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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1305628 (stock #ALR4914)
The Kura
$1,850.00
A lone figure appears among the dried and rustling grasses of late autumn, her robes indicate she is a nun, but her long snout gives cause to hesitate…This is a fine image by important artist Imao Keinen enclosed in the original signed double wood box and dated to his 77th year (1921 by Japanese count)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1305627 (stock #MOR4913)
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An unusual Meiji period bronze image of the jolly Daikoku-ten, one of the 7 gods of fortune, looking incredibly relaxed and content. His hat is removable to reveal a chamber for burning incense, and the smoke would be exhaled though his open mouth. It is 6-1/2 x 8 x 5-1/2 inches 16.5 x 20 x 14 cm) and is in overall fine, original condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1305626 (stock #AOR4912)
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$225.00
A lithograph of a study of a Kutani Bowl from a survey of ceramic ware at the newly formed Kyoto Museum dated 1879 and published 1880. It shows the bowl from top, side and inside the foot ring. The addition of English annotations shows the importance the Meiji Government was placing on gaining recognition from the outside world. The print has been mounted onto a thin paper card 52 x 37.5 cm (15 x 20-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1304749 (stock #AOR4911)
The Kura
$225.00
A lithograph of a study of a Ninsei Chawan Tea Bowl from a survey of ceramic ware at the newly formed Kyoto Museum dated the 12th month of Meiji 11 (1878) and published 1880. It shows the bowl from top, bottom, side and cut-away. The addition of English annotations shows the importance the Meiji Government was placing on gaining recognition from the outside world. The print has been mounted onto a thin paper card 52 x 37.5 cm (15 x 20-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1304572 (stock #AOR4908)
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$895.00
An album of 12 fan shaped images by various figures from Hyogo prefecture (around the city of Kobe) including works by infamous Zen priest Nakahara Nantenbo and artists Otsuka Seiji, Tsuchiya Reisetsu, Tatewaki Taizan, Suga Shoso, Ohashi Kiho and Tsurunoyama Kakuzan among others such as Hekiyo, Baisen and Sakyo. It appears to have been put together over a number of years. The album is 10-1/2 x 7 inches (27 x 18 cm), meant to be viewed open (each image 21 x 7 inches or 53 x 18 cm)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1304514 (stock #MOR4906)
The Kura
$600.00
A Tsurukubi Ichirin Sashi Bronze Vase decorated with birds among late Autumn foliage of Chrysanthemum and Hagi enclosed in the original wooden box signed Seiho-saku. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1303793 (stock #MOR4905)
The Kura
$875.00
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 1920 item #1303625 (stock #ANR4904)
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An exceptional work by female artist Hayami Shokin in the original Taisho frame featuring a young woman serving tea under the cherry blossoms c. 1915. Pigment on silk mounted on a panel in a frame of pale patterned silk inside black lacquer. The painting is 26 x 62 inches (66 x 157 cm). The frame is 38-1/2 x 74-1/2 (97.5 x 189 cm). It is in overall surprisingly good condition. There is a slight streak under her right eye, and some minor abrasions in the frame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1303624 (stock #MOR4903)
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Four kiri panels are set into a rosewood framework, each uniquely painted by Osaka Literati paragon Mori Kinseki. It is 12 x 12 x 11-1/2 inches (30 x 30 x 29 cm) and is in fine condition. The brass insert too, looks almost unused. Included is a small folding fan in the original box by the artist as well. Mori Kinseki (1843-1921) was born the third son in a family of Inn owners in the hotsprings town of Arima, Hyogo prefecture, in 1843...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1700 item #1303491 (stock #MOR4902)
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A Shime-do Drum covered in gold and painted with a polychrome dragon among clouds re-purposed as a hibachi hand warmer featuring thick brass liner and thick lug handles on a base of imported wood It is 10-1/2 inches (cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (c,) tall. There are losses to the paint consistent with generations of use as a drum...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1303490 (stock #AOR4901)
The Kura
$800.00
An album of 14 paintings and calligraphy works by Zen Priest Mamiya Eishu dating from the prime of his Zen career titled Zuiha Tsuiro Cho. Zuiha-Tsuiro is the state of returning to the world of impermanence with clear understanding and a lack of self, as represented by the tenth oxherding image of Zen lore. It is the highest level of the three major divisions in Zen training. The ink on paper works are mounted in a double sided accordion album of 8 pages in a green silk cover enclosed in a bl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1303400 (stock #TCR4900)
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A large flaring bowl patterned with various designs impressed into the clay and covered in white slip in the style known as Mishima dating from the late 18th to 19th century. It is 36 cm (15 inches) diameter, 12 cm (5 inches) to the rim and in overall fine condition, with minor nicks in the rim typical of use. It comes enclosed in a fine hardwood box. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303395 (stock #TCR4899)
The Kura
$600.00
A fine Hira Chawan perfect for summer tea by Ito Tozan I enclosed in a wooden box annotated by the third generation head of the family. Soft and cool crackled gray inside, the outside entirely covered in crashing waves leaving only the foot and stamp in raw white clay. The box is titled Nami-Moyo Chawan, and signed inside Made by Teishitsu Gigei-in First generation Tozan and signed third generation Tozan-Ki. It is 6 inches (15 cm) diameter and in fine condition. The box is slightly small for ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303394 (stock #TCR4898)
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A large archaic Chinese styled vase covered in dark metallic glaze on a rosewood stand by Ito Tozan I enclosed in a wooden box annotated by the third generation Tozan. The box is titled “Teishitsu Gigei-in Shodai Tozan Saku, Hakushiki Dai Kabin” (Made by Imperial Art Academy Member First Generation Tozan, Hakushiki Large Vase) and signed within Third Generation Tozan Ki. The vase is 16 inches (40.5 cm) tall, 10-1/2 inches (27 cm) square and in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303048 (stock #TCR4896)
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A large Ukibori vase covered in iron with yellow slip raised imagery of birds in a pomegranate tree by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1917. It is 16 inches (40 cm) tall 10-1/2 inches (26 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Takahashi Dohachi III and Kanzan Denshichi (who made the dishes for t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1302931 (stock #TCR4897)
The Kura
$450.00
Crabs clamber about among auspicious mushrooms and chrysanthemum on this bowl decorated by Yamamoto Sekiso and enclosed in the original wooden box. Within the bowl lies the character Fuku, luck. Beneath the box lid is signed Sekiso Dojin, and dated 1932, with a brushed image of bamboo in red. The bowl comes wrapped in a red cloth decorated with the character Fortune and signed by Sekiso. Enclosed is also the original paper covering from the Wakamatsuken Sweets Shop of Handa city (Sekiso’s ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1302930 (stock #ANR4895)
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A pair of gold screens with bold shishi on genuine gold leaf. It is signed Miyauchi Gohogan Shinsai Fujiwara Morimichi sei and stamped Hogan Morimitsu no In. Each panel is 37-1/4 x 68-1/2 inches (94.5 x 174 cm). The screens have been restored, with some old repairs visible. These appear to be remounted from what is likely a different composition, possibly a set of fusuma doors. This is possibly from the Kano Tanshin of the later Edo, who used the name Morimichi, although there are a numbe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1302929 (stock #ANR4895)
The Kura
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A pair of gold screens with bold shishi on genuine gold leaf. It is signed Miyauchi Gohogan Shinsai Fujiwara Morimichi sei and stamped Hogan Morimitsu no In. Each panel is 37-1/4 x 68-1/2 inches (94.5 x 174 cm). The screens have been restored, with some old repairs visible. These appear to be remounted from what is likely a different composition, possibly a set of fusuma doors. This is possibly from the Kano Tanshin of the later Edo, who used the name Morimichi, although there are a numbe...