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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1386994 (stock #10967)
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Hanging scroll with a collection of toys, omocha, for boys and girls, Japanese and Western. Hariko papier mache bobble head animals (tiger, dog, elephant), tsuchi ningyo clay dolls, also with bobble heads (cow, sumo wrestlers), kewpie doll, onna daruma doll, bow, mochi pounding hare, fox mask, shishi mask, toy sword (tanto), fireman’s water pump, Momotaro with monkey and dog, pull toy, trumpet and several different dolls. Signed: Kotaishi. Ink, mineral colors and gofun on silk. Original striped mounting. Japan, Taisho period, or early Showa (1920s-1930s).

Mounting: 28.5 x 79.75 inches
Painting: 46.5 x 22-3/8 in.

Excellent condition

Comes with wooden storage box

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1386976 (stock #10966)
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$400.00
Original hoe for hand-plowing the earth. Wooden handle and body and a forged iron, heavy duty blade with sharp edge at the bottom. Copper wire winding around neck where the wooden stem shows the first signs of a split, due to usage. Old repair. Blade signed: Numamoto. Japan, Taisho era. Mingei.

Total height 44 inches; blade 14.25 x 6.5 inches

Some corrosion of the iron blade, wood with very good patina, excellent condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1950 item #1386607 (stock #10965)
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$225.00
Small covered box in the shape of a clam shell. Cream-colored stoneware with translucent brown glaze, partially covered with opaque beige-colored glaze with blue and purple streaks. Bottom left unglazed. Takatori style. Japan, first half 20th century.

H ca. 1-1/4 x L 2-1/2 inches

Fine condition

Paper collection label with no. 106. From a private FL collection of incense boxes, water droppers and other antiques

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1386548 (stock #10964)
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Small covered box in the shape of Mount Fuji. In relief towards the top a falcon flies by and at the foot lie three eggplants. It refers to the first dream of the New Year, hatsuyume. To dream of Mount Fuji, a falcon and an eggplant on the first night of the New Year is considered good luck. Porcelain with translucent, crackled bluish glaze with spots of green and brown. Impressed maker’s mark (unidentified) in bottom. Japan, first half 20th century.

H ca. 1-5/8 x L ca. 1-3/8 inches

Some unobtrusive fritting along edges and a short firing crack in cover. All in all very good condition.

Paper collection label with no. 1127. From a private FL collection of incense boxes, water droppers and other antiques

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1940 item #1386338 (stock #10963)
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Small scholar’s rock in the shape of a mountain with almost symmetrical sloping shoulders. Very dark gray, irregular stone, tightly sitting in a wooden stand. Japan, Showa era.

H 4-3/4 x W 10 inches

Fine condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1385933 (stock #10962)
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$350.00
Large waterdropper in the shape of a jumping fish, such as a carp or sea bream. Flat vessel in a grayish porcelain. The top outlines the details of the fish in low relief, the sides and bottom left undecorated. Blue glaze covers top and sides, bottom left unglazed. Japan, Hirado or Imari. Early 20th century.

H 5/8 x W 3-3/8 x D 3-3/8 inches

Some firing damages on side (probably it touched another object while in the kiln), otherwise excellent condition

Paper collection label with no. 1304. From a private FL collection of incense boxes, water droppers and other antiques

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1382545 (stock #10961)
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$400.00
Tenshu-zu boku. Ink stick, molded with extremely fine details, after the gold coated design by Matteo Ricci (1552-1610). Mary, standing in a portico, holds a rose up to the child on her arm. Above them three angels holding a crown above her head. Inscription in low relief above the image reads tien chu (‘heavenly God’, in connection with Christianity it means ‘Lord of Heaven’). Below the image a longer inscription in very fine relief, in which the name MARIA stands out. The body of mother, child, angels and crown covered partially in gold leaf, details of Mary’s dress accentuated in red and green.
On the back an engraved and gilded inscription: Tianzhu tu or Tenshu-zu (image of the heavenly God) and an engraved seal, colored red. On one of the sides in fine and low relief: Da Qing Qianlong nian zhi.
China, early 20th century
9-3/8 x 5 x 1 in.
Comes with cloth bound box

Thin cracks

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1382543 (stock #10960)
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Extremely fine zushi, Buddhist shrine which contains a very rare depiction of a sitting guardian in Chinese armor and helmet, possibly Komokuten, guardian of the West. He sits on a bench, his legs semi-crossed, holding a sword in his left hand, and a short Vajra-like object (partially missing) in his right. A footstool beneath his feet. Soft wood decorated with mineral colors and gold, painted in very fine details.
Black lacquer zushi with gilded metal hardware, finely engraved with flowers. The top decorated with a gilded and engraved metal ornament in the shape of chrysanthemums. Which is highly unusual. Japan, mid-19th century.
Height zushi 6.25 in.

Excellent condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1910 item #1382129 (stock #10959)
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Circular zushi in the shape of a covered bowl, decorated on the inside and outside with very dense nashiji lacquer, with inlaid mother-of pearl butterflies and a flower, hexagonal rock crystal door knobs. Inside sits the eleven-headed Bodhisattva Kannon (Juichimen Kannon), holding a lotus bud in his left hand, his right hand turned downward in ‘fear not’ mudra, on a lotus dais between clouds. The Kannon figure finely carved in soft wood with red and blue pigments and gold paint for the details. Doors painted on inside in mineral colors and gold with the shitenno, the guardians of the four directions.
Japan, Meiji era
Diam of zushi ca. 5.5 inches

Kannon in excellent condition, painting on doors rubbed off in places, doors with damages (rehinged, loss of applications), consistent with usage.

Provenance: Gift of Frank Judson Dudley, Jr (1891-1962) to the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia (accession no. 1966.58 on back of zushi). Deaccessioned from the museum in 2018?

There are 7 heads visible and in the middle of the crown stands Amida Buddha. Juichimen Kannon represents the 10 stages required to attain enlightenment, with Amida Buddha representing the 11th stage, enlightenment or Buddhahood.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1379496 (stock #10563)
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$600.00
Tea bowl of irregular shape. Deep dark brown clay covered in a greenish-gray glaze that leaves the bottom part of the bowl uncovered. The inside in the same tone with a brown patch. The rim covered with a brownish-green glaze. One looped line decoration in brownish green on the outside. A small patch at the inside of the bowl left uncovered. Karatsu ware, of the type ‘egaratsu’ (decorated Karatsu), Japan, Edo period, early 19th century.

H 2.75 inches, diameter 5 inches (6.9 x 12.6 cm).

Short firing crack, bottom a slightly pitted consistent with usage

Comes with the original inscribed tomobako (Egaratsu; chawan, ichiko) and cotton pouch. Both damaged due to usage

Ex collection R.B. Caldwell

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1379492 (stock #10057)
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$125.00
Fine cylindrical tea bowl with thin, straight, faceted sides and undulating rim. Light brown Seto-like stoneware covered with thin greenish-gray glaze with white drippings on the outside. The glaze is very thin in places, allowing the stoneware to shine through in a light brown hue. Inside practically round, and ribbed. Bottom outside left unglazed. Impressed seal inside foot rim: Asahi. Japan, Taisho/Showa, 1920s-1930s.

H 2 5/8 in.; diam. 4 in.

Two hairline cracks, turned brown, all in all very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1374238 (stock #10957)
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$250.00
Large chawan of irregular, slightly ovoid shape. Light-colored stoneware, decorated with incised rings on the outside. Inside the rings a translucent green glaze collects and drips down. On the bottom inside, the green translucent glaze has collected, topped with a splash of blue and white glaze. Underneath the translucent green, in the areas where it collects, is gold dust and gold leaf, shimmering through the glaze as the light falls on it. Probably Seto ware (stoneware and glaze very much resemble ki-Seto), Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.
H 3-1/4 x W 5-1/2 inches.

Minimal traces of usage, excellent condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1374235 (stock #10956)
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$200.00
Small food dish for vegetables, relish etc. of round shape with small indentations in the rim. Thin, light colored stoneware, covered in cream-colored glaze with very fine crackle and pinkish brown swirls. In the bottom a highly stylized kotobuki character (longevity) in iron brown and three green glaze splashes on the rim. Glazes have left a few spots uncovered. Oribe ware, Japan, early Taisho era, 1920s.
H 2 x diam. 4-1/2 in.

Minimal traces of usage, fine condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1374224 (stock #10955)
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Thin light-colored stoneware tea bowl of cylindrical shape with straight sides. Dark brown glaze, covered with yellowish brown translucent glaze, creating playful lines. Very fine crackle. Probably Takatori ware. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.
H 2-7/8 x diam. 3-5/8 in.

Short crack along/atop the rim, otherwise fine condition. Red collector’s number on foot.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1374222 (stock #10954)
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Small serving dish of square, octagonal shape with two handles standing off the side. Thin light-colored stoneware covered with cream-colored glaze with fine crackle filled in the brown color from the foot to ¾ of the height. On top of the cream-colored glaze some iron-brown decorations of pine needle, plum blossom, cross hatch design and a mon-shaped design and a splash of green glaze with some blue in it. Inside a light textile structure impressed in the glaze. Oribe ware, Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.
H 2-3/8 x W 4 x D 3-3/8 inches.

One small area on top of rim scraped, all in all excellent condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1373367 (stock #10953)
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$800.00
Small peddler’s chest, or small choba dansu, used for carrying scales, abacus and other merchant’s tools of the trade. Corners and edges covered in thin metal; heavily decorated with birds, flowers and gourds in copper-based metal and with a Bugaku mask (Ranryo-o, the Dragon King) in wood applied on the cover. Large top compartment and two drawers. Japan, early 20th century.
H 13-1/4 x L 13-5/8 x W 6-7/8 in.

Cleaned and restored. Crack in cover

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1372940 (stock #10951)
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$600.00
Tall and slender vase. Whitish stoneware covered in mottled, blueish green glaze over a greenish translucent glaze with fine and beautiful crackle. On top of that a colorful decoration of noh masks, perhaps reflecting a certain play. Identified are a Sojobo, king of the Tengu with his feather fan, Hannya, Okame or another sensuous woman, and an unidentified man and a brown faced monster. On the neck a white fret motive, on the shoulder a bands with checkers and dragon motive. Japan, early 20th century.
H 12 inches, diam. ca. 4-3/4 in.
Bottom a bit warped, excellent condition

The vase itself may be of a slightly earlier date than the decoration. For the export, Japanese decorated existing stoneware vases and bottles with funny and colorful scenes that might appeal to the Westerner, rather than to the Japanese taste.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1371792 (stock #10950)
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Small vase of elongated bulb shape with horizontal rib pattern. Raw surface with splash of greenish and white ash glaze. Iga ware, Japan, Showa era, ca. 1950s.

H 5-1/2 inches

Mint condition