Japanese antiques at Welcome To Another Century Welcome To Another Century
Sort By:
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1393725 (stock #10971)
Welcome To Another Century
$225.00
Kogo, incense box in the shape of a pine cone and pine needles on a very short twig. Whitish clay with a yellow and brown glaze. Bottom impressed with artist’s seal: ..rei. Stoneware. Japan, Showa era, 1960s-1970s.

H 1.5 x W 2.5 inches

Some needles damaged, some with repairs.

Comes with the original wooden storage box. Cover inscribed: Pine cone (matsukasa) incense box. Inside of cover signed and sealed by artist.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #1393723 (stock #10972)
Welcome To Another Century
$250.00
Wooden puzzle box of elongated form with decorations in the shape of a brush, a coin and a pomegranate. Two small drawers on the short ends can be opened and are held in place by a piece of rope. Possibly sandal wood. Japan or China, late 19th, early 20th century.

L 9.5 x D 1.55 x H 1.55 in.

Few dents and scratches consistent with age and usage

From the collection (estate) of William Lipton Ltd., New York. Label and inventory number 9043

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1393157 (stock #10970)
Welcome To Another Century
Inquire for Price
Small koro incense burner in the shape of an abstracted, squatting quail with its beak open to let out the smoke of the incense. Greenish brown patinated bronze. Signature engraved in bottom: Kibun tsukuru. Japan, Taisho era, 1920s.

H ca. 3.25 in.; W 2.75 in.

Excellent condition

Comes with original wooden storage box. Cover inscribed outside: Bronze made, quail incense burner, with red (faded) seal. Cover inside signed: Kibundo Shohei tsukuru and red artist’s seal (Shohei no in).

This work is by the second or third generation Hatano Shohei. The first Shohei (1812 or 1813-1892) founded the workshop Kibundo, located in Biwa. The studio remained active in producing fine quality iron tea kettles and bronze objects for the tea ceremony (vases, incense boxes, incense burners, kama etc) until the middle of the Showa era (ca. mid 1950s).

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1393118 (stock #10969)
Welcome To Another Century
$550.00
Simple long netsuke, sashi-netsuke, made of a young deer’s (or doe's) antlers, with beautiful dark brown patina. Himotoshi in the thicker part (the crown) of the antler. This type of netsuke was stuck between the windings of the man’s obi (sash). Japan, Edo period, first half 19th century.

L 6.25 inches.

Old chip at the crown, several tiny dents and some scrapings, consistent with heavy usage.

From the collection (estate) of William Lipton Ltd., New York. Label and inventory number 5661.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1393112 (stock #10968)
Welcome To Another Century
Inquire for Price
Simple candle stick, used for walking around. The handle made of a bamboo segment, the head made of forged iron and an iron sheet saucer. Mingei. Japan, Edo period, early 19th century. Rare piece.

L stick 10 in.; diam saucer 2 in.

Iron corroded, bamboo with crack the does not impact the stability or beauty of the piece. Traces of usage.

From the collection (estate) of William Lipton, Ltd., New York

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1386976 (stock #10966)
Welcome To Another Century
$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)
Welcome To Another Century
$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)
Welcome To Another Century
$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)
Welcome To Another Century
Inquire for Price
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1385933 (stock #10962)
Welcome To Another Century
$350.00
Large waterdropper in the shape of a jumping fish, such as a carp or sea bream. Flat vessel in a grayish porcelain. The top outlines the details of the fish in low relief, the sides and bottom left undecorated. Blue glaze covers top and sides, bottom left unglazed. Japan, Hirado or Imari. Early 20th century.

H 5/8 x W 3-3/8 x D 3-3/8 inches

Some firing damages on side (probably it touched another object while in the kiln), otherwise excellent condition

Paper collection label with no. 1304. From a private FL collection of incense boxes, water droppers and other antiques

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1382543 (stock #10960)
Welcome To Another Century
Inquire for Price
Extremely fine zushi, Buddhist shrine which contains a very rare depiction of a sitting guardian in Chinese armor and helmet, possibly Komokuten, guardian of the West. He sits on a bench, his legs semi-crossed, holding a sword in his left hand, and a short Vajra-like object (partially missing) in his right. A footstool beneath his feet. Soft wood decorated with mineral colors and gold, painted in very fine details.
Black lacquer zushi with gilded metal hardware, finely engraved with flowers. The top decorated with a gilded and engraved metal ornament in the shape of chrysanthemums. Which is highly unusual. Japan, mid-19th century.
Height zushi 6.25 in.

Excellent condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1910 item #1382129 (stock #10959)
Welcome To Another Century
Inquire for Price
Circular zushi in the shape of a covered bowl, decorated on the inside and outside with very dense nashiji lacquer, with inlaid mother-of pearl butterflies and a flower, hexagonal rock crystal door knobs. Inside sits the eleven-headed Bodhisattva Kannon (Juichimen Kannon), holding a lotus bud in his left hand, his right hand turned downward in ‘fear not’ mudra, on a lotus dais between clouds. The Kannon figure finely carved in soft wood with red and blue pigments and gold paint for the details. Doors painted on inside in mineral colors and gold with the shitenno, the guardians of the four directions.
Japan, Meiji era
Diam of zushi ca. 5.5 inches

Kannon in excellent condition, painting on doors rubbed off in places, doors with damages (rehinged, loss of applications), consistent with usage.

Provenance: Gift of Frank Judson Dudley, Jr (1891-1962) to the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia (accession no. 1966.58 on back of zushi). Deaccessioned from the museum in 2018?

There are 7 heads visible and in the middle of the crown stands Amida Buddha. Juichimen Kannon represents the 10 stages required to attain enlightenment, with Amida Buddha representing the 11th stage, enlightenment or Buddhahood.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1379496 (stock #10563)
Welcome To Another Century
$450.00
Tea bowl of irregular shape. Deep dark brown clay covered in a greenish-gray glaze that leaves the bottom part of the bowl uncovered. The inside in the same tone with a brown patch. The rim covered with a brownish-green glaze. One looped line decoration in brownish green on the outside. A small patch at the inside of the bowl left uncovered. Karatsu ware, of the type ‘egaratsu’ (decorated Karatsu), Japan, Edo period, early 19th century.

H 2.75 inches, diameter 5 inches (6.9 x 12.6 cm).

Short firing crack, bottom a slightly pitted consistent with usage

Comes with the original inscribed tomobako (Egaratsu; chawan, ichiko) and cotton pouch. Both damaged due to usage

Ex collection R.B. Caldwell

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1379492 (stock #10057)
Welcome To Another Century
$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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1374238 (stock #10957)
Welcome To Another Century
$250.00
Large chawan of irregular, slightly ovoid shape. Light-colored stoneware, decorated with incised rings on the outside. Inside the rings a translucent green glaze collects and drips down. On the bottom inside, the green translucent glaze has collected, topped with a splash of blue and white glaze. Underneath the translucent green, in the areas where it collects, is gold dust and gold leaf, shimmering through the glaze as the light falls on it. Probably Seto ware (stoneware and glaze very much resemble ki-Seto), Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.
H 3-1/4 x W 5-1/2 inches.

Minimal traces of usage, excellent condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1374235 (stock #10956)
Welcome To Another Century
$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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1374224 (stock #10955)
Welcome To Another Century
$250.00
Thin light-colored stoneware tea bowl of cylindrical shape with straight sides. Dark brown glaze, covered with yellowish brown translucent glaze, creating playful lines. Very fine crackle. Probably Takatori ware. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.
H 2-7/8 x diam. 3-5/8 in.

Short crack along/atop the rim, otherwise fine condition. Red collector’s number on foot.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1374222 (stock #10954)
Welcome To Another Century
$250.00
Small serving dish of square, octagonal shape with two handles standing off the side. Thin light-colored stoneware covered with cream-colored glaze with fine crackle filled in the brown color from the foot to ¾ of the height. On top of the cream-colored glaze some iron-brown decorations of pine needle, plum blossom, cross hatch design and a mon-shaped design and a splash of green glaze with some blue in it. Inside a light textile structure impressed in the glaze. Oribe ware, Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.
H 2-3/8 x W 4 x D 3-3/8 inches.

One small area on top of rim scraped, all in all excellent condition.