All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1349804 (stock #FC-1389)
A small aikuchi-mounted tanto, its black-lacquer saya with silver kogai and covered at random with gold-lacquered plum blossoms. Carved in heavy relief, the silver fittings continue the floral imagery on the saya, creating a remarkable tribute to the maker’s love of nature. The blade, with silver habaki, is deeply carved with a yari-head and archaic characters. Length: 9.25” Edo/Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1349803 (stock #FC-1122)
A fine Japanese silver bowl on a pedestal base with everted rim, the body designed with large iris petals and stalks in high relief on a stippled ground. This exquisite silver bowl is the work of the famous Kuhn & Komor company, established in 1869 with a specialty in Yokohama silver ware. The bowl is in very good condition with only minor wear along the base commensurate with age and wear. Diameter: 6.75”; height: 3”. Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1349802 (stock #6-649)
This is a most unusual baluster-shaped porcelain vase picturing a delightful soft-feathered, mauve-colored bird perched upon a fruiting branch, surrounded by an array of full-blown roses with thorny stems...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1349792 (stock #FC-312p)
This bronze okimono, modeled as a water bucket with long handle, is textured to simulate wood graining. On the handle, a sparrow with head slightly turned, is finely chiseled with detailing naturalistically depicting the bird's ruffled feathers. Its speckled patina in warm tones and gold inlays add the character and charm one seeks in fine Meiji metalwork. This bronze okimono is in excellent condition with no dents or damage. Height: 7" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1349385 (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. Length: 11, width: 9.75” 19th Century, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1349384 (stock #FC-759)
A large Imari porcelain charger rendered with cranes among bamboo and in mid-flight, a delicate floral border framing the image. The scene is painted in subtle shades of underglaze blue, green, red, white and brown enamels with gilt detailing on a pristine white-glazed ground.The Fukagawa blue Koransha and signature on reverse. This superb Fukagawa charger is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Diameter: 18.5" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1349383 (stock #7-138cp)
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 concentrate upon the antics of a child...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1349219 (stock #FC-1362)
A studio porcelain censer of trefoil form, its body comprised of lobes which descend to form the feet. A diamond -patterned design decorates the neck, while branches with clusters of hydrangea and leaves stretch across the body in graduating tones of under glaze blue and white enamels. This exquisite example of the Master’s work is featured in Nancy Schiffer's volume, “Japanese Porcelain 1800-1950” Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 1999, page 35...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1349216 (stock #FC-1585)
A brilliantly-modeled silver covered box of rectangular form detailed with gold, silver and shibuichi. Its bronze lid is intricately modeled with a strong image of Kwannon, the goddess of mercy, koto in hand, emerging from the clouds upon the back of a writhing dragon. Her magical music , emanating from the strings of the beloved instrument, is legendary for taming the beast. Interiors are lined with lacquered-finished wood...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1349213 (stock #5-390)
A stained wood netsuke carved as a karako attempting to lift a heavy sack, his hands tightly grasping this treasure. (Karako - Chinese boys - are usually portrayed as attendants of the lucky god Hotei, who frequently carries a sack filled with treasures. He wears a traditional Chinese costume and has, as always, three characteristic tufts of hair on his head.) This fine netsuke is well carved with extensive detailing, its incised signature of Kigioku on the nether side...
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 : 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