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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1257352 (stock #T-BN1186)
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A very unique traditional Japanese crown (headgear) shaped bronze incense burner made by Chikueido Eishin in Kyoto. This graceful bronze censer is decorated with delicately and elaborately carved chrysanthemum flower motif in arabesque.

Chikueido was founded during Edo period in Kyoto. Since then the family has been running the metal ornament business for more than 200 years by inheriting the craftsmanship for generations...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1257219 (stock #T-BN1187)
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This elaborate gold/silver inlay small box was made by Okuno company in Kyoto during Meiji-period. It portraits the peaceful scenery of old palace at sunrise rimmed by Chinese running pattern with delicate inlay works. On the side and the back of box are decorated with the maple leaf motif...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1250511 (stock #T-P1169)
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$3,600.00
An elaborate gold/silver Komai style inlay small box in hexagonal form, decorated with “Kinkakuji”(Golden Pavilion) motif of Meiji-period. It portraits the brilliant scenery of the famous golden temple in Kyoto rimmed by Chinese running pattern with elaborate inlay works. Inside of the lid, as well as the inside and back of the box are also depicted with the Japanese traditional flowers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1250212 (stock #T-P1168)
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A lovely high mounted inlay bronze round vase with humorous fish motif. It is depicted with various kinds of fishes in a fancy colorful manner.

Inlay is a decoration technique used for sword, in which the surface is carved and filled with metal, shell or ivory, etc. The metal work artists in those days were the successors of those who had long family tradition as highly skilled sword decoration craftsmen up to Meiji period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1250113 (stock #T-P1167)
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A refined bronze vase with gourd and snail motif made by Oshima Joun (1858-1940). Oshima is known for his elaborate metalwork using delicate ceroplastics technique. Oshima Joun was born in Tokyo as a son of a metal-casting craftsman. He learned metal-casting technique and metalwork skills from his father. He succeeded the family business from his father and started to name himself as Oshima Joun in 1877. His metal works were exhibited at various expositions and art fairs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1249290 (stock #T-A1162)
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An elegant bronze vase with fine chasing ansa, decorated with elaborately inlaid birds and gorgeous peony flower motifs in gold. Rarely found highly skilled metal work of Meiji period. It is hard to find such a detailed, delicate, and high quality metal work that we can feel the energy or the spirit of the craftsman today...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1244525 (stock #T-O1085)
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$3,200.00
A pair of fine bronze vases decorated with elaborate gold and shibuichi inlaid bird and flower motifs. Shibuichi is an alloy alloy of copper and silver in a ratio of 4:1. The unique point of this bronze vase is that the pedals and leaves of flowers are painted in colors...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1244433 (stock #T-O1154)
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Fabulous Komai style hexagonal shaped incense container with detailed gold and silver inlay by Bizan during Meiji period. It portraits the peaceful scenery of old palace rimmed by geometric pattern with elaborate inlay works. Same as the delicate inlay works of Komai company of at that time, this hexagonal shaped box is also applied with the very minute and elaborate inlay techniques of the traditional metal craftsman of Meiji-period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1241033 (stock #T-I1087)
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$1,200.00
A fairly elaborate bronze flower vase made by Tsuda Jyoyo, decorated with delicately chased three-dimensional dragon on the shoulder of the vase. There are some soft clouds around the dragon, which give us the impression that the dragon is flying in the sky. The dragon is made of metal, however it really look like as if they are real creature. We assume this refined metalwork was made around late Taisho period or early Showa period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1236918 (stock #T-H1003)
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$1,600.00
A unique bronze incense burner in Qilin form made during Edo period. It has funny smiling face.

The qilin or kilin is a mythical animal of China known throughout various East Asian cultures, said to appear with the imminent arrival or passing of a sage or illustrious ruler...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1236652 (stock #T-H477)
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$620.00
A stylish antique copper wall hanging vase in form of well bucket made during Meiji period. Simple yet well designed antique vase, which is fairly rare item as a Japanese folk metalwork. It is timelessly chic and sophisticated, with three dimensional leaves at the bottom corner. You can hang it from the ceiling or put it on a shelf. It is made of copper carved with woodgrain pattern on the surface, just like a good old-fashioned water well bucket.

Condition: This smart antique vase i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1234856 (stock #T-Z718)
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Lovely gold and silver Komai style detailed inlay heart shape box of Meiji-period. It portraits the peaceful scenery of old palace at sunrise rimmed by grape running pattern with elaborate inlay works. Same as the delicate inlay works of Komai company of at that time, this heart shaped box is also applied with the very minute and elaborate inlay techniques of the traditional metal craftsman of Meiji-period.

Most of the metal craftsman of that era had their family tradition as a sword-smi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1234853 (stock #T-H622)
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$3,600.00
A gorgeous gold and silver inlaid Kiseru (tobacco pipe) of early Meiji-period. A natural ivory body, decorated with scenery of a fisherman fishing in the ocean by gold, silver and bronze inlay technique. Very elaborate and detailed metalwork on such a thin pipe. We can imagine how highly skilled the craftsmen of that times. It is rather heavy than it looks, which exude a certain dignity.

Condition: This elaborate artwork tobacco pipe is in excellent condition, with no damages and no res...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1234606 (stock #T-BN1134)
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Fabulous Meiji Inro metal work by Unno Yoshimori or Unno Bisei (1864-1919), with detailed, minute and elaborated inlaid technique. Decorated with splendid golden cherry blossom motif and other auspicious bird motifs.

Unno Bisei I was a late Edo period metal craft artist of the Mito school. His grandson, Unno Bisei II was also one of the most important metalwork artists of his period who served as the professor of Tokyo School of Art. Kano Natsuo, the grand old man of Jap...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1232599 (stock #T-H655)
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This "Komai" refined gold inlaid small box in fan form demonstrates the high quality art work of the Komai company of Kyoto. The rid is decorated with the scenery of an imperial palace in Heian period (794-1192), using their elaborate gold inlay technique. Their detailed, delicate and refined art skills are reflected even in such a tiny fan shaped box.

The Komai company was famous for its original inlay art works, which derived from their family tradition as a sword-smith or a sword acce...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1230028 (stock #T-Y1126)
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Elegant gold and silver Komai style eraborate inlay vase of Meiji-period. Just like the detailed inlay works of Komai company of the same era, this iron vase also is applied with the very minute and elaborate inlay techniques of the traditional metal craftsman at that time. Such excellent skill of an artisan is displayed in the small detailed feathers of the birds. If you look at the details of each motif, you will be surprised how real it is. Although it is decorated with the traditional mo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1228129 (stock #T-BN1122)
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A pair of gorgeous vases decorated with auspicious motifs such as Kannon(Deity of Mercy) and dragons. Elaborate inlaid gold/silver deliver vivid images of these heavenly figures. The Kannon smiles so graciously, and the dragons give an energetic smile. You will feel calmness and energy in this small world of inlaid copper vases. Beautifully demonstrates the highly advanced inlaid technology of Meiji. There is a signature of Nakasugi Yosaku on the side.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1227431 (stock #T-BN1123)
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This refined inlaid Kodansu (incense box) demonstrates the finest quality work of the Komai company of Kyoto. Amazingly detailed, delicate yet gorgeous artwork in a small box. A fairly tiny kodansu formed as a jewelry box, with 3D flower motif on elaborate hinges and clasp, double doors enclosing four small inside drawers. All four sides of the chest are filled with auspicious motives such as dragon, crane, Mt. Fuji, shrine, and flowers. Furthermore, the inside of doors are beautifully chas...