Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd. - Antique Arts of Japan
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1950 item #1354442 (stock #2-308)
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A fine woodblock print by the iconographic artist Paul Jacoulet, professionally glazed and framed. Entitled "Une Histoire Tres Drole Mongols" ("A Very Funny Story. Mongols"), this delightful print depicts two chuckling friends, both enrobed in fine silks and furs. Originally titled “A Dirty Story”, the expressions of both figures powerfully convey the meaning behind their conversation...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1970 item #1352921 (stock #03-203)
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A stained bamboo ikebana flower basket sculpted in double-gourd form. Executed in a tightly-woven mat plaiting, this hanging basket with flared lip and looped reed handle features delicate shrimp-stitch work and wrapping. It is the work of Osaka-born master Suemura Shobun (1917-2000), his incised signature on base. (Apprenticed with Chikuryusai I, Shobun first exhibited at the Nitten Exhibition in 1951 and 26 times after...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1970 item #1351709 (stock #FC-472)
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An impressive, large bamboo ikebana basket of oval shape with irregular, open-work plaiting, its ribbon-like strands treated in a rare “tortoise shell” lacquer technique. Contributing to the overall bold style of this basket, is its low, asymmetrical bamboo rope handle braiding about the basket’s rim and body. This basket, monumental both in size and concept, is attributed to the world-renowned bamboo master, Yufu Masataka...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #1350555 (stock #6-265)
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A fine woodblock print by admired Parisian artist Paul Jacoulet mounted on glazed backing and frame. Entitled "Le Pretre De Sendo-Ji. Oiwake, Japon" ("The Priest of Sendo-Ji. Oiwake, Japan"), the print depicts a finely enrobed Shinto priest in strict profile against a bamboo and metallic background. Known for his eccentric choice of colors and sumptuous appliques, this print features Jacoulet's preference for silver and pearl-powder (aogai ) on the hat, robe lining and collar...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1930 item #1350046 (stock #FC-1663)
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A charming stained boxwood netsuke of a seated rabbit with brilliant jet-inlaid eyes, its face turned upwards. The little creature’s fine hair work and modeling show the artist’s love for his subject. This netsuke is in excellent condition. Height: 1.25”, length: 1.5” Early 20th Century, Japan
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Enamel : Cloisonne : Pre 1950 item #1349528 (stock #7-272)
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An elegant vintage powder case encased in silver with a vibrant cloisonné enamel lid. On a bright yellow enameled ground, wisps of bamboo leaves and stalks are defined with fine wirework and graduated green enamels, its ripening leaves accented with copper-hued enamels. Inside, the compact contains a mirror, empty compartment for pressed or loose powder and a silk-lined powder puff...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1348597 (stock #05-104c)
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A richly crafted French glass decanter on a pedestal base overlaid with Japanese silver. Decorating the surface, kiku, sakura and hibiscus are pierced with delicately chiseled details. Four silver-capped stoppers keep the contents of the four chambers safely in place. This decanter is a fine example of a cross-cultural marriage that occurred often during the early 1920’s - in this case combining western technology with Japanese symbols and motifs...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1940 item #1344679 (stock #06-241)
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A remarkable tapered bamboo flower basket of trumpet form with square base and arched double handle. The handle's superb construction, with elaborate insect stitching, intricate knots and an unusual lacy design of concentric circles, provides both aesthetic surprise and additional support. In karamono-style, delicate strands of lacquered bamboo are divided by horizontal bands of twining and vertical bands of shrimp stitching...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1344187 (stock #FC-217)
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A large ikebana basket in the style of ancient bronze vessels, the handles elaborately designed. Narrow strips of bamboo, lozenge - plaited, create open work on the body, segmenting it by two bands of twined bamboo. The sculptural form and workmanship of this basket immediately identify the maker, Rokansai, who refined karamono-style and raised basketry to an artform. Tomobako. Height, 13.5". Iizuka Rokansai signature. Ca 1927. This basket is in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1940 item #1343400 (stock #02-140)
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A perfectly-shaped studio porcelain vase of round form with mauve-colored irises on tall, leafy stalks rising from the base. The striking cobalt hue of the stalks and leaves is accentuated by the soft grey-white enameled ground. Makuzu Kozan signature seal can be found on the base. Includes original tomobako, inscribed “Made for Yokohama Memorial exhibition at the Yokohama Haurankai. This important studio porcelain vase is in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1930 item #1342822 (stock #06-136)
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An imposing, full-bodied sculptural vase with delicately-turned lip. Carved in high relief with phoenix and chidori among pine, sakura and bamboo, the creamy soft yellow glaze heightens the imagery and intensifies the form. Renowned potter, Nakamura Toko IV signature on the base...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1342628 (stock #8-637)
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A large flower basket of globular form with round rattan base and broad shoulders, its forked handle secured to the rim with ribbon-like wraps, a v-knot at the apex. Fine twining characterizes the rim and foot, while an intricate hemp- leaf weave along the body is superimposed by vertical inserts of lighter, speckled bamboo strands. This regal karamono (Chinese style) ikebana basket is in very good condition with only minor surface wear, commensurate with age and use...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1960 item #1341649 (stock #03-206)
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An elegant and classic Japanese flower basket woven with gold-toned bamboo strands in an open hexagonal weave. Its root- wood handle, accented with delicate tortoise knots, is firmly attached to the basket’s wrapped rim for added support...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1341259 (stock #FC-1006)
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A deep Imari porcelain punch bowl bordered by a gilt, foliate rim, its central visual cannons blasting from the sides of a Black Ship. This historical Namban-theme features rondels of two Dutchmen in 18th century garb set against iron red grounds connected by scrollwork of peonies and leafy vines in cobalt, iron red and gilt. The theme continues on the bowl’s interior with additional pairs of Dutchmen, Black ships and floral arrangements on a gilt and green-enameled latticed ground. In excelle...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1940 item #1340712 (stock #8-632)
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A pear-shaped bamboo basket for ikebana arrangements constructed with a mat-plaiting along the base, an open-worked mid-section and twining along the rim and body. Vertical slats with mottled lacquered technique accentuate the basket’s form. An asymmetrical wisteria handle firmly secured with leached vines. Overall this basket is in very good condition. Height: 18” Meiji / Taisho Period, Japan
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1339837 (stock #FC-1479)
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A vibrant bronze and multi-metal figure of Daruma with gold detailing. The founder of Zen Buddhism, fully awake after his long meditation, stands erect upon a rocky plinth, his robes swirling around him. His wide-open gilt and shakudo eyes, realistically sculpt body and facial features work well with the stylized movements of his garments, lending an air of mystery to this imposing figure. Daruma is a special deity in Japan. From Buddhist temple bronze sculptures to whimsical toys—Daruma is ev...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1337111 (stock #0-139)
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This lovely ikebana basket with unusual narrow waist and flared neck is woven with an overall design. On four pod feet and topped with an arched double reed handle with symmetrical insect stitching, its lightly -colored bamboo slats worked in a swirling design connote moving water, the effect resulting from tight plaiting left to right. This fine basket by an unknown artist is in very good condition, two barely discernible breaks (see pictures), due to age. Height: 18" Taisho/Showa Period, Japan...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1970 item #1337063 (stock #9-108c)
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An intriguing burl- wood root vase with rich patina, its form beautiful and uninhibited. The anonymous artist retained the natural shape of the burl for great texture and interest, resulting in a functional vase that looks like a piece of sculpture. This large burl- wood vase is in very good condition with no repairs. Height: 16.5” Early 20th Century, Japan