Tanomura Chikuden was one of the few noted artists in the literati tradition of Japanese paintings during the Edo period...
The calligrapy was done by Kusanagi Zengi (1882-1969) First abbot of the Daikakuji sub-sect of Shingon Buddhism, and 53rd abbot of the famous imperial temple, Daikakuji in Kyoto...
The large size is rather unsual and not often seen in comparison to the standard size tsutsu chawan.
Age: Late 20th century.
Size: Diameter 4.3 in : Height 4.1 in
Cut glass technology first appeared in Satsuma in Kyushu during the late Edo Period around the 1840-1850 period...
Piece contains a mark reading jungin, the notation used to denote Japanese sterling silver which is close to 96-98 percent purity.
Age: Late Showa Period (1960-1970)
Size:Diameter 7.25". Height 2.25"
All the eight islands of Hawaii thinking like sages, everyone is past and rested is the debate on ethnicity, people were all originally from the surrounding ocean and from the womb.
The exterior of the box is inscribed with the title of the piece, Zen Master Arai's visit to Hawaii...
Age: 19th-20th century.
Size: 16" H x 28" L x 1 1/2" thick