each drawer. Sliding doors with locking bar covering a book and business document storage area with shel while the hinged door covers 2 small drawers. Side handles swivel up allowing a wood bar or bamboo pole to be slid through for two people to carry this chest about.
Merchants chest were us...
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
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
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. He has a dark hardwood s...
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. Accord...
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.
Size: 14" L x 14" W x 13"...
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.
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.