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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1378073 (stock #MB7350)
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£120.00
Large Japanese Seto Ware Tokkuri (Sake Bottle) Meiji Period 1868-1912 £120.00 Good Japanese Seto Ware Tokkuri (Sake Bottle) Meiji Period

This beautifully proportioned Seto tokkuri is a fine example of the Mingei pottery wares of the Seto kilns.

Ht. 10 ins. (25.4 cms). It is in excellent condition with no damage and no repairs.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1378071 (stock #MB7351)
Brian Page Antiques
£95.00
Japanese Stoneware Tamba Tokkuri (Sake Bottle) Meiji Period

This attractive tokkuri is a product of the traditional Tamba mingei pottery kilns in Hyogo province. It dates from the Meiji Period 1868-1912. *** TO ORDER THIS ITEM PLEASE EMAIL US QUOTING OUR STOCK NUMBER (see above) - WE SHALL THEN EM...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1378069 (stock #MB6602)
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£150.00
A Japanese Bizen-yaki Stoneware Vase. Late Edo Period

This attractive Bizen vase based on a bamboo design is of an ideal size for use in the Cha no Yu tea ceremony. The potter's impressed seal is unidentified. It dates from the Late Edo Period in the first half of the 19th. century.

Ht.5 1/4 ins. (13.4 cm). It is in fine condition and is free from damage and repairs. *** TO ORDER THIS ITEM PLEASE EMAIL US QUOTING OUR STOCK NUMBER (see above) - WE SHALL THEN EMAIL YOU BACK WITH POSTAGE...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1377631 (stock #MB7579)
Brian Page Antiques
£400.00
A Fine Japanese Ink & Colour Drawing of Children Playing. Attrib. to Kyosai. Meiji

14 x 11 ins.(35.5 x 27.9 cms) This superb drawing in the Shijo style shows three boys playing with spinning tops. One of the boys is cradling a cat in his arms. Note the look of anticipation in the attitude of the lower boy on the left. He crouches, concentrating, with his hands open waiting for the top to fall over. The trousers of the boy are rendered in ink wash without outline.

Our attribution to the...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1377629 (stock #MB7468)
Brian Page Antiques
£95.00
Large Japanese Woodblock Temple Print of Ebisu. Meiji Period £65.00 A Large Japanese Woodblock Print of Ebisu. Meiji Period (1868-1912)

19 3/8 x 13 ins. (49.3 x 33 cms) This very large and amusing print shows a mask of Ebisu, the god of fishermen, one of the seven gods of good luck, together with a fish. Behind the mask is a woven bamboo creel with the tail of another fish protruding. Although the print is signed we have been unable to read the signature but the large red seal is the tem...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1377627 (stock #MB5786)
Brian Page Antiques
£350.00
A Fine Japanese Shijo Brush Drawing Attrib. to Onishi Chinnen 1792-1851

13 x 11 5/8 ins. (33 x 29.6 cms) This superb unsigned drawing is unmistakably the work of the great Shijo master, Chinnen.

Originally it would have formed part of a “gajo” folding album which would only have been signed on the last work in the album. It has been the fate of many such albums to be broken up and the drawings sold separately. Here we see the epitome of the Shijo style with its fluent and utterly c...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1365816 (stock #MA682)
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Rare Japanese 17th Century Early Arita Blue & White Porcelain Jar

This rare example of early Arita blue & white porcelain was made around 1670 - 1690. The underglaze blue decoration features six panels alternating between blossoming flowers and a phoenix surrounded by flower blossoms. Around the shoulder and neck are geometric bands. Most unusual is the small cut-out section of the foot, clearly done prior to glazing, at which point there is also a crack to the base and lower body. The only ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1355273 (stock #Mb7667)
Brian Page Antiques
£75.00
A Pair of Japanese Arita Porcelain Bowls. 18th. century. Edo Period Diam. 5 3/4 ins. (14.6 cms) These attractive bowls are decorated in enamels with the shochikubai (The Three Friends of Winter), pine, bamboo and plum. The Chinese observed that the pine, bamboo and plum do not wither as the cold days deepen into the winter season unlike many other plants. Known by them as the Three Friends of Winter, they entered the conventions of East Asian culture. Together they symbolize steadfastness, pers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1353598 (stock #MA202)
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Fine Japanese Blue & White Porcelain Dish - Late Edo Period

This very fine porcelain dish dates to the late Edo Period, the first half of the 19th century. It has a foliate rim and a beautifully painted central design in the Kano painting style featuring a pheasant perched on a rocky outcrop above a waterfall with blossoms and foliage. The border comprises geometric patterns with mon based on a waterwheel, similar designs being associated with the Kano or Miyake daimyo families. The undersid...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1344245 (stock #MA334)
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Eight Japanese Meiji Arita Blue & White Porcelain Dishes

This "set" of eight matching porcelain dishes was made during the Meiji period (1868 - 1912). Each is octagonal in form, the main underglaze blue decoration comprising honeycomb and floral patterns with a turtle in the centre. The underside of each dish is decorated with simple geometric forms.

The diameter of each dish is approximately 18 cm (7 inches). The only damage is one small rim chip to one dish, otherwise they are in fine co...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1338553 (stock #MA194)
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Japanese 17th Century Imari Octagonal Porcelain Jar

This fine quality porcelain jar was made during the late 17th century. It is "heavily-potted" and elaborately decorated in underglaze blue as well as with enamels and gilding, although the gilding has worn very thin. The neck is further decorated with openwork patterns. 

Diameter 23.5 cm (9.25 inches). Chip to rim and old stabilised crack to shoulder and body.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1321723 (stock #Mb7352)
Brian Page Antiques
£65.00

Japanese Wooden Tray Commemorating Painter Hashimoto Kansetsu 1950s.

Tray 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 ins. (21.6 x 21.6 cms) This beautifully made tray in Kiri (paulownia) wood is decorated with three of Kansetsu's seals. Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883-1945) was a prominent Kyoto painter whose house in Kyoto is now a museum dedicated to his work. The tray was made and signed by Shisho, about whom we have no information. The associated box (tomibako) is inscribed on the outside Kiri Shiho Bon (paulownia squa...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1315856 (stock #Mb7078)
Brian Page Antiques
£45.00
Japanese Woodblock Noh Print by Kogyo. Dated 1900 (Meiji 33) 14 1/4 x 9 1/2 ins. (36.3 x 24.2 cms) This design is from Kogyo's best series Noh Gaku Zue (Pictures of Noh Plays) published by Daikokuya in Meiji 31 (1898) It shows a scene in a Noh drama. The print is in very good condition with no damage and no repairs, and with an album backing. The printing is embellished with gauffrage (embossing) and metallic pigments.PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ORIGINAL PRINTING NOT A FACSIMILE OR REPRINT *** TO...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1315854 (stock #Mb7080)
Brian Page Antiques
£45.00
Japanese Woodblock Noh Print by Kogyo. Dated 1898 (Meiji 31) 14 1/4 x 9 1/2 ins. (36.3 x 24.2 cms) This design is from Kogyo's best series Noh Gaku Zue (Pictures of Noh Plays) published by Daikokuya in Meiji 31 (1898) It shows a scene in a Noh drama. The print is in very good condition with no damage and no repairs, and with an album backing. The printing is embellished with gauffrage (embossing) and metallic pigments. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ORIGINAL PRINTING NOT A FACSIMILE OR REPRINT *** TO...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1315853 (stock #Mb7079)
Brian Page Antiques
£45.00
Japanese Woodblock Noh Print by Kogyo. Dated 1898 (Meiji 31) 14 1/4 x 9 1/2 ins. (36.3 x 24.2 cms) This design is from Kogyo's best series Noh Gaku Zue (Pictures of Noh Plays) published by Daikokuya in Meiji 31 (1898) It shows a scene in a Noh drama. The print is in very good condition with no damage and no repairs, and with an album backing. The printing is embellished with gauffrage (embossing) and metallic pigments. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ORIGINAL PRINTING NOT A FACSIMILE OR REPRINT *** TO...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1305793 (stock #Mb7229)
Brian Page Antiques
£120.00

A Drawing Manual for Schools by Asai Chu. Pub. 1898 Vol. 8

10 1/8 x 7 1/8 ins. (25.7 x 18.2 cms) The Japanese title is Chugaku Edehon, this being the second printing of Meiji 31 (1898), the original printing was in 1895. The Japanese Education Ministry, the Monbusho, had commissioned Asai Chu (1856-1907), one of the foremost artists and educators of the day, to create a series of such handbooks for schools giving instruction in Western methods. Several volumes of the lithographically...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1970 item #1297902 (stock #Mb6815)
Brian Page Antiques
£55.00
Bibliography of the Japanese Empire by Fr. Von Wenckstern. 1970. 2 Vols.  24.5 x 18 cms. Quarto, bound in buckram. This encyclopedic work is complete in 2 vols. The first covering the years 1859-1893 and the second volume covering the years 1894-1906. The original edition were published in 1895 and 1907. The first vol. includes a reprint of Catalogue des Ouvrage Relatif au Japon by Leon Pages covering earlier works from 15th. century to the date of publication, 1859. This fine reprint of the o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1296282 (stock #Mb7152)
Brian Page Antiques
£50.00
An Unusual Japanese Stencil Printed (Kappazuri-e) Folding Album. Meiji Period 1868-1912 Album 11 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 70 ins. (opened out fully), (29.8 x 6.3 x 178 cms.) The folding album (gajo) has kiri wood (Paulownia) covers each with a hand painted scene. The album is contained in a black lacquered laminated paper case impressed with a pattern of cherry blossom. The gajo contains 5 stencil printed (kappazuri-e) scenes. Each scene shows attractive women engaged in activities exclusive to men in rea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1216543 (stock #Mb6529)
Brian Page Antiques
£220.00
A Rare Japanese Woodblock Printed Music Notebook. Attrib. to Takehisa Yumeji. Taisho Period 5 1/4 x 5 1/8 ins. (13.4 x 13 cms) This very unusual item comprises woodblock printed covers with some bronze metallic pigment and 56 pp. of pink and bluey- green leaves printed with pale musical staves. The book has never been used. Yumeji is now regarded as one of the most significant designers of the first part of the 20th. century and apart from his fine art paintings and prints he did an enormous ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1214861 (stock #Mb6513)
Brian Page Antiques
£45.00

A Japanese Woodblock Print by Chinnen Pub. 1829. Edo Period

13 1/2 x 10 1/2 ins. (34.4 x 26.7 cms) This album leaf is taken from one of the masterpieces of Shijo book design, Chinnen's Azuma no Teburi (Customs of the Eastern Capital) published in Bunsei 12 (1829) by Kobayashi Shimbei and Osakaya Gembei of Edo. Some years ago we bought 11 sheets separated from the album and we wish to make it clear that we did NOT break a book for the sheets, something we are virulently opposed to!

In...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1214860 (stock #Mb6511)
Brian Page Antiques
£45.00

A Japanese Woodblock Print by Chinnen Pub. 1829. Edo Period

13 1/2 x 10 1/2 ins. (34.4 x 26.7 cms) This album leaf is taken from one of the masterpieces of Shijo book design, Chinnen's Azuma no Teburi (Customs of the Eastern Capital) published in Bunsei 12 (1829) by Kobayashi Shimbei and Osakaya Gembei of Edo. Some years ago we bought 11 sheets separated from the album and we wish to make it clear that we did NOT break a book for the sheets, something we are virulently opposed to!

In...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1214858 (stock #Mb6512)
Brian Page Antiques
£45.00

A Japanese Woodblock Print by Chinnen Pub. 1829. Edo Period

13 1/2 x 10 1/2 ins. (34.4 x 26.7 cms) This album leaf is taken from one of the masterpieces of Shijo book design, Chinnen's Azuma no Teburi (Customs of the Eastern Capital) published in Bunsei 12 (1829) by Kobayashi Shimbei and Osakaya Gembei of Edo. Some years ago we bought 11 sheets separated from the album and we wish to make it clear that we did NOT break a book for the sheets, something we are virulently opposed to!

In...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1800 item #1213224 (stock #Mb6498)
Brian Page Antiques
£85.00

A Rare Japanese "Betsukafu" Satsuma Pottery Tea Pot. Edo Period.

Ht. 3 1/8 in.(8 cms) Max. diameter across handle and spout 7 ins. (17.8 cms)

Betsukafu means tortoiseshell which this glaze is said to resemble. This is one of the rarest types of Edo Period Satsuma pottery as opposed to the later highly decorated wares. An internet search only revealed one example, a bowl in the New York Metropolitan Museum. The form is based on a section of bamboo and the relief decoration is of bamb...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1202043 (stock #Mb6331)
Brian Page Antiques
£295.00

A Fine Japanese Shijo School Drawing by Dozan. Late Edo Period

10 1/2 x 9 1/4 ins. (26.7 x 23.5 cms) This superb Shijo drawing of a woman carrying a ladder and a stool on her head is sealed Dozan, a plainly very accomplished artist whose identity remains a mystery. Several drawings by the artist have come on to the market since the 1960s. At Christies London on 17th. June 1996 an album of 22 similar drawings by the artist were sold for GBP 3680. The brisk confident brushwork and sensitive...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1160667 (stock #Mb6063)
Brian Page Antiques
£120.00
Rare & Large Japanese Woodblock Advertising Print of Kabuki Actor. Meiji Period 27 1/4 x 9 7/8 ins. (69.3 x 25.2 cms) Although this print is kakemono-e (vertical diptych) size it is printed on one sheet of paper, which is unusual as the blocks would have to be correspondingly large and thus expensive. The design is a reminder that Ukiyoe was an intensely commercial enterprise and famous actors would often feature in advertising prints and poster, just as modern actors appear in TV commercials...