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similar to Bronze sculpture of a leopard, abstracted, Japan, Showa era, 1950s

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1422415 (stock #10994)
Figure of a leopard or panther or other cat species, in faceted, abstracted technique, emphasizing the movement and specific features of the animal. Bronze with green brown mottled patina. Signed with abstracted single character: Fusa or Sou. Japan, Showa era, 1950s.

Length 13.5 in.; height ca. 6 in.

Few minor abrasions and tiny dents on the back of the sculpture, all in all very good condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1423486 (stock #10995)
Incense box of irregular circular shape. Over a light gray clay thickly applied opaque, lightly crackled glaze that leaves bare a few small areas uncovered, which colored orange red during firing. On the cover a few circular black-brown underglaze brush strokes by way of decoration. Although bottom and cover clearly match, they do not make an airtight close line, but leave a couple of gaps. Few very short firing cracks. Shino ware, Japan. Showa era, mid-20th century.

H 1.25 in.; W 2.25 in....

All Items : Artists : Sculpture : Pre 1990 item #1409758
Ca 1980 A small bronze sculpture signed and numbered 0011/2199. The wooden base measures 5" x 2-1/2"; the height approximately 4".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1930 item #140954
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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1425308 (stock #11004)
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1370260 (stock #05008)
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Bold and humourous boat form of tin, with such beautiful texture. Pre-1960s, Showa, Japan.

approx. 73 x 28cm (28.74 x 11.02in), H 30cm (11.81in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1421296 (stock #10993)
Square fukusa or ceremonial cloths, with design of an elephant next to a hoe and two sparrows. Yusen dye technique on salmon pink silk. Reverse is red crepe silk, decorated with a kiri (Paulownia) crest in a corner, in resist-dye technique. In each of the corners a silk and gold-thread interspersed tassel with Chinese knot. Japan, Meiji era, ca. 1900

H 25 x W 25 inches.

Small holes on reverse due to usage, otherwise fine condition

The elephant refers to the story of Taishun (Da...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1124160 (stock #111132)
Tomoe Art
Oni (ogres) in a kimono dancing in front of the Yama, the ruler of Hell. Yama is the son of Hindu god Sun. He is the presiding deity and also known as Dharma. In Japan Yama is known as Enma. Later adopted in Buddhism, Yama was understood by Buddhists as a god of the dead, supervising the various Buddhist "hells". A line of souls leads to his office where he decides whether a soul goes to Heaven or Hell. Oni are considered as a servant under the Enma there. Here, the scene depicted comically the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1405307 (stock #BNJdripVase)
June Hastings
Very artistic Japanese bronze vase with drip design reminiscent of an overflowing jar. Beautiful patina. It is paired with an wooden Art Deco Chinese stand of the same period. Unsigned. In excellent condition, the vase measures 6" high, 4.5" diameter. On stand 7.25". Dates Meiji Era 1868 - 1912.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1422734 (stock #MB123)
Fine Chinese Tang Dynasty Sancai Glazed Pottery Groom Figure (Published & with Oxford TL Test)

This fine pottery figure was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906) and represents a foreign male attendant or groom. It is "heavily-potted" and made from a cream-coloured pottery that is relatively highly-fired. The body is coated in very finely-crackled green and amber glazes.

Tang glazed items such as this are usually referred to as "sancai glazed" pieces. "Sancai" refers to three colo...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1930 item #1426043 (stock #12124)
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Very unique votive 'Jurojin' (God of longevity) head sculpture with somehow humorous but such serious face, once dedicated to the temple for the enthronement of Emperor Taisho. Taisho period (1912-1926), Japan. Originally full-coated in pink paper, but ripped-off in half of it then its inner wooden texture comes out as seen, in such condition as is. Head part is made of woven bamboo. Nails stuck on face are the remains of nailed beard. appro...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1415498 (stock #JHhydraLacq)
June Hastings
An impressive pair of large red lacquer boxes beautifully decorated with hydrangea flowers and leaves. Both with "Made in Japan" paper labels and insurance identification/inventory labels. In very good condition with some minor wear, each measures 9 inches high, 12.5" diameter. Dates Showa, mid-century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1255161
A rare antique fire gilt bronze statue of two elephant-headed deities in embrace. Kangiten (god of Bliss) is associated with esoteric, Tantric Buddhism, like the Shingon school in Japan. The female wears a crown, associated with Avalokiteshvara or Guanyin and rests her feet on the male's feet. Kangiten symbolizes the unity of opposites, conjugal harmony and long life. This marvelous and rare statue is in excellent condition. The statue is blessed, the bottom is still completely closed and decora...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #661389
Asian Art By Kyoko
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1413833
Meiji Bijutsu
A very fine grey stone head of Guanyin dating from the Chinese Tang dynasty (618-907).

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The head will be shipped with the removable wooden stand.
The sculpture bears some apparently repaired damages on the right cheek (kindly refer to picture 8).
Size: 31.5 (h) x 14 x 20 cm (with stand 48 (h) cm); 12.6 x 5.6 x 8 in

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #665903
Asian Art By Kyoko
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The 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 parent's wish (at the time that they were made) 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. ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1425028 (stock #11001)
Large shrine, zushi, made on special order for a temple. Inside, right in front of the back wall is a silk covered panel. Towards the bottom of the panel, on a gold background, are painted Fugen Bosatsu on his companion the elepahant, and Monju Bosatsu, sitting on the back of his companion the tiger. Above them, set in the center of a red painted circle is a circular crystal reliquary, sitting on a gilt bronze lotus dais, surrounded by gilt bronze flames, forming the wish granting jewel hojugata...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1389619 (stock #1440)
Dragon's Pearl
A beautiful sculptural vessel of eggshell form with an upper side opening. The other sides are done with his characteristic technique of grooving the surface with a needle and than rubbing iron into the grooves; cobalt blue glaze are applied on the inside side and around the rim, producing a fantastic contrasting effect. The work is signed on the bottom and the storage box is bearing the inscription “kara” shell and the signature in his beautiful calligraphy. Measurements: H 17 cm x W 1...