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CA90007: Silver Ewer Vase by Seiho

Silver Ewer Vase by Seiho


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CA90007
Japanese hammered silver vase by Seiho, a handled ewer form with round capsule body with a pronounced mid-body ridge, tapering stove pipe neck on centre with the mouth terminating at an angle in line with the tubular arced handle, hammered texture and slightly concave base with two stamped silver marks The large one matching the seal of the artist on the box, the other smaller mark is composed of two characters. The custom made kiri wood storage box with the exterior lid having a few characters and the interior of the lid signed “Seiho” with seal.
Minor surface scratches and signs of wear otherwise fine condition.
Measuring: 6-1/4 in. high x 4-1/2 in. in diameter.
20th century.
$950.

$950.00
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CC1002: Mitsuore Katsuragae Wig Doll

Japanese Mitsuore Katsuragae Doll by Namikawa,


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CC1002
Japanese Mitsuore Katsuragae Doll by Namikawa, rare doll form, with joints at hips, knees, and ankles allowing the doll to positioned in  a kneeling, sitting or standing position, complete with a set of six interchangeable wigs with  5 stands, each wig in elaborate coiffure with hair ornaments, doll itself of wood covered in a fine gofun, features finely carved and painted with inset glass eyes in half moon shape, painted lashes, slightly parted lips, defined teeth wearing a beautiful hand painted purple silk crepe kimono with a pattern of blossoms, bound with a fawn-spot tie-dyed red and white silk obi. Namikawa was an important Meiji Period doll maker known for his wigs and ke-ui-saku technique “fine hair planting” on animal dolls. Original box.
Doll: 18 in. high.
Excellent condition.
Meiji Period, circa 1900.
$8750.

Provenance:
Ex Carabet Collection, California.

Published: 
Collecting Japanese Antiques, Alistair Seton, p.281, fig. 497.
Ningyo, The Art of the Japanese Doll, Alan Pate, p.217.  
Japanese Dolls, the Fascinating World of Ningo, Alan Pate, p. 248, fig.385.

$8750.00
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CC1010: Jirozaemon-bina

Antique Japanese Doll Pair of Jirozaemon-bina


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CC1010
Antique Japanese doll pair of Jirozaemon-bina, very rare and unusual Girl’s day display doll rendition of the Imperial Couple in the style of Okada Jirozaemon, a mid-18th century Kyoto doll maker, unusually round heads with painted features done in the hikime kagihana (”line eyes, hook nose”) style with small painted mouths, clothed in silk brocade textiles. The female in a kokin-bina style junihitoe gown with phoenix embroidered sleeves, the  hand painted train at the back partially remains, holding a painted folding fan at her waist, wearing a beaded wire crown. The male in a simple black ho (probable replacement), holds a wooden scepter in his right hand, a sword at his left hip, and an eboshi cap on his head. Original wooden bases covered in checked paper with striped silk front cloths. 
Condition: Minor losses, repair to male’s right hand, overall fine condition.
Figure: 10 in. high (overall 13 in. high.)
Edo Period, circa 1820.
$6200.

Provenance:
Ex Carabet Collection, California.

Published:
Collecting Japanese Antiques, Alistair Seton, p.269, fig. 479.
$6200.00
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CC1013: Isho Gosho Ningyo

Japanese Isho Gosho-ningyo


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CC1013
Japanese Isho Gosho-ningyo, a standing palace male child figure carved of wood and covered in multiple layers of burnished and polished gofun, with painted features and black cut velvet fabric inset for the hair, fabric covered bendable wire arms (for costume changing), dressed in three layers of silk kimono, orange, white and  resist dyed chirimen with abstract pattern.
Condition: Signs of wear, minor hairline cracks vertically above the left eye and evidence of restorations, otherwise fine condition.
5-1/8" high.
Edo period, circa 1800.
$3750.

Provenance:
Ex Carabet Collection, California.
$3750.00
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CC1029: Karakuri Gosho Ningyo

Japanese Karakuri Gosho Ningyo (mechanical palace doll)


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CC1029
Japanese Karakuri Gosho Ningyo (mechanical palace doll) of a seated boy costumed as a new year’s performer with lion mask on top of his head and a rattle in each hand which raises and lowers alternately with a twist of a knob at the back, wearing a brocade bib and embroidered red silk crepe vest, all constructed of papier-mâché covered in gofun with painted features and inset hair.
Condition: Minor signs of wear otherwise fine condition.
7-1/2” high.
Circa 1820.
$5600.

Provenance:
Ex Carabet Collection, California.
$5600.00
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CC1031: Takeda Ningyo Shishimae Dancer

Antique Japanese Takeda Ningyo Shishimae Dancer


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CC1031
Antique Japanese Takeda Ningyo, an early type depicting a Shishimae dancer dressed in kinran brocade kimono sleeves thrown back to reveal chirimen silk crepe undercoat with gold-wrapped thread embroidered flower design on sleeves, poised in an animated wide stance performing a traditional lion mask dance with the lion mask having a hinged jaw in his right hand, the boyish figure’s head carved of wood covered in gofun with small fine painted features, standing on a black lacquered box base with painted inset front panel.
Minor signs of age slightly faded costume, otherwise fine condition.
Figure measures 8-3/4 in. high (overall 10-1/2 in. high including stand.).
Edo Period, circa 1780.
$3400.


Provenance:

Ex Carabet Collection, California.

$3400.00
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CC1036: Takeda Ningyo Kabuki Actor

Antique Japanese Takeda Ningyo Kabuki Actor


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CC1036
Japanese Takeda ningyo of a Kabuki actor in the role of a dynamic Samurai with one sword at his hip. a bow in his left hand and arrows at his back, a frowning expressive face in Kabuki style, his right sleeve embroidered in gold wrapped and couched thread depicting the tied marriage rocks at Futami in Ise, all situated on a traditional Takeda base having an embroidered inset panel.
Minor signs of wear and age, otherwise fine condition.
16 in. high with base.
Edo period, circa 1800.

$2600.

Provenance:

Ex Carabet Collection, California.

$2600.00
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CC1037: Karako Ningyo

Japanese Karako Ningyo, Edo period.


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CC1037
Japanese Karako Ningyo, an amusing figural representation of a young Chinese entertainer beating a handheld drum, in a seated posture with legs extended forward, the head and hands covered in gofun with painted features depicting an amused expression with narrow eyes and the inset hair tied into two knots in the front covered in cloth in a Chinese boy hair style, costumed in sumptuous kinran brocades and chirimen trousers also in Chinese style.
Minor signs of wear and fading otherwise fine condition.
11 inches high.
Edo period, circa 1800.
$9500.

Provenance:
Ex Carabet Collection, California.

Published: Japanese Dolls, The Fascinating World of Ningo, Allan Pate, p. 137, fig.192.
$9500.00
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CC1049: Takeda Ningyo Urashima Taro and Otohime

Antique Japanese Takeda Ningyo Urashima Taro and Otohime


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CC1049
Japanese Takeda Ningyo depicting two actors from the tale of Urashima Taro and Otohime with sumptuous brocade costumes and exaggerated positions, sharing a stage box base with inset embroidered panel. The fisherman, Urashima Taro holds the gifted box containing time and a fishing pole in the other hand, on his back a fishing basket and at his feet the longevity tortoise. The Undersea Dragon Princess, Otohime costumed in Chinese style with ruffled chirimin silk details, holds a Chinese style fan. The heads carved of wood covered in gofun with painted features and attached hair (replaced).
Minor signs of wear otherwise fine condition.
12 in. high x 18 in. wide  x 6 in. deep.
Edo period, Circa 1800. 
$3750.


Provenance:

Ex Carabet Collection, California.

$3750.00
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CC1075: Mitate Noh Gosho Ningyo

Japanese set of Mitate Noh Gosho Ningyo


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CC1075
Japanese set of Mitate Noh Gosho Ningyo, a noh performance parody set of three standing young male figures costumed similarly in embroidered chirimen bibs and robes, one having a Chinese style cap with sword in hand, another with red long haired wig and the last in lacquered cap holding a Chinese style fan, all as an amusement for the nobility of feudal Japan, each figure carved of wood, sexed and covered in layers of burnished gofun with painted features, all supported on a black lacquered stand.
Condition: The ningyo holding the fan has a crack running across the breadth of the face, others with minor cracks and signs of age otherwise fine.
Each figure measures: 5 in. high, overall 7-3/4 in. H x 12 in. W x 6-1/4 in. D.
Edo period, circa 1800.
$8500.

Provenance:
Ex Carabet Collection, California.
$8500.00
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CC1080: Jimmu Tenno doll

Japanese Musha Ningyo of Jimmu Tenno


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CC1080
Japanese Musha Ningyo of Jimmu Tenno for the Boy’s Day display, by Maruhei, depicted standing with unusual heavy metal armor and helmet, demon face with glass eyes as a belt buckle, elaborate sword, jeweled necklace with mirror, holding a wood staff with a golden bird on top, well modeled tinted gofun face with inset glass eyes, silk fiber hair and carved beard, fur boots, mounted on a flat wood stand, original box reading: gogatsu ningyo Jimmu Tenno zo Morii shi Maruhei (fifth month doll of Jimmu Tenno owned by the Morii Family, made by Maruhei)
Excellent condition.
Figure: 18 in. High.
Early 20th Century.
$1750.

Provenance:
Ex Carabet Collection, California.

$1750.00
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CC1110: Takeda Ningyo Boy Entertainer

Antique Japanese Takeda Ningyo Boy Entertainer


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CC1110
Japanese Takeda Ningyo of a boy entertainer holding a circular standard, costumed in fine brocades, dragon and cloud embroidered chirimen silk sleeves, the feet, hands and head carved of wood covered in burnished gofun, the circular face painted with boyish features having an open mouth amused expression, circular haircut painted and inset hair top knot complete with sword, standing with left foot forward on a traditional Takeda style box base with front cutout panel having an embroidered wave design on chirimen silk inset panel.
Fine condition.
17-1/4 in. high with standard and base.
Edo period, circa 1800. 
$2800.


Provenance:

Ex Carabet Collection, California.

$2800.00
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CC1193:Kuge Tachiko Gosho Ningyo

Japanese Kuge Tachiko Gosho-ningyo


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CC1193
Japanese Kuge-tachiko gosho-ningyo, (a model of a standing child of the court aristocrats) with young noblewoman’s hairstyle, embroidered and painted floral red/orange long sleeved kimono and tied blue hakama brocade faded almost to white, the head, hands and feet carved of wood and covered in gofun.
Extremely faded, hairline crack to the gofun at the nose bridge otherwise fine condition.
10-3/4 in. high.
Meiji period, circa 1880.
$1100.

Provenance:
Ex Carabet Collection, California.
$1100.00
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CC1194:Gosho Isho Ningyo

Japanese Gosho Isho Ningyo


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CC1194
Japanese Gosho Isho-ningyo, a standing palace princess costumed in red hakama with beautiful embroidered kimono in a garden floral motif, the head and hands of tosa, covered in gofun with painted features.
Minor signs of age, otherwise excellent condition.
9-1/2 in. high.
Meiji Period, circa 1900. 
$1100.

Provenance:
Ex Carabet Collection, California.
$1100.00
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CF60005: 4 Actor Prints by Toyokuni III

Set of four woodblock actor prints by Toyokuni III


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CF60005
A set of four Japanese woodblock prints by Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) 1786 - 1865, of half length actor portraits in various roles, all from the same series having a pine bough background, large crest (mon) outline with cursive script, a rectilinear cartouche depicting different kinds of fish with the name of the actor and role he is playing, the actor costumed in graphic blue and white patterned robes, published by Kagiya Shobei, each having a date seal (5/1863) with aratame and signature cartouche reading: “nanajuhachi sai Toyokuni hitsu” depicting the following: 1) Ichimura Kakitsu IV in the role of Misao no Takeshichi, carved by hori Ota Tashichi, 2) Kawarazaki Gonjuro I in the role of Araiso no Danshichi, carved by Matsushima hori Masa, 3) Ichikawa Ichizo III in the role of Hakakure no Jokichi,  carved by Matsushima hori Masa, 4) Sawamura Tossho II in the role of Kanagashira no Genpei, carved by hori Ota Tashichi.
Each Oban size measuring: 15 inches x 9-7/8 inches.
Each framed and glazed measuring: 19-5/8 inches x 15 inches.
Excellent condition.
Dated 1863.
$2000. for the framed set. (4)

Provenance: 
with GEMINI - Galerie für Japanische Kunst,  Munich.
A Seattle Private Collection.
 
$2000.00
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CF60006: Nitta Yoshisada Painting

Painting of Nitta Yoshisada


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CF60006
Japanese album leaf painting from the Taiheiki of Nitta Yoshisada (1301-1338) in the legendary scene at the beach at Inamuragasaki where he prays and offers his treasured gold-mounted sword to the sea to aid him in passing this water obstacle, the waters parted away and he was able to pass, all painted in ink, mineral and gold pigments in detail on paper with speckled gold leaf mist.
Minor water stains and signs of wear otherwise fine condition.
7-7/8” high x 10-3/8” wide. Contemporary frame: 13-3/8” x 15-5/8”.
18th century.
$1200.

Ex Collection:
Charles A. Greenfield, New York.
Private Collector, Florida.
$1200.00
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CF60007: Tomoe Gozen Painting

Painting of Tomoe Gozen on Horseback


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CF60007
Japanese album leaf painting from the Heike Monogatari at the Battle of Awazu (1184) where Tomoe Gozen, the wife of Minamoto Yoshinaka, fights beside her husband where she is known to have taken an enemy head, the scene depicting Tomoe Gozen in battle and in full armor riding a white horse grasping the head of a warrior alongside her also on horseback, all painted in ink, mineral and gold pigments in detail on paper with speckled gold leaf mist.
Minor losses, water stains and signs of wear otherwise fine condition.
7-7/8” high x 10-3/8” wide.Contemporary frame: 13-3/8” x 15-5/8”.
18th century.
$1200.

Ex Collection:
Charles A. Greenfield, New York.
Private Collector, Florida.
$1200.00
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CT60001: Bizen Maneki Neko

Bizen Maneki Neko


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CT60001
Japanese Bizen Maneki Neko (beckoning shop cat), low fired clay figure of a seated cat with separately formed left paw raised beckoning customers and good fortune. traditional bib formed with elaborate bow, large bell, soft facial features, firing hole in the back.
Excellent condition.
10" High.
Taisho Period, 1911-1922. 
$2100.       
$2100.00
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CT60004: Black Clay Maneki Neko

Black Clay Maneki Neko


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CT60004
Japanese clay molded sculpture of a black Maneki Neko, the beckoning shop cat, seated on his haunches with the left paw raised up and above the left ear with the head slightly tilted to the side with eyes shut, the long tail curling around and up the left leg, all covered in a black pigment with red painted bib and ears, the flat base with incised three character maker’s mark.
Excellent condition.
9-1/2 in. high.
Early 20th century.
$1350.
$1350.00
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CT60005: Porcelain Maneki Neko

Porcelain Maneki Neko


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CT60005
Japanese Porcelain figure of Maneki Neko, the beckoning shop cat, a seated cat with left paw raised separately at the side of the cheek, brightly painted bib, spots and facial features in polychrome enamels and gold highlights, soft facial features with wide eyes, dense porcelain body with unglazed flat base and circular hole.
Minor losses to gold pigments, signs of wear and age overall fine condition.
9-1/2 in. High.
Early 20th century.
$1400.
$1400.00
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CT60006: Stone Maneki Neko

Stone Maneki Neko


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CT60006
Japanese carved stone figure of the beckoning cat Maneki Neko, all carved from one solid piece of sandstone, an unusual rendering with the head slightly turned and the left paw raised to the side and forward to the collar, wide recessed eyes, peaked ears and a small collar tied at the back. long tail arching forward on the right side, flat base.
Minor signs of wear and age otherwise excellent condition.
8-7/8 in. high.
Early 20th century.
$2400.
$2400.00
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CT60008: Sosaku Kokeshi

Sosaku Kokeshi


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CT60008
Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi, elongated globular body with large bobble head of squat globular form with bun top and side globular hairpin, painted overall in bright pigments rendering a cheerful costume.
Excellent condition.
7-1/4 in. high x 3-1/8 in. in diameter.
20th century.
$190.
$190.00
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CT60013: Watanabe Masao Kokeshi

Watanabe Masao Kokeshi


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CT60013
Large Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi, Fukushima prefecture, by Watanabe Masao (born 1917), known for his Mushin (innocence) style, a corpulent body with narrow base, Tama shaped head with peaked top, painted with a full head of hair, line eyes and two small red dots for lips, the body decorated in gesso painted overall as a kimono with gold painted cherry blossoms and purple tie at the waist. Ink signature on the base with red seal.
Excellent condition.
18 in. high x 6 in. in diameter.
20th century.
$1400.

For similar examples see: Kokeshi: Wooden Treasures of Japan, pp. 156-157
$1400.00
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CY93301: Woodblock Print by Reika Iwami, Water Fantasy A

Woodblock Print by Reika Iwami, Water Fantasy A


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CY93301
Contemporary Japanese woodblock print (Sosaku hanga) by the female artist Reika Iwami (b. 1927, Tokyo) titled “Water Fantasy A”of a setting full moon on the wavy horizon with birds in flight and a Korean wedding duck on a board in the foreground, a black ink and gold leaf on paper, the title in the lower margin with pencil signature, dated ‘83 (1983) and numbered 2/70, Excellent condition.
Measuring 18” x 24-3/8”, framed and glazed 27” x 32-1/2”.
$1200.

For another printing of this image see the collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.
$1200.00
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