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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...
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 #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...
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 #1268808 (stock #T-O1210)
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An elegant Komai style inlaid small vase with typical flowers and birds motif, delicately applied with 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-smith or a sword accessory maker date back from Edo-period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1281174 (stock #T-BN1241)
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This precious gold inlaid "Komai" incense chest was made during Meiji period by the Komai company of Kyoto, using their elaborate, delicate and refined gold inlay technique. The company is well known as one of the prestigious craftsmen of the Golden age Meiji artworks, for its original inlay art works, which derived from their family tradition as a sword-smith or a sword accessory maker date back from Edo-period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1283320 (stock #T-BN1239)
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A pair of brilliant bronze inlay vase with the Imperial chrysanthemum crest made by Kanazawa Copper Company during early Meiji period. They are depicted with the Japanese traditional flowers in gold and silver inlay.

The Kanazawa Copper was famous for its high quality bronze products. They had produced various goods for the imperial family and for international/domestic exhibitions, which were highly appreciated...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1282425 (stock #T-BN1238)
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An gorgeous, big and heavy inlay bronze vase with elaborately chased ansa in dragon face form, decorated with various high relief gold inlay decorations. One side is decorated with a brave Samurai in armor motif, and the other side is with peaceful birds and flower motifs in gold. You can enjoy the both sides of this glorious vase, which has rarely found highly skilled metal work of Meiji period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1281288 (stock #T-BN1240)
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A pair of gorgeous inlay vases decorated with Phoenix motif made during the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate. The elaborate inlaid gold delivers vivid image of this auspicious bird. As the vases might be made for Samurai of the times, you may feel energy and passion in this small world of inlaid copper vases. Beautifully demonstrates the highly advanced inlaid technology by the sword craftsmen of the end Edo 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)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1285480 (stock #T-O1253)
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A refined inlay copper vase decorated with elaborately chased hawk motif with high relief gold/silver inlay decorations. Hawk was loved by Samurai for its bravery. This particular vase is skillfully depicted with hawk motif in detailed, delicate, and high quality metal work that we can feel the energy or the spirit of the craftsman at that time.

Condition: This elavorate bronze vase is in excellent condition, with no chips, no damages, and no restorations. Signature of Tomoe Akira ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1227132 (stock #T-BN1121)
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A pair of splendid bronze vases by Shoubi Eisuke of Meiji period. Two vases are decorated in haut-relief with various Japanese seasonal flowers, such as dandelion, morning glory, lily, hollyhock, balloon flowers and Japanese silver glass... Each flower reminds us the beauty and the scent of the four seasons.

Shoubi Eisuke(1839-1900) was one of the highly acclaimed metal craftsman in Meiji era, who won silver/gold medals at 1878 and 1889 Paris World Exposition. Born in Kyoto, he also tr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1149634 (stock #T-A804)
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This article is a best quality pure silver metal work, impressive Japanese Jyungin(100% pure silver) covered jar with Shibayama decor on the ivory made body.

The covered jar has high quality and beauty of Meiji art.

Shibayama decor entailed the extensive use of inlay designs complemented by makie images.
Ivory, shell, coral, tortoiseshell, tusk, and other materials are used for the inlay.
The makie is applied to any remaining space.
The big difference from the mother-...
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.

Nakasugi Yososhichi...
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 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.

The metal work artist in those days used to be a sword-smith or sword accessory maker who had long family tradition as highly skilled sword craftsmen up to Meiji pe...
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...