Fine Japanese Art

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Date of the auction: 05.11.2009

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Takebe Hakuhou (1871-1927)

Shijo School, early Showa Period, 20th century A two-fold screen decorated in sumi and colour on silk with three sparrows hovering above clumps of hinagiku (daisies) and Autumn grasses, signed Hakuho with two seals. 174cm x 176cm (68½in x 69¼in

Lot #: 1*

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Takada Biichi

Mid Showa Period, 20th century A two-fold screen decorated in sumi and colour on silk with three herons wading in a stream among aquatic plants, signed Biichi with seal. 176cm x 176cm (69¼in x 69¼in

Lot #: 2*

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Rankosai Korenobu (fl. circa 1818-1829)

Osaka, Bunsei era, mid 19th century A pair of six-fold screens, both painted in ink, gofun and colour on a gold-paper ground, depicting a gnarled fungus-covered pine tree, both screens signed Shoyo (?) Rankosai Korenobu hitsu with seal Rankosai. 175½cm x 286cm (69 1/8in x 112 5/8in). (2

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Suzuki Kason (1860-1919)

Maruyama Shijo School, Meiji Period A pair of six-fold screens, both painted in ink, gold and colour on paper, one screen decorated with the lavish Yomeimon of Toshogu (the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu) in Nikko nestled among a cedar forest, the other screen depicting Shinbashi, the bridge leading

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £6,000 - £7,000

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Anonymous, 19th century

A pair of six-fold screens, both painted in ink, colour, urushi and moriage relief on a gold-leaf paper ground; one screen depicting an elegant gosho-guruma (ox-cart) resting behind a brushwood fence rendered in gold moriage and entwined with white bellflowers; the other with an elaborately

Lot #: 5*

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Shimomura Kanzan (1873-1930)

Taisho Period, early 20th century A pair of six-fold screens, painted in ink, gofun and colour on gold-leaf paper ground, one screen decorated with a female crane and two young wandering beneath the over-arching branches of a pine tree, the adult preening its plumage; the other screen with its mate

Lot #: 6*

Estimate: £40,000 - £50,000

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Maekawa Bunrei (1837-1917)

Shijo School, Meiji Period A six-fold screen, decorated in ink, gofun and colour on paper, with a flock of tsugumi flying above pine trees growing beside a river, signed Bunrei with seal Bunrei no in. 106cm x 276cm (41¾in x 108¾in

Lot #: 7*

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Anonymous

19th century A four-fold screen, decorated in ink, colour on a silver-leaf paper ground, with white chrysanthemum shrubs, the kiku blossoms rendered in moriage relief, unsigned. 61cm x 177cm (24in x 69¾in

Lot #: 8*

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Terasaki Kogyo (1866-1919)

Meiji Period A pair of six-fold screens, painted in sumi on silk, one screen decorated with a vertical thicket of bamboo tree trunks, the other with truncated pine trunks arranged diagonally across the screen, both signed Kogyo with seal Kogyo. 152cm x 303cm (59¾in x 119¼in). (2

Lot #: 9*

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Anonymous

Rimpa School, 19th century A six-fold screen, painted in ink, moriage and colour on gold-leaf paper ground, decorated with primarily Autumn and Summer flowers, the seasons intermixing, including: kiku (chrysanthemum), botan (peony), azami (thistle) keshi (poppy), unsigned. 167½cm x 367cm (65 7/8in x

Lot #: 10*

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Konishi Fukunen (1887-1959)

Maruyama School, Taisho/Showa Period, 20th century A two-fold screen decorated in sumi and colour on silk with a pair of exotic long-tailed birds perched on a gnarled pine branch, signed Fukunen sha with seal Fukunen. 155cm x 142cm (61in x 55 7/8in

Lot #: 11*

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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After Sotatsu, Rimpa School (front) and Yoshimura Shuzan (d. 1776) (back)

Late Edo Period, 18th century A pair of six-fold screens, painted on both sides, the front richly decorated with a cornucopia of flowers and plants in ink, tarashikomi, gofun and the moriage technique, the reverse painted in sumi and silver on paper; one screen depicting Spring and Summer flowers

Lot #: 12*

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Anonymous

Tosa School, Edo Period, mid 18th century A pair of six-fold screens finely painted in ink, colour, moriage and gold ink on gold paper with the episodes of an early romance, Genji Monogatari (The Tales of Prince Genji), indoor and outdoor scenes are viewed from above and separated from each other by

Lot #: 13*

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Kizanho

Edo Period, late 18th/early 19th century A pair of six-fold screens, finely decorated with images from the story of Genpei Gassen (war between Heike and Genji), framed by a band of gold-dust clouds above and below, one screen vividly depicting the female warrior samurai Tomoe Gozen preparing for

Lot #: 14*

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Terasaki Kogyo (1866-1919)

Taisho Period, dated 1912 Kakejiku, in ink and light colour on paper, depicting in the foreground windswept Autumnal shrubs including susuki and kikyo, the full moon in the background, signed Kogyo with seal Kogyo; with tomobako titled, dated, inscribed and sealed by the artist, Mizunoe Ne shoto

Lot #: 15*

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Kimura Buzan (1876-1942)

Meiji/Taisho Period Kakejiku, painted in ink and colour on paper, depicting a magpie perched on the trunk of a plum tree, rendered in tarashikomi, a stream with ripples highlighted in gold strokes at the foot of the tree, signed Buzan with seal Buzan; with tomobako titled, inscribed and sealed by

Lot #: 16*

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799)

Maryuyama School, late 18th century Kakejiku, in ink and slight colour on paper, depicting a pair of rodents mating, signed Rosetsu sekijo with wood storage box, the inside of the lid with a long attestation by the artist Ueda Koho (1859-1944). 55cm x 28cm (21 5/8in x 11in). (2

Lot #: 17*

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Watanabe Shotei (1850-1918)

Shijo School, Meiji/Taisho Period Kakejiku, sanpukutsui (complete triptych), each painted in ink and colour on silk, the right scroll with a song thrush flying over clumps of nazuna; the centre scroll painted with a cockerel and hen at dawn, the left depicting a sparrow about to light upon a

Lot #: 18*

Estimate: £3,500 - £5,500

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Mori Sosen (1747-1821)

19th century Kakejiku, in ink and colour on silk, depicting five writhing snakes on a craggy rock, signed Sosen hitsu with seal Sosen; with tomobako signed and titled by the artist Hebi Sosen. 91cm x 39.2cm (35 7/8in x 15 3/8in). (2

Lot #: 19*

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Hosoda School,

Early 19th century Kakejiku, in ink and colour on silk, depicting two geisha on their way to Yoshiwara, one carrying a red shamisen box, overhanging branches of yanagi (willow) in the foreground, the full moon in the distance, with later added signature Chobunsai Eishi hitsu with seal Eishi; with

Lot #: 20*

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)

Mid to late 19th century Kakejiku, in ink and colour on silk, depicting a Kyogen actor wearing a Oto mask, eboshi and holding a sakaki and suzu, performing a Kagura dance; signed Seisei Kyosai ga with seal, with double wood storage box. 117cm x 54½cm (46in x 21½in). (3

Lot #: 21*

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Tomioka Tessai (1836-1924)

Dated Taisho 9 (1920) Kakejiku, in sumi and slight colour on paper, titled Kanzan Kenzoku, depicting scholars in a hut nestled among a mass of foliage at the foot of a tall mountain range, an inscription above, signed Tessai hachijuyu goso gaheiroku with two seals; with double storage tomobako

Lot #: 22*

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Doi Gouga (1817-1880)

Late 19th century Kakejiku, in sumi on paper, depicting an emaciated hungry ghost (gaki); a two-line inscription to the top right, bearing five seals; with wood storage box. 123cm x 31cm (48 3/8in x 12¼in). (2

Lot #: 23*

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Oda Kancho (1889-1961)

Mid 20th century Kakejiku, in ink and colour on silk, depicting a litter of rats clambering over Daikoku's sack, his mallet and gold currency (koban) strewn over the ground; signed Kancho with seal, with tomobako titled and signed by the artist. 119cm x 32cm (46 7/8in x 12 5/8in). (2

Lot #: 24*

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)

Mid to late 19th century Kakejiku, in ink, colour and silver on silk, depicting Yamauba carrying a basket brimming over with kaki fruit and grapes under one arm and Kintaro in the other, the latter teasing a monkey cavorting at their feet, with a trailing vine; signed Seisei Kyosai with seal Kyosai

Lot #: 25*

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Shimomura Kanzan (1873-1930)

Meiji Period Kakejiku, in ink and colour on silk, depicting a Chinese scholar lying on a tiger rug draped over a stone bed, cooling off in the Summer evening, and gazing at the full moon, an attendant to his left holding a tray filled with watermelons, signed Kanzan hitsu with seal Soshin; with

Lot #: 26*

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)

Meiji Period Kakejiku, in ink, urushi and colour on silk, depicting possibly Chikamatsu Monzaemon in the foreground, wearing a sword and carrying a gourd filled with sake over his shoulder suspended from a cherry branch, behind him five wakashu Kabuki actors enacting different roles, signed Seisei

Lot #: 27*

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795)

Maruyama School, dated Anei 5 (1776) Kakejiku, in sumi and slight colour on silk, depicting three puppies, one seated on its haunches watching its siblings tumbling over each other, signed Anei Hinoe Saru Boshun Sha Okyo (painted by Okyo in the late Spring in the year of the Monkey [1776]) with two

Lot #: 28*

Estimate: £0

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Suzuki Harunobu (1725-1770)

Circa 1768 A shunga print from an untitled series, depicting a couple making love beneath the bedclothes whilst the woman's husband sleeps; unsigned. Chuban, 20.3cm x 25.6cm (8in x 10in

Lot #: 29*

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Nov 2009

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Suzuki Harunobu (1725-1770)

Circa 1765-1770 A shunga print with subtitle, Sensu no Seiran, depicting a young male ogiuri (fan vendor) in an amorous embrace with an older woman, a child beside them playing in front of a kingyo bachi, from the series Furyu Zashiki Hakkei (Fashionable Eight Views of the Parlour room); unsigned

Lot #: 30*

Estimate: £1,700 - £2,000

Date: 5 Nov 2009