Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd. - Antique Arts of Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1349803 (stock #FC-1122)
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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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1349792 (stock #FC-312p)
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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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1349383 (stock #7-138cp)
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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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1349216 (stock #FC-1585)
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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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1348447 (stock #05-291)
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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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1346447 (stock #FC-369)
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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)
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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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1345755 (stock #FC-1284)
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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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1345389 (stock #6-693)
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A rich bronze okimono modeled as a graceful bijin with biwa and plectrum in hand, her kimono softly draped about her body. Chiseled beautifully with softly rounded face and hands, her carefully modeled eyes catch the light. Hidemitsu chiseled signature cartouche on the base. This wonderfully wrought bronze okimono is in excellent condition. Height: 13" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1345386 (stock #9-319)
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A brilliant silver smoking set on four foliate feet. Executed in relief with iris and leaves on a partly hammered ground, the set is modeled and incised naturalistically. The motif and style of this set places it during the time of the Art Nouveau movement so popular in Europe during the turn-of-the 19th century. This beautifully made smoking set includes a lighter, two receptacles with wicks and a covered tray for cigarettes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1344319 (stock #FC-1684)
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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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1343315 (stock #05-141)
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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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1343168 (stock #FC-1255)
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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)
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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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1342761 (stock #6-697)
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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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1342018 (stock #FC-1647)
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A small bronze vase shaped as a modified gourd beautifully modeled in moriage technique. On this lovely piece, vines and worm-bitten leaves attract the attention of a perfectly-formed tree frog as it makes its way up the side of the vase. (The toad, or frog, is symbolic of rain, good luck and persistence in Japanese culture.) Silver signature of Eiryu on base. This elegant and minimalistic vase is in excellent condition and includes its original tomobako...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1341835 (stock #9-281)
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A spectacular pair of sake ewers crafted in silver, with shaped handles and hinged lids. Large rondels of the Tokugawa mon are chiseled and incised on both sides of the containers, the backgrounds chased with auspicious clouds and a dynamic three-toed sea dragon. While clasping a tama, he rises over foamy turbulent waves, his body both incised and beautifully modeled. These rare sake ewers have the incised signatures of Goto Tokujo and Goto Mitsuyuki on their bases and are in very good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1341263 (stock #FC-1488)
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A superb and rare sculpture utilizing the finest techniques and materials characterizing the best in Meiji artwork. A majestic silver, shibuichi, shakudo and gold okimono of the revered Chinese philosopher, Confucius. The sage tenderly surveys his acolytes, two adoring children who tug at his classic Chinese robes. Incised signature, Seisetasu Saku on reverse. This extraordinary sculpture is in mint condition. Height: 14.5”; width: 11” Meiji Period, Japan