Featuring a rare Japanese Imari porcelain serving bowl or platter, scalloped shaped, with the map of Japan and the various provinces and their names written in gold, all on a blue sea background and stylized waves at the upper and lower edges. The reverse with stylized chidori and waves and signature in center. Diameter 11" x 8 3/4" high. Excellent condition. No chips, cracks, damages or restorations. Slight firing flaws in porcelain on reverse due to firing/making. Probably dates to t ...click for details
Featuring an amusing Japanese Meiji period stag antler netsuke of Daruma in drag with fly whisk wig. Dating to the early 20th century. 4 3/4" long x 7/8" wide at top. Excellent condition. No damages or restorations. REturn privilege providing item returned in sent condition, within 3 days of receipt and the way it was packed if possible. Sales tax charged if sold in NY state unless valid resale number and signed form provided.
Featuring a beautiful, small, 3" Japanese cloisonne cabinet vase with snow capped Mt. Fuji. The soft clouds drifting around the cone are extremely well done, all on a lovely blue sky background. The wireless work(musen) is one of the innovative techniques that some of the Japanese cloisonne artists introduced at this time. Not signed, but attributable to Ando. Dating circa 1900, in excellent condition(no cracks, damages, restorations, scratches) with one or two minor, normal pits. Satisfa ...click for details
A fine, intricate Japanese ivory netsuke or obidome carving of Benkei as warrior pulling bell over his shoulder. Artist signed. Converted to brooch with solid 14-18k gold pin fitting. Circa 1900. Excellent condition. 1.25" long x 1 1.25" high x 1/2" deep with pin. Postage/insurance extra. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back providing item returned in sent condition, shortly after it was received, and the way it was packed/shipped. Sales tax charged if sold in NY state unless sig ...click for details
Featuring an amusing antique Japanese wooden netsuke of Kappa crawling out of a lantern. Eyes inlaid with metal and another material,possibly horn or baylene. Kappa's leg is still inside the lantern as seen from the underside. Signed Kozan. Signed in two places on either side of the himatoshi Excellent condition. No damages. Measures 1.5" long and approximately 1" wide. Return privilege, providing item returned in sent condition, within 3 days of receipt, and the way it was package ...click for details
Featuring a charming tortoise shell and gold makie lacquer Japanese one piece hairpin,Kogai, with tortoise and Koi fish design with aquatic plants. 5 7/8" long x 3/4" wide at ends. Excellent condition, with minor normal wear due to age only seen under high magnification. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition, within 3 days of receipt, and the way it was packed shipped. Sales tax charged if sold in NY state, unless valid resale number and form provided.
Featuring an unusual Japanese tissue holder(Hakoseko)which was used when a woman wore a formal kimono and was stored in the obi. Stylized embroidered kiku in pink and lavender on white with gold divisions, all on white satin. Case still with tissues in pocket on outside, and on the inside, a mirror and another pocket with a paper holding wooden sticks(for cotton-cleaning ears?). A separate piece, a small embroidered sleeve with tassel, holds an ivory nail file. Another piece, a band(that holds ...click for details
Featuring a fine quality carved Japanese okimono figure of the Happy God, Hotei. Artistically and well carved from his happy facial expression, to the open work staff, fan held in left hand, fine stippling in robe, and feet/toes. Fine patina and nice feel.Well defined grains found in old elephant ivory. Signed on base by feet. Excellent condition with no damages, restorations, cracks, or chips. Measures approximately 2 3/4" tall. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition wi ...click for details
Featuring a very fine quality, handsome antique Japanese carved ivory netsuke of the God of Good Fortune, Jurojin, the Taoist god of longevity. He is with a companion, a crane, also a symbol of longevity in Japan. The crane has a genuine coral stone set in his head. Wonderful movement in robe, great patina, workmanship. Signed on underside. No damage, restorations. Measures 1.5" tall x 1 1/8" wide x approximately 3/4" deep. Dates circa 1890. Return privilege providing item returne ...click for details
Featuring a good Meiji Japanese ivory netsuke of gamma sennin with frog on back, leaning over shoulder to hold hands with sennin. Compact piece with very nice detailing on Sennen's hair, frog's back, and pleasing, peaceful expressions of their faces. They seem very happy together! Also, nice carving on hands, feet of frog and sennin and leaf decoration on skirt and neck. Good patina with some darkening on back from fondling or being worn. Dimensions: 1 1/8" long x 3/4" deep x 1 ...click for details