The mark on the back of this large plate reads “Satusma” with the Satsuma mon. It is 14 inches across and very heavily potted. The hand painted design is very detailed and peaceful. This would look specular if it was hung on a wall. Condition: Very good, no chips or cracks.
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This impressive bracelet weighs 2 and a half pounds and is 5 x 4 inches in size. The inside diameter is about 3 inches. The man who wore this must have been large and strong to say the least. It is in excellent condition with no damage. The patina is darker then the pictures show. I bought this years ago from an historic Alabama Estate but that is all I know about it.
Rikio Takahashi (1917 – 1999) was Onchi Kôshirô's last, and most dedicated pupil. He was an original member of the First Thursday Society of Japanese printmakers. He was part of the movement to bring back printmaking in Japan after the Second World War. He is a well listed and very popular wood block artist. This particular wood block titled “Maelstrom” is in a large format (24 x 30 inches. It has excellent provenance (shown in the pictures) with the original prices. It appears to be in its ...click for details
This teapot has a lovely Iris flower design on the front. It is signed in Japanese on the back opposite the iris as you can see in the pictues. It is in excellent condition with just a little rust on the inside. There is also some rust on the handle which would clean up easily. It measures about 7 inches tall to the top of the handle.
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This well carved vase or incense holder has two panels on the front and a signed poem or saying on the back. Each panel depicts sages or scholars. From what I could determine the poem refers to what they are doing. It measures 13.25 inches long and 4.5 inches wide. Aside from the typical age cracks that this type of ware acquires it is in perfect condition with a rich patina.
This is a most unusual Egyptian influence Art Deco Sweet Relish set. It was made in Japan in the 1920’s. It is completely hand painted with a custom decorated lacquer box. The hand painting on this dish set is really amazing, just look and the dozens of tiny faces and the geometric designs. The dish set is in near perfect condition, with no chips or cracks. The top lacquer lid is damaged as pictured. The damage is much less noticeable on the top side but it is damaged. The box measures ten ...click for details
This wonderful woodblock print by Paul Jacoulet (1902 - 1960) is titled â€śOyster Stewâ€ť ("La Soupe Aux Huitres, Chinois"). It depicts a young light skinned Chinese master with his darker skinned slave. It was done in 1948 and itâ€™s singed in pencil above the Peach Seal in the lower left. The image size is 15.5 x 11.75 inches. It has been professionally framed by Uptown Print and Art Supply Inc. in Phoenix Az. Both the print and the frame appear to be in perfect condition. I have ...click for details
The workmanship on this snuff bottle is really fantastic. The colored glass enameling is full of air bubbles. It's very unusual in that it has the dragon in brass relief. The colors are very vibrant and crisp. It's possible that this bottle is older then what I have it listed as. It measures 2 3/4 inches high with the lid on.
This double sided Tapa is most likely from the South Pacific (Samoa or Fiji). It had been stored in a folded condition for a very long time so there is some damage as you can see. The colors are still very vibrate, you can almost see the artist painting them, they are so alive. The fiber is very thin indicating that this is an older one probably from around 1900. A very unusual feature is the different designs on both sides of the cloth. Size: 78 x 103 inches (6.5 x 8.6 feet) Shipping: Fre ...click for details
This well carved ivory Brooch has a miniature painting in an oval frame that is just 20 x 15 mm in size. This amazing painting is very detailed with a poem and signature. The ivory carving is of an intricate dragon. Please examine the pictures you will not be disappointed. The brooch is 42 x 26 mm in size. It is in excellent condition. Free world wide shipping.