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Japanese Antique Silver and Multi-Metal Box with Kwannon atop a Dragon
Japanese Antique Silver and Multi-Metal Box with Kwannon atop a Dragon
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A brilliantly-modeled silver covered box of rectangular form detailed with gold, silver and shibuichi. Its bronze lid is intricately modeled with a strong image of Kwannon, the goddess of mercy, koto in hand, emerging from the clouds upon the back of a writhing dragon. Her magical music , emanating from the strings of the beloved instrument, is legendary for taming the beast. Interiors are lined with lacquered-finished wood. This uniquely configured box is in very good condition with only... Click for details
Antique Japanese Wood Netuske of a Karako with Sack
Antique Japanese Wood Netuske of a Karako with Sack
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A stained wood netsuke carved as a karako attempting to lift a heavy sack, his hands tightly grasping this treasure. (Karako - Chinese boys - are usually portrayed as attendants of the lucky god Hotei, who frequently carries a sack filled with treasures. He wears a traditional Chinese costume and has, as always, three characteristic tufts of hair on his head.) This fine netsuke is well carved with extensive detailing, its incised signature of Kigioku on the nether side. The piece is in excellent... Click for details
Japanese Antique Mixed Metal Plate with Tortoise
Japanese Antique Mixed Metal Plate with Tortoise
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An exquisite square-shaped shallow bronze name-card plate with canted corners and gold, shakudo and gilt detailing. Sprays of reeds and a lone silver turtle among stylized waves decorate the rich silver center and stippled border. Length: 8”, width: 8” This rare piece is in excellent condition. Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Netsuke of Masks
Japanese Antique Netsuke of Masks
A fine stained boxwood netsuke formed as a cluster of theatrical masks, including Okame, Okina, Hyottoko, Tengu and Oni. This manju-style netsuke is attached to a metal chain for the accompanying tobacco pouch, each mask sculpt with finely incised details enhancing each facial feature. This netsuke is in very good condition. Diameter: 1.5” 19th Century, Japan
Japanese Antique Tea-Dust Glaze Vase
Japanese Antique Tea-Dust Glaze Vase
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A modified, bottle-shaped studio porcelain vase with a graduated tea dust glaze, a sinuous dragon with its head raised high its subject. (During the 1880’s Makuzu Kozan began creating high-quality, brightly colored porcelains. He devoted himself to technical and design development, producing a wide range of decorative effects, including tea dust glazes reminiscent of those found on noted Chinese porcelains.) Blue underglaze Makuzu Kozan signature plaque can be found on base. Overall excellent... Click for details
Japanese Antique Satsuma Ewer
Japanese Antique Satsuma Ewer
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An elegant Satsuma ewer with exquisite brocading, its handle and spout formed as bamboo enameled with a continuous scene of the popular Japanese art theme, "Three Friends of Winter". Designed asymmetrically in multi-colored enamels with spiraling gosu blue streams, bamboo and salmon-hued and white -enameled kiku in relief bloom beside a gnarled plum- blossom tree. This Satsuma ewer is in excellent condition with neither chips, cracks nor restoration. Gilt signature, Satsuma yaki and Kinshyu-en... Click for details
Japanese Antique Cigarette Set
Japanese Antique Cigarette Set
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An elegant set of matching cigarette case and match safe housed in a velvet and silk -cushioned carrying case. Executed Komai-style, both pieces are finely inlaid with gold and silver sprays of wild flowers, grasses and vines on a matte iron ground. Upon the lid of the cigarette case, a charming gold-wired butterfly hovers. Gilt signature on reverse sides, Miyuki saku. This exquisite set is in excellent condition with no problems, no restoration. Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Wood Kogo Formed As Cucumber
Japanese Antique Wood Kogo Formed As Cucumber
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A finely sculpted boxwood covered box formed as a cucumber, its scrolling tendrils and leaves naturalistically modeled. (Cucumbers in Japanese folklore are associated with the mythical river sprites called kappa. It is said that a kappa’s favorite food is the cucumber.) This graceful cucumber-shaped box is in very good condition; minimal wear commensurate with age and usage. Length: 9.5†Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Wood Kogo
Japanese Antique Wood Kogo
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A round wooden kogo, its cover intricately carved with Chinese sages in a bamboo grove, the interiors smoothly polished to accentuate its natural wood graining. (“The Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove” theme refers to third century Chinese literati celebrated for their commitment to literature, music and the arts. Always presented in the idyllic setting of a bamboo grove, they engage in philosophic discussion.) This handsome kogo is in excellent condition with no damage and no restoration.... Click for details
Japanese Antique Okimono of a Goose
Japanese Antique Okimono of a Goose
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A lovely Arita ware porcelain okimono of a recumbent goose naturalistically sculpted, its long white neck dramatically turned to preen its feathers. (The goose, among other of nature's delightful creatures, is found frequently in all manner of Japanese art - screens & paintings, cloisonne, ceramics, carvings, etc.) This particular sculpture is an excellent example of the art form, with the water fowl, carefully modeled, engaged in its everyday activities. The Toko saku incised signature is on... Click for details
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