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Japanese Bamoob Ikebana Basket with Rootwood Handle
Japanese Bronze and Parcel-Gilt Okimono of Musicians
Japanese Bronze and Parcel-Gilt Okimono of Musicians
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A charming figural group of seven bronze and parcel-gilt musicians mounted upon a tiered, burl wood stand. Each of the seven figures is individually modeled. So animated is the sculptural quality of this okimono, that musical strains appear to be heard from each member of this youth orchestra. Gilt signature plaque of master metallurgist Miyao Eisuke can be found on the flutist. This unique okimono is in excellent condition with no loss or damage. Height: 8”, length: 9” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Multi-Metal Box with Owl in Tree
Japanese Multi-Metal Box with Owl in Tree
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A copper-patinated bronze and multi-metal covered box of rectangular form on four, small foliate feet. On its lid, an owl in high relief is perched on a fruit-bearing tree overlooking a shallow lotus pond. A silver-inlaid crescent moon, darkened by chiseled clouds, heightens the mystery inherent in this nocturnal scene. The brilliancy of the imagery is conveyed through the use of chiseled and incised metals - silver, gold, shakudo and copper. This marvelous box is in excellent condition with no ... Click for details
Japanese Bronze Vase with Tortoise
Japanese Bronze Vase with Tortoise
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A fine bronze bottle vase with silver lip. On its surface, a meticulously detailed scene of a parent tortoise, eyes gilt-inlaid and young upon its carapace, crosses the river—a true act of parenthood. The scene is chiseled in high relief on a mottled, copper-splashed ground, water ripples in low relief. Excellent condition with no problems and no restoration. Height: 11” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Multi-Metal Vase with Sea Creatures, Flowers and Vegetables
Japanese Multi-Metal Vase with Sea Creatures, Flowers and Vegetables
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A fascinating shakudo oval flask vase carved on one panel with myriads of sea creatures in high relief. On the reverse, intricately sculpted flowers and vegetables in gold, silver, shakudo and copper define the characteristics of each. The naturalistic details and fine workmanship evident on this small jewel of a vase are characteristics of the household name in Meiji Period metalwork—Hattori, its signature seal on the base. This exquisite multi-metal vase is in excellent condition. Height: 5.... Click for details
Japanese Bronze Okimono of a Boar
Japanese Bronze Okimono of a Boar
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A lively bronze boar modeled with naturalistic precision, its fur, ears, snout, positioning of the legs and opened mouth describing the incomparable motility of the piece. The glance from its gold-ringed, silver and shakudo eyes intensifies its realism. Engraved signature plaque on nether side reads Gyoko. This magnificent sculpture of a boar is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. Length: 13.5”, height: 5.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Iron and Gilt Miniature Cabinet with Images of Kyoto
Japanese Iron and Gilt Miniature Cabinet with Images of Kyoto
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An unusual iron and gilt-inlaid cabinet on self-stand. Most often these splendid kodansu are emblazoned with images of Kyoto on their surfaces. This rare chest’s two side-by-side doors frame a large silver and gold-inlaid image of a bijin and attendant within a fenced-in garden. Scenes from nature, mythology and Mt. Fuji adorn the remainder with a golden door latch opening to reveal five small drawers within. This exquisite Komai-style cabinet is in excellent condition with only slight wear to t... Click for details
Japanese Bronze Okimono of a Turtle Family
Japanese Bronze Okimono of a Turtle Family
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A delightful solid bronze okimono of a parent tortoise with two youngsters clambering on her back. The life-like realism achieved by the artist’s fine chiseling and texturing make this piece special. In addition, the tortoises have double-inlaid shakudo and gilt eyes. Incised signature on nether side of metallurgist Shobi Eisuke; includes tomobako. This superior bronze piece is in excellent condition. Height: 3.25”, length: 8.5”, width: 6.3” Meiji Period, Japan
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
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