Japanese and Chinese antiques and art from B & C
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #272762 (stock #11-224)
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$345.00
Wonderful folk art study of a carved wooden figure of Daruma in repose, signed “Shisei” with an extensive inscription on the base. Meiji period, late 19th century. Daruma’s expressive face with piercing eyes is beautifully rendered in great depth and detail. The figure is clad in a carved hooded robe which is softly draped over both shoulders, exposing a bare chest and stomach...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1224717 (stock #2-874)
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$295.00
This sophisticated example of Japanese Arita blue and white porcelain with a celadon border is known as “Seiji Imari.” It dates to the Edo period, late 18th/early 19th century. The heavily potted dish has a fluted “rinka” (flower petal) style rim which is molded and glazed in pale celadon on both the front and back sides. The lip is gilded...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #397360 (stock #6-382A26)
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$675.00
This elegant and distinctly Japanese bronze flower vessel was cast in futabana style with a classic low body, crisply cut shoulder and wide flaring trumpet-shaped mouth. Late Edo period, mid-19th century. Just above the shoulder on either side of the neck are two applied Chinese style dragon head handles cast in bronze in wonderful detail. The body is engraved all over with flowers and scrolling vine designs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #137270 (stock #SB-1)
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$95.00
This Japanese ceramic teapot is an unusual example of early (“ko”) Satsuma ware. Ca. 1900. The lid and upper two-thirds of the body are covered with deep brown globules of thick glaze. This is a later form of the earlier “jakatsu-gusuri” glazing, which is also known as sharkskin or dragon scale glaze. The glaze was formulated in such a way that it pulled away from portions of the clay surface into small drops, producing an interesting blistered texture...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #99105 (stock #SES-1)
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$995.00
This rare early Japanese Satsuma vase of wheel-thrown, ovoid shape with waisted neck and everted collared lip, dates to the mid-19th century. It is boldly decorated in rich overglaze enamels and burnished gold and silver with two samurai riding on horseback. Floral medallions and pine branches drape the shoulder, and the wide lip is gilded...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #130322 (stock #15-209A16)
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$195.00
Lovely Japanese oval paulownia (kiri) wood guest hibachi with makie lacquer and inlaid mother-of-pearl decoration. Early 20th century. These wooden holders for a charcoal container and the bamboo cylinder are also called smoker’s hibachi or “tabako-bon.” The front of the thick, densely-grained kiri wood body is decorated with large gold makie lacquer hydrangea blossoms and gold and silvery lacquered leaves, some of which are highlighted with mother-of-pearl inlays...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #737267 (stock #2-826)
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$330.00
This lovely Japanese Arita somestuke (blue and white porcelain) plate with a scalloped or “rinka” rim is decorated with a central medallion surrounded by a paneled border, and it dates to the Edo period (late 18th century). The interior edge of the dish is hand painted with an unusual honeycomb-like design which alternates with leafy sections. These panels surround a central medallion of shochikubai (pine, plum and bamboo) framed by a flower head band...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #920601 (stock #6-456A2)
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$325.00
Each side of this most unusual brass match safe is decorated with relief figures running in a rainy landscape scene inside a cartouche surrounded by a scaly repousse dragon. Meiji period; late 19th/early 20th century. The two figures are hunched forward, running into the driving rain, one with an umbrella and the other holding a straw bundle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1251108 (stock #11-379A40)
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$675.00
This wonderful lacquered wood shop sign (“kanban” or “kamban”) was hand carved to advertise a shop that sold medicine and likely dates to the early 20th century, Meiji/Taisho period. The round trade sign was carved in low relief, coated with black lacquer and then gilded with layers of gold makie lacquer (powdered gold mixed with lacquer). There is a small rectangular panel at the top in which a horse has been painted...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #677764 (stock #6-429)
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$995.00
This rare elegant pair of Japanese chrysanthemum-base candlestands (“kikuza-shokudai”) were hand crafted of solid bronze and date to the Edo period, early to mid-19th century. The tall upright shaft rests on a heavy eighteen-petal chrysanthemum base and culminates in a chrysanthemum-shaped candle dish with an upright pricket on which to position the candle within a circular support...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #709273 (stock #11F-143A38)
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$250.00
This exquisitely delicate gold makie lacquer Japanese hair comb (“kushi”) and ornamental hair bar (“kogai”) set is decorated en suite and dates to the early 20th century (Meiji/Taisho period). The front sides of the comb and the ends of the two-pronged kogai are beautifully decorated with gold hiramakie (flat lacquer) and gold takamakie (raised lacquer) floral and leaf designs with accents of gold kirigane inlay on a gold lacquer ground...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #635244 (stock #12-170A6)
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$575.00
This striking Japanese “futongawa” or “futonji” has been skillfully hand drawn and boldly decorated with the gracefully tied “noshi” design using a rice paste resist design technique called “tsutsugaki.” Meiji period (1868-1912)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #42203 (stock #2-552)
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$110.00
This finely potted Japanese Hirado sometsuke (blue and white porcelain) “yu-samashi” tea bowl dates to the late Meiji period. Such bowls were used for cooling the hot water for tea during the sencha tea ceremony. The characteristic milky white body, which is covered in a pure lustrous glaze, is extremely delicate. A few blossoms and leaves painted in rich underglaze sapphire blue are scattered freely on the inside and outside of the piece. There is a well-modeled handle affixed to the molde...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #41234 (stock #2C-275)
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$495.00
Large Japanese Bizen ware sake bottle (“tokkuri”) in pinched form with indentations on three sides which are impressed with low-relief figures of three of the Seven Gods of Good Luck (“Shichi Fukujin”). Natural yellowish ash glaze spots are deposited on the shoulder and figures. The bottle is wheel thrown, and there is an impressed potters mark on the foot. The three modeled figures are the gods Hotai, Fukurokuju and Benten. Early 20th century.

The Seven Gods of Good Luck play a grea...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #401837 (stock #6-386A23)
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$395.00
Delightful little Japanese bronze scroll weight cast and modeled in wonderful detail to depict a seated female karako holding a large lotus leaf. Meiji period, late 19th century. This diminutive work of art has a beautiful rich patina that comes with age and only after years of handling. The term “karako” refers generically to small Chinese children as they are portrayed in Japanese art. These children, depicted without reference to a specific sex but usually appearing to be boys, have bare ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1122300 (stock #11-302A18)
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$495.00
This sinuous Japanese shallow form basket or “moribon,” hand carved of curling hardwood burl, has a bold irregular loop handle jogging diagonally across the top. Meiji period, late 19th century. The basket’s swirling edge follows the natural tree shape, creating a wonderfully elegant movement. The inherent natural honey-colored hue of the wood enhances the rich grain in the burl, giving its graphic wavy design a luminous depth and sheen.

This type of moribon basket or tray was used fo...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #179155 (stock #2-640)
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$450.00
This large and heavy Japanese Arita sometsuke (blue and white porcelain) charger with foliate rim is hand painted with lush cobalt blue reserves containing landscape scenes and flowers on a ground of linear designs and geometric patterns. Mid-19th century. Its depth actually makes it a huge shallow bowl. On the reverse are more simply drawn floral scrolls. Underglaze blue lines encircle the foot, which appears to contain three spur marks.

When the history of the role of utensils used in Japan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #105542 (stock #15-207A3)
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$495.00
A fine embossed and polychromed leather tobacco pouch (“tobako-ire”) with large silver clasp (“kanemono”) depicting a karashishi with peony in relief. Late 19th century. The 10-strand brass chain, held together by a brass ojime-type fitting with relief work dragon, is fitted to a large kagamibuta (mirror lid) netsuke with a gilded silver top, also worked with a dragon in low relief, within an ivory colored manju. The front of the embossed leather pouch is decorated with Japanese irises, ...