Japanese and Chinese antiques and art from B & C
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #865605 (stock #6-453)
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$210.00
This wonderful set of Japanese kugikakushi (ornamental metal covering to hide nails) was relief cast in the form of “karahana” and dates to the early 20th century. The metal has been coated to simulate copper or bronze. The flowers were cast in high relief with an offset punched ground filled with tiny circles, and the details are finely rendered. Both kugikakushi have the characteristic squared push-pin type shafts...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #781177 (stock #6-436A35)
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$200.00
These Japanese bronze kugikakushi (ornamental metal covering to hide nails) were cast in the form of cranes with wings outstretched in flight. Meiji/Taisho period, early 20th century. The cranes were cast in high relief, and their faces and feathers are finely rendered. Both kugikakushi have the characteristic squared push-pin type shafts. Fancy kugikakushi such as these were usually decorated with various good luck and auspicious motifs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #770456 (stock #6-435)
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$220.00
These Japanese bronze "kugikakushi" (ornamental metal covering to hide nails) were relief cast in the form of stylized dragons coiled to form the shape of stylized clouds. Meiji/Taisho period, early 20th century. The dragons were cast in high relief against a punched ground with tiny circles. Both kugikakushi have backplates and the characteristic squared push-pin type shafts. Fancy kugikakushi such as these were usually decorated with various good luck and auspicious motifs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #713577 (stock #6B-431)
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$180.00
This Japanese bronze “kugikakushi” (ornamental metal covering to hide nails) was cast in high relief in the form of a bamboo stalk and leaves. Mid-Meiji period, ca. 1880-1890. Fancy kugikakushi were decorated in various good luck and auspicious motifs such as this one. It depicts a large bamboo (“take”) stalk with its leaves that is a symbol of strength and resilience in the Japanese culture. Having been cast in bronze, it has copper accents in the leaves and the bamboo...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #608003 (stock #11-336)
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This rare pair of early small-scale carved wooden architectural elements, which represent the heads of the elephant-like creatures known as “baku” (“eater of dreams”), were originally mounted as ornaments under the corner roof eaves of a Japanese shrine or temple. Early to mid-Edo period, ca. 1700. Carved in wonderful detail from a block of wood, this mythical animal has a long arched trunk curled downward and crescent shaped eyes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #524782 (stock #6-406A21)
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$120.00
This unusual Japanese copper bronze kugikakushi (ornamental metal covering to hide nails) was cast in the form of the graceful tied “noshi” decoration with a mythical jewel. Meiji period (1868-1912). The original backplate is copper. The artistic motif which represents noshi – several long strips gathered in the middle – is among the most distinctive in the Japanese design repertory. Noshi were originally thin strips of dried abalone attached to a gift presented at propitious events...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #482043 (stock #11-322)
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This important early Japanese wooden architectural element , which represents the head of the elephant-like creature known as a “Baku” (“eater of dreams”), was originally mounted as an ornament under the corner roof eaves of a Japanese shrine or temple. Edo period, late 17th/early 18th century. This fierce mythical animal was expressively carved in great detail from a thick and richly grained single block of wood with its long arched trunk curled downward...