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Carved Japanese Ivory 'In' (or Seal) of Karo Shi-shi

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1172076 (stock# 465AOG)

Carved Japanese Ivory 'In' (or Seal) of Karo Shi-shi
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561-575-6868


$185 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's Japanese ivory seal, called an 'in', probably from the Meiji Period, depicts a Karo Shi-shi, or Chinese lion, standing on a platform, the bottom of which is a seal.[120A, 120B] It seems likely that the well known Japanese sagemono, the inro, was first used in the 7th Century as a seal case, as its name implies, and only later developed into a portable medicine case.[120A] Japanese seals are usually made of ivory or hard wood and bear the name of the per ...click for details


Chinese Jar with Meritorious Brush Over Glaze Enamels

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Stoneware: Pre 1920   item# 1170426 (stock# 459AOG)

Chinese Jar with Meritorious Brush Over Glaze Enamels
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561-575-6868


$345 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's coverless tea jar is decorated with exemplary over glaze polychrome mixed enamels on an opaque white glaze, white-gray stoneware. It has a hardness of 7 on Mohs scale but is not translucent. [33A, 97B] The Chinese, originally, (Sung Dynasty) were not concerned with translucency.[32C] This jar is covered with a glossy white glaze upon which very fine brush work in mixed enamels expresses the birds and flowers motif. In 12th Century pictorial Chinese art, this the ...click for details


Antique Pair of Cast Bronze Buddhist Altar Vases

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1169637 (stock# 456AOG)

Antique Pair of Cast Bronze Buddhist Altar Vases
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561-575-6868


$215 for Pair 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's pair of small bronze vases were made in Japan during the Meiji Period either for personal Buddhist altar use or for export. The Japanese do not make anything in pairs including vases for their personal use, except for Buddhist rituals.[3AA, 168B] During the Edo Period (1615-1868) metalwork crafters were employed by the Shogunate and the Feudal Lords. With the Meiji Restoration these crafters lost their patrons. Some metal crafters changed their profession, while ...click for details


Antique Carved Ivory Samurai in Armor

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1168038 (stock# 448AOG)

Antique Carved Ivory Samurai in Armor
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561-575-6868


$2400 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's large Japanese ivory carving depicts a samurai warrior standing with his 'wakizashi' (small sword in Japanese) probably as an Imperial guard.[120A, 25B] The wakizashi has a jooi head handle and is within an incised, inked scabbard. The hand carved figure is made of deep relief lattice work. The chain mail armor is incised with ink detail. The armor also contains pierced rivets, shaped wrought plates and a monster mask plate connector.[113C] Our samurai ...click for details


Pair Japanese Carved Ivory Birds on Flowering Cherry

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1166643 (stock# 441AOG)

Pair Japanese Carved Ivory  Birds on Flowering Cherry
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561-575-6868


$4250 for Pair 

The Art and Orchid Gallery is pleased to offer this very finely carved tall, elegant pair of Japanese ivory carvings of the Meiji Period. They are a matched pair of 'Ho-o birds' ( which the Chinese call Feng-hwang) perched atop blooming cherry trees.[42A, 191B] They are both names associated with the imaginary creature, the Phoenix, which was first described in Chinese writings about the time of Confucius.[159C] The Ho-o birds, or Feng-hwang, are described with every benevolent quality a ...click for details


Ivory Carved Fisherman w Incised Artist Mark

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1166483 (stock# 437AOG)

Ivory Carved Fisherman w Incised Artist Mark
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561-575-6868


$325 

The Art and Orchid Gallery is offering a mid-Meiji Period Japanese Ivory carving of a fisherman and his catch. It has all simple carved lines and modeling of the mid-Meiji artists before the elaborate incising, reticulating, sectional and stained larger figures were made for Western taste.[113A] The smiling fisherman wears a plain robe with incised sash, a girdle, or obi, and two 'sagemono' (belt attachments), probably tobacco pouches.[120B] The only other incising is the hair, pants a ...click for details


Pair of Japanese Ivory Carved Uma on Stands

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1166112 (stock# 438AOG)

Pair of Japanese Ivory Carved Uma on Stands
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561-575-6868


$495 

The Art and orchid Gallery is selling a matched pair of okimonos on custom carved wooden stands. The Japanese ivory running horse (uma, in Japanese) carvings exhibit the usual skillful techniques and clever modeling that made their netsukes so popular in the West after exhibiting them in the World Wide Fair during the 19th Century.[191A, 113B] The horse is not indigenous to Japan but excavations of clay uma models are found in B.C. Times.[191A] This pair have a glossy, high polish patina sheen, ...click for details


Pair of Ivory Emperor and Empress on Horseback

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1165009 (stock# 435AOG)

Pair of Ivory Emperor and Empress on Horseback
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561-575-6868


$745 for the Pair, SOLD, Thank You 

This pair of figures in carved, incised and stained Oriental ivory was probably made before 1920. The ivory carving exhibits some Japanese motifs, such as the rising sun designs on the saddle cloth and the three clawed dragon prominently shown on the Emperor's jacket.[42A, 168B] The Chinese styles, however, seem more obvious to us. They include: the figures' physiognomy, particularly facial and body posture; head dress; and sectional appliques.[25C] There is a back-to-back 'pakwa ...click for details


Antique Japanese Kenzan-Style Pottery, Meiji Period

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1920   item# 1163863 (stock# 432AOG)

Antique Japanese Kenzan-Style Pottery, Meiji Period
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561-575-6868


$185 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's Japanese pottery has a high gloss interior and multiple unusual motifs of exterior decoration. We think it was made by the skillful potter, Miura Kenya (1821-1889),or his student.[3C, 33D] It is a discus-shaped vessel with a very narrow neck and mouth, typically Japanese.[28E] It copies the style of Kenzan's wares, like raku of Meiji Times, even showing the 17th Century Kyoto potter, Ninsei, influence with its dark brown emulated wood finish from mid-vessel d ...click for details


Tibetan Censer with Hinged Cover

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920   item# 1161983 (stock# 428AOG)

Tibetan Censer with Hinged Cover
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561-575-6868


$166 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's censer is a heart-shaped reticulated box with cover handmade by Tibetan metal smiths of the 19th Century. It is elaborately constructed of alternating bands of copper and silver gilded copper designs. Both metals are widely used in Tibetan religious art.[162A, 187B, 189C] The designs include: copper chevron bands with or without bordering fillets; silver gilded copper flame scheme with some punched reticulation; flame-in-votive design, borrowed from India; a reti ...click for details

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