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A Shakudo and Multi-Metal Tsuba with Hotei and Karako
A Shakudo and Multi-Metal Tsuba with Hotei and Karako
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A shakudo and multi-metal tsuba of oval form worked in high relief. Overlaid with gold and silver, the image shows Hotei, the Household God of Mirth, playing tug- of-war with a karako, his faithful companion. The god laughs wholeheartedly as he enjoys this friendly challenge. Reverse side carved with gnarled pine tree under heavy clouds. Tsuba in excellent condition. Late 19th Century, Japan
Mokko-Formed Iron Tsuba with Kiku
Mokko-Formed Iron Tsuba with Kiku
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A mokko-shaped iron tsuba carved in low relief with chrysanthemums on leafy stalks and gold nunome along the border. This tsuba is attributed to the Kinai School of sword fittings and is in very good condition with only minor surface wear to the iron, commensurate with age and use. 19th Century, Japan
Silver Okimono of an Ainu Hunter with Rabbit
Silver Okimono of an Ainu Hunter with Rabbit
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A heart-warming silver sculpture of a standing Ainu hunter with traditional clothes and hair treatment feeding a carrot to his “prey”, the hare cradled in his arms. This noble and unusual subject is rendered all the more vividly by the sculptor’s naturalistic modeling and positioning of the two figures. The hunter stands secured to an original black-lacquered stand. Sekiro and Haremasa incised signatures stamped seals on foot. This impressive silver sculpture is in excellent condition with no pr... Click for details
Wood Netsuke of a Monkey with Chestnut
Wood Netsuke of a Monkey with Chestnut
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A charming wood netsuke of a seated monkey holding a giant chestnut in his long arms, legs clasped together for support. The body and features of this netsuke are deftly modeled to emphasize the creature’s key features and innocent expression. (Simians were beloved subjects with netsuke-shi, who carved imaginative renderings of this admired animal often engaged in various and amusing, pursuits.) This monkey has a beautiful patina and good wear, a barely discernible chip on his back commensurate ... Click for details
A Cloisonne Tray with Mallard and Winter's Moon
A Cloisonne Tray with Mallard and Winter's Moon
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An iconic cloisonné tray with rounded corners and shakudo rims worked in wired and wireless enamel portraying the classic theme of a single mallard-in-flight against a wintry moon. The image is intensified by delicate snow-laden branches below, all against a quiet silvery-gray ground. Namikawa Sosuke silver-wired seal on reverse inset among an overall pattern of rosy sakura on a pale brown ground. This magnificent work by master cloisonné artist Sosuke has a slight, previous restoration, not dis... Click for details
A Pair of Gosu Blue Satsuma Vases with Flowers
A Pair of Gosu Blue Satsuma Vases with Flowers
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A pair of elegant Satsuma vases of cylindrical form designed overall with blossoming kiku and sakura trees. The mirrored images are enlivened by red, green and blue enamels with gilt details on the crackled glaze ground. The pair of Satsuma vases is in very good condition, with a minor chip on the base of one vase. Wada Hogetsu gilt signature and gosu Satsuma mon can be found on bases. Heights: 10” 19th Century, Japan
Netsuke Carved as a Noh Mask
Netsuke Carved as a Noh Mask
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A powerful wood netsuke carved as a Noh mask, its facial features contorted and exaggerated for visibility and dramatic effect. This netsuke is in excellent condition. Unsigned. 19th Century, Japan
Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Dragon
Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Dragon
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An impressive and marvelously chiseled bronze and multi-metal vase depicting a powerful dragon cavorting among clouds, executed in relief with shakudo, copper and gilt. The vase is startling in imagery, size and form. Silver-inlaid seal, Sougo Shimada. This dramatic bronze with the iconic Japanese dragon is in excellent condition. Height: 13.5”, width: 15” Meiji Period, Japan
Shakudo Box with Cockerel and Hen
Shakudo Box with Cockerel and Hen
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A shakudo, silver-lined covered box in octagonal form. On its lid, a marvelously modeled cockerel stands fast at the base of a heavily carved tree while his family forages for food nearby. The use of gold, shibuichi and red enamel, chiseled in minute detail and in high relief creates visual drama against its glossy shakudo ground. Includes wooden owner’s box. This stunning multi-metal box is in excellent condition. Height: 3.5”, width: 3.5”, depth: 1.25” Meiji Period, Japan
Mino Goto Menuki formed as Peonies and Grasses
Mino Goto Menuki formed as Peonies and Grasses
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A pair of finely crafted Mino Goto menuki formed as a bouquet of grasses and peonies on leafy stems rendered in shakudo with gilt details. The menuki are housed in a silk-padded wood storage box with cover. Both menuki are in excellent condition. 19th Century, Japan
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