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
Spectacular one of a kind Meiji Peiod c.1885 antique Japanese crucible for mixing molton bronzes before casting. The heat of the bronzes has created a magical rainbow of glazes after countless firings. Fabulous as a mingei folk art flower vase. The essence of wabi-sabi. c.1885. Very heavy item. (13" x 10") (33cm x 26cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $190.
Gorgeously adorned 5-tiered black lacquered bento jubako lunch box. Usually only brought out for New Year's outings to the kabuki theatre. Chrysanthemums lace all five boxes in gold lacquer. Taisho Period, c.1925. Simply Elegant. Excellent condition. (13½" x 9" x 8½") (34cm x 24cm x 21cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $75.
Sporting the affable blue-green nagashi trademark Shigaraki overglazes, this nifty little antique Japanese sake jug 'tokkuri' displays all the charm of a Meiji Period sakeya-san. Lilting on a hagi base glaze, the colors dance to the swirls and swishes of a good night of sake. Excellent condition. c.1885. (16" x 9") (40cm x 23cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $100.
Beautifully adorned with the trademark Shigaraki blue and green nagashi overglazes on a white hagi base. This tea storage jar is in excellent condition and dates to the Meiji Period c.1890. Excellent condition; no cracks or chips. (11" x 8") (28cm x 20cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $70.
Late Meiji Period, c.1900 pair of Japanese antique bronze 'Shishi" lions frolicing with a bronze temari ball. One of the lion pups is on its back and there is a curved inverted hollow on its belly where a bronze replica of a temari ball sits. The other shishi lion is pouncing on it with its front two paws. The lifelike action gives this bronze pair a fabulous, playful ambience and the expressions on their faces is a masterpiece. Fabulous condition. c.1900. (14" x 14" x 9½") (36cm x 36cm x 24cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $150.
A pair of dark green lacquered wood antique Japanese candlestands on a lotus base with gold gilt lotus flower candle holders. Lotus is the sacred zen Buddhist symbol of purity. The stands sit on signed red lacquered bases. On the stems in carved relief are red lacquered flower decorations. Each stem has written on it the name of the donor of these candlestands - Seishu (donor) Murakami Myoko. On the bottom of the bases is the name of the craftsman, Honda Kenko Dai (maker). The insets of the gold lacquered lotus tops have copper liners which are loose and prong. Very unusual. The bottom of the base has some lacquer wear but the visible candlestands are in excellent condition. c.1880. (21" x 8") (53cm x 20cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $130.
This large and solid Bizen vase is the work of one of Japan's leading Bizen kilns, Shoen. The original box is signed "Bizen yaki" Bizen ceramic, "Tsubo" vase, and the name Shoen. The wood firing and ash have produced remarkable colorings, shades and textures. One of the best pieces we have seen out of bizen in a long time. c.1973. Extremely heavy item. (diameter 16" x 14") (diameter 40cm x 35cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $200.
Replete with glass eyes dating it to the late Meiji Period, c.1910. The bronze has beautiful patina and there are tiger stripes in darkened bronze on the back. Lovely condition. c.1910. (20" x 9" x 5") (53cm x 23cm x 12cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $100.
Rare Japanese antique ceramic sake bottle from the famed Shigaraki kiln area outside of Kyoto. Known as a 'tokkuri' in Japanese, the white hagi like underglaze has dripping cobalt blue nagashi streaks decorating the entire bottle. Incresingly hard to find, perfect condition old sake bottle. Meiji Period. c.1890. (14½" x 9") (36cm x 23cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $75.
Fabulous c.1960 art deco Japanese ceramic flower vase. The undulating lines and flowing design with rich purple glaze is a masterpiece. The piece is signed 'Isamu". c.1960. (18" x 8½") (45cm x 22cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $160.
Late Meiji Period c.1900 Shigaraki stoneware tea leaf storage jar. Shigaraki being the ceramic centered area outside of Kyoto famous for wabi-sabi tea utensils and natural wood-fired ash glazes. This piece is no exception. Four ears adorn the neck and the jar is in fabulous condition. c.1900. (8" diameter x 9") (20cm diameter x 23cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $85.