Featuring a fine Japanese elephant ivory elongated netsuke of Jittaku with a scroll. Well worn piece with nice patina. Excellent condition. No damages or restorations. Measures 3" long x 1" wide x 1/4'deep. Return privilege, providing item returned in sent condition, within 3 days of receipt and the way it was shipped/wrapped. Postage/insurance extra. Sales tax charged if sold in NY state, unless valid NY sales tax number and resale certificate provided.
Featuring an unusual Japanese tissue holder(Hakoseko)which was used when a woman wore a formal kimono and was stored in the obi. Stylized embroidered kiku in pink and lavender on white with gold divisions, all on white satin. Case still with tissues in pocket on outside, and on the inside, a mirror and another pocket with a paper holding wooden sticks(for cotton-cleaning ears?). A separate piece, a small embroidered sleeve with tassel, holds an ivory nail file. Another piece, a band(that holds ...click for details
Featuring an exceptionally fine antique Japanese wood netsuke, dating to the early 19th century. The subject, Kappa, delicately and well carved with much detail, is peering at a small frog under a charming lotus and pod. Very compact and good patina. Excellent condition with no damages or restorations. Unsigned. Dimensions: 1 1/4" long x less than 1" deep x less than 1" high. Similar models shown in Lazarnick and at Peabody museum, both signed Masatoshi. Return privilege providin ...click for details
Featuring a wonderful Chinese export sterling silver handled magnifying glass. The handle probably came from a 19th century umbrella or cane handle and was converted into a magnifying glass in the 20th century. The repousse handle is completely covered in exquisite work with birds, butterflies, Chinese men and many forms of flowers and plant life. Handle measures 5.5" long without adapter piece, with it, measures 6.25" long, and overall, measures 10.5" long. Diameter of magnifier ...click for details
Featuring a rare Japanese cloisonne enamel bowl in archaic design signed Ando. One of the unique feature of this bowl is that no metal rims on foot or top edge are showing. All is enameled except for the exposed silver wire work. The piece resembles a one piece metal or porcelain bowl. Exterior with 4 sets of stylized phoenix encircling the bowl. Interior border of rim also with archaic stylized birds and designs. The color of the apple green enamel border looks like inlaid jade! The bowl is a d ...click for details
Featuring a superior Meiji Japanese cloisonne enamel sake or tea pot with intricate wire work attributed to Namikawa Yasuyuki, dating c. 1890. Probably an imperial piece/gift with the 16 petaled stylized kiku( chrysanthemums, the mon(crest) of the emperor). Measures 5.5" in diameter from tip of spout x 2" high without handle. With handle, measures about 6" high. All enamel in excellent condition. There is a small dent in the brass edge of the cover(see photo with view looking down ...click for details
Early satsuma 5 1/2" vase very representative of early designs and colors, particularly the gozo blue, turquoise green, orange, and gold. Lovely work in the lotus blossoms, leaves, etc. Mint condition dating to the late 19th century, c. 1880. Satisfaction guaranteed. 3 day return privilege providing item returned in sent condition. Buyer pays postage and insurance. New York state residents pay sales tax unless valid tax number and tax form supplied.
Featuring a fine, old, antique Chinese jadeite bangle bracelet. Interesting coloration, shading from white, to pale green, to a touch of pale tan, to bright apple green. Just beautiful and carved from a fine piece of jade. The width of the entire bracelet is 3 5/16". The width of the jade itself is 3/8" round. The opening is 2 1/2". The weight is 70.5 grams. The bracelet is in excellent condition. No chips, cracks, damages. It does have normal wear from age on the outer round high ...click for details
Featuring a fine Japanese antique Ichibana vase, hand made from wood, probably bamboo. Artistically decorated with colored and gold lacquer decoration, consisting of bird and leaves. 11.5" tall and approximately 5.5" wide at widest part. Excellent condition with minor, normal wear consistent with age. Liner is missing, but a 5.25" mason jar will substitute nicely and will be provided if desired. This vase is a big chunk of wood, weighing about 2.5 pounds without the glass liner. S ...click for details
Featuring a dramatic antique Japanese carved wood netsuke of gamma sennin, one hand to his head, his sleeve blowing in the wind, and the other hand holding a frog on his leg. Dating to the 18th century. Wonderful expression/flowing lines. Dimensions, 1.5" high x 1 1/4" wide x 7/8" deep. Condition, very good to excellent. One foot appears to have been chipped, but it is a very old chip, and the wood has darkened from age so it is not noticeable. There is also some wear to the hemat ...click for details