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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1357673
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A very interesting small tanto (short blade), dating from the Edo period (1615-1868) with a saya (sheath) made of lacquer.

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Dimensions: 26.1 x 2.3 cm (10.4 x 0.9 in); with sheath: 30.5 x 3.7 cm (12.2 x 1.5 in); nakago 6.9 cm (2.8 in); weight 114g (4 oz); Mekugi-ana: 1

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1357971
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An exceptional mizusashi (water jar for the tea ceremony) from the Bizen pottery tradition, dating from the Momoyama period (1568-1600).

The deposit of natural ash onto the pottery creates a sublime play of autumnal colors that heightens the noble aura of the vessel.

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The mizusashi is in very good condition; an old, innocent chip is visible on the inside rim of the mouth and the lacquer lid also marks of age and usage. Kindly refer to...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1359337
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A superb chawan (tea bowl) by Tamura Koichi (1918-1987), who was designated Living National Treasure of Japan in 1986.

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The chawan is signed, in excellent condition and comes with a signed wooden box.

Dimensions: 15.2 x 5.6 cm (6 x 2.2 in)

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1359377
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Chawan by Shimizu Uichi A very attractive chawan by Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004), who was recognized as Important Intangible Cultural Property of Japan (Living National Treasure) in 1985.

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The chawan is signed, in excellent condition and comes with a signed wooden box.

Dimensions: 11.6 x 8.6 cm (4.6 x 3.44 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1359462
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A magnificent table made in maki-e lacquer, signed Koma Kansai, with kao, and dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

It is decorated in exquisite details with fans onto which various birds have been drawn with combinations of inlaid gold and silver and red and black lacquer. The metallic ornaments are also remarkable; the feet of the table are covered by silver bands.

Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891) was apprentice to Koma Kansai II (1767-1835).

The table is in exceptionally good c...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1359463
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A very fine tsubo (jar) made by one of the most renowned Japanese potters of the Meiji period (1868-1912), Suwa Sozan (1851-1922).

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The tsubo bears the seal of Suwa Sozan. It is in very good condition.

Dimensions: 29 x 30 cm (11.6 x 12 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1355448
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This is rare signed tanto (short blade) made by Sadatsuna, son of Naotsuna, Juttetsu (one of 10 famous disciples) of the legendary swordsmith Masamune (ca.1264–1343).

The blade dates from the late Nanbokucho period (1336-1392). It is signed Sekishu-ju Dewa Sadatsuna (Sadatsuna of Dewa, Seki province).

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The tanto comes with a certificate from the NBTHK (rank: Tokubetsu Kicho Token). It will b...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1349822
Meiji Bijutsu
$7,800.00
A remarkable blue and white jar decorated with two dragons. The jar dates from the Korean Joseon period (Richo, in Japanese; 1392-1897), probably 18th century.

The jar shows traces of old repairs made during the Japanese Edo period (1615-1868). They were made by literally stapling the broken or cracked pieces together.
In spite of these regrettable yet captivating flaws, the jar has kept its vibrant and noble aura.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1348632
Meiji Bijutsu
$5,800.00
A superb blue and white porcelain vase dating from the Korean Joseon period (Richo, in Japanese; 1392-1897), 17th-18th century.

The vase is remarkably well preserved, with a few innocent glaze skips; kindly refer to pictures for details.
Dimensions: 14 x 23.5 cm (5.6 x 9.4 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1349830
Meiji Bijutsu
$5,800.00
A remarkable statuette of Akubi Daruma (yawning Daruma) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912). It is made of copper, with amazing details. According to the legend, Indian Zen master Daruma (Bodhidharma) spent 9 years meditating facing a wall in a cave. Here, he is represented yawning, as awakening from his long contemplation. An often depicted humorous pose by the patriarch of Zen Buddhism, in Japanese folklore.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1359336
Meiji Bijutsu
$5,600.00
A large tsubo (jar) made by legendary potter Hamada Shoji (1894-1978).

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The tsubo is in excellent condition and comes with a signed wooden box.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1278943
Meiji Bijutsu
$5,000.00
A truly magnificent and rare tsutsu (cylindrical) mukozuke, a cup to serve dishes during the Japanese tea ceremony. It dates from the Momoyama period (1573-1615), the Golden Age of tea ceremony ware; a period when warriors would lay down their swords to drink tea with their enemies, in tea rooms designed by tea master Sen-no-rikyu (1522-1591).

This particular cup is made in the Narumi Oribe tradition, one of the styles of Mino pottery usually characterized by the vivid contrast of green ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1350015
Meiji Bijutsu
$4,850.00
A very attractive bronze paperweight made in the shape of a Qilin, the mythical creature, symbol of good omen. It dates from the Chinese Qing Dynasty (1644-1912).

The creature is rendered in wonderful details and its natural patina gives it a noble air.

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The paperweight is in very good condition; please refer to pictures for details.
Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.7 cm (2.9 x 1.9 in), weight 196g (6.9 oz)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1291728
Meiji Bijutsu
$4,800.00
A superb example of the nobility of Momoyama period (1573-1615) pottery. This guinomi (sake cup) made in the Shino style of pottery was a witness to the unification of Japan by the samurai class lead by 3 formidable leaders: Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Shino pottery was born during that period and was quickly adopted by tea masters and warriors alike. Its glaze is originally white, the first instance of such glaze used in Japanese pottery.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1355998
Meiji Bijutsu
$4,250.00
A sublime, and hard to find tokkuri (sake pouring vessel) dating from the early Edo period (1615-1868). This very attractive vessel is one of the earliest examples of porcelains made in the Arita and Imari regions, probably shaped by the first potters to make that kind of ceramics in Japan, after having been “relocated” there from Korea. The resemblance to Korean Joseon ware of the same period is striking, from the glaze to the “akikusamon” underglaze painted motif. The cookie-looking...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1353858
Meiji Bijutsu
$4,000.00
A very attractive statue representing the Goddess of Mercy “Guan Yin” (or Kwan Yin, Kannon, in Japanese) and dating from the Chinese Qing dynasty (1644-1912).

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The statue is in overall good condition and will come with the featured wooden stand; kindly refer to pictures for details and condition.
Dimensions: (with stand) 15 x 15.5 x 39 (h) cm (6 x 6.2 x 15.6 in); weight 3kg (6.6 lbs)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1342735
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,850.00
An exquisite two-fold screen (屏風: byobu) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868) made in the Rinpa school style.

The Rinpa school, also known as the Koetsu school, was created at the beginning of the Edo period by two genius artists of that era: Hon’ami Koetsu and Tawaraya Sotatsu. Ogata Kenzan and Ogata Korin, later in the period, also had considerable influence in its consolidation as a recognized art movement.

This particular byobu presents flowery motifs and birds...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1351922
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,650.00
A superb inro (traditional Japanese case) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912) and signed Natsuo.

The two compartment inro is made of silver plated copper with inlaid gold. It depicts a couple of crabs amid chrysanthemums. The finely crafted obidome is made of silver and signed Yu-raku. The netsuke is carved with refined details in the shape of a lotus.

Kano Natsuo (1828-1898) is referred to as the last great sword fittings master craftsman. His work is an ode to the high lev...