||Brown glass jar with plastic lid; content Sodium Citrate.
A: Straight sided round jar tapers at top. Painted label on both front and back. Back has white backgroundand black letters, "Sodium Citrate". Front type is larger and reads, "Merck -- sodium Citrate Merck (Trisodium Citrate) U.S.P. For prescription compounding, Merck & Co. Inc., Rahway, N.J. -- Manufacturing Chemists".
B: Black plastic lid with faceted sided edge. Top with raised cross outline with Merck printed in raised letters horizontal and vertical.
||Brown glass jar with plastic black lid; contents Sulfur Precipitated.
A: Straight sided round brown glass jar, tapers at top. Painted labels on front and back. Back is white background with "Sulfur Precipitated" in black lettering. "Merck" is contained within the company's logo--a cross-- with a black circle above it. Front is largers white background with black printing of: "Merck Sulfur Precipitated Merck U.S.P. For Prescription compounding Merck & Co., Inc. Rahway, N.J. Manufacturing Chemists". Small yellow and white sticker on back with SULF 4 written in ink.
B: Black plastic lid iwht faceted side. Top has cross in raised plastic with Merck horizontally and vertically within.
||Cardboard and metal canister of Potassium Sulfate.
A: Cardboard cylinder covered by beige paper with "Merck" printed diagonally in small, faint, gray letters. Paper label on front: 1 lb - Potassium Sulfate Merck - N.F. VII Powder - This article conforms to the N.F. VII specifications. It is not included int ht ecurrent edition of the N.F. - K2SO4 Mol.Wt. 174.25 - Potassium sulfate is stable in the air. It is soluble in 10 parts of water at 25 degrees Celsius; insoluble in alcohol. The aqueous solution is neutral. Caution: For manufacturing, processing, or repacking; or for prescription compounding."
B: Separate metal lid, circular with "Merck" and logo cross embossed on top.
||Round brown glass jar with black plastic lid; contents are milk sugar.
A: Straight sided round jar with tapered top. Painted labels front and back. Back is on white backgorund with "Milk Sugar" in black. Black circle above with Merck logo cross. Front label on white background: "Merck - Milk Sugar - Merck - (Lactose) - U.S.P. - Powder - keep well closed - Directions - For Infants: Merck milk sugar is suitable for the modification of cow's milk for infant feeding. It is added to dilutions of cow's milk and water, in order to increase the carbohydrate content. A physician should always be consulted as to the proper formula to be used. For Adults: Merck Milk Sugar is useful in diets for adults. It has been found especiall effective in conjunction with acidophilus milk, when the latter is indicated. - Merck & Co. Inc, Rahway N.J. - Manufacturing Chemists."
B: Black plastic lid with raised cross and Merck horizontal and vertical inside cross.
||A round brown glass jar with black plastic lid; contents Sodium Benzoate.
A: Straight sided brown glass jar with tapered top. Painted lables front and back. Back label has white backgorund with "Sodium Benzoate" in black. Black circle with white cross has Merck logo. Sticker below label has "cost- lb. 3.00". Front label has white background: "Merck - Sodium Benzoate Merck - U.S.P. - Powder - For Prescription Compounding - Merck & Co. Inc. Rahway N.J. Manufacturing Chemists."
B: Lid. Screw on black plastic lid has faceted sides and raised cross + Merck - horizontally and vertically.
||Flat square glass tray with printed measurements across one side. From 0-6-12-18-24-30. Increments are divided into areas of 6. Made by "Glasco - made in U.S.A.":
||Metal with wood handle spatula. Stainless steel blade fits halfway into handle and is riveted on. Handle is stained and is wider at rear than at spatula end.
||Two receipts in Chinese
A: Receipt, H: 5.5", W: 3.875", pink paper printed with black Chinese characters stamped in the middle with a purple Chinese character (Seattle Chen Yin Chuan Du Qin Tong)
B: Receipt, H: 8.125", W: 5.5", white paper printed with black Chinese characters, printed decorative border, two red seals, serrated on the right edge appears to be half of the original document. The black characters said:" Based on the agreement made on the funding day of the Republic of China, people listed as priority citizen will be allowed to become citizen and will not be restricted by the rules of the military government, this receipt should be kept as a proof."
||Two bills used by foreigners in China
Front side is printed in peach color, partially in English "Ten Dollars Gold on Its formation at the state treasury or its agents abroad" Number 28901 and 28902. Printed in red. Blue flag in the middle has a sun in the center( The Nationalist Party flag)To the right are black Chinese characters and red seals. The back is printed in green in Chinese and has the flag of The Republic of China in the center. Both bills have the signatures of the president Sun Wen and the treasures lee Gnone Hap.
||Thirty-one phonograph records:
A: 1-That's Why, Let Me Get Drunk Tonight, Won't You, sung by Kanrazuka Hanko, Columbia Orchestra, lyrics by Saijo Yatose, composed by Koga Masao; 2- Geisha Waltz, ditto.
B: 1-China Night, lyrics by S.Y., composed by Takeoka Nobuyaki, rearranged by Niki Takio, sung by Watanabe Hamako, Columbia Orchestra; 2- Butterfly of Nagasaki, same singer.
C: 1- China Tango, composed by Hattori Shinichi; 2- The Red Waterlily, composed by Koga Masao.
D: 1- Butterfly of Nagasaki, lyrics by Fujirako and Takeoka Nobuyuki, rearranged by Niki Takio, sung by Watanabe Hamako, Columbia Orchestra; 2- Heartfelt Bolero, lyrics by Fujirako, composed by Hattori Ryoichi, sung by Fujiyama Ichiro.
E: 1- Tankobushi Moonlight Song, lyrics by Michael White, arrangement by Raymond Hattori, sung by Grace Amemya; 2- Tankobushi sung by Gladys Tsutsumi.
F: (with lyric paper) 1- Japanese Rhumba, arranged by Raymond Hattori, sung by Nobuo Nishimoto and Geroge Shimabukuro; 2- Song of Korea (Ariran), arranged by R.H., sung by Grace Amemya.
G: 1- Gomenasai (Pardon Me), lyrics by Mayazu (in Katakana), arranged by R.H., sung by Richardo Bawazu (in Katakana, possibly Powers); 2- Song of Korea (Ariran), lyrics by James, arranged by R.H., sung by Richardo Bawarzu (in Katakata).
H: (with lyric paper) 1- Pierrot without Parents (Working in a Circus), lyrics by Shimizu Minoru, arranged by Uematsu Maki, sung by Hakucho Mizue; 2- Otosan (Father in a Foreign Country), lyrics by Shimada Seika, arranged by Ookubo Tokujiro, sung by Katsua Goro.
I: 1- China Night (see B) arrange by Okuyama Sadakichi, sung by Hamako Watanabe; 2- Hill of Pure Heart, arranged by Makime Masa or Sho?, rearranged by Niki Takio.
J: 1- Small Box of Love, lyrics by Fujirako, arranged by Hattori Ryoichi, sung by Hattori Tomiko; 2- Tokyo Boogie Woogie, lyrics by Suzuki Katsusaku, arranged by Hattori Ryoichi, sung by Kasaoki Shizuko.
K: 1- Our Dream, Our Song, from Ginza Kankan Girl movie, lyrics by Sahiki Takao, arranged by H.R., sung by Haida Katsuhiko; 2- Ginza Kankan Girl, lyrics by Saki Hiteo, rearranged by H.R., sung by Takamine Hideko.
L: 1- Passionate Rhumba, lyrics by Fujirako, arranged by Mashiromesho, sung by Takamine Mieko; 2- Bride at Ranch, ditto.
M: (lyric paper) 1- baseball Ken, (Geisha song about baseball), lyrics by Saheki Takao, arranged by Shimizu Yaso, sung by Aoki Harumi with chorus.
N: 1- Hills at Honolulu, Helen Honda, Aloha Hawaiians; 2- Hawaiian Music--Maruhini--Mele, Cherry Hattori, Aloha Hawaiians.
O: 1- Lighthouse at the Point, lyrics by Yano Ryosaku, rearranged by Yoshidaya Kenji, sung by Ishichie with King Orchestra; 2- Mail to Home, lyrics ditto, arranged by Saheki Toshio, sung by Kasuga Hatchuro with King Orchestra.
P: 1- Monkey's Basket (or Paellenquin) Shop - Osaru-no-kagoya (children's song), lyrics by Yamagami Takeo, arranged by Kainuma Minoru, sung by Omichi Mayumi or Urikago Association with Coumbia Orchestra; 2- Who is that Child?, lyrics by Osokara Otaro, arranged by Kainuma Minoru, sung by Matsunaga Sonoko.
Q: If This is Love, You Bet Your Life, lyrics by Takahashi Kotaro, arranged by Eiguchi Yoshi, sung by Terukiku; 2- Otomisan, lyrics by Yanazaki Masa, arr. by Watakuchi Masanobu, sung by Kasuga Hachiro.
R: 1- Tale of Autumn Chrysanthemum, J. dance music, lyrics by Takahashi Kotaro, arr. Omura Noshio, assisted by Hanayagi Tokuhei, sung by Mimon Jungo; 2- White Thread of Waterfall, dance music, ditto.
S: 1- Oden is in Love, lyrics ditto, arr. Watakuchi Masanuobu, sung by Nihonbashi Kimie; 2- Jirocho Travels in the Rain, arr. Wakasugio Saboro and Nakano Tadaharu, rearr. Taraoka Shinzo, sung by Katsuga Hachiro.
T: 1- Naniwa-Kyoku Nanjara Hoi (What is naniwa-kyoku?), lyrics by Murata Yoshisaburo, arranged by Kitagi Masayoshi, sung by Fuyoken Reika, Mercury Orchestra; 2- Naniwa-Kyoku Ruppa-bushi (Folk Song), ditto.
U: 1- Ballad of Esa Oiwake (Forked Road at Esa), sung by Kansei Kuniko, "Shaku Hachi" accompaniment, Kikuchi Tansui; 2- ditto.
V: 1- Diary of the First Love, lyrics by Yaso Saijo, arranged by Koga Masa, sung by Toshiro Konoe and Kanrakuzaka Hanko; 2- I Was Not Like This, lyrics/arrangement ditto, sung by Hanko Kanrakuza.
W: 1- The Port Where We Say Goodbye, lyrics Fujima Tetsuro, arranged by Maki Yo, sung by Kasuga Hachiro; 2- Miren Toge (Mountain Crest), lyrics by Tojo Sumisaburo, arranged by Yoshidaya Kengi, sung by Mittsubashi Michiya, "Shamisen" played by Toyokichi and Toyoshizu, King Orchestra.
X: Soran-bushi, lyrics by Otaka Hisao, arranged by Nagatsu Yoshigi, sung by Michi Yakko, Orchestra by Teichiku and chorus by Teichiku.
Y: 1- Dark Eyes, lyrics by Simizu Minoru, arranged by Nagatsu Gishi, sung by Hakucho Mizue; 2- Song For Mother in Moonlit Night, lyrics by Otaka Hisao, arranged by Nagatsu Gishi.
Z: Yatton-bushi, lyrics by Nomura Toshio, arranged by Hattori Ikuo, sung by Kubo Sachie, Columbia Chorus and Orchestra.
AA: 1- Hahakoi Fubuko (Longing for Mother in a Snowstorm), lyrics by Yano Ryosaku, arranged by Hayashi Isao, sung by Mihashi MIchiya. 2- Esa Koishiya (I Long for Esa), lyrics by Takahashi Kikutaro, arranged by Iida Saburo, sung by Mihashi Michiya, King Orchestra.
BB: Nagasaki-no-ochosan (Nagasaki Butterfly), lyrics by Fujiura Ko, arranged by Matsuo Kenji, sung by Ko Miho, Columbia Orchestra. 2- China Night, lyrics by Y. Saijo, arranged by Matsuo Kenji, sung by Ko Miho.
CC: 1- 40 Cups of Coffee, lyrics by Otowa Takashi, arranged by Murayama Yoshio, sung by Eri Chiemi, Hara Nobuo, and Sharps & Flats. 2- Sign Post, lyrics by Otowa Takahsi, arrange Murayama Yoshio, sung by same.
DD: Sasuri-no-uta (Song by a Wonderer), lyrics by Yamazaki Masa, arranged by Yamaguchi Toshiro, sung by Mihashi MIchiya; 2- Aizu Bandaisan (Mt. Bandai of Aizu), lyrics by Fujima Tetsuo, arranged by Yamaguchi Toshio [tape hides rest of inscription].
EE: 1- Girls at Ooshima, lyrics by Eguichi Yo, sung by Eguchi Yasuyo; 2- From Apple Producing Village, lyrics by Yano Ryosaku, arranged by Hayashi Isao.
||White plastic plexiglass sign.
"Chung Kiu Co.", "Chinese Arts" in red letters.
Four Chinese characters in orange letters.
||A & B: 2 Wooden shipping crates used as rice and sugar bins.
Crates have interlocking joints and the exterior is covered with greenish brown waterproofing paper. The ends are printed in block letters "W.S.G., SEATTLE WASH U.S.A. CHINA in the upper right hand corner. In the lower left hand corner are printed Chinese characters. The crates were lined with soldered tin by the owners and the the top edge has a nailed wooden strip. There are no lids.
||2 Wooden slatted tapered Tubs with handles
A: H: 14.375", Dia: 17.125" Wooden bottomed tub with side boards grooved to accommodate bottom. Sides flair out and are held in place by 2 metal bands, one along the bottom of the tub and one around the middle. A thin metal strip runs along the top 1" from the lip. Wire handles with wooden grips are attached to the metal strip and rest inside grooves in the side of the tub. The handle grips are tapered for fingers. A paper label on one side reads: "Edible Beef Tallow - Net Weight 6 lbs. - Seattle Packing Co., Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. - A U.S.D.A. inspection logo is in the center.
B: H: 14.25", Dia: 20" Wooden tub larger than A but constructed the same way except it has metal rings around it. The handle grips have an extra groove in the middle.
||Bottle Cap Press
Nailed wood slats, black printing on side are Chinese characters and "FISH SAUCE PIN DHIAN CO., MADE IN HONG KONG, 24 FL. OZ. X 18"; on the end in block letters "GW 77 LBS, N.W. 36 LBS". On the other end in red block printing "GLASS HANDLE WITH CARE" and red Chinese characters.
Made of wood slats with inside reinforced corners and 3 ribs crossing sides and bottom; outside reinforced frame on ends; nailed edges, metal straps nailed around sides and bottom approx. 2.5" at corners; on the two long sides is a red block printed image of a rooster and 3 lines of green block printed Chinese characters; on the ends is printed in green "1 LB. 2.00" and Chinese characters with the number 22.68. On one end written in ink "Wa Sang Co., 663 S. King, Seattle, WA"; on the opposite end there is a black stamped circle with a Chinese character in the middle.
Made wooden slats, nailed at edges, with a metal strap nailed along sides and bottom at both ends, cut off at top; on side in black block printing "WA SANG" inside a dashed border, "SEATTLE" below, written in ink "No. 7", smaller black printing "Made in Hong Kong by Southeast Foods Co.", on one end block Chinese characters in black and "KEEP DRY", on the other end in black "WEIGHT N.50 LBS, G.75 LBS"; printing on the inside indicates this box has recycled wood "Fuji Brass and Copper Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan"
Almost square, made of wooden slats, nailed on edges; printing on one side with Chinese characters in a vertical line and two horizontal lines of Chinese characters in black, in the middle in black block printing "PLUM SAUCE, GROSS 70 LBS., NET 48 LBS.", on the other side there is a line of Chinese characters in black block printing and below "KOON SHUN HING KEE", and below "YUENLONG N T HONGKONG, MADE IN HONG KONG", on another side in black block printing "WA SANG" inside a dashed line border and below "SEATTLE, 21".
Wood slats nailed on edges, metal strap nailed around bottom and sides at both ends; on one side printed in purple ink "BANANA CANDIES, CONTENTS 1 LB-50 BAGS, GROSS 73 LBS, NET 50 LBS, MANUFACTURED IN HONG KONG BY THE BOSTON CONFECTIONERY", on one end printed in purple ink "WA SANG" in a dashed line border and "SEATTLE", written in greenish black ink "No. 9". Appears to have been made of recycled wood, inside says in black printed letter "Ceylon Tea".
||Small Wood Crate "Flat"
Made of wood, nailed at edges, bottom slats are covered with white paper inside, printed with "Royal Anchor Apricots" label and cardboard on the bottom of the box; on both ends inside is stuck a blue label with orange lettering "Royal Apricots", in green and yellow "Winter's Gems", in blue "Blue Acre Ink, Sacramento, CA", on the left side is a yellow circle surrounding a blue anchor with writing "California Fruit Exchange", beside this in red "Blue Anchor, behind yellow circle is a picture of two hibiscus flowers. Stamped in black on the outside end "Howard Nakae, Newcastle CA 95658, ??, non-puckering, CITY PRODUCE CO., Seattle, Washington", stamped in upper right hand corner "55"
Wood slats nailed on edges, covered with greenish varnished paper, tearing in places; both long sides printed in black ink "FOO LUNG CHIN KEE, RICE STICKS, MADE IN HONG KONG" on either side are Chinese characters and below 3 large Chinese characters and then smaller ones, and then "(PY MIE FUN)"; on one end printed in black "WA SANG" in a dashed line border and below "SEATTLE", and "No. 1"; on the other end printed in red block letters is a line of Chinese characters and then the Foo Lung Chin Kee logo which is a red circle with small sun rays on outside, on the inside at top "FOO LUNG CHIN KEE" in English and around the edge says the company name in Chinese characters, in the center is a large Chinese character.
Made of wooden slats, nailed on edges with rabbetted joints, wire threaded through holes in the slats along the center of the sides and ends; on one side printed in black are 2 Chinese characters, "YING MEE TEA CO.", below is a logo featuring 3 birds with open wings and on either side in English "TRADE MARK", below is one line of Chinese characters; the other side printed in black block letters, on left is a vertical line of Chinese characters, down the middle "TEA, PRODUCE IN FORMOSA, PROCESSED IN HONGKONG; EA. 5 OZ.; LOONG TSING TEA; 150 PACKS; YING MEE TEA CO., 20 MERCER ST., HONG KONG"; on one end in black printing "WSC" in dashed line border, below "San Francisco" and the number 12, the other end "WA SANG CO., 663 KING ST., SEATTLE, WASH''
Made of wood slats nailed on edges, some knotholes on side; on one side in green ink printed in block letters "STANDARD; NGUN JUM TEA; PRODUCED IN FORMOSA; MADE IN HONG KONG; THIS CASE CONTENT; 4 TINS EA. TIN 60 PACKETS; EA. PACKET 2.5 OZS. NET; TOTAL 37.5 LBS.; GRS. WT. 60 LBS.; PACKED BY MEE CHUN TEA CO. LTD.; 62 BOTTOM STRAND W. HONG KONG"; on the other side in green ink on left is a vertical line of Chinese characters, along the top in English "MEE CHUN" above a logo consisting of a dragon in the clouds by a tree, below "TRADE MARK"; on one end "W.S.C." in a dashed line border above "S.F.", in the lower corner is "10" surrounded by a dashed line triangle and "8" next to it.; on the bottom in handwritten Chinese characters ?? Tea.
Made of wooden boards with rabbetted joints and nailed edges; on one side printed in black ink is a crown with 2 Chinese characters on either side and underneath "KAU YU FACTORY; HONG KONG"; on one end on the left top there are 2 vertical lines of Chinese characters and "NET 48 LBS.; NET (triangle) LBS.; TAR 12 LBS.; TAR 14 LBS.; GROSS 74 LBS.; DRIED DUCK MEAT; PREPARATION FROM DUCK SOY ?; AND SALT ADDED; PREPARED AND PACKED BY OUR FACTORY; MADE IN HONG KONG; followed by 2 lines of Chinese characters; on the other end "WSC" inside dashed line border and below "SAN FRANCISCO" above "16" and in bottom right corner Chinese characters in a vertical line.
Made of wood slats nailed on edges and covered inside and out with greenish varnished paper which is torn in places; both long sides have black inked 2 Chinese characters above printed block letters "FOO LUNG CHING KEE; DRIED BEAN CURDS" above 2 large Chinese characters and one line of smaller characters; second side has the mailing address for WA SANG on either side "WA SANG CO.,663 KING ST., SEATTLE, WASH."; on one end in red ink is a line of Chinese characters above FOO LUNG logo which is a dashed lines circles around inner lines and inside circle "FOO LUNG CHING KEE DRIED BEAN CURDS" on top and Chinese characters on the bottom, above 1 large Chinese character; stamped over the red printing in black is the WA SANG address.
||Soy Sauce Barrell
Wood barrel staves held together with 4 wide metal rings and 2 narrow rings riveted to sides, around middle are two twisted bamboo rings, near the top of the barrel where there was a plug are 2 vertical metal bands extending from bottom to middle and middle to top, a tin can lid is nailed over the hole in the middle of the barrel where a tap would have been, bottom of barrel is missing; on one side 2 printed Chinese characters at the top above a line of Chinese characters and "BLACK SOY" in the middle, above printing at the bottom "GROSS 125 LBS., NET 100 LBS."; a quarter of the way around in black block letters "MADE IN HONG KONG" at top, "KOON CHUN; YUEN LONG N.T.; HONG KONG; SOY, YELLOW ??"; a quarter of a turn in the middle of the barrel is printed "WA SANG" bordered a dashed line, above"SEATTLE", above "7" at the bottom; faint printing of WA SANG on top. Barrel has deteriorated and the bands are rusty.
||Cash Register used in Wa Sang store
A: Metal cash register with wood grain veneer, tall with white and black buttons near top, front door opens with key to reveal machinery, bottom drawer is missing lock and cannot be opened, stands on a black metal base; very heavy. Made by National Cash Register Co. in Dayton, Ohio
B: 5 keys on a metal ring for various doors in cash register: 2 identical "National" pointed keys with "10Z-A", 1 with 3 holes in top "National 4", 1 smaller key with 3 holes in top "National 5", and 1 "Corbin" key with rust spot obliterating part of number "..2"; green metal ring tag attached to ring "Old L.T. Reg.". Located on Local shelves.
||Metal Tea Canister with lid
A: Large rectangular oxydized tin box soldered on one edge and around top and bottom, round hole in top for lid, two oval metal rings fastened with soldered metal strips on each side of top act as handles; hole in bottom. Many pieces of dessicated ginger root in the bottom of the can.
B: Lid is made of tin with collar soldered onto flat disk, metal ring on top of lid acts as handle.
||WA SANG store sign
Carved wood sign with textured plaster-like finish, painted black background, gold painted lettering on both sides of sign, framed with red painted wood frame, two brass hangers in the shape of stylized characters, 2 large Chinese characters at top read Wa Sang, horizontal line of characters read from right to left: canned goods, vegetables, fresh fruit, large character below reads: store and English "WA SANG CO." at the bottom. Plaster is chipped off at the top of the sign on both sides.
||A: Wooden Crate
Lid 34.5 x 19"
U. Tamesa U. Tamesa
Heart Mt. 425 So. 156 St.
Wyo. Seattle Wash.
Interlocking wood boards with two cross pieces.
Interlocking wood boards, nails, rienforced ends.
100914 C 20 on end in blue
Seattle address on side
||Pair of very large vases used for ikebana flower arranging
A & B: Pottery vessel shaped like a bowl wavy sides with a pinched rim, a molded dragon is perched on the edge of the rim with its body on the outside of the vase and the head peering over the top and the right claw on top of the rim, the tail on top of the rim extends onto the inside ends in grooves on the inside of the vase, the head is hollow and has a hole running from the back (possibly to run a tube through for water fountain); round pedestal foot on a flat bottom; yellowish wheel thrown clay, dark brown glazed sides, green and yellow glaze covering the dragon and dripping down into the bowl, near the bottom on the outside is an undulating band pressed into the clay representing water. On the bottom in English is stamped "Made in Japan".
A: The back of the dragon head has been broken off and then mended.
B: The back of the dragon head has broken off and has been painted green to cover the bare clay. Diam: 28"
||Large Wooden Catering Tray used for Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arranging)
Rectangular tray made of three quarter inch plywood with medium grain veneer on outside stained black, tray is lined with tin and painted black with glossy enamel. Tray narrows towards bottom and four corner legs are formed by indenting the ends of the tray at the bottom. The bottom has five holes in the wood and is recessed above the legs. There are some chips in the paint and scratches in the bottom. the tray was originally used for catering. but has been lined with metal to be used with water and used for Ikebana Flower Arrangements. The Name "Uno" is scratched into the inside of one leg.
||Large Wooden Catering Tray used for Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arranging)
Rectangular tray made of three quarter inch plywood with medium grain veneer on outside stained blue - green, tray is lined with tin and painted black with glossy enamel. Tray narrows towards bottom and four corner legs are formed by indenting the ends of the tray at the bottom. The bottom has five holes in the wood and is recessed above the legs. There are some chips in the paint and scratches in the bottom. the tray was originally used for catering. but has been lined with metal to be used with water and used for Ikebana Flower Arrangements.
||Bamboo Dai Base used under Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Fourteen pieces of bamboo 21.5 " long, layed side by side in two groups of seven, one group is offset by 2.25" and held together by wire threaded through each bamboo stalk in two places near the ends of the base. Two and three strands of vine or root is laid over the connecting wires and the bamboo pieces and looped around each piece to hold the base in place. The bamboo is dark brown - . On the bottom written in pen is "Uno". Made in Japan.
||Worm Holed Board used as a Dai Base for Ikebana Flower Arranging
Two rectangular pieces of wood, with multiple worm holes, glued together. One piece, six inches, deep acts as the top and is glued to the other piece 7.25" deep leaving underneath piece partly exposed. Wood is possibly palanowia or kiri from Japan. this type of base would give a rustic look to flower arrangement.
||Two Basketry Trays used as Dai Bases for Ikebana Flower Arrangements
A & B: Twil weave split bamboo basketry bottoms in an oval shape. Sides are made of three -quarter inch bamboo strips bent around edge of tray and tied in place with thin strips of bamboo. the name "Uno" is printed on the bottom with black felt pen. Made in Asia, Possibly Japan. A is the smaller of the two.
||Dai Base for Ikebana Flower Arrangements
Black lacquered wood square, made in Japan, originally intended to display dolls. Slight dent in bottom.
||Dai Base for Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Slice of wood burl with some remaining bark, varnished on the top. The name "Uno" in black felt pen on bottom.
||Dai Base for Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Slice of wood burl with some remaining bark, varnished on the top. The name "Uno" in two places in black felt pen on bottom.
||Large Dai Base for Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Cross section of a tree cut inhalf so that one edge is straight, remains of bark on other edges. Reddish brown color with spekles resembling birds eye maple. May have satin finished coating. The name "Uno" is written twice in the straight side edge in black felt pen.
||Very Large Dai Base used for Ikebana Flower Arrangements Display at exhibitions
Base is cut from lumber with wavy edge and beveled so that bottom flairs out. Fine grain veneer glued to top stained dark brown and varnished. On the bottom are eight knotholes and"Uno" In black felt pen.
||Wooden Vase used for Moribana Style Ikebana Flower Arrangements
Shallow tray like vessel cut from pussy willow and shaped like a gourd. Wood has been varnished and the interior section is carved out and lined with copper which is solder aroud bottom edge. The donor stated that the wood slab was cut by her father from a pussy willow tree in a slanted fashion so that part of the root was included. The vase is copper lined so that it can be filled with water. and used for Moribana ( pilded up) Flower Arrangement. Natural grooves in the bottom have been filled with plaster and the entire bottom has been painted black . Black vinyl tape with white letters punched by machine "Made by Father late 1930, P.A. Uno" glued to bottom.
||Ceramic Vase for Moribana Ikebana Flower Arrangements
White ceramic shallow vessel in the shape of a comma has straight sides and is glazed except on the bottom. On the bottom is an engraved symbol resembling a fish. Probably made in Japan. Also "Uno" written in black pen and black vinyal label with pressed printing also says "Uno".
||Niju-ike Style Vase for Ikebana Flower Arrangement
This wooden container resembles the traditional Japanese vase made of a bamboo cylinder cut with nado window in the middle so that two levels contain two flower arrangements. The donor said that her father had carved this container from a fir tree. A cylinder was created by hollowing out the log and then cutting two windows so that the upper and lower parts of the cylinder are supported by two uprights. On the outside of the upper section is a burl which grew on the tree naturally. The bark has been removed and the surface sanded and stained brown and polished. Two tin cans have been inserted into the openings of the upper and lower sections to create vessels for the flower arrangements. The insides of the cans and the interior of the wood are painted black.
||Vase in shape of Water Bucket with interior container and two Y shaped branches.
A: Homemade Wooden container with four sides and narrowing at the bottom and endign in four corner legs. Side pieces extend upward in triangular shape and cross bar joins them by extending through slots in the side. The cross bar curves up on the botom to imitate Japanese water bucket. The front section has been cut from a cross section of a burl, the back and one side have knots. the bottom has been nailed into the side pieces above the legs. container is stained and varnished.
B: H: 6", Dia: 3.375", A cylindrical vessel cut from large piece of bamboo inside is hollow and the bottom is formed by a node in the bamboo. The top edge is painted black. The sides and interior are stained reddish brown. There are cracks on either side due to dryness. On one side near the bottom is a paper label printed with "Made in Japan".
C: Small Y shaped wooden branch 3.125" long, Kubari cut at an angle and pressed into a cylindrical vase to support the main branches of the flower arrangement. Outside is covered with bark, inside has been shaved.
D: Small Y shaped wooden branch 3.125" long, thinner than C: , Kubari cut at an angle and pressed into a cylindrical vase to support the main branches of the flower arrangement. Outside is covered with bark.
||Bamboo Vase in the shape of Japanese Water Bucket with Plastic Cup for Ikebana Flower Arrangement
A: A vessel made of lengths of small diameter bamboo creating a four sided container with legs at the corner and a handle at the top. The bamboo sticks are held together at the top and the bottom with vine wrapped around. Three sticks extend up on each side and two sticks form cross bar for the handle which is tied with vine. Two sticks are wired inside to form a bottom above the legs. the bamboo is split on one side and across the top of the handle. it is stained brown. Cleaned with a damp cloth.
B: Plastic cup H: 4", Dia: 2.875". Flairs out at the top and is concave on the bottom. Yellowish color has "Made in USA " Stamped in the bottom. Washed with dishsoap but rust stains remain.
||Ceramic Vase used for Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Green glazed pottery vessel with a bulbous bottom narrow cylindrical neck and flaired rim. Ten facets surround the sides and the ridges creatd between the facets are brownish in color. Carved into the bottom "catalina Island" and "Uno" in black felt pen.
||Black Pot Used as a Vase for Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Earthen ware vessel with a bulbous body and flaired rim glazed black, has diamond shaped lines etched into the lower sides. On the bottom is "Uno" in blue felt pen.
||Large Glass Vase Used for Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Thick purple colored glass forms the body with bulbous shaped body, narrower middle and flaired rim. Attached to either side in upper midde are two clear colored glass rings for handles. On the bottom was masking tape with a note in black ink" 12 - 16 - 74. Mrs. Konma.
||Ceramic Vase Used For Ikebana Flower Arragement.
Large white ceramic vase has blue glazed scene of a plum tree trunk with two branches and blossoms. The blossoms also surround the neck of the vase with a blue cloud background. There are hills and shrubs surrounding the tree and on the other side of the vase. The bottom flairs out and narrows out and rounds out at the shoulders. Narrower neck flairs at the rim. There is a large chip on the rim. The name "Uno" written in blue felt pen on the bottom.
||Pair of metal flower holders (Frogs)
A & B: Metal flower holders bent and soldered into the shape of turtles. The interior sections are in the shape of tortoise shell pattern, rounded in the middle so that they are higher than the straight sides. A flat head is soldered to the middle of one end and a ring shaped tail attached to the other end. Four feet with turned up claws are soldered to the bottom edge.
B: has a missing front foot.
||Fish Trap used for Ikebana Flower Arranging
Long cylindrical shaped constructed of thin bamboo strips held at intervals with twined bamboo strips. At one end spokes have been bent inwards and fastened to close off the end of the cylinder. The other end narrows into net and then flairs out to create opening where fish would enter. The rim reinforced with wider strips which have been tied on with very fine bamboo. 7 inches back from rim is opening where bamboo strips are cut off. One edge of opening is depressed and has a three section facing which ends in long points so that fish cannot exit. The trap is reinforced at this point with thicker piece of bamboo and on the top side tied to this reinforcement is loop of bamboo for hanging. Bamboo has been lacquered brown on the outside.
||Petrified Wood Pieces for Ikebana Flower Arranging
A: Cross section, 6" X 4.25" X .875", Stone is topute brown around edges with some black streaks in the center is cream color and dark brown, some very fine striations indicating wood grain. Top of th eslab has been polished. The bottom has piece of tape and writtin in pencil: " To Mrs. Uno with Good Wishes, Nov. 30, 1955, From Mrs. Ral-? Gustafson - 9703 - 19 NE".
B: Large cragy looking rock of petrified wood, 7" X 6.5" X 4", mostly dark brown with acccents of beige and rust, appears to have been varnished or coated on one side. Could be stood on end to represent mountain.
||Black Display Table used for Displaying Ikebana Flower Arrangements
Wooden table has two tiers and four legs, lacquered black except for the bottom. Both levels have side pieces, 1.875" deep, which join the tiers to the legs which have rabbet joints. there is crack in top near one edge. The name "Uno" written on bottom in black felt pen.
||Wooden Display Table used for Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Dark brown wood with dark green, three tiers, bottom two fastened with curved legs which flair out near the bottom. The top tier can be separated or held in place with four thin legs.
A: Bottom is square of wood with two separate slats of wood joined at two ends. Four square holes in each corner for legs, split on the bottom and splits radiating from two of the holes.
B: Second shelf is square of wood with two separate slats of wood joined at two ends. Four square holes, complely through the board in each corner for legs, splits on the bottom and splits radiating from three of the holes.
C:Top shelf, is square of wood with two separate slats of wood join at two ends. Four square holes in each corner for legs, splits have appeared where bands have been joined and one is warped so that it sticks beyond the edge of the shelf. Also has grooves along the outside edge of the shelf.
D, E, F, G: Four short legs, 3" high, which are curved slightly and are wider the bottom than at the top. On each end is square knob that has been cut smaller than the hole in which it sits. The legs are hollow.
H - K: Four long narrow legs which join the top to the middle shelf, 18.5" high, they have square knobs carved at both ends and a long narrow extension at one end which fits into the hollow in the shorter legs.
The table is warped so it does not fit together well.
||Chado Tea Set
||Wooden Box containing Chado Tea Set - 2 tea bowls, lidded water jar, waste water jar, whisk, ladle, tea spoon.
A: Wooden case, Chabako, made of palowonia or kiri wood tall with two sides and a back, top has tiny groove in the sides, bottom has mitered foot around the perimeter of the bottom, inside are strips of wood which act as guides for the drawer and shelfs. There is a groove intop and bottom front for door. On top a metal silver colored handle is fastened to the box by chrysanthemum shaped fittings which extend throught holes in the top of the case. On the back was a piece of adhesive tape with date "December, 5, 1958" has been removed.
B: Door, made of kiri wood 19" X 6.25", has two cross grain pieces set into either end with mitered corners. On top is thin strip of veneer which protects the edge. About five inches from th etop a metal handle in the shape of a flatened bell is attached with chrysanthemum fastener through a hole in the wood. The two prongs from the fastener which are bent on the back of the door are covered with rice paper. The door is installed by holding the handle, inserting the door into the top groove of the box and sliding the bottom of the door into the bottom groove.
C: Drawer, 6" X 5.5" X 1", made of kiri wood has two sides glued to the bottom, a back which has an indentation in the top and a front that has a hole drilled through the middle.
D - G: Shelfs made of Palowonia wood.
D: 5.25" X 6", On the left front side is a rounded notch which acommodates the bamboo ladle handle, front edge is rounded
E: 4.5" X 6", Middle shelf is joined across the middle, rounded front edge.
F: 5.25" X 6", Bottom shelf, hole drilled through left front to accomodate ladle handle.
G: 5.25" X 6", has larger hole drilled in center front, rounded front edge.
H: Tea Spoon, Chashaku, used for scooping tea from caddy. 7.25" long, made of bamboo, carved with a narrow handle which broadens out and curves at the other end to create a scoop. There is a bamboo node in center of handle as decoration. Stored in the drawer, C.
I: Whisk, Chasen, H: 4.5", Dia: 2", made of bamboo, with a node at top of handle, bamboo is split in circle around outside edge and then cut into two rows of fringes, one on the outside shaped like a bell and the inside fringe curved in so they meet in the middle. Black cotton thread is woven in and out around the spokes of the outer fringe near the handle. the whisk is used to knead or stir the powdered green tea after water has been added. It is warmed in water to prevent the spokes from splintering. Insect carcaseses found and removed from inside handle. Stored in rectangular lidded cardboard box, covered with paper which has rust colored stripes.On the lid are characters written in black ink. and white paper label with black kanji and an illustration of a whisk. Inside the box is yellow paper with explanation in Japanese.
J - K: Ladle, Hishaku, Bamboo ladle and handle,
J: Bowl of the ladle H: 1.75", Dia: 2.25", cut from bamboo stalk so that node forms the bottom, on one side is curved slot for the handle.
K: Handle made from bamboo, L: 13.75", Outside bamboo stalk forms edge of ladle handle which widens at the middle where the node adds decorative element. Upper end of handle spreads into Y shape with curved end which fits into slot in ladle cup.
L: Tea Bowl ,Cha Wan, H: 2.75", Dia: 4.625", Rusty beige colored clay shaped into bowl which rises gradually outward and then extends into straight sides. the insdie and outside walls of the bowl are covered with black glaze, on one side near the rim is beige colored glaze, on two sides of the bowl the raw clay has been protected so that characters appear in the glaze. On the unglazed bottom is ring style pedistal and incised stamp "Japan".
M: Tea Bowl, Cha wan, H: 2", Dia: 5.375", rosey brown clay bowl has sides which gradually flair out at the rim, medium brown glaze cover inside and outside walls , a white scrolled lines are glazed on interior side. White glaze also brushed onto outside walls covering ridges in the clay. Characters have been carved through the white glaze on the outside of the bowl. On the unglazed bottom is ring shaped pedistal and incised stamp "Japan".
N - O: Cold Water Jar, Mizusashi, with lid, H: 6", Dia: 5.375".
N: Pottery jar shaped like vase, bulbous lower sides and flaired top. Yellowish clay is covered with reddish brown and white glaze. there is a n unglazed ridge on the inside rim which holds the lid. the outside of the jar on the flair section is incised with bands of four different motifs. The top band has flowers, second has figure 8, third has three leaves, fourth has cloud shapes. Vertical lines extend down lower sides. On the unglazed bototm is ring shaped pedistal and stamp "Japan".
O: Water Jar lid: made of same glazed pottery saucer shaped with depressoin in the middle and loped shaped handle in the center, three bands of incised motifs encircle the center. Outside band are flowers, middle has hearts interior has shamrocks, on the underside only the center has been glazed. the lid fits inside the rim of the jar.
P: Waste Water Bowl, Kensui,H: 3", Dia: 5.5", used to discard water after rinsing the tea bowl, redish color clay bowl has bulbous sides and flairing rim, inside glazed with mottled gray and tan glaze. The outside is glazed in taupe and white colored indistinct bands, engraved into side are characters, one set inside rectangular frame and another inside fan frame. The unglazed bottom has squat ring shaped pedistal and "Japan" is stamped inside the ring.
Q & R: Pottery Container, H: 1.25", Dia: 2.25".
Q: Bottom of the container made of light colored clay, shallow bowl shaped with ridge on the inner rim to accomodate the lid, yellow and light gray glaze is accented on the outside rim with dark brown glaze, "Japan" stamped on the bottom.
R: Lid, shallow bowl shape of light colored clay glazed with yellow and light gray glaze and on the outside with light grey glaze and dark brown flower with leaves.
||Chabako Tea Set in Black Lacquered Box containing tea bowl tea caddy, whisk with holder, ceramic jar with stopper, ceramic container, silk napkin, tea spoon. Tea set is stored in lidded cardboard box with a drop front.
A: Wooden Box with black lacquer, rectangular shaped inner walls recessed at the top to accomodate the lid. A large split in the bottom.
B: Box Lid, made of black lacquered wood, rectangular shaped, has four sides which fit over rim of box bottom.
C: Box Shelf, Black lacquered wood, with four short sides, and a two inch diameter hole in the front right corner, to accomodate the tea whisk. A crack half way across the bottom, and one extending from the hole.
D: Chawan Tea Bowl, H: 2.5", Dia: 4.375", ceramic bowl with straight sides has a beige racked glaze on inside and outside walls. On the outside are white chrysanthemums orange and gold centers in all over pattern, rim has painted gold line. Unglazed bottom has ring shaped pedistal.
E: Whisk, Chasen, 4.5" long, made of bamboo, with a node at top of handle, bamboo is split in circle around outside edge and then cut into two rows of fringes, one on the outside shaped like a bell and the inside fringe curved in so they meet in the middle. Black cotton thread is woven in and out around the spokes of the outer fringe near the handle. the whisk is used to knead or stir the powdered green tea after water has been added. It is warmed in water to prevent the spokes from splintering.
F: Chasen, Tea Whisk Holder, H: 4.25", Dia: 1.5", made of black lacquered wood, it is cylindrical shaped, bulging near middle top, narrow at bottom, with flaired out edge. Used to keep chasen in shape, fits into box with top protruding in hole in shelf.
G & H: Tea Caddy, Natsume, H: 1.75", Dia: 2.5", Black lacquered wood, round shape with flat top, containing powdered green tea.
G: Bottom of Tea caddy, cup shaped with recessed rim, on one side is red painted mouse, outlined in gold, comma shaped.
H: Caddy Lid, has gold ornament painted on top, painted cord tied in a bow through a hole in the ornament. red mouse outlined in gold climbing on top of it.
I: Tea Spoon, Chashaku, made of bamboo, 7.5" long, narrow near end of handle, flairs out and points out into a scoop at the other end. At the end of the handle is decorative node. At the top is dark brown.
J: Silk Napkin, Fukusa, 5.5" X 5.25", Twil weave brown silk with woven pattern of stylized arrows. The cloth is doubled and sewn at the edges. Some stains.
K & L: Ceramic Jar, H: 3.25", Dia: 2",
K: White ceramic Jar with four flat sides slightly indented at four corners, flat shouldered with standing rim. Blue design on the four sides include plum tree, orchids in rock, bamboo branches, chrysanthemums. Triangular shaped petals radiate from rim on shoulder. Two blue lines around rim. Blue kanji on bottom.
L: Jar Stopper, palm leaves bound around hard ring tied together in two places at the top to create a handle.
M: Ceramic container, Size of saki cup, H: 2", Dia: 1.375", matches ceramic jar, white porcelain with blue designs on two of the straight sides is bamboo branch and plum tree branch with kanji, the other two flat sides have three white stripes on the background, four corners are indented.
||Chasen Tea Whisk
Tea Whisk is made of dark brown colored bamboo, with a node at top of handle, bamboo is split in circle around outside edge and then cut into two rows of fringes, one on the outside shaped like a bell and the inside fringe curved in so they meet in the middle. Black cotton thread is woven in and out around the spokes of the outer fringe near the handle. the whisk is used to knead or stir the powdered green tea after water has been added. It is warmed in water to prevent the spokes from splintering. Some white paper stuck to the bottom of the handle. Stored in rectangular cardboard box with lid. Covered with tan wood grained paper, the lid of the box has black kanji on top with red stamp in shape of a whisk and red kanji inside the shape. Brown and white label with kanji.
||Chasen Tea Whisk
Tea Whisk is made of light brown colored bamboo, with a node at top of handle, bamboo is split in circle around outside edge and then cut into two rows of fringes, one on the outside shaped like a bell and the inside fringe curved in so they meet in the middle. Black cotton thread is woven in and out around the spokes of the outer fringe near the handle. the whisk is used to knead or stir the powdered green tea after water has been added. It is warmed in water to prevent the spokes from splintering. Some white paper stuck to the bottom of the handle. Stored in rectangular cardboard box with lid. Covered with light colored wood grained paper, the lid of the box has black, red and pencil kanji on top. Brown and white label with kanji. White sticker "Daimaru".
||Hishaku Water Ladle for Chado Tea Ceremony
Made of Bamboo, the bowl is made from wide piece of bamboo and cut so node forms the bottom, the handle is made from piece of bamboo that has the shiny outer side facing up. The wider end has been curved downwards and the edge has been rounded. A node creates a decorative accent near the middle of the handle. The narrower end of the handle has been carved into a sharp point. which has been pushed into a hole in side of the bowl and fastened with a peg. On the bottom of the handle is blue label with printing "Japan".
||Hishaku Water Ladle for Chado Tea Ceremony with separate handle.
A: Ladle Bowl, Made of Bamboo, the bowl is made from wide piece of bamboo and cut so node forms the bottom. There is a curved slit in side of bowl to accomodate handle.
B: The handle is made from piece of bamboo that has the shiny outer side facing up. A node creates a decorative accent near the middle of the handle. The narrower end of the handle has been carved into a Y shape. which has been pushed into the slot in side of the bowl.
||Hishaku Water Ladle for Chado Tea Ceremony
Made of Bamboo, the bowl is made from wide piece of bamboo and cut so node forms the bottom, the handle is made from piece of bamboo that has the shiny outer side facing up. A node creates a decorative accent near the middle of the handle. The narrower end of the handle which has been pushed into a hole in side of the bowl and widens at the point it enters the bowl, it is fastened with a peg.
||Chashaku Tea Spoon
Carved of bamboo with shiny bark on top, spoon narrow at handle and widens at scoop end where bamboo has been bent upwards. Node in middle of handle adds decorative element. The bottom of handle is curved. Used to scoop powdered green tea from Natsume, Tea Caddy.
||Lacquered Natsume Tea Caddy used when serving Usucha.
A: Bottom of caddy, bowl shaped with recessed rim which acommodates the lid, carved of wood with rounded bottom and coated with brownish - red lacquer.
B: Flat top, straight sides and rounded edges. The wood grain shows through the lacquer. The lid fits down over the top of the bottom.
||Ceramic Cha - ire, Tea Caddy, with stopper and Shifuku, silk cover.
A: Bottom of Cha - ire, ceramic tea caddy. Flat bottom rounding out to sides, extending straight out to flat shoulder and standing rim. covered with dark brown glaze inside and out, the bottom is unglazed. The yellowish triangular shape glaze extends from one side of the shoulder down the side of the caddy. The white clay on the bottom has swirl shape lines and an impressed seal on lower side near the bottom .
B: White ivory or plastic stopper, Dia: 1.25", Top has rounded rim around edge, depressed center with tiny knob in middle,
Bottom of the stopper curves in at the edges and extends down where it fits into the top of the tea caddy and is covered with good foil.
C: Shifuku, Silk Bag Cover, made of grey and gold brocade with Buddhist knot design and Phoenix motifs. Sides of the bag are made from two pieces sewn half way up leaving upper slits on both sides. Shaped with darts near the bottom. and sewn to a stiffened circular bottom. Lined with purple silk. Braided purple silk cord tied in a loop is attached to both sides of the bag with crossed stitching. This allows cord to be used as a draw string to gather up the top of the bag.
||Tea Caddy Bag to store Lacquered Natsume
Purple silk crepe bag with silk lining, shaped like flat tear drop. The rounded bottom is formed with two darts and the bag is sewn half - way up both sides. The two triangular top pieces would be tied over the top of the caddy.
||Tea Bowl Stand
||Temmoku - dai, Tea Bowl Stand for Temmoku Tea Bowl.
Made of wood, ressembles open bottom bowl on top of a saucer on top of a pedistal. Bowl shape on the top has swirled grain, a hole in the bottom, with an edge which extends down into a ring shape pedistal which has a flaired bottom. The saucer shape with a straight grain is sandwiched between the bowl and pedistal. used for formal occasions.
||Chawan Tea Bowl
Raku Pottery with Orange colored Glaze and black colored cracks. Rustic looking with fixed straight sides and ring shaped foot. Although it is wheel thrown sides have been pressed to create uneven surface. On the bottom center a heart shaped seal has been pressed in the middle of the ring and appears to have two characters in the middle of the heart.
||Chawan Tea Bowl made of white clay with celadon cracked glaze in very light green color.
Sides gradually extend out from the bottom, and are slightly wavey with rim that flairs outward, Swirl in the clay in the middle of the bottom. The Bottom and the ring shaped pedistal are unglazed, with in the pedistal ring is impressed seal which has characters in the middle of an oval shape.
||Small dish for serving Japanese Sweets.
White pottery dish in shape of semi - circle, the saucer shape has been cut in half to create blunt edge with miterd corners. It is decorated with black and grey spot created by ash in the kiln.
||Water Jar with lid
||Mizusashi Water Jar used to hold cold water for Chado Tea Ceremony.
Green glazed pottery jar with lid.
A: Jar, rounded bottom and top with straight sides, rim curves inward with a ledge on which the lid sits.
B: Lid, saucer shaped with depression in middle, thin curved handle crosses depression. Green glaze covers the top and center portion of the bottom. The underside edge of the lid shows unglazed clay.
||Set of three offering Trays on separate pedistals
Made in three sizes, the trays have octagonal shaped bottoms with 1.25" high sides pegged into the bottom. To create the square shape with angle corners, the sides are bent at each corner by cutting out four small wedges on the inside and bending the wood so that the outside is smooth. The ends of the wood creating the sides are joined in the middle of one side with a piece of bark laced through slots in the wood. Stamped in the bottom in blue, "Made in Japan."
Separate pedistals are also square shaped with angle corners crating eight sides. On one side the edges of the wood have been beveled and glued together the corners have three wedge shape pieces cut out on the inner side so the wall can be bent. In three of the walls a shape resembling a lidded jar has been cut through with an upper beveled edge. "Made in Japan" is stamped in blue on each pedistal.
A: Tray, H: 1.375", W: 9.125". D: 8.875". It has streaks of yellowy orange sap showing through the wood.
B: Pedistal, H: 5.375", W: 5.375", D: 5.375", It has streaks of yellowy orange sap showing through the wood.
C: Tray, H: 1.25", W: 9.625", D: 9.5",
D: Pedistal, H: 4.75", W: 4.875", D: 4.875".
E: Tray, H: 1.5", W: 10.5", D: 10.5", Black mark on inside of the tray.
F: Pedistal, H: 6", W: 6.25", D: 6.25".
||Tea Kettle and Brazier
||Tea Kama with Lid and circular handles and portable braizer ,Furo, with inner stand used for Chado.
A: Kettle, H: 7", Dia: 9", Made of iron with mottled surface painted brown, flat bottom curves up towards straight sides which curve into a slanted shoulder area and a rim which stands up straight. The reinforceing band is riveted around lower part of the kettle and a decorative band runs around the shoulder with two raised lines and pattern of bumps simulating rivets. On either side are two moulded fasteners resembling animal heads with hole in center. Two metal rings go through the holes as handles. The kettle is rusty inside.
B: Kettle lid, Dia: 4.5", round metal lid is raised in middle with flairing rim and a ledge on inside which fits in to the kettle. through the center a ball shaped handle has been riveted made up of petal shaped pieces of metal resembling chrysanthemum,. A flower shaped plate sits on top of the lid where handle is fastened. On the top the metal has been treated to create a mottled coppery finish. Black on the inside
C & D: handles, Dia: 3.125", Iron has been hammered into rings and the two ends of the ring overlap with a space between them. The rings are threaded through the holes in the fasteners on the side of the kettle.
E: Brazier, H: 8.75", Dia: 13.25", made of iron with a mottled texture finish on outside, bowl shaped with a U cut out of the front. three round legs are moulded out of the bottom. The rim is turned in at the top. Remains of charcoal ash inside.
F: Brazier stand, H: 4", Dia: 8.875", horseshoe shaped stand has three triangular legs ending in triangular wavy shaped feet which point inwards and upwards. The stand sits inside the brazier to hold the kettle above the coals.
G: Eda-zumi charcoal sticks, 10 pieces, black and gray with white coating in the shape of twigs; added to larger charcoal logs and ash in the brazier
||Folding Fan, sensu,
Bamboo slats painted silk scene, showing a grey, red and yellow boast in the harbour, white and grey mountains in the background, row of thached roof houses intermingled with trees towards the right. Traditionally dressed people in the street in front of pink cherry trees, black kanji on the left with gourd shaped red seal. Outer slats are carved ivory held together by silk cord running through metal grommets. Silk has been riped on the left hand side.
||Book with instructions on Practice of Tea, Temai.
Hard cover with burgandy cloth cover written in Japanese, opens on the left, gold printed cover, red dust cover has title in black kanji on yellow background, number 6 at the top. Black and white and color photos showing the steps for making and serving tea. Also describes the tea house and garden. Has a blue silk ribbon marker attached to top of spine.
||A book with Chado Tea Ceremony instructions, Temai.
Hard cover has brown cloth woven cover imprinted with green kanji, paper dust cover is green with black stripes, has photo of tea bowl on front and title in white kanji. Written in Japanese, black and white and color photographs.
Made of stone wear with orangy brown glaze on the outside walls and upper rim, rectangular shape with flat rim and notched corners. Four moulded legs on the bottom set in each corner, hole in the bottom is plugged with plastic stopper. Stamped in black on the bottom, "Made in Japan".
||Two Bonsai Pots
Oval shaped pottery glazed on all surfaces except the bottom, rim is slightly flaired. Four cresent shaped moulded feet along the lower edges of the bottom. The two holes in the bottom are covered with plasctic mesh which is fastened through the holes with aliminum wire. The glaze has broken off in some spots on the inside bottom. Printed on bottom of pot, "Time & Tide".
A: Jade green color.
B: Royal Blue color.
||Two Bonsai Pots of different sizes
Rectangular shaped dark brown pottery with slanting sides, flat rim, notched corners, moulded feet on the bottom at the four corners. Eac has two drainage holes in the bottom.
A: Small pot, H: 1.75", W: 5", D: 3.625", on the bottom is an inscribed Japanese character inside a square.
B: Larger Pot, H: 1.75", W: 5.75", D: 4.375", Rectangular piece of metal mesch covering the holes.
||Three Bonsai Pots
Oval pottery pots with straight sides that angle outwards at the top. Green glaze on the outer walls, half way down the inner walls and around the rim. Two holes and four cresent shaped feet on the bottoms.
A; H: 2", W: 8.75", D: 5.25".
B: H: 2.5", W: 10". D: 6.5".
C: H: 3", W: 11.5", D: 8"
||Two Bonsai Pots
Hexagonal shape straight side angles out, flat rim extending towards the side. Yellow glaze on the sides and the rim. three legs moulded onto the bottom, created from three semi circles. Two legs are along the straight line of two sides, and the third one is V shaped and sits at the corner of two sides. There is a hole in the middle.
A: H: 2.25", Dia: 7". Glaze is faded on the top rim.
B: H: 3", Dia: 8". Glaze is faded on the rim and sides.
||Two Bonsai Pot in Chinese Style
A & B: Hexagonally shaped pot with a flat rim extending from the sides, three bulging legs which are part of three of the sides, sides are narrower at the bottom. Greenish - blue glaze on side, rim and upper inside walls. Blue and white glazed motif of curving tree trunk, branches and plum blossoms extending around all sides and over the rim. The hole in the bottom is covered with plastic mesh.
B: H: 4.5", Dia: 5.875", Same as A: except no mesh in drainage hole.
Rectangular shaped with cloud like indentations in the corners straight sides, angles slightly outward at the top. Indented band around outside bottom. Curved V shaped feet moulded at the corners, two holes in the bottom. Red clay with blue glaze on outer walls and rim.
||White Porcelain Tea Set including Tea Pot with lid, four cups with handles and saucers, eight handless cups in two sizes.
A: Tea Pot, H: 10.125", Dia: 6", Globe shaped with spout on one side, and two flanges with holes on either side of the top through which bamboo handle is fastened by two wire rings and fine decorative bamboo strands. A depressed ledge on the top holds the lid. A white glaze is missing on one side of the interior of the pot. On the bottom "Uno" is written in black felt pen.
B: Tea pot lid, H; 2", Dia: 3.25", convex top with small steam hole and ball shaped knob in center. Circular flange underneath the rim is recessed to fit into the top of the tea pot. Beneath the rim is unglazed.
C - F: Four western style tea cups, H: 2.5", Dia: 3.75", Cups are round shaped with narrow bottom and wide rim. Small curved handle on one side . C & D have gold printing on bottom, "Summer Snow, Japan, Fine China", with three triangles in the middle.
G - J: Four western style saucers to go with the four cups with handles. Dia: 5.75", Round shape with depression in middle top and ring shaped foot on bottom. G & H have gold printing on bottom, "Summer Snow, Japan, Fine China", with three triangles in the middle.
K - N: Four handless cups H: 3.25", Dia: 2.5", Straight sides slightly wider at the rim, rounded near bottom, ring shaped pedistal on bottom.
O - R: Smaller handless cups.H: 2.75", Dia: 2.375", Straight sided cups wider at the rim, tapering to the bottom, ring shaped pedistal around bottom edge.
||Kako Baka, Incense Burner
A: Square Kiri wood box made in two levels. Top level has front and back walls of shoji screen style with wood lattice and rice paper. The bottom of the box has moulding which supports a drawer which slides out the front. Wood divider between the top and bottom of the box. The box has been stained brown except for the divider. A bamboo handle bent at the top two corners is fastened to each side of the box with copper rivets.
B: Drawer, 4.5"square, made of kiri wood stained dark brown in the front. On the front an aluminum handle is attached by two prongs on the inside and covered with paper. On the inside of the front of the drawer are two characters which are repeated on inside front of the box.
C: Detachable incense burner holder frame, 4.5" square, with large hole in middle, made of stained kiri wood and beveled around the top edges.
D: Incense burner, H: 1.625", Dia: 4", made of white ceramic with green glaze, round with straight sides, with a flanged rim and three depressions in the top resembling an ash tray.
Condition: The front mouldings have been glued in place, 7/24/97, with neutral ph white adhesive. Rice paper is badly torn.
||Bean Pot with lid
||Baked Bean Pot with lid
A: Ceramic pot with brown glaze rounded in the middle, two curved handles on either side at the top of the pot. Sides are narrower at the bottom and have vertical grooves running all around the bottom of the pot. Ring shaped flange on inside neck of the jar, top rim and bottom are unglazed. The name "Uno" written in black felt pen on the bottom.
B: Lid, used to cover the pot made of black lacquered wood, round depressed in the center, has thin black loop shaped handle in center top. Not originally a pot cover.
||Bangasa Paper Parasol
Heavy hand made paper is stencil dyed with a red cherry blossom that radiates out from the center, turquoise blue background. There are six smaller white cherry blossom on the top. paper edged with silver foil. The spokes are made of bamboo, and come to a point where they meet in the center. The paper is glued to the bamboo spokes and lines of black lacquer are painted on top of the paper at the spokes, which radiate out from black lacquered knob in the center which is surrounded by purple paper. The edges of the paper are held by white thread which runs through holes near end of the spokes and is held close to the edge of the paper by the silver foil. Interior black painted bamboo spokes are connected to a knob and fastened to the upper spokes by cotton string running through holes in the spokes. Two lines of blue thread hold the lower spokes in the center and a white thread and silver foil keep them in place where they are attached to the knob. A ring of gold foil protects the paper from the spokes. The handle made of bamboo which is lacquered black and has two segments of white plastic cord wrapped around to provide a grip. A bent metal strip holds the umbrella up when it is open. Possibly used for Bon Odori dances.
||Higasa silk Parasol
Fine pink silk top withpainted design of Mt. Fuji in blue, white, black and gold and cherry blossom design with grey painted branches, green painted leaves, white and pink painted blossoms with yellow stamens flowers are enhanced with white, pink, and fuschia colored silk embriodery. the silk is held inplace on top of bamboo spokes with strips of bamboo which have decorative nodes running around the top of the parasol. The spokes are joined to black lacquered knob surrounded by blue paper. Split bamboo inner spokes are held in place to the outer spokes by cotton cord running through holes. The other end of the inner spokes are connected to a serrated knob. Pink thread woven in a pattern through holes in the spokes hold them in place. A wooden center pole is attached to a bamboo handle that has been cut so that roots form the knob at the end. A metal clip on the pole holds parasol up when open. On the outside a purple silk cord is sewn part way down one of the spokes. It has been formed into a loop with a knot at one end and bow and tassels at loose end. When parasol is closed cord is wrapped around it and loop buttons over the knot.
||Bangasa Oiled Paper Parasol
Upper part made from two layers of paper which sandwichs a network of silk threads. Coated to make it water proof turning the paper a yellowish brown. Painted floral design with black trunk and branches, white blossoms with green and silver stamens, white buds, red, pink, and silver leaves. The paper is attached to bamboo spokes by threads formed in to diamond shapes running through holes at the ends of the spokes. the edges of the paper are cut in zig - zag shapesa nd fdolded over. Spokes are attached to a black lacqered and metal knob. A circle of purple paper runs around outside of the knob and here the spokes are lacquered black. Inner bamboo spokes made of split strips are connected to outer spokes by string running through holes, the other end of the inner spokes are tied to a green sereated knob and held in place with pink and white paper. A rough wooden pole forms the handle and ends in a red lacquered knob. A metal fitting holds parasol when it is up. On the handle is a circular black label with red sun and white waves in the center. At the top in white "Mark Asahi", below is white kanji.
||Large Decorative Fan
Folding fan has dark brown stained bamboo spokes held together by metal rivet. Upper portion is covered with silk on the front and paper on the back with the spokes sandwiched between. The silk has a painting of two pine trees with brown trunks and blue and black needles, positioned on either side of two birds with brown heads, white and pink bodies, red wings ending in blue feathers and red feathered crowns, red and yellow beaks, red feet. and white eyes. The bird on the right has long tail feathers. Below them is green and grey rock . Kanji on right hand side and three red seals. The top edge is protected with black paper. On the back is fastened two red silk cord ties. possibly hangers. The back has been repaired with masking tape and straping tape in three places. There are a couple splits.
Black ink sumi on white handmade Japanese paper with hemp leaf design. Two red artist seals on left on positive and one negative. Glass on top of calligraphy. Dark brown stain, mitered wood frame. Cardboard backing to be replaced. Paper with written calligraphy repeated on back. Translated as: Tachi Narabu Yama Koso Nakere Daihachiko wagahi no moto no Fuji no takane-ni", "At eight great lakes, one does not see mountain ranges, but one see's our Japan's Mt. Fuji's Peak."
(play on words)
Black Sumi Ink on White handmade Japanese Paper with Origami Crane and Wave Design. Two red artist seals at bottom left, one negative and one positive. Glass covers calligraphy. Dark brown stain, mitered wood frame, concave center. Screw eyes and wire attached to back of frame. Paper attached to back has hand written calligraphy. Cardboard backing will be replaced. Translation: "Even though this is the place I live and I do not see everything, when I woke up this morning, I saw the flower blooming"
||Rice Bag made of white cotton folding in half and sewn along the bottom and one side. Stamped with printing in red and blue. On the bag in English: "New Crop, US No. 1, Extra Fancy, Cal - Rose - Rice, Blue Rose type, Grown in California, Ebisu Brand, packed for North Coast Importing Co. 100 lbs. Net Weight, Coated with Glucose and talc, wash Before Using.
In kanji: "Product Absolutely Guaranteed; Special Choice; California Product: Blue Rose; Ebisu Rice"
||Futa - Oki Stand on which kettle lid is placed for Chado Tea Ceremony
Debarked piece of tree branch cut straight on top and bottom so it stands, sides are twisted and a crack has formed at the top.
||Basketry vase used for nageire style Ikebana flower arranging
Tall basket woven of bamboo, slightly rounded walls tapering near the top and flaring at the rim. Bamboo is stained dark brown, lower half is open hexagonal weave, wrapped with bamboo strands. Upper half is twill weave, covered with open hexagonal woven layer. Band of twined bamboo around the center. The rim is twisted bundle of bamboo which is attached with wrapped bamboo weaver. Curved piece of branch is attached to both sides of the basket to form a handle. A ring of bamboo on the base forms a shallow pedestal. The basket bottom is broken and the hole is reinforced with fishing line. Made in Japan. May originally have had a waterproof insert.
||Basketry Vase for nageire style Ikebana flower arranging
Made of bamboo stained brown and lacquered. Cylindrical body slightly bulging near the bottom. Open heaxagonal weave, braided rim. Has two sets of two young bamboo branches woven at an angle through the hexagonal weave to create a decorative element on two sides of the basket. Handle made of twisted strands of bamboo and braided so that the handle is attached in four places. Bottom circumference is reinforced by ring of bamboo woven into bottom. Made in Japan. May originally have had a waterproof insert.
||Bamboo wall hanging Vase
Vase is made of a large bamboo stalk that is light yellowish color with mottled brown spots. It has been cut so that the very bottom is closed with a node and has the remains of cut roots on the outside. Another node in the middle which forms the bottom of the cavity where the flowers are placed. Near the top a section of bamboo has been removed about two - thirds of the way around. Above the opening a ring of bamboo has been left intact. Through the solid piece at the back a key hole shape has been cut so that the vase can be hung on a hook from the wall. The inside of the vessel has been lined with green flecked plastic.
The vase is designed so the flower arranger can create the appearence of two tiers. On the back above the hanging hole is written in black felt pen, "Uno". Made in Japan.
Made from a cylindrical shaped section of bamboo stalk. Has a mottled brown surface, created by short black strokes. Near the bottom is a node which has a nubbin of a branch and two pieces of smaller branch extending out to each side. On the inside, at the top, a metal can has been inserted and painted brown creating a water proof cavity. A two and a half inch split branch has been braced inside the cavity to support the flowers. Inside the bottom, beside the node, printred in black felt pen is "Uno".
||Wall hanging Basketry Vase
A: Brown stained and lacquered bamboo in the shape of a gourd. The diagonal stakes are held together with two weavers on the bottom section and three weavers on the top section. the stakes are crossed and woven back into the body at the bottom middle and top.On the back of the basket is a looped handle made of twisted bamboo, below this scratched into the varnish is "3/ 71". The lower half has a hole woven into the upper side which accommodates a metal insert.
B: Metal insert, H: 4.25", Dia: 2", has been painted on the inside and around the top of the outside with rust colored paint. Written on the side in black felt pen is "Uno".
C: Inside the bottom cavity is a lead fishing weight, L: 3.25". Gray metal cresent moon shaped with metal fastener on one end and a chain on the other made of small sillver colored balls. Raised lettering on one side, "Tote" on the other side "6".
Made in Japan.
||Wooden Burl Vase
Tall cylindrical shaped vase made from a hollowed out wood burl. Outside texture of swirls and nobs. A reddish colored wood. A copper insert is 4" H, has been fastened to upper cavity of the vase.
||Basketry model boat used for Ikebana Flower arrangements.
Oval shaped bottom hexagonal weave bamboo with oval shaped bamboo foot. Sides are random weave supported by wider strips of bamboo stiffeners. Twisted bamboo strip rim is attached to a wooden branch forming the prow of the front. A peaked roof covers the front half of the boat. and is made of plain weave bamboo tied to a bamboo ridge pole with thin stripes of bamboo. A piece of strapping tape is holding thin stips where they have broken underneath. A semi - circular shape cover at the back is made of bamboo, plain weave, at the stern a Y - shaped branch is tied with bamboo strands at the upper back. On the bottom printed in green, "Japan". A lacquered piece of tape is attached to the bottom and written in blue ink, "To Marjorie Uno From Mrs. Violet Johnson, January 27, 1956."
||Bamboo Basket with attached plastic container and driftwood used for Ikebana Flower Arrangment.
A: Shallow basket with fluted rim, plain diagonal open weave. Sides, which are fluted at the top and round neat the base. The diagonal weave is compressed where it meets the base which is woven of wider bamboo strips in a hexagonal weave. the base is reinforced on the bottom with two crossed pieces of thick bamboo, and a ring shaped foot is attached to the bottom at the edge of the base with wrapped bamboo. Wrapped bamboo handle forms a curve Y - shape and is attached in three places to the top of the sides. Made in Asia for the western market. A yellow plastic cup, 4.25" D, is glued to inside bottom of basket. Remnants of green floral paste in the bottom. On the bottom of the basket written in blue and black felt pen is "Uno".
B: Piece of drift wood, 5.5" L, in a curved triangular shape. Sits inside one of the fluted walls of the basket.
||Basketry Vase with a metal container and kenzan needle holder attached.
Bamboo basket, plain weave, thin bamboo weavers and wire stakes, in the shape of a dish on a pedestal which widens at the bottom. An open weave decorative band runs around the sides near the top. Bamboo strips are wrapped around the stakes and form diamond shapes with a weaver in the center. The wrapped rim is a darker brown in color. A shallow metal pan with brown enamel paint 7" Dia., is attached inside the basket with green floral paste. A large needle holder painted brown is attached inside the metal dish with green floral paste. In black felt pen written on the bottom is "Uno".
||Green ceramic model boat with kenzan used for Ikebana Flower Arranging, Driftwood base.
A: H: 3.5", L; 17.25", W: 8", Heavy ceramic boat shape with two branch shape cross pieces inside the prow and stren. Green and Turquoise glaze on inside dripping down on outside, clear on inside bottom. Stoneware bottom and sides are painted dark brown. Impressed seal on left back side appears to be Japanese Characters inside a circle. Wave shaped depressions on either side. On the bottom written in blue felt pen, "Uno". A piece of strapping tape with donor's name has been removed. On inside bottom a green needle holder holder is attached with green florist paste.
B: Driftwood Base, H: 6", L: 17.75", W: 10", Gray and brown drift wood with some bark, has two branches which are connected at both ends forming oval shaped ring, Ceramic boat is placed on the top to create beach scene floral arrangement.
Dark brown bronze color, narrower at bottom, rounded shoulders, short neck, flared rim; two swimming carp etched into the front of the vase and overlapping, hint of wave design; carver's name is engraved at right of carp "Shuho" (top of the mountain). Possibly lacquered or treaated with black iron oxide. Scratched into the bottom is the donor's name "Uno". Needle point kenzan to inside bottom.
Pear shaped with lower rounded sides, slight flared rim with fine engraved lines, painted on outside with olive green, paint is scratched and flaking, bas relief of pagoda with 3 black roofs, silver wall and railing, gold columns, tall antennae style top, sitting on two black hills with a roof to the right and misty clouds on front side. Scratched in and painted black donor's name "Uno".
Short round, wide shoulders, narrows at bottom, treated to appear green to look like copper patina, peeling at rim. On front is bas relief of a celestrial being, woman wearing a pendant, scarf around arm, and skirt in a floating posture, naked above waist, relief of water and vines surround the vase. Needle point kenzan attached to inside bottom. Outside bottom has maker's artistic seal within a rectangular frame.
||2 Piece metal vase, H: 11.25", offering style vessel
A: Base, H: 9.75", W: 8.25", made in metal which was later sprayed with speckled gold paint, cast metal and joined on two sides, mended at the seam, round opening at top, cylinder shape spreads out with 3 phoenixes facing out to create legs with joined feet, black paint smudge at bottom of phoenix, inside has orange label with gold lettering "Japan"
B: Top, Diam: 11.125", H: 4.125", vase with a central cup and large flat round plate like rim curving upward, also sprayed gold
||Set of 2 ceramic vases, white speckled glaze on purpley brown background
A: Shallow style (moribana) vase with round tray like top with slightly flaring sides on a pedestal which is wider at the bottom, top part of outside rim has engraved horizontal lines and vertical lines below. Inside bottom of pedestal is brown and shows donor's name "Uno" in black, name of work "Kozan" (shining mountain) and the number 103 is imprinted into the bottom unglazed edge. Needle pointed kenzan is attached to inside bottom.
B: Tall style vase has rounded top sides with flared pedestal having 5 engraved horizontal lines, pockmarked, needle pointed kenzan is stuck to inside bottom with green florist paste
||Metal Boat Shaped Vase for Ikebana flower arranging
Large cast metal boat with 4 metal legs in the shape of waves, phoenix shaped prow, sloped flat back, side rims bulge and have a border, shiny dark brown patina on outside, lacquered appearance, rough, green oxidization on inside. On bottom engraved kanji "Ryuko (shining dragon) Ohana (for flower arrangment)" and donor's name "Uno" scratched in.
||Ceramic Vase used for Ikebana flower arranging
Tall (nageire) style vase with narrow bottom walls, bulging at shoulder, small top opening, shining mustard color thin glaze over greeny glaze, brown glaze shows at rim, bottom edge is unglazed and "Japan" is stamped, donor's name "Uno" written in black ink on bottom.
||Two round tray vessels used for Ikebana flower arranging
Sushi containers in two sizes, made of wood, shallow round tray shape, 2 copper rings hold wood pieces together, natural wood showing on sides, apple green paint on inside, black lacquered bottom with rectangular label taped to bottom "Made in Japan", 3 recessed carved flower blossom shape painted with red lacquer creates 3 "legs"
||Artillery shell casing and insert used for ikebana flower arranging
A: Cylindrical metal (alloy incl. copper) tube with top rim curved out 1/4", bottom is soldered to tube and extends out around the bottom edge, ringed depression in center, it has inscription "DE C, 16M, L19L, AS Co, 75"
B: Aluminum tube shaped insert, H: 9.125", Diam. 2.625", painted black at outside top and inside
||Cast iron shallow vase for ikebana flower arranging
Round, tray shape with rounded sides, flat bottom, sand cast iron with rough surface created by sand, inside is painted black to prevent rust. Bottom has 3 linear legs and knob in middle, "Made in Japan" cast in, strapping tape with donor's name removed from bottom. Two spots show manufacturer's mark in 3 smooth spots on bottom.
||Ceramic pedestal used for ikebana flower arrangement.
Green speckled pedestal with a flat round top with a raised rim, pedestal is wide at bottom, green florist paste stuck in center recess where a kenzan needle pointed holder would be placed, on the bottom "Haeger, U.S.A." stamped in blue, and donor's name "Uno" in black felt pen.
||Ceramic pedestal used for ikebana flower arranging
Gold painted molded ceramic pedestal, curved covex ring around center, base flared out, flared rim, recessed top with raised rim, fleur-de-lis raised design on base.
||Large black ceramic vase
Rounded shoulders with curlicue design representing flowers in a basket, narrower at bottom, short neck, slightly flared, black glaze, brown speckled black interior.
||Two Large Black Flower Holders for Ikebana Flower Arrangements
A; Flower Holder, H: 2.5", Dia. 7", Appears to be concrete in metal form, round flat shape with one large hole in center and six smaller holes surrounding it. Painted glossy black. On one side there are two rivets which hold the metal band on the outside in place.
B: H: 1.625", Dia: 3.75", Smaller than A, also made of concrete in metal form has two medium size and three smaller holes near center.
Flower holders are placed in shallow vases and flower stems and branches held upright in holes.
||Wooden Chinese Decorative Stand
Dark Brown Wood top is round with hole in middle and a raised rim. Below the top a cut work curved flange extends outward and four backward S shaped legs are attached to the flange. On the inward curve of the legs a wooden ring holds them in place. Underneath the top is stamped "Hong Kong 9500" "P Uno" printed in red fingernail polish. The stand used for displaying a vase.
||Set of 3 rectangular Wood Platforms for Ikebana Flower Display
Wood platforms are carved with sloping ends which curve under to create two linear legs .875" high. Wood is reddish colored mahogany and featrures a decorative grain, varnished finish. Underneath "Made in Hati" has been pressed into the wood. "Uno" is written in black felt pen. Residue from two paper stickers.
A: W: 11", D: 5.375"
B: W: 8", D: 4.375", on the bottom is a paper sticker with blue printing "Genuine Handcarved Haitian Mahogany, Guaranteed Alcohol proof" Below the sticker is black vinyl tape with name "Uno" punched in white.
C: W: 12.875", D: 6", on the bottom is a paper sticker with blue printing "Genuine Handcarved Haitian Mahogany, Guaranteed Alcohol proof", donor's name "Uno" is written in black.
||Black Wooden Platform for Ikebana Flower Display
Rectangular wood piece has been inserted into two wooden dowels at each end which form linear legs across. The wood is lacquered black and scratched in places. On the bottom is oval silver sticker with blue printing " Harry Wright, Giftware of California." "Uno" in black felt pen over the top of the sticker. Also "Uno" Punched into green vinyal tape. "# 5" Stamped in white on the bottom.
||Wood Platform with Tatami Center for Ikebana Flower Display
Rectangular Wood Top has wood frame runing around bottom and cross bar underneath to stiffen the top. Woven straw mat applied to the top and held in place with mitered black lacquered frame. Lacquer is chipped in places. Beige flannel strips are applied to four corners of the bottom frame. Scratched into the wood underneath is name "Norma Susan". A round stamped label says "Made in Japan" Number "190" in pencil.
||Set of Three wooden Display Tables Used For Ikebana Flower Arranging
Made of wood with black lacquer The square flat tops sit on recessed piece of wood which sits above the leg section which is beveled at the top. the four legs are rabbetted into the upper frame and have four cross bars to hold legs in place.
A: H: 12", W: 6", D: 6", Underneath the top the name "Uno" is scratched into the wood and written in black felt pen on white tape.
B: H: 20", W: 6", D: 6" , "P Uno" written on white tape underneath the top.
C: H: 29.75", W: 6", D: 6", has Diamond shaped piece of wood attached to lower cross bars, Underneath this piece the name "Uno" Scratched into the wood.
||Set of six lead cylindrcal Vases for Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Lead Cylinders in different heights have a lead disk soldiered near the top to create a cavity for flowers. All 4.375" Diameter.
A; H: 7", D: of Cavity 3". Flattened slightly on one side.
B: H: 15", D: of Cavity 4".
C: H: 19", D: of Cavity 4".
D: H: 23", D: of Cavity 4".
E: H: 27", D: of Cavity 4".
F: H: 12". D: of Cavity 4".
||Decorative Green Jar with Lid and Stand
A: Jar, with rounded shoulders narrowing near the bottom, straight neck, made of jade green lacquer possibly applied to wood.
Glued to moulded brass base which has a round top open work legs featuring scroll designs. Cast into the bottom "161 F".
B: Round Lid with straight sides covered with jade green lacquer.
||Clay tile sign for the Senke - Senshin School of Ikebana Flower Arranging
Rectangular red clay tile has engraved emblem of school which is a kiri leaves wit three flower stalks surrounded by a circle. Beneath the emblem the name of the school engraved in kanji. the emblem and the characters are painted black. Near the top of the rectangle a hole has been formed for hanging. The front of the tile is smooth and the back has vertical striations. A taped label has been removed from the back - "Sweetie Martin, Senke Seishin School, 3/25/85"
||Large Sign for the Senkei - Seishin School of Ikebana Flower Arranging
Wood Frame 1.5" wide, Has a reddish - brown stain and a knot hole in the center bottom, and it has a wood backing and a dark brown cork insert on the face. On top of the cork are glued letters made of cream colored unknown synthetic substance. The letters spell out "Senkei Seishin School" the dot for the eye is paper.
Storage Location: Stands on loft floor between storage shelves for herbs and art bin.
Black sumi ink calligraphy composed of five large characters with verical lines of smaller characters to the left and the artist's two seals at bottom left one positive and one negative. Written on white hand mad eJapanese paper with impressions of origami cranes and wave pattern. Rectangular wood frame with dark brown stain has a concave center. Glass covers the Calligraphy. Screw eyes and picture wire on the back. Cardboard backing to be replaced. Paper taped to the back have written the calligraphy in ink pen. Translation taped to the back says: "(2) A Season, Time, An occasion, (1)Business, errand, service, and then (3) to love, be attached to a person, mankind, human being." Calligraphy translates as "Moderate your business so that you have time to love people". Smaller calligraphy gives the date 1971 and the artist's artistic name "Duck Pavillion"
Black sumi ink calligraphy composed of four large characters with verical lines of smaller characters to the left and the artist's two red seals at bottom left one positive and one negative. Written on white hand made Japanese paper with impressions of origami cranes and wave pattern. Rectangular wood frame with dark brown stain has a concave center. Glass covers the Calligraphy. Screw eyes and picture wire on the back. Cardboard backing to be replaced. Translation: " Beautiful Mind/Heart act as One" (first character translates in Chinese as ten thousand) meaning cooperation. Translation of smaller calligraphy on left "1971, person who stays at the (kamo do) duck pavillion (artist's name)"
||Fukasa Basami envelope with cloth and paper napkins.
A. Silk envelope, rectangular shape, with flap and one inner divider. Dark brown satin exterior and dark brown watered-silk interior. Flap stiffened with cardboard and pockets stiffened with interfacing. Front flap is embroidered with three white, black and red cranes with yellow eyes in flight. In the background are straight lines of gold metallic thread couched to the silk representing water.
B. Fukasa (napkin), 11" x 10 5/8". Rep silk rectangle folded in half and hand-sewn on three edges. Purple background with resist dyed shapes resembling clouds. Around the edge of the deep purple are two cloud shapes in mauve and lavendar surrounding a white corner with gold and silver printed design (hake) with chrysanthemums and karakusa scroll-like designs. In one corner the silk has been abraded.
C. Fukasa (napkin), 10.75" x 11". Rep silk rectangle folded in half and hand-swen on three edges. Green background with resist dyed design dividing one side with a diagonal line, creating one white corner. The pattern on the white background consists of five bamboo poles with gold painted (hake) accents at the nodes. Beside these poles are three bamboo leaf clusters and a bamboo branch with leaves in green.
D. Kaishi (white paper napkins) folded in half and stored inpaper wrapper, 5 3/4" x 5 5/8". The front of the paper wrapper is printed with a red and white background design of geometrical hemp leaves. In three places roundels are printed with gold border and center with red accents. Black Kanji on the front, "registered for tea ceremony, kaishi, made by Okumura Kikumitsu". On the back is an advertisement, "Thank you for buying this. Every time you need Kaishi, make sure you buy Itorya kaishi".
Fukasa are used by the host and guests to ritually wipe the tea bowl. Kaishi are used by the guests to receive and eat sweets.
||Green ceramic globe-shaped vase, with very smooth mottled green and brown surface resembling polished metal. Engraved into the bottom is "Town House Pottery, B.S.L.". Vase contains a needle flower holder kenzan which is stuck to the bottom interior.
||Round vase narrowing at the bottom, ceramic with bumpy exterior surface in brown, green, and yellow. The interior has a blue-green glaze with ochre colored streaks. On the bottom engraved into the clay is "Priscilla Uno".
||Tall square-shaped vase tapering towards the bottom. Ceramic with a brown-textured exterior surface resembling burlap. Interior glazed with bright yellow. On the bottom is a notched foot. In raised lettering is, "Shawnee U.S.A." and in depressed digits is, "868". In black felt-tip pen in "Uno".
||Shallow (moribana) rectangular ceramic vase on metallic base.
A. Green and white mottled glaze on brown clay exterior with dark green glazed interior and rim. Vase narrows near the bottom and has a recessed rectangular extension on the bottom which fits into the metal base. On the interior bottom a three piece needle flower holder kenzan has been stuck off center.
B. Metal rectangular pedestal with x-shaped open work sides soldered to four leg posts which are protected on the bottom by black rubber knobs.
||Two shallow moribana ceramic vases.
A. White glazed rectangular vase, straight sides slightly narrowing at the bottom The bottom has long grooves and a seal which includes the word "white" is stamped in the corner; it is worn and the other words are indistinguishable. Written in black felt pen at either end of the bottom is the donor's name, "Uno".
B. Handmade gray and blue glazed rectangular moribana vase with straight sides and a slightly wavy center. The bottom has long broad grooves and an oval shaped stamp which reads, "pine, beauty". Written in dark red flet pen at either end is the donor's name, "Uno". At the bottom of the interior two needle pointed flower holder kenzan are stuck off center with green floral paste. One of them is rusted.
||Shallow moribana ceramic vase with cream colored glaze. The side walls have a lip and curve down at each end where they join scroll shaped ends which curve toward the interior of the vase. The reddish colored clay in sexposed on the botoom which has four L-shaped feet in the corners. There is a worn square stamp in the center, the seal is not legible. Written in blue felt pen is the donor's name, "Uno".
||Set of three basketry vase in the shape of gourds on driftwood bases with inserts.
Ai. Basketry vase made of random weave bamboo, shaped like a gourd with the lower portion horizontal and the upper part vertical. Hollow with a hole in the center of the lower "gourd". Driftwood base made of four seperate pieces is nailed together and tied to the basket with bamboo strips. Basket and base are stained dark brown. On the bottom of the wood base the donor's name "Uno" is punched in white letters into a black tape. H: 15.5"; L; 16.5"; D: 8.5".
Aii. Steel alloy can insert is filled with rocks acting as a weight and has a smaller can attached to the insert. Painted tan on the exterior and and interior small can. Painted around inner rim. Some rust spots on the bottom. H: 4.75"; C: 4".
Aiii. Container kenzan; needle point flower holder inside heavy metal container with flared sides, painted black. On the bottom the donor's name, "Uno", is scratched into the metal. H: 1.5"; C: 3.75".
Bi. Medium sized basketry vase made of random weave bamboo, shaped like a gourd with the lower portion horizontal and the upper part vertical. Hollow with a hole in the center of the lower "gourd". Driftwood base made of eleven seperate pieces is nailed together and tied to the basket with bamboo strips. Basket and base are stained dark brown. On the bottom of the wood base the donor's name "Uno" is punched in white letters into a black tape. H: 11.25"; L: 12"; D: 5.5".
Bii. Galvanized metal insert, cone-shaped with a flat bottom and flared lip. Upper half painted black and middle band painted a rust color. Small needle pointed flower holder kenzan stuck to inside. H: 3.5"; Di: 2.25".
Ci. Bi. Small sized basketry vase made of random weave bamboo, shaped like a gourd with the lower portion horizontal and the upper part vertical. Hollow with a hole in the center of the lower "gourd". Driftwood base made of thirteen seperate pieces is nailed together and tied to the basket with bamboo strips. Basket and base are stained dark brown. On the bottom of the wood base the donor's name "Uno" is punched in white letters into a black tape. There appears to be some water damage on upper part of basket. H: 9.5"; L: 10.5"; D: 5".
Cii. Galvanized metal insert, cone-shaped with a flat bottom and flared lip. Glossy dark brown paint on exterior and interior has been partly scraped. Small needle pointed, plastic based, flower holder kenzan stuck to inside. H: 2.75"; Di: 1.75".
||Model water bucket made of rough wooden slats bound with twisted read in two places. Two vertical supports extend upward and are connected with a cross bar which extends through holes in the uprights. Round wooden recessed bottom is cracked. Copper lining on interior sides and bottom. On the bottom printed in black felt pen is the donor's name, "Uno".
||A. Wall mounted vase made of three sizes of bamboo rods tied with vine and vinyl cord in two places to form a fan shape. Eight rods come together at the bottom, attached with vine, and a cup-shaped semicircle of bamboo rods, tied in two places with vine and vinyl cord, sits near the bottom of the fan. A small cross piece of bamboo rod is at the bottom of the cup. A vinyl cord covered wire loop is attached to the upper back for hanging purposes. On this bottom crosspiece, written in black ink is the donor's name, "Uno".
B. Small yellow plastic cup with plastic based kenzan (needle point flower holder) fastened to the inside bottom. On the bottom, in black felt pen, is written the donor's name, "Uno". H: 3.125"; Di: 2.125".
||Drift wood flower holder with metal insert
A: Long piece of drift wood with medium brown stain has a hole drilled in the center to accommodate the metal insert.
B: Metal can, H: 2.25", Diam: 3.5", painted green on the outside, brown on the inside holds water for flowers.
||Miniature basketry fishing creel used for Ikebana. The main body of the basket is woven from reeds with double stakes and single weavers in a plain weave except in the front where a lozenge shape pattern is formed with three weavers. The back is straight and supported by a bamboo frame; on each side a hole is woven in to accommodate a strap for carrying. The front of the basket is lower than the back. The rim is braided. The lid is the same weave as the main body and is supported on a bamboo frame with a bamboo wrapped handle tied to the top of the lid with bamboo strips. The lid is attached to the back with bamboo strips. The fastener in the shape of a bamboo rod slider is attached to the top of the lid and moves forward to connect with a reed loop on the front of the basket. On the bottom is stamped in blue "Made in Hongkong".
||Mango tree root used as an accessory for flower arrangement. Root has main shoot with a secondary shoot to one side. Hollow with a net like structure with larger holes punctuating the entirety.
||Flower Supports (Hanabasami)
||Six flower supports made with twigs.
A. Reed twig split in half lengthwise and held together on one end with a wide metal ring. In the middle a narrower metal ring holds the ring into a Y-shape. L: 3".
B. Hollow reed twig with both ends cut an an angle. L: 4.75".
C. Wood twig with has been split in half lengthwise halfway down the twig. Bark is greenish colored. L: 4.5".
D. Two pieces of wood twig with bark joined into a Y-shape with two pieces of copper wire. L: 2.25".
E. Reed twig split lengthwise into two equal halves, bent to form a Y-shape, held together with a metal band in middle and copper wire at one end. L: 2.25"
F. Reed twig split lengthwise, held together at one end with metal band and nut. A machine screw with a serrated head screws into the nut to make the length adjustable. L: 2.25".
||Base for flower arrangement made from a wood burl. Wood slice resembles a rough heart shape. The edges show the swirled pattern of a burl. Near one side an irregular pierces the top. Stained reddish brown and varnished on the top and sides. Bottom is tained dark brown and shows the circular cuts of the saw. On the bottom written in black felt pen is the donor's name, "Uno".
||Base for flower arrangement made from a cross section of a small tree. Oval shaped with dark brown bark around perimeter extending over one upper end. Fine grain, medium brown color, with dard brown center and dark brown saw marks. Upper side stained and varnished. Underside unstained. On the bottom written in black felt pen is the donor's name, "Uno".
||Wood block used as base for flower arrangement, in the shape of a square with rounded corners. Light brown reddish wood is very soft and has been sanded and stained dark brown so that the hard grain stands out.
||Cross cut section of wood used as base for flower arrangement. Shape is similar to a lozenge with notches at either side of the middle. One side is stained dark brown and the other is stained reddish brown and is coated with varnish. Near one end of what appears to be the upper side of the dai is an irregular shaped knot hole and at the other end are two notches in the surface. On this same side the initials of the donor "P.A.U." are written in blue ink on adhesive tape.
||Set of three wood planks used as offset bases in flower arrangement. The thre planks are of the same size and stianed dark brown on the tops and sides. On the bottoms in black felt pen is written the name of the donor, "Uno" and the name is also scratched into the wood. (A) has a reddish brown unfinished bottom with traces of white paint and a groove running along one edge. (B) has a yellowish unfinished bottom with a dark brown flaw near one end. (C) has has a black steak unfinished bottom with gouges and a knot near one end.