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.
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
H 2 5/8 in.; diam. 4 in.
Two hairline cracks, turned brown, all in all very good condition.
Image: 53 x 36 in.
Mounting: 75 x 41 in.
Restorations (creases and cracks backed with paper strips), scuff marks, pigment loss on old creases. All in all excellent condition.
A complete set of all three paintings from the 17th century is in Hoju-in. In that set, Buddha of the Past is represented by Yakushi Nyorai, which is the more usual variant. The paintings were hung during the ritual in which the protection of the buddhas was sought and the extinguishing of sins committed during the year. The ceremony was abolished at the end of the Muromachi period, but is continued, infrequently in some of the very old temples of Japan.
H 3-1/4 x W 5-1/2 inches.
Minimal traces of usage, excellent condition
H 2 x diam. 4-1/2 in.
Minimal traces of usage, fine condition.
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.
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.
H 13-1/4 x L 13-5/8 x W 6-7/8 in.
Cleaned and restored. Crack in cover
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.
H 5-1/2 inches
H zushi 16-1/2 inches.
Colors on peacock chipped (touched up), gilding on feathers that form the halo and on the garment brittle and flaking, white pigment on Kujaku with chips and small cracks, one attribute to Kujaku missing, some of the crown missing. All damages consistent with usage and age. All in all good condition.
Comes with wooden storage box of a later date.
H 10-1/2 inches
H zushi ca. 16 inches; figure of Aizen ca. 5 inches.
Figure: one are re-stuck with glue, others joints showing small seams, some beads missing in gilded jewelry. Zushi: some lacquer chips on the doors, edges and other traces of obvious age and usage. All in all very good condition.
H 10-7/8 in.; diam. 7-1/8 in.
Mirror surface discolored and with a few nicks and small scratches, back with three superficial corrosion spots.
Original cover lost and replaced by a wooden Chinese cover.
H w/o cover 3-1/8 in.; H w. cover 4-1/2 in; W 4-1/4; diam. 3-1/2 in.
Handles with some repairs, otherwise very good condition. Wooden cover with some old chips, all in all very good condition
Murata Seimin (1761-1837), bronze sculptor active in Edo, well-known for his fine casting of bronze vessels and animals.
L 15-1/4 inches, H ca. 5 inches
Few chips around the hole in the tail, very light black staining from sooth, all in all fine condition.
By repute from the Collection of Jay Gates, former Director of The Phillips Collection, Washington,DC
H 5 - 5-1/4 inches, diam 3-1/4 inches