A pair of deeply carved Chinese cinnabar lacquer trays, with flower petal edges, the surfaces carved with foliate imagery such as peaches, pomegranates, citron, persimmon, and berries. Similar pieces can be seen from the 15th/16th century. Most likely this pair dates from the early 20th century.
Size: 15" x 15"
Catalog EXPRESSIONS OF STYLE: NETSUKE AS ART by Rosemary Bandini, Scholten Japanese Art, 2001. 213 netsuke are illustrated in color and thoroughly discussed in historic and mythological prospective , includes photographic index of signatures. Superb scholarly volume, excellent reference book. Hardcover, 12”x9”, 176 pages.
A large Japanese framed print by renown artist Mayumi Oda, born 1941. Mayumi is most well known for her depictions of male Buddhist deities presented as women. This silkscreen print is titled "Daikoku", normally a male, the god of good luck and fortune. The title, number 22/40, and Mayumi's signature are done in pencil along the bottom margin. The print itself is tastefully framed behind special UV blocking glass. Circa 1984...
A small framed Korean woodblock print, with vivid pigments of yellow, magenta, and blue, printed images of whimsical Korean masks and banners. Numbered 31/500, title 183, with signature in pencil, and red chop by artist.
Size: (entire frame)11.25" L x 11.25" H (artwork only) 4.25" L x 4.25" H
Antique Japanese framed woodblock print by Kiyoshi Ikezumi (born 1913), with bright, bold pigment and geometric stylization of a bustling Tokyo scene. Signed and numbered 24/200 in pencil, with red chop. Circa 1920s.
Size: (entire frame) 21.25" L x 25.25" H (print only) 13" L x 16.5" H
Japanese framed woodblock print by Kihei Sasajima (1906-1993), signed, titled, and numbered 54/100 in pencil, with red chop. Image of a samurai running with sword over his shoulder in black with deep blue pigments.
Size: (entire frame) 21" L x 17" H (print only) 14" L x 10.5" H