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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1330206 (stock #10855)
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Wooden sculpture of Daikoku sitting on a rice bale, spilling countless jewels (tama) from his treasure bag. Keyaki (Paulownia) wood, carved in a style reminiscent of ittobori. Japan, unsigned. Mingei. 19th century.

H ca. 11 x W 10 ½ in.

Tension cracks (consistent with material and age), several scuff marks, painters tape on bottom.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1309132 (stock #10813)
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Almost square silk fukusa or ceremonial cloth with a brocade weave design in black, white, red and silver-gray silk threads on a ground of gold brocade weave. The design shows an open fan painting with a dancing crane and short text with seal. The text states that the design is after a painting by Takeuchi Seiho (1864 -1942) and ends with Seiho’s red seal from the 1940s. Reverse decorated in brocade weave with a shippo design. Brown silk tassels. Japan, Showa era, mid-20th century.

H 16 x W 16 ½ inches.

Excellent condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1309125 (stock #10812)
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Virtually square silk fukusa ceremonial cloth with a hand-embroidered design in colored silk threads and gold and silver of Ebisu and Daikoku playing a game of go during the New Year’s celebrations. Embroidery is partially in relief.The reverse is plain red silk. Golden-brown silk tassels. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.

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.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1309123 (stock #10811)
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$85.00
Almost square silk fukusa or ceremonial cloth, with design of chrysanthemums in a circle, embroidered in purple, green silks and gold thread. Reverse red silk with a family crest in gold thread. Silk tassels in orange and gold. Japan, probably Taisho or Showa era, 20th century.

H ca. 14 ½ x W 13 inches.

Two horizontal creases from storage, otherwise fine condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1309120 (stock #10810)
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$75.00
Pair of almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloths, with design of a pair of cranes standing in the clouds, in gold and silver brocade. One green silk, one orange-red silk. Silk tassels in orange, gold and white. Japan, probably Taisho or Showa era, 20th century.

H 14-1/8 x W 13 inches.

Two tassels missing, otherwise fine condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1308267 (stock #10809)
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Almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth, with hand-painted (yuzen dye-technique) and embroidered (silk, god and silver thread) decoration of a garden landscape around a house in spring. Possibly a scene from the Tale of Genji. Reverse covered with bright red silk cloth decorated in brocade weave with cranes, chrysanthemums, bamboo, pine and shippo design. Silk tassels. Japan, Meiji era, probably early 20th century.

H 26 ½ x W 25 inches.

One tassel missing, one sharp central fold bending some silver threads, otherwise fine condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1306274 (stock #10804)
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Almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth. Silk decorated with a hand-painted (yuzen dye-technique) autumn landscape with waterfalls, overlaid by an opened fan – in woven brocade, hand-stitched colored silk and gold embroidery and painting techniques– decorated with the poet Kakinomoto Hitomaro on an engawa between scattered momiji leaves and ivy in autumnal colors. Reverse decorated with a tachibana crest in stencil-dye technique. Silk and gold-thread tassels. Japan, Meiji era, probably early 20th century.

H 28 x W 26 ¼ inches.

Some foxing and other stains, consistent with use and storage, otherwise very good condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1304775 (stock #10799)
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Stoneware sculptural vessel. A large lotus leaf folded into Hotei's treasure bag, a lotus stem functioning as a cord closing the bag. From a tear in the leaf a crab emerges, chasing another crab that is holding a golden piece. Brown thick stoneware, like Tokoname, with some touches of gold enamel. Signed at bottom (illegible). Japan, 20th century.

H 7 inches.

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1301076 (stock #10791)
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Pair of golden yellow silk fukusa or ceremonial cloths, with diamond pattern with water birds design in brocade weave, over which is embroidered in different hues of pink and in goldthread. The larger fukusa is decorated with a lobster carrying a treasure boat, holding several of the treasures. The smaller fukusa is decorated with a treasure boat, as well. Reverse decorated in brocade technique with a family crest in white silk. Japan, Taisho or Showa era, ca. early to mid-20th century.

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.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1301032 (stock #10790)
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Almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth, with finely embroidered decoration in vibrant silk colors and gold thread on red silk, of a kusudama or flower ball with flowers of the four seasons (cherry blossom, peony, chrysanthemum and pine). Reverse decorated in gold-thread stitching with a mitsu tomoe crest. Japan, Taisho or Showa era, ca. early to mid-20th century.

H 14 x W 12 ½ inches.

Excellent condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1300203 (stock #10787)
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Almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth, with a painted decoration in vibrant colors, and with exquisitely fine silk and silver gold thread embroidery added, of an insect cage standing between fall grasses. Reverse decorated in yuzen-dye technique with a family crest. Japan, Taisho or Showa era, ca. early to mid-20th century.

H 23 x W 20 ¼ inches.

Excellent condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1300190 (stock #10786)
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$95.00
Small, almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth, with a painted decoration in black ink, some brown, and with white silk and gold metal embroidery added of an incense burner, kogo and lotus flower with large leaves. Reverse undecorated. Japan, Showa era, ca. 1950s.

H 9 ½ x W 10 inches.

Slightly yellowed, minimally soiled. Excellent material condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1950 item #1190395 (stock #10695)
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$100.00
Kogo or incense box in the shape of the God of Good Fortune Hotei, leaning on his treasure bag with a fan in his hands. Earthenware, Raku ware with black glaze and white slip. Japan, 20th century.
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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #767987 (stock #10073)
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Cotton workman’s livery coat and two pair of pants. On each of the lapels of the coat the name of a shop in white. On the back the shop logo (the character kichi under a double mountaintop) also in white. All around the hip stylized characters in gray in dye-resist technique. Dark indigo blue cotton. The inside of the back lined with a piece of light indigo blue and the lower part of the sleeves lined with pieces of brown cotton. Hand sown.
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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #668423 (stock #10471)
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$1200.00
Mizusashi in the shape of a Chinese boy, holding Hotei’s large bag. Over brownish beige very fine stoneware a layer of mottled brown glaze, over which a blue-green finely crackled flambé dripping glaze. The inside with brown mottled glaze, the bottom left free. In the bottom the impressed mark in an oval cartouche of Kato Shuntai. Japan, 19th century.
Height: 3 ¼ in.; diameter: 6 in. (8.3; 15.2 cm)
Excellent condition.
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.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #515248 (stock #10439)
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$190.00
Silk kimono decorated in yuzen technique with design of flowering stalks. Bamboo, cherry blossom and marigold. On the stalks small beetles crawl up. Outlines of flowers in silver. Inside partly lined with red silk. Japan, Showa period, mid 20th century.
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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #515224 (stock #10438)
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Obi (sash) with design on both sides. One side taupe colored silk embroidered in brown, murasaki, pink, green and blue with a design of bamboo leaves and matsukawabishi. The other side decorated in silver and some colored silk on murasaki colored silk with an intricate design of a river bank with stone barricades, containers and vegetation: bamboo, pine, chrysanthemums and momiji. The end of the obi marked with two strokes of gold thread. Japan, early Showa period.
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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #376620 (stock #10273)
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Small bag for transporting an conch (hora) shell. Finely knotted silk threads, made into a shippo design. A thicker and a thinner cord are used for keeping the upper side shut and for strapping the bag to the back. The mouth piece of the shell would protrude through the small opening, while the natural opening of the shell will be caught within the large opening of the bag. Golden yellow silk. Japan, first half 20th century.
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.