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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1295351 (stock #ANR4812)
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Magnificent white creatures preen among sun dapples and giant leaves on the 8 panels of this set of screens dating from the Taisho period by Ito Kinsen. The pigment and ink on paper panels are mounted in simple black lacquered frames. Each screen is 117 x 70 inches (284 x 177.5 cm) and is in overall fine condition, with some toning and minor worm damage in a few places along the inner edges typical of age...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1295350 (stock #ALR4811)
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Nandina laden with berries grows up around the sparsely blossoming ragged pluym in this painting by Hirai Baisen dating from the Taisho to early Showa eras enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakubai-Nanten (White plum-Nandina). The pigment on silk image is bordered in superb brocade and terminates in large ivory rollers (they will need to be changed if shipped outside Japan)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1295290 (stock #ALR4810)
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An early work featuring white walls in Autumn foliage by Kitamura Seigyu enclosed in the original signed double wooden box. The box appears to be titled HakuryuJi no yu (evening around Hakuryuji). There are many places named Hakuryuji in Japan, so it is difficult ot be specific, but near his home of Hokkaido, and a place he would have passed through is a Hakuryuji in mountainous and rural Akita prefecture...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1295288 (stock #ALR4809)
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A superbly rendered image of a golden-eyed monkey with prehensile tail curling upward in a fine mounting of golden striped brocade by Ota Issai. The scroll is 34 x 59 inches (86 x 150 cm) and is in excellent condition, completely remounted using quality materials without overpainting. Ota Issai (1892-1979) was born in Nishio city, Aichi prefecture near modern day Nagoya...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1295168 (stock #ALR4808)
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$2,000.00
A superb image titled “Twilight at the Old Castle” by Hirai Baisen enclosed in the original wooden box signed Chikujo-so Baisen. He has used a combination of very wet washes with dry brisk strokes to create a classic scene by this artist. The approach of a solitary figure below sets this apart. It is performed with ink and light color on paper, bordered in a fine frame of patterned brocade. It is 26-1/2 x 90 inches (67 x 229 cm) and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1295158 (stock #ALR4807)
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$1,850.00
A neko-tora tiger in typical Nagasaki School design looks over its shoulder on this finely painted work signed Tsuneyama Gen’ei. Pigment and ink on silk, it has been completely remounted without overpainting. The scroll measures 15-1/2 x 68-1/2 inches (40 x 174 cm) and is in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1293639 (stock #ANR4798)
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$2,600.00
A pair of brightly colored Shishi frolic among peonies on this fine Edo period set of paintings mounted on a two panel screen. It is performed with pigment on silk. The signature appears to read Fukusai. Each panel is 29 x 57-1/2 inches (73.5 x 146.5 cm). It looks to have been restored in the early 20th century, with a wide border of bronze brocade inside a red lacquered wooden frame, and has been backed with sarasa cloth patterned with karakusa florals...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1286694 (stock #ALR4829)
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$2,950.00
A superb rendering of two dragons vying in a darkened sky signed Eitoku Fujiwara Mitsunori and attributable to Tosa Mitsunori. It is 34 x 94 inches (86 x 239 cm) and has been restored at considerable expense. The mounting is green silk patterned with stormy waves extended with beige, and it features huge bone rollers. This has Mitsunori’s famous dark wet washes, a signature of his work and work of the Tosa School in the Momoyama to early Edo period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1286520 (stock #ALR4828)
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$950.00
18th century Ukiyo-e painting of a hawk in vivid colors signed Tomiyasu (Fu-an). It is performed in light pigment on silk, mounted in Edo period cloth with bone rollers. It measures 16 x 68 inches (41 x 173 cm) and comes enclosed in a wooden box...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1285840 (stock #ALR4819)
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$3,500.00
Mount Fuji rises majestically beyond a blossoming plum, and a scholars studio displays a fine assortment of natural objects in this complimentary pair of paintings by Fukuda Kodojin and female artist/Poet Miura Eiran with calligraphy by Kokufu Seito. The ink and light color on paper works are 18 x 70 and 18 x 73 inches (46 x 178 and 46 x 183 cm) respectively, mounted in silk with wooden rollers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1285574 (stock #ALR4816)
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$625.00
A dragon rises in the tempest, one clawed foot reaching through the storm for the prize; a fine representation by Meiji artist Ueshima Hozan enclosed in a period wooden box...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1285485 (stock #ALR4815)
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An exquisite rendering of a bee, paused in flight by the intoxicating scent of a poppy over which he soars by Matsumoto Senkyo enclosed in a fine wooden box. This was purchased as an unmounted painting and we have had it presented in pale blue silk reflecting the color of the summer sky. It is 21 x 75 inches (53 x 191 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Matusmoto Senkyo (1879-1932) was born in Aichi prefecture, and traveled to Kyoto to study at the E-Senmon Gakko (Mod. Kyoto Municipal Un...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1285243 (stock #AOR4813)
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Superb silk wraps this extensive sumi-e study of the summer garden accented with gold by Tamamura Hokuto enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Saien no Maki. Ink washes and gold on paper mounted with gilded piping, the rollers are either glass or crystal. It is 15-1/2 inches (39 cm) x almost 30 feet (9 meters) long and is in fine condition.
Tamamura Hokuto (Zennosuke, 1893-1951) was born in Kyoto to a family dealing in wooden shoes. He graduated the Kyoto Municipal School o...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1284803 (stock #ALR4807)
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A haunting view of a house glowing ghostlike, lost amid the dark forest by Hirai Baisen enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The box is titled Yukyo, loosely translated “ghost house”, but literally, “barely present”. Bold washes and a very wet brush allows the ink to soak the paper creating large swaths of bokashi bleeding into each other on the edges. It is bordered in almost iridescent lavender silk patterned with roiling clouds or wisps of smoke. Enclosed in the box is the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1284801 (stock #ALR4806)
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$660.00
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.
Tanaka Hakuin (1865-1934) was born in Suruga, mo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1284067 (stock #ALR4802)
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$2,200.00
A classic Zen theme of a blind man crossing a bridge by Edo period Zen Priest So Gessen enclosed in a period annotated wooden box. The artist has depicted the scene with much humor, perhaps a self portrait of himself before enlightenment, bumbling through life blind and afraid to cross the bridge (to enlightenment). However once on the path happy and seeking what secrets lie ahead. The scroll retains its original Edo mountings befitting the austerity of a zen quarters. Rough beige cloth exte...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1274884 (stock #ALR4721)
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A painting of plums over an abstract yellow ground by Mizuno Shinso dating from the late 1950s enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Performed with pigment on paper, it is bordered in fine silk. The scroll is 66 x 140 cm (26 x 55 inches) and is in overall fine condition. The art of the 1950s has been left largely unexplored, and it is this unique era of change which we seek to introduce with this current exhibition. This piece typifies the time with a blending of techniques, tradition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1272150 (stock #AOR4656)
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$500.00
A hand scroll of various decorated paper samples, likely a late 19th century catalog of design samples showing various patterns and colors available. This is the traditional paper type used for poem cards, and is an excellent survey of styles popular at the time. Horses, waves, trees, birds and all manner of natural scenery with abstract designs, all subdued, showing a stately confidence and grace. The patterns are performed in a light coating on the surface, and are only visible in the right ...