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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1344123 (stock #10879)
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Ceramic handwarmer or teaburi in the shape of Daruma without limbs, completely wrapped in his garment. The face modeled and engraved in the unglazed clay, the garment glazed in red with green patches and white slip. Nostrils left open. Signed at bottom: Juan Hirauchi saku and two impressed seals: Juan and Hirauchi. Raku kiln, Japan, Meiji/Taisho era, early 20th century.

H 10 ½ inches

Some light traces of usage in the form of small glaze chips on top of the head, along edges and around the opening in the back. All in all very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1344083 (stock #10878)
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Sculpture of Daruma, Buddhist patriarch, sitting wrapped in his garment, chest and face bare. Cast bronze with beautiful brown patina. Cast seal in back, illegible. Japan, Edo/Meiji era, mid-19th century.

H ca. 7-1/4 inch.

Excellent condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1344081 (stock #10877)
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Daruma standing tall, wrapped tightly in his garment, the tips of his feet just peeping out. One tip of his garment floating, as if in the wind. The face deeply cut and expressive. Keyaki (zelkova) wood carved in ittobori style. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century. Mingei (folk art).

H ca. 13-1/2 inches

Natural stress crack, typical for keyaki wood, few very old chips in the back that were probably already there at the time of the carving, all in all very good condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1344078 (stock #10876)
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Small compact vase of irregular shape on a wide foot. Brown clay with white inclusions typical for Shigaraki ware, with green and white translucent glaze patches and ash glaze. Small metal loop on the shoulder in the ‘back’ to hang the vase from a beam in the tokonoma. Bottom left unglazed. Impressed seal of artist: Kozan. Japan, Shigaraki ware, Showa/Heisei, circa 1970s-1980s.

H 3-3/4 in., W 4-3/4 in.

Mint condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1340959 (stock #10874)
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Heavy, cream colored stoneware plate or platter shaped as a lotus leaf with standing, irregular edge. Surface on ‘inside’ structured with cloth, covered in cream colored glaze, typical Oribe green glaze and decorated with geometric figures in iron brown glaze. Impressed maker’s mark in bottom: Jocho? tsukuru. Japan, Seto region, Oribe kiln, Meiji era, 19th century. Diam 7 ¼ x H 7/8 inches

2 old small chips and some fritting on rim, consistent with age and use

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1340944 (stock #10873)
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Bronze ikebana vessel in the shape of a boat with a large anchor on the stern deck. On the flanks waves are indicated in gold damascene. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.

L 12 ¼ x W 7 3/8 x H 4 ¾ inches.

Beautiful dark brown patina, scuff marks on the bottom consistent with usage, water traces consistent with usage.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1337033 (stock #10870)
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$130.00
Stoneware waterdropper of elongated shape with indented corners, with molded relief image of a rabbit running over waves. This refers to a classic Chinese poem, likening the reflection of the moon on the water with a rabbit jumping over waves. Made of two sections, joined together before covering with brown glaze. Japan, early Showa era, 1930-1940s.

H ca. 1 in., L 2-5/8 x W 2-1/8 in.

Lesions and irregularities in glaze (pre-firing), otherwise very good condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1332318 (stock #10865)
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Pair of oni sculptures. One oni with arms crossed, a dragon over its shoulder and two horns; the other holding a ball or jewel and with one horn. Each with a cloud coming out of the head that forms the base of candle stick. Each standing on a wooden base. The dragon and jewel may refer to Ryujin, the dragon king of the sea. Wood with gesso and lacquer. Japan, Edo/Tokyo studio, late Edo or early Meiji, 19th century.

H incl. bases ca. 15 ¼ inch each

Small chips and losses, one oni stuck back on its wooden base with metal wires, more or less original condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1331840 (stock #10864)
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Hanging scroll with the image of a withered skull lying between flowering Suzuki grass. Nozarashi skull (exposed in an open field) in the fall. Black ink, brown and some gold and silver on silk. Dated and signed: 1915, Unrei and artist’s seal. Japan. Borders decorated with brocade skulls and Suzuki grasses.

Painting: H 51 ½ x W 20 ¼ inches. Total height 79 ¼ inches.

Good condition.

Akamatsu Unrei (1892-1958), Osaka. Studied painting with Unsen Koyama, Tikugai Fujii and Himejima Chikugai.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1331832 (stock #10863)
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Hanging scroll with painting in black ink and some red and yellow on silk of a snake winding its way through a dead tree. Signed Ouyang Chin, two red seals, one of which reads Ouyang Chin. China, 1950s-1960s. Japanese style mounting.

Image H 39 x W 17 ¾ inches. Total height 69 ½ inches.

Few horizontal creases.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1331274 (stock #10862)
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Long handscroll depicting ‘Along the River During the Qingming Festival’ (Qingming Shanghe Tu), following the scenes as seen in the famous handscroll with the same title by the Song painter Zhang Zeduan, housed in the Palace Museum in Beijing. One of the many re-interpretive paintings, in a totally different style than the original. People and daily life, dressed in Korean dress, in Bianjing (today Kaifeng). Black ink and some light color on silk. Unidentified artist, Korea, mid 20th century. Date refers to 1933. Spurious signature and seals Molin Shanren added.

L 23 feet, H 11 inches.

Pinholes at regular intervals in the brocade border, some yellowing due to light exposure, 2 minor creases, otherwise very good condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1330287 (stock #10860)
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Wall vase of irregular round shape. Middle brown stoneware – Bizen-like - with irregularly thrown dripping glaze decoration. Metal eye at the back for hanging. Marked with 3 dots at bottom. Unidentified artist. Japan, around 1970s.

H ca 7 in., W at foot 4 ¼ in.

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1330214 (stock #10857)
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Bronze cylindrical handwarmer (shuro or te-aburi) with decoration of gourds plastically dangling from a band of low relief leaves and vines. The spokes in the shoulder and cover also in the shape of gourds. The flat part of the cover with fretwork in the shape of leaves and engraved vines. Playful combination of brown and yellow bronze. The handles wrapped in soft leather. Japan, Taisho/Showa eras, 1920s-1930s.
Comes with the original fitted tomobako signed and with inscription on the outside of the cover:
Nakagawa Joeki tsukuru and seal Joeki; Bronze handwarmer with [design of] gourds and vines …

H ca. 12 in. diameter ca. 8 ½ in.

Few scuffs consistent with usage, leather a bit dry and brittle.

Nakagawa Joeki (1880-1940)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #1330212 (stock #10856)
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Midsize storage jar. Brown smooth earthenware, decorated with a shoulder imitating thick dripping glaze, going over a slip band with an impressed, slightly raised decoration of chrysanthemums, spirals and blossoms. Bottom left unglazed and with impressed gourd shape seal of the unidentified maker. Mingei. Japan, late 19th, early 20th century.

H ca. 7 inches.

Few abrasions and unimportant chips consistent with usage and age.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1330208 (stock #10854)
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Tea cup or incense burner with everting lip. Purple and blue and cream-colored glaze of the Junyao type, dripping thickly towards the everting foot, cut off where it would have bulged. Inside of foot with facet-cut and with artist’s impressed seal mark … to. Dark brown stone ware. Perhaps Chosen Karatsu. Japan, late 19th / early 20th century.
Red collector’s mark on bottom.

H 3 -5/8 in.; diameter 3 ¼ in.

Chip in foot.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1330206 (stock #10855)
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Wooden sculpture of Daikoku sitting on a rice bale, spilling countless jewels (tama) from his treasure bag. Keyaki (Paulownia) wood, carved in a style reminiscent of ittobori. Japan, unsigned. Mingei. 19th century.

H ca. 11 x W 10 ½ in.

Tension cracks (consistent with material and age), several scuff marks, painters tape on bottom.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1325562 (stock #10851)
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Hexagonal mizusashi, water jar, used in the tea ceremony, with black lacquer cover, standing on three feet. Beautiful gradating brown glaze with flambe patches, typical for Takatori ware. The mouth heavily worn from use, partially restored with gold lacquer (kintsugi), as are most of the cracks, adding to the beauty of the piece. Some of the glaze wear left as is. Takatori kiln, Japan, Edo period, 18th century.

H 6 ¾ x W (at widest point) 7 ¼ in.

Wear and tear consistent with age and use, all in all very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1325560 (stock #10850)
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Sake bottle of brownish gray stoneware, covered in a beautifully crackled cream-colored glaze, typical for Mino ware. Bottom inscribed with black ink, illegible. Some glaze irregularities and beautiful discoloring of the glaze due to extensive handling. Japan, Seto region, Edo period, 18th century.

H 8 ½ inches

Few old chips, one hairline crack, all consistent with age and use. All in all fine condition.

Provenance: Yamanaka & Co., New York (label)