Small boro made of two panels of hand-spun and vegetable indigo dye cotton. The brown threads are "cha-wata (brown cotton) which is natural undyed cotton and rather old. All hand sewn with vegetable indigo dye cotton thread. The second half of the 19th century.
0cm x 90cm
An antique Japanese Gyosho Tansu also known as a merchant peddler's chest made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. Five drawers behind the hinged front door and a sixth drawer below the door. The sides have upper iron cord holding rings and cord holes at the bottom which allowed the merchant to carry this tansu on his back while transporting his wares. All original hand made iron hardware.
Age: Meiji period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 10 1/2" Wide x 27" High x 19" Deep
A large deep bowl made for the Japanese domestic market painted with a “kotobuki” longevity shou character ground in iron red, gold and underglaze blue inset with three ogee lobed reserves with Aoi or Shuro mon within a karakusa style vine arabesque. Framed by bands of stylised Lotus and Jui (ruyi). The well of the bowl is decorated with Peonies...
A medium sized bowl decorated in “Kinrande” style for the Japanese domestic market. These richly enamelled wares were patronised by the wealthy merchant class and tend to be decorated primarily with auspicious objects and patterns, kissho-ga which gives rise to the alternative description “katamono”, meaning literally standard objects...
SAMURAI PLAYERS AND CHILD DANCER
Hanging scroll with quite a surreal scene of the music and dance performance with two seated samurais and a child actor on a go-game-board who plays a role of dancing small puppet as a samurai's attendant of 'Goban-ningyo' (lit. 'Go-game-board doll' / Traditional Japanese banquet performance that makes a small puppet dance on a go-game-board). Painting on paper. Edo period, 19th century, Japan (*mounted in the later years)...
A gorgeous mingei worn-tray roughly hewed from hardwood, smoothed with a chisel on the top, but left raw on bottom. It would make a lovely tray for serving steeped tea, although rocks side to side due to warping. turned upside down it would make a spectacular stand for an incense burner.
It is 35 to 37.5 cm diameter (14-15 inches).
Three panels of noren (shop curtain) made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with kakishibu (persimmon tannin). It has kamon (family crest) "Igeta-mon" whose design is originated from a frame of well. All hand-sewn with indigo dyed cotton thread. In good condition but has two mending patches, wear and stains. The second half of the 19th century. 100cm x 140cm
A dynamic wood image of Bodhidharma (Daruma), the founder of Zen Buddhism, seated in meditation. The image is carved in one piece of wood. Signed Komei saku (Ishikawa Komei). Japan, Meiji, ca. 1880. H 19.8 cm. CONDITION: Very good.
Ishikawa Komei ( 1852-1913) was born in the Asakusa district, Tokyo. Ishikawa’s family members were shrine sculptors going back seven generations...
Height: 38.5 cm (15.5 in)
Width: 12 cm (4.8 in)
Depth: 15 cm (6 in)
Weight: 4.2 kg
Fine Japanese bronze figure of a Bijin carrying a basket; very well-modelled features and clothing; signed to the lower reverse; good condition
SMALL BAMBOO ZUSHI
Unique bamboo zushi (miniture shrine) that applies its natural roundness of joint itself to the main form. Edo-Meiji period, 19th century, Japan. Aesthetic presence itself with such inner gold foil.
Japanese Tokoname high-fired unglazed stoneware jar from Muromachi period 15-16th century. Refined distorted natural form with various profound landscapes in the mature texture. Lovely handy size as approx. D 17 cm (6.69in), H 21 cm (8.26in)...
DESCENT OF BUDDHA
Worshipper's wooden tablet dedicated to the shrine called Ema (lit. 'Horse picture'), with Amida Raigo-zu (Image of the descent of Amida Buddha and the prayers). Meiji period (1868-1912), Japan. approx...
The size of bowl: 6 7/8" Dia x 2 1/8" Very unusual Japanese Ko Imari Porcelain Namasu Bowl. The bowl has the design of flower motif in the center with bamboo leaves around. The side wall has two windows of phoenix bird and tropical plants. Bewteen them, gold Karakusa and spider mums design in gold and red. Very well painted. The shape of bowl is also nice with curving up. Outside has blue underglaze design. Good quality bowl. It is nice size bowl...
The size of Plate: 9 3/8" Dia x 1 1/2" High. Very nice Japanese Antique Kutani Porcelain Plate. The plate is made from porcelain. It has brown band around the plate with red (Aka) underneath. The gold work on the band. The center has design of poet at the top of tree trunk with brush and paper on his hand. Poet's Kimono with gold work. The Plum tree is nicely painted. The ground and grass have gold works on them. Sky clouds are done with gold work as well. The back side has red and blue peony de...
Nice Japanese dark red lacquer over carved wood stationary box featuring a pair of cranes. Top is slightly domed. In very good antique condition showing some age related wear, it dates circa late 19th C. Measures 9.5 inches x 7.5" and 2.25" high.
A fine aka-raku chawan (red raku tea bowl) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).
The bowl is well preserved for its age. It is signed 一貫 (Ikkan), but at this time, the artist remains unknown.
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The bowl will be shipped in an antique fitted wooden box and an antique fitted (worn) silk pouch (shifuku).
Size 12.5 x 8 cm (5 x 3.2 in)
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A Japanese three case ivory and ebony inro depicting a finely worked inlaid hawk in the shibayama technique.
Eyes in blond horn with dark horn pupil, ojime in corozo and wooden netsuke to simulate the hibachi brazier.
Edo period 19th century
Sizes: inro 8,5 x 5,5 x 2 netsuke 4 cm
Condition report: Good condition
A Japanese tanto’ with handle (tsuka) and sheath (saya) in nashiji lacquer, bronze habaki finely engraved. Engraved silver bands.
Edo period 19th century
Sizes: 29 cm
Condition report: Good condition