Nice iron tetsubin ( water kettle) decorated with relief designs depicting a branch of wisteria and flying sparrow with small silver inlays on one side, on the reverse, poetic verses and makerís seals, also name and seal on the left side of the pouring sprout; bronze lid, lidís knob in the shape of a garlic bulb. H. 15 cm, W. 14cm. Meiji to Taisho. Condition: very good, no rust.
An elegant incense burner (koro) of dark-patinated bronze with three long legs and a pair of raised ears on the shoulders of the flattened, ovoid body. The lid in openwork. Decorated on upper body and lid with various scholarís seals, the two largest in low relief, the rest with inlaid lines in copper thread. Meiji, before 1900. H 13 cm, D 10 cm. Condition: Very fine with minor wear due to age.
Japanese pure silver vase with incised floral design: a bush of peonies by a rock . Incised on the body by silver artist name and stamped jungin (pure silver) and other name on bottom. H. 15,6 cm. Weight: 160 gr. Late Meiji, circa 1900. Condition: good, a part a tiny denton the upper shoulder.
A slender and beautifully hammered silver vase, the body of which is multi-facetted ending in a long neck with a narrow opening. Stamped in the bottom with silver marks for authenticity. Includes a small base of hardwood. Late Meiji to early Taisho, c. 1910Ė1920. Inscribed kiri-box: ďVase made of pure silver.Ē H 24.5 cm. CONDITION: Excellent.
A dynamic Japanese, bronze lion (shishi) standing with raised tail and the front legs on a large, openwork ball. Very good expression and casting. 19th cent., late Edo -early Meiji. L 26 cm, H 22 cm. Condition: good.
A rare and highly attractive water dropper in the shape of a teapot. Made of patinated brass with inlays in silver and gold in various designs. Side handle made of finely, fitted hardwood. Signed (with inlaid silver seal): Kiyochika Koizumi. Japan: Meiji, before 1900. H 5,5 cm, D 7.7 cm. Condition: wear due to age and use, otherwise fine.