Erik Thomsen Gallery

Recognized Dealer

New York, NY

About Erik Thomsen Gallery

Erik Thomsen has been a dealer in Japanese art since 1981. Born to Danish parents and raised in Japan, he is fluent in Japanese and was the first foreigner to apprentice to an art dealer in Japan (the Tanaka Onkodô Gallery in Aoyama, Tokyo). The Erik Thomsen gallery, located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, offers important Japanese paintings and works of art to museums and collectors worldwide. He specializes in Japanese screens and scrolls; in early Japanese tea ceramics from the medieval through the Edo periods; in masterpieces of ikebana bamboo baskets; and in ...Read More

Erik Thomsen Gallery

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Morning Glory
Morning Glory
Price Upon Request
Morning Glory
2010- Japan Paintings and Screens
Paper
Pair of six-panel folding screens with the dark sky and a togidashi frame.
Box with Wavy Clouds and Crescent Moon
2010- Lacquer
Kanshitsu lacquer body; gold foil and shell inlay with gold, aokin, and silver togidashi maki-e on a polished black-lacquer ground; the interior gold nashiji on black lacquer Sign...
Box with Layered Clouds and Full Moon
2010- Japan Lacquer
Lacquer
Kanshitsu lacquer body; gold foil inlay with gold and aokin togidashi maki-e on a polished black-lacquer ground; the interior gold nashiji on black lacquer Signed inside with gold...
"Shimmering of Heated Air" Bamboo Sculpture
Ryuun Yamaguchi
21st Century Japan Sculptures
Bamboo, Rattan
Bamboo sculpture. Comes with fitted storage box, signed "Ryuun" with square red seal mark reading the same.
Tea Caddy with Bamboo Grass and Dew
Tsuji Sekisai V
21st Century Japan Lacquer
Lacquer
Tea caddy finished in polished black lacquer, decorated with bamboo grass in gold lacquer with inlaid silver dewdrops; the interior in silver lacquer. Comes with the original fitted ...
Accessory Box with Azalea and Vine
Utagawa Reimei
Mid-20th Century Lacquer
A rounded rectangular tebako (formal accessory box) and cover with kakego (interior hanging tray), the sides sightly convex, the exterior finished in polished black roiro lacquer and...
Bamboo Ikebana Basket
Price Upon Request
Bamboo Ikebana Basket
Kosuge Kogetsu
20th Century Japan Showa More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Bamboo
This basket was made in a distinctive shape, using the technique known as senjo-kumi (thousand-line assembly), that was pioneered by Iizuka Rokansai (1890–1958) from about 1934 durin...
Bamboo Flower Basket
Price Upon Request
Bamboo Flower Basket
Tanabe Kochikusai
21st Century More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Bamboo
Material: Madake, hobichiku, kurotake and rattan. Technique: Shiho-tabane-kumi and ajiro-soko.
Boat-Shaped Flower Basket with Fish-Scale Plaiting
Tanabe Chikuunsai I
Mid-20th Century Japan Showa More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Bamboo
Bamboo, rattan; hexagonal uroko-ami-style plaiting, wrapping, knotting; vertically scored and lacquered bamboo otoshi Signed underneath: Chikuunsai tsukuru (Made by Chikuunsai) F...
Flower Basket of Thousand-Line Construction wit...
Kosuge Kogetsu
20th Century Japan More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Signed underneath with incised and stained characters Kogetsu saku ??? (Made by Kogetsu).
Fall Grasses and Flowers by Bamboo Fence
Unknown
Antique 19th Century Japan Edo Paintings and Screens
Ink, mineral colors, and gofun (sea shell powder) on silk backed with gold leaf (urahaku).
Hana 'Flower'
Price Upon Request
Hana 'Flower'
Inoue Yuichi
20th Century Japan Paintings and Screens
Ink on Japanese paper.

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