Japanese Edo Period carved wooden mini KANNON and attendants. The carved and painted KANNON, attendants (8) and hillside are beautifully done with great detail and expression. The hillside measures 9 1/2" tall, 9" wide and 7" deep. There are suppose to be 12 attendants but only 8 remain.
Japanese Edo Period wooden carving of DAIKOKU and EBISU. Daikoku and Ebisu are made from carved wood and are covered with natural patina from years of accumulation. Both figures are separate from their stand. Daikoku measures 5 3/8" tall, 3 1/4" wide and 2" deep. Ebisu measures 5 3/8" tall, 3 3/8" wide and 2" deep. No storage box.
Japanese late Meiji Period cherrywood carvings of Daikoku and Ebisu. The beautifully carved pair was made by master carver INOUE JOSHU. Both Daikoku and Ebisu are signed by the artist on the bottom. Daikoku measures 6 1/8" tall, 3 1/4" wide and 3 3/4" deep. Ebisu measures 6 1/8" tall, 3 3/4" wide and 3 1/2" deep. Come with TOMOBAKO, original artist's storage box.
Japanese early 20th century miniature porcelain vase by SHOFU. The vase is in the design of a group of 5 ravens/crows on a blue colored background. The vase measures 3/5/8" tall and 2 3/4" in diameter at its widest. Signed SHOFU on the bottom. No storage box.
Japanese early 20th century large bamboo carving of eagle. Made in the Kyushu region of Japan. Dated February 11, in the 15th year. Tremendously strong carving of a proud eagle. Hand carved and stained. The bamboo carving measures 19 1/2" tall, 7" wide and 6 " deep.
Japanese Meiji Period iris design vase by YOSHIKIYO. The irises are beautifully done in very high relief. The vase is signed YOSHIKIYO SAKU on the bottom. The vase measures 15" tall and 8" in diameter at the widest.
Japanese early 20th century bronze set of birds and bamboo. The birds and bamboo are at waterside with shoreline in mixed metals. The piece is beautifully designed and executed. The birds are done very realistically and in great detail. The OKIMONO measures 14" long, 7 1/2" tall and is 8" deep.
Japanese circa 1900 large FUSHIMI cat. Fushimi is an area of southern Kyoto in the vicinity of the FUSHIMI INARI TAISHA SHRINE, where clay from this area has been used to make figurines for centuries. This is particularly large FUSHIMI cat. The cat has the characters HINAYA, for the maker, carved in the back. The cat measures 21" tall, 14" wide and 12" deep.
Japanese early 20th century bronze hawk. The reddish colored hawk is perched on an oceanside rocks, with waves splashing against them. The rocks and waves are done in a darker colored bronze. Unsigned. The piece measures 16 1/2" tall, 19" wide and is 8 1/2" deep.
Japanese Edo Period pair of iron ABUMI stirrups. This pair has a wonderful floral pattern inlaid into the iron in front and on the sides. The top and bottom are done in an inlaid geometric pattern. The inner part have lost the typical wood and painted red lacquer linings. Each stirrup measures 11 1/2" long, 9 3/4" tall and is 5 1/4" wide.