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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #172638 (stock #10012)
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$1,800.00
Esoteric Buddhist scroll painting of the Mandala of the Two Worlds. On a background in the shape of a lotus petal striped with the colors red, blue, green, yellow (gold) and white that indicate the emanation of the mystic energies, two Dainichi have been depicted. The upper part represents the Diamond World. Dainichi sits on a lotus pedestal surrounded by 23 Sanskrit characters. He holds his hands in the chinken-in gesture and wears a jeweled headdress that includes the Five Wisdom Buddhas. The lower part of the painting represents the Womb World. Dainichi holds his hands in hokkai jo-in. Black ink, color and gold on paper. 18th century. 39 ¼ x 18 1/8 inches. Modern mounting. Some repairs, mainly backed cracks. Good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #171230 (stock #10024)
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$350.00
Cast iron chagama, or water kettle used for the tea ceremony. Round form with two eyelets on the shoulder in the shape of stylized dragonheads, each holding a large ring in their mouths. Plain, roughened surface. Bronze lid with flower-shaped, open-worked knob. Nice green patina. Body cast iron. H 8 ¾ inches. Japan, 19th century. Very good condition. Beautiful deep brown patina on body. These kettles were put on an iron brazier filled with charcoal.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #171228 (stock #10019)
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$850.00
Cylindrical water jar with two squared handles and lid, as used for the tea ceremony. The knob on top of the lid is formed by two reishi mushrooms. Sand colored clay, covered with cream colored glaze with light brown rabbit’s fur patches. On this, in gold, green and blue enamels a decoration of a stream bordered with reeds and baskets filled with stones (fortification of the banks). Inside glazed. On the bottom a seal in blue and transparent enamel: Kutani Moriyama or Shôzan. H 7 ¼ inches, diameter 4 ¾ inches (with handles 5 ¾ inches). One handle repaired, hardly visible; two small chips at cover.

This type of decoration, as well as the color scheme is unusual for Kutani ware. Clay and enamels resemble those of Satsuma ware.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #171222 (stock #10006)
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$2,500.00
Painting depicting the Descent of Amida. In the middle Amida Buddha, to his right the bodhisattva Seishi and Jizo in his priest’s garment. On Amida’s left kneels Kannon. In this scene Buddha comes down to transport the newly deceased devotee to the Western Paradise. In his company one traditionally finds Seishi, who holds his hands in prayer, and Kannon, who holds the lotus for transporting the deceased to Paradise. Color and black ink on silk. Painted area 39 7/8 x 19 ¾ inches. 19th century. Contemporary mounting, needs a little restoration. Several small cracks in the paint, not in the silk, some unevenness in surface, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #170125 (stock #10017)
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$1,200.00
Beautiful wooden jizaigake, or pothook hanger. This type is called Daikoku, after the shape of Daikoku’s hat. These hangers were suspended with a rope from a heavy beam, over the open hearth. From the hanger an adjustable hook was hung that held the kettle. Good piece of mingei. Zelkova wood with rests of smut, especially in the grooves. Japan, 19th century. H 9 ½; w 9 ¼; 2 ¾ inches. Slight traces of usage, very good condition.
The straight hangers are called Ebisu, after the courtly hat that Ebisu is usually depicted with. These are the two most common variations in jizaigake.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #169897 (stock #10016)
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Beautiful wooden jizaigake, or pothook hanger. This rather straight type is called Ebisu, after the shape of Ebisu’s hat. These hangers were suspended with a rope from a heavy beam, over the open hearth. From the hanger an adjustable hook was hung that held the kettle. Black lacquered zelkova wood. 19th century. 12 ¾ x 10 ¾ x 8 ½ inches. Good piece of mingei. Beautiful patina, some age cracks and slight traces of usage. Very good condition. Metal support.
It is very unusual for jizaigake to be lacquered. A similar piece can be found in the Montgomery collection.