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Japanese Antique Kinkozan Vase with Court Ladies
Japanese Antique Kinkozan Vase with Court Ladies
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A classic, baluster-shaped Satsuma vase, its visuals designed with four overlapping panels set against a woven golden fence. Interspersed with gilt and enameled kiku on a teal ground, this dramatic background color provides excellent contrast to the soft-cream of the panels. Both exterior and interior images showcase the private and public life of the ladies of the court, with traditional displays of tea ceremony implements and ikebana, signifying status. Kinkozan gilt signature on the base. In... Click for details
Japanese Antique Shoko Takebe Peace-Time Procession
Japanese Antique Shoko Takebe Peace-Time Procession
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A shallow plate by the elusive Satsuma master, Shoko Takebe. A jubilant scene unfolds on a gold-sprinkled ground. The peace-time subject depicts attendants pulling a massive two-tiered cart, samurai officials within. Many of the attendants and officials wave fans in the air. The use of color, gilt and infinitesimal detail conveys a jewel-like radiance, rare on other soft-paste wares. Gilt-seal signature on reverse of plate reads Shoko Takebe in katakana together with Thomas B. Blow in kanji.... Click for details
Japanese Antique Makuzu Kozan Kogo
Japanese Antique Makuzu Kozan Kogo
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A covered studio porcelain kogo of round form by Imperial Court Artist Makuzu Kozan. Its exterior is completely rendered within rondels of feathery phoenixes, their bodies detailed in mauve-colored glaze. The background is a profusion of cobalt karakusa and lappets. Interiors are restrained to an elegant white-gray glaze. Makuzu Kozan signature within a circle on the base. This one-of-kind ceramic kogo is in excellent condition. Diameter: 4.25” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Celadon Vase with Fish
Japanese Antique Celadon Vase with Fish
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A major celadon vase of ovoid form rendered with delicately-colored, moriage fish swirling among seaweed. (Master ceramicist Suwa Sozan perfected the celadon technique in Japan and in 1914 was commissioned by the Korean government to revive the celadon market there. In 1917 Suwa Sozan was made Imperial court artist.) Sozan's signature seal can be found on the base of this exquisite iconic vase. It is in excellent condition and includes tomobako. Similar vase published in “The Nasser D. Khalili... Click for details
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 Netsuke formed as Walnut
Japanese Antique Netsuke formed as Walnut
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A stained wood netsuke formed as a walnut naturalistically textured and carved, a small carving of a crab detailed in high relief, hiding under a large lotus leaf along its side. This unique piece is an outstanding example of netsuke carving in miniature. It is in very good condition with signature plaque on reverse, somewhat illegible. Length: 1.75” 19th Century, Japan
Japanese Antique Netsuke of Sennin and Ram
Japanese Antique Netsuke of Sennin and Ram
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A finely-modeled, stained wood netsuke of a Sennin, walking stick in hand and glancing attentively at the recumbent ram at his feet. The incised signature of the maker, Hokan, is on the reverse. This excellent netsuke is in very good condition with neither damage nor restoration. Height: 2.25" Mid-19th Century, Japan
Japanese Antique Takarabune Bowl
Japanese Antique Takarabune Bowl
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A Satsuma bowl with slightly flared rim adorned with gilt T- fret design and band of karakusa along its exterior walls. Within, a lively scene of karako loading a treasure boat—“takarabune” theme. On board, the passengers in this treasure boat are the “Seven Household Gods of Good Fortune” engaged in amicable conversation. Above, Jurojin makes a grand entrance riding on his attribute, the honored crane. Fine details in richly colored enamels and gilt on a traditional-crackled ground.... Click for details
Japanese Antique Studio Vase with Dragon
Japanese Antique Studio Vase with Dragon
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A large studio porcelain vase of baluster form worked in a soft sea-green glaze, a four-toed dragon covering its body. In a meticulous, yet fluid style characteristic of Makuzu Kozan's work, the dragon is fully animated, its powerful body coiled, its face, expressive. The lively creature is rendered in subtle gradations and tonalities of green and white, and serves as the focus on this lovely vase. This studio porcelain vase is in excellent condition with no problems and no restoration.... Click for details
Japanese Antique Chikuunsai I Flower Basket
Japanese Antique Chikuunsai I Flower Basket
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An elegant bamboo ikebana basket with multi-reed handle and squared base. The body, formed as a lily, is divided into segments of open-work hexagonal plaiting and overlapping vertical stitch work. This classic karamono-style basket is in excellent condition with no problems and no restoration. Signature plaque of the master Chikuunsai I on its base. Tomobako inscribed “Karamono Utsushi in the style of a lily.” Height: 19.5” Early Taisho Period, Japan
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