All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1910 item #1354286 (stock #FC-1589)
A finely-modeled, stained wood netsuke of a Sennin, walking stick in hand and glancing attentively at the recumbent ram at his feet. The incised signature of the maker, Hokan, is on the reverse. This excellent netsuke is in very good condition with neither damage nor restoration. Height: 2.25" Mid-19th Century, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1354280 (stock #FC-1533)
A Satsuma bowl with slightly flared rim adorned with gilt T- fret design and band of karakusa along its exterior walls. Within, a lively scene of karako loading a treasure boat—“takarabune” theme. On board, the passengers in this treasure boat are the “Seven Household Gods of Good Fortune” engaged in amicable conversation. Above, Jurojin makes a grand entrance riding on his attribute, the honored crane. Fine details in richly colored enamels and gilt on a traditional-crackled ground...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1354155 (stock #Fc-1449)
A trapezoidal iron tsuba, its imagery based upon the legend, “The Hare and the Moon”. (On the front plate, chiseled in low relief in gilt and copper, the hare greets the hungry old man, Sakyamuni, sack over his shoulder. When the hare prepares to jump into the fire to provide food for him, Sakyamuni prevents the action, instead sending him to the moon to be honored for eternity.) Signature with kao: Ikkeido Jyoi. This rare tsuba is in excellent condition. Edo Period, Japan
A fine shibuichi and multi-metal tsuba of oval form with takazogan imagery in gold, shakudo and silver. Under a wisteria tree, the immortal Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzse, reads a scroll atop an ox, a sinuous river scrolling nearby. The image of the river, continuing on the reverse exhibits an asymmetrical view of a wisteria tree, its strongly chiseled boughs wrapped in mist. This elegant multi-metal tsuba is in excellent condition. Length: 2.75”, width: 2.5”. 19th Century, Japan.
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 : 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