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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
Bronze Vase with Wolverine Contemplating His Reflection
Bronze Vase with Wolverine Contemplating His Reflection
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A striking bronze vase of tapered form with a lone wolverine perched on an outcrop contemplating his reflection in the water below. The scene is executed in high relief with chiseled and incised details for added naturalism. This bronze vase with a poetic scene is in very good condition with minimal surface wear due to age and use. Sansui incised signature on base. Height: 18” Meiji Period, Japan
Tobacco Pipe with Peonies and Shishi
Tobacco Pipe with Peonies and Shishi
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Here is an elegant silver and bamboo smoking pipe decorated in high relief with lush peonies and a playful shishi. The pipe is in excellent condition with no cracks or restoration. Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Silver Box with Dragon Among Waves
Japanese Silver Box with Dragon Among Waves
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A stunning, over-sized pure silver box with sculpted cover and sides. On its cover, in high relief, a coiled three-footed Japanese sea dragon surges among swelling waves, the classic imagery continuing on all four sides. This spectacular box is lined with finely lacquered wood and a wooden base. With its elegance and superior craftsmanship, this box is a prime example of Yokohama silver. Jungin, “pure silver” mark on base. This impressive piece is in very good condition with minor wear, commensu... Click for details
A Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Heron
A Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Heron
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A large bronze baluster vase with archaic-shaped legs and handles. Executed in gold, silver, shibuichi and copper, its central visual is defined by kaga-inlaid lappets at neck and feet. Upon the body, a regal egret, kaga-inlaid in silver rests upon a snow laden branch sculpt in shakudo and surrounded by sprays of silvery, snowy reeds. Brilliantly positioned on the reverse, a lone egret soars in mid-air. Kyoto Kuroda and Komi signatures on base. This elegant bronze and multi-metal vase is in exce... Click for details
A Rare Suiteki with Tsuba for its Lid
A Rare Suiteki with Tsuba for its Lid
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A rare, unusually-modelled sentoku suiteki, similar to a box, a marvelously wrought mokko-formed tsuba its lid. Formed as a suiteki (water dropper for calligraphy), delicate sprays of leafy vines in low relief cover its nanako ground. This rare metalwork piece is in very good condition with only minor wear to the base, commensurate with age and use. Length: 3.5” Meiji Period, Japan
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