Bonsai display size Scrolls
Page 2 of shorter Display Scrolls

reverse of scroll

 

Mountain Sansui Ga `28.1x48 superb landscape with excellent mounts and with box £185. Clearly mounted by the artist this is a great inkl landscape full of interest


Pines by a River. A delicate Sansui Ga-Landscape with a small boat jetty in amongst the reeds. Snow capped mountains in the background lend the scene a late winter or early spring feeling with ice at the edges of the water and the blue of the cold water coming through in the middle of the river.  A very peaceful scene .

Including box : £185 

51x28"

 


 

3.Bamboo: Signature says Shouzan, seal says Shun, other seals: round one is :Suiu-ken, the square near the calligraphy, if the seal is  upside down, it seems like it says kougen. 
 
The calligraphy, Bimi Ryuson is a strange expression. Bimi means delicious as in a meal or a food. Ryuson is the descendant of the dragon, so I am assuming the artist is referring to bamboo shoots. 

Bamboo Tea Scroll 49x18 with Box £175


A  group of Ran-Orchids. This beautiful rendition painted onto silk. With box £175

114 /x 58.5 cm 44x24.8 inches

 

 

 


 

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1: Mountain Snow Trees 48x27 including box £175


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2: Cloud sea 27.8x54.2 at Huangshan, Yellow Mountain Anhui
Province China. With its own artist signed box.

£285

 


 

 3: Ueda Tangai (1863-1939) painted this wonderful scroll around 1900. An evocative image of mountains and islands on a lake which reminded me of similar landscapes in Scotland. Width 29.7" x  Height 54" This Yokomono (Wide short Scroll) is with a special box made for it in embroidered antique Kimono Silk

Cost will be £225

 The calligraphy and stamp at the top of the scroll are the work of Tangai, well known artist of the period. Tangai, whose real name is Miyatake Masatoshi was from Shikoku, the large island to the south of Hiroshima



Sekkei / Seikei painted this superb Yuri-Lilly

This kind of superb depiction of a Lilly created a great deal of interest in European art culture during the late 1890's to early 1900's and from this fluid style of painting generated an interest in using natural subjects in the New Art known as Art Nouveau.

Painted by Kawahigashi Kon 1868-1912 (father of Kawahigashi Hekigoto(1873-1937) who's other name was Seikei / Sekkei

 

This is a short scroll 49x24 with box. £225


 


Ikebana arrangement. This is an 18th century painting that we have mounted onto a scroll. The scroll ends are hand made dense Rosewood to add weight which makes the scroll sit perfectly. The box is covered in Antique Silk Kimono fabric £165


Chajin-The tea master. This is a short scroll dating from around 1860. This is an old painting  which we have mounted onto a new scroll. The box is covered in Antique Kimono Silk. The scroll ends are hand made dense Rosewood to add weight which makes the scroll sit perfectly. £195


Waka: Poem title:

Title is: Keeping Cormorants

The future is dark

is what I believe

The burning flames of the fire lit
on the boat to lure the fish

doing cormorant fishing.
 

The poem is a metaphor for: '
Even though the way ahead is dark
there is a light to guide our way'

Signature: Ai-ai Seal: Seikou

A little note, kana has its styles and forms when
writing it so the poem is an approximate translation
more like extracting the feeling of what I feel it says.

Waka Scroll 1920 This has now been  restored with new silks, top and bottom and a new box.The scroll ends are hand made dense Rosewood to add weight which makes the scroll sit perfectly £165

(The silk is grey and not blue. The box matches)

Accessories for this lovely scroll:
A cormorant on a rock and a perfect Blanc de Chin model of a cormorant fisherman with two cormorants on his fishing raft


We know a bit about this scroll . It was painted in the 19th century  by Lord Shimano. a Samurai warlord in Shimano prefecture. The very elegant Lotus shape pot holds an Ikebana arrangement of various plants. We worked a long time to match this scroll with new silks and then a perfect box which is embroidered antique Kimono Silk. £195

 


The old fence post beside a pond with water reeds. A simple scroll that is painted very elegantly. A case of less is more. The little flowers are beautifully painted against what is a rippling pool in the background.  Signature; Chikuhosai Kogetsu (act. first half 20th century)

The box is covered in Antique Kimono Silk. The scroll ends are hand made dense Rosewood to add weight which makes the scroll sit perfectly. £155


 

The Kabuki Actor. This is truly an outstanding scroll beautifully painted. Recently remounted onto new silks and with a antique silk covered box.The scroll ends are hand made dense Rosewood to add weight which makes the scroll sit perfectly. £195


A short Calligraphy Scroll that we have recently restored. All our restored scrolls are made to extremely high traditional standards. If we have to breathe new life into an old painting or scroll then we would only wish to to that to the best of our abilities. The scroll restorer is a third generation scroll master.

The poem says:

Truly celebrating with the Senzu Manzai

Among the series of dance, one dance is performed,
 
Enjoying the performance with a joyous wish of a happy long life. 

Written by Chikusetsu.

( a Manzai performance is also done to celebrate the new year. The Manzai are comedians  I assume that the Senzu means Sensei- or Master. There is much more information on this is in the People section: Manzai Scrolls are here: )

The box is covered in Antique Kimono Silk. The scroll ends are hand made dense Rosewood to add weight which makes the scroll sit perfectly. £165


An immortal in the form of a warrior. . A remarkable painting that we had to preserve for the future enjoyment of us all. This is the Japanese version of Santa Clause. The embroidered antique Kimono Silk covered box has pine needles and stylised winter mountains.  A lovely work of art in itself.£185.


 

4: Hoji evening view of Sea cliff  with pines 54x30 £155 including box.
Hoji often painted images of cliffs and copied other artists work which he always cited in the painting. This is a very interesting image as at first it seems dark but as you get your eyes in tune to the image then you start tp see may layers of colour. Clearly an artist well ahead of his time to be able to paint such a modern looking image. This scroll mounting was been restored recently.

Excellent condition and suitable for a Bonsai display as its a quiet image. A tall White Pine (p.parviflora) or a Cedar (c.glauca) Any evergreen with a lighter colour leaf or needle

Tanaka Hoji (1813-1885) 

hanging scroll, ink and colour

signed Seisei Hoji Sha  £155

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

6: Kusamono Scroll 46x22 A very rare scroll with a Waka Poem. Used for display with a Bonsai
£165 includes box

Kusamono (literally "grass thing") and shitakusa (literally "undergrass") are a potted collection of plants designed to either be viewed in accompaniment with a bonsai or alone. Normally the term kusamono is used when the planting is displayed as the center of attention, while the term shitakusa is used for plantings that accompany bonsai displays. In contrast to underplantings (which are potted in with the bonsai), kusamono and shitakusa are displayed separately in special pots, driftwood, or even stones.

Plants used are typically moss, grass, lichen, small flowers, bamboo, or bulbs, that may heighten the beauty or reflect a certain season. While traditionally in Japan, plants gathered from mountains contributed to the bulk of companion plantings, modern use has extended to more creative and artistic design.

Waka (和歌 literally "Japanese poem") or Yamato uta is a genre of classical Japanese verse and one of the major genres of Japanese literature. The term was coined during the Heian period, and was used to distinguish Japanese-language poetry from kanshi (poetry written in Chinese by Japanese poets), and later from renga.

The term waka originally encompassed a number of differing forms, principally tanka (短歌, "short poem") and chōka (長歌, "long poem"), but also including bussokusekika, sedōka (旋頭歌, "whirling head poem") and katauta (片歌, "poem fragment"). These last three forms, however, fell into disuse at the beginning of the Heian period, and chōka vanished soon afterwards. Thus, the term waka came in time to refer only to tank


 


 

7: Sawarabi: Spring Ferns with Waka Poem75x12 189.4 x 29.4 and original signed Artists Box £180

Waka (和歌 literally "Japanese poem") or Yamato uta is a genre of classical Japanese verse and one of the major genres of Japanese literature. The term was coined during the Heian period, and was used to distinguish Japanese-language poetry from kanshi (poetry written in Chinese by Japanese poets), and later from renga.

The term waka originally encompassed a number of differing forms, principally tanka (短歌, "short poem") and chōka (長歌, "long poem"), but also including bussokusekika, sedōka (旋頭歌, "whirling head poem") and katauta (片歌, "poem fragment"). These last three forms, however, fell into disuse at the beginning of the Heian period, and chōka vanished soon afterwards. Thus, the term waka came in time to refer only to tanka


 

 

8: Sansui ga- Landscape

Shukei Ishida (b1929)1pic 19.6x17.8-Artists box with seal and signature £170

A lovely Sumei painting with huge detail in a small space. The fisherman under the trees , the misty village on the other side of the river and the mountain in the background give this painting an a feeling of Wabi Sabi-Everything is just right, everything is peaceful ..


 

Rising Sun- by Yokohama. This is a hand painted copy of the famous image painted by Yokohama.


 

9: Shoal of Golden Carp 48 inches.  In the style of the
Great Wave by Hokusai. A very complicated image but one with
great vibrancy and movement. £175 with Box


 

10: SAMURAI Armour. A short and very old beautifully painted scroll suitable for the smaller Tokonoma or a Bonsai or Suiseki display-with box £175

Recently remounted and restored

 


 

11: A beautiful Sumei painting of a
Mouse with a feather brush
The scroll is quite complicated with a
Waka Poem incorporated into the scroll.
A truly outstanding example of Japanese
brushwork.

sold

 


 

12: The Kingfisher: A subtle metaphor for 'Always Ready'. Newly restored with original ends and new Box. £155


 

     

This is the scroll before remounting- and after remounting
click for larger image

The Moon and Goose

A little hard to read and the seal is very light, but I think this is Koumei. The theme moon and goose is known to represent autumn where the geese are heading south and the moon usually is related to the month of September during the 15th night where offerings of small dumplings and autumn grass is set  on the window or the terrace like area where the moon is visible and celebrates the coming of autumn.

This scroll has been restored with new silk mounts. The originals were  badly damaged. We will keep to the original colours of the mounts.  With a box this beautiful scroll is £225
 

Kōmei Ishikawa (1852-1913) Aliases: Ishikawa Kōmei; Katsutarō

Koun Takamura (1852-1934) and Komei Ishikawa (1852-1913), were two master sculptors born in the same year,
were both appointed as Artists to the Imperial Household when the system started in 1890.
"Monju Bosatsu" (Meiji Era) by Komei Ishikawa KIYOMIZUSANNENZAKA MUSEUM
Koun was a self-trained Buddhist sculptor and is only known for works in wood, while
Komei often worked with ivory. Their works are sometimes shown in exhibition
A little note, there is a Koumei in records, but this Koumei is an earlier period around late Meiji to early Showa period. The second Koumei I found was a latter Showa artist known as Ikeda Koumei but he specializes in Buddhist art and landscapes.


 

14: Moon Goose by Kida Kado

The early 20th century scroll painter Kado created this wonderful evocation of a Goose flying in moonlight. in 1930
22.9x47.3

The scroll was damaged and the painting needed to be treated to remove some of the creases. This work took place in late July 2010  It was a lot of work so we did not rush this project because this is an important scroll. The scroll mounts are similar to the original colours.

Kida Kado 1802-1879
Late Edo (Bakumatsu) to Early Meiji Period artist.
Kida was born in 1802 in the famous village of Sekigahara, Fuwa-gun (known for the battle in 1600) in Gifu prefecture. His other names were
Keisei, Hakuju,Yuchikusekikyo, and Hansen-o. In his early years he went to Kyoto to study under the Kishi sect of painting under the noted master Kishi Ganku and Gantai. After his study he travels around Northern Japan for 20 years and met with reknowned scholars and other bunjin. Around 1848-1859, Kida settles in Nagoya city Hiroi. His elegant and simple paintings made his a respected artist of the Kishi sect and gained many disciples and even the approval of the Lord of Owari where he was assigned to be the resident artist for the clan. There are many of his works left in Nagoya Castle.

It was known that Kida favoured simple life and writing poetry, even his daily schedule was simple: he would wake up early in the morning and for the entire morning would be busy doing paintings and designing his next works and would stop around the lunch hour. In the afternoon he would meet with his guests and would read books. He also would exchange his ideas and thoughts with like minded friends and enjoyed antiques and tea. He never cared how much people would pay for his paintings, his most enjoyment was that people would take interest in his paintings and enjoy his style.

In his later years he started to hate the excitement of the city and moved to Otobashi, south of the city. Even so, many people continued to request his paintings until his death in 1879. He was 78 years old. 
 

With a box this scroll is £375

Before:  
click for bigger picture. You can see how much work this wonderful scroll needed to bring it back to life.


 

15: SHINRAN, Jodoshin-shu the founder of Shinto Buddhism painted by Shunsui in 1920 A short scroll beautifully painted by the Buddhist Scroll artists Shunsui. Remounted onto new silks with a box. £165 52.5x23


 


 


 

18: This picture itself needs to be adjusted soon. The silk mounts are pale grey and not blue This is a bird on a Cherry tree and symbolises Spring Being a shorter scroll it is an excellent background Scroll for a Tokonoma

£195 and includes a box.

 


19: Ren Yi, who was called Bonian -Qing Dynasty(1840-1895), is rightly considered as one of the most important painters in late nineteenth century Shanghai.. Ren Yi (Ren Bonian) (Chinese, 1840–1896). Shanghai’s location in China’s first phase of modernity and, secondly, the city’s transformation by social change and cultural pluralism is shown by the paintings of  Ren Bonian as a key example of that modernistic change in traditional Chinese Art.

He has painted a duck that is swimming nearby a  peach blossom in bloom .It's very simple. Ren Yi., sold paintings in Shanghai in his early years. He was very good at painting people, flowers ,birds and landscape . Many books of his paintings were published everywhere in world and he has a high reputation. Collectors from all over the world all like his paintings. This was bought in a Chinese Auction in 2009 and is very valuable. It dates from around 1870 and has the signature and seal of Ren Yi . We mounted this on a suitable scroll,

It comes with a silk covered scroll box. Sold

 


 

 

Silk (embroidery). 
Oimatsu ni Tsuru (Old pine & crane).
 

20: This is an embroidered copy of a famous painting by MOTONOBU KANO. A.D 1476-1559. Born in KYOTO pref. 
Based in KYOTO prefecture and others. His sect was KANO. His father & teacher was MASANOBU KANO and he was the 2nd leader of KANO sect.

This is traditional composition of Japanese painting. that is normally displayed on auspicious days in Japan, holidays, birthdays and weddings.

The embroiders art is at the very highest level in Japan and this is displayed in Wedding Kimonos and special robes. The embroider has taken a subject that makes a very nice example in a scroll and making a small scroll like this is perfect for displaying with Bonsai for example. The silk embroidery extends to the scroll itself and everything is in very good condition for its age. With a box, this scroll measures 39 inches by 14 and adding a lovely pair of Fuchin weights with matching tassels make this a lovely scroll for both a display or in your home.  £160. Fuchin weights to match in the same colour range £30


Length 39.3" / Width 13.6"

Kanô, Naonobu 狩野尚信 (1607 - 1650)

Kanô Naonobu was born in Kyoto, the son of Kanô Takanobu, and the younger brother of Kanô Tan'yu. Already in 1623 he was appointed goyô eshi (court painter - the shogun's court), and in 1626 he worked together with his brother for the shogun in Nijô castle. He was very successful as a painter: in 1630 he was summoned to Edo and given an estate, after which he founded the Kobikichô branch of the Kanô school. His brother and he are seen as the greatest Kanô artistes of the early Edo period.


 


22: Huangshan -Yellow Mountain Pines 84cm by 135cm / 33" by 53.1" 19th century scroll. With its own box.

A stunning painting with great detail. I visited this mountain region and spent  many exhausting happy hours climbing some of the thousands of stone steps that meander all over the mountain range. This view at sunrise with clouds rolling below you is exactly like it really is.

I will remove as much of the slight creasing as possible.

£155

This is a wider scroll and is called a Yokomono Scroll


 


 


 



 

     
  23: Tsuru  Oi Matsui Asahi No De

Crane couple of Old Pine.

The crane represents loyalty ad the pine represents long life. The rising sun Asahi He No De is a symbol that the Lord will look down upon the couple and protect them.

The message is that the scroll is saying the couple will have a long life, in the warmth of the rising sun.

Scroll painted by Artist Nando in 1985

58.2x28.3 Including box £180

A very good painting and in very nice condition

 


24: Shoei painted this lovely scroll Cranes in Rising Sun 1950

A short scroll suitable for Bonsai display it is 53x24 and comes with a box,

£180 including Post