Japanese and Chinese antiques and art from B & C
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #374874 (stock #6-375A25)
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$765.00
This elegant Japanese cast bronze vase has a slender base rising to an elongated narrow neck which flares to a small trumpet mouth, its front side wonderfully decorated with a virtuoso high relief rendition of an iris plant in flower, the stream in which it grows being represented by a swirl of bronze. Meiji period (1868-1912). The reverse is undecorated, indicating that the vase was intended for display in a tokonoma (alcove) or similar recess...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1950 item #849343 (stock #8-080A32)
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$895.00
Fine mirror image pair of Japanese yusen-jippo cloisonne enamel vases in ovoid form with tapering bases, each beautifully decorated with grapes, vines and leaves on a creamy white enamel ground. Dating to the mid-20th century, each base bears the Ando trademark seal in silver wires. Both have applied silver mounts, and the base mounts are stamped C.P.O, an abbreviation for the Central Purchasing Office of the American Occupational Forces...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #50080 (stock #2B-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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #331167 (stock #2C-388)
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$975.00
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1103201 (stock #2A-817A19)
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$165.00
This handsome small lidded stoneware jar, typical of Koishiwara ware (“koishiwara-yaki”) pottery, is an excellent example of Japanese ceramic folk art. Dating from the mid-to-late 20th century, this jar was made by “Kumao Ota,” a famous potter in Japan. The gray clay body of the pot was first covered with a coat of white clay slip and then decorated with “chatter-marking” before being coated with clear glaze and random splashes of green and brown glaze...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #990675 (stock #2-868A11)
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$480.00
This dramatic Japanese Kutani porcelain vase in ovoid form is decorated in polychrome enamels with a “kachoga” (pictures of birds and flowers) design. Ca. early/mid-20th century. A brilliantly-plumed kingfisher is perched upon the stalk of a blooming Japanese iris. The kachoga decoration is beautifully hand painted in the rich and vibrant Kutani palette of blue, green, aubergine, turquoise, yellow, white and iron red enamels on a buff-colored crackle glaze base...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #730103 (stock #2-642)
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These tall slender Japanese Imari sometsuke (blue and white porcelain) vases were made in a classic high shouldered form known as “sakaki-tate.” Meiji period (1868-1912). Both vases have an overall underglaze hand painted cobalt blue design of tako-karakusa (octopus vine)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #724846 (stock #2C-424)
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$395.00
This handsome, heavily potted Japanese Imari sometsuke (blue and white porcelain) sake bottle or “tokkuri” in bulbous ovoid form with elongated neck was hand painted in underglaze cobalt blue with “tako-karakusa” (octopus vine) scrolls between a plain white lip rim and a band of rectangular “jurinmon” lappets. Early 20th century. 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 1800 item #972656 (stock #2-821)
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$195.00
Three circular Japanese Arita somestuke (blue and white porcelain) plates with a fluted brown rim has been decorated in Kraak style and dates to the Edo period, ca. 1800. The back is marked with a distinctive underglaze blue two character archaic style mark which appeared on Arita porcelains ca. 1790 to 1810. (See “Shibata Collection, Part IV, The Kyushu Ceramic Museum” page 274.) The design follows a classic Kraak pattern of the early seventeenth century...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1930 item #816919 (stock #4A-272A11)
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$395.00
This charming Japanese gosho ningyo (“palace doll”), with chubby arms and legs outstretched, holds a rattle-type toy in his right hand while he crawls on his stomach. Early 20th century. His one-piece clay body is finished in white gofun (crushed oyster shell), and his facial features are well modeled and delicately hand painted in wonderful detail. He is scantily clad with a red and gold silk bib or stomach cloth (“haragake”) glued on and tied around his waist with light pink silk crepe...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1930 item #1033475 (stock #4A-251)
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$1275.00
This superb boxed vintage gosho ningyo (“palace doll”) came from Kyoto and dates to the late Taisho period (1912-1926). The paulownia wood storage box (“tomobako”) is signed “Kikko” and stamped by this Kyoto gosho ningyo artist. This delightful infant with typical oversized features crawls over a hand-made red silk cushion. With his chubby arms and outstretched legs, he crawls on his stomach while holding a rattle-type toy in his right hand. He is scantily clad with a hand-painted re...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #617613 (stock #12-162)
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$795.00
This unusual Japanese “futongawa” or “futonji” has been skillfully hand drawn and decorated with colorful Japanese fans (“ogi”) using a rice paste resist design technique called “tsutsugaki.” Meiji period (1868-1912). Five pairs of open fans and two closed fans boldly decorate the cover. Each open fan has a different auspicious design beautifully drawn and dyed within, their muted shades of pink, gray and lighter blues contrasting nicely with the dark rich indigo blue background....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #741797 (stock #2-828)
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$395.00
These superior quality Japanese iro Nabeshima porcelain dishes with sloping sides are boldly hand painted in polychrome enamels on a pure white ground. The mark of Imaizumi Imaemon is painted in underglaze blue within the foot ring. We believe these dishes to be by either Imaemon XII (1897-1975) or early Imaemon XIII (1926-2001), which would date them to the mid to late 20th century. In striking contrast to the clear white porcelain body, the front of each dish is simply and subtly decorated wit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #60069 (stock #2C-229)
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$230.00
This unusual candle-shaped sake bottle or “rosoku-tokkuri,” which is covered with a deep dark brown glaze, is an example of Tachikui/Tamba ware. Meiji/Taisho period. Unglazed calligraphic symbols, drawn with a wax resist, surround the square-shouldered body of the bottle. The village of Tachikui, located in an isolated mountain region of northern Hyogo Prefecture, is the last pottery village in Tamba. The dominant color of the Tachikui wares is a rich deep brown. (Our enlargement photos 6 an...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1960 item #1136730 (stock #11-370A19)
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$495.00
Featuring expert craftsmanship and classic Japanese styling, this miniature wooden shrine is skillfully handcrafted of cedar or cypress and contains many of the detailed architectural elements found on larger Shinto shrines in Japan. It dates to the mid-20th century. These miniature architectural features include a large sloped overhanging roof with deep eves atop thick, closely spaced wooden beams; a large transverse roof ridge beam shaped like the top of a torii gate; thick round vertical colu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1185872 (stock #2C-381)
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$485.00
This striking Japanese Arita sometsuke (blue and white porcelain) tokkuri (sake bottle) in bulbous form with elongated neck was hand painted in underglaze cobalt blue and dates to the Meiji period, 19th century. The ovoid body is freely decorated with landscape scenes between a neck covered with tako-karakusa (octopus vine) scrolls and a band of rectangular “jurinmon” lappets surrounding the base. Heavily potted, the glazed base is recessed, and the high foot rim is unglazed and encircled by...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #588122 (stock #2B-772)
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$285.00
Elegant studio porcelain tokkuri (sake flask) or flower vase in double gourd form with even celadon ("seiji") glaze, likely Kyo ware. Dating to the mid-20th century, it bears the impressed signature of the potter on the unglazed base. It comes in its original tomobako (wooden storage box) which is also signed by the potter, whom we have been unable to identify. The rich unctuous bluish-tinged celadon glaze was masterfully controlled where it reached the foot of the vessel and thickly pooled.

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