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.

We might check emails via Trocadero during holidays, however, the shippment will resume on January 7, 2015. Please send your message through the (order/inquire)area in each item's page, so that we can answer your questions. Thank you.

Wishing you a Joyful Holidays and a Prosperous New Year!

Ryotan, Kamakura
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1234595 (stock #T-A1138)
RYOUTAN
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A traditional cotton carpet, which was made with a technique came to Nabeshima clan (province in modern-day Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu) from the Central Asia via China during Edo Genroku period, about 300 years ago. Other than Nabeshima clan, the cotton carpet made in Ako and Sakai were also well known, which were made under the influence of Nabeshima around the latter half of the Edo era...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1232831 (stock #T-H364)
RYOUTAN
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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...
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 : Enamel : 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...
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 : 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)
RYOUTAN
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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...
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.

In the days of the Edo Shogunate, ...
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. Also for its beauty and pair-bo...
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. He began enameling on metal as a sub-job, then learned under th...
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. The flowers are formal and regular as they are on the living plant, and by using silver and gold wire properly, it creates the depth in such a small picture. Such skills represent the sophistcated craftsmanship of the Meiji era.
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...