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Bronze Articulated Crab
Bronze Articulated Crab
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A bronze fully articulated crab with a rich, dark patina. Its body exhibits meticulous detailing - resembling an actual crab's hard and textured surface. The carapace and facial features of the creature are sculpted naturalistically. Overall, very good condition with no repairs. Length: 8.5" Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Multi-Metal Vase with Foliage and Cicada
Japanese Multi-Metal Vase with Foliage and Cicada
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A spectacular bronze and multi-metal vase of ovoid form segmented by golden bands. Partially concealed by large, gold-speckled leaves, maturing foliage and newly-ripened golden berries, a realistically-rendered silver cicada signals autumn’s arrival. This vase is in excellent condition. Incised signature, Yoshiyuki koku. Gold seal, Kokubi-do. Height, 11.5"; width, 10". Meiji Period.
A Komai-Style Cigarette Case with Match Safe
A Komai-Style Cigarette Case with Match Safe
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An elegant set of matching cigarette case and match safe housed in a velvet and silk -cushioned carrying case. Executed Komai-style, both pieces are finely inlaid with gold and silver sprays of wild flowers, grasses and vines on a matte iron ground. On the cigarette case, a charming gold-wired butterfly hovers above. Gilt signature on reverse sides, Miyuki saku. This exquisite set is in excellent condition. Meiji Period, Japan
A Silver and Shibuichi Okimono of a Turtle Family
A Silver and Shibuichi Okimono of a Turtle Family
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A shibuichi and silver okimono of a terrapin family clambering upon the surface of a wood stand formed as a rocky slope. Expertly chiseled in the gleaming metals, this unusual rendering of parents and youngsters provides a visual foil against the richness of the modeled wood. Ryuki signature on underside of the larger turtle. This charming okimono is in excellent condition with neither damage nor restoration. Length: 10" Meiji Period, Japan
Eight-Piece Yokohama Silver Dresser Set
Eight-Piece Yokohama Silver Dresser Set
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A remarkable eight piece Yokohama silver dresser set consisting of two covered boxes, two brushes for the bride, two for the groom, a beveled and handled mirror and crystal jar with silver cover. An original key accompanies this rare set. The luxuriously-modeled silver with moriage iris on the pieces is monogrammed in elegant script and the boxes lined in blue velvet. Samurai Shokai Yokohama on bases and “Jungin” pure silver marks along the sides. Some minor signs of wear along the edges commens... Click for details
Bronze and Multi-Metal Plaque of Hotei
Bronze and Multi-Metal Plaque of Hotei
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This is a fabulous wood-framed copper plaque depicting Hotei, one of the most popular of the Seven Lucky Gods of Fortune. (Associated with happiness and love of children, Hotei is often portrayed in Japanese art with a jovial expression, large belly and sack of "Precious Things.") The scene on this plaque is executed in copper, silver and gilt, its deep carving creating rich shadows simulating a sculptural figure in the round. This plaque is excellent condition with no scratches, dents, restorat... Click for details
Bronze and Parcel-Gilt Figures of Villagers
Bronze and Parcel-Gilt Figures of Villagers
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Two fine bronze and parcel gilt figures, each on a carved wooden stand with gold-lacquered scrollwork. The figures are clad in traditional Japanese attire, the man slightly crouched over his broom with a smile on his face. His companion carries a heavy water bucket, her body leaning to the side under its weight. This pair is the unique work of Miyao Eisuke, his gilt signature plaques visible on the back of each figure. Both figures are in excellent condition. Heights: 7.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Pair of Bronze, Multi-Metal and Cloisonne Enamel Vases
Pair of Bronze, Multi-Metal and Cloisonne Enamel Vases
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A fine pair of bronze, multi-metal and cloisonné enamel baluster vases. Brightly-enameled butterflies hover over stylized silver streams floating with gold chrysanthemums and colored enamel leaves. The simple yet elegant imagery continues on reverse sides. The pair of bronze vases is in excellent condition. Heights: 8.75” Meiji Period, Japan
Wood Okimono of a Kylin
Wood Okimono of a Kylin
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An expressive study of a young kylin with a wooly fleece, its body boldly carved, his new horn barely visible. (The kylin is a fantastic beast, highly regarded in East Asian cultures with auspicious connotations.) This charming okimono is in excellent condition. Height: 8.75”, length: 7” 18th Century, Edo Period, Japan
Japanese Silver Box with Iris
Japanese Silver Box with Iris
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A round, two-piece, pure-silver kogo sculpted with iris and foliage rising from shallow, stylized waters on a brilliant, stippled ground. Engraved with Arthur & Bond Yokohama mark on base and with “S” initial on inside of lid. Interiors are double-walled. This fine and lovely silver kogo makes the perfect gift or accent piece, and is in excellent condition. Diameter: 4” Meiji Period, Japan
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