Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd. - Antique Arts of Japan
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 : 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 : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1950 item #1330649 (stock #0-172)
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An intricately woven bamboo ikebana basket of globular form on a round base. Its unusual handle is carved out of a bamboo section with keyhole design and secured to the body with bold shrimp-like stitches, a v-knot at the apex. The overall openwork is a lozenge pattern bisected by small bands of twining and woven with two-toned stained bamboo...