This is a finely carved Japanese ivory Okimono of an elder with a single horn mythical creature, 17/18th century. Very detailed carved for both facial features of the creature and the elder, and the back also carved in fine details. The flames carved on the legs of the creature and the single horn indicates the mythical creature and the elder were from a legend. (It looks like a figure from the Chinese Ming Dynasty.) Height: 2 7/8". Very good condition with no crack or restoration.
Antique Japanese ivory okinomo of a fisherman couple, from the early 20th Century, Meiji Period. Fine carving with vivid details. Maker's mark on the bottom.
10" tall without the stand. 3" wide on the base. The net weight is 1 lb 6.8 oz. Sealed natural age crack on the bottom as shown in the photo, otherwise in excellent condition. (U.S. Domestic shipping only).
This is a Japanese Kutani Plate with excellent hand painting. Unlike many kutani plates which were painted in quantity by labor, this plate was painted by artist with vivid details and excellent artistic skill. Very nice gilt work. Painting shows traditional Japanese folk story. No two plates of this kind are exactly the same in painting details. Dates to the Meiji period (late 19th to early 20th Century).
This is a finely made, hand painted, artist signed Satsuma teapot with detailed painting of wise men(arhats) and raised lizard or dragon handle and spout coiled and curved around body of teapot and much open work. It shows Satsuma Mon and lots of raised gold and various shaped panels with arhats and pictures of samurai life. The maker's mark on the bottom: "Dai Nippon, Satsuma, XXZan (illegible), Hododa" which indicates Meiji Period (1868-1912). Beautiful decoration with nice gilt ...click for details
This is a finely made, hand painted, artist signed Satsuma koro or incense burner with maker's mark "Shuzan" on the bottom. Beautiful decoration with fine details. It is in excellent condition with very little gilt wear and no damages. The dimensions are 3.5" diameter x 3.5" tall. It dates about 1910.
An impressive and fine silver craftsmanship of antique Japanese silver teapot kettle with repousse chrysanthemum and flowers motif, dated to the early Meiji period. The chrysanthemum motif on this tea kettle looks very identical to the chrysanthemum pattern on the Japanese silver coin of the early Meiji period. Overall condition is very good for its age except with a few very small dents.
This is a fine hexagonal shaped Satsuma vase with fantastic hand painted details covering on the entire vase. The figures faces and gold works are amazing in this small sized vase. A white enameled dragon across the lower body of the vase. A golden maker’s mark on the bottom. There is also a golden Satsuma Mon on the shoulder. Very fine and fascinating detailed works. Meiji period or earlier.
This is an unusual Japanese silk tapestry panel probably made in Meiji period (1868-1912). Be honest I don't have much knowledge about it and never see a piece like this before, but I was really attraceted by the beauty of this piece. It looks gorgeous with strong and vibrant color. It should be handwoven and have a kind of brocade on the silk ground. It also has a patterned border around the edge. The design and pattern are very cheerful, bright, and lovely. It is unusual for Japanese texti ...click for details