Japanese Bronze Buddhist Temple Lantern wired as an electrical lamp. Nice dark patina a result of true oxidation that has changed the molecular structure over time. early Meiji Era 1870-1890's. Height is 17.5 inches x 7.5 inch diameter.
Japanese HIRADO Blue & White porcelain fluted dish with a central motif of a dragon surrounded by clouds, all is a soft cobalt blue on a pearly white surface. No chips, crack or restorations, condition is excellent, only one extremely small iron dot (barely visible in the pictures) Diameter is 6.75 inches or 17 cms. Late Meiji, 1895-1912.
Very Shibui Japanese cast-iron body Tetsubin TEA KETTLE with a Bronze Lid and a Plum Blossom knob! The inside of the top is signed in four Kanji (characters) and says in part, "Kin-Se-Do." The handle is a wonderfully scalloped shape. Condition is fine. The dimensions are height 9 inches, 22.9 cms. and diameter is 7.5 inches or 19cms. Circa 1860-1890.
Japanese Red LACQUER TABLE, (8.75" x 8.75" x 14" in height)with gold highlighted removable legs; make this elegant table suitable for displaying your favorite vase with or without flowers. Can be used for tea ceremony, or in your special place in your home. Condition, the lacquer is in good shape, (no flaking or cracks) but there are some slight black spots on the top of the table, (see last enlargement)
Dark brown Japanese wooden lacquer circular CHAIRE or (tea container)with a simple (shibui) five line design on both the top and sides of the lid and repeated again twice on the lower portion of the chaire. Lacquer on the outside has a few minor losses (doesn't distract from the overall effect) and two small cracks on the inside.
Height is 4.5 inches or (11.5 cms.) and diameter is 4 inches or (10 cms.) Taisho era, 1910-1920. note: color of all photos appear lighter than actual object's ...click for details
Large Japanese HIBACHI suitable for a planter or coffee table stand, earthenware with a striking blue/purple glaze. Circa: early 20th Century. Condition: good with a few scratches to the outside as to be expected with an antique this age. Dimensions: 18 inch (45.7 cms) outside diameter, 14 inch (35.5 cms) inside diameter, and the height is 12 inches or 30.5 cms.
$340 - from Kanzan-Ji (Buddhist Temple) in Tokyo, Shimoya.
Two Japanese STONE SEALS with a fully carved "Guardian" (Dog-Lion)on the top of each seal. Both figures are skillfully rendered. Condition is excellent. No cracks or chips. Circa: late 19th Century. Height is 1.75" x 7/8 x 1/4 and 1.75" x 1/2 x 1/2."
Japanese pottery Tsuiteki (waterdropper) in rectangualr form with a tiger and bamboo design in relief. Light celadon glaze with an "iron spot." Included a kiriwood box and cover with inscription. Dimensions are 3.5 inches x 2.5" x 1". There are some small knicks and "rim chips" on the top and bottom of this item. Circa: 1890-1910.
Rare Japanese BUDDHA in Bodhyagri mudra, wood with gold and black lacquer, make this a striking addition to any collection. Condition is excellent. Height is 4 inches (10.1 cms.) and diameter at base is 2.75 inches (7 cms.) Circa: 1800-1868.
Japanese porcelain bowl with bird and iris center surrounded by a cloud border. The exterior in a bamboo and flower design. Because of this bowl's age (pre 1868) the blue is from cobalt and not an artifical dye. Condition is not perfect. The glaze is in good condition but there is a stapled repair to a hairline crack. Circa Late Edo era, 1800-1868. Diameter=10".