Rare Japanese Kutani porcelain figure of mother and child, individual work of art charmingly depicted with mother is kneeling and holding her child with focused attention after bath with bright reddish and raised floral design on towel wrapped at her feet and with hair held up with gold comb. Signed at bottom "Kutani" in kanji and with circular impressed mark. Good condition.
from a Los Angeles Estate
circa early 20th century
Size: 12" High 6 1/2" Wide 6" Deep
Japanese Woodblock by Tomio Kinoshita, "Red" 1971, 21/150. Large abstract square head over a square body with hands done in a curved space. All interior defined with parallel lines over a light orange/brown, shoulders marked by an abstract calligraphy tightly rendered. Tomio Kinoshita born in Mie Prefecture Japan in 1955, exhibited at Nihon Hanga Kyokai in 1957, winning Association Prize in 1958, and exhibited in all subsequent shows until he have up art later in life turing to a trade of... Click for details
Woodblock print "Face" 1978 signed Tomio Kinoshita, printing 1/50, three oval heads over cylindrical necks with faint rounded shoulders, each inscribed with interior lines over a quite orange/gray, exterior surrounded by a dark somber color. Tomio Kinoshita has a distinct contemporary stye of abstract heads done in line images of angular, square, and oval shapes.
He was born 1923in the Mie Prefecture, Japan. Started print making in 1955, exhibited at Nihon Hanga Kyokai in 1957, winning... Click for details
Woodblock "Calme.'truck' " by Paul Jacoulet 1941, showing two Polynesian lovers in a scenic outdoors setting. Signed in pencil "Paul Jacoulet" with a red butterfly seal with title and date. Jacoulet was born in France in 1902 but lived his entire life in Japan studying and mastering woodblock technique producing 166 masterpieces.
Large Japanese antique sumie dragon flying in clouds scroll. Exuberantly painted on silk with lovely splashes of ink. Brown brocade mounting. Good condition. Signed and sealed signed Hōgen Nyosen, one of the names used by Kanō Chikanobu (1660-1728), a leading Kano-school painter of the eighteenth century Edo. (Hōgen means "dharma eye" and Nyosen means "river-like"). Translation reads that he painted it at the age of 67.
The characters are:
Hōgen Nyosen... Click for details
Japanese woven bamboo five tiered basket emulating chinese style with whimsical lacquer overlay of scholar objects and buddhist objects, including a mirror with inscriptions, a plaque with the god of scholarship, a bird, seal with deer on top, water bucket with neolithic chinese designs, paste seal box, religious gong, a sun emblem, a split bamboo handle with tightly knotted with gold painted designs, all interior compartments in black lacquer.
Large Japanese Zenga calligraphy scroll of the character 'KOTOBUKI', or long life, longevity. Bold, large brush strokes showing great intensity. Signed and sealed with three red seals by the artist. Small black kanji translates with the first 4 characters: 日光門主 Nikkō Monzu, who was a very high-ranking monk of imperial lineage at the temple, Rinnō-ji, in Nikkō.
The seals used by monk show his rank and importance. The bottom left seal in red says: 日光山 輪王寺 門跡印... Click for details
Japanese antique giver of joy diety elephants, Shingon and Tendai sects, made of boxwood male and female elephants-headed with human body holding another. Well-carved, with inlaid eyes, hollow body. Giver of joy and prosperity. Small restoration.
Edo Period, circa 1800s
Size: Height 4" Width 2 1/4" Depth 2"