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Silver and Multi-metal Kogo Formed as a Recumbent Crane

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1970   item# 950849 (stock# 05-136P )

Silver and Multi-metal Kogo Formed as a Recumbent Crane
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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". This small kogo has slight discoloration to the shibuichi, (see detail shot #2) however, this does not affect the overall charm of the ko ...click for details


Lotus Leaf-Shaped Bronze Bowl

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1930   item# 896497 (stock# 6-195c)

Lotus Leaf-Shaped Bronze Bowl
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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


Ikebana Basket

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1930   item# 901348 (stock# 9-149)

Ikebana Basket
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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


Japanese Ikebana Basket by Waichisai

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1930   item# 1298177 (stock# 0-133)

Japanese Ikebana Basket by Waichisai
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An oblong ikebana basket with wide bamboo strips woven in an open-hexagonal pattern, its handle formed of twisted rattan. This purse-shaped ikebana basket has the appearance of leather, its fine bamboo slats dyed a rich, plum color in keeping with the style of bamboo master Waichisai. The celebrated Waichisai family was greatly known for particular treatments to the bamboo in their finished works, such as the richness of the color dyes and leather-like aspect to the bamboo. The basket is a wonde ...click for details


Japanese Imari Namban-Style Charger

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1920   item# 1051807 (stock# FC-1006B )

Japanese Imari Namban-Style Charger
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A large Imari porcelain charger in the Namban-style with Dutch figures dressed in characteristic garb, their faces descriptive of the Japanese conception of Gaijin. The figures alternate with Black Ship cartouches on a diamond-patterned ground, the central rondel with two Black Ship figures firing off a canon, the gilding adding to the richness expected of this ware. On the reverse, peony scrollwork, rondels of namban figures, Black Ships and kanji good fortune character mar ...click for details


Wood Netsuke of a Recumbent Goat

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1291228 (stock# FC-1562)

Wood Netsuke of a Recumbent Goat
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A stained wood netsuke carved as a recumbent goat, its regal head turned skyward. This classic pose is expertly rendered with deeply striated layers of the creature’s fur and undercut horns. In Japanese art, the sheep and the goat are often interchangeable. Most notably, the goat/sheep is associated with legendary characters such as the Taoist Sennin. This lovely animal carving is in excellent condition. Length: 1.5” Late Edo Period, Japan


Ikebana Bamboo Basket

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1980   item# 903625 (stock# 03-213)

Ikebana Bamboo Basket
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An extraordinary ikebana basket by Living National Treasure (1995) Chikubosai II with wide, jar-shaped design and pedestal base. Intricate detailing of the seven-jewel design along the base, its embroidered central band and the sophisticated use of fine strips of bamboo arranged in "thousand-line" construction, counter-balance its clean, architectural quality. This masterly work is in excellent condition with no breaks, splits or restoration and includes otoshi. Chikubosai ...click for details


Gold Lacquered Box with Iris

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1940   item# 989633 (stock# FC-867 )

Gold Lacquered Box with Iris
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A gold-lacquered, covered box of rectangular form rendered in gold and silver lacquers. On the cover’s exterior, with superb definition, a delicate image of tall irises is positioned asymmetrically on the smooth kinji ground. As characteristic of Japanese art, the visual continues on the side of the box. The interiors are executed in rich nashiji lacquer. This exquisite gold-lacquered box is in excellent condition with no loss, damage or restoration; includes storage wood box. Length: 5.25” ...click for details


Robust and Beautiful Wagumi-Style Ikebana Basket

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1980   item# 1291418 (stock# FC-472)

Robust and Beautiful Wagumi-Style Ikebana Basket
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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. This exquisite statement piece is in excellent condition with no problem ...click for details


Jacoulet's Une Histoire Tres Drole. Mongols

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1960   item# 924504 (stock# 2-308)

Jacoulet's Une Histoire Tres Drole. Mongols
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Une Histoire Tres Drole. Mongols (A Very Funny Story. Mongols) This intriguing woodblock print depicts a man clad in richly colored robes kneeling by the side of his friend. The figures are positioned against a grey and silver mica screen with a silhouette outside of a Chinese-styled building. The noted artist, Paul Jacoulet, portrayed the figures in rich patterned fabrics and fur, all in bold colors. The scene is all the more interesting as the kneeling man furtively ...click for details

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