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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1412063 (stock #10990)
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$750.00
Wide keyaki (zelkova) wooden board carved in low relief and painted in golden yellow, red and black with ten matoi, or firemen’s brigade standards, of the 6th district of Tokyo, which covered the Shitamachi. On the left a Yokohama matoi. Japan, Meiji/Taisho era, 1910s.

H 17.25 x W 47.5 D 2.5 inches

Few scuffmarks and scratches, mainly in excellent condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1407504 (stock #10986)
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$350.00
Yatate, portable writing set that can be worn from the belt. Cast yellow bronze with beautiful dark brown patina. The hollow and open work stem (for holding the brush) has a curved tip. The inkwell is in the shape of a pumpkin. The cover is in the shape of a large leaf, on which sits a rabbit. Japan, Meiji era.

L 8.5 H 1.75 in.

Cover a bit warped, otherwise very good condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1407501 (stock #10989)
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$150.00
Small ceramic table, the top decorated with a mountain scape with two pavilions between clouds of gold; the sides decorated with a shippo motive. Stoneware with translucent, crackled glaze with overglaze green, blue, yellow, aubergine and red enamel and gold. Used on desk to rest ink brush against when not in use. Bottom inscribed in unglazed oval Ninsei. Japan, around 1900.

W 3 x D 1.75 x H 1.25 inch.

Some gold on edges a bit rubbed, otherwise excellent condition

From a private FL collection of incense boxes, water droppers and other antiques

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1406937 (stock #10985)
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$350.00
Yatate, portable writing set that can be worn from the sash. Cast yellow bronze with beautiful brown patina. The hollow and open work stem (for holding the brush) has a slightly curved tip. On the cover of the inkwell sits a frog. Japan, Meiji era.

L 6.25 H 1.5 in.

Excellent condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1406935 (stock #10984)
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$100.00
Waterdropper in the shape of a little fishing boat with a thatched roof. Cast yellow bronze with brown patina. Water hole in bow of boat, the air hole in the top of the roof. Japan, mid-20th century.

L 2-5/8 x H 1-1/2 in.

Patina a bit worn, otherwise fine condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1406933 (stock #10983)
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$95.00
Suiteki waterdropper in the shape of an upside down pail, on which sits a snail that stretches out its feeler towards the nose of a frog that is walking by, using a cane. Two animals from the sansukumi, the three animals that fear each other. The snake has been left out here. Finely cast bronze with dark patination. Japan, mid 20th century or earlier.

H 1.25 x W 1.125 in.

Fine condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1406932 (stock #10982)
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$240.00
Waterdropper in the shape of a kaki, persimmon fruit. Metal (copper or copper-based alloy) patinated in a natural orange brown color. A separate metal stopper in the shape of the crown of the fruit with a short, bent stem, is made in black patinated metal. It has two tiny holes to let the air in, while the water drips out. Bottom stamped with name Kaseki. Japan, mid 20th century.

H 1.5 x diam. 2.5 in.

Minimal traces of usage

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1406383 (stock #10981)
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$200.00
Lost-wax cast bronze suiteki (waterdropper) in the shape of a boat, holding a large anchor on its deck from which winds a long rope. Slightly abstracted form. Japan, late Edo, early Meiji era, 19th century.

L 3-1/2 x W 1-1/2 x H 1-3/4 in.

Excellent condition with beautiful yellowish patina, slightly worn

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1406368 (stock #10979)
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$150.00
Cast bronze suiteki (waterdropper) in the shape of a Chinese fan. On top of the fan reclining Hotei and open fan in low relief. Japan, Meiji era.

L 2-1/2 x W 1-5/8 x H 3/4 in.

Excellent condition with beautiful patina, slightly worn

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1406365 (stock #10978)
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$150.00
Cast bronze suiteki (waterdropper) of oval shape. The top decorated in low relief with the image of a 100mon coin that was first issued in 1835. The inscription reads Tenpo tsuho. The coin was taken out of circulation during the Meiji Restauration (1868), after which it got to be used as a lucky charm. Japan, Meiji era, ca. 1900.

L 2 x W 1-1/4 x H 3/8 in.

Excellent condition with beautiful patina

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1940 item #1401379 (stock #10976)
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$350.00
Small molded sculpture of the mountain deities of Dewa Sanzan, the three sacred mountains in Dewa Province, each holding a rice stalk. They are Hagoro-san okami (right), Gas-san okami (middle) and Yudono-san okami (left). They represent birth, death and rebirth respectively. The shrines are located on three mountain tops in Yamagata Prefecture (former Dewa Province), near the city of Tsuruoka. These mountain peaks are important both in Shintoism and in Shugendo Buddhism. Unusual subject matter. Impressed seal mark in bottom. Japan, Bizen ware, Taisho/Showa era, 1920s-1930s.

H 7-1/2 in.; W 5 in.

Fine condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1401369 (stock #10974)
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$75.00
Tea bowl for the tea ceremony. White soft pottery covered in brown slip over which decoration painted in gold of the bridge over the River Uji surrounded by willow trees, referring to the chapter Ukifune in the Tale of Genji. Artist signature Ashibune pressed into the white pottery. Japan, 1970s.

H 3 in.; diam. 4-3/4 in.

Comes with the original wooden storage box, inscribed, signed and sealed by the artist.

Fine condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1393725 (stock #10971)
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$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)
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$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)
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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)
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$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)
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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)
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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