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Japanese Antique Wood Netsuke of a Seated Macaque
Japanese Antique Wood Netsuke of a Seated Macaque
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A well-carved netsuke of a seated macaque with inlaid eyes. Its human-like expression— hand to his mouth and legs neatly folded, accentuates the fine incised detailing for the fur, face, hands and feet. This intelligent-looking macaque is in very good condition with only very minor surface wear. This important netsuke is signed Masakazu, Nagoya School. Ex. Victor Topper Collection. Length: 1.5â€, height: 1†19th Century, Japan
Japanese Antique Satsuma Charger with Bijin
Japanese Antique Satsuma Charger with Bijin
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An exquisite Satsuma charger with two central images surrounded by floating gilt chidori, each bird-shaped form with its own distinctive textile pattern. The fan-shaped cartouche depicts young attendants ministering to a Beauty’s needs, a stand draped with multi-colored kimono in the background. The elegant scroll alongside reveals a blossoming ikebana arrangement on a bamboo table, tea ceremony implements below. Kinkozan impressed signature mark visible on reverse. This gorgeous Satsuma... Click for details
Japanese Antique Massive Bronze Vase
Japanese Antique Massive Bronze Vase
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This is an extraordinary bronze vase reminiscent of the shapes of ancient Chinese bronzes. It boasts an unusual foliate pierced trumpet neck, architectural handles and lobed globular body. Coiled about the neck, a powerful dragon is carved in the round, each scale well defined. This large, strong bronze exhibits wonderful patination in a broad color spectrum - in greens, reds and various shades of brown. It is in excellent condition with no scratches, dents or restoration. Height: 24". Meiji... Click for details
Japanese Antique Satsuma Bowl
Japanese Antique Satsuma Bowl
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A high-shouldered Satsuma bowl of round form delicately painted with free-formed branches of brightly enameled maple leaves. Subtle shading, gilt detailing and color add to the superior quality of this piece. By the Satsuma master Yabu Meizan (1868-1925) whose distinctive work is highly sought after today by museums, collectors and connoisseurs. This splendid Satsuma bowl is in excellent condition with only slight rubbing of the gilt along the rim. Height: 3”, width: 5” Late Meiji Period,... Click for details
Japanese Studio Porcelain Vase with Irises
Japanese Studio Porcelain Vase with Irises
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A perfectly-shaped studio porcelain vase of round form with mauve-colored irises on tall, leafy stalks rising from the base. The striking cobalt hue of the stalks and leaves is accentuated by the soft grey-white enameled ground. Makuzu Kozan signature seal can be found on the base. Includes original tomobako, inscribed “Made for Yokohama Memorial exhibition at the Yokohama Haurankai. This important studio porcelain vase is in excellent condition. Height: 8.5”, diameter: 9.75” Circa 1935,... Click for details
Japanese Antique Netsuke of Kappa
Japanese Antique Netsuke of Kappa
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Stained boxwood netsuke of an amorous kappa (water sprite) atop of a semi-open abalone shell. The mythical creature’s skin provides a wonderful textural contrast to the shell’s smooth surface. This study, erotic in tone, alludes in a subtle way to the clam’s reference in Japanese art to the female’s private anatomy. Its jet-inlaid eyes denote the kappa’s passionate nature. Incised signature of Taro can be found on base. This netsuke is in excellent condition. Length: 2” 19th Century,... Click for details
Japanese Antique Multi-Metal Box with Sparrows Cavorting among Grasses
Japanese Antique Multi-Metal Box with Sparrows Cavorting among Grasses
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A bronze and multi-metal covered box of rectangular form on four sculpted feet. Its side panels are overlaid with butterflies fluttering in clusters and detailed in sumptuous silver, gold and patinated bronze. The main visual on the cover is a lively bouquet of wild flowers and grasses set against a silvery full moon. Two small sparrows cavort among the grasses. The sharp chiseled work and use of quality metals are characteristic of the master metallurgist Miyabe Atsuyoshi, his incised signature... Click for details
Japanese Antique Studio Porcelain Teapot by Makuzu Kozan
Japanese Antique Studio Porcelain Teapot by Makuzu Kozan
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An elegant studio porcelain teapot with fixed handle and removable cover. Enameled in delicate shades of mauve and cobalt, lush flowers envelop all sides of the pot, their petals finely delineated by contrasting white enamel, outstanding against the body’s soft yellow ground. Makuzu Kozan rectangular signature seal on the base. This charming porcelain teapot is in excellent condition. Height: 8.25” Late Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Mizusashi Formed as Conch Shell
Japanese Antique Mizusashi Formed as Conch Shell
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A fanciful Hirado porcelain mizusashi executed in underglaze blue with a rare light brown glaze. Formed as a large conch shell with matching cover, its surface is sculpted with naturalistic barnacles and textured coral. A small crab clambering along its side and a small octopus atop the cover doubling as a finial are whimsical touches, adding to the piece’s aesthetic impact. Excellent condition with no problems and no restoration. Length: 12” 19th Century, Japan
Japanese Antique Studio Pottery Vase
Japanese Antique Studio Pottery Vase
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An unusual pottery vase, tall and elegant in form, by the renowned artist Inoue Ryosai, known for his Sumida gawa pottery pieces as well as for his remarkable studio porcelains. In his Sumida works, Ryosai experimented with contrasts in materials, texture and relief , using both porcelain and pottery as his media. In this lovely studio vase, the green crackled glaze on the neck and lower portion of the vase contrasts with the white, moriage band of iris rising from the foot. The juxtaposition of... Click for details
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