All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1382518
the mon on the transport boxyoroi bitsu is clan Ishikawa this armour is composed : kabuto type koboshi with 62 parts of iron each decorated with 32 rivets of increasing size which is 1953 rivets altogether .the kabuto is surmounted by a tehen with 3parts . shikoro 4 blades of red lacquered iron mempo ressei type (the armour is born though with an oate avalaible ) The Dô is gomaido type ,in laquered iron, Interesting construction with multiple riveted blades ,which is rather rare ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1384512 (stock #TRC18594)
In the world of Japanese ceramics, Tamamizu-ware has almost a mythical standing. A branch of the main Raku line, at one time the two kilns held equal prominence, both being endorsed by the major tea schools of Kyoto and both being favored by the Imperial household. The first in the line was an illegitimate son of Kichizaemon Ichinyu (Yahē) who studied under his father and then left to open his own kiln in the village of Tamamizu (known today as Ide-cho)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395067
A large architectural Buddhist temple carving of a Dragon (Ryu), with reverse glass painted eyes. The dragon clutches a smooth clear quartz crystal ball in its 3 point sharp claws. The high relief carvings show the dragon's body coiled behind clouds of smoke and waves. Dragons are the powerful embodiment of yin and yang and are seen as a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people that are worthy...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367086
Antique Japanese tansu from the Iwayado area. Made with Sugi (cypress) wood frame and dramatic Keyaki (elm) burl front panels, in original red/orange lacquer finish. The extensive iron plating is incised into flowers and Kiri leaves; The top drawer features a large flying Phoenix as its lock plate...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1364312 (stock #0387)

One of the best tea bowls I have ever seen. Wonderful Raku Chawan in the style of Donyu (Nonko III) Kichizaemon, made by greatest Konyu Kichizaemon XII. We purchased this chawan in 2001 at the Christie's auction in the Rockefeller Plaza in New York for 7000 USD plus 30% tax and import fee for the German Custom's.

It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1377516
A collection of samurai arrows, or yajiri, mounted on a custom built museum display stand.

Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 9 3/4" H (overall)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1373658
Uji is between the two ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto. The city sits on the Uji River, which has its source in Lake Biwa. The document box lid is decorated with the Hiramaki-e technique in gold and silver sprays of the Uji bridge and a cascade of Sakura blossoms on to a copper based nashiji ground. It’s complete with a black lacquer interior tray decorated in a minor composition of a riverside scene, with copper sprinkles throughout...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1407613 (stock #TRC1926)
This exceptional tea bowl was crafted by one of the great masters of Japanese pottery and given the poetic name “Nami” (wave) by a famous tea master of the Ura-senke school of tea. The Chinese character is not the standard writing for wave but rather one with more nuance, suggesting longevity—as in the image of a long enduring cresting wave...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1414859 (stock #TCR7047)
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Cranes soar before the red orb of the sun over festive young pines on these five ceramic bowls covered outside in red and black lacquer from the Nagoya studio of Toyoraku (also Horaku) dating from the mid to later 19th century, late Edo to Meiji eras...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1416143 (stock #TCR7074)
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An odd shaped koro representing rolling hills and snow laden trees surrounding a small shrine forming the center (and chimney) of the Incense burners lid. It is decorated in traditional brilliant Ninsei colors of green and yellows with iron glaze bones and gold highlights, and is signed Ninsei on the base, stamped Makuzu within the footring. The Koro is 6 inches (15 cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (17 cm) tall and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #1378422
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The motif of this vase is quite unusual with a farmer working a water wheel in a mountainous rural setting. It is a larger vase by Yabu Meizan standards, measuring 7.25" x 4". It bears a Yabu Meizan gilt-on-gilt seal on the underside and dates about 1900 - 1910. Very good overall condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1378893
This a beautiful cubicle box and probably one of the smallest pieces by Ryozan that we have offered. It is a gem, in excellent condition with the only visible wear being on the underside seal. This was likely the result of the a price tag applied over the mark. It measures 2.25" in height x 2.50 diagonally across. On the underside there is a the seal of Ryozan and the Yasuda studio. Circa is about 1900.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1358570 (stock #414D)
A fine Satsuma bowl decorated in various colored enamels and gilt on a crackled cream ground, with 3 shaped panels, one depicting people admiring cherry blossoms and a village beside the sea in the background; one depicting a long tailed bird perched on the branch of a plum tee with Mount Fuji in the distance and mate and chicks below; and one filled with a large variety of fish and sea life; all surrounded by a profusion of flowers including peony, chrysanthemum, morning glory, iris, lily and h...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1422638
An incredible pair of Inari (Japanese fox's) made of pottery. Original patina consistent with age. No major damage.
No two Kitsune are exactly alike, and all of them are complex characters! Their high intelligence and boundless creativity make them hard to predict. Foxes and humans lived close together in ancient Japan; this companionship gave rise to legends about the creatures. Kitsune have become closely associated with Inari, a Shinto kami or spirit, and serve as its messengers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #1356476
This a beautiful and unique Japanese Satsuma bowl. Yabu pieces with unique birds like this one has are rare. The piece is very finely rendered with intense work. Condition is excellent. The bowl measures 5 inches across and is 3 inches tall. This wonderful bowl is from the same great collection the large Yabu museum/exhibition bowl came from. Contact for price and shipping.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #1356437
This is one of the most significant Japanese satsuma pieces ever created. This is a museum piece with fabulous workmanship in combination with a very large size. This bowl truly has a volume 10-20 times bigger than a normal 5 inch Yabu Meizan bowl. It measures 7 inches tall and is 9 ¾ inches wide. It is also heavily made weighing about 4-5 lbs. The bowl features 6 different exquisitely decorated panels in polychrome and gilt...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1384976
This vase is decorated with a continuous scene of a large crowd gathering at a kabuki theater, all in excellent detail. It measures 5" x 1.8" and is in very good condition, with only some minor gilt wear. Gilt Seikozan seal on underside. Circa 1890.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1378781
This is an example of Yabu's elegant, more restrained work that he did later in his career. The simplicity by no means detracts from the piece and in fact, it is quite compelling. It measures 2.75" in diameter x .9" in height and dates about 1920. The condition is excellent.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1417964
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A very fine aka-raku tsutsu chawan (red raku cylindrical tea bowl) made by Sumiyama Yoho and dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The fitted wooden box is dated 1851.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1356450 (stock #804D)
Featuring a fabulous Satsuma bowl depicting a scene on the interior with dozens of little boys in a temple on a balcony, and some chasing chickens out of the temple, down the steps, into the courtyard. In the courtyard of the foreground are dozens of hens, roosters and chicks. To the side is a garden with more birds, flowers, and flying down from the sky are sparrow with a pagoda in the background. The entire reverse is heavily decorated with 2 panels of several women in a domestic scene, 2 pan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1910 item #1417689
A Japanese Satsuma beaker decorated in layers, the upper and the lower with floral motifs and in the center a long line of characters of the Japanese social classes of the Edo-Meiji period. Rare decoration inside the cup with three carp and cherry blossoming. The beaker is unsigned, but we can certainty attribute it to the studio of Kinkozan Sobei noticing the style of drawing, the gilt and the enamels. See publication on page. 156 book Satsuma Masterpiece from the world’s important coll...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1417012 (stock #190312A)
The size of Plate: 8 1/4" Dia x 1 3/16" High (210 mm x 31 mm). This is beautiful and finely made Japanese Porcelain Large Plate, Ohzara Set of 10 pcs by Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) who was Teishitsu Gigei-in (Imperial Household Artist). Each Plate is made with fine quality porcelain and thinly made. It has Sometsuke and Red polychrome design of Cherry blossoms beautifully painted. Backside edge has Sometsuke design of Tsuta (Japanese Ivy) design beautifully painted. This plate is made very Nabes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1417312
A Japanese three case paulownia wood and lacquer inro of a beetle and gilted acorns. Glass ojime and boxwood netsuke mask of Hyottoko-Usofuky of the Kyōgen theatre. Contrary to the Nōh theatre, which tends to have serious themes, kyōgen generally refers to comic shows. Edo period mid 19th century Sizes: inro 8 x 5,5 x 2 netsuke 4 cm Condition report: Good condition
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1401121
A fine Japanese Satsuma plate finely decorated in pure gold and enamels depicting everyday life scenes with figures along the bank of a river collecting shells, with children playing. Note, against the light, the thin gilt wire, technique used only by great decorators like Kinkozan or Meizan. Kushida-Shozan signature under the base. Meiji late 19th century Sizes: 21,5 cm Condition report: Good condition
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1417010 (stock #190312A)
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1383202
A beautiful pair of Imari plates, each decorated with a koi in gilt application. Aside from the visible gilt wear, there plates are in good condition with no restorations. They dates about 1900 - 1915 and measure 8 1/3" in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1358963 (stock #TRC1777)
With meticulously sculpted vines and fantastic Peony blossoms in low relief on the kinuta celadon powdery blue background, this extraordinary vase is a truly Japanese expression of classical Chinese motifs. Reminiscent of floral designs produced by legendary pottery Itaya Hazan and other Imperial Court Artists of the time such as Seifu Yohei and Ito Tozan, this vase was potted at the very beginning of an era when such works came into fashion towards the end of the Meiji period.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1373168
The expression of this armor, with its dragon and carp maedate transformation, sets the tone of its mythological meaning. The red armor has a Zunari Kabuto decorated with a Nichirin sun motif, which supports the dragon and carp conversion. The menpo is a Reisei-men with rabbit hair mustache, rendering a fierce warrior’s expression. The menpo is attached with four Kiritsuke yodare in blue and gold silk cords. The Renzan Dou is decorated with slivers of silver in the Ronin pattern from front to ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1391087
Antique Japanese Buddhist Diamond Realm Mandala thangka painting (Kongokai Mandara). In Vajrayana Buddhism, the Diamond Realm (vajradhatu kongokai) is a metaphysical space inhabited by the Five Wisdom Buddhas. The Diamond Realm Mandala is based on an esoteric Buddhist sutra called Vajrasekhara Sutra. Shuji Mandala of the Two Worlds, Vajradhatu Mandala does not directly express the forms of the buddhas but expresses them in Sanskrit character (Siddham) called Shuji seed letter. This mandala ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1410282
Extraordinary Japanese ivory okimono of a fox Kitsune seated like a human. In fact in Japanese mythology we often find the transformation of the fox into a human being. Outstanding in the hair, in the fingertips, in the look with horn and mother-of-pearl eyes, only the extraordinary ability of Tomokazu, was able to reach the limit of the perfect representation and movement of the animals, as in other examples we had in our collection. Tomokazu signature in relief, master of the Tokyo schoo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1414845
A Japanese exceptional Satsuma tea bowl decorated inside with polychrome and gilt glazes, depicting the most important festival in Japan, Gion Matsuri. It is a religious festival, in which the god Takehaya Susanoo-no-Mikoto is invoked and prayed. At the top left the imperial palace of Kyoto, in the center the large chariot with hundreds of figures and on top Susanoo the divinity of storms and hurricanes. Outside it is decorated with everyday life scene and with landscape and floral decoration...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1400202 (stock #EW3117)
A good quality large Japanese porcelain mug or tankard decorated in under-glaze blue with iron red, green and yellow enamels with Peonies and Chrysanthemums. It weighs 444 grams and has a capacity of over a Pint. It stands 15.5cm high and has a mouth diameter of 7.8cm, foot-ring diameter of 7cm and a body diameter of approximately 10cm. Tankards with a letter “B” are not unknown, they appear on mugs with applied floral applique, but examples of this plain form do not seem to appear in the ma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1385525
Antique Japanese 2 section isho tansu (clothing chest) constructed of Kiri (paulownia) and Sugi (cedar) wood. With hand-forged iron lock plates, hardware, and handles. The upper section of the piece holds two open compartments side by side, and five shallow drawers of various size. One side of the chest has a lift-away door and the other with pair of sliding door panels framed with shou sugi ban panels. The lower section of the tansu holds five drawers for clothing and three drawers for small t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1423336 (stock #TCR7834)
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An exceptional boxed set of sake cups made by Seifu Yohei III lined with silver by Nakagawa Joeki (IX or X) enclosed in the original compartmentalized kiri-wood box signed by both artists. Each cup is unique, silver on blue, gold on red, and green on yellow, each stamped by the artist and displaying the celebratory Plum, Pine and Bamboo (Shochikubai) motif. They are 2-12 inches (6.3 cm) diameter each and in excellent condition.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1416896 (stock #190312E)
The size of Bowl: 5 1/8" Dia x 9/16" High (130 mm x 40 mm). This is beautiful and finely made Japanese Porcelain Bowl Set of 9 pcs by Seifu Yohei III ( 1851-1914) who was Teishitsu Gigei-in (Imperial Household Artist). Each Bowl is made with fine quality porcelain and thinly made. It has Sometsuke and Red polychrome design of Cherry blossoms beautifully painted. Backside has Sometsuke design of Tsuta (Japanese Ivy) design beautifully painted. This bowl is made very Nabeshima style. according to ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367048
Mounted on a black lacquered platform with wooden wheels. The horse is carved from Keyaki wood, which is covered in lacquered brown leather. The eyes are reverse painted glass. It has ears of leather, with real horse hair tail and mane. The horse is outfitted with iron bits and silk harness. The kura saddle is lacquered in red, with a leather cushion seat and silk straps. Cords are attached to the abumi stirrups and aori mats. The bagu tassel fringes and cords tuck under the tail. The horse stan...