LARGE MUSHA-NINGYO DOLL FOR THE BOY'S DAY FESTIVAL
Minamoto no Yoshitune - 17" - Late Meiji
Large Musha-Ningyo (Warrior) Doll For the Boy’s Day Festival - Minamoto no Yoshitune - 17" - Late Meiji - Dressed in an elaborate silk brocade coat (hitatare), and full Battle armour composed of gilt lacquered paper with orange silk lacings and heavy metal bosses with armoured skirts (kusazuri) hanging down from his body armour over the shin guards and striped long trousers; wearing thick fur covered boots (ke-gutsu). His hands and forearms protected and he has silk ties at the wrists. His shoulders and upper arms are protected by plated guards which hang down a little below his elbows, and he’s holding a Gumbai (Battle Fan) in his hand indicating rank. He has a fair com-plexion and impassive face, wearing a kabuto with patterned brass and a moon rising above it. The neckguard (shikoro) is made of gilt lacquered paper and extends down to his shoulders. He is seated on a tiered clear acrylic stand which he comes with. The lacquered tray was used for photographic purposes only and does not come with the doll. Condition: Very good as would be commensurate with age; his sash is worn and loose at the sides and his left hand has some cracked paint or coating. An 'Impressive' doll that would add to any Collection.
Height: Approx. 17 in.
Width: Approx. 14 in.
Item # : MT-J11471
PRICE: $ 425.00
JAPANESE WOODBLOCK YAKUSHA-E (ACTOR) PRINT- ARASHI SANGORO
Utagawa Kunisada - Edo
Edo Japanese Woodblock Actor Print (Yakusha-e) - Utagawa Kunisada - The Famous Actor, Arashi Sangoro in a rough and ready action pose, wearing a ‘wheel-patterned’ kimono, using 'Gauffrage', a deluxe technique of 'embossing'. Signed: Gototei Kunisada; Publisher: Murataya Ichibei. Early single sheet from a triptych, possibly from the Series done in 1815, 'The Seven Roles of Arashi Sangoro III'. Condition: Very good, some light soiI, a crease to the far left side, excellent color, excellent bleedthrough, some old light pencil notes from a previous owner. It will display beautifully.
Size: 14 3/4 in. x 10 3/8 in.
PRICE: SOLD THANK YOU
TWO GIGA-E(COMIC) JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS - 1840 Utagawa Kuniyoshi - 'Comic Comparisions of the Koma Pieces in the Game of Shogi (Koma kurabe shôgi no tawamure)
Two Rare Giga-e (Comic) Japanese Woodblock Prints - Utagawa Kuniyoshi - 1840 - Comic Warrior Figures from the Series 'COMIC COMPARISONS OF THE KOMA PIECES IN THE GAME OF SHOGI '- (Koma kurabe shôgi no tawamure). Shogi is a Japanese game like chess and the koma are the pieces. Publisher: Gusokuya Kahei; Censor: Fukatsu Ihei. Condition: Fair, nice color, nice bleedthrough, some soiI. They will display nicely.
Size: Each approx. 9 1/4 in. x 7 in.
Item #: MT-J011426
PRICE: SOLD THANK YOU
JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT -YOSHIKAZU - 1852 Battle of Awazu
Original Japanese Woodblock Print - Oban Tate-e Panel from a Triptych, by Yoshikazu - 1852 - a nightime scene from the Battle of Awazu, where Yoshitune is seen in the background on a dappled horse under a large Minemoto standard. The enormous tree of Karasaki is spread out over the landscape, with brave warriors with weapons drawn waging a fierce battle, Lake Biwa can be seen in the background. It's signed Ichijusai Yoshikazu ga in a red toshidama, with red Kiri seal. Dated July, 1852. Two Nanushi Censor seals: Mera and Watanabe. Condition: Very good, with excellent color and bleedthrough, not backed, excellent detail. It would make a nice addition to any Collection !
Size: 14 in. x 10 1/4 in.
Item #: MT-J11437
PRICE: SOLD THANK YOU
JAPANESE MUSHA-E ( WARRIOR) WOODBLOCK PRINT
Utagawa Sadahide - 1849
Japanese Woodblock Oban Tate-e Musha-e (Warrior Print) -Utagawa Sadahide - 1849 - Sixteen Warriors beneath a very large pine tree, one with a large Axe, several with naginatas (polearms) one with a rake, one with a large saw and two with large mallets that appear to be digging, one seated in the tree as a ‘lookout’; each accompanied with his name for identification. Signed: gountei Sadahide ga; Publisher: Tsujiokaya Bensuke (Kinshodo); Censor seals: Kinu-gasa Date: 1849. Impression: Very Good: Color: Very good; some light soil. Condition: Very good as would be commensurate with age; the reverse with some old archival tape present. The expressions on the faces are priceless !