H 32 ¼ inches
Smaller (chips, crack) and larger (right arm, leg, left hand) damages, most of which very well restored. Detailed condition report upon request.
H incl. base 18½ inches
Few unimportant chips, all in all in excellent condition
H ca. 7-1/4 inch.
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.
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.
H ca. 11 x W 10 ½ in.
Tension cracks (consistent with material and age), several scuff marks, painters tape on bottom.
H 10 ½ inches; W 6 inches (ca. 26.6 x 15 cm).
Beautiful patina, very good condition.
Ca. H 7 x W 14 x D 6 inches.
The stem of the smaller mushroom was broken and glued.
Height: circa 33.5 inches.
Some repairs, few cracks, basically in very good and stable condition.
Height: circa 20.5 inches and 21 inches.
A: wooden kegs in feet re-placed and refitted (with pegs). A and Um: Some restored and unrestored cracks, all in all excellent condition.
De-accessioned from the Denver Art Museum. Original label still on the bottom.
Length: 15.5 inches (39.1 cm)
Pupil to one eye missing, otherwise fine condition.
Total height: Circa 8.5 inches . Diameter of ball: 4 inches (10 cm).
Few burned spots, several breaks and losses in the base, due to the nature of the wood. The crystal is virtually clear with very few inclusions (two kinds) and with a few blemishes to surface.
Tagayasan is extremely difficult to carve, as the structure of the wood makes it very brittle, even though tagayasan is considered a hardwood. But the play of the dark and light lines make it extremely beautiful. Tagayasan is usually used for smaller carvings as netsuke, very rarely for larger sculptures.
Length: 7 ½ inches; height: 6 ¾ inches.
Few scratches on bottom, excellent condition.
Height: ca. 49 and 39.5 inches (124.5 and 100.5 cm).
Small repair at one of the legs, some paint spatter, little oxidation, excellent condition.
Height: ca. 3.1 inches (7.8 cm).
Fine condition. Some scratches on the bottom.
L 18.5 inches (47 cm), H 4.6 inches (11.8 cm).
Few tension cracks without consequences, excellent condition.
Height to tip of mandorla: 14 in. (35.5 cm); length: 8 ¼ in. (21 cm) ; width: 4 7/8 in. (12.2 cm).
Some lacquer chips at the feet of the base, some tiny, old chips at the mane and at the clothes, unimportant repair at stick of mandorla. All in all very good condition.
Height with base: ca. 27 in. (ca. 70 cm), height base: ca. 9 ¾ in. (ca. 25 cm).
Fox with jewel: short crack at right hindpaw, cracks in the body that show less or worse, depending on temperature/humidity, few abrasion and chips at feet. Fox with stick: cracks in the body that show less or worse, depending on temperature/humidity, few abrasion and chips at feet, stick of later date. All in all very good condition.
Minami Horie is a district in Osaka, west of the quarter of Minami, where the bunraku, kabuki and no theaters are. The pieces must have been standing in front of a Shinto shrine that no longer exists today.