Antique Japanese square tray with decorations of two pheasants, cherry blossoms, palm tree with a snake and reed overlaid in relief. The edge of tray has triple symbol of shields. The bottom of the tray rests on four double bun feet. It is in excellent condition, with a darkened bronze patina. It measures 1” H x 6-7/8” Square, and weighs 1.12 lbs. Age is c.1890, Meiji Period.
This is an antique Japanese bronze vase with incised designs of trees, limbs, vines and leaves. It features applied copper (shibyama) work of flowers, leaves, fruit and a bird. The vase is in very good condition, with a slightly uneven bottom corrected with felt pads. The size is 6” H x 2-1/2” Diameter; and it weighs 12 oz. Age is circa late 1800’s, Meiji Period
This offering is for a large Japanese bronze vessel in a Chinese Ku/Gu archaic style, with a trumpet mouth, and a neck designed with four sections of lotus fronds on a stippled ground divided by reticulated trim. The center section has rounded sections of flowers on a stippled ground divided by reticulated trim. The base has four sections of lotus fronds on a stipple ground divided by a reticulated trim. The vessel measures 12-1/4” H x 9” Diameter (top); 5-3/4” Diameter (bottom), and weighs 9 ...click for details
Small Japanese bronze temple/altar vase finely decorated and inlaid with silver, copper and gold overlay (flower, leaf and bird). The vase has two reserves of trees, flowers and birds (that include the silver and gold decor) with a multi-leaf copper inlay on the upper section of the trumpet shaped mouth. The handles are made in the shape of elongated foo lions. The silver inlay is in the form of a wave design around the upper lip of the vase, in the trees, flowers and leaves with a swirl desi ...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