H ca. 11 x W 10 ½ in.
Tension cracks (consistent with material and age), several scuff marks, painters tape on bottom.
H 16 x W 16 ½ inches.
H 27 ¼ x W 27 inches.
Black silk threads on the go board partially missing, some loose black silk thread on Daikoku’s bag, some rubbing of the embroidery, all in all still very good condition.
H ca. 14 ½ x W 13 inches.
Two horizontal creases from storage, otherwise fine condition.
H 14-1/8 x W 13 inches.
Two tassels missing, otherwise fine condition.
H 26 ½ x W 25 inches.
One tassel missing, one sharp central fold bending some silver threads, otherwise fine condition.
H 28 x W 26 ¼ inches.
Some foxing and other stains, consistent with use and storage, otherwise very good condition.
H 7 inches.
H 29 ¾ x W 26 ½ inches and H 24 ½ x W 22 ¼ inches.
The smaller one with slight bleeding on the reverse (consistent with usage). Otherwise both in excellent condition.
H 14 x W 12 ½ inches.
H 23 x W 20 ¼ inches.
H 9 ½ x W 10 inches.
Slightly yellowed, minimally soiled. Excellent material condition.
H ca. 1-½ inches; W ca. 2-¼ inches.
Traces of usage: two cracks in the cover, some chips in the cover and two tiny chips on the edge of the lower part, consistent with usage and the softness of the material. Otherwise good condition, charming piece.
Comes with two pair of workman’s pants. Dark indigo blue on the outside (different from the jacket), lined with white/blue cotton and light blue waistband. Machine sown. Both stamped on the waistband with the word tokudai (oversize).
Some storage stains. Excellent condition never worn. Wrapped in the paper of Mitsukoshi Department store in Tokyo. On the wrapping paper is written ‘newly-tailored clothes made to order’ (gochou shitatemono).
The department store did not register its name Mitsukoshi until 1904. Before that it was called Mitsui. As the make and the colors indicate the coat and the pants were made and dyed in different workshops, as is usual.
If you wish to wear the pants, please, be advised that oversized for the Japanese body is the equivalent of our ladies' size 2 or 4.
Height: 3 ¼ in.; diameter: 6 in. (8.3; 15.2 cm)
Box, inside of cover inscribed with authentication of piece as a mizusashi in the shape of a karako in ao-Oribe, made by Kato Shuntai from Seto. Authentication signed by Matsumori An.....
Kato Shuntai (1802-1877) worked in many ceramic styles. The splashes of flambé crackled glaze are very typical for his works (Shuntai-yaki). His works and the works of his ancestors can be found in museums around Japan and the US.
Length 66 in. (168 cm), sleeve to sleeve 49 ½ in. (126 cm).
Few light stains, one torn seam at sleeve (ca. 2 in.), one small moth hole in seam of other sleeve, otherwise good condition.
Length 151 ¾ in. (385.5 cm).
Two water stains on the taupe side of the obi. The gold threads that mark the end of theobi coming loose. Few silver threads coming looses. Generally good condition.
Length of bag 12 in. (31 cm).
Some of the threads broken at the upper edge, where the thinner cord is woven into the bag, and at the bottom, where the thicker cord is attached to the bag and at other stress points. Slightly soiled.