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Japanese Silver Bowl with Iris
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Stoneware Double Gourd Vase with Oni
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
Lacquered Inro with Prince Narihira and His Courtier
Lacquered Inro with Prince Narihira and His Courtier
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A four-case gold-lacquered inro depicting the great Heian Period poet, Prince Narihira, and his courtier on horseback. On the reverse, a horseman and attendant race over mountains and streams to overtake them. Detailing in takamaki-e, togidashi and kirikane on polished kinji ground. Manju netsuke with scattered rice design on roiro ground. Signed on base in gold lacquer, Kajikawa Bunryusai saku. The lacquer is in very good condition, except for a small chip on the manju netsuke, owing to its age... Click for details
Sentoku Tsuba with Macaques and Persimmon
Sentoku Tsuba with Macaques and Persimmon
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A sentoku presentation tsuba of rectangular form with rounded corners, its detailing in copper, gilt and silver. Under a tasseled curtain, in high relief, a kimono-clad macaque walks a tight rope, a persimmon branch over his shoulder. Below him, also in relief, a well-chased and chiseled macaque leaning against a priest’s staff, eats a persimmon. Gilt-inlaid persimmon branches and symbols are scattered over the surface of this fantastic scene. Reverse side covered with a gnarled tree laden with ... Click for details
Namban-Style Tsuba with Dragons and Tama
Namban-Style Tsuba with Dragons and Tama
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A round iron tsuba with beaded rim in the Namban style. Two dragons overlaid in gold nunome zogan rest among reticulated tendrils, a gilt tama between them. The seppa area is finely carved with overlapping waves. ( For a similar piece see: “The Peabody Museum Collection of Japanese Sword Guards” by John D. Hamilton, Salem, MA 1975, page XXVII, #6.) This classic tsuba is in good condition with mild rubbing to the surface, commensurate with age and use. Width: 3” Late 18th Century, Japan
Studio Porcelain Vase with Salamander
Studio Porcelain Vase with Salamander
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A lustrous studio porcelain bowl of globular form with the maker’s intriguing graduated delicate- taupe glaze. On the main area, an amusing salamander clings to its side. The long, coiled body supported by short legs. This whimsical piece by the renowned Imperial Court ceramicist, Makuzu Kozan, is in excellent condition. A small firing flaw on the salamander’s body. Underglaze blue signature cartouche on base. Height: 4”, width” 4” Meiji Period, Japan
Early 19th Century Karamono-Style Ikebana Basket
Early 19th Century Karamono-Style Ikebana Basket
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An elegant high-shouldered, tapered ikebana basket in karamono-style. This fine basket is woven with intricately-cut and lacquered sooted bamboo strands in a mat weave. Its Insect stitch- work runs vertically along the body, pedestal base and triple-banded handle. The shoulders are beautifully decorated with a herringbone-patterned band. This basket is featured in “ Japanese Antiques” by Alistair Seton, page 288, fig. 508. This exquisite bamboo basket is in very good condition. Height: 23.5" ... Click for details
Boxwood Manju Netsuke of Three Monkeys
Boxwood Manju Netsuke of Three Monkeys
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A fine, stained boxwood manju netsuke formed as three monkeys in fetal position, each clasping the other’s hand. The focus of the netsuke-shi’ attention lies with the sculpting of the bodies with minimum detailing. This netsuke is in excellent condition with nice patina. Provenance: Ex. Collection of the Lowe Art Museum in Florida. Diameter: 2” 18th/ 19th Century, Edo Period, Japan
Boxwood Carving of a Karako atop Daikoku's Mallet
Boxwood Carving of a Karako atop Daikoku's Mallet
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A delightful and expressive boxwood carving of a young karako smiling as he playfully climbs upon Daikoku’s magical mallet. This carving which can also double as a netsuke is in excellent condition. Height: 1.5”, width: 2” 19th Century, Japan
A Wood Netsuke of a Tengu Hatching from its Egg
A Wood Netsuke of a Tengu Hatching from its Egg
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An amusing wood netsuke modeled as a young tengu hatching from its egg, gingerly clinging to the side of the shell as it tries to release a foot. The netsuke carver, paying strict attention to detail, etched lines on the egg to denote the mythic creature’s efforts. This charming netsuke is in very good condition, with no problems. Length: 1.75” 19th Century, Japan
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