Antique Japanese hirado ware white vase with base. The vase is a beautiful white color. The simple shape is accented with dragon shaped handles on either side. The work is done by the kiln of Kanzan Denshichi (1821-1890). Kanzan was trained in Koto ware in Shiga by the order of Ii Naosuke. Later in 1871 Kanzan establishes an imperial kiln producing table ware for the Imperial Household. Signatures on the bottom reads: Dai Nippon Kanzan Sei, (trans: Produced by Kanzan of Dai Nipppon). It... Click for details
A young woman dressed in a white robe with red hakama pants is holding a folding fan and is posed to do a dance. This dress is often known as Shirabyoshi where these were sacred dances offered to the gods. The shirabyoshi figure evokes the Heian and Kamakura aesthetic and the legends contemporary to the era that portray the Shirabyoshi. Work is signed and sealed by an artist named Nanko.
Age: Early 20th century. Size: height 74.25" width 22.5
Pair of Japanese byobu screen paintings, each with two folding panels, painted with views from a bamboo grove, painted in mineral colors and ink on a pale silvery ground, the subtle beauty of a flowering morning glory vine peeks through the bamboo leaves in the upper right corner of one of the paintings, new bamboo shoots rise up, put together the two paintings give the distinct feeling of actually being in a beautiful bamboo grove. Taisho Period, signed Shumpo.
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Beautiful antique Japanese Edo Period Imari Large Octagonal Bowl Decorated with scenes of rural sea side huts. Inside there is a large kirin in swirling clouds. Wonderful patterns of chrysanthemums, blue underglaze with orange, green and gold details. Seal in blue on the bottom of bowl. Age: Late Edo Period (1803 - 1817).
Size: 12" diameter x 4.375" height.
Beautiful antique Japanese Imari lidded baluster form vase containing intricate patterns of Chrysanthemums and peony flowers. This beautiful vase is of dark blue underglaze with gold, red and orange-red overglaze and underglazed foot. Flowers are painted in red, orange-red and highlights of gold. Age: Edo Period (c. 19th century) Size: Diameter: 6.5" Height: 13.5"
Exquisite antique Japanese fluted Imari vase with special scallop edge and containing intricate patterns of flowers, scrolls, hu-birds and geometric designs. This beautiful vase is of dark blue underglaze with gold, red and orange-red overglaze. Underglazed foot has orange clay body. Flowers are painted in red and highlights of gold. Age: Edo Period (c. 19th century) Size: Diameter: 6.5" Height: 11.75"
Vintage summer hitoe kimono made of a silk and hemp(asa) weave. It has a beautiful print pattern of orange blossoms and paulowni blossoms in blue/green, yellow, and silver. It would have been worn over the juban, the under robe, which would have been white to bring out the colors of the robe. It measures 61" long 51" wide. Showa period, 1950-1970.
A large standing esoteric protector deity known as Gozanze Myoo. The piece has darkened from the smoke of the goma offerings done for the image. The statue is posed doing the Gozanze mudra, which is the mudra of subjugation. Gozanze Myoo's name literally means the vanquisher of the three realms, where this myoo destroys foolishness and anger. Age: Edo Period (c1800). Size: height 38.5" width 12.25" length 18.5"
A round studio ware vase done on a black base glaze with white covering areas of the vase with a bit swirled with black. The vase contains a signature that appears to read: Kotaro. Age: Late 20th century. Size: height 6.5" diameter 7"