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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1302560 (stock #T-G1290)
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An elegant bronze vase, depicted with elaborately inlaid iris flower motifs in iro-e takazogan, or various colored metal inlay by Miyabe Atsuyoshi of Ikkodo in Kyoto. He is one of the highly skilled quality metal work artist during 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 : Archives : Regional Art : 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...
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 : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1270316 (stock #T-H1235)
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A rare and unique duck shaped bronze incense burner made during Edo period. This lovely bronze censer is decorated with delicately and elaborately carved feather, which looks natural and real.

Condition: This lovely incense burner is in excellent condition, with no damages and slight restoration on foot...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : 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 : Archives : Regional Art : 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 : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1250511 (stock #T-P1169)
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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 : Archives : Regional Art : 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 : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #1249384 (stock #T-M1164)
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An refined crafted figurine of weasel made of pure silver by Kaneda Masashi. This lovely silver weasel has an animated look on its face and a smooth body shape just like a real lively animal.

This weasel shaped pure silver ornament was exhibited at the Nitten exhibition, the Japan Fine Arts Exhibition in 1952, which is written in the original kiri box...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : 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 : Archives : Regional Art : 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 : 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.

Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Ch...
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. Nihashi also was highly appreciated and received special award at the Japan Fine Arts Exh...
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. By integrating sculpture with metalworking, he developed the traditional metalworking arts for narrow life space to larger urban space...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1236918 (stock #T-H1003)
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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. It is a good omen thought to occasion prosperity or serenity. It is often depicted with what looks like fire all over its body. It is sometimes called the "Chinese unicorn" when compared with the Western unicorn. ...
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.

His teacher, Unno Bisei was also one of the most ...
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.

Most of the metal craftsman of that era had their family tradition as a sword-smi...
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. 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...