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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 : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1363850 (stock #b7756)
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An Original Albumen Photograph of Yokohama by Felice Beato 1865 Edo Period 11 1/2 x 8 3/8 ins. (29.3 x 21.4 cms) This albumen photograph by the great photographer Felice Beato is catalogued in the Collection of Nagasaki University Library "Japanese Old Photographs of the Bakumatsu/Meiji Period" #777 with the following caption;  Taken by Beato. "Dear Mrs. Kiyota's house near Yokohama on the Kanazawa Road, August 21, 1865 ". A house that looks like a farmhouse, built slightly above the road surr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1361537 (stock #b7716)
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£250.00
A Large Pyrogravure Surimono Print by Ryomin. 1850s. Ex. Henri Vever Collection 21 7/8 x 15 5/8 ins. (53 x 39.7 cms) We purchased this print from the 4th. Vever Sale at Sothebys in March 22nd.1978, lot 362. The sale was not described as the Vever Collection as it comprised the remnants of the collection and the Vever family declined to have their name used as many of the prints were in poor condition or did not bear the Vever seal. This large surimono print bears the seal of the Henri Vever Col...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1357529 (stock #b7650)
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A Rare Japanese Woodblock Print by Ikkosai Yoshimori. 1860. Edo Period  14 1/2 x 9 3/4 ins. (36.8 x 24.8 cms)  These designs showing foreigners observed in Yokohama-e are a fascinating sub-genre of Ukiyoe art. Contrary to the accepted view in the West at the time, the designs are deliberately naive and usually of satirical intent. The Westerners in Japan at the time were often arrogant and condescending to the Japanese and probably unaware that they were being laughed at behind their backs! ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1355273 (stock #b7667)
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£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 : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1355272 (stock #b7658)
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A Japanese Buddhist Priest's Travelling Lectern (Book Rest) Taisho Period (1912-1926) Ht. 21 x 16 x 10 1/2 ins. (53.3 x 40.7 x 26.6 cms) This black lacquer and inlaid Mother of Pearl (a technique known as raden) lectern was used by Buddhist priests and can be dismantled and re-erected in a minute or so, all the parts being stored in the capacious drawer. As can be seen from the photographs it has seen considerable use with the resulting wear. Some of the lacquer surface is missing, one of the...
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 : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1352309 (stock #b7644)
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Unusual Set of 5 Pottery Dishes with Moulded Coins. Gennai-yaki Edo Period

Diam. 3 1/2 ins. (8.8 cms) The Gennai pottery was founded by Japanese polymath Hiraga Gennai (1728-1780). Information on the kilns is hard to come by although there is a recently published book on his pottery it is all in Japanese. These moulded dishes with relief representations of coins must be post Tempo Era (1830-1844) as the central green coin is a Tempo Tsuho, introduced, as its name implies, in the Tempo Era...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1344792 (stock #b7597)
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£95.00

Japanese Bizen-yaki Stoneware Vase with Potters Mark 19th.c.

Ht. 6 ¾ ins. (17.2 cms) This fine flower arranging vase with shishi dog applied masks has an impressed circle in the base which is an unidentified potter’s or kiln mark. It is in excellent condition with no repairs. There are 3 tiny chips to the lip. The interior shows signs of having been well used.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1344246 (stock #MA344)
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Pair Large Japanese Meiji Arita Porcelain Dishes (Ex. Liberty)

This attractive pair of large porcelain dishes with foliate rims was made during the late Meiji period (1868 - 1912). They are each decorated with a design featuring geese swooping down on grasses (possibly millet) that are in full seed. The decoration comprises various different coloured enamels and gilding. The underside is decorated with kirimon (an heraldic device based on the leaves of the paulownia tree) in underglaze blue ...

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 : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1343380 (stock #b7579)
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£350.00

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.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1343194 (stock #MA301)
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Rare Japanese Early Arita Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - 17th Century

Japanese blue & white porcelain production did not start until into the 17th century and early examples are particularly rare and difficult to find.

This bowl dates to the mid to late 1600s and has, interestingly, been excavated from Cambodia. The underglaze blue decoration features a floral pattern. It is in fine condition with a good ring when tapped and no repair or restoration. Diameter 15.25 cm (6 inches).

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1342225 (stock #b7468)
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£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 temple seal of the Imamiya-Jinja, a Shinto Shrine located in Kita-k...

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 : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1331542 (stock #b7420)
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£750.00

Large Japanese Porcelain Tokkuri Attrib. to Otokoyama Kiln. Late Edo Period

Ht. 14 1/8 ins. (36 cms). This large and handsome tokkuri (sake vessel) is finely decorated in underglaze blue with a design of cherry blossom and peonies and two tumbling birds. The piece is similar in shape and decoration to a tokkuri in Toyko National Museum (see Illustrated Catalogues of Tokyo National Museum. Japanese Ceramics. 1966 Pl. 539. See photo on this listing). Their bottle is described as Oyama ware...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1321723 (stock #b7352)
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£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 : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1321722 (stock #b7351)
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£85.00

Japanese Stoneware Tamba Tokkuri (Sake Bottle) Meiji Period

Ht. 7 3/8 ins. (18.7 cms) This attractive tokkuri is a product of the traditional Tamba mingei pottery kilns in Hyogo province. The condition is very good with no damage and no repairs. There is a short firing fissure inside the top of the neck which doe not penetrate to the outside. It dates from the Meiji Period 1868-1912.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1321721 (stock #b7343)
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£195.00

Large Japanese Stoneware Blue & White Seto Ware Dish. Meiji Period

Diam. 12 3/8 ins. (31.4 cms) These large blue and white mingei dishes decorated exclusively in underglaze cobalt are rarely seen and do not seem to feature in reference books either in the West or in Japan. Most Seto dishes with underglaze blue also have underglaze iron in the design. The dish has 8 spur marks on the interior these wares having been fired in stacks. It dates from the second half of the 19th. century.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1321714 (stock #b7350)
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£120.00

Good Japanese Seto Ware Tokkuri (Sake Bottle) Meiji Period

Ht. 10 ins. (25.4 cms) This beautifully proportioned Seto tokkuri is a fine example of the Mingei pottery wares of the Seto kilns. It is in excellent condition with no damage and no repairs.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1315856 (stock #b7078)
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£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 #b7080)
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£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 #b7079)
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£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 : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1305797 (stock #b7204)
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£65.00
A Fine & Rare Japanese Original Watercolour Design for a Printed Fan. Meiji Period 1868-1912 Width 18 12/ ins. (47 cms) x ht. 9 1/4 ins. (23.5 cms) This unique large painting was done as a design for a printed fan produced by the firm of Toshio Inouye, 27 Bukkoji, Takakura, Kyoto and bears their stamp. As it was produced to be used in their workshop and become part of their archive there is some unavoidable surface soiling through handling and slight discolouration of the paper sizing to the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1305793 (stock #b7229)
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£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 #b6815)
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£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 #b7152)
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£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 1900 item #1255573 (stock #b6709)
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A Japanese Woodblock Print by Toyokuni 3rd. 1856 Edo Period  14 x 9 3/4 ins. (35.7 x 24.7 cms) This design is from the 1856 series Seisho Nanatsu Iroha (Seven Variations of the Iroha) published by Daikikuya Heikichi. It shows the actors Nakamura Tsuruzo I and Nakayama Ichizo in the roles of Kitahachi and Yajirobei. The condition is very good with unfaded colour. There is a neatly repaired worm track at bottom right, mainly in the margin and album trimming to the bottom margin.  PLEASE NOTE T...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1251200 (stock #b6786)
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Japanese Woodblock Osaka Print by Yoshitaki 1860s. 14 1/2 x 9 7/8 ins. (36.8 x 25.1 cms) This typical Osaka school Kabuki print is, as expected, beautifully printed and has clearly been preserved in in an album most of its life as it is in almost pristine condition. The print has the original album backing. The title to the left and various details are printed in bronze metallic pigments and there is gauffrage (embossing) on the fan and parts of the kimono. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ORIGI...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1225880 (stock #b6602)
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£180.00

A Japanese Bizen-yaki Stoneware Vase. Late Edo Period

Ht.5 1/4 ins. (13.4 cms) 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. The condition is flawless, no damage and no repairs. It dates from the Late Edo Period in the first half of the 19th. century.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1216543 (stock #b6529)
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£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 #1214864 (stock #b6503)
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A Japanese Woodblock Print by Toyokuni 3rd. Dated 1859. Edo Period. 14 3/8 x 10 ins. (36.6 x 25.4 cms) This strikingly powerful portrait by Toyokuni 3rd. is of the great actor Bando Hikosaburo. The publisher is unidentified. It is in very good condition with unfaded colours. There is a faint brown stain to the lower part of the arm, slight surface soiling and some thinning of the right hand edge. Please note that this is an original printing NOT a facsimile or reprint.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1214861 (stock #b6513)
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£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!

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1214860 (stock #b6511)
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£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 #b6512)
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£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!

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1800 item #1213224 (stock #b6498)
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£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 : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1202380 (stock #b6339)
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A Japanese Bizen-yaki Stoneware Vase. Middle Edo Period.

Ht. 6 3/4 ins. (17.3 cms) Diam. 7 3/4 (19.8 cms) This fine example of "real" Japanese pottery was made at the Bizen kilns during the 18th. century. The shape is distantly related to archaic Chinese bronzes but with an identifiably Japanese character. It would have been used for ikebana displays. It conforms to the aesthetic of the Japanese Tea Ceremony in which finesse of manufacture is not an end in itself and the character of the...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1202043 (stock #b6331)
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£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 : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1198885 (stock #b6320)
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£350.00

A Japanese Sumi-e Sketch Book in the Style of Asai Chu & Takehisa Yumeji . Taisho Period

9 1/4 x 6 1/2 ins. (23.5 x 16.5 cms) This remarkable sketch book consists of 55 folded sheets making 110 pages of hundreds of sumi drawings (NOT prints). There is no shading at all, all is in black line and solid black infill. The style is very much that of Asai Chu (1856-1907) and Yumeji (1884-1934). There is no indication as to the artist, the few kanji refer to the subjects of the drawings. The fol...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1160667 (stock #b6063)
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£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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1125184 (stock #b5944)
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A Good Japanese Signed Bizen Stoneware Vase. 18/19th. century. Edo Period

Ht. 5 3/4 ins. 14.5 cms. This unusual and quirky little vase is in the best tradition of Japanese pottery in which, unlike porcelain, potters often experimented with unusual and sometimes eccentric shapes, much prized in the Tea-ceremony. This vase is of a size that makes it very suitable for the Tea-ceremony. It has an impressed seal underneath in the form of a silver ingot, unfortunately we have been unable to ide...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1090274 (stock #b5801)
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£135.00

A Good Japanese Shijo Drawing on Paper by Harada Keigaku fl.1850/60

10 ¼ x 9 ½ ins. (26 x 24.2 cms) Keigaku was a native of Kawagoe in North West Edo (Tokyo) .and was known for illustrating Haiku. He contributed to several ehon including “Inoko Gusa” 1863 in which he collaborated with Zeshin. He is said to have been a pupil of Nanrei. Although by no means a famous artist his work features in several museums, including the Ashmolean in Oxford.

The fine drawing shows a Chinese...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1087676 (stock #b5786)
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£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 confiden...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1086558 (stock #b5774)
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£450.00
Fine Japanese Shijo School Drawing Attrib. Cho Gessho. Edo Period 13 3/8 x 12 ¼ ins. (34 x 31.2 cms) This fine drawing relates to a design in one of the finest Shijo School woodblock printed books, Fugyo Gaso (A Thicket of Pictures) published in Bunka 14 (1817), (see photograph). The artist was Cho Gessho (1772-1832) one of the most important figures in the Shijo school of artists. As can be seen by comparing the drawing with the published book plate, there are great similarities but enough ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1066215 (stock #b5665)
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A Very Unusual Signed Japanese Lacquer Box with Associated Tomobako. Showa Period 1930s Lacquer box 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 5 ins. (27.3 x 19.6 x 12.7 cms) The box has inlaid panels of white silk, the top of which has a Chinese-style painted design of bamboos and rocks with a 6 character signature. The interior is entirely red lacquer, inside the cover is a long text, probably a poem, wiritten in buff lacquer simulating gold. The interior of the tomobako (the signed outer box) has the same signatur...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1063437 (stock #b5656)
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£395.00

An Unusual Japanese Mingei Wooden Figure of a Priest. Edo Period 18th. Century.

Ht. 14 ins. (35.5 cms) This appealing piece shows a priest with his head and hands raised in supplication, probably a portrait of an actual priest. It has the broad expressive carving of the mingei (folk craft) artist who has left the piece unpainted or decorated but showing the natural grain of the softwood.

As can be clearly seen in the photos, the piece has seen some vicissitudes in its life, the ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1036080 (stock #b5549)
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£150.00

Fine Japanese Fan Painting on Paper by Nakajima Kaho 1866-1939.

Kaho was born in Kyoto and reputedly studied painting under Mori Kansai and calligraphy with his brother-in-law, Tomioka Tessai.

This fine sumi Nanga style painting with untranslated poem shows the celebrated Daimonji, one of the iconic festivals of Kyoto, Japan. It is the culmination of the O-Bon festival on August 16th, in which five giant bonfires are lit on mountains surrounding the city. It signifies the moment when...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1032570 (stock #b5530)
Brian Page Antiques
£245.00
A Fine & Rare Japanese Erotic Painting Edo Period 17/18th. Century 13 x 11 1/2 ins. (33 x 29.2 cms) This superb painting on paper was originally part of a makimono or horizontal hand scroll. Unfortunately makimono are very vulnerable to damage, especially on the outer sections. Also, unless the scrolls are regularly unrolled the paper becomes stiff and intractable and liable to split. Hence many paintings, drawing and prints are more likely to survive in good condition if they are removed fro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1032569 (stock #b5529)
Brian Page Antiques
£250.00
A Fine & Rare Japanese Erotic Painting Edo Period 17/18th. Century 11 ½ x 11 1/2 ins. (29.2 x 29.2 cms) This superb painting on paper was originally part of a makimono or horizontal hand scroll. Unfortunately makimono are very vulnerable to damage, especially on the outer sections. Also, unless the scrolls are regularly unrolled the paper becomes stiff and intractable and liable to split. Hence many paintings, drawing and prints are more likely to survive in good condition if they are remove...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1800 item #1032568 (stock #b5528)
Brian Page Antiques
£250.00
A Fine & Rare Japanese Erotic Painting Edo Period 17/18th. Century 12 ½ x 11 1/2 ins. (31.7 x 29.2 cms) This superb painting on paper was originally part of a makimono or horizontal hand scroll. Unfortunately makimono are very vulnerable to damage, especially on the outer sections. Also, unless the scrolls are regularly unrolled the paper becomes stiff and intractable and liable to split. Hence many paintings, drawing and prints are more likely to survive in good condition if they are remove...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1018723 (stock #b5464)
Brian Page Antiques
£150.00

A Fine and Rare Japanese Drawing by Nishiyama Kanei (1834-1897)

The artist, Nishiyama Kan'ei (1834-1897) was an Osaka artist and the son & pupil of Nishiyama Hoen. He was well-known as a Confucian literary scholar and at one time served the Daimyo of Akashi. In that monumental work "The Art of the Japanese Book" by Jack Hillier. London 1987. Plate 188. Jack Hillier says "......his one book confirms the view, gained from the relatively few kakemono and album drawings, that he possessed gr...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1700 item #1010419 (stock #b5423)
Brian Page Antiques
£650.00

A Very Rare Japanese Lacquer Panel by Ogawa Ritsuo 1663-1747

7 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 1/4 ins. (19.7 x 10 x 0.6cms) This panel was sold in Paris on the 15th. June 1907. It was part of the important Suminokura Collection from Kyoto. The "Expert" for the sale was M. Bing, the Japanese authority, publisher of the journal "Artistic Japan" and originator of the term "Art Nouveau". The Suminokura were a prominent Kyoto family of merchants and engineers. The panel was probably bought at the Suminokura s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #954566 (stock #b5259)
Brian Page Antiques
£850.00

Japanese Kyo-yaki Stoneware Suzuri (Inkstone) Mid. 19th. century, Edo Period

Diam. 13 ins. (33 cms) This remarkable piece is quite the largest suzuri we have ever seen! It is typical of the Kyoto wares heavily influenced by the 17th. century pottery of Ninsei. The two diametrically opposed panels show two cranes with bamboos on one side and a minogame (hairy turtle with bamboos and pines on the other. Both the crane and minogame are potent symbols of longevity. The designs are executed ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #936009 (stock #b5166)
Brian Page Antiques
£245.00

A Large Japanese Stoneware Tokoname-yaki Tokkuri. Edo Period

Ht. 11 ins. (28 cms) This fine, almost monumental, tokkuri (sake bottle) is an excellent example of Tokoname-yaki. Even today Tokoname city is a major traditional pottery making centre in Aichi Province, was one of the classic 6 Medieval kilns of Japan with Seto, Echizen, Shigaraki, Tamba, and Bizen. This bottle is unglazed except for the thin glaze on the shoulders caused by flying ash in the firing. It is in almost prefect c...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #875698 (stock #b4089)
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sold
A Japanese Woodblock Triptych Print by Toyokuni 2nd. 1777-1835. Edo Period Ca. 1830 Assembled size 28 1/2 x 14 1/4 ins. (72.3 x 36.3 cms) This striking triptych was published by Kawaguchi-ya Chozo ca. 1830. The design shows three prominent Kabuki actors of the day standing on the foreshore with a setting sun, some boats and Mount Fuji in the background. The condition is good. There are a few neatly repaired minor worm holes etc. and some thinning of the paper on the right hand sheet. P...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #517065 (stock #b677)
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£1,200.00
A Fine & Rare Japanese Wood Netsuke of a Sennin. Edo Period 18th.c.

Ht. 3 5/8 ins. (9.3 cms) Sennin are holy ascetics, derived from Chinese immortals, who spend their life in contemplation, often in secluded places. They were a very popular subject with netsuke carvers and the netsuke buying public. It is very difficult to identify sennin and we have been unable to put a name to this version. He is wearing his characteristic cape and belt of leaves and leaning on a gnarled staff. His mouth i...