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NH21019: Kumagai Takeda

Kumagai Takeda


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NH21019
Early Japanese Takeda Ningyo of a kabuki actor in the role of Kumagai Naozane from the play Kumagai Jinya (1751) based on the Atsumori chapter from the classic Tale of Heike, where Kumagai retells the story of taking Atsumori’s head, standing upright holding a fan in his left hand, costumed in a green cloud & dragon kinran brocade kabuki outfit, and the traditional long pant legs to accentuate the movement of the actor, the sleeves with cloud couched embroidery on chirimen silk, the head and hair carved of wood covered in gofun with painted features, all on a traditional small black lacquered stage base with inset foliage painted panel.
Signs of age, minor textile restoration on lapel, otherwise fine condition.
Measuring overall: 14 in. high x 7-1/4 in. wide x 6 in. deep.
Edo period, Circa 1780.
$3400.
$3400.00
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NH21025: Tachibina

Tachibina


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NH21025
Japanese Tachibina, the simple essential form of the imperial couple used as the display for the Girl’s day celebration, constructed of kinran brocade fabric covered paper, the heads carved of wood and covered in gofun with painted features and inset hair, the male form with outstretched arms and conical legs, the female has a cylindrical form. Displayed on a contemporary bronze custom stand. Original kiri wood storage box.
Minor signs of wear and age, otherwise fine condition.
13-1/4 in. high x 8-1/2 in. x 3 in.
Edo period, circa 1840.
$2200.

$2200.00
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NH22027: Goninbayashi

A Hina Ningyo Set of Five Female Tsuzumi Percussionists, Edo Period.


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NH22027
A Hina Ningyo Set of Five Female Tsuzumi Percussionists, Edo Period. Also known as Goninbayashi, a set of five musicians for a traditional display commemorating the Girl’s Day festival, all costumed in matching  textiles of white striped blue silk robes with under kimono having coral red chirimen long sleeves embroidered in rimpa style of gold wrapped thread couched as a stream with pink silk flowers at the water’s edge. The heads are sensitively carved of wood depicting various differing delicate facial features, covered in gofun with painted features and wire and paper reinforced hair. Two ladies are seated on cylinder stools and the rest cross legged further costumed with an inro at the belt. Each musician holds a handheld Tsuzumi drum.
Iron dyed hair losses, minor white portions of garments with some deterioration and minor signs of age and wear otherwise fine condition.
Each figure measures from: 3-7/8 in. to 5-1/4 in. high x 6 in. wide  x 3 in. deep.
7 oz. (200g.)
Edo Period, circa 1800.
$1000.
$1000.00
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NH22028: Large Tsukune Gosho Ningyo

Tsukune Gosho w/eboshi


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NH22028
Large Japanese Kofuku-no-inori Gosho Ningyo, of a male child resting on one knee donning a black lacquered eboshi nobleman’s hat, a good luck wish for rising within the hierarchy, costumed in embroidered bib with auspicious clam shells, carved of wood covered in fine multiple layers of gofun with painted features, including the Mizuhike gift forelock painted on the forehead, temples and back, seated on an orange silk crepe cushion. Wood storage box.
Minor surface cracks to gofun, minor staining, otherwise fine condition.
12 in. high overall.
Edo Period, circa 1820.
$7200.
$7200.00
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NH22032: Seated Gosho Ningyo

Seated Gosho Ningyo


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NH22032
Japanese Gosho Ningyo, a palace figure of a young noble boy seated with his feet extended forward holding a gold leafed folding signal battle fan in his right hand above his head (a symbolic wish for strength and leadership), costumed in a orange layered silk kimono, the figure carved of kiri (Paulownia) covered in multiple layers of burnished gofun with painted features and inset hair.
Minor surface crack alongside the nose, cracks to the gofun surface on the body, minor signs of age otherwise fine condition.
Wood storage box.
Measuring: 12 in. high x 10 in. wide x 8 in. deep.
Edo period, circa 1820.
$9500.
$9500.00
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NH22041: Takeda Ningyo Kabuki Pair

Antique Japanese Takeda Ningyo Doll Set of two kabuki actors on the stage.


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NH22041
Antique Japanese Takeda Ningyo Doll Set of two kabuki actors on the stage. Each figure with a wide stance turning to look at one another. The figures are costumed in silks, kinran brocades and birodo velvet, one with long trousers, chirimen sleeves embroidered in a bamboo fence design carrying two swords at the hip and a stick in his right hand, the other in robes, the outer birodo robe dyed iron black with subsequent deterioration couched with dynamic swirl design and some sort of stage prop in the foreground. The heads are carved of wood covered in gofun with insets for the hair and detailed painted features expressing the kabuki “mie” expression. All standing on a traditional Takeda-style black lacquered wood stage with cutout front panel backed with fabric.
Signs of age, deterioration of black birodo textile revealing the wire, paper and cotton underside, otherwise fine condition.

10 in. high x 14-1/2 in. wide x 5-1/8 in. deep

14 oz. (380g.)

Edo period, circa 1800.

$1600.00
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NH22042: Takeda Ningyo Sojobo

Takeda Ningyo Sojobo


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NH22042
Antique Japanese Takeda Ningyo, depicting an older actor on the stage in the role of Sojobo, the leader of the tengu on Mt. Kurama who taught Yoshitsune martial skills dramatized in the “Heiji Monogatari”, standing here with the left leg outstretched costumed in layered kimono of kinran paper cloth brocades with sleeves tossed back on two layers, revealing the tatewaku design couched and satin stitch embroidered on chirimen creped silk sleeves. The left hand holds the distinctive yuzuriha feather fan and in the right hand a smokers set composed of wooden basket, fire pot and pipe cylinder. The head is carved of wood grooved to depict age lines, covered in layers of burnished gofun with painted features and inset white hair and brows. The figures holds this dynamic pose on a traditional black lacquered stage base with characteristic inset embroidered panel.
Minor signs of age, wear, losses and restorations, otherwise fine condition.
Measuring overall: 13-3/8 in. high x 9-1/2 in. wide x 6-3/4 in deep.
1 lb. 3 oz. (530g.)
Edo period, circa 1840.

$1800.00
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NH22043: Takeda Ningyo Wandering Samurai

Antique Japanese Takeda ningyo of a Kabuki actor in the role of a wandering Samurai 


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NH22043
Antique Japanese Takeda ningyo of a Kabuki actor in the role of a wandering Samurai with one sword at his hip, a staff in his left hand and an armor backpack at his back. The head carved of wood covered in gofun, inset hair, modeled top knot and painted features in the traditional kabuki mie expression of a frowning expressive face. The figure wears layers of kinran kimono with the top two sleeves thrown back billowing at his waist, the revealed sleeves are of chirimen crepe silk, his right sleeve embroidered in gold wrapped couched thread depicting the tied marriage rocks at Futami in Ise. Also fine embroidery work is seen on the cuffs of the rest of the garments. The figure stands dynamically on a tree stump with the right leg extended forward and the toe raised in classic kabuki style. all situated on a traditional Takeda stage style base having a matching embroidered inset panel.
Minor signs of wear, hair loss, pigment loss and age otherwise fine condition.
Measuring overall 12-1/4 in. high x 7-1/4 in. wide x 5 in. deep.
10 oz. (270g.)
Edo period, circa 1840.


$1250.00
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NH22044: Takeda Ningyo Oiran

Takeda Ningyo Oiran


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NH22044
Antique Japanese Takeda ningyo of an Oiran or a kabuki actor in the role of a legendary high ranking courtesan, a standing figure costumed in layered kimono,  descending on her sloping shoulders with the outer robe a kinran brocade of a large leaf pattern on a blue field. The large brocade obi tied in front indicating her rank. The head carved of one piece of wood covered in burnished gofun with painted features and inset hair. She stands with only her right hand extended forward. The figure is supported on an unfinished kiri wood elevated Takeda style stage base with front cut outs having a fabric backing.
Minor losses mostly to the inset hair, hairline cracks to the gofun covered head, signs of age and minor restorations otherwise fine condition.
12-1/2 in. high x  8 in. wide x 4-3/4 in. deep overall.  
6 oz. (154g.)
Edo period, circa 1840. 

$850.00
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NH22045: Takeda Ningyo Murasame

Takeda Ningyo Murasame


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NH22045
Antique Japanese Takeda Ningyo, depicting  Murasame carrying a shiokumi (salt brine bucket) suspended on the end of a pole, dressed in layered kimono, the top layer arms withdrawn revealing the long crepe silk chirimen sleeves underneath, embroidered in a design of flowers over waves couched in gold wrapped thread. The head and hands carved of wood covered in burnished gofun. The facial features painted including the open mouth. The inset hair is piled in a high chignon. The figure stands on a Takeda style unfinished kiri wood stage box base with cutout panel backed in kinran brocade.
Minor gofun crack to the chin and neck, minor fading, losses & staining to the textiles, otherwise fine condition.
12-1/2 in high overall, base 7 in. x 4-1/2 in.
9 oz. (260g.)
Edo Period, ca. 1840.

$950.00
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NH22052: Mame-bina

Antique Japanese Mame-bina Pair


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NH22052
Antique Japanese Mame-bina Pair, a smaller type of Hina ningyo for the Girl’s Day display, costumed in long formal layered robes, the female with embroidered chirimen silk sleeves and layered kinran textiles complete with folding fan and four armed beaded metal crown, the male in an embroidered white robe and a sword at the hip, the heads “bean size" carved of wood and covered in burnished gofun with painted features.
Some hair loss, discolored and faded textiles with age, minor signs of wear otherwise good condition.
3-1/2 in.high. Side by side 11 in. wide & 3-1/2 in. deep.
1.5 oz. (44 g.)
Edo period, circa 1840. 
$600.00
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NH22053: Keshi-bina Ministers

Antique Japanese Pair of Keshi-bina Ministers


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NH22053
Antique Japanese Pair of Keshi-bina Ministers. A hyper miniaturized pair for the Hina Matsuri Display for Girl’s Day in Japan. Traditionally a pair of ministers,  known as Udaijin and Sadaijin, ministers of left and right is displayed with the lord and lady on display. This size is classified as poppy seed referring to the size of the heads. Even though the term is not accurate in size, it is accurate in the idea of miniature, much like keshi pearls. Sumptuary laws in Japan in the Edo period restricted size and the marketplace reacted in an extreme way by producing the smallest size possible. Each male figure seated on a stump with a broad stance holding bows, costumed in formal attire, all supported on a fabric over wood square base. The heads and hats are carved as one out of wood covered in gofun and painted features. One figure in purple holds an arrow in his right hand. The other figure is in orange costume with three arrows on his back.
Signs of age and wear, otherwise fine condition.
Each figure measures 3-1/8 in. high x 2 in. Square (8 x 5 x 5cm).
1.2 oz. (35g.)
Edo period, early 19th century. 

$380.00
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NH30100: Bronze Okimono Two Rabbits

Japanese Bronze Okimono of Two Rabbits


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NH30100
Japanese Bronze Okimono grouping of 2 figural long eared rabbits, consisting of a mother rabbit up on her hind legs and her child on all fours. They can be arranged in a variety of juxtapositions successfully expressing the nature of  rabbits.  Wood storage Box.
Excellent condition.
5-1/2 in. high x 6 in. long x 3 in. wide.
Early Showa period, 20th century.
$2200.

$2200.00
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RA02243: Boys Day Suit of Armor

Boy’s day suit of armor


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RA02243
Japanese Boy’s Day miniature suit of armor display complete with black lacquered storage box with gold crest serving as the display stand. The suit crafted of paper, textile and metal fittings, complete with face mask and helmet having a very nice dragon prow.
Fine condition. 33” high displayed.
Late Edo Period, circa 1850.
$2000.

Ex-Collection: Richard Abramson, CT.

$2000.00
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RA03140: Boys Day Suit of Armor

Boy’s day suit of armor


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RA03140
Japanese suit of Armor for the Boy’s Day Display, finely formed lacquered paper armor with metal fittings, large kabuto (helmet), face plate with grimacing expression, traces of mustache, fine thickly woven and silk brocade thigh protectors, shin guards with silk calf wrappings, lacquered wood wood storage box which serves as the display stand.
Minor losses, overall fine condition.
29-1/2 inches high displayed. Box 12-3/4 inches high.
Meiji Period, circa 1900. 
$1875.


Ex-Collection: Richard Abramson, CT

$1875.00
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UA01019: Tsutsugaki Futonji Phoenix

Tsutsugaki Futonji Phoenix


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UA01019
Japanese paste resist dyed (tsutsugaki) futon cover (futonji) in four panel width with design of a phoenix in a paulownia tree symbolic of producing many children and thus an appropriate design for a new bride’s futon cover, rendered in white reserve with light blue, pinks, and grey tones.
Three preventative back patches over pin-sized holes, otherwise fine condition.
51-1/2 in. high x 52 In. wide
11 oz. (305g.)
Meiji Period,Circa 1890.
$1500.

For similar examples see: 
Kogire-kai 26 January 2006 Tsutsugaki Textiles, pp.54-58, lot #’s 208 - 216.
Sachio Yoshioka, Tsutsugaki Textiles, p. 68.
Fifi White, Japanese Folk Textiles: An American Collection, pp. 96-98, figs. 78 - 80.

$1500.00
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UA03060: Imari Cup

Japanese Imari Cup


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UA03060
Japanese Imari Cup, deep form with scalloped rim and raised circular foot ring decorated in under glaze cobalt blue and over glaze polychrome enamels, the exterior wall with panels depicting plovers. The countersunk footed base with four characters in under glaze cobalt blue.
Minor losses to the gold otherwise fine condition. 
Measuring 2-1/2 in. high x 3-3/8 in. in diameter. (6.3 x 8.8cm)
4.1 oz. (119g.)
Late 19th century.
$60.
$60.00
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UA03122: Yumino Wax Bean Jar

YUMINO WAX BEAN JAR


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UA03122
Japanese Yumino Wax Bean Storage Jar, northern Kyushu, Yumino kiln, well shaped and thickly potted stoneware jar, large well-rounded body with everted lip, lightly applied white slip with dripping copper-oxide green glaze with bottom section partially wiped off with fingers while still on wheel prior to firing in classic Yumino style.
Excellent Condition.
13-1/2 in. high x 15-1/2 in. in diameter.
21 lbs.
Edo Period, Circa 1800.
$1700.
$1700.00
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UA06041: Japanese Woven Suiban

Japanese Woven Suiban in Karamono Style


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UA06041
Japanese Woven Suiban (rectangular container for flower arranging) in Karamono (Chinese) Style, a rare rendition for this type of classical flower arranging container with exquisite twisted paper thread weaving over a wood plank construction, having an everted lip, elaborate three part side handles on either end and four curved feet. Lacquered light brown overall with raised gold lacquered decoration on the sides of wisteria blossoms, complete with a copper liner.
Minor signs of use, otherwise fine condition.
4-5/8 in. High x 16-1/2 in. Long x 9-1/4 in. Wide.
Meiji Period, Circa 1880.
$4600.
$4600.00
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UA06047: Nanga School 6-Panel Screen , Red Cliffs

Nanga School 6-Panel Screen , Red Cliffs


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UA06047
Japanese Nanga school 6-panel screen, inks on paper in the idealized Chinese literati mode rendering the famous subject “First Excursion to Red Cliff, 1082”, based on the Chinese poet Su Shi (a.k.a. Su Dongpo; 1037-1101) visiting the historic site in Hubei province on the Yangtze river where in 208 the Han general Cao Cao and his army were defeated by a smaller number of soldiers led by the younger superior strategist, Zhou Yu. This subject of the poet’s visit became a principal topic for both poets and painters. The famous passage waxes on about the poet and his two friends in a boat beneath Red Cliff admiring the beauty of the moment with wine and poetry. Here the boating scene is rendered as a lone vessel with three learned men drinking with a boy in attendance heating wine and a boatman at the back, all dwarfed by the magnificence of Red Cliff on center poking through the mist, a flock of birds in the distance and marshy grasses in the foreground using the negative space of the composition to illustrate the vastness of the landscape and the other world like experience that Su Shi explains in his poetry, two red seals of the artist on the right panel unidentified .
Signs of remounting and restorations to the wear at the edges of the painting, other minor signs of age, overall fine condition.
150 in. x 66-1/2 in.
19th century.
$16,000.

For another rendition of this subject matter see: Ike Taiga and Tokuyama Gyokuran: Japanese Masters of the Brush, #23, pg. 143.

$16000.00
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UB04087: Netsuke Wood Hannya Mask

Netsuke Wood Hannya Mask


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UB04087
Antique Japanese Wood Miniature Mask Netsuke, an unsigned work depicting Hannya, the female horned demon popular in Noh performance plays, a solid hardwood piece carved in high relief as a miniature mask having pierced pupils and an open mouth bearing the teeth.A solid cross strut is part of the backside where the himotoshi is a hole pierced behind this cross stretcher. The front surface covered in gesso in the low areas with the wood grain showing through on the high areas, stained finish overall.
Signs of wear and age, otherwise fine condition.
1-1/2 in. high x 1-1/8 in. wide x 7/8 in. deep (3.8 x 2.9 x  2.3 cm).
0.1 oz. (4g.).
19th Century.

For a similar example see: 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number: 91.1.1009
$875.00
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UG71013: Green Abura-zara

Japanese Oribe-style Green glazed Ceramic Abura-zara


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UG71013
Japanese Oribe style ceramic Abura-zara, an oil plate used to catch the drippings from a suspended oil dish in a lantern, simple flat circular form with slightly raised beaded edge and impressed circular cloud pattern on the top surface, unusual countersunk base having an impressed elliptical cartouche near the footrim, glazed overall in copper green.
Minor signs of wear otherwise fine condition.
9-1/2” in diameter.
Weight 1lb. 9oz.
Meiji Period, Circa 1890.
$650.
$650.00
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UG81008: Japanese Clam Digger Gosho Ningyo

Japanese Kofuku No Inori Clam Digger Gosho Ningyo 


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UG81008
Japanese Ko fuku no inori Gosho Ningyo, a good luck prayer wish palace figure of a plump boy carved of wood kneeling in front of a large painted clam shell with a clam digging tool in his right hand, a wish for finding conjugal love or possibly a parody of Urashima Taro discovering the undersea kingdom which is known to be inside a clam shell, a village scene is painted on his chirimen bib, the body is covered in gofun with inset hair and painted features kneeling on a silk brocade cushion.
Gofun restorations, signs of age & wear, minor surface cracks at the left heel and the underside, otherwise fine condition.
6-1/2 in. high.
Edo period, circa 1850.
$3600.
$3600.00
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UG81012: Seto Green and White Abura-zara

Seto Green and White Ceramic Abura-zara


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UG81012
Japanese Abura-zara (oil plate), Seto ceramic plate used to catch oil drippings from lanterns, simple flat, round dish with slightly raised edge, one half covered in an Oribe-style green glaze, with an iron-oxide and green floral design painted in the plain field of the opposing half.
Condition: minor chips, signs of wear, overall fine condition.
8-1/2 inches in diameter.
Weight: 1lb. 6 oz.
Edo period, circa 1850.
$950.

Provenance: 
Worley & Dorothy Stewart, San Diego, CA
with L'Asie Exotique, La Jolla, CA
Pamela Green, Bethesda, MD
$950.00
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