All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1344320 (stock #9-238)
A large and major studio pottery vase of ovoid form, its base ornately rendered with textile-patterned lappets in gilt, gosu, iron red and green enamels. On the splendid brown-glazed ground, lush white sakura grow asymmetrically across its surface in delicate clusters. Each petal is outlined in gilt, a wonderful luxurious detail contrasting with the simple form of the vase. Ito Tozan (Imperial Court Artist) signature and carved signature mark on the base...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1344319 (stock #FC-1684)
A silver and multi-metal okimono of a pigeon couple perched upon a wooden stand. The two companions face each other, the male, more colorful, in silver with gilt legs and shakudo and copper feathers. In contrast, the female, quietly sculpted in shibuichi with kaga-inlaid gold, shakudo and copper detailing. Both birds appear as in nature, realistically chiseled, their legs gilt, eyes, shakudo. Incised signature of Yukimitsu on the male’s tail feathers. Overall, okimono is in very good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1344186 (stock #02-319)
This is a full-bodied studio porcelain bowl with wide rim and everted lip. On its slightly lobed body, eight cartouches depict Sennin in soft underglaze blue enamel surrounded by iron red and blue auspicious clouds. Each Sennin displays a specific attribute, such as the uchiwa, flower basket, double gourd and hand scroll...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1343718 (stock #FC-1667)
A well-carved netsuke of a seated macaque with inlaid eyes. Its human-like expression— hand to his mouth and legs neatly folded, accentuates the fine incised detailing for the fur, face, hands and feet. This intelligent-looking macaque is in very good condition with only very minor surface wear. This important netsuke is signed Masakazu, Nagoya School. Ex. Victor Topper Collection. Length: 1.5”, height: 1” 19th Century, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1343714 (stock #03-266)
A massive Satsuma charger, complex in execution and composition. Within the gilt border of masses of over-lapping chrysanthemums in low relief, a group of elegant beauties in the finest kimono, surrounded by hanging wisteria, lean over a bridge to feed eager ducks in the crystal-clear waters below. Signed on reverse Oguri Sai Sei. This stunning Satsuma charger is in excellent condition with no problems and no restoration. Diameter: 18” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1343315 (stock #05-141)
A bronze and multi-metal covered box of rectangular form on four sculpted feet. Its side panels are overlaid with butterflies fluttering in clusters and detailed in sumptuous silver, gold and patinated bronze. The main visual on the cover is a lively bouquet of wild flowers and grasses set against a silvery full moon. Two small sparrows cavort among the grasses...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1343304 (stock #FC-1671)
An elegant studio porcelain teapot with fixed handle and removable cover. Enameled in delicate shades of mauve and cobalt, lush flowers envelop all sides of the pot, their petals finely delineated by contrasting white enamel, outstanding against the body’s soft yellow ground. Makuzu Kozan rectangular signature seal on the base. This charming porcelain teapot is in excellent condition. Height: 8.25” Late Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1343168 (stock #FC-1255)
A fine rosewood covered box of rectangular form, its lid embracing a copper-patinated bronze plate enlivened by beautifully-sculpt masks of Noh actors in shakudo, shibuichi, copper and silver. Recognizable characters include Hannya (female demon), Okina (good old man with a long beard) and O-tobide (male demon).This rare wood and multi-metal box is exquisitely made and in excellent condition. Height: 2”, length: 7.25”, width: 5.75” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1343165 (stock #FC-1256)
A covered iron box designed with gilt-damascened borders, its lid and sides with Hiroshige-like scenes of villagers fleeing from the rain. On its cover, an amusing scene of the god of thunder, Raiden, reigns atop a massive cloud formation, while a startled oni, bearing a straw hat for refuge, attempts to escape from the thunder and rain. Incised signature of Koryu on base. Interiors are gold washed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1343162 (stock #9-127c)
A monumental Bizenware hibachi formed as a shishi mask. Originally used by the samurai class, hibachi were used since Heian times as portable heaters made usually of wood or lacquer and later metal and ceramic. This one is made of the highly resistant, iron-rich Bizen pottery. One of the oldest forms of pottery in Japan, Bizen ware pieces, like this shishi mask, are heavy in weight due to its iron-rich content...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1343154 (stock #FC-1300)
A fine Imari porcelain plate formed as double fish with mirror images decorated in the traditional Imari palette of iron red and cobalt with gilt detailing. Images of a bamboo fenced-in peony and cherry- blossom garden are rendered on a textured, white-enameled ground. (Double fish in Japanese lore symbolize conjugal felicity). This charming Imari plate is in very good condition with only slight surface wear commensurate with age and use. Length: 11, width: 9.75” 19th Century, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1343153 (stock #FC-1586)
A gold-lacquered covered box of rectangular form with silver rims and rich nashiji interiors. An aerial view reveals a detailed temple complex by the banks of a winding river. Misty clouds in low relief sprinkled with gold kirikane, disclose plum trees with vibrant red-lacquered flowers and gnarled pine trees nearby. This exquisite gold lacquer box is in excellent condition and would make a fine addition to any collection. Length, 5.5"; width, 3.5" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1342766 (stock #FC-1229)
A small and charming foliate-formed Satsuma bowl, its exterior a profusion of cascading wisteria and rising iris. Inside, bijin, attendants and children enjoy an outing under an umbrella of sakura branches. This exquisitely painted bowl with jewel-toned enamels and unique form is the work of renowned Satsuma artist, Seikozan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1342761 (stock #6-697)
An extraordinary pear-shaped silver bottle vase chiseled entirely in relief with profusions of kiku along the body and exquisitely wrought butterflies perched along the neck. Etched lappets with floral sprays under the rim provide contrast to the powerful modeling of the kiku. The incised signature of Toshiyuki is on the base and this unique silver vase is in excellent condition. Height: 11.75" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1342752 (stock #0-415)
A pair of Japanese Imari vases with sloping shoulders and decorated with large panels of ikebana arrangements, surrounded by flowering foliage. Heights: 14". 19th Century, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1342751 (stock #FC-1345)
A Tachi-mounted katana in nashiji/black lacquer saya with 5 kiri mon, handachi-style mounts and black ito wrapped tsuka and blue sageo. The shakudo fushi-kashira and iron tsuba well-sculpted with dragons, the blade signed Heian Hogen Yoshito Saku, the tang with two holes. The blade and fittings are in good condition, commensurate with age and wear. Late Shinshinto Period, 19th Century Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1342636 (stock #5-106c)
Here is an exquisite example of Nabeshima porcelain produced for the warrior Nabeshima clan. As seen on this footed plate, great technical control of the celadon glaze is evident as it drapes against the background in a soft sea-green color. On the plate’s surface, in underglaze cobalt blue, beloved Fuji san and adjoining rolling mountains rise above the valley. Picturesque huts with thatched roofs emerge from the dense forest and fishermen with their boats glide over the lake...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1342634 (stock #FC-985)
An articulated bronze sculpture of a crab, its incised work and modeling naturalistically rendered. These unbelievable moveable sculptures, in great demand during Meiji times are still heralded today as marvels in Japanese ingenuity. This bronze crab, an excellent version of the genre, is in very good condition with all moving parts intact. Width: 7.5” Meiji Period, Japan.