This bronze cast cannon is decorated in low relief of a coiled dragon. The fish like handle stock and representing a carp is in homage to the original purpose of such cannon. These examples where used to shoot flaming signals from ships at sea. Mounted on custom Bronze stand. Pitting finish shows indication of sand casting. Fine detail shows high level craftsmanship.
Meiji Period 19th Century
Size: 4" L x 1.25" W x 1.5" H (4.5" H on stand)
Japanese Koto Cover featuring a magnificent Phoenix. The Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument. This Koto Cover was
for an important Koto player. A textile of this quality rarely comes along
for sale. Beatifully hand painted with some embroidery on fine silk. Really a work of art. 96 x 13.5 inches, 244 x 34 cm. Excellent Condition. From a prominent and widely exhibited collection.
Antique Japanese Choba Tansu (merchant chest) made of Kurinoki (Chestnut), Keyaki (Elm)and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Sliding doors cover a spacious area where business books and documents were stored. Hand made iron fittings and hardened wooden nails were used in the construction of this chest. Multiple drawers were used to store business stationary, writing brushes, money and business supplies...
A rare antique Japanese optometrist roll top tansu complete with lenses and glasses. Original navy corduroy covered pull-out shelf with two side by side storage drawers. The display case of lenses double as a removable tray for portable transport from room to room or place to place. Made of Tochinoki (Horse Chestnut) and Kirinoki (Paulownia) woods...
Beautiful Japanese light colored gold guilt lacquered case with fans. There are six fans with cranes, landscape scenes, and fruit. Original brass hardware has a lovely scrolling design. The interior has two drawers below one compartment with latticed sliding doors.
Mid - Meiji Period (1868 - 1912).
It measures 14.5" tall by 16.5" wide by 9.5" deep.
Japanese wooden clothing chest (Sendai-Tansu) with signature on ironwork.
Age: Japan, Meiji Period, Late 19th Century
Measurement: Height 93 C.M. / Width 42.5 C.M. / Length 100 C.M.
Condition: Nice condition overall (some expected degradation due to its
age). Please refer to the enlargement photos for more details.
Shipment: Worldwide shipping from Bangkok, Thailand at actual cost. Please
e-mail us for the shipping fee.
Antique Japanese Funa Bako (ship safe box) made of a very dark reddish Keyaki (Zelkova) hardwood, with a front hinged door adorned with iron hardware. Decorated with small flower studding and flower lockpins. Behind the hinged door are six drawers of varying size with ring pulls. Very heavy and solid, original finish. Features a hidden secret drawer.
Late Edo (circa 1880's)
Size: 16" height, 5" width, 17.25" depth
Japanese gifu choba tansu made with Hinoki and Sugi wood and hand-forged iron hardware including Hirute drawer pulls and plating. The sliding panels with slats open to a spacious interior. The bottom of the chest holds two drawers recessed behind a locking bar, and a safe door with two small drawers inside. Original finish.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 35" L x 16 1/2" D x 37 1/4" H
Large Antique Japanese Zushi, or portable Buddhist shrine, with black lacquer exterior decorated by large areas of metal plating embossed with intricate floral designs and double-jointed doors. The interior is gilt lacquered with emblems of mandarin orange blossoms on the top paneling, associated with the Tachibana family. Early 19th Century.
Size: 33" H x 27" L x 19.5" D
The mask is of dark brownish lacquer finish and the interior is black lacquer. The high jaw has two protruding hooks for strapping the cords, and underneath the chin is a vent hole. The Saru Bo is fitted with yodare kare covered in lacquered black leather with three lames plates and blue silk lacing.
Mounted on metal display stand.
19th Century Edo Period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 7.5" x 3.5" x 8.25" (10.75" on stand)
A medium sized Japanese Oribe dish with a rich, brilliant green glaze and plum blossom brush painting. The crackle in the glaze adds to the design and the edging is painted. The bottom is unglazed and has 4 indented strips. Invented in Japan in 1605, Oribe ware introduced vivid pattern and color to a ceramics tradition that had previously favored somber, monochrome designs.
Dimensions: 9.5" diameter
Date: circa 18th C
Japanese Satsuma Porcelain of a Baby Boy in a Beautiful Bib Holding a Whistle Bird. A charming sculpture with a wonderful presence. 8 inches, 20.5 cm.
Antique Japanese lacquer vanity box with a nishiji (sprinkled gold) background, gold lacquer painted flora including peonies and chrysanthemums, recessed side handles, four front drawers with hirute style handles. The top of the box has a lacquer stand and mirror box, with painted butterfly. Inside the box is the Original bronze mirror with flying cranes and trees. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Size: 26.5" H, 14" W, 10.5" D
Japanese Standing Female Isho Ningyo of a Bijin, Meiji Period. 15.75 inches (40 cm).
Japanese Imari ware porcelain charger with the image of a large koi fish in blue cobalt underglaze, with red and blue ground of scrolls, plum blossoms, the plate with fluted foliate petal edges, the underside with blue floral motifs and bands. The underside has a blue marking.
Dimensions: 14" x 2 3/4" H
Japanese miniature model of a suit of armor made for the Boy’s day display with lacquered paper cuirass, upper arm guards, protective skirt with silk lacing and metal fittings, large circular oak leaf (kashiwa) crest on the breast plate, fine metal kabuto (helmet) with spike design, lacquered paper face guard, silk tassels, silk protective apron, lacquered wood storage/display box with gilt character on front. Minor losses otherwise fine condition. Armor: 19”High, overall 34” High...
Japanese bronze incense burner in the charming cast form of a stylized egret standing on one leg with the left leg extended up and forward, the head held back with the long beak pointing heavenward, fine detail and patina, the body serves as the incense receptacle with detachable wing cover having individual feather and key fret border detail and the main smoke aperture being the mouth, complete with a wood base wired to the bronze for stability...
Japanese lacquer incense box with low-relief designs of plum blossoms in maki-e lacquer on finely sprinkled nashiji lacquer ground. The plum branch pattern is continuous along the sides of the box. The base and interior of the box are finished in fine nashiji lacquer, and the space where the lid and base join together is done with silver.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 3" x 2" x 1 3/8" H
Japanese Keyaki wood bold and dramatic grain heavy weight two(2) section Tansu, Meiji period, 1890-1900, 46" high, 48" wide, 17 1/2" deep with two(2) long graduated size drawers on top section, bottom section consisted of one(1) shorter drawer on the left side and heavy black iron mounted blind door on the right lower area, consist of two(2) small secret drawers behind heavily mounted with black iron blind door...
Rare Japanese chirimen silk kimono with a jacquard weave, in gradating shades of blue, with Shibori designs of flowers and flowing water, lined in salmon pink silk with flowers. Shibori is a very labor intensive style of dying fabric in which small areas are tied and twisted to create dramatic patterns. Jacquard weaving is done on a special loom and results in complex patterns.
Size: 67" H x 51" L
Small shrine with inside the standing figure of Amida Buddha, both hands in mudra. He stands before a delicately open-worked halo on a double lotus flower, based on a hexagonal base. With gold decorated wood. On the inside of the doors, on the gilding in green, black, pink and white some flowering lotus plants. Japan, 18th / 19th century.
Height of case: 15 3/16 in...
Japanese Edo Period Wood Carving of a Monkey on a Peach Tree. Originally housed in a Buddhist temple. Carved of poloma wood. Original pigments still exist, which is very unusual for the age. It is a wonderfully carved and captivating work of art. 23 x 9 inches, 58.5 x 23 cm.
Japanese Arita porcelain square sake bottle with Dutch Kakiemon decoration. The bottle is square with a short waisted neck and everted lip. Each side is painted with unique images of birds, flowers and plants. The color scheme is iron-red, turquoise, blue and green with some gold. Minor wear consistent with age. Provenance: San Francisco collection.
Date: circa 19th Century
Dimensions: 8.5" X 4"
An unusual Japanese circular wooden stand with black and red lacquer finish, the edges of the stand are inlaid with shell, standing on slight cabriole tripod feet.
Early 19th century Edo Period
Dimensions: 19" W x 5" H
Attention-getting Japanese paper mache demon face mask. Has a devious grin, large bulbous nose, with fanged gold teeth. Face is black with red and gold highlights, making features stand out and gives an amusing yet intriguing look. Contains holes in ears of mask with cloth netting running behind face. Paper inscription on back is a description of this unique character.
Taisho Period-Circa 1900
Dimensions: 17" High X 13.5" Across
Japanese Edo Period Boxwood Netsuke of Grazing Horse on base, lovely patination and soft wear. Two character signature on bottom (illegible), Edo Period. 1.75 inches long
Japanese boxwood ojime bead carving of a skull, finely detailed with realistic cranial fissures, missing teeth, pierced eye sockets and nasal cavity, with tiny handmade chisel marks visible under the jaw. The ojime is a cord fastening bead, used to secure an inro container to the wearer's obi or sash.
Edo period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 1 1/2" x 1" x 1"
Sunken-pedestal style lantern sculpted in two pieces from a blue-gray basalt. Late-Edo/Meiji Period ca. 1875. Very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.
Height: 95 cm
Roof width: 26.5 cm
Roof depth: 24.5 cm
An antique Gyosho Bako (peddlar's chest) with the original dark brown lacquer. The chest has 4 drawers in the top section. Three of the drawers have iron hardware locks. The bottom section has one hinged locked door with 3 small drawers hidden behind it. Two of the drawers have iron locks. The original loops on both sides are for the rope the peddlar uses to carry the chest.
Date: Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Dimensions: 35" tall X 11" wide X 16" deep
Large Meiji Period (circa 1900) Japanese Arita Porcelain Charger. Blue and white with gold accents,
featuring an elegant stylized landscape and using sticking glazes to create a
wonderful work of art. 16 inches, 41cm. From a widely renowned and published collection that has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum and Japan Society. Pristine Condition.
Very Rare early 20th Century Anatomically Correct Pair of Clay and Gofun Nude Figures in a Bath House Hakata Ningyô. Male: 6.5 inches (16.5cm), Female: 6 inches (15cm).
19th Century Japanese Musha Ningyô of Ushiwakamaru, the boy who would grow up to become the great 12th Century warrior, Minamoto no Yoshitsune. This wonderful Boys Day Ningyo is the
rarest of all the Boys Day figures. He is a fine example of Meiji Period Ningyo
making. He wears gorgeous brocades and has a very expressive face. He is never
seen wearing a helmet, in order to show his fantastic hairstyle. 12.25 x 16.5 inches, 31 x 42 cm. Excellent Condition.
Antique Japanese Noh mask of the O-beshimi fierce deity, or mythical tengu. "Beshimi" means "mouth clamped shut". This mask is hand-carved from kiri wood, and inside you can see the chisel marks left behind by the artist. There are visible traces of white gesso in the crevices of the face, which was used as a filler to cover the wood grain. Edo period, 19th century
Size: 9.5" tall, 7" wide
Japanese iron tsuba, an important fitting on a samurai's sword to protect their hands from the blade and provide balance. Decorated with relief gold lacquer image of a gourd and opposing catfish.
The backside of the tsuba is gold plated, with commemorative inscription "Bill - Christmas, 1972". The plating is signed with 14k and 18k gold marks, and stamped Potter Mellen. With custom base.
Mid Edo Period (1603 - 1868)
Dimensions: 3" x 2 3/4" x 4 3/4" (w/ stand)
Japanese antique transom made of keyaki (elm) wood and carved with scenes of samurai warriors. On the left hand side, a general gives orders to his troops (small figures carved in the round) partially behind a camp curtain. On the right hand side, another samurai rides a battle horse and raises his weapon high over his head. All around them are pine branches and swirling mist.
Edo Period (19th century)
Dimensions: 17 1/4" high x 45 1/2" long x 5 1/2" deep.
Small sculpture Bishamonten, guardian deity of the north. On his head he wears a helmet. In his right hand he holds a stupa, in his left a long pole, that once must have been a halberd or a lance. With both his feet he stands on a demon-like creature on a rocky base. Polychrome wood. Japan, 18th century or perhaps somewhat earlier. Mingei. Height 16 ¼ inches. Some minor wear, broken halberd, generally in very good condition.