Japanese pair of round fish plates. The raised details of the fish is painted in blue glaze. Along the edges, an impressed pattern makes up the fish's dorsal and pectoral fins. On the bottom, the maker's mark is a tiny blue floret.
Taisho Period (early 20th century)
Dimensions: 10 3/4" wide (mouth to tail)
Japanese ko tansu or small hardwood chest of drawers, with charming burl front panels. The gilt metal hardware conveys floral motifs of Kiri leaves, flower petals, and fruit. The chest is configured with eight drawers of varied size and a pair of small sliding door panels opening to a roomy compartment. Each drawer has a plush black material lining.
Dimensions: 21 1/4" l x 11 3/4" d x 11 3/8" h
Japanese hand-forged iron jizai, used for suspending a tea kettle over a fire pit within the home. Made with a charming iron fish with incised details of scales, face, and separately attached fins.
Edo period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 8" w x 48" - 53" long
HINA DOLL WITH STONE HEAD
Such quite an unusual hina doll that was applied a head drawn on stone to the missing original head part. Meiji period (1868-1912), Japan. approx...
Unusual Japanese Buddhist Zushi with dark, lacquered wood exterior and gilt interior. Enshrined in this portable altar is the statue of Buddha seated on a lotus. His two attendants are sitting on a dragon and fox. The double doors and roof top are decorated with scrolling gilt metal work.
Buddhist traveling altars and shrines create a sacred space of spiritual magnetism and are the product of dedicated craftsmanship...
Japanese porcelain Kakiemon dish, of a lotus form with lobed petals and scalloped edges, with an enamel image of a blue dragon in the center of the well, its body coiled and playing with a ball of fire. The dish stands on a wide, short foot outlined in red enamel.
Dimensions: 9 1/2" w x 2 1/8" h
Enamel Cloisonné vase of high quality workmanship.
Decorated with flowering prunus, garden rock and bamboo on dark cobalt blue ground.
Two ornamental bands at rim and at base. No signature, but with silver mark in the bottom rim.
Meiji, ca. 1890. H 16 cm. Excellent condition.
A Bronze and Mixed Metal Okimono of a Kumataka Mountain Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus nipalensis orientalis)...
An antique placard carved with the name of the Buddhist guardian Deity Fudo-Myo-O. This would have been hung from the eaves in front of a holy site to ward off evil. Written horizontally across the front is Taishinzan, and vertically Fu Do Myo O. This indicates it is from the Kamakura period Tanakami-yama Fudo-ji Temple in Shiga prefecture (an important cultural property near the famous Miho Museum). It appears to be carved into age darkened Kuri (chestnut) with a fanciful border...
Smashing pair of zen temple buddhist cloud carvings form the late Edo Period/early Meiji Period c. 1870.
Carved out of cypress wood and with gold gilt. Slight wear due to age on a couple of spots but adds character (see photos). Condition very good. One is 10" tall by 12" wide the other slightly smaller.
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Pair of Japanese Satsuma earthenware inverted pear form vases decorated in a dense polychrome enamel and gilt millefleur pattern featuring flowers of the four seasons. An abstract band encircles the top of the shoulder and the base. Late Meiji/Taisho period (early 20th century). The base holds a "kotobuki" (congratulatory) mark in gold on a rust-red cartouche. Slightly different heights measuring about 6 1/8" and 6 3/8" high. Very good overall condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs.
Old (1900's) Japanese Bronze Boy Catching Bird Signed
He is 3.5 inches (15 cm) tall by 4.5 inches (26 cm) wide. He is 5.25 lb.
He has oxidation, surface wears and scratches and missing accessory (as seen in the photos).
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This is Tsutsugaki Furosiki manufactured in Iwate Prefecture during the Meiji period. Hemp is very thick and spun by hand. This is dyed with natural glaze. This is the Noshi pattern drawn in the center. The letter is the name of the owner. It has slight amber and slight holes, but does not stand out. condition is good.
Size Length 142 cm (55.9 inches) Width 132 cm (51.9 inches) D box
A pair of swords in age tarnished brass decorate this votive offering tablet dating from the mid-19th century. Mounted on a straight-grain clear-cedar panel with decorative edges, it is 22 x 33 x 4 cm (8-1/2 x 13 x 1-1/2 inches). Entirely original, it is in overall fine condition, with marks consistent with age. On back is the name of the person who donated it Somura Sakuzo...
Antique Japanese pair of silver shokudai or candlesticks Made of repousse silver with motifs of scrolling vines and chrysanthemums. The base and top of each candle stick is lobed in a lotus pod form with scalloped edges.
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 8 1/4" W x 21 1/2" H
Japanese apothecary tansu made with Kiri (Paulownia) wood in original red lacquer finish, with an iron carrying handle on its top for transportation. The chest holds 35 deep drawers with small ring pulls, each drawer bears an interior calligraphy inscription in sumi ink to indicate which medicine belongs in which drawer...
Sodenashi (vest) made of silk crepe fragments which are: katazome (stencil-resist-dye), stripes with yama-mayu (wild silk), itajime (clamp-board dye), plain etc. All vegetable dye such as indigo, benibana (safflower), shikon (root of purple grass). In excellent condition. The second half of the 19th century. 37cm x 57cm
This is Tsutsugaki textile used in the Edo period. The cotton used is spun by hand. This is thick. It has a crane crest at the top. In the lower part, it has "abare Noshi" pattern. It has some damage but has already been repaired. And it has some thin spots. They do not stand out. condition is good.
Size Length 146 cm (57.4 inches) Width 141 cm (55.5 inches) B box