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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1293309
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Kutani Ware Statue of Jurojin

Meiji-Taisho Period

Size: Length 10.9cm Width 7.9cm Height 20.1cm

An interesting Kutani ware statue of the noted fortune and longevity deity, Jurojin. Often during the Meiji and onwards to the Showa periods, the seven fortune gods were produced from different materials to decorate the home. The auspicious symbolism associated with these deities were important to bring fortune within the home.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1292596
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Bronze Small Usubata

c. Late Edo to Meiji Period

Signed Togyokusai

Size: Diameter 7" Height 5"

An interesting three legged bronze usubata or flower arrangement vessel. The feet are heads of elephants and the body is decorated with flying cranes. The bottom of the vessel contains the name, Togyokusai.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1292338
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Polychrome Imari Bowl of Fishes and Various Motifs

Edo Period

Size: Diameter: 26cm Height 14cm

Imari, the famous Japanese porcelain that was exported to Europe during the 17th and 18th century through the trade that was done by the Dutch East India Company. From Maria Theresa of Austria to the Prussians in Dresden, Japanese porcelain was highly sought after by European nobility in the 17th and 18th centuries...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1291910
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Japanese Leaf Motif Makie Pipe Case

Meiji-Taisho Period

Size: Length 1.25" Width 8.5" Height 0.75"

The body of the pipe case is done in a wove rattan or bamboo like material and is lacquered. On the larger section of the pipe case a leaf, curved and insect chewed, done in makie decorates the body of the case. The autumn like motifs provide an aesthetic often preferred by the Japanese.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1291513
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Japanese Lacquer Makie in the Form of the Uchide no Kozuchi (Lucky Mallet) Paper Weight

Meiji Period

Size:Length 6" Width 3.5" Height 3.1"

From a Japanese collection

An interesting Japanese lacquer paper weight made into the form of the famous lucky mallet. Often the mallet appears in children's stories and the fortune deity, Daikoku. The lacquer is done where the body is using the motif of wood grain and other decorations for the piece. The weight comes with a fitted wooden box.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1837 VR item #1291462
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Kin Nuri-e Kashiki (Gold Nuri-e Sweets Container)

Edo-Meiji Period

Size: Diameter 11.43cm Height 6.35cm

A finely crafted Japanese lacquered sweets container. The geometric designs are done in a technique called nuri-e where lacquer is used to decorate the geometric designs found all over the the body the container.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1291062
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Set of Writing and Letter Box With Motif of Chrysanthemums

Taisho Period

Size: (Writing Box):Length 20cm Width 24.2cm Height 4.5cm (Letter Box): Length 11.43cm Width 25cm Height 8 cm

An interesting set of two lacquer boxes decorated with motifs of chrysanthemums. Unlike the traditional designs often seen in the previous Edo and Meiji periods, this set appears to have designs often seen in kimono designs from the Taisho and Showa periods...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1290779
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Burl Rootwood Stand or objet

19th-20th century

Size: Length (approx) 20" Width 10" Height 18"

A dramatic and individualistic burl rootwood objet. Root wood which are objects found in nature are polished and their natural formations are kept. Often these pieces are shaped into stands, decorative pieces, screens and other objects used in the home.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1290776
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Japanese knotted burl rootwood vase

19th century

Size: length 10.3" Width 6" Height 8"

Knotted root wood or a burl retaining its natural formation. This genre of Japanese decorative arts is rather unknown and has been left in the limelight. Retaining the natural formation of the wood while polishing it and bringing forth a new "use" could be considered Japanese, with new and innovative designs being created constantly.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1290775
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Nan Iron Tetsubin Pot

Signed

20th century

Size: Diameter 22cm Height 23cm

A simple and elegant tetsbuin or Japanese iron tea pot. Lines continue across the body possibly representative of water or some natural formation. The lid holder is done in a bamboo motif.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1290771
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Cast Bronze Flower Vase

Meiji Period

Signed Seiya (Possibly a later generation of Genryusai Seiya)

Size: Diameter 3.75" Height 16"

From a San Francisco American Collection.

The finely crafted metalwork on this vase evoking a vase covered with rice grass and chrysanthemums with a bird perched on the side evokes the aesthetics of the Meiji Period. Artists in Japan, competed to receive recognition with the booming expositions and museums of the 19th century and early 20th century...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1290295
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Cedar Wood Ranma (Transom) Carved with a Plum Tree and Grasses

Meiji Period

Size: Length 125cm Width 30.5cm Thickness:3.9cm

A finely and realistic looking carved cedar wood transom. The plum tree, with its aged appearance looks as if it was about to jump out from the ranma. The liveliness of the tree along with the surround flora shows the skill and craft of artisans from Meiji period onwards.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1289092
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Echizen Ware Jar

Momoyama-Edo Period

Size: Height 14.22cm Width 13.2cm

From a Japanese collection

Echizen is one of the six oldest kilns in Japan. Although not as famous as the Seto, Bizen, Shiga, or Iga wares Echizen has been sought after for its simple lines and forms. Most of the Echizen wares appear to be made between the Momoyama and Edo periods, with a few exceptions.

Piece contains chips around the mouth area.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1288957
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Dowry Set ( Water basin and container)

Meiji Period

Size: Basin (approx) diameter 56 cm height 13cm Water container: Diameter 45cm Height 24cm

A set containing a water basin and container was once used for a dowry of a daughter. The set is decorated with motifs of cherry blossoms done in makie over a nashiji base. The interior is done in nashiji.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1286071
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Polychrome Green Kutani Ware Vase

Kutani Shosei

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Size: Diameter 11cm Height 29.3cm

An interesting vase shaped in the form of the traditional Chinese Song period style vases. The vase is decorated with camellia or tea flower like flowers with a Myrna like bird. Various geometric patterns decorate the vase along with the key color hues seen in this style of Kutani ware.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1285019
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$350.00
Monochrome Landscape

Edo Period

Signed Keisei or Touou

Size: Length 193.3cm Width 65.3cm

The Chinese landscape during the Edo period depended on which school of painting you were trained. The Kano school continued the tradition inherited from sensibilities of Sung China repackaged during the Muromachi and Momoyama and heavily preferred by the ruling warriors who decorated this style inside their homes and palaces...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1284814
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$800.00
Karatsu ware Tea Bowl (Chawan)

Edo Period

Size: Diameter 13cm Height 6.1cm

A conical shaped ceramic bowl glazed with a grey-brown color, often seen in Karatsu wares. The Japanese gave Karatsu a special status due to the cultural developments since the mid 17th century where connoisseurs valued raku then Hagi and Karatsu as the top three wares for tea along with the imported Chinese and Korean wares.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1276685
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Rabbit Among Bush clover

Yuhosai

Taisho-Showa Period

Size: Length 161cm Width 41cm

Rabbits retain both an auspicious and religious symbolism within Japanese culture. In Shinto mythology the rabbit is considered to be the messenger of Okuni no Nushi and also helped him in one of his journeys. (Inaba no Shiro usagi)