A Japanese commemorative tetsubin with the noted event and dating to 1954 engraved on the underside of the lid. The Japanese characters on the top two lines translate to "commemorating the forming of the City, August 31, Showa 29. The bottom line translates to Omasu Cho (City). This water warming teapot is of high quality, has a natural textured cast iron body, and a smooth formed handle. The lid has been crafted in bronze. The pot measures 8 3/4" to the top of the handle x 6 3/4& ...click for details
A Japanese ivory carving of a Dutchman on horseback, sighting down an arrow. On the base is the maker's signature which translates to "Haru Kawa". The study is done in netsuke style and measures 2 1/4" high x 1 5/8 wide x 5/8" deep, and was made in the mid 20th Century. Condition: The condition is excellent. The material and carving is also excellent. Free shipping within the USA. Item cannot be shipped outside the USA.
A Chinese hand carved ivory study of two Chinese warriors, that was made during the mid 20th Century. The carving measures 2" high x 1 1/2" wide x 1 1/8" deep. There is an engraved, unreadable marking on the bottom. Condition: The carving is in excellent condition with slight rubbing of the darken design work. The quality of the carving and workmanship is excellent. Free shipping within the USA.
A Maneki Neko cat, hand made of heavy porcelain, waving with left paw, and wearing a red bib done in moriage style. The cat has a Japanese marking on the bottom which translates to "Mino Hachiman Shrine". This Shrine is located near the City of Yahata. The cat measures 7 1/4" high x 4" deep, and dates to the early 20th Century. Condition: The condition is good. Everything is in perfect condition except there are stress cracks in the glaze on the cats back (see picture). ...click for details
Japanese sterling silver 950 salt and pepper shakers in the form of 3 string musical instruments. Each of the pair measures 4 1/4" long, and dates to the first half of the 20th Century. Condition: The condition is excellent/perfect. Free shipping within the USA.
A Chinese figure of a standing scholar in red robes holding a book. the statue measures 10" tall x 3 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" deep and is marked "China" along with a Maker's mark. Photo 5 also shows bowl P-116 which is a close color match. Condition: The condition is excellent. Free shipping within the USA.
A 20th Century Japanese porcelain Fukagawa vase with flowering hydrangea in pink and leaves in several colors of underglaze blue. The vase measures 10 1/2" tall x 4" in diameter and dates from the 1970's. The bottom shows the Fukagawa mark. Condition: the condition is good with a few scratches on the gold rim. Free shipping within the USA.
A Japanese porcelain sleeping cat with gold spots and a red collar with gold bells. The cat measures 8 3/4 long x 5" wide x 3 1/2" high, dates to the early 20th century, and is marked "made in Japan". Condition: The condition is excellent with some glaze cracks or crackle. Free shipping within the USA.
Modern Japanese woodblock print of the back of a nude by Akiyama Iwao a student of Munakata Shiko. The print measures 18" x 12", is studio mounted, and is a limited addition print, number 16 of 200. The print is signed by the artist and is dated 1981 Condition: The condition is excellent. Free shipping within the USA.
Modern Japanese woodblock print of a reclining nude figure by Akiyama Iwao, student of Munakata Shiko. The print measures 12 1/2 x 12 1/2, is studio mounted,and is signed and dated 1979. This is a limited addition, number 11 of 100. Condition: The condition is excellent. Free shipping within the USA.