Nice iron tetsubin ( water kettle) decorated with relief designs depicting a branch of wisteria and flying sparrow with small silver inlays on one side, on the reverse, poetic verses and makerís seals, also name and seal on the left side of the pouring sprout; bronze lid, lidís knob in the shape of a garlic bulb. H. 15 cm, W. 14cm. Meiji to Taisho. Condition: very good, no rust.
An elegant incense burner (koro) of dark-patinated bronze with three long legs and a pair of raised ears on the shoulders of the flattened, ovoid body. The lid in openwork. Decorated on upper body and lid with various scholarís seals, the two largest in low relief, the rest with inlaid lines in copper thread. Meiji, before 1900. H 13 cm, D 10 cm. Condition: Very fine with minor wear due to age.
A charming and attractive figure group of dark-patinated bronze depicting the two Zen Buddhist recluses Kanzan and Jittoku (Chinese: Hanshan and Shide). The latter is holding a broom, while the former holds a scroll in accordance with the established tradition of depicting this theme. Mingei-style. Japan, Edo, ca. 1800. H 18, 5cm. Condition: Excellent.
Japanese pure silver vase with incised floral design: a bush of peonies by a rock . Incised on the body by silver artist name and stamped jungin (pure silver) and other name on bottom. H. 15,6 cm. Weight: 160 gr. Late Meiji, circa 1900. Condition: good, a part a tiny denton the upper shoulder.
Fine Bronze Okimono of a Sennin holding a Stupa which is a burner (Kogo).
A very expressive bronze figure of an Immortal (Sennin) holding a large incense burner in the shape of a Stupa on his left hand. A fish resting on top of his head; he has long hair and a pointy beard and a fierce expression. Good details rendered in gold on the kimono, the lower part and the top of the kogo and the fierce, piercing eyes. The burner is decorated with a dragon among clouds. Exquisite details revealing th ...click for details
A slender and beautifully hammered silver vase, the body of which is multi-facetted ending in a long neck with a narrow opening. Stamped in the bottom with silver marks for authenticity. Includes a small base of hardwood. Late Meiji to early Taisho, c. 1910Ė1920. Inscribed kiri-box: ďVase made of pure silver.Ē H 24.5 cm. CONDITION: Excellent.
A superbly carved okimono in boxwood depicting an eagle resting on a rock with its head turned backwards. Inlaid eyes. Signed on base: Ikko. Japan, Meiji, ca. 1875. H 15 cm. Condition: Old drying crack to base, otherwise in perfect condition.