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Wood Netsuke of a Monkey with Chestnut

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1258197 (stock# 5-363)

Wood Netsuke of a Monkey with Chestnut
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A charming wood netsuke of a seated monkey holding a giant chestnut in his long arms, legs clasped together for support. The body and features of this netsuke are deftly modeled to emphasize the creature’s key features and innocent expression. (Simians were beloved subjects with netsuke-shi, who carved imaginative renderings of this admired animal often engaged in various and amusing, pursuits.) This monkey has a beautiful patina and good wear, a barely discernible chip on his back commensurate ...click for details


A Cloisonne Tray with Mallard and Winter's Moon

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Enamel: Pre 1900   item# 1258195 (stock# FC-373)

A Cloisonne Tray with Mallard and Winter's Moon
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An iconic cloisonné tray with rounded corners and shakudo rims worked in wired and wireless enamel portraying the classic theme of a single mallard-in-flight against a wintry moon. The image is intensified by delicate snow-laden branches below, all against a quiet silvery-gray ground. Namikawa Sosuke silver-wired seal on reverse inset among an overall pattern of rosy sakura on a pale brown ground. This magnificent work by master cloisonné artist Sosuke has a slight, previous restoration, not dis ...click for details


A Pair of Gosu Blue Satsuma Vases with Flowers

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1900   item# 1258149 (stock# 7-461)

A Pair of Gosu Blue Satsuma Vases with Flowers
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A pair of elegant Satsuma vases of cylindrical form designed overall with blossoming kiku and sakura trees. The mirrored images are enlivened by red, green and blue enamels with gilt details on the crackled glaze ground. The pair of Satsuma vases is in very good condition, with a minor chip on the base of one vase. Wada Hogetsu gilt signature and gosu Satsuma mon can be found on bases. Heights: 10” 19th Century, Japan


Netsuke Carved as a Noh Mask

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1258101 (stock# 0-308)

Netsuke Carved as a Noh Mask
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A powerful wood netsuke carved as a Noh mask, its facial features contorted and exaggerated for visibility and dramatic effect. This netsuke is in excellent condition. Unsigned. 19th Century, Japan


Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Dragon

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1258065 (stock# FC-934)

Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Dragon
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An impressive and marvelously chiseled bronze and multi-metal vase depicting a powerful dragon cavorting among clouds, executed in relief with shakudo, copper and gilt. The vase is startling in imagery, size and form. Silver-inlaid seal, Sougo Shimada. This dramatic bronze with the iconic Japanese dragon is in excellent condition. Height: 13.5”, width: 15” Meiji Period, Japan


Shakudo Box with Cockerel and Hen

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1258059 (stock# FC-498)

Shakudo Box with Cockerel and Hen
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A shakudo, silver-lined covered box in octagonal form. On its lid, a marvelously modeled cockerel stands fast at the base of a heavily carved tree while his family forages for food nearby. The use of gold, shibuichi and red enamel, chiseled in minute detail and in high relief creates visual drama against its glossy shakudo ground. Includes wooden owner’s box. This stunning multi-metal box is in excellent condition. Height: 3.5”, width: 3.5”, depth: 1.25” Meiji Period, Japan


Mino Goto Menuki formed as Peonies and Grasses

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1257925 (stock# 06-227pb)

Mino Goto Menuki formed as Peonies and Grasses
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A pair of finely crafted Mino Goto menuki formed as a bouquet of grasses and peonies on leafy stems rendered in shakudo with gilt details. The menuki are housed in a silk-padded wood storage box with cover. Both menuki are in excellent condition. 19th Century, Japan


Iron and Multi-Metal Box with Stag and Waterfall

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1257923 (stock# 4-633pa)

Iron and Multi-Metal Box with Stag and Waterfall
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A Myochin-style iron box of rectangular form, a young stag contemplating maple leaves cascading over a dramatic waterfall, all with gilt detailing and in high relief. Bold modeling and chisel work heighten the drama of this poetic scene. The anonymous artist embellished the dark iron metal with precious gilt and silver. This covered box is in very good condition with slight surface wear on cover and gold leaf interior, commensurate with age and use. Interior lined with embroidered silk pad. Le ...click for details


Hirado Okimono of a Shi Shi Family

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900   item# 1257800 (stock# FC-0401)

Hirado Okimono of a Shi Shi Family
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A Hirado porcelain okimono of a female shishi clambering upon the rocky edges of a precipice. Detailed in white, under- glaze blue and brown glazes, the imagery refers to the shishi mother’s resolute act of throwing her young, one-by-one, off a cliff in order to test their survival capabilities. This fully sculpted piece is in excellent condition with no damage. Height: 8.5”, width: 5.25” 19th Century, Japan


Wood Netsuke of a Kappa Upon a Clamshell

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1257793 (stock# FC-1405)

Wood Netsuke of a Kappa Upon a Clamshell
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An amusing stained boxwood netsuke of a mythical water sprite (kappa) in a predicament—his curiosity has trapped his foot inside a clam shell! The dominant imagery in this netsuke carving is steeped in erotic undertones—the clam shell often symbolic of female anatomy in Japanese art. The netsuke carver paid great attention to the differing textures of the tortoise-like kappa and the smooth even surface of the clam shell. This fine netsuke is in excellent condition. Hoshu (“Yoshihide”) incised si ...click for details

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