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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1386994 (stock #10967)
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Hanging scroll with a collection of toys, omocha, for boys and girls, Japanese and Western. Hariko papier mache bobble head animals (tiger, dog, elephant), tsuchi ningyo clay dolls, also with bobble heads (cow, sumo wrestlers), kewpie doll, onna daruma doll, bow, mochi pounding hare, fox mask, shishi mask, toy sword (tanto), fireman’s water pump, Momotaro with monkey and dog, pull toy, trumpet and several different dolls. Signed: Kotaishi. Ink, mineral colors and gofun on silk. Original striped mounting. Japan, Taisho period, or early Showa (1920s-1930s).

Mounting: 28.5 x 79.75 inches
Painting: 46.5 x 22-3/8 in.

Excellent condition

Comes with wooden storage box

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1386976 (stock #10966)
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$400.00
Original hoe for hand-plowing the earth. Wooden handle and body and a forged iron, heavy duty blade with sharp edge at the bottom. Copper wire winding around neck where the wooden stem shows the first signs of a split, due to usage. Old repair. Blade signed: Numamoto. Japan, Taisho era. Mingei.

Total height 44 inches; blade 14.25 x 6.5 inches

Some corrosion of the iron blade, wood with very good patina, excellent condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1950 item #1386607 (stock #10965)
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$225.00
Small covered box in the shape of a clam shell. Cream-colored stoneware with translucent brown glaze, partially covered with opaque beige-colored glaze with blue and purple streaks. Bottom left unglazed. Takatori style. Japan, first half 20th century.

H ca. 1-1/4 x L 2-1/2 inches

Fine condition

Paper collection label with no. 106. From a private FL collection of incense boxes, water droppers and other antiques

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1386548 (stock #10964)
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$250.00
Small covered box in the shape of Mount Fuji. In relief towards the top a falcon flies by and at the foot lie three eggplants. It refers to the first dream of the New Year, hatsuyume. To dream of Mount Fuji, a falcon and an eggplant on the first night of the New Year is considered good luck. Porcelain with translucent, crackled bluish glaze with spots of green and brown. Impressed maker’s mark (unidentified) in bottom. Japan, first half 20th century.

H ca. 1-5/8 x L ca. 1-3/8 inches

Some unobtrusive fritting along edges and a short firing crack in cover. All in all very good condition.

Paper collection label with no. 1127. From a private FL collection of incense boxes, water droppers and other antiques

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1940 item #1386338 (stock #10963)
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Small scholar’s rock in the shape of a mountain with almost symmetrical sloping shoulders. Very dark gray, irregular stone, tightly sitting in a wooden stand. Japan, Showa era.

H 4-3/4 x W 10 inches

Fine condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1379492 (stock #10057)
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$125.00
Fine cylindrical tea bowl with thin, straight, faceted sides and undulating rim. Light brown Seto-like stoneware covered with thin greenish-gray glaze with white drippings on the outside. The glaze is very thin in places, allowing the stoneware to shine through in a light brown hue. Inside practically round, and ribbed. Bottom outside left unglazed. Impressed seal inside foot rim: Asahi. Japan, Taisho/Showa, 1920s-1930s.

H 2 5/8 in.; diam. 4 in.

Two hairline cracks, turned brown, all in all very good condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1374235 (stock #10956)
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$200.00
Small food dish for vegetables, relish etc. of round shape with small indentations in the rim. Thin, light colored stoneware, covered in cream-colored glaze with very fine crackle and pinkish brown swirls. In the bottom a highly stylized kotobuki character (longevity) in iron brown and three green glaze splashes on the rim. Glazes have left a few spots uncovered. Oribe ware, Japan, early Taisho era, 1920s.
H 2 x diam. 4-1/2 in.

Minimal traces of usage, fine condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1373367 (stock #10953)
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$800.00
Small peddler’s chest, or small choba dansu, used for carrying scales, abacus and other merchant’s tools of the trade. Corners and edges covered in thin metal; heavily decorated with birds, flowers and gourds in copper-based metal and with a Bugaku mask (Ranryo-o, the Dragon King) in wood applied on the cover. Large top compartment and two drawers. Japan, early 20th century.
H 13-1/4 x L 13-5/8 x W 6-7/8 in.

Cleaned and restored. Crack in cover

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1371792 (stock #10950)
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Small vase of elongated bulb shape with horizontal rib pattern. Raw surface with splash of greenish and white ash glaze. Iga ware, Japan, Showa era, ca. 1950s.

H 5-1/2 inches

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1365253 (stock #10937)
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Oversized hanging scroll, portraying a beautiful young noble woman in travel dress, looking down and holding a large head. While her orange kimono is decorated with cherry blossoms, her overcoat is decorated with maple leaves in autumn colors. Signed: Tojo. Red seal: Seizan. Ink, mineral colors and gofun on silk. Japan, Taisho era, 1920s.

Image 74 x 32 inches
Mounting 90 x 40 inches. Wooden scroll ends.

Some minor cracks and losses to gofun, otherwise fine condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1364804 (stock #10935)
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Small handwarmer, or te-aburi, in the shape of a yawning Daruma, stretching his arms above his head. The back of his head left open to put in and take out the charcoal. Could theoretically also function as an incense burner. Bronze with brown patina and fine engraving. Japan, Meiji/Taisho eras, 1910s-1930s.

H ca. 8.5 inches

Few casting flaws, one repaired, otherwise fine condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1364374 (stock #10933)
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Bronze sculpture of a pair of geese, necks stretched out. Both are abstracted into a beautiful silhouette. One goose is stretching its head towards the sky (or full moon), the other stretching its neck towards its companion. Bronze with brown patina. One goose signed Fusa (or Sou). Japan, Showa era, ca. 1950s.
Geese (and full moon) are a symbol of the fall

H 12 ¾ and 6 ½ inches

Excellent condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1363555 (stock #10929)
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Unique impressionistic youga style painting of the Minami-za kabuki theater of Kyoto. A crowd of people strolling in front of the theater. This is a moment in time where a typical Japanese street scene is mixing with Western elements, such as Western dress (or partial western dress) and electricity poles. The painting itself is a mixture of Japanese material (silk, mineral colors, gold wash) and western, impressionistic painting technique. Signed and dated in the upper left corner: Showa 2 (1927), fall, ‘Tenjaku utsutsu kore’ and seal ‘Tenjaku’. Although we are not familiar with the painter, this type of painting fits in the Meiji, Taisho era youga movement.

Painting: H 33 ¾ x W 48 inches
Mounting with wooden scroll ends: H 64 ½ x W 54 ¾ inches.

Excellent condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1358626 (stock #10924)
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$350.00
Small chaire tea caddy with ovoid-shaped body and square shoulders of light colored stoneware, covered with a black high gloss glaze with a mottled cream and brown dripping patch on the shoulder. Black glaze on inside. Japan, Kyoto ware, late Meiji or Taisho era, 1910s-1920s.

H ca. 3 inches

Fine condition

Comes with wooden storage box, without inscription, from a much later date

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1355614 (stock #10919)
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$275.00
Vase for flowers or for decoration in the shape of a bamboo segment with roots at the base and a branch with leaves, on which a cicada sits. Heavy stoneware with thick multi-colored glaze. Unsigned. Japan, mid-late 1970s.

H 10 ¼ inches

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1352602 (stock #10916)
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Three part set with tray and covered bowl to serve food to guests at a (wedding) banquet. Or perhaps a gift to guests attending a wedding. Tray decorated on top in silver slightly raised takamakie with waves on a black ishime ground. The cover of the bowl decorated in gold and silver and reddish brown takamakie lacquer on a black ishime ground, with chidori (plovers) flying over waves. The bottom of the tray and the inside of bowl and cover in gold nashiji. This image refers to a poem written by Emperor Daigo in the 10th century: The plovers that live / on salty cliffs above the / shores of Sashide / cry ‘yachiyo’ wishing for / our lord’s eight-thousand-year reign. Which is the expression of the wish for a long and stable imperial rule. In the modern world, it can also be taken at a much simpler meaning, of the power of the little birds to navigate in stormy weather. Japan, Showa era, mid-20th century or a little later.
Original storage box inscribed with the contents, the name of the company that made it.

Tray 1-3/8 x 9 x 8-7/8 inches; Bowl diam 7-1/8 inches; Set H 4 ¼ inches

Very good condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1950 item #1349096 (stock #10907)
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$300.00
Small chaire, powder tea container used in the tea ceremony during the colder months. Grey stoneware, typical for the Seto region, covered in a beautiful brown mottled, partially iridescent glaze. Unsigned. Re-purposed stopper from a blue and white porcelain Chinese tea container. Seto ware, Japan, early-mid Showa era, 1930s-1940s.

H 3-1/4 inches.

Perfect condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1349093 (stock #10906)
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$200.00
Tea cup for daily use, yunomi. Light stoneware; the cup of irregular stone-like structure, covered in brown-red and speckled beige glaze. On the front and in the bottom are applied decorations in blue and white of a running horse. On the back a decoration of a family crest (circle surrounded by 8 small circles). Potter’s seal impressed in bottom. Japan, Shino, Showa era, 1970s.
Comes with original fitted wooden storage box, signed by the artist

H 3 inches

Perfect condition