Japanese Antique, Kamakura, Ryoutan, Lacquer,Cloisonne,satsuma,Silver,Paintings,Bamboo RYOUTAN


Season's Greetings! Our Kamakura Store is on holidays until January 6, 2015, and will open on January 7, 2015.

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Wishing you a Joyful Holidays and a Prosperous New Year!

Ryotan, Kamakura
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1271027 (stock #T-M1233)
RYOUTAN
$8,800.00
A set of very unique silver cutlery made during Meiji period using the stems of small swords. The stem of those folks and knives were made during Mid Edo period as stems of small swords for Samurai. The purity of the silver used in this cutlery seems to be high. Each piece has hallmark.

Condition: This rarely found set of cutlery is in excellent condition, with slight wear with a knife, however, no damages and no restorations...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1960 item #1276343 (stock #T-M1224)
RYOUTAN
$8,000.00
A refined vintage bamboo basket made by Iizuka Shokansai who was one of the prestigious bamboo crafter of the Iizuka school (i.e. Iizuka Houou, Rokansai, Shokansai, etc.). Their bamboo art works have been appreciated highly both domestically and abroad.

The Japanese craftsmen started making bamboo artifacts by imitating the Chinese bamboo craftwork around the end of late Edo period...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1950 item #1275279 (stock #T-M1221)
RYOUTAN
$8,000.00
An elaborate vintage bamboo basket made by Iizuka Rokansai who was a master of the Iizuka school (i.e. Iizuka Houou, Rokansai, Shokansai, etc.). Their bamboo works have been appreciated highly both domestically and abroad. Some of his works were chosen as an offering to the Emperor. His works also were awarded at Paris International Exposition in 1926 and Chicago International Exposition in 1933...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1226092 (stock #T-M1111)
RYOUTAN
$6,640.00
This detailed elaborate art work represents the superfine craftsmanship of the Meiji era. The expression of the two birds (quail) are so real and depicted in vivid detail. Each of their feathers has ultrafinelines and it even has small tongue in its mouth! They just look like they are lively talking or singing.

This superfine art work has no signature and the author unknown...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1225856 (stock #T-H1114)
RYOUTAN
$4,000.00

Kato Shuntai's work(1802-1877).
A rabbit shaped stoneware hand warmer(Teaburi).
Late Edo-period(19th century), impressed seal on the base Shuntai [Kato Shuntai (1802-1877)].

This stoneware was produced at the kiln of the Owari domain(han).
Therefor the mark of Aoi crest is on the base of the body.
Since Shuntai was very talented, he was chosen for official potter of the domain...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1232604 (stock #T-M745)
RYOUTAN
$4,000.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1241131 (stock #T-H1084)
RYOUTAN
$3,800.00
An elegant, refined and functional set of tea articles, consists of tea box, tea cup, chashaku (tea spoon), chatakutate (tea whisk stand) and shifuku (drawstring bag). Inside of the rid of the black lacqured tea box is decorated with a drawings of a horse in gold makie technique. The blue and white tea bowl was made by Eiraku Zengoro of Kahin Shiryu. The tea spoon is made of ivory, and the tea whisk stand is a lacqure ware. The draawstring bag is made of silk...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1236762 (stock #T-H373)
RYOUTAN
$3,600.00
An elegant Nashiji Makie small box of Meiji-period, decorated with detailed gold Takamakie quails and butterfly on Nashiji ground. Inside of the box is decorated with "Nashiji" finish. This splendid Makie box might be used as a jewel case or pill case.

Takamakie or raised Makie is a kind of lacquer work technique, in which metallic powders are applied to soft surface designs built up through a mixture of lacquer and charcoal or clay dust to make the decoration in slightly 3D...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1232726 (stock #T-H373)
RYOUTAN
$3,600.00
A gorgeous gold Makie small box of Meiji-period. Two quails and a butterfly painted with gold Takamakie technique look well-rounded. Takamakie (or "raised maki-e") is one of the three major techniques in makie making. Developed in the Muromachi Period (1336?1573), the technique of takamakie involves building up design patterns above the surface through a mixture of metal powder, lacquer, and charcoal or clay dust. Inside is decorated with very fine Nashi-ji (or pear peel ground) finish...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1234853 (stock #T-H622)
RYOUTAN
$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.

Condition: This elaborate artwork tobacco pipe is in excellent condition, with no damages and no res...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1243210 (stock #T-A1096)
RYOUTAN
$3,400.00
Lovely Kyoto Pottery Censer by Miura Chikusen A fabulous Kyoto (Kiyomizu) pottery incense burner made by Miura Chikusen 1st, decorated with floral geometric pattern in various colors against lively green ground. It comes with elaborately carved silver chimney and a pottery one. Censers are any type of vessels made for burning incense. In many cultures, burning incense has spiritual and religious connotations, and this influences the design and decoration of the censer.

Miura Chiku...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1244525 (stock #T-O1085)
RYOUTAN
$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.

The Japanese metalworks of those days were far more elaborate than that of these days, because they were made by craftsmen who used to be sword-smith or sword accessory maker who have long family tradition as craftsm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1240086 (stock #T-BN1071)
RYOUTAN
$3,200.00
A splendid enameling-on-metal flower vase by Ogasawara Shuzo, using the technique of the transparent enameling on metal made during Meiji Era. The upper part of the vase is decorated with the beautiful turquoise blue ground, and in the center, three carps are freshly drawn as if they are really swimming in water. Under the sunlight, the scales of these fishes shine as if they are alive in this beautiful flower vase.

Since these carps are drawn by using the transparent enamels (tomei-sh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1145983 (stock #T-S1)
RYOUTAN
$3,000.00

Miyagawa Issho(1689-1780).

Japanese great Ukiyoe artist in Edo period.
This scroll title is "Oukabijin".(The beauty under a cherry tree.)
The mounting is made with the very beautiful and elegant old cloth of the time.
It is a handwoven old cloth with fine embroidery.

This piece is restored just recently.
It became more beautiful.
Signed an artist name and sealed on the left side in image.

There is an another sign of the title and artist name on the wooden...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1145984 (stock #T-S1)
RYOUTAN
$3,000.00

Miyagawa Issho(1689-1780).

Japanese great Ukiyoe artist in Edo period.
This scroll title is "Oukabijin".(The beauty under a cherry tree.)
The mounting is made with the very beautiful and elegant old cloth of the time.
It is a handwoven old cloth with fine embroidery.

This piece is restored just recently.
It became more beautiful.
Signed an artist name and sealed on the left side in image.

There is an another sign of the title and artist name on the wooden...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1241116 (stock #T-H1087)
RYOUTAN
$2,800.00
A simple yet sophisticated Korin Makie box made during Edo period. Beautifully decorated with the vivid wild flower motifs, such as pickerel weed and reed in elaborate Raden technique, against the thoughtfully allocated wood-grain ground. The colors of the Raden decorated flowers shine differently under the light. Inside of the box is covered with glossy silk cloth, which has no stains at all. The edges of the inside boxes are reinforced with metal.

Raden is a Japanese decorative...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1270316 (stock #T-H1235)
RYOUTAN
$2,800.00
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.

Size: 24cm (9.4") x 12cm (4.7") x H34.5cm(13.6”)

Weight: 1.6kg

Age: Edo-period
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1244835 (stock #T-BN1065)
RYOUTAN
$2,800.00
A lovely, unique and glamorous Makie lacquer small box in Treasure ship form, decorated with floral design on the top and wave pattern on the side. A treasure ship is one of the traditional Japanese auspicious motif. It is said that the ship is for Seven Deities of Good Fortune who bring us various kind of treasures with the boat. This sail boat shaped Makie box is so elegant and sophisticated that even we can use it today as jewel box or accessory case.

Inside of the box is decorated...