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A Small Japanese Silver Bowl with Iris
A Small Japanese Silver Bowl with Iris
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A small yet ingeniously sculpted silver bowl on pedestal base. Its body is formed by moriage iris petals that curl at the ends, their centers stippled, all on a partly-hammered ground. This unique iris bowl is the work of the famous Kuhn & Komor studio, renowned silversmiths with studios in Yokohama and Hong Kong. Known for innovative designs, their trademark can be found on the base. The silver bowl is in very good condition with only minor wear along the inner rim commensurate with age.... Click for details
A Pair of Hirado Plates with Dragons and Mt. Fuji
A Pair of Hirado Plates with Dragons and Mt. Fuji
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Celebrated in Japan as an imperial ware, Hirado porcelain continues to captivate collectors for the purity and lustrous quality of the clay. This pair of round plates exhibits a beloved theme in Japanese art—the heavenly dragon amongst clouds and iconic Mt. Fuji in the background. The distinctive under-the-glaze blue enamel is expertly rendered in sweeping strokes, resulting in a dynamic portrayal of the theme. The pair of Hirado plates is in very good condition with slight kiln... Click for details
Hirado Plate with Two Carp
Hirado Plate with Two Carp
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A round Hirado porcelain plate with two auspicious carp on a pristine white ground. One carp rendered in fine cobalt detailing, the other in white moriage with each scale well-defined. Sprays of leafy vines and peony flowers in under glaze cobalt decorate the back of the plate. This Hirado porcelain plate is striking for the purity of the porcelain and the simple, yet elegant design. In addition, East Asian cultures associate the carp (koi) to prosperity and achievement. Very good condition, ... Click for details
A Pair of Bronze & Multi-Metal Coupes
A Pair of Bronze & Multi-Metal Coupes
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A pair of bronze and multi-metal coupes sculpted in distinctive form with dark, textured surface. The two vessels are designed on a bed of vines and maple leaves from which forest creatures such as centipedes, wasps, frogs and snails crawl at leisure. These unusual and charming coupes exhibit wonderful craftsmanship and illustrate Japan’s sensibility toward nature in all its forms. Gilt inserts are marked with Japanese numerals 4 and 7 on bases. Excellent condition with no loss. Length: 3”,... Click for details
Oval Sentoku Tsuba
Oval Sentoku Tsuba
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An oval sentoku tsuba with metal fukurin (rim cover)overlaid in silver, gold, shakudo and copper. The setting for the front of the tsuba is a mysterious nocturnal scene of a fisherman with two cormorants by the river’s edge. The practice of using cormorants to catch small river fish dates to the Nara Period when the fisherman would tie the bird’s neck with rope to prevent the bird from swallowing the fish. The reverse side of the tsuba depicts a truncated image of a boat among water reeds... Click for details
Jizai Okimono of a Dragon
Jizai Okimono of a Dragon
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A jizai okimono of a dragon with inlaid eyes carved of lacquered and exquisitely toned wood. The body fully articulates, resulting in a sculpture with life-like movements, its jaw and tongue also articulated. This okimono is in marvelous condition and will make an impactful contribution to any home or office. Length: 18.75” Meiji Period, Japan
Bamboo Basket As A Cicada
Bamboo Basket As A Cicada
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A marvelously-woven bamboo pendant basket formed as a cicada. Woven in a variety of intricate techniques, its body, wings and legs naturalistically designed, this basket, complete with copper otoshi, can stand on a level surface or hang from the wall. This ingenious ikebana basket is in excellent condition with no breaks, loss or restoration. Includes linen cover and owner's wood box inscribed "Cicada basket" (semi-kago). Height: 5"; length: 11.5"; width: 5.5" Meiji/Taisho Period, Japan
Boxwood Netsuke of a Recumbant Ox
Boxwood Netsuke of a Recumbant Ox
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A lively, boxwood study of a recumbent ox with folded legs formed as a netsuke with himotoshi on nether side. The ox sits with its head resting on its front legs, nose rope-tied to bridle. The mother-of-pearl eyes are deeply inset, enhancing the ox's charming expression. This netsuke is unsigned, School of Tomotada, and is in excellent condition with minor wear commensurate with age. Late 19th Century, Japan
Articulated Bronze Crab
Articulated Bronze Crab
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A bronze and copper-patinated jizai okimono of an eight-footed crab. Its body exhibits meticulous detailing - resembling an actual crab's hard and textured surface. The carapace and facial features of the creature are sculpted and wonderfully patinated.This naturalistically articulated crab is in excellent condition. Width: 8" Meiji Period, Japan
Imari Double-Fish Plate
Imari Double-Fish Plate
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An Imari double -fish plate of vitreous porcelain rendered in cobalt blue enamel with over-the-glaze iron red and gilt detailing. Three large cartouches with images of peony, sakura and wisteria emphasize its beauty, the modeled accents on the fins, eyes and tail providing a three-dimensional quality. (The double- fish motif is associated with marital bliss.) This Imari plate is in marvelous condition with minor wear commensurate with age and use. Length: 12.25" ... Click for details
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