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Silver Tea Bowl with a Profusion of Flowers
Silver Tea Bowl with a Profusion of Flowers
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A small, yet graceful pure silver tea bowl carved asymmetrically with flowers and foliage in extra-high relief on a partly stippled ground. Its foliated edge leads to a double-walled interior. Signed with pure silver (Jungin) mark and Watanabe signature on base. This fine pure silver bowl is in very good condition with only minor surface wear along the base. Height: 2.5”, diameter: 4.25” Meiji Period, Japan
A Pair of Iron Abumi Inlaid with Silver Butterflies
A Pair of Iron Abumi Inlaid with Silver Butterflies
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Here is a wonderful pair of silver-inlaid iron abumi (stirrups) with red lacquered interiors. The abumi are kaga inlaid with butterflies and peony buds. Silver inlaid characters read in translation: "Made by Masahige from Kaga Province, Kanazawa Town." The abumi are in good condition for their age, exhibiting normal wear. Height (both): 9", length: 12" 18th Century (Edo Period), Japan
Silver Okimono of A Cockerel and Hen
Silver Okimono of A Cockerel and Hen
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A pair of pure silver sculpted okimono of a cockerel and his mate, the hen, naturalistically rendered with gold accents. Emphasis is made on the dramatic tail feathers of the cockerel, as he courts the female. Texturing, cold-chiseled and incised details add to the lively display. Signature plaque of Toshiyuki can be found on the cockerel’s nether side. The pair is in excellent condition with no damage. Height: 10.75” (cockerel), 6” (hen) Meiji Period, Japan
Mottled Bronze Vase with Spiny Lobster
Mottled Bronze Vase with Spiny Lobster
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A mottled bronze vase of globular form with an impactful moriage rendering of a lone lobster with inlaid shakudo eyes upon its surface. The sea creature is naturalistically detailed and spans the width of the exterior. On the interior of the vase, a removable otoshi serves as a vessel for flower arrangement. Double signatures: Tesshin koku on the side; Yoshimasa on the base. This patinated-bronze vase is in excellent condition. Diameter: 9”, height: 6.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Sparrow and Sakura
Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Sparrow and Sakura
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A bronze vase of baluster form, inlaid and overlaid with multi-metals and colored enamels on a copper-patinated surface. A brilliantly chiseled sparrow, its body silver and gold dives in mid-air through blossoming sakura branches. The spontaneity of the carving and richness of the multi-colored metals heighten the drama on this piece. The vase is in very good condition. Height: 14.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Silver Okimono of an Ainu Hunter with Rabbit
Silver Okimono of an Ainu Hunter with Rabbit
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A heart-warming silver sculpture of a standing Ainu hunter with traditional clothes and hair treatment feeding a carrot to his “prey”, the hare cradled in his arms. This noble and unusual subject is rendered all the more vividly by the sculptor’s naturalistic modeling and positioning of the two figures. The hunter stands secured to an original black-lacquered stand. Sekiro and Haremasa incised signatures stamped seals on foot. This impressive silver sculpture is in excellent condition with no pr... Click for details
Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Dragon
Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Dragon
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An impressive and marvelously chiseled bronze and multi-metal vase depicting a powerful dragon cavorting among clouds, executed in relief with shakudo, copper and gilt. The vase is startling in imagery, size and form. Silver-inlaid seal, Sougo Shimada. This dramatic bronze with the iconic Japanese dragon is in excellent condition. Height: 13.5”, width: 15” Meiji Period, Japan
Shakudo Box with Cockerel and Hen
Shakudo Box with Cockerel and Hen
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A shakudo, silver-lined covered box in octagonal form. On its lid, a marvelously modeled cockerel stands fast at the base of a heavily carved tree while his family forages for food nearby. The use of gold, shibuichi and red enamel, chiseled in minute detail and in high relief creates visual drama against its glossy shakudo ground. Includes wooden owner’s box. This stunning multi-metal box is in excellent condition. Height: 3.5”, width: 3.5”, depth: 1.25” Meiji Period, Japan
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
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