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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1334524
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A fine yoroi (armor) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868). It includes watagami and do with kusazuri (shoulder straps and cuirass with tassels), kote and tekko (sleeve armor and hand guard), haidate (thigh guard), kabuto with maedate (helmet with crest) and mempo (facial armor).

The armor is in overall good shape, in spite of its age. The fabric shows wear and tear and the lacquered parts chips, dents and cracks, but the metallic parts and chain armor are in good condition...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 2000 item #1327619
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This very attractive vase is the work of Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) who was designated Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasure) in 1996 for having developed a technique called Jomon Zogan.

That technique itself is based on one that originated in Korea where a slip, usually white, was applied to engraved potteries, as in the Mishima style of ceramics...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1327616
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A superb hohin (small tea pot for superior tea) made by Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914).

Seifu Yohei was the adopted son of Seifu Yohei II. He took over the family kiln in 1872 and in 1893 was the first ceramicist to become an Imperial Household artist.

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The hohin is in very good condition; it presents a couple of very fine hairlines, which have been repaired with lacquer and gold (kintsugi)...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1326659
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A fascinating miniature mokugyo (Buddhist altar bell) carved in the shape of a skull complete with sutures...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1326547
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A very interesting antique Chinese gilt bronze statuette made in the image of a standing Buddha. Its small size and relatively light weight made it easy to be carried around.

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Dimensions: 5.3 x 15 cm (2.1 x 6 in); weight 190g (6.7 oz)

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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1322424
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A remarkable set of two bronze Shishi (guardian lions/foo dogs) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

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Each piece is in very good condition, with very minimal wear...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1322315
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A very attractive ido chawan (tea bowl in the shape of a well); a contemporary piece from an unknown Korean potter. Inside the bowl, a subtle gohonte pattern can be seen...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 2000 item #1321577
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Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) is one of the best-known Japanese potters. The artist studied under another pottery legend, Hamada Shoji, to become one of Mashiko master craftsmen. Shimaoka Tatsuzo became independent in 1953 and after having exposed in renowned venues in Japan, the potter held his first international exhibition in Boston, in 1974...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1320477
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A superb figure of a standing lion made in celadon jade (nephrite) dating from the Qing dynasty to the early Republic of China...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1320262
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A splendid three compartment box made in the maki-e style of laquer and dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The small box is decorated with motifs of butterflies rendered in fine details in gold and silver lacquer on a gold sprinkled background.

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The box is in overall good condition with very little loss and some minute, innocent dents (please refer to pictures)...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1319998
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A splendid lacquer inro (traditional Japanese case) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The five compartment inro is decorated with motifs of leafs and what appears to be bean pods finely rendered in inlaid gold and mother of pearl...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1940 item #1319997
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A superb cloisonne box made in silver and decorated with flower motifs delicately painted with bright enamels...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1319918
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A superb miniature vase made by Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914).

Seifu Yohei was the adopted son of Seifu Yohei II. He took over the family kiln in 1872 and in 1893 was the first ceramicist to become an Imperial Household artist.

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The vase is in excellent condition and bears the signature of the artist...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1318731
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A very attractive obidome (buckle type, for kimono belt) dating from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century (Meiji-Taisho period).

The large obidome presents a sublimely stylized motif of a bird on the front.

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The obidome is in good condition. It will be shipped with the antique belt.
Dimensions: 5.4 x 3.5 x...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1317658
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A superb belt buckle dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

It is masterfully decorated with a single crane made in relief, in sublime details.

The buckle is made of silver and bronze with some inlaid gold.

It is in overall very good condition with little wear and some oxidation (please refer to pictures).

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Dimensions: 6.9 x 6 x 1.3 cm (2.8 x 2.4 x 0.5 in), weight 55...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1317566
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A very fine Kozuka (handle for the knife that fits into the katana scabbard), dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

It is decorated in a sublime way with three Shishi (mythical lions) and a shrub, made in relief and highlighted with inlaid gold and silver on a nanakoji (fish egg pattern) background.

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The kozuka is in very good condition.
Dimensions: 9.7 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm (3.9 x ...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1800 item #1317093
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A very interesting chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Korean Joseon period (Richo, in Japanese; 1392-1897), 16th-17th century.

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The bowl will be shipped in an antique fitted wooden box.
Dimensions: 15.5 x 6.8 cm (6.2 x 2.7 in), weight 315 (11 oz)

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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1800 item #1317091
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A very attractive katakuchi hachi (bowl used to pour liquid, usually sake) dating from the Korean Joseon period (Richo, in Japanese; 1392-1897), 16th-17th century.

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The bowl will be shipped in an antique fitted wooden box.
Dimensions: 21 x 9.5 cm (8.4 x 3.8 in), weight 840g (29.4 oz)

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