Categories: Lacquer (27)
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Gold and Black Lacquer Natsume
Gold and Black Lacquer Natsume
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An exquisite gold and black lacquer natsume with two long-armed gibbons nestled among cascading branches of a mature tree, its interiors in black lacquer with sprinkled gold. The saru, or monkey, a beloved creature often found in Japanese legend and folklore frequently is rendered by the Japanese artist engaged in humanistic and humorous pursuits. This fine lacquered natsume is in excellent condition and Includes double wooden storage boxes. Height: 2.25”, width: 3.25” Showa Period, Japan
A Gold-Lacquer Miniature Scholar's Set
A Gold-Lacquer Miniature Scholar's Set
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A gold-lacquer miniature scholar’s set consisting of a writing box (suzurabako), document box (ryoshibako) and writing table (bundai). The set is designed with temples, pine and blossoming sakura among hillsides with meandering streams; the writing table, decorated with silver fittings and similar imagery; the writing box complete, with a set of writing implements and water dropper (suiteki). This collector’s set is in excellent condition with no problems – a marvel in miniature. Dimensions for... Click for details
Gold-Lacquer Smoking Set formed as a carriage
Gold-Lacquer Smoking Set formed as a carriage
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A rare, gold-lacquer smoking set formed as a Heian-style carriage with twined handle and flowing tassels executed in Japanese silver. Decorated in several tones of gold in high and low relief, it has wheels on both sides, a single drawer with silver floral pull, and two silver containers with removable covers engraved, “Jungin” (pure silver). The carriage holds a silver brazier with opening for a pipe and a slender silver receptacle for ashes. This unique piece is in excellent condition with ... Click for details
Silver & Shibayama Plate with Elephant and Youngsters
Silver & Shibayama Plate with Elephant and Youngsters
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A silver, ivory and cloisonné enamel plate, its focus a beautifully-executed Shibayama central panel. There, under leafy boughs, a naïve ivory and mother-of-pearl elephant enjoys the attentions of a group of youngsters. Cloisonné enamel flowers are positioned on each lobe of its reticulated, silver border. (A white elephant in Buddhism is considered sacred and symbolic of strength and wisdom. In Japanese art, the animal is rendered as exotic and richly bejeweled, as seen on this plate.) Mother... Click for details
A Maki-e Lacquer Letter Box
A Maki-e Lacquer Letter Box
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A silver-mounted maki-e lacquer letter box, its exquisite autumnal imagery of swaying pampas grass highlighting the scattered Chinese bellflowers and wild carnations in gold and red lacquer rising below. The interiors sparkle with fine, gold flakes and drifting clouds. This exquisite letter box is in excellent condition . Length: 9”, width: 7.25”, height: 1.25” Taisho Period, Japan
Gold Lacquered Tobacco Box
Gold Lacquered Tobacco Box
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A lovely and unusual gold-lacquered tobacco box on four feet with silver lining and two drawers. This lovely container is designed completely in gold lacquer with swaying grasses, kiku and reeds on a rich brown ground. Includes wire for cigarettes and wooden tomobako, which is signed Fuku zo. This piece is in excellent condition with no loss, damage or restoration. Height: 4.75”, width: 4.75” Meiji Period, Japan
Gold and Silver Lacquer Covered Box with Inner Tray
Gold and Silver Lacquer Covered Box with Inner Tray
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A delicate gold and silver lacquer covered box with inner tray and aogai inlay forming two overlapping, conjoined boxes. Overall imagery consists of pine, rockwork and running streams cascading through mountains. Its idyllic, fairy- book setting detailed in sprinkled gold, high relief and nashiji is a feast for the eyes. This stunning gold-lacquered box is in excellent condition with only minor wear on the edges consistent with age and use. Gilt signature and red-lacquered seal of the famous la... Click for details
Red-Lacquered Zushi
Red-Lacquered Zushi
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A covered, round wood zushi executed with multi -colored lacquers on a rich red-lacquered ground, its lid with lotus petals in silver and gold hiramaki-e. The interior reveals Amida Buddha seated on a lotus throne carved in high relief with colored lacquers, the inside cover with lotus flowers and leaves swirling beside a meandering stream. This unusual traveling shrine is in very good condition and includes its original floral- printed silk pouch. Diameter: 2.5"... Click for details
Gold Lacquered Box with Iris
Gold Lacquered Box with Iris
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A gold-lacquered, covered box of rectangular form rendered in gold and silver lacquers. On the cover’s exterior, with superb definition, a delicate image of tall irises is positioned asymmetrically on the smooth kinji ground. As characteristic of Japanese art, the visual continues on the side of the box. The interiors are executed in rich nashiji lacquer. This exquisite gold-lacquered box is in excellent condition with no loss, damage or restoration; includes storage wood box. Length: 5.25”... Click for details
Gold Lacquered Bi-Form Tebako (Cosmetic Box)
Gold Lacquered Bi-Form Tebako (Cosmetic Box)
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An overlapping bi-form tebako (cosmetic box) designed in hiramaki-e and togadashi. Autumnal imagery with mountains, streams, maple, pine and luxurious foliage adorns the exterior and sides, dense nashiji the interior and underside. Silver mounts and tomobako. Provenance: Signed on tomobako lid: "Gift by Empress at Hayama Goyotei (summer house), Taisho 6, March 3, 1918." This gold maki-e tebako is in good condition. Height: 2.75", length: 6.5" Meiji/Taisho Period, Japan
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