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Boxwood Netsuke of Sambaso Dancer
Boxwood Netsuke of Sambaso Dancer
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A stained boxwood katabori netsuke sculpted as a Sambaso dancer. The dancer wears characteristic high hat and formal attire. He is caught in mid-dance, one foot in the air with arms bent back and head turned upwards. (Sambaso dance originated in the 9th century as a religious dance. It is often performed before a drama to appease the gods so the errors committed during the play will be forgiven.) Incised signature on lower leg of Minko, renowned netsuke-shi. This lovely netsuke is in excellent ... Click for details
Cloisonne Koro with a Duck Pond, Kiku and Lush Wisteria
Cloisonne Koro with a Duck Pond, Kiku and Lush Wisteria
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This is an exquisite tripodic cloisonné koro in the shape of an ancient Chinese bronze vessel with two upturned handles and pierced cover. The body is decorated with kiku and wisteria surrounding a pond laden with ducks swimming in a glistening, black enamel ground. The koro is executed with very fine wire work and is in excellent condition with no chips, dents or restoration. Height: 6.5", diameter: 6.25" Meiji Period, Japan
Cloisonne Koro with a Duck Pond, Kiku and Lush Wisteria
Cloisonne Koro with a Duck Pond, Kiku and Lush Wisteria
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This is an exquisite tripodic cloisonné koro in the shape of an ancient Chinese bronze vessel with two upturned handles and pierced cover. The body is decorated with kiku and wisteria surrounding a pond laden with ducks swimming in a glistening, black enamel ground. The koro is executed with very fine wire work and is in excellent condition with no chips, dents or restoration. Height: 6.5", diameter: 6.25" Meiji Period, Japan
A Pair of Iron and Silver-Inlaid Abumi
A Pair of Iron and Silver-Inlaid Abumi
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A handsome pair of iron abumi, the exteriors extensively inlaid with silver kiku and peony, the interiors, red lacquered. These 18th century abumi are in overall good condition with minor wear commensurate with age and use. Signature in silver inlay, Mitsuharu. Height: 9.5”, length
Wood Netsuke of a Blind Man Lifting a Stone
Wood Netsuke of a Blind Man Lifting a Stone
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A beautifully sculpted wood netsuke of a partially blind man in the process of lifting a heavily-textured stone. Great modeling of the musculature, bones and wrinkles framing his facial features. Signature plaque on nether side of Ryusei, an early artist specializing in wood netsuke. This netsuke is in excellent condition. Height: 1.5” Early 19th Century, Japan
Wood Netsuke of a Cat upon a Chinese Uchiwa
Wood Netsuke of a Cat upon a Chinese Uchiwa
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A charming stained box wood netsuke of a cat dozing upon a Chinese uchiwa, its head neatly perched on his folded front paws. Fine anatomical modeling and incised detailing for the coat define this netsuke. The netsuke is in very good condition with only slight wear from age and use. Length: 2” 18th Century, Japan
Pair of Cloisonne Vases with Seasonal Flowers
Pair of Cloisonne Vases with Seasonal Flowers
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A fine pair of cloisonné enamel high-shouldered vases with silver mounts. Worked in silver wires of varying thicknesses, a plenitude of seasonal flowers and grasses in jewel tones cluster on the glossy-enameled surfaces, defining each season’s special beauty. In the classic, elegant style of the great Nagoya-based artist Hayashi Kodenji. The pair is in very good condition with very faint surface wear commensurate with age. This does not detract from their overall beauty and craftsmanship. Heigh... Click for details
Silver Okimono of A Cockerel and Hen
Silver Okimono of A Cockerel and Hen
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A pair of pure silver sculpted okimono of a cockerel and his mate, the hen, naturalistically rendered with gold accents. Emphasis is made on the dramatic tail feathers of the cockerel, as he courts the female. Texturing, cold-chiseled and incised details add to the lively display. Signature plaque of Toshiyuki can be found on the cockerel’s nether side. The pair is in excellent condition with no damage. Height: 10.75” (cockerel), 6” (hen) Meiji Period, Japan
Mottled Bronze Vase with Spiny Lobster
Mottled Bronze Vase with Spiny Lobster
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A mottled bronze vase of globular form with an impactful moriage rendering of a lone lobster with inlaid shakudo eyes upon its surface. The sea creature is naturalistically detailed and spans the width of the exterior. On the interior of the vase, a removable otoshi serves as a vessel for flower arrangement. Double signatures: Tesshin koku on the side; Yoshimasa on the base. This patinated-bronze vase is in excellent condition. Diameter: 9”, height: 6.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Lacquered Inro with Prince Narihira and His Courtier
Lacquered Inro with Prince Narihira and His Courtier
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A four-case gold-lacquered inro depicting the great Heian Period poet, Prince Narihira, and his courtier on horseback. On the reverse, a horseman and attendant race over mountains and streams to overtake them. Detailing in takamaki-e, togidashi and kirikane on polished kinji ground. Manju netsuke with scattered rice design on roiro ground. Signed on base in gold lacquer, Kajikawa Bunryusai saku. The lacquer is in very good condition, except for a small chip on the manju netsuke, owing to its age... Click for details
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