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Japanese Silver Box with Dragon Among Waves
A Pair of Bronze and Multi-Metal Vases with Birds mid Trees
A Pair of Bronze and Multi-Metal Vases with Birds mid Trees
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A breathtaking pair of copper-patinated bottle-form bronze and multi-metal vases. Inlaid and overlaid with birds of all kinds celebrating the arrival of spring, the flared, golden necks of the vases are worked with a T-fret design framing foliate cartouches with matching floral themes. Raised gold plaque and signature of Koku on both bases. This pair of stunning bronze vases is in excellent condition. Heights: 12” Meiji Period, Japan
Silver Box with Bronze and Multi-Metal Plaque of Kwannon atop a Dragon
Silver Box with Bronze and Multi-Metal Plaque of Kwannon atop a Dragon
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A brilliantly-modeled silver covered box of rectangular form detailed with gold, silver and shibuichi. Its bronze lid is intricately modeled with a strong image of Kwannon, the goddess of mercy, koto in hand, emerging from the clouds upon the back of a writhing dragon. Her magical music , emanating from the strings of the beloved instrument, is legendary for taming the beast. Interiors are lined with lacquered-finished wood. This uniquely configured box is in very good condition with only expect... Click for details
Shakudo and Gilt Tsuba Modeled as Stalks of Bamboo
Shakudo and Gilt Tsuba Modeled as Stalks of Bamboo
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An oval-shaped shakudo tsuba modeled as vertical stalks of bamboo. Each stalk, situated one against the other, forms the tsuba ground with five clusters of bamboo leaves, gilt and textured, strategically placed on its surface. Signature incised on front side by Busho Masatoshi. This fine shakudo and gilt tsuba is in excellent condition. Height: 3”, width: 2.75” Edo Period, Japan
Japanese Bronze Articulated Crab
Japanese Bronze Articulated Crab
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An articulated bronze sculpture of a crab, its incised work and modeling naturalistically rendered. These unbelievable moveable sculptures, in great demand during Meiji times are still heralded today as marvels in Japanese ingenuity. This bronze crab, an excellent version of the genre, is in very good condition with all moving parts intact. Width: 7.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Small Japanese Bronze Vase with Mother-of-Pearl Kiku
Small Japanese Bronze Vase with Mother-of-Pearl Kiku
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A copper-patinated bronze vase of modified mei-ping form. An abstracted image of a shakudo kaga-inlaid stream is embellished with chrysanthemum buds in applied abalone shell. This multi-media piece is a striking example of Japanese innovation during its Golden Age—Meiji Period (1868-1912). Very good condition with minimal wear. Incised signature on side of “Shokensai Yoshiiku Saku” and enameled plaque of “Seiju to”. Height: 3.5” Meiji Period, Japan
An Iron and Multi-Metal Box with Raiden, Oni and Villagers
An Iron and Multi-Metal Box with Raiden, Oni and Villagers
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A covered iron box designed with gilt-damascened borders, its lid and sides with Hiroshige-like scenes of villagers fleeing from the rain. On its cover, an amusing scene of the god of thunder, Raiden, reigns atop a massive cloud formation, while a startled oni, bearing a straw hat for refuge, attempts to escape from the thunder and rain. Incised signature of Koryu on base. Interiors are gold washed. This exquisite multi-metal box is in excellent condition with only minor surface wear to the iron... Click for details
Bronze and Parcel-Gilt Okimono of a Dancing Boy
Bronze and Parcel-Gilt Okimono of a Dancing Boy
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An enchanting bronze and parcel gilt okimono of a dancing boy in festival garb joyfully waving a banner over his head. His heavy gold necklaces, kabuto and robes, richly adorned with gilt family crests in high relief, convey the sculptor’s fascination with holiday spirit and pageantry. This delightful sculpture is attributed to the renowned metallurgist Miyao Eisuke. Excellent condition with neither damage nor repairs. Height: 9.5” Meiji Period, Japan
A Pair of Abumi Inlaid with Silver Kiku and Peony
A Pair of Abumi Inlaid with Silver Kiku and Peony
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A handsome pair of iron abumi, the exteriors extensively inlaid with silver kiku and peony, the interiors, red lacquered. These 18th century abumi are in overall good condition with minor wear commensurate with age and use. Signature in silver inlay, Mitsuharu. Height: 9.5”, length
Multi-Metal Censer with Cockerels and Kiku Finial
Multi-Metal Censer with Cockerels and Kiku Finial
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A yellow-bronze incense burner on three splayed feet, its silver-lined lid surmounted by a brilliantly-sculpted silver kiku. The cover of this splendid censer is decorated with reticulated and kaga-inlaid butterflies in dazzling metals. On the body, two lively cockerels, kaga-inlaid with gold, silver, shakudo and enamel, confront each other. Hattori incised seal can be found on the base. This bronze censer with its impressive imagery is in very good condition. Height: 6.5”, width: 5” Meiji Pe... Click for details
Japanese Silver Punch Bowl with a Profusion of Flowers
Japanese Silver Punch Bowl with a Profusion of Flowers
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A spectacular lobed, double-walled silver punch bowl on a high, free form self pedestal. Profusions of spring and autumnal flowers modeled in relief cover the bowl in its entirety, creating a rhapsodic ode to nature’s beauty. Gold signature plaque, Mitsuaki, on base. This stunning silver punch bowl will be the focal point in any room, and it is in excellent condition. Height: 7.75”, diameter: 12” Meiji Period, Japan
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