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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : 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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : 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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : 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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1232357 (stock #T-H1130)
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An old Edo-period Makie incense burner decorated with chrysanthemum arabesque design. Simply beautiful with a taste of good old Edo Shogunate era. It takes us back to spiritually affluent lifestyles of the Edo period. The top cover is made of pure silver.

The flower of a chrysanthemum is a traditional auspicious symbol from old days, as it was believed that the chrysanthemum protect us from an evil spirit. It was called the symbol of perpetual youth and longevity...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1231684 (stock #T-H1129)
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A thrown and cut Meiji "Imari" porcelain vase, decorated with full of auspicious motifs such as flying cranes, lucky mallet and flowers was made early Meiji period. This Imari porcelain vase in happy color tone remains some reminiscence of good old Edo period. It looks like a small hand warmer, however, it might be used as a flower vase for exporting abroad. We might also use it as a candle holder, an aroma diffuser or a burner in our today's life...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1230496 (stock #T-BN1119)
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A beautiful Meiji enamel cloisonne jar and cover with ansa, decorated with four pictures of traditional auspicious motifs, such as flying cranes with Mt. Fuji, dragon, cherry blossom and phoenix. Each auspicious icons has its own meaning. For example, a crane is one of the Japanese waterfowl, which has long life. An actual estimated life expectancy is about 90 years. Therefore, cranes has been fond since ancient times as an good omen for good health and long life...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1230375 (stock #T-BN1118)
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A superb Meiji cloisonne enamel jar and cover of almost spherical form, decorated with various traditional Noh costume patterns and designs worked in bold/thin wire. Although unsigned, this jar can be attributed to Namikawa Yasuyuki by its refined design, palette and techniques.

Namikawa Yasuyuki(1845-1927) was born as a son of samurai family in Kyoto, and was adopted to the Namikawa family which serves an Imperial family...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1230191 (stock #T-BN1117)
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A small lovely cloisonne enamel vase of Meiji-period, worked in gold and silver wire with purple and pink Japanese wisteria trailing from the branches around the shoulder, on a deep dark navy blue ground. Such color contrasts highlights the beauty of the wisteria...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1230028 (stock #T-Y1126)
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Elegant gold and silver Komai style eraborate inlay vase of Meiji-period. Just like the detailed inlay works of Komai company of the same era, this iron vase also is applied with the very minute and elaborate inlay techniques of the traditional metal craftsman at that time. Such excellent skill of an artisan is displayed in the small detailed feathers of the birds. If you look at the details of each motif, you will be surprised how real it is. Although it is decorated with the traditional mo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1700 item #1229509 (stock #T-H1128)
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A Edo-period Shogi(the Japanese chess) game set, comprises a set of Shogi pieces and a game board. Several names of historical Shogi masters, including "Yoshio Kimura 14th" are written on the back of the board and inside of the lid of Kiri-box. The date on the lid says November 17th, 1941, with 14 names of the Shogi masters and professional players who might have participated in the game on that day.. Most of all, "Yoshio Kimura 14th" was a famous Shogi master during Taisho-Showa period, who ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1229389 (stock #T-O1125)
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This humorous lion shaped celadon incense burner was made by Makuzu Kozan 1st in his last years. Miyagawa "Makuzu" Kozan produced an extraordinarily wide range of ceramics for both domestic and export markets, and participated with great success in domestic/international exhibitions during Meiji-period. He was one of the greatest potters at that time.

Chinese guardian lions or "Foo dogs" were considered as a symbol of strength and auspicious creature. Statues of guardian lions have tr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1229232 (stock #T-H1127)
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A splendid "Kutani" porcelain of Meiji-period with delicate drawings, even in the inside of the bowl. Just like this bowl was used for happy gatherings, joyful pictures of people, peaceful landscape and beautiful nature are portrayed.

"Kutani"porcelain style is known for multiple colors, and bold designs covering most of the surface of each piece. Origin of Kutani porcelain dates back in 1655 and around 1810, new overglaze painting techniques from various kilns were infused in the deve...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1229014 (stock #T-BN1104)
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An elegant "Owari Cloisonne" vase decorated with Peony flowers and butterflies. Peony is a Chinese native deciduous small trees, which is called as "king of flowers" for its luxuriousness and is loved in Japan. In this particular vase, effective use of sharp and thick silver lines highlights the vivid and luxury images of the full-blown peony flowers. This enamel technique represents the delicate and elaborate Owari (Nagoya) cloisonne craftsmanship of Meiji-period. The unique feature of Owar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1228589 (stock #T-BN1120)
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This lovely "Owari Cloisonne" vase is decorated with cherry blossom, green leaves and birds that portrait cheerful and happy feeling of the spring time. If you look at it very carefully, you can find that each pedal of the cherry blossom, each small leaf on the tree and the each small birds are painted with various colors or gradation. It means this artwork was made by a very skillful craftsman, even though there is no signature. Such detailed, delicate art technique represents the highly advanc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1228293 (stock #T-O1124)
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A brilliant cloisonne vase by Ando Cloisonne company. Beautifully brighten chrysanthemum flowers and a sparrow against the deep blue background. The contrast of the colors are highlighted with the elaborate wire cloisonne technique of "Owari Shippo" tradition.

"Owari Shippo" was started around the end of Edo-period in Nagoya by Kaji Tsunekichi. He developed how to make wire cloisonne by examining the cloisonne plates from Netherlands at that time. When the Japonism movement emerged in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1228129 (stock #T-BN1122)
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A pair of gorgeous vases decorated with auspicious motifs such as Kannon(Deity of Mercy) and dragons. Elaborate inlaid gold/silver deliver vivid images of these heavenly figures. The Kannon smiles so graciously, and the dragons give an energetic smile. You will feel calmness and energy in this small world of inlaid copper vases. Beautifully demonstrates the highly advanced inlaid technology of Meiji. There is a signature of Nakasugi Yosaku on the side.

Nakasugi Yososhichi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1227884 (stock #T-M1115)
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This elegant bronze vase named "Cliff" has modern taste, yet it has an atmosphere strangely apposite for both traditional Japanese style and modernized Western style spaces. The shape is simple, lean and clean, still the red copper adds a nuance and color to it that only such material can creates...warm and elegant.

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,...