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Hammered Silver Okimono of Hotei
Japanese Silver Okimono of Two Quail with Millet
Japanese Silver Okimono of Two Quail with Millet
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This fine looking okimono of a pair of silvered bronze quail foraging among leafy, bronze sprigs of millet represents a subject beloved both to the Chinese and to the Japanese. According to Merrily Baird in her informative book, "Symbols of Japan", quail became a popular theme in Sung dynasty painting and continued its popularity in decorative representations during Japan's Edo period. This excellent sculpture, of course, dates from the Meiji period. It portrays the birds in an autumnal setting ... Click for details
Satsuma Covered Jar of Octagonal Form with Scenes of Nature
Satsuma Covered Jar of Octagonal Form with Scenes of Nature
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An imposing Satsuma covered jar of octagonal form with domed cover surmounted by a kiku-finial. Lappets in heavy gilt and gosu blue embellish the cover, shoulders and foot. Each panel, rendered with bountiful vignettes of blossoming flowers and birds, is enhanced by gosu enamel and iron red, green and gilt details on an cream-colored crackled ground. Gilt signature of Akiyama and gosu enamel Shimazu mon on base. This massive and traditional Satsuma jar is in excellent condition. Height: 15” 1... Click for details
Japanese Sentoku Tsuba with Kanzan and Jittoku
Japanese Sentoku Tsuba with Kanzan and Jittoku
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A fine sentoku tsuba of modified oval form with a nocturnal image of legendary characters Kanzan and Jittoku. Executed in the katakiribori technique with modeled gold and silver details, the two recluses stand atop an outcrop pointing and laughing at the reflection of the moon upon a sinuous waters. Instead of looking at reality, the two friends prefer to live in their own fantasy world, speaking in tongues understandable only to themselves. The reverse side continues the scene with a gnarled pi... Click for details
Japanese Wood Netsuke of a Coiled Dragon
Japanese Wood Netsuke of a Coiled Dragon
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This dark, richly-stained wood netsuke of the classic subject of a coiled dragon with a tama (sacred jewel) in mouth is sculpted in great detail, each scale an individual entity. (In East Asian cultures, the dragon is the supreme being symbolic of imperial power, wisdom and success.) This netsuke is in very good condition with incised signature plaque of Yoshihisa, the noted Kyoto School artist. Diameter: 1.5” 19th Century, Japan
Japanese Sukashi Tsuba Formed as a Crane
Japanese Sukashi Tsuba Formed as a Crane
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An elegant iron sukashi tsuba formed as a majestic Manchurian crane with open wings. The dark iron metal is accented with gilt nunome zogan detailing. The crane in East Asian culture is associated with longevity and also with Fukurokuju, one of the Seven Lucky Gods. This exquisite tsuba is in very good condition with only minor wear to the gilt, commensurate with age and use. Diameter: 3.25” Edo Period, Japan
Japanese Multi-Metal Kogo with Bird Atop a Plum Tree
Japanese Multi-Metal Kogo with Bird Atop a Plum Tree
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An exquisite patinated bronze kogo of circular form worked in high relief with gold, copper and silver, the interiors of polished silver. A small shibuichi and gilt bird with upturned head perches on the leafy bough of a plum tree, lush peonies nearby. Flower petals in gilt and bronze are sprinkled along the sides. This idyllic nature scene is finely sculpted with incised details. This fine bronze and multi-metal box is in excellent condition. Diameter: 5”, height: 2.75” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Silver Smoking Set with Iris Motif
Japanese Silver Smoking Set with Iris Motif
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Here is a brilliant silver smoking set on four foliate feet. Executed in relief with iris and leaves on a partly hammered ground, the set is modeled and incised naturalistically. The motif and style of this set places it during the time of the Art Nouveau movement, so popular in Europe during the turn-of-the 19th century. This interesting and beautifully made smoking set includes a lighter, two receptacles with wicks and a covered tray for cigarettes. Marked on the base, "Samurai Shokai" and "Yo... Click for details
Japanese Celadon Vase with Raptor
Japanese Celadon Vase with Raptor
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A major celadon porcelain vase of tall, tapered form with a striking lustrous glaze. On its body, in relief, a raptor with a broad, graceful wing span dominates the sky amid auspicious clouds, extremely realistic to the eye and to the touch. The vase includes its tomobako and is signed at the base SUWA SOZAN II. The vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 10" Circa 1920, Japan
Japanese Wood Netsuke of a Mouse with Chestnut
Japanese Wood Netsuke of a Mouse with Chestnut
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A stained wood netsuke sculpted as a seated mouse holding a chestnut within his paws, its fur finely incised and eyes inlaid with jet. As the first zodiac sign, the mouse or rat, is associated with fertility, wealth, and is also the lucky god, Daikoku’s, attribute. This charming wood netsuke is in excellent condition. 19th Century, Japan
Japanese Silver Censer with Cockerel Family
Japanese Silver Censer with Cockerel Family
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A charming silver incense burner of archaic design with handles and dome-like lid. Reminiscent of Chinese ritual- bronze vessels in form, its cockerel finial anticipates the scene depicted further on the censer's lightly- hammered body. There, cockerel, hens and chicks forage delicately for food, the familial imagery heightened through the use of silver and gold executed in high relief. This lovely visual expresses the closeness to nature so often exhibited in Japanese art. The censer is in very... Click for details
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