Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd. - Antique Arts of Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1346426 (stock #05-258)
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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 : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1343153 (stock #FC-1586)
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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 : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1341252 (stock #FC-1443)
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A marvelous gold-lacquered miniature cabinet with multiple doors and drawers fashioned with silver fittings, their interiors of dense nashiji. The cabinet sides are beautifully worked in low relief in gold lacquer with scenes of pine trees, waterfalls and cherry blossoms. The interior sliding doors and two bottom drawers are decorated with gold hiramaki-e plum blossom trees, the chest’s silver handles formed as pine cones...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1320040 (stock #03-226)
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An exquisite three-tiered maki-e box of lozenge-form decorated with gold-lacquered geese flying in hiramaki-e and kinji in a spiral formation above convoluted clouds. On its lid the theme continues with a full, silvery moon shining alongside the geese...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1319300 (stock #02-204)
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An overlapping bi-form tebako (cosmetic box) designed in hiramaki-e and togadashi. Autumnal imagery with mountains, streams, maple, pine and luxurious foliage adorns the exterior and sides, dense nashiji the interior and underside. Silver mounts and tomobako. Provenance: Signed on tomobako lid: "Gift by Empress at Hayama Goyotei (summer house), Taisho 6, March 3, 1918." This gold maki-e tebako is in good condition. Height: 2.75", length: 6.5" Meiji/Taisho Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1302040 (stock #FC-248)
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A maki-e tebako designed in hiramaki-e and kirikane with Bugaku imagery of a cockerel and hen perched upon a drum, their feathers naturalistically defined. The drum is embellished with a bold, writhing dragon spanning its length among clouds in silver and gold lacquers. The interior tray within this covered box is designed on a polished kinji ground - with a Noh mask and musical instruments...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1288002 (stock #03-227)
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This is a lacquer kogo (box) finely modeled as a thirteen-stringed koto, Japan's national instrument. The kogo exhibits its strings and movable bridges in gold and red-colored lacquer hiramaki-e (low relief). This exquisite lacquer work is executed in gold and silver lacquer and simulates the grained surface of the kiriwood instrument, itself. The interior, a luxurious nashiji ground. The kogo is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. Length: 6" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1280557 (stock #FC-239)
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This is an extraordinary gold maki-e natsume (tea container) inlaid with aogai, or mother-of-pearl. On its body and lid, a continuous scene, intricately executed, shows chrysanthemums blossoming over a checkerboard fence. The interior is done in dense nashiji "pear-skin" technique. With original fitted kiri-wood box. The natsume is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 2.75", diameter: 2.75" Late Meiji/Early Taisho Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1280175 (stock #03-142)
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A richly-lacquered gold suzuribako designed with the noted Mt. Yoshino site famous for its cherry blossom display during Japan’s sakura-viewing season. The kinji cover of this scholar’s box is sculpted in highest relief in gold and silver lacquers of hills, rockwork and sakura trees. On the lid’s interior, brilliantly lacquered, are a teahouse among wild flowers, bamboo and pine. A silver suiteki in the form of double huts completes the imagery...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1253107 (stock #06-262)
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A four-case inro with a procession of kimono-clad chidori (sparrows) carrying banners and chests. The birds are delicately rendered in gold and silver lacquer on a brown maki-e ground. Reverse features a gold and silver-brushed clam shell in high relief under cascading sprinkled gold flakes. Each compartment of the inro is treated with nashiji, the matching ojime of silver and the chidori netsuke beautifully rendered in boxwood...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1253058 (stock #FC-264)
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A fine gold and silver lacquer four-case inro of oval shape with bone ojime bead. Using multiple lacquer techniques, its visual is of an old, gnarled pine serves as the roost for a marvelous hawk ready to pounce upon the innocent song birds on its reverse...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1249120 (stock #FC-241)
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A maki-e box portraying one of Japan’s most beloved birds, the chidori (plover). Here, the plovers flitter among harvested rice and wild flowers, a stream on a polished kinji ground along the sides. The birds’ plumage is delicately defined and worked in silver lacquer, the interiors enhanced with dense nashiji gold flakes. Includes owner’s fitted kiri-wood box. This marvelous lacquer box is in excellent condition. Height, 5.5"; length, 5.5" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1247440 (stock #06-119)
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An exquisite small, gold-lacquered covered incense box with leafy tendrils surrounded by clouds on a kinji ground. Accents are rendered in gold kirikane and silver with dense nashiji interiors...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1236458 (stock #06-169)
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A gold-lacquer miniature scholar’s set consisting of a writing box (suzurabako), document box (ryoshibako) and writing table (bundai). The set is designed with temples, pine and blossoming sakura among hillsides with meandering streams; the writing table, decorated with silver fittings and similar imagery; the writing box complete, with a set of writing implements and water dropper (suiteki)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1233470 (stock #FC-421)
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A rare, gold-lacquer smoking set formed as a Heian-style carriage with twined handle and flowing tassels executed in Japanese silver. Decorated in several tones of gold in high and low relief, it has wheels on both sides, a single drawer with silver floral pull, and two silver containers with removable covers engraved, “Jungin” (pure silver). The carriage holds a silver brazier with opening for a pipe and a slender silver receptacle for ashes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1211576 (stock #FC-862)
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A silver-mounted maki-e lacquer letter box, its exquisite autumnal imagery of swaying pampas grass highlighting the scattered Chinese bellflowers and wild carnations in gold and red lacquer rising below. The interiors sparkle with fine, gold flakes and drifting clouds. This exquisite letter box is in excellent condition . Length: 9”, width: 7.25”, height: 1.25” Taisho Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1209820 (stock #FC-1039)
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A lovely and unusual gold-lacquered tobacco box on four feet with silver lining and two drawers. This lovely container is designed completely in gold lacquer with swaying grasses, kiku and reeds on a rich brown ground. Includes wire for cigarettes and wooden tomobako, which is signed Fuku zo. This piece is in excellent condition with no loss, damage or restoration. Height: 4.75”, width: 4.75” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #963894 (stock #04-444)
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A pair of gold-lacquer, covered incense boxes of mokko-form with inner containers and trays on footed, roiro and gold-lacquer stands. All are decorated with exquisite landscapes utilizing multiple lacquer techniques depicting huts and pavilions beside rolling waters, takamaki-e rockwork and pine, interiors and undersides executed in nashiji (densely sprinkled gold, simulating "pear-skin")...