All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1348597 (stock #05-104c)
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1339837 (stock #FC-1479)
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1336196 (stock #2-154c)
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #950849 (stock #05-136P )
This is a lovely silver and multi-metal kogo formed as a recumbent crane, its neck snuggled in its plumage. The crane's shibuichi body is delicately modeled in low relief with shakudo tail and textured gilt crest, the silver interiors finely polished. Incised characters and two cartouches on its base read: "Gift for wedding of Takeko"...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #910258 (stock #FC-220 )
Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.
This is a full-bodied silver vase, its shape enhanced by the lively representation of moriage flying fish covering its surface. Stylized, finely incised waves with gold detailing wind in and out, the movement of each designed to catch shimmering light. This extraordinary example of Japanese silver is a signed work by Isozaki Yoshia and is in excellent condition with no dents, damage or restoration...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #905950 (stock #FC-532)
This is a superb Yokohama silver picture frame complete with glass and silk back covering.Two perfectly modeled dragons defined in high relief and symbolic in Asian lore of the emperor, embrace the frame, their undulating bodies a mass of coiled muscles and scales. This excellent and wonderfully wrought picture frame is in excellent condition with no dents or damage and would make an exciting gift for friend or for one's own tabletop. Height: 8.5", length: 6" Late Me...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #896499 (stock #FC-737c)
A pair of fine glass and silver decanters of conical form with pierced silver stylized bamboo stalks and leaves embracing its surface. The silver stoppers capture the art deco-inspired conical shape of the vessels. The bases and stoppers are marked "Sterling 950." ( Japanese silver is 950 in silver content, higher than the British sterling.) These decanters are in excellent condition with no dents or damage. Height (both): 12" Late Taisho/Showa Period, Japan
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #896497 (stock #6-195c)
A copper-splashed bronze bowl ingeniously shaped as a lotus leaf, a small frog perched on its edge, the flower's stem curling to form a pedestal base. This sculptural piece is realistically rendered with incised details and is in very good condition with no dents or damage. Height: 3.5", length: 7" Meiji/Taisho, Japan
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #888813 (stock #5348c)
Enclosed in this finely polished wood case is a set of twelve fruit knives with blunt blades and multi-metal handles. The shaped handles are decorated with butterflies and frogs in silver, gilt and copper on a woven sentoku ground . The complete set of knives is inscribed with the American Cutlery Company logo, along with the date 1865. Each handle is marked in Japanese calligraphy with an inscribed sentoku plaque...