A brush holder of finely, carved ivory depicting three, youthful immortals (Sennin) playing in a garden setting w. a large pine tree and a well. The scene has been carved in deep relief with numerous fine details. Fitted stand of hardwood. Japan, Meiji, ca. 1880. H. 18 cm, W. 7 cm at base and 6,5 cm at top. (H. 20.5 cm with stand). Condition: Excellent, no breaks or losses.
A very attractive and decorative pair of ivory beakers mounted on black, lacquered stands with gold staffing. Each beaker is decorated with cranes in a stylized landscape rendered in high gold. Meiji, around 1900. H 23,5 cm. (incl. stand). Condition: Excellent with only minor rubbing to gold. ( NO Paypal payment is accepted )
Large-size incense-box (kogo) of ivory in a nice rounded design. Opens in two with a finely carved thread. The inside with gold lacquer on black ground (a small piece of natural fragrant incense wood included). Fitted, old silk purse. Late Edo–early Meiji, 19. cent. H 3,5 cm, D 8 cm. Condition: Very fine. Wear to lacquer inside. No chips or cracks.
An fine ivory lidded vase decorated with a fantasy African scene. Carved on relief: on one side a proud male lion looking in the distance; on the other side, two lionesses (or tigers) attacking an hippopotamus; palm trees in the background. On the lid a crouching lioness. Signed by maker: Hoko. H. 17 cm, D. 10 cm. Meiji, late 19th cent. Condition: perfect.