One of the world leaders in the field of Japanese antiques for over 30 years, Flying Cranes has established a record for providing Meiji Period artwork around the world to discriminating collectors, museum curators and serious novices who cherish the time-honored traditions of Japan's Golden Age.

Both museum people and seasoned and neophyte collectors receive a warm welcome from the firm's knowledgeable and helpful staff. Spacious, comfortable galleries provide an ideal setting for viewing, handling and adding unique examples of Japanese treasures to their growing collections.


Rare examples of metalwork, cloisonné, ceramics, silver and carvings in wood and ivory are present for the having. The firm is also known for its extensive selection of Japanese weaponry dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries, including blades by noted swordsmiths, fully-mounted swords, fittings, helmets and other military items.

You are invited to visit this site often to make your purchases and when you are in New York City, to make Flying Cranes Antiques one of your first stops. You will be graciously welcomed.

All items are sold as represented and are guaranteed to be as described. If there is any reason to dispute the age or authenticity of the item after it has been received, we will provide a five day money-back guaranty (less shipping charges). After five days, all sales are considered final.

Notification is required before an item can be returned. When an item is returned with our advance approval, the buyer is responsible for packing, shipping costs and full insurance. Refunds will be made to the buyer upon our receipt of the item in the same condition as at the time of purchase.

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