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Contemporary abstract calligraphy, Japan. "Sumijiku" as literally 'Inked scroll' arranged by me, since it was restrained as not good mounting originally. Protective wooden box is attached as another arrangement by me as well.
Haku Maki Guest research note 3
Antique Baking Moulds Set of 5 Pieces.
All the moulds are made from Brass.
Lobed dish. Porcelain with beautiful white glaze, painted in red, blue, grey, pale yellow and green overglaze enamels with a spray of flowering pinks (nadeshiko).
Three thin red lines around the foot ring. Signed at the bottom in underglaze blue KAKIEMON. Perfect condition. Diameter 4 ¼ in. (11 cm), height 7/8 in. (2.2 cm).
In fitted wooden box (tomobako), 2 ¼ x 5 ¼ x 51/4 in. (5.8 x 13.5 x 13.5 cm)...
Late in life he. circa 1999, Japanese master printmaker, Haku Maki, did this shikishiban print It is called Z1 - 12 (WAZA); 7.25'' x 8.25''; Shikishiban is a nearly square format. Shikishiban are often mounted on a thick, light cardboard. Japanese people like to give them as presents. The print is in the US and will be shipped fiom there.
Vintage Chinese Vase Configured as a Lamp
Cong vase with crackle glaze drilled to make a lamp.
Jade or Jadeite finial.
Height of lamp to finial 26.5"
Height of vase 10.5"
Square each side 5"
10.5 inch length slightly flared
Period: 20th century
Place of Origin: Japan
Materials: Porcelain and wood base
Style: traditional Chinese art
Condition: very good vintage condition no defects noted except final is loosely attached to the lamp.
Three bamboo cages made by fishermen in Japan to harvest shrimp are wonderful examples of the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi. Organic forms, simplicity and imperfections render these humble objects beautiful and timeless...
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).
Japanese Shigaraki ware bowl as a recent studio work.
Also practically aesthetic landscape with the palm of a hand.
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).
An Unusual Japanese double Carved wooden Brush Pot
Description: Bamboo carved to show a landscape scene.
Dimensions: H 5 in. x L 3.5 inch. x D 2 inch
Provenance: Memphis estate
Period: 20th century
Place of Origin: Japan
Condition: very good condition, as shown.
Shipping: $15.00 CONUS
Wooden base not included for display only
Robust and rather practical Haku-ji chawan by veteran Kawai school potter; Mukunoki Eizo. Covered over in a thick coating of Hakuji style glaze the surface has shimmering crystals formed by tin throughout the surface creating a rather pleasant surface. The form is a classic ridged, shinogi style bowl which culminates in the buff stoneware ring of the foot...
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 pair of "Ashimoto andon (foot lantern) made of cedar board, bamboo and washi (Japanese hand-made paper). The paper is replaced from shoji-gami (white paper for paper screen) to recycled washi which was a record book of a merchant in late Edo period. Washi is made from paper mulberry bark and very strong. With a carton box for a pair. 20th century. In excellent condition. 18cm x 18cm x 47cm (with a handle).
Japanese Contemporary Hanakago, a wall hanging bamboo basket made for Ikebana, the art of flower arranging, titled “Mt. Fuji Shaped Basket”, by the acclaimed Osaka basket artist Suemura Shobun (1917-2000)...
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...
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...