All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1311888 (stock #TCR4953)
A set of crackle glazed cups from Seifu Yohei decorated with a simple line by the 90 year old Tanomura Chokunyu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. These appear to have been made in celebration of his 90th birthday in 1904. On the side is written 90 okina Chokunyu Dojin Sen (written by the 90 year old man of The Way Chokunyu) and each is stamped on the base Seifu. Each cup is roughly 3 inches (7.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition but for one hairlin crack in one...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1311886 (stock #TCR4951)
A Ryoro Sencha Steeped Tea Brazier by Seifu Yohei II complete with the original very rare near perfect condition bisque fired liner surmounted with a ring of swirling clouds, a pheasant, carp and Tiger. Outside it is decorated with blossoming trees and plants in the literati style and signed on the base. A window in the side pierced in the manner of bamboo growing over a garden rock would allow the preparer to fan the coals to heat water to the perfect temperature for the tea being served...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1311884 (stock #TCR4950)
A set of Tokkuri by Miyagawa Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box bearing the Teishitsu Gigei-in Seal of the first generation and placing the set before 1916. The Kyo-yaki style crackled cream glaze is decorated with scenes of boats pulled up to the lakeshore before a distant pavilion in an idealic landscape typical of literati design. Each is 6 inches (15 cm) tall and in fine condition, complete with their original lids...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1311781 (stock #TCR4949)
A set of 5 softly glazed green tea bowls enclosed in the original signed wooden box by signed on the base Kachutei Dohachi Seidecorated in reverse with the five plant themes of the literati ideal: Chrysanthemum, Iris, Bamboo, Plum and Pine, each with a unique poem. The tea cups are 2 inches (5 cm) tall, 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) diameter and in fine condition, but for one hairline crack about 1 inch long from the rim of the orchid cup...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1311779 (stock #MOR4948)
A hibachi made from woodblock blocks celebrating images from the 5th Naikoku Sangyo Hakurankai Domestic Industrial Exposition. Imagine the spectacle, it is 1903, the Paris World Exposition has recently finished, and in Shitenoji of Osaka is opened the Naikoku Sangyo Hakurankai. Westerners stroll the Japanese boulevards along side rick-shaws and elaborately coifured women in Kimono. 4.3 million would walk through the ticket booth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1311510 (stock #MOR49446)
A copper Incense burner of 14 sides etched with waves, dragons and tigers in bamboo with a solid silver ami-me hoya and long-eared rabbit handles. It is roughly 4-1/2 inches diameter, and in fine original condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1311262 (stock #MOR4943)
A large Japanese Buddhist prayer bell on a silk pillow with a lacquer and doe-skin striker dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. The hand formed bowl has a serene, deep ring which echoes softly. It is 13 inches (33.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition. One soft strike causes it to reverberate for more than one full minute.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1311080 (stock #MOR4941)
A set of Kashigata Cake Molds representing various animals, flowers, auspicious symbols, human and historical figures and a most unusual automobile. Each is carved wood, and would have been filled with sweet beans and likely a rice gluton to create shaped sweets for various occasions...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1310887 (stock #MOR4938)
A 19th century large bronze image of a crane holding a lotus in its mouth and standing on back of a minogame sea-turtle used in Buddhist ceremonies. It is 16 inches (41 cm) to the top lotus pedal. The upper cluster of Lotus is removable for storage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #1309989 (stock #MBR4463)
A deer image representing the Shinto god of Kasuga Shrine carrying a silver mirror dating from the Eiroku period (Momoyama era, 1557-1570) enclosed in a wooden box. The image is roughly 18 x 8 x 22 cm (7 x 3 x 9 inches). There are some cracks in the shrine gate atop his back and some old repairs. The Mirror is engraved with the date Eiroku 10… (it is broken off below the character 10, placing it between 1567 and 1570) and the character Nobu (a common character in names)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1309752 (stock #MOR4327)
An Edo period hand forged iron lantern made to hang outside temple eaves. The extreme degradation of the iron is testament to its great age, and is highly valued by the Japanese for its pleasing Wabi-sabi aesthetic. Several of the ornamental horns on the top have entirely broken away or disintegrated. Oil drips and spills preserve the base and the original oil dishes remain inside. This is a perfect compliment to a flower arrangement or Tea room...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1309466 (stock #ALR4933)
A snake slithers through the late summer grasses on this painting by Utsumi Koho dated 1901. Painted on silk, it has been completely remounted in a fine cloth border featuring blackened wood rollers. The scroll is 20-1/2 x 71-1/2 inches (52.5 x 182 cm) and is in fine condition. Utsumi Koho (Tsunejiro) was born in Chiba prefecture in 1878, the tenth year of the Meiji period. He studied the Shijo manner of painting under Mochizuki Kinpo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1309461 (stock #MOR4932)
A charming and unusual mingei copper basin on three legs standing on a hardwood base with small lug handles dating from the 19th century and enclosed in a period wooden box. Judging by the form this could have been either a bin-kake brazier for steeped tea or a koro incense burner. A yaki-in brand on the box reads Osaka Tenma, Kimura Shichibei, Minami Tomitacho. Owner or Maker is unclear...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1309460 (stock #MOR4931)
Two boys wrestle, one gaining advantage for a throw, a fine wooden sculpture signed simply underneath with the family name Yokoyama and place Etcchu Inami. It is 8 x 5-1/2 x 7 inches (19 x 14 x 17 cm) and likely dates from the Taisho to early Showa era, c. 1920.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1309382 (stock #MOR4930)
A set of three Edo period gold Maki-e cups representing the three friends of winter, plum, pine and bamboo enclosed in a period wooden box dated the sixth month of Tenpo 7 (1836). They are 4 inches (10 cm) diameter and consecutively smaller, and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1309372 (stock #MOR4928)
A fine stand of auburn colored keyaki on three legs made originally for a Buddhist koro incense burner. 7 wide copper nail heads decorate the front. It is roughly 8 inches (20 cm) diameter. There are still black scars where incense fell across the charred the surface.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1309295 (stock #MOR4925)
A unique miniature but functional Koto Japanese harp enclosed in a period wooden box titled simply Go-koto. It is perfectly made, like its bigger brethren, carved from wood, the ends capped with precious woods, mother of pearl and brocades, and the strings make a soft tone when plucked. It is 21-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (54 x 11.5 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1309169 (stock #MOR4923)
A bridge and weeping-cherry (shidare sakura) draped over swirling eddies on this silver lidded Meiji period Koro incense burner on its original matching table. On the table a waterwheel is visible downstream from the same scene, tiny silver beads floating on the crests of the ripples. The incense burner has a silver lid and removable liner, with a nashiji gold-flaked bottom. It is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition. The table is 14-1/2 x 7 x 2-1/2 inches (37 x 17.5 x 6 cm)...