japaneese art

Netsuke avorio
Ivory netsuke with a skeleton19th centurySigned: ShozanHeight: 6 cmThe Japanese were fascinated by the complete bone structure of a human, this theme can be found in many mediums of Japanese art, inlays of dancing skeletons are found on Inro and Suzuribako, woodblock prints and ceramics. Here the departed has been arranged in the burial position, forming a very functional netsuke. Signed on the pelvis.Netsuke for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: net-1206  

A three-case inrō, 19th century Signed: Jōkasai
A three-case inrō, 19th centurySigned: JōkasaiHeight: 7.3 cmGold takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, hirame, aogai and metal inlays. Interiors in nashiji. With a large shell from the kai-awase matching game, simulating with various lacquer techniques a painted landscape with a swallow inlaid in shakudo above a river, with pine branches entwined by wisteria. The reverse with another shell seen from the outside. The background decorated with horizontal bands of geometrical diaper patterns on each compartment with different techniques and the rare use of red and green lacquer.Painted shells can be...

Two panel folding screen with a winter landscapeLate Edo Period (1615-1867)171.5 x 187.5 cm The screen is decorated with a bamboo forest under a thick layer of snow.Bamboos are one of the favorites subjects in Japanese art since Muromachi period. Inspiring art and poetry, its appearance is elegant and the sound coming from the wind that creeps into its leaves is pleasant and relaxing. In zen philosophy, also, the bamboo has many different meanings: it bends but does not break, it is empty inside but hardy outside, and its section is a circular. In Japan this two elements, bamboo and...

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