Japanese scroll painted with ink and colors on silk depicting a daimyo (feudal lord) in full military armor and a quiver full of arrows on his back before a battle. He is seated on a low chair on top of a tiger skin, a low table with sake cup, chopsticks and few small plates with condiments. There is a stretched textile screen behind him and a kneeling armored attendant holding a tall narrow banner. Judging by the characters on the banner, the main character is Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159 – ...
Watercolor Scroll Portrait of Lafcadio Hearn (aka. Koizumi Yakumo)
Painting size: Approximately 16.0 x 12.5 inches.
Scroll size: Approximately 52.5 x 17.75 inches.
Silk scroll is housed in original wooden box. Japanese box label reads, "Portrait of Koizumi Yakumo. Painted by Tenshin." As a word, tenshin can mean naive.
Signed "To P.D. Perkins from H. Fujisaki"
Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was a world-renowned author known for his Japanese stories an...
Bird in flight against a yellow sky, ivy leaves above
Size: O-tanzaku. Approximately 14.25 x 7.5 inches.
Date: ca. 1900s-23.
Bears Koson signature and seal.
Publisher: Daikokuya (69).
Reference: K35.12 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Provenance: The Bedford, NY estate of Eleanor Jay and Arthur Iselin. Eleanor Jay was a descendant of United States founding father, John Jay...
Japanese tall armoire made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. This single section cabinet opens with two hinged cabinet doors. The interior has it's original metal rod for hanging clothes, a smaller metal rod on the right hand door and it's original small rectangular mirror. At the base is a single large drawer. Conservative design, with the only decoration being metal handles on the cabinet doors which are cut in a scrolling vine motif.
Taisho Period (1912-1926)
Beautiful hand-hammered sterling silver and mixed metal perfume. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1880. Baluster with double-scroll side handles and threaded cover. Vertical stylized vegetation and darting insects (butterflies and dragonflies) applied to honeycomb ground. With chain for hanging on a lady’s chatelaine. A small-scale confluence of Japanese inspiration and Arts & Crafts technique. Hallmark includes pattern and order numbers, director’s letter M (1873-91), and phrase “St...
Turn-of-the-century sterling silver tea set. Made by Shiebler in New York. This set comprises 6 pieces: Hot water kettle on stand, coffeepot, teapot, creamer, sugar, and waste bowl.
Globular and oval bodies. Covers domed (kettle and pot covers hinged). Handles c-scroll except kettle handle, which is shaped trefoil. Kettle stand has solid and waisted supports and domed heating element with chained cap. Creamer and waste bowl have gilt washed interior. Interlaced script monogram engraved to unde...