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.
A very fine pair of Japanese Arita vases with scalloped trumpet shape mouths, decorated with ceremonial figures (both front and back) and colorful arabesque enameled designs, newly re-mounted as lamps, on turned hardwood plinths; including silk shades & custom coordinated porcelain finials. No repairs or restorations. Meiji Period, c. 1870. Overall dimensions: 31" H x 6" dia. mouth. Vase dimensions: 14 1/2" H, on plinth" 15 3/4
A dramatic vintage pair of Japanese hand-colored woodblock prints, signed Taigyo (chop), with calligraphic inscriptions; one of deep blue morning glories, the other of similar blue iris, both behind glass in matching natural bamboo veneer frames. Japan, c. 1930s. Dimensions: 10 1/8" H x 14 3/4" W.