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Silver Covered Bowl With Iris
Silver Covered Bowl With Iris
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Here is a remarkable and rare silver bowl with cover, its finial formed as a fully- carved iris. The bowl itself is executed with many iris, buds and leaves boldly rendered in high relief emerging from a stylized pond, its leaves turned and overlapping in a naturalistic manner. This bowl is a perfect example of the unique mix of baroque and quiet nature-inspired design, a theme used in all Japanese media, captivating the avid collectors of the arts of the Meiji Period and... Click for details
Studio Porcelain Vase
Studio Porcelain Vase
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A full-bodied studio porcelain vase rendered on a lively green- enameled ground. Fine sprays of reeds and grasses with small blossoms in white enamel grow freely along the lustrous body with delicate stems fading into the background. This visual fading device favored by the artist achieves the sought atmospheric effect with minimal decoration and maximum delicacy. Makuzu Kozan underglaze blue enclosed signature cartouche can be found on the base. This studio porcelain... Click for details
Hirado Vase
Hirado Vase
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A lovely Hirado porcelain vase with an elegant flared lip similar in style to Japanese usubata vases. A continuous scene in underglaze blue unfolds along the soft white -glazed body. A Chinese sage garbed in embroidered robes and wearing distinctive headgear pauses on the rocky landscape to communicate with his young companion. In the background, tall palm trees provide a splendid background for the scene. This Hirado vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or... Click for details
Hirado Okimono Of A Buddhist Temple Tiger
Hirado Okimono Of A Buddhist Temple Tiger
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Here is a wonderful Hirado porcelain study of a Buddhist temple tiger. Seated with head turned upwards, the tiger wears a fierce expression with large, chiseled eyes and its mouth slightly open to reveal two sharp fangs. The stripes along the tiger's muscular body are strongly modeled emphasizing his potency - from its head to its coiled tail. This is a delightful okimono of a highly regarded beast, one of the 12 animals of the zodiac. This okimono is in very good condition with no... Click for details
Satsuma Bowl
Satsuma Bowl
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An exquisite Satsuma bowl of shallow, circular form. A lively arrangement of fan-shaped cartouches decorate the exterior with sumptuous textile patterns and lush floral scenes in gosu, iron red enamel and gilt. Inside, a generous display of gilt work details a delicate, brocaded necklace in rich jewel tones. In the central rondel, an animated sea dragon, brilliantly enameled in deep gosu blue and vibrant gilt surges in and out of turbulent waves. The three-toed dragon is ... Click for details
Pair of Bronze Vases With Songbirds
Pair of Bronze Vases With Songbirds
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A pair of wonderfully crafted tall, hexagonal bronze vases with richly patinated surfaces. Applied and finely sculpted song birds perched on bamboo stalks, face each other on the two vases, each gazing at the marvelously carved insects worked in relief above and below. The bronze vases are in excellent condition with no damages or repair. Height: 14" Meiji Period, Japan
Mirror-Form Suzuribako
Mirror-Form Suzuribako
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A rare mirror-form lacquer suzuribako with silver mounts, its cover simulating pine bark and decorated with a gold lacquer cicada and beetle. On its interior, a butterfly hovers over a wisteria branch executed in gold lacquer and mother-of-pearl on a roiro and maki-e ground. This exquisitely lacquered suzuribako is formerly part of the William Sturgis Bigelow Collection and is in very good condition. (William Sturgis Bigelow, along with his colleague Fenollosa, was an important... Click for details
Large Imari Tray
Large Imari Tray
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This is a massive, rectangular Imari tray with foliate rim executed in various shades of the traditional Imari palette. Elaborate cartouches along the rim show scenes of lush vegetation in brilliant iron red and gilt, all on a blue diamond-patterned ground. Iron red brocading frames a quiet scene of Chinese sages gathered under a gnarled pine engaged in studious pursuits. Clad in long flowing robes, the sages contemplate the tree's pine needles (symbolic of longevity), and gather... Click for details
Hirado Vase
Hirado Vase
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This is a splendid Hirado porcelain vase of bottle-form executed in soft, blue-enameled glazing on a lustrous white ground. A mountainous village with huts and thatched roofs is nestled among tall pine trees, a flock of birds above mountain peaks in flight over sail boats on the placid lake below. This lovely vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 8.5" 19th Century, Japan
Ikebana Basket
Ikebana Basket
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An archaic-shaped bamboo basket with flared neck and "dragon" formed handles of twisted bamboo rope on three bamboo- stalk feet. Embellished with large bundled bamboo knots, the basket's body is woven in alternating twining and herring- bone plaiting with rich mat- plaiting along the neck. This extraordinary, wagumi-style ikebana basket is in very good condition. Height: 13" Meiji/Taisho Period, Japan
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