Japanese early Showa Period comb. The comb has the design of traditional Japanese bells with red cord attached. The bells are done in high relief, one in silver lacquer one in gold lacquer and the third in bluish-green shell inlays. The comb is signed by artist. The comb measures 4 1/4" wide, 2 3/16" tall and 7/16" thick.
Japanese mid 20th century black lacquer bird by lacquer artist TAKAHIRO. The bird is done in black lacquer with gold lacquer at the eyes. The bird is signed by the artist, TAKAHIRO, on the bottom. The bird measures 12" tall by 11" wide and 4" deep.
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 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 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.
Japanese 20th century pair of lacquered HIBACHI. The HIBACHI were made in the 1930's or 40's. A wonderful pair of red and mustard gold lacquer in the design of stylized red petals coming down over the mustard gold lacquer. Each HIBACHI measures 10 1/2" tall and 11 1/2" in diameter.
Wonderfully carved, lacquered and painted Noh mask of Wakaotoko, a young man. Done in beautiful and expressive detail and form. The stamp of the artist is branded into the wood on the inside of the mask. Small chips to edges of eye and mouth. The mask measures 8" tall, by 5 1/4" wide, by 2 1/2" deep.
Japanese mid 20th century pair of lacquer KOI and lacquer stand. The large carp is done in black lacquer and the smaller carp is done in red lacquer. The pair of carp are on a stand made of the pair. The stand is done in a greenish colored lacquer stand with shell inlaid side. Made by lacquer artist SUMIHIRO KINOSHITA (born 1931). The black carp measures 30" long, 5 1/4" tall and 3 1/4" deep. The red carp measures 26" long, 4 1/4" tall and 2 1/2" deep.
Japanese Taisho - Early Showa Period lacquered comb with spiny lobster design. The base of the comb is lacquered in bronze colored lacquer with the spiny lobster done in red, gold and black lacquer. The lobster is done in relief. Unsigned. The comb measures 3 7/8" long by 1 3/4" tall.