All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1408677 (stock #09587)
t a t a m i
$280.00


TILE SHRINE

'Hokora' (Small shrine) made of tile specially seen in Okayama prefecture, Japan, worshiped 'Kojin' (lit. 'Furious god' / God of cooking stove) into and placed on the hill behind for looking out over the ancestral ground and house. Early 20th century. Chip at roof and some moss naturally attached with as is.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1408646
An antique Chinese nam gua tray.

Date:Republic Period (1910-1920)

Dimensions: 10.75" X 7.25"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1930 item #1408642 (stock #Womrath006)
Andrew Kay Womrath (1869-1939)
Canal scene, Venice.
Paper size: Approximately 9.75 x 7.5 inches.
Artist's proof
Date:ca 1920s.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent.
Womrath collaborated with Yoshijiro Urushibara (1888-1953) on our Venice by Night (Item Womrath 005).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1408619
China old bronze toad ornament 19th century
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1408618 (stock #09586)
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$380.00


TWO IRON BUDDHAS

Two pieces of dripped natural iron lumps with such scaly texture occured by ironmaking, like iron stalactite just like the figure of Buddha with aesthetic perspective. Early 20th century, Japan.

Large: approx...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1970 item #1408613 (stock #05193)
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$400.00


OGRE IN HIGH PRAYER

'Oni' (Japanese ogre) in 'gassho' praying pose with folded hands up in heaven. Such an unique and humorous pottery object. Showa period, 20th century, Japan. approx...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1408612 (stock #6188)
Very rare, large lidded rattan basket from the Nung Rawang ethnic group of Northern Burma, Kachin State. The Rawang are a subgroup of the Kachin people and live in some of the last great wilderness forests left in Burma. Also it is interesting to note that the men do the weaving and with advent of plastic bags this pretty much an extinct craft. This is the oldest basket from this group I have ever found- conservatively at least 50 years plus. HL 42cm/16.5in and D: 27cm/10.6in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1408611 (stock #6187)
Fine cowrie shell necklace from northwest Burma, probably Naga on a hand woven macramé cotton cord. This is an old set, circa 80 years with an excellent worn natural patina and almost porcelain like surface these need to be handled to be appereciated. Please note that each bead is hand carved to nest into the other so when strung together and worn the necklace hangs in a circular fashion...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1408607 (stock #TCR6982)
The Kura
$975.00
Sale Pending
A superb example of the mastery of Bizen Saiku-mono sculptures by Nishimura Shunko dating to the pre-war era. The musculature and bone structure of the creature is clearly visible, and it wears a cloak of ash glaze like fur, the tail actually covered in dry “goma” textured ash, and the lower extremities showing a fine assortment of Hi-iro flame colors on the raw clay. Stylistically there appears to be some influence of the pottery technique of Okinawan Shisa (lions)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1408605 (stock #05192)
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$350.00


NUMBERED PAPER BUNDLE

I'm not sure really, but I think originally those are the old tags for luggages or so on. Early Showa period, 20th century, Japan. Such tied up layers of papers becomes a lump as an object by itself, and so unique and rare hardly seen. approx...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1408598 (stock #V103)
This beautiful shunkei-nuri Bento box is from Gifu Prefecture and is made from real lacquered wood from the hida ( or Japanese Cypress) tree. It is hand-made by skillful artisans. Bento boxes in this style have been made since the early 1600s. The first thing that takes the eye when looking at a shunkei-nuri box is its mirror-like surface. (Actually, taking photos of the products is not easy, as its surface is highly reflective!) This makes it unique among Japan lacquered products...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1408597 (stock #V89)
Chawans are available in a wide range of sizes and styles, and different styles are used for thick and thin tea. Shallow bowls, which allow the tea to cool rapidly, are used in summer; deep bowls are used in winter to keep the green-tea hot for longer time. Bowls are frequently named by their creators or owners, or by a tea master. Bowls over four hundred years old are said to be in use today, but probably only on unusually special occasions...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1408596 (stock #V105)
Sakazuki is the oldest sake cup style, with a wide mouth, it is still the favorite for ceremonies nowadays. The cup is usually lifted and taken to the mouth with two hands, one at the bottom, and one on the side, in a dramatic yet symbolic ceremonial consumption of sake. Usually, and although variably in sizes, the sakuzaki contains only a few sips within it (it is an alcoholic beverage, after all), and has amazing decorations...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1408595 (stock #V106)
Sakazuki is the oldest sake cup style, with a wide mouth, it is still the favorite for ceremonies nowadays. The cup is usually lifted and taken to the mouth with two hands, one at the bottom, and one on the side, in a dramatic yet symbolic ceremonial consumption of sake. Usually, and although variably in sizes, the sakuzaki contains only a few sips within it (it is an alcoholic beverage, after all), and has amazing decorations...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1408593 (stock #V100)
Chawans are available in a wide range of sizes and styles, and different styles are used for thick and thin tea. Shallow bowls, which allow the tea to cool rapidly, are used in summer; deep bowls are used in winter to keep the green-tea hot for longer time. Bowls are frequently named by their creators or owners, or by a tea master. Bowls over four hundred years old are said to be in use today, but probably only on unusually special occasions. The best bowls are thrown by hand, and some bowls are...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1408565
An pair of antique blue ceramic Vietnamese mini bottles. Found in a ship wreck from the Hoi An Hoard ship with a numbered label. Provenance: Prominent Private Collection from San Diego, CA

Date:12-13th C

Dimensions: 2.75" tall X 1.75" wide
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1408561
A pair of Chinese Huanghuali trays with scalloped edges.

Date: Republic Period (1910-1920)

Dimensions: 11" diameter X .75 deep
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1930 item #1408560 (stock #Shotei096)
Takahashi Shotei (Hiroaki)
Cold Winter Wind.
Size: Mitsugiri-ban. Approximately 15.0 x 6.5 inches.
Date: pre-1936 (Mid-1920s).
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. No. 204 in 1936 Watanabe catalog. M-4 in Shotei catalog.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent. On the back, there is clear tape along the top edge.