All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1076359 (stock #pd266)
Lovely Late Meiji Period c.1900 bronze flower vase with 3 cranes in superb raised relief flying over waves. The handles are are exquisitely shaped as mushrooms. The condition is excellent. Ask for shipping quote. H:26cm ; W:17cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1074753 (stock #pd283)
Unbelievable signed and dated C. 1705 , June, black lacquered zen buddhist temple stand. Also written on the underside is that it was donated to a zen priest on an auspicious day by a Mr. Ichiya Hachinobu from Okubiniro - cho in Osaka. The sides of the stand have transoms of intricately carved swallows frolicing among bamboo and plum blossoms. Some lacquer has worn away but in remarkably excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote. W:53cm x Depth: 33cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1074500 (stock #pd279)
Simply elegant bronze crane candlestand on a base with baby crane and turtle, the auspicious symbols of happiness and long life. C. 1910, the bronze is "aka do" a rich red bronze. The coloring is natural and not painted on. Finely detailed feathers and tail point to a the top class of bronzemanship. At the top lotus flowers adorn the candleholder. Ask for shipping quote. H:14" x W:7"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1074490 (stock #pd281)
Playful late Meiji Period lost-cast wax bronze fu dog on a yarn ball. The beonze is "aka do" or a red bronze used exclusively in Meiji and early Taisho Periods. Extremely fine detail and in raised relief. Ask for shipping quote. H:8" x W:11"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1074329 (stock #pd277)
Fudo myo is one of the important buddhist dieties and guardians of buddhism in Japan. His sanskrit name is Alcala. He has a scary appearance to frighten people and awaken them to salvation. He converts anger into compassion and cuts the ties of negative feelings. This Fudo myo is very old and has junks missing and age wear. Fabulous expression. Ask for shipping quote. 13" x 9"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1073133 (stock #pd274)
Wonderful Japanese cypress wood carving of Amida Buddha from the Edo Period c. 1860. The halo is delicately carved and remarkably intact. The serene expression of the face is of tranquil bliss. The stand is surrounded by lotus petals. The left hand has some finger damage. Ask for shipping quote. H:14" x W:7".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1071698 (stock #pd271)
Great negoro red lacquered large kogo to hold incense for the tea ceremony. Negoro is a special lacquering technique developed by zen monks to support their temple in the Edo Period. Made of wood and layers of lacquer. A bit of lacquer wear but excelllent condition. Ask for shipping quote. Diameter 7and 1/2".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1070940 (stock #pd269)
Sensational Mokubei (lived 1767-1833) scholar figurine in polychrome enamels. Famous as a potter working for the Lord of Kii and later the Lord of Kaga where he opened his own kiln. He used to stick his head far into the kiln during firing to ascertain the temperature of the heat by the sound of the fire. Later because of this he lost his hearing and changed his name to Robei, 'which means deaf. His figurines were highly prized for the sencha tea world. This scholar sits with brush and book. Ask for shipping quote. Excellent condition. H:9" x W: 8"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1069961 (stock #pd268)
Fabulous bronze brazier in the chyrsanthemum motif with 16 petals representing the imperial family crest. Sitting on a keyaki japanese elm wood base, the the brazier would make a wonderful flower vase or dinner table centerpiece. Very good condition with minor wear and bronze blue discoloration. Very tiny scratches and one tiny indentation. Ask for shipping quote. H: 13" x diameter: 15".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1069733 (stock #pd260)
Sensational 'ichibori' one knife carved block representation of Hotei, one of the seven lucky gods of Japan. He holds a Gumpei in his right hand, the magical standard and in his left hand the Hoju, the sacred wishing gem. Carved in the early 1900's out of keyaki or japanese elm and lacquered and painted with vine swirls. Exellent condition. Ask for shipping quote. H:7" x W: 10"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1065468 (stock #pd265)
Early Meiji Period c.1890 red negoro lacquered Shishi mythical lion head used in the festival dances. In pristine condition with horse hair and gold gilt eyes. Fabulous mingei folk art piece. H:18" x W:14". sk for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1064864 (stock #pd252)
Pair of rare negoro lacquered, wood Edo Period C.1860 zen buddhist temple altar candlestands. Fabulous buddhist cloud carvings in gold gilt at the base. Wood is Japanese cypress. H:23" x W:12". Great condition. One candlestand has a split at the top. (see picture). Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1063937 (stock #PD261)
Rare set of 4 Meiji Period c.1900 yukata kimono stencils from Ise. Each piece is 2 laminated sheets of mulberry paper treated with a persimmons tanin and aged for 2 years by smoking for strength. The stencil carver then makes his or her own tools to carve out the desired patterns which are then applied with rice resist for the desired dying. Height of each of the 4 stencils is 14" and the width is 16". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1062497 (stock #pd248)
Late Taisho Period C.1915 buddhist temple bronze altar lanterns with intricate zen cloud patterns and lattice work. The bronze work is immaculate and the cratsmanship without flaw; typical Taisho Period work. The oiled rice paper lining the inside of the main body is gone but the condition of the pieces is excellent. H:23cm x W:13cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1060897 (stock #pd244)
Exciting lost-wax cast bronze altar set of candlestand, flower vase and incense burner. The prototype Meiji Period Buddhist altar troika made of red bronze is usually found before c.1900. The bronze candlestand has a crane standing on a mythical turtle back with a lotus flower leaf stem. The incense burner has mythical shishi lions adorning the top and sides in raised relief and buddhist cloud handles. The bronze flower vase also has mythical shishi lions frolicing in perfect repose. perfect condition. Ask for shipping quote. Candlestand H:32cm; incense burner H: 15cm and flower vase H:21cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1060133 (stock #pd240)
Extremely rare Edo Period c. 1850 zen buddhist temple altar sacred inner chamber mirror. This mirror reflects the emptyness and void state the mind should achieve. The wood stand that holds the mirror is carved out of keyaki 'zelkova' wood in the lotus flower motif. There is minor wear on the wood. Mirror itself is bronze and on one side has the phoenix, the protector of the dharma (truth) in raised relief. Signed by Sawamori. The mirror has a bronze crown of flames. Some pieces of the flame are missing. The bottom of the mirror that fits into the stand has a broken piece that can't be seen. Ask for shipping quote. H:44cm x W:34cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1056427 (stock #pd241)
This exceptionally elegant antique Japanese 'rankauhari' white lacquered vanity box employs a rare white lacquer made form crushed quaill egg shells. Copies of this lacquering technique not using crushed egg shells will fade over time. This piece made in early Taisho Period c.1910 as a geisha's vanity box, still has the lovely original color and 'kagamakie' a sought after makie technique of raised gold pictures encased in fans and and circles on all sides in black and gold. All the auspicious symbols for good fortune and longevity: swallows and plum, cranes and pines, butterflies and rivers, peonies in raised gold. Some peeling and wear but for its age in very good condition. (9" x 9" x 7½") (23cm x 23cm x 19cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance. As for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1053466 (stock #pd238)
Lovely Taisho Period c.1915 bronze incense burner. The excellent craftsmanship is typical of the era. The main body has peonies in raised relief and the stand on 4 legs shaped as birds. the handles are mythical dragons and the lid has a mythical shishi lion. The piece was lost wax cast. Comes in the original paulownia wood box. Ask for shipping quote. H:30cm x W:18cm