Japanese bronze Champlevé vase with archaic designs and mythological animal handles. The vase has a “Greek key” design under four bands of enamel shields, “T’ou-T’ieh” mask symbols , lotus flowers and leaves decorations. Size is 9-1/2” H x 7” W handle to handle, with a 6” Diameter body, and weighs 4.12 lbs. Impressed on the bottom of the vase is the mark, “Made in Japan”. Condition is excellent. Age is early 20th century, Meiji Period.
Japanese silver-wire ovoid cloisonné vase, pale blue ground decorated with flowering white, yellow and rust-red plum blossoms and featuring a singing bird perched on one of the central branches. The branches are colored in medium to dark grey with dark turquoise highlights. The bird has a variety of colors, including two-tones of grey, white, brown, beige, auburn and black enamel. The designs appear to be outlined in silver-wire. The top and bottom rims of the vase are also silver and the in ...click for details
Japanese Imari style porcelain figure of a seated Bijin (beautiful woman) holding a book in her left hand displaying kanji characters on the open pages. The seated Bijin is decorated with a blue finely detailed floral robe in multi colors, and an elegant obi with pink with green bamboo designs. The figure measures 8” H x 6-1/2” W x 4-1/2” D, 2 lb. Age is late Meiji period, c. 1900. The condition is excellent.
Very large antique Imari oval shaped porcelain charger, with deep under-glaze blue and rust red/orange on a white ground. The outer rim is decorated with two large oval reserves with stylized pheasants, and two reserves featuring dragon designs, between four alternating sections of deep blue and rust red checkerboard designs. The outer rim also features also stylized cranes within circular borders. The deep well of the charger has two alternating reserves repeated four times around the dividin ...click for details
Small Japanese Bronze Buddhist temple/altar vase, designed with two unique reserves. On one side there is a design if relief of a turtle, lotus pods and a bird; on the other side, there is a design of birds in marsh. There are two artistically designed handles on the sides of the vase between the reserves, and panel designs around the bottom. The vase measures 4-7/8”H x 3-5/8”Diameter, and weighs 15 oz. Condition is very good, with darkened bronze,age spots, and green patina. Age is circa l ...click for details
Japanese bronze Buddhist temple/altar vase, decorated with two large reserves of birds and flowers in relief. There are two stylized foo lion head handles, and there is an archaic bat design around the bottom of the base. Signed on the bottom with 6 Kanji within a rectangular shaped impression. Measures 5-1/2”H x 4”Diameter, and weighs 2.2 lbs. This is a heavy, solid cast bronze vase in very good condition, with some age spots, small frits, and a dark bronze and green patina. Age is circa la ...click for details
This offering is for an antique Japanese bronze candle stand (Shokudai), with detailed decorations and a sharp pointed pricket upon which to mount a candle. Featured on the bronze stand are six-panels showing a variety of birds and flowers in relief, with mythological elephant handles on each side, and mounted on three foo lion feet attached to a 2.5” diameter base. It consists of three screw mounted sections, and the bottom section has a slightly darker patina than the other two, and could be ...click for details
This offering is for two (2) antique Japanese bronze candle stands (Shokudai). One features six-panels of birds in relief (8.5”H x 3”diameter, 1.7 lbs.), and the other has two-panels depicting an image of Buddha in raised relief seated on a rock (8-5/8”H x 3”diameter, 1.10 lbs.). Both Shokudai have foo lion handles and are mounted on three-lion feet attached to a round base. Both are in very good condition. Age is c.1868-1912 (Meiji period).
Early Japanese bronze hand held kagami (mirror) with rectangular handle. The back of the mirror is decorated with a variety of finely detailed flowers, and has what appear to be two Mon (family crests of the joining families in a wedding). It also has four Kanji in relief on the right side, that is the maker’s signature. Size is: 7 1/2" diameter x 10 1/2” long, and weighs 10 ozs. Estimated age is circa late Edo period, mid 19th century. Condition of the decorated back side is very good, ...click for details
This is an early 1900’s Japanese bronze sculpture of a growling tiger, with its head raised and mouth open bearing finely sculpted teeth and curled tongue, with inset eyes, and a long tail that is extended to the rear with a curled tip. It features detailed raised stripes with a shiny, reddish brown finish over darker mat finished body, created from a unique acid etching process. There is an applied seal w/makers mark on the underside near the rear legs, and an etched signature above it. Size: ...click for details