All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1296409
This fine netsuke is probably my favorite in my little group. Once again, while it has great provenance, the carving is just superb, the movement of the snake as it glides in and out of the gourd is fantastic. About 39mm by 37mm by 21mm, light wear and patina. Mei ukibori Tadakuni, published Meinertzhagen page 838, lot 41 Sotheby's 01/22/77, ex. Winkworth. Circa 1830-40. Also see Lazarnick p 1059. I do have more images, please email me if you want to see more or have any questions.
This one is a bit of a mystery. The mei reads Jugyoku, and it appears to be one of the later mei, but I can't find out much about the carver. There were two carvers who signed Jugyoku who are well known, and at least one and possibly three more who signed the same way all working from the mid to the late 19th century. Anyway, this is kind of a sweet carving ( perhaps a sweet oni is an oxymoron ). About 39mm by 34mm by 26mm, light wear and light patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1296406
Very nice large netsuke that may be school of Kanman ( Iwami ), see Lazarnick p582 k144 for similar work. Unsigned, about 47mm by 31mm by 29mm. Made of sea pine with a pink coral bead as the jewel and mother of pearl inlaid into the dragon's eyes. Light wear nice patina. Much nicer than my awful pictures show...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1296358
About 47mm by 37mm by 18mm. Very good condition with moderate wear and nice patina, old chip to one side -- quite worn, so netsuke was used after chipped. Eyes inlaid with horn. Mei is shown in Lazarnick page 707, and Meinertzhagen on page 420 ( #3 ) and noted as a pupil of Masanao. There is an old collection #50 on bottom, possibly Bushell ( see the listing I have for the Oni later ). Had a tough time trying to get a pict of the mei.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1283781
This is a truly beautiful piece, depicting Kannon the Buddhist Bodhisatva of mercy and compassion under a waterfall. Beautifully carved with takabori technique, shakudo with gold and silver highlights. It is incredibly detailed and deeply cut...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1283777
I purchased this pair of menuki from Aoi Art in Japan several years ago, please see the images for the Aoi appraisal. They are about 1 3/8" by about 5/8" and are shakudo with gold highlights. Depicting pine trees. Excellent antique condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1189032
$714.00 sold thank you
$714.00 sold thank you
This is a very fine example of kodogu. Beautifully and finely rendered sweet fish swimming in a stream. Shibuichi or possibly copper with gold highlights. Near mint condition. There is a 3 kanji inscription on the back that seems to refer to evening calm. It is signed Seizui possibly for Hamano Seizui 1695 to 1769, the period and the school look correct to me. Any further information would be welcome. 17.5 x 1.1 x .3 cm. Much nicer than the pictures with excellent detail.