A superb suzuribako (inkstone box) dating from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji period (1868-1912).
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The box presents a minute dent (please refer to picture 11). It is otherwise in very good condition.
Size 23.5 x 17.5 x 11 (h) (9.4 x 7 x 4.4 in)
Please understand there might be some delay receiving clearance from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs to ship the suzuri-bako outside of Japan (sta...
A magnificent suzuribako (inkstone box) dating from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji period (1868-1912).
Kindly inquire if you have some questions.
The box presents traces of old repairs with lacquer and gold (kintsugi).
Size 22.5 x 24.5 x 5.5 (h) (9 x 9.8 x 2.2 in)
Please understand there might be some delay receiving clearance from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs to ship the suzuri-bako outside of Japan (standard procedure for impo...
DESCRIPTION: A skillfully lacquered suzuri-bako (writing box) from the Meiji Period, early 1900’s. The lid of the rectangular box is decorated with a takamakie floral design in gold, silver and shu (a hue of red-orange) lacquer on a black ro-iro ground. The interior of the lid and box are sprinkled in a nashiji cloud motif. This suzuri-bako is a complete set, fitted with the original water dropper and inkstone and its original kiri (paulownia) wood box with inscription. Excellent conditio...
Japanese fukusa, a silk satin gift cover depicting the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove. The development of the Japanese fukusa is closely associated with their custom of gift giving. Japan has been a farming country until recently and crops were directly affected by nature (draft, floods, etc). The rituals were held within their own communities and fresh crops were offered to god. To irrigate and lay the roads, they needed the better their work relationship. The custom of eating and drink...
Edo Period Celadon Hirado Horse
A "rare" Hirado celadon (seiji) recumbent horse, extraordinary modelling, and a virtuosic example of the flawless green-glazed porcelain produced in the eighteenth century in northwestern Kyushu, Japan. Typically, the glaze was applied over a layer of white slip (liquid clay). This enhances the celadon color and exaggerates the sinuous curves in the horse's tail, legs, etc., that make the animal so intensely expressive. The gilt maki-e ...
Nobori banners, carps, warrior's Yoroi and Kabuto helmets, samurai dolls and swords were all a part of the display used for Boy's Day (renamed Children's Day) on May 5th in Japan. They reflect the parents' wish to inspire their sons in manliness, discipline, bravery and the honor codes which are associated with them.
Originally, nobori were used on the battlefield to identify the troops; some were to show the warriors where their taisho (general) was, others were used to shift the troops. ...
Japanese Edo to Meiji period ten-sided polygon form Imari porcelain vase decorated in the kakiemon style in polychrome enamel and gilt highlights with a prominent flying phoenix bird on the front and three pawlonia leaf groupings extending around the circumference. Ten alternating geometric and stylized floral bands extend vertically up the sloping neck. An alternating scalloped band is above the foot. 19th century. Stands just over 10” high. Very good overall condition with minor typical...
Japanese antique nobori banner, hand painted on cotton, a tiger in bamboo grove. The style of the painting is derived from ancient Korean paintings of tigers. It is a style that became popular in Japan from the 16th century and you will see many screens and scrolls of tigers painted in this manner. The popularity of these paintings in this style continued throughout the Edo period(1608-1868) and into the Meiji era. The quality of the artwork tell us that this nobori is likely to have been done b...
Beautiful Japanese Wajima lacquer stand with gold maki-e painting on a nashi-ji (pear skin) background. The designs are scrolling vines with stylized chrysanthemums and paulonias, which are the crests of the emperor and empress. The style of sparkling nashiji lacquer work and the theme were popular in the Taisho period (1912-1926) to the beginning of the Showa era, sometime after the return of the throne to the emperor.
The stand was made for a Tokonoma as a base for a flower arrangement...
Hanging scroll with such lovely hand-drawn 'nemurineko' (sleeping cat) on the paper, famed for the prayer board at Nikko Toshogu Shrine,
that stands for the calmness in peace as seen and also the preparation for battle though pretend to sleep at a glance. End of Edo - Meiji period, 19th century, Japan.
Expected slight deterioration (stains, small worm holes, etc.) due to age as is. approx. 89 x 44cm (35.03 x 17.32in)
Japanese late Edo to very early Meiji period Satsuma earthenware bowl decorated in the well with a bird on a flowering plum branch emanating from chrysanthemum-covered rockery executed in gilt outlined gosu blue, red, green, and black enamels on a finely crackled cream-colored ground. A floral border extends around the interior rim. The exterior walls hold three chrysanthemum clusters interspersed with butterflies in flight. The base contains the circular Shimazu family crest and the mark “...
A female dancer dressed in massive and splendid Noh attire. The painting is attributed to Iwasa Matabei (1578–1650), a renowned Japanese painter who is often considered originating ukiyo-e genre painting. As is often the case with this artist, these two paintings do not bear his signature or seal, however the depiction of the figures with rich cheeks and long jaws shows typical expression of people of high social rank during medieval periods, which he exaggerated the expression was originated ...
A male dancer dressed in massive and splendid Noh attire. The painting is attributed to Iwasa Matabei (1578–1650), a renowned Japanese painter who is often considered originating ukiyo-e genre painting. As is often the case with this artist, these two paintings do not bear his signature or seal, however the depiction of the figures with rich cheeks and long jaws shows typical expression of people of high social rank during medieval periods, which he exaggerated the expression was originated fr...
Edo Period Momotaro (Peach Boy) Hirado Okimono
This beautiful example of Hirado is based on a Japanese folk tale of Momotaro (Peach Boy), a very brave boy who's mother found him in a peach by the shore while doing laundry. When he grew up, he decided to fight a band of oni for their treasure. Along the way, he met three friends, a dog, a monkey and a pheasant who agreed to help him. They were successful, and Momotaro gave credit to his good friends. The story highligh...
a superb set of armour ,exhibited in chateau des ducs in Nantes ,for "1000 ans d art Samourai " and published in the catalogue Namban do gusoku armor
Edo period (late 17th to early 18th em)
Kabuto (helmet) koboshi type with 52 blades
Signed Joshu Ju Saotome Iyenari
Saotome workshop active since the very beginning of the Edo period (around 1600)
Nice example of the production of this blacksmith
Great quality of construction and finish.
Menpo (1/2 mask) ryubu type
Large zushi, made on order for a temple, containing a seated group of En no Gyoja, the father of Shugendo, with his two attendants Zenki and Goki inside a cave. En no Gyoja is sitting with a staff in his right hand, and a hand scroll in his left. The two attendants are crouched before him. The green attendant (Goki) holds a ewer and a stick to ring a bell or mokugyo; the red disciple (Goki) holds an axe.
Wood with polychrome and gold color over gesso, eyes reverse-painted glass or crystal...
Seated Koyasu Kannon Bosatsu, the right hand holding a long-stemmed lotus bud and the left arm supporting an infant child, sculpted in relief from a light-brown sedimentary stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Minor old loss.
Height: 57 cm
Width: 31 cm
Depth: 20.5 cm
Packaged weight: 42 kg
An uncommon depiction of Koyasu Kannon Bosatsu, deaccessioned from a municipal art museum located in the Tohoku region north of Tokyo. Highly collectible.
A remarkable Karatsu kutsu chawan (tea bowl in the shape of a shoe) dating from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868).
The tea bowl shows a few innocent hairlines, but is otherwise in very good condition.
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More pictures available on demand.
The bowl will be shipped in a fitted wooden box.
Size 14 x 7.6 cm (5.6 x 3.1 in)
Worldwide shipping with insurance and tracking....