All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1348449 (stock #FC-552)
A realistically sculpted bronze model of a horse, his head slightly turned. Executed in rich, brown patination, its demeanor is enhanced through the use of naturalistically chiseled and incised detailing. Impressed signature cartouche of Noritani on its bronze textured base. Includes lacquered wood stand. This extraordinary bronze okimono is in excellent condition with no damage. Height, 10''; length, 13.25'' Meiji Period. Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1348448 (stock #8-510)
A delicate Hirado porcelain vase of elegant double -gourd shape with small demon-head handles on each side. On its body, executed in underglaze blue on a white ground, a branch with large leaves and tendrils gives way to a gourd from which various horses are released in full gallop...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1348447 (stock #05-291)
This is an extraordinary shibuichi koro of tripodic form, its domed lid with enameled lappets in jewel-like hues and excellent wirework. Realistically wrought flowers in brilliant enamels are overlaid in clusters upon its surface and a silver and enameled band of kiku petals encircles the finial. The mirror-like surface of the shibuichi alloy provides a vivid contrast to the exquisite tones of the floral arrangements executed in high relief...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1347007 (stock #FC-1280c)
An elegant pair of Imari porcelain vases in double-gourd form, their bodies, pleated. (The gourd is a frequent and honored subject in Japanese art and design, often with magical and auspicious references.) This fine pair of vases is beautifully-rendered with cartouches of sakura-laden fences in iron red and under-the-glaze blue enamels. In the background, maple and paulownia leaf in iron red signify the presence of autumn. Both vases are in excellent condition with no restoration and no problems...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1347005 (stock #04-112cp)
Here is a beautiful Satsuma bowl done in the Kyoto-Satsuma style, its exterior designed with three continuous bands arranged vertically. Framed by geometric borders, each band contains meticulously painted scenes - koi swimming in shallow waters, a profusion of colorful kiku and a brilliant arrangement of implements for tea, ink painting utensils, ikebana and fruit baskets...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1347000 (stock #FC-446)
A rare and beautiful Imari porcelain plate of oval form and scalloped border adorned with a rich brocade of fruits and foliage in cobalt, iron red and gilt. The center exhibits phoenix flying over paulownia leaves in iron red enamel and gilt on a white ground. This gorgeous Imari plate is in very good condition with minor surface wear, commensurate with age and use. Height: 12”, width: 10” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1346447 (stock #FC-369)
A breathtaking pair of bottle-form bronze and multi-metal vases. Inlaid and overlaid with birds of all kinds celebrating the arrival of spring, the flared, golden necks of the vases are worked with a T-fret design framing foliate cartouches with matching floral themes. Raised gold plaque and signature of Koku on both bases. This pair of stunning bronze vases is in excellent condition. Heights: 12” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1346441 (stock #7-524)
A powerfully- conceived Japanese bronze charger of impressive proportions, its surface embellished with textured gold, silver, shakudo and copper accents in high relief. The visual is a favorite of the Japanese—nature, exquisitely portrayed: a kingfisher atop a gnarled tree base surrounded by wild flowers and grasses, a small sparrow swooping down from the left. The extensive chiseled work denoting nibbled leaves and old tree bark enhances the naturalism of the scene...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1346426 (stock #05-258)
An enchanting Japanese kobako of rectangular form beautifully layered with multiple gold lacquers. On its cover, floating open fans and spring flowers along a stylized stream are revealed through clouds of sprinkled gold dust. Within, an elegant tray with an asymmetrical image of two Manchurian cranes perch atop gnarled pine on a kinji ground. Mounted with silver rims, the interior is embellished with dense amber-colored nashiji...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1346280 (stock #5-280)
An unusual lacquered- wood box of octagonal form with freely-scattered maki-e rondels of natural subjects on its sides. On its cover, textured to resemble iron, a phoenix is captured within a rondel encircled with paulownia wreaths in gold, silver and colored lacquers. This rare lacquer box is in very good condition with minor rubbing to the gold lacquer. Diameter: 5”, height: 2.5” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1346278 (stock #4-434)
A wonderful wood netsuke carved in great detail of Gama Sennin, a Taoist immortal who learned the secrets of immortality from a fabled three-legged magical toad. Suizan carved signature on the base. This wood netsuke is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. 19th Century, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1346277 (stock #06-115)
A delicate gold and silver lacquer covered box with inner tray and aogai inlay forming two overlapping, conjoined boxes. Overall imagery consists of pine, rockwork and running streams cascading through mountains. Its idyllic, fairy- book setting detailed in sprinkled gold, high relief and nashiji is a feast for the eyes. This stunning gold-lacquered box is in excellent condition with only minor wear on the edges consistent with age and use...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1345906 (stock #1-101c)
A lustrous Bizenware sculpture modeled as a freely-formed, cavernous mountain. A small monkey rests upon the summit, apart from its two companions, while the larger of the group, seated precariously at its ledge, surveys the horizon. The small monkey, by attempting to emerge from the crevice below, seeks the attention of its friends. This amusing okimono is an exceptional example of Meiji Bizenware with its carved detailing and iron-rich patina. This unique sculpture is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1345902 (stock #6-686)
This miniature porcelain bowl of compressed form with slightly everted lip is a fabulous example of Kozan's expertise and innovative techniques. In exotic tones of purples, grays and green, its lustrous exterior provides a surround for many beautifully rendered koi to swim energetically among water weeds and sakura buds. The Makuzu Kozan underglaze blue signature cartouche can be found on the base. This small cabinet piece is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1345901 (stock #03-278a)
A covered, round wood zushi executed with multi -colored lacquers on a rich red-lacquered ground, its lid with lotus petals in silver and gold hiramaki-e. The interior reveals Amida Buddha seated on a lotus throne carved in high relief with colored lacquers, the inside cover with lotus flowers and leaves swirling beside a meandering stream. This unusual traveling shrine is in very good condition and includes its original floral- printed silk pouch. Diameter: 2.5" 19th Century (Edo Period), Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1345755 (stock #FC-1284)
A charming parcel-gilt and bronze koro formed as an acrobat, a salt-blower mask upon the drum he carries upon his back. The daring acrobat is situated on a characteristic gold-lacquered wood stand with the Miya-o signature plaque on his leg...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1345741 (stock #6-662)
A tall, gourd-shaped green-glazed porcelain vase with exquisite purple flowers, its delicate white-glazed leaves contrasting against the pastel ground. This uniquely- formed vase is signed on the base by the renowned Imperial Court Artist Makuzu Kozan whose 19th century creations were so much ahead of their time. This perfect example of his work is in excellent condition. Height: 12.5” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1345739 (stock #FC-456)
A brilliant Imari porcelain shell-form plate with two chidori-shaped cartouches on a scalloped body, the third and largest cartouche exhibiting a magnificent ho-o bird. Mark on base. Excellent condition. Height: 13.75”, width: 13” Meiji Period, Japan