Fishing Boats at Sea
Size: Chu-tanzaku. Approximately 14.5 x 5 inches.
Date: ca. pre-1910.
Artist's signature and seal and publisher's seal at lower right.
Reference: K44.20 and cat. #29 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Original woodblock print EARLY SPRING by Joichi Hoshi (1913-1979) printed in 1974. Excellent crisp print in perfect condition, metallic gold highlights, listed as plate 316 in JOICHI HOSHI CATALOGUE OF ALL TREE WOODBLOCK PRINTS published by Kato Gallery in 1988. Red “tree” seal of the artist in lower right corner, titled, signed and dated by the artist in pencil (see detail). Image size 9 5/8 x 7 inches, paper size 10 11/16 x 7 15/16 inches.
Fine quality, heavy sterling silver double "cock"-tail jigger. Both jiggers have a detailed, hand-engraved rooster, or cockerel. Made by the highly collected Sanborn's silver workshop circa 1960. The well-known studio was founded by Frank and Walter Sanborn in Mexico City circa 1903. 3 7/8" H.
Art Deco-era silvered pewter letter opener made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1925. A detailed, cast dog's head adorns the top of the opener blade. Signed with WMF mark upon dog's collar. 9 3/8" L.
Old (1930's) Japanese Mixed Metal Silver Inlaid Bronze Vase with Maple Tree Signed
It is 9.7 inches (24.7 cm) tall by 5.4 inches (13.75 cm) wide. It is 3.4 Lb.
It has tarnished silver, loss of patina, and surface wears and scratches (as seen in the photos).
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A wonderful translucent blue celadon Tobi vase done in the classic style of Longquan Chinese pottery. This piece was made by one of the few great female Japanese potters of the previous century—Suwa Sozan II, daughter of Meiji Imperial Court Artist Sozan I.
Suwa Sozan I (1852—1922) was born in an area of what is known today as Ishikawa prefecture. After a short stint in the military he took up pottery design and painting under Touda Tokuji in 1873...
China old uncarved seal xx
ME NO EMA
Ema of eyes. Worshipper's wooden tablet dedicated to the shrine called 'Ema' (lit. 'Horse picture'), with the painting of two Japanese hiragana letters of 'ME' which stand for "Eyes" as the prayer for cure of eye disease.
Showa period, early 20th century, Japan. Crack at upper part as is. approx...
Buddhist wooden prayer counter used for the ritual of the Pure Land called 'Hyakumanben' that recites “Namu Amida Butsu” hundreds of thousands times by multiple (more than ten) prayers
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Occupation era 1st edition Japanese shin hanga woodblock print titled "Evening Rain at Kawarago" by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) dated in the lower left margin Showa 22 (1947). The artist's black ink signature and red seal are at the lower left corner of the image. The 6mm circular seal of the publisher Watanabe (used 1946-1957) is at the lower right corner. Paper size: 15" x 10 3/8" (image size: slightly over 13 3/4" x 9 1/2"). Very good overall condition...
GOSHO DOLL MOLD
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Six(6) Japanese Gilded on Copper Hardware fittings, early 1900's, 2" wide, 2 1/4" deep include long nail, loose 3 pieces fit together tight once nailed in place. One of them has old black lacquer finish and most of gilt finish worn off, no missing pieces.
Very nice 2 Japanese Gilded and Lacquered on Brass Fusuma Sliding Door Handles, early 1900's, 3 1/4" diameter, 1/2" deep, impressed vines design on rounded soft brown Lacquered Brass front with gilded Brass rims, 2 nail holes on the sides, the condition is good, probably used in very elegant and important home in Japan.
Two(2) Japanese floral shape darkened Brass Fusuma Sliding Door Handles, early 1900's, 3" diameter, 5/8" to 3/8" deep, 2 nail holes on the sides, some black lacquer on brass are worn, metal part is in good condition.
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Two(2) Japanese dark Bronze finish impressed raised design of dark Metal flying Geese, early 1900's, 3" high, 3 1/2" wide, 1 1/2" deep with include nail, in two(2) parts, back plate is loose and with long thick nail, when you nail on the wall or furniture, back plate will be tightly attached to the front part. The condition is good.
Northern France faience plate, Saint Clement? The decoration of a coquerel / rooster in a wreath of flowers originates from the Rococo period, but this plate was made is probably mid- 20th century. Diameter "9/ 23 cm. Condition: fine.