This is a rare example of an early pigeon blood cloisonne vase. It's also quite an attractive old piece. There is no embossed red translucent background like the common pieces but there is substantial amounts of silver wire and enamel work. The vase is also a unique wide shape being 7 1/4 tall and 4 1/2 inches wide. The rims are silver and unmarked. Condition is excellent with a small bit of discoloration in the translucent red enamel. This is shown in the images.
This is a fine antique Japanese cloisonne vase and probably a cabinet piece. It stands just under 5 inches tall. The glowing beauty and quality are more impressive when seeing it in person. The vase is in excellent condition.
19th century ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved as seated shishi with its mouth open and containing a loose ball, and its front paw on a large ball. Excellent carving - see its ferocious face and hairwork. Beautiful wear, wonderful warm patina, in excellent condition. Signed OSEI on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 855 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 3/4 inches.
Late Meiji (1910s) netsuke of a seated Tanuki (badger) wearing a short jacket, holding a shamisen (3-string musical instrument) in front of him in one hand and a plectrum for playing the instrument in the other. Rather unusual subject, excellent face with a human smile, good level of detail. Eyes are double inlaid with horn, scarf patterns are also inlaid with horn, nice patina. Signed MEIZAN on the bottom - the artist is listed on p...
Gently designed with ume flower shaped family crest called 'Umebachi' and arabesque pattern, besides at the metal fittings as well.
Quality possession of a person of high rank for such elaborate make. Edo period, 19th century.
In fine antique condition, with expected slight sign of use and slight lacquer-exfoliation at the bottom.
Antique Japanese wood carving of Hotei, one of the Seven Lucky Gods of fortune, with beautiful remnants of old lacquer.
18th century, Edo period (1603-1868)
Size: 5.5" W x 8.5" H
Antique Japanese bronze ikebana vase, meant for artistic flower arranging, with unusual curling handles reminiscent of spiraling vines. Artist's signature incised in the bottom.
Size: 12.5" W x 9" H
Antique Japanese scroll painting of a young woman with a younger girl , dressed in beautiful flowing kimono and standing below a cherry blossom branch. There are three chops altogether, one is of a very unusual shape of a vase. Beautiful calligraphy along the upper region with artist's signature below in corner. Tomobako is included.
Size: 61" H x 17" W (entire scroll) 33" H x 11.5" W (artwork only)
Japanese Buddhist scroll painting of a deity seated on the back of a fu dog, contemplating a scroll of calligraphy. With chop and signature.
18th century Edo period (1603-1868)
Size: (entire scroll) 43" H x 16.25" W (artwork only) 20" H x 12" W
Japanese early 20th century cloisonne vase by the Tamura Cloisonne Company. The blue colored vase has a large and beautiful yellow rose blossom. the silver toned metal rims appear to be chrome. The vase measures 9 7/8" tall and 6" in diameter. The vase comes with TOMOBAKO, the original artist signed wooden storage box.
Superb keyaki wood (zelkova) jizaikagi hearth pot stabilizer fish. Fabulously carved. 14" long by 7" high. Great condition. (see photos). Ask for shipping quote.
Very unusual shaped zelkova (keyaki) hearth hook used to hold the pot over the hearth fire in an old minka farmhouse. Great condition. See photos. 20" high by 11" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
Japanese Oribe Pottery large Tea Pot without cover, Ca. Meiji period, late 1800's, 12" high, 10" wide include spout, square body with round bottom, with thick drippy glaze of typical Oribe Teal color on creamy pottery body and applied handle. There are small chips around the spout and no cover.
Antique Japanese unusual single-section clothing tansu, with Kiri (Paulownia) wood front drawers, Sugi (cedar) interior, with a Hinoki (cypress) wood pair of slatted, locking safe doors. Attractive, natural woodgrain with original dark finish. This piece comes from the Kyusu area of Japan and is rarely seen.
Meiji Period (1868-1912))
Size: 52" L x 15.5" W x 39" H
Japanese Mother of Pearl and Bone inlaid Lacquer Panel of Tea Ceremony picture on black Lacquer wooden panel, Ca. Meiji period, 1880's, 26" high, 16 1/4" wide, 3/4" depth, two(2) ladies preparing traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, silver geometric design border on black Lacquered panel inside black lacquered frame. There are some very small lacquer losses around the frame, shows very thin separation on wood panel in the back, but does not show in front, stains on the lady's hair.
ZUSHI AND GOFU
Black-fumigated 'zushi' shrine altar for belief of the ordinary people enshrined 'gofu' paper amulet of woodblock print within. Very rare design of a pair of Inari foxes facing each other. End of Edo - Meiji period, Pre-1910.
Zushi - approx. H 34.7cm (13.66in), W 24.5cm (9.64in), D 11.6cm (4.56in)
Gofu - approx...
Late 19th century So school boxwood netsuke of a samurai falling asleep as he sits on a brocade pillow. There is a nice detail for a netsuke lover - he is wearing a cinnabar inro with inlaid green stone ojime and amber kagamibuta netsuke. Fantastic quality carving - great face, wonderful flow to the lines of his robe, inlaid samurai family crest on the back. Himotoshi are lined with black horn...
Superb 19th century netsuke of a multi-building palace / castle complex with trees, shrines and bridges with human figures, all on a minute scale. The bottom is carved with low relief landscape with scholar’s huts, a sail boat and distant mountains. Carved with supreme confidence and perfect precision, wonderful wear and patina. Viewed from the top, one of palaces exhibits a distinct cross on its roof - the netsuke may represent a hidden Christian reference...