An Early Four-case Black Lacquer Inro with roiro ground, depicting two dogs playing with an awabi shell on a rope in rubbed gold takamakie with traces of tin inlay. The shell is covered with aogai kirigane and the interior of roiro with fundame edges. Includes a finely carved round ojime. Size: 2-3/4” high x 2-1/4” wide x ¾” deep. Condition is excellent. 18th century.
Rare porcelain netsuke of a head nodding monkey god dressed as a Sambusa Dancer. As head nods, it tongue moves in and out. The netsuke is made of bisque with a white-blue, green glaze on the hat, and body that is decorated with fan and flowers. Excellent condition, with some original spots where the glaze did not adhere. Circa mid-1800's.
Fabulous companion pair of Japanese of silver wire Cloisonné Lamps. One of the lamps has a round shape and the other is hexagonal, but they look very similar in color and design. The lamps are made with vases that include custom bronze tops and are mounted on unique 6-sided bases. There are 5 individually designed bands around the neck & body of the vases, along with 6 shields that have alternating designs (dragon & flaming pearl, and the phoenix. The dragons have a tan ground & the ...click for details
High quality companion pair of Japanese cloisonné vases. The vases are made of silver wire on a copper body, with an interior & bottom of dark green enamel. The exterior enamel of each vase is predominantly colored in shades of brown. A band around the top of each vase has two (2) reserves of love birds followed by two (2) sets of an alternating shield pattern of the classical dragon & flaming pearl & Phoenix. The phoenix has rust-red goldstone ground & the dragon has a green g ...click for details
Japanese bronze/champleve vase, decorated with two bands of enamel in rust-red, light blue, turquoise, cobalt, green and white design of dragon. There is an old four character mark on the bottom. Size is 12-1/2" high by 8" diameter, and weighs 4.8 lbs. Condition is very good, with no damage or repairs. Age is circa l900, late Meiji.
Exceptionally fine tall Japanese porcelain vase with a flaring rim and fluted edge. It has a blue ground with a combination of applied lacquer and underglaze enamel designs. The first of the four reserves is decorated with a scene of Japanese sail boats in the midst of other designs, including mountains, trees, flowers and a fish net. The second reserve scene is of fans with cherry blossoms and peonies. The third scene is of a flying bird on the neck of the vase, with its beak open. Below t ...click for details
Vintage Japanese blue ad white transfer ware (inbante method) porcelain plate with a piecrust edge. Transfer ware was one of the techniques that was first introduced in Japan after the end of the Edo period of isolation. The plate has an underglaze blue design with two alternating designs around the center. The back of the plate is decorated with three underglaze blue designs and three circles around the edge. There is an impressed mark and a spur mark on the bottom. The size is: 13" diame ...click for details
Japanese Hina Emperor and Empress in seated position on silk cushions and thrones in custom original box. The dolls have the early style carved wood faces and hands, covered in white gofun, and feature glass eyes. They have their original headdresses and flags are mounted behind the figures. They are in custom made wood cabinets (glass is missing). The sizes of dolls are 4-1/2" H x 5-1/2" W x 2-1/2" D, and the wooden cabinet is 11-1/2" H x 15-1/2" W x 6-1/8" D, a ...click for details