Categories
pages: 1 2  3  4  5  6  7  10  20  30  40  50  71  >> 
Cloisonne (31)
Ikebana Baskets (39)
Lacquer (34)
Metalwork (155)
Netsuke and Inro (105)
Okimono (30)
Porcelain (162)
Hirado, Imari
Satsuma (63)
Studio Ceramics (24)
Porcelain, Stoneware
Swords and Fittings (60)
Featured Items
featured item
To Enjoy a Memorable Dining Experience at Home
A Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Heron
A Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Heron
Price on Request
A large bronze baluster vase with archaic-shaped legs and handles. Executed in gold, silver, shibuichi and copper, its central visual is defined by kaga-inlaid lappets at neck and feet. Upon the body, a regal egret, kaga-inlaid in silver rests upon a snow laden branch sculpt in shakudo and surrounded by sprays of silvery, snowy reeds. Brilliantly positioned on the reverse, a lone egret soars in mid-air. Kyoto Kuroda and Komi signatures on base. This elegant bronze and multi-metal vase is in exce... Click for details
A Rare Suiteki with Tsuba for its Lid
A Rare Suiteki with Tsuba for its Lid
Price on Request
A rare, unusually-modelled sentoku suiteki, similar to a box, a marvelously wrought mokko-formed tsuba its lid. Formed as a suiteki (water dropper for calligraphy), delicate sprays of leafy vines in low relief cover its nanako ground. This rare metalwork piece is in very good condition with only minor wear to the base, commensurate with age and use. Length: 3.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Wood Netsuke of a Chestnut
Wood Netsuke of a Chestnut
Price on Request
A finely sculpted stained boxwood netsuke formed as a life-sized chestnut. Gently delineated grooves on the rich surface add to the naturalism of this netsuke, a great study by the netsuke artist Bokuzan, his signature plaque on its side. This wonderful netsuke is in excellent condition. Length: 1.5”, width: 1.5” 19th Century, Japan
Large Porcelain Vase by Genroku Tominaga
Large Porcelain Vase by Genroku Tominaga
Price on Request
A rare porcelain vase of tapered form with two ogee-shaped cartouches on an iron red ground surrounded by intricate scrollwork. The two cartouches depict breath-taking views of mountain gorges, cascades, pine trees and streams in sumi-e style glazed with rich cobalt blue on a crisp white ground. The Genroku Tominaga signature can be found on the base. (Genroku Tominaga is recognized for reinforcing the beauties of traditional methods of pottery making, especially regarding the unique characteri... Click for details
Studio Porcelain Carved with Birds and Trees
Studio Porcelain Carved with Birds and Trees
Price on Request
A brilliant, full-bodied porcelain vase with sculptural details and delicate turned lip. Carved in high relief with phoenix and chidori among pine, sakura and bamboo, the creamy glaze heightens the imagery and intensifies the form. Nakamura Toko IV carved signature is on the base. Rosewood carved stand and double tomobako included, the tomobako reading as follows: “given as a gift from the Imperial Couple, Showa (Era) Second Year (1927) March 4th.” (Born from an Ishikawa family of potters, Nakam... Click for details
Iron and Multi-Metal Tsuba with Emma-O
Iron and Multi-Metal Tsuba with Emma-O
Price on Request
An excellent iron tsuba of free form with a striking image of Emma-O, the king of hell, clutching his magisterial robe and wearing his characteristic two-tiered hat, a small demon crouching at his side. On the reverse, a sign attached to gold ropes features a lively tai heavily detailed in gold and shibuichi. The imagery on this tsuba, front and back, is in high relief with gold, shakudo and shibuichi detailing. Iron in very good condition, minor wear to Emma-O's hat, commensurate with age and w... Click for details
Wood Netsuke of a Wolf and Tortoise
Wood Netsuke of a Wolf and Tortoise
Price on Request
A dramatically carved stained boxwood netsuke of an emaciated wolf holding a tortoise between its paws. With a ferocious expression and inlaid eyes, the wolf sits on its hind legs with tail tucked between its legs. Masatomo incised signature on the tail. (The Ise-born artist was known for carving netsuke of hermits, figures, animals and insects.) This netsuke is in excellent condition. Length: 2.5”, height: 1.5” Edo Period, Japan
Pair of Multi-Metal Vases by Chokichi
Pair of Multi-Metal Vases by Chokichi
Price on Request
A pair of banded, ku-form bronze vases decorated in relief with leafy branches and lantern-like flowers in shakudo and gold. On the skirts, beneath the lower bands, gilt-defined butterflies are kaga-inlaid. These vases are in excellent condition. Suzuki Chokichi and ''Kako'' art name signature. Heights, 11.5''. Meiji Period. Japan.
A Cloisonne Compact with Bamboo
A Cloisonne Compact with Bamboo
Price on Request
An elegant vintage powder case encased in silver with vibrant cloisonné enamel covers. On a bright yellow enameled ground, wisps of bamboo leaves and stalks defined with fine wirework and graduated green enamels. Some ripening leaves accented with copper-hued enamel. Inside, the compact contains a mirror, empty compartment for pressed or loose powder and a silk-lined powder puff. This stunning compact is a work by the renowned Japanese enamellist Ando Jubei, blue velvet-lined storage case with i... Click for details
To Enjoy a Memorable Dining Experience at Home
To Enjoy a Memorable Dining Experience at Home
Price on Request
A regal 8-piece silver tea service comprised of a large, handled tray with rosewood insert, the silver corners embracing the overall theme: iris in high relief emerging from flowing, stylized waters. This spectacular set, characteristic of those enjoyed by denizens of European manors during the turn of the 19th century, consists of a majestic water pot on stand with self burner, a teapot, sugar, tongs, creamer and tea caddy with strainer. All pieces are modeled in high relief with the same motif... Click for details
pages: 1 2  3  4  5  6  7  10  20  30  40  50  71  >> 
© 2011