Exceptional early Showa Period C. 1935 brass altar incese burner. The art deco configuration with a butterfly on the lid and plum blossom handles compliments the rectangular shape of the body and the four legs. Breaks down into 3 pieces. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote. H:13cm x W:14cm
Beautiful C. 1930 early Showa bronze garden lantern. Exceptional metal work with a fine lattice of bamboo finished with a top of buddhist cloud diaper. Little bronze bells hang off 4 rips on the top. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote. H:12" x Diameter : 9"
Brilliantly executed bronze brazier with fantastic geometric diaper designs in raised relief. Excellent as a flower vessel or incense burner. (ash available on request). Base is Japanese Keyaki or Elm (Zelkova). H: 11" x Diameter: 12". Ask for shipping quote.
Aesthically pleasing Taisho Period C. 1920 zen buddhist bronze temple altar lantern. It has an electric lighting source inside (must be re-wired which we can do upon request). The bronze is heavy bronze and the lines and shapely curves plus the hexigonal mid-section creates a wonderful atmosphere. The hinges and door latch are perfect and the lattice work is exceptional. A slight hole in one of the paper panels but can be easily repaired on request. H: about 44cm; diameter: about 19cm. Ask for shipping quote.
Wonderful early Showa Period c.1930 bronze tiger with glass eyes by one of the master bronze craftsman of the time, Tsukahara Joko. His seal is on the underside of the piece. The detail is exceptional, especially the tiger stripes on the back in fine relief. The expression on the face is gentle. Length: About 37cm; H: about 15cm. Ask for shipping quote.
Absolutely regal late Meiji Period C.1910 bronze buddhist temple water dispenser with dragon spout and Fu Dog lid. The diaper motif on the top of the body is hexigonal turtle shell sybolizing longevity. The handles are finely cast elephant heads with trunks. The dragon spout is in elegant detail and the spout opens and closes. The bronze has achieved a very beautiful green/blue patina with age and use. Stands about 25" tall and diameter of about 15". Ask for shipping quote.
Very unusual Buddhist temple lamp in the shape of the sacred flaming jewel, symbol of buddhist purity and release from the void. The lamp has flames up both sides and the door opens to a light. The back side has a wonderful swirling vine diaper motif. The light sits on a lotus shaped base. H:about 56cm;W: about 36cm. Ask for shipping quote.
Rare, very unusual shaped Shigaraki ceramic sake jar used to transport sake to the capital of Kyoto in the old days. The body has a very pleasing, rotund bulbous shape and the gorgeous blue/green nagashi glaze runs down over a white hagi base. Excellent condition with firing marks here and there. H: about 58cm x Diameter: about 15cm. Ask for shipping quote.
Simply superb example of the brilliant kamakurabori wood carving and lacquering craftsmanship from Kamakura, the ancient buddhist capital of Japan. This c.1920 hibachi was carved out of hinoki wood and then lacquered in the traditional kamakura technique. The colors are dazzling and the the carving exceptional. Would make a sensational flower vase for a table ikebana flower arrangement. The green leaves and flowing lines of the plants carved in relief is eye-catching. A very tiny pin hole in the lacquer at the base. About 23cm tall and 29cm in diameter. Ask for shipping quote.
Brilliant wood-fired, climbing kiln Shigaraki ceramic tsubo flower vase. The natural forces of the heat have produced a texured flowing green glaze that runs over a waving ochre base. The 'bokeshi' color fading is spectacular. Fired at the turn of the last century c.1912-1915, this is a museum piece representing Shigaraki artistry at its best. H: about 28cm; Diameter: about 23cm. Ask for shipping quote.
Regal buddhist gong and lacquered stand used for sutra chanting in a Kyoto zen temple; gong dated Tempo 13 (1842). The stand is black lacquered with gold gilt and copper metal fittings. The bell is bronze and has the inscription: "Donated by Hayashi Kinbei; Made by Nanjo Yasubei and the date, 1842, year of the tiger, July, and the name of the zen temple: Chudo Temple". Ask for shipping quote. H:About 74 cm x about 52cm.
Hanging bronze crane incense burner with sage riding on top. Used for tea ceremony. Estimate cast in last 50 years although the chain seems older. Condition excellent. Ask for shipping quote. Wing span: 40cm x beak to toe: 28cm