Japanese Late 20th century bronze flower holder with snail by NEYA CHUROKU (1897-1987). The holder is leaf shaped with a oval hole cut into the center. The snail is crawling up the side of the center. The holder has 2 holes in back for the flowers. The front side edge of the holder is polished to a high sheen. Neya Churoku, a student of Tsuda Shinobu, exhibited at many exhibitions including the 1933 World Exhibition in Chicago and the 15th Teiten (1934) where he won the Tokusen (grand prize). ...click for details
Japanese 20th century print of a cottage, bamboo, calligrahy and lattice. Signed in pencil by artist, MANABU MORI. Numbered 2 of 90. Dated 1962. The paper measures 20" wide by 24" tall. The print measures 14 1/2" wide by 18 1/2" tall. The sides of the paper have been folded to make the paper 18" wide.
Japanese Early 20th century bronze vase by Tsuda Eiju. The vase is of tall and oval form. The vase has the design of a flock of butterflies done in relief. Comes with original artist box. Stamp of artist, EIJU on base. 11 1/2" tall by 4 1/4" wide at its widest.
Japanese 20th Century woodblock print entitled KWANNON by KAWANO KAORU. Numbered 34 out of 100. Fine color and impression. The paper measures 18" wide by 24" tall. The actual print measures 15" wide by 22 1/2" tall.
Japanese early 20th century bamboo flower basket. Signed by artist, CHIKUUNSAI II. Signed Chikuunsai on bottom. Comes with TOMOBAKO, original artist's signed box. 15 7/8" tall by 8 3/4" in diameter at top and 4 1/4" in diamter at the bottom.
Japanese 20th century bronze vase. The vase is of tall and slender form that comes to a thin and long neck at top. The vase has the design of the ocean, waves and the sun. Comes with original KINSEI-DO box. Stamp of KINSEI-DO on base. 10 3/4" tall by 2 3/4" wide at its widest.
Japanese 20th Century woodblock print portrait of a nun by IKEDA SHU. The print is numbered 4 of 100 and dated 1969. Fine color and impression. There are slight creases in the lower right and left corners. The paper measures 15 1/4" wide by 23" tall. The actual print measures 13" by 20 3/4" tall.
Japanese early to mid 20th century copper vase. The vase has been hand-hammered and pewter has been applied, along with a finish called YUMOMIJI, or evening maple leaf. This finish was originally developed in China in an attempt to capture the sunset colors of the Sea of Japan. As time goes by the finish coloration darkens. Made by Gyokusendo a company established in 1816. Stamped Gyokusendo on the bottom. The vase measures 8" tall by 6 1/2" in diameter.
Japanese early 20th century Koi design cloisonne vase made by Shobido company. Shobido is the name of the famous jewelry and art store in Osaka, Japan, that has been in operation since 1900, or the 33rd Year of the Meiji Period. Shobido has been selling jewelry, fine watches and clocks, Japanese objet d’art and fine Japanese crafts to the well-heeled Japanese and foreign dignitaries and visitors for over 108 years. This vase has the Shobido mark on the bottom, along with the TOMOBAKO, or orig ...click for details
Japanese 20th century bronze vase by Living National Treasure bronze artist TAKAMURA TOYOCHIKA (1890-1972). TOYOCHIKA was the son of he famous sculptor TAKAMURA KOUN. In 1908 he became the student of famous bronze artist TSUDA SHINOBU and in 1915 he graduated from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. He received many awards at TEITEN and other major exhibitions. He was recognized as Living National Treasure in 1964 for his specialty in metal casting using the lost wax method. This particular vase is o ...click for details