Antique Japanese scroll painting, with an arrangement representing a bounty of good fortune. Fish top a bushel of rice and are tied with roped straw in an auspicious presentation meant to bring in a bounty of fortune. Adding to it, three of the Lucky Gods make an appearance in miniature, treating the decoration as if it were a boat or their ship of good luck. Sumi ink on silk.
Dimensions: Total size: 44" high x 22 1/4" wide (24 1/2" wide including ends). Size of art: 13" high... Click for details
Japanese Scroll Painting of a Monkey
Antique Japanese scroll painting of a monkey seated near a blossoming peony. Painted with great expression and much attention to the details of the face, hands and feet of the monkey. Every hair is carefully brushed. Painted in light mineral colors and ink on silk. Bone ends. Signed Mori Sosen (1747-1821) with seal.
Edo period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: Total size: 44" high x 18 3/4" wide (20 1/2" wide including ends. Size of art: 12 3/4" high x 14 1/2" wide.
Antique Japanese Keyaki Burl Hibachi
Antique Japanese hibachi or coal brazier, constructed of heavy Keyaki (elm) hardwood with natural burl grain in a The frame of the brazier and drawers are done in kurogaki (black persimmon wood). The copper lining with original patina from oxidation.
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 27 1/2" x 16" x 13 1/2" H
Large Japanese Scroll Painting of the Bodhisattva Quanyin
Large Japanese religious scroll painting of the bodhisattva of compassion, Quanyin. She holds a willow branch and a container holding the elixir of life. Mineral pigments on paper with gold thread silk border.
Edo period circa 1850s
Dimensions: 105 1/2" x 32" overall
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Japanese Massive Womb of the World Mandala Scroll Painting
Antique Japanese Buddhist Womb of the World Mandala Scroll Painting. Dated early 18th century with temple in Kyoto. Central figure of Buddha immediately surrounded by eight immortal attendants. Rows of attendants repeating on surface of painting. Painted in mineral colors and gold ink on silk. Mounted as a scroll with a light blue silk border and copper ends.
Dimensions: 58 ½” x 84” overall, 50” x 54” painting only
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Japanese Edo Kiri Stacking Box
Unusual Japanese Kiri wood stacking box, comprised of 9 shallow compartments for the storage of calligraphy implements. The edges of each compartment are reinforced with hand-forged iron plates. The lowermost compartment has a single pull out drawer with a kakute iron pull and lock.
Dimensions: 18 1/2" x 11 1/2" x 27 1/2"
Japanese Hori Clan Currency Box
Antique hardwood Japanese strong box with hand forged iron banding and hard mounts. Original finish and condition. The lid bears the mon or family crest of the Hori Clan.
Edo period 19th century
Dimensions: 23 1/2" x 10 3/4" x 6"
Antique Japanese Lacquered Fune Bako
Japanese dark lacquered fune bake, or ship safe box with heavy hand-forged iron hardware and plates. The interior of the box holds six small drawers opened by kan (ring) pulls, one with a lock plate. The piece has a warabite handle for carrying on top.
Dimensions: 16 3/4" x 11 1/2" x 13 3/4"
Japanese Red Lacquer Zushi Traveling Buddhist Shrine
Japanese Buddhist Zushi (portable shrine) with bright red lacquered wood exterior and gilt interior. Shrine with the statue of sitting Fudo Myoo, the fierce deity with his pair of attendants, is seated on a craggy outcropping. The double doors decorated scrolling gilt metal work.
Edo Period (1644-1868)
Dimensions: 12 1/2 x 8" x 16 1/2"
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Japanese Gilt Bountiful Gourds Sashimono Battle Banner
Japanese Sashimono war banner, to be worn attached to the back of a samurai's armor by special fittings. In the form of a group of medicine gourd bottles in gold gilt lacquer. The largest gourd stands the tallest on top of the Sashimono pole surrounded by smaller gourd bottles. The Sashimono captures the high drama of the fully outfitted samurai warrior in all of his glory. Mounted on steel plates and armature wire.