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Mino Goto Menuki formed as Peonies and Grasses

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1257925 (stock# 06-227pb)

Mino Goto Menuki formed as Peonies and Grasses
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A pair of finely crafted Mino Goto menuki formed as a bouquet of grasses and peonies on leafy stems rendered in shakudo with gilt details. The menuki are housed in a silk-padded wood storage box with cover. Both menuki are in excellent condition. 19th Century, Japan


Iron and Multi-Metal Box with Stag and Waterfall

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1257923 (stock# 4-633pa)

Iron and Multi-Metal Box with Stag and Waterfall
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A Myochin-style iron box of rectangular form, a young stag contemplating maple leaves cascading over a dramatic waterfall, all with gilt detailing and in high relief. Bold modeling and chisel work heighten the drama of this poetic scene. The anonymous artist embellished the dark iron metal with precious gilt and silver. This covered box is in very good condition with slight surface wear on cover and gold leaf interior, commensurate with age and use. Interior lined with embroidered silk pad. Le ...click for details


Hirado Okimono of a Shi Shi Family

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900   item# 1257800 (stock# FC-0401)

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A Hirado porcelain okimono of a female shishi clambering upon the rocky edges of a precipice. Detailed in white, under- glaze blue and brown glazes, the imagery refers to the shishi mother’s resolute act of throwing her young, one-by-one, off a cliff in order to test their survival capabilities. This fully sculpted piece is in excellent condition with no damage. Height: 8.5”, width: 5.25” 19th Century, Japan


Wood Netsuke of a Kappa Upon a Clamshell

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1257793 (stock# FC-1405)

Wood Netsuke of a Kappa Upon a Clamshell
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An amusing stained boxwood netsuke of a mythical water sprite (kappa) in a predicament—his curiosity has trapped his foot inside a clam shell! The dominant imagery in this netsuke carving is steeped in erotic undertones—the clam shell often symbolic of female anatomy in Japanese art. The netsuke carver paid great attention to the differing textures of the tortoise-like kappa and the smooth even surface of the clam shell. This fine netsuke is in excellent condition. Hoshu (“Yoshihide”) incised si ...click for details


Wood Netsuke of Okame

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1257688 (stock# 9-211)

Wood Netsuke of Okame
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An expressive boxwood mask netsuke of the celebrated, delightfully controversial Okame. The renowned netsuke-shi Shumin carved Okame’s famously cheerful face with delicate incisions for the hair, modeling of the cheeks, perky nose and warm smile. Shumin I signature incised on reverse side. This lovely netsuke is in excellent condition. (The netsuke artist Shumin I was from the Kansei region and a pupil of Shuzan or Shugetsu II.) Length: 2” Late 18th/19th Century, Japan


Hirado Porcelain Censer as a Buddhist Lion

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900   item# 1257410 (stock# 7-364)

Hirado Porcelain Censer as a Buddhist Lion
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A Hirado porcelain censer formed as a robust Buddhist lion. Fully sculpted in a white-glazed porcelain, its one-horned head is adorned with curly mane and beard the rotund body held by four powerful claws. This charming piece, both functional and a work of art, is in very good condition with no problems and no restoration. Tatsunosuke signature cartouche on base. Height: 6.5” 19th Century, Japan


Hirado Okimono of a Canine Family

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900   item# 1257381 (stock# 5-574)

Hirado Okimono of a Canine Family
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A Hirado porcelain sculptural group of two seated canine parents, the mother with small pup naturalistically suckling at the mother’s breast. The fur coat on each dog is delicately incised, one hair at a time. This charming and rare Hirado group is in excellent condition with only slight wear to the bases commensurate with age and use. (This group is also featured in Alistair Seton’s “Collecting Japanese Antiques”, pg. 127, Fig. 225.) Heights: 14.5” and 12.5” Edo Period, Japan


An Oval Shakudo Tsuba with Carp

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1257287 (stock# FC-428p)

An Oval Shakudo Tsuba with Carp
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An oval shakudo tsuba with gold carp swimming among water reeds in high relief on a fine nanako ground. On reverse side the marine subject continues with three clam shells and reeds. This classic tsuba is in excellent condition. Width: 3” Edo Period, Japan


A Pair of Hirado Bottle-Form Vases with Cranes

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900   item# 1257265 (stock# 6-261a )

A Pair of Hirado Bottle-Form Vases with Cranes
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A pair of elegant Hirado bottle vases with underglazed blue cranes flying about the necks, bodies and along turbulent, cresting waves on a Hirado-white ground. On the bases, in underglaze blue, Dai Nippon Mikawachi kiln characters.(The Mikawachi kiln is the oldest documented Hirado porcelain kiln in Japan and was especially noted for its exquisite underglaze blue painting. The vases are in very good condition with only a slight kiln flaw on the base of one vase. Heights: 10.5” 19th Century, J ...click for details


Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Coastal Scene

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1257136 (stock# 02-127c)

Bronze and Multi-Metal Vase with Coastal Scene
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An ovoid-shaped, bronze vase embellished with precious metals and alloys in kaga inlay and takazogan. In the foreground, a single sailboat approaches the coast, gnarled pine trees nearby in shakudo, copper and gold. Iconic Mt. Fuji rises above the lake scene, mountain ridge and distant sailing vessels below, in silver and shakudo. Silver signature plaque on base reads Jomi Eisuke, a celebrated Meiji-metallurgist recognized for his works in bronze, copper and mixed-metals. This superb mixed-metal ...click for details

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