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Spring Asian Art Auction

by Waddington's

Platinum House

413 lots with images

June 4, 2012

Live Auction

275 King Street E

2nd Floor

Toronto, ON, M5A 1K2 Canada

Phone: +1 416 504 9100

Fax: +1 416 504 0033

Email: info@waddingtons.ca

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Ivory Carved Okimono of a Buddhist Elephant and Karako, Late 19th Century

Lot 1: Ivory Carved Okimono of a Buddhist Elephant and Karako, Late 19th Century

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Description: Exquisitely carved in the round with eleven playing children, one carrying a large flag, the others with a variety of instruments; all surrounding a bejeweled elephant. Wood stand, height 5.9"- 15 cm., base inscribed Chiku-yosai

Condition Report: replacement shibayama parts- two pieces along the elephant's head; some very minor age cracks

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Shibayama Inlay Mother-of-Pearl Shell, Late 19th Century

Lot 2: Shibayama Inlay Mother-of-Pearl Shell, Late 19th Century

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Description: The elegant shell with a large insect on one side, length 8.1" - 20.5 cm.

Condition Report: No condition problems noted

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Shibayama and Ivory Buddha, 19th Century

Lot 3: Shibayama and Ivory Buddha, 19th Century

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Description: Raised on a lotus plinth, the figure with tight whorls of hair, dressed in simple robes opening across the chest to reveal ornate jewelry, height 4.9" - 12.5 cm.

Condition Report: missing halo attachment to upper back.

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Ivory Carved Okimono of a Lady with Parasol, Circa 1900

Lot 4: Ivory Carved Okimono of a Lady with Parasol, Circa 1900

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Description: Carved in the round as a lady dressed in well patterned robes with butterflies and floral bursts, her hair styled and with various hair pins, height 11" - 28 cm., back signed Hidemasa (carved)

Condition Report: chip to parasol, staff of parasol replaced

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Large Ivory Carved Okimono of a Fisherman, Circa 1900

Lot 5: Large Ivory Carved Okimono of a Fisherman, Circa 1900

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Description: Standing on a rocky outcrop, the bald headed figure emptying a large fishing net to reveal his catch. Wood stand, height 12.2"- 31 cm., signed Koka

Condition Report: age cracks throughout, face restuck to head due to age cracks, loss to left fin of bottom fish

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Ivory Carved Okimono of a Family Group, Circa 1900

Lot 6: Ivory Carved Okimono of a Family Group, Circa 1900

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Description: Finely rendered to depict three figures, each dressed in well patterned and simple attire, making mochi with a large mallet (kine) and traditional mortar (usu), height 6.9" - 17.5 cm., signed Tamahide

Condition Report: shipment and export.

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Ivory Carved Netsuke of a South Sea Islander, 19th Century

Lot 7: Ivory Carved Netsuke of a South Sea Islander, 19th Century

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Description: With a small paunch protruding from his emaciated body, the bearded figure holding a small basket in one hand, height 4.2" - 10.7 cm.

Condition Report: Typical wear due to age

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Large Bronze Temple Altar Censer, Edo Period, 18th/19th Century

Lot 8: Large Bronze Temple Altar Censer, Edo Period, 18th/19th Century

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Description: The body of lotus form exterior on a wide base, the cover domed and pierced with bonji (Japanese interpretation of Indian Sanskrit script), diameter 9.8" - 25 cm.

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Cast Iron Teapot, Tetsubin, 18th/19th Century

Lot 9: Cast Iron Teapot, Tetsubin, 18th/19th Century

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Description: The squat body cast with a squirrel and grape scene to one side, small bunches of grapes at the base of the handle, a pine cone as the finial, length 6.9"-17.5 cm. bottom of lid signed

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Large Bronze Model of an Elephant, Circa 1900

Lot 10: Large Bronze Model of an Elephant, Circa 1900

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Description: Standing four-square on the balls of its large rounded feet and with trunk lifted, the fully caparisoned pachyderm with a two-tiered pagoda on its back, a swirling dragon crowning the structure, height 28" - 71 cm.

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Bronze Dragon Bottle Vase, Late Meiji Period

Lot 11: Bronze Dragon Bottle Vase, Late Meiji Period

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Description: With several cranes in a landscape, a ferocious dragon wrapped around the tall cylindrical neck rising towards a flat rim, height 11.4"- 29 cm., inscribed signature.

Condition Report: drill hole to bottom side, probably for lamp mounting

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Bronze Censer, Taisho Period, Circa 1915

Lot 12: Bronze Censer, Taisho Period, Circa 1915

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Description: The body with reserves on opposing sides each depicting a pair of birds on a branch, height 14.2" - 36 cm.

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Pair of Bronze Vases, Circa 1915

Lot 12A: Pair of Bronze Vases, Circa 1915

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Description: Decorated with mythical beasts including dragons and a phoenix, height 9.6" - 24.5 cm., base sealed

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Cloisonne Enamel Landscape Vase, Ando School, Early 20th Century

Lot 13: Cloisonne Enamel Landscape Vase, Ando School, Early 20th Century

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Description: Depicting a Chinese landscape on a vanilla ground, the rims in silver. Original certificate book included stating the piece was manufactured in 1936. Hardwood stand, height 18.2" - 46.3 cm., Ando seal to base Provenance: Commissioned by the current owner's grandfather, Jose Santos Alonso, a Mexican businessman working in Japan. This vase was originally one of a pair.

Condition Report: U-shaped crack to upper rim with diameter 5.1 cm; circular bruise to back (area where body and neck meet) 4.1 cm wide; star fractures to left side of landscape below left handle

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Cloisonne Enamel Hexagonal Vase, Early 20th Century

Lot 14: Cloisonne Enamel Hexagonal Vase, Early 20th Century

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Description: Each faceted side depicting a sinuous dragon, height 6.3" - 16 cm., inscribed signature

Condition Report: small 1.3 cm horizontal fracture base of neck

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Cloisonne Enamel Two-Handled Vase and Cover, Circa 1900

Lot 15: Cloisonne Enamel Two-Handled Vase and Cover, Circa 1900

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Description: The lobed and ovoid body tapering towards a recessed foot, and continuously decorated with songbirds amid peonies and chrysanthemum with the motif continuing along the cover, height 8.7" - 22 cm.

Condition Report: Minor horizontal fractures to neck

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Brass and Champlevee Enamel Floor Lamp, Early 20th Century

Lot 16: Brass and Champlevee Enamel Floor Lamp, Early 20th Century

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Description: With a two-part cylindrical stand joined together by a central ovoid section emerging from the globular form support, bands of cloisonne decorations with floral medallions against a sky-blue ground pattern the base, shaft, and ovoid section, height without mountings height 53.1" - 135 cm.

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Well-Modeled Mixed-Metal Tsuba, 19th Century

Lot 17: Well-Modeled Mixed-Metal Tsuba, 19th Century

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Description: Of quatrefoil form, the front depicting a rakan releasing a small and ferocious dragon from his bowl, the reverse with a variety of instruments, height 4.1" - 10.5 cm., reverse with inscribed date

Condition Report: Overall excellent condition. Very minor rubbing to gilding

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Sendai Wheeled Kuruma Yonshaku Tansu, Mid-19th Century

Lot 18: Sendai Wheeled Kuruma Yonshaku Tansu, Mid-19th Century

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Description: Specifically designed for sword storage and containing one full-length drawer and five smaller drawers, door panel opens to reveal three hidden compartments, the whole raised on four wheels and with iron mounts throughout. Lock and keys included, 42.9" x 46.5" x 20.9" - 109 x 118 x 53 cm.

Condition Report: Overall very good condition with minor wear. Surface re-lacquered. Metal mounts still present, and locks and keys still functional. Some age cracks and splitting to bottom panel of drawers

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Suit of Samurai Amour with Iron Suji Kabuto and Nuinobe Do, Momoyama Period, 17th Century

Lot 19: Suit of Samurai Amour with Iron Suji Kabuto and Nuinobe Do, Momoyama Period, 17th Century

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Description: With kabuto (helmet) of maru-bachi shape with exposed rivets, fitted to the tehen are elaborate kanamono in six stages in shakudo, red copper, gilded copper, and silver, the bowl with fitted three lame shikoro of o-manju form, made of steel lame laced in light blue silk; the do (body armour) constructed from rows of large scales, or their false equivalents, fastened together by sugake lacing, the upper plates expose the red colour of the lacquer, most of which is hidden by golden silk brocade, amour box with fan kamon crest, height 53.5" ã 136 cm. Provenance:

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Black Lacquer Fireman'ss Helmet and Hood, Kaji-Kabuto, Edo Period, 19th Century

Lot 20: Black Lacquer Fireman'ss Helmet and Hood, Kaji-Kabuto, Edo Period, 19th Century

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Description: Black lacquer top and visor with gold trim and raised elaborate design, likely worn by senior retainer of a lord when he supervised firefighting activities of Daimyo's retainers. Wood stand, height 15" ã 38 cm

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Lacquered Wood Shishi Dance Mask, Late Edo Period, 19th Century

Lot 21: Lacquered Wood Shishi Dance Mask, Late Edo Period, 19th Century

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Description: Of particularly large size, snarling face of a Chinese-style dog, lacquer over a wood body, and with an unarticulated mouth, 14.6" x 13.4" ã 37 x 34 cm.

Condition Report: missing ears, holes at the back of the head (originally four fabric covering), some age cracks and losses to lacquer paint typical of age

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Pair of Bamboo Carvings, Circa 1880

Lot 22: Pair of Bamboo Carvings, Circa 1880

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Description: Of cylindrical form with a slightly uneven rim, the sides carved in deep relief to depict a monkey in combat with an eagle. Wood stands, height 16.9" ã 43 cm.

Condition Report: Some age cracks, interior top lined with metal bowl

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Large Wood Figure of Fudo Myoo and Attendants, Edo Period, 17th/18th Century

Lot 23: Large Wood Figure of Fudo Myoo and Attendants, Edo Period, 17th/18th Century

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Description: Standing on a rock base amidst a wall of flames, the personification of Dainichi Nyorai with fierce expression, inlaid crystal eyes, and loose necklace, his right hand holding a sword (representing wisdom cutting through ignorance) and left hand holding a rope (to catch demons), to his right stands the cowardly and loyal Seitaka Dori, and to his left, the evil and disobedient Seitaka Doji, height 36.6" ã 93 cm.

Condition Report: Old wear and chips to top of flam, minor losses and repairs

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Bizen Yaki Ceramic Figure Honda Tadakatsu, Edo Period, 18th/19th Century

Lot 24: Bizen Yaki Ceramic Figure Honda Tadakatsu, Edo Period, 18th/19th Century

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Description: Seated and dressed in heavy armour, the warrior with ferocious expression, height 13.8" - 35 cm.

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Shoji Hamada (1894-1978) KATAGUCHI POURING STONEWARE BOWL, CIRCA 1950

Lot 25: Shoji Hamada (1894-1978) KATAGUCHI POURING STONEWARE BOWL, CIRCA 1950

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Description: Supported on a raised foot, the sides gently rising towards a wide circular rim with a spout emerging from one side, covered in a thin celadon glaze throughout with botanical designs on opposing sides, diameter 8.3" - 21 cm.

Condition Report: no condition problems noted

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Ko-Kutani Jar and Cover, 19th Century

Lot 26: Ko-Kutani Jar and Cover, 19th Century

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Description: The body with three rectangular reserves, one depicting a crane wading amongst lotuses, the other, a figure by the waterês edge, the third, a galloping horse, height 16.9" - 43 cm., fuku mark

Condition Report: Some firing cracks to body and glaze, minor losses to some enamels

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Finely Painted Kutani Figural Amphora Vase, Circa 1900

Lot 27: Finely Painted Kutani Figural Amphora Vase, Circa 1900

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Description: Supported on a splayed foot, a pair of handles rest on the baluster form body, the sides painted with a group of warriors in the wilderness, large gilt butterflies decorate the neck and foot, height 11.8" - 30 cm., signed base Note: Possibly depicting the semi-legendary Emperor Jinmu and attendants

Condition Report: Wear to gilding at the rim and handles

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Pair of Fukugawa Baluster Vases, 19th Century

Lot 28: Pair of Fukugawa Baluster Vases, 19th Century

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Description: With monster handles and medallions depicting court scenes, height 18.1" - 46 cm., bases signed

Condition Report: one vase restored

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Massive Imari Charger, 19th Century

Lot 29: Massive Imari Charger, 19th Century

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Description: Central medallion of butterflies and fans and surrounded by alternating cartouches of florals and dancers, diameter 23.7" - 60.2 cm.

Condition Report: no condition problems noted

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Imari Censer and Cover, Late 19th Century

Lot 30: Imari Censer and Cover, Late 19th Century

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Description: Supported on four paw form feet with a fu-lion finial, lotus sprays decorate the censer throughout, height 5.3" - 13.5 cm.

Condition Report: Item examined under UV light. Cover is in very good condition and with no damages. Censer has one corner restored at rim measuring 1.9 cm. No other condition problems noted.

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Magnificent Satsuma Tray, Signed Kyozan, Late 19th Century

Lot 31: Magnificent Satsuma Tray, Signed Kyozan, Late 19th Century

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Description: Of rectangular form with a gilt foliate rim, the cavetto with a finely rendered depiction of Kannon dressed in elegantly draping robes and holding a large lotus flower floating above a pair of magnificent phoenixes, tail feathers dramatically extended, a delicate gilt border surrounding the scene, 11.4" x 15.7" ã 29 x 40 cm., reverse signed Kyozan, Kyoto ceramic underneath a shimazu family crest

Condition Report: Rubbing to gilding along the edges and corners

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Satsuma Tripod Censer, Circa 1910

Lot 32: Satsuma Tripod Censer, Circa 1910

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Description: Supported on three monster form legs, a pair of handles emerging from the squat body continuously decorated with the image of 16 arhats, a playful fu-lion as the finial, diameter 11.8" ã 30 cm., base marked Satsuma

Condition Report: cover restored

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Satsuma Tripod Censer, Circa 1900

Lot 33: Satsuma Tripod Censer, Circa 1900

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Description: With vertically-oriented handles emerging from either side of the rounded body supported on three monster-form legs, the sides depicting warriors in a landscape, height 16.7" ã 42.5 cm.

Condition Report: both handles restored, some firing cracks along edge

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Four Related Satsuma Wares, Late 19th Century

Lot 34: Four Related Satsuma Wares, Late 19th Century

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Description: Including: a pair of vases, censer with lid, and floriform punchbowl. Each depicting a battle scene with fierce warriors, tallest height 17.7" ã 45 cm.

Condition Report: censer lid completely restored

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Satsuma Bottle Vase, Circa 1910

Lot 35: Satsuma Bottle Vase, Circa 1910

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Description: The body of bulbous section decorated with several figures in a landscape, the cylindrical neck rising towards a smooth rim, height 9.1" ã 23 cm.

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Nakai Ranko (1776-1830) CROWS

Lot 36: Nakai Ranko (1776-1830) CROWS

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Description: Ink, colour and gold flecks on paper laid down on a pair of six-panel screens, signed Ranko with seals Tadashi no in and Haku[yo], 69.8" x 160.5" ã 177.2 x 407.7 cm.

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Attributed Ike No Taiga (1723-1776) LANDSCAPE WITH PEOPLE

Lot 37: Attributed Ike No Taiga (1723-1776) LANDSCAPE WITH PEOPLE

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Description: Ink and colour on silk, dated winter 1770 and signed Mumei Utsushi, 43.3" x 18.9" ã 110 x 48 cm.

Condition Report: overall horizontal creases, minor foxing

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Japanese School KACHOGA SCROLLS

Lot 38: Japanese School KACHOGA SCROLLS

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Description: Study of a shrike on autumn persimmon branches with bamboo TOGETHER WITH an ink on paper study of a raven on a vine, signed Hara, largest 44.1" x 16.1" ã 112 x 41 cm.

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Zen Calligraphy Painting

Lot 39: Zen Calligraphy Painting

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Description: Ink on paper, two seals of the artist, signature possibly Matsumoto, above a calligraphy style illustration of a stone lantern TOGETHER WITH a printed scroll of Daruma and poetry, largest 45.3" x 11.4" ã 115 x 29 cm.

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Japanese School CRANES

Lot 40: Japanese School CRANES

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Description: Ink and colour on silk, 46.9" x 13.8" ã 119 x 35 cm.

Condition Report: Some minor horizontal creases, and minor foxing

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Kano Naonobu HERON, 19TH CENTURY

Lot 41: Kano Naonobu HERON, 19TH CENTURY

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Description: Ink on silk, 33.5" x 11.8" ã 85 x 30 cm.

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Utamaro (1753-1806) MOTHER AND BABY

Lot 42: Utamaro (1753-1806) MOTHER AND BABY

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Description: Oban tate-e, 13" x 9.1" ã 33 x 23.2 cm.

Condition Report: Good impression, staining and soiling to sheet, some creases and minor nicks to edges

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Hokusai (1760-1849) TWO PILGRIMS

Lot 43: Hokusai (1760-1849) TWO PILGRIMS

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Description: Chuban tate-e, 8.1" x 5.7" ã 20.5 x 14.5 cm.

Condition Report: some staining to sheet, minor fading of colours

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Keisai Eisen (1789-1851) BIJIN

Lot 44: Keisai Eisen (1789-1851) BIJIN

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Description: Oban tate-e diptych. Framed, each sheet 13.8" x 9.1" ã 35 x 23 cm.

Condition Report: Unexamined out of frame, good impression, but some fading to colours

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Kunisada (1786-1865) TWO WOODBLOCK PRINTS

Lot 45: Kunisada (1786-1865) TWO WOODBLOCK PRINTS

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Description: Both oban tate-e, 14.2" x 9.6" ã 36 x 24.5 cm.

Condition Report: Male actor excellent colours and impression, tipped into card back; the lady with dirtying to sheet and creases, some fading to colours, reverse top tipped into card back

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Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) MOON OF THE SOUTHERN SEA

Lot 46: Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) MOON OF THE SOUTHERN SEA

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Description: Oban tate-e from the series •100 Aspects of the Moon, 13.8" x 9.3" ã 35 x 23.5 cm.

Condition Report: margins trimmed, 2.5 cm tear at top, some staining and foxing

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Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) GOJO BRIDGE MOON

Lot 47: Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) GOJO BRIDGE MOON

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Description: Oban tate-e from the series 100 Aspects of the Moon, 14" x 9.4" - 35.5 x 24 cm.

Condition Report: Good colours, some minor staining to sheet and creases, slight matte burns in margins

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Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) SUMIYOSHI FULL MOON

Lot 48: Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) SUMIYOSHI FULL MOON

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Description: Oban tate-e from the series 100 Aspects of the Moon, 13.8" x 9.3" - 35 x 23.5 cm.

Condition Report: margins trimmed, tear to top, paper worn and thinned

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Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) GENERAL AKASHI

Lot 49: Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) GENERAL AKASHI

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Description: Oban tate-e from the series •100 Aspects of the Moon, 13.4" x 8.9" ã 34 x 22.5 cm.

Condition Report: good impression and colours, margins trimmed

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