In the 1990s when Haku Maki began producing collages, he was attracted to depicting the potato, and he did several. This one, Z-8B, is particularly dramatic: a potato on a black background with a large kanji for potato in the top half of the print. This potato collage is number 13 of a small edition of 14. The print is 9.5in wide x 10.75in high and is in excellent condition.
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...
Here is a rare and wonderful photo collage of scenes from the building of the Alaskan Highway (completed in 1943.) Original snapshots. The center photo highlights what appears to be the official ribbon cutting; sixteen photos surround it. Below is a cartoon of a bear taking a picture of a man. Not examined out of the frame. 13" x 15".
A pair of large Taxco, Mexico sterling silver picture frames by the noted female designer, Bernice Goodspeed. May be purchased as a pair or individually.
They both measures about 18 1/4" long and 15 1/4" wide with openings of 13" x 10". Will accommodate 11" x 14" pictures. The backs and easels are made from ebonized wood.
Hallmarked on the tops with a stylized Sterling, Mexico, and the 'B' in a circle for Goodspeed. Also marked 'WS' in a crown and style #2202.
One frame has an e...
A wild boar kōgo by famous Kyoto potter Imai Masayuki 今井政之 (b. 1930). Decoration is a stylized version of the ancient Chinese character for wild boar. Masayuki used his famous inlaid colored clay technique in producing this piece. Imai Masayuki and the late Miyashita Zenji are considered the two masters of the colored clay technique in Japan.
Title: Inlaid Zodiac Wild Boar Incense Container (Zōgan kanshi i kōgo 象嵌干支亥香盒)
Colored and inlaid stoneware, 3.8 cm high and...
Additional Photos for Japanese Screen, 1750's
Each Fan painting size, 21 5/8" Long(55 cm).
1. Kuge servant carrying princess on his back trying to cross the water.
2. Three Sparrows and Bamboo.
3. Six Chinese Boys paying around at the study table, parent observing.
4. Tiger and Dog glaring each other.
5. Pretty Japanese Kikyo, Bellflower and other flowers.
6. Sumie Landscape, ...
A very rare pair of Antique European late 19th century cold painted spelter sculptures on elaborated square bases. The finely and realistically modelled sculptures depict a Chinese man and a Chinese woman in national costumes. The man is wearing a long green robe with gold swirl motifs, grey Balloon Pants and red shoes on his feet, the hair is braided and drawn back under a black hat. His left hand is grasping a Chinese musical stringed instrument (Erhu). The female is wearing a lavish robe, ela...
The warrior’s armor and helmet, samurai sword, spears, banners and paper carps (later cloth) in the sky are all tools used to showcase boy’s day in Japan. This tradition
started early Edo period (1603-1868) by samurai families wishing their son’s good health and studies to be honorable samurai.
This set is made in Kyoto, Japan and is called “Kyo-armor”. Kyoto had been the capital of Japan for over 1000 years. The culture there was developed to serve the best for the emperor...
Takeda dolls are modeled after the characters from 17th to 19th century Japanese theater. They are known for exaggerated postures and often with a vivid facial expression of the Kabuki actors or Jyoruri puppets on stage from the period.
This doll is holding up a "takafuda" bulletin board in one hand and a brush in the other. "takafuda" was an official bulletin board for Tokugawa government (1603-1868) to announce any regulations, or changes etc.
Little was known about Takeda do...
CARTIER ROADSTER Stainless Steel Black Dial Box/Papers. Full length bracelet; will fit up to a 9 ich wrist size. Mid-1990s, comes complete with the Red Presentation Box, and two (2) additional Cartier Deployment leather straps in natural and black colors ($500 additional value). THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET, BITCOIN, BONDS. BUY HARD ASSETS, SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME.
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Superb condition. ROLEX Oyster Perpetual DATE Ref.1680 Dial "Redliner" 1971. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET, BITCOIN, BONDS. BUY HARD ASSETS, SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME.
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Photo Album with 128 Photos of August 30, 1937 Installation Festivities of Chandrasingji, a Jadija Rajput as Thakur of Drhol, Khawiatar, India. Photos by Joshi Studio, Rajkot. The album has a lot of wear, but the photos are in excellent condition. Most of the photos are 8.5 x 6 inches (22 x 15 cm) with several that are 12 x 9.5 inches (30 x 24 cm). Album dimensions: 21 x 16.5 inches (53 x 42 cm).
Hazel Atlas Glass made Florentine #2 from 1932-35. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
A 6 inch diameter signed Galle bowl on which the rim is rolled inward to give the bowl 3 lobes.. The dark red overlay of fuschia blossoms and leaves is laid on a nearly colorless ground with a satin finish. The bowl is 3 inches deep and has a ground pontil.
Fine Chinese Song Dynasty Glazed Stoneware Jar (Dragon Chasing Pearl)
This interesting stoneware jar was made during the Song Dynasty (AD 960 -1279). It is quite "heavily-potted" with deep ridges to the body and the applied decoration around the shoulder featuring a dragon chasing a pearl. The story of the dragon's pearl is one of the oldest tales in Chinese folklore. In addition to the dragon and pearl are five small appliqués. It is coated in a yellowish-brown glaze. The colour of the gla...
Glittering Sea, from The Inland Sea Series
(Hikaru Umi, Setonaikaishu)
Date: 1926. Date of this edition not known.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print mounted as kakejiku scroll.
Signed and sealed in the image.
Size: Oban. Scroll: 45.5 inches 17.75 inches. Blue sheet: 20.5 x 15.75. Visible image: 14.5 x 9.75 inches.
Condition: Creasing from scrolling.
Note: Scroll mounting over the margins prevents us from confirming the presence or absence of...
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Moon at Magome
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.5 x 10.5 inches.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Watanabe C (sausage) seal at right margin, making this a first edition produced between 1929-1942.
Reference: Hotei #165.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Slight creasing at upper right (last photo). Top back margin has adhesive residue.
"The scene conveys the rustic 'poetic' charm of Magome, the area where Has...
FACE OF MR. ITO
Portrait of such a "typical Japanese businessman" titled 'Face of Mr. Ito', 1995, by a Japanese modern & contemporary painter, Isao Nishimura (1923–2003 / ref. https://www.mutualart.com/Artist/Isao-Nishimura/48FFCD47D7A9C3F4), watercolor painting on paper, attached with an wooden frame with no glass/acrylic plate, Frame: approx. 55.5 x 76.5 x 2 cm (21.85 x 30.11 x 0.78in).
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Patek Philippe CALATRAVA 18k Nugget Mesh 18k Ref. 3563/002 1970. 100 Grams total weight. Remarkable original condition; distraction free. 30mm diameter 8mm thick with attached bracelet. Crown on the back. A true masterpiece of design. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET, BITCOIN, BONDS. BUY HARD ASSETS, SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME.
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