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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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 ...
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...
Eizo Ippyosai VII
Mid-20th Century Japan Lacquer
Lacquer
A natsume (tea caddy) of standard form, the turned-wood body finished in polished black roiro lacquer and decorated in gold and aokin togidashi maki-e with mountain ranges, the base ...
Bamboo Ikebana Basket
Bamboo Ikebana Basket
Price Upon Request
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
Tanabe Kochikusai
21st Century More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Bamboo
Material: Madake, hobichiku, kurotake and rattan. Technique: Shiho-tabane-kumi and ajiro-soko.
Kazuma Chikuyu
20th Century Japan Showa More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Bamboo
Madake bamboo, rattan, staining; twill plaiting, mat plaiting, winding, wrapping knotting; otoshi (water-container) made from a lacquer unsplit bamboo stem. Fitted wood tomobako s...
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.
Kamahara Chikugyo
Late 20th Century Japan More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Bamboo
Madake bamboo, copper; parallel-line construction, modified mat plaiting, chrysanthemum base plaiting, wrapping, knotting; otoshi (water container) made from a lacquered un split cul...
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...
Kosuge Kogetsu
20th Century Japan More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Signed underneath with incised and stained characters Kogetsu saku ??? (Made by Kogetsu).
Bamboo Ikebana Basket
Price Upon Request
Tanabe Kochikusai
20th Century Japan More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Bamboo
Handwoven bamboo basket.
Unknown
Antique 19th Century Japan Edo Paintings and Screens
Ink, mineral colors, and gofun (sea shell powder) on silk backed with gold leaf (urahaku).

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