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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #419798 (stock #BB-001)
WaSabiDou Antiques and Folk Crafts
$195.00
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada [Toyokuni III] (1786-1864). Subject: Yakusha-e, Kabuki actor print; Ichikawa Ichizou III as “Shibahisa?” Signature: “Toyokuni ga” in red toshidama cartouche. Censor Seal: “aratame” (examined), year of the cock (1861) 10th month. Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke; address: horie-cho, ebi bayashi. Date: 1861. Format: oban tate-e, H.14.5 x W.9.675". Condition: Good colors and impression, no album backing, minor back repairs to small tears on upper right corner ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #419800 (stock #BB-003)
WaSabiDou Antiques and Folk Crafts
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Utagawa Kunisada [Toyokuni III] (1786-1864). Subject: Yakusha-e, Kabuki actor print; Kawarazaki Gonjurou (stage name of Ichikawa Danjurou IX [1838-1903] from 9/1852 to 2/1869).Signature: “ki-o Toyokuni ga” in red toshidama cartouche. Engraver Seal: Yokogawa. Censor Seal: “aratame” (examined), year of the cock (1861) 9th month. Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Toubei. Date: 1861. Format: oban tate-e, H.13.75 x W.9". Comments: “kirazuri” mica powder giving sheen to dark blue background o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #419801 (stock #BB-004)
WaSabiDou Antiques and Folk Crafts
$425.00
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861). Subject: Mitate-e; “Eikyoudai Mitate Sanjuu Boku Kuisen” (Mirror Selections of 30 Trees & Flowers). Signature: “ichiyuusai Kuniyoshi ga”. Artist Seal: “kiri” (paulownia). Nanushi Censor Seal: “watari” (Watanabe Jiemon). Publisher: Joushuu-ya Kinzou. Date: ca. 1843. Format: oban tate-e, H.14.25 x W.975". Condition: Good colors and impression, no album backing, margins trimmed, minor back repairs to pinholes in top right & left corne...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #419802 (stock #BB-005)
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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892). Subject: Musha-e (Warrior print); “Yoshitoshi Musha Burui” (Yoshitoshi’s Courageous Warriors): kurou [9th son] hangan Minamoto Yoshitsune and Musashibou Benkei under a cherry tree )#15 in this series of 33. Signature: “Yoshitoshi hitsu” (from the brush of Yoshitoshi). Artist’s Seal: Taiso. Engraver: Horikou Muneoka. Publisher: Tsunajima Kanekichi. Date: 1886. Format: oban tate-e, H.13 x W. 8.75". Condition: Very good colors with good i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #419804 (stock #BB-006)
WaSabiDou Antiques and Folk Crafts
$425.00
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892). Subject: Musha-e (Warrior print); “Yoshitoshi Musha Burui” (Yoshitoshi’s Courageous Warriors): Young Hino Wakamaru (after revenging his father’s death) and the “yamabushi” (mountain priest) escaping from Sado Island”, #14 in this series of 33. Signature: “Yoshitoshi hitsu” (from the brush of Yoshitoshi). Artist’s Seal: Taiso. Engraver: Horikou Muneoka. Publisher: Tsunajima Kanekichi. Date: Meiji 18 (1885.) Format: oban tate-e...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #419805 (stock #BB-007)
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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892). Subject: “Kyoudou Risshiki” (Instructive Models of Lofty Ambition), Toyotomi Hideyoshi seated on a tiger skin listening to a priest speaking on behalf of the Mouri clan. Text by Housai. No. 33 in a series of 52. Signature: “taiso Yoshitoshi”. Artist’s Seal: Taiso. Engraver: Kataoka (per Keyes, p 459.) Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi. Date: Meiji 18 (1885), 12th month (December.) Format: oban tate-e with printed borders, H.12.5 x W.8.25"(inc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #419806 (stock #BB-009)
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$340.00
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892). Subject: “Kyoudou Risshiki” (Instructive Models of Lofty Ambition), Fujiwara Arihira Walking in the Rain. Text by Eisai. No. 9 in a series of 52. Signature: “taiso Yoshitoshi”. Artist’s Seal: Taiso. Engraver: Miyamoto? Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi. Date: Meiji 18 (1885), 12th month (December,) 25th day. Format: oban tate-e with printed borders, H.12.5 x W.8.25"(including borders: 13.5 x 9.125"). Condition: Very good colors and impression,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #419809 (stock #BB-011)
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Suzaku Gate Moon - Hakuga Sammi (Suzakumon no tsuki - Hakuga Sammi). Printed: 1st day. 2nd month. 1886 Engraver: Yamamoto Signature: Yoshitoshi. Seal: Yoshitoshi no in. Publisher: Akiyama Buemon Condition: Very Good colors & impression, full margins, "karazuri" embossing on cartouche & Hakuga's hakama (pantaloons). H. 13 x W. 8.75". Minamoto no Hiromasa (918-980,) was also known as Hakuga Sammi. He was the grandson of Emperor Daigo, and a famous musician, equally proficient on ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #419810 (stock #BB-012)
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Gravemarker Moon (Sotouba no tsuki). Printed: 3.1886 Engraver: Yamamoto Signature & Seal: Yositoshi Publisher: Akiyama Buemon. Condition: Very Good colors and impression, full margins. "karazuri" embossing on Ono no Komachi's robes. Format: Oban tate-e: H.13 x W. 8.75". Ono no Komachi was a famous beauty and poetess of the 9th century. Episodes from her life became the basis of a set of seven Noh plays, the last group called Sotouba Komachi, “Gravemarker Komachi.” Here, seat...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #419841 (stock #BB-013)
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The Moon of Yamaki Mansion - Kagekado (Yamaki Yakata no Tsuki - Kagekado). Printed: 3.1886. Engraver: Enkatsu. Signature: Yoshitoshi. Seal: Taiso. Publisher: Akiyama Buemon. Format: Oban tate-e. H.12.75 x W. 8.75". Condition: Good Impression and colors. Some soiling, including an ink spot (from original printing?) on the lower portion of print. Slight margin trimming. "Karazuri" embossing on Kagekado's clothing and cartouche. Faux woodgrain on panel behind Kagekado. Katou Ka...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #419842 (stock #BB-014)
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Chikubushima Moon - Tsunemasa (Chikubushima no Tsuki - Tsunemasa). Printed: 3.1886. Engraver: Yamamoto. Signature: Yoshitoshi. Seal: Taiso. Publisher: Akiyama Buemon. Format: Oban tate-e. H. 12.75 x W. 8.75". Condition: Very Good impression and colors. Retains albimbacking. No condition issues to note. This print is also set in the battle between the Taira and the Minamoto clans. One of the Taira leaders, Taira no Tsunemasa was a notable warrior and a fine musician, a combin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #419845 (stock #BB-015)
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$600.00
The Moon Through a Crumbling Window. (Hasou no Tsuki). Printed: 1st day. 2nd month. 1886. Engraver: Yamamoto. Signature: Yoshitoshi. Seal: Yoshitoshi no in. Publisher: Akiyama Buemon. Format: Oban tate-e: H.13 x W. 8.75". Condition: Good Impression & Colors. Light soiling to bottom of print. Retains album backing. Margins trimmed, and left margin covered by album attachment. Images of Bodhidharma (Daruma in Japanese,) patriarch of Zen Buddhism, have come to epitomize the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #759161 (stock #LE-33)
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Four-panel kon (dark-blue) indigo-dyed cotton bed cover, woven with kasuri technique creating patterns of squares (well frames.) Top cover only, no backing or wadding; good condition, minor repair to one corner. Ca. 1900. L.54”(137cm) x W.52”(132cm.) Futonji, bed covers, were a common bridal trousseau item in feudal and early-modern Japan. They may have been made by the bride before marriage (in very rural areas,) or more likely commissioned by the bride’s family. The bed cover was often ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #759184 (stock #LE-24)
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Katazome Futonji, Stencil-dyed Bed Cover. Chrysanthemum Pattern. Four-panel indigo-dyed cotton bed cover with pattern of chrysanthemum flowers and leaves. Good condition with some tears, including a 19” vertical tear (see photos.) Top cover only, no wadding or backing. Ca. late-1800’s, early Meiji Era. W.52”(132cm) x L.66”(168cm.) Futonji, bed covers, were a common bridal trousseau item in feudal and early-modern Japan. They may have been made by the bride before marriage (in very rur...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #394259 (stock #YA-23)
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This water jar, "mizugame," stands 60cm (23.5") high with a mouth diameter of 55cm (21.5".) The rich brown glaze is decorated front and back with freely poured ladle splashes of black slip. A band of 5 incised lines runs about 7cm below the rim of the jar. The decoration is similar to Tamba wares at first glance, but a look at the unglazed bottom reveals not the red clay of Tamba, but a yellowish-light brown clay from Seto or elsewhere. Water Jars like this one were a standard object outside of...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #394667 (stock #YA-30)
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A rich black glaze covers this Kasama-yaki jar from the late 19th C. It is in the shape of a "natsume," a tea powder caddy used in the tea ceremony. H.21.5cm (8.5") Body Dia.16cm (6.25".) Kasama wares currently do not enjoy the fame of pots from nearby Mashiko. But Kasama, in neighboring Ibaraki Prefecture about 30 minutes away by car, preceeded Mashiko in being a ceramic production center by nearly a century, and had a hand in training the early Mashiko potters. Though most Kasama wares were, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #394673 (stock #YA-33)
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Tea leaf storage jars used in Japan like this were produced in and out of Japan from about the 15th century onwards. I wish I could say that this is one of the famous Muromachi Era "nanban" wares from the Phillipines or Southern China that are so prized by Japanese tea ware collectors, but it is one of the replica items made up through the Meiji Era in Seto, Japan. Still, the Japanese kept the traditional shape and produced many fine chatsubo in their own right. H.38cm (15") Body Dia.35cm(13.75"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #402988 (stock #YA-3)
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Sake flask from Tamba kilns in Hyogo Prefecture, early-mid Meiji Era. Characteristic reddish-brown glaze with black ladle drips around the neck. H. 24cm, Dia. 13cm.