Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd. - Antique Arts of Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1920 item #1355502 (stock #FC-1647)
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A small bronze vase shaped as a modified gourd beautifully modeled in moriage technique. On this lovely piece, vines and worm-bitten leaves attract the attention of a perfectly-formed tree frog as it makes its way up the side of the vase. (The toad, or frog, is symbolic of rain, good luck and persistence in Japanese culture.) Silver signature of Eiryu on base. This elegant and minimalistic vase is in excellent condition and includes its original tomobako...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1920 item #1355301 (stock #FC-740)
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A marvelous bronze and multi-metal sculpture depicting the noted beauty, Tokiwa Gozen, with her three sons, escaping from Taira Kiyomori’s soldiers . The beauty, in a dramatic pose, clutches her wind-swept garments and her partly-concealed infant- in -arms as she turns to gaze tenderly at her sons, one to become the legendary samurai warrior, Yoshitsune...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1910 item #1354153 (stock #4-777p)
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A shakudo, silver and gilt clasp formed as a bamboo and flower wreath, with plum blossoms and sakura petals interwoven around one leafy plum blossom. In excellent condition. Length: 2.5”. Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1353868 (stock #FC-382)
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A pair of silver bottle-shaped vases with foliated rims and partly-hammered bodies. On each vase, a moriage three-clawed dragon writhes across the surface as flames emanate from its body. The dragon’s fierce expression is a manifestation both of wisdom and power—two attributes associated with the emperor. These vases are in excellent condition with engraved “Jungin” mark on the bases...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1920 item #1353431 (stock #02-170)
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A naturalistically rendered bronze okimono of a wild boar bounding forward, his limbs, whip-like tail, fur, features and tusks rendered with meticulous attention. (This wild beast illustrates the honored position animal life holds in Japanese art.) This okimono is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. Length: 15" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1920 item #1353311 (stock #FC-1521b)
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A powerful bronze and parcel gilt model of a samurai archer, his robes and headgear elaborately gilt with phoenix ‘mid clouds, pawlonia and foliage. This archer, with its exquisite gilding and masterful execution is unlike the ubiquitous archers of other makers so prevalent during this period. Rather, it is a one-of-a-kind Miya-o sculpture, his gold plaque on the reverse...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1920 item #1353308 (stock #FC-1123)
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A tall, elegant silver coffee pot with hinged lid, the finial sculpted with bamboo leaves and culm. The bamboo motif continues along the stippled body with stalks of bamboo modeled in low relief, dramatic leaves sprouting from its stem. This exquisite silver coffee pot is in excellent condition with no dents, damage or restoration. Both sterling and Jungin marks engraved on base. Height: 10.25” Taisho Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1920 item #1352917 (stock #FC-1124)
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A small, elegant silver sake cup. Its deeply- etched design simulates bamboo, reminiscent of those used in Japanese ikebana baskets. The silver interior of this small gem is smooth and mirror-like. "Jungin" (pure silver) cartouche can be found on the base.( Japanese pure silver is 950 in silver content, higher than that in British sterling.) This silver cup is in excellent condition with neither damage nor restoration. Height: 2.25", diameter: 3.75" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1910 item #1352914 (stock #FC-1424)
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A charming bronze and parcel gilt okimono of a dancing boy in festival garb joyfully waving a banner over his head. His heavy gold necklaces, kabuto and robes, richly adorned with gilt family crests in high relief, convey the sculptor’s fascination with holiday spirit and pageantry. This delightful sculpture is attributed to the renowned metallurgist Miyao Eisuke. Excellent condition with neither damage nor repairs. Height: 9.5” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1920 item #1352824 (stock #7-138cp)
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Made of silver and decorated in great detail with bronze, gilt, shakudo and copper, this small card case is a work of art. Two fully decorated panels depict scenes of Japanese daily life. Its front panel, framed by a lush border of lilies and vines in high relief, reveals two bijin dressed in full kimono of intricate incised and inlaid patterns delighted by the antics of a child...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1910 item #1352348 (stock #04-323p)
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An exquisite Soten School set of iron and gilt kozuka and kogai (sword fittings). The matching set features images in high relief of villagers engaged in daily pursuits. Abundant chrysanthemums, huts and bridges serve as magnificent backdrops. This set is in very good condition with minor natural wear due to age and use. Lengths: 8.5”, 7” . Edo Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1910 item #1352192 (stock #01-286)
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A pair of bronze, copper-patinated hibachi (braziers) of modified globular form. With extensive incised detailing of stylized peony scroll work on the bodies, the pieces have dramatic handles formed as bats, their opened wings executed in shakudo. (Bats form part of the cultural and aesthetic repertoire of East Asia and are associated with good fortune and happiness.) These fine pieces are signed Issa saku on the bases and include individual tomobako. Very good condition with minimal wear...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1920 item #1350604 (stock #FC-1127)
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A small, yet graceful pure silver tea bowl carved asymmetrically with flowers and foliage in extra-high relief on a partly stippled ground. Its foliated edge leads to a double-walled interior. Signed with pure silver (Jungin) mark and Watanabe signature on base. This fine pure silver bowl is in very good condition with only minor surface wear along the base. Height: 2.5”, diameter: 4.25” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1910 item #1350395 (stock #03-346p)
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A shibuichi, eight-lobed tsuba with beautifully executed gilt kiri mons strategically placed, front and back. (The kiri mon, or paulownia crest, one of the most honored Japanese crests, also relates to the legend of the mythical phoenix that perches only on the branches of the paulownia tree.) This tsuba is in very good condition, with 2 kogai bitsu (opening for the kogai and kozuka). Length: 3" Late Edo Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1920 item #1350344 (stock #FC-1128)
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A small, silver bowl of double-walled construction on a pedestal base sculpted with an undulating dragon. Highly detailed in relief, the dragon’s scaly body surrounds the bowl on a partly hammered and foliated ground. Impressed on the base is the Jungin (“Pure Silver”) mark, which confirms its “950” silver content. The silver bowl is in very good condition. Height: 3”, width: 5” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1920 item #1350343 (stock #05-118c)
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An exquisite patinated bronze kogo of circular form worked in high relief with gold, copper and silver, the interiors of polished silver. Upon the lid a small shibuichi and gilt bird with upturned head perches on the leafy bough of a plum tree, lush peonies nearby. Flower petals in gilt and bronze are sprinkled along the sides finely sculpted with incised details. This fine bronze and multi-metal box is in excellent condition. Diameter: 5”, height: 2.75” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1920 item #1350335 (stock #FC-729)
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A Japanese- silver salt shaker formed as a traditional torii mounted on a round base. Designed as a temple gate commonly found at the entrance to a Shinto or Buddhist temple, this remarkably realistic miniature replica even features a welcoming plaque with sutra. On its base, sliding doors reveal the salt dispenser...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1920 item #1349882 (stock #FC-758)
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An iron, multi-metal and enamel conjoined box with cover, its form unique and enhanced by gilt nunome zogan lappets on the sides. On its cover, a high relief silver and enamel visual of an ikebana arrangement on one side, and on the other an archer on horseback near pine and lake. This exquisite multi-metal box is in excellent condition with no loss, damage or restoration. Length: 6.75” Meiji Period, Japan