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Hammered Silver Okimono of Hotei
A Pair of Japanese Cloisonne Vases with a Profusion of Flowers
A Pair of Japanese Cloisonne Vases with a Profusion of Flowers
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A fine pair of cloisonné enamel high-shouldered vases with silver mounts. Worked in silver wires of varying thicknesses, a plenitude of seasonal flowers and grasses in jewel tones cluster on the glossy-enameled surfaces, defining each season’s special beauty. In the classic, elegant style of the great Nagoya-based artist Hayashi Kodenji. The pair is in very good condition with very faint surface wear commensurate with age. This does not detract from their overall beauty and craftsmanship. Height... Click for details
Japanese Multi-Metal Fuchi-Kashira with Daikoku, Hotei and Shoki
Japanese Multi-Metal Fuchi-Kashira with Daikoku, Hotei and Shoki
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This is a pair of exquisitely crafted fuchi kashira worked in partly hammered copper, gilt and shakudo. On its small surfaces, the set shows members of The Seven Gods of Fortune finely executed in low relief. On the fuchi, Daikoku, with his characteristic mirthful expression holds a mallet executed in finely incised details and low relief. On the kashira, Hotei rests upon his treasure sack while Shoki, the demon queller, appears under pine tree, all deeply carved. This set of fuchi kashira is in... Click for details
Japanese Wakizashi in Wood Saya Carved as a Dragon
Japanese Wakizashi in Wood Saya Carved as a Dragon
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A wakazashi with silver mounts, its Shinshinto blade with horimono encased in an elaborate wood saya realistically modeled as a dragon. The exceptional carving accentuates the special rich, dark patina of the wood and the personality of this fanciful creature: his gold and amber eyes, slightly-opened mouth, each individual scale, flame and curling tail. This mythical creature is brought to life and is in very good condition. Length: 23.5” 19th Century, Japan
Japanese Semi-Sukashi Tsuba with Eggplant
Japanese Semi-Sukashi Tsuba with Eggplant
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A whimsical iron tsuba sculpted as a trio of eggplants in semi-sukashi style. The rounded smooth surface of the vegetables differs from the leafy long stems. This tsuba is a late 17th/early 18th century piece with very good condition with only slight surface wear expected considering its age and usage Edo Period, Japan
A Japanese 19th Century Peony-Style Bamboo Ikebana Basket
A Japanese 19th Century Peony-Style Bamboo Ikebana Basket
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An impressive peony-style basket, its base worked with a unique textile design. The mat-woven body is segmented by vertical lines of banding and insect stitches, and most unusual, a layer of red lacquer lining the interior. Its double-twisted handle, looping high and squared off at the top, is geometrically wrapped, emphasizing its overall sculptural quality. This exquisite and rare bamboo basket is in very good condition with only minor rubbing to the lacquer from age and use. Height; 25.5” 19t... Click for details
A Japanese Silver and Multi-Metal Box with Geese
A Japanese Silver and Multi-Metal Box with Geese
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This is a brilliant silver, shakudo and gilt rectangular box on four free-form feet. On its shakudo lid two geese stand among gilt bamboo while a third preens itself closeby. Worked in silver and gilt on a rich shakudo ground, the scene is executed in takazogan (high relief) with fine incised details. This superbly made silver box exhibits the artist's signature on the cover, which reads: "Toshihisa." The box is in excellent condition with no dents or loss. Length: 5.5" Meiji Period, Japan
A Japanese Silvered Bronze Hawk on Wood Stand
A Japanese Silvered Bronze Hawk on Wood Stand
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A model of an alert silver hawk perched on a gnarled burlwood stand, its feathers and wings chiseled in relief with precision. With tomobako. Excellent condition. Height: 12.75” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Ikebana Basket formed as a Tray
Japanese Ikebana Basket formed as a Tray
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An atypical ikebana bamboo basket of square, tray-like form, its shape designed with delicate open-work hexagonal plaiting. The artist created an interesting contrast of interwoven golden and red-brown bamboo strips to highlight the basket’s pattern and form. Signature plaque of bamboo artist Hogykusai can be found on base. This basket includes tomobako and is in excellent condition. Width: 15.5”, length: 15” Showa Period, Japan
Japanese Wood Katabori Netsuke of a Seated Man
Japanese Wood Katabori Netsuke of a Seated Man
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An amusing stained boxwood katabori netsuke of a seated man applying a hot moxa pellet to his leg. Great observers of the natural world and human life, netsuke carvers often commented on Japanese culture and ordinary life, often focusing upon humorous aspects in every day’s most mundane acts. As seen in this delightful netsuke, the man, in pain, turns his head upwards to show the audience his grimacing face. In addition to excellent, sensitive carving, this netsuke has beautiful patina and is i... Click for details
Japanese Burl-Wood Root Vase
Japanese Burl-Wood Root Vase
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An intriguing burl- wood root vase with rich patina, its form beautiful and uninhibited. The anonymous artist retained the natural shape of the burl for great texture and interest, resulting in a functional vase that looks like a piece of sculpture. This large burl- wood vase is in very good condition with no repairs. Height: 16.5” Early 20th Century, Japan
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