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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1207308 (stock #100736)
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$4,800.00
An album of twelve erotic pictures, Edo period, 18thcentury. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. The each image is exquisitely depicted throughout the year with some seasonal changes in the scene. The paintings bear a seal, which is quite rare as artists usually remained anonymous when they executed Shunga pictures during Edo period. The seal is recognized as Shunsho school. The inscription on the cover reads “jyunikagetsu emaki ikkan” meaning twelve months painting album - first volume. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1245495 (stock #130725)
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$4,800.00
An exquisite bird and flower painting features a Java sparrow rests on a branch in resurrection lily. Circa early Edo period, early 17th Century. This delicate painting is executed on paper with ink and pigments. The both Java sparrow and the flower are not native to Japan, but they were imported as early as 17th century from China, when the artist was a official painter to the Tokugawa shogunate. Little is known about the artist: Kano Koi (-1636), identified as such by a seal at lower left, he ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1135635 (stock #091022)
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$4,600.00
A set of three hanging scroll paintings depicts Japanese old custom and figures. Painted on silk with ink and pigments. The piece is accompanied by an old paulownia wood store box with an inscription reads Kawanabe Kyosai Shinseki means authenticating the paintings. The paintings are vividly well depicted in brush works with full of life. Sealed.

Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889) was a Japanese artist active during late Edo period – Meiji period in Japan. He born into a samurai family. Ky!...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1162931 (stock #120240&12288;)
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$4,500.00
Hotei, or Budai in Chinese, very well depicted dozing off or perhaps contemplating on the linen bag, in which he carries precious things. Painted on silk with ink. Sealed. It comes in poulownia wood store box. There are some stains and tiny insect damages are present on the painting, otherwise it is in good condition. The mounting is very good condition with light creases. It wears ivory scroll end.

Painting : 22 5/8" x 18 1/8” (57.3cm × 45.8cm) 
Scroll : 28 3/4" x 56 1/4...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1162923 (stock #101112)
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$3,600.00
A large Oni (ogre) grabbing at a samurai on the horseback. Circa 17th Century. Signed Eishin and sealed. Kano Yasunobu (Eishin) (1613-1685) was a brother of Kano Tan'yu and Kano Naonobu. He was selected to succeed as head of the Kano school. In 1630 Yasunobu moved to Edo, where he served as court painter at the Tokugawa shogunal court. He was granted a residence in the Nakabashi district of Edo, where he founded the Nakabashi Kano School, which was one of the four highest-ranking Kano studios. ...
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. Here, the scene depicted comically the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1136020 (stock #110242)
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$3,200.00
A group of samurai won a victory in a battle. Hanging scroll Circa Edo period, 17th century. Painted on paper with ink and pigments. The samurai on the far right is holding a stand with the head of their enemy’s general. In Japanese history the enemy's head was to prove the samurai's feat in a war. If the opponent defeated was in a higher position, the better rewarded. There is an inscription on the scroll reads Tosa Mitsuoki hitsu, means painted by Tosa Mitsuoki. Tosa Mitsuoki (1617-1691) was...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1124921 (stock #080806)
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$2,850.00
A winter scene featuring a bush warbler in a snow covered heavenly bamboo. Showa period, mid 20th century. Nandina or heavenly bamboo is widely grown in gardens as an ornamental plant. They continually changes color throughout the year. Although the common name heavenly bamboo, it is actually not a bamboo at all. All parts of the plant are poisonous and could potentially be fatal if ingested. Birds are not affected by these toxins and will disperse the seeds through their droppings. The berries ...
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. As shown in the names, the feeling of living moment of the bird has vividly captured in ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1338725 (stock #1512107)
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$2,800.00
Shaka (S:Sakyamuni) is seated on a throne beneath a jewelled canopy, flanked by the Bodhisattvas Fugen (S:Samantabhadra) and Monju (S:Manjusri) mounted on an elephant and lion respectively. In attendance are four additional deities and the 'sixteen benevolent deities' (J:Juroku zenjin), in rows of eight on either side. They protect the 'Daihannya haramitta kyo', the Sutra of Great Wisdom.

The painting is in reasonable condition consistent with great age with some marks and crease are are ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1166361 (stock #100807)
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$2,550.00
The painting depicted court musicians playing divine music called Bugaku. Bugaku is a Japanese court music accompanied by dancing. Here one of the players plays shen (a bamboo instrument first produced in China in 7th century) and the other one sounds a massive drum with mitsudomoe crest (three comma-shaped figures in a circle). Bugaku carries a ritualistic implication and is usually played at the start before dance performance begins. Bugaku purifies the stage. Painted with ink and pigments. Si...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1363759 (stock #1704082)
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$2,500.00
Bijin-ga, a beautiful woman in kimono admiring the spring snow. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. Sealed. Signed Shinsui and sealed.

Ito Shinsui (1898-1972)was the pseudonym of a Nihonga painter and ukiyo-e woodblock print artist in Taisho and Showa-period Japan. He was one of the great names of the shin-hanga art movement, which revitalized the traditional art after it began to decline with the advent of photography in the early 20th century. His real name was Ito Hajime.

The...

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 : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1162919 (stock #101112)
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$1,850.00
A samurai and his retainer helping his load to dress in armor. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. During Warring States period (sengoku period), samurai had a specialist retainer who can put armors on them before going to a war. The specialist stylists were familiar with armor and well aware of the order of dressing up so that samurai did not waste their time to join the war. Signed Hogan Eishin and sealed. Kano Yasunobu (Eishin) (1613-1685) was a brother of Kano Tan'yu (1602-1674) and K...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1247000 (stock #130945)
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$1,850.00
A fine 18th Century Kano school painting depicted peony flowers. Behind the scene is a stream. It is painted with pigments of green (rokusho), which has been richly used. The combination of red and white flower symbolizes good fortune. This subject was painted in life size and a very good example of Kano school peony painting.

It is in good condition with patina. A highly decorative piece.

Painting: 20 7/8” x 43” (53.0cm x 109.0cm)
Scroll: 26” x 76 1/2” (66.0cm x 194.0cm)...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1216550 (stock #130724)
Tomoe Art
$1,800.00
A tiger sits tensed on a pine tree. The fearsome advance of the beast is suggested by the powerfully hunched shoulders, the placing of its feet, which all emphasize the animal's size and strength. Painted with ink on silk. The signature reads Ganryo and sealed. Kishi Ganryo (1798-1852) was a Kyoto based painter active during late Edo period, 19th century. He was trained under Kishi Ganku, who was a noted Japanese painter of the late Edo period and founder of the Kishi school of painting. Kishi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1239964 (stock #131124)
Tomoe Art
$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 1800 item #1363758 (stock #1510109)
Tomoe Art
$1,500.00
Bird and Flower. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. Signed Shuko Yuhi, which is the artist name of Kumashiro Yuhi.

Kumashiro Yûhi(1693-1773) was born in Nagasaki, the son of an official interpreter of Chinese. He learned painting under Shen Nan-p'in, a prominent Chinese artist from Wu Hsing, who had come to Nagasaki in 1731, and had a great influence on artists in Nagasaki during his stay. He introduced Chinese and Western painting techniques to Kyoto and Edo.

Some foxing is ...