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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #422453 (stock #YS-82)
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Mashiko ware black glaze pitcher. H. 10" x Body Dia. 6". Small chip on rim repaired in lacquer & synthetic gold. Purchased in 1965. Mashiko wares from Tochigi Prefecture have gained a worldwide reputation since potter Shoji Hamada settled there in 1923. It's been said that such handles as the one seen on this piece, and not typically Japanese, were introduced by Hamada and by Bernard Leach into Mashiko and other pottery Japanese pottery towns. This is a fine example of such a western form produc...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #422461 (stock #YS-83)
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Mashiko ware lidded jar by local potter Oushima Shou. H. 14.5" x Body Dia. 10.5". Purchased in 1965. Mottled light green Irabo-type glaze with some color changes on body. There are some chip repairs on the inside of the lid done in lacquer and synthetic gold (see detail photo.) The post-war years in Mashiko saw a growth in decorative pottery such as this. Previosuly a traditional pottery town making strictly utilitarian wares since 1853, it was put on the map worldwide when potter Shoji Hamada ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #422467 (stock #YS-84)
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Mashiko ware Vase by local potter Outsuka Sadao. Impressed Inlay Patterning. H. 12.75" x Body Dia. 6.5". Stamped at foot "Sada". Purchased in 1965. Good condition, holds water - tested. Condition notes: you can see in enlargement #2 that the vase has a lean/list to one side. Also, there is a "kamakizu" (kiln scar) of a small rock burst on the body. These are imperfections that may make the piece more attractive to some, and less attractive to others. There are several branches of the Outsuka f...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #422708 (stock #YS4-12)
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Mashiko Yaki Oozara (Large Plates), Dia. 12.25" (31.5cm); Vintage production, purchased in 1965. These plates feature patterns from the four seasons: Ume (Plum) for Spring, Shobu (Iris) for Summer, Nekoyanagi (Pussywillow) for Autumn, and Kiku (Chrysanthemum) for Winter. These types of plates were made using molds and then hand-painted as stock items sold in Mashiko in the 1960's & '70s. They are sturdy in form and design, and were seen in many a home and restaurant in Mashiko, Tokyo, and elsewh...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #521116 (stock #NJ-1)
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Kasuri Kimono "te-ui ai ji e-gasuri koushigara kimono" (Hand-woven indigo dye picture ikat lattice [checked] pattern kimono.) Yanagi Yoshitaka (7.25.1911 ~ 8.20.2003) Cotton, ikat weave. L.60 x W.48” ca. 1955 Yanagi Yoshitaka was a well-known Japanese weaver and textile educator. He was the nephew of Folk Craft Movement (Mingei Undou) founder Yanagi Soetsu, and was a founding member of Shin-Kougei Bu (New Crafts Club) along with his uncle and the potter Hamada Shoji. His entire lif...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #521124 (stock #NJ-2)
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Kasuri Kimono. Kumejima, Okinawa Prefecture; ca. 1960. "Kumejima kasuri dorozome ni gyoku kasuri" (ikat, mud-dyed, 2 pattern per panel, kasuri kimono from Kumejima [an island of Okinawa Prefecture.]) L.60 x W.48” Kumejima tsumugi (Kumejima Silk Pongee) The stylized patterns depicted are described by the following Okinawan words: (squares) taachi busaa, (rectangles) mimichikitou “pig trough”, (lattice/check) kujiri koushi, (zig zag) miji fuu “water clouds”. The color ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #759170 (stock #LE-31)
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Kon, dark blue, Indigo-dyed cotton haori woven in botan kasuri (peony ikat) technique. Cotton liner features pattern of a crane’s head within hexagons, representing tortoise shells; both crane and tortoise symbolizing long life. A haori is a jacket worn over the kimono when going out. In contemporary fashion, it can easily be worn over jeans for casual wear or slacks for a more elegant look. Excellent condition, ca. mid-late1900’s. L.42”(107cm) x W.49”(124.5cm.) Kasuri techniques came t...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1970 item #1176095 (stock #B-15)
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"A Potter's Work" by Bernard Leach. 1967 First Edition, Kodansha. Clothbound Hard cover with original dust jacket. Condition-New. 128 pages, 80 photographs, including 12 color plates, with long captions by Leach, plus 30 pages of drawings for pots. All will surely be of inestimable value to students, working potters, and all those interested in ceramic art. "Leach is undoubtably the most famous potter in the Western world. His contribution to the craft is unique - as teacher, writer, and ph...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Fiction : Pre 1970 item #1177423 (stock #B-22)
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Tu Tze-Chun by Naoko Matsubara. 1965 First Edition; Kodansha, Japan. Hardcover with cardboard slipcase covered in hand-laid Japanese paper, complete with wraparound paper band. Condition=Excellent, Collectible. "No one knows just how long ago the legend of Tu Tze-Chun came to Japan from China, but we do know tat it was retold some forty-odd years ago by Ryuunosuke Akutagawa (known best to Westerners for his popular story "Rashomon".), and that it has subsequently become an extraordinarily pop...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1287530 (stock #MP2-8)
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Vintage Mashiko-yaki Oozara (large plates) for serving or for dinner plates. Diameter: 10.875" (25.5cm) x Height: 1.5" (3.75cm.) Five different hand-brush-drawn designs on seven plates featuring, flowers, fish, bamboo, and trees (see all enlargements.) The designs were quite modern interpretations of traditional designs when they were contemporary. They are very sturdy in form and design. These plates were purchased in Mashiko in the early 1960's and have been cared for for more than 50 years by...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1960 item #1176382 (stock #TK-1)
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Still life Woodblock print of Vase by Tomimoto Kenkichi (1886-1963.) Artist's Seal: "Tomi." Date: 1955. Publisher: Adachi Hanga. Medium: Woodblock Print. Impression: Very good, printed on long-fiber Japanese paper. Size: W. 32.5cm( 12.75") x H.42cm (16.5"). Tomimoto Kenkichi was best known as one of the most influential Japanese ceramic artists of the 20th Century. In 1955, he was designated as a "Ningen Kokuho" Holder of Intangible Cultural Propertiy, commonly known in the West as a "Nation...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #414463 (stock #PNK-14)
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Kokeshi, wooden folk toy of NE Japan. Height: 7". This is an example of "Goroujou" tradition of Iwate Prefecture. It is also a rare example of extant pre-WWII kokeshi. It was made at Yumoto Onsen by the artisan, Fujiwara Masagoro, who was born in Meiji 16 (1883!) and passed away at the age of 64 on June 12th, 1947 (Showa 22.) For a brief story on "dentou" (traditional) kokeshi, please see our weblog, which is accessible through our Trocadero website.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1047854 (stock #NC-7)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Take (bamboo) motif, Japan, early 20th C. L.7.375"(18.5cm) x W.4.375") x H.1.375"(3.5cm.) This mold features a bamboo stalk with two groupings of leaves, and the sweetmaker has written "sa-sa-ba" (bamboo leaves) on the side of the mold. Bamboo's resilient nature makes it a symbol of resilience in hard times and was a traditional symbol used for many celebratory occasions, such as births and weddings. Along with the pine and plum, it is one of the "Three Friends of ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1048019 (stock #NC-9)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold) with double Kiku (chrysanthemum) motif, early 20th C., Japan. L.8.75"(22.5cm) x W.4.25"(10.5cm) x H.1.75"(4.5cm.) This mold has two chrysanthemum blossoms, a symbol of beauty and abundance in late fall and winter. On the side, the sweetmaker has written "an iri no natsume" (sweet red bean paste filled jujube) to indicate for which of type of sweet this mold was used. On the back is carved the sweet shop's name, "Bai Getsu" (Plum Moon.) This is the name of a famous s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #417973 (stock #K-44)
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Kamakurabori, the lacquerware of Kamakura City in Kanagawa Prefecture, is appreciated all over Japan. This set of pre-war "chataku" tea cup coasters is a fine example of this craft. They measure 15cm(6") in diameter, with a height of 2.5cm(1"). Plenty of references are available on this craft that has its origins in producing lacquered wood carving for the numerous Buddhist temples of Kamakura during the 11th & 12th centuries.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #765730 (stock #LE-1)
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Kashigata, mold for making Japanese sweets, in the shape of a wasabi root. Carved wood, ca. early-mid 20th century. H.1.5"(3.75cm) x L.8.25"(21cm) x W.3.5"(8.75cm). Kashigata have long been in use for making molded sweets in Japan and many other parts of the world (especially Asia and Northern Europe.) In Japan, shapes often include felicitous or auspicious themes for luck, long life, wealth, etc. This one, shaped as a wasabi root, is unusual and interesting.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1047557 (stock #NC-2)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Matsu (pine) motif; Japan, early 20th C. L.8.5"(21cm) x W.4.0"(10cm) x H.1.75"(4.5cm.) The pine symbolizes "evergreen" and was a popular motif for celebratory occasions such as weddings and New Year's. It is one of the "Three Friends of Winter," which also includes plum and bamboo. Sweet molds, “kashigata,” have been a part of confectionary culture around the world. Well-known examples in Asia come from Japan, China, Korea, and Indonesia. In Europe; countri...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1047561 (stock #NC-3)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Hi No De Tsuru (Rising Sun Crane) motif. Japan, early 20th C. L.7.0"(18cm) x W.3.75"(9.5cm) x H.1.625"(4cm). The Crane symbolizes long life, as does the Tortoise, in many Asian cultures. In Japan, it was a popular traditional motif for celebratory events such as weddings, New Year's, and birth. This particular example shows the rising sun, a symbol of Japan, behind the crane. The sweetmaker has written "Hi No De Tsuru (Rising Sun Crane)" on the side of the sweet mo...