Scene from a Noh play, issued ca. 1920
Signed Kogyo on U.L., with red artist's seal, and fan-shaped publisher's seal on L.L. Very good impression, color and condition.
Oban yoko-e: 14 ¾ in. x 10 1/8 in.
A fascinating Japanese shrine bell known as, Waniguchi, or directly translated as Crocodile's mouth, which resembles the wide mouth of a crocodile. The bell is usually found in shinto shrines that enshrine deities that were imported to Japan or Shingon temples. The bell contains an inscription stating that the bell was originally donated by the ancestors of the donor in 1686 and a new bell was rededicated in 1839. The bell appears to be dedicated to Sometani Shinbei. Age: Late Edo Period, 1839...
This is boro Tattered noragi textile of the excellent Edo era(1800-1867)rare.This is an original of the rare Edo era(1800-1867). It is unusual boro noragi farm wear of Niigata region.It is any variMous patterned fragments ( stencil or tie-dyeing, stripe..etc) was stitched with hemp thread. It is made of hand-spun cotton dyed with natural indigo. The stitches are hemp threads.The stitch is all hemp thread of the Edo era and does a stitch by hand.It can enjoy both sides...
Pair of bronze vases with mixed metal inlay of motif of herons perched and flying near a willow tree. The vase contains the inscription: Dai Nippon Kyoto Ju, Ikkodo Bunryu Atsuyoshi. Trans: Residing in Kyoto, Japan Ikkodo Bunryu Atsuyoshi followed by a kao or a distinctive signature of the artist. The artist, Miyabe Atsuyoshi was active during the Meiji period and paved the way for contemporary Takaoka Bronze art. Age: Meiji Period Size: Diameter: 3.25" Height: 9.75"
Nishiura Enji V (1856 to 1914)
The green under-glaze enamel was produced using the "fuki-e" method which, with the aid of stencils, created the base for the plum tree. I hope you can see the detail in the pictures of the white, moriage enamel that gives the plum tree and blossoms extra dimension.
Age: Meiji (1890 - 1910)
Mark: Underglaze Green Nishura
Japanese antique ceramic onigawara roof tile with design of swirling waves and a star shaped crest, which is the crest used by the Japanese police force. Piece is highly three dimensional, impressed with characters on top.
Size: 12" high x 18 1/2" wide x 6" deep.
This is Japanese Indigo thick hemp boro tattered rag textile of the last part of Edo era.(1800-1868).It is made of hand-spun and hand-woven and natural indigo dyed hemp.
A part and the change of the color that the indigo dyeing rubbed against are very beautiful. The string of a rope coming with it is very charming.
size:122cm x 86cm (48" x 33.8")
This Noshime hira-ori silk -kasuri samurai kimono is Edo period(1800-1850). HIra-ori is wonderful beautiful lustrous silk. This kimono is samurai's clothes. When entering the castle, it put it on. It puts on the hakama and the old ceremonial dress on this kimono...
This is an urushi ohira-wan with makie shell motif. Ohira-wan is a bowl for cooked food. Generally in good condition except for several flaws ( two in the shell, two on the rim inside of the lid and one near the rim outside of the lid ). It comes with an original wooden box. ( Meiji period ( 1868~1912 ).
A finely decorated cloisonne censer with motif of flowers of the four seasons combined with flowers, scrolling vines, and dragon and phoenixes set in a design often seen in traditional bronze censers. The distinct colors, attention to detail, and the golden shine is often seen in Meiji period cloisonne. Age: Meiji Period Size: Height: 5.5" Diameter: 3.75"
Japanese Imari Figure of a Leaping Carp. The moulded scaled body with blue and iron red colouring. C1700/40. Height 11.6 cm. Condition: excellent, no cracks, chips or restoration.
Pair of rare hanging apsaras, also known in Japanese as Kuyo Bosatsu or Hiten. The style of the face, the soft appearance of the hands, and the flowing robes are fine examples of the highest quality in Edo Period Buddhist sculpture. One apsara may have been holding an object to offer the Buddhas, while the other is carrying drumsticks and appears to be hitting the drum the apsara is carrying. The pair may have been part of a set long ago, but even so, it is rare to see this set...
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made of keyaki (elm) wood with original dark brown translucent lacquer finish, beautiful grain with some swirling burl used on sliding panels, two compartments with sliding panels, one compartment with drop in panel door, 6 drawers of various sizes, iron hardware with round lock plates on drawers and warabite shaped pulls, the smallest drawer has a handle shaped as a money bag, late Meiji Period.
Size: 28 3/4" high x 24 1/2" wide x 14" dee...
Beautiful Japanese antique small tansu with locking bar (bo), 3 drawers behind locking bar, locking bar has key and elaborate hardware with kiri mon, bottom drawer has large metal raised lock plate with crane, safe box in lower right hand corner with more metal hardware, two small interior safe drawers, front of keyaki (elm) wood, original finish, Meiji Period.
Size: 24 3/4" high x 23 1/4" wide x 13" deep.
A small sized kiri or paulownia wood tansu with iron decorative fittings and locks surrounding the drawers and the sides of the tansu. The locks are decorated with motifs in the form of a plant and curved features for the side fittings. The bottom of all the drawers contain an inscription of which drawer goes where and the name of the previous owner...
A resplendent Japanese cloisonne vase decorated with motif of a plant often seen during the autumn in Japan. The Japanese name is Hozuki, while in English it is known as either Japanese Lantern or Winter Cherry. The motif symbolize the height of autumn and the plant is often used in flower arrangements. Age: 19th century Size:Height: 7.5" Diameter: 3.25"
The size of Covered Bowl: 4 1/4" Dia x 3 1/4" High. Pretty Japanese Ko Imari Iroe Porcelain Covered Bowl. The covered bowl is made from fine quality procelain as well as fine glazing. It has sometsuke design inside. the covere and bowl has pretty design of Marumon design with flower on large Marumon by the color of green, turqoise color, Japanese red and gold. Turqoise enamel are thickly painted. Other smaller Marumon has butterfly, gourd and kiri design with red, green lavender and gold...