A unique blend of communist history, rendered in a subtle propagandist doctrine (teaching)...
Indigo-dyed heavy cotton shop Apron. Stencil-dyed on both sides with shop name and address: “Dai Maru,” Akita City (Akita Prefecture;) braided cotton waist tie. Top line: “Akita-shi Chuuo Oroshi Uri Ichiba” (Akita City Central Wholesale Market,) logo: “Dai Maru” (Big Circle,) 3rd line: “Akita Dai Maru Seika Kabushiki Gaisha” (Akita Dai Maru Produce Inc.,) last line: “Denwa (telephone) 0188 Daihyou (main number) 69-5591.” Very good condition. Late1900’s...
Indigo-dyed heavy cotton shop Apron, for a Sake purveyor, central logo reads “Cha” (Tea, the common name of drinking establishments in old Japan was “Cha-ya,” or “Tea House.” Stencil-dyed on both sides with shop name and address, braided cotton waist tie. All lines read right to left, and top to bottom, in the old pre-WWII style. Unsure on actual readings, but meanings are clear...
Katazome (stencil-dyed) Maekake (apron), Shop Apron for Konnyaku Store.
Indigo-dyed heavy cotton shop apron. Stencil-dyed on both sides with shop name and address: “Yamachuu,” Nihonmatsu City (Fukushima Prefecture;) braided cotton waist tie...
.75" wide and 1.25" opening of bracelet. c. 1950.
Beautiful Native American crafted pin featuring sterling silver star with five points, each with cut out flowing arrows with attached simi precious stones. Some of the simi precious stone beads are malachite, amethyst and lapis. It is signed on back " SPIRIT OF TWO, 1989, 925." The star itself 1 3/4" long and the total pin measures 3 3/8" long. This wonderful pin is in mint condition!!
Daniel Tretiak has written a book, The Life and Works of Haku Maki, the important Japanese printmaker of the second half of the 20th Century. Maki toiled alone most of the time between 1960 and 2000. His output was substantial, most of it was cool, crisp, elegant. An example is shown above. I wrote about it: "The print in the center is the kanji for Mr or or I; it swooshes across the print, as if written with a big brush." It is Poem 71-51, done in 1971. It had an edition of 151...
A fine, high quality pair of vintage Iroquois child's beaded moccasins c1900-20. Measuring 4-1/2" x 2-3/4" across the deerskin soles, they are constructed with deerhide, velour and cotton; the beading is metallic clear, turquoise, red, white and deep blue...
Set of 5 Japanese deep red lacquer plates decorated with three gold foil squares (ichimatsu-e). Japan, ca. 1990.
Diameter: 6 ¾ in. (17.5 cm); height: ¾ in. (2 cm).
In fitted wooden box, inscribed on the lid in black script Meimei sara 5, ichimatsu-e (5 plates with chequered pattern), and with circular red seal imprint inside lid of box.
Size of box 17 3/8 x 17 3/8 x 3 9/16 in...
Set of 5 Japanese dishes of lacquered wood, lacquered in 5 different colours. The wood grain clearly visible on both sides of the paper-thin circular dishes. Each surface covered in a different colour: deep dark brown, deep red, light red, deep green and light brown. Each dish signed in lacquer within the foot ring with a seal reading “sa” (?). Japan, made ca. 1988.
Diameter: 5 ¾ in. (14.8 cm); height: 1 1/16 in. (2.8 cm.
In cardboard box with red label reading KanKan...
Set of 5 Japanese lacquered wood dishes of square lobed shape decorated with red and green narrow stripes. The cypress wood grain clearly visible on both sides of the dishes. Each dish signed at the underside in red lacquer with a seal shaped as a stylised elephant, indicating the known Kyoto lacquer workshop “Zohiko”. Made ca...
Set of 5 Japanese deep red lacquer plates with dark grey incised decoration of scattered plum blossom on cracked ice ground, rim and underside lacquered black. Fine quality wood and lacquer dishes. Each signed at the bottom in incised characters Wajima Senshu saku (made by Senshu, in Wajima), made ca...
Black lacquer, lidded box of square shape, decorated with two leafy plants inlaid in eggshell, with a dragonfly in sprinkled red lacquer, and some red and green swirls indicating the ground. All sides covered with glossy black lacquer. Inside lid gold foil label: AS, ARTEX SAIGON, H.002. Vietnam, ca. 1985-90.
Measurements: 6 ½ x 6 ½ x 3 in. (17 x 17 x 7.3 cm).
Piece located in Europe.
The basket lacquered with dark brown lacquer.
The basket, woven of natural split bamboo and vines, contains a removable hexagonal flat plate covered on one side with gold leaf and scattered with dark green, brown and black lacquer squares. The glossy gold surface is protected by transparent lacquer. For a different effect the reverse side of the hexagonal plate can be used, it being painted in a rustic style with reddish brown lacquer over a brushed wood ground. Later part of 20th century.
Set of 5 Japanese deep red lacquer plates with gold-net decoration, rim and bootom outside lacquered black. Fine quality wood and lacquer dishes, each painted individually with a net pattern in gold lacquer. Made 1988-04-10, by Ozawa Risuke, Aizu.
Diameter 5.3 in. (13.3 cm), height 0.5 in. (1.5 cm).
Very slightly rubbed in some places, otherwise perfect condition.
Piece located in Europe.
Set of three black lacquer sake cups, undecorated. Wood base, flawlessly smoothed and lacquered. Signed with an unread red lacquer seal at the bottom of the largest cup. Japan, 20th century (ca. 1990).
Sizes: largest - H 1 15/16 in. (5.1 cm), diameter 3 ¾ in. (9.7 cm); middle -
H 1 5/8 in. (4.3 cm), diameter 3 9/16 in. (9.1 cm); small - H 15/16 in. (3.7 cm), diameter3 3/8 in. (8.7 cm).
These pieces are located in Europe (EC).
Circular black lacquer dish with applied white-gold foil decoration, all surfaces of black lacquer. Applied at the center with a square of white-gold foil, painted in black lacquer with stylized waves. Traces of white-gold brushed into the wood grain. Unsigned. Japan, 20th century (ca. 1990).
Diameter 6 9/16 in. (16.8 cm).
This piece is located in Europe (EC).