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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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1363760 (stock #1612077)
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$1,500.00
Summer Beauty. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. Signed Shinsui and sealed.

Shinsui Itō (1898-1972) was the a Nihonga (traditional Japanese painting) painter and ukiyo-e woodblock print artist in Taisho- and Showa-period Japan. He was one of the great names of the shin-hanga (new wood block print) 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. One of Ito's works, Yub...

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 1800 item #1363758 (stock #1510109)
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$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 ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1363757 (stock #1610074)
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$3,000.00
Crane and Tortoise. Pair of three scroll. Ink and pigments on silk. Signed Mitsusada and sealed.

Mitsusada Fujiwara (1738-1806) also known as Mitsusada Tosa was born as the second son of Tosa Mitsuyoshi. In 1754 he was retained as a court painter. In the 1760 he painted fusuma (sliding doors) for the court, and in 1789, when the Kyoto Imperial Palace was remodeled, he again painted fusuma sliding doors. Mitsusada was a highly esteemed painter and is generally considered to have revived th...

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 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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1334166 (stock #100302)
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$450.00
Handcrafted usubata, Ikebana flower vase. The pedestal is decorated with a wave where a couple of stormy petrel is flying. A lovely display piece for a flower arrangement in a tea ceremony or candle holder. Water dose not leak. The piece is in refined rustic condition with growing patina.

Top Size: W 9 1/2” x H 5 1/8” (W24cm x H13cm)
Stand (Wave): W 5 7/8 (W15cm)

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 ...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1286166 (stock #1409250)
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$650.00
Otafuku is a plump moon faced woman who has become familiar down through the centuries to Japanese from all classes of society. She is homely with a round high cheeks and a short flat nose, but charmed with good humor, amiability and laughter. The word otafuku literary means many fortunes. Here depicted is a hundreds of otafuku beauties enjoying their lives, such as holding a banquet, preparing a dinner with delicious foods gathered from the mountains and the sea. Some otafuku are also cleaning ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1940 item #1261258 (stock #1407020)
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$1,100.00
A lovely large incense burner “Koro” in the shape of black-spotted red rabbit. Raku ware. It bears a seal beneath reads Mokubei. Circa early 20th Century. Rabbit is a symbol of fertility and sensuality. There is a lid on its back with a ventilating hole and the inside of the lid is decorated with gold paint (kindei). The piece is in very good condition and accompanied ay a paulownia wood storage box.

H 5” x L 10 1/4” x W 5 7/8 (H 13.5cm x L 26.0cm x W15cm)

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 : 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 : 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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1243808 (stock #140105)
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$1,680.00
A beautiful Japanese traditional music instrument Biwa. This type of biwa is called “chikuzen-biwa”, The Chikuzen biwa was used by Buddhist monks visiting private residences to perform memorial services, not only for Buddhist rites, but also for telling entertaining stories and news while accompanying themselves on the biwa, and this form of storytelling was thought to be spread in this way. The biwa is also the chosen instrument of Benten, goddess of music, eloquence, poetry, and education...
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 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 #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)