Categories
pages: 1 2  3  4  5  6  7  10  20  30  40  50  74  >> 
Cloisonne (33)
Ikebana Baskets (40)
Lacquer (37)
Metalwork (164)
Netsuke and Inro (106)
Okimono (30)
Porcelain (170)
Hirado, Imari
Satsuma (66)
Studio Ceramics (25)
Porcelain, Stoneware
Swords and Fittings (63)
Featured Items
featured item
To Enjoy a Memorable Dining Experience at Home
A Small Kogo by Yabu Meizan
A Small Kogo by Yabu Meizan
Price on Request
A small, fan-shaped Satsuma kogo, its lid an arrangement of women and children engaged in various arts and crafts. Within, a lone sparrow rests upon a leafy maple branch. The luxuriant borders complement the simplicity of the renderings. Yabu Meizan’s gilt signature cartouche on base. (Yabu Meizan (1853-1934) is one the greatest Satsuma artist of the Meiji Period. His work is sought after by collectors all over the world.) This piece is a wonderful contribution to any collection. Excellent condi... Click for details
Bamboo Ikebana basket by Chikubosai I
Bamboo Ikebana basket by Chikubosai I
Price on Request
This is a beautiful and charming ikebana basket entitled "Chidori," or plover, made of natural, old bamboo in an open-work hexagonal weave. The handle is made of triple reed with butterfly and interlocking V-knots. Includes tomobako, its lid reading "Hanamori" (flower vase) on the exterior and inside, Hanamori, Showa 12 Summer. The artist signature on the base, CHIKUBOSAI I (1872-1950). This great artist is the father of the "Living National Treasure," Chikubosai II). The basket is in excellent ... Click for details
Lacquer Kogo Formed as a Koto
Lacquer Kogo Formed as a Koto
Price on Request
This is a lacquer kogo (box) finely modeled as a thirteen-stringed koto, Japan's national instrument. The kogo exhibits its strings and movable bridges in gold and red-colored lacquer hiramaki-e (low relief). This exquisite lacquer work is executed in gold and silver lacquer and simulates the grained surface of the kiriwood instrument, itself. The interior, a luxurious nashiji ground. The kogo is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. Length: 6" Meiji Period, Japan
Makuzu Kozan Flask-Form Vase
Makuzu Kozan Flask-Form Vase
Price On Request
A magnificent studio porcelain vase of flask form. The two rondels depict a powerful and dynamic sea dragon in rich cobalt emerging from tumultuous waves. (This five-toed dragon taken from its Chinese progenitor, symbolizes the emperor.) The other panel depicts three koi energetically rising from the sea. MAKUZU KOZAN signature on the base. With original tomobako reading "Makuzu made. Dragon climbing up to sky". This vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 11... Click for details
A Large Matchlock Gun
A Large Matchlock Gun
Price on Request
A rare, heavy-barrelled matchlock gun deeply damascened in gold and silver and mounted with front and rear sights. Its iron, octagonal barrel rests on a wood stock with Watanabe and Tokugawa mons, the spring and match holder deeply engraved with silver scrollwork. The cannon’s muzzle is richly inlaid with gold and silver floral scrollwork and dragons writhing among curling clouds. This impressive weapon and artwork is in very good condition with only minor surface wear, commensurate with age and... Click for details
Japanese Bronze Articulated Crab
Japanese Bronze Articulated Crab
Price on Request
An articulated bronze sculpture of a crab, its incised work and modeling naturalistically rendered. These unbelievable moveable sculptures, in great demand during Meiji times are still heralded today as marvels in Japanese ingenuity. This bronze crab, an excellent version of the genre, is in very good condition with all moving parts intact. Width: 7.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Small Japanese Bronze Vase with Mother-of-Pearl Kiku
Small Japanese Bronze Vase with Mother-of-Pearl Kiku
Price on Request
A copper-patinated bronze vase of modified mei-ping form. An abstracted image of a shakudo kaga-inlaid stream is embellished with chrysanthemum buds in applied abalone shell. This multi-media piece is a striking example of Japanese innovation during its Golden Age—Meiji Period (1868-1912). Very good condition with minimal wear. Incised signature on side of “Shokensai Yoshiiku Saku” and enameled plaque of “Seiju to”. Height: 3.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Satsuma Plate with Monkeys
Japanese Satsuma Plate with Monkeys
Price on Request
A round Satsuma plate, its asymmetric visual a collaboration between the painter Eizan and the ceramicist, Hattori. Reminiscent of the famous scrolls and paintings of simian subjects by Mori Morikata Sosen, the imagery shows a realistically-painted group of monkeys among boughs of blossoming sakura alongside a waterfall. Front-face signature and seal of Eizan. Signature on reverse, “Satsuma-yaki, Hattori”. This charming and unique Satsuma plate is in excellent condition. Diameter: 7.25” Meiji ... Click for details
Japanese Imari Ogee-form Plate
Japanese Imari Ogee-form Plate
Price on Request
A rare Imari porcelain plate of ogee-form with a sculpted, scalloped surface. On its pristine white vitreous ground, leafy scrollwork in under glaze blue and salmon-hued enamels is superimposed by kiku-rondels in alternating shades of iron red and cobalt, gilt details throughout. This attractive Imari plate is in very good condition with minimal surface wear to the gilt due to age and use. Height: 12.5”, width: 11” Meiji Period, Japan
A Japanese Imari Double-Fish Plate
A Japanese Imari Double-Fish Plate
Price on Request
A beautiful Imari porcelain plate formed as two fish, each one a mirror-image of the other - heads, fins and tails in attractive under glaze blue. The bodies display sprays of chrysanthemums and a cherry blossom branch, two flittering songbirds above. With gilt detailing throughout, the reverse is decorated with seaweed and clam shells in blue, green and iron red enamels. (The symbolism of the two fish refers to conjugal felicity.) This Imari plate is in very good condition with only minor wear ... Click for details
pages: 1 2  3  4  5  6  7  10  20  30  40  50  74  >> 
© 2011