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.
Vintage Magnolia Balm for a lovely complexion, advertising circa 1900. The copy reads: "How Shall a face upon which nature has not set the seal of beauty be made by art to seem beautiful? A lovely complexion and fair skin for all. Radiant purity of the skin........" The product was made by Lyon Manufacturing Co, 144 Duane Street, New York. A note to the buyer reads: "This is a specimen of Japanese paper and ornamental printing done in the city of Yeddo Japan and used as a napkin by those wonderful people." The frame measures 10.5 x 12.5 inches and the print measures 6.5 x 8 inches. Excellent condition, newly framed.
Early ship captains hand painted enamel on wood tea box circa 1820. This tea box or container is all original and in excellent condition. There is some minor wear, which is to be expected of a box from this period. It retains its three removable pewter tea containers, one with a slide, and two with covers and inserts. The top is painted with the owner's initials below an anchor, which means the owner was a ship captain. The box measures 9.5 inches wide, 5.5 inches deep, and 5.25 inches high. The design is very typical of the Japanese Edo period (1603 - 1867).