Mizufune Rokushū colored wood block print c1960. The veiwable print measures 6.5 x 5 inches, signed and numbered. The original frame measures 12.1/8 by 14.5 inches. Very good estate conditon. Mizufune Rokushū was born in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture in 1912 Died 1980. Graduated 1936 from Sculpture Dept., Tokyo Art School. Known widely as a sculptor and printmaker; founding member of Zokei Hanga Kyokai in 1937, member of Japan Print Society. See: Frances Blakemore. Who's Who in Modern Japanese Prints (New York, Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1975), p. 116. Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada. Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975 (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, c1992), p. 93. Mary and Norman Tolman. Collecting Modern Japanese Prints Then & Now (Rutland Vermont & Tokyo Japan: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1994), p. 233. Rokushu Mizufune Carolyn Staley Fine Japanese Prints: Rokushu Mizufune Asian Collection Japanese Print Auction:Mizufune, Rokushu (1912-80) Carolyn Staley Fine Japanese Prints www.barenforum.org/archives/vol12/v12_1114.txt NGA - Artist List M / Page 16 of 21 Lewis and Roca LLP, Lawyers - History Timeline Asian Collection Japanese Print Auction:Sosaku-hanga (Creative prints). This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
A Japanese black lacquered large serving tray, oblong shaped with scooped edges and rounded corners, decorated with gilt and polychrome colored courtesans in classic attire, at leisure occupation. Overall dimensions: 20" L x 15 1/2" W x 1" H. Meiji Period, c. 1870
Antique Japanese sculpture of a rearing horse. Hand carved wood by sculptor Mitsunori, Taishô period 1912–1926. The rampant stallion is perfectly balanced to stand on its hind legs without tipping. Signed by the artist beneath. The horse measures 14.5 inches long from nose to tail, 9 inches high and 3.5 inches wide. The surface has a glowing patina and a rich dark brown color. There are 2 finely done old repairs, one to the leg and one to the tail, where each had broken off and been reglued. This is the finest wood sculpture we have ever had the good fortune to acquire. Just in from a Lyme, CT, estate. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com . Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply
Antique Japanese ikebana bamboo basket, Meiji period circa 1890. Baskets for the traditional flower-arranging art of ikebana were a major craft in Japan in the late Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods, roughly 1890 to 1950. They are highly prized by museums and collectors worldwide. Double weave baskets like this one were very difficult to make and are highly sought after. It measures 13 inches wide, 11 inches deep, and 12 inches high. Wonderful deep rich original patina. Very good condition with just a very minor amount of use wear. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
The Art of Korin, by Nihon Keizai Shimbun, edited by Ichimatsu Tannaka. A fully illustrated study of the 17th century Japanese artist with an introduction in English, plate titles in English and Japanese, and a number of essays in Japanese. First edition, hardcover, published in 1959. Book is in nearly new condition with original slipcase and box. Publisher's gray cloth covered boards lettered in red at spine. The book measures 10.5 x 12.75 inches. The box measures 11.4 x 14 inches.