All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1344284 (stock #CLO(J)-001)
Signed and unusual incense burner with two cloisonne floral designs mixed with some repousse work. Size: W. 11.5 x 11.5 cm. H. 3 cm. Condition: No repairs. Some loss of enamel on one of the floral patterns from age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1343013 (stock #CLO(J)-002)
A cloisonne box with a beautiful enameled phoenix signed by the artist. The box comes with it's original tray and has the original cloth lining inside the box. Size: Box. L.14cm. W. 10cm. H. 8.5cm. Tray: 21 X 17.5 cm. Condition: No repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1338844 (stock #OBI-003)
A Japanese sword "menuki" of 3 sparrows that was converted into an obidome during the Taisho period. The bronze color of the metal gives a naturalistic brown coloration to the birds--their beaks, eyes and feet are highlighted in gold. The fitted back is in 9 karat gold. Age: Menuki 18th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1338797 (stock #SWA-001)
The sword is Mumei attributed to Tansyu Kunimitsu which was made around the Nanbokucyo period which is over 700 years ago. On the hilt it has the Tokugawa Family Crest. The blade was Nagamaki but later on was shortened to be reshaped to a Wakizashi. The tang was also shortened and the makers name was removed. Size: Blade:53.5cm. Tang:11cm Total length of the sword and handle: 70cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1337393 (stock #CER-011)
A very large Imari charger with a painted dragon in the center chasing the elusive flaming pearl. The panels have various paintings of dancers and country scenes. It is unusual to see dragons in Japanese Imari plates. The back has been wired for hanging. Size: Diameter. 45.3cm. Condition: Perfect.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1335835 (stock #JDOL-001)
A healthy, plump, round & gentle-faced, "Kintaro" doll holding a lively carp (also considered a symbol of strength and good luck). In folklore, Kintaro grows up to become a famous warrior. He represents the wishes of parents to have a brave, strong, yet gentle son. Size H: 23 cm W: 13.5 cm. Period: Early Taisho. Condition: Some wearing off of pigment on fish. Short rope that goes in front of hat is detached on one side, but can easily be re-attached (we've kept it as is)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1331214 (stock #KUTA-001)
An unusual-shaped Kutani vase with panels of birds and landscapes on a background scrolling tendrils surrounded by a thickly applied blue-green glaze. All symbols (phoenixes, birds, chrysanthemums, etc.) are symbols of good luck, strength, and prosperity. The stamp on the bottom is a "Fuku" character which means wealth and good luck. Age: 1900 or earlier. Size: H. 16cm. W. 12cm. Condition: No repairs, chips, or breaks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #1331045 (stock #JDOL-002)
A healthy round-faced, plump figured, seated boy wearing a typical high hat of boy doll figures of the period. He is also wearing a checker-patterned loincloth. His hands are positioned under his chin, where he is holding his hat ties together. The stoneware was formed with a mold (you can see the faint molding line on both sides and underneath--it is not a crack.) The surface has a natural patina from age. Age: Late 19th Century. Size: H. 10.5cm. W. Base. 7.5cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1330897 (stock #OBI-004)
A stylized leaf design obidome with berries in vivid colors. Age: 1910's Size: L. 5cm. W. 3cm. Condition: Perfect.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1323481 (stock #CER-018)
Erotic porcelain Tengu sake cup with a well done erotic scene painted on the inside. Last photo has been covered for publication. Tengu are mountain and forest goblins with both Shinto and Buddhist attributes. Their supernatural powers include shape-shifting into human or animal forms, the ability to speak to humans without moving their mouth, the magic of moving instantly
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1306874 (stock #CER-012)
A set of six plates with a central floral arrangement in a dragon flanked base surrounded by eight alternating panels of florals and scenes. The back is signed in Chinese style referring to the Ming Dynasty. Age: Late Taisho Period. Size: Diameter. 12.3cm. Condition: Perfect.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1297166 (stock #BR-051)
A nicely designed water dropper with floral design relief on both sides. Comes with the original bronze lid. Size: L. 11cm. W. 8cm. Condition: No repairs with a nice patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1291028 (stock #OBI-002)
An elegantly hand-crafted cloisonne obidome of a double-gourd form. The burgundy-colored glass enamelling of the gourd is thickly applied and translucent. The cobalt blue "rope" around gourd has pure gold highlights. Can be used as a pendant. Size: L. 5cm. W. 3cm. Condition: No repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1291026 (stock #OBI-001)
A intricately formed obidome (kimono rope ornament) of a golden woven basket overflowing with chrysanthemums of silver and golden tones. Chrysanthemums are a symbol of steadfast friendship. Signed by the artist. Size: W. 4.3cm. H. 3.3cm. Condition: Natural ageing. No repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1223271 (stock #IVORY-001)
A comical radish(daikon) farmer with his "pet" rat hanging on to his waist. The piece is signed with a name that looks like Tamano. Age: Pre 1900. Size: H. 14cm. W. at the Base. 5.8cm. Condition: No repairs. Some yellowing from age which is normal.