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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1258353 (stock #T-BN1185)
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A very rare set of incense ceremony utensils with elaborate and high raised Makie lacquer shelf of Edo period. The top of the elegant Makie lacquer shelf is decorated with gorgeous gold high raised Makie, depicted with autum motifs such as deer and maple leafs. The side of the beautiful Makie shelf is decorated with various autumn flowers and maple leafs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1252642 (stock #T-P1177)
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A lovely brilliant blue cloisonné vase with snake gourd motif made during Meiji period. This beautiful enamel vase is decorated with elaborate silver wired cloisonné technique and delicate color graduation used in flower pedals and leaves, which reminds us of the dedicated craftsmanship of that time. It is hard to find such elaborate hand made wired cloisonné today...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1252475 (stock #T-A1176)
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A pair of gold Makie incense burner and incense case with elaborately depicted fern motif on top of gorgeous Nashiji ground. The incense case is trilaminare that can be divied into three cases. As for the censer, it is a kind of burner that was used at incense-smelling ceremony.

Both items were used for Kôdô ( "Way of Incense"), which is the Japanese art of appreciating incense...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1253287 (stock #T-H1179)
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An beautiful incense case in knot form, decorated with delicate, elaborate and sophisticated gold makie of Meiji period. This rare and unique knot shape design might come from a kind of tying pattern of old letters. Inside of the box is decorated with gorgeous Nashiji makie finish.

Condition: This lovely gold Makie incense case is in excellent condition, with no damages, no cracks and no restorations...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1254092 (stock #T-H1182)
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A very precious wooden standing statue of Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu, or the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion, decorated with kiri-kane (cut gold foil) technique of Muromachi period (14th – 16th century). Just like most common Kannon statue, it has calm, compassionate and peaceful face, wearing a beautiful crown and holding a lotus flower.

Kannon is a bodhisattva, an enlightenment being, associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1255083 (stock #T-O1184)
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A set of five beautiful gold Makie dining tray decorated with flowers of all four seasons at each corner of a tray, such as cherry blossom for spring, hydrangea for summer, chrysanthemum for autumn, and adonis ramosa for winter. This set of five gold Makie Wajima tray is simple, yet elegant and refined...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1255004 (stock #T-M1189)
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A set of ten rare, graceful and gorgeous Makie lacquer soup bowls of the late Edo period. They are decorated with traditional "bird-and-flower" motif Makie works of mid 19th century, which is elegant, refined, and very unique. Inside of the lids are depicted with a crane and turtle, which are also known as auspicious motifs. It seems that the ten soup bowls had been rarely used...
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1243647 (stock #T-O1057)
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A Goryeo celadon porcelain style vase decorated with inlaid phoenix and chrysanthemum motifs by Miyagawa "Makuzu" Kozan the 2nd(1858-1940).

Makuzu Kozan is one of the most influential pottery during Meiji to early Showa period for its unique grand relief pottery and high quality earthenware with multicolored overgraze enamels. Their products were exhibited at Philadelphia World Exposition and evaluated highly in Europe and the U.S. to become a world-famous pottery...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : 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...
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.

Most of the metal craftsman of that era had their ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1245940 (stock #T-P1053)
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A very unique and rare Sumidagawa pottery flower vase made in the early Meiji period. This humorous vase is depicted with a scene of two men resting in a cave, which is very unique and impressive idea.

Since Sumidagawa ware were made mainly for exporting abroad, there are few artworks currently left in Japan. This is one of such rare Sumidagawa pottery ware. The kiln of Sumidagawa pottery was founded in the mid Edo period, using the clay near the Sumida river as pot clay. The featu...
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 : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1249043 (stock #T-P1165)
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An elaborate, delicate, and elegant pair of “Yabumeizan” vases with flower and birds motifs. Yabumeizan (1853-1934) was a pottery-painter who applied overglaze decoration and colours to undecorated pottery which was bought in. He had achieved mastery of detailed multicolored overglaze painting earthenware techniques. Born in Osaka, he learned Satsuma style pottery-paintings in Tokyo, then returned to Osaka to open a studio to produce Satsuma style multicolored overglaze painting earthen ...