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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1214937
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Komai Zogan is the gold inlay style originally produced by the Komai Company of Kyoto, founded in 1841 by Komai Seibei, but made famous for the style perfected by Komai Otojiro (1842-1917). This distinctive style is today associated with the work of various craftsmen from the Kyoto area. These TWO sets or pairs of delicately worked cuff-links were produced in Kyoto around 1950 and feature delicate gold inlaid traditional Japanese scenery on a black ground...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1149597
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Ming dynasty (1368-1644); circa 15th century bronze mirror, the plain side retaining much of its original applied silvering, the decoration on back organized around the pierced central boss or knob, flanked on either side by a lotus pattern motif, each an inverted mirror image of the other, and a two-character inscription, above and below, the words reading “bao qian” meaning “treasure” and “mirror,” the word “qian” being an ancient word referring to bronze mirrors specifically, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #974989
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A Japanese Gold Splashed Bronze GU Form Vase. Taisho Period (circa 1910-20). Inspired by the distant rather than recent past, this strikingly modernist Japanese bronze embodies a rejection of European-influenced and over-decorated bronzes of the previous Meiji period. The base bears a three-character studio mark, written in stylized archaistic Chinese characters much in vogue with the literati class of China and Japan during the Early Republic and Taisho periods...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #921060
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Early to mid Koryo Dynasty (932-1392). Korean spoons of the early Silla Dynasty are indistinguishable from their Chinese prototypes and may have actually been imported; however, Korean spoons by the Koryo Dynasty had already assumed a unique form not seen in China or Japan. Early- and Mid- Koryo period spoons have elongated handles with an elegant curve and an elliptical or leaf-shaped reservoir with a pointed tip...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #594578
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A LARGE ANTIQUE SILVER BUCKLE circa 1880 and very possibly earlier. This is a finely detailed and large Victorian buckle with a concave face, finely beaded edges and exquisite neo-classical motifs of festoons and florets within an oval format measuring 3-3/8 inches (8.5 cm) wide by 2-5/8 inches (7 cm) high and weighing 67 grams (2.3 ounces)...