Oceanica tribal art japanese pottery
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 2000 item #1313087
I think I am reading the kanji on the box correctly. I will try to find out which Shuho made this. I am pretty sure it is not Shuho Takasaki. Depicts bamboo, beautifully done, excellent condition, with signed box.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1837 VR item #1245093
These officer's bladed sword sticks were used from pre-revolutionary war through the war of 1812 as a means of back up defense when one ought to have been unarmed. This blade type was introduced in 1796 replacing the earlier 1786 pattern. It was similar to its predecessor in having a spadroon style form ( three hollow surfaces coming to a slender point ). Excellent antique condition with some black rust and a fine patina overall. 35 1/2" long overall, blade is 27" long...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Pre 2000 item #1198803
Tsuboshima Dohei was the number one apprentice to the great Kawakita Handeshi and took over the Handeshi kiln in Otsu. In Japan this piece would sell for $2,000 or more, and Handeshi's pieces sell for 10 time that! This koro would be used as an incense burner for tea ceramony cha no yu. Perfect unused condition, original box, about 5 1/4" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Pre 1990 item #952483
Large ( 33" long ) fetish carving of a snake by well known Aborigine artist Leon Malpi, made in the 1970's with inlaid eyes and decorated in traditional dot designs. Slight wear on belly otherwise perfect condition, realistic flowing shape. Port Keats.