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Japanese Antique Bronze Vase with Frog
Japanese Antique Bronze Vase with Frog
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A small bronze vase shaped as a modified gourd beautifully modeled in moriage technique. On this lovely piece, vines and worm-bitten leaves attract the attention of a perfectly-formed tree frog as it makes its way up the side of the vase. (The toad, or frog, is symbolic of rain, good luck and persistence in Japanese culture.) Silver signature of Eiryu on base. This elegant and minimalistic vase is in excellent condition and includes its original tomobako. Height: 7.1”, width: 3.35” Meiji... Click for details
Japanese Antique Bronze Okimono of Tokiwa Gozen
Japanese Antique Bronze Okimono of Tokiwa Gozen
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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... Click for details
Japanese Antique Multi-metal Box with Nocturnal Scene
Japanese Antique Multi-metal Box with Nocturnal Scene
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A rare, hexagonal covered box designed in high relief with shakudo bats-in-flight about a large silver moon, its interiors, polished gold. Kiku, reeds and foliage, modeled in gold, shakudo and copper, both moriage and kaga-inlaid, gleam against its shibuichi ground. Inlaid gold plaque, Sei Hiko. This multi-metal box is in excellent condition. Height: 2.5”, length: 5.5”, width: 4” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Pair of Dragon Vases
Japanese Antique Pair of Dragon Vases
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A pair of silver bottle-shaped vases with foliated rims and partly-hammered bodies. On each vase, a moriage three-clawed dragon writhes across the surface as flames emanate from its body. The dragon’s fierce expression is a manifestation both of wisdom and power—two attributes associated with the emperor. These vases are in excellent condition with engraved “Jungin” mark on the bases. (“Jungin” refers to Japanese silver with a 950 silver content, higher than the content of British... Click for details
Japanese Antique Bronze Sculpture of Archer
Japanese Antique Bronze Sculpture of Archer
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A powerful bronze and parcel gilt model of a samurai archer, his robes and headgear elaborately gilt with phoenix ‘mid clouds, pawlonia and foliage. This archer, with its exquisite gilding and masterful execution is unlike the ubiquitous archers of other makers so prevalent during this period. Rather, it is a one-of-a-kind Miya-o sculpture, his gold plaque on the reverse. This desirable bronze artwork is in perfect condition, a splendid example by this master, known worldwide for his superb... Click for details
Japanese Antique Silver Coffee Pot
Japanese Antique Silver Coffee Pot
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A tall, elegant silver coffee pot with hinged lid, the finial sculpted with bamboo leaves and culm. The bamboo motif continues along the stippled body with stalks of bamboo modeled in low relief, dramatic leaves sprouting from its stem. This exquisite silver coffee pot is in excellent condition with no dents, damage or restoration. Both sterling and Jungin marks engraved on base. Height: 10.25” Taisho Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Silver Sake Cup
Japanese Antique Silver Sake Cup
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A small, elegant silver sake cup. Its deeply- etched design simulates bamboo, reminiscent of those used in Japanese ikebana baskets. The silver interior of this small gem is smooth and mirror-like. "Jungin" (pure silver) cartouche can be found on the base.( Japanese pure silver is 950 in silver content, higher than that in British sterling.) This silver cup is in excellent condition with neither damage nor restoration. Height: 2.25", diameter: 3.75" Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Okimono of Dancing Boy
Japanese Antique Okimono of Dancing Boy
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A charming bronze and parcel gilt okimono of a dancing boy in festival garb joyfully waving a banner over his head. His heavy gold necklaces, kabuto and robes, richly adorned with gilt family crests in high relief, convey the sculptor’s fascination with holiday spirit and pageantry. This delightful sculpture is attributed to the renowned metallurgist Miyao Eisuke. Excellent condition with neither damage nor repairs. Height: 9.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Card Case
Japanese Antique Card Case
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Made of silver and decorated in great detail with bronze, gilt, shakudo and copper, this small card case is a work of art. Two fully decorated panels depict scenes of Japanese daily life. Its front panel, framed by a lush border of lilies and vines in high relief, reveals two bijin dressed in full kimono of intricate incised and inlaid patterns delighted by the antics of a child. On the reverse, a samurai with sword and an elaborate ikebana arrangement, close by, while a sumptuously dressed... Click for details
Japanese Antique Bronze Okimono of Two Song Birds
Japanese Antique Bronze Okimono of Two Song Birds
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A finely crafted bronze okimono of a leafy tree branch, two charming songbirds perched on top. Carved, textured and patinated to resemble the grooves, veins and qualities of actual plants- this okimono is a perfect representation of nature's own artistry - as seen and emulated through the expertise of a Japanese artist of the Meiji Period. The two detachable song birds are executed in gilt and copper-splashed patination with beautifully chiseled details. This okimono is in excellent condition... Click for details
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