Fantastic bronze garden lantern very unusual for its tall size and beautiful metalwork in the door panels. The top has paulownia leafs in relief and the rich patina on the bronze creates a lovely blue-green colorization. Showa Period C. 1950. H:32"x Diameter:24". Ask for shipping quote.
Fantastic early Showa Period C.1930 wood Shinto altar. Finely detailed architectural woodworking with japanese joinery and copper metal fittings. Lovvely flowing design. H:15" x W: 17". Ask for shipping quote.
cup size 33cm wide 32cm high
base size 15.5cm wide 5cm high
size 15.5cm wide 7.5cm deep 4cm high
size 9.5cm x 4.5cm x 30.5cm high
size 15.5cm wide 25cm high
Beautiful woodblock entitled Horse in Armor and Butterfly by Tadashi Nakayama, many colors, made with many carved blocks and colors, silver and gold leaf, image of a standing horse head turned toward a butterfly, signed and dated 1972, print no. 28 of 75.
Size of art only: 33 1/4" high x 21 1/2" wide. Size of paper: 40" high x 27 1/2" wide.
Magnificent woodblock print of a running horse by Tadashi Nakayama, many colors, made with many carved blocks and colors, silver and gold leaf, image of a horse running through a field of poppies, untitled horse, print no. 47 of 75, signed and dated 1974.
Size of art only: 30 1/4" high x 21 1/2" wide. Size of paper: 38" high x 27 1/2" wide.
A crescent shaped sake flask designed to be carried neatly against the hip, known as a 'dachibin'.
These flasks are unique to the pottery district of Tsuboya in Okinawa. The flask has an impressed maker's seal on the back. 20th century.
Approximately 14.5 wide and 11 cm high. Perfect condition. Weight = 620 gm.
Please study the photographs.
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Set of two very beautiful carvings of Japanese lions called Shi (foo dogs in the West). Shi serve as guardians and are usually in pairs to be put on either side of an entrance. One Shi is snarling with a clenched mouth and has a rounded protrusion on his head, while the other has an open mouth with its tongue sticking out and a longer, sharper horn on its head...
Ivory netsuke of a crouching piebald cat fast asleep. Perfectly captured essence of the creature, superb face, wonderful fat body, expert delicate etching, made out of beautiful even material. Signed YUKIMASA on the bottom - for a good discussion of this brilliant artist (born in 1914) see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 233. Length 1 7/8 inches.
Japanese ivory okimono of a standing actor in a role of a shojo with a fan in his hand. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. Superb quality carving with excellent face and minute detailing - see the fingernails, hair texture and textile patterns. Beautiful warm patina, details highlighted by paint and golden lacquer, in excellent condition...
Plum blossoms and chrysanthemum are set against a red pigeon blood background. The cloisonne vase is inoverall good condition.
Height: 8 1/2"
Width at Mouth: 2 3/4"
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A black lacquer with red interior household basket of Victorian design made for Europeans in Burma during that era. These were made in Kyaukkae in the Chinwin District. Size: H: 31.5cm. W. 32.5cm.
Condition: No repairs. Some loss of lacquer from age. See photos.
Set of three woven baskets/containers originating from Burma, with black lacquer coating, two of which have small crossed pieces of wood on their bottoms and tops to act as a handle. Early 20th century.
Size: (small) 3.25" tall, 5" wide (medium) 4" tall, 3.5" wide (large) 4.75" tall, 5" wide