All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1265646 (stock #MOR4677)
A Sagemono of kanshi (dried lacquer) in the shape of a degraded and cast off waniguchi shrine bell with a central compartment, golden leaves gathering on the surface, connected to a wooden netsuke in the shape of a mokugyo prayer bell by a black chord. When hanging, a lever inside closes by gravity, preventing the compartment from opening. On back in gold lacquer is written a circuitous verse followed by the artists (Shunkyo) signature...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1289061 (stock #TCR4842)
A horse frolics under a stylized pine bough on this unusually shaped mountain-scape tokkuri dating from the 19th century. Color has infused beautifully into the crackled pale glaze, and agano green surmounts the peak. It is 3 x 3-1/2 x 7 inches (8 x 9 x 19 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1294146 (stock #MOR4801)
A pleasure craft of solid burled wood covered in clear, black and red lacquer with inlayed mother of pearl designs which opens up to be a picnic box. The fore-peak is removable and opens to hold chopsticks. The upper cabin is a sake bottle, the roof a large plate, the the lower cabin food and rice storage. The aft holds 6 small plates, and the structure all can be removed to reveal the food storage in the hold. It is roughly 20 x 8-1/2 x 11 inches (50 x 21 x 28 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1286250 (stock #TCR4826)
A pair of unique three part tokkuri by Taniguchi Chojiro consisting of a top, which turned upside down forms the cup, a central ring on which the cup rests, and the bottle, which, when assembled, make the form of a temple bell. These are made after the infamous bell of Hokoji Temple which provided (a rather lame) excuse for Tokugawa Ieyasu to crush the Toyotomi family and claim the country for his own, therefore beginning the Tokugawa Dynasty which ruled Japan for over 250 years...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1303793 (stock #MOR4905)
An antique cast iron lantern in the shape of a rusted out Dotaku wind bell enclosed in a signed period wooden box titled Tetsu-Toro (Iron Lantern) Birekitaku-Utsushi (Beautiful Bell from History) followed by the makers name (illegible) and stating it was made in Mid Autumn. In the lower left is a name which appears to read Miyazaki Kikuro followed by a brand. A primitive candle holder can be slotted in from the base, and light would leak out through the simulated rust holes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1265447 (stock #ALR4671)
An ink painting of bamboo by Tomioka Tessai enclosed in a wooden box endorsed by Sakamoto Kojo titled Ganchiku. It is 67.5 x 199 cm (26-1/2 x 78 inches) and has been long ago mounted in excellent brocade. There are some holes visible in the original paper which were repaired when the painting was re-backed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1275772 (stock #TCR4732)
A wily fox stands, head cocked to one side wrapped in the robes of a nun, something to be wary of this ceramic Okimono by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in the original wooden box titled outside Dohachi Zo Hakuzoso, and signed within Kachutei Dohachi Zo followed by the artists stamp. It is 8 inches (21 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1260964 (stock #MOR4610)
A Rimpa style design adorns this silver-rimmed raw kiri-wood suzuri-bako painted by Kawai Gyokudo and containing a ceramic ink stone, brushes, punch and knife by Ito Tozan and a silver and shakudo water dropper stamped by an unknown metal artist. Inside a river flows from top to bottom in rich, soft blue...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1280343 (stock #TCR4765)
A set of 5 nesting cups in assorted colors decorated with burning Buddhist jewels by Suzuki Shonen which are kept in a cloth and bamboo basket enclosed in the original wooden box. Each cup is uniquely signed by the artist. The box reads, “Shonen-hitsu, Kyu Tama no Zu” (Nine Buddhist Jewels by Shonen) and inside” Tame: Inari Jinja Shamusho Kochiku Kinen, Oju Heian ?kyu-Do Kinsei” (In commemoration of the re-building of the Inari Shrine Edifice, Made humbly by Heian ?kyu-Do...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1282178 (stock #MOR4786)
Ten 16 petal Kikumon Chrysanthemum (symbols of Imperial Lineage) in silver over swirling vines on gold circle the shoulder of this superbly crafted Te-aburi hand warmer enclosed in a period wooden box. The body of white Kiri is decorated with cranes and clouds in maki-e, capped with rosewood and sitting on a rosewood base. Inside is a brass container gilded with gold around the upper half...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1268245 (stock #MOR4640)
Silver leaves cap the Chrysanthemum shaped Hoya (pierced lid) of this exquisite gold splashed bronze Koro incense burner. It is very heavy, and comes enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box. The Koro is 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) diameter and weighs 600 grams (bronze and gold) the lid 52 grams (solid silver). It is signed on the base Sen.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1292905 (stock #MOR4795)
A spectacular black lacquered wooden sign carved with bold characters over a gold gilded carp swimming through a torrent of waves dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. It is in fine condition, with only minor marks typical of age. It measures 4 feet (121 cm) long, 14 inches (35 cm) wide and is 1-1/2 inches (3.5 cm) thick at the frame edge.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1271866 (stock #TCR4654 )
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A pair of superb Tokkuri by Raku Kichizaemon enclosed in the original signed wooden box, each stamped on the base, each unique with one in dark Raku glaze, the other swiped with ash leaving large areas of raw clay exposed. Each one is 16 cm (6 inches) tall and in fine condition. These are by the Kichizaemon X, according to the book Sado Bijutsu Teccho, it is the earliest of his four known stamps...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1284801 (stock #ALR4806)
A traveler wanders open roads through horrendous crags, the promise of arrival and companionship hidden beyond the hills in a quiet dwelling. This is a wonderful ink on silk image by Tanaka Hakuin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Largely leafless trees indicate late winter. It is wrapped in a green silk border with pale piping terminating in bone rollers. It is 22-1/2 x 51 inches (56.5 x 130 cm) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1265350 (stock #TCR4670)
A set of 21 dishes made by Kiyomizu Rokubei III (1820-1883), Shiokawa Bunrin (1808-1877), Kono Bairei (1844-1895), and other members of Bunrin's atelier enclosed in a custom compartmentalized wooden box. Inset into the lid is the original signed wooden box top titled Shiokawa Bunrin Sensei E no Kiyomizu Rokubei Saku. Each gourd shaped dish is uniquely decorated with a seasonal image and poem, and is signed by the artist who decorated it and stamped by the maker Rokubei...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1262069 (stock #TCR4628)
A spray of bamboo in iron and a short verse decorate the soft gohon-pastels of this large Shuro by Kiyomizu Rokubei and Takeuchi Seiho enclosed in the original wooden box titled Fuchiku (Wind and Bamboo). It is 27 cm (10-1/2 inches) diameter, 31 cm (12 inches) tall and is in excellent condition, and comes wrapped in a padded cloth on a pillow inside the original kiri-box signed by Takeuchi Seiho, which is in-turn enclosed in an outer box annotated posthumously “4th generation Robubei Saku” ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1297895 (stock #MOR4476)
A rake and broom under and ancient pine in gold couched thread represent lifelong marital bliss and longevity on the blue silk field of this antique Fukusa backed with vermillion silk crepe. It is roughly 26 x 24 inches (67 x 60 cm) and is in fine condition but for a square stain on back where it was folded, and a missing tassel.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1301496 (stock #MOR4884)
Anyone who has ever been to Hokkaido will know the famous carving skill of the Ainu people, the indigenous tribe from that Northern Island. Here are nine antique chisels and knives for hand carving, obviously made for carving something very big. There are five flat chisels, one knife and three corner chisels. The flat chisels vary in length from 82 cm to 32 cm, (32 to 13 inches) the corner chisels 23 to 53 cm (9 to 21 inches), and the carving knife 26.5 cm (10-1/2 inches). The flat chisel hea...