Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd. - Antique Arts of Japan
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 : 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 1980 item #1341662 (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 : 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. The carved signature of renowned basket master Chikobosai I is on its nether side. This flower (ikebana) basket is in excellent condition and an important statement piece in any home...
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...
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...
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...
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
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1336196 (stock #2-154c)
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A pure silver covered box executed in a sleek, understated style. Its exterior surface exhibits an even delicately-hammered technique, the interiors gold-washed. Engraved on its nether side is the “Jungin” (pure silver) mark. This lovely, elegant silver box is in excellent condition. Length: 4.5”, width: 3.5” Meiji /Taisho Period, Japan
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1335962 (stock #02-187c)
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A finely hand-woven maru obi (ceremonial obi for kimono) rendered on both sides in quiet earthy tones of greens, mauve, blue, brown and ochre on a gray silk ground. Additional highlights of burgundy, beige, red and orange throughout the fabric and extensive shadowing add dimension and variation for an overall luxurious effect. The obi focuses on the rich imagery of a peacock with dramatic tail feathers posing among peonies and chrysanthemums on broad, leafy stalks...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1940 item #1333867 (stock #9-149)
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A beautifully woven ikebana basket of double-gourd form with irregular plaiting and rootwood handle. A striking combination of sooted and leeched bamboo woven with bamboo- reed inserts, enhances its overall complexion and sculptural quality. This basket is in very good condition, with minor evidence of its age. Height: 20" Late Meiji/Taisho Period, Japan
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1930 item #1332518 (stock #FC-1677)
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A pair of cloisonné vases of baluster-form executed in both wired and wireless techniques. Portrayed on a grey-blue enameled ground, a fishing boats glide serenely on placid waters. Maple trees line the perimeter, while snow-capped Mt. Fuji reigns in the background. This classic scene in Japanese art here is enhanced by the delicate wired and wireless cloisonné techniques. The result is a seamless and evocative image...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1331982 (stock #04-235)
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A tall ikebana basket of baluster form upon a rattan pedestal base constructed from thin strands of bamboo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1328165 (stock #06-251)
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This is an extraordinary bamboo basket of rare form with tall, looped handle and intricate design. Constructed of fine strips of bamboo woven in open work and twined plating, its forked handle is wrapped securely to the body with interlocking v-knots and butterfly knots. Elaborate insect wrapping along the top and at the base adds to the basket's visual impact. The basket is signed "Chiku'ko-sai" on the base. This basket is in excellent condition with no breaks or damage. Height: 20" Taisho Peri...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1326520 (stock #8-615)
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A majestic pear-shaped ikebana basket for tea ceremony, its body comprised of naturally-stained bamboo strands woven in an irregular hexagonal pattern. Prized sooted bamboo rope from old Japanese homes is interwoven throughout, forming the handle and adding texture and artistic contrast. This splendid basket is in good condition with only minor surface wear due to age and use. Height: 22” Meiji /Taisho Periods, Japan