H ca. 3-7/8 inches
Inside in excellent condition with minimal abrasions of the blue in the hair and of the green background pigment. Black lacquer on the outside with some losses. Above the bonji for Fugen (?) a restoration. Wood a bit warped.
H 2 ½ inches
Some age and use related chipping along the edges, minor damage in the lacquer, and nicks and dents, hinges a bit weak, rubbed and bent, but all in all in very good condition
H 8 inches
Tiny, old chip at one of the feet, virtually invisible. The hole in the back is not a damage, but a vent, to prevent the piece from exploding in the kiln.
Bizenyaki sculptures are usually much smaller, with exception of the shishi. The fox priest is a rare subject matter in this material.
H ca. 8 inches, diam. 3¼ inches.
Old crack in the lower segment, normal for bamboo, some worm damage in bottom and on the inside, not impacting the stability of the piece.
Image H 37.25 x W 16.6 inches
Mounting ca. 70 x 21 inches
Painting in very good condition, mounting with traces of usage.
H 3/4 x W 2-1/2 x D 2-1/2 in.
Some deep chips on the edges of the cover, lacquer dried, some shallow dents on cover (lotus).
Old inventory number in red lacquer on pewter rims: 31.50.170.
H ca. 3 ½ inches
All in all fine condition, with some minor traces of usage.
H ca. 3 inches
Few tiny pinprick size flaws in the glaze due to age and handling. All in all fine condition.
Album 11¼ x 14¾ inches
Paintings 9½ x 13½ inches
Paintings with a few small spots, some wear (rubbing, missing spots) at upper margins of some paintings, but all in all in excellent condition. Covers with some wear around the corners, but all in all in fine condition.
Comes in blue Chinese wrapper in fair condition
Larger images are available upon request
H H 2-7/8 x diam. 6 ½ inches.
Murata Seimin (1761-1837), bronze sculptor active in Edo, well-known for his fine casting of bronze vessels and animals.
Cedar wood, the front stained dark brown and decorated in mineral with a dragon. Seal on either end of the plaque. Inscription in black ink on the back. Paper label on the back, explaining the symbolism of the piece, in English, and identifying the piece as a gift. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.
W 39½ x H 3-7/8 inches
Few stress cracks in cedar wood, paint chipped in several places, all in all very good condition.
From a private US collection
H 4-5/8 x Diam 3¼ inches
Tiny glaze chip on rim, firing flaw inside, from which springs a hair crack. All within the acceptable minor traces of usage
About Yokotsuka no information could be found. Apparently he was active in the Taisho era and he has made other watercolors with scenes from Nikko.
Measurements with frame: 20½ x 17 inches.
Very good condition. Frame with a few scratches and scuffs, but basically in very good condition.
H incl. base 18½ inches
Few unimportant chips, all in all in excellent condition
H 1-1/2 x W 5 inches
Small glaze chip in rim, very thin glaze crack, four green-black lacquer restorations
. H 2-3/8 x W 5-1/4 inches
Minimal traces of usage, short crack, one glaze splinter in the crackle
Dark stained cedar wood, the sides covered in black lacquer, the front inlaid in ceramic with Raiden the thunder god who is angling with an anchor for one of his thunder drums that dropped out of the sky. Signed on inlaid ceramic plaque: Kenzan. From the Ogata Kenzan studios, Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.
H ca. 42 x W 4 ¾ inches
Chip to the drum on the bottom, lacquer chips on the sides, all in all very good condition.
From a private US collection
H 4 inches