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Japanese Bamoob Ikebana Basket with Rootwood Handle
Japanese Studio Porcelain Vase with Flowering Tree and Clouds
Japanese Studio Porcelain Vase with Flowering Tree and Clouds
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A striking porcelain vase in baluster form enameled with a pristine white glaze. Freely covering its body, a gnarled flowering tree enameled in blue, yellow, red, green and black is mysteriously enveloped in black-enameled clouds. The dark-colored enamels against the white ground provide surprising contrast and beauty. This timeless-looking studio porcelain vase is in excellent condition with no problems. Height: 14.75 Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Studio Pottery Vase with Cherry Blossom Trees
Japanese Studio Pottery Vase with Cherry Blossom Trees
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A large and major studio pottery vase of ovoid form, its base ornately rendered with textile-patterned lappets in gilt, gosu, iron red and green enamels. On the splendid brown-glazed ground, lush white sakura grow asymmetrically across its surface in delicate clusters. Each petal is outlined in gilt, a wonderful luxurious detail contrasting with the simple form of the vase. Ito Tozan (Imperial Court Artist) signature and carved signature mark on the base. This beautiful vase is in excellent cond... Click for details
Japanese Studio Porcelian Bowl with Sennin
Japanese Studio Porcelian Bowl with Sennin
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This is a full-bodied studio porcelain bowl with wide rim and everted lip. On its slightly lobed body, eight cartouches depict Sennin in soft underglaze blue enamel surrounded by iron red and blue auspicious clouds. Each Sennin displays a specific attribute, such as the uchiwa, flower basket, double gourd and hand scroll. (Sennin were Chinese in origin, but their legend and iconography became revered in Japan.) The cartouches are separated by a mesh-like iron- red ground designed with a basket- ... Click for details
Japanese Wood Nestuke of a Tigress
Japanese Wood Nestuke of a Tigress
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A Tokyo school dark wood netsuke of a seated tigress with gold-rimmed eyes and gleaming, lacquered finish. Positioned with her head turned and long tail encircling her body, this striking cat embodies the sleek, fearless characteristics of classic feline beauty. Incised Shuzan signature on nether side. This strikingly beautiful netsuke is in excellent condition. Height: 1.5 19th Century, Japan.
Japanese Wagumi-Style Ikebana Basket
Japanese Wagumi-Style Ikebana Basket
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A bold and strikingly-colored ikebana bamboo basket of circular form with triple-wrapped handle supported by a reedy ,low-pedestaled base. Each bamboo strand is dyed in a rich, copper-tone and woven loosely in diagonal, crisscrossed banding. Horizontal inserts at the top secure the rim and accentuate the form. This sculptural basket is in very good condition with no repairs. Height: 20 Late Meiji /Taisho Period, Japan
Japanese Imari Porcelain Plate Formed as a Clam Shell
Japanese Imari Porcelain Plate Formed as a Clam Shell
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An attractive Imari porcelain plate formed as a clam shell with scalloped edge. Its border is decorated with alternating floral and textile patterns in iron red and blue enamel with gilt detailing. On its pristine white surface a grove of chrysanthemum flowers on their leafy stems appear windswept. This uniquely-formed Imari plate is in very good condition with only slight wear to the gilt, commensurate with age. Length: 13, width: 13 19th Century, Japan
Japanese Studio Porcelain Vase with Butterflies
Japanese Studio Porcelain Vase with Butterflies
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An unusual double-gourd shaped porcelain vase with a luminescent yellow-colored ground. Highly-detailed butterflies enameled in pastel shades of blue, mauve and taupe cover the surface,displaying their multi-patterned wings. This vase is by the renowned Imperial Meiji Period ceramicist Makuzu Kozan, his detailed blue signature seal on base. Overall very good condition with no problems. Height: 11.25" Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Gold-Lacquered Box with Hen & Cockerel
Japanese Gold-Lacquered Box with Hen & Cockerel
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A maki-e tebako designed in hiramaki-e and kirikane with Bugaku imagery of a cockerel and hen perched upon a drum, their feathers naturalistically defined. The drum is embellished with a bold, writhing dragon spanning its length among clouds in silver and gold lacquers. The interior tray within this covered box is designed on a polished kinji ground - with a Noh mask and musical instruments. This fine and rare gold-lacquered tebako is in excellent condition with no damage and no restorati... Click for details
Silver Ojimi Bead
Silver Ojimi Bead
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A beautifully sculpted silver ojime bead, the centers gilt and the reticulated body chiseled and etched with a multitude of overlapping chrysanthemums. This elegant ojime bead, perfectly wrought, is in excellent condition. 19th Century, Japan
Wood Netsuke of a Turtle
Wood Netsuke of a Turtle
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A delightful wooden netsuke sculpted as a tortoise withdrawing into its remarkably-dimensional shell. This lovely netsuke is in excellent condition. Please note the carapace has a section that lifts to reveal the himotoshi. (In East Asian cultures, the tortoise is usually a symbol of longevity. Many people think a tortoise can live up to at least a thousand years.) Length: 1.75 19th Century, Japan
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2011