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Boat-Shaped Ikebana Basket

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1930   item# 923099 (stock# 02-129c )

Boat-Shaped Ikebana Basket
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This is an ingeniously crafted ikebana basket formed as a fishing boat, its body intricately woven with fine bamboo strands interspersed with sections of rootwood. Bamboo reeds worked for the bow and stern, and twisted bamboo applied to either side of the mat-plaited deck provide additional support and aesthetic charm. The piece is lacquered a rich mahogany color, adding to its beauty. This delightful basket is in very good condition.


Studio Porcelain with Plum Tree

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1920   item# 864892 (stock# 6-648)

Studio Porcelain with Plum Tree
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Here is an unusual vase of modified meiping form. The vase is crafted in a soft color -gradation from dark grey to white. The nocturnal backdrop highlights the whiteness and translucent quality of plum blossoms as they shiver in the air. The vase is signed on the base by Kozan II and is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 11.5" Meiji Period, Japan


Double-Gourd Ikebana Basket

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1970   item# 918861 (stock# 03-203 )

Double-Gourd Ikebana Basket
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Here is an extraordinary ikebana basket by bamboo master Suemura Shobun of Osaka (1917-2000). Using his signature style of finely treated bamboo and refined simplicity, this hanging basket of double-gourd form is worked in a mat plaiting technique, the looped handle secured with shrimp stitching and woven to the body. Finely lacquered bamboo strands are woven here in a twining plaiting along the flared rim with the base wonderfully woven in a chrysanthemum pattern incised with Suemura Shobun& ...click for details


Japanese Silver Coffee Pot with Bamboo Motif

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1930   item# 1138171 (stock# FC-1123)

Japanese Silver Coffee Pot with Bamboo Motif
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A tall, elegant silver coffee pot with hinged lid, the finial sculpted with bamboo leaves and culm. The bamboo motif continues along the stippled body with stalks of bamboo modeled in low relief, dramatic leaves sprouting from its stem. This exquisite silver coffee pot is in excellent condition with no dents, damage or restoration. Both sterling and Jungin marks engraved on base. Height: 10.25” Taisho Period, 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


Studio Porcelain Vase with Chinese-style Figures

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1930   item# 893903 (stock# 7-628)

Studio Porcelain Vase with Chinese-style Figures
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This charming globular-shaped porcelain vase is worked predominantly in underglaze blue and various pastel-hued enamels with gilt detailing on its white ground. In the Chinese style, figures are depicted as they engage in various pursuits - ikebana arrangement, tea ceremony and incense burning. The artist's hand was careful to express particular attention to the natural movements of the human body and warm facial expressions as they engage in each pursuit. Makuzu Kozan signatu ...click for details


Ikebana Basket

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1980   item# 905905 (stock# 0-139)

Ikebana Basket
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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" ...click for details


Glass and Silver Decanters

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1950   item# 896499 (stock# FC-737c)

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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


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


Two Panel Screen with Rice Pickers

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1980   item# 1291557 (stock# FC-955)

Two Panel Screen with Rice Pickers
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A large two-fold screen utilizing ink and natural colors on silk. Rendered in dramatic style, large areas of saturated color define the role rice plays in Japan’s economy and culture. The subject of Japanese peasants cultivating rice in the fields, an every-day activity, treated in this screen with poetic romanticism. Takeuchi Meiho ink signature and seal. Height, 66''; length, 80.5''. 20th century. This piece is in very good condition, with wear commensurate with age and use.

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