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Hammered Silver Okimono of Hotei
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
Japanese Bronze Usabata Flower Vase
Japanese Bronze Usabata Flower Vase
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This is an elegant bronze usubata flower vase with characteristic Edo Period form and red-splashed patination. Its wide, flaring rim, widely favored by ikebana masters of the period, provides a perfect foil for flower arrangement, its undecorated surface offers no competition with the ikebana master's art. The base of this fine flower vase is incised with the name of the bronze metallurgist of the time, Nagasaki-born Murata Seimin (1761-1837). This bronze vase is in excellent condition with only... Click for details
Japanese Hammered Silver Okimono of Hotei
Japanese Hammered Silver Okimono of Hotei
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A hammered silver okimono of the legendary Hotei, one of the Seven Lucky Gods, resting on his sack of “precious things”. He holds an uchiwa in hand, his robes eddying about his ample body. Distinctive features of this god of mirth are his joyful demeanor and friendly grin. Signed Masayoshi on the base, includes tomobako. This finely hammered silver okimono is in excellent condition. Height: 8.25”, length: 15” Meiji Period, Japan
Bronze and Multi-Metal Okimono of Daruma
Bronze and Multi-Metal Okimono of Daruma
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A vibrant bronze and multi-metal figure of Daruma with gold detailing. The founder of Zen Buddhism, fully awake after his long meditation, stands erect upon a rocky plinth, his robes swirling around him. His wide-open gilt and shakudo eyes, realistically sculpt body and facial features work well with the stylized movements of his garments, lending an air of mystery to this imposing figure. Daruma is a special deity in Japan. From Buddhist temple bronze sculptures to whimsical toys—Daruma is ever... Click for details
Silver Kogo with Dragon-Mid-Clouds
Silver Kogo with Dragon-Mid-Clouds
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A brilliantly-conceived silver kogo, its reticulated lid with an animated dragon writhing in high relief among convoluted clouds. The powerful imagery is enhanced through the use of gilt detailing and the appearance of the dragon’s milieu, tumultuous waves rising from its base. The excellent chiseling and design signals this piece as the work of a master silversmith. This outstanding kogo is in excellent condition. Diameter: 3.25” Meiji Period, Japan
A Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Geese-Mid-Flight Over a Field
A Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Geese-Mid-Flight Over a Field
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A fine bronze and multi-metal vase of ovoid form with silver, shakudo and gold sculpted geese mid-flight over a moonlit grassy field. Gizan signature and seal on reverse side of vase. This elegant vase is in excellent condition. Height: 12.5” Taisho Period, Japan
Shallow Bronze and Multi-Metal Plate with Turtle and Reeds
Shallow Bronze and Multi-Metal Plate with Turtle and Reeds
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A square-shaped shallow bronze plate with canted corners and gold, shakudo and gilt details. Sprays of reeds and a lone turtle decorate the silver center and stippled border. Length: 8”, width: 8” This piece is in excellent condition. Meiji Period, Japan
A Pair of Bronze and Multi-Metal Vases with Birds mid Trees
A Pair of Bronze and Multi-Metal Vases with Birds mid Trees
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A breathtaking pair of copper-patinated bottle-form bronze and multi-metal vases. Inlaid and overlaid with birds of all kinds celebrating the arrival of spring, the flared, golden necks of the vases are worked with a T-fret design framing foliate cartouches with matching floral themes. Raised gold plaque and signature of Koku on both bases. This pair of stunning bronze vases is in excellent condition. Heights: 12” Meiji Period, Japan
Silver Box with Bronze and Multi-Metal Plaque of Kwannon atop a Dragon
Silver Box with Bronze and Multi-Metal Plaque of Kwannon atop a Dragon
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A brilliantly-modeled silver covered box of rectangular form detailed with gold, silver and shibuichi. Its bronze lid is intricately modeled with a strong image of Kwannon, the goddess of mercy, koto in hand, emerging from the clouds upon the back of a writhing dragon. Her magical music , emanating from the strings of the beloved instrument, is legendary for taming the beast. Interiors are lined with lacquered-finished wood. This uniquely configured box is in very good condition with only expect... Click for details
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