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Soft, light weight wood, dark and light brown mottled, netsuke representing a snake coiling through a rock. The snake in gilt yellow bronze. Signed at the bottom: Osai. Japan, Edo or Meiji period, mid 19th century.

L 2 x W 1 ½ x H 1 ½ inches.

Very good condition.

Perhaps persimmon.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1038093 (stock #10631)
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Small boxwood netsuke in the shape of a group of five matsutake mushrooms, with their typical small hoods. Natural himotoshi. Unsigned. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
Height: 7/8 inch ; width at top: 15/16 inch (ca. 2.2 x 2.4 cm)
Some minor traces of usage, beautiful patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #1038070 (stock #10633)
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Okimono in the form of a highly detailed human skull. Boxwood, partly stained black. Unsigned. Japan, Meiji period, 19th century.
Height: 1 7/8 inch; width: 2 ¾ inches (ca. 4.7 x 7 cm).
Excellent condition, beautiful patina.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #743518 (stock #B 095)
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$22.00
Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, Vol. 14, Number 1, Spring 1994. Contents:
Bushell Raymond, Questions & Answers, pp. 5-13 / 44-45, Kurstin, Joseph, Netsuke: Story Carvings of Old Japan, An Exhibit of Netsuke and Inro at EPCOT Center, pp. 14-24, Kres, Else, Zeshin Cake Box in the Collection of Harriet and Melvin Jahss, new York, pp. 25-31, Lewis, Edmund J. The Bekkoden Sennin Inro, pp. 32-26, Wilhelm, Gabor, On the Continent, Sales room news, from Paris, Cologne, and Orleans, France, pp. 37-41, Chappell, Sharen; Szeszler, Denis, Legends: Kyoyu and Sofu, pp. 42-43, Comee, Stephen, Tokyo Tidings, pp. 48-50, Spring 1994, 56 pp., 25.5 x 17.5 cm. Paper. English text. Numerous colour plates, b/w illustrations. Perfect condition.
On pp. 14 to 25 Elena and Joe Kurstin proudly introduce an Exhibition of their Netsuke at Epcot Center, a Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, from May 11, 1993 to May 10, 1997. This is followed on pp. 25-31 by Else Kress’ description of a unique Cake Box by Zeshin, covered with leaf-shaped examples of a wide variety of sprinkled gold powders. Ed Lewis reflects on pp. 32-36 on a suitable naming of a hitherto obscure Japanese style of inro decoration.

This item is located in Europe.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #743509 (stock #B 094)
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$22.00
Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, Vol. 13, Number 2, Summer 1993. Contents:
Bushell Raymond, Questions & Answers, pp. 5-8, Ulak, James T., Namban, pp. 9-12, Lewis, Edmund J., When the Twain Met: The Namban Influence Upon Japanese Lacquer Art, pp. 13-24, Moss, Paul, Let’s go Dutch, Namban Netsuke, pp. 25-37, Kress, Else, Tobacco Smoking, Namban-jin and Their Pets in Old Japan, pp. 38-48, Dean, Michael, Four Groups of Japanese Namban Lacquer, pp. 49-61, Szeszler, Denis, Legends: Ashinaga and Tenaga, pp. 66-67, Comee, Stephen, Tokyo Tidings, pp. 70-71, Book reviews: Miss Maggie’s Whole New World, Davey, Neil K.; Netsuke on ‘Sunday Morning’, Cunningham Isabel, p. 74. Summer 1993,78 pp., 25.5 x 17.5 cm. Paper. English text. Numerous colour plates, b/w illustrations. Perfect condition.
James Ulak, at that time the Associate Curator of Japanese Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, gives us an in-depth information on Namban, as an ‘…romantically charged and regrettably imprecise term …’ while Ed Lewis cites Rudyard Kipling’s poem on the likelihood of East and West to meet (e.g. in Japanese art).

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #679155 (stock #B 089)
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Ducros Alain, Briot Alain, Paris Edo, netsuke & sagemono – convention 1994, Catalogue, 1994.
160 pp., 29 x 21 cm. Paper. French / English text Alain Ducros. Japanese summary and list of netsuke, 7 pages, Alain Briot. Numerous colour plates.
Outside cover slightly worn, otherwise perfect condition.

The catalogue is filled with illustrations of approximately 200 netsuke, 50 inro, various pipe cases, tobacco pouches, kiseruzutsu pipe holders, and other items worn hanging from the belt. Also provided are reproductions of pages from design bases, such as the Soken Kisho (1781), and other woodblock-printed books. Enlarged details and signatures are shown separately.
With a preface (French language only) by Guy de Lasteyrie, and introduction by Alain Ducros.

Item location: Europe.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #664569 (stock #10468)
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$55.00
Eijer, Dieuwke, Kagamibuta, Mirrors of Japanese Life and Legend, The Baur Collection / Heinz Kaempfer Fund (Geneva / Leiden), 1994. 95 pages, numerous b/w and color illustrations. Extensive description of the history, materials, techniques of kagamibuta, its subject matter and kagamibuta makers, richly illustrated with excellent photos of pieces from the Baur Collection and from private collections. The appendix contains a list of kagamibuta makers with their signatures and biographic information.
New, in original shrink wrap.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Contemporary item #387202 (stock #V 046)
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$120.00
Hand-made wooden storage box for an antique Japanese pipe (kiseruzutsu) and tobacco pouch, tied with dark purple (murasaki-iro) silk ribbon. Japan, 20th cent.
H 2 ½; L 10 1/8; W 6 3/8 in. (6.5 x 26 x 16.4 cm).
Perfect condition.

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