japonese art

Nanga waterfallOkuhara Seiko (1837-1913)Ink on silkPainting: 135.5 x 35 cmMounts: 188 x 58The hanging scroll shows a literati landscape in the nanga manner, with a long inscription and signed with three seals. The scene is dominated by a steep mountain, on which a waterfall is pouring. The style is quite naturalistic and impressionistic. The technique used by the artist to represent the climbing vegetation and splashing waterfall is small dark spots that create the illusion of depth and dynamism. Color inks are added to the black one and create red and bluish shades that underline...

Katakuchi yutōA large Negoro lacquered wood hanging ewer for hot waterMomoyama to early Edo period, 16th-17th centuryDiameter: 50.7 cmInscribed on the flat base in black lacquer Todaiji and illegible date  Provenance:Todaiji Temple, Nara PrefectureTodoroki Takashi (1938-2016), Tokyo Negoro lacquer wares were produced in Negoro-ji, the head temple of the Shinai Shingon sect of Buddhism. During medieval times, Negoro utensils were used in shrines and temples related to Negoro-ji for everyday use and for ritual purposes.  A very important part of enjoying Negoro ware is what...

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  

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