Fine Antique Japanese and Chinese Paintings, Antique, Vintage, Artifact, Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1124160 (stock #111132)
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$3,200.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1146334 (stock #120473)
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$1,250.00
Shinno has been worshiped as the god of agriculture and regarded as one of the three sovereigns appearing on a Chinese old tradition. It has been said he tasted various herbs to check the effects, and teach people agriculture and medical science. According to Chinese legendary tale, his body was so transparent that people could see the internal organs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1162915 (stock #111138)
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$2,800.00
A heron quietly stands still in reeds. Depicted on silk with ink. Heron has been a favorite bird of Japanese artists since ancient times. The Chinese character used for the name of the bird represents a dewdrop that shimmers in the morning sun. This may have reminded as the glistening dewdrop of the snow white plumage of the bird. White heron has also another name “Sekkaku” meaning a visitor in the snow...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1153865 (stock #120636)
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$750.00
The night is gentle and serene; the moon is casting the willows in the dark. The silhouette of a flying bat wavered across the moonlight. Painted on silk with ink. Signed Chokujo and sealed. Fukada Chokujo (1861-1947) was a Japanese painter active during Meiji and early Showa period. He studied painting under Morikawa Sobun.

The painting and mounting are overall in reasonable condition with some tiny marks are present due to age. The piece is wearing a fabric pattered with bats...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1096838 (stock #090617)
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Price on Request
Japanese hand scroll painting, late Edo – Meiji period, 19th - early 20th century. This 11 meter long fantastic painting comically depicts a group of well-endowed men measuring the strength each other and humorously showing off their thingies. This painting is called "toba-e", which is comical scroll pictures considered as the oldest form of manga (cartoon) in Japanese history...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1174934 (stock #120836a)
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$450.00
O-tsu-e or Otsu paintings is Japanese folk art named after the town of Otsu in Shiga Prefecture. The piece is depicted the Benkei, who was a Japanese worrier monk and commonly represented as a man of great strength and loyalty, lifting a fuge hanging bell from a Buddhist temple. His image of raising a giant bell by hand was a particularly popular subject among people during Edo period.

The piece is in reasonable condition with some creases, marks and loss of pigments present due to age...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #1246400 (stock #140219)
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$1,860.00
A seated figure of otafuku. She enjoys the secret moment beneath. It is rare to see an otafuku erotic art figure of this scale. It is made with great expression and charm. Her kimono is finely decorated with local flora. A highly recommended piece for erotic art collector. Circa late Edo –early Meiji period, 19th Century. It is in fine condition.

H 8 7/8” x W 9 3/4” x D 8 3/8” (H 22.5cm x W 24.5cm x D 21.0cm)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1135637 (stock #Kogo-1)
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$450.00
An antique okinawan incense container decorated with a lacquer and inlayed mother of pearl depicting a dragon appearing from clouds. Circa 19th Century. Mother-of-pearl inlay, which is known Raden in Japan was first introduced to Japan during Nara period (710-784). The technique was popularly used with lacquer for artworks such as instruments. It is in good condition with tiny loss of inlayed mother of pearl. The piece accompanied a poulownia wood store box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1205929 (stock #Nenjibutsu-1)
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$3,000.00
Taoism guardians known as the embodiment of Good Fortune (Fu), Prosperity (Lu), and Longevity (Shou) finely curved and kept in a Zushi, a miniature shrine decorated with gold leaf and handmade silver work. Circa 19th Century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1238195 (stock #131201)
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$780.00
A traveling wooden shrine “zushi” or "Nenjibutsu" with enclosing a finely curved wooden sculpture of shichimen Daimyojin (Heavenly Lady from Mount Shichimen). The wooden case is decorated with red lacquer and metalwork. Some loss of lacquerer and pigments are visible, otherwise it is in good condition.

H 2 7/8” x W 1 7/8” x D 1 3/8 (H 7.0cm x W 4.5cm x D 3.2cm)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1162910 (stock #111054)
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$1,250.00
Unique Zen ink wash painting depicts scroll and bamboo broom representing Kanzan and Jittoku. Kanzan and Jittoku were Zen eccentric monks thought to have lived at a monastery on Mt. Tendai in China during the Tang period (618-907). They had a thorough knowledge of Buddhist philosophy. Kanzan often depicted holding a scroll, presumably of his poetry, while Jittoku holding a broom, indicating his position as a scullion at a monastery. Their unconventional appearances have often been painted by Zen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1363872 (stock #1703123)
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$880.00
Monkeys in Willow Tree. Ink and pigments on paper. Signed Masanobu, which is the artist name of Kano Shosen’in and sealed.

Kanō Shōsen'in (1823 - 1880) was a Japanese painter of the Kanō school. He was also known as Kanō Masanobu (the name of his famous ancestor, the founder of the school) and Kamo Shōsen, and took the gō (art-names) Soshōsei and Shōko.

The piece is in reasonable condition due to its great age with some marks, crease and foxing are present on the painting ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1336051 (stock #130217c)
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$950.00
Huge oysters in a bamboo basket surrounded by flies. Beside the basket clams are also seen. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. Sealed. The seal reads Kazan.

Watanabe Kazan (1793–1841) was a Japanese painter, scholar and statesman member of the samurai class. In his early life, Kazan was heavily influenced by the artistic styles of the west, forming a unique style with elements of Japanese and European art. Like many other Edo-period artists, Kazan painted realistic portraits of his...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1238533 (stock #130947)
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$1,450.00
Kano school painitng of wild horses resting by water enjoying the spring scene. Painted with ink and light pigments on paper. Decorated with gold speckles. The painting is in reasonable condition with some marks, foxes and creases present due to its great age. There are some marks on the mounting. This painting is specially priced for celebrating Chinese new year (year of horse).

Painting: 22 1/4” x 57 1/8” (56.5cm x 145.0cm)
Scroll: 28” x 77 1/4” (71.0cm x 196.0cm)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1239964 (stock #131124)
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$1,650.00
Samurai Helmet depicted respectfully displayed on the stand. Painted on silk with ink and kindei, which is gold pigments. The kabuto was an important part of the equipment of the samurai, and played a symbolic role as well, which may explain the Japanese expressions, sayings and codes related to them. The Signature reads Tosanomori Mitsuzane (The load of Tosa) and sealed. This scroll has unique mounting such as the fabric “black takeyamachi” has been positioned on top of the scroll with do...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1153225 (stock #120351)
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$1,250.00
Ink bird and flower painting. A pair of seasonal birds called penduline tits perch on a willow tree depicted with blooming camellia. This bird and flower are commonly seen in winter in Kyushu area or southern part of Japan, where Chikuden often enjoyed traveling. Painted with ink on paper. Signed Chikuden and sealed. Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) was a Japanese painter of Edo period. He studied Confucianism as well as poetry and painting. He often mingled with the literati active during Bunka ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1242892 (stock #140225)
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$1,980.00
A beautiful image of a massive swimming carp - a noble fish. Finely painted on silk with ink. The signature reads shikibuno sato yusen hironobu. Kano Hironobu(1778-1814) was active in the late Edo period. He inherited the hamacho kano family and became a court painter. In 1808, he granted an important title Hogen, which was given to extraordinary artist.

There are some light marks and crease present, otherwise the piece is in good condition. It is accompanied by a paulownia wood storage...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #1300369 (stock #1410099)
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$350.00
Highly collectable clay art doll called Miyoshi doll, which is also known as Miyoshi-deko (clay figure) featuring forty-seven ronin. The doll usually has a peculiar gloss all over them, especially on their faces. It is a simple but has a hint of beauty expressed by a Japanese traditional techniques handed down from generation to generation.

The origin of Miyoshi dolls is said to date back to 1630, when Chuemon Osaki came to Miyoshi, found some good clay in Yamaga (now Yamaga-cho, Miyoshi ...