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Ivory Netsuke of a Karako with Drum and Mask
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Makuzu Kozan Three-Legged Bowl with Songbirds
Bronze Okimono of a Striding Cat
Bronze Okimono of a Striding Cat
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A naturalistically sculpted bronze okimono of a striding cat with an elegant ruffled collar accented with gold. The artist carefully chiseled the animal’s heavy fur coat and inquisitive eyes, the latter inlaid with silver and shakudo. Seiya’s signature cartouche impressed on nether side.(Seiya was a famous metallurgist of the Meiji Period, beloved for his careful study of animals and their natural depiction, including subtle nuances as seen in this okimono.) ... Click for details
Japanese Silver Coffee Pot with Kiku in High Relief
Japanese Silver Coffee Pot with Kiku in High Relief
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An unusual, aesthetically exciting silver coffee pot carved overall with a profusion of kiku, a few placed strategically upon the handle and lid. In contrast to the highly-textured surface of its body and domed lid, the pure arcs of the handle and spout call attention to the spontaneity of design. (It is probable that this splendid pot was part of a silver service exported abroad during the period.) Overall, exhibits very good condition with minor wear, commensurate with age and use. Height: 1... Click for details
A Shibuichi Censer with Rats and Radish
A Shibuichi Censer with Rats and Radish
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A shibuichi, three-legged, silver-lined censer of compressed globular form. On its rounded lid, a perfectly-modeled okimono of a beloved rat forms the finial. In high relief, a large, leafy radish detailed with gilt embraces the body while a companion rat, also in relief, scrounges for food. The artist’s choice of alloys, gilt and silver for this censer imbue the piece with subtle, intriguing beauty. This marvelous multi-metal incense burner is in excellent condition. Munehiro’s incised signatur... Click for details
Bronze and Parcel-Gilt Okimono of Tokiwa Gozen and Sons
Bronze and Parcel-Gilt Okimono of Tokiwa Gozen and Sons
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A marvelous bronze and multi-metal sculpture depicting the noted beauty, Tokiwa Gozen, with her three sons, escaping from Taira Kiyomori’s soldiers . The beauty, in a dramatic pose, clutches her wind-swept garments and her partly-concealed infant- in -arms as she turns to gaze tenderly at her sons, one to become the legendary samurai warrior, Yoshitsune. Lavish gilt details on the kimono and the vivid expressions on each figure are the trademarks of the noted Meiji period metallurgist and scul... Click for details
Japanese Silver Bowl with Lotus
Japanese Silver Bowl with Lotus
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An elegant, Art-Nouveau inspired Japanese silver bowl of double-walled construction with foliate rim and pedestal base. Lotus flowers and leaves in high relief adorn the exterior with partly hammered and incised details on a mirror-like ground. Bowl marked on the base, “Arthur & Bond, Yokohama Sterling”. This large silver bowl is in excellent condition. (The excitement and surge of interest in Japanese art from western collectors and connoisseurs well over 100 years ago propelled studios, such a... Click for details
Japanese Silver Bowl with Koi
Japanese Silver Bowl with Koi
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A striking double-walled Japanese silver pedestal bowl with flaring, scalloped rim. Its globular body is sculpted in the highest relief with multitudes of koi swimming over each other as they brave the turbulence of swirling waters. “Jungin” (pure silver) mark can be found on base. (East Asian cultures associate the carp (koi) with prosperity and achievement, often portrayed swimming against the current. This breath-taking, tour-de-force silver bowl is in excellent condition with no problems. H... Click for details
Japanese Silver Tray with Dragons
Japanese Silver Tray with Dragons
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A large rectangular Japanese silver serving tray, its center finely stippled, boasts boldly sculptured silver dragons writhing in and out of frothy waters. The bodies, rising above the surface, dramatically form the handles, each scale carefully delineated, the heads enhanced by textured horns. The “Arthur & Bond Yokohama, Sterling” signature is on reverse side. Tray is in very good condition with hardly discernable soldering and a few minute dents on reverse side, commensurate with age and use... Click for details
Bronze and Parcel-Gilt Koro as an Acrobat
Bronze and Parcel-Gilt Koro as an Acrobat
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A charming parcel-gilt and bronze koro formed as an acrobat, a salt-blower mask upon the drum he carries upon his back. The daring acrobat is situated on a characteristic gold-lacquered stand with the Miya-o signature plaque on his leg. Miya-o was known primarily for bronze and parcel-gilt okimono and was the undisputed master of this genre (using multiple alloys - gold, silver, and copper - when designing his sculptures.) His works are in major collections around the world and are highly sough... Click for details
Hirata School Iron and Cloisonné- Enamel Tripodic Koro
Hirata School Iron and Cloisonné- Enamel Tripodic Koro
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An exquisite Hirata School iron and cloisonné- enamel tripodic koro, silver liner and gold and silver peony bud knob on cover. Decorated with blue-feathered birds perched on flowering sakura branches, its foliate collar is wired in gold and colors with stylistic scrolling. Signature Kogyokusai Kazuhisa koku and kao on body. This rare iron and enamel koro is in excellent condition with no problems. Height: 6.75” Late Edo/Meiji Period, Japan
A Silver, Shibayama, and Lacquer Kodansu
A Silver, Shibayama, and Lacquer Kodansu
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A shibayama, silver and gold lacquer kodansu opens to reveal a series of drawers lacquered with a subtle moon hovering over grasses, blooms and fluttering birds. On the exterior, finely encrusted shibayama panels are framed by a network of complex silverwork. (Shibayama, a technique developed by the 18th/19th Century Shibayama School of family artists, inlays sculpted pieces of mother-of-pearl, tortoise shell, coral, horn and other semi-precious stones on surfaces such as ivory, wood or lacquer... Click for details
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