Beautiful Japanese inro with a swimming highly detailed koi fish on each side. Each koi is delicately carved out of tortoise shell with glass eyes and details in gold lacquer. The body of the info is original lacquer in gold with with gold details and raised tendrils of water. 4 individual pieces (3 compartments), signed on bottom "Kyushi", Edo Period Early 18th century.
Size: 2 3/4" high x 2 5/8" wide 3/4" thick
A fine porcelain vase with two carps painted by Makuzu Kozan, also known as Miyagawa Kozan (1842-1916). The vase comes with a tomobako inscribed, signed, and sealed by the artist. Kozan's family originally produced fine tea ceramics for the imperial court during the end of the Edo period. During the Meiji period, Kozan moved his kiln from Kyoto to Yokohama to produce export ware. In 1876, Kozan exhibited his work at the Philadelphia World Exposition and his name was known internationally...
Introduced to Japan through the Portuguese in 1543. Intended for use by mounted samurai, these pistols where called horsemen cannon's (Bajo zutsu).
They proved however to be totally impractical weapons to fire, since the rider had to ignite a piece of chord to the lock, while aiming the chamber and at the same time controlling his moving horse. None the less, owning a pistol remained a symbol of a samurai family's power, rank, and wealth...
A large standing esoteric protector deity known as Gozanze Myoo. The piece has darkened from the smoke of the goma offerings done for the image. The statue is posed doing the Gozanze mudra, which is the mudra of subjugation. Gozanze Myoo's name literally means the vanquisher of the three realms, where this myoo destroys foolishness and anger. Age: Edo Period (c1800). Size: height 38.5" width 12.25" length 18.5"
This is the one in the middle of Edo period. (1603-1867) Tsutsugaki textile of very valuable museum class. Tsutsugaki textile of museum class Rare
It used it in the buddhist temple at the ceremony. Please look at the leaf of the lotus. The expression of the technology of the shadow is very wonderful. Moreover, it is very difficult to express the picture only of this in hemp. It is because hemp is not dyed easily. Tsutsugaki to make good use of this advanced exact technology is very rare...
Japanese Antique keyaki (em) wood isho tansu (clothing chest) from the Sendai area. Top portion of the chest has two small drawers (a rare configuration). There are 7 exterior drawers of various sizes and a safe box with a hinged door (with key) covering three small interior drawers. Hardware includes large lock plates with chrysanthemum mon and ornate pierced carved leaves.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 35" high x 46 3/4" wide x 17" deep
Beautiful Japanese antique 2-section merchant's chest, made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood, copper hardware including warabite shaped drawer pulls and corner bracing on each drawer, top section as 4 sliding panels with rounded horizontal slats which cover a large compartment with a single shelf (removable), the bottom section has four rows of four medium sized drawers under which is a single row of 3 larger drawers (total of 19 drawers), Meiji Period (1868-19120.
Size: 65 3/4" high x 7...
This is a wonderful pair of early cloisonne vases. The rich enamels and designs used appear to be that of early Namikawa Sosuke. Each vase features a different roosters and a hens. The vases stand 13 inches tall. Condition overall is excellent. Upon close inspection a 1 inch line can bee seen along with two over sized pits.The owner would consider splitting up this pair.
A rare Keyaki Sakata ko tansu used to store fine netsuke's organize secure fashion. Intricate compartmentalized make up each drawer in an organized manner. Original finish in excellent condition.
Custom fabricated in-house stand made Iron that allows the chest to "float" off the ground.
Dimensions: 19" High (with Stand) 12 3/4" High X 19 3/4" Wide X 15 3/4" Deep
Antique Japanese copper and bronze tsuri-doro, Buddhist temple hanging lantern. Six sided lantern with doors decorated with pierced designs of kiri blossoms and scrolling leaves. The base stands on feet which have a repouse design of lotus leaves. The top finial and handle is in the shape of a budding chrysanthemum flower. The double door is latched with a flying crane...
One of a kind, a treasure with a special cultural and historical significance.: Kuro Raku Chawan, named 'Departing Geese', by legendary Tamamizu Ichigen (Ichigen I) with perfect kintsugi.
Ichigen was an illegitimate son of Kichizaemon Ichinyu (Ichinyu IV). He was raised in the Raku family until he was in late teens...
Antique Japanese scroll painting of a monkey seated near a blossoming peony. Painted with great expression and much attention to the details of the face, hands and feet of the monkey. Every hair is carefully brushed. Painted in light mineral colors and ink on silk. Bone ends. Signed Mori Sosen (1747-1821) with seal.
Edo period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: Total size: 44" high x 18 3/4" wide (20 1/2" wide including ends. Size of art: 12 3/4" high x 14 1/2" wide.
A very unusual Japanese boxwood okimono depicting the twelve zodiac animals with black horn eyes intricately carved.
Engraved signature on ivory seal under the base.
Meiji period late 19th century
Sizes: 14,5 x 9 x 9,5 cm.
Condition report: Good condition
Antique Japanese scroll signed Rengetsu (1791-1875), with beautiful calligraphy poem, and small painted flying crane, painted in sumie, beneath. Grass writing calligraphy poem reads:
Tsuki no ,
aki no tomoshi,
saki no toki matsu hodo,
shiru toki wa,
hatsukari no shiru
The Autumn moon,
Instead of waiting for its coming,
The first geese
Size: (entire scroll) 70" L x 12.5" W (artwork only) 38" L x 9.25" W
We are proud to present this extremely rare mugi-de Oribe chawan dating back to early stage of the Momoyama Period. It is a slightly distorted cylidrical shape Hanzutsu tea bowl with flaring brim and trimmed sides. The bowl was covered with a Shino-Oribe-type glaze (a feldspat glaze with a higher content of ash than Shino).
Under the decoration of vertical parallel lines in four different shades of brown, which gave this decor the name 'mugi-de', which means barley straw...
A superb pair of hanging scrolls depicting a group of Japanese beauties set in two seasons, spring and summer. The scroll is mounted in fine damask silk in the san-dan style. Unusual high quality scroll ends with reticulated scrolling vine silver covers. The scroll comes with a box inscribed: Ukiyoe shichiken mitate, which roughly translates to An ukiyoe painting arranged in the seven sages style. Age: Taisho Period Size: Each height 88.5" width 40"
Antique Japanese two section 6ft Mizuya (kitchen tansu) make with Hinoki (cedar) wood, with Keyaki (elm) burl panels.
The top section has two sets of sliding doors, one with mesh, all with ornately carved panels across, the lower portion has eight small drawers with beautiful Keyaki burl.
The bottom section houses a single shelf behind two large sliding door panels. Its sides are reinforced with horizontal braces. Meiji period (1868-1912)
Size: 71.5" L x 20" W x 67.5" H
A set of five ceramic tea cups with box used to serve sencha produced by Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875). The cups are in the form of lotus leaves and the exterior of the cups contain an inscription by Rengetsu, which generally translates: The willows, not in its disarrayed form, the branches not touching, yet branching out into the world. Age: Late 19th century. Size: diameter 2.3" height 1.5"
An antique Japanese Choba (merchant) Tansu made of solid keyaki (zalkova) wood with Burl keyaki sliding doors. The upper portion of the Tansu has a sliding door with interior shelf. The lower portion has 5 drawers with iron hardware locks. Matsumoto is a special city located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
Date: Edo Period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 33" tall X 32.5" wide X 15.5" deep
The pistol has an octagonal russet iron barrel with flat sighting plains on top and bore of 3/8". The dai stock is of a hardwood and brass jiita arquebus's firing mechanism, sakura ramrod intact. Good condition.
Dimensions: 16" L x 3" x 2"
Antique Japanese Ikebana flower basket, made with split bamboo of spiraling rope design with interlocking bamboo handle. The boy has a natural flowing hourglass shape. Stunning Original condition with no issues.
Size: 22" H x 11" W
Beautiful two-section keyaki (zelkova) tansu with a gorgeous, glowing honey lacquered front and red lacquered top and sides. Its features include large, decorative iron lockplates incised with auspicious symbols, warabite handles with pierced backplates, a lockbox that is, interestingly, on the top section rather than the bottom, with three red-lacquered drawers inside. All original finnish, Dates from the Meiji period (1868-1912).
Size: 38.25" height, 41.75" width, 15.75" depth
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made with Keyaki (elm) burl front hardwood and hand-forged iron hardware and plating. The merchant's chest holds two drawers over a sliding pair of panel doors with open compartment inside. Below this are seven small and two large drawers, each with "warabite" shaped pulls and decorative iron corner hardware. The original finish compliments the dramatic, natural burl grain...
Antique Japanese karuma tansu, or wheeled chest, made of solid Keyaki (elm) wood. This chest features a large iron Phoenix lock plate with beautiful flowing tail feathers on the topmost drawer, as well as the bottom wheeled area. Themes of chrysanthemums, peonies, lotuses, and kiri leaves are incised into the decorative iron plating, with side locking box for small valuables.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: x 49" L x 24" D x 47" H
Antique Japanese temple carving, beautifully carved with remnants of red and black pigments. The imagery of a fu dog between large peonies represents protection (fu dog) over wealth and prosperity (peonies).
Edo period (1603-1868)
Size: 55.5" L x 5" D x 19.5" H
Wonderful Japanese 2-panel byobu screen painting, 2 intricately painted Meiji Period fans, probably once used in a Noh performance and later mounted on a screen, each fan is painted in colorful mineral pigments with gold leaf, the fan on the left depicts white wild flowers blossoming near a meandering stream with billowing gold mist, the fan on the right is painted with a scene of 3 cranes flying over sea crests and a weeping willow tree, the two fans are mounted on a ground of gold flecks...
A truly remarkable chawan (tea bowl) made in the kuro-oribe (black oribe) style of pottery, and dating from the beginning of the Edo period (1615-1868), 17th century.
Oribe ware has been made in Japan since the end of the sixteenth century, under the guidance of Furuta Oribe (1544-1615), a feudal lord and one of the most illustrious students of tea master Sen-Rikyu (1522-1591).
Bowls shaped as this one are called kutsu chawan (shoe-shaped tea bowls)...
This is tsutsugaki & handwriting fireman's cotton coat sashiko hanten coat of a splendid firefighter of the late Tokugawa period of the Edo era(1800-1867).It is the pattern that is impressive with a dragon and the boldness of the sword. It is a very high technique. And there is sashiko stitch on the entire surface by hand...
Exceptional Japanese ivory sculpture depicting a monkey with a small beetle on it’s arm that attracts the curiosity of the two puppies.
This okimono shows all the incredible skills of the Tokyo school carvers, even if not signed, it could be attributed to the great Ishikawa Komei or to some of his pupils like Korin.
Meiji period late 19th century
Sizes: 7 x 7 x 5 cm.
Condition report: Good condition
Japanese woodblock print by Yoshitoshi, Tsukioka (1839-1892) entitled "The Fever of Taira no Kiymori". A triptych print, the scene is of the tyrant Taira no Kiyomori as he writhes in fever just before death. According to legend, the evil Kiyomori burned down a temple and is fetched for retribution by Emma-o the King of Hell, Kiyomori's wife and son kneel and pray for his salvation while demons and the souls of Kiyomori's victims surround him. Print date: 1883. This print is in good conditi...
An elaborately decorated lacquered sword stand. The stand is made into a small chest with three drawers. The chest is decorated with motifs of plums, a phoenix, and a Chinese style landscape with inlaid embellishments. The interior of the drawers is done in nashiji or pear skin makie. Age: 18th/19th century. Size: length: 19.75" width: 9.5" height 20"
A Japanese Mokugyo wooden temple bell, carved from kusunoki (camphor) wood in the form of a lifelike human skull. Used to accompany chants (sutras) in Taoist and Buddhist ceremonies. The base of the skull is signed "Bononshi", with matching tomobako.
Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" x 4 1/2" H
Antique Japanese 4-panel screen with delicate painted flowers over a gold leaf background. Clouds of gold flecks decorate the sky and the open valley. Unusual size for the long four panel.
Edo period (1615-1868)
Dimensions: (entire screen) 100.5" L x 36" X (painting only) 94" L x 30" H
Antique Japanese kiri (paulownia) wood tansu of a rare and unusual size, with beautiful rosey iron corner bracing, locks, and handles of an elegant and elongated shape. Gorgeous natural finish hardwood. Early Meiji period (1868-1912)
Size: 49" L x 18" D x 26" H
Pair of Japanese antique abumi (horse riding stirrups), made of iron with silver inlay all over in beautiful designs of vines and leaves, the bottom of each stirrup is decorated with a bamboo motif, the foot areas are lacquered black, each abumi is inlaid with writing: Kaga Ishikawa Prefecture, Mori Hei Saku (artist's name and "signed by") lived in Komaki. Edo Period (18th century).
Size of each: 9 1/2" high x 11 1/2" long x 5" wide.
A beautiful stand mounted Japanese architectural (corbal) carving of ocean waves. One of this detail and design would have been built into the architecture of a temple. The carving is highly stylized with large openwork areas. The Keyaki (zelkova) woodgrain is visible on the reverse of the carving. Mounted on black iron plates.
Mid Edo Period (1603 - 1868)
Dimensions: 32" L x 3 1/2" D x 17 1/4" H, 13" H carving only