A fine silver image depicting Daikoku-ten, the popular God of wealth, of agriculture & farmers, of rice and kitchen.
The God is rendered in naturalistic style with fine details. Made by the renowned sculptor Takamura Koun (1852 –1934). Artist mark and pure silver mark. Fully inscribed storage box/ tomobako with “Daikoku-ten and silver image“ on the outside and “original sculpture by Takamura Koun” on the inside lid of the tomobako. H. 13 cm. Showa. Condition: perfect.
A Japanese bronze water buffalo with boy astride holding a single rope reign. This okimono piece has good detail and is signed, Juun. It is in very good condition and shows wear to the patina.
Length: 12 3/4"
Width: 6 1/4"
Height: 6 1.2"
Unpacked Weight: 10 lbs, 3 oz
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Spherical object ('okimono') woven of akebi vine as a local handiwork seen in northern part of Japan often.
Needed to select quality vine from mountain and soak it into hot spring before weaving it as its time-consuming process.
approx. D 14 cm (5.51in)
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Kamogawa-ishi (kamogawa-rock) is a kind of viewing stone, found around Kamo River (kamogawa) in Kyoto Japan.
This Kamogawa-ishi has a custom-made wooden stand.
Measurements about : 11 3/4" (30 cm) x 5 1/8" (13 cm) x H 3" (7.5 cm), including the stand.
It is in good condition.
Tastefully well-used Japanese bronze kettle in aesthetic form, with carved seal of "JJ" as postwar product.
Remaining quality work by the skillful Japanese craftsman of those days. In mature condition as is and as seen.
CARAMEL CANDY BOXES
Empty paper boxes of Japanese 'Asahi milk caramel candy' of the pre-war period.
About 550 boxes in vintage wooden display case with front glass. An object.
case : approx...
This small suiseki has a custom-made wooden stand.
Measurements about : 2 1/4" (5.8 cm) x 1 3/4" (4.5 cm) x H 1 1/2" (3.7 cm), including the stand.
It is in good condition.
A nicely detailed wood sculpture of cow. An affixed note to the bottom of the sculpture states that the cow was a memento of the owner's pilgrimage to the Temple Zen Kosji in Nagano. There is an incised kanji in the wood - perhaps more information is under the paper. The condition is good. Please note natural indentation by front upper leg...
A very nice stone for contemplation suiseki fitted on a high stand made of brown glazed clay. H. 23,5 cm x 19 cm. Taisho/Showa period. Condition: very good.
An interesting wooden carving - okimono - of a Japanese Buddhist monk or priest standing on a lotus base on top of a gilded cylindrical base. The monk has a very expressive face - both wise and tranquil. The hands and the toes are missing but the power of the piece remains. The figure stands 6 1/4" high , without the mandala, with the separate mandala it is 7" tall. The mandala is a separate pieces that fits into a slot on the base...
Japanese ivory okimono of smiling Daikoku - one of 7 Gods of Happiness - holding a white rabbit in his hand, and with his foot on a bag of rice. The okimono is a joke on Daikoku’s sanity - he’s got the wrong rodent: rat is the standard companion of Daikoku (who, being the God of Wealth, is associated with rice, and rats thrive when there is abundance of grain)...
A lovely large incense burner “Koro” in the shape of black-spotted red rabbit. Raku ware. It bears a seal beneath reads Mokubei. Circa early 20th Century. Rabbit is a symbol of fertility and sensuality. There is a lid on its back with a ventilating hole and the inside of the lid is decorated with gold paint (kindei). The piece is in very good condition and accompanied ay a paulownia wood storage box.
H 5” x L 10 1/4” x W 5 7/8 (H 13.5cm x L 26.0cm x W15cm)
A bronze tree branch is the setting for these 2 pigions to rest. This bronze mixed/metal okimono is in overall good condition. Please see photo for minor oxidation spots on the male bird's feathers. Dates from the middle to late Showa period.
Length: 15 1/4"
Height: 9 1/4"
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Wooden Japanese good size okimono of a walking turtle with its head out of its shell. Excellent clever carving capturing the essence of the creature, made out of Japanese Yakushima cedar with its beautiful layered texture, wonderful depiction of its carapace. Eyes are inlaid with glass. Length 7 1/8 inches.
Lovely carp charger in fine relief carved against a backdrop of waves also in relief. Three dimension carving creates a stunning visual art deco effect. The detail and craftsmanship exact. Signed and dated Showa 42 (1967). Diameter:13" . Perfect condition.
The title of the work is, Tenpyo no Shirabe, or the tune of the Tenpyo era which is during the 8th century (Nara Period). The Tenpyo period was an interesting period in Japanese history where various cultures from across Asia strongly influenced Japanese culture of the time and elevated it to the level that we see today...