Japanese Antique, Kamakura, Ryoutan, Lacquer,Cloisonne,satsuma,Silver,Paintings,Bamboo RYOUTAN
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1236765 (stock #T-M870)
RYOUTAN
$2,600.00
A lovely pair of vases decorated with gold fishes and Japanese Wisteria using silver wires on the bright light blue ground. Such silver wire technique adds luxurious impression to this beautiful vases. The shoulders of the vases are painted with Wisteria flowers swinging in the wind, while two lovely gold fishes are swimming lively in the center of the each vase. It give us the image of freshening breeze in the delightful early summer...
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 : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1236653 (stock #T-H932)
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A fabulous incense burner in "akoda"(melon) form, known as its lobe-shaped bulky body which resembles a melon. A museum grade, rare high quality incense burner. The body is decorated in gold and "shibuichi" raised lacquer, with flowers, river and heron. The Hoya (globe) woven in hexagon shape called "Mutsu-me kago ami"and Otoshi (holder) are made of brass. The bottom is decorated in nashi-ji makie finish...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1236652 (stock #T-H477)
RYOUTAN
$620.00
A stylish antique copper wall hanging vase in form of well bucket made during Meiji period. Simple yet well designed antique vase, which is fairly rare item as a Japanese folk metalwork. It is timelessly chic and sophisticated, with three dimensional leaves at the bottom corner. You can hang it from the ceiling or put it on a shelf. It is made of copper carved with woodgrain pattern on the surface, just like a good old-fashioned water well bucket...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1236508 (stock #T-K837)
RYOUTAN
$420.00
A beautiful Meiji wired cloisonne vase, decorated with auspicious motifs such as phoenix, dragon and flowers in arabesque pattern. Simple yet gorgeous small vase, with the small golden dots on the surface that glitter under the light. Inside is colored with elegant turquoise green. We assume this vase was made during late Meiji period or beginning of Taisho period, as it has the taste of rather modern design layout pattern. The rim of the mouth and the body are made of copper...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1236006 (stock #T-Z0003)
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A precious hanging scroll with a drawing of "Kannon" (Bodhisattva), Goddess of Mercy, by Arai Kanpo(1878-1945). Kanpo was one of the pupils of Okakura Tenshin, a Japanese scholar who contributed to the development of arts in Japan during Meiji-period. Arai Kanpo learned historical painting at the start, then he played active part of the early Japan Fine Arts Exhibition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1235895 (stock #T-I799)
RYOUTAN
$850.00
An elegant tall cloissone vase, decorated with a bluebirds and camellia flowers on vermilion or bright red back ground. Two birds look like they are lively chatting over the camellia tree, which is delicately depicted with silver lined outlines and detailed color gradation. Simple yet refined Meiji cloissone vase. The rem and the bottom of the vase is copper made.

Condition: This lovely vase is in excellent condition, with no chips, no cracks and no restrations...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1235741 (stock #T-H760)
RYOUTAN
$1,500.00
A fabulous "Old Imari" blue and white ware of Edo period, decorated with hand painted flower and plants arabesque pattern on white ground. In the center, a big peony in triangle form is surrounded by leave arabesque pattern.

On the back, there is a seal of "Kaku Uzufuku," which used to be used in Arita (center of Imari porcelain in Kyushu, the southern part of Japan) during mid Edo period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1235426 (stock #T-A574)
RYOUTAN
$2,000.00
Superb traditional "Old Hirado" porcelain incense burner in Foo Dog (Chinese guardian lions) form made during Edo period. Decorated with peony, sparrow, and Chinese poem, etc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1234955 (stock #T-H495)
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Another precious Satsuma buttons made around the late Edo period. Out of these four fabulous Satsuma buttons with the picture of the Seven Gods of Fortune (Shichifukujin), two of them have picture of "Daikokuten," and the other two have picture of "Ebisu" in gold color.

"Daikokuten" is the god of wealth and prosperity, who enjoys an exalted position as a household deity in Japan. Daikoku is variously considered to be the god of wealth, or of the household, particularly the kitchen. He i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1234949 (stock #T-Z779)
RYOUTAN
$1,400.00
A very unique shaped Meiji cloisonne vase with auspicious motifs such as Phoenix and arabesque pattern. The form and the motifs give us an impression of exotic oriental countries, and the chrysanthemum design adds some traditional Japanese touch, various oriental cultures are unified in harmony.

The arabesque pattern came to Japan originally from the Islamic art via Chinese art. The vitality of vines were considered as a symbol of growth and prosperity, therefore, it was regarded as a k...
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.

Most of the metal craftsman of that era had their family tradition as a sword-smi...
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 : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1234708 (stock #T-H368)
RYOUTAN
$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.

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 sli...
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. As such peculiar form of Satsuma porcelain needs expert workmanship, or minute china-painting technology, it is very diff...
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. Kano Natsuo, the grand old man of Jap...
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. The carpet is made of cotton that came to Japan in the Edo era.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1232831 (stock #T-H364)
RYOUTAN
$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.

The unique feature of the "Shibayama" lacquer ware is that they used various curved attachments such as shells, ivory, tortoiseshe...