Geese (and full moon) are a symbol of the fall
H 12 ¾ and 6 ½ inches
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 8 ¼ x L 7 inches.
Few tiny chips and minimal traces of usage. All in all very good condition.
Ex DeHoogh Gallery
H without stick 33 ½ inches
Detailed carving, good patina, few minor chips on the base, on the edges of his garment and in beard. All in all excellent condition.
H ca. 24 in.
Length ca. 13 ½ x D ca. 9 inches.
H ca. 18 inches.
One repaired crack from the bottom into his left shoulder, some scuffing and chipping at edges, tension crack in hat. All in all very good and stable condition.
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H 21 ½ inches.
Hands broken at wrists and glued back. Glue traces underneath feet. Few chips (feet, back, etc.).
There is a tradition of recreating well-known sculptures, paintings, whether National Treasures or Important Cultural Property. Not with the intention to forge, but for private or public use in a small temple or private temple. The Meiji era sculptor Koun made Buddhist sculpture, after famous pieces on public display. He did sign his work. The piece presented here is not signed.
H ca. 11 inches, W at bottom 10 ½ inches.
Few thin age/stress cracks, all in all fine condition.
Height ca. 15.5 inches.
Comes with tomobako, the cover inscribed on the outside tsuki miru kitsune (foxes looking at the moon) and stamped seido sei (made of bronze); the cover signed and sealed on the inside Kozan saku, Kozan.
Height 10 and 10 1/8 inches (25.2 and 25.8 cm).
A few tiny dents at the bottom edge of one of the foxes, otherwise excellent condition.
The signature Kozan belongs to the artist Sakai Kozan, who was active in Takaoka during the Showa period, mid to late 20th century. The Sakai bronze manufacture is still active today.
H 5.7 inches (14.5 cm); W 4.4 inches (11.2 cm); D 5.5 inches (14 cm).
Dents and patina abrasions consistent with usage as an ashtray, otherwise fine condition.
Height ca. 18.6 inches (46.5 cm)
Few material cracks that were there right from creation.
Today, in Tokyo in Arakawa ward along the river Sumida, in Higashi-Ogu, there still is a Sakaba family member who carves wooden Buddhist sculptures.