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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1254333 (stock #TCR4601)
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A large porcelain vase by Miyanaga Tozan decorated with a garden scene of young pine growing up around a large stone brushed by Yamamoto Shunkyo and enclosed in a double wooden box signed by both artists. It comes with the pictured rosewood stand in a separate section in the box. The vase is 12 inches (31cm) tall 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1253536 (stock #TCR4600)
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A sophisticated soft yellow Kiji Celadon vase by important early 20th century female potter Suwa Sozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and in fine condition. The vessel dates from the late Taisho to early Showa period (1922-1940), when Sencha and the ideas of Chinese Scholarly life reigned in Japan.
Suwa Sozan II (Torako (1890-1977)) was the niece and adopted daughter of Teishitsu Gigei-in Suwa Sozan I (1852-1922)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1253261 (stock #TCR4599)
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A kiji Yellow Celadon Koro incense burner with a horse finial enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Kato Kozan. It is 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kato Keizan (1886-1963) was born in Tajimi city, Gifu, a pottery center in its own right, however came to Kyoto to apprentice under Kiyomizu Rokubei IV. He established himself in the same neighborhood in Kyoto, where he became well known for celadon and Chinese based porcelain forms...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1253132 (stock #MOR4598)
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A stunning selection of burled wood makes up this intricate compartmentalized picnic box dating from the opening years of the 20th century (Later Meiji). It would make a great jewelry box. There are 23 individual compartments and one sake flask. The set is 32 x 20 x 42 cm (12 x 8 x 17 inches) and is in overall fine condition, with minor Chips typical of use. The lower most box lid has warped some with age...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1251900 (stock #MOR4588)
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Five paintings on paper mounted on split bamboo Ogi fan frames with five bamboo handles with green silk chord enclosed in the original signed wooden box. They are backed with white paper flecked with genuine gold. Roughly 9 inches (22 cm) diameter and in fine condition but for a few nibbles around the base of the fans near the satin handle-inserts. Tanaka Hakuin (1865-1934) was born in Suruga, modern day Shizuoka...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1251407 (stock #TCR4582)
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A gorgeous Edo period Tokkuri from the Southern Island of Kyushu wrapped in a sarasa cloth bag with matching protective pillow and enclosed in a quality Shi-ho Kiri-wood box. It is 15 cm (6 inches) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1250843 (stock #MOR4138)
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A set of five handpainted wooden dishes dating from the Meiji period from painters at the studio of Kono Bairei (1844-1895), one of the most famous studios of the Meiji, including work by Takeuchi Seiho, Yamamoto Shunkyo Tamanami Gyokuha and 2 by Tsuji Kako. Turned from what appears t be Zelkova, each is covered in clear lacquer upon which the respective artists have decorated in black. Each dish is 16 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition enclosed in a stamped wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1250384 (stock #TCR4569)
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A deep e-karatsu bowl dating from the Meiji period depicting a garden scene of stones and bamboo signed Shasosai. The poem reads: “Kinpu, Gyokuro, Keika, Kaiki Kotsuki Kuru, Shokyo Shin Gei Ya.”
Golden wind, Jade dew, Winter Chrysanthemum, A large moon blossoms beautiful, The light assailing my pillow at night. The first three lines here are translated literally, but are also a play on the names of exalted green teas. A very powerful image...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1249820 (stock #TCR4565)
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A hermit rides comfortably on the back of an ox, a reference to the 10 stages of enlightenment of Zen lore. This piece is by Miyagawa Kozan I (1842-1916) and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Koro (outside), and inside Ninsei Utsushi Ushi-Jinbutsu hijiri followed by the signature and the Teishitsu Gigei-in seal. In addition, the box has been annotated on the side by the current Makuzu Kosai...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1249818 (stock #TCR4564)
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gstg Underglaze blue waves froth and swell on the entirety of this strong porcelain bowl by Seifu Yohei I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 15 cm (6 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Seifu Yohei I (1803-1861) founded the Seifu dynasty in Kyoto...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1249510 (stock #MOR4562)
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A superbly crafted free standing image of a Heron standing high on a rocky outcrop, balanced on one leg, the other curled up tightly in its feathers. It is made in dusted silver, likely over a bronze body. The form is expertly crafted, incised with a fierce expression showing awe for the power of nature and its inhabitants. Keen eyes scan the river for fish, and the horizon for predators. Worn, we have had the original bolt fixing him to the rock bored and replaced. It is in fine condition, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1249152 (stock #TCR4560)
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A set of ten small aka-e porcelain tea cups enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Seifu Yohei III dating from the early Meiji period; I believe by the style and signature that these date circa 1878, when he took over the family kiln or possibly while still under control of II (III is known to have signed his own boxes from around 1875). There are minor chips in the rim typical of use and two have hairline cracks. They are 8 cm (3 inches) diameter each, 5 cm (2 inches) tall.
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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1249151 (stock #TCR4559)
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A dark bamboo grows up the side of this gohon bowl by Kiyomizu Rokubei decorated by Nishiyama Suisho and enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. It is 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter, 7.5 cm (3 inches) tall and in fine condition.
Nishiyama Suisho (1879-1958) was born in Kyoto, graduated the Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and studied the Shijo manner under Takeuchi Seiho. He served as head of the Kyoto Special School of Painting (mod Kyoto University of Fine Art). His ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1249007 (stock #TCR4558)
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A Ko-Karatsu tsubo with two small handles enclosed in an ancient wooden box titled KoKaratsu Mimitsuki Hana-ike and bearing the stamp “Yuki”. It is 6 inches (15 cm) diameter, roughly the same height and in excellent condition dating from the first part of the Edo or earlier. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1248536 (stock #MOR4556)
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Three tough looking toads work together to support the base ring of this unusual leaf-shaped bronze Usubata flower basin enclosed in an antique wooden box. It is signed on the base simply “Oka”. Roughly 11 inches (27 cm) diameter, 8 inches (20 cm) tall. ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1248028 (stock #TCR4551)
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A large Hakeme Sweets dish made by Kato Genjiro and decorated by the Buddhist Scholar Nanjo Bunyu to commemorate his ascension to temple life on the 8th day of the third month of 1923. It is 17.5 cm (67 inches) diameter and in fine condition.
Tsuruma Sanko Yaki (also known as Tsurumai Yaki) was established in the Showa district of Nagoya, Aichi prefecture by Kato Genjiro in 1914. He moved the kiln once, but it was destroyed in the bombing of the Second World War, and the whereabouts of ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1248027 (stock #TCR4550)
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Set six cups and saucers by Seifu Yohei III enclosed in the original signed wooden box bearing the teishitsu Gigei-in seal. Each cup and saucer is uniquely decorated with floral imagery, and each piece is stamped on the base Seifu. The saucers are 10.5 cm (4 inches) diameter and all are in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II. Sent at the age of twelve to study painting under then the top Nanga artist Tanomura Chokunyu, he returned in 1865 due to ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1247705 (stock #MOR4547)
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A superb delicate dragon wriggles up the side of this exquisite bronze vase by Heian Shochudo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7 inches tall and in fine condition. A slot in the flattened back allows it to be hung on a wall or used free standing. ...