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Gold and Black Lacquer Natsume
Gold and Black Lacquer Natsume
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An exquisite gold and black lacquer natsume with two long-armed gibbons nestled among cascading branches of a mature tree, its interiors in black lacquer with sprinkled gold. The saru, or monkey, a beloved creature often found in Japanese legend and folklore frequently is rendered by the Japanese artist engaged in humanistic and humorous pursuits. This fine lacquered natsume is in excellent condition and Includes double wooden storage boxes. Height: 2.25”, width: 3.25” Showa Period, Japan
Japanese Silver Coffee Pot with Kiku in High Relief
Japanese Silver Coffee Pot with Kiku in High Relief
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An unusual, aesthetically exciting silver coffee pot carved overall with a profusion of kiku, a few placed strategically upon the handle and lid. In contrast to the highly-textured surface of its body and domed lid, the pure arcs of the handle and spout call attention to the spontaneity of design. (It is probable that this splendid pot was part of a silver service exported abroad during the period.) Overall, exhibits very good condition with minor wear, commensurate with age and use. Height: 1... Click for details
Champlevé and Wood Kagamibuta Netsuke
Champlevé and Wood Kagamibuta Netsuke
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An elegantly assembled kagamibuta of lacquered rosewood, its champlevé cover designed with peonies and leafy scrollwork with pink and green enamels. The kagamibuta hangs from a black silk, braided tassel. Good example of the early cloisonné technique on netsuke. Overall condition is very good with minor loss to the enamel commensurate with age and use. 18th/19th Century, Edo Period, Japan
Wood Netsuke of Bidori, The Tongue-cut Sparrow
Wood Netsuke of Bidori, The Tongue-cut Sparrow
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An amusing and wonderfully modeled netsuke of Bidori, the plump chidori of the famous tale, “The Tongue-cut Sparrow” (fukura suzume). Carved in-the round with upset expression and eyes inlaid, his compact body is elegantly shaped with finely-textured feathers. Incised signature on nether side of Nobufusa. This whimsical wooden netsuke is in excellent condition. Width: 1.5” 19th Century, Japan
A Shibuichi Censer with Rats and Radish
A Shibuichi Censer with Rats and Radish
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A shibuichi, three-legged, silver-lined censer of compressed globular form. On its rounded lid, a perfectly-modeled okimono of a beloved rat forms the finial. In high relief, a large, leafy radish detailed with gilt embraces the body while a companion rat, also in relief, scrounges for food. The artist’s choice of alloys, gilt and silver for this censer imbue the piece with subtle, intriguing beauty. This marvelous multi-metal incense burner is in excellent condition. Munehiro’s incised signatur... Click for details
Large Imari Fish Platter
Large Imari Fish Platter
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A large Imari porcelain fish platter designed in saturated tones of green, iron red and cobalt with peonies, sakura and waves. This piece is in excellent condition for its age, with one small kiln mark on the rim. Length: 16.5. Meiji Period, Japan.
Iron Sukashi Tsuba with Water Reeds and Chidori
Iron Sukashi Tsuba with Water Reeds and Chidori
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An elegant iron sukashi tsuba of round form with silhouette of water reeds, their tall, willowy stalks bent slightly over delineated waves. Above near the rim, three abstracted birds fly-in-formation. The iron is not rusty and overall condition is very good. Minor wear commensurate with age and use, remnants of gilt throughout. This tsuba is a fine example of Kinai School of sword fittings. Diameter: 3” Edo Period (18th Century), Japan
Soft-Metal Tsuba with Flowers on Nanako Ground
Soft-Metal Tsuba with Flowers on Nanako Ground
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An oval-shaped soft-metal tsuba with fine nanako ground and gilt rim. On both sides, its surface is overlaid with gilt and shakudo sprays of wildflowers and grass. This tsuba is in excellent condition. Attributed to the Mino Goto School. Height: 2.5”, width: 2.25” Mid-Edo Period, Japan
Japanese Imari Bowl
Japanese Imari Bowl
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Nature at its best is represented in this Imari porcelain deep bowl with slightly flared rim. Finely rendered rondels of blossoming peony, phoenix, pine and cherry blossoms adorn the exterior. Continuing the floral motif within, an iron red-enameled banner of cascading karakusa with gilt detailing is set against a white-glazed ground, framing an underglaze blue wreath of peony flowers. Fukagawa blue Koransha mark on its base. This exquisite Imari bowl is in excellent condition with no flaws a... Click for details
Ivory Okimono of Two Frolicking Boys
Ivory Okimono of Two Frolicking Boys
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A charming Tokyo School ivory okimono carved naturalistically as two frolicking youngsters, their marvelously-woven fruit basket upended, the contents scattered. Todo Koku signature with kao on base. This fine ivory sculpture is in very good condition with only a few minor hair lines, commensurate with age. Height: 5”, length: 5.5” Meiji Period, Japan
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