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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1234853 (stock #T-H622)
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$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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1234708 (stock #T-H368)
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$1,800.00
A lovely Makie small box of Meiji-period, decorated with detailed gold and silver lacquer Makie flowers and half moon. A beautiful "Takamakie" aster and bell-flowers with gold finish, and half-moon with silver finish. Inside of the box is decorated with "Nashiji" finish...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1234703 (stock #T-H494)
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Fabulos Satsuma buttons made around the late Edo period. The "Satsuma button" attracted attention from abroad for its detailed artwork that represents beauty of Japan, along with kimonos. The traditional Japanese motifs such as auspicious animals, flowers, and various beauties of nature were gracefully drawn in small buttons that were symbol of Western culture at that time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1234606 (stock #T-BN1134)
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Fabulous Meiji Inro metal work by Unno Yoshimori or Unno Bisei (1864-1919), with detailed, minute and elaborated inlaid technique. Decorated with splendid golden cherry blossom motif and other auspicious bird motifs.

Unno Bisei I was a late Edo period metal craft artist of the Mito school. His grandson, Unno Bisei II was also one of the most important metalwork artists of his period who served as the professor of Tokyo School of Art...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1234595 (stock #T-A1138)
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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)
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$11,000.00
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)
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$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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$3,000.00
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)
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$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...
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.

The Komai company was famous for its original inlay art works, which derived from their family tradition as a sword-smith or a sword acce...
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. He ...
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. In...
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. While on the lower side, various wood grain patterns in various colors are artfully plac...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1232361 (stock #T-T786)
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Elegant silver jewelry box from the early Showa period, carved with seasonal flowers that represent the Japan ease four seasons. Cherry blossom, Japanese wisteria, peony, Japanese apricot, chrysanthemum... such simple, sophisticated and lovely flower motifs still appeal to our modern eyes. Inside of the double door, there are three beautiful velveteen drawers with silver knobs inside. It might be rarely used, as it seems that it came from someone higher ranked as it is written on the kiri-bo...
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. The Arabesque desi...
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...