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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #376118 (stock #10269)
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$125.00
Elegant container for transporting food. Cylindrical bentwood container with round fitting cover. The handle has the same shape as the handles for buckets etc. Soft wood with reddish clear finish. Japan, Meiji period. Folk art.
Diameter 9 7/8 in. (25.3 cm), height 11 1/8 in. (28.4 cm).
Crack through the bottom of the container, repaired crack in cover, otherwise minor traces of usage. Nice and stable condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #374009 (stock #10262)
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$1,800.00
Sculpture of a female deity holding a jewel in her right hand and a scroll in her left. She is accompanied by two foxes, that sit to her left and right like the guardian foxes to the Inari shrines. The figures are stuck into a heavy block of dense wood. Light wood, simply carved, covered in a soot patina, underneath which bright colors are visible (lower part of garment of deity, see picture). Beautiful piece of mingei. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
Height 10 in. (25.5 cm), width 7 ½ in. (19.5 cm), depth 3 ¾ in. (9.4 cm).
One of the hair needles broken off, two cracks in the base, hand with scroll pegged to the arm (old repair), generally very good condition.

A very similar piece in style and facial features was found, described as Korean, 19th century.

All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Pre 1990 item #373858 (stock #L 044)
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$350.00
Set of five circular red dishes, decorated in black lacquer with the flowers of the seasons. The base of thin but strong cypress wood, the wood-grain visible through of top-layer of red lacquer over a base-coat of black lacquer. Each dish decorated with a black lacquer line- drawing of one of the five seasonal plants (Plum, orchids, pine, bamboo, chrysanthemum.) Each dish signed at the underside with a gold lacquer seal ZÔHIKO. Japan, approx. 1985.
Diameter 4 ¼ in. (11 cm).
Perfect condition.
In fitted wooden box (tomobako), 1 3/8” (H) x 5 5/16” x 5 5/16” (3.6 x 13.7 x 13.7 cm), inscribed on the lid and with red seal ZÔHIKO.

These dishes are located in Europe (EC).

All Items : New Century : Lacquer : Pre 1990 item #373853 (stock #L 043)
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$750.00
Set of five shallow rectangular dishes in wakasa-nuri, a lacquer technique that creates a mottled effect. The base of straight-grained cypress wood covered with black lacquer. Decorated in typical Wakasa style with an irregular pattern of gold foil and shell inlays, ground-down and polished to a glossy, smooth finish. Japan, around 1985.
L 6”, W 4 3/8”, H 9/16” (15.5 x 11.3 x 1.5 cm).
Very slight wear to the black lacquer underside.

These dishes are located in Europe (EC).

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #373734 (stock #10261)
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$500.00
Shishi mask with movable lower jaw, of a fairly small size. Kiri wood, cleverly carved to use the grain to accentuate the curves in the face and stained with a reddish color. The bushy eyebrows, nose and mane and lines in the forehead stained black, the ears held together by cotton rope. Holes in the back of the head show where the cloth was attached. Beautiful piece of folk art. Japan, 19th century.
Height 5 3/8 in. (13.9 cm), width 8 ½ in. (22.6 cm), depth 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm).
Bottom of lower jaw slightly rubbed, some stress cracks in upper lip, between front teeth and at back of head, black stain rubbed, one ear repaired. All in all good and stable condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #373728 (stock #10259)
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$475.00
Five small dishes with a design of three iron-brown cherry blossoms (two positive, one negative) on a cream colored patch in an otherwise black surface. Foot ring impressed at tree points, thus creating three feet. Black Oribe. In the unglazed bottom two impressed seals: Aoi no kama (hollyhock kiln) and star-shaped flower.
Japan, Meiji/Taisho period.
Diam. 4 3/8 in. (11.4 cm), height 7/8 in. (2.1 cm). Excellent condition.
With yellow cloth wrappers and wooden box, inscribed: Kuro Oribe mei? no sara (Black Oribe signed? dishes). Signed and sealed on inside of cover.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #373467 (stock #10249)
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$2,000.00
Small shrine with inside the standing figure of Amida Buddha, both hands in mudra. He stands before a delicately open-worked halo on a double lotus flower, based on a hexagonal base. With gold decorated wood. On the inside of the doors, on the gilding in green, black, pink and white some flowering lotus plants. Japan, 18th / 19th century.
Height of case: 15 3/16 in. (39.4 cm).
Case: One part of hardware missing from left door, crack in left door (bottom), lacquer chipping off at back, some dents and small lacquer chips at edges, painting on inside of doors rubbed. Inside: Halo broken at several places and repaired, several fingers missing from both hands, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #372935 (stock #10257)
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$30.00
Fu, Marilyn and Wen Fong, The Wilderness Colors of Tao-chi, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1973, cloth, slipcase, 13 5/8 x 10 1/16 in. (35 x 25.8 cm). 5 pp. of introduction, 24 pp. with commentaries and translations to 12 paintings by Tao-chi, with a full page color illustration to each painting, 1 p. notes. The paintings originate from the album “Wilderness colors” which is in the Arthur M. Sackler Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Slipcase slightly rubbed at corners and edges, otherwise case and book in fine condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #372931 (stock #10256)
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$50.00
Cohn, William, Chinese Painting, Hacker Art Books, New York 1978, reprint of first edition (1947), 111 pp. text, bibliography and index, 224 pp. b/w illustrations, followed by List of Plates and Index of Collections, 12 3/8 x 9 ¼ in. (31.9 x 24 cm), cloth (dragon picture).
Traces of usage: cover somewhat soiled and rubbed at edges, dent at spine and corner.
History and development of painting in China through the dynasties. Standard work on Chinese painting.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #372653 (stock #10253)
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Schloss, Ezekiel, Ancient Chinese Ceramic Sculpture, from Han through T’ang, 2 vols., Castle Publishing Co,. Ltd., Stamford, CT 1977. First edition. Vol. I: hard cover, linen, 13 7/8 x 10 1/8 in. (35 x 25.9 cm), xviii, 259 pp. with maps and numerous b/w illustrations. Introduction to and intense study of the history, styles, techniques of tomb figures from the Han through T’ang dynasties. Pp. 171-173 browned by newspaper clipping, some traces of usages at spine, very good condition. Vol.II: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Schloss. Includes 12 color plates 148 plus 13 b/w plates, unbound in blue linen portfolio. Portfolio on the outside somewhat sun bleached at spine, some paint stains at back, plates in very good condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #372651 (stock #10252)
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$80.00
White, Helen, Snuff Bottles from China. The Victoria and Albert Collection, Bamboo Publishing Ltd. in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1990. First edition. Hardcover (green fine linen), 14 ½ x 10 ¼ in. (37 x 26.4 cm), 291pp. with numerous color illustrations, green linen slipcover.
Well written introduction to the history of tobacco and the use of snuff bottles, followed by a description of the collection snuff bottles, organized according to material (hardstones, glass, porcelain, metal and organic). At the end there is a concordance list and a bibliography.
No dust jacket, some paint stains on bottom of slipcase, otherwise in fine condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #372293 (stock #10251)
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Fong, Wen C., Images of the Mind. Selections from the Edward L. Elliott Family and John B. Elliott Collections of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting at The Art Museum, Princeton University, 2nd ed., The Art Museum, Princeton University, 1987. 12 ¾ x 10 13/16 in. (32.7 x 27.9 cm), 505pp. with numerous black and white ills. and approx. 20 color ills. Soft cover. (ISBN 0-943012-04-X)
Extensive introduction on the history of painting in China and development of styles by Wen C. Fong, further contributions by Alfreda Murck and Shou-chien Shih and description and study of seventy paintings from the Elliott collections by Pao-Chen Ch’en and Jan Stuart. At the end a Selcted Bibliography and Index of Chinese Names.
Minor traces of usage at the cover (slightly dented corners and some superficial scratches), otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #372266 (stock #10250)
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$80.00
Fahr-Becker, Gabriele (ed.), The Art of East Asia, English edition, Koenemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Cologne, 1999, 2 vols., 406pp and 407pp. 12 ½ x 10 ¾ in. (32 x 27.8 cm). Hardcover with dust jacket, in slipcase.
In these volumes the arts and cultures are discussed, richly illustrated in color, of China, Indonesia and the Champa Kingdoms (vol. I) and of the Kingdom of the Khmer, Thailand, Laos, Burma, Vietnam, Japan and Korea (vol. II). The focus of this book is clearly on China and Japan. Contributing authors are Sabine Hesemann, Michael Dunn, Gabriele Farh-Becker and Michaela Appel. The appendix includes Glossary of Chinese characters, Notes, Selective Bibliography, Picture Credits (vol. I) and Notes, Glossary, Index and Picture Credits (vol. II).
N.B. The German text edition came out in 1998.
Vol. I with minor traces of usage, vol. II. with dented corners at top. Case also with dented corner at top.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #367964 (stock #10246)
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$750.00
Sitting figure of a stern looking Nichiren, founder of the Nichiren sect. In his left hand he holds the scroll with the lotus sutra. In his right hand he holds a mace. Inscription in red lacquer on the back. Light wood (hollow), covered with black lacquer. Head in separate piece with crystal eyes.
Edo period, 19th century.
Height 3 ¾ in. (9.6 cm); width at bottom 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm).
Several lacquer chips, nose repaired, lacquer cracked along wooden joints, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #367804 (stock #10245)
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Two magnificent and rare end-pieces in the shape of lion-like animal heads. The pieces were held by pegs to the end of the beams in a construction. The heads show fangs and mane and curled horns. In their mouths they hold a rope or cord connected to an object that is no longer there, as if they are pulling or holding up something that was on the beam or on the building. Single piece of wood, decorated with the typical colors of red, white and green and some ochre decorations on the horns. Tibet, 18th century or earlier.
A: Approx. height 16 in.; width 15 in.; depth 15 in.
B: Approx. height 14 in.; width 16 in.; depth 14 in.
Normal wear and tear (paint chips, cracks), very good and stable condition. Repainted several times.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #367658 (stock #B 073)
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$17.50
Suzuki, Misako, Impey, Oliver R., The Lacquer of Suzuki Mutsumi and Suzuki Misako. Catalog of an exhibition held in the Ostasiatiska Museet, Stockholm, 1988, and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1988. Reading, Asmolean Museum Publications, Oriental Art, 1988. 48 pp., 16 color ills., 47 b/w ills., 8 3/16 x 8 11/16 in. (21 x 14.5 cm). Paper. Cover slightly rubbed, otherwise good condition.
Modern style Japanese lacquer ware, as shown in this catalogue, represents an unique combination of appealing elegance and strong durability, resulting in utensils suitable to be used (almost) everyday. Shapes and surfaces of the almost weightless bowls, cups, and trays, were designed and lacquered by Mutsumi Suzuki, a descendant of a family of Kyoto lacquer masters; decorative touches were added by his wife, Misako Suzuki. Japanese lacquer objects, as shown in this catalogue, are modern and classic at the same time.

This book is located in Europe (EC).

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #367527 (stock #10240)
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$2,500.00
Very small scroll painting for in the back of a house shrine. Sumie. Daruma standing on a reed stalk crossing the river Yangtse. In the upper part a commentary or a poem. Black ink on silk. Red seal to the left. To the right the typical jar shaped seal in red.
Painted area: 7 5/8 x 3 13/16 in.
Size of whole scroll: 7 x 17 ¾ in.
Back of scroll needs fixing, scroll ends missing, painting slightly yellowed and soiled, crease at the top, some tears in lower area, due to rolling, generally good condition.
Hakuin 1685-1768.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #367496 (stock #10244)
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$1,500.00
Shrine with in the back the Grand Mandala of the Lotus Sutra, in the form of a phrase in the middle (na mu myo ho ren ge kyo), flanked by two Buddhas. In the front sits Nichiren on a high pedestal. Wood decorated with gold lacquer and other colors.
Height case 9 3/8 in. (24.7 cm).
Lacquer damage on left door of case (see picture), doors on inside and skirt regilded, fingers to left hand of Nichiren and scroll missing, mace missing, parts of base on which Nichiren sits are regilded, otherwise good condition.