Featuring a Japanese ivory bijin beauty in full kimono costume and holding a ball of flowers. She may be a bride. Excellent detail in the robe and flowers. Very peaceful expression in her well carved facial features. Hair is exquisitely carved also. Measures 4 1/2" tall. Base measures 2" by almost 1 1/2". Excellent condition. No chips, damages or restorations.Dates c. 1900. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition within 3 days of receipt and original packaging. ...click for details
Featuring a beautiful, small, 3" Japanese cloisonne cabinet vase with snow capped Mt. Fuji. The soft clouds drifting around the cone are extremely well done, all on a lovely blue sky background. The wireless work(musen) is one of the innovative techniques that some of the Japanese cloisonne artists introduced at this time. Not signed, but attributable to Ando. Dating circa 1900, in excellent condition(no cracks, damages, restorations, scratches) with one or two minor, normal pits. Satisfa ...click for details
Featuring a wonderful Japanese porcelain plate made by Fukagawa in the late 19th century. The scalloped 6 1/4" plate with the 24 petaled kikumon design is fairly rare. At least six different patterns alternate in blue, orange, white and much gold. 2 blue rims surround the foot rim on the underside and the Fukagawas signature mark, a blue underglaze Mt. Fuji mark, is in the center. The plate is in remarkably excellent condition considering its age with no damage, chips, cracks, or restoratio ...click for details
A Japanese napkin ring with transparent enamel over silver foil dating to the late 19th century. With 8 stylized cranes made with silver wires and various shading. Very well done. Measuring 1" wide and 1 3/4" in diameter. Several cracks due to firing flaws with shrinkage between the enamel and the metal base. No enamel missing and no restorations. Black enamel on the interior. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition shortly after having received it and in original pa ...click for details
Featuring an outstanding pair of Chinese women musician elephant ivory carvings dating to the late 19th century.Fresh from a fine collection/estate where they were enjoyed and well cared for over many years. The fine detail in the seated figures is evident in their facial features, hair, flowing robes,cords, etc. The stands are inlaid with silver wires. The statues have been glued to the stand by the former owner. The carvings measure approximately 7" high x 2.5" deep x 2.5" wide. ...click for details
Featuring a rare and exquisite Japanese Satsuma demitasse cup and saucer. All hand painted by one of Kinkozan's best artists in the finest workmanship. The scenes on both the saucer and the cup depict a charming Japanese country home and smaller buildings, mountains, lake, boats with fishermen, and beautiful trees and foliage. Much gold highlighting and border. Cup measures almost 2" high, opening 2", with handle, 3". Saucer measures 4.5" in diameter. Both pieces signed w ...click for details
Featuring a lovely Japanese antique gold lacquer comb,or Kushi. Unusual carved relief design on both sides, and thin top which carries over to both sides. 3 3/8" long x 1 5/16" high. Good condition, but one area pictured may be a repair. Dates to the late 19th century. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition, within 3 days of receipt, and the way it was packed/shipped. Sales tax charged if sold in NY state unless NY state sales tax number provided and form.
Very fine and unusual silver wire Japanese box, circa 1880 with mythological animals,phoenix,lion, flying dragon. Also, butterflies, scrolls,and trailing vines and flowers, all on a medium blue background. Exceptionally fine work not often found with this unusual subject matter.The underside and interior are metal. The box measures 4 1/2 x 3 1/4" x 1 3/4" high. It is basically in very good condition but there are a few no harm firing lines on the corners (see photo) that and can barely ...click for details
Featuring a dramatic blue and white Japanese Hirado studio porcelain plate with a dragon and a mythological 4 footed supernatural beast with horns, hooves and a tail, possible an unusual form of a Kirin. Both animals are facing each other with fierce expressions. Dates to the late 19th century. Measures 8 3/4" in diameter. Surface wear and scratches but displays well. No cracks, chips, or restorations. The other plate listed that is similar to this one (that is sold) is bigger and slightly ...click for details
Wonderful presentation heron/crane kogo with mon engraved on side of bird. Japanese hallmarks and Japanese characters for sterling silver on underside. There may be a gold wash on the beak and the top of the head, and part of the top of the kogo has a mat finish. This piece is in excellent condition and probably dates to the first quarter of the 20th century but could be a little latter. It measures 2 3/4" long x 1 1/2" deep x 1 1/2" high.