Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd. - Antique Arts of Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Iron : Pre 1837 VR item #1348103 (stock #FC-1240p)
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A rare, long-barreled matchlock gun (tanegashima), its iron barrel inlaid with writhing dragons among stylized clouds in silver and gold. Its striated wood stock is adorned with gold-lacquer Tokugawa mons and an impressive dragon enveloped in gold maki-e clouds. Rendered in gold hiramaki-e and red lacquer, this elegant mythical creature is characteristic of images of three-toed Japanese dragons ubiquitous in Japanese art and lore...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1910 item #1347889 (stock #FC-1015)
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A large rectangular Japanese silver serving tray, its center finely stippled with boldly sculptured silver dragons writhing in and out of frothy waters. The bodies, rising above the surface, dramatically form the handles, each scale carefully delineated, the heads enhanced by textured horns. The “Arthur & Bond Yokohama, Sterling” signature is on the reverse. Tray is in very good condition with hardly discernible soldering and a few minute dents on reverse side, commensurate with age and use...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1347881 (stock #FC-1482)
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A boldly carved soft metal tsuba of square form with rounded corners rendered with a misty nocturnal image on a matte shibuichi ground. On its surface an old gnarled pine tree grows by the banks of a stream, its textured woody surface with gilt lichen. In the background, a large gilt full moon is enveloped by clouds. (Pine trees, ubiquitous in Japanese art, denote longevity and often are paired with cranes. Incised signature of Ohmori Hidesada on a gilt plaque...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1910 item #1347880 (stock #FC-1477)
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A slim, tapered bronze vase with silver mounts and beautifully chiseled waterfalls cascading down rugged mountainsides. Rocky cragwork at the base of the vase add drama to its poetic vision. Motoki gold signature plaque on base. This elegant bronze vase is in very good condition, an excellent example of Meiji metalwork. Height: 12”, width: 4” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1910 item #1347171 (stock #FC-732)
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A Japanese silver salt dish perfectly formed as a bucket with long, vertical handles and crossbar. On its smooth, mirror-like surface, a writhing dragon with deeply etched scales extends across the bucket. Inscribed on the base is the name of the renowned silver company, Arthur & Bond, Yokohama, Sterling. This silver piece is desirable as an artwork and is functional as well. Excellent condition with neither damage nor restoration. Height: 2” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1920 item #1347167 (stock #05-117p)
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A charming silver incense burner of archaic design with handles and dome-like lid. Reminiscent of Chinese ritual- bronze vessels in form, its cockerel finial anticipates the scene depicted further on the censer's lightly- hammered body. There, cockerel, hens and chicks forage delicately for food, the familial imagery heightened through the use of silver and gold executed in high relief. This lovely visual expresses the closeness to nature so often exhibited in Japanese art...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1920 item #1347115 (stock #FC-1320)
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A graceful shibuichi tripod censer of lobed form, shakudo inserts defining each lobe of the body. Its silver lid, designed with reticulated, lacy lilies. Kujuzu signature can be found on the base. Includes wooden storage box. This subtle yet elegant incense burner is in excellent condition. Height: 2.75”, width: 4.5” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1920 item #1347113 (stock #FC-493)
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A Japanese silver okimono of Daikoku, one of the Seven Gods of Good Luck, seated on two bales of rice with his magic mallet in hand and treasure sack over his back. The god of prosperity is carefully chiseled to denote his noble yet benign appearance. Daikoku is in excellent condition with no damage. The okimono includes a wooden box inscribed: (Front) Daikoku Ten (God) /Silver; (Back) Mold by Takamura Koun...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1920 item #1346688 (stock #04-405p)
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An elegant silver vase with foliate rim and base, decorated with a sakura tree expertly carved in high relief on a delicately hammered ground. Marked "Jungin" (Pure silver). Height: 8.5" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1910 item #1346047 (stock #03-186)
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A charming silver koro on three delicate foliate feet, classic dragons carved in slight relief on each side. Executed on the body, in various degrees of relief carving and incised work in fine enamels, butterflies fly above groves of bamboo, kiku and flower buds. This silver koro is in excellent condition with no problems, no damage. Height: 4.75" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Iron : Pre 1900 item #1346046 (stock #06-142p)
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A wonderful pair of silver-inlaid iron abumi (stirrups) with red-lacquered interiors. The abumi are kaga inlaid with butterflies and peony buds. Silver inlaid characters read in translation: "Made by Masahige from Kaga Province, Kanazawa Town." The abumi are in good condition for their age, exhibiting normal wear. Height (both): 9", length: 12" 18th Century (Edo Period), Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1910 item #1346012 (stock #FC-859)
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An excellent bronze and gilt study of a reclining puppy resting his paw upon a bale of twigs, several still in his mouth. The remarkable execution of this adorable piece, the soulful facial expression in its gilt eyes, the realistic rendering of the animal’s fur and the perfectly accurate delineation of the puppy’s nether side, speaks of bronze okimono at its best. Yoshimasa’s engraved signature on base. Width: 6”, length: 6” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1920 item #1345826 (stock #FC-1075)
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A finely-formed, double-walled pure silver bowl modeled overall with kiku and overlapping leaves in high relief. On a partly-hammered ground, the under plate is deeply recessed to accommodate the bowl and has a matching, luxuriant kiku border. Kuhn & Komar mark on base. This silver set is in excellent condition with no problems and no restoration. Bowl diameter: 4.5''; plate diameter: 7.25'' Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1910 item #1345823 (stock #FC-1483)
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A mokko-shaped shibuichi tsuba with two quail rummaging through forest grasses in gilt, silver, shakudo and copper detailing under the glow of a mysterious full moon, the latter executed in silver nunome-zogan. On the reverse side of this fine tsuba, a spray of multi-metal wild flowers and grasses completes the imagery. Incised signature of Eijyu-ken Motoharu. This elegant and highly crafted tsuba is in excellent condition. 19th Century, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1920 item #1345542 (stock #FC-1487)
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A tall bronze vase of tapered form overlaid with gold, silver, bronze and shakudo on a polished copper-patinated surface. A dramatic sea bream chiseled in high relief with naturalistic detailing swims with intent toward a school of innocent small fish. This extraordinary bronze vase is in excellent condition with neither damage nor restoration. Height: 13”, width: 7” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1920 item #1345536 (stock #8-141p)
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A silvered -bronze okimono of turbulent waves rising to the surface of the waters to contain two tama, the tide-controlling jewels of the sea. (One of the tama is a glass ball while the other is rock crystal.) The dynamic treatment of the waves by the sculptor recalls The Great Wave of Kanagawa, famous ukiyo-e print by the Edo Period artist Hokusai. This wave okimono is in excellent condition with no dents, surface scratches or restoration. Length: 8 5/8" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1920 item #1345448 (stock #04-443)
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A hammered silver okimono of the legendary Hotei, one of the Seven Lucky Gods, resting on his sack of “precious things”. The god, known for his joyful demeanor, holds an uchiwa fan in hand, robes eddying about his ample body. Signed Masayoshi on the base. Includes tomobako. This finely hammered silver okimono is in excellent condition. Height: 8.25”, length: 15” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1910 item #1345321 (stock #FC-1454)
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A massive, copper-splashed bronze vase with flared neck and globular body. Schools of koi, finely crafted in high relief, scramble over each other, some partially submerged beneath the water. Excellent chiseling and high-relief work add to the activity of the koi in the turbulent waters. (In Japanese symbolism, the carp (koi) is portrayed swimming upwards, cresting over foamy waters or against the currents of a waterfall...