Japanese Antique, Kamakura, Ryoutan, Lacquer,Cloisonne,satsuma,Silver,Paintings,Bamboo RYOUTAN
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1241039 (stock #T-H1062)
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A precious pair of boxes in dog form were made during Edo period. They are decorated with auspicious traditional motifs in vivid color against gold background. One dog is painted with crane and pine tree design, and the other is with crane and turtle, both of them are symbol of good luck...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1241033 (stock #T-I1087)
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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 : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1240928 (stock #T-BN1035)
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A Kyoto Satsuma flower vase by Matsumoto Hozan with a very detailed picture of daimyo(regional federal lord) procession. The drawings are amazingly minute, precise and delicate. This vase represents the typical Kyoto Satsuma decoration technique which is characterized by its minute and elegant style. In the picture, daimyo and retainers, such as samurai, doctors, and those who serve for daimyo painted in one continuous line...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1240212 (stock #T-I1086)
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A lovely antique cloisonne small box made during Meiji period. Decorated with elavorate wired cloisonne technique, which is one of enameling technique, in various colors. The cover is decorated with a detailed drawings of a phoenix, that is a good luck charm, surrounded by cherry blossom floweral pattern. The four sides are decorated with cherry blossom in pink, light blue and white pattern...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1240091 (stock #T-P1055)
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A fabulous Meiji cloisonne tea set made by "Takahara Komakichi" during Meiji period. Many of Takahara's tea sets were made mainly for exporting to Europe and the U.S. at that time.

They are decorated with wired cloisonne technique, using copper ground and copper wire coated with gold...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #1238544 (stock #T-H1050)
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A simple yet refined lovely bronze rabbit ornament by Nihashi Yoshihira (1896-1977), who was a prestigious metal carving artist from Meiji to Showa period. Some of his works are included in the Khalili collection of London. He was a pupil of Unno Bisei, one of the great metalwork artists around late Edo to early Meiji period, whose artwork was highly evaluated at Paris Exposition of 1889...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1238419 (stock #T-BN1031)
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An elegant Kyoto Satsuma vase made during Meiji period. This vase in rectangular form has four sides, decorated with drawings of peaceful good old days... women in pavilion rest beside the placid lake, a Japanese beauty in gorgeours kimono, songbirds singing on a gnarled plum tree, and a mother and children washing their kimonos...The shoulders of the vase are decorated with exquisite millefleurs and phoenix pattern. Very high quality Kyo Satsuma vase...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1238319 (stock #T-M1017)
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A simple yet sophisticated celadon incense burner by Suwa Sozan 1st, one of the famous potter in Meiji-Taisho period. " The globe is made of silver with splendid Phoenix motif.

Suwa Sozan was born in Kanazawa. He worked for Kinkozan, one of prestigious Meiji potter, until 1906, when he set up his own workshop in Gojozaka. He seems to have specialized in ceramic carving and in the making of celadon. He was made an Imperial Artist in 1917...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #1238315 (stock #T-H1001)
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A superb Wajima lacquer gold Makie Incense burner by Somata Shinzan, one of the precious Wajima lacquer traditional craftsmen. His area of specialty is to decorate Wajima lacquer ware with Makie art work. This fabulous Wajima incense burner is decorated with gold Taka Makie (raised Makie) drawings of daimyo's retinue, or feudallord's procession in the old days. The glove is made of pure silver, decorated with elaborate floral openwork design...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #1238216 (stock #T-M1018)
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A splendid brass vase titled "Choritsu" which means "Stand still." This elegant bronze vase has modern taste, yet it has an atmosphere strangely apposite for both traditional Japanese style and modernized Western style spaces.

The author, Shugoro Hasuda was a metal molding artist from Ishikawa. He acted as a pioneer in modernization of the metalworking...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1238211 (stock #T-H580)
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This refined incense burner by Miyagawa "Makuzu" Kozan has a taste of old Satsuma ware, which Kozan intentionally tried to revisit and to bring out the achievements of their predecessors. Some of Makuzu ware were made by imitating the style of their forefathers, such as Rimpa school, Nomura Ninsei or old Satsuma ware. By learning and copying their traditional styles, Kozan tried to search for the spirit of old traditional Japanese arts and beauty. So it is not a mere copy, rather it embraces ...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Contemporary item #1238093 (stock #T-H965)
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A brilliant Makie Wajima-nuri lacquer box by Nakano Koichi, a living national treasure who is highly evaluated for his "Takamakie" or raised makie art technique. This beautiful box is decorated with wheat and lady beetle motifs using "Takamakie" technique, as well as the mother-of-pearl inlay work using the husks of the quail egg and a turban shell.

Takamakie or raised Makie is a kind of lacquer work technique, in which metallic powders are applied to soft surface designs built up thro...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #1237733 (stock #T-O958)
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An elegant vintage bamboo basket made by Sakaguchi Sounsai(1899-1967) who was a pupil of the first Tanabe Chikuunsai who held the first private exhibition of bamboo craft art during Meiji period. This sophisticated bamboo basket vase by Sounasi was made around mid Showa period.

The Japanese craftsmen, such as Chikuunsai, started making bamboo artifacts by imitating the Chinese bamboo craftwork around the end of late Edo period. Later, as they obtain a mastery of creating bamboo artwor...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #1237615 (stock #T-H1002)
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A gracious gold lacquer makie with Hana-no-maru (flower circle) design. This traditional design is often found in traditional Japanese kimonos, as well. Inside of the box is decorated with Nashiji finish. Nashiji (pear-skin ground) finish is often used to give a uniformly decorative surface to large but less important areas, such as the insides of drawers or the bottoms of boxes. A fine metallic powder is sprinkled onto a lacquered surface; when dry, a coat of transparent lacquer is applied and ...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1237485 (stock #T-O970)
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A sophisticated celadon jar by Suwa Sozan (1851-1922), one of the famous potter in Meiji-Taisho period. The ovoid body jar decorated with a shoal of sturgeon-like fish modelled in low relief and painted in undergraze red and grey and lightly incised with water weeds. The fishes look like as if they are actually swimming in the water. A very similar jar is kept at the Nasser D. Khalili collection.

Suwa Sozan was born in Kanazawa. He worked for Kinkozan, one of prestigious Meiji potter, u...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #1237480 (stock #T-H960)
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A refined Wajima "gui-nomi" or sake cup set of 5 pieces made by "Keizuka Lacquer Studio" an old prestigious Wajima lacquer studio. The outside is decorated in traditional light red lacquer, while inside is decorated with red Ume flower (Japanese apricot) against Hyoretsu (ice-breaking) pattern. As they seem to have been stored without using, they look like new ones. The form is simple yet sophisticated.

Condition: This beautiful sake cups are in excellent condition, without any dam...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1237393 (stock #T-O969)
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A spectacular Edo period folding screen with six panels, depicting scenery of peaceful spring beach of good old days. The six panels are painted with the picture of people's daily life, such as people gathering under the tree, riding on the boat, visiting shrine, selling tea, talking in a ordinary seaside town of those days. You can easily imagine or dream about the good old Edo period with this folding screen.

Condition: This precious Edo period screen is reasonably in good condition...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1237281 (stock #T-M1015)
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A pair of stylish, elegant and slender Kyo-Satsuma (or Kyoto style Satsuma) vase, made by Kusube Sennosuke (1859-1940) of Awata (Kyoto), one of the major Kyo-Sasuma artists such as Kinkousan, as well as, a founder of Kusube pottery trading company. This graceful pair of vases in gourd form embrace a bit of Art Nouveau taste, with gorgeous belt pattern on the upper shoulder and near the bottom, and gracefully painted Japanese wisteria flowers in the center.

Awata ware, or Kyo-Satsuma, a...