Mizufune Rokush? 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 Rokush? 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).
Early antique Chinese bronze travel candle stick with silver inlay. Measures 3 inches long by 3 inches long and 2.75 inches high. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.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.
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.
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.
Champlevé bronze Chinese urn c1860 lamped. This Chinese "Champlevé bronze" vase measures 23 inches high. The overall measurement from the base to the top of the harp is 37 inches and it has a 7 inches wood vase.Excellent condition with decorative enamel inserted around its mid section. Excellent condition. Champlevé is an enameling technique in the decorative arts, or an object made by that process, in which troughs or cells are carved, etched, die struck, or cast into the surface of a metal object, and filled with vitreous enamel. The piece is then fired until the enamel fuses, and when cooled the surface of the object is polished. The un carved portions of the original surface remain visible as a frame for the enamel designs; typically they are gilded in medieval work. The name comes from the French for "raised field", "field" meaning background, though the technique in practice lowers the area to be enameled rather than raising the rest of the surface. The technique has been used since ancient times, though it is no longer among the most commonly used enameling techniques. Champlevé is suited to the covering of relatively large areas, and to figurative images, although it was first prominently used in Celtic art for geometric designs. In Romanesque art its potential was fully used, decorating caskets, plaques and vessels.