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Satsuma Okimono of Kannon Bosatsu astride an Elephant
Japanese Silver Okimono of Two Quail with Millet
Japanese Silver Okimono of Two Quail with Millet
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This fine looking okimono of a pair of silvered bronze quail foraging among leafy, bronze sprigs of millet represents a subject beloved both to the Chinese and to the Japanese. According to Merrily Baird in her informative book, "Symbols of Japan", quail became a popular theme in Sung dynasty painting and continued its popularity in decorative representations during Japan's Edo period. This excellent sculpture, of course, dates from the Meiji period. It portrays the birds in an autumnal setting ... Click for details
Japanese Multi-Metal Kogo with Bird Atop a Plum Tree
Japanese Multi-Metal Kogo with Bird Atop a Plum Tree
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An exquisite patinated bronze kogo of circular form worked in high relief with gold, copper and silver, the interiors of polished silver. A small shibuichi and gilt bird with upturned head perches on the leafy bough of a plum tree, lush peonies nearby. Flower petals in gilt and bronze are sprinkled along the sides. This idyllic nature scene is finely sculpted with incised details. This fine bronze and multi-metal box is in excellent condition. Diameter: 5”, height: 2.75” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Silver Smoking Set with Iris Motif
Japanese Silver Smoking Set with Iris Motif
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Here is a brilliant silver smoking set on four foliate feet. Executed in relief with iris and leaves on a partly hammered ground, the set is modeled and incised naturalistically. The motif and style of this set places it during the time of the Art Nouveau movement, so popular in Europe during the turn-of-the 19th century. This interesting and beautifully made smoking set includes a lighter, two receptacles with wicks and a covered tray for cigarettes. Marked on the base, "Samurai Shokai" and "Yo... Click for details
Japanese Silver Censer with Cockerel Family
Japanese Silver Censer with Cockerel Family
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A charming silver incense burner of archaic design with handles and dome-like lid. Reminiscent of Chinese ritual- bronze vessels in form, its cockerel finial anticipates the scene depicted further on the censer's lightly- hammered body. There, cockerel, hens and chicks forage delicately for food, the familial imagery heightened through the use of silver and gold executed in high relief. This lovely visual expresses the closeness to nature so often exhibited in Japanese art. The censer is in very... 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
Japanese Multi-Metal and Wood Plaque
Japanese Multi-Metal and Wood Plaque
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A mysterious nocturnal scene of an owl alighting on the boughs of a leafy tree with a gilt moon shining in the background is the subject of this boldly carved wooden plaque. Embellished with textured bronze, shakudo, gilt and colored hardstone, it is ready to hang on any wall for a dramatic and captivating effect. This antique work of art is in excellent condition with no restoration. Width: 16”, length: 21.5” Meiji Period, Japan
A Japanese Silver and Multi-Metal Box with Geese
A Japanese Silver and Multi-Metal Box with Geese
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This is a brilliant silver, shakudo and gilt rectangular box on four free-form feet. On its shakudo lid two geese stand among gilt bamboo while a third preens itself closeby. Worked in silver and gilt on a rich shakudo ground, the scene is executed in takazogan (high relief) with fine incised details. This superbly made silver box exhibits the artist's signature on the cover, which reads: "Toshihisa." The box is in excellent condition with no dents or loss. Length: 5.5" Meiji Period, Japan
A Japanese Silvered Bronze Hawk on Wood Stand
A Japanese Silvered Bronze Hawk on Wood Stand
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A model of an alert silver hawk perched on a gnarled burlwood stand, its feathers and wings chiseled in relief with precision. With tomobako. Excellent condition. Height: 12.75” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Silver and Enamel Bottle-Form Vase
Japanese Silver and Enamel Bottle-Form Vase
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An exquisite silver and enamel bottle-shaped vase with intricate silver and enamel brocading in relief along the neck and foot. Kiku, iris and wild flowers are richly enameled in full bloom on its textured ground. This vase is in excellent condition with no dents or damage. Silver signature cartouche of the artist Nemoto can be found on the base. Height: 7.5" Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Multi-Metal Charger with Kingfisher, Wildflowers and Insects
Japanese Multi-Metal Charger with Kingfisher, Wildflowers and Insects
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A powerfully- conceived Japanese bronze charger of impressive proportions, its surface embellished with textured gold, silver, shakudo and copper accents in high relief. The visual is a favorite of the Japanese—nature in complete realism. A kingfisher huddles atop a gnarled tree base surrounded by wild flowers and grasses, a small sparrow swooping down from the left. The extensive chiseled work denoting nibbled leaves and old tree bark enhances the naturalism of the scene. This lovely bronze cha... Click for details
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