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Fine Japanese Works of Art

September 14, 2010
New York






6000
Attributed to Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)
18th Century
Depicting a couple enjoying an encounter while looking through an open sliding door onto a gathering; good impression, faded, vertical center fold, surface wear and soiled along left and top edge
chuban
$600 to 800
6001
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
ca. 1798-1799
Entitled Gion-dofu (Gion Bean Curd), from the series Fujin tewaza juni-ko (Twelve Types of Women's Handicraft), signed Utamaro hitsu, published by Wakasaya Yoichi; good impression, very good to excellent color, trimmed on left edge near signature cutting off a few millimeters of the publisher's seal, several minor vertical and horizontal creases, repairs to holes in standing figure's hair towel and the seated figure's wrist, upper arm and robe
oban; 15 1/4 x 9 5/8in (38.8 x 24.5cm)
$10,000 to 15,000
6002
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
19th Century
Three prints, comprising Bushu hommoku no hana, from the series Fuji sanjurokkei (Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji), 1858; with Kusatsu and Hiratsuka from the series Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi (Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido), late 1833-1834; each signed Hiroshige ga, the first published by Tsutaya Kichizo, the second and third published by Hoeido; good impressions, soiled, foxed, both Tokaido prints trimmed, worming to upper left side of Fuji print, centerfold to Hiratsuka
oban tate-e and oban yoko-e (3).
Sold for $1,708 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6003
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
1831-1834
Entitled Shono haku-u (Driving rain at Shono), from the series Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi (Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido); signed Hiroshige ga, published by Hoeido; good impression and color, light center fold, soiling to margins, creases
oban yoko-e
Sold for $3,355 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6004
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) and Shosai Ikkei (ca. 1870s)
19th Century
Three prints, comprising Kakegawa from the series Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi (Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido), signed Hiroshige ga with kiwame, published by Hoeido, 1831-34, good impression and color, centerfold, stained, toned, pin holes along the left margin and in lower left corner, rubbed, repairs; Shirasuka Shiomizaka no zu (Shiomizaka near Shirasuka) from the series Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi (Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido), signed Hiroshige ga with kiwame, published by Hoeido, 1831-1834, good impression and color, tear across upper left corner, centerfold, soiling, slightly faded, wormhole in bottom margin; and Oji from the series Tokyo meisho sanjuroku gisen (Thirty-six Comic Scenes in Famous Places of Tokyo), signed Shosai Ikkei hitsu, published by Manya Sonbei, 1872, good impression and color, a small hole in the lower left area of the signature, rubbing and soiling
oban yoko-e and oban tate-e (3).
$1,200 to 1,800
6005
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
19th Century
Two prints, comprising Utsusemi from the series Genji monogatari gojuyoncho (The fifty-four chapters of the Tale of Genji) and Yokkaichi from the series Tokaido gojusan tsugi meisho zue (Pictures of Famous Places along the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido), each signed Hiroshige ga; the first published by Iseya Kenkichi, the second by Tsutaya; good impressions, faded, foxing (particularly Genji), soiled
oban yoko-e and oban tate-e (2).
$1,200 to 1,800
6006
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
1857
Entitled Toronomongai Aoizaka (Aoi slope, outside Toranomon Gate) from the series Edo meisho hyakkei (One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), signed Hiroshige ga with aratame and nengetsu (1857), published by Uoya Eikichi; good impression and color, soiling around margins, small wormhole at bottom right corner
oban tate-e
$2,000 to 3,000
6007
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
19th Century
Entitled Kinokuni-zaka, Akasaka Tameike enkei (View of Akasaka reservoir, Kinokuni slope) from the series Meisho Edo hyakkei (One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), signed Hiroshige ga, publisher's mark of Uoya Eikichi; good impression and color, top margin trimmed to edge, bottom margin trimmed, four pinholes along left edge, foxing, soiling
oban tate-e
$1,000 to 1,500
6008
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
19th Century
Futagawa from the series Shokoku meisho zue (Pictures of Various Famous Places), signed Hiroshige ga, published by Yamajo (Han moto); good impression and color, tape residue along the top right and left corners, light soiling
uchiwa-e
Sold for $610 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6009
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
19th Century
Mikusayama kassen (Battle at Mikusa mountain) from the series Yoshitsune ichidai zue (Illustrated biography of Yoshitsune), signed Hiroshige ga, published by Senkakudo; good impression and color, foxing and soiling around margins, centerfold
oban yoko-e
$700 to 900
6010
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
19th Century
Two aizuri-e, one of sparrows, the other of horses, each signed Hiroshige hitsu; good impressions and color, foxed, soiled, worn, the sparrows with tape residue, creasing and repair along right edge, the horses with worm holes
8 15/16 x 6 5/8in (22.7 x 16.7cm) and 9 5/16 x 5 7/8in (23.8 x 15cm) (2).
$1,000 to 1,500
6011
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
19th Century
An aizuri-e of a man washing potatoes, signed Zen Hokusai hitsu, published by Moriya Jihei; good impression, toned, soiled, foxed
8 7/8 x 6 5/8in (22.7 x 16.8cm)
$800 to 1,200
6012
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
ca. 1835-6
Motoyoshi shinno (Prince Motoyoshi), from the series Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki (The Hundred Poems as Told by the Nurse), signed zen Hokusai manji, published by Eijudo of Iseya Sanjiro with kiwame; good impression, very good color, centerfold, foxing and soiling along edges, repairs in upper left corner and in bottom left corner, small tear across bottom right corner
oban yoko-e; 9 7/8 x 14 3/8 (25 x 36.6cm)
Sold for $1,830 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6013
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
A set of three illustrated books
N.d., Kinoe no komatsu (Young pines), 3 vols., block printed in color, in blue paper wrappers, paginated, title slips in ink on paper; soiling, particularly around margins, staining, wear, foxing and worm holes

Contents: vol. I, 16 leaves, 2 page preface, followed by one single page illustration of a beauty holding a fan, 7 double page erotic illustrations, one single page erotic illustration, 14 pages text; Vol. II, 15 leaves, one singe page illustration of a beauty, 7 double page erotic illustrations, one single page illustration, 14 pages text; Vol. III, 12 leaves, one singe page of a beauty with a folded letter in her mouth, 7 double page erotic illustrations, one single page erotic illustration, 8 pages text
8 13/16 x 6 1/4in (22.5 x 15.75cm) each approx. (3).
Sold for $6,100 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6014
Yanagawa Shigenobu (1787-1832)
A set of three illustrated books
Ca. 1825, Ama no ukihashi (The floating bridge of heaven), 3 vols., block printed in color, in blue paper wrappers, two vols. with title slips on paper; soiled, stained, rubbed, foxed, worm holes

Contents: First vol. (title slip now lost), 22 leaves, single page illustration of the gods Izanami and Izanagi standing on a bridge admiring a bird, with Izanagi holding a spear, followed by a 4 page preface, 2 double page erotic prints, 6 pages of text, followed by one double-page erotic print, six pages of text, 1 double page erotic print, 6 pages of text, 1 double page erotic print, 4 pages of text, 1 double page erotic print, 5 pages text; another volume entitled hito, with a single page illustration of an elderly couple gardening, followed by 2 double page prints, 6 pages text, one double page erotic print, 4 pages text, 1 double page erotic print, 6 pages text, 1 double page print, 4 pages text, 1 double page erotic print, 7 pages text; another volume entitled tsushi, with a single page illustration of two mandarin ducks, followed by 2 double page prints, six pages of text, 1 double page erotic print, 4 pages text, 1 double page erotic print, 8 pages text, 1 double page erotic print, 6 pages text, 1 double page erotic print, 5 pages text
10 x 7 1/4in (25.4 x 18.4cm) (3).
Sold for $1,586 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6015
Illustrator unknown (18th/19th century)
A set of three illustrated books
N.d., fukurotoji-bon, 3 vols., block printed in color, in blue paper wrappers, spurious title slips in ink on paper; soiling, worm holes and stains

Contents: Vol. I, 16 leaves, 2 page preface, followed by one single page illustration of a pine tree and full moon, 7 double page erotic illustrations, one single page illustration of white plum and adonis, 14 pages text; Vol. II, 13 leaves, one single page illustration of bamboo, 6 double page erotic illustrations, one single page illustration of kerria, and 12 pages text; Vol. III, 14 leaves, one single page illustration of plum branches, 7 double page erotic illustrations, one single page illustration of camellias, 12 pages text
9in x 6 1/4in (23 x 16cm) (3)
Sold for $2,440 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6016
Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
19th Century
Seven prints, comprising Shimada from the series So-histu gojusan tsugi, signed Hiroshige ga and Toyokuni ga; Odenmacho, Daimaru ifukuten no zu from the series Edo meisho, signed Hiroshige ga; Number 29 from the series Meigi sanjurokkasen, signed Oju Toyokuni ga; Number 33 from the series Meigi sanjurokkasen, signed Oju Toyokuni ga; a print from the series Edo meisho hyakunin bijo, signed Toyokuni ga; Kakimoto Hitomaru from the series Mitate sanjurokkasen no uchi, signed Toyokuni ga; various publishers; various conditions
9 5/8 x 14in (24.6 x 35.6cm) (7).
$2,000 to 3,000
6017
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III, 1786-1865), Utagawa Kunisada II (1823-1880), Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912)
19th Century
Five triptychs, comprising Hana no fuuzoku, from the series Azuma Genji (Eastern Genji), signed Kunisada ga; Moshun from the series Imayo Genji junigatsu no uchi (Twelve Months of the Fashionable Genji), signed Toyokuni ga; Kurama yama no zu from the series Inaka Genji no uchi (A Country Genji), signed Kochoro Kunisada; and two others, one by Toyokuni, the other by Chikanobu; various publishers; various conditions
oban tate; 28 7/8 x 14 1/8in (73.2 x 35.8cm) each approx. (15).
Sold for $2,074 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6018
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889), Utagawa Kunisada (1786 - 1865), Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825) and another artist
19th century
Comprising 8 prints by Kuniyoshi; 1 print by Kawanabe Kyosai; 1 print by Utagawa Kunisada; 2 prints by Toyokuni; and 1 unsigned print; various conditions
various sizes (13).
Sold for $2,745 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6019
Gosotei Hirosada (Sadahiro I, 1826 [?]-1865)
19th Century
Comprising five diptychs, four triptychs and three four-panel prints; each signed Hirosada; various publishers; various conditions
9 7/8 x 14 3/4 (25.1. x 37.5cm) (34).
$1,500 to 2,500
6020
Nobukazu Watanabe (1874-1944), Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912) and Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
19th Century
Eight triptychs, comprising Enya Hangan kan no zu signed Yoshu Chikanobu histu with artist's seal; with seven triptychs of various subjects; various publishers; various conditions
oban tate-e; 14 3/8 x 9 1/2in (36.5 x 24cm) each approximately (24).
Sold for $2,318 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6021
Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912)
19th Century
Twenty-five prints, comprising fourteen from the series Genpei seisuiki, each signed Yoshu Chikanobu hitsu with artist's seal; and eleven from the series Azuma nishiki chuya kurabe, each signed Yoshu Chikanobu hitsu, some with artist's seal; various publishers; various conditions
14 1/4 x 9 1/2in (36.4 x 23.8cm) (25).
Sold for $1,586 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6022
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) and Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912)
Late 19th century
One diptych and six single sheets; comprising Tamiya Botaro no hanashi from the series Shinsen azuma nishiki-e, signed Yoshitoshi; Sama no kami Yoshitomo from the series Dai Nippon meisho kagami, signed Yoshitoshi; Yamashiro Ogurusu no tsuki from the series Tsuki hyakushi, signed Yoshitoshi; Gosechi no myobu from the series Tsuki hyakushi, signed Yoshitoshi; Oshu from the series Setsu gekka, signed Yoshu Chikanobu hitsu; Echigo from the series Setsu gekka, signed Yoshu Chikanobu hitsu; Yamashiro from the series Setsu gekka, signed Yoshu Chikanobu; various publishers; various conditions
14 3/8 x 9 1/4in (36.5 x 23.5cm) (8).
$2,000 to 3,000
6023
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
1885-6
Four prints from the series Tsuki hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon), including Joga hongetsu tsuki (Chang E flees to the moon), no.2; Gionmachi (The Gion District), no. 4; Tsunenobu, no. 14; and Sugawara no Michizane, no. 16; each signed Yoshitoshi and published by Akiyama Buemon; good color and impressions, soiling along margins, foxing to Tsunenobu
13 7/8 x 9 1/2in (35.2 x 24.1cm) (4).
$1,500 to 2,000
6024
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
1886
Six prints, each from the series Tsuki hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon), including Kofuna no Gengo Koshi Hanzo (Kofuna no Gengo and Koshi Hanzo), no. 18; Sotoba no tsuki (Gravemarker moon), no. 25; Ginga no tsuki (The Moon of the Milky Way), no. 40; Otowayama no tsuki, Tamura myojin (Mount Otowa Moon, Bright God Tamura), no. 35; Takakura no tsuki, Hasebe Nobutsura (Takakura Moon, Hasebe Nobutsura), no. 36; Bon no tsuki (Bon Festival Moon), no. 46; each signed Yoshitoshi; published by Akiyama Buemon; various conditions
13 7/8 x 9 1/2in (35.2 x 24.1cm) (6).
Sold for $1,159 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6025
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
1887-8
Five prints from the series Tsuki hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon), including Waisui no tsuki, Goshisho (Huai River Moon, Wu Zixu), no. 48; Oshorei (Wang Changling), no. 54; Gen'i (Gen'i), no. 56; Shiraku (Zi Luo), no. 57; Minamoto Yorimasa (Minamoto Yorimasa), no. 58; each signed Yoshitoshi and sealed Taiso or Yoshitoshi; published by Akiyama Buemon; good color and impressions, soiling along margins, small fold at top right of Yormiasa, minor foxing to Oshorei, a small fold at the bottom left corner of Shiraku
13 7/8 x 9 1/2in (35.2 x 24.1cm) (5).
$1,200 to 1,500
6026
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
1888
Four single sheets from the series Tsuki hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon), including Getsumei rinka bijin majiru (In the Moonlight Under the Trees a Beautiful Woman Comes), no. 59; Taketori (Bamboo Cutter), no. 60; Godo no tsuki (Moon of Enlightenment), no. 62; and Katadaura no tsuki, Saito Kuranosuke (Katada Bay Moon, Saito Kuranosuke), no. 65; each signed Yoshitoshi and sealed Taiso or Yoshitoshi; published by Akiyama Buemon; good color and impressions, mat stains, foxing, a small tear near the bottom left corner of Getsumei
13 7/8 x 9 1/2in (35.2 x 24.1cm) (4).
$1,500 to 2,000
6027
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
1888-1889
Four prints from the series Tsuki hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon), including Nankai no tsuki (Moon of the Southern Sea), no. 68; Miyajiyama no tsuki, Moronaga (Mount Miyaji Moon), no. 72; Hidetsugu (Hidetsugu), no. 75; and Koshi no tsuki, Ono no Takamura (Moon of the Filial Son, Ono no Takamura), no. 80; each signed Yoshitoshi and sealed Taiso; published by Akiyama Buemon; good color and impressions, mat stains, soiling to the bottom right corner of Hidetsugu
13 7/8 x 9 1/2in (35.2 x 24.1cm) (4).
$1,500 to 2,000
6028
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
1890-1891
Three prints from the series Tsuki hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon), including Kinuta no tsuki, Yugiri (Cloth-Beating Moon, Yugiri), no. 84; Taira no Tadanori (Taira no Tadanori), no. 86; and Bonso tsukiyoni keishi o uku (A Buddhist Monk Receives Cassia Seeds on a Moonlit Night), no. 93; each signed Yoshitoshi and sealed Yoshitoshi or Taiso; published by Akiyama Buemon; good impressions and color, soiled and rubbed along margins, foxing to Yugiri
13 7/8 x 9 1/2in (35.2 x 24.1cm) (3).
$1,200 to 1,500
6029
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
1891
Four prints from the series Tsuki hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon), including Tsuki no hatsumei, Hozoin (The Moon's Invention, Hozo Temple), no. 95; Chofu sato no tsuki (Chofu Village Moon), no. 96; Tsuki no yotsu no o, Semimaru (The Moon's Four Strings), no. 98; and Mikazuki no koroyori machishi koyoi kana, Okina (Since the Crescent Moon I Have Been Waiting for Tonight, Old Man), no. 100; each signed Yoshitoshi and sealed Kai, Yoshitoshi or Issho; published by Akiyama Buemon; good color and impressions, mat stains, light foxing to Chofu, top of Okina image stained
13 7/8 x 9 1/2in (35.2 x 24.1cm) (4).
$1,200 to 1,500
6030
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) and others
19th century
Twenty-six prints from the series Kyodo risshi motoi, each signed and sealed by the artist, published by Matsuki Heikichi; various conditions
14 3/8 x 9 7/8in (36.5 x 23.8cm) (26).
$1,200 to 1,500
6031
Charles William Bartlett (1860-1940)
1916
Two prints, each from the series 2nd Series. Japan (1916), entitled Kyoto and Negishi; each signed Charles W. Bartlett, with rectangular artist's seal 'CWB' in the block, the first with circular seal of Watanabe Shozaburo; good impression and colors, toned, foxed, stains along margins
15 1/16 x 9 3/4in (38.3 x 24.8cm) each approx. (2).
Sold for $2,318 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6032
Elizabeth Keith (1887-1956) and Pieter Irwin Brown (1903-?)
20th century
Three prints, the first of a bridge in Soochow, signed in pencil Elizabeth Keith [originally published 1924]; the second of the East Gate in Pyeng Yang, Korea, signed in purple pencil Elizabeth Keith [originally published 1925]; the last of Jehol in Winter, 1937, illegibly titled and signed in pencil ...Jehol and Pieter Irwin Brown with artist's seal and impressed publisher's mark; good color and impressions, stained, particularly Jehol, toned, light foxing
18 5/8 x 13 1/16in (47.3 x 33.2cm), 15 1/2 x 10 3/4in (39.4 x 27.3cm) and 18 7/8 x 11in (47.9 x 27.9cm) (3).
Sold for $1,952 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6033
Lillian May Miller (1895-1943)
ca. 1927
Three prints from the series Grass Blades for a Cinnamon Garden, including Palace Walls that Crown the Vale on Quiet Hills, A Japanese Garden and The Little Shrine on Quiet hills; each sealed by the artist; good impressions and color, two with foxing at the top margin 5 11/16 x 3 7/8in (14.4 x 9.8cm) each approx (3).
Sold for $244 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6034
Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950)
1925
Entitled Buraitohorun-zan and Breithorn, signed in ink Yoshida and in pencil in Roman script Hiroshi Yoshida, with artist's flower seal and jizuri seal; good impression and color, some soiling to the top left and right corner margins and some light foxing on right and bottom margins
15 3/4 x 10 13/16in (10 x 27.5cm)
Sold for $2,318 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6035
Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950)
1926
Asa hi (Morning Sun) from the series Fuji jukei (Ten Views of Fuji), signed in ink Yoshida, sealed Hiroshi and another seal, jizuri, with two shizuri (test print) seals on image; good color and impression, mat tones around margins, scattered soiling
22 7/8 x 29 1/2in (58.1 x 74.9cm)
Sold for $4,575 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6036
Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950)
1927
Ugo no Hadakayama (Hadakayama After Rain), signed in ink Yoshida, titled and signed in pencil in Roman script Hadakayama after Rain and Hiroshi Yoshida, with two seals, jizuri; good impression and color, minor creases around margins, horizontal crease across center
23 3/4 x 31 7/8in (60.3 x 81cm)
Sold for $5,185 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6037
Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950)
1927
Hana aoi (Hollyhock), signed in ink Yoshida and sealed Hiroshi, titled and signed in pencil Hollyhock and Hiroshi Yoshida, with jizuri seal; good impression and color, slight toning
17 x 21 5/8in (43 x 54.8cm)
$1,800 to 2,200
6038
Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950)
1927 and 1937
Two prints, comprising Nikko tsuyu no hi (Misty Day in Nikko) (1937) and Kameido (Kameido Bridge) from the series Tokyo juni dai (Twelve Scenes of Tokyo) (1927); each signed in brush Yoshida and in pencil Hiroshi Yoshida and sealed Hiroshi, with jizuri seal; good impression and color, minor foxing and mat stains
16 1/4 x 11in (2).
Sold for $2,196 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6039
Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950)
Four prints, comprising Omuro (1940); Sarusawa ike (Sarusawa Pond) (1933); Hakubasan to yori (Hakubasan), from the series Nihon Arupusu junidai no uchi (Twelve scenes in the Japanese Alps) (1926); and Kura (Kura in Tomonoura), from the series Setonaikai (The Inland Sea, second series) (1930); each signed Yoshida and sealed Hiroshi or flower seal, titled and signed in pencil in Roman script as above and Hiroshi Yoshida, the second, third and fourth with jizuri seal; various conditions
10 3/4 x 16in (27.2 x 40.3cm) each approx (4).
$1,500 to 2,500
6040
Hashiguchi Goyo (1880-1921)
1925.5
Nagajuban (Underrobe), signed Goyo ga and sealed Goyo, gauffrage, traces of silver mica; very good impression and good color, slightly faded, losses of silver mica
19 5/8 x 5 5/8in (49.7 x 14.2cm)
$4,000 to 6,000
6041
Ito Shinsui (1898-1972)
1925.6
Suzumi (Cool), signed Shinsui ga and sealed in red Ito; published by Sosasku hanga kai hanmoto isetatsu; very good impression and color, mica embellishments on obi, minor foxing, slight losses to edge of top margin (perhaps from tape removal)
14 11/16 x 10 1/8in (37.3 x 25.7cm)
$3,500 to 4,500
6042
Arai Yoshimune (1873-1945)
Depicting a boat on the Sumida River in moonlight, signed by the artist; good impression and color, some minor paper splits and soiling along the margins and a few minor creases
27 5/16 x 20in (69.4 x 50.8cm)
Sold for $976 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6043
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Three prints, including Okayama Uchiyamashita (Uchiyamashita, Okayama), from the series Nihon fukei senshu (Selected Japanese landscapes), [first published 1923]; Kamakura Myohonji-Kaido (Myohonji Temple, Kamakura-Crab apple), from the series Shin Tokyo hyakkei (New hundred views of Tokyo), 1931.4; and Shiba koen no yuki (Snow at Shiba Park), 1932-42; each signed Hasui and sealed Kawase, all published by Watanabe Shozaburo (the first unsealed, the second with Watanbe B: 1927-1932, the last with circular Watanabe seal); good impressions and color, lightly toned and soiled, the first mounted 11 7/8 x 9 1/8in (30 x 23.2cm) dimensions of the first; others 15 1/2 x 10 5/8in (39.3 x 27cm) each approx. (3).
$2,500 to 3,500
6044
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
1920
Kure no yuki Terajima mura (Evening Snow at Terajima Village) from the series Tokyo juni dai (Twelve Views of Tokyo), signed and sealed Hasui, with small circular seal of Watanabe Shozaburo; excellent impression and color, top margin lightly soiled
15 3/16 x 10 7/16in (38.5 x 26.5cm)
Sold for $12,810 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6045
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Five prints, including Magome no tsuki (Moon in Magome) from the series Tokyo nijukkei (Twenty views of Tokyo), 1930; Hakkoda Jogakura (Jogakura in Mt. Hakkoda), from the series Nihon fukeishu Higashi Nihon hen (Views of Japan, Eastern Japan), 1935; Kohan no ame (Matsue) (Rain on the Shore of Lake Matsue), 1932; Itako no Shoshu (Early Autumn at Itako); ...(Shinkawa bank, Aichi pref), 1935; each signed in ink Hasui and sealed Kawase, all titled as above and signed Hasui Kawase in pencil in Roman script, each with small circular seal of Watanabe Shozaburo; good impressions and color, soiling particularly around the margins of Shinkawa Bank
15 9/16 x 10 3/8in (39.5 x 26.4cm) each approx. (5).
Sold for $3,355 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6046
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Six prints including Mukojima (Snow in Mukojima), 1931; Chuzenji Utagahama (Chuzenji Temple at Utagahama Beach), from the series Shin Tokyo hyakkei (One hundred views of new Tokyo), 1931; Otemon no hare no yugare (Spring Evening, Ote Gate), 1942; Amagasaki Omono from the series Nihon fukei shu: Kansai hen (Collected Japanese landscapes: Kansai); each signed in ink Hasui and sealed Kawase, the first titled and signed in pencil in Roman script Snow in Mukojima and Hasui Kawase, all with small circular seal of Watanabe Shozaburo; good impressions and color, soiling along the margins and light creasing to bottom left corner of Mukojima
15 x 10 3/8in (38.1 x 26.4cm) each approx. (6).
Sold for $1,952 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6047
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Two prints including Keishu Bukkokuji (Bukkokuji Temple in Keishu), from the series Chosen fukei (Views of Korea), 1939 and Yoshino gawa, Yanagi no watashi (Yoshino river, Yanagi crossing), 1950; each signed Hasui, both published by Watanabe Shozaburo (the first with seal E: 1932-1942, the second unsealed); good impressions and color, the first with repair to upper margin, right corner, crease in lower left corner margin
16 3/4 x 11 1/2in (42.3 x 29.2cm) and 10 3/8 x 15 3/8in (26.2 x 39cm) (2).
$2,000 to 3,000
6048
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Two prints including Yoru no itako (Evening at Itako), 1930.5 and Beppu Kankaiji (Kankai temple, Beppu) from the series Ukiyo-e monyo shu (Collection of Ukiyo-e designs); each signed Hasui and sealed Kawase, the first published by Shobisha ca. 1950s, the second published by Rumi (Bijutsusha), undated ca. 1927; good impressions and color, the first lightly toned along edges, the second with a small hole in the sky
17 x 12in (43.3 x 30.6cm) and 10 3.8 x 15 1/8in (26.4 x 38.4cm) (2).
$2,000 to 3,000
6049
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Three prints, including Okayama no kanetsukido (Bell tower, Okayama), 1947; Shiobara Hataori (Hataori, Shiobari), 1946; and Suo Murotsu (Murotsu, Suo), 1940; each signed Hasui and sealed Kawase, all published by Watanabe Shozaburo (the first and third with circular seal, the second sealed Watanabe C: 1929-1942); generally good impressions and color, the first with light foxing in the top margin, the third with soiling and light creasing to top left corner margin
15 1/2 x10 3/8in (39.3 x 26.2cm) approximate dimensions of each (3).
$2,500 to 3,500
6050
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Three prints including Chosen Chi'san Senondera (Korea, Mount Chi, Senon Temple), 1942; Mizuki no kumorihi, Ibaraki ken (A Cloudy day in Mizuki, Ibaraki prefecture), 1946; and Izura no tsuki (Moon Over Izura), 1951; each signed in ink Hasui and sealed Kawase, all published by Watanabe Shozaburo (the first with Watanabe seal C: 1929-1942, the second and third with small circular seal; good impressions and color, minor mat stains to Senondera, light foxing to Mizuki
15 1/2 x 10 1/2in (39.2 x 26.5cm) each approx. (3).
$2,500 to 3,500
6051
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Circa 1920-1930
Watercolor, entitled Shinshu Komoro no ame (Rainy Day in Shinshu [Nagano]), signed in ink Hasui and sealed; good condition overall, light paper toning at edges, small smudges in the sky
13 3/8 x 18in (34 x 45.6cm)
Sold for $6,100 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6052
Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991), Koitsu Ishiwata (1897-1987), Eishi Narazaki (1864-1936) and Jokata Kaiseki (1882-1966)
Five prints including Miyajima no tsukiyo (Moonlight at Miyajima, near Hiroshima), 1947, signed in ink Hasui and sealed Kawase, titled and signed in pencil in Roman letters as above and signed Hasui Kawase, with circular seal of Watanabe Shozaburo; and four other prints; various publishers; various conditions
15 1/2 x 10 5/8in (39.4 x 27cm) (5).
Sold for $1,464 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6053
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) and Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949)
Six prints including Nagoya Horikawa (Hori River, Nagoya), dated Showa 10 (1935), signed Hasui with publisher's cartouche of Watanabe (D: 1931-1941); Ame no Omiya (Rain at Omiya), dated Showa 5 (1935), signed Hasui; Matsushima Futagojima, dated Showa 8 (1933), signed Hasui with circular publisher's mark of Watanabe; Kyoto no yoru/Night in Kyoto, dated Showa 8 (1933), signed in pencil Hiroshi Yoshida with the jizuri seal; Kagurazaka dori ugo no yoru/Kagurazaka dori, dated Showa 4 (1929), with printed signature Hiroshi Yoshida; and Bentenbashi (Benten Bridge), from the series Tokyo fukei (Scenery of Tokyo), dated Showa 8 (1933), signed Koitsu with publisher's mark of Doi Sadaichi; very good impressions and color, some toning and foxing to the last
15 1/2 x 10 3/8in (39.3 x 26.4 cm) each approx. (6).
Sold for $2,440 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6054
Attributed to Saito Kiyoshi (1907-1977)
Print with metallic powders depicting haniwa; good impression and color, corners torn, light tears around the paper's edges, scattered losses to pigments
29 7/16 x 17 3/16in (74.8 x 43.7cm)
Sold for $244 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6055
Hoshi Joichi (1913-1979) and Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1977)
The first entitled Shiroi ki (White Tree), dated 1974, titled and signed in pencil Joichi Hoshi, numbered 6/99, artist seal in red within image; very good impression and color, mat burns along outer margins; the second entitled On Ri-An Arashiyama Kyoto (B), dated 1964, signed Kiyoshi Saito and sealed in red Kiyoshi, titled in pencil in Roman letters as above, numbered 45/100; good impression and color, tape and mat stains around margins, foxing
15 3/4 x 15 11/16in (40 x 39.8cm); 17 1/2 x 23 1/2in (44.5 x 59.7cm) (2).
$1,500 to 2,500
6056
Tadashi Nakayama (b. 1927)
1971
Print with metallic embellishments, of butterflies, signed in pencil T. Nakayama, numbered 16/75; very good impression and condition
36 7/16 x 27 5/8in (92.6 x 70.2cm)
$2,000 to 3,000
6057
Tadashi Nakayama (b. 1927)
1976
Print with metallic embellishments of a woman playing a guitar, signed in pencil T. Nakayama and numbered 59/85; very good impression and color
22 5/8 x 35 1/2in (57.5 x 90.2cm)
Sold for $1,952 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6058
Hoshi Joichi (1913-1979)
1973
Print entitled ...eda, with metallic powder embellishments, titled in pencil in Japanese and signed in Roman letters Joichi Hoshi, artist seal in black within image, numbered 13/88; good impression and color, heavy mat burns around margins, rubbed around outer margins
16 3/16 x 36 3/4in (41.1 x 93.3cm)
Sold for $3,965 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6059
Hoshi Joichi (1913-1979)
1978
Print entitled Dense Branches (Red), with metallic powder embellishments, signed in pencil in Roman letters Joichi Hoshi and numbered 16/99, with artist's seal
16 1/4 x 38 1/2in (41.3 x 97.8)
Sold for $2,440 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6060
School of Kaiho Yusho
Muromachi period, 16th century
Hanging scroll, ink on paper; depicting a Chinese scholar; sealed Kaiho and Yusho
40 3/4 x 18 11/16in (103.5 x 47.5cm)
Sold for $1,525 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6061
Anonymous
Muromachi period, 16th century
Hanging scroll, ink on paper; depicting a tiger and bamboo; bearing the signature Sesson with five seals
39 3/4 x 17 1/2in (101 x 44.5cm)
Sold for $1,891 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6062
Tosa School
Edo Period, 18th century
Album leaves, ink, colors, and gold on paper, mounted in an accordion-fold album; depicting scenes from The Tale of Genji and comprising twelve selections of text in elegant sosho calligraphy on paper decorated in gold, with twelve paintings in the traditional Tosa manner and with gold moriage clouds, including scenes from the following chapters: Aoi (Heartvine, Ch. 9), Sakaki (Sacred Tree, Ch. 10), Suma (Ch. 12), Miotsukushi (Channel Buoys, Ch. 14), Sekiya (The Gatehouse, Ch. 16), Usugumo (A Rack of Cloud, Ch. 19), Otome (The Maiden, Ch. 21), Tamakazura (The Jewelled Chaplet, Ch. 22), Tokonatsu (Wild Carnations, Ch. 26), Miyuki (The Royal Outing, Ch. 29), Wakana I (New Herbs I, Ch. 34), and Wakana II (New Herbs II, Ch. 35).
11 x 9 1/4in (27.9cm x 23.5cm) dimensions of the album leaves
Sold for $30,500 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6063
Anonymous
Edo period, 17th century
Handscroll, ink and colors on paper; entitled Oeyama emakimono (The Legend of Oeyama); Vol. I, comprising ten sections of calligraphic text and ten paintings in the Sumiyoshi school manner, depicting the Emperor's enlistment of Raiko (Minamoto no Yorimitsu, 948-1021) and Raiko's visits to Shinto shrines in the company of yamabushi, as he petitions the gods for help in his quest to slay the ogre Shuten Doji; title slip Oeyama emakimono jo
13 1/2 x 658 3/4in (34.3 x 1673.2cm)
$6,000 to 8,000
6064
Mori Sosen (1747-1821)
Edo Period, 18th century
Hanging scroll, ink and colors on silk; depicting monkeys in a chestnut tree; signed Sosen and sealed Toshu sho
37 ½ x 15 1/8 in
Sold for $13,420 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6065
Teisai Hokuba (1771-1844)
Edo period, 18th-19th century
Set of three hanging scrolls, ink, colors and gold on silk; each depicting a beauty, signed Teisai and sealed Hokuba ga in
36 7/8 x 13 7/8in (93.7 x 35.2cm)
Sold for $26,840 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6066
Ogata Gekko (1859-1920)1
Meiji period, late 19th century
Hanging scroll, ink, colors, and gold on silk; depicting beauties with a boy holding a telescope; signed Gekko and sealed; together with tomobako
59 1/2 x 19 7/8in (151.5 x 50.3cm)
Sold for $1,342 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6066A
Yamamura Toyonari (1885-1942)
Early 20th century
Hanging scroll, ink, colors, and gold on silk; depicting a sun rising over mountain peaks; signed and sealed Koka 49 3/4 x 14in (126.4 x 35.6cm)
Sold for $549 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6067
Ito Takashi (1894-1983)
20th century
Two hanging scrolls, ink and colors on silk; one depicting a mountainous river, the other a moonlit forest; each signed and sealed Takashi
49 1/2 x 14 1/2in (125.7 x 36.8cm) and 81 1/2 x 19 3/8in (207 x 49.4cm) (2).
$1,500 to 2,500
6067A
Yamakawa Shuho (1898-1944)
Early 20th century
Hanging scroll, ink and colors on silk; depicting a woman holding a fan; signed and sealed Shuho; together with a hanging scroll of the Ohara maiden, by an unknown 20th century painter; signed and sealed
44 3/4 x 13 7/8in (113.7 x 35.2cm) and 42 1/2 x 13 3/8in (108 x 34.1cm) (2).
$800 to 1,000
6068
Sakai Doitsu (1845-1913)
Meiji period, late 19th century
Hanging scroll, ink, colors, and gold on silk; depicting irises beside a stylized curving stream; signed Uka Doitsu hitsu and sealed In'nen
42 3/8 x 18 7/8in (107.6 x 47.9cm)
$7,000 to 9,000
6069
Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942)
Early 20th century
Hanging scroll, ink, colors, and gold on silk; entitled Matsukaze no zu uzura fuyu; signed Sekka hitsu and sealed Kosei no in; together with a tomobako titled as above and signed Sekka hitsu with kakihan
48 x 13 1/2in (122 x 34.5cm)
$5,000 to 7,000
6070
Anonymous
19th/20th century
Handscroll, ink, colors, gold and silver leaf on paper; comprising five erotic scenes
11 1/4 x 69in (28.6 x 175.3cm)
$800 to 1,200
6071
Ito Shinsui (1898-1972)
20th century
Hanging scroll, ink and white pigment on paper; depicting a beauty and plum blossoms; signed Shinsui ga and sealed Shinsui; with Kantei certificate no. 006-0017, issued by the Tokyo Bijutsu Club, dated 2006.1.10
10 3/4 x 9 5/8in (27.4 x 24.5cm)
Sold for $4,270 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6072W
Anonymous
Meiji period, late 19th century
Five mounted panels, ink and colors on silk, separately framed and glazed; depicting members of an imperial procession
43 x 17in (109.2 x 43.2) each within the mat
$8,000 to 10,000
6073
Kato Toichi (1916-1996)
20th century
Hanging scroll, ink and colors on paper; depicting a verdant landscape at dusk; signed Toichi with seal
18 3/4 x 21 1/8in (47.6 x 53.7cm)
$3,000 to 5,000
6074
Tamura Chokuo (fl. early 17th century)
A set of twelve paintings mounted as a pair of large six-panel screens, ink and light color on paper; each panel depicting birds of prey on branches, or hunting other birds; each sealed Chokuo and Tamura
62 1/4 x 138in (158.1 x 350.5cm)
$8,000 to 12,000
6075
Anonymous
Momoyama/Edo period, first-half 17th century
Small six-panel screen, ink, colors, and gold on paper; depicting floating fans at Hamamatsu, with gold moriage clouds 36 3/4 x 104in (93.3 x 104cm)
Sold for $14,640 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6076
Anonymous
Edo period, 17th century
Small six-panel screen, ink, colors, and gold on paper; depicting Matsushima bay with Shiogama Shrine at the upper left 37 3/4 x 105in (95.9 x 266.7cm)
Sold for $11,590 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6077
Anonymous
17th/18th century
Small six-panel screen, ink, colors, and gold on paper; depicting sumo wrestling and other amusements
30 3/4 x 107 1/4in (78 x 272.4cm)
$20,000 to 30,000
6078
Anonymous
Edo Period, 18th century
Mid-size four-panel screen, ink, colors, gold leaf and gold flecks on paper; depicting merrymaking under cherry blossoms and pine; with an illegible seal
49 x 91 1/2in (124.5 x 232.3cm)
$5,000 to 7,000
6079
Anonymous
Edo period, 19th century
Small six panel screen, ink, colors, and gold on paper; depicting scenes from the Tale of Genji
37 3/4 x 137 1/4in (95.8 x 254cm)
$7,000 to 9,000
6080W
Kano School
Edo period, 17th/18th century
Large six-panel screen, ink, colors, and gold on paper; depicting a Chinese palace scene
67 3/4 x 146 1/2in (172 x 372.1cm)
$12,000 to 18,000
6081
Kano School
Edo period, 18th century
Large six-panel screen, ink on paper; depicting lotuses and birds; sealed Fujiwara
57 x 142.5in (144.8 x 362cm)
$3,000 to 5,000
6082
Anonymous
Edo period, 19th century
Large six-panel screen, ink, colors, and gold on paper; depicting a flower cart beside a brushwood fence
61 1/2 x 141in (156.2 x 358.1cm)
$6,000 to 8,000
6083
Anonymous
Edo period, 19th century
Small six-panel screen, ink, colors, and gold on paper; depicting a brushwood fence, flowers and applied sutra paper
37 x 107 1/2in (94 x 273.1cm)
$4,000 to 6,000
6084
Studio of Maruyama Okyo
Edo period, 18th century
Pair of large six-panel screens, ink on paper; depicting galloping horses; signed Okyo and sealed Okyo no in and Chusen
63 x 139in (160 x 353.1cm)
Sold for $3,355 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6085W
Anonymous
First half of the 20th century
Pair of large six panel screens, ink, colors, and gold on paper; depicting scenes along the Tokaido Road; inscribed Watanabe Shiko with two seals
69 1/4 x 148 1/2in (175.9 x 377.2cm) each
$10,000 to 15,000
6086W
Takeuchi Meiho (1888?-1945)
20th century
Large two-panel screen, ink and color on silk; depicting rice cultivation; signed Meiho with seal Meiho
66 x 80 1/2in (167.7 x 204.5cm)
Sold for $4,575 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6087
Hakuho
20th century
Pair of six-panel screens, ink, colors, and gold on paper; depicting flowers of the four seasons; signed and sealed Hakuho
66 1/4 x 145 1/2in (168.3 x 369.6cm)
Sold for $6,710 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6088
Nozawa Ryoshu (1890-1964)
20th century
Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk; depicting Noh actors; signed Ryoshu saku and sealed Ryoshu; together with a tomobako signed Ryoshu no and sealed
15 1/8 x 22 1/8in (38.4 x 56.2cm)
$600 to 800
6089
A Noh mask of Shishiguchi (Lion Mouth)
19th century
Polychrome pigments and gesso over wood, gilt-metal eyes, carved seal Tachibana Yoshitaka saku on back; with one storage bag
8 3/4in (22cm)
$6,000 to 8,000
6090
A lacquer drum for the Noh drama (kotsuzumi)
18th century
Decorated in gold hiramakie on a nashiji ground with peony and chrysanthemum blossoms, the later rims lacquered black and gold; with one storage bag
9 3/4in (24.8 cm) high
$3,500 to 4,500
6091
A group of iron and mixed-metal tsuba
Edo period, 18th-19th century
Comprising a Choshu iron sukashi tsuba carved with worm-eaten gingko leaves with gold hirazogan and nunome inlays, signed Choshu ju Masasada; a Bushu iron plate tsuba carved with a badger in a cave in a mountainous landscape carved in raised and sunken relief, signed Bushu Masatsune; an iron plate tsuba decorated with a goat beneath a tree by a stream in takabori and iroe takazogan; a Kaneie-style oval iron plate tsuba with a figure in a boat by a pavilion, gold highlights, inscribed Yamashiro ju Kaneie; an iron plate tsuba with a stand of flowers in gold takazogan
2 7/8in (7.3cm) long (the largest) (5).
Sold for $1,220 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6092
A Hikone Soten tsuba
Edo period, 19th century
The oval iron sukashi tsuba carved in the round with Li Bo admiring a waterfall by a craggy pine tree, the details in copper and gold nunome and hirazogan
3 1/4 in (8.3 cm) long
$1,000 to 1,500
6093
A Nagatsune tsuba
By Minamoto Nagatsune, Edo period, 19th century
Rounded-rectangular iron plate dished to the edge and hammered on the surface to a tsuchime finish and decorated with a demon kneeling and praying before an immortal in a circular reserve in copper and gold takazogan, the surface hot-stamped with the characters teifu, signed Minamoto Nagatsune horu and with gold seal Setsuzan
3in (7.6cm) long
$800 to 1,200
6094
A pair of daisho tsuba
Edo period, 19th century
The oval iron sukashi tsuba carved with sparrows flying above sheaths of rice, the details highlighted in gold and the rim inlaid with scrolling vines in silver hirazogan
3 3/8in (8.6cm); 3in (7.6cm) long (the largest) (2).
Sold for $976 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6095
A Nagasaki school cloisonne enamel tsuba
Edo period, 19th century
The circular shinchu sukashi tsuba carved with Mt. Fuji, clouds, pine trees, waves and frolicking deer highlighted with polychrome enamels, the hitsuana finished with a "rope" rim

With Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu (Sword fitting especially worthy of preserving) certificate no. 228001 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 2007.4.19
3 7/8in (7.2cm) diameter
$2,500 to 3,500
6096
A pair of Choshu daisho tsuba
By Tomomichi, 19th century
Iron rounded-square plates carved with Choryo and Kosekiko in raised relief, the dai with Kosekiko riding over a bridge, the sho with Choryo retrieving his master's lost shoe and meeting the dragon emerging from the river, each signed Choshu Hagi ju Tomomichi saku
3 1/2in (8.8cm); 3 3/8in (8.5cm) long (2).
Sold for $3,660 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6097
A silver and cloisonne enamel tsuba
Meiji period, late 19th century
The large mokko tsuba designed with swirling waves in delicate yo sukashi open work and five floating fans worked in gold wires and polychrome enamels with birds and flowers, phoenixes and stylized dragons
3 5/8in (9.2cm)
Sold for $9,150 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6098
A Shoami school tsuba and a Myochin school tsuba
Edo period, 18th-19th century
The first a rounded-square iron plate decorated with Ki no Tsurayuki at Aridoshi Myojin Shrine rendered in takabori and gold, silver and copper takazogan, the rain drops in silver hirazogan; the second a heavy iron plate finished to enhance the "mokume" pattern in the body of the iron, the plate decorated with a bold carp swimming upstream in high-relief silver, the eyes copper, illegibly signed Myochin Nori...
3 3/8in (8.6cm); 3in (7.6cm) long (2).
Sold for $1,708 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6099
A shakudo tsuba
Edo period, 18th century
The oval shakudo nanako plate carved in relief with wisteria vines arranged as a futatsu tomoe family crest, the details of the leaves highlighted with gold overlays
2 7/8in (7.4cm) long
Sold for $2,074 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6100
A Tetsugendo tsuba
By Tetsugendo Shoraku, Edo period, 19th century
The oval iron migakiji plate carved in high and sunken relief with two Tartars walking a Chinese lion (karajishi) on a leash, the reverse with a startled mythical cat beneath a tree, details in silver, gold and copper takazogan, signed Tetsugendo Shoraku and gold seal

With Hozon Tosogu (Sword fitting worthy of preserving) certificate no. 442332 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 2002.6.12
2 3/4in (6.8cm) long
$4,000 to 5,000
6101
A Mino tanto tsuba, a pair of Goto-school menuki and another pair of menuki
Edo period, 18th-19th century
The shakudo nankoji mokkogata tanto tsuba decorated with autumn flowers in gold and silver takazogan and takabori, the rim and lining of hitsuana with gold overlays; the large shakudo menuki carved as rain dragons in clouds, rendered in takabori and gold takazogan; the small pair of menuki carved as Sasaki Takatsuna (dates unknown) and Kajiwara Kagesue (1162-1200) in their famous race at Uji Bridge, rendered in takabori and iroe takazogan
3 3/4in (9.5cm) long (the longest) (5).
Sold for $1,830 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6102
A Mino katana in mounts
By Kanefusa, Muromachi period, late 16th century, mounts 18th century and later
Honzukuri, iori mune, torii zori, chugissaki, forged in a flowing koitame pattern with hints of mokume in jinie, the temper gunome togariba with nie chikei and an omaru boshi, koshi ni bohi carved on both sides, the tang ubu with two holes and taka no hana file marks, signed on the omote, Noshu Seki ju Kanefusa saku and inscribed with a Buddhist mantra on the ura, Rin byo to sha kai jin retsu zai zen, with a one-piece silver habaki in shirasaya

With a modern wood saya covered in black leather, the tsuka fitted with iron fuchi-gashira decorated with paulownia in gold nunome and iron and gold menuki carved as hawks, the iron tsuba with two large open panels and two udenuki ana with floral scroll in gold nunome

With kantei certificate no. 740 issued by the Nihon Token Hozonkai (Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Sword), dated 2003.3.16
Sword: 26 7/8in (68.2cm) long; koshirae: 37 1/2in (95.2cm) long
Sold for $8,540 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6103
A Choshu katana in ito no maki tachi mounts with stand
By Fujiwara Kiyoshige, Edo period, late 18th century
Hon zukuri, iori mune, torii zori, chu-kissaki, running itame hada with gunome tempered edge of nie and nioi and ko-maru tip; tang with katte sagari file marks and one hole, signed Choshu ju Fujiwara Kiyoshige saku; gilt-copper one-piece habaki

19th-century ito no maki tachi goshirae comprising a gold-lacquer nashiji saya with gilt-metal hardware carved with scrolling vines; tsuka fitted with shakudo and gold menuki carved as flutes; mokko-gata awase shakudo and gold tsuba carved with scrolling vines

The stand set on a low base and decorated overall with scrolling vines and paulownia crests in gold hiramakie and nashiji on a glossy roiro ground

Blade 27in (68.6cm) long; stand 25 1/8in (63.8cm)
Sold for $5,185 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6104
A Bizen katana in mounts
By Munetsugu, dated 1852
Sugata (configuration): honzukuri, thick kasane, iori mune, torii zori, chugissaki
Kitae (forging pattern): very tightly packed koitame in jinie
Hamon (tempering pattern): choji midare in nioi with ashi, yo and utsuri
Boshi (tip): midare komi
Nakago (tang): ubu, iri yamagata with two holes and sujikai file marks, signed Bizen (no) suke Fujiwara Munetsugu saku kore and dated Ka'ei gonen hachigatsu kichijitsu (1852.8)
Habaki (collar): two-piece gold
Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 27 3/4in (70.4cm)
In shirasaya (wood storage scabbard)

Koshirae comprising a lacquer saya decorated in iroe hiramakie on a nashiji ground with shaped panels of courtiers in landscapes and mythical beasts, the tsuka fitted with shakudo nanako fuchi-gashira decorated with scholars and attendants in iroe takazogan, the gold, silver and shakudo menuki carved and Noh actors, shakudo nanako Yoshioka-school plate tsuba designed with courtiers in carriages in iroe takazogan, signed Yoshioka Inabanosuke
39 1/4in (99.6cm)

With Tokubetsu Hozon (Sword especially worthy of preserving) certificate no. 153822 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 2009.3.4
$50,000 to 60,000
6105
An aikuchi goshirae for a wakizashi
Edo period, 18th-19th century
Comprising a lacquer saya decorated in alternating bands of nashiji and crushed aogai, and mounted with a gold kaeshi zuno and a shakudo nanako kurigata with irises in iroe takazogan, the kojiri gold and shakudo nanako, fitted on the sides with shakudo nanako kozuka and kogai also decorated with irises in iroe takazogan, the tsuka mounted with fuchi-gashira and mekugi all finished in shakudo nanako framed with gold, the shakudo and gold menuki carved with phoenix and paulownia
18 5/8in (47.2cm) long
$4,500 to 5,500
6106
An unususal wood and stag-antler sword stand (katana kake)
Edo period, 19th century
The body carved and assembled from wood in the form of a reclining Chinese lion (shishi), the pattern of the wood grain used to enhance the design of the animal's body, the eyes inlaid in glass and visible through the natural openings at the base of the antlers, the rack notched in three positions to securely support three blades
26in (66cm) high
Sold for $17,080 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6107
A miniature armor
By Heian Hiromitsu, early 20th century
Constructed in the same manner and materials as a full-sized armor, laced in orange and mounted with gilt-copper hardware carved as chrysanthemums floating on a stream, the armor comprising an eight-plate russet-iron oboshi kabuto with gilt-copper shinodare and wide manju jikoro with full fukigaeshi mounted with stenciled doe skin and gilt-copper floret family-crests, the front of the helmet with kuwagata dai pierce carved with chrysanthemum scroll and fitted with kuwagata and Buddhist ken maedate; menpo with a mustache, gilt-copper teeth and a three-lame yodarekake; oyoroi-style do with four sections of four-lame kusazuri, kyubi no ita and sendan no ita; osode; Yoshitsune gote decorated in gilt-copper chrysanthemums, stripes and floret family-crests on the guantlets; scale and chain mail haidate; tsutsu suneate; animal-fur boots; one red-lacquer, six-legged storage box; one stand
Sold for $7,930 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6108
An armor with a toppai nari kabuto
Momoyama/Edo period, early 17th century
Lacquered brown and laced in green leather and multicolored lacing, the armor comprising a toppai nari kabuto, a simple three-plate iron bowl over which a conical dome is constructed of wood, paper and lacquer, the five-lame shikoro ending in small fukigaeshi adorned with gilt-metal crests of crashing waves, the rear of the helmet pierced with an inoshishi me opening, the visor mounted with a gilt-metal dragon maedate; menpo with a horse-hair mustache and four-lame yodarekake; the lacquered hide hotoke do lacquered on the front with a gold-lacquer crashing-wave family crest and fitted with seven sections of five-lame kusazuri; chusode; chain mail and ikada sleeves; leather kawara haidate; one storage box; armor stand
$6,000 to 8,000
6109
A black-lacquer armor with a Haruta-School helmet
Helmet by Haruta Katsusada, Edo period, 18th century
The hon kozane armor laced in blue with orange highlights and comprising a sixty-two plate iron suji kabuto lacquered black and finished with a three-stage tehen kanamono, the five-lame shikoro ending in fukigaeshi decorated with multi-colored lacing, the front of the helmet adorned with a lacquered wood demon maedate, helmet signed on the inside of the bowl Katsusada saku; the menpo forged in two sections with a hinged nose plate, red-lacquer lips and gilt teeth and applied with stiff animal-hair mustache ad chin tuft, the mask fitted with a three-lame yodarekake; hon kozane maru do laced in kebiki style and applied with stenciled doe skin on the muna ita, waki ita and oshitsuke no ita, with seven sections of five-lame kusazuri; chusode; tsutsu gote; kawara haidate; shino suneate; one four-legged storage box; one armor stand
$10,000 to 15,000
6110
A black lacquer armor
Edo period, 18th century
Laced in blue with orange highlights and fitted with gilt-copper hardware carved with chrysanthemum scroll, with a twenty-four plate russet-iron hoshi kabuto finished with a four-stage tehen kanamono and fitted with a five-lame shikoro ending in fukigaeshi decorated with stenciled doe skin and applied with gilt-copper diamond family crests, the helmet mounted with a large gold-lacquer crescent-moon maedate; iron menpo polished to a smooth finish and mounted with a two-lame bib-style yodarekake; go-mai okegawa yokohagi do with the top section laced in kebiki lacing and fitted with seven sections of five-lame kusazuri, the gyoyo decorated to match the fukigaeshi; chusode; shino gote; kawara haidate; shino suneate; one storage box; no armor stand
Sold for $14,640 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6111
A black-lacquer armor
Edo period, 19th century
Laced in blue, comprising a twelve-plate sujibachi with a three-stage copper, gilt and shakudo tehen kanemono, fitted with five-lame shikoro, the maedate a gold-lacquer crescent moon; menpo fitted with a three-lame yodarekake; go-mai okegawa tatehagi do with eight sections of five-lame kusazuri, the interior with a red lacquer date Man'en gannen kugatsu (1860.9) and inscribed; Bishamon gote; kawara haidate; one storage box; no stand
Sold for $12,200 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6112
A black-lacquer armor
Edo period, 18th century
Laced in blue and comprising a thirty-two plate suji kabuto with a four-stage shakudo and gilt-metal chrysanthemum tehen kanamono and a five-lame shikoro ending in fukigaeshi trimmed in "rope" fukirin and applied with family crests of plum blossoms within circles, the maedate a gold-lacquer rhombus; the menpo applied with a stiff-bristle mustache, red-lacquer upper lip and fitted with a five-lame yodarekake; the yokohagi okegawa hatomune do with standing rivets, fukurin, and applied with an outer pocket on the right side and with seven sections of five-lame kusazuri, the reverse with a bracket for a battle standard; chu sode; oda gote; Etchu haidate; shino suneate; one storage box; no armor stand

With Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho Shiryo (Especially valuable material of the top rank) certificate no. 38 issued by the Nihon Bugu Katchu Kenkyu Hozonkai (Society for the Preservation of Japanese Armor), dated 1976.10.17
$25,000 to 35,000
6113
An impressive armor with a Saika helmet
Edo period, 17th- 18th century
The suit lacquered silver-green and laced in purple and comprising: a Saika-school russet iron oki tenugui kabuto with a peaked brow and eyebrows embossed on the front plate, the top plate joined at the center and extending back over the bowl in a slightly upturned flange, the rivets decorated with floret bosses and hinged plates at the temples, the bowl fitted with a five-lame shikoro terminating in fukigaeshi pierce carved with the heraldic crest of the Sonobe family lacquered gold, the maedate an elaborate wood and metal dragonfly assembled and lacquered black and topped with a gold-lacquer ring; the menpo lacquered russet brown with a hinged nose and silvered teeth and applied with a boar's hair mustache and chin tuft, the mask fitted with a four-lame yodarekake; the ni-mai nuinobe do laced in sugake style and the muna ita designed with a hinged plate to allow the wearer to open the front of the do and decorated with gold-lacquer vines and Sonobe-family crests, the oshitsuke no ita and waki ita decorated to match and highlighted with shakudo nanakoji hardware carved with the Sonobe crest, the do fitted with seven sections of five-lame kusazuri, the rear right section fitted with an interior pocket and the two side sections fastened to the do with chain mail re-enforcements; chu-sode; oda gote; Etchu haidate; shino suneate; two wood storage boxes; no stand
$60,000 to 80,000
6114
An oyoroi armor
Edo period, 19th century
Lacquered gold and laced in orange and mounted with gilt-copper hardware, all carved with chrysanthemum scroll and comprising an eighteen-plate russet-iron oboshi kabuto with shakudo shinodare carved with foliate scroll, the large three-stage tehen kanamono formed as a chrysanthemum, the mabisashi and wide fukigaeshi applied with stenciled doe skin and large gilt-copper chrysanthemum bosses, the bowl fitted with a four stage shikoro, the front of the bowl mounted with a gilt-copper kuwagata dai pierce carved with chrysanthemum scroll and adorned with gilt-copper kuwagata and Hachiman Dai Bosatsu-maedate; the menpo lacquered russet-brown and applied with a stiff bristle mustache, with a four-lame yodarekake; two-lame nodowa; the do covered on the front and side sections with doe skin stenciled with Chinese lions on a ground of chrysanthemums and wisteria, with four broad sections of five-lame kusazuri, the lowest lame on the front section separated into two for ease of motion, kyubi no ita and sendan no ita decorated to match the do; osode; Yoshitsune gote lacquered black and highlighted with shaped gilt-copper bands pierced with inoshishi me; haidate; tsutsu suneate; animal-fur boots; oi-style storage box and an additional storage box; no armor stand
Sold for $9,150 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6115
An armor with a do maru style cuirass
Edo period, 19th century
The components lacquered gold and laced in orange with white and purple highlights and comprising a sixty-two plate russet-iron koboshi kabuto with a three-stage gilt and shakudo tehen kanamono and a gilt metal kuwagata dai pierce carved with chrysanthemum scroll, the mabisashi and fukigaeshi applied with stenciled doe skin and trimmed with gilt-metal fukurin and applied with gamboling Chinese lions, the bowl fitted with a three-lame manju-style shikoro, gilt-copper kuwagata and a lacquered wood dragon maedate; the russet-iron menpo forged in two sections with wrinkles and red-lacquer lips and fitted with a four-lame yodarekake; the do with six sections of five-lame kusazuri, the sendan no ita and kyubi no ita decorated with stenciled doe skin and applied with gilt-copper chrysanthemum crests, gilt-copper chrysanthemum hardware; osode; shino gote; haidate; tsutsu suneate; animal fur boots; one six-legged storage box; no armor stand
$15,000 to 20,000
6116
An armor with a Myochin-school cuirass
Cuirass by Myochin Munehisa, Edo period, 19th century
The sixty-two plate koboshi kabuto lacquered russet brown and finished with a four-stage gilt-copper, silver and shakudo tehen kanamono, the five-lame shikoro ending in small fukigaeshi and the mabisashi embossed with eyebrows and wrinkles, a gold-lacquer bonji character maedate; the black-lacquer menpo with a hinged nose plate, prominent chin and wrinkles and a four-lame yodarekake; the russet-iron ni mai yokohagi okegawa do carved on the front with Fudo Myo-o and his attendants before a flaming mandorla and dragon entwined around a Buddhist ken, signed on the right side Kashu ju Myochin (no) ki Munehisa saku, the upper sections and lowest plate of the cuirass lacquered black, fitted with six sections of five-lame kusazuri, each scalloped on the top edge; chu sode; shino gote; iyo haidate; shino suneate; one storage box; armor stand
$9,000 to 12,000
6117
An armor with Nanban decoration
Edo period, 17th-18th century
Comprising a russet-iron momonari kabuto decorated on the sides with angels in clouds in silver lacquer and further cloud patterns and ovals on the front and rear of the bowl, the five-lame shikoro ending in small fukigaeshi and the bowl mounted with silver-lacquer banana-leaf wakidate; russet-iron menpo forged with wrinkles and applied with a stiff-bristle mustache, fitted with a three-lame yodarekake; russet-iron go-mai okegawa tatehagi do decorated on the front in applied metals with a Portuguese figure wearing a cape with a cross marveling at a dragon, the top and bottom sections lacquered black and applied with stenciled doe skin, fitted with eight sections of five-lame kusazuri; shinogote; chusode; chain mail and gold-lacquer plate haidate; shino suneate; one armor box; no stand
Sold for $21,960 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6118
An oyoroi armor
Edo period, 19th century
Laced in orange, purple and white and comprising a russet-iron sixteen-plate yohojiro oboshi kabuto, the three-stage gilt-copper tehen kanamono carved with chrysanthemum scroll and with four sets of shinodare running down the front, rear and sides of the helmet, the bowl mounted with a three-lame shikoro with large fukigaeshi decorated with doe skin and gilt-copper circular heraldic crests, mabisashi with doe skin and fukurin and kuwagata dai and kuwagata and a lacquered wood demon maedate; russet-iron menpo with a hinged nose plate and stiff boar bristle mustache and a three-lame yodarekake; two-lame nodawa; oyoroi-style cuirass covered on the front with doe skin stenciled with Chinese lions in grasses with four sections of five-lame kusazuri, sendan no ita and kyubi no ita decorated to match the do; osode; tsutsu gote; kozane haidate; tsubo suneate; fur boots; two wood storage boxes; no armor stand
Sold for $6,710 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6119
An armor with an okegawa yokohagi do
Edo period, 18th century
The suit laced in purple, with a six-lame suji kabuto lacquered black and decorated with pebbled gilt-leather on the suji, the edge of the koshimaki and the mabisashi, the five-lame shikoro ending in mokko-shaped fukigaeshi decorated with shakudo taka no ha heraldic crests and fukurin; russet-iron menpo with boar's hair mustache and chin tuft, gilt teeth, red-lacquer lips and a four-lame yodarekake; the ni-mai okegawa yokohagi do covered in brown pebbled leather and finished with exposed rivets patinated shakudo, the muna ita laced kebiki odoshi and applied with gilt-leather to match the helmet, edges finished in "rope" shakudo fukurin, the seven sections of five-lame kusazuri laced in orange and white on the bottom lame; chusode with gilt-leather on the kanmuri no ita and orange and white lacing on the bottom lame; oda gote; Etchu haidate; shino suneate; one wood storage box; no armor stand
$18,000 to 20,000
6120
An armor with a Daikoku nari kabuto
Edo period, 19th century
Lacquered black and laced in blue, with the lowest lame of each component and the highlights lacquered red and finished in a "fabric" surface texture and comprising a Daikoku nari kabuto, the peak embossed with eyebrows, the two-lame shikoro terminating in fukigaeshi applied with stenciled doe skin, the helmet fitted with an additional three-section chain mail neck guard; the menpo forged with a removable nose plate and applied with horse hair mustache and chin tuft and fitted with a five-lame yodarekake; the yokohagi okegawa ni mai do with sugake lacing in mogami style with the muna ita, waki ita, watagami and oshitsuke no ita all finished in red lacquer, the do fitted with seven sections of five-lame kusazuri pierced with inoshishi me on the lowest lame; chu sode; oda gote with chain mail backed by fabric; Etchu haidate; shino suneate; wood storage box; armor stand
Sold for $12,200 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6121
An unusual green-lacquer armor with a nuinobe do
Edo period, 19th century
Component parts lacquered green and laced in purple and white in alternating stripes with green highlights and comprising a sixty-two plate suji kabuto lacquered russet brown and mounted with a four-stage tehen kanamono and haraidate lacquered black, the four-lame shikoro terminating in fukigaeshi applied with stenciled doe skin and shakudo Buddhist-wheel family crests, the gilt-metal maedate two vertical bold stripes (hikiryo) within a circle; the menpo lacquered russet brown and applied with a mustache and chin tuft and fitted with a three-lame yodarekake; the cuirass a nuinobe do with the top and lower sections laced in kebiki style, and applied with two gilt-metal tenugui no kan, the cuirass fitted with seven sections of five-lame kusazuri, the lowest lame lacquered with gold matsukawabishi crests; chusode mounted with gilt-metal hardware; tsutsugote; iyo haidate; tsutsu suneate; one storage box; no armor stand
$28,000 to 32,000
6122
A fine black-lacquer armor with a do-maru cuirass
Edo period, 18th century
The hon kozane armor laced in blue in kebiki style and embellished with gilt-copper chrysanthemum hardware and comprising a thirty-four plate russet-iron nihojiro suji kabuto decorated with a five-stage gilt and shakudo tehen kanamono and shakudo shinodare pierced with foliate scroll running down the front and rear of the bowl and banded with gilt-copper fukurin, the five-lame shikoro terminating in large fukigaeshi decorated with stenciled doe skin and silk cord and gilt-copper crests of the Honda family, the mabisashi also applied with stenciled doe skin and silk cord; the menpo forged with a broad nose, lacquered black and applied with a bushy mustache and long beard and fitted with a three-lame yodarekake; the maru do finished with stenciled doe skin on the muna ita, waki ita and oshitsuke no ita, with seven sections of five-lame kusazuri, gyoyo with Honda family crests; hon kozane osode; tsutsu gote with heavy chain mail on the upper part of the sleeves; kawara haidate; shino suneate; four-legged wood storage box; no armor stand
$50,000 to 60,000
6123
An important hon kozane armor for a daimyo
Edo period, 17th century
The armor constructed of iron scales lacquered black and laced in white kebiki odoshi and orange and purple highlights, the gilt-copper hardware pierce carved with chrysanthemum scroll, the armor comprising a sixty-two plate russet-iron ni hojiro hoshi kabuto adorned with a large gilt-copper three-stage tehen kanamono carved with foliate scroll, and wide shinodare pierce carved with chrysanthemum scroll running down the front and rear of the helmet, the five-lame manju shikoro terminating in large fukigaeshi folding back in two layers, the top layer applied with stenciled doe skin, lined with fukurin and mounted with gilt-copper of water plantains, the heraldic crests of the Doi family, the mabisashi applied with similar decoration and mounted with a kuwagata dai with kuwagata and an elaborate dragon maedate lacquered gold, red and black; the menpo forged with deep wrinkles and covered in black lacquer, applied with a bushy horse hair mustache and fitted with a three-lame yodarekake; the do maru cuirass with seven sections of five-lame kusazuri, gyoyo mounted with gilt-copper Doi family crests; osode; tsustu ogote with links of chain mail on the upper sleeves; kawara haidate; tsubo suneate; fur boots; one six-legged armor box; one armor stand

With Juyo Bunka Shiryou (Precious Armor) certificate no. 479 issued by the Nihon Bugu Katchu Kenkyu Hozon Kai (Society for the Preservation of Japanese Armor), dated 2001.11.4
$65,000 to 75,000
6124
An impressive oyoroi armor
Helmet, Muromachi period, 16th century, armor, Meiji period, late 19th century
Constructed of iron scales lacquered bright gold and applied with gilt-copper hardware carved with chrysanthemum scroll on all of the component parts, comprising a twenty-four plate russet-iron hoshi kabuto mounted in yohojiro-style with four sets of shinodare running down the front, back and sides, the top finished with a six-stage gilt-copper and shakudo floral tehen kanamono carved with floral scroll on the base and ito bori inlaid in gold, wide manju jikoro terminating in large fukigaeshi decorated in doe skin stenciled with Chinese lions in grasses, silk cord and gilt-copper chrysanthemum crests and hardware, the mabisashi with matching decoration and mounted with chrysanethmum-pierced kuwagata dai and kuwagata and a sachi (dragon fish) maedate; the russet-iron menpo applied with a bushy horse hair mustache and fitted with a four-lame yodarekake; the hon kozane oyoroi covered on the front with doe skin decorated with Fudo Myo-o and attendants and fitted with four sections of five-lame kusazuri, kyubi no ita and sendan no ita decorated to match the helmet; osode with fukurin on the top edge of the kanmuri no ita carved with scrolling vines; tsutsu gote decorated in gold and silver lacquer with chrysanthemum and scrolling vines on a black-lacquer ground; kawara haidate lacquered with bold stands of chrysanthemums; tsubo suneate lacquered to match the kote; fur boots; one black-lacquer six-legged storage box with gilt-copper hardware carved with scrolling vines
$65,000 to 75,000
6125
An armor with a nuinobe do
Edo period, 18th century
Laced in blue with orange and white highlights, the Eboshi nari kabuto lacquered black with a silver lacquer heraldic crest on the front, the mabisashi and fukigaeshi applied with kinkirikawa leather decorated with scrolling vines in Momoyama-period fashion and edged with "rope" shakudo fukurin and heraldic crests, a five-lame shikoro covered in brown leather with each lame trimmed on the top edge in shakudo fukurin, a large crescent gold-lacquer maedate decorates the front of the helmet; the menpo lacquered russet brown with a mustache and three-lame yodarekake; nuinobe do laced in sugake with the top and bottom sections laced in kebiki odoshi and decorated on the muna ita, waki ita and oshitsuke no ita to match the helmet, a large silver-lacquer heraldic crest decorates the front, with seven sections of five-lame kusazuri, one at the left side laced in orange and white; chusode; ikada gote with heraldic crests on the tekko; kawara haidate; shino suneate; with jacket and accouterments decorated with the family crest; wood storage box; no armor stand
$15,000 to 20,000
6126
A fourty-four plate nihojiro suji kabuto
Muromachi period, mid-16th century
The iron helmet constructed in a classic Muromachi akoda profile and lacquered black, all ridges but two in the front and back of the helmet covered with a gilt-copper fukurin and igaki at the base, each pierced with inoshishi me, the top of the bowl pierced with a tehen ana and decorated with a four-stage gilt-copper and shakudo chrysanthemum tehen kanamono, the mabisashi applied with stenciled doe skin, silk cord, chrysanthemum rivets and banded at the edge with a shakudo "rope" fukurin, the five-lame shikoro ending in fukigaeshi decorated with shakudo fukurin and doe skin similar to the mabisashi and applied with shakudo heraldic crests of blossoms on stylized waves, a gold-lacquer disc maedate and mounts for wakidate on the sides
$40,000 to 50,000
6127
An unusual helmet (kawari kabuto)
Edo period, 18th century
The iron bowl applied with a long mane of yak hair, the mabisashi lacquered gold, fitted with a five-lame shikoro lacquered gold and finished with a pebbled surface, the fukigaeshi finished to match, both trimmed with shakudo fukurin, the large silver-lacquer maedate designed as an openwork coin with the characters Eiraku tsuho
Sold for $9,760 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6128
A Myochin school russet-iron jingasa
Edo period, 18th century
Ichimonji type with a high crown and domed rim, the surface hammered up from the inside with a bold design of a rain dragon among swirling clouds, the flames emanating from his sides decorated with gold overlays and pierced with grommets for the chin straps to pass through, the top with a gilt-copper three-stage tehen kanamono, rim banded with copper edge; underside lacquered red

With a wood storage box inscribed on the cover Tetsu gokasa and with a paper describing of the helmet fixed to the underside of the cover and inscribed in ink Kyoto Arashiyama bijustuskan
16 3/8in (41.7cm) diameter
Sold for $7,320 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6129
A collapsible helmet (hachigane) and forearm guards
19th century
The helmet constructed of iron plates hinged at the sides below the fukigaeshi and fitted with a chain mail neck guard, the forearm guards tsutsugote enhanced with chain mail sewn onto fabric backing, each lacquered black and decorated with gold-lacquer crests of butterflies within circles and a simple circle design on the brow of the helmet
12 1.2in (31.7cm) long (the forearm guards)
$1,500 to 2,500
6130
A Myochin-school iron tengu somen
By Myochin Munekata, dated 1852
Forged and assembled in sections with deeply embossed eyebrows, wrinkles, prominent cheeks, and an extended beak-like nose plate, the chin applied with three cord pegs decorated with floret bosses, the interior lacquered black, signed on the underside of the chin Myochin (no) ki Munekata saku kore and dated Ka'ei mizunoe ne shigatsu (1852.4) 8 1/4in (21cm) long
Sold for $11,590 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6131
A black-lacquer menpo
18th century
Forged in iron with deep wrinkles on the cheeks and lacquered black, with a detachable nose plate and two cord pegs on the chin, applied with a horse hair mustache, fitted with a two lame yodarekake laced in blue and orange and secured to the mask with leather
$4,500 to 5,500
6132
A pair of iron stirrups (abumi)
By Ujinobu, Edo period, 18th century
Each decorated in flush-inlaid silver with a dragon flying among clouds and above waves, eyes inlaid copper, interiors red lacquer, signed Kashu ju Kanagawa Ujinobu saku (2).
Sold for $4,270 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6133
A sign board prohibiting Catholicism (kosatsu)
Dated 1685
The wooden placard, written in ink with a proclamation banning Catholicism and a list of rewards offered for the apprehension of various Christians, signed Bugyo (Governor) and dated Jokyo ninen juichigatsu (1685.11) 35 x 18 5/8in (88.9 x 47.2cm)
Sold for $5,185 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6134
A wood figure of Shotoku Taishi
Edo period, 18th century
The body carved from a single block of wood (ichiboku zukuri) and modeled as Shotoku Taishi as a youth, standing upright leaning slightly forward and dressed in flowing Chinese-style robes, a handled incense burner (egoro) in his left hand, his eyes inlaid in glass; a lotus stand
18 1/8in (46cm) high (including base)
$5,000 to 7,000
6135
A large wood votive figure of a bodhisattva
Edo period, 18th century
Featuring Seishi (Mahasthamaprata) and originally part of a large Amida raigo triad, the 'Bodhisattva of Strength' clad in long robes and kneeling with his hands held together in prayer (gassho mudra, now missing the right hand), the aristocratic visage with crisply defined features and crystal inlaid eyes, with traces of gold and black lacquer (lacking mandorla)
20 1/2in (52cm) high
Sold for $8,540 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6136
A wood figure of Zochoten (Virudhaka)
Muromachi period, 16th century
Carved and assembled from wood and decorated in polychrome pigments, the deity dressed in flowing robes over Chinese-style armor with an animal skin cape on his shoulders, his helmet decorated with gilt-copper accessories, a long trident in his left hand and his right hand resting on his hip in a slightly contraposto stance, rockwork base; trident and dais of later date
27 1/8in (69cm) high (including base)
$10,000 to 15,000
6137
A gilt wood figure of Amida Buddha
Edo Period, 18th century
Standing in monastic garb with the postion of the hands, one of which is missing, suggestive of the raigo-in mudra, the face with inlaid crystal eyes and urna, all backed by a boat-shaped mandorla carved with cloud scrolls, the double lotus pedestal raised on a high stepped hexagonal plinth with multiple galleries
25 3/8in (64.5cm) high
$1,500 to 2,500
6138
A gilt wood figure of Amida Buddha
Edo Period, 18th century
Standing in long monastic robes with his hands held in the raigo-in mudra, the serene face with crystal eyes and two large urna, the almond-shaped mandorla composed of reticulated flowering tendrils framing a pierced-lotus nimbus, all supported on an elaborate lotus pedestal raised on a high stepped octagonal base
28 3/4in (72.5cm) high
Sold for $1,830 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6139
A wood sculpture of Daruma
Meiji, period, late 19th-early 20th century
Carved in an abbreviated, stylized manner with the patriarch wrapped tightly in his meditation robes, wearing a stern expression, the surface of the sculpture showing chisel marks, set on a wood base
17in (43cm) high (including base)
$4,000 to 5,000
6140
A portable shrine (zushi)
Edo period, 19th century
The red-lacquer case decorated on the exterior with tightly scrolling vines and paulownia-leaf crests, the doors opening to reveal a wood figure of Dakiniten seated on her vehicle, a fox, and carrying a sword and sacred jewel, the base clouds and flames, the interiors of the doors painted with Fujin and Raijin, the gods of wind and thunder, on clouds, hardware carved with foliate scroll on a nanako ground
8 3/4in (22cm) high
Sold for $4,270 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6141
A large wood sculpture of the bodhisattva Fugen
Dated 1710
The deity seated cross legged on a lotus dais supported by his recumbent elephant, both carved from wood and assembled and decorated in dry lacquer, pigment and gold lacquer, the bodhisattva modeled with voluminous robes gathered in folds across his legs and tied at the waist in a sash, his shoulders covered with a formal brocade jacket decorated with lotus flowers, the sleeves animated as if blown by wind, and holding a large gilt-metal scepter in both hands, his tall chignon adorned with a gilt-metal and colored-stone crown, inlaid eyes and urna; his recumbent mount with his head tilted back, with raised trunk and open mouth, bridle and trappings, eyes inlaid in glass; the elaborate nimbus boldly carved with cloud formations and painted with floral patterns and inset with a bronze mirror, decorated on the reverse with pine trees and plum, signed Fujiwara Kane'eki, illegibly inscribed and dated on the underside of the elephant Hoei nana nen...juichi gatsu (no) kichijitsu daibutsu ko yugaku (1710.11)
31 1/2in (80cm) tall
$15,000 to 20,000
6142
A votive plaque (ema)
Sculpture, Muromachi period, 16th century, panel and frame Edo period, 18th century
A wood sculpture of a Chinese lion (karashishi), later mounted on a wood panel, swirling clouds above and below him, lacquer frame with applied gilt-metal hardware carved with chrysanthemums and floral scroll 35 ¾ x 22 5/8 in (89.2 x 57.4cm)
$2,000 to 3,000
6143
A large wood figure of a white stag
Edo Period, 18th century
The sacred animal of Kasuga shrine of multi-block construction carved in a recumbent pose with its legs folded inward and head turned to one side, the genial face with an engaging expression set off by pert ears (horns now lost), the surface retaining some of the original gesso finish
19 1/4in (49cm) long
Sold for $3,660 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6144W
Anonymous
Edo period, 18th century
Three-panel screen of Amida's descent; ink, colors, and gold on paper
43 x 43 1/4in (109.2 x 109.9cm)
Sold for $3,782 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6145
Anonymous
Muromachi period, second half 16th century
Hanging scroll of Amida's descent (Raigo zu); ink, color and gold on silk, the reverse mounted with a sutra text from Seishuji temple at Mie, dated 1559
37 x 19 3/8in (94 x 49.2cm)
Sold for $6,710 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6146
Anonymous
Muromachi period, 16th century
Hanging scroll of Amida's descent (Raigo zu) mounted on a panel; ink, color and gold on silk
53 7/8 x 22 3/4in (136.8 x 57.8cm)
Sold for $1,830 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6147
Anonymous
Muromachi period, 16th century
Hanging scroll of Dainichi Nyorai as Ichiji Kinrin Buccho, mounted on a panel; ink, color and gold on paper
47 3/4 x 20 1/8in (121.3 x 51.1cm)
$2,000 to 3,000
6148
A good negoro lacquer offering table
Edo period, 18th century
The rectangular top set above a ribbed apron carved with peony-shaped cutouts and joined to tapered supports fitted with reishi-headed spandrels fitted with gilt-copper hardware
24 1/2 x 22 5/8 x 13 5/8in (62.2 x 57.4 x 34.6cm)
Sold for $4,880 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6149
A negoro lacquer hibachi
Edo period, 18th century
Of flared conical form with applied metal hasps and copper liner, the wood body decorated with a rich red lacquer worn in places to reveal the black lacquer undercoat
11 5/8in (19.5cm) diam; 6 1/4in (15.2cm) high
$1,800 to 2,500
6150
A negoro lacquer footed basin
Edo period, 18th century
The deep set bowl raised on a flared conical base, decorated with a black lacquer base coat applied under a rich red lacquer textured to reveal the undercoat
15 5/8in (39.7cm) diam; 7 1/4in (18.1cm) high
Sold for $2,196 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6151
A pair of gold lacquer decorated trunks
Edo Period, 18th/19th century
Each decorated on the dense nashiji ground with a regular pattern of stylized blossoms alternating with chrysanthemums centered by pine needles and scattered with the Tokugawa family crest of three hollyhock leaves, all executed in gold hiramakie and takamakie, further aoi mon amid karakusa on the chased gilt metal mounts, with two carrying handles
14 3/8 x 23 3/4 x 17 5/8in (36.5 x 60.5 x 44.6cm)
Sold for $29,280 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6152W
A gold and black lacquer clothing rack (iko)
Edo Period, 19th Century
The rectangular frame elegantly decorated with scrolling peony blossoms and karakusa rendered in gold takamakie on a scattered nashiji ground, etched copper mounts
63 x 73 1/2in (160 x 186.8cm)
Sold for $4,880 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6153
A gilt and black lacquer scroll box
Edo Period, 18th/19th century
Decorated on a sparse nashiji roiro ground with a large gnarled pine to the front of a flowering and fruiting persimmon tree, executed in gold hiramakie, takamakie, e-nashiji, kirikane and heidatsu, the interior dense nashiji, with floral etched silver mountings
16 5/8in (42.2cm) long
Sold for $7,930 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6154
A gold, silver and black lacquer scroll box
Edo period, 18th/19th Century
Decorated with four large roundels featuring a flying crane framed by cloud scrolls, flowering chrysanthemum sprays, a minogame emerging from cresting waves or 'The Three Friends of Winter' (sho-chiku-bai), each executed in gold foil, gold and silver hiramakie, takamakie, kirikane and heidatsu floating over a roiro ground with an overall silver hiramakie linked-manji pattern repeated on the lower section, the interior dense nashiji, with gilt-metal fittings
17in (43cm) long
Sold for $1,952 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6155
A lacquer writing box (suzuribako)
Meiji period, late 19th/Early 20th century
Decorated in gold, silver and brown takamakie, hiramakie, togidashi and hirame on a roiro ground with a bridge, willows and distant mountains; the interior designed with a brushwood fence and chrysanthemums and peonies; with two removable trays, one fitted with a writing stone and gilt-metal oval water dropper carved with grapes on a trellis
9 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 2in (23.5 x 21.6 x 5.1cm)
Sold for $2,440 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6156
A lacquer writing box (suzuribako)
Edo period, 19th century
Rectangular, the cover designed with canted edges and decorated in fudame and raised in relief with a bold design of a large temple bell against a rich nashiji ground, the design continuing around the edge of the box, the interior of the cover with autumn grasses and a waning moon in gold and silver hiramakie on a ground of mura nashiji, the removable inner tray lacquered fundame with a raised lacquer design of grasses, the rectangular silver water dropper carved with a continuation of the grasses, signed Mitsutaka zo and with a jungin stamp, the removable ink stone lacquered with fundame edges
10 3/4 x 7 5/8 x 1 5/8in (27.3 x 19.4 x 4.2cm)
Sold for $1,952 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6157
A fine matching lacquer writing box (suzuribako) and writing table (bundai)
By Yugetsu, Edo period, 19th century
Each designed with a scene of Miyajima and Itsukushima shrine and the surrounding landscapes in a variety of lacquer techniques: the writing box decorated on the cover with the shrine complex stretching out into the water rendered in two shades of gold hiramakie and takamakie with embellishments of kinpun, kirigane and hirame against a glossy roiro ground, the torii gates designed in shakudo and gold and applied in high relief, the dusk sky in the distance glossy roiro with kinpun; the underside of the cover lacquered with a scene of pine-covered rocky islands in raised gold lacquer with kirigane and hirame highlights, the rocks embellished with inlaid gold and uchikomi, all against a mura nashiji background; the writing compartments decorated with a continuation of the design on the underside of the cover and fitted with a removable tray, and inkstone with silver rims, a shakudo, gold and silver water dropper cast as a heron on a river boat, two brushes, a paper knife, paper pricker and ink holder all lacquered nashiji with shakudo nanako hardware with sea shells and sea weed in gold takazogan, silver rims

The rectangular writing table set on four feet applied with silver trim on the edges; the upper surface and outer sides of the legs lacquered in two shades of gold, red and black hiramakie, gold takamakie, togidashi, kirigane, hirame, uchikomi and mura nashiji against a ground of roiro, one of the river boats applied shakudo and gold, the raised borders of the tables decorated in lozenges of plum florets in gold hiramakie; underside nashiji; the hardware shakudo nanako with gold-takazogan shells and sea weed

Each with tomobako inscribed on the cover Nihon meisho makie bundai Miyajima no zu and Nihon meisho makie suzuribako and signed and sealed on the interior Heian makieshi Yugetsu saku and sealed Yugetsu
writing box 10 1/4 x 9 3/8 x 2 1/4in (26 x 23.7 x 5.8cm); writing table 14 1/2 x 25 1/4 x 5 3/8in (36.8 x 64 x 13.6cm)
$55,000 to 65,000
6158
A small lacquer box (kogo)
Edo period, 17th century
Rectangular and decorated in gold, silver, red, black and brown lacquer, and applied gold foil with a mask of Hannya and a prop from a Noh play in raised lacquer against a ground of chevrons, sides, bottom and interior nashiji, pewter rims
2 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 7/8in (6.3 x 6.6. x 2.2cm)
$2,500 to 3,500
6159
A small lacquer box (kogo)
By Takamasa, 20th century
Rectangular and decorated in two shades of gold and silver hiramakie and togidashi with an oxcart by a fence, plum and willow trees against a roiro ground, the design continuing across the sides of the box, interior lacquered with the rails of the oxcart in gold hiramakie against a nasihji ground, silver rims

With tomobako inscribed Kogo...makie and signed and sealed Takamasa
1 5/8 x 2 x 1 1/8in (4.2 x 5.1 x 2.6cm)
$3,000 to 5,000
6160
A lacquer picnic box (sagejubako)
Edo period, 19th Century
The frame and sides of the stacked boxes and sakebin decorated with plaques suspended from willow branches to scare away crows in the rice field, viewing platforms nearby and a cluster of chrysanthemums above, rendered in gold takamakie, hiramakie, aogai accents and inlays on a brown lacquer ground, silver handle and clasp for transportation
11 7/8 x 13 1/8 x 6 5/8in (30.2 x 33.6 x 16.8cm)
$3,000 to 5,000
6161
A lacquer tobacco box
By Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942)
Decorated in hiramakie and hirame on a glossy roiro ground with a farmer seated at the window of his hut reading a book, with pewter and mother-of-pearl inlays, the exterior of the hut gold lacquer finished to simulate the surface of a mud wall; the interior fundame, the lid designed with autumn grasses; signed in gold lacquer Sekka with kao

With a tomobako signed Kino no zu makie tabako bako and Heian makie-shi Yukichi saku
2.5 cm X 15.1 cm X 5.1 cm.
$3,500 to 4,500
6162
An inlaid lacquer box (kazaribako)
By Nomura Yunen, early 20th century
Rectangular, with a fitted cover with canted edges and decorated on the exterior with inlays of mother-of-pearl and iridescent abalone shell arranged in geometric patterns and butterflies applied in high relief, the interior fitted with a removable tray and lacquered yellow-beige

With tomobako inscribed on the cover Chomon raden kazaribako (Butterfly design, mother-of-pearl ornamental box), signed Yunen zo and sealed Yu
5 5/8 x 7 7/8 x 4 1/8in (14 x 20 x 10.4cm)
Sold for $5,490 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6163
A massive Ryukuan-lacquer charger
Edo period, 18th/19th century
Decorated in inlaid mother-of-pearl with two confronted dragons, a flaming pearl in the center, the outer band designed with shaped panels containing auspicious articles on a geometric patterned ground
33 1/2in (85cm) diam
Sold for $13,420 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6164Y
Three ivory carvings
Meiji period, late 19th century
The first, modeled as a man and child struggling to move an enormous cucumber, signed Seimin; the second, carved as a ferocious eagle wrestling with a monkey while the monkey's young cries in despair; the last, carved as an elderly man balancing a laughing child on his shoulder, the child's right hand holds a basket filled with grapes, signed Okatani to and with kakihan
3 1/2in (8.9cm), 3 3/4in (9.5cm) and 5 1/2 (14cm)
$5,000 to 7,000
6165Y
An ivory carving
Meiji period, late 19th century
Modeled as a fisherman stepping on a large conch attempting to capture a crayfish hiding inside, the fisherman's basket filled with small shells on the opposite end, details incised and stained in ink
5 1/4in (13.3cm) wide
Sold for $3,050 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6166Y
An ivory figural group
Late 19th century
Carved as a yamabushi and his attendant straining to carry a massive conch, disturbing the octopus living inside, details stained dark
4 1/2in (11.4cm)
$3,500 to 4,500
6167Y
An ivory figural group
By Muneyuki, Meiji period, late 19th century
An artist paints a sign for a fish monger so lifelike that the squid in the image comes to life surprising both the artist and his client, signed on a red tablet Muneyuki, details highlighted with ink
9 1/2in (24.1cm) wide
$4,000 to 5,000
6168Y
An ivory figural group
Meiji period, late 19th century
Carved as a pious oni holding in his left hand a model of the bodhisattva Kannon while two monkeys pray before him
3 3/4 (9.5cm)
$3,500 to 4,500
6169Y
An ivory figural group
By Masayuki, Meiji period, late 19th century
A yamabushi (possibly Benkei) subduing two warriors, one secured by his right foot, the other held upside down over his shoulders, details incised and stained in ink, signed Masayuki
5in (12.7cm)
$4,000 to 5,000
6170Y
An ivory model of two boys
After Ishikawa Komei, Meiji period, late 19th century
The older boy carries the young child on his shoulder, securing him in place by gripping his thigh and his wrist, inscribed Komei and with kakihan
9 3/4in (24.8cm)
Sold for $3,965 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6171Y
Two ivory figures
The second by Shunsho, 19th century
The first carved as the immortal Gama sennin, a scroll in his hand and accompanied by three toad companions; the second carved as an elderly man carrying a basket of frogs on his back and wearing an amused expression, his head tilted to the left as he takes a step forward, signed on the base Shunsho
5in (12.7cm); 5 1/2in (14cm)
$5,000 to 6,000
6172Y
A Tokyo school ivory model of a beauty and child
By Yoshiaki, Meiji period, late 19th century
Delicately carved from clean white ivory, in her hand she holds a rattle which she uses to entertain the small child strapped to her back, incised seal-form signature on base Yoshiaki and stained red
9 1/4in (23.5cm)
Sold for $7,320 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6173
A small cloisonne vase
Meiji period, late 19th century
Of compressed ovoid form, worked in silver wire on a midnight blue ground with a coiling dragon in colored enamels
3 1/4in (8 1/4cm) high
$800 to 1,000
6174
A cloisonne vase
Meiji period, late 19th century
Of elongated ovoid form and worked in wire on a black ground with flowers, butterflies and a grasshopper in polychrome enamels, with floret bands around the neck and the foot
7 1/2in (19cm) high
$1,000 to 1,500
6175
A massive cloisonne charger
Meiji period, late 19th century
Worked in colorful enamels and copper wire on a vibrant blue ground with five cranes frolicking among blossoming chrysanthemums and peonies while awaiting three additional companions to fly down and join them, the rim decorated with a band of stylized florets in autumnal colors, the underside decorated in copper wire with continuous curling bands
30 1/4in (76.8cm) diam
Sold for $4,880 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6176
A cloisonne and mixed metal incense burner
Meiji period, late 19th century
Tripod feet, decorated in flush inlaid gold with phoenixes and floral scrolls, the body worked with serpentine dragons and clouds in black pigment and covered with a translucent oxblood enamel, the shoulder and edge of cover worked in polychrome enamels and copper wire with formal lappets, the die-shaped finial decorated with clouds carved in relief on a gilt ground, the underside decorated with three confronted dragons
6in (15.2cm) high
Sold for $3,904 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6177
A cloisonne enamel vase
Meiji/Taisho Period, 20th century
Of slender ovoid form and with musen and silver yusen decoration of two large seed pods defined in bright enamels on an opaque white ground, narrow gray scallop-edged bands at the flaring neck and encircling the foot, with gilt copper rims, textured metal base and interior neck
11 3/4in (29.8cm) high
Sold for $1,037 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6178
A pair of silver trays
By Bozan, early 20th century
Cast as paulownia and hollyhock leaves, the veins carved and surface finished with a stippled pattern, the first decorated with a stag beetle hammered up in relief and patinated shakudo, the second applied with a lady bug enameled in red and black, each signed Bozan, reverse stamped with the mark of the Ikoma company and jungin; with original storage boxes
7 1/4in (18.3cm) and 6 7/8in (17.5cm) wide
$4,000 to 6,000
6179
A small gold-mounted silver reticulated box
Meiji period, late 19th century
Round and decorated on the lid in raised and sunken relief with four panels of blossoming branches on a nanako ground, with a ring finial, the box with demi-circular panels decorated with chrysanthemums and peonies, the base reticulated 'woven' basketwork, apparently unmarked
3in (7.6cm)
Sold for $610 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6180
A silver footed bowl
By Toshinaga, early 20th century
Set on a pedestal foot and decorated in shibuichi and gold overlays with chrysanthemums on a bamboo trellis in sunken and raised relief, double-walled reservoir, signed Toshinaga zo
7 1/2in (19cm) high
Sold for $4,880 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6181
A silver wine pot
Meiji period, late 19th century
The globular body resting on a circular tapered base and decorated with three paulownia mon, the lid also incised with three paulownia mon and surmounted by a floriform-shaped knop, with a silver spout cover
7 1/4in (18.5cm) high
Sold for $2,074 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6182
A silver tea service
by the Konoike Company, ca. 1900
Comprising a teapot and cover, sugar bowl and cover, creamer and a tray, all decorated with chrysanthemums cast in bold relief, the handles of the smaller vessels cast as scaly dragons and the handle of the tea pot two dragons intertwined, the surrounding areas finished with a nanako ground, the handles of the tray and spouts of the vessels cast as chrysanthemum leaves, impressed marks Konoike, ...ya zo and
20 x 13 3/4in (50.7 x 34.8cm) (the tray)
Sold for $4,575 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6183
A small covered-iron box
By Yoshimitsu, Meiji period, late 19th century
The russet box, designed on the cover with Mt. Fuji in clouds carved in raised and sunken relief with silver inlays, silver lining, signed Yoshimitsu and gold seal Yoshi
2 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 3/4in (6 x 6 x 1.8cm)
$2,500 to 3,500
6184
Gold and shakudo pouch clasp
Edo period, 19th century
Cast and carved as a pheasant among peony bushes, shakudo details; fitted as a brooch
13/8in (3.3cm) wide
Sold for $1,586 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6185
An inlaid-iron hinged box and a bronze and mixed metal covered box
Meiji period, late 19th century
The first, of circular form with a hinged lid, decorated in flush-inlaid gold with two panels designed with a temple complex nestled in a landscape and an elegant phoenix in flight, the surrounding area with stylized chrysanthemum florets, with a later pendant loop; the second, in the shape of a drum and decorated in flush mixed metal inlay with blossoming peony branches and butterflies, with "bosses" along the top and bottom edges, the side panel decorated with a continuous geometric pattern, the underside with Hattori company mark
2 1/8in (5.5 cm) and 2 1/4in (5.7cm) diam
Sold for $1,098 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6186
An impressive iron Komai-style cabinet
By Iyama Company, Meiji period, late 19th century
Decorated in flush-inlaid gilt and silver and set on scroll feet and designed with two doors opening to reveal ten drawers of various sizes, all decorated with different scenes of landscapes and birds and flowers, the exterior of the cabinet with panels containing a scene of Itsukushima shrine on the doors, a Buddhist temple complex on the reverse, birds and flowers on the sides and two Buddhist angels playing musical instruments on the top, surrounding areas decorated with tightly scrolling vines punctuated with butterflies and bamboo leaves, and hollyhock and chrysanthemum crests, the interior of the doors designed with two coiling dragons with sacred jewels; chrysanthemum-flower door pulls; with the mark of the Iyama company on the underside
8 3/8in (21.3cm) high
$15,000 to 25,000
6187
An articulated bronze model of a crayfish
Meiji period, late 19th century
Formed from individually cast, hammered and carved sections crafted to resemble the crustacean's shell, assembled with fully articulated joints to allow lifelike mobility
14in (35.6cm)
Sold for $3,050 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6188
A bronze and mixed metal incense burner
By Toshiaki, early 20th century
Globular, set on tripod feet and decorated with scattered leaves and flower petals rendered in shakudo and gold in relief, the body finished in a polished mottled golden brown patina, silver cover pierced with butterflies and birds


4 1/2in (11.3cm) diameter
$10,000 to 15,000
6189
A pair of soft-metal inlaid bronze imperial presentation vases
By the Kanazawa Doki Kaisha, Meiji period, late 19th century
Cast in bronze and set on four scroll feet and with a bulbous body tapering at the neck and flaring out at the mouth, applied with stylized-dragon handles, the body decorated with blossoming peonies, plum and bamboo in flush-inlaid silver, gold, copper and shakudo, the bottom section designed with stylized confronted dragons, the neck decorated with a gold Imperial chrysanthemum, signed on the underside of the base Dai Nihon Teikokou Ishikawa-kenka Kaga-ku Kanazawa Doki kaisha zo
15in (38.1cm) high (2).
Sold for $20,740 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6190
A bronze figure of an Ainu warrior
Meiji period, late 19th century
Cast as a bearded warrior dressed in long robes and britches decorated with floral scroll and a four-clawed dragon highlighted in gilt, his chest adorned with a necklace of beads and bear claws, a tachi slung from his side and a long spear held in his right hand, the separately cast base designed as a gnarled root with a dragon coiling through the openings
26 5/8in (67.6cm) high (including base)
$6,000 to 8,000
6191
A bronze model of Jurojin and his deer
Edo period, 19th century
Cast as Jurojin, one of the Seven Lucky Gods, astride a stag, his ample forehead wrinkling as he laughs aloud, holding a scroll in his left hand, his beard rendered in a series of thinly carved lines, the separately cast stag looks attentively at what has amused his rider, a large branch of peaches of longevity held in his mouth, greenish brown patina; with a fitted hardwood stand
17 1/2in (44.4cm) high (including base)
Sold for $1,220 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6192
A bronze and shibuichi model of Hanasaka Jiisan
By Katsura Mitsuharu (1871-1962)
Cast in four sections with the old man surprised as his dog unearths a stash of coins, the details finished in shibuichi, copper and flush-inlaid and overlaid gold; signed on the dog's belly Mitsuharu saku and on the old man's trousers Mitsuharu saku and sealed Mitsu

With wood box inscribed Katsura Mitsuharu saku and titled Mukashibanashi
14 3/8in (36.5cm)
$6,000 to 8,000
6193
A small porcelain dish
Nabeshima type, Edo period, late 18th century
Set on a ring foot and decorated in underglaze cobalt and polychrome enamels with blossoming autumn plants in mist, the underside painted with tassled coins and a comb-tooth band around the foot
5 7/8in (14.5cm) diamter
$1,500 to 2,000
6194
A large covered octangonal porcelain jar
Imari type, Edo Period, 18th Century
The tapering faceted sides decorated in gilt, underglaze blue and polychrome enamels with a continuous panel featuring the 'Three Friends of Winter' (sho-chiku-bai) together with flowering peony issuing from rockwork, the high shoulder with a stylized foliate-patterned band below a row of petals encircling the neck defined by a band of linked blossoms, the high domical lid with a bud finial and decorated en suite
25 1/2in (65cm) high
$3,000 to 4,000
6195
A rare faceted Ko-Kutani jar
Edo period, late 17th century
The baluster vase designed with a faceted body and painted in polychrome enamels over a clear glaze with four lobed panels containing flowering camelias, peonies, and pomegranates, the surrounding area decorated with densely painted "heart" patterns, the foot with a thick band of iron oxide and the shoulder with concentric circles and a stiff leaf band below further "hearts" banding the neck, foot unglazed 8 3/4in (22.5cm) high
$28,000 to 32,000
6196
A small earthenware covered box
By Kinkozan, Meiji period, late 19th century
Of round form and painted in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear crackled glaze with several families enjoying an autumn day, the foreground painted with parents buying sweets for their eager child, the surrounding area with a stylized foliate band followed by sprays of colorful flowers, the interior painted with blossoming peonies, signed in gilt Kinkozan
3 1/2in (8.9cm) diam
Sold for $976 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6197
A miniature earthenware vase
By Suigetsu, Meiji period, late 19th century
Of cylindrical form and decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear crackled glaze with panels of varying shape painted with seated rakkan and Kannon bosatsu with several hiten, framed above and below with bands filled with stylized fans, chrysanthemums and geometric forms, signed in gilt in a square reserve flanked on either side by a dragon Dai Nihon koku, Satsuma yaki, Suigetsu no ga, with Shimazu family crest
3 5/8in (9.2cm) high
Sold for $610 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6198
A small earthenware incense burner
By Kinkozan, Meiji period, late 19th century
An ovoid ash cup set on three small feet with a pierced chrysanthemum cover and painted in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear crackled glaze with a temple complex in a landscape with blossoming cherries and distant mountains, framed above and below with a gilt frieze of stylized chrysanthemums, signed in gilt Kinkozan zo
4in (10.2cm)
$5,000 to 7,000
6199
An earthenware dish
By Kinkozan, Meiji period, late 19th century
Painted in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear crackled glaze with beauties and children enjoying a summer outing in a mountainous water landscape, the scene surrounded by a frame of blossoming flower heads, signed in gilt Kinkozan zo and with an impressed seal Kinkozan zo
7 1/2in (19cm)
Sold for $1,464 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6200
A large earthenware vase
By Ryozan, Meiji period, late 19th century
Painted in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear crackled glaze with two large panels of birds beneath stands of flowering plants and a scene of merrymaking under blossoming cherries and pine; the surrounding areas painted with ornate brocade patterns, gilt key fret and geometric collars and stiff leaf bands around the foot, the rim molded with a bamboo lip and painted in gilt; signed in gilt Ryozan and with a Shimazu family crest and the trademark of the Yasuda Company
11 1/2in (29.2cm)
Sold for $19,520 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6201
An earthenware vase
Meiji period, late 19th century
Of diamond section and decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear, crackled glaze with an elaborate phoenix above paulownia blossoms and peonies behind a brush fence, the mouth painted with a band of scrolling vines punctuated with reserves of auspicious symbols, the foot painted with a geometric floret band, illegibly signed Satsuma kuni Ishu (no) in...ga and with Shimazu family crest
12in (30.5cm) high
$2,500 to 3,500
6202
A large earthenware ewer
Meiji period, late 19th century
Decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear crackled glaze, the bulbous body with two shaped panels painted with a frolicking Chinese lion and phoenix, a round gilt mon with three paulownia leaves at the left edge of each panel, the surrounding area designed with a geometric brocade pattern, the shoulder painted with a curving band of stylized florets, a frieze of gilt chrysanthemums raised in relief around the neck, the area above decorated with butterflies and alternating columns of floret diamonds and stylized foliage, with a snarling dragon coiled around the handle
17 1/2in (44.5cm)
$4,500 to 5,500
6203
A large studio ware porcelain bottle
Meiji period, late 19th century
Of double-gourd form and decorated in underglaze blue, green and red with bands of dissolving rabbits or horses above larger bands with linked foliate reserves centered by the characters fuku or ju amid scattered blossoms and leafy tendrils, bands of auspicious characters at the neck, waist and base, the small fitted stopper decorated en suite, signed Dai Nihon Kyoto Katei-zukuri in underglaze blue on the base
15 7/8in (40.5cm) high
Sold for $854 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6204
A large studio ware porcelain ovoid vase
By Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914)
Decorated in underglaze blue, pink and green with a pair of cranes amid gnarled pine trees silhouetted against billowing clouds set against a rosy-hued ground shading to white at the neck and flared rim, portions of the design with incised details and molded in low relief, the base with incised signature Dai Nihon Seifu-zo within an underglaze blue double-ring band
17 1/4in (43.5cm) high
Sold for $18,300 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6205
A studio ware celadon glazed vase
By Seifu Yohei IV (1871-1951)
Of tapering ovoid form with a rolled rim, the exterior surface ornamented with leafy flowering chrysanthemum sprays either incised or molded in slightly raised relief and covered in a sea-green glaze, incised mark Seifu to the recessed base

With tomobako inscribed Hishiki-kama kiku karakusa and shokabin, the underside of the cover signed Seifu zukuri and sealed Seizan
7 3/4in (19.7cm) high
$1,500 to 2,500
6206
A studio ware celadon glazed bowl
Sealed Makuzu, Taisho/Showa Period
Of inverted bell form with a wide flaring rim, the interior well molded with a Song Dynasty style 'twin fish' design picked out in iron oxide and silhouetted against the overall sea-green glaze, an impressed seal reading Makuzu on the recessed base
8 1/4in (20.8cm) diameter
$800 to 1,200
6207
A studio ware porcelain trumpet-vase
By Makuzu Kozan (Miyagawa Toranosuke, 1842-1916), 1890s
Expertly painted in shades of underglaze red and black with a four-claw writhing dragon encircling the waisted body, all on a powder-pink glazed ground thinning towards the center and repeated on the flaring mouth, the recessed base with an underglaze blue cartouche signed Dai Nihon Kozan-sei
7 3/4in (19.8cm) high
Sold for $610 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6208
A studio ware porcelain vase
By Makuzu Kozan (Miyagawa Toranosuke, 1842-1916)
Of classic zhado shape with a wide trumpet mouth, the exterior decorated with scattered cherry blossoms silhouetted against a powdery dark brown ground, the stencil-like blossoms with further brown accents and repeated on the wide everted rim, the base signed Makuzu-gama Kozan-sei in underglaze blue
4 1/8in (10.4cm) high
Sold for $3,050 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6209
A studio ware porcelain vase
By Makuzu Kozan (Miyagawa Toranosuke, 1842-1916), circa 1910
Of tapering ovoid form with a high shoulder and finely painted in various shades of underglaze with six chicks feeding near waterweeds and flowering plants on a powdery green ground stopping short of the rolled rim, the recessed base with an underglaze blue cartouche signed Makuzu Kozan-sei within an incised double-ring band
6 1/4in (15.8cm) high
Sold for $610 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6210
A studio ware porcelain bowl
By Makuzu Kozan (Miyagawa Toranosuke, 1842-1916), circa 1910-1915
The low bowl with a wide mouth and supported on a tall ring foot, the exterior decorated in underglaze green, red and black with white herons silhouetted against a powder-green ground stopping short of the rolled rim, the base with an underglaze blue cartouche signed Makuzu Kozan-sei within an incised double-ring band
8in (20.4cm) diameter
Sold for $1,098 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6211
A studio ware flower bowl (hanamori)
Attributed to Makuzu Kozan, Meiji/Taisho Period, 20th century
Fashioned as a phoenix boat with a bird-headed prow and modeled with stylized wings to either side of the central opening flanked by curled wing-tips near the stern defined by an up-turned tail, some pooling of the very pale green glaze in the incised details
14in (35.5cm) long
$1,500 to 2,000
6212
A studio ware porcelain brush washer
Makuzu Kozan Studio, Taisho/Showa period, 20th century
The low ovoid bowl formed by the body of a seabird, the outstretched wings framing its head, the carved and incised body heightened with pale accents of underglaze blue and red, the eyes applied with black enamel, impressed mark Makuzu on the flat base
6 1/2in (16.5cm) long
$800 to 1,200
6213
A large studio ware porcelain vase
By Makuzu Kozan (Miyagawa Toranosuke, 1842-1916), circa 1910
The tapering body with a wide rolled rim and decorated in underglaze blue with a flock of ducks swimming on a pond, the plummage intricately painted in shades of blue while the eyes and beaks are picked out with underglaze black and orange, all on a graduated pale blue ground, the recessed base with a cobalt blue cartouche signed Makuzu Kozan-sei within an incised double-ring border
14 3/8in (36.5cm) high
Sold for $10,370 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6214
A studio ware porcelain vase
By Makuzu Kozan II (Miyagawa Hanzan, 1859-1940)
Of beaker form with a wide trumpet mouth and finely painted in underglaze red and blue with a leafy spray of fruiting peaches, the recessed base impressed Makuzu within incised and underglaze blue double-ring borders

With tomobako inscribed ichirinsei, and on the underside of the cover Seika jitsu mono ga and signed Makuzu Kozan saku above the seal Kozan
4 1/4in (11cm) high
Sold for $854 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6215
A studio ware stick neck porcelain vase
By Makuzu Kozan IV (Tomosuke, active 1945-58)
The ovoid body raised on a tall foot and molded in very delicate raised relief with two crabs picked out in polychrome enamels and silhouetted against a pale blue glaze thinning to white at the slightly flared rim, the base signed in underglaze blue Makuzu within a double ring

With tomobako inscribed Suiyu kani-ga and signed and sealed Makuzu Kozan saku on the underside of the lid
11 1/8in (28cm) high
Sold for $5,185 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6216
A group of six studio ware porcelains
Makuzu Kozan Studio, Taisho/Showa period, 20th century
Consisting of two stick-neck bottle vases, one decorated in underglaze gray, the other with a mottled green and white glaze, each with a cartouche signed Makuzu gama Kozan sei; a small underglaze red jarlet, with Makuzu impressed mark; a circular flambé glazed brush washer, with Makuzu impressed mark; a small flambé glazed meiping-form vase, signed Makuzu in cobalt blue; together with a small peach-bloom glazed circular brush washer, signed 'Kyosai'
7in (18cm) height of first (6).
Sold for $610 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6217
A pair of porcelain studio vases
By Fukugawa company, 20th century
Decorated in colored enamels and gilt with swimming carp and irises, each molded with two "ring" handles, signed on the underside in underglaze blue Dai Nippon Arita-cho Fukugawa sei, gold rectangles cover another area of text beneath
6 1/2in (15.5cm) high
$2,000 to 3,000
6218
A small studio ware porcelain vase
By Makuzu Kozan, Taisho period, early 20th century
Meiping shape and with everted lip, decorated in green and yellow enamels on a pale blue ground with boughs of a flowering plant, the petals molded in relief; signed on the base in underglaze blue Makuzu Kozan sei
8 1/2in (21.6cm) high
Sold for $3,355 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6219
A small studio ware porcelain vase
By Makuzu Kozan, Taisho period, early 20th century
Meiping shape and decorated in underglaze cobalt, polychrome enamels on a vibrant yellow ground with two swallows perched on a a branch; signed on the base in underglaze blue Makuzu Kozan
9in (22.9cm) high
Sold for $4,880 inclusive of Buyer's Premium
6220
A studio ware porcelain vase
By Makuzu Kozan studio, Taisho period, early 20th century
Ovoid with an extended fluted neck and decorated in polychrome enamels on a mint-green ground and covered with a clear glaze with a profusion of blossoming flowers around the mid-section; signed on the base in underglaze blue Makuzu gama Kozan sei

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