Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd. - Antique Arts of 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Silver : Pre 1920 item #1349880 (stock #FC-337)
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A silver model of a seated Daikoku with his treasure sack. Known as the god of prosperity and one of the seven Lucky Household Gods, he holds his mallet while his beloved rat attribute perches next to his famous sack. (The rat in Japanese culture is associated with prosperity and usually depicted with barrels of rice, indicators of wealth.) This okimono is in excellent condition with no dents or restoration, with wood stand. Width: 5.5" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1920 item #1349529 (stock #FC-730)
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A whimsical Japanese silver salt shaker formed as the lucky god Fukurokuju with his characteristic extended forehead (a symbol of his intelligence). Fine detail work on the god’s robes and expression make this both a unique and functional artwork. Nether side is inscribed “Arthur & Bond, Yokohama, Sterling”...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1920 item #1349353 (stock #01-247)
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A brilliant silver, shakudo and gilt rectangular box on four free-form feet. On its shakudo lid two geese stand among gilt bamboo while a third preens itself closeby. Worked in silver and gilt on a rich shakudo ground, the scene is executed in takazogan (high relief) with fine incised details. This superbly made silver box exhibits the artist's signature on the cover, which reads: "Toshihisa." The box is in excellent condition with no dents or loss. Length: 5.5" Meiji Period, Japan
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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