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Antique Japanese Koro of Mixed Bronze Alloys

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1183397 (stock# 500AOG)

Antique Japanese Koro of Mixed Bronze Alloys
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


SOLD, Thank you. $1095 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's large koro, or incense burner, has a vented, domed cover and applied sentoku bronze alloy shi shi atop a twin-handled elongated ovoid bronze burner with three feet on a base.[197A, 25B, 120C, 9D] The Japanese are famous for their use of mixed metals, particularly in koros and vases. On our metalwork a cast bronze corseted, pierced dome of mixed patinas has an attached sentoku, golden tone satin sheen bronze alloy shi shi, via rivets.[120C, 25E] Stylized 'mou ...click for details


Antique Japanese Brazier, Bunsei Era by M. Seimin

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1180068 (stock# 495AOG)

Antique Japanese Brazier, Bunsei Era by M. Seimin
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$998 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's sentoku bronze brazier was cast by Murata Siemin, Japan's most famous ornamental metal worker, during the Bunsei Era (1818-1830) of the Edo Period.[120A, 197B, WEBC, WEBD, WEBE, 32F, WIKG] Murata Siemin initiated the lost wax process for bronze casting in Japan and became its most famous metalworking artist of the 18th Century.[197B] This brazier was made from a type of bronze called sentoku. It contains some zinc, like brass, which gives it a gold color but ...click for details


Antique Pair of Cast Bronze Buddhist Altar Vases

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1169637 (stock# 456AOG)

Antique Pair of Cast Bronze Buddhist Altar Vases
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$215 for Pair 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's pair of small bronze vases were made in Japan during the Meiji Period either for personal Buddhist altar use or for export. The Japanese do not make anything in pairs including vases for their personal use, except for Buddhist rituals.[3AA, 168B] During the Edo Period (1615-1868) metalwork crafters were employed by the Shogunate and the Feudal Lords. With the Meiji Restoration these crafters lost their patrons. Some metal crafters changed their profession, while ...click for details


Antique Japanese Yatate, Copper Alloy w Applied Bronze

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1160476 (stock# 200AOG)

Antique Japanese Yatate, Copper Alloy w Applied Bronze
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$295 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's 'sagemono', or hanging object, is named a yatate in Japanese. A yatate is a container for writing equipment.[120A] The first portable yatates were probably made during the early Edo Period (1661-1673) following the development of 'fighting pipes' used by the Japanese classes forbidden from carrying a sword.[120B] During the Edo Period and continuing into the beginning of the Meiji Period, the yatate became a necessary article for writing, carried b ...click for details


Antique Japanese Trumpeting Elephant Bronze Censer

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1139533 (stock# 358AOG)

Antique Japanese Trumpeting Elephant Bronze Censer
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$395 

This Japanese bronze Buddhistic incense burner was hand cast in the Late Edo to early Meiji Period.[120AA] The antique religious artifact is a trumpeting elephant caparisoned, covered with clothing and ornamental fittings; it holds the burning incense. On the elephant's back is a bell-shaped shrine-like structure with a three-clawed dragon on its roof; it serves for releasing the fragrance and smoke of the burning incense. Nyoi heads (joui) decorate the saddle fitted to the bronze elephant&# ...click for details


Japanese Low Relief Bronze Vase

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1137324 (stock# 354AOG)

Japanese Low Relief Bronze Vase
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$335 

This Japanese bronze vase has a low relief naturalistic cast design. These are the elements of the Japanese style that became inherent in the Western Art Nouveau 'Japanonisme' Movement.[17A, 156B] Vases similar to this one were cast in bronze by Hata Zoroku during the Meiji Era by 'cire perdue' techniques.[113C] Photos of Japanese cast bronze resembling this vase are found in Meiji Era Arts and Crafts books.[113D] The vase has a simple tapered body with flared base on a short ver ...click for details


Antique Bronze Ekagami (Japanese Mirror with Handle)

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1113101 (stock# 302AOG)

Antique Bronze Ekagami (Japanese Mirror with Handle)
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$179 

This antique bronze cast Japanese mirror with longevity motifs was probably a wedding gift made during the Edo Period (1615-1867) when such mirrors were in great demand. In Shintoism, the sun goddess, Amaterasu, commanded her grandson to descend to the land below to become its first ruler. She entrusted him with 3 objects: a mirror, a sword and a jewel. These are the Three Sacred Treasures that constitute the Imperial Regalia of Japan. After the Meiji Restoration (1868) these bronze mirrors were ...click for details


Striking Meiji Period Porcelain Studio Art Vase

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1103193 (stock# 273AOG)

Striking Meiji Period Porcelain Studio Art Vase
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$795 

This exceptional Japanese studio art vase has a silver overlay basket weave on under glazed Prunus motif using silver in the floral work. This distinctive vase was probably not from a major kiln but produced in a smaller garden kiln. It is difficult to find copies or even similar porcelains in reference books on Japanese ceramics. We did locate one enameled with silver tea pot of the Meiji Period which appears to exhibit a similar overlay basket weave on the neck and base. Our glazed vase was ha ...click for details

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