Japanese and Chinese antiques and art from B & C
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1052626 (stock #2C-413)
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$1,750.00
This impressive Japanese Arita sometsuke (blue and white porcelain) tokkuri (sake bottle) in bulbous form with elongated neck was hand painted in underglaze cobalt blue with tako-karakusa (octopus vine) scrolls between a plain everted rim and a band of rectangular “jurinmon” lappets. Late Edo/early Meiji period, mid-19th century. Heavily potted, the glazed base is recessed, and the high foot rim is unglazed and encircled by two blue lines...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #331167 (stock #2C-388)
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This most unusual Koto ware sake bottle in sharp rectangular form with a high flat shoulder is finely decorated with karako and floral designs hand painted in “aka-e” red and gold enamels on a white ground. Mid-19th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #537307 (stock #11-333A24)
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$565.00
This unusual Japanese wooden tea tray, carved from the burled trunk of a keyaki (zelkova) tree, was made for use in the tea ceremony. Meiji period (1868-1912). Trays of this type were important accessories in senchado (“the way of sencha”) -- the tea ceremony developed in the Edo period using sencha tea. The short thick exterior wall of the tray is crafted from the densely grained wavy burl, which has a sheen that almost glows...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #501150 (stock #2A-773)
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$1,195.00
These two beautifully modeled Japanese stoneware hares have special slots cut from their back sides for the sole purpose of holding each end of a Japanese folding screen (“byobu”) to keep it weighted on the floor. Meiji period, ca. 1880. A two character signature mark “Koshun” is impressed into each of the unglazed bases. Both rabbits are finished in a rich creamy off white glaze with very fine overall crackling, and there is a firing hole in the slot...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #886772 (stock #4-279A5)
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$195.00
Large Japanese wooden Kobe toy or “ningyo” (doll) in the form of a man wearing an oversized top hat. Early 20th century. The top of his hat unscrews to reveal a red compartment which holds two small dice. His bone eyes protrude when the figure is moved, and his open mouth reveals a red tongue. His two wood arms are outstretched, and he holds a cane in his right hand and a bone wand in his left hand. The wood has been lacquered black to replicate ebony...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #285236 (stock #2C-377A38)
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This classic “kasa-dokkuri,” or “umbrella sake bottle,” with its rich brown fluted ceramic body, is a wonderful example of mingei Tamba ware. Meiji period, late 19th century. An indistinguishable potter’s mark is incised on the base. The unglazed body has no applied glaze, but there is a section on one side and on the mouth where naturally-occurring ash glaze was deposited in the kiln...
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 : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #149870 (stock #SB-18)
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$275.00
This simple four case black lacquer inro has a leathery sharkskin-like texture which is decorated with etched designs of scrolling vines (karakusa). Meiji period (1868-1912). Plain black lacquer interior. The ojime consists of a simple mottled turquoise glass bead. Inro are small Japanese containers made in several sections which are fitted on top of each other so perfectly that the joints are hardly noticeable. They required great skill to craft...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #521068 (stock #11-249A13)
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$295.00
This diminutive Japanese mask has been carved from finely grained hardwood, likely keyaki, and represents the face of the comic demon Buaku from a Kyogen play. We believe the mask itself dates to the early 20th century or even earlier; the lucite shadowbox frame in which it is mounted on coarse beige fabric is of a later date. The grim-faced visage has a closed mouth with upper teeth exposed and clenched over the lower lip. The mask is slightly broader across the base than across the top...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1147780 (stock #2-577)
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$395.00
This heavy Japanese porcelain bottle was made at the Arita kilns for export to the Dutch market as a container for soy sauce...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #50080 (stock #2-525)
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$95.00
Lovely Japanese Kutani porcelain footed sake cup washing bowl (“haisen’) decorated with birds and flowers. Meiji/Taisho period. On the base are two red seal script characters for “Kutani” (signifying “nine valleys”). The delicately scalloped lip rim is subtly decorated in brown enamel with gold scroll designs and hundreds of minute raised dots carefully painted with a brush tip in turquoise enamel. In the interior of the bowl is a pink peony. The exterior continues the peony theme wi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #650500 (stock #2-680A)
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$165.00
This richly decorated Japanese Imari dish features the rare chocolate brown matte glaze and bears the underglaze blue orchid Koransha mark and signature on the base. Meiji period (1868-1912). The interior is decorated with polychrome overglaze enamel flowers and a turtle around underglaze blue bamboo on a brown matte ground with gilt swirling clouds. A black matte band decorated with blue and turquoise bamboo leaves surrounds the rim, which is gilded. The exterior rim is decorated with three set...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #272029 (stock #2B-658)
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$1,250.00
This classic, thickly potted early Japanese “sometsuke ozara” (blue and white porcelain charger) is hand painted with crisp underglaze blue designs of tightly-curled tako-karakusa (scrolling octopus vine) around a central medallion of shochikubai (pine, plum and bamboo) framed by a flower head band. It dates to the first half of the 19th century. Blue and white sometsuke porcelains with karakusa designs are examples of wares made for the domestic Japanese market, and they are highly prized b...
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. The reverse is simply de...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #992539 (stock #6-287)
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$2,850.00
This unique large bronze personal hibachi or hand-warmer in the form of Daruma, the patron saint of Zen Buddhism, dates to the 18th century, possibly circa 1700 or earlier. The base is inscribed “Fujiwara saku” in katakibibori, the uneven engraving imitating brush strokes. The interior of the base also contains a relief cast family crest, the “hanabishi” (China flower) design of the “Takeda no Shingen mon,” which indicates that this piece may likely even be of 17th century production...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #766912 (stock #11-350A15)
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$595.00
This wonderfully detailed boxwood tray has been realistically carved in the form of a curled lotus leaf holding a lotus flower seed pod. Meiji period (1868-1912). The close-grained hardwood has a rich brown color and a soft dark patina reflecting many years of careful use and care. The front depicts the top of an open lotus leaf with curled outer edges. A lotus seed pod, on a stem that curls around the left edge, sits on the lower left corner of the tray. A smaller curled lotus leaf, with a stem...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #268658 (stock #2-666A41)
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$250.00
This boldly decorated 19th century Japanese Arita sometsuke (blue and white porcelain) charger in square form (“kaku-zara”) is hand painted with a deep cobalt blue landscape scene surrounded by a diapered design and a floral border around the rim. The single blue mark on the foot dates it to the early to mid-19th century. The reverse is hand painted with stylized decorations in cobalt blue surrounding the high unglazed foot rim, which is encircled by four underglaze blue lines. There is a si...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1167428 (stock #2C-429A42)
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$395.00
This large impressive Meiji period (1868-1912) Japanese stoneware vase has a thick turquoise glaze on the neck and shoulders, and the front is hand painted with a boldly drawn peony blossom on a rich crackle-glazed buff-colored ground. The vase is heavily potted, and the thick footrim is unglazed. Although similar in style to some Shigaraki or Agano wares, we have been unable to determine the specific folk kiln of its origin. It is often difficult to identify the specific place of manufacture of...