Rare Vintage Japanese Bekko ( tortoise shell ) Kushi , a hair ornament dated 1930 to 1940s ( Early Showa ). It is was made for export to the western world,so the design is so unique .
It is decorated with a vivid dragon which is done with Chinkin technique. ( Gold inlay carving )
This was stored without being used for a long time at the store, so
there are very small holes from insect on the ends of comb and back of comb, but considering its age, it is in a great condition.
2.75" H x ...click for details
This is a set of 5 Japanese tool called Hera , a spatula , used by a skilled artisan of Tsugaru urushi lacquer and comes from around mid. 1900's.
Tsugaru lacquer is from Aomori prefecture, in the northern part of Japan and the lacquer wares are made by covering a wooden base with cloth and applying many layers of lacquer using different tools and one of the tool is hera and the process takes over 50 days to complete, producing elegant , refined pieces with beautiful luster and floral patter ...click for details
Japanese lacquered wooden Wakasa- nuri Jubako (stacking box) from Fukui prefecture dated Taisho 13 ( 1924 ) .
Wakasa wares are made using a variety of colors, and the inclusion of eggshells, rice chaff, or other materials in the base coats.
Some scratches on the bottom, a few chips and coatings came off around the edges but no cracks. It comes in Tomobako, an original wooden box.
9 " H x7.25 " x 7.125 " ( 22.9 cm H x 18.4 cm x 18.4cm ) * It is written Taisho 13 on the back of ...click for details