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Lacquered Inro with Prince Naihira and His Courtier

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Inro and Sagemono: Pre 1900   item# 1274287 (stock# FC-260)

Lacquered Inro with Prince Naihira and His Courtier
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A four-case gold-lacquered inro depicting the great Heian Period poet, Prince Narihira, and his courtier on horseback. On the reverse, a horseman and attendant race over mountains and streams to overtake them. Detailing in takamaki-e, togidashi and kirikane on polished kinji ground. Manju netsuke with scattered rice design on roiro ground. Signed on base in gold lacquer, Kajikawa Bunryusai saku. The lacquer is in very good condition, except for a small chip on the manju netsuke, owing to its age ...click for details


Wood Netsuke of Two Wrestling Monkeys

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1274105 (stock# 5-492)

Wood Netsuke of Two Wrestling Monkeys
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Almost abstract in form, this stained boxwood netsuke depicts two wrestling monkeys balanced upon a plinth. These creatures, beloved subjects in Japan, are often portrayed enjoying humanistic activities. In this lovely piece, the artist perfectly captivates the spirit of this sport so venerated in Japan. (During the Tokugawa period, professional wrestling -sumo - became very popular. Coupled with Hokusaiís print series on wrestlers, the sport provided infinite inspiration to netsuke artists, ma ...click for details


Wood Okimono of a Sage and Karako

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1900   item# 1274076 (stock# 6-220)

Wood Okimono of a Sage and Karako
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A heartwarming okimono carved of stained boxwood. Rendered in energetic strokes, the sculpture depicts a karako (Chinese boy) assisting a sage as he struggles for balance with the aid of his walking staff. The wise man wraps his arms around the attentive young boy, the imagery highlighting the honored Asian tradition of filial piety. Incised signature of Hatitsu on the base. This boxwood okimono is in very good condition. Height: 4.25Ē Meiji Period, Japan


Japanese Multi-Metal Vase with Foliage and Cicada

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1273900 (stock# FC-1470)

Japanese Multi-Metal Vase with Foliage and Cicada
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A spectacular bronze and multi-metal vase of ovoid form segmented by golden bands. Partially concealed by large, gold-speckled leaves, maturing foliage and newly-ripened golden berries, a realistically-rendered silver cicada signals autumnís arrival. This vase is in excellent condition. Incised signature, Yoshiyuki koku. Gold seal, Kokubi-do. Height, 11.5"; width, 10". Meiji Period.


A Wood Netsuke of a Toad Astride a Bucket

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1273706 (stock# 6-366)

A Wood Netsuke of a Toad Astride a Bucket
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A naturalistically carved wood netsuke sculpted as a toad astride an overturned bucket. This classic netsuke theme was popular among the netsuke carvers, especially favored by the famous Masanao school. In addition, the theme is inspired by the Basho proverb, ďA frog in a well knows not the great seaĒ, describing a person of limited experience. Nonetheless, toads and frogs are venerated in East Asian cultures as symbols of good luck and persistence. Incised Masatama signature on base. This netsu ...click for details


A Wood Netsuke of Three Puppies

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1273704 (stock# 5-362)

A Wood Netsuke of Three Puppies
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A charming wood netsuke of a trio of playful puppies stacked one upon the other. Their eyes are inlaid with jet, the bodies softly modeled. Dogs are not only the eleventh Chinese zodiac sign, but also are honored as deities in Japanese folklore. This lovely netsuke is in excellent condition with very good patina. 19th Century, Japan


A Komai-Style Cigarette Case with Match Safe

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1910   item# 1273488 (stock# FC-1074)

A Komai-Style Cigarette Case with Match Safe
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An elegant set of matching cigarette case and match safe housed in a velvet and silk -cushioned carrying case. Executed Komai-style, both pieces are finely inlaid with gold and silver sprays of wild flowers, grasses and vines on a matte iron ground. On the cigarette case, a charming gold-wired butterfly hovers above. Gilt signature on reverse sides, Miyuki saku. This exquisite set is in excellent condition. Meiji Period, Japan


A Silver and Shibuichi Okimono of a Turtle Family

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1910   item# 1273485 (stock# FC-948)

A Silver and Shibuichi Okimono of a Turtle Family
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A shibuichi and silver okimono of a terrapin family clambering upon the surface of a wood stand formed as a rocky slope. Expertly chiseled in the gleaming metals, this unusual rendering of parents and youngsters provides a visual foil against the richness of the modeled wood. Ryuki signature on underside of the larger turtle. This charming okimono is in excellent condition with neither damage nor restoration. Length: 10" Meiji Period, Japan


Wood Netsuke as a Mouse

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1272962 (stock# 9-114c)

Wood Netsuke as a Mouse
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A wooden netsuke formed as a mouse, its tail and front paws protectively wrapped around a chestnut. Delicate incised work, soft modeling of the body and raised eyes add to this mouseís charm and tenderness. In addition to corresponding to the first sign of the zodiac, the mouse or rat, is associated with fertility and wealth, and lucky god Daikokuís attribute. Excellent condition. 19th Century, Japan


Gold Lacquered Bi-Form Tebako (Cosmetic Box)

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1910   item# 1272946 (stock# 02-204)

Gold Lacquered Bi-Form Tebako (Cosmetic Box)
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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

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