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Tanto in Full Koshirae

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1700   item# 991594 (stock# FC-830p)

Tanto in Full Koshirae
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This is a Koto Period tanto in full koshirae with soft metal fittings and glossy black-lacquered saya, its handle wrapped in slate- blue silk cords. The small, mokko-shaped shakudo tsuba is overlaid with gilt spays of grass and plum blossoms. In similar fashion, the fuchi kashira are also overlaid with gold to create images of huts by a meandering stream and grove of kiku; iron menuki sculpted as foliage with gilt details. The blade is in very good condition with silver habaki engraved with Gr ...click for details


Japanese Silver Tray

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 988499 (stock# 9-109)

Japanese Silver Tray
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A Yokohama silver tray with canted corners and upturned handles worked in high relief with iris on a partly-hammered ground. (The iris is a beloved flower in Japan, appearing as family crest on kimono and on artworks of various media. The iris is also significant in the 9th century literary classic , “The Tale of Ise” (Ise Monogatari), which describes the main character’s journey over land and water to reach his beloved). Engraved Jungin mark on base. This serving tray is in excellent conditio ...click for details


Satsuma Tray with Cockerel Family

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1920   item# 1293001 (stock# FC-300)

Satsuma Tray with Cockerel Family
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A rectangular Satsuma tray with canted corners, its border adorned with diamond-patterns in blue, green and iron red enamels. This stately tray emphasizes the richness of family life as the cockerels and hens gather protectively around their young. Gilt signature on reverse - Ryu-un. This charming Satsuma tray is in excellent condition with no problems and no restoration. Length: 9.25”, height: 6.25” Meiji Period, Japan


Soft Metal Shibuichi Tsuba with Nocturnal Forest Scene

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253236 (stock# FC-1482)

Soft Metal Shibuichi Tsuba with Nocturnal Forest Scene
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A boldly carved soft metal tsuba of square form with rounded corners rendered with a misty nocturnal image on a matte shibuichi ground. On its surface an old gnarly pine tree grows by the banks of a stream, its textured woody surface with gilt lichen. In the background, a large gilt full moon is enveloped by clouds. (Pine trees, ubiquitous in Japanese art, denote longevity, often are paired with cranes, also one of the “Three Friends of Winter”.) Incised signature of Ohmori Hidesada on a gilt ...click for details


Gilt Menuki Pins Formed As Horses

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1900   item# 911517 (stock# 4263BP )

Gilt Menuki Pins Formed As Horses
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An excellent pair of gilt menuki formed as prancing horses. Menuki form part of a Japanese samurai sword's overall koshirae (mounts), and are placed under or over the tsuka (handle) wrap to provide additional friction and grip. Converted to pins, the pair of menuki pins are worked in high relief with finely incised details. Special attention is devoted to the fluidity of the mane and tail, each carefully defined. This beautiful set of horse menuki pins is in very good condit ...click for details


Bronze Okimono Of Three Macaques

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 912489 (stock# 03-275 )

Bronze Okimono Of Three Macaques
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This is a bronze okimono of three macaques, the mother carrying her young on her back. Native to Japan and one of the most beloved creatures, the three monkeys are chiseled and incised naturalisticly with great attention to their fur and features. The theme represented here, an almost universal one, "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil" appears often in Japanese art. This scuplture is a superb example of its message and technical skill. This fine and amusing bronze okimono ...click for details


Studio Porcelain Vase

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1920   item# 926622 (stock# 6-651 )

Studio Porcelain Vase
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A full-bodied studio porcelain vase rendered on a lively green- enameled ground. Fine sprays of reeds and grasses with small blossoms in white enamel grow freely along the lustrous body with delicate stems fading into the background. This visual fading device favored by the artist achieves the sought atmospheric effect with minimal decoration and maximum delicacy. Makuzu Kozan underglaze blue enclosed signature cartouche can be found on the base. This studio porcelain va ...click for details


Boxwood Okimono of a Yamabushi

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1920   item# 884702 (stock# FC-543p)

Boxwood Okimono of a Yamabushi
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Here is wonderfully carved boxwood okimono of a yamabushi (itinerant priest) carrying a tray of basho leaves. Finely carved details highlight the superb treatment of the figure and naturalistic rendering of the basket and plants. This okimono is in excellent condition with no cracks, damage or restoration. Height: 11" Meiji Period, Japan


Japanese Stained Wood Netsuke of a Snail Atop a Log

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1293827 (stock# FC-1404)

Japanese Stained Wood Netsuke of a Snail Atop a Log
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A finely carved stained wood netsuke of a snail crawling on a log section, its translucent body naturalistically delineated. An impactful visual contrast is achieved by the dense, textured wood log and the delicate snail. Mother-of-pearl signature plaque Gyokkei on base. A similar netsuke is illustrated in the MCI. This netsuke is in excellent condition. Length: 2” 19th Century, Japan


An Iga Ware Mizusashi

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1900   item# 1270229 (stock# FC-1564)

An Iga Ware Mizusashi
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An Iga-yaki (Iga ware) mizusashi with black-lacquered cover. This tea ceremony fresh water jar is hand-made in the characteristic style of the beloved Iga ware—a rustic unglazed body of irregular form with small “katamimi” handles sculpted along the neck. An enamel glaze dramatically dripping from the top and down the sides is rendered in a soft beige hue with crackled finish. This one-of-a-kind piece is in excellent condition. Height: 8.25”, width: 8” Edo Period, Japan

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