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Japanese Wood Block Print by Paul Jacoulet
Japanese Wood Block Print by Paul Jacoulet
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A fine woodblock print by the iconographic artist Paul Jacoulet, professionally glazed and framed. Entitled "Une Histoire Tres Drole Mongols" ("A Very Funny Story. Mongols"), this delightful print depicts two chuckling friends, both enrobed in fine silks and furs. Originally titled “A Dirty Story”, the expressions of both figures powerfully convey the meaning behind their conversation. Known for his rare choice of colors and sumptuous appliques, this print highlights Jacoulet's preference... Click for details
Japanese Antique Okimono of Wild Boar
Japanese Antique Okimono of Wild Boar
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A naturalistically rendered bronze okimono of a wild boar bounding forward, his limbs, whip-like tail, fur, features and tusks rendered with meticulous attention. (This wild beast illustrates the honored position animal life holds in Japanese art.) This okimono is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. Length: 15" Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Sculpture of Shishi
Japanese Antique Sculpture of Shishi
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A striking Kutani stoneware okimono fully sculpted as a seated Buddhist temple guardian. Posed with head slightly turned and front legs firmly placed, its tufted, golden chest contrasts with the glistening emerald- green glaze of the body. This Kutani stoneware shishi is in very good condition. Height: 22", length: 18", width: 11" 19th Century, Japan
Japanese Antique Okimono of a Toad
Japanese Antique Okimono of a Toad
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A boxwood okimono formed as a toad. The small sculpture exhibits extensive carving with careful attention to the toad's musculature and inlaid-horn eyes. The signature of the master, Masanao, is carved on the base. This okimono is in excellent condition with no cracks or restoration. Length: 3.5" Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Wood Okimono of Akita Puppies
Japanese Antique Wood Okimono of Akita Puppies
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A charming wood okimono sculpted as three cavorting Akita puppies, their round bodies with curly tails finely carved and incised. The pups’ cheerful faces are accented with mother-of-pearl inlaid eyes. This wonderful okimono is in excellent condition. Length: 6.75”. Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Okimono of Two Puppies
Japanese Antique Okimono of Two Puppies
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A naturalistically carved and incised wood okimono of two Akita puppies at play, their fur, ears and features beautifully delineated. The communication between the two is evidenced by their position, the one atop causing surprise in the wide eyes and open mouth of his playmate - the expressions and carving technique defining the charm of the sculpture. The bottom of the piece is carved with great realism, in the same style as the puppies, the wood graining and natural, warm wood tones adding to... Click for details
Japanese Wood Block Print of Shinto Priest
Japanese Wood Block Print of Shinto Priest
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A fine woodblock print by admired Parisian artist Paul Jacoulet mounted on glazed backing and frame. Entitled "Le Pretre De Sendo-Ji. Oiwake, Japon" ("The Priest of Sendo-Ji. Oiwake, Japan"), the print depicts a finely enrobed Shinto priest in strict profile against a bamboo and metallic background. Known for his eccentric choice of colors and sumptuous appliques, this print features Jacoulet's preference for silver and pearl-powder (aogai ) on the hat, robe lining and collar. The background is... Click for details
Japanese Antique Okimono of Pheasant
Japanese Antique Okimono of Pheasant
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A studio pottery okimono modeled as a recumbent pheasant in the manner of the noted Kyoto-based artist, Nonomura Ninsei. Employing a technique similar to one used by Korean potters, a milky-white slip was applied to its stoneware body, the crackled finish visible along the tail's underside. Like Ninsei's work, this okimono is modelled naturalistically, the multi-colored plumage and beautifully-structured visage worked in high relief. The sculpture's iron-rich tenmoko glaze covers the front of... Click for details
Japanese Antique Wood Kogo Formed As Cucumber
Japanese Antique Wood Kogo Formed As Cucumber
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A finely sculpted boxwood covered box formed as a cucumber, its scrolling tendrils and leaves naturalistically modeled. (Cucumbers in Japanese folklore are associated with the mythical river sprites called kappa. It is said that a kappa’s favorite food is the cucumber.) This graceful cucumber-shaped box is in very good condition; minimal wear commensurate with age and usage. Length: 9.5†Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Wood Kogo
Japanese Antique Wood Kogo
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A round wooden kogo, its cover intricately carved with Chinese sages in a bamboo grove, the interiors smoothly polished to accentuate its natural wood graining. (“The Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove” theme refers to third century Chinese literati celebrated for their commitment to literature, music and the arts. Always presented in the idyllic setting of a bamboo grove, they engage in philosophic discussion.) This handsome kogo is in excellent condition with no damage and no restoration.... Click for details
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