Japanese mid 20th century lacquer placque. The framed lacquer placque has the design of MADAI, or true perch done in lacquer with inlaid shell eyes. Made by lacquer artist YAMAZAKI RYUZAN (1897-1969). A Toyama lacquer artist. He was a NITTEN exhibitor and a NITTEN judge in post-war Japan. He was awarded the Prefectural Order of Cultural Merit by the Japanese government. His style of lacquer work ascended to a painterly approach to the lacquer craft. Comes with TOMOGIRE, artist stamped wrapping c ...click for details
Japanese early to mid 20th century iron horse. The iron horse is made by artist MIYAZAWA KANAE. The signature of the artist is on the inner part of the back right leg. The horse measures 8 5/8" tall, 6 7/8" long and 2 1/2" wide.
Japanese 20th century bamboo flower basket, by basket master, MAEDA CHIKUUNSAI II (1917 - 2003). The basket is in loosely woven form with original OTOSHI, or bamboo water container. The basket measures 5 3/4" tall, 12" wide and 10" deep. The basket comes with TOMOBAKO, or original artist signed wooden storage box and TOMOGIRE, or artist stamped wrapping cloth.
Japanese 20th century vase by Japan Living National Treasure, Tokuda Yasokichi III, born Tokuda Masahiko in Komatsu, Japan. Vase is of simple pear form with drip glaze. Tokuda Yasokichi III became Living National Treasure in 1997 and is recognized for work with Saiyu, glaze color gradation technique. Comes with TOMOBAKO, original artist signed wooden storage box. The vase measures 7" tall and is 5 1/2" wide. The mouth on top measures 4 1/4" across.
Japanese Mid 20th Century WAKASA ware lacquer tray. Beautifully made of a wooden base (you can see the wood grain on the back of the tray) with a fan design in mother of pearl, gold leaf and fine eggshell inlays. This tray also has a gold lacquer trim at the edge. Japanese art historians' research indicate that WAKASA ware was first created 400 years ago. The name WAKASA refers to WAKASA Bay, in Fukui Prefecture, where this type of lacquerware has been made for centuries and continues to be ...click for details
Japanese mid 20th century large white bamboo basket. The basket is masterly woven with strips of bamboo of varying widths. Signed by artist, GENGENSAI on bottom. The basket measures 23" tall and 8" in diameter at the top and 5" in diameter at the bottom.
Japanese mid 20th century hand hammered copper vase with leaf design by GYOKUSENDO. The copper colored mat finish vase has leaves and branches done in gold color. The vase measures 7 1/2" tall and 6" in diameter. The vase comes with TOMOBAKO, or original artist signed wooden storage box.
Japanese Early Showa period tortoiseshell comb and bobkin set. The tortoiseshell comb and bobkin have been lacquered with gold lacquer and then inlaid with shell and kirigane. The comb and bobkin are an original matching set as you can see by the design. The comb measures 3 3/4" long and 1 5/8" tall. The bobkin measures 6 1/4" long and 1/2" wide at the widest. There is some very slight rubbing to the gold lacquer.