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Japanese Antique Iron Tsuba with Buddhist Theme
Japanese Antique Iron Tsuba with Buddhist Theme
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A trapezoidal iron tsuba, its imagery based upon the legend, “The Hare and the Moon”. (On the front plate, chiseled in low relief in gilt and copper, the hare greets the hungry old man, Sakyamuni, sack over his shoulder. When the hare prepares to jump into the fire to provide food for him, Sakyamuni prevents the action, instead sending him to the moon to be honored for eternity.) Signature with kao: Ikkeido Jyoi. This rare tsuba is in excellent condition. Edo Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Cloisonne Vase with Phoenixes
Japanese Antique Cloisonne Vase with Phoenixes
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An modified baluster-formed cloisonne vase with silver mounts, a stylized band of karakusa and phoenix about the body. Ando silver-wired seal on base, “Jungin” (pure silver) mark on rim. This elegant and timeless vase is in excellent condition with no restoration and no problems. Height: 6.25”, width: 6” Late Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Multi-metal Clasp
Japanese Antique Multi-metal Clasp
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A shakudo, silver and gilt clasp formed as a bamboo and flower wreath, with plum blossoms and sakura petals interwoven around one leafy plum blossom. In excellent condition. Length: 2.5”. Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Shibuichi Tsuba of Lao Tzse
Japanese Antique Shibuichi Tsuba of Lao Tzse
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A fine shibuichi and multi-metal tsuba of oval form with takazogan imagery in gold, shakudo and silver. Under a wisteria tree, the immortal Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzse, reads a scroll atop an ox, a sinuous river scrolling nearby. The image of the river, continuing on the reverse exhibits an asymmetrical view of a wisteria tree, its strongly chiseled boughs wrapped in mist. This elegant multi-metal tsuba is in excellent condition. Length: 2.75”, width: 2.5”. 19th Century, Japan.
Japanese Antique Netsuke of a Baby Tengu
Japanese Antique Netsuke of a Baby Tengu
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A stained boxwood netsuke sculpted as a baby tengu hatching from its egg. The mythical, hybrid creature manages to perch atop the egg, but in a comical twist, one leg remains captured within. The carver’s bold, deep carving is a triumph of mastery – especially on the wings and animal’s eyes. The himotoshi are appropriately placed so that the tengu faces the collector. (The tengu, one of the fascinating creatures in Japanese folklore, is celebrated for its swordsmanship, a master tengu... Click for details
Japanese Antique Pair of Dragon Vases
Japanese Antique Pair of Dragon Vases
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A pair of silver bottle-shaped vases with foliated rims and partly-hammered bodies. On each vase, a moriage three-clawed dragon writhes across the surface as flames emanate from its body. The dragon’s fierce expression is a manifestation both of wisdom and power—two attributes associated with the emperor. These vases are in excellent condition with engraved “Jungin” mark on the bases. (“Jungin” refers to Japanese silver with a 950 silver content, higher than the content of British... Click for details
Japanese Antique Imari Incense Burner
Japanese Antique Imari Incense Burner
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A massive porcelain censer in traditional Imari palette with three demon feet, upturned handles and a cobalt shishi finial. Bands of scrollwork and textile patterning surround circular cartouches of mythical creatures. This impressive Imari porcelain piece is in excellent condition. Height: 21”, diameter: 18” 19th Century, Japan
Japanese Antique Cobalt Fish Platter
Japanese Antique Cobalt Fish Platter
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An Imari porcelain shallow platter formed as a fish with washes of deep cobalt enamel covering the head, tail and fins. The main visual of lush peony and kiku blossoming alongside a sakura tree is enhanced by the choice of graduated shades of cobalt, iron red with gilt and green enamel detailing. An exotic, long-tailed bird rests among the boughs of the cherry blossom tree. On the reverse, brocades of clamshells and reeds are scattered in under-the-glaze blue enamel. The platter is in excellent... Click for details
Japanese Antique Wagumi Basket of Oval Form
Japanese Antique Wagumi Basket of Oval Form
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A robust bamboo ikebana basket of wagumi style woven with wide, ribbon-like bamboo slats. Along its oval body strings of reed and roped bamboo weave in and out, while twisted whole sections of bamboo form a strong and well- positioned handle. This indigenous form of basketry- making in Japan, called wagumi-style, was inspired by the daily baskets made by fishermen and farmers, seduced by their organic and uninhibited forms. These richly- designed baskets, powerfully woven, later elevated the... Click for details
Japanese Antique Suzuribako with Inro
Japanese Antique Suzuribako with Inro
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A rare gold-lacquered suzuribako with a gold-sprinkled cover, its focus a bejeweled elephant with an extraordinary gem-like inro raised in high relief upon its back. Within, a vision of Okame reading a book is rendered in rich gold and colored lacquers on a dense nashiji ground. This remarkable box contains a lobed shibuichi suiteki inside and includes a wood storage box and wraps. Excellent condition. Height: 1.75â€, width: 7.5â€, length: 11.5†Meiji Period, Japan
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