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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1363803
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A very well made kozuka (handle for the knife that fits into a katana scabbard), dating from the Edo period and signed Goro Mitsumi, with kao. The kozuka is decorated with a finely incised “shochikubai” motif, where the plum tree, the pine tree and the bamboo are viewed as favorable symbols, in the Japanese culture.
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The kozuka is in excellent condition and will be shipped in a fitted wooden box...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1363846
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A fine kozuka (handle for the knife that fits into a katana scabbard) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868). It was made by Soda Hidefusa (1785 - 1847).

The kozuka is decorated with two incised shishi (lions), biting each other (playing?), rendered in sublime details...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1361684
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A fabulous platter by legendary Japanese artist Munakata Shiko (棟方志功 1903-1975).

This particular work shares the vitality of Munakata more known woodblock print works while asserting its aesthetic link to the Mingei movement, at the same level than masterpieces by Kawai Kanjiro and Hamada Shoji.

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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #1344544
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A very attractive chawan (tea bowl) by a master craftsman: Tahara Tobei (1925-1991), a twelth generation potter from the town of Hagi.

The lid of the box bears an attestation by the 15th Urasenke tea master Hansō Sōshitsu (Hōunsai).

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The tea bowl is in excellent condition and bears the seal of its maker...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1351922
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A superb inro (traditional Japanese case) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912) and signed Natsuo.

The two compartment inro is made of silver plated copper with inlaid gold. It depicts a couple of crabs amid chrysanthemums. The finely crafted obidome is made of silver and signed Yu-raku. The netsuke is carved with refined details in the shape of a lotus.

Kano Natsuo (1828-1898) is referred to as the last great sword fittings master craftsman...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1363792
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A superb kozuka (handle for the knife that fits into a katana scabbard), dating from the Edo period and made by Goto Mitsuyoshi (1780-1843), a fifteenth generation master metal craftsman from the Goto school.

The kozuka is decorated with orchids and dragonflies sublimely incised, with inlaid gold accents.

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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1351920
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A very fine tsuba (hand guard), dating from the Edo period (1615-1868) decorated with flowery motifs made in inlaid gold.

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Dimensions: 9 x 0.6 cm (3.6 x 0.24 in), weight 263 g (9.2 oz)

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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1358420
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A superb porcelain plate sublimely decorated with hand-painted underglaze cobalt blue motifs and camellias rendered in a rich palette of enamels; a fine design by the twelfth Imaizumi Imaemon (1897-1975).

In 1971 the Imaemon kiln was designated as an important intangible cultural property...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1267215
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An interesting antique Tenmoku bowl. Tenmoku (Tian-mu in Chinese) bowls were first brought to Japan by Zen monks on their return from studying in China. During the Kamakura period (1185-1333), Zen Buddhism became very influential, and tea drinking was popular with the nobility...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Contemporary item #1361106
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A very attractive, small hanaire (vase), made by Hosokawa Morihiro (born in 1938). It is made in the Karatsu style of ceramic.

Hosokawa Morihiro is a former Prime Minister of Japan. He retired from the political life in 1994 and entered the world of pottery. He became the apprentice of Tsujimura Shiro, a potter specialized in Ido chawan (Ido tea bowl), and studied with him for a year and a half in Nara, close to Kyoto...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1364660
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A magnificent wooden sculpture of Bishamonten (Vaiśravaṇa), one of the four Heavenly Kings in Buddhism, made by Ichikawa Tetsuro (市川銕琅 1901-1987), a recognized Japanese sculptor.

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The statuette is in excellent condition and will be shipped in the original signed wooden box.
Dimensions: height 55 cm (22 in)

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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #1359962
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An oil painting by Japanese artist Soichiro Tomioka (1922-1994).

Soichiro, born in Niigata, was a recognized artist during his time and exhibited in Tokyo, New York and San Francisco. His work is held by many private and public collections including the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

The painting is in very good condition and has good provenance...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Contemporary item #1363505
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An attractive yunomi (tea cup) made by Hamada Shinsaku, born in 1929, the second son of legendary potter Hamada Shoji (1894-1978), and a recognized potter himself.

The cup is in perfect condition; kindly refer to pictures for details.
Dimensions: 8 x 8.5 cm (3.2 x 3.4 in)

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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1357971
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An exceptional mizusashi (water jar for the tea ceremony) from the Bizen pottery tradition, dating from the Momoyama period (1568-1600).

The deposit of natural ash onto the pottery creates a sublime play of autumnal colors that heightens the noble aura of the vessel.

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The mizusashi is in very good condition; an old, innocent chip is visible on the inside rim of the mouth and the lacquer lid also marks of age and usage...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1910 item #1362081
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A very fine sakazuki (sake cup) made in the sometsuke style of porcelain and signed “Dai Nippon Eiraku Zo” (made by Eiraku of Great Japan). It dates from the Meiji period (1868-1912), when it was common to sign porcelain ware in that fashion.

The cup was probably made by a master of the craft: Eiraku Wazen (1823-1896), a twelfth generation ceramist. His father Hozen (1795-1854) was the first to use the name Eiraku...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1930 item #1363907
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Set of Two Pâte de Verre Works by Almaric Walter, Nancy・Christ・Mary A wonderful set of two pâte de verre works by Almeric Walter (1870-1959), one of the most acclaimed Art Nouveau/Déco designers, who worked at the Cristalleries Daum, in Nancy, before establishing his own business with another famous glasswork designer, Henry Berger. They were contemporaries of Argy-Rousseau (1885-1953)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1359336
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A large tsubo (jar) made by legendary potter Hamada Shoji (1894-1978).

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The tsubo is in excellent condition and comes with a signed wooden box.

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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1359463
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A very fine tsubo (jar) made by one of the most renowned Japanese potters of the Meiji period (1868-1912), Suwa Sozan (1851-1922).

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The tsubo bears the seal of Suwa Sozan. It is in very good condition.

Dimensions: 29 x 30 cm (11.6 x 12 in)

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