A Japanese porcelain koi dragon resting on the enameled base to simulate bronze with an open mouth and a sphere on the tongue.
Entirely in glazed white porcelain with gold decorations on the fins, tail and long whiskers.
Legend has it that a Koi carp leaping from the depths of the river attracted the attention of local demons, who stepped up the waterfall out of mischief. After a hundred years of jumping, a Koi finally reached the top of the waterfall...
A Japanese complete sagemono with wooden inro of a large Japanese Matsu tree on one side and on the other an eagle glimpsing a small flying bird among the branches. Stag antler ojime with sashi netsuke.
Signed Tozan with engraved kao.
Edo period 19th century
Sizes: inro 8 x 6 x 2 cm. netsuke 10 x 2 x 1 cm.
Condition report: Good condition
Wooden netsuke depicting Okame mask, bridge with imotoshi on the back.
Edo period 19th century
Sizes: 4 x 2,7 x 1,7 cm.
Condition report: Good condition
A stunning brush pot of natural wood, the surface gnarled and worn creating an intricate design like rivulets of water crashing over rocky crags. The bottom has been lacquered black, otherwise is simply exquisitely polished from years of handling and attention. It is 13.5 cm (6 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
An unusual scepter in the shape of a curling snake (or dragon?) of natural wood lovingly polished and cared for with a fabulous patina. It is 54 cm (22 inches) long and in excellent condition.
Nyoi (Chinese Ruyi) is a ceremonial scepter or talisman used by and seen in Buddhist and Daoist art an cultural references...
The dish is shaped in the form of a folded paper letter. Unusually it is decorated with a stenciled design of what appears to be a formal pattern of lightning behind an arrangement of stylised flowers. The back is simply decorated with pine needles.
Two dishes of very similar shape are illustrated in the Catalogue of the Shibata Collection, items 2604 and 2635, dated to 1690 ~ 1730.
Approximately 14cm wide. In fine condition...
Rectangular Japanese lidded box with superbly crafted gold nashiji maki-e lacquer having wonderful raised gold birds. The designs on the top continue onto all 4 sides and the attention to details are really amazing. Dates Late Edo to Early Meiji. Condition is excellent as this came from a private collection. Measures: 3" long, 2.5" wide, 2" high
An antique Japanese 3 section Isho Tansu made of Kiri (Paulownia) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Upper section has two sliding doors behind which is a 1/2 split level shelf with 3 side by side drawers below. Center and bottom sections each have 2 large drawers for abundant clothes storage. All original bronze and iron hardware with an acquired original patina.
Age: Late Meiji/Taisho (1910-1920)
Dimensions: 35 3/4" Wide by 55 3/4" High by 15 3/8" Deep
An antique Japanese Kotansu (personal storage chest) made entirely of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. All original bronze hardware. Opposing hinged doors with the right side securing 2 drawers and the left side hiding 2 removable trays and a drawer. The balance of the chest has 9 drawers of varying sizes to storage and organization. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails...
Width: 12 cm (4.9 in)
Height: 8.5 cm (3.3 in)
Fine Japanese Gosu Blue Satsuma lidded koro; features three heavily gilt and framed panels of florals and auspicious objects; all surrounded by polychromed diaper-work; fine silver lid featuring chrysanthemums; the base is well marked in gold; very good condition
An ancient wooden bowl covered in hundreds of layers of lacquer, dribbling down the outside, and built up thick about the rim, hollowed out in the center of the bowl where the actual mixing would have taken place. There is a chip to one edge, revealing the layers of black and crimson lacquer. An incredible piece replete with a vivid sense of the craftsman’s hands. It is slightly elongated with age, 27.5 x 30 x 14.5 cm (10-1/2 x 12 x 5-1/2 inches).
An antique Japanese 2 part Usubata in bronze featuring a Minogame (age old turtle) base. Mounted to the shell is a flanged cloud rendering with four terminating columns that undulates to a removable wide rim water receptacle. Artist signed at the base of the receptacle. Beautiful craftsmanship including the fine stimple work to the underside of the turtle.
In Japan, the turtle is a good luck animal symbolizing 10,000 years of long life...
Antique Japanese pair of koro (censers) made of bronze. The round, facetted body of each koro stands on 3 small legs in the shape of leaves. The lids are similar to fans with the openings between the ribs made in an open fashion to allow for the escape of incense smoke. Each with a deep black patination.
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 5" high x 4" wide each
A set of five hand decorated polychrome saucer dishes, dating to the 19th century. The colors are vivid and the condition of all five is excellent, with no chips or restoration. They each bear the "fuku" mark, as expected. Each dish measures just over 6" (15cm) in diameter and is approximately 1" (2.5cm) in height.
1920's Japanese Silver Imperial Presentation Bonbonniere Box Signed "GIOKU-YA KIN-ZO"
It is 0.96 inch (2.45 cm) tall by 2.48 inches (6.3 cm) wide. It is 112.7 gram.
It is tarnished and has surface wears and scratches (as seen in the photos).
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Ink, polychromy and gold powder on paper.
This pair of screens is exceptional for their finely detailed rendition of a large flock of migrating cranes halting by a roaring waterfall in the distance, a subject particularly favoured by the artists of the Tsurusawa school. The crane (Tsuru) is a symbol of longevity...
A mirror made of copper with wood stand which is one of "Sanshu-no-Jingi", the Three Imperial Regalia. In ancient time, all natural objects and phenomena were worshipped in Shinto, but three items such as mirror, jewel and sword are objects to be worshipped later. A mirror is often put in the shrine pavilion these days. This mirror is rather small, so it might have been put in a house shrine. In excellent condition with molded auspicious design with a crane, a turtle, pine trees and bamboos...
This large plate was fired with no glaze at the first, and the second fired pictured traditional pattern with blue glaze and the third colored picture depicted 2 Chinese men of literary taste and children playing at the garden, and the last painted with gold. The seal mark ”大明成化年製”was used at the middle Edo period, Very gorgeous piece.
One more piece with the same pattern we have.
Size: 41.0cm(D) 4.8cm(H)