All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #974889 (stock #20)
A nice little Japanese Koransha dish with a design in dark blue of a cheery tree with red cherries. It measures 2 ½” long by 2” wide and is 1” deep. We date it to the late Showa period, 1960s-1980s. It is signed by the Koransha (Scented Orchid) workshop on the base. The piece is in excellent condition.
Over three hundred years ago, Eizaemon Fukagawa began hand crafting porcelain in feudal Japan...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #265692 (stock #55)
A handsome tan glazed mukozuke molded i the shape of Mt. Fuji - small area of Oribe style glaze at the top to capture the feel of snow on the top of Fuji. Kanji characters in the well of the dish - not translated. Measures 4” high x 4” wide x ¾” deep – excellent condition. Old collectors or museum identification numbers in red on base. Mukozuke are small serving dishes often used at a kaiseki meal as part of the Tea Ceremony...
A beautiful fine about 3" diameter Japanese ceramic box for incense ( kogo ). Wonderful glaze is persimmon (kaki ) with dark green highlights. Cutouts in top in the shape of leaves to smell the incense. Maker's mark on bottom.
"THE ART OF JAPANESE PAPER: Masks, Lanterns, Kites, Dolls, Origami" by Dominique BUISSON. A SUPERB REFERENCE ON THE ART OF USING PAPER FOR ART WORKS [Paris 1992] , Terrail. Red boards, near mint with fine dust jacket, large size ca...
Beautiful small Japanese pottery suiteki (water dropper used to moisten the solid ink for doing calligraphy). Shaped as a miniature teapot, this lovely piece has a great dark chocolate brown glaze with splashes of blue/white glaze as highlights - woven twig handle. This beauty measures 2 1/2" tall to the top of the finial and is 2 3/4" diameter at the waist - old museum marks on the unglazed bottom and on the inside of the lid...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1300 (stock #37)
A fine Arita plate in the shape of two overlayered four point stars. A decoration in underglaze blue and white of mushrooms. Early 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #571118 (stock #39)
A Japanese Kutani ware sake cup with a very unusual shape. The cup has three lobes and is on a small foot. The design is that of maples leaves in the Fall.It measures 2 3/4" diameter and is 1 7/8" high. The impressed mark on the base reads "Kutani Kosen" - this Kutani-ware kiln and shop has been open since 1870. Dates to the late Meiji period, circa 1890-1915. Excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #821918 (stock #11)
This is a pretty little sake bottle done in a tan glaze with an overglaze of turquoise in a drip pattern. The bottle measures 5" tall and is 2 2/2" at its widest. We date it to the mid Showa period, circa 1950-1970s. It is in excellent condition. There is a two character mark on the base that has been translated as "Kotobuki" also as "Ju" - both of which mean Happiness and Long Life.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #818413 (stock #11)
This is an Japanese blue and white oval shallow shaped bowl decorated by a transfer design of a dragon on the side of – or inside of – Fujiyama. The bowl is more of a squared end oval in shape. The dragon flies amidst several clouds – in one of which is a chip about ¼” diameter. It measures 8” long and is 5 ¾” wide by 1” deep. Excellent condition with the exception of the one chip in the one of the clouds. It dates from the late Meiji period, circa 1915-1925...
A carved wooden figure of a warrior on top a rearing horse. The horse is white with a red bridle and the rider has his arms raised. Many traces of old paint and two hands broken off. We believe it dates to the 19th century - possibly older. It measures 5 1/3" high by 3" wide by 2" deep and comes with a wooden stand.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #727271 (stock #4)
This is a fun little soapstone bottle stopper in the shape of a shi shi - nicely carved. We believe it is a Chinese piece from the way the shi shi is carved and because the Chinese use soapstone as a carving medium more often than the Japanese. The stopper measures 2 1/2" high and is 1" diameter. Fine condition. We date it anytime between the 1920s and 1950s.
Chinese Sculpture, Bronzes and Jades in Japanese Collections, by Yuzo Sugimura, Honolulu, East West Centre Press, 1966, First Edition. Translation by B. Watson. vi, 45 pp text, 10 colour plates, 144 full page monochrome plates. Quarto, in cloth, would be very good except for a little rubbing of the spine titling, and small tear on the dust jacket....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #451 (stock #6)
Charming small Chinese pottery dish with a classic dark maroon flambe glaze, unglazed foot with an impressed mark. This little gem measures 4" in diameter and just under 1/2" deep. No way of determining age but I would bet it is early 20th century at the latest.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1863 (stock #40)
This is a wonderful iron libation cup in the form of the classic Jue of the Chinese Shang dynasty. When I first discovered this piece, I thought it might actually be from that period, but then discovered that it is made of iron - magnet sticks - and the Shang pieces were all of bronze. From the heavy encrustation on this piece, I believe it to be a Japanese piece done in the style of the Jue around the turn of this century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #58149 (stock #55)
A very nice and simple Satsuma round covered kogo - decorated with a plain band of ruyi fungus heads in the center is gosu blue and green - then a band of stylized plum blossoms interspersed with green bamboo like leaves. The base decorated with a simple series of seven red dots - a two character impressed mark in the center of the base that reads - - zan. I would date this little charmer from the late Meiji period circa 1895 - 1920...
This is a fine MODERN copy of a porcelain cup from the service made for a prince of Western Tumed who married a daughter of the Emperor Tao Kuang (Daoguang – 1821-1850). The mark reads, in Sanskrit, "Baragon Tumed." The cup measures 2 1/2"” high and is 3 1/4" diameter at the top and the raised foot is 1 3/4" diameter...
A fine early pair of Japanese folk art (Mingei) wooden dishes such as would be used in the tea ceremony. Both are made from cross sections of very old trees as evidenced by the scores of tiny growth tree rings. Deeply etched landscape scenes and calligraphy highlighted with sumi ink. The largest is 3 1/2" in diameter at the widest and the smaller one is the same width at widest but 1/2" inches narrower in the other direction. Believed to be mid-Meiji or earlier from the fine patina.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #2297 (stock #3)
Charming little Fukagawa small dish, 5 1/2" diameter. Blue leaves with red cherries, usual Fukagawa - see Japanese Porcelain by Shiffer, page 93, bottom right mark. Nice addition to any Fukagawa collection. Taisho to early Showa period.