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Japanese Bamoob Ikebana Basket with Rootwood Handle
Japanese Bronze Vase with Totoise
Japanese Bronze Vase with Totoise
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A fine bronze bottle vase with silver lip. On its surface, a meticulously detailed scene of a parent tortoise, eyes gilt-inlaid and young upon its carapace, crosses the river—a true act of parenthood. The scene is chiseled in high relief on a mottled, copper-splashed ground, water ripples in low relief. Excellent condition with no problems and no restoration. Height: 11” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Imari Quatrefoil Vase
Japanese Imari Quatrefoil Vase
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This is a marvelously sculpted Imari porcelain quatrefoil vase on pedestal base, its rim of unusual undulating style. The exterior is rendered in the characteristic palette of Imari porcelain- rich overglaze iron red, underglaze cobalt blue and gilt detailing. A bold iron -red roundel on lush scrollwork depicts two ikebana baskets. In addition, pierced designs along the body hint at the fanciful interior. An ornamented rim surrounds an image of clam shells and serpentine stream below. Very good ... Click for details
Japanese Wagumi-Style Ikebana Basket of Baluster Form
Japanese Wagumi-Style Ikebana Basket of Baluster Form
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A bold wagumi-style ikebana basket of baluster form, its body and handle composed of loosely-woven, half sections of bamboo and bamboo reed. Characteristic of the wagumi-style, the bamboo strands are color treated, the original texture intact. Hence, this basket exhibits a great sculptural quality. Overall, excellent condition with no repairs. Height: 22” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Imari Bowl with Kiku, Butterflies and Phoenix
Japanese Imari Bowl with Kiku, Butterflies and Phoenix
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An exquisite Imari porcelain bowl with slightly flared rim and double- ring base. Encircling the exterior is a diamond-patterned band and fan-shaped cartouches with groves of kiku and butterflies alternating with stylized gilt phoenix. A similar band of alternating phoenix and fan-cartouches decorates the inner walls of the bowl, its hexagonal center a rondel with two shishi on a bed of stylized chrysanthemums. Beautifully worked in gilt, slate-blue, iron red, lavender and green glazes, this bow... Click for details
Japanese Wood Okimono of a Toad
Japanese Wood Okimono of a Toad
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This is a boxwood okimono formed as a toad. The small sculpture exhibits extensive carving with careful attention to the toad's musculature and inlaid-horn eyes. The signature of the master, Masanao, is carved on the base. This okimono is in excellent condition with no cracks or restoration. Length: 3.5" Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Satsuma Vase with Bijin
Japanese Satsuma Vase with Bijin
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This lovely Satsuma vase with its charming imagery is finely rendered with two panels framed by a gilt T-fret Greek border, one panel depicts a bijin with her dog and attendant, the latter figure carries an infant on her back. On the reverse panel, a child plays closeby as the attendant gathers shells. The seashore, cascading sakura, pine and maple trees serve as a poetic backdrop for this empathic scene. To enhance the imagery , exquisitely -colored enamels depicted in meticulous detail, reenfo... Click for details
Japanese Studio Porcelain Vase with Sage and Attendant
Japanese Studio Porcelain Vase with Sage and Attendant
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A lustrous white porcelain vase with well-formed ring handles, its shape reminiscent of ancient Chinese bronzes. Large rondels rendered in soft pastels describe a meditative scene - a sage out for a walk with his attendants, the latter ready to prepare his calligrapy implements. Framed against this tranquil background of majestic pine and serene figures, floral lappets decorate the vase's rim and neck -banding with vivid images of phoenix and foliage. This Chinese-inspired vase by the Master is ... Click for details
Japanese Imari Porcelain Plate with Iris and Waterfowl
Japanese Imari Porcelain Plate with Iris and Waterfowl
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A round Imari porcelain plate with foliated edge and pin-wheel design. Brightly-colored images of irises and waterfowl are designed in a stylized manner on alternating cobalt and iron red grounds. Atypical to the traditional Imari palette is the brilliant yellow color of the birds. Overall, this charming plate is in very good condition with minor surface wear commensurate with age and use. Diameter: 11.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Imari Porcelain Plate with Reticulated Rim
Japanese Imari Porcelain Plate with Reticulated Rim
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A beautifully fabricated and designed Imari porcelain plate with spherical, reticulated rim. The white-enameled border delicately frames an arrangement of uniquely-shaped cartouches on an iron red karakusa ground. This lovely Imari porcelain plate is in very good condition and will be a great burst of color in any home. Diameter: 10” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Bizenware Okimono of a Shojo
Japanese Bizenware Okimono of a Shojo
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Sculpted from iron-rich clay, this Bizenware piece is formed as a standing Shojo. The long-haired, mythical creature, clearly inebriated, holds with great devotion a bottle containing his favorite drink—sake. The sculpture is highly detailed with fine lines denoting the characteristic long hair, soft clothing and facial features. This amusing pottery sculpture is in excellent condition. Height: 10.5” 19th century, Japan
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