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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. 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...
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....
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...
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...
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,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1227431 (stock #T-BN1123)
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This refined inlaid Kodansu (incense box) demonstrates the finest quality work of the Komai company of Kyoto. Amazingly detailed, delicate yet gorgeous artwork in a small box. A fairly tiny kodansu formed as a jewelry box, with 3D flower motif on elaborate hinges and clasp, double doors enclosing four small inside drawers. All four sides of the chest are filled with auspicious motives such as dragon, crane, Mt. Fuji, shrine, and flowers. Furthermore, the inside of doors are beautifully chas...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1227132 (stock #T-BN1121)
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A pair of splendid bronze vases by Shoubi Eisuke of Meiji period. Two vases are decorated in haut-relief with various Japanese seasonal flowers, such as dandelion, morning glory, lily, hollyhock, balloon flowers and Japanese silver glass... Each flower reminds us the beauty and the scent of the four seasons.

Shoubi Eisuke(1839-1900) was one of the highly acclaimed metal craftsman in Meiji era, who won silver/gold medals at 1878 and 1889 Paris World Exposition. Born in Kyoto, he also tr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1226727 (stock #T-O1112)
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Brilliant deep violet cloisonne plate with lovely Japanese wisteria and birds. Very detailed technical art work of Meiji-period portrays the natural beauty of the old Japanese late spring. Two birds are singing under the swinging wisteria flowers...

Japanese cloisonne was a technical triumph of Meiji period. This beautiful cloisonne enamel (shippo) plate was made in those days, when the most sophisticated decorative techniques enabled a new art form to be established.

Some sligh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1226092 (stock #T-M1111)
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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. However, there is a note in the lid of the original kiri-box which says that it came from a branch of the impe...