NINE KANJI WOODBLOCKS
Edo-Meiji period, 19th century, Japan. Probably used at Buddhist temple. Large type. In fine used condition as is, with slight scratches.
From upper left to right: 'Dewdrop', 'Body', 'Awe', 'Treasure', 'Much, Many', 'KIng', 'South', 'Fear', and 'Profound knowledge'
JAPANESE BRONZE INCENSE BURNER
Meiji period (1868-1912). Attached with metal mesh chimney, in such plain and simplest hemispherical zen form, in aesthetically well-used condition as is. approx...
Furoshiki (wrapping cloth) with kamon (family crest) "Mitsume (three eyes)" made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with vegetable indigo. Generally in good condition but has about 10 mending patches which are well done. Late 19th to early 20th century. 128cm x 124cm
An antique Japanese Choba (merchant) Tansu made of keyaki (zalkova) wood. The upper portion of the Tansu has a sliding door with interior shelf. The lower portion has 5 drawers with iron hardware locks. Matsumoto is a special city located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
Date: Edo Period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 33" tall X 32.5" wide X 15.5" deep
19th century netsuke of a dog seated on a base, one of its front paws raised, and the bottom of the base carved as a stylized seal with 4 characters. Superbly carved, excellent depiction of its face, limbs and bumpy spine, perfectly executed keyfret design around the base, beautiful staining typical for the artist, wonderful wear and patina...
19th century netsuke in manju (rice cake) form carved in raised relief with a huge sake jar and a shojo leaning on its elbows as it reads a book, the back with a sunken relief carving of a ladle and a sake cup. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. Excellent face and lines of the robe, finely incised textile patterns and dripping glaze lines on the jar...
19th century netsuke size okimono of a strange mixed family - normal mother and skeleton father and son. Perfectly captured tenderness of the mother holding the hands of her bony offspring, happy grin on father’s face, beautiful flow of the kimono, elaborate hair arrangement, excellent patina. Signed CHIKUYOSAI TOMOCHIKA on the bottom - the carver is Tomochika the Third - see p. 1148 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick...
19th century netsuke size okimono of Shoki the Demon Queller seated leaning on a low table as he is being harassed by two oni, the one with a war club pulling at Shoki’s headpiece, the small one sticking a bamboo stick into Shoki’s face. Funny subject, wonderfully captured facial expressions, awesome facial hair, beautiful depiction of muscles, fingers, sword and cloud pattern on the robe, great patina...
19th century netsuke carved as a theatrical mask of Bishamon - one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune. He is a God of riches, an equivalent of Vaishravana, and thus is the protector of the Northern direction. Superb quality carving on beautiful even material, perfectly captured severe expression, himotoshi is formed by a n old silk cord on the back, excellent finish, beautiful patina, in absolutely perfect condition. Height 2 1/16 inches.
Here is a really rare example of Ko-Agano-yaki from the early Edo Period (1600-1630) with a fine Kintsugi gold repair: regular wan shaped Ko-Agano tea bowl, showing very fine slightfinger marks from throwing.
The foot ring has been cut with a potters knife on a hand wheel. A glaze of rice straw ash has been poured with a laddle, while the potter held the bowl at the unglazed foot. Its unglazed finger marks show a fine, little iron bearing clay of a brownish color...
Cotton futonji with katazome (stencil-resist-dye) whose motif is paulonia flower but the design looks more western painting rather than traditionl katazome paulonia flower. Made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with vegetable indigo and partly sumi (ink) is used in the plant. Generally in good condition but has some mending patches and slightly indigo faded panels. Also, washed but still has some light stains. Late 19th to early 20th century. 124cm x 142cm
Wood carving 'Bukka' (Flower for the Buddha) made for the ornament of temple. Edo period, 19th century, Japan. Probably for the altar's, since some 'Myogo' (Name of the Buddha) are written at the backside.
Large and small wood carving 'Renben' (lit. Lotus petal) decorated the pedestal of Buddhist statue, Edo period, 18-19th century, Japan. In such aesthetically wabi condition, with some expected damage as is.
An antique Japanese Shinto shrine, made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood.
Date: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 40" tall X 38" wide X 21.5" deep
An antique Japanese tall Tansu with multiple drawers and bar lock. The interior of each drawer is configured differently with compartments for a diversity of items.
Dimensions: 24" tall X 15.5" deep X 11" wide
A nicely decorated Japanese porcelain Satsuma bowl, with scalloped edge, showing groups of women and men and Buddhist Monks. The bowl is marked Meiji period (1868-1912, and gives the makers' name as being "Kinkozan". The bowl measures about 2" high x 4 3/4" in diameter, and the condition is excellent. The asking price includes shipping within the USA.
This porcelain figurine shows Ebisu with his typical large ear lobes and basket, but in this study he is holding a fan rather than a fishing pole. On his basket is the Satsuma Mark and the makers name "Jukan". We are dating the figure to the late Meiji period. The condition is excellent, commensurate with age, showing some wear, and a dark stained base. Ebisu measures about 9" high x 9" wide x 6 1/2" deep. The asking price includes shipping within the USA.
A small Satsuma Vase showing five men and five ladies dressed in gold decorated robes. The miniature vase is marked "Satsuma", and "Great Japan Made" (Meiji period 1868-1912). The vase measures about 2 3/8" tall, and the condition is excellent. The asking price includes shipping within the USA.