LE-30 Kasuri Futonji, Ikat-woven Bed Cover.
Three-panel kon (dark-blue) indigo-dyed cotton bed cover, woven with kasuri technique creating patterns of squares (well frames) and crossed points. Top cover only, no backing or wadding, very good condition. Ca. 1900. L.66”(168cm) x W.39”(99cm.) Futonji, bed covers, were a common bridal trousseau item in feudal and early-modern Japan...
This is nanbu shikon-dye shibori futon cover at the Meiji era. (1868-1912) It is cotton of nanbu-shikon-dye of iwate Prefecture. It is a shikon of nature dye. It spins by the hand and shibori dye is done by the hand. Very, it is wonderful, beautiful shibori dye. There is neither stain nor damage.It has five small traces of the repair on the back side. However, it is good condition.The change of the color by fading is very beautiful, and it is charming. It recommends it for your collection...
Beautiful Antique Japanese Shigaraki tea jar. Made to hold home brewed cold tea. Natural blues and Greens flow together on the original fired glazed finish. Holds water without leaks.
Early 19th Century
Dimensions: 18" 1/2 High X 15" Wide
Magical, richly sculpted and beautifully formed Pair of Blue Kutani Porcelain Cats. Meiji Period. 8 inches (20cm) high.
A Japanese Imari chocolate cup, cover and saucer made for export to the European market dating to the early 18th century. Decorated with a rich Imari style ground of stylised palmate leaves and Peony blooms inset with ogee form reserves with Chinese style estuarine landscapes. An overlapping lotus petal border to the base of the beaker in underglaze blue
The saucer and beaker are in excellent condition. The cover has been broken but has been cleanly re-stuck creating an almost invisible repair...
Spectacular and dramatic Japanese Bunraku Puppet of a Sambaso dancer, rooted in
myth, religion, and rituals performed at Shinto shrines and the imperial court, rituals aimed at conjuring up the gods. Has articulated eyes, mouth and arms making an array of wonderful expressions. He is holding his bell rattle, wearing a silk costume and a lacquered hat, presented on a classic Bunraku Puppet stand. 25.5 inches (65cm) tall.
This is Sashiko used for a martial artist of the Taisho era. This is a natural indigo plant, and Kinari--colored lining cotton is put on the cotton of a dyed face. And it is done Sashiko. As for this, thick cotton cloth is performed Sashiko of by the white cotton thread of the W thread. Therefore it is very thick. This does not have a stain and damage.
Size 82cm x 90cm (32.2 "x 35.4").
A 19th Century Isho Ningyo set of two Geisha entertainers, one a Koto Player, the other
the highest ranking Orian singing. They are of the finest quality. They
have beautifully carved faces and hands, and wear gorgeous, sumptuous brocades
with fantastic embroidery. The Orian has fine embroidery of a carp ascending a waterfall, a
crane, and turtles on waves. The Koto Player has embroidery of cherry blossoms
and patterns of gold threads. The Koto is made of paloma wood, teak, and
A rare pair of miniature vases of hexagonal baluster form vases with the elegant proportions typical of the early eighteenth century c.1700-1720. Each vertical compartment decorated with flowers, chrysanthemums, pinkes and peonies. These belong to a class of porcelain that can be best described as toyes, small novelty collectables.
The vases measure approximately 11.5cms (4.5 inches in height) in height and 5.5cms in diameter. The interiors are unglazed...
Rare and Fine Japanese Edo Period Musha Ningyo for the Boy's Day display, depicting the
celebrated tea master and political adviser Sen no Rikyu (1522-1591), in a kneeling position wearing rich silk brocades. He is displayed in
front of a beautiful and elegant wood and silk screen with four continuing
panels of a dragon flying in the clouds and chasing the magic pearl of immortality...
Edo Period (circa 1820) Japanese Daki Ningyô (Hugging Doll) standing at the unusual height of 27.5 inches (70 cm), making him a very rare and striking figure. It is most uncommon to see this type of Ningyô outside of Japan, for they are highly prized by the Japanese. A widely held theory has it that these dolls were commissioned by patrons of Geisha as presentation gifts. This one is outstanding in every way. It has a wonderfully expressive face and conveys a very happy spirit...
An Arita dish in Kakiemon style dating to the period 1670-90 decorated in Shikishi Chirashi style with “Shikishi”, shaped poem cards which were used for the composing of both Poems and Small Paintings ,scattered, chirashi, over an asymmetric arrangement of Kara Kusa with Baika, plum flowers. The paintings depicting clouds and a hermit’s refuge. The design is quite austere almost in wabi sabi taste
Height: 5 inches
Width: 2.25 inches
Age: Meiji (1890 - 1905)
Mark: Takeuchi & Patent 2252515 (Patent for "Transparent Porcelain" held by Takeuchi Chiubei's porcelain factory, Shippo Kaisha, in Nagoya)
Condition: Very good with some gold missing from the top rim, and there is a very small application flaw in the sharkskin glaze at the bottom foot of the vase. (Image 1)
This is an old mitsuore ningyo (triple jointed doll) from the Meiji period (1868-1912) or possibly earlier (late Edo period)...
This is Koyori-paper Vest made from used paper of Edo period. paper where this strongly twists it and was crowded is used. Koyori where this was knit beautifully is used.
This is art with very interesting Koyori-paper thread. This does not have a stain and damage at all. Size 53cm x 68cm (20.8 "x 26.7 “)
Antique Japanese warrior dolls, musha ningyo displayed for the Japanese Boys Day. Clad in armor is a beautiful young widow, the Empress Jingo with her faithful retainer/high ranking minister, Takenouchi no Sukune. He is holding her baby Ojin (Oh-jin) who was later known as “The God of War”, the 15th Japanese emperor, Emperor Ojin. These are all original dolls including the baby.
Some old records indicate that in 300 AD, God came down to talk to Empress Jingo in her sleep. This was...
Japanese Arita Blue and White Large Dish. Decorated with a deer standing in a landscape. L17thC Diameter 12.5" (31.7cm). Condition; good, some crazing to glaze especially to rear. Frit to rim.
Extremely Rare Edo Period Isho Ningyo Pulling a Wagon with a Crane. Early 18th Century Ningyo like this very rarely come up for sale. This Isho Ningyo is
special, as it resembles a Karakui (mechanical) Ningyo. This important Ningyo has a classic face with painted features,
sumptuous embroidered textiles, and is pulling a cart that has a crane inside. It stands on a lacquered base. A similar example is in the Homa Museum in Japan. 14.5h x 9.5w inches, 37h x 24w cm.
A large Japanese Imari dish of saucer form with slightly everted rim decorated in underglaze blue, iron red and gilding with a central motif of a vase on a verandah containing an arrangement of Peony and Chrysanthemum flowers. The cavetto of the dish decorated with an underglaze blue brocade ground inset with three lobed reserves containing Hydrangea, Ajisai, Chrysanthemums, Kiku, and Peonies, Botan. The reverse decorated with three Peony sprigs to the reverse. The dish dates to the period 1700-...
Very Large 19th Century Meiji Period Japanese Ningyo pair of an Oiran Bijin, the highest ranking Kyoto courtesan bijin and her Kamuro (attendant), an elaborately attired pair of the finest quality. The Oiran and her attendant are wearing the most gorgeous, sumptuous brocades and textiles, all hand woven and painted chirimen silk crepe of beautiful shabori designs. The faces are exquisitely carved and covered with many layers of gofun (white oyster shell lacquer). Their expressions are just wonde...
Extremely Rare Japanese Set of Five Military Band Musicians from the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5. We knew of this one-of-a-kind complete set 15 years ago, and have finally just now been allowed to purchase it. These rare sets were produced only during the Russo-Japanese War, and you will likely never see another being offered. Japan used these Ningyo for the Boys Day Festival during this time in history. Heights range from 10.5 to 11.5 inches, 26.5 to 29 cm. Excellent Condition.
Japanese antique wonderful set of six puppet figures, known as oshi-e ningyo. The set includes a beautiful maiden, a samurai, a female attendant, a male official, Ebisu and Daikoku, figures are made of very thinly shaved layers of wood and paper with silk clothing and painted details, each figure is held by a stick and fitted with a stand (made later), the oshi-e ningyo were often made by households in Northeastern Japan and were made to celebrate girls day or as a prayer for happiness. Tod...
Antique Japanese Nabeshima ware bowl, with cobalt blue design of waves and an array of scholar objects in mint green, lilac, yellow, and red glaze. Edges are decorated with "comb" design along foot. Underside has interesting signature mark of a budding flower. 19th century. Size: 6" diameter, 1.5" height
Japanese early Meiji Period Samurai doll kneeling on one knee. The head and the hands are done in a Gofun (oyster shell) finish. Great facial expression. The doll stands 9 1/2" tall and is 7" wide.
Many stories were written about the rising power of the samurai class in late 12th century Japan. Kanjincho, the Kabuki adaptation of the Noh play, Ataka, was first performed at the end of the Edo period in 1840. The costume and hat of this doll tell us that this is Togashi, a chief officer at Ataka inspection barrier in the Kabuki play, “Kanjincho”. The dimensions of the doll are 13 3/4" tall (including hat) and 16" wide (shoulder 10" wide)
In "Kanjincho", after winning the batt...
Beautiful Meiji(1868-1912) Japanese hina ningyo (dolls), 20 inch empress doll and 17 inch emperor doll. The Hina Festival in Japan takes place every March 3rd. It is a day of celebration for the
well being of every girl in the family. In earlier days, people were more susceptible to natural disasters or diseases, and in order to keep evil spirits away, this day was spent giving offerings to God. This custom was originally adopted from the 7th century, Chinese ceremony that took place on the...
An unusual rectangular small Koro, Incense burner, decorated in under-glaze blue, iron red and gilding set upon four small feet. Each side of the censer is decorated with bands of diaper brocade inset with rectangular panels containing stylised arabesques set against an iron red ground. The square end panels suggesting a Taotie mask.
The koro is of slab construction with applied moulded feet. It measures 8cm long and 6.7cm wide and stands 7.5cm high. It is in good condition with one minute flak...
A finely moulded Arita dish the upper third painted with a simple landscape containing a flowering Japanese Apricot, ume, symbolic of Winter partially “obscured” by the rim of the dish and Bell flowers, kikyo, Gentian, symbolic of Autumn. The remaining lower portion decorated with a stencilled, katagami, brocade pattern of hexagonal diaper with florets.
The edge of the dish has a thickly applied dark iron brown glaze. The reverse decorated with a classic lotus scroll and a six character Ch...
Large Ko Imari Shochikubai Roundels Dish c.1730 No 2
An unusual dish decorated with a principal motif of three wreaths, wahana, each representing one of the three elements of the Shochikubai, further intersected and linked by a central ring all painted in underglaze blue with some gilt outlining. A type of design that is more frequently found used in the context of Lacquer and textiles. In addition Chrysanthemum and Peonies are depicted in gilt outlined enamels to produce an overall less aust...
Antique Japanese Nabeshima ware bowl with scalloped rim to resemble a lotus, with blue cobalt florals designs along the outside and "comb" style design along the foot. The interior of the bowl has a black squirrel hunting for grapes. Provenance sticker from Japanese antique dealer Shiota in San Francisco. 19th century.
Size: 5.5" diameter, 2.25" height
Extremely Rare 18th Century Japanese Musha Ningyô (Boys Day) Dolls, Samurai Set. Ningyô this early almost never appear for sale, much less with all of its original accessories, as we have here with this very fine, scarce, museum quality pair. We are very proud to offer this set. They have finely carved faces, and are lacquered with many coats of Gofun (Oyster Shell). They are adorned with sumptuous silk brocades and silk armor, indicative of mid Edo Period Ningyô artists. This set is a treasu...
An attractive Arita finely fluted small bowl well painted predominately in gilt and iron red with two phoenix in a rocky landscape and with floral scrollwork. C1700.
Condition: perfect, very little wear to gilding, no chips, cracks or restoration
Japanese Meiji Period Musha Ningyo (Boys' Day Doll) depicting the legendary Emperor Ojin, seated in court attire and wearing dramatic cream brocades and lacquered armor, a fan in his right hand and wearing a classic gold eboshi cap. His face is finely carved with a regal expression. A rare and fine example. 18.5h x 20w inches, 47h x 51w cm.
Late 19th or early 20th century Japanese satsuma bowl is 2 ½ inches tall and 7 inches in diameter. It has a magnificent insect and floral design on both the interior and exterior. It has an old repair on the rim and a small hairline crack. Signed.
An novelty Hirado porcelain moulded sake ewer in the form of a large carp with the figure of Kinko Senin hanging on to his back decorated with a combination of iron brown and cobalt blue underglaze colours. The ewer measures approximately 23cm in length and 15 stands in height. The ewer is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips or restoration and unusually it retains its original lid. The cost of shipping in the UK is included within the UK sterling price, and the worldwide cost is includ...