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Makuzu Kozan Three-Legged Bowl with Songbirds
Iron and Multi-Metal Box with Stag and Waterfall
Iron and Multi-Metal Box with Stag and Waterfall
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A Myochin-style iron box of rectangular form, a young stag contemplating maple leaves cascading over a dramatic waterfall, all with gilt detailing and in high relief. Bold modeling and chisel work heighten the drama of this poetic scene. The anonymous artist embellished the dark iron metal with precious gilt and silver. This covered box is in very good condition with slight surface wear on cover and gold leaf interior, commensurate with age and use. Interior lined with embroidered silk pad. Le... Click for details
Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Coastal Scene
Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Coastal Scene
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An ovoid-shaped, bronze vase embellished with precious metals and alloys in kaga inlay and takazogan. In the foreground, a single sailboat approaches the coast, gnarled pine trees nearby in shakudo, copper and gold. Iconic Mt. Fuji rises above the lake scene, mountain ridge and distant sailing vessels below, in silver and shakudo. Silver signature plaque on base reads Jomi Eisuke, a celebrated Meiji-metallurgist recognized for his works in bronze, copper and mixed-metals. This superb mixed-metal... Click for details
A Tall Bronze Vase with Sea Bream
A Tall Bronze Vase with Sea Bream
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A tall bronze vase of tapered form overlaid with gold, silver, bronze and shakudo on a polished copper-patinated surface. A dramatic sea bream chiseled in high relief with naturalistic detailing swims with intent toward a school of innocent small fish. This extraordinary bronze vase is in excellent condition with neither damage nor restoration. Height: 13”, width: 7” Meiji Period, Japan
A Bronze and Multi-Metal Plate with Urashamo Taro
A Bronze and Multi-Metal Plate with Urashamo Taro
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An elegant, bronze three-footed plate modeled in high relief with parcel gilt, silver, shakudo and copper. A boldly carved image of a seated Urashamo Taro with his future wife - an exquisite silver-modeled minegame - is beautifully framed by a copper and gilt border inlaid with delicate sprays of peony flowers and butterflies. This rare and marvelous plate with beloved, mythological theme comes from the hand of the renowned metalwork artist Miya-o Eisuke of Yokohama. Noted for his parcel-gilt fi... Click for details
Elegant Bronze Vase with Waterfall
Elegant Bronze Vase with Waterfall
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A slim, tapered bronze vase with silver mounts and beautifully chiseled waterfalls cascading down rugged mountainsides. Rock crags at the base of the vase add drama to its poetic vision of nature’s wonders. Motoki gold signature plaque on base. This elegant patinated-bronze vase is in very good condition, only slight surface wear commensurate with age and use. Height: 12”, width: 4” Meiji Period, Japan
Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Mt. Fuji and Cranes
Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Mt. Fuji and Cranes
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A powerful bronze vase of baluster form designed in high relief with myriads of sculptural silver cranes in flight, a majestic moriage image of snow-capped Mt. Fuji in the background. Detailing in gold, silver, shakudo and enamel. Hattori seal on base. This elegant and poetic vase is in very good condition with no problems. Height, 15.75". Meiji Period.
Japanese Silver and Enamel Tea Service
Japanese Silver and Enamel Tea Service
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An exquisite pure silver and enamel tea set comprised of teapot, sugar bowl, creamer and tongs, the spout and handles sculpt as bamboo. Pastel-hued cloisonné enamel sakura are scattered in random upon the mirror-like silver grounds of each piece, the cloisonné finials, formed as naturalistic, moveable butterflies. Set is married to a finely chiseled silver tray with canted corners and border sculpt in high relief with chrysanthemums and peonies, the two handles overlaid with irises, all on a par... Click for details
Okimono of a Pair of Geese by Maruki
Okimono of a Pair of Geese by Maruki
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A marvelous pair of geese, in gleaming, patinated bronze sculpted naturalistically, their feathers ruffled and eyes inlaid with shakudo on gold. A beautiful and distinctive patina coupled with precise chiseled work are characteristics of the fine workmanship of Maruki, the renowned Meiji Period metallurgist studio. The Maruki signature plaque can be found on the nether side of one goose, an incised mark on the other. This pair of bronze geese is in excellent condition. (Gander) Height: 6.5”, len... Click for details
Silver and Shibayama Koro with Hawk Finial
Silver and Shibayama Koro with Hawk Finial
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A spectacular Shibayama koro with six panels encrusted with silver, gold lacquer and cloisonné enamel on a pedestal base with elephant mounts and hawk finial. The panels are worked with elaborate ikebana arrangements, a cockatoo on a fruiting bough and a hawk on sakura branches. Colored cloisonné filigree surrounds the domed cover, shoulders, sides and foliated-pedestal base, the interiors lined with silver. This masterly work of art is in excellent condition. Gold signature plaque Yoshimitsu on... Click for details
Japanese Silver Smoking Pipe
Japanese Silver Smoking Pipe
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A Japanese silver smoking pipe sculpted as a bamboo stalk, a small leafy branch at its mid-section, the ends carved and etched in great detail with overlapping peonies. This elegant silver pipe is in excellent condition without damage or repairs. Length: 6.75” 19th Century, Japan
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