Japanese Komai-style gold damascened rectangular lady's vanity purse, decorated in shades of gold with a pair ho-o birds. The reverse with a Japanese river landscape. The interior fashioned with a small mirror beneath a double-door compartment, depicting egrets and the other side with a strap holding cigarettes in place. Condition: some traces of usage, strap replaced. Side with ho-o birds has 3 tiny dents. Dimension: 9.1 cm x 7 cm x 1.2 cm.
Japanese erotic (shunga) "pillow book", mounted with eleven color woodblock prints in chuban size. Depicting scenes of amorous lovers, designed by an artist of the Utagawa School in early Meiji period. The accordion bound volume with figured silk covers and title slip, the plates lavishly printed with gaufrage, shomen-zuri and silver pigments. Condition: please look at the photos carefully being part of the condition report. The prints are more or less stained. Along the fold: one is t ...click for details
The circular dish made of fine milky white porcelain decorated in overglaze enamels as iron-red, blue, green, yellow, black and gold. The well painted with a prunus tree, coiled dragon and ho-o bird. The reverse with scrolls. Condition: fine, the green enamel with partial spalling. Dimension: diameter: 20.9 cm.
An erotic scene of a young couple in a fan-shaped cartouche, painted in ink and colors on silk. The paper folder labeled "August". Condition: bottom corners creased, folder with few tears. Dimension painting: 27.2 cm x 33.6 cm
A rare Japanese okimono depicting the seated bodhisattva of compassion with serene facial expression. Made of bright bronze alloy, maybe shibuichi, and fine inlays in silver, gold and enamel. The base with signature. Condition: no damage, few traces of wear. Dimension: 11.1 cm high, weight: 572 g.
An album page in woodblock print technique probably from the "Ehon Matsu no Shirabe", showing a young beautiful lady standing near a small river. Condition: faded, creased, thin area, one worm hole, reverse with tapes. Dimension: 23.6 cm x 17.1 cm.
Fruit cutlery set of six forks and six knives with handles made of real kozukas. Kozuka is a Japanese sword accessory knife, the handles are small masterpieces made of mixed metals as sentoku, shibuichi, shakudo and decorated in silver and gold. The blades and forks were made by Waser in Zurich, Switzerland. Three with signature on the reverse. Condition: little wear, the forks and knives with some oxidation. Dimensions: knives approx. 22 cm long, forks approx. 18.5 cm long, weight total: 550 g ...click for details