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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #1236917 (stock #T-M754)
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Nihashi Yoshihira(1896-1977) was a famous metal carving artist in Meiji to Showa period. He was a pupil of Unno Bisei. Nihashi received special award at the Japan Fine Arts Exhibition for three consecutive years during early Showa period. He was one of the greatest metal artists who was recommended to a living national treasure, and left many superb metal artworks. In postwar years, he served as a judge at the Japan Fine Arts Exhibition...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1236765 (stock #T-M870)
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A lovely pair of vases decorated with gold fishes and Japanese Wisteria using silver wires on the bright light blue ground. Such silver wire technique adds luxurious impression to this beautiful vases. The shoulders of the vases are painted with Wisteria flowers swinging in the wind, while two lovely gold fishes are swimming lively in the center of the each vase. It give us the image of freshening breeze in the delightful early summer...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1236510 (stock #T-T667)
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A fabulous shippo large box made by old Ando Shippo company, a famous Shippo company known for its high grade cloisonne ware since Meiji-period. This excellent cloisonne box decorated with rose, lily, chrysanthemum and various flowers on copper ground, using elaborate "Moriage-shippo" or raised enamel technique. The base material is old copper that has a taste of chic and good old-fashioned. The inside box is finished with silk. Inside of the lid, it has family crests with metal...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1236508 (stock #T-K837)
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A beautiful Meiji wired cloisonne vase, decorated with auspicious motifs such as phoenix, dragon and flowers in arabesque pattern. Simple yet gorgeous small vase, with the small golden dots on the surface that glitter under the light. Inside is colored with elegant turquoise green. We assume this vase was made during late Meiji period or beginning of Taisho period, as it has the taste of rather modern design layout pattern. The rim of the mouth and the body are made of copper...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1235895 (stock #T-I799)
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An elegant tall cloissone vase, decorated with a bluebirds and camellia flowers on vermilion or bright red back ground. Two birds look like they are lively chatting over the camellia tree, which is delicately depicted with silver lined outlines and detailed color gradation. Simple yet refined Meiji cloissone vase. The rem and the bottom of the vase is copper made.

Condition: This lovely vase is in excellent condition, with no chips, no cracks and no restrations...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #1235751 (stock #T-M753)
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A delicate and elaborate bamboo box was made by bamboo art master, "Iizuka Shokansai" who was a Living National Treasure of Showa period. The lid is decorated with a butterfly, and the inside box is with hydrangea in black and red colored bamboo.

Shokansai graduated from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts in 1942 with a degree in oil painting and then went on to study bamboo craft under his father...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1235563 (stock #T-H374)
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An elegant three-case Inro decorated with gold and silver "Takamaki-e" (raised makie) on very fine Nashi-ji (or pear peel ground) finish ground. It has a red coral ojime that keeps the woven silk string in place, and a lacquered Netsuke which is rather modern style. The technique of takamaki-e involves building up design patterns above the surface through a mixture of metal powder, lacquer, and charcoal or clay dust ...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1234949 (stock #T-Z779)
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A very unique shaped Meiji cloisonne vase with auspicious motifs such as Phoenix and arabesque pattern. The form and the motifs give us an impression of exotic oriental countries, and the chrysanthemum design adds some traditional Japanese touch, various oriental cultures are unified in harmony.

The arabesque pattern came to Japan originally from the Islamic art via Chinese art...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : 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...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1234853 (stock #T-H622)
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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...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1232831 (stock #T-H364)
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A splendid "Shibayama" lacquer ware Kodansu (incense box) by "Shibayama Soichi" (1868-1912) of Meiji-period, decorated with inlaid scenery of old palace, stream and garden in fan form. By removing the top cover, it appears a beautiful picture of Mt. Fuji which can be divided into three small boxes, and a lovely pomegranate incense tray inlaid with shellfish.

The unique feature of the "Shibayama" lacquer ware is that they used various curved attachments such as shells, ivory, tortoiseshe...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1232723 (stock #T-M752)
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A pair of elegant "Ando" enamel cloisonne vase of Meiji-period. Lovely butterflies and cherry blossom pedals floating against the evergreen background. The delicate wings of the butterflies are elaborately painted in various color gradation. Such delicate and detailed color works are rarely found in today's enamel works. The contrast of the colors are highlighted with the elaborate wire cloisonne technique of "Owari Shippo" tradition.

"Owari cloisonne" was started around the end of Ed...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1232604 (stock #T-M745)
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Brilliant Owari Cloisonne vase decorated with shining gold fishes by Hayashi Kodenji(1831-1915), one of the best Meiji-era cloisonne masters. This tiny vase demonstrates the essential beauty of the cloisonne art works. The elegant gold fishes on the vase really look like as if they are swimming in the fresh water of light blue background. It actually looks much more beautiful than it appears on the catalog photos.

Hayashi Kodenji is a traditional industrial artist of Owari who was hi...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : 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 : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #1232479 (stock #T-o1132)
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A modern inlaid copper vase in form of flat disk of Showa-period. Sophisticated inlay technique is used in linear pattern around the month of the vase. The effective use of aspect structure and material texture made this modern flat vase looks very unique, despite the light carving on the surface.

The author, Toshihiko Hongo, has inherited the "Kaga inlay" technique from generation to generation, and he is a traditional craftsman in Takaoka city where is famous for copper-ware. He ...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1940 item #1232478 (stock #T-o1133)
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A lovely pair of Mandarin duck shaped folding screen holder or foot-weights made of copper. These holders can be used as foot-weights to keep a "Byoubu" (a Japanese folding screen) in between them to hold the panels, just like bookend or door-stop. The two modeled ducks have slots cut on their back to hold each end to keep the panels weighted on the floor.

The Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) is a medium-sized, East Asian perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. In...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1940 item #1232473 (stock #T-o1131)
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A sophisticated bamboo blind holding screen with four panels, made of bamboo, Japanese zelkova and diospyros. Their beautiful lines of wood grain are naturally utilized. The upper side of the screen looks like a bow shaped wooden arch bridge with leek-shaped knobs that remind us of the Japanese traditional bridges. The wavy shape is reminiscent of the ocean waves or the ocean breeze in a hot summer day. While on the lower side, various wood grain patterns in various colors are artfully plac...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1940 item #1232361 (stock #T-T786)
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Elegant silver jewelry box from the early Showa period, carved with seasonal flowers that represent the Japan ease four seasons. Cherry blossom, Japanese wisteria, peony, Japanese apricot, chrysanthemum... such simple, sophisticated and lovely flower motifs still appeal to our modern eyes. Inside of the double door, there are three beautiful velveteen drawers with silver knobs inside. It might be rarely used, as it seems that it came from someone higher ranked as it is written on the kiri-bo...