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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1345235 (stock #Alib39)
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Martin Lerner, The Flame and the Lotus. Indian and Southeast Asian Art from the Kronos Collections, publ. The Metropolitan Museum of Art & Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1984. ISBN 0-87099-374-7. 191 pages, 106 ill. (40 color), covering mostly sculpture and some works of art, ritual objects and artifacts. Hard cover, with dust jacket.

Good condition, traces of usage on dust jacket, corners dented.

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1970 item #1345234 (stock #Alib38)
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Pratapaditya Pal, The Art of Tibet, publ. The Asia Society, with an essay by Eleanor Olson. Exhibition catalog to the exhibition with the same title, held in Asia House Gallery (New York City), National Collection of Fine Arts (Washington, DC) and The Seattle Museum (Seattle, WA) in 1969. Paperback, 163 pages, 119 objects (painting, sculpture, ritual objects), all black and white, with descriptions and several other illustrations in color and black & white. Fair condition.

Cover worn, spine damaged.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1344585 (stock #10883)
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Tall flower vase of dented cylindrical form with two rudimentary lions head masks on the flanks. Thick brown clay with irregular splashes of ash glaze. Signed on the bottom. Bizen stoneware, or perhaps Tokoname. Japan, Showa era, 1950s-1960s.

H 10¼ inch.

Comes with original fitted wooden tomobako, inscribed on cover, with signature and seal matching the signature on the bottom of the vase

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1930 item #1344578 (stock #10882)
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Two wooden masks from the no theater. Hannya with relatively short horns, reflecting the transformation of a jealous, angry woman into a demon. The other the gaunt face of an old man with mustache and beard. Thin carved wood with gesso and polychrome painting. Japan, Taisho era, 1920s.

H ca. 8 ½ inches, each

Tiny red spots on surface, cracks in the gesso on the chins of each, each with a crack in the gesso on the forehead, long, a but shallow chip on back of Hannya mask, damage to horns of Hannya. Most damages superficial.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1344532 (stock #10881)
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Water dropper in the shape of a double gourd with a vine and a reishi mushroom. Brown patinated bronze. Japan, Showa era, 1930s-1950s.

L 2½ inch

Fine condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1344123 (stock #10879)
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Ceramic handwarmer or teaburi in the shape of Daruma without limbs, completely wrapped in his garment. The face modeled and engraved in the unglazed clay, the garment glazed in red with green patches and white slip. Nostrils left open. Signed at bottom: Juan Hirauchi saku and two impressed seals: Juan and Hirauchi. Raku kiln, Japan, Meiji/Taisho era, early 20th century.

H 10 ½ inches

Some light traces of usage in the form of small glaze chips on top of the head, along edges and around the opening in the back. All in all very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1344083 (stock #10878)
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Sculpture of Daruma, Buddhist patriarch, sitting wrapped in his garment, chest and face bare. Cast bronze with beautiful brown patina. Cast seal in back, illegible. Japan, Edo/Meiji era, mid-19th century.

H ca. 7-1/4 inch.

Excellent condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1344081 (stock #10877)
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Daruma standing tall, wrapped tightly in his garment, the tips of his feet just peeping out. One tip of his garment floating, as if in the wind. The face deeply cut and expressive. Keyaki (zelkova) wood carved in ittobori style. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century. Mingei (folk art).

H ca. 13-1/2 inches

Natural stress crack, typical for keyaki wood, few very old chips in the back that were probably already there at the time of the carving, all in all very good condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1344078 (stock #10876)
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Small compact vase of irregular shape on a wide foot. Brown clay with white inclusions typical for Shigaraki ware, with green and white translucent glaze patches and ash glaze. Small metal loop on the shoulder in the ‘back’ to hang the vase from a beam in the tokonoma. Bottom left unglazed. Impressed seal of artist: Kozan. Japan, Shigaraki ware, Showa/Heisei, circa 1970s-1980s.

H 3-3/4 in., W 4-3/4 in.

Mint condition

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1930 item #1341548 (stock #10875)
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Helmet ornament, or kabuto maedate, as worn by samurai. A golden jewel surrounded by a flaming mandorla. The central jewel made of gilded paper imitating leather, framed by a wooden outline, mounted onto a copper plate in the shape of a flaming mandorla. Buddhist symbol. Japan, early 20th century.

H 8 ¾ in., W 7 ½ in.

Some nicks and dents

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1340959 (stock #10874)
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Heavy, cream colored stoneware plate or platter shaped as a lotus leaf with standing, irregular edge. Surface on ‘inside’ structured with cloth, covered in cream colored glaze, typical Oribe green glaze and decorated with geometric figures in iron brown glaze. Impressed maker’s mark in bottom: Jocho? tsukuru. Japan, Seto region, Oribe kiln, Meiji era, 19th century. Diam 7 ¼ x H 7/8 inches

2 old small chips and some fritting on rim, consistent with age and use

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1340944 (stock #10873)
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Bronze ikebana vessel in the shape of a boat with a large anchor on the stern deck. On the flanks waves are indicated in gold damascene. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.

L 12 ¼ x W 7 3/8 x H 4 ¾ inches.

Beautiful dark brown patina, scuff marks on the bottom consistent with usage, water traces consistent with usage.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1337033 (stock #10870)
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Stoneware waterdropper of elongated shape with indented corners, with molded relief image of a rabbit running over waves. This refers to a classic Chinese poem, likening the reflection of the moon on the water with a rabbit jumping over waves. Made of two sections, joined together before covering with brown glaze. Japan, early Showa era, 1930-1940s.

H ca. 1 in., L 2-5/8 x W 2-1/8 in.

Lesions and irregularities in glaze (pre-firing), otherwise very good condition

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1332318 (stock #10865)
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Pair of oni sculptures. One oni with arms crossed, a dragon over its shoulder and two horns; the other holding a ball or jewel and with one horn. Each with a cloud coming out of the head that forms the base of candle stick. Each standing on a wooden base. The dragon and jewel may refer to Ryujin, the dragon king of the sea. Wood with gesso and lacquer. Japan, Edo/Tokyo studio, late Edo or early Meiji, 19th century.

H incl. bases ca. 15 ¼ inch each

Small chips and losses, one oni stuck back on its wooden base with metal wires, more or less original condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1331840 (stock #10864)
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Hanging scroll with the image of a withered skull lying between flowering Suzuki grass. Nozarashi skull (exposed in an open field) in the fall. Black ink, brown and some gold and silver on silk. Dated and signed: 1915, Unrei and artist’s seal. Japan. Borders decorated with brocade skulls and Suzuki grasses.

Painting: H 51 ½ x W 20 ¼ inches. Total height 79 ¼ inches.

Good condition.

Akamatsu Unrei (1892-1958), Osaka. Studied painting with Unsen Koyama, Tikugai Fujii and Himejima Chikugai.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1331832 (stock #10863)
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Hanging scroll with painting in black ink and some red and yellow on silk of a snake winding its way through a dead tree. Signed Ouyang Chin, two red seals, one of which reads Ouyang Chin. China, 1950s-1960s. Japanese style mounting.

Image H 39 x W 17 ¾ inches. Total height 69 ½ inches.

Few horizontal creases.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1331274 (stock #10862)
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Long handscroll depicting ‘Along the River During the Qingming Festival’ (Qingming Shanghe Tu), following the scenes as seen in the famous handscroll with the same title by the Song painter Zhang Zeduan, housed in the Palace Museum in Beijing. One of the many re-interpretive paintings, in a totally different style than the original. People and daily life, dressed in Korean dress, in Bianjing (today Kaifeng). Black ink and some light color on silk. Unidentified artist, Korea, mid 20th century. Date refers to 1933. Spurious signature and seals Molin Shanren added.

L 23 feet, H 11 inches.

Pinholes at regular intervals in the brocade border, some yellowing due to light exposure, 2 minor creases, otherwise very good condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1330287 (stock #10860)
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Wall vase of irregular round shape. Middle brown stoneware – Bizen-like - with irregularly thrown dripping glaze decoration. Metal eye at the back for hanging. Marked with 3 dots at bottom. Unidentified artist. Japan, around 1970s.

H ca 7 in., W at foot 4 ¼ in.

Mint condition